Wednesday July 23rd, 2014
Wednesday July 23rd, 2014
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New Education Minister: Stakeholders reel out expectations from Shekarau

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*Shekarau

Last Wednesday, the education sector got its 18th Education Minister from June 1999.
After over 10 months without a substantive education minister, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau eventually assumed office as the Minister of Education. It would be recalled that Professor Ruqqayattu Rufai bowed out of office as the Minister of Education in September 2013.

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How Bauchi education stakeholders make case for out-of-school children

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One of the major challenges rocking the northern part the country is the problem of out-of-school children. Even though the government of Nigeria has increasingly recognised the right of children to education and development, efforts by respective state governments in the north have not necessarily translated into equitable advantage for the out-of-school children in the region.

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We need more skills than certificates in Nigeria — Odufuwa

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Engr. Babatunde Odufuwa

Universities and Polytechnics are clearly a key part of all tertiary systems, but the diverse and growing set of a public and private tertiary institutions in every country -nursing schools, research laboratories, distance learning centres and many more institutions that support production of high level capacity necessary for development.

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We’ll facilitate completion of AAUA projects — Ondo Assembly

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Gov Mimiko

Impressed by the judi-cious use of the funds approved over the last five years to it by its Visitor, Governor Olusegun Mimiko, the Ondo State House of Assembly Committee on Education, Science and Technology, last Wednesday, commended the management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, assuring that it will not hesitate to facilitate the approval of more funds for completion of other projects in the school.

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We’re worried ASUP might resume strike again — Poly students

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Protest: Polytechnic students protesting against ongoing nationwide strike, on Ikorodu Road, Lagos, yesterday.

After being out of the classroom for 354 days, as a result of the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, polytechnic students are afraid that ASUP’s suspension of the strike last weekend will be short-lived.

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Golden Pen Award: In defence of youth, education sector

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It was in an effort to lend a voice towards resuscitating the dying education sector as well as set agenda for the need to engage the youths positively, that the 2014 Golden Pen Award was dedicated to education of Nigerian child and empowerment of the youth.

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Varsities Talk: So you want to be a lawyer? Be careful the university you attend (1)

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Students writing exam

Please help us find out if Afe Babalola University has accreditation for Law – not provisional accreditation. We have a daughter wanting to read law there. Thanks! From Chief J.O.A Ayomike. Warri.

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Former UNN VC refutes allegation of EFCC arrest over fraud

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The immediate past Vice-Chancellor, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Professor Bartho Okolo has refuted the allegation that he was being quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission last week, adding that he never saw any EFCC staff.

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UNN graduates 40 Veterinary doctors

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graduating-students

Veterinary Council of Nigeria has issued probation licences to 40 fresh graduands of the University of Nigeria Nsukka while inducting them to the practice of veterinary medicine in Nigeria

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ASUU UniAbuja suspends strike

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The Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Abuja (UniAbuja) branch, Mr Ben Ugheoke, on Tuesday in Abuja said the body has suspended the strike by its members.

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Can Shekarau clean up after Wike?

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ANPP presidential candidate, Ibrahim Shekarau

When Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau stepped into his new mandate as the Minister of Education earlier this week, he resumed into a house of ruins. He now presides over a sector notorious for having the highest number of Out-of-School children in the world-10.5 million and counting.

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Global education gets $28.5bn pledge

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File photo:  Cross section of students

Help seems to be on the way for the basic education sector of over 60 developing countries as the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Replenishment Conference, on June 26, in Brussels, Belgium, received new pledges of more than US$28.5 billion from donor and recipient countries.

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Crisis over CONTISS 15 arrears extends ASUP strike to 352 days

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Students Of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, in a peaceful protest over the nationwide strike embarked upon by Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) in Abeokuta on Thursday (27/6/13).

The Academic Staff Union of Poly-technics, ASUP, has now been on strike for a total of 352 days. Several mitigating factors have contributed to this, but the most contentious is the payment of workers’ salary arrears on the Consolidated Tertiary Institutions Salary Structure, CONTISS, 15 to the tune of N40bn.

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Pursue science infusion into culture – Prof Banjo

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Professor Ayo Banjo while giving the 2012/2013 Convocation Ceremonies lecture on Learned Academies and Social Responsibility, stated the need for the use of the mother tongue in early education, particularly science education and the roles learned academies are to play in nation-building.

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Anambra Varsity, Police collaborate on campus security

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In a bid to fur-ther strengthen the security measures to protect lives and properties on its Uli, Igbariam and Awka campuses and other parts of the state, the Anambra State University, (ANSU), Uli, has received a hand of fellowship from the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Usman Qwary, who paid a courtesy visit to the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Fidelis Okafor.

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We want to get young people back to the farms – Jelena Zivkovic

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Jelena Zivkovic

The unemployment situation in Nigeria and Africa as a whole, is on the rise and the agricultural sector, it is believed, holds the key to mass employment and poverty reduction while at the same time, making food available to millions of poor and hungry people.

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Solid foundation in Maths pivotal to tech devt —Wike

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Barr. Nyesom Wike

Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike has asserted that a solid foundation in Mathematics can help Nigeria realise its dream of becoming a technological giant in the comity of nations.

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“Failure is an essential component of improvement”

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File Photo: Ex-militants now students in Murdoch University, Dubai.

The Principal, Avi-Cenna International School, Ikeja, Lagos, Mr. David Ogburn has charged students to learn from every failure stating that failure is an essential component of self-improvement.

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Corona tasks educationists on quality delivery, graduates 74

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File Photo: Cross section of students writing exam

New Principal, Corona School Agbara, Mrs Adeyoyin Adesina has tasked educationists to deliver quality education to students in order to guarantee national development and pride in the comity of nations.

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Limited admission spaces: Way out of admission problems, by stakeholders

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In the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, (UTME) brochure, candidates seeking admission into Nigeria’s tertiary institutions are listed under the following categories: University, Polytechnic/Monotechnic, College of Education (CoE) and Innovation Enterprise Institutions (IEIs). Innovation Enterprise Institutions are institutions approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria to provide a veritable alternative route to higher education.

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Will the Safe school initiative prevent another Chibok incident?

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A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist

It was another tragedy at Chibok recently, when terrorists killed about 51 people and burned five churches to the ground.

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Alleged Misuse of funds: EFCC probes ex-UNN VC, others

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UNN-gate

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has begun investigating the former University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, Vice Chancellor, Professor Bartho Okolo and some of the top officials who worked with him over alleged financial matters.

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Nigeria needs effective e-governance for participatory democracy — Dons

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Nigerian  Turkish International College Graduands at the ceremony.

If the February 14, 2015 presidential elections come to fruition, it will be exactly 16 years of unbroken democracy and the fourth time the nation will witness a successful transition from one democratically elected government to another. With less than eight months to go, the nation’s political landscape has been witnessing cross-carpeting, mudslinging, name-calling and all forms of political intrigues.

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Why varsities, polys fail to access TETFUND —BOT Chair

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AmericanUniversityNigeria

THE Chairman, Board of Trustees, Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND, Dr. Musa Babayo, yesterday, lamented that tertiary institutions in the country have failed to access billions of naira from the Fund over the years due to improper documentation of proposals and incomplete renditions of returns on the part of beneficiaries.

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ASUP/COEASU strikes: Wike shuns meeting with Senate again

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Barr. Nyesom Wike

Supervising Minister of Education, Sen. Nyesom Wike, was on Tuesday absent at a meeting with the Senate to resolve the grievances of the striking Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP and the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Unions, COEASU. This is the second of such meetings Wike has shunned

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Anglican Bishop tasks lecturers on morality, fear of God

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Cross section of stakeholders at a meeting to review the ongoing strike by ASUU held at the Trenchard Hall of the University of Ibadan on Monday. Photo by Dare Fasube

THE Bishop of Asaba Diocese of the Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. J. N. Mogekwu, has admonished academic staff of Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, to work in the light of God and teach with dignity, morality and fear of God.

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‘How industrial ecology principles can help industries’

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AmericanUniversityNigeria

In order to create jobs and contribute to the development of their host state, researchers at the American University of Nigeria, Yola, Adamawa State, are working towards improving the economic and environmental efficiency of all the industries in the state.

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How AAU achieved stability, by V-C Agbebaku

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A Cross Section of the Final Year Students  Photo By Diran Oshe

PROFESSOR Cordelia Agbebaku is the Vice-Chancellor of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo State. Before her elevation to the position of vice-chancellor in February 2014, she was the acting Vice-Chancellor of the university for two years

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Varsities Talk: Faith-based varsities and students’ protests

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The students’ protest at Bowen University, Iwo, a private university, is not the first; neither will it be the last Nigeria would experience. University students protests are as old as the first university ever established on earth.

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Commonwealth quiz: Agidingbi Grammar School emerges first

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*School children listening attentively to instructions just before the poster contest commenced

Agidingbi Senior Grammar School, Lagos has emerged first at the Commonwealth quiz competition held in Lagos to mark 30 days before the Commonwealth Games scheduled to hold July in Scotland.

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3 ICT students to represent Nigeria at MOS World championship

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The trio of Olubunmi Agusto, Ntekim Toluwani and Adonijah Airede who emerged best at the 2014 Certiport Microsoft Office Specialist National Championship are to represent Nigeria in the United States of America

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The sad, sad fate of sports education

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Sports-Vang

With the 2014 World Cup, eyes all over the world are fixed on sports. Football, Nigeria’s number one game is the very focus of world attention. Sports have been known to cut across race, language and religious barriers. It is no wonder, many countries structure their education system such that a huge pool of talent in different fields of play is discovered and trained alongside classroom education.

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