EDUCATION

Fayose Celebrates Son’s Graduation

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has called on Nigerians to invest in the country’s education sector expressing belief that a Nigerian university can one day emerge best in the world with proper funding. The governor made this remark while speaking with newsmen at the 12th Convocation Ceremony of the Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State. The first family was in Ota on )Friday to celebrate one of their Sons, Oluwarogbayimika Fayose who is one of the “Royal Set of Eagles” released by the institution in 2017. “I won’t condemn people for sending their wards to study abroad but I have ...
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Dickson’s Educational Revolution Is Excited, Says Gowon

A former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon on Thursday said Governor Seriake Dickson’s revolutionary approach to educational development would turn around the fortunes of Bayelsa State in the near future. Gowon stated this at the commissioning ceremony of the Ijaw National Academy at Kaiama, during which Governor Dickson presented a cheque of N97 million to the State Education Development Trust Fund Board. He described the facilities at the Academy as impressive, adding that the vision behind the setting up of the free boarding secondary school is commendable as it is designed to achieve academic excellence and capacity building. While ...
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Gov. Bello Bans ASUU In Kogi Varsity

Kogi State Government on Wednesday proscribed activities of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in Kogi State University (KSU), Ayangba. By this pronouncement, all ASUU activities in the university have been banned. Gov. Yahaya Bello, who announced the proscription in Lokoja shortly after the weekly executive council meeting, said that the decision was with immediate effect. He told journalists that the state government was forced to take the decision following the refusal of the lecturers to call off six months old strike. Bello said that ASUU rebuffed all government efforts to persuade it to end the strike, including meeting ...
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Amend UBEC Act To Accommodate Senior Secondary Schools, Wike Urges

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called for the amendment of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) Act to accomodate the funding of senior secondary education across the country . Speaking on Monday at the Government House Port Harcourt during a courtesy visit by the House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education and Services, Governor Wike also announced that Rivers State will flag off the total rehabilitation of 174 primary schools in the state. Governor Wike said rather than establish another commission to cater for the infrastructural needs of senior secondary schools, UBEC should be empowered by law to ...
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214,952 Students Cheated In WAEC

Some  214,952 candidates cheated in the May-June West African Senior School Certificate Examination(WASSCE) and their results have been seized by the authorities. Mr. Olu Adenipekun, Head of National Office of the West African Examination Council, WAEC, announced this in Lagos as he also announced the cheering news of a seven percent improvement in the number of candidates that passed the examination with five credits. Last year, 52.9 percent of the candidates recorded the feat. The number jumped to 59.22  percent this year, out of the 1,559,662 candidates that  sat for the examination. Adenipekun said WAEC is still investigating the exam ...
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