Conference explores how cultural tourism sustains communities, living heritage
The third cultural tourism conference organised jointly by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) concluded recently in Istanbul, Turkey. Participants declared their support for cultural tourism as a driver for safeguarding living heritage, catalyzing creativity in cities, and spreading tourism’s socioeconomic benefits to all. Organised with…
60m illiterates exist in Nigeria – Education Minister
Malam Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education on Wednesday in Kano said that Nigeria has about 60 million illiterate youths and adults.
Public-private partnership as panacea to dwindling tertiary education funding
If education is expensive, lack of it can be disastrous. However, if the government continues to pay lip-service to proper funding of the sector, particularly tertiary education, it is time for school administrators to become inventive and depend less on handouts or bailouts as Head, Education Desk, IYABO LAWAL, writes The bulging sewers litter around…
UNESCO to celebrate 1000 Nigerian graduates on ICT
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Regional Director for West Africa and Country Representative for Nigeria, Mr. Ydo Yao has unveiled plans to celebrate 1000 youths that have successfully complete the ICT...
UNESCO seeks improved education system for migrants, IDPs
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) advocated improved education system for migrants and internally-displaced children in the country.
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.