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WAEC releases 2017 examination results, more credits recorded

WAEC releases 2017 examination results, more credits recorded

The West African Examination Council, WAEC, has released the result of the 2017 Senior Secondary Schools Certificate Examination. The result indicated that more students scored credit passes in 5 subjects and above compared to 2015 and 2016. The Head of National Office of the West African Examination Council, Mr. Olu Adenipekun, announced this in Lagos […]

Photos: St Peters wins Adamawa Quiz ‘Spelling Bee Challenge’

Photos: St Peters wins Adamawa Quiz ‘Spelling Bee Challenge’

The Spelling Bee Challenge Adamawa Quiz Contest ended on Saturday, June 24, as St Peters Minor Seminary beat Concordia College to the Champions place with one-point difference. The Final which held at Club House of the AUN Hotel, Conference Centre and Spa, witnessed strong competition from all four schools involved – AUN Academy, Bright Future, Concordia College, […]

Photos: UBA Foundation Read Africa launches in Liberia

Photos: UBA Foundation Read Africa launches in Liberia

As part of its commitment to impact the lives of youth and the communities the United Bank for Africa (Plc) operates through education, UBA Foundation’s initiative, Read Africa is visiting schools in African countries to encourage young children embrace the culture of reading. Read Africa is an initiative of UBA Foundation geared at rekindling the dwindling reading culture […]

BANKSETA: LBS Hosts International Executive Programme

BANKSETA: LBS Hosts International Executive Programme

Lagos Business School in partnership with Duke Corporate Education (South Africa) will be hosting an International Executive Development Programme (IEDP) for the Banking Sector Education and Training Authority (BANKSETA), South Africa from Monday, June 19, 2017 to Friday, June 23, 2017. The IEDP consists of three study blocks with partners in South Africa (Duke CE); […]

Lagos leads at Cowbellpedia Qualifying Exam Perfect Score

Lagos leads at Cowbellpedia Qualifying Exam Perfect Score

As the National Examination Council (NECO) released the results of the Qualifying Examination for this year’s Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show conducted on March 19, Lagos State has produced two out of the five students that got the 100 percent score. The students are Miss Monyei Cynthia, 14 years old, of Good Shepherd […]

Olashore student, Mofiyinfoluwa wins Cambridge Learner Awards

Olashore student, Mofiyinfoluwa wins Cambridge Learner Awards

Okupe Mofiyinfoluwa Ademidun a student of Olashore International School has been awarded the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award at the inaugural edition of the British Council Recognition and Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards. The awards ceremony which held at the Intercontinental Hotel on the 19th of May 2017 was designed to recognise outstanding Cambridge Learners in 2015/2016 […]

South African Premier visits LBS, speaks on Africa Economic growth

South African Premier visits LBS, speaks on Africa Economic growth

The Premier of Guateng, South Africa, David Makhura has identified inter African co-operation as the major plank for ‘Africa Rising’ and the economic growth of the continent. Makhura,who delivered a lecture on his visit to the Lagos Business School (LBS) last Friday, critically examined the narrative of ‘Africa Rising’.  He maintained that the various factors […]

Photos: Heritage Bank celebrates children with financial literacy trainng

Photos: Heritage Bank celebrates children with financial literacy trainng

In a bid to expose the citizenry to financial literacy at a very early age in life, Heritage Bank Plc, has exposed children between the age bracket of five and seven years to banking services. The programme, which is part of activities to mark the bank’s Children Banking Month, tagged: My Day as a Banker, […]

Adamawa Quiz: AUN Hotel, Fidson, FARO, back contest final

Adamawa Quiz: AUN Hotel, Fidson, FARO, back contest final

The Adamawa Quiz by Macwrites, administrator of The Spelling Bee Challenge, debate contest has received support from the American University of Nigeria (AUN) Hotel for the Grand Finale, Prize and Award Giving Ceremony of the contest. The AUN Hotel has provided the venue for The Spelling Bee Challenge Adamawa Quiz Debate Contest final slated for June […]

LBS remains Financial Times top global business schools

LBS remains Financial Times top global business schools

Lagos Business School has maintained its ranking as top global school by the Financial Times (FT).  This is LBS’ eleventh consecutive appearance in the annual ranking of top business and management education providers in the world done by FT. According to the FT’s Executive Education 2017 ranking published in London, LBS is ranked among the […]

Lagos Business School hires more experts, Obrimah, Ogah

Lagos Business School hires more experts, Obrimah, Ogah

Lagos Business School has added to its faculty base, the addition of two seasoned experts, Dr. Oghenovo Obrimah and Marvel Ogah. DrOghenovo Obrimah joins the Accounting, Finance and Economics department. Obrimah holds a Ph.D. in Business & Management, with a concentration in Finance and sub-specialisation in Economics from the RH Smith School of Business of the […]

Mathematics Quiz: Promasidor upgrades Cowbellpedia registration portal

Mathematics Quiz: Promasidor upgrades Cowbellpedia registration portal

Promasidor Nigeria Limited, the sponsor of Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics Television Quiz Show has upgraded the Registration portal for the 2017 edition of the competition. While entry into this competition is FREE, Abiodun Ayodeji, Promasidor’s Category Manager (Dairy) enjoined contestants to register online at cowbellpedia website. Also, he advised the candidates/schools to do the following: […]

Heritage Bank calls for reformed educational system in Nigeria

Heritage Bank calls for reformed educational system in Nigeria

Heritage Bank Plc has indicated the urgency for reformed educational system in the interest of youths’ future owing to the backdrop of reduced federal government revenue and consequent reduction in federal investment in the education sector. Mrs. Kehinde Wole- Olomojobi, Group Treasury of Heritage Bank disclosed this at an educational stakeholders’ summit recently in Lagos, on […]

Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics TV quiz begins

Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics TV quiz begins

The search for the best students in Mathematics amongst Secondary Schools in Nigeria has kicked off as the 2017 edition of Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics TV Quiz show opened with excitement on Tuesday. Speaking at a press briefing in Lagos, Mr. Olivier Thiry, Managing Director of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, the sponsor of the initiative, explained […]

Promasidor wins NIPR ‘Best Company in Education’ award

Promasidor wins NIPR ‘Best Company in Education’ award

The efforts of Promasidor Nigeria Limited in elevating the standard of education through its Cowbellpedia Mathematics Television Quiz Show initiative has earned it the ‘Best Company in Education’ in the 2016 Lagos PR Industry Gala and Awards (LaPRIGA) organised by the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Lagos Chapter recently. Speaking at the event, the […]

Macwrites launches Adamawa quiz debate contest in Northeast

The Spelling Bee Challenge, the educational promotion initiative administered by Macwrites, will hold the Adamawa State education space in grandeur with the Adamawa Quiz Debate Contest between 25th – 28th of January 2017. The Championship which is the state level programme of The Spelling Bee Challenge, is primed at ‘reviving the English Language culture, propagating […]

Lagos chapter ECOBA honour members at 2016 annual dinner

Lagos chapter ECOBA honour members at 2016 annual dinner

The 2016 annual dinner of the Edo College Old Boys Association (ECOBA), Lagos Chapter would ever remain memorable as the ceremony which serves as a forum for members of the association and their families to reunite and share ideas, was also used to honour three distinguished members who have excelled in various professions and whose […]

Students charged on talent at 2016 ‘Beyond The School Programme’

Students charged on talent at 2016 ‘Beyond The School Programme’

The ‘Beyond the school’ programme produced more winners this year as students were advised on how to discover and nurture their abilities, talents and areas of interest, in order to take advantage of their chosen career opportunities in future. Mrs. Clementine Vervelde, the Project Champion of “Beyond the School” initiative, sponsored by the Nigerian Breweries/Felix Ohiwerei […]

Cowbellpedia: Expectations high as stage set for Mathematics TV Quiz Show

Cowbellpedia: Expectations high as stage set for Mathematics TV Quiz Show

Expectation and preparation have heightened as the build-up to the final show down for 2016 Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show entered the home stretch last weekend. Wasiu Oladimeji, a teacher at Ota Total Academy, Ota, Ogun State, is optimistic that the school will win this year. In the 2015 edition, the school came […]

Cowbellpedia finalist: I practise maths to relax and unwind – Tunmise

Cowbellpedia finalist: I practise maths to relax and unwind – Tunmise

The organisers of the on-going 2016 Cowbellpedia Mathematics Television Quiz Show, were stunned at the performances of Oluwatunmise Idowu, a student of Scholars Universal Secondary School, Ota, Ogun State in the second semi-final of the competition last weekend. Tunmise who survived a tensed second ’60 seconds of fame’ to qualified for the final stage of […]

Cowbellpedia Mathematics Competition produces first set of finalists

Cowbellpedia Mathematics Competition produces first set of finalists

The on-going Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics Television Quiz Show actually lived to its billings last weekend as speed, accuracy and composure became the weapons of ‘war’ in the hands of the twelve contestants fighting for honours in the first of the three semi-finals of the competition. In the junior category, it was a fierce mental […]

36 students battle 12 slots in 2016 Cowbellpedia TV quiz show

36 students battle 12 slots in 2016 Cowbellpedia TV quiz show

The preliminary rounds of the 2016 Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics Television Quiz Show ended last weekend and produced 36 semi-finalists who are set to battle for the 12 slots in the finals of both Junior and senior categories. Out of the 47,000 candidates that participated in the Stage 1 written examination of the competition, only […]

Macwrites Spelling Bee Challenge: CFAO woos Sponsors, Partners

Macwrites Spelling Bee Challenge: CFAO woos Sponsors, Partners

To bolster the greater success in the championship, the council for Administration and Organisation (CFAO) of The Macwrites Spelling Bee Challenge is opening doors for corporate sponsorship and partnership. The championship, upon commencement, will become the largest educational promotion initiative for students in word spelling and vocabulary test challenge, in the country. Sponsorship of this elating, remarkable championship […]

Photos: ILUSEC Alumni donates 50 sets of classroom furniture

Photos: ILUSEC Alumni donates 50 sets of classroom furniture

As part of effort to ensure that pupils of Ilupeju Secondary School, Ilupeju in Lagos have access to tables and chairs, the school’s newly inaugurated old students’ association recently donated 50 sets of classroom furniture to enhance their studies. The gesture, according to the Principal of the school, Mrs. Elizabeth Akinola, will go a long […]

OAU senate appoints Elujoba acting VC over Lamikanra

OAU senate appoints Elujoba acting VC over Lamikanra

The Senate of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, as appointed Prof. Anthony Elujoba, as the acting Vice-Chancellor  of OAU. Elujoba, the new acting VC was elected after polling 201 votes to defeat Prof. Adebayo Lamikanra, who scored 10 votes. Workers of the institution trooped out to jubilant on the campus following the election of a […]

Why Benue govt plans to return 136 schools to private owners

Why Benue govt plans to return 136 schools to private owners

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has explained why his administration is reviewing policies to return schools to their private owners. Governor Ortom said it was necessary to look into the policies that placed all schools in the hands of the government. He said the review has become necessary due to the lean resources and present economic hardship […]

Macwrites Spelling Bee announces readjustment for 2016 championship

Macwrites Spelling Bee announces readjustment for 2016 championship

The organising and administrating council of The Macwrites Spelling Bee Challenge have announced a readjustment to the 2016 championship schedules. The maiden state-wide edition of The Spelling Bee Challenge for students aged 8-15, in schools across the 12 states of administration of the championship, commenced with enrolment and registration of schools in May and runs until November 26, when ‘The […]

Osun Baptist High School students wore church garments (Photos)

Osun Baptist High School students wore church garments (Photos)

Some students of Baptist High School, Adeeke, Iwo attended school on Tuesday with various church garments in respect of a directive by the Osun State branch of Christian Association of Nigeria (OSCAN). The students were reportedly hailed by colleagues as they headed to their various classrooms. The Principal of the school, Mr. Omotayo Arowolo, said there […]

FG begins recruitment of 500,000 teachers on June 12

FG begins recruitment of 500,000 teachers on June 12

The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, has announced that the recruitment of 500,000 teachers by the Federal Government would begin on Sunday June 12. Akande said the 500,000 Teacher Corps, nicknamed N-Power Teach on the portal, was one of the three direct job creation and training schemes […]

Niger uncovers 22 ghost schools, 24 head teachers, N76m monthly pay

Niger uncovers 22 ghost schools, 24 head teachers, N76m monthly pay

The Niger state Government has uncovered no less than 22 ghost schools, 24 head teachers, and N76 million monthly pay in the Chanchaga Local Government Area of the state. The Niger state ghosts discovery followed a staff audit ordered by the Chairman of the local government, Alhaji Inuwa Adamu Fuka. It was discovered that in addition to the ‘ghost’ […]

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