Education

Children’s Day: Buhari advocates end to violence against children

President Muhammadu Buhari, has called on families, security agencies and other stakeholders to rise up and take urgent steps towards stemming the rising wave of violence against children.

Buhari, who stated this in his message on the 2018 children day, re-affirmed his administration’s co [...]

Sun, 03 June 2018


ASUU, others reject amendments to TETFund law

Efforts to amend the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, Act 2011 and expand its scope of intervention have suffered setbacks as stakeholders firmly rejected changes to the law.

Two separate bills proposing the amendments of clause 72a and 73 had passed first and second reading at the House [...]

Sun, 03 June 2018


UNICEF targets 41,391 school enrolments in Zamfara, Kebbi

The United Nations International Children Fund, UNICEF, is targeting 41,391 enrolment of boys and girls in basic schools in Zamfara and Kebbi states, under its Educate A Child, EAC, cash transfer programme co-funded by Qatar Foundation.

UNICEF Education Specialist in Nigeria, Azuka Menkiti, who [...]

Wed, 23 May 2018


FG takes steps to curb leadership rivalry in education parastatals

As part of efforts to curtail the rivalry between boards and management of education Parastatals, the Federal Government has charged Chairmen of Boards and Chief Executive Officers of the agencies not to confuse their roles as spelled out by enabling laws.

Speaking at a one-day consultative wor [...]

Wed, 23 May 2018


Niger allocates N193 million to sustain cash transfer

The Niger State Government has allocated N193 million to sustain a Cash Transfer Programme, CTP, initiated by the United Nations International Children Fund, UNICEF, to boost girl-child enrolment in primary schools.

Niger State Coordinator of CTP, Mr. Idris Arzika, stated this at a UNICEF Inter [...]

Wed, 23 May 2018


NABTEB registrar under probe as board lays charges

Strong indications emerged last Thursday that the Registrar and Chief Executive of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board, NABTEB, Prof Ifeoma Isuigo-Abanihe, is under probe by its Governing Board led by Prof Leonard Karshima Shilgba.

 

Shilgba, in a statement made a [...]

Wed, 23 May 2018


Adamu advocates better welfare for African teachers

As the 7th Annual Conference of African Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities, AFTRA, ends in Abuja, the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has called on African countries to pay close attention to the welfare of teachers and take steps towards delivering quality education.

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Wed, 23 May 2018


FG restates commitment to competent workforce in FUCs

Nigeria’s Education Ministry has restated its commitment towards training and retraining  staff across cadres to ensure effective  workforce in Federal Unity Colleges.

Permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arch. Sonny Echono, gave the assurance in Abuja while  [...]

Wed, 23 May 2018


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