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TETFund allocates over N23b to research initiatives nationwide

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has disclosed a significant investment of over N23 billion in research endeavors across Nigeria. Dr. Hadiza Ismail, Assistant Director of Research and Development (R&D) at TETFund, revealed this figure during a validation workshop titled “Strengthening Research and Innovation Funding Agencies in West Africa,” held in Abuja. Dr. Ismail, representing

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St. Augustine emerges victorious in 2024 CIMET College Quiz Competition

St. Augustine School, Ekiti, has emerged victorious in the intellectually contested 2024 CIMET College Quiz Competition, securing a cash prize of ₦30,000. The event, which saw participation from ten schools—five public and five private institutions—showcased a fierce battle of wits and knowledge. The competition, divided into two rounds, witnessed a rigorous selection process where six

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NUC advocates continuous curriculum reform in Nigerian varsities

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has underscored the importance of collaborative efforts to drive continuous curriculum reform within Nigerian universities. This call was made by the acting executive secretary of the NUC, Chris Maiyaki, during the British Council Workshop on Enhancing Curriculum and Pedagogical Approaches in Nigerian Universities, held at the Continental Hotel. Maiyaki emphasized

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School safety: Why should the government take it seriously?

Recent attacks on schools, particularly in the North-East and North-West regions in 2021, have led to learning disruptions for over 1.3 million children, necessitating precautionary school closures. This highlights the urgency of addressing school safety comprehensively. UNICEF has called for a multi-sectoral approach to improve school safety, informed by the performance of states on the

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SSANU warns of drastic measures amid salary withholdings

After a week-long warning strike by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) protesting withheld salaries, the president, Mohammed Ibrahim, issued a stern warning during a virtual forum organised by the Education Writers Association of Nigeria (EWAN). Joined by Ibeji Nwokoma, president of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational And Associated Institutions (NASU), Ibrahim

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WAEC appoints Prof Yormah as new council chairman

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has appointed Prof. Thomas Brima Rick Yormah as its 21st Chairman of Council, succeeding Prof. Ato Essuman from the Republic of Ghana. The announcement was made by Demianus Ojijeogu, Head of Public Affairs at WAEC headquarters in Accra, Ghana, during the 72nd Annual Council Meeting held over the weekend.

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National University of Singapore launches AI institute

The National University of Singapore (NUS) unveiled its highly anticipated AI institute on Monday. With a steadfast commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation, the institute is poised to revolutionise sectors ranging from education and healthcare to finance. In a press release issued by the university, it was revealed that the primary mission of the

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Teacher abducted with 137 schoolchildren in Kaduna dies in kidnappers’ den — Governor reveals

Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State disclosed that amidst the relief of the release of 137 kidnapped schoolchildren from Government Secondary and Primary Schools, Kuriga 1, Chikun LGA, one individual did not survive the harrowing ordeal. The announcement came following an earlier announcement of the children’s rescue by the state government and the Defence Headquarters.

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