Posts Tagged ‘Education’

FirstBank Sets Up Support System For Education-Based SMEs

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon July 26, 2020
Major banking institution, First Bank of Nigeria has offered financial backing to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the education sector to mitigate the effects of the COVID -19 pandemic in the country. Speaking during the Bank’s SMEConnect webinar on Thursday, Bankole Adediran, Head, transaction banking products, said the bank’s intentions are to help enterprises […]

BREAKING: Minister Of Education Suspends Reopening Of Federal Schools; Halts WAEC Exams

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon July 8, 2020
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has just announced that schools under control of the Federal Government will not be reopening for the forthcoming WAEC Exams. Speaking at the Federal Executive Council Brief(FEC) on Wednesday, Adamu said: “I appeal to State Governments that have announced schools’ resumption to reconsider it. I think it’s not safe. Let’s […]

Former Education Minister, Oby Ezekwesili Loses Mother

by Seun Adeuyion June 23, 2020
Obiageli Ezekwesili, a former presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria in the 2019 election and ex-Minister of Education, has lost her mother, Mrs. Cecilia Nwayiaka Ujubuonu. She was said to have died of cancer-related sickness in Abuja on Sunday night. Until her death, she was a member of the Redeemed Christian Church […]

FCMB to sponsor girl found reading at their ATM gallery [PHOTOS]

by Ikokwu Ikembaon February 10, 2020
A young girl whose name has been identified as Dele was found and pictured reading by the ATM gallery of First City Monument bank (FCMB) in Ondo Town. A Twitter user who was about using the ATM found the young girl sorting her homework with the uninterrupted electricity supply at the ATM stand. The tweet […]

Just in: Nnemdi Ozoemena emerges 2nd best in 2019 Commonwealth Essay Competition

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 12, 2019
A 17-year-old Nigerian student, Nnemdi Ozoemena, has emerged the runner-up in the senior category of the 2019 Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition. Mr Blackson Bayewumi, Country Director of the Royal Commonwealth Society in Nigeria and Chairman Nigeria Conversation, said this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday. Bayewumi said that the Federal Ministry of Education had […]

Only 1.2% Primary School Pupils In North Of Nigeria Can Read

by Ikokwu Ikembaon August 28, 2019
Andrienne Barnes, a Literacy and Pedagogy specialist from Florida State University, in the US has claimed that 72% of children at early grade primary school level in northern Nigeria public schools cannot read a single word while only 1.2% of them are able to read and answer comprehension questions. Barnes, a part of a USAID […]