Japan to build 225-classroom blocks in Oyo
THE Federal Government has entered into an agreement with the Japanese government, under its Grand Aid Assistance to the African continent, through the Japanese International Cooperation System (JICA), for the construction of 30 primary schools comprising 225 classroom blocks in Oyo State.
Holmes inter-school sports, debate competitions holds in May
As part of efforts towards revamping the ailing education sector, Holmes Viu Properties Ltd, in partnership with Isolo council area, has concluded plans to stage an inter-school competition for secondary and primary schools in Oshodi and Isolo axis.
Colloquiums critical to attainment of academic excellence, others, says Oyewole
Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Professor Olusola Oyewole, says regular colloquiums in academic environments were capable of inculcating the core values of excellence, integrity, global relevance, innovation, service to humanity and providing a veritable avenue for students to attain greatness in life.
VC seeks improved funding of higher education
Ahead of the inauguration of the incoming administration of Mr. Mohammadu Buhari, vice chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Rahamon Adisa Bello, is appealing that higher education be given its deserved priority through adequate funding.
NISLT boss, Ijagbone urges collaborative efforts to stem laboratory equipment failure
Director General of the Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT), Dr. Ighodalo Folorunso Ijagbone, says a lot of grounds can be covered if key players in the science and technology industry take cognizance of the importance of equipment maintenance in laboratories and workshops. To this end, he is encouraging collaboration among stakeholders in addressing…
Sub-Saharan Africa ‘very far’ from achieving EFA goals, by UNESCO
Not only has Nigeria and sub-Saharan African countries failed to achieve the 2015 “Education for All” (EFA) goals, indeed they are very far from achieving them, so says the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, a specialised agency of the United Nations.
Joshua’s appointment stirs controversy at NECO
THE appointment of Prof. Monday Tommy Joshua, as the Registrar/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Examinations Council (NECO), by President Goodluck Jonathan, was expected to lay to rest, the leadership crisis that threatened the peace at the examination body in February.
WAEC elects Kandakai as 18th chairman
DR. Evelyn S. Kandakai of Liberia has been elected 18th Chairman of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). This was at the 63rd yearly meeting of the sub-regional organisation, where the Minister of Education of Liberia, Mrs. Etmonia David Tarpeh, commended the Nigerian government for hosting the meeting on behalf of her country, as a result of the Ebola crisis rocking the country.
Parent, ICS at daggers drawn over pornography in school
Education Minister, Mr. Ibrahim Shekarau, and at least four local and international organisations are in receipt of a petition by Abuja-based Ms. Natasha Hadiza Akpoti, who is alleging wrongful expulsion, defamation, and acts of negligent conduct against her children by International Community School (ICS) Abuja.
Nigeria misses 2015 global education goals
THE indicators were there, but not much was done by the powers that be in the country, including education authorities to ensure that this day does not come to past. Indeed, judging from the signs, which were replete, it would have been a shocker if the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) reached a contrary verdict.
I won’t raise LASU tuition fees, says Ambode
GOVERNORSHIP candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has stated that if voted into office in Saturday’s governorship poll, he will not increase the school fees of the Lagos State University LASU. LASU school fees were last year increased by several hundred percentages before the government was forced by…