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11 Feb 2015
REGISTRAR, National Examination Council (NECO), Minna, Niger State, Professor Promise Okpala has refuted claims that he would be proceeding on a terminal leave soon, insisting that his tenure as registrar and chief executive of NECO ends in April this year, and that all the instruments that brought him to office were still intact.  But briefing…
11 Feb 2015
THE ‘Technopreneurs’, a team of contestants from the University of Ibadan, have emerged winners of the P&G CEO Challenge, Nigeria having consistently out-performed all other teams throughout the competition.  The Technopreneurs team, comprising Ololade Olaleye, Olamide Oladeji and Dolapo Salawu, finished tops after winning the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) contest ahead of the HHR, Midas,…
11 Feb 2015
THE Ondo State government has restated its commitment to developing the capacity of Mathematics and English language teachers to the best advantage of the secondary school students in the state.   The state Commissioner for Education, Mr. Jide Adejuyigbe, while speaking at the Opening Ceremony of another round of workshop on capacity building for mathematics…
11 Feb 2015
THE Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), has directed all State Universal Basic Education Boards (SUBEB’s), to set up quality assurance departments in their domains in order to ensure quality monitoring and supervision of all the schools under them.   They have also been directed to set aside N10 million each for the training of personnel…
11 Feb 2015
ACCOLADES and commendations aplenty flowed from parents and stakeholders to the management of Greensprings Schools, Lagos, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary amid pomp.    Beyond striving to enthrone academic excellence and in the process help in furthering the country’s educational growth, the school was particularly commended for changing with the times and striving to…
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4 Feb 2015
Nigerians have in last two weeks been buffeted with claims and counter-claims regarding the qualification or otherwise of Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, a retired General of the Nigerian Army, to vie for the office of the country’s president. Expectedly, the argument is expanding to the implication of the very poor academic requirements set by the Nigerian…
4 Feb 2015
TO ensure the main thrust of open and distance education does not end with the provision of access to education, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) on Tuesday consolidated their plans to convert all NOUN’s courses to fully licensed Open Educational Resources (OERs).  The courses,…
4 Feb 2015
THE ongoing digitalisation efforts of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), with a view to taking education out of the classroom recently got a boost when the institution matriculated its pioneer students into its Online Distance Learning programme.           The Obafemi Awolowo University’s Center for Distance Learning (OAUCDL) is accredited by the National…
4 Feb 2015
THE Federal Government has earmarked the sum of N1.3trn as intervention grant to public universities on the platform of National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (NEEDS) Assessment Programme, just as it remains committed to increasing access to quality education.  Speaking during an interactive dinner in Abuja recently, the Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, who…
4 Feb 2015
PROMASIDOR Nigeria Limited, makers of Cowbell Milk, has unveiled plans for the 2015 edition of the Cowbell National Secondary Schools Mathematics Competition (NASSMAC).   At a media briefing Tuesday,  Head of Marketing, Promasidor Nigeria, Mr. Festus Tettey, said that the competition was open to all students between ages 10 and 18 in Junior Secondary School Three (JSS3)…
4 Feb 2015
A FACTION of the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) Lagos State University (LASU) on Tuesday denied rumours making the rounds that that the school was enmeshed in internal crisis over the recent withdrawal of 19 doctorate certificates from some persons, including a factional chairman, Adekunle Idris.   According to the faction, the affected…
4 Feb 2015
CHAIRMAN, Board of Trustee of the Lagos Girls’ Anglican Grammar School, Professor (Mrs.) Mopelola Omoegun has called on parents and guardians of female children to ensure the empowerment of such children through qualitative education.   Omoegun, who addressed the press during a press conference to mark the 60th anniversary of the college in Lagos, said: “We…

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