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FG Will E’stablish More Polytechnics, Colleges Of Education – Shekarau

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The Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau on Sunday, said that the Federal Government will establish polytechnics and colleges of education in states where there are no such institutions. He disclosed this at an interactive session with journalists in Kano, saying: “It is the intention of President Goodluck Jonathan to ensure...

Living faith Has Six Million Members Across 147 Countries - Oyedepo

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The President of Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo, says the ministry has six million members in 147 nations across the world. Oyedepo made the disclosure on Saturday at a breakfast meeting with members of Omu-Aran Government Secondary School Old Boys Association at the Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara. Oyedepo, the...

How To Make Your Kid A Book Lover

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For kids today, reading books has some severe competition from several other, seemingly more interesting pursuits. Watching the television or playing video games doesn’t encourage kids to visualise scenarios or play around with their imagination as much as a love for reading does. Needless to say, the reasons for nurturing a love...

Insurgency: Sultan Canvasses For Access To Education For Youth

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Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saád Abubakar has advocated for an unrestricted access to education for youth, to enhance peace, harmony and progress in Nigeria. Abubakar gave the advice in a message to the opening of the 98th Islamic Vacation Course organised by the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) on Friday...

Jackie Chan “Ashamed” After Son Is Charged Over Drug Use

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Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan has told Chinese state media that he feels ashamed of his son, who has been indicted by Beijing prosecutors on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs. Jackie Chan, who sits on China's top political advisory panel, told the official Xinhua News Agency...

Sultan Of Sokoto Urges Govt To Increase Investment In Nigeria’s Education Sector

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakr III, on Tuesday, urged the government to improve their efforts towards investing in education. This was during the 72nd National Islamic Vocational Course which held in Birnin kebbi , organized by the Muslin Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN). Represented by the Emir of Maradun, Alhaji...

UNILORIN Matriculates 12, 650 Students Out Of 114, 700 Applicants

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The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) yesterday matriculated 12,650 for its 2014/2015 academic session.  The university’s vice chancellor, Prof AbdulGaniyu Ambali gave the figures in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, at the matriculation ceremony. Speaking at the university’s matriculation ceremony for new students, Ambali said only 41, 470 of the applicants scored 180...

Medicine Graduates On Housemanship Will No Longer Be Mobilised – NYSC

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said that graduates of medicine who are yet to complete their housemanship and have not fully registered with the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) with evidence of Certificate will no longer be mobilised for service. The NYSC Director of Press, Mrs....

TETFund Boss Condemns Attack On Schools

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Mr Elias Bogoro, the Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), has condemned the spate of attacks on schools by insurgents. Bogoro made the condemnation while receiving members of National Association for Peaceful Elections in Nigeria (NAPEN), an NGO, in Abuja on Monday. He expressed hope that the Safe School Initiative of...

100 Books Everyone Should Read

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Here are 100 books every individual should take a look at, at least once in a lifetime.. 100. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures looking for lost jewellery was a “masterpiece”. 99. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee A child’s-eye view of racial...

UNN Plans To Establish Sports Academy For South-East

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The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has planned to construct a sports academy to carter for the sporting needs of the South-East geo-political zone of the country. The Chairman of UNN Sports Council, Rev. Canon Jacob Onyechi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday that N20 million...

 

Ogun State To Recruit 1000 Teachers In 2015

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The Ogun State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) on Friday said it would recruit additional 1000 teachers and 200 non-teaching staff in 2015 fiscal year. The commission’s Full-Time Commissioner 1, Mr Timothy Adebowale, made this known when he defended the 2015 budget proposal before the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation. Adebowale said...

Court Faults Disparity, Orders Uniform Cut-off Mark For Admission Into Unity Schools

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A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday declared as unconstitutional the decades-long state-based, quota system admission into federal government colleges, also known as unity schools. The trial Judge, John Tsoho, in a ruling on the disparity in admission, yesterday declared that the action of the Minister of Education in prescribing...

ICPC Joins NUC To Stamp Out Corruption In Nigerian Varsity Systems

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The National Universities Commission (NUC) has sought stronger regulatory powers and has directed all Universities to put in place an anti-corruption unit to help curb corruption. The commission stated this yesterday, in Abuja at the opening ceremony of a one-day seminar titled "Corruption and its effect". The seminar was jointly organised...

Oxford Overtakes Cambridge As Britain’s Top Research University

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Cambridge University has been nudged off its perch as Britain’s leading research university, overtaken by its traditional rival Oxford and the London powerhouses after a two-year-long assessment of research quality. The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (Ref), published on Friday, will be pored over by the 52,000 academics at...

Over 190,000 School Children Displaced In The N'East - Education Minister

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The Federal Government yesterday disclosed that over 190,000 school children have been displaced in the Northeast region of the country as a result of Boko Haram insurgency. Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Sekarau said this in Abuja at the Public Presentation of Strategies on Consolidating the Transformation in the Education Sector....

WAEC, NECO: FG Seeks Improved Students’ Performance

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In its quest to check mass failure among students in general examinations under the West African Examination Council and National Examination Council, the federal government has said that it would boost the inspectorate division of the Ministry of Education. The Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, who disclosed this at the...

 

CSOs Demand Involvement In $20m Safe School Fund Project

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Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in the education sector on Thursday urged government at all levels to involve them in the $20 million Safe School Initiative to ensure accountability. Mr Hamzat Lawal, the Chief Executive Officer, Connected Development (CODE), an Abuja-based NGO, made the call in Abuja on Thursday at a stakeholders...

Presidential Scholarship: 943 First Class Graduates Jostle For 100 Slots

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No fewer than 943 first class graduates from different Nigerian universities yesterday sat for an examination for the 2014 Presidential Special Scholarship for Innovation and Development (PRESSID). There were anxieties as many of the candidates were of the hope that they would make the list, as only 100 candidates...

30th Convocation: Ibadan Polytechnic Graduates 4,977

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The Polytechnic, Ibadan on Friday graduated 4,977 students for its 2013/2014 academic session. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 3,675 graduated with National Diploma (ND) while 1,302 graduated with Higher National Diploma (HND). Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, the Visitor to the institution, urged the graduands to learn to...


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