Atiku Reacts To Lecturers In ‘Sex For Marks’ Scandal

Atiku Abubakar took to his twitter account to react to the sex for grades scandal uncovered by BBC African Eye. He tweeted saying.. I have just read the story on #SexForGrades across public tertiary institutions in many West African countries. This is unacceptable, and requires systemic strategies to put a deterrence to such behaviour. As a society, we cannot allow a trend that is psychologically abusive to young women to thrive. In fact, that’s a direct opposite of what a sound educational system represents. – AA

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Termites Invasion: No portion of the certificate was salvaged— CJN

An affidavit which Tanko Muhammad, the new Chief Justice of Nigeria submitted to the Senate last week ahead of his confirmation as the head of the Supreme Court, revealed claims of termites destroying his primary school certificate.  He alleged that his documents were destroyed beyond recovery, following a termite invasion at his Bauchi State home in 1998. “No portion of the certificate was salvaged,” Mr Muhammad said. It was further learnt that the new Supreme court head swore the affidavit on February 13, 2002, while he was a judge at the Jos Division of the Court of Appeal and before he became a SupremeCourt judge in 2007.  Justice Tanko Mohammed was sworn-in tuesday as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria by…

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Kaduna: Government Spends N142.9bn On Basic Education In 4 Years

The Kaduna State Government said on Saturday that it had expended N142.9 billion on basic education between 2015 and 2018. The state’s Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Ja’afaru Sani, disclosed this in Kaduna in a paper entitled, “Management and Funding of Basic Education in Kaduna State”. The paper was presented at the ongoing two-day policy retreat on “The State of Basic Education in Kaduna State: “Prospects and Challenges”, organised by the state’s Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs. Sani explained that basic education in the state was being…

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Adamu apologises for failing to deliver promise as Education Minister

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has apologised to Nigerians over his inability to keep to his promise to reduce the number of out-of-school children by half before the end of his tenure. This is coming as the federal government has approved additional N25 billion as earned academic allowances for members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The minister said the uninspiring status of Nigeria parading the highest number of out-of-school children globally was a big mark of shame to him as a person and to the…

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