Thursday, February 9, 2023


Over 9,000 Tanzanian school girls impregnated in one year: official

At least 9,011 Tanzanian school girls were impregnated between January 2021 and January 2022, an official told parliament in Dodoma, the capital of Tanzania, Tuesday. The Deputy Minister for Education, Science and Technology Omary Kipanga said out of the 9,011...

World Bank commits $200m to vocational education in Nigeria

World Bank’s Senior Education Specialist in Nigeria, Mr Tunde Adekola, says the bank has committed 200 million dollars to the advancement of technical and vocational education in the country. Adekola made the declaration on Monday in Abuja at the launch...

UNICAL removes HoD over alleged extortion of students

The Management of the University of Calabar has ordered the immediate removal of Dr Sylvester Ohadoma as Head of the Department (HoD) of Pharmacology. This is contained in a statement by the Registrar of the institution, Mr Gabriel Egbe, in...

UNICEF, UK Govt improve literacy skills of 270,000 children in northeast

By Sadiq Abubakar, MAIDUGURI - Over 270,000 primary school children affected by conflict in North Eastern Nigeria have been supported to read and write by The United Nations Education Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the United Kingdom...

JAMB registers 92, 490 candidates for 2023 UTME

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has registered 92, 490 candidates to sit for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). JAMB said that 67, 328 candidates had so far registered to sit for its mock examination. The board...

9 secondary school students compete for Junior Achievement Africa award

The African Secondary School students participating in the Junior Africa Company of the Year Competition at Eko Hotel and Suite in Lagos. No fewer than nine secondary school students will partake in the Company of the Year (COY) competition organised...

Auchi poly expels 40 students for result falsification

The Management of Auchi polytechnic, Edo, says it had expelled 40 students over result falsification and deficiency at the point of entry into some programmes at the institution. A news bulletin of the Information and Public Relations Unit of the...

Africa’s educational system must gravitate towards stem to achieve industrialization by 2023 – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has set out priorities on how Africa can achieve full industrialization by the year 2030. They include a recommendation to African leaders to tailor their educational system and academic curricular towards Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). In...

UNICROSS students protest robbery attacks of hostels, barricade school gate

Hundreds of students of the University of Cross River (UNICROSS) formerly known as Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) on Tuesday barricaded the school gate in protest of constant robbery attacks. The protest, which was at the main gate of...

Education tax in Nigeria hits N300b in 2022

By John Onah, ABUJA - The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has disclosed the education tax has increased from N189 billion in 2021 to N300 billion in 2022 fiscal year. the Executive Secretary of the Fund, Arch. Sonny Echono...


S.Africa celebrates Archbishop Tutu as he turns 90

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and veteran of South Africa’s struggle against white minority rule, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, turned 90 on Thursday, celebrating his birthday...