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Sonny Echono

Coronavirus: Nigeria shuts down federal tertiary institutions, unity colleges

As part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Government has directed heads of Federal educational institutions and principals of Unity Colleges nationwide to shut down.
The Minister of State for Education, Honourable Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made this known when FLL national championship winners emerged recently.

Nigeria directs unity schools to join robotics competition

The Federal Ministry of Education, FME, has indicated that from next year all the 104 Unity Schools will participate in the First Lego League, FLL, National Robotics Championship Competition.
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Association raises over N60m for educational development

Government College, Ibadan Old Boys Association (GCIOBA) says it has so far raised over N60 million to support educational development of the school.
Aisha Muhammed Oyebode

Unity School alumni seek ministerial position

The Chairman, Board of Trustees of Unity School Old Students Association (USOSA), Mrs. Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode, has decried the worsening state of Federal Government Colleges.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Federal government releases criteria for admission into Unity Schools

The Federal government, on Tuesday, took delivery of the result of the 2019 National Common Entrance Examination (NCCE), into Federal Government Colleges (FGCs), otherwise known as Unity Schools.
Sonny Echono

Federal government approves refurbishment of unity schools

The Federal Government has given a directive for the refurbishment of all unity schools, otherwise known as Federal Government Colleges across Nigeria.
Queens College Lagos

Queens’ College Principal calls for establishment of more girls colleges

The Principal of Queens College, Lagos, Dr Tokunbo Yakubu-Oyinloye, has called on the Federal Government to establish more girls secondary schools in an effort to enhance girl-child education in the country.

Delta government frowns at unauthorised, illegal fees collection in public schools

The Delta State Government has frowned at the unauthorised levies and fees unilaterally imposed on pupils by Schools vis a vis sending children away from school with the added threat of being flogged for inability to pay ‘school’ fees.

Why politics is war in Nigeria

Selfishness, the pursuit of self-interest and self-aggrandisement are the driving forces of Nigerian politicians. From bottom to top and back again, of those emotions, not one is free, not one is clean, not even President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s widely touted emblem of what is sane and altruistic in the polity.
Sonny Echono

Ministry: Unity schools not affected by shift of polls

The Federal Government Monday stated that the 104 unity schools are not affected by the shift in the dates of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Rotimi Akeredolu calls for equity in schools renovation

Akeredolu made the call in Akure when a delegation of the Ondo Boys High School Alumni Association visited him.
John Momoh

John Momoh: Ethnicity bane of Nigeria’s cohesion, development

The Chief Executive Officer of Channels Television, Mr. John Momoh, has identified ethnicity as the greatest impediment facing the country’s cohesion and transformation, saying that has prevented quality leaders, to emerge in Nigeria.

Ex-CIBN chief blames National Assembly for tampering with 2018 Budget

Prof. Olusegun Ajibola, immediate past president, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), on Thursday criticised the National Assembly for tampering with provisions for critical projects in the 2018 budget.

President Buhari: I was compelled to sign 2018 budget

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he was compelled to sign the the 2018 appropriation bill containing budget estimates as approved by the National Assembly into law in other not to keep the economy continuously on standstill.

National Assembly passes 2018 Budget with N508bn increment

The Budget was increased by the legislature by N508 billion, from N8.61 trillion proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari in Appropriation Bill presented to the assembly in November, 2017.

Unity Schools: NECO scores self high as 53 sit for common entrance in Cotonou

The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Saturday said it was working hard to surpass the standards and integrity of its examinations through quality human resources just as 53 candidates wrote one of its exams in Cotonou.

79,878 candidates jostle for admission into unity colleges

No fewer than 79,878 candidates, sat for the 2018 National Common Entrance Examination, to enable them to gain admission into the 104 Federal Government Colleges also known as unity colleges across the country.

Before Adamu Adamu’s education strategic plan becomes a missed opportunity

Education may, at last, be receiving some attention in Nigeria. In Kaduna State, Governor El-Rufai is wielding the broom of his ruling All Peoples Congress (APC), against teachers in a controversial proposal to sweep away an estimated 22,000 of them who’re apparently unfit for the vocation. The supply line for competent replacements on this scale is unclear.

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