History to be re-introduced into schools’ curriculum

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The National Council on Education says it has approved the re-introduction of history into the curriculum for primary and secondary schools in the country. Josiah Ajiboye, registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), told journalists in Abuja on Thursday that the decision was reached at the council’s recent meeting in Kano state. He said the … Continue reading History to be re-introduced into schools’ curriculum

JAMB begins sale of Direct Entry forms

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has commenced the sale of Direct Entry application form for candidates who have A-level results and wish to gain direct admission to degree programmes in Nigerian tertiary institutions. JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, said this in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday. The board has equally … Continue reading JAMB begins sale of Direct Entry forms

ASUU vows to resist increased tuition fees in Nigerian universities

The President of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, has said that the union will resist any attempt to increase tuition fees in the country’s public universities. He also said ASUU could go on strike if the government failed to meet its demand on adequate funding of the institutions and payment of salaries. … Continue reading ASUU vows to resist increased tuition fees in Nigerian universities

CRK compulsory for Christian students, says FG

The federal government says Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) is compulsory for all Christian students, while Islamic Religious Studies (IRS) for their Muslim counterparts. Adamu Adamu, minister of education, said this during a press briefing at the end of the federal executive council meeting presided over by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. Adamu said those who want … Continue reading CRK compulsory for Christian students, says FG

Chimamanda: How much space should social media occupy?

    Author and activist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, during a commencement speech to the 2017 graduating class of Williams College in Massachusetts, United States spoke on how much space social media should occupy. “Put the damned phone down. Well, at least for a few hours a day. Read a book. Talk to other human beings. … Continue reading Chimamanda: How much space should social media occupy?

JAMB orders over 60,000 candidates to rewrite UMTE over malpractice, others

At least 62,140 candidates will have to re-write university admission examinations as the Joint Examination and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has delisted computer-based centres (CBT) from board examination as a result of technical deficiencies, extortion, organised examination malpractice and other infractions. The board also suspended 24 centres for one year due to technical issues. It said … Continue reading JAMB orders over 60,000 candidates to rewrite UMTE over malpractice, others

Sosoliso plane crash survivor gets standing ovation on America’s Got Talent

Sosoliso plane crash survivor, Kechi Okwuchi this week gave an emotional audition on season 12 of America’s Got Talent. Before singing her version of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking out Loud’ she narrated to the judges and audience how her love for singing began. ‘I want to share my voice with AGT. I was in a plane … Continue reading Sosoliso plane crash survivor gets standing ovation on America’s Got Talent

Chinese exam authorities use facial recognition, drones to catch cheats

Chinese education authorities have gone high-tech to catch cheaters as millions of high-school students take their "gaokao", the annual university entrance exam seen as key to landing a lucrative white-collar job. So high are the stakes and so competitive is the exam that some students resort to cheating. Over the years, students have used wireless … Continue reading Chinese exam authorities use facial recognition, drones to catch cheats

Zuckerberg to Harvard grads: ‘You have to create a sense of purpose for others’

Facebook (FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg, 33, took the stage at Harvard University’s 366th commencement ceremony on Thursday, and implored the graduating class of 2017 to create a world where everyone has a sense of purpose. “Purpose is that feeling, that you are a part of something bigger than yourself,” Zuckerberg said. “That you are needed and that … Continue reading Zuckerberg to Harvard grads: ‘You have to create a sense of purpose for others’

Mosquitoes are our friends, stop killing them – UNILORIN Don

A Professor of Entomology at the University of Ilorin, Adeolu Ande, has said that killing mosquitoes is bad, because they are ‘friends’ that deserve to be properly managed. The professor made this submission while delivering the 169th Inaugural Lecture of the university, entitled “Consider the ways of ‘Ants’ and be Wise.” The entomologist, who described … Continue reading Mosquitoes are our friends, stop killing them – UNILORIN Don