Editor's Note News Opinions 

Much Ado on Phonics, Diction and Elocution: My thoughts

There is much ado to this quest to get our kids to learn this second (English; the most unstable language in the world) in our Nigerian schools, especially in the private schools. We are losing the real content of education to this factor. Today we have kid with amazing English ascents without understanding. My Findings Most times the students are carried away with *this is the right pronunciation and that is wrong*. They end up not learning the lesson as taught by the teachers of other subjects which have little…

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International Update News School Updates 

Mahatma Gandhi: India Gives Gandhi Yearlong 150th birth anniversary

The Indian high commission Abuja Nigeria commenced a one yearlong Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary on October 2 2018. The event which is to run through till 2nd October 2019 began with a drawing competition amongst students from selected schools. The competition which took place earlier at the high commission premises had pupils and students from Gratem Montessori School Kubwa, Pace Setters International School, Oak land International British School, Maitama, Brainy Ville International School, Nigeria Turkish International College (NTIC), AISA American International School, Aduvie International School and Progress Dynamic International…

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Education Ministry/Agencies News 

NOA: Your vote is your power do not sell it

Nigeria is at the threshold of another election. As our democratic process matures, it is expected that the 2019 general election will distinctly showcase that maturity. One major way in which that can happen is for all votes to count, and reduction of voided votes to the barest minimum will benefit the electoral process in that regard. It is no longer news that elections in Nigeria are sometimes characterized by large number of voided votes. For instance, in the 2015 Presidential Election, 844,519 votes were rejected as invalid out of…

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Education Ministry/Agencies News School Updates 

FG. announces Mid-Term Break For Schools During 2019 General Elections

The federal government through the Federal Ministry of Education has made arrangements for mid-term break for all the citadel of learning nationwide to embark on mid-term break for the purpose of general elections coming up this month. According reports made the arrangement was reached at the meeting with the Ministry of Education today. There it was agreed that schools will have two breaks this term to cover both the presidential and gubernatorial elections. The First break which is for the presidential election will be from February 13th – February 18th…

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Features Quotes 

Strive To Learn: Knowledge is inevitable

Strive To Learn: Knowledge is inevitable Knowledge is inevitable, Try ignorance and know better where you are today may not be relevant tomorrow, Take a step today That you may better your tomorrow,   Knowledge is inevitable Those who have gone some steps ahead have stories to tell How in thick and thin they have sought looks easy to tell, But with difficulty when being sought,   Knowledge is inevitable You only can give what you have, An empty mind now Could be frustrated for nothing sake If left fallow…

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Piracy: Let’s pay solidarity to authors … Publishers Urges

The Nigerian Publishers Association has cried out to the public and stake holders, especially teachers and school owner to pay solidarity to authors by buying original books directly from the Publishers. Mr. Innocent Agbanu the chairman of Nigerian Publishers Association Abuja Chapter made this call while speaking on the 23rd edition of the Education Resource Center (ERC) Book Fair held last year. Innocent who is also the zonal manager University Press in the FCT pointed that the place of piracy in Nigeria is very big. He urged teachers to consider…

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News Sports Star Profile 


by Uche Enyinna Eden Michael Hazard is a Belgium professional footballer who plays for the English club Chelsea and the Belgium national team. He plays as an attacking midfielder, and as a wide midfielder, hazard’s creativity, speed, and technical ability are widely recognized. The Belgium star is the eldest in his family; he has three brothers and they all play football; Thorgan Hazard, Kylan Hazard and Ethan Hazard. Born on 7th January 1991 in La Louviere, Belgium the 1.73m tall Chelsea midfielder is married to his beautiful wife Natacha Van…

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Features News Profile 

Presbyterian Mission key to Coming of Western Education in the South East Nigeria

Rev. Nsa E. Eyo, the chaplain of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) Presbyterian Chapel of redemption. He was the former Principal of the Hope Waddell Training Institution, also the former secretary of the provisional education authority for about fifteen years. Schooled at the Presbyterian Primary School at Akon, and Bekwor at a time when there were more missionary schools (predominantly the Presbyterian Schools and few Catholic schools) than government schools in Calabar. He is an alumnus of Hope Waddell Training Institution. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the…

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Features News 

Understanding Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a neurologically based condition often, unfamiliar disorder which interferes with acquisition and processing of language which varies in degrees of severity. It manifests in difficulty in receptive and expressive language including reading, writing, spelling, handwriting [dysgraphia], comprehension and sometimes attention [ADD and ADHD]. It is not a lack of motivation, inadequate instructional or environmental opportunities or other limiting conditions, as many parents tend to believe, but may occur with these conditions. It is also not Autism, ADHD, ADD but may be a fallout of these conditions. This means…

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NO RUSH NO PUSH: NAPPS Move to Stop Double Promotion calls for Government partnership

by Lucien Christana The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, NAPPS Kubwa Chapter has initiated a move to stop the mad rush of skipping classes and pushing amateurs to the next level of academics. The NO RUSH NO PUSH campaign was extensively debated on late last year during their meeting held in Kubwa, Abuja.   Speaking on the outcome of the meeting Mrs. Juliana Usman, of the Pinky and the Brians School Duste, pointed that it is pertinent to allow children to mature before going to the next level…

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