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THE Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education Commission, Dr. Suleiman Dikko has restated the commitment of the Federal Government towards ensuring that every Nigerian child has access to basic education.
Dikko also tasked the staff of the Commission to continue to work towards the actualization of the global objective of Education For All (EFA) in Nigeria.
The UBEC Executive Scribe stated this during the 2014 end of year service awards weekend in Abuja organised by the Universal Basic Education Commission Staff Association, where merit award was conferred on him and some other staff of the Commission.

Stories by  ONYINYECHI UDEMEZUE, Abuja

THE Board of Trustees (BOT) Chairman of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Dr. Musa Babayo has disclosed that the Fund spent not less than N19 billion of capacity building programme for Universities and Polytechnics lecturers this year, 2014.
This is even as he described the outgoing year 2014 as a fulfilling one, going by the agency’s level of interventions in the education sector.

Book Review

Book Title: Lorji Mbaise
Author:  B.N.A. Ugomuoh
Publisher: Lumen Impact Communications
Year of Publication: 2014
Reviewer: Martins Nwamadi

An Igbo proverb puts it succinctly: “A man who does not know where the rain began to beat him cannot say where he dried his body”.
The book, “Lorji Mbaise”, is a rare blend of literary scholarship and typifies an endeavour to capture the socio-political circumstances of the Lorji people in present day Mbaise in Imo state.

ONYINYECHI UDEMEZUE, Abuja

THE United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has advocated for indigenous content in early childhood education curriculum.
Speaking Tuesday in Abuja at a 4day Capacity building workshop for teacher educators of earlyhood education, the UNESCO Regional Officer, Dr Patience Awopegba said the workshop was organised to review government policy and the level of implementation of early childhood care education (ECCE).

EMEKA IHIEGBULEM, Owerri

Education campaigner and founder of 1 GAME Campaign Philip Obaji has been awarded the prestigious Future Africa Awards Prize In Education 2014 in a ceremony in Lagos. The event took place on Sunday 7th of December where Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, represented by Minister of Youth Development, Bonnie Haruna and Rivers State Governor, RotimiAmaechi spoke, as well as Channels Television Chairman, John Momoh who presented the award to Obaji.

EMEKA IHIEGBULEM, Owerri

Apparently billed to fulfill part of its community/social projects, the Region Chairman International Association of Lions Club, Region 6, District 404-A2, Lion Obialo Michael Thursday, donated set of text books, hand washing equipment and clock to Pearls International School Mgbidi in Oru West LGA of  Imo State.

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