The Federal Government says primary and secondary schools in the country will soon start teaching Mathematics and Science subjects in indigenous languages. The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu said this at the inauguration of inter-ministerial committee on teaching of mathematics and science subjects in local languages in Abuja on Wednesday. The inter-ministerial committee involved Federal Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Education. He said the inter-ministerial committee would help to develop the capacity of the local languages to serve as effective tools for teaching mathematics and science subjects. According to him, the project will help Nigerian students to understand mathematics and science subjects better. He said the project would also
To put a check on the exploitative tendencies of private schools proprietors, the Federal Government should embark on a comprehensive reform of public schools in the country, the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS), has suggested. According to the NANS President, Chinonso Obasi, a situation where private schools have become the mainstay of moral and educational development of young Nigerians, was not healthy for the country. He threw the challenge in Gombe, after distributing over 15, 000 exercise books and other writing materials to primary school pupils in Gombe State, as part of activities commemorating the 2017 Children's Day. NANS said, while Nigerians in leadership positions in the country were products of public schools, "the public school system has been p
The House of Representatives will continue to work towards building a society that will be conducive for the overall growth and development of the Nigerian child, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara has said. In a press statement signed by his special adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Turaki Hassan, to mark the 2017 Children’s Day, the Speaker maintained that issues concerning the welfare of children, especially those of the poor and vulnerable in the society, were top priority to the legislature. Dogara stated that it was in line with this that the House supports free basic education for all Nigerian children, as it has the potential to unlock their ties to poverty and open a new vista of opportunities to them to generate prosperity for themselves, thei
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Academy in Udi, Enugu State, is to be upgraded to a degree awarding institution, the FRSC Corps Marshal, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, has said. Oyeyemi said this in Owerri on Friday after a meeting with Prof. Francis Eze, the Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Technology, Owerri. He said that the National University Commission (NUC) had allowed the FRSC academy to be affiliated to the university as a prerequisite for the upgrading. The corps marshal said the meeting was to seek FUTO’s consent on the programme. He said that the FRSC might start with post graduate diploma programme and latter advance to masters degree. “We are here on the directive of the NUC Executive Secretary in order to meet with its requirements to upgrade our institution.
Teachers in the country will soon be earning salaries higher than what is obtainable in many other professions in the country. The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, stated this on Thursday in Abuja, while inaugurating the Governing Councils of 21 Federal Colleges of Education. He said the Federal Government is currently working on a proposal to make the teaching profession the most attractive through better welfare package to attract the best brains. Adamu called on teachers who are yet to register with the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) to do so before the end of this year. Represented by the Minister of State for Education, Prof Tony Anwukah, the Minister harped on the need for Nigeria to follow the footsteps of Malaysia by focusing more on the tea
Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg has returned to pick up his degree, 12 years after leaving Harvard to work on Facebook full time.Hide quoted text Zuckerberg founded what was then called “The Facebook” in his college dormitory in 2004.The service was at first limited only to Harvard students before expanding to other Ivy League universities. After receiving the honour on Thursday, Zuckerberg posted a photo of him with his parents Edward and Karen Zuckerberg. He also updated his degree status on Facebook with a photo of himself and his parents. “Mom, I always told you I’d come back and get my degree,” the billionaire wrote. Zuckerberg, American computer programmer, was born May 14, 1984. His net worth is currently put at $61.9 billion. The internet entrepreneur got his degree q
The police in Bauchi have confirmed that eight people sustained injuries after planned election of new executives of a students’ union went violent. Students at the College of Education, Kangere, were set to elect their leaders before ethno-religious arguments caused the postponement. “Following the postponement, hoodlums and misguided elements in their hundreds from the school and neighbouring community went on rampage and blocked Bauchi-Gombe federal highway harassing innocent citizens,” the Bauchi police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, said. About 32 suspects involved in the violence have been arrested. Read Mr. Mohammed’s full statement below: On the 24/5/2017 at about 2 p.m., elections of new executives in to the Students Union Government (SUG) at the College of Education Kangere
MYNATION EDUCATION – Here is the current news gathered that the 2017 JAMB Change of Course/Institution Process has begun. According to the reports we received, this process can only be done at the accredited CBT Centres. Before you head out to check if this process has started at an accredited CBT Centre around you, please ensure the following; – That you know exactly the Changes of Course/Institution you would like to make changes to. – Please ensure you do your research to ensure that the school you are changing to does not usually cut-off higher than your score. – That you can change one or all your courses/institutions at the same time. – That once the form is submitted, you can no longer make any changes again (or else the system has changed) – T
The Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has announced that the results of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will be available 30 minutes after leaving the hall. This means that candidates that participated in the JAMB CBT exam will get a graphical result sent to their mobile phones 30 minutes after leaving the examination hall, while the specific scores will be released within the period of four days. To access your 2016 JAMB UTME results, just follow the steps outlined below. 1. Go to JAMB result checking portal at http://www.jamb.org.ng/unifiedtme3/. 2. Enter your registration number where required, 3. Finally, click on ‘Check Result’ to access your UTME score. Note: You will only be able to check your result after the exam.
The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has released 2017 Batch A Stream 1 Call up letters for prospective corps members nationwide. Prospective Corps members are expected to log on to the NYSC portal or visit their institutions to commence printing/ collection of their call-up letters from 18th may (today) to 23rd may 2017. The scheme is yet to announce date for the commencement of the Stream 2 batch. The 2017 Batch A Orientation Course will commence on 23rd May and end on 12th June 2017.