WORRIED by the deplorable state of Nigeria’s educational institutions at all levels, especially at the early years and primary levels, and the dwindling fortunes of the sector, unarguably the bedrock of any development, Edumark Consult in conjunction with Concerned Parents and Educators Network (CPEN) organised a one day conference tagged The Gathering, aimed at birthing a new generation of education reformers.Read More
STakeholders in education sector, especially Nigerian teachers, yesterday, while celebrating the 2016 World Teachers’ Day, critically identified the abrogation of Grade II teacher, unworkable curriculum and poor remuneration, among others, as the bane of our education standard. Just as it has been disclosed that Nigeria’s education system has lost its glory by occupying the 145th position in primary education advancement in the world’s record.Read More
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the multinational professional services network, estimates that by 2040 Africa is expected to have the world’s largest labour force, ahead of even India and China. But as of today, it is a labour force with some serious skills and education challenges.Read More
Federal government has been urged to extend retirement age of teachers to 70 years like it was done to professors in the nation’s universities.Read More
Teachers will mark the 2016 World Teachers’ Day on empty stomach; unable to pay school fees of their children as schools resume; and unable to wear decent clothes and live in homes with minimal comfortRead More
History: The Federal Government yesterday called for immediate dis-articulation of social studies in the current curriculum of basic schools and reintroduction of history as a subject.Read More
The preliminary rounds of the 2016 Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics Television Quiz Show ended last weekend and produced 36 semi-finalists who are set to battle for the 12 slots in the finals of both Junior and Senior categories.Read More
AS Nigeria celebrates its Independence on Saturday, it is imperative to recapitulate the role education played in gaining our freedom from Britain 56 years ago.Read More
CHAIRMAN, Abbeycome Nursery/Primary School, a co-educational institution for primary and early learners, Mr. Olumide Osifoluke has implored education stakeholders to establish a system that would discover more talents for the benefit of the nation’s educational system the society at large.Read More
IN its quest to boost vocational skills among Nigerian youth, the Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board, LASTVEB, and Transtouch International Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to train students, with Lagos technical college as pioneer.Read More
THE EducationUSA in Nigeria has urged Nigerian youth to take the opportunity of the Mandela Washington Fellowship to contribute to building their society.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship, a flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative, encourages Nigerian youth to access a 6 weeks training course at any top US university in areas such as, Civic Leadership, Public Management, Business and Entrepreneurship.
The program expects eligible Nigerian candidates between the ages of 25 and 35 at the time of application, who have demonstrated track record of leadership in a public, private, or civic organization, and a commitment to contributing their skills and talents to build and serve their communities.
As a key part of the US commitment to invest in the future of Africa, the EducationUSA is pleased to announce that applications for the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship has begun and interested candidates should visit the Information Resource Center at the US Embassy in Abuja or US Consulate General in Lagos.
Meanwhile, nearly one in three Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and around 60 percent of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is part of the President’s overall effort to invest in the education and training of the continent’s next generation of leaders.
Since its inception, 186 young Nigerians have participated in the Fellowship, and over 45,000 young professionals in Nigeria have joined the YALI network. In 2016, 100 young Nigerians participated in the Fellowship.
FIVE bright Nigerian students have received the ultimate award for being the best graduating students in their respective universities.Read More
ADMINISTRATORS of schools have been urged to imbibe global best practice in employing teachers, adding that to get the best for our children, trained teachers and passionate graduates are those who can deliver qualitative education to students.Read More
TO make the life and job of staff and patients at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, easier and more efficient, two Software Engineering graduates of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) in Yola, developed an app, NHIS PATEXP, in keeping with the university’s mission as a development university.Read More
IGNATIUS Akpabio has joined the distinguished and inspirational line of young Nigerians proving that we are some of the best in the world. In a tradition of excellence that is well-earned, Akpabio topped an international faculty of post-graduate scholars to clinch the prestigious British Petroleum (BP) prize for the best project on the course at the School of Computing Science and Digital Media’s annual awards ceremony, 2016, of Robert Gordon University, RGU, Aberdeen, UK.Read More