FG names Obafemi Omokungbe new Yabatech rector

Main entrance of the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos   The Federal Government has announced Obafemi Omokungbe as Rector of Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech). He is the first alumnus of the 70-year old institution to be appointed Rector. He succeeded Dr Margaret Kudirat Ladipo, who completed her tenure on December 10, 2017. Announcing the […]

12 finalists emerge in Cowbellpedia maths competition

Students from Kaduna, Niger, Ondo and Abia States completed the list of 12 finalists for the 2017 Cowbellpedia secondary school mathematics television quiz show. In the junior category, Joel Ndoh of Marist Brothers Juniorate, Aba, Abia State; Olayinka Abdulwakil of Nigerian Tulip International College Kaduna and Greatman Nwachukwu of Dority International Secondary School, Aba, scaled the first-round hurdle, while Nwachukwu exited in the second […]

The case against corporal punishment

There is a long history of violence against Nigerian schoolchildren. In 2016, in a private school in Ibadan Oyo State, 14-year-old Oyinye Abariwe (not real name) was a victim of corporal punishment. Young pupils have been maimed, sometimes incapacitated by their teachers who, in the process of teaching, resorted to corporal discipline. Head, Education Desk, […]

Childville School’s ex-pupil wins world Microsoft competition

Winner, Katherine Eta of Childville School, Ogudu (middle); with other participants at the Certiport Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship annual award, organised in Nigeria By ReadManna Empowerment Initiative A former student of Childville School, Ogudu, Katherine Eta has emerged the second runner up in the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) world championship held in the United […]

Labour unions, rights groups seek a restructured Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari Members of organised unions, including professionals and non-professionals across the country are beginning to join their voices to the rising number of agitators demanding for the restructuring of the Nigerian federation. Their concern, according to them, was to avoid any impending crisis in the country if the subject is not addressed. They […]