President Buhari is participating in the 2021 Global Education Summit currently holding in the United Kingdom and earlier today he participated in a session where African leaders spoke on education in their different countries.
President Buhari harped on the importance of education. He said if anyone missed education, they have missed everything. According to the President, noone not succeed outside their educational qualification.
”Education is the starting point. Anybody who missed the opportunity of receiving Education has missed everything because you cannot succeed outside your educational qualification.
This is very clear to everybody hence the fight for an opportunity for education is very very severe.”he said
President Buhari has arrived in London where he will be attending the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025. The President would also be seeing his doctors for a medical checkup. See more photos below…
To allow their children acquire all the essential learning concepts, many parents are turning to international schools as an excellent alternative to prepare children to live and work in an increasingly globalized world. One of such schools stands as the road less travelled, meanwhile, loaded with vast rewards, for both the children and the parents: The Louis Pasteur French international school (LFLP).
Over 30 nationalities are represented in the only French school in Lagos, which is also a Member of the largest school network in the world, the AEFE (Agency for French Education Abroad). Its French-style education is based on fundamental learning, freedom of thought and expression, acceptance of learning pace, respect of differences and the search for excellence. As such, the educational and management teams are very attentive to school differentiation based on the capabilities of each student.
Even though the teaching is in total accordance with the French curriculum and language, LFLP has adapted to the local context by offering English language education as well as secondary education in Spanish, Arabic and German and plans to eventually teach Mandarin. The school achieves 100% success in the French baccalaureate, a well-recognized degree that leads to admission into the most prestigious schools in Europe, the US and the UK, where alumni have been thriving.
So, would you dare to think differently, and choose the French education for your children?
The Senate Committee on Basic Education has said it would work towards amending the law establishing the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB to stop the board from admitting candidates below the age of 18 years.
This was disclosed on Monday by the Vice Chairman of the committee, Senator Akon Eyakenyi, during the committee’s oversight visit to JAMB.
Senator Akon Eyakenyi noted that education is very important in the development of the country stressing that the sector deserves to be given much attention.
The Senator described the JAMB as a bridge between the secondary and the university, stressing that the agency was a necessary vehicle for the delivery of quality and standard education in Nigeria.
“If the products from the secondary schools are not properly catered for to be assessed before turning them into the university definitely you will have a problem,” she said.
Former military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) has said that insecurity has set education in the northern part of the country backward by 20 years.
The former Head of State said this while receiving officials of the Niger State chapter of the Campaign for Democracy and Human Rights led by its state chairman, Comrade Abdullahi Jabi at his Minna uphill residence in Niger State.
According to Abdulsalami, many children of school age can no longer go to school while those in schools are being kidnapped.
“Insecurity has taken education in the north back 20 years. We are facing serious insecurity some heartless people keep kidnapping our children. forgetting that they too have children
“Will they be happy if their children are kidnapped and traumatised?”
Abdulsalami also blamed the poor economic situation in the country on the effect of the COVID-19. He added;
“COVID-19 became a stumbling block to the world; COVID-19 brought setback to all our programmes.”
He also recalled how he was locked outside the country for over nine months, resulting in most of his plans facing setbacks.
According to report, an 11-year-old boy, Laurent Simons, has graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physics at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, whilst also taking master’s courses on the side.
The young lad from Oostende on the Flemish coast, Belgium, successfully completed a three-year course in one year.
Young Laurent Simons outperformed other students by getting the highest distinction possible.
“Simons has been studying for his bachelor’s degree in physics since March 2020, and he now graduated with 85%, which is the highest distinction,” said an Antwerp University spokesperson. “This year, he also took some courses from the master’s programme. After the summer, he will officially start his master’s degree,” the spokesperson added.
The young boy said he put all other work on hold to take courses on classical mechanics and quantum physics, as he “wanted to know everything about these subjects right away.”
“Immortality, that is my goal. I want to be able to replace as many body parts as possible with mechanical parts. I have mapped out a path to get t..
Quantum physics the study of the smallest particles is the first piece of the puzzle. “Two things are important in such a study: acquiring knowledge and applying that knowledge. To achieve the second, I want to work with the best professors in the world, look inside their brains and find out how they think,” Simons added.
Simons studied at TU Eindhoven when he was nine years old, and would have been the youngest person ever to obtain a diploma in higher education, however, he left due to disagreements with the Dutch university before graduating.
He also previously studied at UGent w. he already obtained credits, meaning he could obtain his bachelor’s degree with a shorter programme at Antwerp University.
International footballer Didier Drogba has been awarded an honorary degree in Ivory Coast for his charitable work in the country.
Didier Drogba was awarded the honorary degree by an Ivory Coast university.
The degree was awarded to the international footballer for his footballing contribution to the country as well.
The 43-year-old, who is Chelsea’s fourth-highest goalscorer of all-time with 164 goals in 381 appearances, not only led Ivory Coast to three World Cups but played a vital role in the peace process in the West African nation.
Principals of Colleges of Education across Ghana have threatened to shut down the schools by the end of May if the government does not release funds for the maintenance of students’ stay on campus.
According to a Myjoyionline.com news report, all 46 Colleges of Education in Ghana could be affected as the authorities say they have not been paid feeding grants since the start of the academic year in January.
President of the Conference of Principals of Colleges of Education, Emmanuel Nyamekye in an exclusive interview with JoyNews’ Fred Smith said the only option available to them is for the students to go home.
“If nothing is done in the next couple of weeks, we may be compelled to ask our students to go home,” he said.
Lamenting their difficulties, he said food suppliers for the schools have ceased due to arrears owed from as far back as the first term.
He, therefore, called on the government to take immediate actions, “because once the suppliers fail to supply, there’s very little we can do under the circumstance.”
“We cannot go to the open market and buy so our suppliers have the trump card and until we get some money to at least appease them, they would not give us any food items and when that happens, we can’t feed our students,” he apprised.
He noted that the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country had already affected studies and “we don’t want the semester disrupted.”
“But we have a very little option available to us, if nothing is done by the end of May, we may be left with no option,” he stressed.
Nigerian man of God, Prophet Elijah Ayodele has posited that the leaders of the agitators of the secessionist movements cannot succeed in bringing down the nation.
He spoke with Daily Post, where he made some revelations known that no leader of any secessionist movement can break down the country. He further enthused that the spirit of Tafawa Balewa is fighting and it ought to be appeased.
He said: The spirit of Igbo is no more in Nigeria, and since their spirit is no more in Nigeria, the country will break peacefully. It’s not this IPOB, Oduduwa, that will break Nigeria. There is a powerful force that will break the country if we don’t appease it.
“Some people like Tafa Balewa were killed, the spirit of Tafawa Balewa is fighting, why will we not appease his spirit? Instead, we say Nigeria should be in unity; we can’t be in peace or unity again. Nigeria will just be facing one problem to another. There will always be problems and that is the fact. We need to realize that Nigeria needs many prayers to survive this situation and for sustainability. The moment we ignore God, then the country will collapse.
“Nnamdi Kanu is not the person who will actualize this, not that he will die, but the thing will happen in a surprising way.
“Everybody will keep quiet, but some forces will stand to be fighting it, saying no. Two things are involved: either Nigeria is restructured, which we know will not favour many people or break up. It’s either we go back to true federalism, or we break up; any of these issues is going to be better for the country, so said by God not by man.
“Another thing is that only God can stop Nigeria from breaking up; the pathfinders of this country are tired of our co-existence. If we don’t do what is necessary, Nigeria will break. Many people don’t want it, but when you go to the divine realm, do you know what is going on there? Many people have died as a result of injustice in Nigeria, so what is going to happen is that Nigeria will break peacefully without fighting or making noise.
“IPOB are making points, the people of Oduduwa Republic are also making points, and if the government neglects these, it will happen suddenly.”
On Tuesday, May 4, the Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed asserted that it not the duty of the Federal Government to prosecute bandits as it doesn’t form part of the list of federal offences.
He made this known during a press conference held in Abuja.
He was referring to comments attributed to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party about the country’s security problems.
The minister said, “The PDP alleged that kidnappers and bandits are not being brought to justice. This is apparently aimed at the Federal Government.
“It is shocking that a party that ruled this nation for all of 16 years does not know that kidnapping and banditry are not federal offences.
“The PDP should therefore call out the states, including those being controlled by it, to ensure a rigorous prosecution of arrested kidnappers and bandits.
“Meanwhile, PDP conveniently forgot that as far as terrorism, a federal offence, is concerned, this Federal Government has successfully prosecuted thousands of Boko Haram members in Kainji, as part of a continuing exercise. We are now seeking the cooperation of the judiciary to continue with the trial of arrested terrorists.”
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Lai Mohammed was recently in the news after he spoke about the breaking of Nigeria. The Federal M inister of Information and Culture shared his thoughts about the breaking of Nigeria as many people are rooting for it.
According to him, it will require more effort is to break Nigeria than to fix it and he made this known in a recent submission he made on Channels TV.
In his submission, he said;
“The agitation for political restructuring is okay. However, what is not okay is the call for secession or for separation. We would need more energy to break Nigeria than to fix it. As a matter of fact, the strength of Nigeria is its diversity. So everybody agreed that secession is not an option.”
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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that the use of email would no longer be required for the processing of registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry.
The Registrar and Chief Executive of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, made this known while speaking with journalists on Tuesday evening.
He stated that email would only be requested at the successful completion of the registration exercise by candidates to access information on the examination.
He said, “As from Thursday, April 15, 2021, candidates will no longer be required to provide any email address during registration.
“Consequently, candidates will have the following options to access their profile during or after registration.
ii. On the 55019 option (being designed) for example admission status checking, acceptance of admission etc on their profile.
“Printing of examination slip (Notification) or Result notification slip or ticketing can be done anywhere using the candidates JAMB registration number only.
“At the conclusion of the 2021 UTME/DE registration exercise, candidates will provide their email addresses only after the 2021 UTME/DE registration exercise has been declared closed by JAMB through (a) Mobile APP on his/her registered phone
(b) Sending the word email (space then the email address) on his /her registered phone to 55019.
“The email is typed twice for correctness (Email addresses will be entered twice for validation and prevention of typographical errors.”
A female student whose name hasn’t been published yet of the Government Secondary School in Ikot Ewa was caught with a local gun in school.
According to reports, the girl was asked by her teacher to cut her colored hair after being angered by the confrontation, she showed up in the school with a gun reportedly planning to shoot her teacher.
Soldiers were called on to take over the incident after the student was spotted with a gun.
Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has commenced training of language teachers and non-formal education centres facilitators across the State.
This, the government revealed, is in partial fulfilment of the execution of Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) in the State.
The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran stated that the programme was facilitated in conjunction with the World Bank and the Universal Basic Education Commission, in order to ensure the facilitators are well trained for the task ahead.
He said this at Lagelu Grammar school, Ibadan during the flag off of the training which is taking place at different centres with participants drawn from twenty-one Local Government areas targeted for the BESDA programme in Oyo State.
Adeniran explained that the training was also meant to prepare the facilitators on necessary lessons, observation checklist, stimulate pupils’ interest in subjects, cultivate thinking skills, and mastery of content and lesson plans.
According to Adeniran, the training will also bring sanity into the learning process through improvement of teaching methods, and eradication of out of school children from the streets in Oyo State.
Dr. Adeniran further revealed that the programme is targeted towards children within school age, who either do not have access to schools or are drop-outs from public schools.
He said the programme also targets children in Islamic schools, adding that the training intends to transform them, make them literate and fortify them with basic knowledge at their centres.
He said, “This exercise is crucial to the basic education sector of Oyo State and is taking place across the 21 Local Government Areas of the state”.
“We hope that this will certainly enable our non-formal facilitators to gain knowledge of new teaching methods as it is applicable to BESDA. This will also take the education system to greater heights in our dear State,” he said.
He commended Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State for giving priority to the education sector, adding that his immense support has given the Board an edge in the fight against out of school children littering the streets.
It is the joy of every students to pass their Jamb and at the same time meet their chosen school cut off mark. Because your choice of school cut off mark determine your chance of getting admission. So this has been a thing students think of. So in this article, am going to show you what to do if you don’t meet up with your choice of school cut off mark.
The first thing is to change your choice of institution to any institution that your score is higher than in order to have higher chance of getting admission. The second thing to do is to read very well and success is yours.
The management of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in Kaduna State has fixed Monday, January 25th, 2021 as the date for the reopening of the institution for academic activities.
However, the Director of Public Affairs of the ABU, Mallam Auwal Umar, said in a statement that the resumption date was subject to review by the Federal Government.
The statement titled, ‘Ahmadu Bello University fixes January 25 for reopening,’ said the resumption date was approved by the Senate of the University at its 501st (Special) Meeting on Tuesday
The statement read, “The 2019/2020 academic session would be completed based on the adjusted calendar as approved by the Senate.
“The decision to reopen the University followed the suspension of ASUU strike, and the directive by National Universities Commission based on the advisory/clearance by the Presidential Taskforce on COVID- 19 that Universities could reopen as from 18th January 2021 under strict observance of COVID-19 protocols.”
It added that the reopening of the university would be on a phased basis.
The statement said the first phase of resumption would include, all graduating/final-year students, 100 and 200 levels students, all clinical medical students and all postgraduate students to be handled virtually using online ICT-supported blended teaching and learning arrangement.
The second phase, the statement added, would comprise all other non-graduating classes, 300 level in the case of four-year degree programme, 300 and 400 levels in the case of five-year degree programme as well as 300, 400 and 500 levels in the case of six-year degree programme.
It added that “It should be noted that all non-pharmaceutical COVID-19 protocols would be strictly observed anywhere on campus and every student must submit online an undertaking to abide by all the COVID-19 protocols both within and outside the Campus. Students who failed to complete and submit this form online will not be able to print their exams card.
“In addition, the University Management would, within the limit of its resources, support the University Health Service with the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and a Holding Bay to ensure safe handling of any suspected cases.
“Equally, Management would take all necessary actions to strengthen the security architecture of the University and assure the University community of adequate safety and security.”
The Government assigned the closure of school to contain the second wave of Corona virus – hence, I suggest that any students should use this opportunity to study well for you could face examination days after the resumption.
I suggest that all students should afford facemask for theirselves Government have to provide it to students but don’t wait for Government if you can purchase it for yourself.
When Government summon the resumption of school, all students should practice social distancing in school environment and inside classes when lecture is taken place.
The school management should provide sanitizers to students and place it at any entries in the school.
Students have for long forget most from what they had learned in the school because of the Covid-19 pandemic and ASUU strike, as I stated above, any students should use this opportunity and students well for those professors in University will not be easy for you.
Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has expressed concern about the decline in the standard of education in the country.
Adamu, who spoke in Yola, Adamawa State, during the official commissioning of completed projects in the college, said a number of graduates can neither read nor write in a tolerable manner.
The minister who was represented by the Director of Tertiary Education in the Federal Ministry of Education, Hajia Rakiya Gambo Iliyasu said the situation was a cause for concern, adding that students and teachers need to sit up and face their tasks squarely if the situation is to be reversed.
“Some graduates of tertiary institutions across the country cannot read or write applications,” he said.
The minister further stated that students and even graduates had been found to be unable to write one full sentence without multiple corrections needing to be made.
The minister urged all stakeholders in the education sector to sit up to ensure that the decline in the value of education is bridged within the shortest time possible.