• Cross River SUBEB to distribute textbooks, vehicles, chairs to primary schools

    Cross River SUBEB to distribute textbooks, vehicles, chairs to primary schools

    According to reports, the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in Cross River, has taken delivery of 75,000 textbooks and 17,200 plastic furniture for distribution to Primary Schools in the state.

    The state Executive Chairman of SUBEB, Dr Stephen Odey, made the disclosure on Monday in Calabar while briefing newsmen on the activities of the board.

    He said that apart from the textbooks and chairs, the board also received four Hilux vehicles and a Prado Jeep for effective monitoring of schools across […]

  • Enroll children in schools or be prosecuted – Borno government warns parents

    Enroll children in schools or be prosecuted – Borno government warns parents

    Borno State Government on Monday said it would prosecute parents who fail to enroll their children and wards in schools.

    “Any parent either out of ignorance or willingly refuses to send his child to school will be made to face the full wrath of the law,” Alhaji Kaka-Shehu Lawan, the Borno State Attorney General/Commissioner of Justice said.

    He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that government was already offering parents several incentives to encourage them send their children to […]

  • Ekiti Governor Fayose begins distribution of learning materials in schools

    Ekiti Governor Fayose begins distribution of learning materials in schools

    Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has again reiterated his administration’s resolve to ensure that the state continues to excel and maintain first position in external examinations.

    The Governor stated this at the SUBEB playing ground, in Ado Ekiti the state capital during the official flag off ceremony for the distribution of 2015 School Based Management Committee (SBMC) learning materials to public and primary schools in the state under the State Education Programme Investment Project (SEPIP).

    The State Education Programme Investement Project (SEPIP) […]

  • Oyo shuts five schools over protests on promotion policy

    Oyo shuts five schools over protests on promotion policy

    According to reports, the Oyo State Government on Thursday shut five schools indefinitely over the protests on cancellation of automatic promotion in public schools.

    Prof. Adeniyi Olowofela, the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, announced this at a news conference in Ibadan.

    Three of the five schools are located in Oyo East and Atiba Local Government Areas, while the remaining two are in Akinyele.

    The schools shut down are Community Secondary School, Iyana Idi-Ose; Ojoo High School, Ojoo, Ibadan; and Isale Oyo […]

  • Bauchi girls quit schools to raise funds for their wedding – Lawmaker

    Bauchi girls quit schools to raise funds for their wedding – Lawmaker

    According to reports, the Chairman, House Committee on Women Affairs, Bauchi House of Assembly, Mrs. Maryam Begel, on Wednesday said that female students in some schools in the state were being withdrawn to engage in menial jobs to generate capital for their marriage.

    She said that an interactive session she had with 60 girls of a particular secondary school in the state revealed such practice.

    She said, “I had an interactive session with 60 girls of a particular tertiary school in Bauchi […]

  • Bayelsa public schools resume Monday

    Bayelsa public schools resume Monday

    Government owned primary and secondary schools in Bayelsa will resume the 2016/2017 academic session on Monday.

    The resumption followed a directive from the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) to striking members.

    Public schools in the state have yet to resume for the new session due to the failure of the state government to settle eight months salary backlog of teachers.

    The union resorted to strike as the state government had reneged on an earlier agreement reached in May to pay half salaries to […]

  • Why we cancelled automatic promotion in schools – Oyo government shares reasons

    Why we cancelled automatic promotion in schools – Oyo government shares reasons

    According to reports, the Oyo State Government said on Sunday that its decision to cancel automatic promotion in public secondary schools was informed by the large percentage of failures recorded in the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).

    The state’s Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Toye Arulogun, said this in a statement he issued in Ibadan.

    The statement said government would not go back on the decision to stop automatic promotion in public secondary schools as part of efforts to reform […]

  • Lagos to shut 10, 427 unregistered private schools

    Lagos to shut 10, 427 unregistered private schools

    According to reports, the Lagos State Government Wednesday disclosed that no fewer than 10,427 private schools were operating in different parts of the state without approval, warning that it would shut them if they failed to comply.

    The state government also revealed that of the 15,000 private schools currently operating in the state, only 4,573 complied with the state’s school standard practice and other stipulated regulations.

    The Deputy Governor, Dr. Oluranti Adebule, disclosed this at a meeting with the Deputy Head of […]

  • Kwara shuts down 88 ‘illegal’ schools

    Kwara shuts down 88 ‘illegal’ schools

    According to reports, the Kwara state government yesterday said it had closed down 88 ‘’mushroom’’ private nursery, primary and secondary schools in the state.

    The state’s commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Engr Musa Yeketi, disclosed this while delivering his address at the 2016 Day of the National Association of Proprietors of Private School (NAPPS) in Ilorin, the state capital.

    Yeketi asked proprietors of schools still operating illegally to regularise their operation and those with substandard facilities to upgrade them or […]

  • Asisat Oshoala donates sports and educational kits to schools in Lagos

    Asisat Oshoala donates sports and educational kits to schools in Lagos

    Nigerian super falcons player and Arsenal star, Asisat Oshoala has donated sports kits & educational materials to primary schools in Lagos recently.

    Asisat plays for Arsenal Ladies of the FA WSL as a forward. She was named best player and the highest goal scorer at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World

  • Military enthroned immorality in Nigerian children, schools – Akande

    Military enthroned immorality in Nigerian children, schools – Akande

    It was gathered that the first National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC, Chief Bisi Akande has blamed the culture of immorality in the Nigerian schools and society at large today on the take-over of missionary schools by the military government.

    He also described missionary schools as institutions for moral instructions, saying that to take over schools from the missionaries is equivalent to an attempt to expunge morality from the lives of the Nigerian children.

    Speaking Wednesday at the commissioning of […]