By all intents and purposes, 2015 is the year that Nigeria, among other countries are expected to achieve the Education For All, EFA goal. However, by all observations and realities, Nigeria will not meet that goal. Saturday School Life, SSL, looks at the education sector in retrospect as well emerging trends that might change the face of the sector in 2015.Read More →
DESPITE considerable progress experienced in the education sector in 2014, stakeholders are still concerned that Nigeria is yet to overcome its numerous challenges bordering on; rot, kidnapping and killing of innocent school children in their schools by Boko Haram insurgents, increase in the number of out-of-school children, incessant strikes by staff unions over welfare and the state of teaching and learning facilities, and the dying prospect of meeting the 2015 United Nations’ deadline for Education for All.Read More →
THE Federal Government says it intends to inject N1.2 trillion into the nation’s universities for infrastructural development and capacity building within the next three years.Read More →
THE coordinator and founder of Mothers’ Summit, under the auspice of Funke Adejumo Foundation, Rev. Funke Adejumo, has clamoured for the need for parents to continuously map out quality time for their children to teach and guide them in the right direction in life, adding that a preserved childhood is better than a repaired adulthood.Read More →
LAGOS State University, LASU, was conceived by the Governor Jakande government as a university which will not only provide university opportunities for Lagos State residents but for all Nigerians and which would quickly attain a national and global standard befitting Nigeria’s self-proclaimed Centre of Excellence.Read More →
A PROFESSOR of Mathematics with Tai Solarin University of Education, Ogun State, Abayomi Arigbabu, has advocated for a five years training programme for teachers in place of the existing four years in Nigerian tertiary institutions.Read More →
Widespread anomie prevalent in Nigeria, occasioned by a virtual dilapidation of the societal ethical and moral framework, has literally squelched any social appetite for comparative sociological analysis of any segment of the Nigerian society and a corresponding segment of any foreign country even if that country is Somalia .Read More →
IT is no longer new that the Lagos State University, LASU has been in the news on issues bothering on the withdrawal of 19 Ph.D certificates from lecturers. Its Vice Chancellor, Professor John Obafunwa, while speaking with journalists, bares his mind on sundry issues as they affect the institution and how they have been managedRead More →
Head of the Nigeria National Office of West African Examinations Council,WAEC, Mr. Charles Eguridu has stated that making Mathematics a compulsory subject for students seeking admission in tertiary institutions is unfair, when the candidate’s course of study in the university has nothing to do with Mathematics.Read More →
“The economist like anyone else must concern himself with the fate of man.”Read More →
WITH seven days to year 2015, and in line with our tradition, Vanguard Learning takes stock of events that shaped the nation’s education sector, especially as the year is not ending on a striking noteRead More →
Dr. Emmanuel Governor of Delta State is an achiever who would prefer his works to speak for him rather than flaunt them on the pages of Newspapers. True to his nature, Dr. Uduaghan devoted the most part of his first term (2007 – 2011) to creating a peaceful environment for genuine enterprise to thrive. His three point agenda of Peace and Security, Human Capital Development and Infrastructure Development became the centre point of his developmental programmes. His Delta beyond oil mantra signaled the end of an era and the beginning of a new one.Read More →
THE West African Examinations Council, WAEC, in its bid to encourage brilliant students and bring healthy competition among West African students, yearly presents awards for outstanding performance in May/June WASSCE.Read More →
NIGERIA’S first generation universities, University College, Ibadan, University of Ife, Ahmadu Bello University, University of Nigeria, University of Lagos and University of Benin, produced graduates with Bachelors degrees which were accepted everywhere in the world for those wanting to pursue advanced degree courses. This was the common experience in the United States, where some, coming for their Master’s Degree programmes were given extra credits for work already done as undergraduates in Nigeria.Read More →
Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN, has urged corps members deployed to Lagos State to leave behind a positive impact at the expiration of their service year.
He gave this charge during the swearing-In ceremony held at the NYSC orientation camp, Iyana Ipaja, Lagos.
He said: “As agents of change and development, the state is looking up to you for physical transformation and technological ideas that will add to the socio-economic development in our education sector.” Also, he pointed out that attention of corps members are needed in poverty eradication, rural health and in combating the HIV/AIDS pandemic as well as other ills and diseases bedeviling the society.Read More →
Yaba College of Technology, Yabatech, with a total of 17 gold, 8 silver and 9 bronze medals, has won the 18th Nigeria Polytechnic Games, NIPOGA, held in Bida, Niger State, bring it to seven, the number of times the school has won the title and giving them the most successful school in NIPOGA historyRead More →
In furtherance of the search for Africa’s best début fiction writer for 2014, Etisalat Nigeria has announced a shortlist of three writers.
The shortlisted writers and their works are Nadia Davids, An Imperfect Blessing published by Random House Struik-Umuzi; Chinelo Okparanta’s Happiness Like Water published by Granta Publication and Songeziwe Mahlangu, Penumbra published by Kwela Books, Imprint of NB Publishers.Read More →
Adisa Bashua Primary School, Surulere, Lagos has benefited from the Nigerian Breweries – Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund (ETF) as it renovated the school, making it a conducive place for learning.
Speaking at the commissioning and handover of the school to its authorities, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Nicolaas Vervelde said that the gesture was borne out of a request from the school’s head teacher.Read More →
The joy of 1,372 students across the country knew no bounds as MTN Foundation presented scholarship awards to them. In the formal presentation of scholarship awardees to the world held at the National Theatre, Lagos, the MTN Foundation Chairman, Ambasssador Hamzat Ahmadu said: “Overall, the Foundation has awarded scholarships to 1,205 high performing science and technology students while 167 brilliant, visually impaired students have also received scholarships this year.”Read More →
PROFESSOR of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Professor Oladipo Akinkugbe has stated that King’s College, Lagos, will produce a Nobel Laureate on or before 2109.
He predicted this during King’s College’s second century Book and Floreat Fund Launch where its alumni across the country gathered to plan for the future.
WORRIED by the perennial drop in the quality of education in the country, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare, Delta State Commissioner for Education (Basic and Secondary Schools), has blamed the decline in standards on the taking over of all primary and secondary schools by government.Read More →
EVERY child conceived and birthed into the world is meant to bring happiness to both parents as they nurture and shower affection on the child. However, this wasn’t the case of a baby who was delivered into a family in Benin in 1938. Due to the baby’s sickly and fainting nature, his stern hard-hearted father told his mother to dump him on a garbage heap and leave him there to die.Read More →
THOUGH the calendar still says December, with parents and children already in the Christmas and holiday mood, it is never too early for parents to start planing for the next school term as saving for back-to-school may take a back seat right now due to the festive season’s preparations.
As a new term draws nearer so fast, a Benin based mother of four, Mrs Nkechi Marchie, advises many unprepared parents to avoid scrambling to source for the funds to pay the fees of their ward(s) by setting aside the school fees before shopping for the christmas.Read More →
Giving the country’s alarming rate of unemployment, which have continued to force an army of Nigerian youths abroad in search of greener pasture, renowned industrialists and entrepreneurs who gathered, last Thursday, at the opening ceremony of Anabel Group 3rd Nigerian Leadership Summit 2014, held at Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos, have advised the youths to embrace entrepreneurship development and stop waiting for government to do everything.Read More →
16 year- old Justin Ifeanyi Nwaoha, an SS3 student of ISOLOG College, Ojodu, Lagos State, has won the second edition of the PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge (PZCCC).
Justin, with a cumulative score of 72 per cent in both theory and practical sessions of the intensive final, was rewarded with N700,000 cash, a laptop, a trophy and gold medal. His Chemistry teacher, Mr. Mayowa Adeoti, went home with N100,000 and a plague, while Chemistry books worth N100,000 were also presented to his school.
I never would have gone to that school if I knew my career and entire life would be so frustrated. Imagine paying tuition, studying all night for examinations and not seeing most of your results? I went through that school to facilitate my rise in the Nigeria Police which I had joined as a secondary school leaver, but as things are now, maybe I should have spent that money on my wife and children. Rising to the top here is extremely slow except you have a degree, but see how that school has frustrated me!”Read More →
Education has remained a vital tool in human existence. It is regarded as the act of acquiring knowledge and skill in different spheres of life. An educated person is believed to have acquired the skill of being logical and rational, knowledgeable and sceptical in his or her dealings. Education does not only give us the privilege of acquiring knowledge, it also helps us develop our sense of morality, ethics and the dexterity of presenting facts when necessary.Read More →
MASTER Nder Sesugh Samuel from Vaatia College, Makurdi , Benue State has emerged overall best candidate in the 2014 NECO examination in Nigeria.Read More →
For their excellent commitment to embedding an international dimension in their curriculum, Glisten International Academy, Abuja, Grace Schools,Lagos, Jephthah Comprehensive Secondary School, Rivers and CITA International School, Rivers have been presented with the British Council International School Award (ISA)Read More →
Edo College still remains one of the cherished schools in Nigeria and this old generation school has churned great men for Nigeria. However, some former students of the school, who left the school 50 years ago have decided to return to their old school to contribute their quota and the coordinator of this initiative, Dr. Osarieme Bazuaye told journalists that it is high time that former students returned to their alma mater and make meaningful impact.Read More →
THE winner of Luzneema Foundation scholarship award has emerged. Miss Cecilia Oluwasola Osho 19, beat nine final contestants to clinch the only 2014 slot for Nigerian youths to study in Canada.Read More →