Student To Die By Hanging For Stealing Handsets, Recharge Cards

An Effurun high court, has sentenced a 24 year old secondary school student, Moses Akatugba, to death by hanging for robbing GSM handsets and recharge cards, just as a commercial motorcyclist, popularly called ‘okada’ rider was also jailed 15 years imprisonment for robbing a female passenger of her GSM handset. Moses was convicted on a two-count … [Read more...]

Gov Fashola Leads By Example, Sets 15% 2014 Budget To Education

LAGOS BUDGET 2014 — Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State (right), presenting the 2014 Budget estimates of N489.69 billion to House of Assembly Speaker, Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji during the budget presentation, yesterday, in Alausa, Ikeja. Photo: Bunmi Azeez. Other sectors include: Education, N77,423, 827, 872 or 15.81 per cent, Environmental … [Read more...]

Sallah Breah: FG Declares 15th, 16th Public Holidays

The Federal Government on Thursday declared Oct. 15 and Oct.16 as public holidays to commemorate Id-el- Kabir celebrations. The Minister of Interior, Mr Abba Moro, made the announcement on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement in Abuja. The statement, signed by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mrs Fatima Bamidele, urged … [Read more...]

Osun Begins 4-5-3 Education System, Collapses Primary, Secondary Schools

AS pupils of public schools in Osun State warm up for resumption on Wednesday, arrangements have been perfected by the state government to ensure successful take off of the new 4-5-3 educational system, which has culminated in the merger or re-classification of schools. Nigerian Tribune investigation indicated that some of the newly built model … [Read more...]

Yobe College Shootings: Tambuwal Urges New Methods

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, on Monday advised security agencies to adopt new tactics in tackling insurgency and acts of terrorism. In a statement issued in Abuja by Malam Imam Imam, his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Tambuwal said that a change of tactics was necessary, now that those engaged … [Read more...]

UBA Foundation 2013 National Essay Competition

Students in secondary schools across the country have been invited to submit entries in the 2013 UBA foundation National Essay Competition. The essay competition for secondary students is organized by UBA foundation; the corporate social responsibility arm of UBA to encourage healthy and intellectual competition among secondary school students in … [Read more...]

I am going back to the University to teach – Sacked Education Minister

Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufa’i, who was among the nine ministers relieved of their positions by President Goodluck Jonathan in a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, says she will be going back to the University to teach. She, who handed over the affairs of the education ministry to the Minister of State in the ministry, Chief Nyesom Wike, as directed by the … [Read more...]

UN Tasks FG Over Nigerian Quality Education

President Goodluck Jonathan has been urged by the UN to reverse the trend of education crisis in the country by ensuring that all Nigerian children are in school and learning by 2015. A statement issued by the communication officer of A World at School, Charlie King, on Sunday, noted “While we are in the midst of an education crisis, we write to … [Read more...]

REVEALED: 10.5m Nigerians Can’t Access Basic Education’

A United Kingdom Charity Group, ‘A World at School,’ has said that an alarming 10.5 million Nigerian children do not have access to basic education and this number represents the highest out-of-school population in the world. The group, in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP, said that urgent steps need to be taken by Nigerian governments … [Read more...]

Federal Govt Approves Five-Year Jail Term For Exam Cheats

The Federal Executive Council has approved the amendment to an Act of the West African Examinations Council, part of which will make culprits of examination malpractice to be liable to five-year jail term or N200,000 fine or both. The Minister of education, Prof Ruqayyat Rufai, announced this in Abuja on Wednesday while briefing State House … [Read more...]