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School kids’ jostle for N8m prize money at reading academy reality TV show



After successfully hosting the first edition of Reading House Academy and Reality TV show, last year, which was meant to promote reading culture among pupils, the organizers have concluded plans to hold the second edition in which primary school kids nationwide will compete for the N8 million coveted scholarship prizes at stake.

According to the organizers, unlike the first edition in which the winner (reader of the year), six-year-old Master Gideon Utip Ekong went home with N150,000, in the second edition, the first place kid will smile home with N5 million, while first runner-up or second position kid will get N2 million.  The second runner-up or third place winner will be rewarded with N1million. Aside books they will receive as part of the prizes, their schools will also be given volumes of books.

Speaking at a briefing to usher in the take-off of the second edition of the nation’s first Reading House Academy and Reality TV Series in Lagos, the Minister of Culture, Tourism and National Orientation, Chief Edem Duke, decried attitude of students to reading and acknowledged that reading culture was dead in the country. Thus something ought to be done to revive the decline, he said. The minister who was represented by the General Manager of the National Theatre, Mr. Kabir Yusuf, promised that the ministry will encourage authors to write story books on Nigeria for the kids to read while urging television stations to devote more time for educational programmes for children.

Duke lauded the organizers of the project and pledged that his ministry would donate 50,000 books to the star winner, 150,000 books to the school of the winner and 20,000 books to the runners up while 50,000 books would be given out to their schools.

The Producer of the Reading House Academy and Reality TV Series, Mr. Kelvin Otung, noted that reading is one of the fundamental building blocks of education. “Becoming a skilled and adaptable reader enhances the chances of success at school and beyond. Reading is not just for the schools, it is for life,” he said. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on July 3, 2012 in education


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21 Years Old Nigerian Named Best Black Student In UK

Nigeria may be a country in crisis right now, but her citizens are making her proud–especially those in the Diaspora. Two days back we celebrated the achievement of 22 year old Emmanuel Ohuabunwa, news just filtered in that 21 year old Chibundu Onuzo has just been named UK’s Number 1 best black student.
The award was given by Rare Rising Stars. With this award, she is the first woman to top the list.

The 21 year old who got her first book deal at age 1 9, while still an undergraduate student at King’s College London, (she signed a two novel deal with U.K. publishing heavy weight, Faber & Faber), was also profiled by CNN when Nigeria marked her 50th independence anniversary.

Her latest book “The Spider King’s Daughter has already started garnering critical acclaim. It has been nominated for the £10,000 more and watch a brief video of her after the jump

Desmond Elliott Prize for debut novelists alongside a Booker prize-nominated Oxford professor.

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Posted by on June 29, 2012 in education, entertainment


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JAMB bars 262 institutions from admitting students

UMUAHIA – JOINT Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB Tuesday said it had barred 262 institutions of higher learning from participating in next year’s admission exercise for non-compliance with admission guidelines.

JAMB Registrar, Professor Dibu Ojerinde who spoke at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia state, at the opening ceremony of the 3rd Combined Policy Committee meeting on Admission to degrees, National Diploma, NEC and National Innovation Diploma-Awarding institutions for 2012/2013, however, said 14 of the institutions affected had complied with the laid down guidelines.

According to Ojerinde, the meeting would consider first choice of most preferred institutions of candidates and noted that the affected universities were sanctioned because they refused to abide by the board’s admission laid down guidelines, saying that in JAMB, it was no longer business as usual.

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Posted by on June 26, 2012 in education, naija news


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Babcock University Ruby graduating class yearbook

According to courses the link for the year book of 2012 ruby graduating class students is listed below. The ineffable league


Posted by on June 22, 2012 in education, entertainment, naija news


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Posted by on March 17, 2012 in education


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