FGC Odogbolu authorities’ feud with PTA deepens
There appears to be no end in sight to the face-off between authorities of the Federal Government College, Odogbolu, Ogun State, and the chairman of the school’s Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), Mrs Chiyere Itesi. Right now, matter appear to have reached a head as Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) of the college after…
SAF partners FSEC, NAPPS to train science teachers
Science Ambassadors Foundation (SAF) has concluded arrangements with Federal Science Equipment Centre (FSEC), Ijanikin, Lagos, to train about 5,000 science teachers in the state. The two-day training scheduled for July 13th and 14th, is aimed at promoting science education in the country; stimulating enthusiasm among science teachers and encouraging students to choose career in…
Experts canvass inclusive schooling model
STAKEHOLDERS in Nigeria’s education sector have advocated a paradigm shift where both the Typically Developed Children (able-bodied) and those with any forms of disability – be it mental, visual, physical, financial among others could learn and interact in same environment. This, they stressed constitutes inclusiveness as being propagated by various charters on the rights of…
Nigerian students sweep awards in Beninois varsity
ALL eyes were on 27-year-old Nigerian, Abdullahi Shuaib at Ecole Suprieure d’ Administration D’ Economic De Journalism et des Metiers de L’audiovisuel (ESAE) University, at the recent bilingual matriculation and convocation ceremony of the school, which took place at Palais Des Congress in Cotonou, Benin Republic. The Computer Science graduate, who hails from Zaria, Kano…
Opposition to TETFund law amendment heightens
There are 60 licensed private universities in the country. And a good number of proprietors and vice chancellors of the over 40 that are operational have, over the years, been calling for the inclusion of their institutions in the pool of schools benefitting from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund). With rising calls for and…
Corona’s graduating students eulogise teachers, parents
SIXTY-SIX graduating students of Corona Secondary School, Agbara, Ogun State, have been inducted into the school’s alumni association at a valedictory ceremony, which had their parents, some of whom are also older members of body in attendance.
Day Waterman valedictorian gives tips for academic success
For students wishing to grab headlines with their academic performances, handy tips have been handed them by the 2015 valedictorian of Day Waterman College (DWC), Ogun State, Miss Chinasa Onyenkpa.
Nigeria selected for pilot programme to award sales degrees
Nigeria has been selected as one of the three African countries to pilot the University Sales Education Project leading to the award of sales-specific bachelors and masters’ degrees. The other countries are Ghana and Kenya.
Ondo parents save N113m monthly from free school shuttle, govt claims
ONDO State government says its free school shuttle initiative saves parents the sum of N113m monthly, just as the number of buses in the scheme’s fleet has risen to 90 from the initial 39.
Good Samaritan adding value to learning in Nigeria
With the worsening decay plaguing the country’s education system, and the consequent surge in the search for quality education abroad by Nigerians, an American group, The Good Samaritan Society of America (TGSSA), has set up Bethel American International School (BAIS), which it describes as a “classical Christian school of excellence.”
‘TETFund, live wire of tertiary institutions’
Niger State Polytechnic, formerly Zungeru College of Advanced Studies (ZUCAS), was established in 1991. The name change backed by Edict No 9, was to enable it meet up with the technological manpower needs of the state and Nigeria in general. Incumbent rector of the institution- Dr. Umar Ahmed Egbako, joined the school as an assistant lecturer in 1989, and served in various capacities until June 1st, 2014, when he was elevated to his present office. He told JOHN OGIJI in Minna, Niger State, his plans to transform the institution and make it one of the country’s top 10 polytechnics