Education Sector Through The Pandemic…….By Chinyere Nwokeoma, NAN

                           First Bank of Nigeria Limited has offered to give financial support to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Education Sector to cushion the effects of the COVID -19 pandemic. Mr. Bankole Adediran, Head, Transaction Banking Products, FirstBank, made this known at the Bank’s SMEConnect webinar with theme: “Managing Your School through the Pandemic: Engagement and Retention Strategies”…. Continue Reading

COVID-19: No WAEC for Nigerian students now ― FG

                           Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said that Nigerian schools will not reopen any time soon until it is safe to do so because of the COVID-19 pandemic.   He has therefore said that final year students preparing for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) will not be allowed to return to school contrary to what had… Continue Reading

e-Learning: First Bank donates 20,000 digital devices to Lagos public schools

……..Sanwo-Olu: ‘We’ve found real partner in actualising our education vision Efforts by the administration of Babajide Sanwo-Olu to deliver quality learning to pupils across public schools in Lagos State got a boost on Thursday, as the State Government took delivery of 20,000 digital devices donated by First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) Limited to aid e-learning. The devices were personally handed over to Governor Sanwo-Olu by the bank’s Managing Director, Dr…. Continue Reading


The James Hope College (JHC) has announced the acquisition of the American International School Lagos (AISL) Lekki Campus facility to establish James Hope College in Lagos.  This was disclosed at the signing ceremony held yesterday at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event had the Governor of Lagos, His Excellency Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the United States Ambassador ably represented by Carol Cox, the Chairman of AISL Board, Ali Safieddine and… Continue Reading

UBA Boss Advocates Curriculum Overhaul to Equip Graduates for Technology advancement

The Group Executive Director of United Bank for Africa (UBA), Mr Liadi Ayoku, has called for the overhaul of the training curriculum in financial institutions across Africa to reflect current technological realities, which according to him will reflect the modern business expectations and ensure the relevance of graduates to the continent’s economic growth and aspiration. Ayoku, said this while delivering a keynote address during the annual lecture of the Faculty of… Continue Reading

GTBank Improves Access to Education for Children in Rural Communities with #BeatTheDistance Initiative

As the country marks the 2019 Children’s Day, leading Nigerian Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank) has launched a nationwide initiative, tagged #BeatTheDistance, to improve educational outcomes for children in rural communities by easing the difficulties they face with mobility to school and back. Through the initiative, the Bank is providing students in remote parts of the country with bicycles to reduce the time and energy they expend in getting… Continue Reading


The BON Children’s Day Reading, 2019 series, is gathering clout, as corporate brands including P &G, makers of Pampers, Muka Foam, and Dufil, makers of INDOMIE through their weight of support behind the one day event scheduled for, scheduled for May 27. With these supports, the event promises to be exciting for the kids as there shall be lots of prizes and gifts for participating children. The 2019 reading shall… Continue Reading

Glo implores girls to take up ICT

Digital Transformation Leader, Globacom has implored school girls across the country to take active interest in science subjects that could help them play prominent roles in the technology world in the future. Globacom’s representative at this year’s commemoration of the International Girls in ICT Day by eBusinessLife magazine, Mrs. Justina Abdulateef, who is also the Account Manager, Public Sector, Lagos Zone, said the ICT space requires a broad range of skills, noting… Continue Reading


The Lagos State Government has clarified that the payment of examination fees by the present administration is only for JSS3 State Public Secondary Schools students who will sit for the 2019 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs. Adebunmi Adekanye stated this in a media chat held at Ikeja on Thursday, stressing that the clarification became necessary to educate parents and guardians of children and… Continue Reading


Lagos State Government has called on parents of JSS3 students who will sit for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the State not to pay any sum of money to anyone under any guise as all fees relating to the examination have been fully paid by the government. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs. Adebunmi Adekanye, who made this known, warned public officials to desist from extorting money… Continue Reading


The Chairman, Ovation Media Group, Dr Dele Momodu, returns to his first love, academia, in February 2019, as an Academic Visitor, at the instance of University of Oxford, England. The Director of The African Studies Centre, and The Rhodes Professor of Race Relations at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, Professor Wale Adebanwi conveyed the wonderful news to, Dr Dele Momodu, one of Africa’s most famous publishers, in… Continue Reading

FG, ASUU reach agreement, strike ends soon

The Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) reached possible agreement on Monday toward resolving the ongoing lecturers’ strike. Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, said this after a reconciliatory meeting with ASUU in Abuja. Ngige said the meeting was fruitful as an agreement had been reached between the Federal Government and the striking university lecturers. According to him, the Federal Government has released N15.4… Continue Reading


Afolabi Williams, team leader, Olubusiyi Famobiwo, Menashi Mordi and Osagumwenro Naaman Ugbo, members of Team Neon from Whitesands School, Lagos, have emerged as the 2018 Power Pitch Winner of the Smoke-Free World category of the Conrad Foundation Spirit of Innovation challenge summit held at the Kennedy Space Centre, Visitor Complex, Florida, USA. The four junior school students made it to the fourth round and final stage of the competition, the… Continue Reading

Lumen Christi High School, Uromi wins SEPLAT Pearls Quiz Competition 2017

The students of Lumen Christi International High School, Arue-Uromi, Edo State won this year’s SEPLAT Pearls Quiz competition. The annual competition is organised by SEPLAT Petroleum Development Company PLC, operators of the NPDC/SEPLAT JV assets, OML 4, 38 & 41. The winning school, represented by Kingsley Okafor, Cletus Ifedhor and Clinton Opara emerged after a keenly contested finale on Thursday, October 5 at the Unity Hall of the Delta State Government House in Asaba,… Continue Reading

Winners emerge in the UBA sponsored schools performing arts competition in Abuja

Students from more than 30 primary and secondary schools took part in the annual FCT Interschool Performing Arts Competition (FIPAC), which held in Abuja on Thursday, May 26, 2016. The competition was sponsored by pan-African banking group; United Bank for Africa Plc as part of its commitment to youth development on the continent. The schools competed in dance, music, theater and drama performances with three winners emerging in both the… Continue Reading

The Rots In Lagos SUBEB ….Board Awards Multi Billion Naira Contract Without Due Process

There is no doubt that the Lagos State government under Mr Akinwunmi Ambode is trying to make his marks by giving the residents the dividends of democracy through his people oriented programmes that cut across all sectors. However ,despite the kind gestures of the Ambode led government there are some people and parastatal who are trying to go against his instructions to follow rule of law and due process. One… Continue Reading

Senate uncovers N10bn excess allocation in education budget

THE Committee on Education, on Monday, uncovered an excess N10 billion budgetary allocation to the Ministry of Education in the 2016 budget. The committee, headed by Senator Aliyu Wamakko, shocked the Minister of State for Education, Professor Anthony Anwuka, when it confronted him with the discovery. The committee had asked the Minster of State to explain how the personnel budget for agencies under the ministry jumped from N88,199,311,758 in 2015… Continue Reading

Winners emerge in UBA NEC competition, as GMD extols values of reading

Winners have emerged in the fifth edition of the UBA Foundation National Essay Competition for Senior Secondary Schools in Nigeria. In a keenly contested competition, Miss Emediong Uduak Uko, a 15 year old student of British Nigerian Academy, Abuja, won the coveted prize of N1m education grant. Emediong emerged the winner from over 3,326 entries received across the country. Starish Ugie-Oritse-Ete Enonuya of The Lagoon School, Lagos and Eze Ugochinyere… Continue Reading

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