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21 Jan 2015
TO facilitate a more enabling environment and a more effective market that would provide increased quality of education for private schools, Developing Effective Private Education Nigeria (DEEPEN), a programme funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), has identified the need for improved media coverage of education programmes.   This became imperative following a…
21 Jan 2015
IN recognition of their academic prowess for excellence both local and international, the Lord’s Chosen International Secondary School, based in Mgbidi in Oru West, Imo State, has been given outstanding private schools merit award.      Disclosing this before the mammoth crowd that converged at the Chosen International Secondary School, Mgbidi, for this year’s Mgbidi…
21 Jan 2015
PARENTS in Ogun State yesterday appealed to striking teachers in the State to resume work in the interest of the students.   Teachers in all public schools began an indefinite strike over an alleged refusal of the government to pay them their leave bonus and also effect the promotion of those due for promotion.  …
21 Jan 2015
FROM the President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Tijani Usman Shehu, has come an appeal that the government should increase the allocation to education in the 2015 budget, saying the current vote falls short of UNESCO recommendation and what is obtainable in other African countries.   Shehu who expressed with dismay…
Ugoji
21 Jan 2015
Says school’s workshops in comatose A RECENT visit at Federal Science and Technical College (FSTC) Yaba, Lagos, revealed that the school is undergoing slight infrastructural and human transformation.   If only government and corporate bodies would liaise with the college, the new Director/Principal, Chris Ugoji, said the culture and excellence, which unity schools are known…
21 Jan 2015
THE importance of research and technical skill acquisition among Muslim schools was recently stressed, as Taqwa Group of Schools lifted Nigeria’s image at the just-concluded international World Robot Olympiads, (WRO), competition held in Sochi, Russia.    The school represented Nigeria at the world stage after clinching the first position at the National Robotic Olympiads in…
Elegido22-01-15
21 Jan 2015
THE Pan-Atlantic University, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos has admitted no fewer than 86 students into its undergraduate programmes for the 2014/2015 academic session.   Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Juan Manuel Elegido said the first ever matriculation of undergraduate programmes will mark a significant step in the university’s journey towards becoming a full-service institution of higher…
21 Jan 2015
COMMITTED to promoting academic excellence among tertiary institution students in Nigeria, leading telecommunications giant, Etisalat recently rewarded some outstanding students of Nigerian higher institutions for their brave academic performances, through its education empowerment scheme, Etisalat Merit Awards that held at the Oriental Hotel Lagos.      Speaking at the event, the CEO Etisalat Nigeria, Mr.…
14 Jan 2015
Since the Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, presented the 2015 budget estimates of about N4.358trillion to the National Assembly out of which N492, 034billion was proposed for education, some observers have contended that the vote still fell short of UNESCO’s 26 per cent recommendation and was not likely to effect change in…
14 Jan 2015
*Govt begins sales of forms  THE Education Rights Campaign (ERC) has called on Lagos State Government to reverse the N10,000 placement test fee for pupils seeking admission into the state’s Model Colleges/Upgraded Junior Secondary Schools (JSSI) for the 2015/2016 academic session.    A statement made available to The Guardian and signed by the National Coordinator,…
14 Jan 2015
THE Lagos Business School has officially adopted GMAT as the only form of written assessment pre-qualifying applicants for its full-time MBA programme. This development, driven by the school’s efforts to boost the local and international competitiveness of its students, is a departure from the earlier model giving candidates the option to either write GMAT or…
Peter-Obi
14 Jan 2015
FORMER Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has challenged the students of St. Patrick’s Secondary School, Obollo Eke in Enugu State to strive to achieve greatness in their lives by taking their education seriously.   Obi while presenting a cheque of N2m to the school said it was his little contribution to them for…

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