PHOTO: ‘She is too playerful’, teacher’s comment highlights state of public schools

The decline in Nigerian public school education was once again brought to the fore after a headteacher wrote ‘she is too playerful’ on a pupil’s report card. The headteacher apparently wanted to write ‘playful’. A viral photo of the report card, issued by the Universal Basic Education Board in Rivers State, showed that the pupil […]

I will not relent until Nigeria is free from exam misconduct – Provost

Dr Esrom Jokthan, Provost, College of Education Billiri, Gombe State, said on Saturday that the remedy to examination misconduct is for government to fully implement the laws against exam malpractice in the country. Esrom gave this advice in an interview with newsmen at the Conference and Award Ceremony to mark the 20th Anniversary of Exam […]

Studying/Living in US: Consulate to answer questions from interested Nigerians on Feb 21

The United States Consulate General in Lagos on Tuesday announced it plans to provide answers to questions from Nigerians interested in living and studying in the U.S. on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The Consulate’s Public Affairs Section said in a statement that it would hold a Google Hangout, to respond to questions from Nigerians on how […]

2016 WAEC result: Best student gets scholarship up to Ph.D

By Dayo Adesulu & Joseph Erunke WHEN Miss Faizal Abu bakar Sani, 17, a former student of Olumawu School, Abuja, was writing her West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination, WASS-CE, few months ago, little did she know that the examination would earn her a scholarship to study any course of her choice in any university in […]

Education: 5 states get $500m

Education: 5 states to get $500m — 9th September 2016 The World Bank has set aside $500 million dollars as grant to fund basic education in five states for five years, Information Officer, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Helen Okoro said yesterday. Okoro, in a statement said head of World Bank International Reconstruction and Development […]

Sexual Harassment: DELSU sacks six lecturers

Sexual Harassment: DELSU sacks six lecturers: Familugba Yewande Delta State University recently sacked six of its lecturers for their involvement in several offences including alleged sexual harassment of female students. The sacking of the lecturers at DELSU is a welcome development for stakeholders in the education sector. It is a step in the right direction […]

In Search of Viable Education – By Arnold A. Alalibo

By Arnold A. Alalibo | NPP | July 25, 2016 – Kevin Rudd says, “Education is both a tool of social justice as well as a fundamental driver of economic development.” There is no gainsaying that education is vital to the sustenance of culture and democratic principles. It defines the individual and determines his worth. […]

Nigerian Universities: an Intolerable Anachronism – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | July 6, 2016 – After two months of closure, the University of Port Harcourt reopened on Sunday, the 19th of June, 2016. The school was closed down following a student protest against an unfair academic policy: the insistence of the school authorities that students still owing tuitions will not […]

Reps set to pass Students Loan Bill

By Emman Ovuakporie & Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA — SPEAKER of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, yesterday, painted a gloomy picture of the political terrain of the country, saying Nigeria had been under the stranglehold of men and women of a generation that had overreached itself. CROSS SECTION OF STUDENTS DURING AN INTERACTIVE SESSION THE […]

LASU sacks 19 staff over WAEC result falsification, abscondment

LASU sacks 19 staff over WAEC result falsification, abscondment — 25th April 2016 By Gabriel Dike No few than 19 staff of the Lagos State University (LASU) have been dismissed from service for falsification of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) O’ level result which they use to gain employment. Another reason for the sack […]

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