Tag: Nigerian Schools

Chika Okoli: For many Nigerian students, going to school has become a nightmare

Education is under attack in Nigeria. With all-time high school attacks and student abductions, the country’s future is fraught with uncertainties. Across the regions of the country, there are pockets of challenges limiting the delivery of safe and quality education. The situation is more pernicious in the Northern region of[Read More…]

Breaking: Nigerian Government issues conditions for reopening of schools, universities across the Country

Ahead of the reopening of universities and others, the Federal Government has listed six conditions to be met by each school. It said the six conditions are to protect pupils and students against Coronavirus.Among other conditions, the government is demanding decontamination of all schools and  new class sizes which will[Read More…]

Nigeria’s Underaged Kids Being Taught to Smoke in School

by Mercy Abang Musa, 14, is a student of Government Secondary School Wuse, Abuja, He has been smoking for five years, starting out at the tender age of 9 – when he was enrolled in the Junior Secondary School. For Musa, smoking was not a matter of choice; cigarettes and[Read More…]

In Sokoto State, Authorities Hoard Furniture While Students Sat On Bare Floor

The Sokoto State Committee on the Implementation of State of Emergency in Education, has discovered 200 sets of furniture locked up at a school where students sit on bare floor for lessons. A statement issued by Imam Imam, spokesman to Gov. Aminu Tambuwal, said the discovery was made during an[Read More…]

Soyinka Frowns At School Pupils Dressed In Uniforms Depicting Religious Affiliations As Osun Honours Him

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Monday frowned on the situation where pupils wear uniforms depicting their religious affiliations to schools across the country. Soyinka spoke during the inauguration of a N750m school built by the Osun State Government in Ejigbo. The school was named after him. Though Soyinka expressed[Read More…]

Nigerian Govt Makes U-Turn, Orders Schools To Resume On September 22

The Federal Government has directed all schools to resume on September 22. The postponement of resumption date of schools to October 13, had been a precautionary measure against the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease. However, the date has been shifted forward to September 22 following a review ordered by[Read More…]

Nigerian Govt Orders Both Private And Public Schools To Remain Closed Till Oct 13

Minister of Education,Ibrahim Shekarau, Tuesday directed all primary and secondary schools both private and public owned to remain closed till October. Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, stated this when he briefed journalists after meeting with States Commissioners of Education, on the risk posed by the dreaded Ebola virus disease[Read More…]

Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau Threatens To Attack More Nigerian Schools

NAN The Principal of Government College, Makurdi, Godfrey Ugudu, on Saturday said the school had received letter from Boko Haram sect threatening to attack the school. Ugudu, who announced this at a news conference in Makurdi on Saturday, added that the school received two letters which had the same content[Read More…]