Education and Training

202,817 Adamawa pupils get UNICEF bags, learning aids

Onimisi Alao, Yola A total of 202, 817 children schooling in five local government areas of Adamawa State have benefitted from school bags, books and other instructional materials provided by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The materials were handed over to the benefitting LGAs Tuesday during an inaugural distribution …

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NABTEB releases November/ December exam results

By Osagie Otabor, Benin The National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) on Wednesday released results of the 2019 November/December Ordinary and Advanced levels certificate examinations. The board said it had maintained credible examinations by strengthening its quality assurance mechanisms to checkmate malpractices. Its Registrar/Chief Executive, Professor Ifeoma M. Isiugo-Abanihe, …

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Igbinedion varsity celebrates excellence at 20

Our Reporter AS Igbinedion University Okada (IUO) clocks 20, its Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Lawrence Ezemonyi, said the institution remains committed to academic excellence. He said in an interview that IUO has established centres of Excellence which are already bearing fruits through research and outreach programmes that encourage applications of knowledge. They …

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College gets deputy provost

Our Reporter The College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State, has appointed Dr. Ibitola Makinde as the deputy provost. Dr. Makinde is the first woman to occupy the position since its establishment in 1977 and the first alumnus of the college to occupy the position. Makinde, until her appointment, was dean …

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Bowen varsity poultry to boost IGR

From Adesoji Adeniyi, Osogbo Bowen University, Iwo in Osun State has built a poultry of over 500 fowls to boost its revenue base. At the inauguration of the project, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Joshua Ogunwale, disclosed that the poultry would produce 159 crates of eggs daily. Ogunwale, urged members of …

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IDIOMS IX

By Segun Omolayo You are bound to call for more conversations on idioms as long as you continue to encounter incorrect expressions like these: save for the raining day; in leap and bound; fanning the embers of; pay leap service to and so on. All of these are unacceptable corruptions …

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TECH-U harps on entrepreneurship as 184 students matriculate

Our Reporter The Vice Chancellor, The First Technical University, Ibadan, Prof. Ayobami Salami, has stressed the need for entrepreneurial and vocational education to make students market-ready and competitive. Salami made this call on Tuesday, during the matriculation of 184 new students at the institution. He said entrepreneurial and vocational educational …

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‘Sports an essential part of academics

By Damola Kola-Dare Sporting activities remain an integral part of academics for young people to be able to achieve their set goals and objectives, Falilat Ogunkoya, sporting icon, has said. Ogunkoya, who was the guest of honour at Roshallom Schools Inter-house Sports competition, said she derived joy watching young talents …

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Akomolede celebrates 50th Anniversary

By Olabisi Salau Yoruba socio-cultural group, the Egbe Akomo lede ati asa Yoruba, Lagos branch, celebrated its 50th anniversary at Ikeja Grammar School, Oshodi, Lagos last Wednesday with the aim of elevating the language and rewarding its supporters. Distinguished personalities involved in the development of the Yoruba language across Nigeria …

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Why we support TVET, by don

By Frank Ikpefan, Abuja The Managing Director, Skill G Nigeria Ltd, Prof. Gregory Ibe, has explained why the firm decided to invest in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). In an interview after inspecting the firm’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and artificial intelligence centre in Abuja, Ibe …

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