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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’ […]

Winners emerge in UBA FCT Interschool Performing Arts Competition

Winners emerge in UBA FCT Interschool Performing Arts Competition

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 […]

Ajimobi insists public-private moves on selected secondary schools

Ajimobi insists public-private moves on selected secondary schools

The Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has insisted that the proposed stakeholders meeting on public-private participatory management of some public secondary schools in the state will still go ahead despite opposition. Addressing members of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Oyo State chapter, in his office, Ajimobi said the initiative would go ahead because of the advantages […]

Ikoyi prison inmate, Ajogbor bags degree in theology

Ikoyi prison inmate, Ajogbor bags degree in theology

An inmate of the Ikoyi Prisons, Albert Emmanuel Ajogbor, has been presented with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Theology, from the National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN. Ajogbor, who has been in the prison since July 2004 was among the over 10,000 others who graduated during the institution’s 2016 convocation held in Abuja in January. Alongside […]

Over 550 entries received for 2016 NB/FARAFINA Creative Writers’ Workshop

Over 550 entries received for 2016 NB/FARAFINA Creative Writers’ Workshop

As the closing date of May 20, 2016 approaches for submission of entries for the 2016 Creative Writers’ Workshop, the sponsors, Nigerian Breweries Plc and the organizers, Farafina Trust have announced that over 550 entries have been received for this year’s edition. The huge number of entries was recorded last week, exactly three weeks after it was […]

NUC has capacity for only 400,000 UTME candidates – Okojie

NUC has capacity for only 400,000 UTME candidates – Okojie

The National Universities Commission has said it has capacity for only 400,000 out of the 1.5 million candidates that sit the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination yearly  gain admission to Nigerian universities. Speaking when Edo State Governor  Adams Oshiomhole visited the commission on Wednesday in Abuja, the NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Julius Okojie, said new universities were […]

Olashore set to raise sports youngsters with international standards

Olashore set to raise sports youngsters with international standards

Olashore International School in iloko-Ijesha, said it is set to build an international standard set of pupils. The school’s Head of Extra-curricular Activities, Mr. Flex Adeboboye, said the inter-house sports was aimed at helping the students keep fit and  engendering healthy rivalry among them. Adeboboye said, “We are committed to raising sports youngsters with the […]

Ekiti Fayose suspends 16 teachers for farmland child slavery

Ekiti Fayose suspends 16 teachers for farmland child slavery

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has suspended 16 teachers at Elo High School, Ayetoro Ekiti, who were reported to have used their students as labourers on their farmlands during school hours. It was learnt that the parents of some students had reported that their children were used by some of their teachers to work on their farms during school hours […]

Shehu of Borno, Alhaji El-Kanem becomes UNILAG Chancellor today

Shehu of Borno, Alhaji El-Kanem becomes UNILAG Chancellor today

The Shehu of Borno, Alhaji (Dr.) Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El-Kanemi, would be installed as new Chancellor of the University of Lagos today. Alhaji (Dr.) El-Kanem succeeds the Attah of Igala, His  Royal Highness, Alhaji (Dr.) Aliyu Obaje. On the second day of UNILAG’s convocation, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Rahamon Bello, said; ‘’The third and final […]

Senate extends Jamb validity to 3 years, reduces form to N2,500

Senate extends Jamb validity to 3 years, reduces form to N2,500

The Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution extending Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) validity to 3 years and also reduced the registration fee to N2, 500 from N5,650 paid this year. The resolution was taken following the adoption of the report of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFund on the inquiry into the […]

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