Category: Education

14 States Shun FG Sept 22 School Resumption Date
September 23, 2014 |

14 States Shun FG Sept 22 School Resumption Date

Public schools in Lagos State and in many other states across the country did not resume for the 2014/2015 academic session on Monday as directed by the Federal Government. Schools remained closed in states including Oyo, Ogun, Rivers, Kano, Kwara, Zamfara, Niger and Osun as teachers and pupils did not resume in compliance with their […]

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Ebola: FG holds emergency meeting on new resumption date for schools today
September 5, 2014 |

Ebola: FG holds emergency meeting on new resumption date for schools today

The National Council on Education will today hold an emergency meeting to decide a new resumption date for schools across the country. The Special Assistant (Media) to the Minister of State for Education, Simeon Nwakaudu, who told our correspondent in Abuja on the telephone on Thursday, said that a decision would be taken on the […]

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Nigeria’ll have highest child brides by 2050 – UNICEF
September 5, 2014 |

Nigeria’ll have highest child brides by 2050 – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund has announced that Nigeria will have the highest number of child brides by year 2050 in its latest report. Worldwide, more than 700 million women alive today were married before their 18th birthday. According to the UNICEF in the report released in August, more than half of adolescent girls aged […]

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Nigerian Government Fixes New Date For Schools’ Resumption Nationwide
September 5, 2014 |

Nigerian Government Fixes New Date For Schools’ Resumption Nationwide

The Federal Government has fixed Monday, September 22, 2014 as new schools resumption date. The government had on August 26, postponed resumption of private and public primary as well as secondary schools to October 13, 2014, as a precautionary step against the spread of the Ebola virus. Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, had indicated on […]

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WAEC inaugurates fresh initiatives, moves to check malpractice
August 22, 2014 |

WAEC inaugurates fresh initiatives, moves to check malpractice

The West African Examinations Council has inaugurated the Walk-in-Candidates initiative for candidates sitting for its examinations. The Head, National Office of WAEC Nigeria, Mr. Charles Eguridu, unveiled this on Wednesday while speaking with journalists in Lagos. According to him, the initiative is for private candidates sitting for the council’s November/December. The move, he said, had […]

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Mass failure in WAEC: Dons call for state of emergency in sector
August 22, 2014 |

Mass failure in WAEC: Dons call for state of emergency in sector

PROFESSOR Oyesoji Aremu, Deputy Director, Aca-demics, Distance Learning Centre, University of Ibadan, has called on the Federal Government to without further delay, declare a state of emergency in the education sector. The call is coming on the heels of the mass failure recorded at the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results recently. He said: […]

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Aregbesola visits school, says govt never approved hijab
February 11, 2014 |

Aregbesola visits school, says govt never approved hijab

Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, on Monday visited the troubled Baptist High School, Iwo, saying his administration never approved the wearing of hijab by female Muslim pupils. The governor, who was dressed in the school uniform with a cap, said this while addressing parents and pupils of the school. He added that his administration […]

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WAEC introduces 39 new subjects
February 3, 2014 |

WAEC introduces 39 new subjects

The West African Examinations Council has announced the introduction of 39 new subjects in its examinations. The Council’s Acting Head, Test Development Division, Mrs. Olayinka Ajibade, who announced this, said the new subjects would commence in this year’s May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination. Ajibade said this while delivering a paper titled “The New […]

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LASU shuts down indefinitely
January 24, 2014 |

LASU shuts down indefinitely

The management of the Lagos State University (LASU) has closed the state-owned university indefinitely following what it termed ‘violent protest by the students”. This decision was contained in a bulletin, dated 23rd January, 2013, titled LASU management Closes University indefinitely. The statement reads, “In the wake of the violent protest by some affected students of Lagos […]

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LASU Students Disrupt Exams, Stone Vice Chancellor
January 24, 2014 |

LASU Students Disrupt Exams, Stone Vice Chancellor

Lagos State University students went on the rampage Thursday, disrupting the university’s  second semester examination and destroying properties in the process. The protest which started Wednesday over the closure of the university’s registration portal, led to stoning of the University Vice Chancellor Prof. John Obafunwa, as he tried to evade the riotous students who had […]

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