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NAPTAN urges Nasarawa to ban child begging

The Nasarawa State chapter of National Parents’ Teachers’ Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN) has urged the state government to ban child begging and enforce its free and compulsory education policy.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State

Niger government to spend N2 billion on motorcycles for teachers

The Niger state government on Friday said it would spend over N2 billion on procurement of motorcycles for 10,000 primary and junior secondary school teachers, to facilitate their movement to hard-to-reach areas in the state.

4,562 newly-recruited teachers sacked in Kaduna

Kaduna State has sacked over four thousand teachers it newly recruited for incompetence.

Boko Haram: Borno government denies school closure

The Borno State Government has denied closure of schools in the state after the recent abduction of 110 girls at Government Girls Science and Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi in neighbouring Yobe State.

Boko Haram: Activist Zanna Mustapha offers scholarship to 300 orphans in Borno

A Borno-based humanitarian activist, Mr Zanna Mustapha, said on Sunday that he was sponsoring the education of 300 orphans as part of his contribution to the development of education in the state.

Taraba State University lecturers begin another indefinite strike

Students of Taraba State University in Jalingo have expressed anger and frustration at the institution’s branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU having embarked on an indefinite strike action again.

Principal, three teachers suspended for flogging students in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State government has suspended a principal and three teachers following the viral video which sparked controversy showing female students of Government Science Secondary School, Nassarawa-Eggon being flogged.

The poor are entitled to equal opportunity

In view of the importance of Education and Public Service Reforms, and the widespread interest our decisions have generated, it is my firm belief that I should address the entire state on the issue. This is to ensure that everyone that lives in Kaduna State understands what we have done, and why they have been done.

Governor Masari sacks education commissioner

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state has fired the state’s Commissioner of Education, Halimatu Idris.

Don’t force courses on your children – JAMB chief tells parents

‎Parents and guardians have been admonished to avoid mounting undue pressure on their children in the choice of course for study when applying for admission into tertiary institutions as well as to avoid cutting corners but go through the normal process when purchasing the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) forms for their children and wards.

Governor Shettima challenges ex-President Jonathan to reveal findings of Chibok abduction panel

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, has challenged former President Goodluck Jonathan to reveal the findings of the committee he constituted to investigate the abduction of Chibok schoolgirls.

Nigeria needs strong institutions to protect democracy – Governor Dickson

Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has said that Nigeria needs strong institutions to strengthen and protect her democracy.

Kogi Polytechnic lecturers call off strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, (ASUP), Kogi State Polytechnic, has called off its strike action after an extensive negotiation with representatives of the state government.

Nasarawa places embargo on employment of non-academic staff in tertiary institutions

The Nasarawa State Government has placed an embargo on the employment of non-academic staff in three of its tertiary institutions.

Shippers’ Council renovates Borno schools destroyed by Boko Haram

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council on Thursday handed over three renovated secondary schools to the Borno state government as part of its corporate social responsibilities.

Borno constructs 2 boarding schools for kids orphaned by Boko Haram

The Borno Government on Saturday said it had constructed two model boarding primary schools to enrol children orphaned by the Boko Haram insurgency.

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