FG alleges diversion of school feeding funds in Benue State
The Federal Government has alleged that funds meant for the Home-Grown School Feeding Programme were being diverted by the Benue State office of the programme.Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment Programme, Hajiya Miriam Uwuais,...
Scholar urges review of university education to meet global trends
Seasoned scholar, Prof Toyin Falola has called on authorities of the nation’s universities to develop a curriculum that would take the country out of the mantras of ‘poverty reduction’ to that of ‘wealth creation’ to make the sector globally relevant and competitive
NBC, Rise Networks urge youths to be visible, productive
To promote youth empowerment and development, Nigerian Bottling Company Limited, (NBC), in conjunction with RISE Networks has organised a one-day summit tagged “Mega youth conference” to commemorate this year’s United Nations International Youth Day.
TETFund faults Ibadan varsity projects, directs institution to summon contractors
Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Dr. Abdullahi Bichi Baffa has frowned at the quality of projects executed at the University of Ibadan (UI) and directed the institution’s management to recall the contractors to site and ensure that the projects are completed according to specification.
Experts canvass huge funding for teaching, learning of STEM
Owing to the benefits of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in societal advancement, experts have urged both the federal and state governments to increase their funding of STEM across all levels of the education system.
Ex-speaker warns Nigerian youths against migration
Former Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Mr Bassey Essien has warned against youth migration in the country.Bassey who gave the warning while delivering a paper, “A step in the right direction” at the graduation ceremony of Mobil Pegasus School, Eket, Akwa Ibom State said “by the year 2050...
WAEC chief emerges AEAA vice president
Head, National Office of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Mr. Olu Adenipekun has been named as vice president for one year at the 36th annual conference of the Association for Educational Assessment in Africa (AEAA) held in Maseru, Lesotho. He succeeds Dr. Litsabako Ntoi of the Examinations Council of Lesotho (ECOL).
Background not a barrier to greatness, says Okorocha
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has posited that the background of a child whether good or bad is not a barrier to actualising his goal in life. Okorocha who stated this while conducting the chairman and founder of the African Independent Television...
Don tasks African leaders on research to tackle hunger, unemployment
Former vice chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Olufemi Bamiro, has called on African leaders to invest in research to end hunger, unemployment and underdevelopment in the continent rather than depending on foreign aids.
Don urges varsities to develop wealth creation curricula
Professor Toyin Falola has called on Nigerian universities to develop curricula on wealth creation rather than “poverty reduction”, if they must remain relevant in global education. Delivering the third Humanities Lecture of Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, on Sunday, the don asserted that the current curricula were designed for the economic benefit of the colonial…
Don't lease out public schools for religious activities, warns SUBEB chair
Chairamn of Ondo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Princess Oladunni Odu, has urged the general public to stop trespassers from destroying government properties and educational facilities in the state. Odu made the appeal in Akure during the inspection of UBEC/SUBEB projects to construct and renovate over 500 classrooms in the public primary schools across…