• Early years education must involve parents too

    Damien Hinds’ reported proposal for early years education (Children starting school ‘cannot communicate in full sentences’, 31 July) reflects a lack of knowledge about how language works. Firstly, the proposal conflates school-based literacy norms with the everyday speaking and communication skills that children from all social backgrounds are generally equally proficient in. The main assumption is […]

  • Science Updates
    NASA Names Astronauts for First Manned US Mission Since 2011

    NASA on Friday named nine astronauts for the first manned space launches from US soil since the space shuttle programme ended in 2011. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s announcement signals a milestone in the US space programme, with its shift to the private sector for ferrying cargo and astronauts to the International Space Station. Since the […]

  • Education
    Makinde pledges to improve education in Oyo

    A governorship aspirant in Oyo on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has described the annual budgetary allocation to education in the state as too low to fulfil the people’s need for quality education. Lamenting that the allocation was still 2.5 per cent at a time when the United […]

  • Internet
    New Homeland Security Center to Guard Against Cyber-Attacks

    The US Department of Homeland Security is creating a centre aimed at protecting banks, electric companies and other critical infrastructure against cyber-attacks – a threat that now exceeds the danger of a physical attack against the US by a hostile foreign group, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Tuesday. The National Risk Management Center will work to quickly identify […]