24 states failed to access N29.5 billion UBEC grants in 2017

24 states failed to access N29.5 billion UBEC grants in 2017

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24 of Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) failed to access the remaining Twenty-Nine Billion, Five Hundred and Eighty-Five Million, Eight Hundred and Ninety-Three Thousand, Two Hundred and Twenty-One Naira, Sixty-Five Kobo (N29,585,893,221.65) of the counterpart funding for basic…

How Nigeria’s out-of-school children increased to 13.2 million

How Nigeria’s out-of-school children increased to 13.2 million

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The number of out-of-school children rose from 10.5 million in 2010 to 13.2 million in 2015, a Demographic Health Survey (DHS) conducted by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the Nigerian government revealed. The Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education…

No time to lose on the road to Universal Primary and Secondary Education

No time to lose on the road to Universal Primary and Secondary Education

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The latest figures on out-of-school-children are disappointing, showing progress that is – at best – painfully slow. Despite every promise and declaration, and all the genuine efforts made to date, there are still around 262 million – or one out of every…

Standard Clubs in schools will combat substandard product proliferation

Standard Clubs in schools will combat substandard product proliferation

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The quest to fight the proliferation of substandard products has got a boost with the proposed introduction of Standard Clubs in more schools. This initiative is being spearheaded by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) in various primary and secondary schools in Kogi State when the new academic session resumes. EduCeleb.com reports that such clubs were already in operation in some schools in Ekiti, Abuja, Lagos and Kwara.

Primary School enrolment rate in Nigeria (State by State)

Primary School enrolment rate in Nigeria (State by State)

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Primary school education is the initial part of the compulsory, free basic education every Nigerian child must have, according to the law. The data presented here shows the primary school enrolment rate in Nigeria on a state by state basis and by…

Lagos students write public schools transfer screening test

Lagos students write public schools transfer screening test

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Students seeking transfer into public schools in Lagos State for the 2018/2019 academic session have on Monday written the screening test. Recall that the state government had earlier called for applications from interested students seeking to be admitted into JSS2 and SS1….

How Empatico is closing the gap between classrooms in Nigeria and other parts of the world

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Empatico is a free video conferencing tool that connects classrooms of children aged 7-11 across the world, all in a bid to make the world a little much kind. The tool is created on the foundation of empathy. It is believed that…

Kaduna students shine in international debating championship

Kaduna students shine in international debating championship

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The Kaduna State contingent, which represented Nigeria at the World Debate Championships, have emerged among the top performers in the just concluded World School Debating Championship at the Czech Republic. These students, who participated in the 2018 British Parliament category of the…

Police takes war against cultism, drug abuse to schools

Police takes war against cultism, drug abuse to schools

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Officials of the Nigeria Police Force have organised a one day sensitisation programme for secondary school students against peer pressure, cultism, and drug abuse in Lagos. The event, which was jointly organised by the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) and the Nigeria…

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