THOUSANDS OF NIGERIAN KIDS NOW SKIP PRIMARIES 5 & 6- INVESTIGATION

Thousands of primary school pupils under the influence of their parents and teachers tend to skip either Primary 6 or Primary 5 classes and proceed to secondary school, Daily Trust investigation has shown. However, experts said most of these “high-ability pupils’’ come to regret the action later, because apart from missing the vital lessons of primaries 5 and 6, they apparently find themselves smaller and younger-looking, than their classmates and after graduation, have to wait and attain the traditional age of admission before they get to higher institutions. Grade skipping…

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NIGERIANS COMPARE AND CONTRAST BUHARI’S ATTITUDE TO EDUCATION WITH THAT OF TRUMP

Few weeks ago, News were making head after Nigerian president, Muhammad Buhari review that Education doesn’t guarantee an automatic employment for a job, that you would have to learn some skills afterwards. Nigerians have taken to twitter platform to review the difference between our own president Buhari and the US president over Donald Trump recent tweet on graduating students. https://9jainfoupdates.com/nigerians-come-for-president-buhari-after-donald-trump-tweet-on-education/ (Quote) (Report) (Like) (Share)

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SEE EFFECTS OF INSECURITY ON EDUCATION IN NORTHEAST

By Dayo Adesulu The devastating effects of nine years of insurgency attacks on  North-East school buildings, teachers and students have brought education in that zone years backwards. Statistics showed that  2,295 teachers have been killed and 19,000 others displaced in Bornu, Yobe and Adamawa States in the last nine years, while an estimate of 1,500 schools had been destroyed since 2014, with over 1,280 casualties among teachers and students. Many of these incidents were never reported by the national media. The popular ones that drew the attention of all and…

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100 APPLICANTS WHO CAME FOR KEBBI TEACHING APPOINTMENTS HAD FAKE CERTIFICATES

The ongoing recruitment of secondary school  teachers by the Kebbi State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, has seen more than 100 prospective employees apply for the teaching job with fake certificates.The permanent secretary in the ministry, Hajiya Rafatu Hammani, who confirmed that they seen  over 100 applicants apply for the Kebbi teaching job with fake certificates, said they are working closely with security agencies and educational institutions in their investigation. She said: “We are working closely with security agencies and educational institutions to find out how they got the…

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KANO’S FIRST PRIVATELY OWNED UNIVERSITY TAKES OFF WITH 82 STUDENTS

Skyline University Nigeria, SUN, the first private university established in Kano State on Saturday matriculated 82 pioneer students admitted into the 2018/2019 academic session. DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the students were admitted into various Bachelors’ degree programmes in School of Arts, Management & Social Sciences, SAMSS, as well as the School of Sciences and Information Technology, SSIT. Speaking during the maiden matriculation ceremony, held at the university’s campus in Kano, Vice-Chancellor Sudhakar Kota challenged the students to take advantage of the opportunity to become successful individuals and responsible citizens of…

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UNITY SCHOOLS EXAMS: LAGOS TOPS WITH 25,000 APPLICANTS, ZAMFARA FIELDS 59

National Examination Council, NECO, and parents of candidates, yesterday, commended the conduct of the entrance examination into the 104 Unity Colleges across the 36 states in the country. File: Students writing Exam At the examination centre monitored by Sunday Vanguard, parents and  NECO officials, who spoke with Sunday Vanguard, lauded the conduct, adding that the examination was orderly and peaceful. According to them, no stranger or parent was allowed to get close to the centre, as parents were asked to keep a distance from candidates at the examination hall. DEATH…

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PRIMARY, JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS TO BE FREE IN OGUN

The incoming administration of Prince Dapo Abiodun in Ogun State plans to make Primary and Junior secondary school education tuition-free. This is as the governor-elect  has assured the management, staff and students of Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE), Omu-Ijebu, of immediate attention once his government is inaugurated on May 29, 2019. Ogun State Deputy Governor-elect, Mrs. Noimot Salako-Oyedele disclosed the planned free tuition when she visited the Lepers’ Colony in Iberekodo and Gideon Orphanage and Home for the aged in Asero Abeokuta. According to a statement by her aides,…

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I WANT TO ESTABLISH MUHAMMADU BUHARI UNIVERSITY, AISHA REVEALS

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has expressed her plan to establish a private university to be known as Muhammadu Buhari University. She disclosed this on Saturday during a town hall meeting in Yola, organised by her in collaboration with Concerned Indigenes of Adamawa. Aisha, who did not, however, reveal when or where the university would be sited, explained that the university would be established in collaboration with partners from Sudan and Qatar. Aisha, who lamented the challenges facing education and various sectors in the state, called for active support…

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NUC APPROVES ANOTHER STATE UNIVERSITY FOR IMO, SEE THE NAME

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the take-off of the University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences in Imo, as the 49th state owned University in the country. NAN reports that the approval was given by Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, Executive Secretary of NUC in Abuja on Thursday. Rasheed, while presenting the Certificate to Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo, said the university located in Umuagwo, now became the second University to be established by the state. He said the establishment of the new university had increased the number of Nigeria Universities…

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60MILLION NIGERIANS ARE ILLITERATES – FG

Sonny Echono, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, says nearly 60 million Nigerians are illiterates. Echono made this known on Thursday at the Federal Government College Otobi, during the inauguration of a pilot Literacy Centre for the North Central Geo-Political Zone. The permanent secretary expressed regret that the illiteracy rate among the youths and adults was high. According to him, Literacy Centres to be established in 104 Federal Government Colleges (FGCs) are aimed at reducing the high rate of illiteracy at the low cadre staff of the institutions, stressing that…

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