Month: December 2019

School board appreciates headteachers – The Nation Newspaper

By Kofoworola Belo-Osagie   THE end of year party for head teachers of public primary schools in Lagos State held Monday was their red carpet event for the year. Beyond being an annual event by the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) to appreciate their hard work managing the state’s 1,016 public primary schools, …

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Council trains youths, widows in arts/craft

By Munirat Saliman and Ogechukwu Nwankwo   The Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture has awarded certificates to 34 beneficiaries of its five-day 2019 Creative Industries Skill Acquisition Workshop. Participants learnt diverse creative skills ranging from plastic craft, paper craft, and tie and dye to soft cushion, card craft among others to ignite the …

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AAU alumni launch N100m fund for health centre

Our Reporter   Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma alumni association Lagos chapter has launched a N100m Appeal Fund for the upgrading and renovation of the university’s health centre. At a well-attended Fundraising and Awards Dinner in Lagos, chairman, AAU Alumni association Lagos Chapter, Mr. Chris Iyere decried the preventable deaths and loss of lives in …

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Technical education, best antidote to joblessness, insecurity, says Rector

The Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Dr. Hephzibar Oladebeye, has stressed the need for the country to encourage technical education through proper funding of polytechnics as well as other Science and Technology schools to train Nigerians in skills and vocations that can guarantee self employment. Oladebeye said acquisition of skills remains the greatest antidote to unemployment …

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LASU speaks on murder of student for ‘ritual’

Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, has called for caution from its students following the alleged murder of one of the institution’s final-year-female student. The police in Ogun State had arrested a 23-year-old man, Adeeko Owolabi, for allegedly killing Favour Daley-Oladele, a final-year Sociology student. The suspect, police said, was arrested together with a 42-year-old self …

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BUK awards scholarship to 300 indigent students

Kolade Adeyemi, Kano state Bayero University Kano is set to provide scholarship to 300 less-privileged students in the forthcoming 2019/2020 academic session. The vice chancellor, VC, Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello, disclosed this, while receiving delegates of the BUK Class ’92 alumni at the Senate Chamber. Bello, who received a donation of N1m for indigent scholarship, …

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Akwa Ibom carpets NUT for faulting free education scheme

Akwa Ibom Government has condemned the derision of its free education scheme by the State Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Comrade Etim Etim Ukpong.The derision of the scheme, according to the government, is distasteful and in bad faith. In a statement titled Re: NUT faults Akwa Ibom State free education scheme by …

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Return mission schools to owners, old students urge govt

By Damola Kola-Dare   The President of St Teresa’s College, Ibadan, 65-69 set, Mrs. Titilayo Abiodun, has urged the government to return mission schools to the original owners — the missionaries, to arrest the dip in the quality of education. She made this plea during the Fundraising Dinner held to commemorate 50 years of leaving …

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