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 […]

NECO releases June/July SSCE results with 70.85% success rate

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2017 June/July Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE).The Council says no fewer than 745,053 out of the 1,051,472 candidates that sat for this year’s June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) got five credits and above, including English and Mathematics. The figure, which represents 70.85 […]

UTME: Blind candidates laud JAMB for permitting braille, typewriter, stylus as against CBT

The 306 blind candidate of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, who sat for the Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination yesterday lauded the Board for allowing them use Typewriter, Braille code and Stylus to write examination as against computer used in 2016. Many of the candidates who spoke to Vanguard on Saturday in Lagos after their examination […]

Education: A viable leverage for development

IN the world over, certain yardsticks are used to measure the level of development in each country. These yardsticks range from infrastructure, rate of literacy, ICT development and growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and a host of other indices. There is no gainsaying that some nations are more developed than others. While some […]