Niger: Over 2000 private schools shut in Suleja

Niger government has closed down over 2,000 privates schools in Suleja Local Government Area and other parts of the state for operating below government approved standard. Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu, Permanent Secretary of Niger Ministry of Education, disclosed this when he received the state Chapter of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) in […]

ASUU splits as parallel body emerges

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has split into two with the formation of a new body called Congress of University Academics (CONUA). Members of the new union noted that they left the ASSU in order to redefine unionism and restore peace and stability in the universities in Nigeria. The national coordinator of the new […]

Yobe: Dapchi school shut over fear of fresh attack

The Parents Teachers Association and the Association of Abducted Dapchi Children have closed down Government Girls Science Technical College Dapchi, Yobe State, over fear of a renewed attack by Boko Haram insurgents. The school is where 104 school girls, along with the lone Christian student still in captivity, Leah Sheribu, were abducted on February 19, […]

NGO trains 300 students, 48 corps member on menstrual hygiene

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Prime Diamond Initiative for Community Health (PDICH) says it has trained about 300 students and 48 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in Nasarawa State under the organisation’s menstrual hygiene management education in schools. The students aged between 10 and 15 are from Government Secondary School Bakin Ado, Government Day Secondary […]

Thai judge shoots self in court after not-guilty verdict on murder

A judge in Southern Thailand shot himself in court after delivering a not-guilty verdict in the case of five Muslim suspects charged with murder in the predominantly Buddhist country’s restive South. Khanakorn Pianchana shot himself in the chest after acquitting the suspects charged with murder, illegal association and gun-related offence on Friday because of insufficient […]

Plateau Govt promotes 9,000 teachers

By Martha Agas The Plateau Government on Friday said it has released the promotion of 9,000 teachers across the 17 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state. Prof. Matthew Suleiman, the chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), disclosed this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos. Suleiman said […]

Senate wants integration of “Almajiris”into educational system

By Kingsley Okoye The Senate on Thursday, urged the Federal Government to formulate policy to integrate Almajiris into the educational system to discourage them from street begging. The call, followed a motion by by Sen. Sankara Abdullahi and 26 other senators on the menace of street begging and need to rehabilitate street beggars. Abdullahi,in his […]

SUBEB begins enrolment drive campaign in Benue

The Benue State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) at the weekend began enrolment drive campaign aimed at bringing out-of-school children in the state back to school.  The newly sworn-in chairman of SUBEB, Rev. Emmanuel Aper, at a town hall meetings and rallies held in Gwer West and Agatu Local Government Areas organized by Universal Basic […]

Girls Education Project a huge success in Northern states -UNICEF

By Philip YataiThe United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on Saturday described its Girls Education Project, Phase 3 (GEP3), being implemented in Bauchi, Niger, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara states as “a huge success”. UNICEF Chief of Education, Euphrates Wose, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Birnin Kebbi that the GEP3 was designed to […]

NECO Withholds Niger Candidates’ SSCE Results

Laleye Dipo in Minna The National Examination Council (NECO) has withheld the 2019 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results of candidates from Niger State, investigation by THISDAY has revealed. It was learnt that the results were withheld by the examination body following the state government’s inability to pay about N400 million registration fees. NECO […]