WAEC approves new examination for private candidates

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Thursday said it had approved the commencement of an additional diet in its examination for the private candidates every year. The council’s Registrar, Dr Iyi Uwadiae announced the approval at a news conference in Lagos. Uwadiae said the move was in connection with the growing concerns among stakeholders……

Gov. Wike assents to 5 bills

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Thursday in Port Harcourt assented to five bills. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bills were: Rivers State Education (Return of Schools) Amendment Law of 2017 and Rivers State Honours Law of 2017. Others were: Rivers State Reserve Fund (Repeal) law of 2017, Rivers State University……

Unmasking Boko Haram’s Misrepresentation On Education

“I will never go to school again!’’, Ali Kachallah, a 12-year old primary school pupil announced when he arrived in Pompomari Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Damaturu recently. The boy had earlier attended a public preaching against western education when Boko Haram insurgents overtook his village, Shangamari, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe, before…

Niger State: Principal Denied Bail for Impregnating Student

The court, which rejected his bail plea on Wednesday, ordered that Mohammed, who is the Vice Principal of Government Day Secondary School, Tunga, be remanded in prison custody. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the accused was arraigned on a two-count charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a child, and impregnating a female…

Pupils still take classes on bare floor in Borno (Photos)

One of the indicators that Nigeria may be winning the war against Boko Haram insurgency is the fact that schools, across Borno State—the center of the war, have been reopened after years of closure. Sadly, however, most of these pupils, recovering from the trauma, are not provided with adequate learning facilities. A visit by Ripples…

Ambode to revolutionise public school system to meet 21st century

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, on Thursday pledged his administration’s commitment to modernise the public school system by constructing new model classrooms to meet the demands of the 21st century. Ambode, who was represented by his Deputy, Dr Idiat Adebule made the pledge at the foundation laying ceremony of the New Model School Building……

Sokoto Govt donates N35m materials to schools, mosques

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State Sokoto State Government on Sunday donated 80 wireless communication equipment, 10,000 mudus (means of measurement) and 8,000 rubber mats worth N35million to Islamiyya schools/organisations, mosques and preachers. Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state said the gesture was to ensure adequate measurement of goods and services so that unsuspecting customers…

SP Bukola Saraki Wants Our Best Brains Take Over Public Sector

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Friday said the nation should create a system which allows her best trained people who have the required capacity to take over the public sector and make it work for the entire citizenry. Saraki made the call while presenting the key note address at the inaugural National Chevening…

Nigerian Army and Sokoto State To Establish New Schools

…Sokoto State and Nigerian Army To Establish New Schools Imam Imam, Sokoto: While one of the schools, a primary, will have boarding facilities that will cater for children aged between five to 12 years, the other, a secondary school, will be for day students and will be sited at the Giginya Barracks, Sokoto. A press…