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Kaduna male teacher remanded for kissing four boys

A chief magistrates’ court in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, has ordered a 30-year-old teacher, Josiah Alkali, to be remanded in a correctional facility for allegedly kissing and romancing four boys. Alkali was charged by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) with defilement on four separate charge sheets. The four boys were between the ages […]

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How African parent can start teaching African History to their children

Teaching children about African history is not just about imparting knowledge but also fostering a deep understanding and appreciation for the rich cultural tapestry of the continent. It is a journey that parents can embark on through a thoughtful selection of books and engaging conversations that celebrate diversity and inclusivity. History is the systematic study

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FG to negotiate with SSANU, NASU over withheld salaries

The Minister of Education, Prof Tahir Mamman, has promised to negotiate with the teaching and non-teaching workers of the Nigerian universities. This was in response to the ongoing protests by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities and Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions. The unions are demanding,

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Lasaco Assurance launches children education plan

Lasaco Assurance Plc has launched a children’s education plan, designed to ensure the continuation of their education in case of financial setbacks or the loss of a parent/guardian. In a statement made available to our correspondent, it was disclosed that the plan ensured continuity in education and provided peace of mind to sponsors through a

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UNICAL VC urges Brotherhood Scholars to expand scholarships

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Calabar, Professor Florence Banku Obi, has called on members of the Association of Brotherhood Academic Scholars of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, to extend its scholarship programmes to many more students. She made the call when the group, led by the International President, Hon Ekuma Ngwu, visited her to mark

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A Millennial Lecturer in a GEN-Z Class – Episode 8

Welcome to the 10-episode series on my shocking experience as a millennial lecturer teaching Gen-Z students in a Federal University in Nigeria in the last 12 years. It’s a collection of my classroom interactions with a generation of quick-witted, internet-savvy young adults who are “too bold” for their own good. Read episode 7 here. _________

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Disturbing surge in drug use, masturbation among Ibadan pry sch pupils worrisome

The growing incidence of drug use among pupils in public schools in Ibadan has become a pressing concern, as highlighted by Funmilayo Olowoyo, Chief Executive Officer of the Blessed to Be A Blessing Foundation. Speaking at the 10th anniversary event of the foundation, which focuses on providing hope to orphans, the underprivileged, and rural communities,

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WRAPA trains volunteers, partners to champion women’s rights in South West

The Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) has successfully trained a cadre of volunteers and strategic partners across the six South West states of Nigeria. This impactful initiative, themed ‘Women at the Centre, Strengthening Capacity and Resilience for Women’s Rights Advancement,’ was conducted in Ibadan, Oyo State, with the support of the Ford Foundation.

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New Polytechnic Service Scheme likely to deepen marginalisation of HND holders, FPTB ASUP warns

The Federal Polytechnic Bauchi Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has voiced significant concerns about the potential marginalisation of Higher National Diploma (HND) holders. The union argues that the scheme, as currently approved, discriminates against HND holders in favour of their counterparts with university degrees. During an emergency congress held at the

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Gradely launches gamified mobile learning App, partners Japanese firm to introduce coding App in Nigeria

Gradely has launched its innovative gamified mobile learning App designed to enhance student outcomes across the country. Spearheaded by CEO Boye Oshinaga, the Edtech leader aims to bridge educational gaps through personalized learning experiences supported by advanced technology and expert tutoring. The newly launched app marks a critical milestone for Gradely, having already impacted over

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