Adamu Adamu, Please Bring Back Nigeria’s Teacher’s Colleges

By Farooq A. Kperogi, Ph.D.


I want to congratulate Malam Adamu Adamu on his well-deserved appointment as minister of education and call his attention to an article I wrote on teacher-training colleges on January 19, 2013.  

I have been thinking of doing a piece to honor the teachers who have influenced the course of my life and to whom I owe huge, incalculable debts. Then it occurred to me that the teachers who nurtured me in my formative years all had a long-forgotten qualification called the Teacher Certificate Grade II (TCGDII), which people earned after 5 years of attending teacher-training colleges. People who had secondary school qualifications and wanted to teach in primary schools went to the “pivotal” teacher training program of teacher-training colleges where they spent some two years to earn the same qualification.    Continue reading


Lantern Variety Packs: A Perfect Educational Gift of the Season for Kids

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From Lantern House, the headquarters of Literamed Publications Ltd (Publishers of Lantern books), we say compliments of the season to you all.

Happy Xmas and New Year in advance.

The air is already filled with the fragrance of Xmas/ New Year festivities. Xmas/New Year shopping has started. Parents are dashing to the market to buy clothes, shoes, and other gifts for the kids.  Workers are cheerily making orders online trying to get praiseworthy gifts for their colleagues. Continue reading

Top 10 Qualities of a Great Teacher

Top 10 Qualities of a Great Teacher

A great teacher is one a student remembers and cherishes forever. Teachers have long-lasting impacts on the lives of their students, and the greatest teachers inspire students toward greatness. To be successful, a great teacher must have:

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Reps To FG: Increase Education Budget To 27%  

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The House of Representatives yesterday urged the Federal Government increase funding of education to at least 27 per cent of the actual capital expenditures for the next 4 years and also review teachers’ education and incentives in the bid to attract and retain the best brains in the profession.
The House also urged the Federal Government to review the institutional framework for planning and administration of basic and secondary education in the country.

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World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. … Continue reading