The Federal Ministry of Education on Monday in Abuja held its maiden Carol of Nine Songs in celebration of Christmas.
The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a service of Christian worship celebrating the birth of Jesus that is traditionally followed at Christmas.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the carol was heralded by a procession, followed by special renditions by the ministry’s choir and others.
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 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).
THE ENACTUS Team of the Federal Polytechnic Offa (FEDPOFFA) recently launched her maiden edition of Who Wants to be a Millionaire – an online blog.
The launching took place at Stella Obasanjo Lecture Theater of the institution.
IT was a colourful atmosphere at the solemnization of the holy matrimony between Dr. Ruth, daughter of the Deputy Rector in charge of administration of the Federal Polytechnic Offa’, Dr. Ayodele Olaosebikan and her heartthrob, Dr. Jones Akinbobola.
It was awards galore for the corporate Covenant University and the person of the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Charlse Ayo, as the Centre for Democratic Governance in Africa (CDGA), bombarded them with plaques of honour in the conference room of the Senate building yesterday.
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
A Catholic priest and educationist, Rev. Fr. Dr. Louis C. Nwankwo has called on the Federal Government to re-introduce the Teachers Training College (TTC), so as to restore fallen standard of education in the country.