2019 World Teachers Day focuses on young teachers in a digital age
The teaching profession is arguably the noblest among its peers of discipline in life. To celebrate teachers globally, the United Nations declared in 1994 declared that 5 October of every year would be World Teachers Day...
Three more elephants killed in Sri Lanka, bringing toll to seven
Wildlife officials found three more dead wild elephants in central Sri Lanka Saturday, raising the number believed to have been poisoned by angry villagers to seven.
Minister solicits UNESCO’s support for Nigerian women
The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Mariam Yalwaji Katagum, has urged the United Nations Education, Scientific and Culture Organisation (UNESCO) to support women empowerment in vocational skills such as that of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT).
Why we are failing as a nation
Asked how he was able to grow 15 times, independent Singapore with a GDP of $3 billion in 1965 to $46 billion in 1997 and became the 8th highest per capita GNP in the world in 1997 according to the World Bank ranking?...
UNESCO moves to end conflict in management of Lake Chad resources
The Regional Centre for Integrated River Basin Management (RC-IRBM), under the auspices of United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), has advocated for peaceful and sustainable management of Lake Chad natural resources through the Potential Conflict to Cooperation Potential (PCCP) approach.
Group seeks implementation of UNESCO 26% budgetary allocation for education
The Youth Orientation for Development (YOD) has urged the Federal Government to implement UNESCO's recommendation of 26 percent budgetary allocation to education sector. YOD President, Emmanuel Ejiogu who made this call yesterday in Abuja said the private sector also needs to do more as the government alone cannot sufficiently fund education in the country. He…
Teaching journalism in a disruptive age
Journalism education is currently facing unprecedented upheavals. After having constantly reviewed the curricula since the ‘90s to meet the media industry’s demands...
Why African varsities are poorly rated by Okebukola
Eminent scholar and former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Peter Okebukola, has identified reasons why African...