Reps disagree with FG on WASSCE

The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education, Julius Ihonvbere on Friday questioned the new directive of the Federal Government on West Africa Examination Council (WAEC). The lawmaker in a press statement frowned at the directive to halt participation of students in the forthcoming examination due to COVID-19. He noted that the […]

We’re focused on conducting WASSCE — WAEC

The Ghana Office of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has said it is focused on conducting this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), in spite of reports that Nigeria has withdrawn from the examination. Nigeria, with a total of 1,549,463 candidates, has reportedly backtracked on its decision to participate in the forthcoming […]

Government woos World Bank over uneducated kids

The Federal Government has appealed to the World Bank to assist it in reducing the population of out-of- school children from 10 to five million by 2023. The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, made the call when a World Bank delegation, led by its Country Director, Mr. Shubham Chawdry, paid him a working visit […]

ASUU distances self from deanship elections in UNN

…Says Members Will Disrupt Exercise if UNN Management Refuses  Plea of Postponement   The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN chapter, Friday, washed off its hands from the deanship elections being organised by the management of the institution. In a document signed by the chairman of UNN chapter of ASUU, […]

Schools resumption faces new hurdles

As stakeholders raise issues on safety guidelinesAs schools nationwide prepare to resume, following the Federal Government’s easing of restrictions, there are fears that most of them may not abide by COVID-19 protocols. Citing challenges such as increased students’ population, inadequate classrooms, poor sanitary conditions and shortfall in the number of teaching hands, some experts insisted […]

Nigerians pay N152b tuition in UK

• As COVID-19 flattens naira, parents pay more• Students reject ‘local’ varsities despite high tuition Thousands of Nigerian students abroad are currently faced with serious challenges on account of the coronavirus pandemic and the growing possibility that the disease could be around for much longer. Burdened already by exorbitant fees, the global health challenge has dislocated […]

Reopen Schools For SS3 Students First, Proprietor Tells FG, WAEC

A school administrator and principal of Adesina College, Ibadan, Mr Adejare Adesina, has advised the Federal Government to liaise with the West African  Examination Council (WAEC) and other West African countries that subscribe to the council’s examinations to reopen schools for all the Senior Secondary School final year students immediately to sit the 2020 West […]

COVID-19: Before Our Schools Are Reopened

It is no more news that since the outbreak and spread of the novel coronavirus across countries of the world, all major activities have been on an abrupt halt without certainty and hope of recovery soon. The economies of many countries are deteriorating into recession even when majority are already affected. Education, politics and even […]

COVID-19: Lagos to re-open schools if… — Education commissioner

To employ 2,000 primary school teachers By Olasunkanmi Akoni STRONG indications emerged, yesterday, that officials of the Federal and Lagos State governments are working out guidelines for re-opening of schools, which closure was precipitated by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. This came as the Lagos State Government hinted that there are plans to employ no […]