Education

16-Year-Old Ezera Nmesomachi Emerges Winner Of 2022 Teens Essay Competition

16-Year-Old Ezera Nmesomachi Emerges Winner Of 2022 Teens Essay Competition

A 16-year-old Ezera Nmesomachi has emerged the overall winner of the 2022 Teens Essay Competition organized by The National Children and Teens Desk of The Presbyterian Church Of Nigeria. A native of Ebem Ohafia, Ohafia LGA Abia state, Nmesomachi worships at Solid Rock Parish of Presbyterian Church Of Nigeria, Umuahia. The essay competition which has as the theme, “The Beauty Of The Presbyterian Liturgy” was organized for teenagers between the ages of 13 – 19 years in all the parishes of the church within the country. Nmesomachi, an ex-student of Intellectual Giant Christian Academy Umuahia sat for the 2022 WAEC.…
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ASUU Strike: I Never For Once Allowed Schools Go On Strike When I Was Abia Governor – Orji Kalu

ASUU Strike: I Never For Once Allowed Schools Go On Strike When I Was Abia Governor – Orji Kalu

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the ongoing strike by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Kalu, in a post on his verified Facebook page on Wednesday afternoon said he prevented teachers from strike actions when he governed Abia State through investment in education. He wrote, "I appeal to president Muhammadu Buhari to put more pressure on his Ministers and get the students back to class . ASUU should also make the negotiation easier . A lot of people from my constituency are out…
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How Threat By Terrorists Forced Abuja Students To Sit For 13 Exams In A Day

How Threat By Terrorists Forced Abuja Students To Sit For 13 Exams In A Day

Following the threat of terrorists to attack Federal Government College, Kwali, Abuja, the Ministry of Education ordered the closure of all schools in the nation’s capital. The directive came at a time when students were writing their third term examination. In order to comply, school authorities made students rush their ongoing examination. A student of Kubwa Model Junior Secondary School, Abuja, lamented how their teachers made them write 13 subjects on Tuesday. “We went to the school with preparation to write only one or two papers, but we ended up writing 13 subjects in a single day,” he said. The…
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Leaders Of Isikwuato Chapter of OUK Movement Storm Schools, Inspect Projects Attracted By Sen Orji Kalu, Distribute Educational Materials

Leaders Of Isikwuato Chapter of OUK Movement Storm Schools, Inspect Projects Attracted By Sen Orji Kalu, Distribute Educational Materials

On Tuesday, 19th of July, 2022, the Distinguished Senator Orji Uzor Kalu represented by Barr Victor Etie, his Legislative Aide and accompanied by Chief Emeka Onyeabor, the OUK Chairman Isuikwuato LGA embarked on the second distribution of educational materials and fact finding mission to various schools in Isuikwuato LGA - namely: Otamkpa Central School, Umuobiala Community School, Eluama Primary School and Amaiyi Central School, Oguduasa Isuikwuato. In continuation of the Senator's educational programme for the children of Abia North, the Senator as usual doled out various free educational materials to the students ranging from school bags, various textbooks, writing materials,…
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JAMB approves cut-off marks for 2022 UTME

JAMB approves cut-off marks for 2022 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has adopted 140 as the minimum cut-off mark for degree awarding institutions for the 2022 admission process. After a mild disagreement, an ongoing meeting between JAMB and heads of tertiary institutions also adopted 100 as the cut-off mark for polytechnics and colleges of education for the admission year. The decisions were Thursday taken after a vote by heads of tertiary institutions across the country at the ongoing 2022 Policy Meeting at the International Conference Centre in Abuja. Meanwhile, due to the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) JAMB did…
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Abia Poly: Prof Ibe Decries Withdrawal Of Accreditation

Abia Poly: Prof Ibe Decries Withdrawal Of Accreditation

The founder and proprietor of Gregory University Uturu Prof Gregory Ibe has decried the recent withdrawal of the accreditation status of Abia State Polytechnic Aba by the National Board for Technical Education(NBTE). Reacting to the development, Prof Ibe who is also the Abia state flag bearer of the All Progressives Grand Alliance for the 2023 general elections, sympathized with the students and staff of the institution whose academic programme has subsequently been truncated by the NBTE pronouncement. According to Prof Ibe, “This is one withdrawal of accreditation too many. It is definitely not a good time to be an Abian…
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BREAKING: NBTE strips Abia poly of accreditation for failing to pay staff salaries, allowances for over 30 months.

BREAKING: NBTE strips Abia poly of accreditation for failing to pay staff salaries, allowances for over 30 months.

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has withdrawn the accreditation of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, for failing to pay staff salaries and allowances for over 30 months. In a statement issued on Tuesday, a spokesperson for NBTE, Fatima Abubakar, said the accreditation was withdrawn because the polytechnic had not shown any commitment to offset the arrears and ensure regular payment of salaries. “It is, therefore, with utmost sense of responsibility that the board has decided to withdraw the accreditation status of the polytechnic to safeguard the quality assurance mechanism of the board,” Ms Abubakar said. The NBTE official said…
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International University To Honour One Love Foundation Boss With Honorary Doctorate Degree

International University To Honour One Love Foundation Boss With Honorary Doctorate Degree

The global president of foremost human rights group, One Love Foundation, Chief Patrick Osagie Eholor, is set to be conferred with Honorary Doctorate Degree by an international university, Rescue Mission Theological University on July 17, 2022. This was contained in a letter with the subject: ‘Letter of Conferment' which was signed by Rev Prof. Greg Stephens, the Vice Chancellor of the University. The letter reads in part, “We write to acknowledge that your nomination for the 2022 Honorary DoctorateAward by the Africa Satellite Campus of the above University in collaboration with OFORI MEDIAP and her nomination team has approved your…
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Strike: Kalu Urges FG To Re-open Talks With ASUU

Strike: Kalu Urges FG To Re-open Talks With ASUU

Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, has called on the Federal Government to immediately put up measures to end the prolonged industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). In a statement he signed, yesterday, the lawmaker said incessant strikes by the lecturers could lead to poor quality of graduates. He called on both parties to stop playing with the future of Nigerian youths who have been at home for over five months. The statement reads: “Incessant strikes disrupt the academic calendar, encourage brain drain and contribute significantly to poor quality of graduates in the…
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Our Lady Of Mercy School Commends ABN TV Boss, Ifeanyi Okali For Marking Birthday With Pupils

Our Lady Of Mercy School Commends ABN TV Boss, Ifeanyi Okali For Marking Birthday With Pupils

The management and staff of Our Lady Of Mercy Nursery/Primary School, St Finbars Catholic Mission Umuahia Abia State, has appreciated the Director of ABN TV Mr Ifeanyi Okali for putting the school in global limelight. In a letter signed by the Headmistress of the school Rev. Sister Rose Pat Okere, the school conveyed a heartfelt appreciation to Mr Okali for finding time to celebrate his birthday with the pupils of the school. "Thank you for putting our school where it has become a talk of many, especially those that have watched the video online" she said. She said the act…
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