Education still in a shambles amid poor funding, high drop-out rate
Education in Nigeria, at least in the public sector, is in a state of dysfunction. Its human capital is in disarray, so is its physical infrastructure.
Two Imo students with best WASSCE results get scholarship
Imo State governor Emeka Ihedioha has awarded a full academic scholarship to study in any Nigerian university to the two best students from the state in the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). The students are Stephany Chizobam Ugboaja and Favor Alozie. They both scored ‘A1’ in all subjects of their 2019 WASSCE…
Government blames mass failure in mathematics on poor teaching
The former Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said that the generally poor performance of secondary school pupils in Mathematics examinations...
When varsities bar brilliant minds
What has age got to do with a university education? The answers from education experts, parents and the government provide an interesting moment for Nigeria to reflect and perhaps review the country’s university’s admission policy in view of its bulging youth population, writes Head, Education Desk, Iyabo Lawal. Almost every year, Nigeria’s universities are a…
74% of private candidates fail 2019 WASSCE
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has announced the results of the first series of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates. Head of the Nigeria National Office (HNO) of WAEC, Olu Adenipekun, said in Lagos yesterday that out of 11,892 candidates that sat for the examination, 3,102 (representing 26.08 per…
Examiners reveal how private schools aid exam malpractice
For over two decades, Nigeria’s educational scene has been plagued by examination malpractice. Despite the series of efforts by different examination bodies in the country to tame the scourge, it seems to be assuming new dimensions.
Edo government suspends 28 principals over examination malpractice
Edo State government yesterday suspended 28 principals of public senior secondary schools over their involvement in examination malpractice. The offence was allegedly committed during the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). Commissioner for Education, Emmanuel Agbale, said the decision to suspend the affected principals followed the receipt of a “report of investigations on…
WAEC releases 2018 WASSCE private candidates results
The result of the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates, second series has been released.
Looking beyond Nigerian universities’ grading system
With the latest directive by the National Universities Commission (NUC) that all Nigerian ivory towers should adopt the five-point grading system, Head, Education Desk, IYABO LAWAL, examines its implication on learning and employment. Looking askance, a group of young students milled around the information board to glean the latest information. Just in December last year…
Age limit as dilemma for admission seekers
At 14, gangly and shy, Tochukwu Nwafor had already completed his secondary school education. He was as tall as a 16-year-old. Following a successful outing in his West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the sky was his limit.