Category archives for: EDUCATION

Even @54, Nigeria, the top oil producer, still has 64 million adult illiterates – Official…What can we call this!

Adult education

The National Mass Education Commission, NMEC, says 64 million Nigerian adults are illiterate. The Chairman of the Governing Board of the commission, Esther Udehi, made this known on Monday in Awka during a courtesy call to the Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Nkem Okeke. She said the trend is worrisome. The visit was part of […]

UNBELIEVEABLE! Obasanjo goes back to school to study christian theology


Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, is set to go back to school for a higher degree in Christian Theology. Mr. Obasanjo will on Tuesday formally enrol as a graduate student at the headquarters of the National Open University of Nigeria in Lagos. Having obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in 2009, Mr. Obasanjo will now be […]

Atlast! Olabisi Onabanjo University reopens Sept 29


The Governing Council of Olabisi Onabanjo University(OOU) Ago-Iwoye, has directed that the university should be re – opened today(Monday) for continuation of academic activities. In a statement by Niyi Oduwole, Head, Corporate Affairs Division, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, OOU, lectures are to start on Monday, September, 29, 2014 to continue the suspended 2013/2014 academic session. The university […]

EXCLUSIVE: Aregbesola’s Education Policies And Election Promises

THE LOVE MOB - Governor Aregbesola mobbed by ecstatic crowd of students at Iwo Baptist High School

An opinion article titled ‘Aregbesola, education and election promises’ written by Tade Adekunle from Osogbo on September 24, 2014 makes an interesting reading but still leaves a sour taste in the mouth. The author does not sound familiar, but it matters little. His main concern is on his perceived state of education in Osun which […]

Mix reactions trail FG’s job creation target

job seekers

Some financial experts on Thursday, expressed divergent views on the Federal Government recent inauguration of a Presidential Board for the creation of three million jobs nationwide. In separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, many of the experts were of the view that that Nigerian youths would be gainfully employed, if […]

E o ti ri nkankan! Real Construction Just Beginning In Osun – Okanlawon

Semiu Okanlawon

Semiu Okanlawon is the Director of Press to the Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola. In this interview with CORRESPONDENT, BAMIDELE OGUNWUSI, he bares his mind on the last governorship election in the state, the on-going projects of the APC-led government, issues surrounding the Opon-Imo tablets and other issues. Excerpts… What’s your observation on the […]

Why NYSC’s gratuitous call-up fee should be scrapped

NYSC call-up letters fee of N4000

Since announcing the plan to computerise the call-up process of the National Youth Service Corps, the authorities of the scheme have come under scathing criticism, less for the lack of merit in the idea than for its underlying exploitative motive. Dubbed “online registration of corps members”, the process that is expected to attract N4,000 as […]

Ebola: Lagos shiffts schools resumption date to October 8

Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Sunday directed public primary and secondary schools in the state to start academic activities on October 8. The schools were scheduled to open on September 22. Mr. Fashola made the announcement at an interactive session with principals, vice principals, head teachers and teachers in public primary and secondary […]

Ebola: No school resumption today in Lagos, 14 other states


Pupils in at least 15 states in the country will not return to their classrooms today as directed by the Federal Government. This is because in most of the states, teachers are insisting that safety measures must be put in place to protect them and their pupils from contracting the deadly Ebola Virus Disease. In […]

Ebola: Different resumption dates across states…no resumption yet in Osun

As directed by the Federal Government, schools in all states of the federation should resume tomorrow. However, some state governments have already declared that resumption would be at a later date. DAPO FALADE, EBENEZER ADUROKIYA and OLUWOLE IGE report the state of affairs in some states. ORDINARILY, all primary and secondary schools should resume across […]

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