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James Hope College Acquires American International School Lagos Property, Offers Full Scholarship To 40% Of Students

The James Hope College (JHC) has announced the acquisition of the American International School Lagos (AISL) Lekki Campus facility to establish James Hope College in Lagos.  This was disclosed at the signing ceremony held yesterday at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The event had the Governor of Lagos, His Excellency Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the United States Ambassador ably represented by Carol Cox, the Chairman of AISL Board, Ali Safieddine and other prominent persons in attendance.

While giving his speech at the event, the Founder/Chairman of James Hope College, Mr. Jim Ovia stated that the College would continue to offer full scholarship based on merit, to 40% of all the students that would be admitted into the school. Read more

SUBEB Chair advocates early childhood education

The Chairman of Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King has advised parents to expose their children to basic education at an early stage, saying that early education for children makes it easy for them to comprehend and learn fast.

Speaking at Annual Seminar organized by Association of Primary School Head Teachers of Nigeria (AOPSHON), Lagos State Chapter, with the theme: “Quality Basic Education: Pathway To Sustainable And Technological Driven Nation”, Alawiye-King said that several policies have been initiated by the Lagos State Government to encourage early education.

“You will agree with me that as the popular saying goes, ‘catch them young and watch them grow’ is more applicable to education and learning generally because the younger ones have the tendencies of learning fast”, he stated.

Some of the laudable initiatives by the state government to encourage early Childhood education, according to the Chairman, include the introduction of ECCDE (Early Childhood Caregiver Development Education) classes into public schools to introduce pupils to learning early enough from their formative years.

In the area of technological compliance, the SUBEB Chair added that plans are also being perfected to introduce digital learning into Lagos schools as well as the daily feeding programme for school pupils.
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NOUN Governing Council approves 15 new undergraduate, postgraduate courses

The Governing Council of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), has approved 15 new courses for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to give opportunities to Nigerians wishing to study in the institution.

Prof. Peter Okebukola, the Chairman, Governing Council, NOUN, said this in Abuja on Thursday while briefing newsmen.

He noted that three of the courses, International Relations, French as well as Development Studies, were approved for undergraduate programmes.

Okebukola explained that 12 of the programmes including Master of Law, Master of International Law and Diplomacy (MILD), Public Health, Economics and Mass Communication were approved for postgraduate programmes.

Others courses approved for postgraduate programmes were Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence and Management Information System.
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UTME: NIMC advises candidates on NIN enrolment

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has advised all 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates not yet enrolled for the National Identification Number (NIN) to visit any NIMC office nationwide and enrol.

Mr Chuks Onyepunuka, the Information Technology/Identity Database Officer, NIMC gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja.

According to Onyepunuka, NIN is mandatory for the UTME examination, hence obtaining the NIN qualifies candidates for its registration. Read more

BBC ‘Sex for Mark’ investigation: Kiki Mordi’s life under threat

Kiki Mordi, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) investigative journalist that uncovered the sexual harassment in universities has revealed that she has received subtle threats since the report went viral.

According to the journalist, her interest in the investigation was driven by her personal experience which saw her dropping out of the University and yet to become a graduate.

In a chat with Sahara Reporters, she said; “I have received subtle threats since this work was completed but I am not bothered because the BBC takes the security of employees seriously.

Before embarking on this project, the team prayed a lot and also sang because it helped to calm the nerves. Read more

Lagos: Tutor-General calls for revamp of teaching profession

The Tutor-General and Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Education District III, Dr. Olayimika Ayandele has expressed the need to change the negative impressions associated with the teaching profession, stressing that all hands must be on deck to revamp the profession to take its rightful position of pride.

Ayandele, who made the call while speaking at an event organised by the District to appreciate Teachers and Principals of District III at Silverbird Gallery, Victoria Island, said that her intention is to make the teaching profession very attractive to the younger ones and make it a profession of choice for all.

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Stanbic IBTC Introduces Educational Payment Products To Usher Students Back To School

As another school year beckons, Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, a member of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has introduced a suite of educational payment products that will ease the burden of school fees which parents and guardians have to bear. Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, being a Nigerian bank, specifically developed the educational products, taking cognisance of the country’s cultural nuances.

The first of the solutions is the EZ cash loan/advance. Parents and wards who are strapped for cash at the point when school fees payment are due, can take advantage of the EZ cash loan which gives access to loans, in less than a minute, to pre-approved customers.

Salaried employees can also take advantage of Salary Advance (SALAD), another of the bank’s short term loans that are quick and easy to get. Another of Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC’s educational products is an international money transfer solution for payment of school fees and allowances abroad. Added to that are prepaid cards which can be preloaded with pocket money for children/wards, while the credit cards, which currently offer a 55-day interest moratorium, can be used to seamlessly pay school fees.

Dr. Demola Sogunle, Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, said that the bank attaches a high premium to learning, hence the need to develop solutions which parents and guardians can take advantage of to ensure that their wards get the desired level of education. Read more

LASG urges adherence to unified school calendar

The Lagos State Government has reiterated the need for all public and private schools in the State to adhere to the Unified School Calendar and resume studies on Monday, September 9, 2019.

Speaking in an interview to usher in the 2019/2020 Academic Session, the State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo said the adoption of a uniform academic calendar enables proper planning and ensures pupils and students attend school for the number of days required in the term.

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Emirates Aviation University introduces a special package for international students

Emirates Aviation University has introduced an “international student study package”, offering financial benefits and support to international students.

The package includes 20% savings on costs for university accommodation, 15% discount on programme fees, and a complimentary Economy class return ticket per year on Emirates. The package will also offer the students free services for three persons from marhaba, the world’s leading passenger services providers, free hotel accommodation for two adults for three days as well as a waiver for all visa administration charges.

Dr Ahmad Al Ali, Vice-Chancellor of Emirates Aviation University said: “Getting your kids settled in a new university and city can be a difficult task for many parents. The special package will give parents peace of mind and ensure a stress-free experience, as they help their children settle in Dubai. With the new benefits, students can easily visit their parents and enjoy a comfortable lifestyle while pursuing their academic and career goals at Emirates Aviation University.”

Studying abroad helps students develop powerful personal and professional relationships, long-lasting cultural ties, find new interests and experience life from a different perspective. Emirates Aviation University (EAU) believes that education is greatly enhanced by experience and exposure to different, real-life perspectives, and thus supports its students and provides them with the best tools to benefit from unique opportunities academically and in personal development. Read more

Your Education Is To Unite The Country, Buhari Tells Corps Members

President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday in Daura, Katsina State, challenged members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to live up to expectation of the founding fathers by utilising their education and privilege of visiting different parts of the country to unite Nigerians.

Receiving the youth corps members at his country home in Daura during the Eid el-Kabir Sallah celebration, alongside the President of Republic of Guinea, Prof. Alfa Conde, President Buhari said the primary focus of the NYSC is to expose graduates to the beauty and diversity of the country, and return to their states or any part of the country to share their experiences.

The President said they should always emphasize the common values of peaceful co-existence, kindness and hospitality that cut across all cultures and religion in Nigeria.

President Buhari said the entire nation depends on past and serving youth corps members to bridge the country, since they have the first-hand experience of living with different ethnic groups in various parts of the country, studying their cultures and traditions, and enjoying hospitality, which underpins every community in Nigeria. Read more

Election postponement- LASG review school calendar, resumes Monday 18 Feb 2019

The Lagos State Government has effected change in the School Calendar following the postponement of the scheduled election dates by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Her Excellency, Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule who made the decision public said all public and private schools should resume on Monday 18th February, 2019 as against Tuesday 19th February, contained in the earlier reviewed calendar.

She informed all the Lagos State School stakeholders and the general public that all schools in Lagos state are expected to close on Friday 22nd of February and resume on Monday 25th.

Adebule said the second leg of the break will be on Friday 8th March, 2019 and schools are expected to resume on Monday 11th March, 2019.

All public and private schools, school leaders and school associations are implored to take note and adhere strictly to the new School Calendar.

This measure is to ensure that the academic development and future of the pupils and students of the State are not compromised by the alteration of the election time table.

UNILAG Hosts Adeboye Lecture > Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The 5th Pastor E.A Adeboye annual birthday public lecture will hold on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the J-F Ade-Ajayi (main) Auditorium, University of Lagos from 12 noon.

The Lecture which will be delivered by Prof. Michael Omolewa, a former Permanent Delegate/Nigeria’s Ambassador to UNESCO has the topic; PEACE: The Global Quest.

The vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe will be the Chairman of the lecture which will be attended by distinguished personalities from all walks of life.

The lecture series began in 2015 and has had, as its past speakers, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Prof Oyewale Tomori, Pastor Femi Atoyebi and Prof. Jide Osuntokun.


New Book: Navigate: A prospection of Nigeria’s future to 2030 by Olumayowa Okediran

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What will you give to see what will happen in your life ten years? Perhaps, it can help you begin to review some of the decisions you are making today, so they may lead to your desired outcomes. One of man’s challenges is that he cannot see so far ahead to let him enjoy opportunities of the future while escaping the dangers that reside therein.

Imagine that you could actually predict the economic recession that hit Nigeria in 2016. Most especially the downfall of the naira against other currencies. Perhaps, you would have protected your financial interests and kept your money in more stable deposits that will enable you ride the wave of the economic crisis without your financial situation worsening. Perhaps you would have delayed some of your transactions, while hastening others.  To make this clearer, let us assume this is January 1965, just few years after Nigeria gained independence and a year before the country descended into a bloody ethnic war. Let us assume you, an Igbo man, were deciding whether to open a new branch of your booming company in Northern Nigeria and in another Eastern State. You consider numerous factors, but you clearly could not see the war coming. Because of this, situating your new branch in a new region looked very lucrative as you could claim the opportunities in a new market. You began to see signs that a conflict might be brewing only a few months later. However, at this time, you had already made significant investment that meant running home would amount to counting your losses.
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Gtbank backs Olubayode Olawunmi to break Guinness World Record for Longest Marathon Read Aloud

Longest Marathon Read Aloud, Gtbank’s You Read Initiative Backs A Nigerian To Break Guinness World Record
As part of her initiative to rekindle the interest in reading, You Read Initiative, one of CSR programmes of GTBank launched in 2017 has given her support to a 40-year old Nigerian, Olubayode Treasures Olawunmi who is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the Longest Marathon Read Aloud.

Since 2008, Deepak Sharma Bajagain has held the world record in book reading after he read a total of 17 books in 113 hours and 15 minutes.
Now, Olubayode is taking a shot at breaking the world record by reading over 15 Nigerian published books in 120 hours over a period of 6 days at the Herbert Macaulay Library, Yaba, Lagos. Read more

Powered by GTBANK: Dusty Manuscripts? It’s time to publish your stories

Guaranty Trust Bank plc has launched the Dusty Manuscript Contest to give budding writers the opportunity to win publishing deals for their finished, but yet-to-be published, manuscripts. Organized in partnership with publishing houses Okadabooks and Farafina, the contest is part of the Bank’s YouREAD initiative which is aimed at promoting the culture of reading.


The Dusty Manuscript Contest is the latest in a long line of GTBank initiatives geared towards promoting the appreciation of Art and supporting creative potential. In 2017 the Bank remodelled the old Herbert Macaulay Library, Yaba into a state of the art learning and recreational facility that would give people in the community and beyond the opportunity to build capacity, gain exposure and connect with the world. The remodelled library has been the venue of regular book readings and art expositions organized under the YouREAD initiative.

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