Meet Ogbomoso-Born Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Timothy O. Olagbemiro

Professor Timothy Oyebode Olagbemiro was born in Jos, Plateau State to the family of the richest Ogbomoso Man at that time, Chief David Oyeniran Olagbemiro. He had his elementary, secondary and university education in Baptist schools both in Nigeria and the United States of America, between 1954 and 1976. He obtained his Ph.D degree in Chemistry from Howard University, Washington DC, U.S.A. in 1976.He served as a postdoctoral fellow on US National Science Foundation(NSF) Grant at Howard, upon graduation, before taking up a teaching appointment at his alma matter, Fisk…

COVID-19: NECO postpones Common Entrance Exams

As part of compliance with the Federal Government’s directives regarding the curbing of COVID 19 (Coronavirus), the National Examinations Council on Tuesday indefinitely postponed the 2020 National Common Entrance Examination into Federal Unity Colleges across the country. The NECO in a statement signed by Head, Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, and made available to newsmen, said it regretted any inconveniences the postponement might have caused. Azeez said the decision is in deference to the various measures being put in place by the Federal and State Governments to curtail…

Makinde orders immediate renovation of classrooms in worst-hit Ibadan schools

Oyo State Governor, Engr.Seyi Makinde, has ordered immediate renovation of blocks of classrooms and supply of furniture to St John Secondary School, Ode-Aje, Aremo, Ibadan and other worst-hit schools in the metropolis. The Governor, who made the order during an on-the-spot assessment to St. John’s School Aremo, Ode-Aje, Ibadan, said government will try its best to ensure that the schools are fixed as quickly as possible. A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa,said the governor condemned the terrible condition of classrooms in the…

Re-thinking Nigeria for future development, by Kayode Fayemi

Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, let me start by expressing my profound gratitude to the Governing Council and Management of this institution for extending this invitation to me. For me, returning to Ondo Town is always a delight, as it provides an opportunity to reminisce on a very important epoch in my personal odyssey. It was in this ancient and historic town as a young man who was still trying to find his place in the universe, that I attended the Federal School of Arts and Sciences and earned my Higher…

Osun: Excavating the Ruins of the ‘Oranminran’ Years, By Festus Adedayo

A major and consequential event took place last week in the quiet state of Osun which students of politics, power and government should take more than passing interest in. The State governor, Gboyega Oyetola, last Monday assented the recommendations of a panel set up to review some of the policies of his predecessor and boss, Rauf Aregbesola, who is now the Minister of Interior. Oyetola was his Chief of Staff. The state executive council not only approved the recommendations of the committee, made up of very respectable persons in the…

NAPPS visits Suleja Council Chairman, Abdullahi Maje

National Association of Proprietors OF Private Schools (NAPPS) led by Suleja II branch Chairman, Hon.Ayodele Rasaq Jimoh, Proprietor of 3-Times International School today paid a congratulatory visit to the Executive Chairman of Suleja Local Government Council Hon.Abdullahi Shuaibu Maje at the council secretariat in Suleja, Niger state. The School Proprietors congratulated the Chairman over his successful swearing-in as the Executive Chairman of Suleja local government, and announced him as their patron. The association also made other requests which the council chairman assented.   The Council Chairman thanked the association for…

Oyetola reverses Aregbesola’s education policy ….retains opon imo

The Osun State Government on Monday announced the abolition of same school uniform policy for students in public schools in the state, which was introduced by immediate past administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola. The state government also announced the reversal of the extant 4-5-3-4 policy in public schools to the 6-3-3-4, which was also introduced by the immediate past administration. The Emporium Reporters reports that Governor Gboyega Oyetola had constituted a panel led by a renowned educationist, Prof. Olu Aina, to look at some extant education policies in the state.…

Leaving no child behind in Kwara, By Rafiu Ajakaye

Foundation is everything. Once anything lacks a solid foundation, it is a matter of time before it comes crashing down. Kwara has started the process to give its primary school children one nutritious meal per day, keying into a programme designed by the Federal Government to tackle a number of issues. At the moment, 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory are enrolled in what is called the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme. Only Bayelsa and Kwara are left. Abuja said the programme, launched in 2016, is meant to…

EXCLUSIVE: Osun to reverse controversial policies on school uniform, merger

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State has concluded plans to reverse the controversial single school uniform introduced in the state in 2013 in the first term of his predecessor, Rauf Aregbesola. Reclassification of the public school system and abolition of single-sex schools across the state are also part of the 26 issues to be reviewed by the Oyetola administration. Other issues to be reviewed include the introduction of ‘opon imo,’ otherwise referred to as tablet of knowledge, issuance of primary school leaving certificates, change of schools’ identities, ownership of Ladoke Akintola…

We’re committed to securing our children’s future –Oyetola ….receives Education Policy Review Panel’s report

The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has said his administration is resolved to repositioning the State for the betterment of all the citizens, stated that the state is committed to securing future of the children and those unborn. He said government remains committed to improving every sector as its policies and programmes were driven by citizens’ needs. Governor Oyetola stated these on Monday while receiving the report of the panel of the Education Policy Review Roundtable Summit at the Governor’s Office, Abere, Osogbo. The Governor  had earlier constituted the Panel…