Wike Offers N50m, Automatic Employment To Physically-Challenged Person

PORT HARCOURT/Nigeria: Gov Nyesom Wike has honoured Dr. James Daniel, a student of the Rivers State University (RSU), living with disability, with N50 million and automatic appointment as a university lecturer for bagging a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. Wike announced the N50 million reward and automatic appointment on Saturday during the 33rd convocation of the Rivers State University in Port Harcourt. He said the honour bestowed on Daniel is in recognition of his academic excellence and for being a source of inspiration to persons living with disabilities. In his…

Lagos Govt. Shuts Dowen College Over Student’s Death

LAGOS/Nigeria: The Lagos State Government has ordered the indefinite closure of Dowen College, Lekki, over the death of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr,a student of the school. Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, Commissioner for Education, in a statement on Friday, announced the closure after a meeting with the school management and staff. Adefisayo said that the closure was pending the outcome of an investigation into the death of the student. She called for calm, saying that no effort would be spared in getting to the root of the incident. Reports alleging that the 12-year-old…

DIGITAL LITERACY: DTSG Partners UK

ASABA/Nigeria: In furtherance of its determination to ensure that citizens of Delta State acquire the necessary skills and become digital literate in a 21st Century digital economy, the state government has decide to partner with the UK Foreign CommonWealth and Development Office (FCDO) in a Basic Digital Literacy Programme for rural clusters in the state. According to a statement from the Office of the Secretary to the Delta State Government (SSG), the Basic Digital Literacy Programme in Nigeria was a project that was co-funded by the UK Foreign Common Wealth…

HND/BSC DICHOTOMY: Coalition Commends N/A For Passage Of Bill, Seeks Quick Presidential Assent

ABUJA/Nigeria: The Coalition of HND Stakeholders has commended the National Assembly for the passage of the bill to abolish the dichotomy between first degree and Higher National Diploma holders (HND). Mr Sebastian Onyemaobi, National Coordinator of the coalition made the commendation at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday. Onyemaobi also appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to swiftly assent to the bill, saying this will provide relief and gladden the hearts of millions of polytechnic and monotechnic students. He said that the Act would impact positively on almost every household…

Reps Pass Bill Abolishing Bsc, HND Dichotomy

ABUJA/Nigeria: The House of Representatives has passed the bill abolishing dichotomy between first Degree holders and Higher National Diploma (HND) holders in the same field for the purpose of employment. The bill passed its final stage at green chambers on Tuesday in Abuja, when members voted at the Committee of the Whole presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Rep. Ahmed Wase. The passage was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a report of the House Committee on Tertiary Education and TETFund after conducting hearing on the bill. The bill which…

WAEC Releases 2021 WASSCE Results, Hikes Exam Fees to N18, 000

ABUJA/Nigeria: The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has increased registration fees for school candidates for West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) from N13,950 to N18,000, beginning from 2022. WAEC Head of National Office (HNO), Mr Patrick Areghan, made this known while announcing the release of results of the 2021 WASSCE for school candidates on Monday in Lagos. Areghan said the increment was due to un-abating spiral inflation in the country, worsened devastating effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “As can be seen, in the general cost of doing business…

Okowa Commended On Investment In Education As Egugbo Donates Books To Utagba-Ogbe Grammar School

KWALE/Nigeria: Special Assistant, Media, to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State,  Comrade Fidelis Egugbo, has urged principals and heads of schools to encourage students to imbibe the reading culture and to appreciate the Okowa administration’s huge investment in the education sector. Egugbo made the call on Friday at Utagba-Ogbe Grammar School,  Kwale, Ndokwa West Local Government Area of the state, while donating copies of two publications, The Experience and Memoirs Of A Journalist In Government Media, to the school. Egugbo, however, disclosed that the donation was at the instance of…

TEDA School In Abia Bags 2020 WAEC Outstanding Performance Award

UMUAHIA/Nigeria: The Total Education Development Academy (TEDA), Eke-Owerri, Abia, on Thursday received the Augustus Bandele Oyediran Trophy for producing the overall best result in the 2020 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE)  for school candidates in Nigeria. The award was presented during the annual meeting of the Nigeria National Committee (NNC) of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), held in Ibadan. A student of TEDA, Miss Confidence Nwaozuzu, also received distinction/merit award for outstanding performance in the examination while some schools received the Omo N’Oba Erediauwa Coronation Trophies. The…

Ekiti Varsity Felicitates Alumnus, Falaki, On Banker Of The Year Award

ADO-EKITI/Nigeria: Prof. Edward Olanipekun, Vice Chancellor, Ekiti State University, has congratulated an alumnus of the Institution, Mr Akinsanmi Falaki, on his emergence as the banker of the year. Olanipekun, in a congratulatory message on Wednesday in Ado-Ekiti, signed by the Institution’s Head, Directorate of Information Corporate Affairs, Mr Bode Olofinmuagun, said he received the news of the award with joy. He described Akinsanmi as a worthy ambassador of Ekiti State University. Mr Akinsanmi Falaki was named the Banker of the Year, having polled the highest number of votes among his…