NGOs seek Turkish schools owners’ probe over indoctrination allegation

As part of efforts towards addressing the menace of the dreaded Boko-Haram sect, some non-governmental organisations have advised the Federal Government not to sweep under the carpet the allegation of indoctrination of Nigerian children leveled against the owners of the Nigerian Tulip International Colleges, formerly known as Nigerian Turkish International Colleges. At a briefing in Lagos, the leadership of the Human Rights Monitoring Agenda (HURMA) and the Centre for Global Peace Initiative (CGPI) said the schools’ founders’ alleged relationship with the America-based Spiritual Leader of Hizmet Movement, Fetullah Gulen, portends…

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A forced visit to Kumapayi’s barber’s shop

once had an encounter with a cantankerous Federal Road Safety Corps member some years back. He was of the rank and file. The guy who drove my car didn’t use the seat-belt, a punishable traffic offence. I sat beside the driver. I can’t remember any time, I failed to use the seat-belt either when driving or being driven. I also call people’s attention to it whenever they didn’t use their seat-belts. But on this particular day, I think it was an inadvertent error on the part of the guy who…

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NBTE approves new course in agriculture

In order to raise future farmers in the country and reduce unemployment through agriculture, the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has approved value chain courses for Diploma and Higher Diploma in Colleges of Agriculture in the country. The Provost of Federal College of Agriculture, Akure (FECA), Dr Samson Adeola Odedina, disclosed this during the bi-monthly business forum in partnership with HarvestPlus Nigeria, at the institution’s campus. He said the newly introduced value chain curriculum would bail the nation out of economic recession. Indeed, the inclusion of value chain activities…

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FG to upgrade education colleges for efficiency – Minister

Education Minister, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has said the policy of the present administration is to upgrade colleges of education across the country to the level in which they would effectively play their roles in producing mid-level technical manpower and teachers for the system. This was as he said that graduates of Technical Teacher Education are key to the concerted efforts of the Federal Government to enhance the growth of the teacher education in the country. He spoke during the 23rd combined graduation of the Federal College of Education, (Technical), Umunze…

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