Is the shambolic state of Nigeria’s education a consequence of a dearth of policies?

Is the shambolic state of Nigeria’s education a consequence of a dearth of policies?

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“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”—Malcolm X When issues concerning the miseries afflicting the country’s education sector are tabled for discussion and analysis, one is oftentimes confronted with the argument that…

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.

Hijab in schools: MSSN accuses Ambode of Christianisation agenda

Hijab in schools: MSSN accuses Ambode of Christianisation agenda

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The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) has accused the Lagos State Government headed by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of pursuing a Christianisation agenda in the state in not obeying the Court of Appeal judgment permitting the use of hijab in schools. In…

Poor policy implementation: A setback to education in Nigeria

Poor policy implementation: A setback to education in Nigeria

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Various definitions abound for the concept of implementation. In this case, we depend on Egonmwan’s conceptualisation of it as the process of converting financial, material, technical and human inputs into outputs – goods and services. It also involves a wide variety of…

Students to become members of the university’s senate soon – NUC

Students to become members of the university’s senate soon – NUC

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The National Universities Commission (NUC) has revealed its plans to ensure that students become a part of their university’s senate soon. Executive Secretary of the NUC, Abubakar Rasheed disclosed this in an interview with EduCeleb.com on Monday. Professor Rasheed noted that students…

University education should not be cheaper than nursery education – Dickson

University education should not be cheaper than nursery education – Dickson

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The Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson has stated that university education should not be cheaper than nursery school education. He said so at the maiden matriculation ceremony of the University of Africa, Toru Orua, in Sagbama Local Government Area of the…

Towards restoring a functional Madrasah system

Towards restoring a functional Madrasah system

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Uthman Jaarullah bn Zakariyyah Oladele bn Abdullahi proposes reforms within the Madrasah system. In Nigeria, the Madrasah is variously called Islamiyya, Makaranta Ilmi, or Ilé Kéwú. It is the institution under which  the Almajiri system dominantly operates. The writer establishes that many…

Lagos to shut down schools involved in exam malpractices

Lagos to shut down schools involved in exam malpractices

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The Lagos State government will shut down schools involved in examination malpractices. Deputy Governor of the state, Idiat Oluranti Adebule said this had become imminent especially in the case of “serial offenders”. Dr Adebule stated that during a meeting with proprietors of…

Chronicles of the ban on Post-UTME: Why it was bound to happen (1)

Chronicles of the ban on Post-UTME: Why it was bound to happen (1)

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A Federal High Court in Abuja last Friday, 2nd March, declared the Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post- UTME) conducted by universities, polytechnics and colleges of education in Nigeria as illegal. According to it, there was no extant law authorising the exercise. The court…

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