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Lack of Science Practicals blamed for the spate of rising Unemployment in Nigeria

An official of the Federal Ministry of Education has singled out the absence of practical/labouratory teaching of science subjects as the cause of unemployment in the country. Mrs. Grace Takerhi (who is the Deputy Director of Science Education at the Ministry) made this assertion today in Lagos while speaking at the 20th National Junior Engineers, Technicians

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Opinion: “Social Injustices in Nigerian Secondary Schools and Implications for Education Reform”

Whenever intense discussions about reforming Nigeria’s education system emerges in the public square or policy corridors, they are usually triggered by the release of yet another (!) poor WAEC/Jamb exam results. If you think further, you will see that these discussions are perpetually led by adults and fueled by their ‘21st century’ economic aspirations for

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UNICEF’s Intervention to keep 8,000 Girls in School is quite laudable!

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has recently donated the sum of one hundred and sixty naira [N160,000] as part of efforts to keep girls in Katsina State in school. The Katsina State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) acknowledged the receipt of the donation, noting that such a move is a move in

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Maersk Nigeria Limited donates Books a School in Lagos

Maersk Nigeria Limited demonstrated its commitment to supporting the community through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes as it donated 1,000 exercise books to State Nursery and Primary School, Arakan Barracks, Apapa. Besides, the staff, mostly females took turn to engage the students from Primaries 4 to 6 in various subjects including English, Social Studies

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Akan Archibong: once a Houseboy, now a First Class Degree Holder

Looking at him now in the light of everything he has accomplished, you might never even believe that he was once a houseboy! Indeed, his story is very similar to those of other less privileged Nigerians who went from grass to grace. At just twenty three years old, Akan Archibong has seen the unpleasant part

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Good News as Court declares free, compulsory Primary and Junior Secondary Education for Nigeria’s Teens

An Abuja Federal High Court over the past few days issued an injunction making basic and junior secondary school education free and compulsory for every Nigerian teen. Justice John Tsoho was said to issued the declaration while presiding over the court. He also mandated both the federal and state governments to provide funding for the

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Britain to train 66,000 teachers in Northern Nigeria

Department for International Development, an agency of the United Kingdom, has inaugurated the Teacher Development Programme to boost learning in six northern states. The programme will train 62,000 school teachers, 4,000 student teachers and 816 teacher educators in the six states. The beneficiaries of the TDP arrangement, which is aimed at improving the quality of

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Lagos trains teachers on use of online database

The Managing Director, Applied Services Limited, Mr Remi Erogbogbo has said that the Lagos State government education management system has been fully computerized to tackle school attendance, subjects’ attendance, examination records and report cards. Speaking with journalists during a workshop organised for teachers to familiarize them with handling data of students and school operation online,

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Education stakeholders divided over minimum teaching qualification

The plans by the Federal Ministry of Education to make bachelor’s degree the minimum teaching qualification in Nigeria has continued to generate mixed reactions from stakeholders in the sector, with some viewing the decision as a tall order, while some others say it will make Nigeria be at par with global best practices, as well

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