Tuesday July 7th, 2015
Tuesday July 7th, 2015
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Three Plateau pupils excel in Math contest

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Three pupils from Founders International Academy, including 11-year-old Retji Cishak, a grade five pupil, came top in the 12th Annual National Mathematics competition organized by the Nigeria-Turkish International Colleges and the National Mathematics Centre, Abuja.

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34 Enugu schools shut for 5 yrs over pro-Kogi agitations

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One of the schools shut-down for five years.

Sources told the South East Voice that apart from 10 secondary and 24 primary schools illegally closed, hospitals, churches, markets and other government offices were equally forcefully shut down in the area within the same period. The Catholic Church which was the dominant Christian denomination in the area was sacked from Ette sometime in 2012 and was yet to re-open for full church activities at the time South East Voice visited last week.

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‘How Buhari can address Nigeria’s leadership challenges’

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After fifty-five years of Nigeria’s independence, many stakeholders in the education sector have continued to express dissatisfaction that the nation is still grappling with the teething problem of leadership, which has unfortunately trapped the country as an under-developed nation.

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Getting rid of the cancerous killer: Worry!

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An evaluation was carried out about worry and it reveal thus; Things that never happen-40%; Past things that can’t be changed by worrying-30%; Needless health worries-12%; Petty worries about unimportant matters-10%; Real legitimate worries-8% of which 4 percent are things about which nothing can be done and only 4% of the things that most people worry about can be changed.

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Lagos schools get N19 million hi-tech libraries from Western Union, others

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COMMISSIONING: Students of Community High School, Ketu in the library shortly after  the commissioning

Western Union Foundation in collaboration with the United Bank for Africa (UBA), Skye Bank, First Bank, Ecobank, GTBank and Diamond Bank, have boosted students learning in Lagos State as they donated a hi-tech library project valued at N19.39 million or $98,500. The project which was initiated by Gabasawa Women and Children Initiative, a non-governmental organization, brought smiles to the faces of students from Archdeacon Adelaja Senior High School, Bariga, and Community Senior High School, Ketu, as the schools were refurbished and equipped to standard.

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We no longer receive reward in heaven —Teachers

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TRAINING: From left; Dr. A. G. Abbas, Provost, FCE (T), Gombe; Mr. Aina A. K., General Manager, Executive Trainers Ltd; Professor Evangellos Dedoussis, American University in Dubai; Mr. Okafor Aloysius, Bursar, Enugu State University of Science & Technology during an higher education training in Dubai.

Teachers in Lagos have debunked the saying that their reward is in heaven. They made this claim as they celebrated their own, Deaconess O. Oludemi on her pen down and retirement ceremony held at State Senior Grammar School, a special school for hearing and hearing impaired. The event also corrected the belief that teaching is a job for the jobless.

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First 100 days in office: Educationists set agenda for new govt

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“Another thing that would be a pointer in the right direction, if done within the first 100 days, would be addressing the deplorable welfare of teachers as no positive change can occur when teachers are demoralised. “The truth is that unity schools are no longer as they used to be and there is no teaching going on in these schools because teachers are not motivated and the total neglect in the human capacity has resulted in the mass failure presently being witnessed today.

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Principles of self discovery

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Advancements and achievements recorded in the 21stcentury have not reduced the numbers of death of great men who died as a result of depression and frustration. Most death according to studies result from man’s inability to discover himself. In trying to stem the malady of unfulfilled living or painful deaths as the case may be, resulting from the void and emptiness of man.

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How education can liberate a whole community — MTNF Scholar

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Mufutau Akuruyejo

When I was in my second year in school in 2012, I saw an advert in the MTN Foundation website where they requested for application from interested students for their scholarship scheme. I showed interest, took the exams and passed. Since then, I have maintained the required CGPA and have enjoyed the scholarship worth N200,000.

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Vodacom promotes e-Learning in schools

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VISIT: Senior Manager, Product Portfolio, Vodacom Business Nigeria, Mr Abu Etu (left); and Senior Manager, Network Engineering, Vodacom Business Nigeria, Mr Olumide Idowu (right) with pupils of Saints Peter and Paul Nursery and Primary School, Ikate, Elegushi Lekki, Lagos during a one-day Information and Communication Technology field trip to Vodacom facility, in Lagos.

In furthering its mission to empower youth through communication technology, Vodacom Business Nigeria hosted fifty-six students from the S.S. Peter & Paul Nursery and Primary School, Ikate Elegushi on a special tour of the company’s facilities to learn about the cloud computing and the technology behind e-learning.

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Time for class action suit against nuc, cle, nls and jamb (3)

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CANDIDATES WRITING UTME IN ABUJA

The story has been told of four lazy friends – Somebody, Anybody, Everybody and Nobody – with a task to be performed. Somebody said Anybody can do it; Anybody said Everybody should do it. In the end, Nobody did it.” Anonymous.Ask any of our leaders of thought – Pat Utomi, Bolaji Akinyemi, Hassan Kukah etc — what are the missing elements in our search for economic, political and social development.

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Delta CIE sues for quality child education

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In a bid to raise the standard of education in Niger Delta communities, parents have been advised not to help their children wards to acquire their certificates through examination malpractice, adding that doing so will amount to digging their academic graves unwittingly.

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Delta community sponsors 69 to earn NCE

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KOKO Community, Warri North Local Government Area of the state has sponsored about 69 students who have just graduated from the College of Education, Warri in its Koko Study center. A statement by the Chairman of the community, Mr. Jerry Atigan, says the community is also poised to increase the number with about 38 indigenes who are in the programme and also in their finals.

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Igbajo Polytechnic gets nod for NYSC programme

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Nigerian  Turkish International College Graduands at the ceremony.

“I am directed to inform you that after a careful consideration of your application viz-a-viz the records from National Board for Technical Education, NBTE, your institution has been included in the list of Corps producing institutions with Institution Code OS00020”.

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BOOK REVIEW

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Book: Choose To Be Different

The second and third chapters deal with sleep and complacency. Sleep is good but some people have turned it to a hobby and any little break is an opportunity for them to sleep which shows idleness or laziness. Complacency is a state of self satisfaction but there is an urgent need for us to stir our hearts to do more than we are doing presently.

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Tears of joy as 120 UNIZIK students bag scholarships from Senator Uba

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Senator Andy Uba

AWKA- DISBURSEMENT of N50,000 to each of the 120 students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University who were beneficiaries of the scholarship scheme instituted by the senator representing Anambra South senatorial zone, Dr. Andy Uba, has begun, with the beneficiaries shedding tears of joy and praising the senator for the gesture.

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University of Roehampton London online Introduces MA in early childhood

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The pioneering early-years educator Friedrich Froebel recognised the profound influence that community and social context had on whether and how young children’s playful explorations were facilitated or limited.

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Ndiomu Foundation boosts Osun teachers’ practical teaching skill

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TRAINING: From left; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Osun State, Mr. Lawrence Oyediran, representing theDeputy Governor; a guest; Managing Partner, Axiom Learning Solutions Limited, Mr. Ani Charles Bassey-Eyo and Managing Director, Vetiva Trustees Limited, Ms Ifeoma Udom, during the closing ceremony of the two-day teachers’ training programme, in Osogbo, Osun State.

The Charles Bebeye Ndiomu Foundation has carried out its social responsibility by taking the second edition of its ‘Train the Trainer Initiative’ to Osun State where it staged, for selected number of teachers from across Osun State, a two-day extensive training programme in classroom management and activity oriented lessons in core subjects.

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If It’s to be, it’s up to you

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On the side walks of life crowd of people are standing still in diverse groups from diverse cultures of diverse races blaming and complaining; if I had money…; if I had a good education…; if I had someone to help me…; if only the boss appreciated me…; if conditions around me were different…; if I hadn’t failed…; if I didn’t have a past…; if I could meet the right people…; if I could marry the right person…; if I could live my life over again…; if I only knew how…; and the voice trails off into silence.

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Leaders in academia to brainstorm on best practices in education mgt

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CT CHALLENGE: Dr Daniel Apori, Chairman, Nana Apori Schools (4th left); Evang Vida Apori proprietress (5th left); Mr Ebun Arowosegbe P.T.A Chairman, (3rd left); Mrs Tinuola Alabi (Parent) (1st left) Mrs Onayemi Adenike P. T.A Welfare Officer, (2nd left); Mr Olabode Olawole (2nd Right) and Mr Yemi Olaifa, MD Edge Varsity (1st Right) at the Nana Apori ICT Challenge Season Two held at Adiyan, Ogun State.

In a bid to bring together leaders in academia, business, government and civil society, to discuss and identify best practices for integrating sustainability and responsibility into management education, PRME Secretariat of the UN Global Compact Office is set to host the 6th PRME Assembly on June 23-25, 2015.

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MTN staff storm 12 schools to boost digital learning

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From left: Company Secretary, MTN Nigeria, Mrs. Ukpanah Utoh ; Principal, Lanre Awolokun Senior High School, Gbagada, Mrs. Adams Ibironke Abiodun; Executive Secretary, MTN Foundation, Ms. Nonny Ugboma and Project Manager, MTN 21 Days of Y’ello Care, 2013, Mr. Omojola Felix during the donation of a digital library to the school, in Lagos.

In its passion for education development, MTN operations across 22 countries in Africa and the middle East are uniting to kick off their annual staff volunteerism initiative during the 21 days Y’ello Care programme. The 21 days Y’ello Care is a period when MTN staff contribute both in cash and in kind to develop students.

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Kogi owes teachers N23bn — NUT

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Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Kogi State chapter has said that the State Government is owing the Basic Education Teachers in the State N23 billion. The State NUT Chairman, Comrade Suleman Abdullahi, who stated this in Lokoja while speaking with journalists said N8.7billion of this debt are arrears of four years leave grant.

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World Milk Day: Peak milk celebrates with 65 schools

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WINNERS: From left; Mrs. Ibiyemi Jegede, Lagos State Ministry of Education; Ore Famurewa, Corporate Affairs Director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc; Miss Chika Mbewu, pupil of Headstart Private School, Isolo (first prize winner); and Dolapo Otegbayi, Marketing Manager, FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc; during the presentation of prizes to winners of the Vision Nigeria Art Challenge organised by Peak Milk to mark this year's World Milk Day.

In commemoration of this year’s World Milk Day and to mark 60 years of nourishing Nigerians, FrieslandCampina WAMCO, makers of Peak Milk, celebrated with over 270,000 children from 273 private and public schools in Lagos State. Themed ‘Celebrating 60 years of Feeding Future Aspirations’ and to demonstrate the brand’s commitment to feeding aspirations, an art and craft challenge tagged ‘Vision Nigeria Art Challenge’ was initiated across selected schools in the state aimed at allowing children, with their Art teachers, to showcase their vision of Nigeria by using Peak cans, pouch and sachets to create a vision of the Nigeria they wish to live in.

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NANS expresses concern over administration of UBEC, JAMB, others

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National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has expressed resentment over the manner agencies under the education ministry, particularly the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Examination (JAMB) were being run, saying their operations were embedded in secrecy.

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Vivian Fowler underscores commitment to girl child education

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A cross section of Niger Delta youths during the programme.

The founder, Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls, Chief Leila Fowler, has reiterated the commitment of the college to ensure that proper education of the girl-child is carried out to enable them attain the desired level in the society, as there should be concerted efforts to train, nuture and develop the required capabilities and competences for the girl child.

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3 pupils get Tecno’s N300,000 scholarships

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In a bid to support education and its important role in students, smart phone maker, Tecno Mobile has awarded scholarship to three outstanding pupils in Lagos State. The scholarship award worth N100, 000 to each student was in commemoration of the 2015 children’s day celebration . Accordingly, Adebanji Ayomide of Royal Kristion College, Daniela Ajayi of Corel Peak School, and Martins Aneleba of Masuvic Glory School all in Lagos State were among among the students that got the scholarship award.

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Children’s Day: Safeguard promotes childern’s hygiene

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upils of Mother International School, and Grace International Nursery/Primary School, Calabar, during the Children's Day march past .

In its bid to further promote the health status of Nigerian children, Procter & Gamble’s anti-bacterial soap, Safeguard, has partnered with the popular TV series, Nnenna & Friends by Wale Adenuga Productions, to host over 7,000 children to a fun-filled and educational Children’s Day celebration.

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American University of Paris honours AUN President

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In another development, President of the AUN, Dr. Margee Ensign, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the American University of Paris (AUP) “for her leadership role in using education to promote peace, community development, and empowerment through a local platform, the Adamawa Peace Initiative (API), which she chairs.”

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Probe allocation, IGR of higher institutions, TMG urges Buhari

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ABUJA – TRANSITION Monitoring Group (TMG) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to look into money allocated to the higher institutions of learning including their Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), with a view to ensuring judicious use of educational resources in the country. The group alleged that an unfathomable level of corruption is going on in the nation’s education system, as money given to them is not properly used.

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Graduate unemployment, time-bomb in Nigeria

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As graduate unemployment rate soars in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa, report has revealed that students in these sub-Saharan African countries no longer see their future in conventional salaried employment, but rather in self-employment. The research which was conducted by more than 6000 final-year students and focus groups with students in all four African countries is a focal point of discuss at the ‘Going Global’, the British Council’s annual conference for leaders of international education in London.

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Best graduating student, class speaker extol virtues of AUN’s community service programme

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Marvellous Imabeh

“You don’t have that in a regular Nigerian university where you are expected to follow a set of rules in doing your course. But here, you have professors who are not too strict, who unlike most Nigerian professors allow you to explore, make your mistakes and they pick you up; you have friends who are not looking at how rich or poor you are. There is this wholeness and oneness mixed.”

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How we’re grooming young entrepreneurs in schools — NB

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In a bid to tackle the alarming deterioration of the nation’s education sector, as well as the attendant unemployment rate, the Nigeria Breweries Plc (NB), last Friday, gathered over 500 students from across five schools, in Lagos, to enlighten them on the right career paths to take. Among the participating schools at the event tagged ‘Beyond the School’, a career and guidance counselling initiative of Nigerian Breweries-Felix Ohiwerei (NB-FO) Education Trust Fund, were SSI-SS3 students of Oregun Senior Secondary School, Oregun;

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