Row over teachers’ registration

The decision by the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria to enforce its registration licensing procedures, including payment of fees, has stirred controversy in the teaching profession as some teachers are opposed to the action     ASUS, APSTON: Don’t coerce us into illegality Professionalism in teaching non-negotiable –TRCN     Stakeholders in the teaching profession are at loggerheads over registration modalities of teachers by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), the agency saddled with the responsibility of regulating teachers’ activities in the country. In the centre of the fresh…

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FG unfolds education roadmap as FUTA honours AfDB President

  How will the capacity of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) be strengthened and restrategised to fulfill its tripod mandates of academic excellence, research and community service, as well as to fast track technological development of the country, was put at the front burner at the 28th convocation of the university. The President and Visitor to the university, President Muhammadu Buhari, who fired the first salvo, pledged that despite the challenges the nation is going through, the Federal Government will remain focused and resilient in promoting teaching and…

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UNEC students’ union showcases achievements

The President of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Enugu Campus chapter of the Students’ Union has ex-rayed the numerous achievements of his administration since he assumed office in April 21, last year. According to Emmanuel Ebuka Nwankwo, in a statement signed by Asogwa Chidi Samuel and which was made available to newsmen in Enugu, the union under Nwankwo’s watch has achieved tremendous achievements in last one year he took the mantle of leadership of the union. The Nwankwo-led SUG, according to the release, among other salient achievements has provided…

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Biometric to expose ‘ghost’ corps members – DG

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Sule Kazaure, has said that the payment of allowances to absentee and ‘ghost corps members’ will soon be eliminated with the introduction of biometric clearance across all the 774 Local Government Areas of the country. Kazaure said this while declaring open a training workshop on biometric clearance organised for corps members in the local government councils in South West, which took place in Ibadan, Oyo State. The workshop was entitled: “Ensuring Accountability in Corps Members’ Activities Using ICT.” The…

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UNIBEN students hail OBJ at 80

The University of Benin (UNIBEN) chapter of the National Association of Edo State Students (NAESS) has showered encomium on former President Olusegun Obasanjo, as he marked his 80th anniversary birthday two weeks ago. Chief Obasanjo, according to the students, while celebrating his birthday commissioned the Obasanjo Presidential Library (OPL), his pet project. The student group in a statement through its President, Suleiman Oshioke Abdulahi, eulogised the octogenarian for his dogged and patriotic service to the country. The statement reads in part: “On the occasion of your 80th birthday, I write…

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Provost cautions fresh students against indolence

The Provost of the Federal College of Education (FCE), Eha-Amufu in Enugu State, Prof. Benjamin Ndubuisi Mbah, has advised the newly admitted students into the college to take their studies seriously to avoid spending extra years against the stipulated three-year duration for their Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) programme. “You are advised against any laxity in the pursuit of your teacher education programme to avoid staying on campus beyond the three-year period that you are expected to graduate and obtain your Nigerian Certificate in Education, which is your primary assignment…

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We guarantee clean water in our schools – Deputy Governor

To ensure the provision of potable clean water in Lagos schools, the state government has reiterated commitment to provide portable water supply to all its 15 model colleges, and others schools, as a step towards avoiding the outbreak of water borne diseases in its schools. The state government’s move is in response to the recent outbreak of diarrhea at the Queen’s College, Yaba, Lagos, which claimed the lives of two students. According to the Deputy Governor, Dr. Oluranti Adebule, the government is not unaware of the fact that about 80…

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New accounting rules for higher institutions

A new accounting rule, mandating the management of the Federal Government-owned tertiary institutions in the country to submit the monthly trial balance of their financial transactions to the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation has been reeled out by the government. Besides, each of the institutions is to submit a detailed account to the same office on yearly basis starting from 2017, while it has become mandatory for the institution to get its trial balance for this year ready on or before March 17, this year. The new…

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Don harps on roles of LGs in grassroots development

A don at the Department of Local Government, Faculty of Social Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Prof. Isiaka Olalekan Aransi has reiterated the critical role play by Local Government administration in ensuring good governance and sustainable development in any country. According to him, Local Government Council administration facilitates equitable development in the grassroots especially in the provision of primary and adult education, infrastructure, medical care delivery, good feeder roads, potable water, building of health centres, markets stalls, motor parks, refuse and night soil disposal, agricultural extension service and piped sewage…

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College sharpens students’ skills

This year’s edition of the annual Continuing Education and Counseling Fair of Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls, Lagos, has come and gone, but the management and students are still savouring the benefits of the programme. According to the Director of college, Mrs. Funke Fowler- Amba, part of the objectives of annual fair, initiated few years ago, is to empower students with qualitative education as future leaders, tap into opportunities of foreign higher institutions and connect them with the universities and colleges. Several private secondary schools in the state participated…

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