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  • Bridge International Academics Launches #MyBridge Campaign, Giving a Global Voice to African Parents, Teachers and Pupils
    Bridge International Academics Launches #MyBridge Campaign, Giving a Global Voice to African Parents, Teachers and Pupils

    Bridge International Academies is today launching the #MyBridge campaign, giving a global voice to African and Indian parents, teachers and pupils who live in some of the poorest communities in the world. According to them: Urgent action is needed to prevent a generation missing out on a good education. The new, empowering films tell the stories […]

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  • Court Remands Vice Principal for Allegedly Impregnating Student
    Court Remands Vice Principal for Allegedly Impregnating Student

    A Minna, Niger State Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered the remand of 51-year-old-man, Mohammed Kuyizhi, in prison for allegedly impregnating a 16-year-old student. The Magistrate, Hajiya Fati Auna, ordered that Kuyizhi, the Vice Principal, Government Day Secondary School, Tunga-Minna, be remanded after he denied committing the offence. Auna adjourned the case till April 5 for […]

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  • How to Teach Elementary School kids Effectively
    How to Teach Elementary School kids Effectively

    Early education has a profound impact on brain structure and it can shape the way we think and react to situations. Studies indicate that preschools and elementary schools are very important when it comes to brain development and most of the work needs to be done at this stage. For instance, focussing on developing the […]

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  • Happy Children’s Day
    Happy Children’s Day

    To underscore the importance the United Nations attaches to children, one of the steps taken was to set aside November 20 of every year as the Universal Children’s Day. It was first marked worldwide in 1954 under the auspices of the UN. The day was set aside to encourage nations of the world to devote […]

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  • Breaking News: Malala wins Nobel Peace Prize
    Breaking News: Malala wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi have won the Nobel Peace Prize. At 17, Malala is the youngest recipient of the prize. The teenager was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in October 2012 for campaigning for girls’ education. The Nobel committee said the pair were awarded […]

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  • Psychological States: 10 Hardly Mentioned But Relevant Emotional Feelings
    Psychological States: 10 Hardly Mentioned But Relevant Emotional Feelings

    As my interest, passion and research in child psychology deepens, I have discovered many things I didn’t know before now. One thing that has helped this discovery is my regular working with children professionally this period. It is important to note the subject-matter psychology is very important in our everyday activities. Consequently, it behoves us […]

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  • Education activists Malala Yousafzai in Abuja, Nigeria
    Education activists Malala Yousafzai in Abuja, Nigeria

    Today is renowned girl child education campaigner Malala Yousafzai’s 17th birthday, but instead of being anywhere in the world to celebrate, she chose to come to Nigeria. The Pakistani girl shot by Taliban a few years ago for campaigning for girl child education, arrived Abuja, Nigeria in the early hours of today, to raise her voice […]

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  • Edugist Camera: The Politics of Children Labour
    Edugist Camera: The Politics of Children Labour

    I took this picture yesterday in Osun state during a political rally. Yours truly is a hobbyist photographer. So what is in the picture? As a Early Childhood Education Advocate, this picture has in it wrong message for the future of the children in it. I can tell you, these ‘re political hallelujah boys/girls whose […]

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  • Appreciation and Happy Easter to all my readers and visitors
    Appreciation and Happy Easter to all my readers and visitors

    This is to specially wish all the readers and visitors of this blog a super happy Easter celebration. I’m truly grateful for your regular visit, mentions, collaboration request, the interaction and learning through the process of curating contents. Thanks. For about two weeks before Easter, posting contents on this blog was infrequent due to other […]

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  • The Need To Harmonise Nigeria’s Educational Policies
    The Need To Harmonise Nigeria’s Educational Policies

    The Federal Government recently said it had concluded plans to change the nation’s education policy of 9-3-4 system to a 1-6-3-3-4 education structure. Former Minister of education, Professor Ruqayyatu Rufa’i while announcing the imminent change, said the proposed structure would be a re-modification of the current 9-3-3-4 system which came into effect in 2009 when the old 6-3-3-4 […]

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  • The Young Scholar-Celeb
    The Young Scholar-Celeb

    Its been all over the internet and I can’t fail to talk about it in this blog-Caleb’s super performance. Meet Kwasi Enin, son of Ghanaian immigrants who has obtained admission to all 8 Ivy League Schools in the USA. A senior at William Floyd High School in Shirley, New York, Kwasi Enin applied to all eight Ivy League Universities — Harvard, […]

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  • Language Awareness in Early Childhood Education and the different Learning Centres
    Language Awareness in Early Childhood Education and the different Learning Centres

    In this post, I critically illustrate with appropriate examples how each of the centres below will help generate language in children; Art Centre The Art corner in a particular school-nursery, preschool, kindergarten or primary school is highly linked creativity in the classroom and life in general. The definitions of creativity vary considerably. From the perspective […]

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  • Ezekwesili Calls For Focus On Early Child Care Education
    Ezekwesili Calls For Focus On Early Child Care Education

    Former World Bank Vice President for Africa, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, on Wednesday said focus on early child education would help the development of young generation in Nigeria. Ezekwesili made the observation in a keynote address at the ongoing 20th Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja. The theme of this year’s summit is “Transforming Education through Partnerships […]

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  • Patience Jonathan to support UN on women, children rights
    Patience Jonathan to support UN on women, children rights

    The First lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Tuesday pledged to work with a UN Human Rights Commission to advance the rights of women and children. Jonathan made the pledge when Ms Navanetham Pillay, UN High Commissioner on Human Rights paid a courtesy visit to the presidential villa in Abuja. “I’m ready to work with you […]

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  • 10 Insights into the Global Literacy Crisis
    10 Insights into the Global Literacy Crisis

    With one in four young people in developing countries illiterate, how can we address an international ‘learning crisis’? A group of experts have provided some ideas worth taking into consideration for those of us in the education sector. There is a global shortage of teachers: Moving beyond access to improve the quality of education available […]

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  • Young Art@100 Project: Celebrating Nigeria Centenary
    Young Art@100 Project: Celebrating Nigeria Centenary

    To celebrate 100 Years of Bilateral Relations between the UK and Nigeria, the British Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO) is launching a project to mark Nigeria’s Centenary. This project, tagged ‘Young Art @ 100’, aims to, through art in schools, engage school age children in arts education and help them use the acquired skills to reflect […]

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  • PROFESSOR F.A. OSANYIN STEPS IN AS REPRESENTATIVE OF UNILAG ON GOVERNING COUNCIL OF AOCOED
    PROFESSOR F.A. OSANYIN STEPS IN AS REPRESENTATIVE OF UNILAG ON GOVERNING COUNCIL OF AOCOED

    Professor Florence Ajike Osanyin of the Department of Arts and Social Sciences Education, University of Lagos has been appointed as the representative of the University of Lagos on the Governing Council of the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Ijanikin, Lagos State. The appointment is for a two-year period. Professor Florence Ajike Osanyin was born on […]

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  • 7 Things You Didn’t Know Were Invented by Children
    7 Things You Didn’t Know Were Invented by Children

    Anyone who’s gotten to know a child knows how incredible they can be. Sure, they blurt out embarrassing observations in public, but that’s because they don’t filter their thoughts. And yes, they occasionally ruin wallpaper with crayons or finger paint, but that’s because their creativity knows no bounds. Here are seven examples of children whose […]

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