Osun marks Children’s Day with topnotch calisthenics display

Osun marks Children’s Day with topnotch calisthenics display

As the world celebrates this year’s Children’s Day tomorrow, Sunday,  May 27, pupils and students in Osun state have marked the annual event with a catchy calisthenics display at the Osogbo City Stadium on Saturday amid pomp and pageantry. The state Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola had during the first term of his administration sponsored teachers abroad to extensively learn the art of Calisthenics to help boost the educational sector in the state and serve as an extracurricular…

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UNIOSUN workers commence indefinite protest against mgt, shut campus gates

UNIOSUN workers commence indefinite protest against mgt, shut campus gates

Workers of the Osun State University have commenced fresh industrial action to protest alleged move by the management and the University Council to suspend some of their union leaders for exposing alleged fraudulent activities of the Vice Chancellor,  Prof. Labo Popoola. This latest development has paralyzed academic and commercial activities on the six campuses making up the University as the protesting workers under the aegis of Joint Action Committee, prevented the vice chancellor and other…

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Gov. Ugwuanyi grants scholarship to 340 indigent students of State’s Polytechnic, Iwollo

Gov. Ugwuanyi grants scholarship to 340 indigent students of State’s Polytechnic, Iwollo

In line with the Enugu State government’s policy in education and the need to discover and assist intellectuals in the rural areas, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Monday granted scholarship to 340 indigent students of the Enugu State Polytechnic, Iwollo, Ezeagu Local Government Area of the state. Gov. Ugwuanyi explained that 20 indigent students in each of the 17 L.G.As will benefit from the scholarship scheme, which will cover their tuition fees for four years of…

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UBEC: Why we’re auditing basic education facilities in Nigeria

UBEC: Why we’re auditing basic education facilities in Nigeria

The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has explained why it embarked on National Personnel Audit (NPA) of private and public basic education facilities in Nigeria, eight years after the previous exercise was done.   The Commission said it was worried that no accurate data and information was available for policy makers and international development partners to use in planning and implementation of education development programmes in Nigeria.   It was particularly concerned that the media…

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Nigerian Govt Releases N138 Billion To Strengthen Basic Education

Nigerian Govt Releases N138 Billion To Strengthen Basic Education

The Federal Government says it has released more than N138 billion in the last three years as matching grant to strengthen basic education system in the country.   Mallam Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, said this during the launch of the National Personnel Audit (NPA) of basic education institutions in Abuja on Monday.   The audit will cover all pupils, students and personnel in both public and private basic education institutions in Nigeria.  …

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Nigeria to begin national headcount of school pupils, personnel

Nigeria to begin national headcount of school pupils, personnel

The Federal government will on April 29 begin a National Personnel Audit (NPA) to produce a data bank of pupils, students and personnel of public and private basic education schools in Nigeria.   The Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Hammid Bobboyi, said the exercise would be conducted in two phases to give an authentic data on the schools and allow the country know the number of its children out of school.  …

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UNICEF supports 25 states to address educational challenges

UNICEF supports 25 states to address educational challenges

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on Tuesday, said it was currently supporting 25 states in Nigeria plan for their education sectors to tackle the critical education challenges that states are faced with.   UNICEF said it was further encouraged to intervene in education planning because of the urgency made by the emergencies of the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG.   UNICEF’s Chief, Education, Terry Durnnian, made the disclosure during a high-level meeting of cluster two…

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Education in Nigeria: An Unimportant Detail

Education in Nigeria: An Unimportant Detail

Recently, Canada’s Federal Government launched a new Canada 150 Research Professorship. This prestigious endowed Chair is aimed at enhancing Canada’s international competitiveness at the highest levels of higher education and within the ambit of the global knowledge economy.   A Canada150 Professorship is worth about $350k/year. Canada poached many of the inaugural recipients of the Chair from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Princeton, and Oxford.   I am Director of Carleton University’s Institute of African Studies,…

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UNESCO’s Global Monitoring Report in partnership with the Federal Government

UNESCO’s Global Monitoring Report in partnership with the Federal Government

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), says it will launch the 2017/2018 Global Monitoring Report in partnership with the Federal Government to ensure effective education policies for Nigeria.   Mrs Sandra Yachat, the Communications Officer of UNESCO, in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja, said the report would enable stakeholders focus on fostering education.   “The Global Education Monitoring Report aims at monitoring the content on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)…

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Need To Integrate ICT In Education

Need To Integrate ICT In Education

The most significant distinction between developing and developed nations lie majorly on how Information and Communication Technology is being taken serious and the allocation of ICT facilities in educational institutions.   As the need and use of Information and Communication Technology, ICT expands beyond classroom, it has become imperative that Information and Communication Technology, ICT is an invaluable tool for proper teaching and learning processes and subsequently, sustainable development across any country. From the earliest…

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