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Nyesom Wike Calls On Educational Institutions To Improve Security Around Their Premises

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Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, has again called on educational institutions across the country to improve on security around their premises by liaising with relevant security agencies to avoid being targeted by terrorists.

SSANU Urges FG To Honour 2009 Agreement

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The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU has appealed to the federal government not to create another round of crisis in the university system by its continued delay in the review of the 2009 agreement it signed with the university based on non-teaching staff.    

Education Needs Massive ICT Contribution To Attain Vision 20 2020

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The minister of education, Nyesom Wike, says the education sector needs quality contributions in order to meet the objectives of vision 20: 2020. He said the contributions are likely to come through the development and deployment of ICT in the education sector. Wike said this at an event to mark the 2014 edition of the Information Technology Professionals Assembly. The minister of education, Nyesom Wike who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Macjohn Nwabiala, said the education sector has put in place, a number of initiatives aimed at increasing learning in order to bring opportunities to the doorsteps of Nigerians of all ages. Macjohn Nwabiala, said, “It is on record that the federal ministry of education has attained giant strides in the development and deployment of ICT through the combination of the national policy on ICT in education." He added that in spite of these achievements, there are still challenges confronting the education sector especially in the advancement of information technology. “Epileptic power supply, insufficient pull of IT professionals, no ICT literacy among teachers and educational administrators.” The Chairman of Council, IT Professionals, Sekinat Yusuf, and the guest speaker at the event, Liz Bacon said, information technology has paved the way for a developing country like Nigeria. Sekinat Yusuf, said, "From now on, since we have that frame work, it is binding on them, it is the guidelines they must follow in the teaching of information technology in our schools." Liz Bacon, said, "Information technology is having a huge impact on the lives of everyday people and I think Nigeria has huge potential to actually embrace that and be at the leading edge."

Governor Dickson And Shehu Of Borno Calls For Unity Amongst Nigerians

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Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state says his administration will intensify efforts at building bridges with peoples of other tribes and religions.  

NLNG To Spend N2BN In Six Varsities

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The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas limited on Friday flagged-off the implementation phase of the N2bn NLNG University Support Programme by signing a memorandum of agreement with six universities in the country.

National Conference: Delegates Demand 26% Budgetary Allocation For Education

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Delegates to the ongoing National Conference have emphasized the need for the Nigerian government to allocate a minimum of 26% of its budgetary provision to the education sector as recommended by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organizations, UNESCO.  

Gordon Brown, President Jonathan Meet AS FG Kick Off 'Safe School Initiative'

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The Nigerian government’s 'Safe School Initiative' has received a boost of N3.2 billion.                                                             

Nigerian Parents Decry High Cost Of Education

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Nigerian parents and students have again decried what they describe as the arbitrary increase in fees charged not only in private schools but also in public institutions.

SSANU Joins ASUU On Indefinite Strike In University Of Abuja

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Barely one month to the end of the five year tenure of the present Vice Chancellor, Professor Sunday Adelabu, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU of the University of Abuja began another indefinite strike.    

House Of Reps Tell Universities To Stop Admitting Students For Non-accredited Courses

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Nigeria’s House of Representatives has raised alarm over the practice by some Nigerian universities of admitting students to pursue programmes they are not accredited to offer.    

Delta State Polytechnic Holds Her First Convocation

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Delta state governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan says institutions of higher learning in the state will be encouraged to produce graduates who are academically sound and worthy in character.  

FG Awards 10-Year Old Nigerian Poet N6 Million Scholarship

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The Nigerian government has granted a N6 million scholarship to a 10-year-old international performance poet Chukwuemeka Obi-Obasi to cover his secondary school education.  

Governor Babangida Aliyu Calls On Past Northern Leaders To Help Stop Insurgency

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Former Nigerian military head of state, Abdusalami Abubakar has called on all Nigerians to join hands to end the Boko Haram insurgency.

UNIMAID Appoints Professor Njodi As VC

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The University of Maiduguri, Borno state has appointed a new Vice Chancellor in the person of Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi.  

World Bank, Eight African Countries Partner To Build 19 Centres Of Excellence

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The World Bank in collaboration with eight west and central African countries on Thursday launched the African Centres of Excellence project to promote regional specialization higher institutions in the two sub-regions.  

NUT Joins Call For Release Of Abducted Chibok Schoolgirls

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Teachers in public primary and secondary schools across Nigeria embarked on a one day strike to protest the abduction of over 200 school girls as well as the killing of 173 teachers in Borno and Yobe states.      

FG To Deal With Tertiary Institutions That Mismanage Funds

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The Nigerian government is threatening to deal decisively with authorities of academic institutions who mismanage funds and resources allocated to them.  

UNESCO Demands Improvement On Budgetary Allocation For Education

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The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO says education systems around the world are failing the poor and marginalized who constitute a large percentage of those out of school.  

Federal Government To Reintroduce Homegrown School Feeding Programme

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Supervising minister of education Nyesom Wike made this known at the twelfth quarterly meeting between the management of the Universal Basic Education Commission and Executive Chairmen of State Universal Basic Education Boards.  

SMASE Training To Be Replicated In Secondary Schools - Nyesom Wike

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Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike says Strengthening Mathematics and Science Education, SMASE training programme for primary school teachers will be replicated in secondary schools and colleges of education in the country.