The Alaafin of Oyo
The grande finale of the two-week-long celebration of the 80th birthday of the Alaiyeluwa, Oba (Dr.) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, Alaafin of Oyo, was marked by a book launch...
Rescuing Nigeria’s 13.2m out-of-school children
That Nigeria has one of the highest number of children without access to education with about 13.2 million out-of-school children is no longer news. The statistics are staggering and hard to deny given the number of children hawking or begging on the streets everyday. Last month, an official of the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF)…
NAAT decries low budgetary allocation to education sector
The National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), has blamed the abysmal standard of education in the country for the low budgetary allocation to the sector.
UN, others urge governments to end crimes against journalists
The unlawful detention, constant harassment, threats to life and intimidation media practitioners face across the globe is becoming more worrisome, and global, local groups and organisations have called on governments at all levels to ensure the safety of journalists.
Imperative of investment in teaching professionals
Nature and nurture are critical factors in human development. While one influences the other, the ability of individuals to learn and apply such knowledge to needs in the society is imperative.
‘Nigeria needs competent people to get education policies implemented faithfully’
When I graduated in June 1967, I was invited by the principal of Remo Secondary School (RSS) to serve as the head of the department of History. The reason, according to the principal, was that he was looking for me as the president of the Students Historical Society at the University of Ibadan...
Impact of literacy, skills development on sustainable goals education
At the mention of the word ‘literacy,’ what comes to mind is the ability to read and write. Literacy, however, is a broader concept that encompasses more than just the acts of reading and writing but includes grammar, spelling, numeracy and much more.
NPS receives UNESCO’s $20,000 prize
The Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) has received the 2018 United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Confucius Award for Literature and Skills Acquisition for Inmates.
Scholar advocates special funds to boost research activities in varsities
Eminent scholar, Prof Olusoga Sofola has lamented the dearth of research in the nation’s tertiary institutions and canvassed the setting aside of a special fund to tackle this problem.