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  •  Mr Goodluck Opiah Minister of State for Education has advocated increased private sector for public schools through funding to enhance quality of teaching and education in the country Opiah made the call on Friday while inaugurating the new administrative building of the Federal Government Girls College FGGC Owerri According to him funding of schools or education cannot be left for Federal Government alone He said the Parent Teacher Association PTA private investors and stakeholders should identify progress development welfare and wellbeing of the public schools around them Opiah who noted that the nation s economy was no longer as buoyant as before said there was need for alternatives to funding the education sector If we continue to wait for government to fund everything pertaining schools we may be lacking in many areas he noted Opiah disclosed that the Federal Government was working to make teaching profession more attractive He said the retirement age of teachers had been extended from 60 to 65 years and from 30 to 40 years in service The salary of teachers has also been increased From next academic session the Federal Government will commence bursary award for anyone studying education in tertiary institutions he added Opiah said students who excel in education courses will receive automatic employment as teachers This will reduce unemployment and improve quality teaching with value he stressed He commended the Principal of the College for her high level of administrative competence which he said had ensured peace and harmony among management staff students and parents While commending the students for being disciplined he advised them to study hard and obey their teachers and parents Earlier in her welcome address the Principal of the College Mrs Francisca Obiagwu said that the school which was founded in 1973 s had attained numerous academic achievements In Federal Government Girls College we do not only concentrate on academics but we vigorously pursue discipline which is an integral aspect of character moulding Obiagwu said The principal appealed for the provision of more classrooms to accommodate the students as well as the raising of the perimeter fence to enhance security She also appealed for the installation of solar street lights and solar panels in the administrative block dining halls hostels and classrooms among other appeals Obiagwu commended the Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu for his ingenuity and interventionist strides to ensure that education was given its pride of place in the country http ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Opiah seeks private sector support for public schools
     Mr Goodluck Opiah Minister of State for Education has advocated increased private sector for public schools through funding to enhance quality of teaching and education in the country Opiah made the call on Friday while inaugurating the new administrative building of the Federal Government Girls College FGGC Owerri According to him funding of schools or education cannot be left for Federal Government alone He said the Parent Teacher Association PTA private investors and stakeholders should identify progress development welfare and wellbeing of the public schools around them Opiah who noted that the nation s economy was no longer as buoyant as before said there was need for alternatives to funding the education sector If we continue to wait for government to fund everything pertaining schools we may be lacking in many areas he noted Opiah disclosed that the Federal Government was working to make teaching profession more attractive He said the retirement age of teachers had been extended from 60 to 65 years and from 30 to 40 years in service The salary of teachers has also been increased From next academic session the Federal Government will commence bursary award for anyone studying education in tertiary institutions he added Opiah said students who excel in education courses will receive automatic employment as teachers This will reduce unemployment and improve quality teaching with value he stressed He commended the Principal of the College for her high level of administrative competence which he said had ensured peace and harmony among management staff students and parents While commending the students for being disciplined he advised them to study hard and obey their teachers and parents Earlier in her welcome address the Principal of the College Mrs Francisca Obiagwu said that the school which was founded in 1973 s had attained numerous academic achievements In Federal Government Girls College we do not only concentrate on academics but we vigorously pursue discipline which is an integral aspect of character moulding Obiagwu said The principal appealed for the provision of more classrooms to accommodate the students as well as the raising of the perimeter fence to enhance security She also appealed for the installation of solar street lights and solar panels in the administrative block dining halls hostels and classrooms among other appeals Obiagwu commended the Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu for his ingenuity and interventionist strides to ensure that education was given its pride of place in the country http ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Opiah seeks private sector support for public schools
    Education3 weeks ago

    Opiah seeks private sector support for public schools

    Mr Goodluck Opiah, Minister of State for Education, has advocated increased private sector for public schools,through funding, to enhance quality of teaching and education in the country.

    Opiah made the call on Friday while inaugurating the new administrative building of the Federal Government Girls’ College (FGGC) Owerri.

    According to him, funding of schools or education cannot be left for Federal Government alone.

    He said the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), private investors and stakeholders should identify progress development, welfare and wellbeing of the public schools around them.

    Opiah, who noted that the nation’s economy was no longer as buoyant as before, said there was need for alternatives to funding the education sector.

    “If we continue to wait for government to fund everything pertaining schools, we may be lacking in many areas,” he noted.

    Opiah disclosed that the Federal Government was working to make teaching profession more attractive.

    He said the retirement age of teachers had been extended from 60 to 65 years and from 30 to 40 years in service.

    “The salary of teachers has also been increased.

    “From next academic session, the Federal Government will commence bursary award for anyone studying education in tertiary institutions,” he added.

    Opiah said students ,who excel in education courses, will receive automatic employment as teachers.

    “This will reduce unemployment and improve quality teaching with value,” he stressed.

    He commended the Principal of the College for her high level of administrative competence,which he said had ensured peace, and harmony among management, staff, students and parents.

    While commending the students for being disciplined, he advised them to study hard and obey their teachers and parents.

    Earlier in her welcome address, the Principal of the College, Mrs Francisca Obiagwu ,said that the school which was founded in 1973, s had attained numerous academic achievements “In Federal Government Girls’ College, we do not only concentrate on academics, but we vigorously pursue discipline which is an integral aspect of character moulding,” Obiagwu said.

    The principal appealed for the provision of more classrooms to accommodate the students as well as the raising of the perimeter fence to enhance security.

    She also appealed for the installation of solar street lights and solar panels in the administrative block, dining halls, hostels and classrooms, among other appeals.

    Obiagwu commended the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu for his ingenuity and interventionist strides to ensure that education was given its pride of place in the country.

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  •  The Minister of Women Affairs Mrs Pauline Tallen has called for robust investments in the education of the girl child Tallen was speaking at the the first Global Reunion and Annual General Meeting AGM of the Federal Government Girls College Bida Old Girls Association FEGGICOBIDOGA in Abuja on Saturday The reunion was organised to commemorate the 48th Founder s Day of the Federal Government Girls College FGGC Bida The minister urged stakeholders to ensure that no child was left behind without quality education I want you to know that when you educate a woman you education that same family the community and the nation at large Let us ensure that every child is educated because our children are our future Education is the greatest asset that can lead to meaningful development in Nigeria so I call on all well meaning Nigerians to support the education of the girl child to mop up out of school children on the streets she said Tallen who spoke on the 35 per cent affirmative action for women expressed worry saying that all the political parties had not done well in this area We will stand tall and strong to support any women that have gone that far in politics We need to provide a seat for them that will bring meaningful development in our country When I say meaningful development it is on record as all our female Senators members of House of Representatives members in the state Houses of Assembly have done much than their male counterparts This is because a woman is a mother she has to feel it And when given the chance she makes a difference in her community Tallen said Also speaking the President General Unity Schools Old Students Association USOSA Mr Lawrence Wilbert said the best way of reviving education was through the involvement of alumni associations Wilbert represented by the Vice President Mr Mike Magaji said that education was a collective responsibility hence everyone must contribute to rebuilding it FGG Bida has been an integral part of USOSA By being part of USOSA you can contribute to rebuilding Nigeria again and we all need to continue to contribute to give birth to a country as we owe Nigeria these responsibilities he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Tallen seeks robust investments in girl-child education
     The Minister of Women Affairs Mrs Pauline Tallen has called for robust investments in the education of the girl child Tallen was speaking at the the first Global Reunion and Annual General Meeting AGM of the Federal Government Girls College Bida Old Girls Association FEGGICOBIDOGA in Abuja on Saturday The reunion was organised to commemorate the 48th Founder s Day of the Federal Government Girls College FGGC Bida The minister urged stakeholders to ensure that no child was left behind without quality education I want you to know that when you educate a woman you education that same family the community and the nation at large Let us ensure that every child is educated because our children are our future Education is the greatest asset that can lead to meaningful development in Nigeria so I call on all well meaning Nigerians to support the education of the girl child to mop up out of school children on the streets she said Tallen who spoke on the 35 per cent affirmative action for women expressed worry saying that all the political parties had not done well in this area We will stand tall and strong to support any women that have gone that far in politics We need to provide a seat for them that will bring meaningful development in our country When I say meaningful development it is on record as all our female Senators members of House of Representatives members in the state Houses of Assembly have done much than their male counterparts This is because a woman is a mother she has to feel it And when given the chance she makes a difference in her community Tallen said Also speaking the President General Unity Schools Old Students Association USOSA Mr Lawrence Wilbert said the best way of reviving education was through the involvement of alumni associations Wilbert represented by the Vice President Mr Mike Magaji said that education was a collective responsibility hence everyone must contribute to rebuilding it FGG Bida has been an integral part of USOSA By being part of USOSA you can contribute to rebuilding Nigeria again and we all need to continue to contribute to give birth to a country as we owe Nigeria these responsibilities he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Tallen seeks robust investments in girl-child education
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    Tallen seeks robust investments in girl-child education

    The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen has called for robust investments in the education of the girl-child.

    Tallen was speaking at the the first Global Reunion and Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Federal Government Girls’ College, Bida Old Girls Association, (FEGGICOBIDOGA) in Abuja on Saturday.

    The reunion was organised to commemorate the 48th Founder’s Day of the Federal Government Girls’ College (FGGC), Bida.The minister urged stakeholders to ensure that no child was left behind without quality education.

    ” I want you to know that when you educate a woman, you education that same family, the community and the nation at large.

    ” Let us ensure that every child is educated, because our children are our future.

    ” Education is the greatest asset that can lead to meaningful development in Nigeria, so I call on all well meaning Nigerians to support the education of the girl-child to mop up out-of-school children on the streets,” she said.

    Tallen, who spoke on the 35 per cent affirmative action for women, expressed worry, saying that all the political parties had not done well in this area” We will stand tall and strong to support any women that have gone that far in politics.

    We need to provide a seat for them that will bring meaningful development in our country.

    ” When I say meaningful development, it is on record as all our female Senators, members of House of Representatives, members in the state Houses of Assembly have done much than their male counterparts.

    ” This is because, a woman is a mother, she has to feel it.

    And when given the chance, she makes a difference in her community,” Tallen said.

    Also speaking, the President- General, Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA), Mr Lawrence Wilbert, said the best way of reviving education was through the involvement of alumni associations.

    Wilbert, represented by the Vice President, Mr Mike Magaji, said that education was a collective responsibility,  ”hence everyone must contribute to rebuilding it.

    ” FGG Bida has been an integral part of USOSA.

    By being part of USOSA, you can contribute to rebuilding Nigeria again and we all need to continue to contribute to give birth to a country as we owe Nigeria these responsibilities,” he said.


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  •  The Deputy Governor Central Bank of Nigeria CBN Mrs Aishah Ahmad has called for an inclusive quality and equitable education for the Nigerian child regardless of social status race gender religion and physical ability Ahmad was speaking at the the first Global Reunion and Annual General Meeting AGM of the Federal Government Girls College Bida Old Girls Association FEGGICOBIDOGA in Abuja on Saturday The reunion is also to commemorate the 48th Founder s Day of the Federal Government Girls College FGGC Bida According to quality and inclusive education is a precursor to economic mobility growth and development of any nation and sadly we are far from this ideal She expressed displeasure over the report of UNICEF that one in every five children in Nigeria was excluded from education In low and lower middle income countries around 40 per cent of children with disabilities are out of school at primary level and 55 per cent at the lower secondary level The COVID 19 pandemic also exacerbated the disparities in education causing more than 1 6 billion children and youth to be out of school in 161 countries As aptly put by the World Bank we are experiencing a global learning crisis Learning is the operative word as studies show that cognitive skills of the population rather than mere school attainment are powerfully related to long run economic growth she said She said that the consequences of poor education had a ripple effect on youths employability hence quality education must be taken serious by stakeholders She commended the alumni association for its role in not just improving the school but the general education standards I spoke about the challenges of education we see today in terms of poor funding the fact that we still have a gender gap in terms of access to education Because it s not just about educational access it s also about ensuring that children go to school and are proficient in the skills they need to survive and compete to survive in the 21st century global digital knowledge economy she said Ahmad also called for the need to invest more in teachers give them the tools to deliver quality education as well as provide them with adequate remuneration She therefore advocated for more physical infrastructure for schools policy reforms improving access to school feeding as well as public private partnership to advance the course of education in the country She also emphasised the need for a global technological curriculum to drive knowledge and skills for educational empowerment I think knowledge is really democratised today Everyone should have access to that I challenge my fellow old girls to do more for our school I recognise the role that alumni associations play not just in bringing alumni together both in advocating and galvanising resources for the alma mater but for the impact they make on society she said Speaking on the disparities in education between the North and the South Ahmad said that a lot of advocacy had been made to bridge this education gap She said that the Teach For Nigeria initiative and other groups and organisations were working to solve the numerous challenges of education in the country I think that there are public private partnerships that are ongoing and even the school feeding programme What this was meant to do was to ensure that children can eat have full bellies and go to school So I think the future is bright as we identify those challenges And we re all working together to make an impact I think studies have shown that we need to be patient to see the impact of all of the initiatives that are ongoing Ahmad said She called for the sustenance of the various initiatives to have a developed nation NewsSourceCredit NAN
    We need quality, inclusive education to develop — CBN Dep. Gov.
     The Deputy Governor Central Bank of Nigeria CBN Mrs Aishah Ahmad has called for an inclusive quality and equitable education for the Nigerian child regardless of social status race gender religion and physical ability Ahmad was speaking at the the first Global Reunion and Annual General Meeting AGM of the Federal Government Girls College Bida Old Girls Association FEGGICOBIDOGA in Abuja on Saturday The reunion is also to commemorate the 48th Founder s Day of the Federal Government Girls College FGGC Bida According to quality and inclusive education is a precursor to economic mobility growth and development of any nation and sadly we are far from this ideal She expressed displeasure over the report of UNICEF that one in every five children in Nigeria was excluded from education In low and lower middle income countries around 40 per cent of children with disabilities are out of school at primary level and 55 per cent at the lower secondary level The COVID 19 pandemic also exacerbated the disparities in education causing more than 1 6 billion children and youth to be out of school in 161 countries As aptly put by the World Bank we are experiencing a global learning crisis Learning is the operative word as studies show that cognitive skills of the population rather than mere school attainment are powerfully related to long run economic growth she said She said that the consequences of poor education had a ripple effect on youths employability hence quality education must be taken serious by stakeholders She commended the alumni association for its role in not just improving the school but the general education standards I spoke about the challenges of education we see today in terms of poor funding the fact that we still have a gender gap in terms of access to education Because it s not just about educational access it s also about ensuring that children go to school and are proficient in the skills they need to survive and compete to survive in the 21st century global digital knowledge economy she said Ahmad also called for the need to invest more in teachers give them the tools to deliver quality education as well as provide them with adequate remuneration She therefore advocated for more physical infrastructure for schools policy reforms improving access to school feeding as well as public private partnership to advance the course of education in the country She also emphasised the need for a global technological curriculum to drive knowledge and skills for educational empowerment I think knowledge is really democratised today Everyone should have access to that I challenge my fellow old girls to do more for our school I recognise the role that alumni associations play not just in bringing alumni together both in advocating and galvanising resources for the alma mater but for the impact they make on society she said Speaking on the disparities in education between the North and the South Ahmad said that a lot of advocacy had been made to bridge this education gap She said that the Teach For Nigeria initiative and other groups and organisations were working to solve the numerous challenges of education in the country I think that there are public private partnerships that are ongoing and even the school feeding programme What this was meant to do was to ensure that children can eat have full bellies and go to school So I think the future is bright as we identify those challenges And we re all working together to make an impact I think studies have shown that we need to be patient to see the impact of all of the initiatives that are ongoing Ahmad said She called for the sustenance of the various initiatives to have a developed nation NewsSourceCredit NAN
    We need quality, inclusive education to develop — CBN Dep. Gov.
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    We need quality, inclusive education to develop — CBN Dep. Gov.

    The Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mrs Aishah Ahmad, has called for an inclusive, quality and equitable education for the Nigerian child regardless of social status, race, gender, religion and physical ability.

    Ahmad was speaking at the the first Global Reunion and Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Federal Government Girls’ College, Bida Old Girls Association, (FEGGICOBIDOGA) in Abuja on Saturday.

    The reunion is also to commemorate the 48th Founder’s Day of the Federal Government Girls’ College (FGGC), Bida.According to, quality and inclusive education is a precursor to economic mobility, growth and development of any nation and sadly, we are far from this ideal.

    She expressed displeasure over the report of UNICEF that one in every five children in Nigeria was excluded from education.

    ” In low and lower-middle income countries, around 40 per cent of children with disabilities are out-of-school at primary level and 55 per cent at the lower secondary level.

    ” The COVID-19 pandemic also exacerbated the disparities in education, causing more than 1.6 billion children and youth to be out-of school in 161 countries.

    ” As aptly put by the World Bank, we are experiencing a global learning crisis.

    “Learning is the operative word, as studies show that cognitive skills of the population, rather than mere school attainment, are powerfully related to long-run economic growth,” she said.

    She said that the consequences of poor education had a ripple effect on youths employability, hence quality education must be taken serious by stakeholders.

    She commended the alumni association for its role in not just improving the school, but the general education standards.

    ” I spoke about the challenges of education we see today in terms of poor funding, the fact that we still have a gender gap in terms of access to education.

    ” Because it’s not just about educational access, it’s also about ensuring that children go to school and are proficient in the skills they need to survive and compete to survive in the 21st century global digital knowledge economy,” she said.

    Ahmad also called for the need to invest more in teachers, give them the tools to deliver quality education as well as provide them with adequate remuneration.

    She, therefore, advocated for more physical infrastructure for schools, policy reforms, improving access to school feeding as well as public-private partnership to advance the course of education in the country.

    She also emphasised the need for a global technological curriculum to drive knowledge and skills for educational empowerment.

    “I think knowledge is really democratised today.

    Everyone should have access to that.

    I challenge my fellow old girls to do more for our school.

    ” I recognise the role that alumni associations play, not just in bringing alumni together, both in advocating and galvanising resources for the alma mater, but for the impact they make on society,” she said.

    Speaking on the disparities in education between the North and the South, Ahmad said that a lot of advocacy had been made to bridge this education gap.

    She said that the ‘Teach For Nigeria initiative’ and other groups and organisations were working to solve the numerous challenges of education in the country.

    ” I think that there are public-private partnerships that are ongoing and even the school feeding programme.

    What this was meant to do was to ensure that children can eat, have full bellies and go to school.

    “So I think the future is bright as we identify those challenges.

    And we’re all working together to make an impact.

    “I think studies have shown that we need to be patient to see the impact of all of the initiatives that are ongoing,” Ahmad said.

    She called for the sustenance of the various initiatives to have a developed nation.


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  •  President Muhammadu Bihari has confirered the National Honours Award of the Order of the Niger CON on Gov Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi in recognition of his efforts in championing the rice revolution in Nigeria Malam Yahaya Sarki Special Adviser on Media to the governor made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday Sarki said that Bagudu was among the recipients of the CON at the investiture of distinguished personalities by Buhari at the 2022 National Honours Awards on Tuesday in Abuja He said The conferment of the award to Bagudu is in recognition of his selfless service to Nigeria particularly the significant role he played in the economic diversification of Nigeria s economy This is particularly in facilitating the president s agenda in boosting the rice value chain which culminated into agricultural revolution in Nigeria leading to the country s food security The governor has played a significant role in the development of Kebbi and Nigeria at large through various agricultural policies and programs The people of Kebbi are proud of his contributions and the other five recipients from the state because of their contributions to the development of the state and the country at various levels Sarki said that the list of National Honors Award recipients from Kebbi included Bagudu who bagged CON Prof Tijjani Muhammad Bande GCON Abubakar Malami SAN Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation CON and Sen Yahaya Abubakar former senate leader who also got CON Other recipients according to him are Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau SAN President of NBA who bagged OON while Malam Muktar Gulma former Vice Principal of FGGC Birnin Yauri and now Principal FGGC Daura who received MON NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari recognises Bagudu’s rice revolution with CON award 
     President Muhammadu Bihari has confirered the National Honours Award of the Order of the Niger CON on Gov Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi in recognition of his efforts in championing the rice revolution in Nigeria Malam Yahaya Sarki Special Adviser on Media to the governor made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday Sarki said that Bagudu was among the recipients of the CON at the investiture of distinguished personalities by Buhari at the 2022 National Honours Awards on Tuesday in Abuja He said The conferment of the award to Bagudu is in recognition of his selfless service to Nigeria particularly the significant role he played in the economic diversification of Nigeria s economy This is particularly in facilitating the president s agenda in boosting the rice value chain which culminated into agricultural revolution in Nigeria leading to the country s food security The governor has played a significant role in the development of Kebbi and Nigeria at large through various agricultural policies and programs The people of Kebbi are proud of his contributions and the other five recipients from the state because of their contributions to the development of the state and the country at various levels Sarki said that the list of National Honors Award recipients from Kebbi included Bagudu who bagged CON Prof Tijjani Muhammad Bande GCON Abubakar Malami SAN Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation CON and Sen Yahaya Abubakar former senate leader who also got CON Other recipients according to him are Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau SAN President of NBA who bagged OON while Malam Muktar Gulma former Vice Principal of FGGC Birnin Yauri and now Principal FGGC Daura who received MON NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari recognises Bagudu’s rice revolution with CON award 
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    Buhari recognises Bagudu’s rice revolution with CON award 

    President Muhammadu Bihari, has confirered the National Honours Award of the Order of the Niger (CON) on Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, in recognition of his  efforts in championing the rice revolution in Nigeria.

    Malam Yahaya Sarki, Special Adviser on Media to the governor made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday.

    Sarki said that Bagudu was among the recipients of the CON at the investiture of distinguished personalities by Buhari at the 2022 National Honours Awards on Tuesday in Abuja.

    He said: “The conferment of the award to  Bagudu is in recognition of his selfless service to Nigeria particularly the significant role he played in the economic diversification of Nigeria’s economy.

    “This is particularly in facilitating the president’s agenda in boosting the rice value chain which culminated into agricultural revolution in Nigeria leading to the country’s food security.

    “The governor has played a significant role in the development of Kebbi and Nigeria at large through various agricultural policies and programs.

    “The people of Kebbi are proud of  his contributions and the other five recipients from the state because of their contributions to the development of the state and the country at various levels.

    ”Sarki said that the list of National Honors Award recipients from Kebbi included:  Bagudu who bagged CON, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, GCON, Abubakar Malami, SAN, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, CON and Sen. Yahaya Abubakar, former senate leader, who also got CON.

    Other recipients, according to him are; Yakubu Chonoko-Maikyau, SAN, President of NBA who bagged OON, while Malam Muktar Gulma, former Vice Principal of FGGC, Birnin Yauri and now Principal, FGGC Daura, who received MON.


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  •   Imo Assembly summons school principal over alleged increase in cut off mark Imo Assembly summons school principal over alleged increase in cut off marThe Imo House of Assembly on Thursday summoned the Principal of the Federal Government Girls College Owerri FGGC Mrs Chinwe Obiagwu over allegations of arbitrarily increasing the admission cut off mark The house took the decision following a motion of urgent public importance moved by Mrs Ngozi Obiefule APC Isu constituency While moving the motion Obiefule stated that the principal of the college had increased the approved cut off marks for admission into the school from 138 to 175 She said that all unity colleges had approved cut off marks during the last common entrance examinations which were displayed on their portals She further noted that several hopefuls who would have gained admission into the school had been affected by the new cut off marks implemented by the principal Obiefule also stated that some parents alleged that they had been asked to pay as much as N300 000 to secure admission for their children who were affected She therefore urged the house to investigate the allegations and summon the principal to appear before it to explain the reasons for the new cut offs She further urged the house to invite parents whose children scored above the initial cut off marks to brief the house Contributing the House Committee Chairman on Education Dr Uju Onwudiwe APC Njaba said the performance of students in the examination served as a benchmark for setting the cut off marks Onwudiwe added that schools had a limit to the number of students they could admit and as such might need to increase the cut off mark if their limit was exceeded She noted that the standing committee on education had been working hard to ensure every form of illegality was eradicated in schools Following a unanimous vote in favour of the prayers by the lawmakers the Speaker Mr Kennedy Ibeh APC Obowo directed the Clerk Mrs Chinelo Emeghara to send out the necessary invitations to those concerned to appear before it NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Imo Assembly summons school principal over alleged increase in cut off mark
      Imo Assembly summons school principal over alleged increase in cut off mark Imo Assembly summons school principal over alleged increase in cut off marThe Imo House of Assembly on Thursday summoned the Principal of the Federal Government Girls College Owerri FGGC Mrs Chinwe Obiagwu over allegations of arbitrarily increasing the admission cut off mark The house took the decision following a motion of urgent public importance moved by Mrs Ngozi Obiefule APC Isu constituency While moving the motion Obiefule stated that the principal of the college had increased the approved cut off marks for admission into the school from 138 to 175 She said that all unity colleges had approved cut off marks during the last common entrance examinations which were displayed on their portals She further noted that several hopefuls who would have gained admission into the school had been affected by the new cut off marks implemented by the principal Obiefule also stated that some parents alleged that they had been asked to pay as much as N300 000 to secure admission for their children who were affected She therefore urged the house to investigate the allegations and summon the principal to appear before it to explain the reasons for the new cut offs She further urged the house to invite parents whose children scored above the initial cut off marks to brief the house Contributing the House Committee Chairman on Education Dr Uju Onwudiwe APC Njaba said the performance of students in the examination served as a benchmark for setting the cut off marks Onwudiwe added that schools had a limit to the number of students they could admit and as such might need to increase the cut off mark if their limit was exceeded She noted that the standing committee on education had been working hard to ensure every form of illegality was eradicated in schools Following a unanimous vote in favour of the prayers by the lawmakers the Speaker Mr Kennedy Ibeh APC Obowo directed the Clerk Mrs Chinelo Emeghara to send out the necessary invitations to those concerned to appear before it NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Imo Assembly summons school principal over alleged increase in cut off mark
    Education4 months ago

    Imo Assembly summons school principal over alleged increase in cut off mark

    Imo Assembly summons school principal over alleged increase in cut off mark  Imo Assembly summons school principal over alleged increase in cut off marThe Imo House of Assembly on Thursday, summoned the Principal of the Federal Government Girls College, Owerri (FGGC), Mrs Chinwe Obiagwu, over allegations of arbitrarily increasing the admission cut-off mark The house took the decision following a motion of urgent public importance moved by Mrs Ngozi Obiefule (APC-Isu constituency).

    While moving the motion, Obiefule stated that the principal of the college had increased the approved cut off marks for admission into the school from 138 to 175.

    She said that all unity colleges had approved cut-off marks during the last common entrance examinations which were displayed on their portals.

    She further noted that several hopefuls who would have gained admission into the school had been affected by the new cut-off marks implemented by the principal.

    Obiefule also stated that some parents alleged that they had been asked to pay as much as N300,000 to secure admission for their children who were affected.

    She therefore urged the house to investigate the allegations and summon the principal to appear before it to explain the reasons for the new cut offs.

    She further urged the house to invite parents whose children scored above the initial cut-off marks to brief the house.

    Contributing, the House Committee Chairman on Education, Dr Uju Onwudiwe (APC-Njaba) said the performance of students in the examination served as a benchmark for setting the cut-off marks.

    Onwudiwe added that schools had a limit to the number of students they could admit and as such, might need to increase the cut-off mark if their limit was exceeded.

    She noted that the standing committee on education had been working hard to ensure every form of illegality was eradicated in schools.

    Following a unanimous vote in favour of the prayers by the lawmakers, the Speaker, Mr Kennedy Ibeh (APC-Obowo), directed the Clerk, Mrs Chinelo Emeghara, to send out the necessary invitations to those concerned to appear before it.

     

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  •   The National Mathematics Center NMC has reiterated its commitment to promoting activities that enhance the research teaching and learning of mathematics and mathematical sciences in the country The Director Chief Executive of the center Prof Promise Mebine expressed the commitment on Maths Day 2021 2022 and the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs for girls in Abuja The Nigerian News Agency reports that International Mathematics Day IDM is celebrated on March 14 every year in honor of the beauty relevance importance benefits and applicability of the subject in real life also reports that the theme of IDM 2022 is Mathematics Unites with the celebration featuring the coronation of Nigeria s Mathematics Queen 2021 Miss Marcel Onyebuchi from FGGC Owerri Imo Onyebuchi also came out on top in the 2021 Mathematics competition for junior high school girls across the country organized by the Center under its SDG programme Mebine described mathematics as the foundation of science technology and engineering and said that without it there would be no significant development According to him NMC is prepared to develop initiatives and appropriate resources at the international level to awaken and maintain interest in mathematical sciences and their applications at all levels of the educational system This in the end will lead us to UNESCO s vision of popularizing the subject Therefore I urge our beloved country to increase investments in education particularly in science technology engineering and mathematics STEM to change the narrative We are here to celebrate a discipline described as limitless because its applications are seen in everything around us a discipline defined as an intelligence that unravels the hidden truths of everyday life a discipline described as a queen It is a global celebration that brings together diverse participants through activities for both students and the general public in schools museums libraries and other spaces It is important to point out that no nation grows and develops without adequate knowledge and application of Mathematics he said In her lecture Dr Mary Durojaiye from the University of Abuja said that for students to learn better teachers must go beyond textbooks adding that children must be made to understand that what they are learning will help them in the future We need mathematics in all areas of our lives in the kitchen on the roads in the shops and others Every human being calculates speed and counting plays a vital role in our daily lives Durojaiye said While he praised the center for the initiative he asked that teachers be encouraged through various incentives to help their efficiency Dr Uche Anaduaka from the same institution also spoke highlighting the importance of the girl s education since she is the future mother of the country Anaduaka said that mathematical knowledge generally equipped girls to excel in life Regarding the selection of the contestants for the math contest the SDGs Desk Officer at NMC Dr Sylvester Orobosa said that the first second and third stages of the contest were held at the state level Orobosa said that the best of all the contestants from the 36 states and FCT were selected and gathered in the center for the final stage where the Queen of Mathematics emerged
    Mathematics Day: Centre to promote learning, teaching of Mathematics
      The National Mathematics Center NMC has reiterated its commitment to promoting activities that enhance the research teaching and learning of mathematics and mathematical sciences in the country The Director Chief Executive of the center Prof Promise Mebine expressed the commitment on Maths Day 2021 2022 and the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs for girls in Abuja The Nigerian News Agency reports that International Mathematics Day IDM is celebrated on March 14 every year in honor of the beauty relevance importance benefits and applicability of the subject in real life also reports that the theme of IDM 2022 is Mathematics Unites with the celebration featuring the coronation of Nigeria s Mathematics Queen 2021 Miss Marcel Onyebuchi from FGGC Owerri Imo Onyebuchi also came out on top in the 2021 Mathematics competition for junior high school girls across the country organized by the Center under its SDG programme Mebine described mathematics as the foundation of science technology and engineering and said that without it there would be no significant development According to him NMC is prepared to develop initiatives and appropriate resources at the international level to awaken and maintain interest in mathematical sciences and their applications at all levels of the educational system This in the end will lead us to UNESCO s vision of popularizing the subject Therefore I urge our beloved country to increase investments in education particularly in science technology engineering and mathematics STEM to change the narrative We are here to celebrate a discipline described as limitless because its applications are seen in everything around us a discipline defined as an intelligence that unravels the hidden truths of everyday life a discipline described as a queen It is a global celebration that brings together diverse participants through activities for both students and the general public in schools museums libraries and other spaces It is important to point out that no nation grows and develops without adequate knowledge and application of Mathematics he said In her lecture Dr Mary Durojaiye from the University of Abuja said that for students to learn better teachers must go beyond textbooks adding that children must be made to understand that what they are learning will help them in the future We need mathematics in all areas of our lives in the kitchen on the roads in the shops and others Every human being calculates speed and counting plays a vital role in our daily lives Durojaiye said While he praised the center for the initiative he asked that teachers be encouraged through various incentives to help their efficiency Dr Uche Anaduaka from the same institution also spoke highlighting the importance of the girl s education since she is the future mother of the country Anaduaka said that mathematical knowledge generally equipped girls to excel in life Regarding the selection of the contestants for the math contest the SDGs Desk Officer at NMC Dr Sylvester Orobosa said that the first second and third stages of the contest were held at the state level Orobosa said that the best of all the contestants from the 36 states and FCT were selected and gathered in the center for the final stage where the Queen of Mathematics emerged
    Mathematics Day: Centre to promote learning, teaching of Mathematics
    Education9 months ago

    Mathematics Day: Centre to promote learning, teaching of Mathematics

    The National Mathematics Center (NMC) has reiterated its commitment to promoting activities that enhance the research, teaching and learning of mathematics and mathematical sciences in the country.

    The Director/Chief Executive of the center, Prof. Promise Mebine, expressed the commitment on Maths Day 2021/2022 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for girls in Abuja.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that International Mathematics Day (IDM) is celebrated on March 14 every year in honor of the beauty, relevance, importance, benefits and applicability of the subject in real life.

    also reports that the theme of IDM 2022 is: "Mathematics Unites", with the celebration featuring the coronation of Nigeria's Mathematics Queen 2021, Miss Marcel Onyebuchi from FGGC, Owerri, Imo.

    Onyebuchi also came out on top in the 2021 Mathematics competition for junior high school girls across the country, organized by the Center under its SDG programme.

    Mebine described mathematics as the foundation of science, technology and engineering and said that without it there would be no significant development.

    According to him, NMC is prepared to develop initiatives and appropriate resources at the international level to awaken and maintain interest in mathematical sciences and their applications at all levels of the educational system.

    “This, in the end, will lead us to UNESCO's vision of popularizing the subject.

    “Therefore, I urge our beloved country to increase investments in education, particularly in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to change the narrative.

    “We are here to celebrate a discipline described as limitless because its applications are seen in everything around us; a discipline defined as an intelligence that unravels the hidden truths of everyday life; a discipline described as a queen.

    “It is a global celebration that brings together diverse participants through activities for both students and the general public in schools, museums, libraries and other spaces.

    "It is important to point out that no nation grows and develops without adequate knowledge and application of Mathematics," he said.

    In her lecture, Dr. Mary Durojaiye, from the University of Abuja, said that for students to learn better, teachers must go beyond textbooks, adding that children must be made to understand that what they are learning will help them in the future.

    “We need mathematics in all areas of our lives: in the kitchen, on the roads, in the shops and others.

    "Every human being calculates speed and counting plays a vital role in our daily lives," Durojaiye said.

    While he praised the center for the initiative, he asked that teachers be encouraged through various incentives to help their efficiency.

    Dr. Uche Anaduaka, from the same institution, also spoke, highlighting the importance of the girl's education, since she is the future mother of the country.

    Anaduaka said that mathematical knowledge generally equipped girls to excel in life.

    Regarding the selection of the contestants for the math contest, the SDGs Desk Officer at NMC, Dr. Sylvester Orobosa, said that the first, second and third stages of the contest were held at the state level.

    Orobosa said that the best of all the contestants from the 36 states and FCT were selected and gathered in the center for the final stage where the Queen of Mathematics emerged.

  •   The 2021 Mathematics Queen Ms Marcel Onyebuchi with NMC Director CEO Professor Promise Mebine and other stakeholders at the award ceremony in Abuja The National Center for Mathematics NMC has reiterated its commitment to promote activities that improve the research teaching and learning of mathematics and mathematical sciences in the country The Center s Director Chief Executive Prof Promise Mebine expressed the commitment on Maths Day 2021 2022 and the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs for girls on Monday in Abuja The Nigerian News Agency reports that International Mathematics Day IDM is celebrated on March 14 every year in honor of the beauty relevance importance benefits and applicability of the subject in real life also reports that the theme of IDM 2022 is Mathematics Unites with the celebration featuring the coronation of Nigeria s Mathematics Queen 2021 Miss Marcel Onyebuchi from FGGC Owerri Imo Onyebuchi also came out on top in the 2021 Mathematics competition for junior high school girls across the country organized by the Center under its SDG programme Mebine described mathematics as the foundation of science technology and engineering and said that without it there would be no significant development According to him NMC is prepared to develop initiatives and appropriate resources at the international level to awaken and maintain interest in mathematical sciences and their applications at all levels of the educational system This in the end will lead us to UNESCO s vision of popularizing the subject Therefore I urge our beloved country to increase investments in education particularly in science technology engineering and mathematics STEM to change the narrative We are here to celebrate a discipline described as limitless because its applications are seen in everything around us a discipline defined as an intelligence that unravels the hidden truths of everyday life a discipline described as a queen It is a global celebration that brings together diverse participants through activities for both students and the general public in schools museums libraries and other spaces It is important to point out that no nation grows and develops without adequate knowledge and application of Mathematics he said In her lecture Dr Mary Durojaiye from the University of Abuja said that for students to learn better teachers must go beyond textbooks adding that children must be made to understand that what they are learning will help them in the future We need mathematics in all areas of our lives in the kitchen on the roads in the shops and others Every human being calculates speed and counting plays a vital role in our daily lives Durojaiye said While he praised the center for the initiative he asked that teachers be encouraged through various incentives to help their efficiency Dr Uche Anaduaka from the same institution also spoke highlighting the importance of the girl s education since she is the future mother of the country Anaduaka said that mathematical knowledge generally equipped girls to excel in life Regarding the selection of the contestants for the math contest the SDGs Desk Officer at NMC Dr Sylvester Orobosa said that the first second and third stages of the contest were held at the state level Orobosa said that the best of all the contestants from the 36 states and FCT were selected and gathered in the center for the final stage where the Queen of Mathematics emerged
    Maths Day: Centre reiterates commitment to promote learning, teaching
      The 2021 Mathematics Queen Ms Marcel Onyebuchi with NMC Director CEO Professor Promise Mebine and other stakeholders at the award ceremony in Abuja The National Center for Mathematics NMC has reiterated its commitment to promote activities that improve the research teaching and learning of mathematics and mathematical sciences in the country The Center s Director Chief Executive Prof Promise Mebine expressed the commitment on Maths Day 2021 2022 and the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs for girls on Monday in Abuja The Nigerian News Agency reports that International Mathematics Day IDM is celebrated on March 14 every year in honor of the beauty relevance importance benefits and applicability of the subject in real life also reports that the theme of IDM 2022 is Mathematics Unites with the celebration featuring the coronation of Nigeria s Mathematics Queen 2021 Miss Marcel Onyebuchi from FGGC Owerri Imo Onyebuchi also came out on top in the 2021 Mathematics competition for junior high school girls across the country organized by the Center under its SDG programme Mebine described mathematics as the foundation of science technology and engineering and said that without it there would be no significant development According to him NMC is prepared to develop initiatives and appropriate resources at the international level to awaken and maintain interest in mathematical sciences and their applications at all levels of the educational system This in the end will lead us to UNESCO s vision of popularizing the subject Therefore I urge our beloved country to increase investments in education particularly in science technology engineering and mathematics STEM to change the narrative We are here to celebrate a discipline described as limitless because its applications are seen in everything around us a discipline defined as an intelligence that unravels the hidden truths of everyday life a discipline described as a queen It is a global celebration that brings together diverse participants through activities for both students and the general public in schools museums libraries and other spaces It is important to point out that no nation grows and develops without adequate knowledge and application of Mathematics he said In her lecture Dr Mary Durojaiye from the University of Abuja said that for students to learn better teachers must go beyond textbooks adding that children must be made to understand that what they are learning will help them in the future We need mathematics in all areas of our lives in the kitchen on the roads in the shops and others Every human being calculates speed and counting plays a vital role in our daily lives Durojaiye said While he praised the center for the initiative he asked that teachers be encouraged through various incentives to help their efficiency Dr Uche Anaduaka from the same institution also spoke highlighting the importance of the girl s education since she is the future mother of the country Anaduaka said that mathematical knowledge generally equipped girls to excel in life Regarding the selection of the contestants for the math contest the SDGs Desk Officer at NMC Dr Sylvester Orobosa said that the first second and third stages of the contest were held at the state level Orobosa said that the best of all the contestants from the 36 states and FCT were selected and gathered in the center for the final stage where the Queen of Mathematics emerged
    Maths Day: Centre reiterates commitment to promote learning, teaching
    General news9 months ago

    Maths Day: Centre reiterates commitment to promote learning, teaching

    The 2021 Mathematics Queen, Ms Marcel Onyebuchi, with NMC Director/CEO, Professor Promise Mebine and other stakeholders at the award ceremony in Abuja.

    The National Center for Mathematics (NMC) has reiterated its commitment to promote activities that improve the research, teaching and learning of mathematics and mathematical sciences in the country.

    The Center's Director/Chief Executive, Prof. Promise Mebine, expressed the commitment on Maths Day 2021/2022 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for girls, on Monday in Abuja.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that International Mathematics Day (IDM) is celebrated on March 14 every year in honor of the beauty, relevance, importance, benefits and applicability of the subject in real life.

    also reports that the theme of IDM 2022 is: "Mathematics Unites", with the celebration featuring the coronation of Nigeria's Mathematics Queen 2021, Miss Marcel Onyebuchi from FGGC, Owerri, Imo.

    Onyebuchi also came out on top in the 2021 Mathematics competition for junior high school girls across the country, organized by the Center under its SDG programme.

    Mebine described mathematics as the foundation of science, technology and engineering and said that without it there would be no significant development.

    According to him, NMC is prepared to develop initiatives and appropriate resources at the international level to awaken and maintain interest in mathematical sciences and their applications at all levels of the educational system.

    “This, in the end, will lead us to UNESCO's vision of popularizing the subject.

    “Therefore, I urge our beloved country to increase investments in education, particularly in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to change the narrative.

    “We are here to celebrate a discipline described as limitless because its applications are seen in everything around us; a discipline defined as an intelligence that unravels the hidden truths of everyday life; a discipline described as a queen.

    “It is a global celebration that brings together diverse participants through activities for both students and the general public in schools, museums, libraries and other spaces.

    "It is important to point out that no nation grows and develops without adequate knowledge and application of Mathematics," he said.

    In her lecture, Dr. Mary Durojaiye, from the University of Abuja, said that for students to learn better, teachers must go beyond textbooks, adding that children must be made to understand that what they are learning will help them in the future.

    “We need mathematics in all areas of our lives: in the kitchen, on the roads, in the shops and others.

    "Every human being calculates speed and counting plays a vital role in our daily lives," Durojaiye said.

    While he praised the center for the initiative, he asked that teachers be encouraged through various incentives to help their efficiency.

    Dr. Uche Anaduaka, from the same institution, also spoke, highlighting the importance of the girl's education, since she is the future mother of the country.

    Anaduaka said that mathematical knowledge generally equipped girls to excel in life.

    Regarding the selection of the contestants for the math contest, the SDGs Desk Officer at NMC, Dr. Sylvester Orobosa, said that the first, second and third stages of the contest were held at the state level.

    Orobosa said that the best of all the contestants from the 36 states and FCT were selected and gathered in the center for the final stage where the Queen of Mathematics emerged.

  •   An NGO Masjid1001 Initiative says it has committed to providing safe and adequate community mosques and prayer centers across the country according to a statement from Rabiu chairman of the initiative s Board of Trustees BOT on Saturday Rabiu claimed that no less than one million Nigerians had benefited from Masjid 1001 s support of community mosques across the country through development interventions in Kaduna Osun Rivers Kwara Sokoto Kogi and Edo states He said the initiative was established in 2017 by respected Muslim professionals who volunteered their expertise in renovating and refurbishing community mosques to provide suitable prayer centers for Muslims Muslim worshipers praying in one of the mosquesIt recently completed roof renovation works tillage construction of prayer areas and ablutions in selected mosques it added Similarly the initiative was to start the roofing of the Kogi State University Mosque Ayingba as well as the drilling of a well and the tilling of the prayer section of the Mama Mamayi Mosque in the village of Iyekhei Auchi Edo state he said According to Rabiu the initiative through its Mosque Selection Committee reviewed all publicly nominated prayer centers in the country s six geopolitical zones based on predefined criteria These criteria included mandatory support only for community owned mosques assessment and confirmation of infrastructure needs as well as costs in light of limited availability of funds he explained The President confirmed that the selected projects were financed through donations from the public He acknowledged the commitment and support of the Masjid 1001 Initiative members to the various projects while calling for more public support for the initiative through donations volunteering and nominations from mosques Additionally Engineer Ali Goni Chairman of the Project Implementation Committee reiterated Masjid 1001 s commitment to supporting community mosques The initiative successfully completed its intervention at the Al Adabiyyah Mosque in Lugbe Abuja with the roofing and tiling of the prayer and ablution areas while the expansive prayer area was tiled at FGGC Ipetumodu Osun State At the Kagoro Mosque Samaru Zaria in Kaduna State the entire roof was replaced and the women s prayer area carved out while the entire internal floor of the Eneka Central Mosque in Port was also covered Harcourt The Kwami Central Mosque in Gombe and the Ganiki Sango Mosque in Ilorin also had their roofs installed he said For her part the BOT secretary Ms Olasinmibo Zubair confirmed that the initiative had started to automate some critical activities especially the identification and selection of mosques Zubair said members were proud of the work done so far and of the collaborators We recognize that there was much more to be done hence our request for expertise and donations to support the initiative as part of our Islamic obligations she said The Nigerian News Agency reports that Masjid1001 is a non profit non governmental group whose goal is to provide suitable and convenient prayer centers for Nigerian Muslims
    Masjid1001 initiative promotes Islam, supporting community mosques in Nigeria
      An NGO Masjid1001 Initiative says it has committed to providing safe and adequate community mosques and prayer centers across the country according to a statement from Rabiu chairman of the initiative s Board of Trustees BOT on Saturday Rabiu claimed that no less than one million Nigerians had benefited from Masjid 1001 s support of community mosques across the country through development interventions in Kaduna Osun Rivers Kwara Sokoto Kogi and Edo states He said the initiative was established in 2017 by respected Muslim professionals who volunteered their expertise in renovating and refurbishing community mosques to provide suitable prayer centers for Muslims Muslim worshipers praying in one of the mosquesIt recently completed roof renovation works tillage construction of prayer areas and ablutions in selected mosques it added Similarly the initiative was to start the roofing of the Kogi State University Mosque Ayingba as well as the drilling of a well and the tilling of the prayer section of the Mama Mamayi Mosque in the village of Iyekhei Auchi Edo state he said According to Rabiu the initiative through its Mosque Selection Committee reviewed all publicly nominated prayer centers in the country s six geopolitical zones based on predefined criteria These criteria included mandatory support only for community owned mosques assessment and confirmation of infrastructure needs as well as costs in light of limited availability of funds he explained The President confirmed that the selected projects were financed through donations from the public He acknowledged the commitment and support of the Masjid 1001 Initiative members to the various projects while calling for more public support for the initiative through donations volunteering and nominations from mosques Additionally Engineer Ali Goni Chairman of the Project Implementation Committee reiterated Masjid 1001 s commitment to supporting community mosques The initiative successfully completed its intervention at the Al Adabiyyah Mosque in Lugbe Abuja with the roofing and tiling of the prayer and ablution areas while the expansive prayer area was tiled at FGGC Ipetumodu Osun State At the Kagoro Mosque Samaru Zaria in Kaduna State the entire roof was replaced and the women s prayer area carved out while the entire internal floor of the Eneka Central Mosque in Port was also covered Harcourt The Kwami Central Mosque in Gombe and the Ganiki Sango Mosque in Ilorin also had their roofs installed he said For her part the BOT secretary Ms Olasinmibo Zubair confirmed that the initiative had started to automate some critical activities especially the identification and selection of mosques Zubair said members were proud of the work done so far and of the collaborators We recognize that there was much more to be done hence our request for expertise and donations to support the initiative as part of our Islamic obligations she said The Nigerian News Agency reports that Masjid1001 is a non profit non governmental group whose goal is to provide suitable and convenient prayer centers for Nigerian Muslims
    Masjid1001 initiative promotes Islam, supporting community mosques in Nigeria
    General news9 months ago

    Masjid1001 initiative promotes Islam, supporting community mosques in Nigeria

    An NGO, "Masjid1001 Initiative", says it has committed to providing safe and adequate community mosques and prayer centers across the country, according to a statement from Rabiu, chairman of the initiative's Board of Trustees (BOT), on Saturday.

    Rabiu claimed that no less than one million Nigerians had benefited from Masjid 1001's support of community mosques across the country, through development interventions in Kaduna, Osun, Rivers, Kwara, Sokoto, Kogi and Edo states. .

    He said the initiative was established in 2017 by respected Muslim professionals, who volunteered their expertise in renovating and refurbishing community mosques to provide suitable prayer centers for Muslims.

    Muslim worshipers praying in one of the mosques

    It recently completed roof renovation works, tillage, construction of prayer areas and ablutions in selected mosques, it added.

    “Similarly, the initiative was to start the roofing of the Kogi State University Mosque, Ayingba, as well as the drilling of a well and the tilling of the prayer section of the Mama Mamayi Mosque in the village of Iyekhei, Auchi. , Edo state,” he said.

    According to Rabiu, the initiative, through its Mosque Selection Committee, reviewed all publicly nominated prayer centers in the country's six geopolitical zones based on predefined criteria.

    "These criteria included mandatory support only for community-owned mosques, assessment and confirmation of infrastructure needs, as well as costs in light of limited availability of funds," he explained.

    The President confirmed that the selected projects were financed through donations from the public.

    He acknowledged the commitment and support of the Masjid 1001 Initiative members to the various projects, while calling for more public support for the initiative, through donations, volunteering and nominations from mosques.

    Additionally, Engineer Ali Goni, Chairman of the Project Implementation Committee, reiterated Masjid 1001's commitment to supporting community mosques.

    “The initiative successfully completed its intervention at the Al-Adabiyyah Mosque in Lugbe, Abuja, with the roofing and tiling of the prayer and ablution areas, while the expansive prayer area was tiled at FGGC Ipetumodu, Osun State.

    “At the Kagoro Mosque, Samaru, Zaria, in Kaduna State, the entire roof was replaced and the women's prayer area carved out, while the entire internal floor of the Eneka Central Mosque in Port was also covered. Harcourt.

    "The Kwami Central Mosque in Gombe and the Ganiki Sango Mosque in Ilorin also had their roofs installed," he said.

    For her part, the BOT secretary, Ms. Olasinmibo Zubair, confirmed that the initiative had started to automate some critical activities, especially the identification and selection of mosques.

    Zubair said members were proud of the work done so far and of the collaborators.

    "We recognize that there was much more to be done, hence our request for expertise and donations to support the initiative as part of our Islamic obligations." she said.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that Masjid1001 is a non-profit, non-governmental group, whose goal is to provide suitable and convenient prayer centers for Nigerian Muslims.

  •  Mrs Lizzy Omojuwa Okiye Spokesperson for the Federal Government Girls College Kazaure Jigawa has called for more attention on women and girls to enable them to contribute more to nation building Omojuwa Okiye told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone on Wednesday that governments should adequately address the challenges faced by the girl child as a strategy to boost women s contributions to national development Today s girl child has potential to add value to our nation but she needs to be encouraged Women suffer more than men in terms of missing out on education politics and other spheres of life she said According to her many girls were not encouraged to acquire education in some parts of the country thereby limiting their abilities to contribute to national development She added that some traditional practices such as female genital mutilation had brought sorrow and pains to the girl child It is unfortunate that Nigeria has a high number of women and girls who have undergone genital mutilation she said She also called on givernments to adequately address healthcare challenges suffered by women The maternal healthcare being given to women during pregnancy childbirth and postpartum periods is fundamental as it will ensure good health outcome for women and babies Omojuwa Okiya said She noted that gaps between the rich and the poor contributed to maternal deaths Nearly 100 per cent of global maternal deaths occur in developing countries with more than half of these deaths occurring in sub Saharan Africa she said She noted that women in remote areas were the least to receive adequate health care Edited By Josephine Obute Ijeoma Popoola NAN
    National development: FGGC spokesperson calls for more attention on women
     Mrs Lizzy Omojuwa Okiye Spokesperson for the Federal Government Girls College Kazaure Jigawa has called for more attention on women and girls to enable them to contribute more to nation building Omojuwa Okiye told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone on Wednesday that governments should adequately address the challenges faced by the girl child as a strategy to boost women s contributions to national development Today s girl child has potential to add value to our nation but she needs to be encouraged Women suffer more than men in terms of missing out on education politics and other spheres of life she said According to her many girls were not encouraged to acquire education in some parts of the country thereby limiting their abilities to contribute to national development She added that some traditional practices such as female genital mutilation had brought sorrow and pains to the girl child It is unfortunate that Nigeria has a high number of women and girls who have undergone genital mutilation she said She also called on givernments to adequately address healthcare challenges suffered by women The maternal healthcare being given to women during pregnancy childbirth and postpartum periods is fundamental as it will ensure good health outcome for women and babies Omojuwa Okiya said She noted that gaps between the rich and the poor contributed to maternal deaths Nearly 100 per cent of global maternal deaths occur in developing countries with more than half of these deaths occurring in sub Saharan Africa she said She noted that women in remote areas were the least to receive adequate health care Edited By Josephine Obute Ijeoma Popoola NAN
    National development: FGGC spokesperson calls for more attention on women
    General news3 years ago

    National development: FGGC spokesperson calls for more attention on women

    Mrs Lizzy Omojuwa-Okiye, Spokesperson for the  Federal Government Girls College, Kazaure, Jigawa, has called for more attention on women and girls to enable them to contribute more to nation building.

    Omojuwa-Okiye told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone on Wednesday that  governments should adequately address the challenges  faced by the girl-child as a strategy to boost women’s contributions to national development.

    “Today’s girl-child has potential to add  value to our nation but she needs to be encouraged.

    “Women suffer more than men in terms of missing out on education, politics and other spheres of life,” she said.

    According to her, many girls were not encouraged to acquire education in some parts of the country, thereby limiting their abilities to contribute to national development.

    She added that some traditional practices such as female genital mutilation had brought sorrow and pains to the girl-child.

    “It is unfortunate that Nigeria  has  a high number of women and girls who have undergone genital mutilation,” she said.

    She also called on givernments to adequately address healthcare challenges  suffered by women.

    “The maternal healthcare being given to women during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum periods is fundamental as it will ensure good health outcome for women and babies,” Omojuwa-Okiya said.

    She noted that gaps between the rich and the poor contributed to maternal deaths.

    “Nearly 100 per cent of global maternal deaths occur in developing countries with more than half of these deaths occurring in sub-Saharan Africa,” she said.

    She noted that women in remote areas were the least to receive adequate health care.


    Edited By: Josephine Obute/Ijeoma Popoola (NAN)

  •  Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has approved for immediate rehabilitation and reconstruction a total of eight roads in various zones of the state Prof Raphael Afonja the state Commissioner for Public Works and Transport made this known in a statement issued on Friday in Ibadan Afonja listed the roads to include Airport Ajia New Ife Expressway with spur to Amuloko 21kilometres Apete Awotan Akufo junction road 12 0 kilometres and Saki Ogbooro Igboho road 44 70 kilometres Others are Under G Stadium LAUTECH Gate road Ogbomoso 3 0 kilometres Takie FGGC road Ogbomoso 2 5 kilometres Isaba Ogundoyin road Eruwa 2 5 kilometres Gedu Oroki Sabo Asipa road Oyo 5 2 kilometres and Akingbile Lagbeja Ajibode road 3 0 kilometres The commissioner said that infrastructural development remained the key focus of the present administration He said that the Makinde led administration was prepared to ensure the uplift of infrastructure in the state stressing government would give adequate attention to road infrastructure to enhance its economic expansion drive The determination to ensure infrastructural growth in the state informed the decision of the governor to devote a large chunk of the 2020 budget that is 23 93 percent to the sector Afonja stated The commissioner further reiterated government s decision to institute a culture of quality road construction in the state stressing that government was ready to build roads that would stand the test of time Edited by Wale Sadeeq
    Makinde approves rehabilitation, reconstruction of 8 roads in Oyo
     Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has approved for immediate rehabilitation and reconstruction a total of eight roads in various zones of the state Prof Raphael Afonja the state Commissioner for Public Works and Transport made this known in a statement issued on Friday in Ibadan Afonja listed the roads to include Airport Ajia New Ife Expressway with spur to Amuloko 21kilometres Apete Awotan Akufo junction road 12 0 kilometres and Saki Ogbooro Igboho road 44 70 kilometres Others are Under G Stadium LAUTECH Gate road Ogbomoso 3 0 kilometres Takie FGGC road Ogbomoso 2 5 kilometres Isaba Ogundoyin road Eruwa 2 5 kilometres Gedu Oroki Sabo Asipa road Oyo 5 2 kilometres and Akingbile Lagbeja Ajibode road 3 0 kilometres The commissioner said that infrastructural development remained the key focus of the present administration He said that the Makinde led administration was prepared to ensure the uplift of infrastructure in the state stressing government would give adequate attention to road infrastructure to enhance its economic expansion drive The determination to ensure infrastructural growth in the state informed the decision of the governor to devote a large chunk of the 2020 budget that is 23 93 percent to the sector Afonja stated The commissioner further reiterated government s decision to institute a culture of quality road construction in the state stressing that government was ready to build roads that would stand the test of time Edited by Wale Sadeeq
    Makinde approves rehabilitation, reconstruction of 8 roads in Oyo
    General news3 years ago

    Makinde approves rehabilitation, reconstruction of 8 roads in Oyo

    Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has approved, for immediate rehabilitation and reconstruction, a total of eight roads in various zones of the state.

    Prof. Raphael Afonja, the state Commissioner for Public Works and Transport, made this known in a statement issued on Friday in Ibadan.

    Afonja listed the roads to include Airport-Ajia-New Ife Expressway, with spur to Amuloko (21kilometres), Apete-Awotan-Akufo junction road (12.0 kilometres) and Saki-Ogbooro-Igboho road (44.70 kilometres).

    Others are Under G-Stadium-LAUTECH Gate road, Ogbomoso (3.0 kilometres), Takie-FGGC road, Ogbomoso (2.5 kilometres), Isaba-Ogundoyin road, Eruwa (2.5 kilometres), Gedu-Oroki-Sabo-Asipa road, Oyo (5.2 kilometres) and Akingbile-Lagbeja-Ajibode road (3.0 kilometres).

    The commissioner said that infrastructural development remained the key focus of the present administration.

    He said that the Makinde-led administration was prepared to ensure the uplift of infrastructure in the state, stressing government would give adequate attention to road infrastructure to enhance its economic expansion drive.

    “The determination to ensure infrastructural growth in the state informed the decision of the governor to devote a large chunk of the 2020 budget, that is, 23.93 percent, to the sector.” Afonja stated.

    The commissioner further reiterated government’s decision to institute a culture of quality road construction in the state, stressing that government was ready to build roads that would stand the test of time.

    Edited by ‘Wale Sadeeq

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