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  •  The Federal Government has assured Nigerians of providing the right environment for an Information and Communication Technology ICT driven society to make learning and teaching easy The Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education Mr David Adejo made this commitment in Abuja at the 2022 EdTech Summit and Award with the theme Industrial Revolution the Future of Education Adejo who was represented by the Deputy Director of ICT in the ministry Mr Gbenga Oderemi said that the federal government was leveraging on ICT to improve the quality and efficiency of education at all levels According to him technology has become the driver of competitiveness in our world today and it has redefined productivity and changed the dynamics of production and services ICT has expanded social networking beyond borders and affected virtually every sector of the world economy We need to equip our youths with relevant IT skills and empower them for self reliance and economic growth We must use ICT to improve the life of our citizens and for social transformation We are also providing greater access for the learners in basic and senior secondary Some of our initiatives include development of a National ICT in Education policy training of teachers on basic ICT skills and the provision of an e learning portal for students across the country he said Also speaking the Chief Executive Officer of AFRITEX Oyesola Oworu said the summit was geared towards the emergence and development of the ecosystem which he said was lagging for the future of education Oworu said that Nigeria had about 20 million out of school children roaming the streets hence the need for quick response to fix it through technology The world is not waiting for Nigeria even though Nigeria is sleeping for the next one hundred years the world is moving They have gone and we are only trying to catch up with them We have to meet the world where it is right now and we need to have this ecosystem developed so that everyone can come together We are also planning to launch what we call Nigeria Educational Technology Alliance because a summit once in a year like this is not sufficient for us to be able to develop the ecosystem he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ICT critical to achieving quality education, says FG
     The Federal Government has assured Nigerians of providing the right environment for an Information and Communication Technology ICT driven society to make learning and teaching easy The Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education Mr David Adejo made this commitment in Abuja at the 2022 EdTech Summit and Award with the theme Industrial Revolution the Future of Education Adejo who was represented by the Deputy Director of ICT in the ministry Mr Gbenga Oderemi said that the federal government was leveraging on ICT to improve the quality and efficiency of education at all levels According to him technology has become the driver of competitiveness in our world today and it has redefined productivity and changed the dynamics of production and services ICT has expanded social networking beyond borders and affected virtually every sector of the world economy We need to equip our youths with relevant IT skills and empower them for self reliance and economic growth We must use ICT to improve the life of our citizens and for social transformation We are also providing greater access for the learners in basic and senior secondary Some of our initiatives include development of a National ICT in Education policy training of teachers on basic ICT skills and the provision of an e learning portal for students across the country he said Also speaking the Chief Executive Officer of AFRITEX Oyesola Oworu said the summit was geared towards the emergence and development of the ecosystem which he said was lagging for the future of education Oworu said that Nigeria had about 20 million out of school children roaming the streets hence the need for quick response to fix it through technology The world is not waiting for Nigeria even though Nigeria is sleeping for the next one hundred years the world is moving They have gone and we are only trying to catch up with them We have to meet the world where it is right now and we need to have this ecosystem developed so that everyone can come together We are also planning to launch what we call Nigeria Educational Technology Alliance because a summit once in a year like this is not sufficient for us to be able to develop the ecosystem he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ICT critical to achieving quality education, says FG
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    ICT critical to achieving quality education, says FG

    The Federal Government has assured Nigerians of providing the right environment for an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) driven society, to make learning and teaching easy.

    The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr David Adejo, made this commitment in Abuja at the 2022 EdTech Summit and Award with the theme “Industrial Revolution, the Future of Education’.

    Adejo, who was represented by the Deputy Director of ICT in the ministry, Mr Gbenga Oderemi said that the federal government was leveraging on ICT to improve the quality and efficiency of education at all levels.

    According to him, technology has become the driver of competitiveness in our world today and it has redefined productivity and changed the dynamics of production and services.

    “ICT has expanded social networking beyond borders and affected virtually every sector of the world economy.

    “We need to equip our youths with relevant IT skills and empower them for self-reliance and economic growth.

    We must use ICT to improve the life of our citizens and for social transformation.

    “We are also providing greater access for the learners in basic and senior secondary.

    Some of our initiatives include; development of a National ICT in Education policy; training of teachers on basic ICT skills; and the provision of an e-learning portal for students across the country,” he said.

    Also speaking, the Chief Executive Officer of AFRITEX, Oyesola Oworu said the summit was geared towards the emergence and development of the ecosystem, which he said was lagging for the future of education.

    Oworu said that Nigeria had about 20 million out-of-school children roaming the streets hence the need for quick response to fix it  through technology.

    “The world is not waiting for Nigeria even though Nigeria is sleeping for the next one hundred years, the world is moving.

    They have gone and we are only trying to catch up with them.

    “We have to meet the world where it is right now and we need to have this ecosystem developed so that everyone can come together.

    “We are also planning to launch what we call Nigeria Educational Technology Alliance because a summit once in a year like this is not sufficient for us to be able to develop the ecosystem,” he said.


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  •  Lagos State Commissioner for Education Mrs Folasade Adefisayo has called on school administrators to intensify efforts at imparting skills on students to empower them more for the future Adefisayo made the call at the 95th Founders Day celebration of Queens College Lagos on Monday People have high tendencies to learn new skills at early ages and when exposed to new experiences through skills development they become more creative and imaginative No matter the level of education given it is essential that the girl child learns a skill as something to fall back on after graduation from secondary and tertiary institutions There is need for the government to invest more in Queens College Yaba because there are great potential here she said The official noted that the college had produced great women including the first female Vice Chancellor in Nigeria late Prof Grace Alele Williams and the newly appointed first female Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos Prof Folasade Ogunsola According to the commissioner there is room for improvement The Permanent Secretary in Federal Ministry of Education Mr David Adejo applauded the old students of the college for landmark achievements over the years Adejo was represented by Hajia Binta Abdulkadir Director of Senior Secondary Education in the ministry He also thanked the parent teacher association of the college the school based management committee corporate organisations and individuals for contributions to the growth of the college Your relationship with the management has indeed added value to this college It is my hope that you will continue to partner with us the ministry is aware of all the projects executed We are aware that it is to improve the lives of the students and staff we must wake up to the saying that education for all is the responsibility of all Let me at this point acknowledge the request forwarded to the ministry for assistance these requests are germane and the principal will be advised to ensure that they are captured in the college s budget he said Mrs Ifueko Omoigui Okauru the President of Queen s College Old Girls Association QCOGA described the college as a national monument that attracted students from different religions and ethnic groups across all the federation According to her in the past the Federal Government funded the school system adequately We were all beneficiaries of this we enjoyed good food text books good music assembly hall activities With establishment of more schools a rapidly growing population less revenue per capita and more students government funding has not kept pace and cannot keep pace With myriads of needs competing for attention funding schools has become more difficult she said Omoigui Okauru urged that more efforts should be made to improve infrastructure curriculum content and quality of teachers in the 95 year old school Release of 95 balloons into the air to signify 95 years of existence of Queens College Lagos The Chairperson Board of Trustees of QCOGA Ms Amehi Igbodalo described the college as a training ground for female leaders She urged more stakeholders to join hands to maintain standards in the college Igbodalo said that education infrastructure development should not be left for the government alone According to her endowment fund launch was incorporated into the 95th Founder s Day celebration to create a platform for alumni individuals corporate bodies public and private sectors to make contributions We need everyone to be actively involved in the fund raising project for this great college an educational basket for all states in Nigeria she said On the sidelines of the event Mr Adewuyi Adedamola Chairman Parent Teacher Association of the college told the News Agency of Nigeria that the college had been committed to raising outstanding girls with passion to contribute to nation building In recent WAEC and NECO exams we had over 500 students that sat and recorded 98 per cent pass in subjects including in Mathematics and English it is part of our success story in academic performance he added A senior student of the college Miss Daniella Olisakwe expressed appreciation to the QCOGA for organising the 95th Founder s Day celebration She said that she was impressed at the support of the association to the school The highpoints of the event were cultural displays and release of 95 balloons into the air to celebrate the event attended by even septuagenarian and octogenarian old students of the school inaugurated on Oct 10 1927 with the motto Pass On the Torch Some old students of Queens College Lagos including a set of twin Mrs Kehinde Onikepo extreme left and Mrs Taiwo Soyannwo extreme right who are octogenarians IGO NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Commissioner emphasises skill acquisition as Queens College celebrates 95th Founders Day
     Lagos State Commissioner for Education Mrs Folasade Adefisayo has called on school administrators to intensify efforts at imparting skills on students to empower them more for the future Adefisayo made the call at the 95th Founders Day celebration of Queens College Lagos on Monday People have high tendencies to learn new skills at early ages and when exposed to new experiences through skills development they become more creative and imaginative No matter the level of education given it is essential that the girl child learns a skill as something to fall back on after graduation from secondary and tertiary institutions There is need for the government to invest more in Queens College Yaba because there are great potential here she said The official noted that the college had produced great women including the first female Vice Chancellor in Nigeria late Prof Grace Alele Williams and the newly appointed first female Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos Prof Folasade Ogunsola According to the commissioner there is room for improvement The Permanent Secretary in Federal Ministry of Education Mr David Adejo applauded the old students of the college for landmark achievements over the years Adejo was represented by Hajia Binta Abdulkadir Director of Senior Secondary Education in the ministry He also thanked the parent teacher association of the college the school based management committee corporate organisations and individuals for contributions to the growth of the college Your relationship with the management has indeed added value to this college It is my hope that you will continue to partner with us the ministry is aware of all the projects executed We are aware that it is to improve the lives of the students and staff we must wake up to the saying that education for all is the responsibility of all Let me at this point acknowledge the request forwarded to the ministry for assistance these requests are germane and the principal will be advised to ensure that they are captured in the college s budget he said Mrs Ifueko Omoigui Okauru the President of Queen s College Old Girls Association QCOGA described the college as a national monument that attracted students from different religions and ethnic groups across all the federation According to her in the past the Federal Government funded the school system adequately We were all beneficiaries of this we enjoyed good food text books good music assembly hall activities With establishment of more schools a rapidly growing population less revenue per capita and more students government funding has not kept pace and cannot keep pace With myriads of needs competing for attention funding schools has become more difficult she said Omoigui Okauru urged that more efforts should be made to improve infrastructure curriculum content and quality of teachers in the 95 year old school Release of 95 balloons into the air to signify 95 years of existence of Queens College Lagos The Chairperson Board of Trustees of QCOGA Ms Amehi Igbodalo described the college as a training ground for female leaders She urged more stakeholders to join hands to maintain standards in the college Igbodalo said that education infrastructure development should not be left for the government alone According to her endowment fund launch was incorporated into the 95th Founder s Day celebration to create a platform for alumni individuals corporate bodies public and private sectors to make contributions We need everyone to be actively involved in the fund raising project for this great college an educational basket for all states in Nigeria she said On the sidelines of the event Mr Adewuyi Adedamola Chairman Parent Teacher Association of the college told the News Agency of Nigeria that the college had been committed to raising outstanding girls with passion to contribute to nation building In recent WAEC and NECO exams we had over 500 students that sat and recorded 98 per cent pass in subjects including in Mathematics and English it is part of our success story in academic performance he added A senior student of the college Miss Daniella Olisakwe expressed appreciation to the QCOGA for organising the 95th Founder s Day celebration She said that she was impressed at the support of the association to the school The highpoints of the event were cultural displays and release of 95 balloons into the air to celebrate the event attended by even septuagenarian and octogenarian old students of the school inaugurated on Oct 10 1927 with the motto Pass On the Torch Some old students of Queens College Lagos including a set of twin Mrs Kehinde Onikepo extreme left and Mrs Taiwo Soyannwo extreme right who are octogenarians IGO NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Commissioner emphasises skill acquisition as Queens College celebrates 95th Founders Day
    Education2 months ago

    Commissioner emphasises skill acquisition as Queens College celebrates 95th Founders Day

    Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, has called on school administrators to intensify efforts at imparting skills on students to empower them more for the future.

    Adefisayo made the call at the 95th Founders Day celebration of Queens College Lagos, on Monday.

    “People have high tendencies to learn new skills at early ages, and when exposed to new experiences through skills development, they become more creative and imaginative.

    “No matter the level of education given, it is essential that the girl-child learns a skill as something to fall back on after graduation from secondary and tertiary institutions.

    “There is need for the government to invest more in Queens College, Yaba, because there are great potential here,’’ she said.

    The official noted that the college had produced great women including the first female Vice Chancellor in Nigeria, late Prof. Grace Alele-Williams, and the newly-appointed first female Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos, Prof. Folasade Ogunsola.

    According to the commissioner, there is room for improvement.   

    The Permanent Secretary in Federal Ministry of Education, Mr David Adejo, applauded the old students of the college for landmark achievements over the years.

    Adejo was represented by Hajia Binta Abdulkadir, Director of Senior Secondary Education in the ministry.

    He also thanked the parent-teacher association of the college, the school based management committee, corporate organisations and individuals for contributions to the growth of the college.

    “Your relationship with the management has indeed added value to this college.

    It is my hope that you will continue to partner with us; the ministry is aware of all the projects executed.

    “We are aware that it is to improve the lives of the students and staff, we must wake up to the saying that education for all is the responsibility of all.

    “Let me at this point, acknowledge the request forwarded to the ministry for assistance; these requests are germane and the principal will be advised to ensure that they are captured in the college’s budget,” he said.

    Mrs Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru, the President of Queen’s College Old Girls Association (QCOGA), described the college as a national monument that attracted students from different religions and ethnic groups across all the federation.

    According to her, in the past, the Federal Government funded the school system adequately.

    “We were all beneficiaries of this; we enjoyed good food, text books good , music, assembly hall activities.

    “With establishment of more schools, a rapidly growing population, less revenue per capita and more students, government funding has not kept pace and cannot keep pace.

    “With myriads of needs competing for attention, funding schools has become more difficult,” she said.

    Omoigui-Okauru urged that more efforts should be made to improve  infrastructure, curriculum  content and quality of teachers in the 95-year-old school.

    Release of 95 balloons into the air to signify 95 years of existence of Queens College LagosThe Chairperson, Board of Trustees of QCOGA, Ms Amehi Igbodalo, described the college as a training ground for female leaders.

    She urged more stakeholders to join hands to maintain standards in the college.

    Igbodalo said that education infrastructure development should not be left for the government alone.

    According to her, endowment fund launch was incorporated into the 95th Founder’s Day celebration to create a platform for alumni, individuals, corporate bodies, public and private sectors to make contributions.

    “We need everyone to be actively involved in the fund raising project for this great college, an educational basket for all states in Nigeria,” she said.

    On the sidelines of the event, Mr Adewuyi Adedamola, Chairman, Parent-Teacher Association of the college, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the college had been committed to raising outstanding girls with passion to contribute to nation building.

    = “In recent WAEC and NECO exams, we had over 500 students that sat and recorded 98 per cent pass in subjects, including in Mathematics and English, it is part of our success story in academic performance,” he added.

    A senior student of the college, Miss Daniella  Olisakwe, expressed appreciation to the QCOGA, for organising the 95th Founder’s Day celebration.

    She said that she was impressed at the support of the association to the school.

    The highpoints of the event were cultural displays and release of 95 balloons into the air to celebrate the event attended by even septuagenarian and octogenarian old students of the school inaugurated on Oct. 10, 1927, with the motto: `Pass On the Torch’.

    Some old students of Queens College Lagos including a set of twin – Mrs Kehinde Onikepo (extreme left) and Mrs Taiwo Soyannwo (extreme right) – who are octogenarians  IGO
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  •  The Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education Mr David Adejo has charged education evaluators to sanction schools who fail to comply with the ministry s schools regulations Adejo gave the charge on Tuesday in Keffi Nasarawa State at a two day Conference of Evaluators of the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory FCT organised by the Federal Education Quality Assurance Services FEQAS of the ministry The theme of the conference is Effective Education Quality Assurance Activities in Nigeria Policies Processes and Practices The permanent secretary said that failure of the evaluators to sanction schools who flouted laid down rules and regulations would be tantamount to ineffectiveness According to him the concept of Education Quality Assurance EQA and its strategies is very vital if standards are to be maintained in schools And the process is through regular and continuous monitoring inspection and supervision of schools to enhance the quality of teaching and learning Such supervision should also be supported by consequence management for compliance and non compliance he said Adejo said that the FEQAS department of the ministry was responsible for quality education assurance of schools below tertiary and for it to carry out this function effectively and efficiently there must be stronger synergy and consensus building among the evaluators He said that quality evaluation of curriculum implementation in schools would enhance the stability of the nation ensure social and financial security encourage self dependence create employment opportunities for all and promote technological advancement of the country In line with this I encourage coordinating evaluators to rub minds and come up with workable solutions to an effective and efficient EQA to develop educational activities and improve the Nigerian school system Presently concerted efforts are being made to reposition FEQAS state offices to improve the level of Education Quality Assurance Activities As part of the repositioning process it has been proposed that state offices be disarticulated into three each in the senatorial districts of the states and will be referred to as Education District Each district is to be headed by a Evaluator and personnel will be deployed to all the districts accordingly As much as possible and for a start new FEQAS offices will be located in the federal government college domiciled in each education district he said He therefore urged the participants to focus on getting improved monitoring skills and also acquire additional professional competences and abilities in EQA activities that would ensure improvement in the management of schools A cross section of participants at the conference Also the Director of FEQAS Department of the ministry Mr Adebola Adegboye said there was need to strengthen and improve education quality assurance activities across the country Adegboye said that the EQA must be used to evaluate and report objectively based on agreed quality standards in all aspects of school life The EQA is a holistic process based on total quality management with the aim of inculcating standards into the system It ensures that the evaluation processes and practices are carried out based on set standards The findings of the evaluation are evidence based valid reliable and constant and therefore can be used for planning and policy formulation Over the years there is a paradigm shift from the old system of school inspection to quality assurance using the Whole School Evaluation strategy Thus the quality assurance processes and practices must be dynamic and provide the needed support and guidance to schools for improved learners outcomes he said He stressed the need for quality leadership and management in schools that would focus primarily on improved learners performance and achievement NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Perm. Sec. tasks education evaluators on sanctions for non-compliance to regulations
     The Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education Mr David Adejo has charged education evaluators to sanction schools who fail to comply with the ministry s schools regulations Adejo gave the charge on Tuesday in Keffi Nasarawa State at a two day Conference of Evaluators of the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory FCT organised by the Federal Education Quality Assurance Services FEQAS of the ministry The theme of the conference is Effective Education Quality Assurance Activities in Nigeria Policies Processes and Practices The permanent secretary said that failure of the evaluators to sanction schools who flouted laid down rules and regulations would be tantamount to ineffectiveness According to him the concept of Education Quality Assurance EQA and its strategies is very vital if standards are to be maintained in schools And the process is through regular and continuous monitoring inspection and supervision of schools to enhance the quality of teaching and learning Such supervision should also be supported by consequence management for compliance and non compliance he said Adejo said that the FEQAS department of the ministry was responsible for quality education assurance of schools below tertiary and for it to carry out this function effectively and efficiently there must be stronger synergy and consensus building among the evaluators He said that quality evaluation of curriculum implementation in schools would enhance the stability of the nation ensure social and financial security encourage self dependence create employment opportunities for all and promote technological advancement of the country In line with this I encourage coordinating evaluators to rub minds and come up with workable solutions to an effective and efficient EQA to develop educational activities and improve the Nigerian school system Presently concerted efforts are being made to reposition FEQAS state offices to improve the level of Education Quality Assurance Activities As part of the repositioning process it has been proposed that state offices be disarticulated into three each in the senatorial districts of the states and will be referred to as Education District Each district is to be headed by a Evaluator and personnel will be deployed to all the districts accordingly As much as possible and for a start new FEQAS offices will be located in the federal government college domiciled in each education district he said He therefore urged the participants to focus on getting improved monitoring skills and also acquire additional professional competences and abilities in EQA activities that would ensure improvement in the management of schools A cross section of participants at the conference Also the Director of FEQAS Department of the ministry Mr Adebola Adegboye said there was need to strengthen and improve education quality assurance activities across the country Adegboye said that the EQA must be used to evaluate and report objectively based on agreed quality standards in all aspects of school life The EQA is a holistic process based on total quality management with the aim of inculcating standards into the system It ensures that the evaluation processes and practices are carried out based on set standards The findings of the evaluation are evidence based valid reliable and constant and therefore can be used for planning and policy formulation Over the years there is a paradigm shift from the old system of school inspection to quality assurance using the Whole School Evaluation strategy Thus the quality assurance processes and practices must be dynamic and provide the needed support and guidance to schools for improved learners outcomes he said He stressed the need for quality leadership and management in schools that would focus primarily on improved learners performance and achievement NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Perm. Sec. tasks education evaluators on sanctions for non-compliance to regulations
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    Perm. Sec. tasks education evaluators on sanctions for non-compliance to regulations

    The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr David Adejo, has charged education evaluators to sanction schools who fail to comply with the ministry’s schools regulations.

    Adejo gave the charge, on Tuesday, in Keffi, Nasarawa State, at a two-day Conference of Evaluators of the 36 states, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), organised by the Federal Education Quality Assurance Services (FEQAS), of the ministry.

    The theme of the conference is: “Effective Education Quality Assurance Activities in Nigeria: Policies, Processes and Practices”.

    The permanent secretary said that failure of the evaluators to sanction schools who flouted laid down rules and regulations would be tantamount to ineffectiveness.

    According to him, the concept of Education Quality Assurance (EQA), and its strategies is very vital if standards are to be maintained in schools.

    “And the process is through regular and continuous monitoring (inspection) and supervision of schools, to enhance the quality of teaching and learning.

    “Such supervision should also be supported by consequence management for compliance and non-compliance,” he said.

    Adejo said that the FEQAS department of the ministry was responsible for quality education assurance of schools below tertiary, and for it to carry out this function effectively and efficiently, there must be stronger synergy and consensus building among the evaluators.

    He said that quality evaluation of curriculum implementation in schools would enhance the stability of the nation, ensure social and financial security, encourage self-dependence, create employment opportunities for all, and promote technological advancement of the country.

    “In line with this, I encourage coordinating evaluators to rub minds and come up with workable solutions to an effective and efficient EQA to develop educational activities and improve the Nigerian school system.

    “Presently, concerted efforts are being made to reposition FEQAS state offices to improve the level of Education Quality Assurance Activities.

    “As part of the repositioning process, it has been proposed that state offices be disarticulated into three, each in the senatorial districts of the states, and will be referred to as Education District.

    “Each district is to be headed by a Evaluator, and personnel will be deployed to all the districts accordingly.

    “As much as possible and for a start, new FEQAS offices will be located in the federal government college domiciled in each education district,” he said.

    He, therefore, urged the participants to focus on getting improved monitoring skills, and also acquire additional professional competences and abilities in EQA activities, that would ensure improvement in the management of schools.

    A cross section of participants at the conference.

    Also, the Director of FEQAS Department of the ministry, Mr Adebola Adegboye, said there was need to strengthen and improve education quality assurance activities across the country.

    Adegboye said that the EQA must be used to evaluate and report objectively, based on agreed quality standards in all aspects of school life.

    “The EQA is a holistic process based on total quality management with the aim of inculcating standards into the system.

    “It ensures that the evaluation processes and practices are carried out based on set standards.

    The findings of the evaluation are evidence based, valid, reliable, and constant, and therefore can be used for planning and policy formulation.

    “Over the years, there is a paradigm shift from the old system of school inspection to quality assurance, using the Whole School Evaluation strategy.

    “Thus, the quality assurance processes and practices must be dynamic, and provide the needed support and guidance to schools for improved learners’ outcomes,” he said.

    He stressed the need for quality leadership and management in schools, that would focus primarily on improved learners’ performance and achievement.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Federal Government says it is working toward providing a secured environment for learners and teachers as well as promote safe school declaration The Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu made this known at the commemoration of the 2022 International Day to Protect Education from Attack in Abuja on Friday The International Day to Protect Education from Attack is observed on Sept 9 since its proclamation in 2020 by the United Nations General Assembly The day is marked to make people aware of how the protracted nature of conflicts affects entire generations of children Without access to safe education children living in conflict are at risk of growing up without essential skills and knowledge Adamu represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry Mr David Adejo said there was need to protect education against insecurity emergency and humanitarian situations He said that the ministry was also working to strengthen efforts increase funding and also encourage safe and protective environments in areas of humanitarian emergencies We also need to draw attention to the need to restrict the military use of educational facilities and galvanise political commitment to protect education during emergency situations As you are aware education is the most important investments a country can make for its future in view of its potentials in bringing about change in every aspect of development as well as driving long term economic growth The benefits of education are too many to individuals and to the society The success of each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals SDGs depends on education An educated society is healthier and has higher rates of economic stability lower crime rates better civic involvement and greater equality Unfortunately all over the world education has been under threat he said Adamu quoted the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack GCPEA as saying that between 2015 and 2019 over 93 countries of the world had witnessed at least one form of attack on education According to him Nigeria is not spared of this menace The incessant attacks on the country s education system meted out in forms of kidnapping abduction of banditry increased activities of insurgence and general insecurity in our schools have exacerbated the many factors responsible for the growing number of out of school OSC As we know out of school children are easy targets of abuse exploitation and recruitment by armed bandits and groups Education can be a life saver and school should be able to provide a safe space where children can be protected from threats and crises he said He therefore said that in recent times the country had witnessed increased number of abductions which led to the abrupt closure of schools in some parts of the country hence the need for the safety of our school Ms Abiola Sanusi the Senior Policy and Strategy Adviser Coalition to Protect Education from Attack GCPEA called for a policy document by the ministry that would address the safety security and violence in schools Sanusi also called on government agencies and development partners to commit resources to the safety of schools while also training teachers and staff on measures to ensure their safety Meanwhile the Executive Secretary National Senior Secondary Education Commission NSSEC Prof Benjamin Abakpa said that NSSEC paid attention on the security of secondary education in the country Abakpa represented by the Director Senior Secondary Education Department of the commission Mrs Ayodele Adigun said the commission was awaiting fund that would make it fast track the deployment of security gadgets in schools One of the activities in the commission is to look at safety in all the senior secondary schools we are looking at how the commission can put safety gadgets in all the schools By the time we get our two per cent Consolidated Revenue Fund CRF we will provide CCTV employing more security personnel and putting perimeter fencing in schools to safeguard our learners It is a new commission and so we are expecting our grants and the bill is already in the national assembly and hoping that before the year runs out we will get our grant to start our projects he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG is working to provide secured environment for learners, teachers — Minister
     The Federal Government says it is working toward providing a secured environment for learners and teachers as well as promote safe school declaration The Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu made this known at the commemoration of the 2022 International Day to Protect Education from Attack in Abuja on Friday The International Day to Protect Education from Attack is observed on Sept 9 since its proclamation in 2020 by the United Nations General Assembly The day is marked to make people aware of how the protracted nature of conflicts affects entire generations of children Without access to safe education children living in conflict are at risk of growing up without essential skills and knowledge Adamu represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry Mr David Adejo said there was need to protect education against insecurity emergency and humanitarian situations He said that the ministry was also working to strengthen efforts increase funding and also encourage safe and protective environments in areas of humanitarian emergencies We also need to draw attention to the need to restrict the military use of educational facilities and galvanise political commitment to protect education during emergency situations As you are aware education is the most important investments a country can make for its future in view of its potentials in bringing about change in every aspect of development as well as driving long term economic growth The benefits of education are too many to individuals and to the society The success of each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals SDGs depends on education An educated society is healthier and has higher rates of economic stability lower crime rates better civic involvement and greater equality Unfortunately all over the world education has been under threat he said Adamu quoted the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack GCPEA as saying that between 2015 and 2019 over 93 countries of the world had witnessed at least one form of attack on education According to him Nigeria is not spared of this menace The incessant attacks on the country s education system meted out in forms of kidnapping abduction of banditry increased activities of insurgence and general insecurity in our schools have exacerbated the many factors responsible for the growing number of out of school OSC As we know out of school children are easy targets of abuse exploitation and recruitment by armed bandits and groups Education can be a life saver and school should be able to provide a safe space where children can be protected from threats and crises he said He therefore said that in recent times the country had witnessed increased number of abductions which led to the abrupt closure of schools in some parts of the country hence the need for the safety of our school Ms Abiola Sanusi the Senior Policy and Strategy Adviser Coalition to Protect Education from Attack GCPEA called for a policy document by the ministry that would address the safety security and violence in schools Sanusi also called on government agencies and development partners to commit resources to the safety of schools while also training teachers and staff on measures to ensure their safety Meanwhile the Executive Secretary National Senior Secondary Education Commission NSSEC Prof Benjamin Abakpa said that NSSEC paid attention on the security of secondary education in the country Abakpa represented by the Director Senior Secondary Education Department of the commission Mrs Ayodele Adigun said the commission was awaiting fund that would make it fast track the deployment of security gadgets in schools One of the activities in the commission is to look at safety in all the senior secondary schools we are looking at how the commission can put safety gadgets in all the schools By the time we get our two per cent Consolidated Revenue Fund CRF we will provide CCTV employing more security personnel and putting perimeter fencing in schools to safeguard our learners It is a new commission and so we are expecting our grants and the bill is already in the national assembly and hoping that before the year runs out we will get our grant to start our projects he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG is working to provide secured environment for learners, teachers — Minister
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    FG is working to provide secured environment for learners, teachers — Minister

    The Federal Government says it is working toward providing a secured environment for learners and teachers as well as promote safe school declaration.

    The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu made this known at the commemoration of the 2022 International Day to Protect Education from Attack in Abuja on Friday.

    The International Day to Protect Education from Attack is observed on Sept. 9, since its proclamation in 2020 by the United Nations General Assembly.

    The day is marked to make people aware of how the protracted nature of conflicts affects entire generations of children.

    Without access to safe education, children living in conflict are at risk of growing up without essential skills and knowledge.

    Adamu, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr David Adejo said there was need to protect education against insecurity, emergency and humanitarian situations.

    He said that the ministry was also working to strengthen efforts, increase funding and also encourage safe and protective environments in areas of humanitarian emergencies.

    ”We also need to draw attention to the need to restrict the military use of educational facilities and galvanise political commitment to protect education during emergency situations.

    “As you are aware, education is the most important investments a country can make for its future in view of its potentials in bringing about change in every aspect of development as well as driving long-term economic growth.

    “The benefits of education are too many to individuals and to the society.

    The success of each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) depends on education.

    “An educated society is healthier and has higher rates of economic stability, lower crime rates, better civic involvement and greater equality.

    “Unfortunately, all over the world, education has been under threat,” he said.

    Adamu quoted the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA), as saying that between 2015 and 2019 over 93 countries of the world had witnessed at least one form of attack on education.

    According to him, Nigeria is not spared of this menace.

    “The incessant attacks on the country’s education system meted out in forms of kidnapping, abduction of , banditry, increased activities of insurgence and general insecurity in our schools have exacerbated the many factors responsible for the growing number of out-of-school (OSC).

    “As we know, out-of-school children are easy targets of abuse, exploitation and recruitment by armed bandits and groups.

    “Education can be a life-saver and school should be able to provide a safe space where children can be protected from threats and crises,” he said.

    He, therefore, said that in recent times the country had witnessed increased number of abductions, which led to the abrupt closure of schools in some parts of the country, hence the need for the safety of our school.

    Ms Abiola Sanusi, the Senior Policy and Strategy Adviser, Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA), called for a policy document by the ministry that would address the safety, security and violence in schools.

    Sanusi also called on government agencies and development partners to commit resources to the safety of schools, while also training teachers and staff on measures to ensure their safety.

    Meanwhile, the Executive Secretary, National Senior Secondary Education Commission (NSSEC), Prof. Benjamin Abakpa said that NSSEC paid attention on the security of secondary education in the country.

    Abakpa, represented by the Director, Senior Secondary Education Department of the commission, Mrs Ayodele Adigun said the commission was awaiting fund that would make it fast track the deployment of security gadgets in schools.

    “One of the activities in the commission is to look at safety in all the senior secondary schools, we are looking at how the commission can put safety gadgets in all the schools.

    “By the time we get our two per cent Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF), we will provide CCTV, employing more security personnel and putting perimeter fencing in schools to safeguard our learners.

    “It is a new commission and so we are expecting our grants and the bill is already in the national assembly and hoping that before the year runs out, we will get our grant to start our projects,” he said.


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  •  The Non governmental Association for Literacy Support Service NOGALSS is seeking the support of the Federal Ministry of Education for girls and women education The support is in respect of the visibility of its Second Chance Education Projects which target mainstreaming of 10 000 girls and women into formal education The President NOGALSS Mr Noah Emmanuel disclosed this during an advocacy visit to Mr David Adejo the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education in Abuja on Thursday He said that NOGALSS in collaboration with UNESCO had embarked on the initiative which is in partnership between the European Union and the United Nations focusing on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls According to him the project is aimed at providing accelerated second chance education and livelihood skills for out of school girls and young women facing marginalisation in the country Non governmental Association of Literacy Support Service NOGALSS led by its National President Mr Noah Emmanuel on an advocacy visit to the Federal Ministry of Education in Abuja on Thursday As a major stakeholder in education we have come to intimate you of this laudable project and to seek your support in the following areas We appeal that a focal person from the adult education branch be appointed as the representative of the ministry who will be reporting on the progress to the ministry We also appeal to support in the monitoring and evaluation of the project We want you to support the visibility of the second chance education education as a means to ending violence against women and girls Thereby bringing about positive changes in the norms attitude and behaviours where all women and girls live a life free from all forms of Gender Based Violence GBV he said Emmanuel commended the Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu for the role played in allowing the operation of literacy centres in the unity schools He also called for mandating of all NGOs into adult and non formal education delivery to register with NOGALSS for proper coordination monitoring evaluation and collation of data for policy implementation For inclusiveness we appeal that you direct special schools with facilities for people living with disability to implement non formal education services This is because in our project 50 per cent of beneficiaries are people living with disabilities NOGALSS shall utilise the effort of the media to condemn this tragic violence against women and girls to achieve the second chance education This will expose all the ills melted against women and girls and serve as a voice to the voiceless he added Responding Mr Adejo promised to look into the demands of the association and partner with them to move education forward Represented by Mr Adeleye Adeoye the Director Education Planning Research and Development of the Ministry Adejo said the partnership would yield national goal of achieving SDG4 He added that the Federal Government was putting measures in place to educate as many Nigerians as possible According to him this informed the Ministerial Strategic Plan MSP which addressed education holistically covering all the 10 pillars of education I am particularly happy that all along you have not rest on your oars and that make it clear that the Education for All EFA is the responsibility of all And of course government alone cannot handle education without the support of people like you who out of passion for education form NGOs to come into groups to give back to the system in one way or the other As we all know that education is a social service and particularly people who have passion for education are not in there for the purpose of any gain but are just making a lot of sacrifice to make sure we have a better future This is because all we are doing now is to prepare the next generation he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Association seeks ministry’s support on 10,000 female education project
     The Non governmental Association for Literacy Support Service NOGALSS is seeking the support of the Federal Ministry of Education for girls and women education The support is in respect of the visibility of its Second Chance Education Projects which target mainstreaming of 10 000 girls and women into formal education The President NOGALSS Mr Noah Emmanuel disclosed this during an advocacy visit to Mr David Adejo the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education in Abuja on Thursday He said that NOGALSS in collaboration with UNESCO had embarked on the initiative which is in partnership between the European Union and the United Nations focusing on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls According to him the project is aimed at providing accelerated second chance education and livelihood skills for out of school girls and young women facing marginalisation in the country Non governmental Association of Literacy Support Service NOGALSS led by its National President Mr Noah Emmanuel on an advocacy visit to the Federal Ministry of Education in Abuja on Thursday As a major stakeholder in education we have come to intimate you of this laudable project and to seek your support in the following areas We appeal that a focal person from the adult education branch be appointed as the representative of the ministry who will be reporting on the progress to the ministry We also appeal to support in the monitoring and evaluation of the project We want you to support the visibility of the second chance education education as a means to ending violence against women and girls Thereby bringing about positive changes in the norms attitude and behaviours where all women and girls live a life free from all forms of Gender Based Violence GBV he said Emmanuel commended the Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu for the role played in allowing the operation of literacy centres in the unity schools He also called for mandating of all NGOs into adult and non formal education delivery to register with NOGALSS for proper coordination monitoring evaluation and collation of data for policy implementation For inclusiveness we appeal that you direct special schools with facilities for people living with disability to implement non formal education services This is because in our project 50 per cent of beneficiaries are people living with disabilities NOGALSS shall utilise the effort of the media to condemn this tragic violence against women and girls to achieve the second chance education This will expose all the ills melted against women and girls and serve as a voice to the voiceless he added Responding Mr Adejo promised to look into the demands of the association and partner with them to move education forward Represented by Mr Adeleye Adeoye the Director Education Planning Research and Development of the Ministry Adejo said the partnership would yield national goal of achieving SDG4 He added that the Federal Government was putting measures in place to educate as many Nigerians as possible According to him this informed the Ministerial Strategic Plan MSP which addressed education holistically covering all the 10 pillars of education I am particularly happy that all along you have not rest on your oars and that make it clear that the Education for All EFA is the responsibility of all And of course government alone cannot handle education without the support of people like you who out of passion for education form NGOs to come into groups to give back to the system in one way or the other As we all know that education is a social service and particularly people who have passion for education are not in there for the purpose of any gain but are just making a lot of sacrifice to make sure we have a better future This is because all we are doing now is to prepare the next generation he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Association seeks ministry’s support on 10,000 female education project
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    Association seeks ministry’s support on 10,000 female education project

    The Non-governmental Association for Literacy Support Service (NOGALSS) is seeking the support of the Federal Ministry of Education for girls and women education.

    The support is in respect of the visibility of its Second Chance Education Projects which target mainstreaming of 10,000 girls and women into formal education.

    The President, NOGALSS, Mr Noah Emmanuel, disclosed this during an advocacy visit to Mr David Adejo, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education in Abuja on Thursday.

    He said that NOGALSS in collaboration with UNESCO had embarked on the initiative, which is in partnership between the European Union and the United Nations, focusing on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls.

    According to him, the project is aimed at providing accelerated second chance education and livelihood skills for out-of-school girls and young women facing marginalisation in the country.

    Non-governmental Association of Literacy Support Service (NOGALSS), led by its National President, Mr Noah Emmanuel on an advocacy visit to the Federal Ministry of Education in Abuja on Thursday. 

    “As a major stakeholder in education, we have come to intimate you of this laudable project and to seek your support in the following areas: ” We appeal that a focal person from the adult education branch be appointed as the representative of the ministry who will be reporting on the progress to the ministry.

    “We also appeal to support in the monitoring and evaluation of the project.

    ” We want you to support the visibility of the second chance education education as a means to ending violence against women and girls.

    “Thereby bringing about positive changes in the norms, attitude and behaviours where all women and girls live a life free from all forms of Gender Based Violence (GBV),” he said.

    Emmanuel commended the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, for the role played in allowing the operation of literacy centres in the unity schools.

    He also called for mandating of all NGOs into adult and non-formal education delivery to register with NOGALSS for proper coordination, monitoring, evaluation and collation of data for policy implementation.

    ” For inclusiveness, we appeal that you direct special schools with facilities for people living with disability to implement non-formal education services.

    ” This is because in our project, 50 per cent of beneficiaries are people living with disabilities.

    ” NOGALSS shall utilise the effort of the media to condemn this tragic violence against women and girls to achieve the second chance education.

    ” This will expose all the ills melted against women and girls and serve as a voice to the voiceless,” he added.

    Responding, Mr Adejo, promised to look into the demands of the association and partner with them to move education forward.

    Represented by Mr Adeleye Adeoye, the Director, Education Planning, Research and Development of the Ministry, Adejo said the partnership would yield national goal of achieving SDG4. He added that the Federal Government was putting measures in place to educate as many Nigerians as possible.

    According to him, this informed the Ministerial Strategic Plan (MSP) which addressed education holistically covering all the 10 pillars of education.

    ” I am particularly happy that all along you have not rest on your oars and that make it clear that the Education for All (EFA) is the responsibility of all.

    ” And of course government alone cannot handle education without the support of people like you who out of passion for education form NGOs to come into groups to give back to the system in one way or the other.

    ” As we all know that education is a social service and particularly people who have passion for education are not in there for the purpose of any gain but are just making a lot of sacrifice to make sure we have a better future.

    ” This is because all we are doing now is to prepare the next generation, ” he said.


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  •  The Federal Government UNESCO and other partners have launched a one month digital campaign Education Saves Lives to buttress the need for young people to be educated The partners include Federal Ministries of Education Health Women Affairs and Social Development UNFPA UNAIDS UN Information Centre CSOs and other donor UN agencies Mr Lamine Sow Officer in Charge of UNESCO Regional Office Abuja recalled that African leaders had committed themselves in Agenda 2063 This is to ensure for people driven development relying on the potential of young people children This is why UNESCO and its partners are working assiduously to ensure that the youth demographic dividend is achieved by engaging in strategic actions that will ensure this gain Our vision is for a Nigeria where positive outcomes in health education and gender equality are a reality for all adolescents and young people This will enable them to get educated healthy and thriving citizens of the future able to contribute to their communities and the country Sow said Sow further hoped that elements of the campaign were systematically shared on social platforms ensure its trends and the acceptance of the campaign by stakeholders and positive interactions on the Comprehensive Education Information CEI He said we have a mutual goal to achieve improve the status of education health and wellbeing of adolescents and young people in Nigeria This campaign has the potential to contribute if we engage in posting reposting the messages to make them go viral trend daily and using the hashtags EducationSavesLives WeNeedToKnow and Nigeria Mrs Pauline Tallen Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development while commending UNESCO said that child care and improving the health of young girls were in the heart of the government Represented by Ms Ucha Kalu Assistant Chief Social Welfare Officer Child Development Department Tallen said the government will keep supporting policies that improve the lives of Nigerians especially young women Mr David Adejo Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education called on stakeholders to be consistent in the promotion of education and other aspects of health education Represented by Dr Lydia Giginna he said that with education can improve every aspect of human lives Mrs Bosede Odunayo School Counsellor Abuja School for the Deaf Kuje called on stakeholders to provide the infrastructure people living with different forms of disabilities need for their education Dr Babatunde Adelekan National Programme Officer on HIV Youth of UNFPA said the idea behind the digital campaign came up because it was important to carry young people along in everything It is important we carry young people along in terms of planning implementation and Nigeria has a big presence of young people in the social media space It is important for people to listen and understand what is happening now to act on the issues and challenges Findings have shown that education is a great tool for transformation and change and educating a young person providing him with the right tools He will have the right autonomy to do the right thing He will know how to stay healthy and ensure that he has what it takes to actualise his potential Adelekan said Ms Ngozi Amanze Education National Programme Officer UNESCO said that the UN body and partners were ensuring that there is the legal framework on education that includes the disabled children young girls and the youths Amanze added that the campaign was expected to be posted on all of the organisation s social media handles that will tag partners participants at the launch of the campaign and relevant stakeholders The posts will be put up at 9am 12 pm 6pm 8pm and 10pm daily for the next one month and this campaign is going on in 23 countries across West and Central Africa she said Goodwill messages also came in from UNAIDS Plan International Civil Society Organisations and representatives of Persons Living With Disabilities among others The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that in November 2020 UNESCO UNFPA supported FG to organise its national consultation on the status of adolescents and young people Then there were recommendations that focused on young people s education reproductive health and gender equality The campaign aims to convey a positive narrative on CEI while the CEI programmes will help young ones to lead healthy respectful lives www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG, UNESCO, UNFPA, others launch 1 month digital campaign on education
     The Federal Government UNESCO and other partners have launched a one month digital campaign Education Saves Lives to buttress the need for young people to be educated The partners include Federal Ministries of Education Health Women Affairs and Social Development UNFPA UNAIDS UN Information Centre CSOs and other donor UN agencies Mr Lamine Sow Officer in Charge of UNESCO Regional Office Abuja recalled that African leaders had committed themselves in Agenda 2063 This is to ensure for people driven development relying on the potential of young people children This is why UNESCO and its partners are working assiduously to ensure that the youth demographic dividend is achieved by engaging in strategic actions that will ensure this gain Our vision is for a Nigeria where positive outcomes in health education and gender equality are a reality for all adolescents and young people This will enable them to get educated healthy and thriving citizens of the future able to contribute to their communities and the country Sow said Sow further hoped that elements of the campaign were systematically shared on social platforms ensure its trends and the acceptance of the campaign by stakeholders and positive interactions on the Comprehensive Education Information CEI He said we have a mutual goal to achieve improve the status of education health and wellbeing of adolescents and young people in Nigeria This campaign has the potential to contribute if we engage in posting reposting the messages to make them go viral trend daily and using the hashtags EducationSavesLives WeNeedToKnow and Nigeria Mrs Pauline Tallen Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development while commending UNESCO said that child care and improving the health of young girls were in the heart of the government Represented by Ms Ucha Kalu Assistant Chief Social Welfare Officer Child Development Department Tallen said the government will keep supporting policies that improve the lives of Nigerians especially young women Mr David Adejo Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education called on stakeholders to be consistent in the promotion of education and other aspects of health education Represented by Dr Lydia Giginna he said that with education can improve every aspect of human lives Mrs Bosede Odunayo School Counsellor Abuja School for the Deaf Kuje called on stakeholders to provide the infrastructure people living with different forms of disabilities need for their education Dr Babatunde Adelekan National Programme Officer on HIV Youth of UNFPA said the idea behind the digital campaign came up because it was important to carry young people along in everything It is important we carry young people along in terms of planning implementation and Nigeria has a big presence of young people in the social media space It is important for people to listen and understand what is happening now to act on the issues and challenges Findings have shown that education is a great tool for transformation and change and educating a young person providing him with the right tools He will have the right autonomy to do the right thing He will know how to stay healthy and ensure that he has what it takes to actualise his potential Adelekan said Ms Ngozi Amanze Education National Programme Officer UNESCO said that the UN body and partners were ensuring that there is the legal framework on education that includes the disabled children young girls and the youths Amanze added that the campaign was expected to be posted on all of the organisation s social media handles that will tag partners participants at the launch of the campaign and relevant stakeholders The posts will be put up at 9am 12 pm 6pm 8pm and 10pm daily for the next one month and this campaign is going on in 23 countries across West and Central Africa she said Goodwill messages also came in from UNAIDS Plan International Civil Society Organisations and representatives of Persons Living With Disabilities among others The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that in November 2020 UNESCO UNFPA supported FG to organise its national consultation on the status of adolescents and young people Then there were recommendations that focused on young people s education reproductive health and gender equality The campaign aims to convey a positive narrative on CEI while the CEI programmes will help young ones to lead healthy respectful lives www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG, UNESCO, UNFPA, others launch 1 month digital campaign on education
    General news3 months ago

    FG, UNESCO, UNFPA, others launch 1 month digital campaign on education

    The Federal Government, UNESCO and other partners have launched a one-month digital campaign `Education Saves Lives’, to buttress the need for young people to be educated.

    The partners include Federal Ministries of Education, Health, Women Affairs and Social Development, UNFPA, UNAIDS, UN Information Centre, CSOs and other donor, UN agencies.

    Mr Lamine Sow, Officer-in-Charge of UNESCO Regional Office, Abuja recalled that African leaders had committed themselves in Agenda 2063. This is to ensure for people-driven development, relying on the potential of young people, children.

    “This is why UNESCO and its partners are working assiduously to ensure that the youth demographic dividend is achieved by engaging in strategic actions that will ensure this gain.

    “Our vision is for a Nigeria where positive outcomes in health, education and gender equality are a reality for all adolescents and young people.

    “This will enable them to get educated, healthy and thriving citizens of the future, able to contribute to their communities and the country,’’ Sow said.

    Sow further hoped that elements of the campaign were systematically shared on social platforms, ensure its trends and the acceptance of the campaign by stakeholders and positive interactions on the Comprehensive Education Information (CEI).

    He said, ”we have a mutual goal to achieve, improve the status of education, health and wellbeing of adolescents and young people in Nigeria.

    “This campaign has the potential to contribute if we engage in posting, reposting the messages to make them go viral, trend daily and using the hashtags: #EducationSavesLives, #WeNeedToKnow and #Nigeria.

    ’’ Mrs Pauline Tallen, Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, while commending UNESCO said that child care and improving the health of young girls were in the heart of the government.

    Represented by Ms. Ucha Kalu, Assistant Chief Social Welfare Officer, Child Development Department, Tallen said the government will keep supporting policies that improve the lives of Nigerians especially young women.

    Mr David Adejo, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, called on stakeholders to be consistent in the promotion of education and other aspects of health education.

    Represented by Dr Lydia Giginna, he said that with education can improve every aspect of human lives.

    Mrs Bosede Odunayo, School Counsellor, Abuja School for the Deaf, Kuje called on stakeholders to provide the infrastructure people living with different forms of disabilities need for their education.

    Dr Babatunde Adelekan, National Programme Officer on HIV, Youth of UNFPA said the idea behind the digital campaign came up because it was important to carry young people along in everything.

    “It is important we carry young people along in terms of planning, implementation and Nigeria has a big presence of young people in the social media space.

    “It is important for people to listen and understand what is happening now, to act on the issues and challenges.

    “Findings have shown that education is a great tool for transformation and change, and educating a young person, providing him with the right tools.

    He will have the right autonomy to do the right thing.

    “He will know how to stay healthy and ensure that he has what it takes to actualise his potential,’’ Adelekan said.

    Ms Ngozi Amanze, Education National Programme Officer, UNESCO, said that the UN body and partners were ensuring that there is the legal framework on education that includes the disabled, children, young girls, and the youths Amanze added that the campaign was expected to be posted on all of the organisation’s social media handles that will tag partners, participants at the launch of the campaign and relevant stakeholders.

    “The posts will be put up at 9am, 12 pm, 6pm, 8pm and 10pm daily for the next one month and this campaign is going on in 23 countries across West and Central Africa,’’ she said.

    Goodwill messages also came in from UNAIDS, Plan International, Civil Society Organisations, and representatives of Persons Living With Disabilities, among others.

    The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that in November 2020, UNESCO, UNFPA supported FG to organise its national consultation on the status of adolescents and young people.

    Then, there were recommendations that focused on young people’s education, reproductive health and gender equality.

    The campaign aims to convey a positive narrative on CEI, while the CEI programmes will help young ones to lead healthy, respectful lives.

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  •  The Federal Government says it has concluded plans to inaugurate the National Plan for Financing Safe Schools in September Mrs Zainab Ahmed the Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning said this at a Stakeholders Forum on the National Plan for Financing Safe Schools on Monday in Abuja The minister was represented by the Permanent Secretary Finance Special Duties Mr Shehu Shinkafi She said that the education sector was faced with insecurity and stressed the importance of the stakeholders forum The ministry constituted a Steering Committee and Secretariat for Financing Safe Schools to engage critical stakeholders in the quest to develop and launch a National Plan for Financing Safe Schools Thus costed action plans and strategy papers from relevant critical stakeholders collated at the federal level hence the need to harness and aggregate state level The minister said the government was committed to ensuring a safer teaching and learning environment and would create adequate budgetary allocation for financing safe schools activities The Chairman Steering Committee Financing Safe Schools Mr Sanjo Faniran said the national plan would be owned by the federal state and local governments and traditional and community leaders We do want it to be at the level of the Federal Government it will be owned by all And for such ownership at the federal state and community levels is one of the reasons for coming and brainstorming together and arrive at what we need to do as a country which will be articulated The federal state and local governments will have their roles and our royal and community leaders too all over the country and that is where we think of financing most of the security challenges facing our schools Also speaking Mr David Adejo the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education said the Safe School Initiative SSI was a programme established in 2014 following the abduction of about 300 girls from Government Secondary School Chibok Borno Represented by Mrs Binta Abdulkadir the Director Senior Secondary Schools Department said that the initiative was to provide safer learning environment for children in the northeast The three basic components of the SSI are student transfer component schools rehabilitation and reconstruction programme innovative education programme and social support for Internally Displaced Persons children programme coordinated by UNICEF Adejo said the issues of abduction of children by insurgents had gone beyond the north eastern zones and there was therefore the need to finance the safe initiative programme According to him there is the need to expand the programme to accommodate larger number of children dropouts and the out of school children and those affected by the insurgency In her remarks Mrs Halima Iliya Head of Secretariat of Financing Safe Schools in Nigeria said the stakeholders forum was meant to harvest the experience views and suggestions of critical stakeholders Iliya said that this would be into the formulation of the national documentation of financing safe schools in Nigeria This is the document that will outline how the Nigerian government wants to address the challenges of insecurity in the education sector This is to ensure safe and more secured teaching learning and living environment in all schools and learning centres and the roles expected from various stakeholders She further called on stakeholders to work together to ensure the future of Nigerian children were safe It is expected that the national plan which is scheduled for official inauguration in September will draw massively from the contributions here Also the Chief of Defence Staff Lucky Irabor said the national plan for financing safe schools would identify the most transparent and accountable ways of mobilising educational resources at the federal state and local government levels Irabor was represented by Rear Adm Chibike Azike the Director of Education Defence Headquarters It will also develop a robust collaborative programme and approach to be adopted by the whole society to ensure safety and security of states This national plan initiative will be a major guide in realising safe and secure Nigerian schools he said The forum had in attendance commissioners for education at the state level members of the security sector and traditional leaders among others nannewsng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG to inaugurate national plan for financing safe schools in September
     The Federal Government says it has concluded plans to inaugurate the National Plan for Financing Safe Schools in September Mrs Zainab Ahmed the Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning said this at a Stakeholders Forum on the National Plan for Financing Safe Schools on Monday in Abuja The minister was represented by the Permanent Secretary Finance Special Duties Mr Shehu Shinkafi She said that the education sector was faced with insecurity and stressed the importance of the stakeholders forum The ministry constituted a Steering Committee and Secretariat for Financing Safe Schools to engage critical stakeholders in the quest to develop and launch a National Plan for Financing Safe Schools Thus costed action plans and strategy papers from relevant critical stakeholders collated at the federal level hence the need to harness and aggregate state level The minister said the government was committed to ensuring a safer teaching and learning environment and would create adequate budgetary allocation for financing safe schools activities The Chairman Steering Committee Financing Safe Schools Mr Sanjo Faniran said the national plan would be owned by the federal state and local governments and traditional and community leaders We do want it to be at the level of the Federal Government it will be owned by all And for such ownership at the federal state and community levels is one of the reasons for coming and brainstorming together and arrive at what we need to do as a country which will be articulated The federal state and local governments will have their roles and our royal and community leaders too all over the country and that is where we think of financing most of the security challenges facing our schools Also speaking Mr David Adejo the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education said the Safe School Initiative SSI was a programme established in 2014 following the abduction of about 300 girls from Government Secondary School Chibok Borno Represented by Mrs Binta Abdulkadir the Director Senior Secondary Schools Department said that the initiative was to provide safer learning environment for children in the northeast The three basic components of the SSI are student transfer component schools rehabilitation and reconstruction programme innovative education programme and social support for Internally Displaced Persons children programme coordinated by UNICEF Adejo said the issues of abduction of children by insurgents had gone beyond the north eastern zones and there was therefore the need to finance the safe initiative programme According to him there is the need to expand the programme to accommodate larger number of children dropouts and the out of school children and those affected by the insurgency In her remarks Mrs Halima Iliya Head of Secretariat of Financing Safe Schools in Nigeria said the stakeholders forum was meant to harvest the experience views and suggestions of critical stakeholders Iliya said that this would be into the formulation of the national documentation of financing safe schools in Nigeria This is the document that will outline how the Nigerian government wants to address the challenges of insecurity in the education sector This is to ensure safe and more secured teaching learning and living environment in all schools and learning centres and the roles expected from various stakeholders She further called on stakeholders to work together to ensure the future of Nigerian children were safe It is expected that the national plan which is scheduled for official inauguration in September will draw massively from the contributions here Also the Chief of Defence Staff Lucky Irabor said the national plan for financing safe schools would identify the most transparent and accountable ways of mobilising educational resources at the federal state and local government levels Irabor was represented by Rear Adm Chibike Azike the Director of Education Defence Headquarters It will also develop a robust collaborative programme and approach to be adopted by the whole society to ensure safety and security of states This national plan initiative will be a major guide in realising safe and secure Nigerian schools he said The forum had in attendance commissioners for education at the state level members of the security sector and traditional leaders among others nannewsng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG to inaugurate national plan for financing safe schools in September
    Economy3 months ago

    FG to inaugurate national plan for financing safe schools in September

    The Federal Government says it has concluded plans to inaugurate the National Plan for Financing Safe Schools in September.

    Mrs Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning said this at a Stakeholders Forum on the National Plan for Financing Safe Schools on Monday in Abuja.

    The minister was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Finance (Special Duties), Mr Shehu Shinkafi.

    She said that the education sector was faced with insecurity and stressed the importance of the stakeholders’ forum.

    “The ministry constituted a Steering Committee and Secretariat for  Financing Safe Schools to engage critical stakeholders in the quest to develop and launch a National Plan for Financing Safe Schools.

    “Thus, costed action plans and strategy papers from relevant critical stakeholders collated at the federal level, hence, the need to harness and aggregate state level.

    ” The minister said the government was committed to ensuring a safer teaching and learning environment and would create adequate budgetary allocation for financing safe schools’ activities.

    The Chairman Steering Committee, Financing Safe Schools, Mr Sanjo Faniran said the national plan would be owned by the federal, state and local governments and traditional and community leaders.

    “We do want it to be at the level of the Federal Government, it will be owned by all.

    “And for such ownership at the federal, state and community levels, is one of the reasons for coming and brainstorming together and arrive at what we need to do as a country which will be articulated.

    “The federal, state and local governments will have their roles and our royal and community leaders too, all over the country, and that is where we think of financing most of the security challenges facing our schools.

    ” Also speaking, Mr David Adejo, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education said the Safe School Initiative (SSI) was a programme established in 2014 following the abduction of about 300 girls from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno.

    Represented by Mrs Binta Abdulkadir, the Director, Senior Secondary Schools Department, said that the initiative was to provide safer learning environment for children in the northeast.

    “The three basic components of the SSI are: student transfer component, schools’ rehabilitation and reconstruction programme, innovative education programme, and social support for Internally Displaced Persons’ children programme coordinated by UNICEF.

    ” Adejo said the issues of abduction of children by insurgents had gone beyond the north-eastern zones and there was, therefore, the need to finance the safe initiative programme.

    According to him, there is the need to expand the programme to accommodate larger number of children dropouts and the out-of-school children and those affected by the insurgency.

    In her remarks, Mrs Halima Iliya, Head of Secretariat of Financing Safe Schools in Nigeria said the stakeholders’ forum was meant to harvest the experience, views and suggestions of critical stakeholders.

    Iliya said that this would be into the formulation of the national documentation of financing safe schools in Nigeria.

    “This is the document that will outline how the Nigerian government wants to address the challenges of insecurity in the education sector.

    “This is to ensure safe and more secured teaching, learning and living environment in all schools and learning centres and the roles expected from various stakeholders.

    ” She further called on stakeholders to work together to ensure the future of Nigerian children were safe.

    “It is expected that the national plan which is scheduled for official inauguration in September will draw massively from the contributions here.

    ” Also, the Chief of Defence Staff Lucky Irabor said the national plan for financing safe schools would identify the most transparent and accountable ways of mobilising educational resources at the federal, state and local government levels.

    Irabor was represented by Rear Adm. Chibike Azike, the Director of Education, Defence Headquarters.

    “It will also develop a robust collaborative programme and approach to be adopted by the whole society to ensure safety and security of states.

    “This national plan initiative will be a major guide in realising safe and secure Nigerian schools,” he  said.

    The forum had in attendance commissioners for education at the state level, members of the security sector, and traditional leaders among others.

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  •  The Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu has released the 2022 results of the National Common Entrance Examination NECO held on May 7 into the 104 unity colleges across the country Adamu who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry Mr David Adejo in Abuja on Monday said one Ajidapa Mariam an indigene of Sokoto State got the highest scores of 201 while Idara Obot an indigene of Akwa Ibom came second with 200 scores He said that 15 candidates across a number of states scored one which was the lowest score in the examination This year the examination took place in Nigeria Benin Republic and Togo A total of 71 738 pupils sat for the examination out of which 34 030 were males and 37 708 were females In terms of participation 96 per cent sat for the examinations that is 68 633 pupils out of the 71 738 Only 4 per cent were absent for various reasons which could be related to their own choices The state that had registered the highest number of candidates was Lagos state with 19 518 out of which 18 787 sat In the Federal Capital Territory FCT 8 623 and out of which only 306 were absent Anambra State had the third highest state with the registration of 5 335 candidates with 265 absent he said The minister said that Kebbi state had the lowest registration of 74 candidates adding that the 2022 examination witnessed more female pupils than males He said that the ministry would adhere to the admission criteria of 60 per cent on merit 30 per cent on equality and 10 per cent on exigencies The minister directed that henceforth the schedule for the National Common Entrance Examination would be in April of every year while admission processes must be completed by the end of May On the fate of Nigerian students from Ukraine the minister said that the ministry was interfacing with the various universities through the National Universities Commission NUC to secure placement for the students The Registrar of the National Examination Council NECO Prof Ibrahim Wushishi said the results of the 2022 Unity Schools examinations were an improvement over the 2021 results with remarkable performances The 2022 results are a mass improvement in terms of the performance of the pupils particularly the female performances It is an improvement of the 2021 registration There is an improvement this year in terms of the figure Generally the 2022 admission year is a little bit better than last year he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG releases results of 2022 Common Entrance Examination
     The Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu has released the 2022 results of the National Common Entrance Examination NECO held on May 7 into the 104 unity colleges across the country Adamu who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry Mr David Adejo in Abuja on Monday said one Ajidapa Mariam an indigene of Sokoto State got the highest scores of 201 while Idara Obot an indigene of Akwa Ibom came second with 200 scores He said that 15 candidates across a number of states scored one which was the lowest score in the examination This year the examination took place in Nigeria Benin Republic and Togo A total of 71 738 pupils sat for the examination out of which 34 030 were males and 37 708 were females In terms of participation 96 per cent sat for the examinations that is 68 633 pupils out of the 71 738 Only 4 per cent were absent for various reasons which could be related to their own choices The state that had registered the highest number of candidates was Lagos state with 19 518 out of which 18 787 sat In the Federal Capital Territory FCT 8 623 and out of which only 306 were absent Anambra State had the third highest state with the registration of 5 335 candidates with 265 absent he said The minister said that Kebbi state had the lowest registration of 74 candidates adding that the 2022 examination witnessed more female pupils than males He said that the ministry would adhere to the admission criteria of 60 per cent on merit 30 per cent on equality and 10 per cent on exigencies The minister directed that henceforth the schedule for the National Common Entrance Examination would be in April of every year while admission processes must be completed by the end of May On the fate of Nigerian students from Ukraine the minister said that the ministry was interfacing with the various universities through the National Universities Commission NUC to secure placement for the students The Registrar of the National Examination Council NECO Prof Ibrahim Wushishi said the results of the 2022 Unity Schools examinations were an improvement over the 2021 results with remarkable performances The 2022 results are a mass improvement in terms of the performance of the pupils particularly the female performances It is an improvement of the 2021 registration There is an improvement this year in terms of the figure Generally the 2022 admission year is a little bit better than last year he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    FG releases results of 2022 Common Entrance Examination
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    FG releases results of 2022 Common Entrance Examination

    The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has released the 2022 results of the National Common Entrance Examination (NECO) held on May 7 into the 104 unity colleges across the country.

    Adamu, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr David Adejo in Abuja, on Monday, said one Ajidapa Mariam, an indigene of Sokoto State got the highest scores of 201, while Idara Obot, an indigene of Akwa Ibom came second, with 200 scores.

    He said that 15 candidates across a number of states scored one, which was the lowest score in the examination.

    “This year, the examination took place in Nigeria, Benin Republic and Togo.  A total of 71,738 pupils sat for the examination, out of which 34,030 were males and 37,708 were females.

    “In terms of participation, 96 per cent sat for the examinations, that is 68,633 pupils out of the 71,738.

    Only 4 per cent were absent for various reasons, which could be related to their own choices.

    “The state that had registered the highest number of candidates was Lagos state with 19,518, out of which 18,787 sat.

    “In the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), 8,623 and out of which only 306 were absent.

    “Anambra State had the third highest state with the registration of 5,335 candidates with 265 absent,” he said.

    The minister said that Kebbi state had the lowest registration of 74 candidates, adding that the 2022 examination witnessed more female pupils than males.

    He said that the ministry would adhere to the admission criteria of 60 per cent on merit, 30 per cent on equality and 10 per cent on exigencies.

    The minister directed that henceforth the schedule for the National Common Entrance Examination would be in April of every year, while admission processes must be completed by the end of May.

    On the fate of Nigerian students from Ukraine, the minister said that the ministry was interfacing with the various universities through the National Universities Commission (NUC) to secure placement for the students.

    The Registrar of the National Examination Council (NECO), Prof. Ibrahim Wushishi said the results of the 2022 Unity Schools examinations were an improvement over the 2021 results with remarkable performances.

    “The 2022 results are a mass improvement in terms of the performance of the pupils, particularly the female performances. It is an improvement of the 2021 registration.

    “There is an improvement this year in terms of the figure. Generally, the 2022 admission year is a little bit better than last year,” he said.

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  •  The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria TRCN has rescheduled its Professional Qualifying Examination PQE for teachers in Zamfara and Sokoto states over security concerns TRCN s Acting Director of Certification and Licensing Dr Jacinta Ogboso made this known on Saturday while supervising the conduct of the examination in Abuja She said the examination would be conducted in the two states either online or at designated centrers as soon as the security situation improves in those areas The acting director disclosed that 151 candidates registered for the PQE in Zamfara while 125 candidates registered in Sokoto out of the 9 204 candidates who registered nationwide We have to reschedule the examination for Sokoto and Zamfara states because we want to be sure of the security situation They are going to either write online or we find another time she said She disclosed that 663 candidates sat for the examination in the Federal Capital Territory FCT She further disclosed that the figure is less than the number of candidates who wrote the examination in previous years saying this is due to the fact that many people sat for the examination in those years She urged teachers who are yet to be identified as registered teachers in the country to take advantage of the PQE and get registered On the successes registered since the commencement of the examination in 2017 Ogboso said the exercise had been very smooth over the years On measures to check malpractices she said the council had put in place a process of accreditation through a platform developed by Information and Communication Technology ICT She said the platform is designed to detect the actual people who registered for the examination to avoid impersonation of candidates Inside the examination hall we have our officers who go round to check each person to ensure that the photograph of that person is the same with the person writing the examination She added that the rise in applications experienced at the peak of the PQE was due to the rush to meet the deadline of ensuring that only professionally qualified teachers are allowed to teach In 2019 and 2020 we recorded 69 000 and as high as 100 000 in some years That was at the peak of the registration when TRCN wanted to enter into the implementation of unqualified people leaving the classroom as had been mandated by the Federal Ministry of Education she said Earlier the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education Mr David Adejo who also monitored the exercise in Abuja said teachers who have not registered to write the PQE are not teachers as far as Nigeria is concerned In the medical profession after your university there is a compulsory exam you must pass before you become a doctor So those who have not passed through this process are only at best impersonating and government cannot allow that going forward We need to standardise the teaching practice and this exam is one of the things that will do that he said NAN
    Security concerns force rescheduling of Teachers’ qualifying examination in Zamfara, Sokoto 
     The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria TRCN has rescheduled its Professional Qualifying Examination PQE for teachers in Zamfara and Sokoto states over security concerns TRCN s Acting Director of Certification and Licensing Dr Jacinta Ogboso made this known on Saturday while supervising the conduct of the examination in Abuja She said the examination would be conducted in the two states either online or at designated centrers as soon as the security situation improves in those areas The acting director disclosed that 151 candidates registered for the PQE in Zamfara while 125 candidates registered in Sokoto out of the 9 204 candidates who registered nationwide We have to reschedule the examination for Sokoto and Zamfara states because we want to be sure of the security situation They are going to either write online or we find another time she said She disclosed that 663 candidates sat for the examination in the Federal Capital Territory FCT She further disclosed that the figure is less than the number of candidates who wrote the examination in previous years saying this is due to the fact that many people sat for the examination in those years She urged teachers who are yet to be identified as registered teachers in the country to take advantage of the PQE and get registered On the successes registered since the commencement of the examination in 2017 Ogboso said the exercise had been very smooth over the years On measures to check malpractices she said the council had put in place a process of accreditation through a platform developed by Information and Communication Technology ICT She said the platform is designed to detect the actual people who registered for the examination to avoid impersonation of candidates Inside the examination hall we have our officers who go round to check each person to ensure that the photograph of that person is the same with the person writing the examination She added that the rise in applications experienced at the peak of the PQE was due to the rush to meet the deadline of ensuring that only professionally qualified teachers are allowed to teach In 2019 and 2020 we recorded 69 000 and as high as 100 000 in some years That was at the peak of the registration when TRCN wanted to enter into the implementation of unqualified people leaving the classroom as had been mandated by the Federal Ministry of Education she said Earlier the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education Mr David Adejo who also monitored the exercise in Abuja said teachers who have not registered to write the PQE are not teachers as far as Nigeria is concerned In the medical profession after your university there is a compulsory exam you must pass before you become a doctor So those who have not passed through this process are only at best impersonating and government cannot allow that going forward We need to standardise the teaching practice and this exam is one of the things that will do that he said NAN
    Security concerns force rescheduling of Teachers’ qualifying examination in Zamfara, Sokoto 
    Education6 months ago

    Security concerns force rescheduling of Teachers’ qualifying examination in Zamfara, Sokoto 

    The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), has rescheduled its Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) for teachers in Zamfara and Sokoto states over security concerns.

    TRCN’s Acting Director of Certification and Licensing, Dr Jacinta Ogboso, made this known on Saturday while supervising the conduct of the examination in Abuja.

    She said the examination would be conducted in the two states either online or at designated centrers as soon as the security situation improves in those areas.

    The acting director disclosed that 151 candidates registered for the PQE in Zamfara while 125 candidates registered in Sokoto out of the 9,204 candidates, who registered nationwide.

    “We have to reschedule the examination for Sokoto and Zamfara states because we want to be sure of the security situation.

    “They are going to either write online or we find another time,” she said.

    She disclosed that 663 candidates sat for the examination in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

    She further disclosed that the figure is less than the number of candidates who wrote the examination in previous years, saying “this is due to the fact that many people sat for the examination in those years.”

    She urged teachers who are yet to be identified as registered teachers in the country, to take advantage of the PQE and get registered.

    On the successes registered since the commencement of the examination in 2017, Ogboso said the exercise had been very smooth over the years.

    On measures to check malpractices, she said the council had put in place a process of accreditation through a platform developed by Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

    She said the platform is designed to detect the actual people who registered for the examination to avoid impersonation of candidates.

    “Inside the examination hall, we have our officers who go round to check each person to ensure that the photograph of that person is the same with the person writing the examination.”

    She added that the rise in applications experienced at the peak of the PQE was due to the rush to meet the deadline of ensuring that only professionally qualified teachers are allowed to teach.

    “In 2019 and 2020, we recorded 69,000 and as high as 100,000 in some years.

    “That was at the peak of the registration when TRCN wanted to enter into the implementation of unqualified people leaving the classroom as had been mandated by the Federal Ministry of Education,” she said.

    Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. David Adejo, who also monitored the exercise in Abuja, said teachers who have not registered to write the PQE are not teachers as far as Nigeria is concerned.

    “In the medical profession, after your university, there is a compulsory exam you must pass before you become a doctor.

    “So, those who have not passed through this process are only at best impersonating and government cannot allow that going forward.

    “We need to standardise the teaching practice and this exam is one of the things that will do that,” he said.

    (NAN)

  •  No fewer than 69 828 pupils on Saturday sat for the 2022 National Common Entrance Examination NECO for admission into the 110 federal government colleges across the country Malam Adamu Adamu the Minister of Education disclosed this when he led some top ministry officials and NECO officials on a monitoring exercise to some centres in Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some of the centres visited included Government Secondary School Lugbe Junior Secondary School Lugbe and Federal Government College Kwali Abuja Adamu who was represented by Mr David Adejo the Permanent Secretary of the ministry added that out of the total figure there are more female applicants than their male counterparts in the on going examination Of the 69 000 plus we have 36 855 female applicants while the balance of 32 000 plus are male he said On his assessment of the exercise he noted that the examination has been hitch free and peaceful He added that laid out standards and criterias would strictly be adhered to in the selection of the successful candidates As far as Nigerian basic education is concerned and in respect to the junior and secondary schools the unity schools still remains the best so for you to get into it it has to be competitive We are not looking at taking all the 69 000 plus we are taking the best of the 69 000 plus and there are standards that measures what you take So the standard and criteria have been put on ground so I don t see us having a problem with all that he said On his part Prof Ibrahim Wushishi the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer NECO confirmed that Lagos State recorded the highest number of registered candidates for this year s examination Lagos state registered the highest number of candidates with 19 516 candidates while the least registered state is Kebbi with 74 candidates they had 37 males and 37 females he said NAN
    69,828 candidates sit for 2022 entrance exams into Unity schools
     No fewer than 69 828 pupils on Saturday sat for the 2022 National Common Entrance Examination NECO for admission into the 110 federal government colleges across the country Malam Adamu Adamu the Minister of Education disclosed this when he led some top ministry officials and NECO officials on a monitoring exercise to some centres in Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some of the centres visited included Government Secondary School Lugbe Junior Secondary School Lugbe and Federal Government College Kwali Abuja Adamu who was represented by Mr David Adejo the Permanent Secretary of the ministry added that out of the total figure there are more female applicants than their male counterparts in the on going examination Of the 69 000 plus we have 36 855 female applicants while the balance of 32 000 plus are male he said On his assessment of the exercise he noted that the examination has been hitch free and peaceful He added that laid out standards and criterias would strictly be adhered to in the selection of the successful candidates As far as Nigerian basic education is concerned and in respect to the junior and secondary schools the unity schools still remains the best so for you to get into it it has to be competitive We are not looking at taking all the 69 000 plus we are taking the best of the 69 000 plus and there are standards that measures what you take So the standard and criteria have been put on ground so I don t see us having a problem with all that he said On his part Prof Ibrahim Wushishi the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer NECO confirmed that Lagos State recorded the highest number of registered candidates for this year s examination Lagos state registered the highest number of candidates with 19 516 candidates while the least registered state is Kebbi with 74 candidates they had 37 males and 37 females he said NAN
    69,828 candidates sit for 2022 entrance exams into Unity schools
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    69,828 candidates sit for 2022 entrance exams into Unity schools

    No fewer than 69,828 pupils on Saturday sat for the 2022 National Common Entrance Examination (NECO) for admission into the 110 federal government colleges across the country.

    Malam Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, disclosed this when he led some top ministry officials and NECO officials on a monitoring exercise to some centres in Abuja.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some of the centres visited included Government Secondary School, Lugbe; Junior Secondary School, Lugbe; and Federal Government College, Kwali, Abuja.

    Adamu, who was represented by Mr David Adejo, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, added that out of the total figure, there are more female applicants than their male counterparts in the on-going examination.

    “Of the 69,000 plus, we have 36,855 female applicants while the balance of 32,000 plus are male,” he said.

    On his assessment of the exercise, he noted that the examination has been hitch-free and peaceful.

    He added that laid out standards and criterias would strictly be adhered to in the selection of the successful candidates.

    “As far as Nigerian basic education is concerned, and in respect to the junior and secondary schools, the unity schools still remains the best, so for you to get into it, it has to be competitive.

    “We are not looking at taking all the 69,000 plus, we are taking the best of the 69,000 plus and there are standards that measures what you take.

    “So the standard and criteria have been put on ground, so I don’t see us having a problem with all that,” he said.

    On his part, Prof. Ibrahim Wushishi, the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, NECO, confirmed that Lagos State recorded the highest number of registered candidates for this year’s examination.

    “Lagos state registered the highest number of candidates with 19,516 candidates, while the least registered state is Kebbi with 74 candidates; they had 37 males and 37 females,” he said.

    (NAN)

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