In a bid to enhance our bond with you, Lantern Books has come up with a new reward scheme to appreciate your loyalty. The reward scheme (tagged “Lantern Loyalty Scheme) is non-exclusive and open to all SCHOOLS ONLY. It is simply in form of cash back, that is, the more Lantern books you buy, the more money you get in return. Continue reading
Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu has directed all tertiary institutions that have conducted post-UTME examination to immediately refund money taken from candidates.
The minister has also declared that post-UTME examinations already taken are null and void; threatening that any institution caught still conducting the examination under any guise would be sanctioned. Continue reading
By way of introduction to those who may not be familiar with the education sector of Nigeria, education is a key preoccupation of both the government and parents alike. It can be argued that no other country in the world places greater importance on education than the average Nigerian family does. The fact that the public education sector has been largely marginalised since the 1980s has led not only to the proliferation of private education providers but has created even more pressure on parents in selecting a quality and affordable school. Continue reading
Preschool education is very important as it lays the foundation for all that is to come in a child’s educational development. Researches have established that the human brain develops the vast majority of its neurons, and it’s most receptive to learning, between birth and three years of age. In fact, the intake of new information is critical to the formation of active neural pathways (Shonkoff & Phillips, 2000).
Though the learning capabilities of humans continue for the rest of their lives, the intensity demonstrated in the preschool years cannot be sustained at higher age. Thus, children need positive early learning experiences to help their intellectual, social and emotional development for later school success. Briefly discussed below are some reasons why Preschool education is considered important:
- Preschool education promotes language and cognitive skills
Through playing rhyming games and storytelling techniques, preschool teachers skillfully develop children’s linguistic and cognitive abilities.
- It helps develop motor skills
Having good motor skills helps children explore the world around them and also helps with cognitive development. Having children play and learn together in a preschool setting immensely boosts this skill.
- Preschool activities boost pre-math and literacy skills
- It nurtures a child’s curiosity
- Preschool promotes social and emotional development
Preschool provides avenues for children to gain a sense of self, explore, play with their peers, socialize, and build confidence.
- It prepares children for kindergarten
Preschool education experience makes easy children’s introduction to Kindergarten.
The great learning capability exhibited by children at this tender age, no doubt, has fueled the proliferation of early childhood programs in recent times. Nearly every school now has Preschool section taking care of the educational potentials of toddlers.
Given the high level of advantage a sound Preschool education provides, it becomes highly important that standard preschool education textbooks are developed to set young scholars up for future academic, emotional, and social success. This is what led to the development of LANTERN PRESCHOOL BOOKS, a unique textbook series prepared with the purpose of “helping children discover the joy of learning.”
As earlier established, infants are in the early stage of literacy development, and as such need books to build their confidence. Lantern Preschool books are designed to lay a solid foundation in: personal, social and emotional development, language development, the arts, early mathematical experiences, the world around us, and so on.
Authored by Preschool educational experts, Lantern Preschool books feature: repetitive phrases and sounds to maintain a child’s growing interest, rhymes and simple structure, non-verbal approaches to stimulate children visually and mentally and also encourage children to create their own stories, familiar objects and experiences that are enjoyable to children, children-interest designs, etc. Above all, the books follow the specifications of the NERDC pre-primary curriculum and contain Teaching Hints to aid teachers’ effectiveness.
Preschool education, through its play-like methods and relaxed teaching styles, help make use of the great assimilative capacities of children at the tender age and give them a solid foundation for the future ahead.
Who will rescue two teachers, a National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member and a labourer kidnapped at Rundele High School in Agba -Ndele in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State? The abductors have reduced their ransom from N25 million to N6 million. But, their rescue and the reopening of the school, the only one in the community, remain uncertain, reports PRECIOUS DIKEWOHA.
It’s been 31 days since their abduction and there is no trace yet of them. Two teachers, a corps member and a labourer were kidnapped from Rundele High School in Agba Ndele Community in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State on October 12. The incident is still fresh in the memory of Mr. Sylvester Awute, a teacher, who escaped being taken away because of his injury. Continue reading
TOBI AWORINDE went undercover to sit for the 2015 Senior Secondary Certificate Exams conducted by the National Examination Council at a private secondary school in Lagos
Earlier this year, I bought the form for the Secondary School Certificate Examination and registered for the examination with a fake name, Oluwatosin Joseph Adedayo. The home address, and all other information that I supplied to the National Examination Council were doctored.
In the photo that I submitted, my beard was shaven and I looked several years younger than I looked in 2004 when I had written the same examination in secondary school as an authentic candidate.
We all know the relevance of training and development. Research has shown a strong correlation between training of staff and the profit margin of an organization. For schools, it has been proved over and over again that the learners of today learn better and faster using Technology. The truth is that these learners are already online! I can imagine them asking you, do you have anything for me?
Ever-changing technology is affecting the way students and teachers use technology for teaching and learning in schools. The 21st century teachers are required to be able to adapt to the fast paced emergence of technology while students are by default responsive to the emergence of technology as it evolves. Challenges and opportunities arise as teachers have to evolve technologically even before their students. Although, experienced schools administrators around the world have organised and recommended series of interactive training sessions for teachers on the use of innovative education technology. However, in my experience, I strongly believe this proffered solution is not enough to tackle the menace and challenges involved in emerging technology in education.