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YOLA — The Adamawa state Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development will punish any teacher that absconds from duty in school. Commissioner in the Ministry, Mrs. Wilbina Jackson dropped the hint when she undertook supervision of schools in the state capital, and lamented the poor turn out of both students and teachers on resumption last week. She warned teachers who are yet to resume after the new year break to do so in their...

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MAIDUGURI — The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), North East Zone has cautioned governors against politicizing education. SSANU National Vice President, Abdulkadir Isa urged the government at all levels to stop establishing universities they cannot fund. The warning has contained a communique issued on Friday after a meeting in Maiduguri, the Borno capital. “The neglect and poor funding of universities by some governors to the detriment of teaching and research is a matter...

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A 20 year-old medical student from the University of Calabar (Unical), Miss Divine Great, has emerged winner of the second edition of the YouCanSing music show in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the music show Season 2 started on Oct. 3, 2021 with over 200 applicants from all over the country. The Edo born Great beat MarySavio Okundo from Ebonyi and Petra Alare from Delta, who finished as the first and...

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ABUJA — Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding  (MOU) with the Society Committee Against COVID-19 (SOSOCOVID), to document government and stakeholders activities during COVID-19 pandemic. SOSOCOVID is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO). Ehanire, represented by Mr. Okwudili Okechukwu, Director, Health System Strengthening Division in the ministry, said in Abuja that the project would educate Nigerians on issues of COVID-19. Ehanire said stakeholders played vital roles in curbing the spread of...

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KADUNA — Kaduna State Government says the resumption date for the 2nd term of the 2021/2022 academic session as earlier slated for Monday, January 10th, 2022 remains unchanged. A statement by the state Commissioner for Education, Halima Lawal explains that all public schools are to migrate to the 4-day working week while the 2021/2022 academic calendar would be adjusted to ensure coverage of the curriculum for the academic session. “All Principals and Head Teachers are...

What has age got to do with the success or failure of leaders? There is this perception that having younger leaders might bring about the needed change. Here are a few reflections about the misconception between age and leadership. ____________ Leadership in Africa as a continent has dwindled so badly. In fact, some confused thinkers and career motivational speakers are now importing all sorts of unverified theories to justify decades of leadership woes that are...

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The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has trained over 3,000 N-Power on hardware, software engineering under N-Tech. The beneficiaries which were selected from states within the North Central geopolitical zone,(Plateau, Nasarawa, Niger, Kogi and the Federal Capital Territory are currently undergoing the training at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN), Kubwa, Abuja The N-Power was set up on 8 June 2016 to address the issues of youth unemployment and help...

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LAGOS — Atiku Abubakar, the former vice-president has described education as a social good, stating that countries that invest in education and innovation are leading nations of the world. He said this while delivering a convocation lecture on Friday at the Achievers University, Owo, Ondo state. According to him, the neglect of education has long-term consequences. He explained that the neglect of education played a role in the country’s escalating security challenges. “Education enlightens us...

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ENUGU — The Enugu State Tech Hub and Youth Innovation Centre Obollo Afor have successfully trained a hundred and fourteen indigent persons in Information Communication Technology, ICT. The five-week free training organized by the State Government in collaboration with Tech 4 Development exposed participants to fundamentals of computer, ICT among others. Presenting certificates of participation to the participants the General Manager Enugu State Tech Hub, Obollo Afor, Dr. Emmanuel Uba Nwani revealed that the training...

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KADUNA — Mr. Tijjani Abdullahi, Chairman Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (KADSUBEB) announced that 233 teachers with fake certificates would be dismissed. He added that names of the 233 teachers found to have presented fake certificates will be uploaded on the website of the Kaduna State Government. At a news briefing yesterday in Kaduna, Abdullahi said that the culprits would be prosecuted for forgery. “So far, the board has verified 451 certificates by contacting...

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