Okorocha attributes drop in Imo poverty rate to free education policy
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has attributed the sharp drop in poverty rate in the state to the free education policy of his administration, even as he vows to sustain it.
Enrolment in poly, college of education on the increase, JAMB says
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Monday said that the enrolment for Colleges of Education, Polytechnics and Monotechnics and Innovative Enterprise Institutions had improved greatly.
Nigeria’s Team Dynamites wins Junior Achievement Africa’s competition
Team Dynamites, comprised of Mercy Idoko, Monalisa Uyojo Ogbobi, Faith Ichado and Maryam Gambo Zakari, all of Government Girls College, Abuja, has emerged winner of the 2014 Junior Achievement (JA) Africa Company of the Year (COY) competition, held in Libreville, Gabon recently.
Vice chancellor charges freshmen to be worthy ambassadors of FUTA
Freshmen of Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Ondo State, have been admonished to engage in rigorous academic activities and abide by the school’s rules and regulations in order to have a successful and memorable academic sojourn.
WAPSU lauds OKOPOLY over introduction of CBT
The West African Polytechnic Students Union (WAPSU) has commended authorities of Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State, for introducing computer-based-test examination system for its internal examinations.
Monarch wants varsity to partner ABU on cultural development
The Emir of Zuru and Chairman, Zuru Emirate Council, Major-General Sani Sami (rtd), has solicited for a collaboration between the Zuru Emirate and the Ahmadu Bello University, (ABU) Zaria, Kaduna State, in the area of cultural development.
Govt urges effective use of digital learning techniques
With the rising influence of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in contemporary learning, the need for teachers and indeed school authorities to key into the trend has been stressed. Specifically, teachers at the Federal Government Boys College, Apo, Abuja, have been counseled to make judicious use of the newly launched Samsung Smart School Initiative.
‘500,000 graduate teachers, NCE holders elixir for basic learning’
As an emergency measure, to address the chronic shortage of teachers in public schools across the country, we also will partner state and local governments to recruit, train and deploy 500, 000 unemployed graduates and NCE holders.
European Union to collaborate with FUNAAB on programmes
The Deputy Head, European Union (EU) in Nigeria and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Mr. Richard Young, says the body was set to collaborate with the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), in three important areas, namely: Tuning, Horizon 2020 and the Erasmus plus programmes
Foundation pledges to cater for underprivileged pupils
To keep alive the aspirations of the late Bunmi Adedayo, the only child of the Chairman, Tastee Fried Chicken Limited, Mr. Adekunle Adedayo, education stakeholders, friends and family members of the deceased have concluded plans to launch Bunmi Adedayo Foundation (BAF).
Bakare urges high vocational content in basic education curricula
Developing vocational skills and promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in the education system has the capacity to positively impact on the country’s economic and social outlook, so says Managing Director of Pearson Nigeria, Mr. Muhtar Bakare.