Corona celebrates 60 years of academic excellence
For any corporate organisation to witness fundamental growth, expansion and sustain quality at all times, Chief Executive Officer of Corona Schools’ Trust Council, Mrs. Olufunto Igun, has counseled that all types of jobs in such organisations must be respected equally, and non considered superior. Briefing newsmen as part of activities to herald the 60th anniversary…
Federal varsity, Ebonyi gets N4b worth of TETFund projects
The Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State, one of the 12 new universities established by the President Goodluck Jonathan administration has benefited from projects worth over N4b from Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund. Bursar of the university, Mr. Aliyu Kolawole, disclosed this at the while addressing journalist on a tour of TETFund’s projects at the…
Stakeholders task govt, others on access to education for pupils
Stakeholders in the education sector have tasked government, parents and guardians to work towards ensuring that every child has access to quality education. As set out by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), they pointed out that it was imperative for every child in Nigeria and across sub-Sahara Africa to have access to quality…
Knocks, kudos as Ekiti, Kaduna float new policies
Barely two weeks after Ekiti and Kaduna state governments initiated new education policies aimed at addressing the schooling needs of their young people, especially at the basic education level, reactions have continued to pour in regarding the merits and the demerits of the policies. Expectedly, different commentators have either lashed out at the governments, or…
‘Poor nutrition among children of school age affects cognitive development’
Hunger and malnutrition among children in developing countries like Nigeria, have continued to impair their health, affect their quality of lives and survival, as well as affect the cognitive development of school-age children. Cognitive development is a field of study in neuroscience and psychology focusing on a child’s development in terms of information processing, conceptual…
Edusoft Foundation moves to stall mass failure in mathematics
As a way of stemming the tide of mass failure recorded by students in public examinations including the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations WASSCE), an educational outfit, Edusoft Empowerment Foundation has launched the ACE Mathematics Programme.
Administrator defends teaching of Mandarin in Nigerian schools
The Administrator Grace High School, Gbagada, Lagos, Mrs. Tokunboh Edun, has explained that the school will continue to teach her students Chinese language, also known as Mandarin, despite criticism by stakeholders that Nigerian children are learning more foreign languages at the expense of indigenous languages.
‘Curb rising illiteracy, reduce poverty, social strife,’ firm counsels Nigeria
Latest figures from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) puts Nigeria’s total adult literacy rate at 51.1 per cent. This makes Nigeria one of the worst performing countries in the world in this area. And matter are made worse with the net primary school enrolment across the country put at just 65.7 per cent, a development that strengthens the fact that Nigeria’s illiteracy epidemic may remain a major issue for decades to come.
Boosting enrolment figures, quality of learning with school feeding programme
School Feeding Programmes (SFP) have been defined by the World Bank as “targeted social safety nets that provide both educational and health benefits to the most vulnerable children, thereby increasing enrolment rates, reducing absenteeism, and improving food security at the household level.”
‘Technology varsities require good funding to impact society’
What are the challenges of running a new and growing university of science and technology in a developing nation? The task of starting off, and running a new university, especially in a developing nation like Nigeria has been quite challenging and enormous. I must say, however, that the challenges have been quite surmountable
Lagos distributes N514m bursary
Lagos State government has begun the distribution of 2014/15 bursary awards to indigenes of the state in all tertiary institutions nationwide.
Stakeholders differ on age limit for university admission
The 16-year minimum age for university admission in Nigeria has no legal backing, but it has become more or less the norm, as far as varsity admission is concerned, even though a few schools break away from the norm to admit kids as young as 14 and 15.