WHen the Education for All by 2015 Millennium Development Goal was postulated in 2000, skeptics doubted the ability of countries like Nigeria to live up to that goal in a 15-year time frameRead More →
The Supervising Minister of Education, Barrister Nyesom Wike, has called on the management of Total Upstream to adopt King’s College Lagos, to help bring back the lost glory of the college.Read More →
Kogi State Universal Education Board, SUBEB, has made a rattling revelation that about 520 teachers employed by the State Government for the primary school sector possessed fake certificates.Read More →
It has been said that any university that is not impacting on its community is not worth its salt, therefore, in this enounter with Vanguard Learning in Yola, five undergraduate students of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) share their experiences, saying they are being trained to bring about the much needed change in Africa, especially through their community service programmeRead More →
Samsung Electronics West Africa has partnered with the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA to address the issue of technical and engineering skills shortage in Nigeria.Read More →
As part of measures to further bridge the gap between girls and boys’ access to information and communications technology (ICT), the Women in Technology in Nigeria, WITIN, recently hosted the 2014 edition of the Iridescent’s Technovation Challenge for over 50 girls from about 13 secondary schools in Lagos and Ogun states.Read More →
Crisis erupted at Awada Secondary School, Obosi, Anambra State following a disagreement between the management of the school and the Parents/Teachers Association (PTA) over the manner in which the N10 million relief fund donated to the school by Governor Peter Obi for renovation was spent.Read More →
Governor Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers State has stated that the reduction of the Federal allocation from N20 billion to N13 billion which has affected the Rivers State developmental projects will not hinder his passion for progress in the state.Read More →
THE first generation builds, the second generation inherits and the third generation demolishes.” Chinese saying.Read More →
NIGERIA will be among the 80 countries that will participate in the Global Education Summit to be organized by the British Council in the United States in May this year.Read More →
THE Exam Ethics Marshal International has praised the Provost of the Federal College of Education, Eha Amufu, Professor Benjamin Mbah, for his efforts at entrenching ethical examination and assessment practices in the schoolRead More →
Bothered by the yearly failures of our secondary school students in their Senior School Certificate Examinations, SSCE, the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has swung into action to tackle the downward trends by organising national trainings for secondary school teachers, beginning with Lagos State.Read More →
SENIOR Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, has called on the Federal Government to comprehensively bailout universities by paying up the arrears of the Earned Allowances from 2009 up to 2013.Read More →
When we came in, less than three per cent of Osun students sitting external examinations were considered matricable. By any yardstick or standard, this sector was dead. Look at the consequence of that particular sector– the pupils, the system, the environment. The teachers refused to teach and to impact knowledge. And for them to be effective, many things must come to play. Teachers must be interested and be encouraged to teach. Also, the pupil that finds himself in an unacceptable learning environment is unable to learn.Read More →
A delegation from the Wolverhampton University, United Kingdom (UK), led by its Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer, has paid a courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Julius Okojie, to explore collaboration with the Commission in the area of entrepreneurship studies.Read More →
The Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Dr. Musa Babayo, has disclosed that N300 billion meant for tertiary institutions, was lying idle in TETFund’s Project Account with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).Read More →
The inaugural Public Policy lecture series titled, Building Credible Electoral Process for Democratic Sustainability being put together by the alumni association of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, AANI, will hold on March 11, 2014 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.Read More →
The Sergius Oseasochie Ogun Foundation has offset the 2014 NECO/WAEC enrolment fees for 550 students drawn from Esan North and Esan South East local government areas of Edo State.Read More →
Old Students’ Association of Ife-Oluwa Grammar School, (IOGS) Osogbo, Osun State, has urged the state governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola to quickly renovate dilapidated structures in the school which his administration recently classified as a middle school in its on going reforms in the education sector.Read More →
The Rivers State Government says it will host the 2014 National French Competition for secondary school students in the country later this year. The Commissioner for Education, Dame Alice Lawrence-Nemi stated this while welcoming the Director of Alliance Française, Port Harcourt, Mrs Helene Okutue and the executive members of Nigerian Association of French Teachers (NAFT) in her office in Port Harcourt.Read More →
Frederick Douglass, the African-American social reformer, writer and statesman said that “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free,” while Kofi Atta Annan, seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, opined that “Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.”Read More →
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow for 2001-2002, Dr. Benedicta Chiwokwu Agusiobo, recently received the Distinguished Educator in Nigeria award from the Education Times, a monthly education magazine.Read More →
The 4th in the series of Covenant University’s Inaugural Lecture comes up on Friday, February 14, 2014 at the University Chapel.
The lecture entitled: Microbial Life in The Presence of Carbon and Oxygen: Consequences for Man, will be delivered by an astute scholar and Professor of Medical Microbiology, Professor Louis Osayenum Egwari.
The Centre for Vocational Empowerment and Development, CVED, an arm of the Dominion Faith International Church, Ipaja, will begin its 13th session tomorrow, February 7, 2014.Read More →
Fortunately for the C&S churches, Mose Ori-molade died before the arrival of private universities. The same can be said of the Celestial Church of Christ under Oshoffa and the Aladura Church under Ositelu. But virtually all these churches broke up into splinter groups after the founder died. At least, none went beyond the immediate successor before breaking into factions.Read More →
THE management of Greater Tomorrow Group of Schools, Benin-City, Edo State, has disclosed that it has spent over N30 million on the rehabilitation of infrastructure under its phase one programme.Read More →
UBA Foundation has spurred education career of Nigerian youths as it organised a mentoring and reading session with the students of the Sacred Heart Girls International School – Marian Calabar.Read More →
All doubts and myths surrounding the use of Moringa leaf and tree were dealt with at a lecture recently held at the Federal University of Technology, Akure. The lecture organised by the university’s Centre for Research and Development (CERAD) with the topic Uses and Potentials of Moringa Products for Health Improvement and Wealth Creation, was delivered by a former staff of the university and the National Secretary, Moringa Development Association of Nigeria (MDAN), John Tolani.Read More →
By Abiodun Alade demand reopening of registration portal reversal of school fee hike adequate funding from government The students of the Lagos State University (LASU) have taken their campaign to the social media, with the launch of #SaveLASU on twitter, which has become one of the trending issues on the platform. The students are demandingRead More →
Two good heads are better than one. This popular adage buttresses the fact that a conglomeration of truly intellectual minds is sure to bring about more results than the idea of one single individual.Read More →
Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Julius Okojie has lamented the dearth of admission spaces for the over one million students jostling for university education every year. He noted that although we have 50 private universities which complement the 79 public universities, admission spaces are still inadequate.Read More →
By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor
A media stir over an alleged open letter from former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida to President Goodluck Jonathan was calming late yesterday after raising concerns among close associates of the two men.
The letter which was a regurgitation of a statement issued by Babangida on the state of the nation in July 2011 was rehearsed to fit in with present realities. The statement received a life of its own after it was posted on the facebook page of All Progressives Congress, APC Deputy National Secretary, Mallam Nasir El-rufai.
The letter was, however, dismissed as a concoction by Mr. Kassim Afegbua, erstwhile media aide to Gen. Babangida who was quoted to have released the letter in a statement.
Afegbua who is now spokesman to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State described the statement as an act of blackmail saying he did not issue the statement and that it did not come from Babangida.
“I did not issue the said statement that is flying around the social media on behalf of IBB,” Afegbua said in a statement made available to Vanguard yesterday.
“Let me also declare with all the emphasis at my disposal that General IBB did not authorize anyone to issue any statement on his behalf let alone crediting same odious statement to me; Prince Kassim Afegbua.”
The letter posted on several social media sites quoted the former military president as telling Jonathan:
“I will like to advise President Goodluck Jonathan to tread cautiously so that those sycophants in, and out of government will not derail his focus, resilience and perseverance. He needs all the comportment, resilience, perseverance, introspection and determination to be able to take the right decisions for the good of the country. The arrest and release of Mallam Nasir El-Rufai is a deliberate distraction which the President must run away from.”
But denying the letter yesterday Afegbua said:
“General IBB is a leader of leaders that I admire so much and one whose understanding of the delicate politics of the country is, in my honest view, unequalled. I have been a very good student of his political school of thought since I met him till date and I will remain so till the end of time. It is not in his character to join issues with leaders in such pedestrian manner as reflected in the so-called statement credited to me. This rebuttal becomes instructive to put the records straight and disabuse the minds of our numerous followers, friends and associates who may come across this statement in one way or the other.”
“I therefore wish to formally disown the said statement in part, whole and its entirety. It was neither authorized by me nor General IBB and should be so discountenanced. I wish to thank my reputable colleagues in the media who quickly saw through this statement as a piece of abhorrence and alerted me almost immediately. May God continue to replenish your wisdom and deep sense of judgment.”Read More →