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The employment of 500,000 people as teachers is the highlight of the N6.08 trillion budget estimates for next year presented yesterday to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari. Budget 2016 (FACTS & FIGURES) Buhari apologises for fuel scarcity •Cash transfer for poor Nigerians Oil benchmark is $38 per barrel ...

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70.67% fail English, Maths in Nov/Dec WASSCE


The West African Examinations Council, WAEC has on Friday in Lagos released the statistics of candidates who passed English Language and Mathematics in theNovember/December 2015 WASSCE results. In a released made available to Vanguard through email, its Public Relations Officer, Mr Demian Ojijeogu said:” A total of 67,713 candidates, representing‎ ...

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WAEC releases Nov/Dec WASSCE results


The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Thursday released the Nov/Dec West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) taken by 237,154 candidates. But WAEC management for the first time decided to conceal the statistics of candidates who obtained five credits including English Language and Mathematics in the private candidate exam. ...

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Abuja school where kids learn under the tree


The chant of their learning by rote tears the air around. The children learn in an environment characterized by dirt, foul odour and outdoors; yet, they recite the lines handed out by their teacher excitedly with their eyes readily fixed on the teacher for more instructions. The children sit on ...

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“Be Change Agents,” Buhari Tells Nigerian University Students


President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerian universities to function as agents of change in order to accelerate the desired economic growth and development of the country. Buhari stressed that varsities must play visible roles in the country’s economic growth and transformation. The President, who was represented by the Executive ...

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Dutse University names 11 Professors shortlisted for VC post

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he Chairman, Governing Council of the Federal University of Dutse, Jigawa, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja, said the council had shortlisted 11 professors out of the 24 who applied for the post of Vice-Chancellor of the institution. Adedoja disclosed this on Sunday in Dutse while speaking with newsmen after inspecting ongoing projects ...

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South African universities shut despite fee agreement


South African campuses closed Monday, many for a second week, as students refused to end protests despite a government decision to scrap the tuition fee hikes that triggered nationwide demonstrations. Student leaders have vowed further action to push for other demands, including universal free education. Police last week fired rubber ...

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Ghana to stop using English for teaching in schools


The Minister of Education has stated that Ghana would very soon change the use of English as a medium of instruction in school. Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang largely blamed the inability of the educated working class to develop the nation to the language used in teaching them in school. ...

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My sister stopped school for me to graduate


Best graduating student of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, Damilola Ayorinde, tells SAMUEL AWOYINFA, the secret of her success As she donned her academic gown and beamed with smiles, not many guests knew what Damilola Ayorinde went through to become the best graduating student of the Olabisi ...

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Alleged rapist, Baruwa, not our employee, UNILAG insists


The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Rahamon Bello, has insisted that a lecturer standing trial for rape, Dr. Afeez Baruwa, is not an employee of the institution. This, Bello said had contributed to the inability of the university authorities to punish him for allegedly raping an admission seeker ...

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Olaiya Oni, former Minister of Education,dies at 74


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


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


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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