Strike looms in varsities over ASUU, FG agreement

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may soon begin another round of industrial action nationwide following the collapse of the 2017 and 2018 renegotiations with the Federal Government on all agreements. In a communique issued by its National Chairman, Dr. Abiodun Ogunyemi, after the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held at the University of […]

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 […]