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EKOEXCEL strengthen path for girls to pursue science education

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EKOEXCEL has reiterated its commitment to strengthening quality education for girls and women in science which is especially critical for Nigeria’s development as it celebrated the international day of Women and Girls in Science. Lagos State’s EKOEXCEL active contribution to science education for the girl child from the basic level of education through active science-focused […] Read Full Story

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Nigeria lags in race to expand access to tertiary education, global competitiveness

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With a public university system battling to stabilize after months of industrial action by lecturers, Africa’s most populous nation Nigeria can learn lessons from Mauritius, Cape Verde and Seychelles in the race to expand access to tertiary education as one way of promoting job creation and global competitiveness. Data from the Institute of Statistics of […] Read Full Story

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Five Cowries art initiative launches e-learning platform to deepen SDG implementation

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Nigeria’s social enterprise, Five Cowries Arts Education Initiative has launched an e-learning platform in line with Nigeria’s education curriculum to supplement the printed worksheets released in 2020. The platform five cowries. online is a digital space that allows users, both young children and teachers to access learning materials online including the digital versions of worksheets […] Read Full Story

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AWB pushes for safer workplace for women with ‘She Thrives podcast series

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Determined to support the battle against gender-based violence in the workplace, African Women on Board (AWB), an independent, non-profit organisation has launched a new podcast ‘She Thrives’. She Thrives is an important part of the organisation’s ‘ Violence Against Women in The Workplace’ initiative and will feature stories from women who have faced violence within […] Read Full Story

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Updated: The Future of Education

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How do we prepare students for today’s society? This is particularly relevant in our current situation when most students have been forced into distance learning due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Nobody is able to predict with any real certainty what this future will look like, but we must have the foresight to understand what […] Read Full Story

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Foundation achieves 77% school retention rate to tackle out-of-school children challenge

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Determined to radically improve the quality of teaching and learning in Nigerian public primary schools by addressing the challenge of galloping out-of-school children figure in Africa largest economy, an independent charity, Oando foundation said it enrolled 60,955 out-of-school children (OOSC) with a cumulative retention rate of 77 percent in the last 10 years. Adekanla Adegoke, […] Read Full Story

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Mastercard partners UNICAF to expand scholarship net to cardholders in Nigeria, others

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Mastercard a global technology company and Unicaf, the leading online and on-campus learning platform have entered into a partnership to offer cardholders up to 75 percent off on online and on-campus studies at Unicaf’s partner universities. The two- year scholarships are available to premium cardholders in Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Somalia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, […] Read Full Story

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Borno, Adamawa, Yobe get N7.6bn grant to tackle menace of out-of-school children

Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States have received a total of N7.6 billion (about $20m) funding grant to tackle the menace of out-of-school children and other educational challenges facing the states. The three North-east states got the grant from Global Partnership for Education (GPE), to help improve foundational learning skills, establish robust teacher preparation, professional development […] Read Full Story

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Educationist lauds students’ performance in external examination despite unprecedented challenges

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Adeshina Okunubi, principal of Rainbow College Boarding School, Ogun State has commended the hard work and dedication to excellence of the class of 2020 despite being faced with the most extraordinary pressures and unprecedented challenges in their years of study. He observed that despite the turbulent disruptions to the West African Senior School Certificate Examination […] Read Full Story