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…

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…

Superior curriculum: The unnecessary battle in Nigeria

Superior curriculum: The unnecessary battle in Nigeria

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It seems the battle for the superior curriculum in our schools will not wane. You see schools in Nigeria brandishing their usage of British/American curriculum while ignoring the Nigerian curriculum, for instance. As schools continue to proliferate, the word ‘curriculum’ constantly gets…

How Nigerian Skill Qualifications Framework will improve technical and vocational education

How Nigerian Skill Qualifications Framework will improve technical and vocational education

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The Nigerian Skill Qualifications Framework (NSQF) was launched on Thursday, 15th February 2018 by the Nigerian government to cater for technical and vocational education and training (TVET). It is a system for the development, classification and recognition of skills, knowledge and competencies…

Scholars propose establishment of institutionalised research funding agency in Nigeria

Scholars propose establishment of institutionalised research funding agency in Nigeria

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Scholars have proposed the establishment of an institutionalised research funding agency in Nigeria. They made this proposal at a three-day National Workshop held at the Lagos State University (LASU) between 12th and 14th February, 2018. The event sought to equip participants with…

Ambode signs bill making Yoruba usage and teaching compulsory in schools

Ambode signs bill making Yoruba usage and teaching compulsory in schools

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The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode has on Thursday signed a bill making the usage and teaching of Yoruba compulsory in schools across the state. It is called the Yoruba Language Preservation and Promotion Law. He also signed six other important…

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