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High scores not a mark of school success

Success in education shouldn’t be measured by a high score at the end of Year 12, an expert believes. Instead, Mitchell Institute director Megan O’Connell wants to see it determined by whether young people’s lives are headed in a positive direction in the years that follow. While almost all new …

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Finally, Senate passes 2018 budget

After six months delay, the Senate on Wednesday passed the 2018 budget of N9.120 trillion. The appropriation bill, the largest in the nation’s history, is premised on key revenue assumptions of oil price benchmark of $51; crude oil production of 2.3 million barrels per day and exchange rate of N305/$1USD. …

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US teacher salaries lag behind other developed countries

Schoolteachers in the United States, who have gone on strike in several states, earn less in relative terms than educators in other developed countries. Teachers in the United States earn, on average, less than 60 percent of the salaries of similarly-educated workers in the country, according to a report by …

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Millions of Indian students to resit exam after test leaked

India on Thursday vowed to strengthen its online security after high school exam papers were leaked ahead of crucial tests, forcing millions of students to resit their finals. Education Minister Prakash Javadekar said an investigation was underway into how the mathematics and economics papers were accessed and spread via WhatsApp …

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JAMB releases 2nd batch of 2018 UTME results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the second batch of results for candidates who sat for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). JAMB Head of Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin in a statement Wednesday said the results can now be assessed. “Yes the second batch of results …

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54 graduating students to bag first class degree in UNIZIK

Fifty-four graduating students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, are expected to receive first class degrees during the 12th convocation ceremony of the institution scheduled to hold on Thursday. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, disclosed this at a  pre-convocation briefing held in his office. The VC …

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OAU charges students N90 for accommodation annually – VC

The Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Eyitope Ogunbodede, has said that the university charges students just N90 for accommodation annually and there is no plan to raise this fee. OAU students who reside in the much dilapidated and congested school-owned halls of residence are invoiced N2590 for accommodation …

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JAMB begins mock exam

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Monday commenced the 2018 UTME Mock Examination. A total of 245,753 of the 1,652,795 candidates that registered for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) are expected to write the test. Candidates, Supervisors, Examiners are not allowed to come into the CBT …

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