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11,710 Nigerians currently studying in US – Consul General

The United States Consul General F. John Bray on Tuesday in Lagos disclosed that there are currently 11,710 students from Nigeria studying in the United States. With that number, he said Nigeria becomes 1st in Sub-Saharan Africa and 12th in the world.

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Obi faults implementation of UBEC

FORMER Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has faulted the implementation of the Universal Basic Education Commission’s Programme, saying that contrary to the manner of its implementation, that it was actually supposed to benefit all the pupils in the country, including those that attend private schools. Obi made this observation yesterday during his visit to Madonna Academy, Iyiowa, Odekpe, in Onitsha Metropolis. 

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13.5m out-of-school children worrisome— UBEC Executive Secretary

As Nigeria’s  education sector continues to experience a decline  in standard and quality of infrastructure, the Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, Dr Hamid Bobboyi has said  the most worrisome issue was the out-of-school children phenomenon. He said: “The most worrisome issue is the out-of-school children phenomenon as the figures range from 8.7m to 13.5m pupils, the highest in the world.” He lamented that in the North-East and the North-West  58% and 51% of their children respectively  never attended school or attend only quranic  schools.Bobboyi who described the trend as a challenge during a stakeholders round table in Lagos organised by Oando Foundation, pointed out that the Almajiri, migrant communities, the girl-child predicament, Boko Haram and killer herdsmen helped to increase the figure of out-of-school children.He lamented the learning crisis in the North-West and North-East where pupils would be in  school but little learning

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How TASUED generates IGR through entrepreneurship

Professor of Mathematics, Abayomi Adelaja Arigbabu is a seasoned administrator, erudite scholar and Vice-Chancellor, Tai Solarin University of Education, TASUED. In the last 25 years, Arigbabu has been involved in Mathematics, Science and Technology (MST) Education and preparatory programmes in Nigeria. In this interview, he spoke on sundry issues bordering on education and the place
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