Lagos private schools groan under multiple taxation
Private school operators in Lagos State are crying out over the yoke of multiple taxation, allegedly thrust upon them by the Lagos State government.
Kwara teachers in the throes of salary arrears
Akanbi Sarafadeen is a primary school teacher in Kwara State. He is currently experiencing troubled times and incapable of discharging effectively, his financial obligations to his family.
Vision, focus, key to running a successful school, says Akinyemiju
Setting a clear vision from inception, and pursuing same vigorously remains a sine qua non for school owners if the basic objectives for which the facilities were set up must be met, so says proprietress of Dansol High School, Lagos, Mrs. Adun Akinyemiju.
Soyinka, Adebule laud firm’s ‘Vision of the Child’ initiative
Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, and the deputy governor of Lagos State, Dr. Idiat Oluranti-Adebule, have commended Diamond Bank Plc for contributing to the intellectual development of the Nigerian child, and the growth of art in primary and secondary schools, through the Vision of The Child (VOTC) initiative.
Educationist canvasses child-centred curriculum
With educational dynamics changing across the world at great speed, Principal of The Bells Comprehensive Secondary Schools, Ota, Ogun State, Mrs. Tinuade Olufolabi, has stressed the need for the Federal Government to tinker with the country’s curriculum in order for it to address contemporary realities.
Pakistan offers to assist in capacity building of Nigerian teachers
Nigeria and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan have agreed to scale-up their relationship in the area of education. This is as the country’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Agha Mohammad Umar Farooq, expressed his country’s readiness to assist the country in the area of capacity building of teachers at the tertiary level and intervention in basic and secondary levels.
Sokoto Govt earmarks N34 bn to education
Sokoto State Government has earmarked over N34 billion to tackle the challenges in the education sector, the Commissioner of Basic and Junior Secondary Education, Dr Jabbi Kilgori, has said. Kilgore told the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) on Monday in Sokoto that the huge allocation was in line with the declaration of state of…
NUC approves 14 courses for IBB varsity
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved 14 academic programmes for the Niger State-owned Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai. Vice chancellor of the institution, Professor Muhammad Nasiru Maiturare, disclosed this recently when he presented the NUC’s report on the accreditation exercise to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, who is also the Visitor to the University. According…
Quality education not enough to guarantee bright future, says Babalola
For undergraduates to be guaranteed good quality education and to develop good character, their parents must partner school authorities to enforce discipline and get the former to abide by the rules and regulations of such schools. Founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), who made the submission recently also stressed…
Making teaching attractive again
In recent times, empirical evidence lends credence to the plummeting number of youths wishing to take to the teaching profession. Amid the looming qualified manpower crisis the country faces in the education sector, calls for the introduction of incentives to attract intelligent youths into the profession are gaining currency writes, ENO-ABASI SUNDAY. DECADES ago, teachers…
School board chair seeks improved welfare for teachers
Bothered by the plight and challenges confronting contemporary teachers in the country, Board Chairman, Trinity Foundation School, Ofada, Ogun State, Deacon Robert Tade, has urged government and school operators to make teachers’ welfare a priority. This he said would go a long way in tackling challenges bedeviling the education sector and also help in attracting…
Dearth of qualified teachers looming, says Koiki
Director of Greensprings School, Lagos, Mrs. Lai Koiki, in this interaction with ENO-ABASI SUNDAY, speaks on how to renew youth’s interest in the teaching profession, steps to take to avert an imminent qualified manpower dearth in the sector and how to make teachers live honourably in the society. Considering the disinterest shown in the teaching…