NIPSS declares Osun tourism sites potential gold mine
Tourism has become a worldwide industry, which is recognised as one of the top three constituents of world trade, ranking third after petroleum and the vehicle industries.
NUJ, lawmaker task FG on more budgetary allocation to sector
The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called for more budgetary allocation to the education sector to position the nation for development.
Obiageli: UNESCO’s posthumous award on Okigbo is honour for Nigeria
Obiageli Annabel Ibrahimat Okigbo is the President of Christopher Okigbo Foundation (COF). The Oxford Brooks University-trained architect is the daughter of Christopher Ifekandu Okigbo...
Why Africa lags behind in global education goals, by UNESCO
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has said Nigeria and other African countries were lagging behind in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs).
Former French culture minister to head UNESCO
The campaign to succeed UNESCO's outgoing chief Irina Bokova was overshadowed by Washington's announcement Thursday that it planned to withdraw from the Paris-based body after years of tensions over decisions seen as critical of Israel.
US withdraws from UNESCO
The United States announced Thursday that it will withdraw from the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization, accusing the body of "anti-Israel bias."
World Teachers’ Day and a profession in extinction
As the World Teachers’ Day is marked today, Nigerian teachers look forlornly to a bright future as they suffer neglect, disdain and poor financial compensation from the trinity of governments, parents and employees. In this report, Head, Education Desk, IYABO LAWAL, examines how teachers’ pathetic situations contribute to dwindling education standards in the country. The…
Funding education for global competitiveness
The lamentation on declining quality in education came through a professor of African Religious Traditions at the Harvard University, Jacob Kehinde Olupona, who decried the inability of Nigerian students to compete globally with their colleagues.
Systematic inequality in Nigerian education sector
Further, the high rate of inequality in the education system is caused by the increasing number of private schools which are owned by most of the economic stakeholders, decision makers and policy formulators in Nigeria.