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Tinubu launches education campaign for Nigerian kids

President Bola Tinubu, on Monday, launched a campaign to promote inclusive education, skill development, and gender equity. The campaign tagged, #WeAreEqual, is an initiative of the Organisation of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD). The campaign has been launched in 15 African countries in different iterations, focusing on health, education, economic empowerment, and gender-based violence. […]

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NECO releases 2024 internal exam timetable

The 2024 National Examinations Council (NECO) Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) Internal Examinations timetable has been released for secondary school students nationwide. This announcement was made via a Monday post on the official NECO platform, @Neconigeria. According to the examination body, the examinations are scheduled to commence on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, and conclude on

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University of Birmingham opens applications for 2024 Cadbury Research Fellow in African studies

The University of Birmingham announced an exciting opportunity for African scholars to apply for the Cadbury Research Fellow in African Studies 2024. This fellowship, spanning 18 months, aims to enrich the university’s research environment and teaching within the African Studies field. Funded by an endowment, the fellowship invites members of staff from sub-Saharan African universities

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Just In: Abuja bullied student sues Abuja school for N500m, public apology

Abuja Bullied Student, Namitra Bwala, at the centre of a recently viral video depicting her being bullied by fellow students, on Monday, has initiated legal proceedings against Lead British International School, Gwarimpa, Abuja. On April 22, an X user, #mooyeeeeeee, posted videos of a female student of Lead British International School, who was seen being

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Top Faith University Chancellor prioritises holistic Student development

Emmanuel Abraham PhD, the Founder of Top Faith University, has emerged as a beacon of transformative leadership within Nigeria’s academic landscape,in a groundbreaking move aimed at revolutionising higher education. Hailing from a distinguished career in the banking sector, Dr. Abraham’s foray into academia has already left an indelible mark, positioning him as a visionary force

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PAP promises support for Bayelsa medical varsity

The Presidential Amnesty Programme has assured of its readiness to partner with the Bayelsa Medical University, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, to address the shortage of medical professionals in the Niger Delta region. The Administrator of the PAP, Dennis Otuaro, stated this in Yenagoa, at the weekend, during a visit to the BMU. He said one of

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Sokoto varsity senior staff demand 25% pay rise

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities of Sokoto State University, on Sunday, called on the state government and the management of the university to immediately implement 25 per cent salary increment for its members. In a press statement by its Chairman,  Ismail Bala Muhammad, and Secretary, Mansur Ahmad,  the union said the state should

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Kogi hails security agencies for rescuing abducted varsity students

The Kogi State government has commended security agencies for the rescue of 14 students of the Confluence University of Science and Technology from kidnappers. Gunmen had last Thursday night invaded the Osara campus of the institution and abducted a yet-to-be-ascertained number of students. The students were said to be attending a tutorial class in preparation

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Study abroad: Nigerian students flock overseas for education explosion

Studying abroad has emerged as a transformative experience for Nigerian students. Many believe it to be a pathway to academic excellence, personal growth, and global citizenship. Thousands of Nigerian students are migrating abroad to study with leading destinations in Canada, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. While some are traveling abroad

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Gamification: Enhancing classroom learning through play

Gamification refers to the incorporation of elements typically found in games, such as point systems, challenges, and rewards, into non-game contexts like education. In recent years, the integration of gamification into educational settings has gained significant attention and traction. This approach leverages the motivational and engaging qualities of games to enhance learning experiences and outcomes

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Only 2.4m out of 4m teachers qualify — TRCN

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has disclosed that only about 2.4 million out of Nigeria’s estimated four million teachers possess the necessary qualifications for teaching, leaving a significant gap in the education sector. TRCN Registrar, Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, in an exclusive interview with The PUNCH, highlighted that a substantial number of private school

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The importance of stimulating learning in Students

From the earliest stages of childhood to advanced academic pursuits, the journey of learning is not merely a transfer of information but a transformative process that shapes individuals and societies. This essay delves into the significance of stimulating learning, elucidating how it fosters curiosity, cultivates critical thinking, and empowers individuals for a lifetime of growth

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AFED president urges FG to extend UBEC fund access to private schools

Orji Emmanuel, the national president of the Association for Formidable Educational Development (AFED), has made a compelling appeal to the federal government to amend the Universal Basic Education (UBE) Act. Emmanuel’s call stems from the need to allow private schools to access the UBEC fund, a crucial educational resource often limited to public institutions. This

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