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Olaiya Oni, former Minister of Education,dies at 74

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A former Minister of Education, Dr. Olaiya Oni, died on Sunday during an illness. He was aged 74. Oni, who was also the pioneer Chairman of the Labour Party in Ondo State, reportedly died at the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, where he had been hospitalised for some days. A family ...

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MEMO TO PARENTS/SCHOOL PROPRIETORS: How to identify a bad teacher

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The Teachers’ Refresher/Award Programme convened, last week Tuesday, by Mrs. Foluso Atilola, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Covenant Education Consultancy (CEC), the Lagos-based educational consulting firm that organises refresher and development courses for teachers, high school and life-after-high-school/annual school owners and principal officers summits and overseas education and cultural tours, ...

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NOA urges teachers to teach national symbols to pupils

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The National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Kano State on Saturday urged primary school teachers to teach the national symbols and cultured behaviour in schools. This is contained in a statement issued in Kano by the Public Relations Officer of the agency, Mr Olayinka Olawore, and made available to the News ...

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UNILAG students shut down varsity over bedbug attacks

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Students of the University of Lagos, Akoka,Yaba,on Monday shut down the varsity’s two main gates over what they termed incessant attacks of bedbugs and neglect of accommodation facilities by the university authorities. The youths, who went on the rampage from 3am, reportedly went to the homes of some principal officers ...

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PMB Urged To Improve Nigeria’s Education System

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President Mohammadu Buhari has been urged to do everything within the disposal of his administration to improve the educational system of the country. Making this plea while speaking at a just-concluded Annual General Convention of the Nigerian in the Diaspora Organization (NIDOA) in Atlanta Georgia, one of the delegates, Mrs ...

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WAEC Adjusts Nov/Dec Exams Timetable Over Sallah Break

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The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has bowed to the concerns of Muslim students to adjust the timetable of the ongoing November/ 2015 WASSC Examination for candidates. The Head of National office of WAEC Mr. Charles Eguridu announced this on Wednesday in Abuja during a media parley with members of ...

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UNILAG workers protest over unpaid allowances

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Protesting workers of the University of Lagos on Thursday disrupted activities in the school, as they demanded the payment of their ‘earned allowances’. The workers, comprising members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and the Non Academic Staff Union, blocked the university gate, an action that hindered human ...

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PHOTOS: Reverend Father Blames Government For Education Decline

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Reverend Father Patrick ‘Kunle Balogun , the Principal, Christ the King Catholic college, Odolewu- Ijebu in Ijebu Ode local government area of Ogun state has attributed the poor standard of the nation’s education to poor supervision by government agencies and poor funding of the sector The clergyman also disclosed that ...

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NUC Approves Ul’s News School Of Business

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Authorities of the University of Ibadan (UI) on Saturday said the National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of its School of Business. This is contained in a statement by Mr Olatunji Oladejo, the University’s Director of Public Communications and made available to newsmen in Lagos. The statement said ...

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PROVOST: Dearth Of Quality Maths, Physics, Chemistry Teachers Impedes Students’ Performance

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Dr Blessing Ijioma, the Provost, Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education (AIFCE), Owerri, has attributed the declining students’ performance in external examinations to dearth of quality teachers in Mathematics, Physics and Sciences. Ijioma said this while interacting with newsmen shortly after conducting them round the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) ...

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