Preparing your Pupils for the 2017 National Common Entrance Examination

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The 2017 National Common Entrance Examination into Jss1 of Federal Government Colleges and Federal Science and Technical Colleges is around the corner. Registration is on already and is closing on the 27th March 2017. The date of examination is Saturday 8th April 2017.

Parents and Heads of Primary Schools should visit NECO State Offices nationwide to obtain Scratch Cards for Registration.

For adequate and effective preparation for this examination, schools, parents and guardians are strongly enjoined to get copies of Lantern Revision Tests To Common Entrance Examinations. Continue reading


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

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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Nigeria’s New Minister of Education….Reformer?

Adam-AdamuTo say that the education system in Nigeria needs a total overhaul is to say that a newly born child needs milk….it’s a no brainer! I waited patiently to find out who the ‘intending-enigma-to-be’ was and there… he was announced….Mallam Adamu Adamu.



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