Cash Transfer Programme boosts girls’ enrolment in Sokoto schools

Sokoto has recorded increase in girls’ enrolment in schools following the introduction of the Girls Education Project (GEP) Cash Transfer Programme of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the state. Under the Cash Transfer Programme (CTP) which targets poorest families and aimed at encouraging parents to send their daughters …

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Admissions: Dutse Varsity approves 160 as cut-off

The Federal University, Dutse in Jigawa, has approved 160 cut-off point as its benchmark for the 2017/2018 admissions against the 120 set by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for universities in the country. The university’s Registrar, Malam Bukar Usman, announced this in a statement issued in Dutse on …

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Strike at your peril, MDCN warns house officers

The medical regulator insists all doctors on provisional registration, which lapses in two years, are expected to complete their rotation through different medical specialties within 12 calendar months. related news The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria has warned house officers joining doctors on strike risk repeating their training without …

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Universal health coverage: myth or reality?

Universal health coverage: myth or reality? The cost of health care is ballooning. But that’s where universal health coverage is supposed to step in—paid for by a minimum health insurance. More than a decade since health insurance formally started in Nigeria, the coverage is uncertain. Nearly nine out of every …

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‘Why we’re promoting students right’

Comrade Usman Ayuba is a HND II student of Department of Business Administration at Jigawa State Polytechnic. He is the newly elected Zone A Coordinator of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS). He spoke about his motivations in this piece. The passion to improve students’ welfare drives my activities …

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Benue campaigns to get more children in public schools

The Benue State Universal Education Board (SUBEB) has began massive campaign to increase enrolment of pupils into public primary schools just before a new academic year begins in September. Chairman of the Board, Rev Philip Tachin, said the state had seen sharp decline in public school enrolment in past years. …

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