• How Supportive Are Alumni Associations?

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    Nearly all tertiary educational institutions in this country have their alumni associations. Indeed, alumni associations are critical stakeholders which many of the institutions depend on for their growth. But how supportive are they in the development of their alma mater? WINIFRED OGBEBO, in this piece, takes a look at their roles. Alumni are ambassadors of…

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    How Relevant Are Our Public Libraries In 21st Century?

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    The nation’s public libraries have an important role to play in a world of emerging online education technologies. WINIFRED OGBEBO, in this piece, looks at why the public libraries should not be neglected, but rather aided to compete favourably. Concepts such as e-learning, e-governance, e-library, e-lending, cloud computing have occupied the centre stage in global…

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    As History Returns In School Curriculum

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    The removal of history from school curriculum has been a vexed and contentious issue among Nigerians in all strata of the society. The debate over it got so heated up that government had to step in to save the day. WINIFRED OGBEBO writes as the subject is reintroduced into the curriculum. We make history daily….

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    FG Introduces History In School Curriculum Next Academic Session

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    The federal government has re-introduced History subject as one of the subjects in the nation’s primary and secondary schools’ curriculum. This was disclosed on Thursday at the flag-off ceremony for the Disarticulation of History from Social Studies Curriculum yesterday in Abuja. Declaring the event open,  the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, said the learning…

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    Pains Of Blind School Children

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    Though visually impaired, some blind children are determined against all odds, to chart a path in their lives and acquire formal education. WINIFRED OGBEBO reports. “Give me achaba”, the female volunteer teacher had directed, even as she simultaneously started demonstrating to the students in front of her.Immediately, the students erupted in a thunderous round of…

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    24,422 Candidates Get Admission Into Federal Unity Colleges

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    A total of 24, 422 out of the 46,869 candidates that met the cut-off mark in the examination into Federal Unity Colleges ( FUCs) for the 2016/2017 academic year, are said to have been given admission. ‎Out of the  24,422 candidates admitted, Federal Government Girls’ College (FGGC) Bwari, Federal Government Girls’ College (FGGC) Owerri and Federal…

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    JAMB Debunks Guidelines Report, Says Admission Strictly On Existing Conditions

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    The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has refuted media reports that it was adopting the point system guideline for admission into Nigerian universities and tertiary institutions in Nigeria. In a statement obtained by LEADERSHIP yesterday in Abuja by the examination board’s Head of Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, Ph.D,  he said the 2016 admissions will…

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    As FG Moves To Ensure Teacher-quality Education

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    WINIFRED OGBEBO writes on how critical teacher-quality education is to the restoration of the nation’s past glory in education. There is a growing concern about manpower in the teaching profession gradually being on the decline because the younger generation appears no longer interested in taking up teaching as a profession. The executive secretary, National Commission…

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    5 Northern States Receive $100m Education Grant

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    The Global Partnership on Education (GPE) has given grant of $100 million to five northern states to shore up basic education. The benefiting states  include Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Jigawa and Sokoto states. According to the Mnister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, the money would be used to improve basic education, with emphasis on the girl-child…

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