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Kaduna Govt recruits PhD holder as primary school teacher

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mallam Ja’afaru Sani, said the government has recruited additional 13,606 qualified primary school teachers, including a PhD holder in the state. Sani said the exercise marked the completion of the 25,000 vacancy announced after the sack of the 22,000 unqualified teachers in the state in January, this year. The Commissioner also ... Read More »

Lancaster University honours Valentine Ozigbo, MD/CEO Transcorp Hotels

The Managing Director/Chief Executive, Transcorp Hotels Plc, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, was on Friday conferred the award of a Distinguished Alumni of the Lancaster University. The award was conferred on him at a special convocation ceremony of the university held at its Ghana Campus.   The University’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mark Smith, who spoke during the event, praised Ozigbo for his ... Read More »

Maritime Blueprint Competition: Bowen, UNILAG, EKSU emerge winners

Bowen University, Iwo; University of Lagos (UNILAG) and Ekiti State University (EKSU), have emerged winners of the Maritime Blueprint Competition in which law students from six universities participated. The competition, sponsored by SIFAX Group, is one of the activities of the Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime Conference, which is in its third edition and held in partnership with the Maritime Forum ... Read More »

Youths raze police station over killing of student by SARS

A police station in Osun State, was on Friday, set ablaze by irate youth after an official of the Police allegedly shot dead a young student in the area. Some angry youths in the Iwo area of Osun State, have on Friday, set the police station ablaze in the town over the alleged shooting of an undergraduate student, Tunde Nofiu, ... Read More »

6 OAU students suspended over cultism

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has announced the suspension of six students of the institution over alleged involvement in cultism. A statement issued on Wednesday in Osogbo by the university’s Registrar, Mrs Margaret Omosule, said the suspended students confirmed their membership of secret cults after police investigation. According to Omosule, the school management on July 2 ... Read More »

Plateau offers permanent appointments to 4,850 ad-hoc teachers

The Plateau government has offered permanent appointments to 4,850 ad hoc teachers engaged in 2016, Prof Mathew Sule, Executive Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), has confirmed. Sule told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Jos that their appointments would take effect from Sept. 1. “The conversion of their appointments to permanent status is part of ... Read More »

WAEC, others explain poor candidates’ performance in WASSCE 2018

Stakeholders in the education sector have explained why more than half of candidates who sat this year’s April\May West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) failed the examination. This year’s performance with 923,486 (representing 49.98%) out of the total 1,572,396 candidates who sat the examination and obtained credits and above in at ... Read More »

FG partners Chinese firm on digital education, smart classrooms

The Federal Government has concluded plans to establish digital education institute and provision of smart learning classrooms across the country. Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SSAP-SDGs), disclosed this in a statement by her Media Assistant, Mr Desmond Utomwen on Monday in Abuja. Orelope-Adefulire said the Smart Classrooms and Digital Education Institute ... Read More »

Gov Ayade increases allowance of corps members

The Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, has increased the allowance of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in the state from N3, 100 to N5, 000. Ayade stated this on Monday during the closing ceremony for the 2018 `Batch B’ Orientation at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Obubra Local Government Area of the state. The Governor, ... Read More »

1,329 NYSC members complete SAED training in Anambra

Chairman of Ogbaru Local Government Council in Anambra, Arinze Awogu, has applauded the contributions of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, to the development of the area. Awogu gave the commendation at the graduation of members of the corps who took part in the Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development of the scheme at the temporary orientation site, Umunya on Friday. ... Read More »