Experts harp on grooming, empowering girl-child
An appeal has been made to parents and society; to give the girl-child a voice, opportunities and empowerment towards building capacities, thrive like everyone else and bridge the gender inequality gap in leadership.
Discordant tunes over conduct of post-UTME in schools
As universities commenced the writing of post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for prospective students, mixed reactions have trailed the exercise. Most of the students described the exercise as cumbersome, thus, making the entire admission process difficult.
Scholar blames declining standard on poverty
n educationist, Mrs Beatrice Ochi has identified poverty as a major factor limiting students’ progress in school. Ochi, who retired as a principal five years ago, said her experiences on the job showed that most children are unable to actualise their academic potentials due to inability of parents to meet their obligations.
Out-of-school kids: A disastrous time bomb
Gone are those days when the quest to be ranked among the educated elites in the country is our first priority. Farewell to those days when Nigerian parents put their farms and property for sale just to sponsor their child’s education. Long ago, academic success such as graduation, promotion, and scholarship always call for a…
Early Reading Habit Is Essential For Your Child - Part 2
The summer holiday is a better time for parents to engage their kids in reading, which creates the most bond among them. It definitely does not have to be books related to school work, reading with your child creates a form of activity that children can learn and grow with.
Ibrahim Oyedeji: Making a living after school hours
Hardening to his father's talk about skill acquisition and the need to be an employer of labour, instead of a job seeker, Ibrahim Oyedeji agreed to follow the footprints of his father and learn his trade — vulcanizing on part-time.
Group takes FG to ICC over 13.2m ‘uneducated’ kids
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the Federal Government for allegedly leaving 13.2 million children out of school.
The role of school's management on children
Teaching children should be a social service, a humanitarian venture and not business but it appears to be a business in Nigeria. There aren’t school farms anymore; hardly do you see schools with sports ground where children can play. Children are sequestered in pens in school; they do not play at home for lack of…
Safe Schools: Towards securing lives enhancing education
Not too long ago, some schools became soft targets for kidnappers, who took advantage of loose security formations to abduct pupils for ransom. As the trend escalated between 2015 and 2017, school owners and government were forced to beef up security around schools. Some state governments waded into the matter by taking measures such…
FundaWazi discusses sexual abuse with school children
Rape and other forms of sexual abuse have become widespread. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 35 per cent of women globally have experienced physical or sexually intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence. And according to UNICEF, around 120million girls universally have experienced forced intercourse or other forced sexual acts at some point…
Kano: 450 primary school teachers get promotion
Alhaji Sulaiman Danjuma-Kura, Secretary, Kura Local Government Education Authority, Kano State says the authority has promoted 450 primary school teachers within the last 18 months. Danjuma-Kura disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Tuesday. He said the teachers were elevated to various grade levels as part of…