Saturday November 1st, 2014
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Memories of Chibok girls loom as Borno reopens schools

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A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released a new video on claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed. A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community. Some 223 are still missing.

AS schools in Borno State are about to reopen after 200 days, due to incessant attacks and abduction of 278 girls from their hostels at Government College, Chibok, by members of the militant Islamist group, Boko Haram, the questions on the lips of all are: how realistic is the prospect of opening the schools, considering the fact that the Federal Government is yet to secure the release of over 200 girls?

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Lagos 2015: Unity Schools old students drum up support for Ambode

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Ambode-Lipstick

A SOCIAL organisation comprising old students of Unity Schools in Nigeria, the Continuity Group, is drumming up support for Akinwunmi Ambode to become the next governor of Lagos State when the tenure of Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) comes to an end. The group insists that Ambode is the best candidate to continue the good work started by Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Fashola in Lagos.

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Ministry of Education inaugurates Nigerian Education Website

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*Shekarau

ATTEMPTS towards improving the education sector in Nigeria has developed into a giant stride in the Ministry of Education as the Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, in Abuja, recently inaugurated www.nigeria-education.org as the Nigerian Education Website designed in partnership with the UK Department for International Development, DFID.

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Lack of training, development causes of education decay — NITAD President

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INDUCTION: From third left, Janeth Iyabo Jolaoso, Vice President, NITAD; Sixth, President NITAD, Dr Kayode Ogungbuyi; Eight, Modupe Oyekunle, Guest Speaker; Ninth, Rev Tunde Salau; 10th, NITAD past president, Barr. Femi Kolajo; 13th, Mr. Ola Azeez, Chairman of Members and Mrs. Mofe Akinbanji, Registrar NITAD during NITAD's 19th AGM and 14th Induction Ceremony held at NECA House in Lagos.

THe President and Chairman of Council, Nigerian Institute of Training and Development, NITAD, Dr. Kayode Ogungbuyi has heaped the decay in the education sector at the door step of lack of training and development on the part of key players.

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JAMB approves four computer centres in Nasarawa

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ACTIONS against examination malpractice have been strengthened as the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, approved four computer centres in Nasarawa State for the registration of candidates for the 2014/2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.

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Education cures all societal ills —David Mark

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Senate President David Mark

FOR a scheme that was conceived primarily to assist indigent students in Benue South Senatorial Zone, the transformation of David Mark Scholarship Scheme, DMSS, to a foundation, has generated so much interest in Benue State.

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We are committed to impacting our students positively, says AAUA VC

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Mubi-students

THE Vice Chancellor, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, Prof. Femi Mimiko, has said that the Institution would continue to evolve policies and programmes that would ensure that students stay is memorable and impactful.

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Don advises FG on rapid industrialization

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Cement being loaded from ship into silo before being bagged at Dangote Cement Plants, Onne, Port Harcourt

PROFESSOR Carolyn Afolami of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta has called on the Federal Government to focus its attention on rapid industrialization to reduce unemployment for sustainability national development.

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Uniport student emerges dental competition winner

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*Entrance of the  Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, FETHA

A FINAL year student of Dentistry, University of Port Harcourt, Miss Evi Addoh emerged overall winner of the first National Dental Competition organised by the National Association of Dental Student (NADS).

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PCN inducts Uniport trained pharmacists

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NOT less than 27 new pharmacists trained by the University of Port Harcourt were inducted into the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, PCN, at the third oath taking andinduction ceremony of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences held on Friday at the Ebitim Benigo Auditorium.

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14 students bag FG scholarships

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President Goodluck Jonathan speaking at the 54th Independence
Anniversary Interdenominational Church Service at the National Christian  Center, Abuja On Sunday (29/9/14)

RECTOR Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara state, Dr. Mufutau Olatunde Olatinwo, said that 14 students from the institution are among the beneficiaries of a scholarship award by Federal Government. Dr. Olatinwo said that among the institutions in kwara State, Federal Poly, Offa has the highest number of awardees.

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Entries Open for 2014 UBA Foundation National Essay contest

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File photo:  Cross section of students

STUDENTS in senior secondary schools across the country have been invited to submit entries in the 2014 UBA Foundation National Essay Competition. UBA Foundation is the corporate social responsibility and sustainability initiatives arm of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc and uses this annual competition to challenge the reading, research, writing and critical thinking skills of Nigerian students.

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Restore study of History in schools, Fashola, dons tell FG

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From right: Mrs Abimbola Fashola, First Lady of Lagos State, respresentative of Minister of Education, Mr Mustapha Abdul, Winner of the senior category, Master Idakwo Emmanuel, Mr Deji Haastrup, General Manager, Policy Governtment Public Affair, Chevron and  Jane Ashini, Public Affairs, NAPIMS during the Chevron sponsored National Art Competition award ceremony held at the Muson Centre, Lagos.

THE Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau has urged stakeholders in the sector to encourage the study of history stating that it is vital part of national development. Just as the First Lady of Lagos State, Dame Abimbola Fashola at the same event also lamented the extinction of History from Nigeria’s school curriculum.

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Elizade freshmen urged to pursue academic excellence

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Chief Michael Ade.Ojo (centre), flanked by the Vice Chancellor, Prof.Valentine Aletor and the Registrar, Mr. Omololu Adegbenro

Fresh students of Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State, have been advised to squarely face their studies, as well as shun acts capable of jeopardizing their ambition of acquiring quality education towards the pursuit of academic excellence.

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Lagoon School lauds Aimua’s artistic prowess

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The Lagoon School, Lekki, has honored Aimua Osarieme Enadeghe, a 14- year-old female SS2 student for her artistic prowess which earned her second position in senior category at the just concluded National Art Competition for Nigerian Secondary Schools. The art annual contest which was Organized by the NNPC/Chevron joint venture in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Education attracted 640 entries. However, 20 finalists made it to the grand finale.

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LASTVEB unveils technical students for Dangote employment scheme

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...technical work

No fewer than fifteen technical students in Lagos State have benefited from the Dangote Academy Scheme in the first phase of employment.

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El-Rufai to speak at CIAPS inaugural programme for graduates

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Nasir-el-Rufai

Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has been selected as the most preferred guest speaker at the upcoming inaugural Outcome-Based Education (OBE)Programmes to be held at the Lagos Centre for International Advanced and Professional Studies, CIAPS.

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FG awards 14 students with scholarship

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President Goodluck Jonathan speaking at the 54th Independence
Anniversary Interdenominational Church Service at the National Christian  Center, Abuja On Sunday (29/9/14)

Rector, Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara state, Dr. Mufutau Olatunde Olatinwo, said that fourteen students from the institution are among the beneficiaries of a scholarship award by federal government. Dr. Olatinwo said that among the institutions in kwara state, Federal Poly, Offa has the highest number of awardees.

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Ebola: Ogun State sets up task force on compliance

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Gov Ibikunle Amosun

The Ogun State government has set up a monitoring committee to look into the level of compliance of both public and private schools in Ogun state.

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NUC approves Int’l certification entrepreneurship in varsities

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

Graduate unemployment in Nigeria will soon become a thing of the past as NUC approves the integration of comprehensive end-to-end Entrepreneurship curriculum into the Nigerian university academic curricula.

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Ovie Brume Foundation set to reward hard-working teachers

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In its quest to encourage teachers in their profession, Ovie Brume Foundation, a non governmental organization, is set to reward teachers who have done well on the job.

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Ezekwesili bares it all on Chibok girls, girl-child education, and Unity schools

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Campaigners for the release of abducted Chibok Schoolgirls hold candle lights representing the number of the missing girls on October 12, 2014 during a vigil in Abuja to mark six-month anniversay of the kidnap by the Boko Haram Islamists at Chibok town, northeastern Nigeria.  Civil societies and campaigners for the release of abducted Chibok schoolgirls will on Tuesday, October 14  mark six-months since 276 girls were abducted by the Boko Haram sect from their school, Government Secondary School, Chibok in northeastern Nigeria. AFP PHOTO

BY LAJU ARENYEKA Before the tragic kidnap of the Chibok girls and her consequent unrelenting campaign to ‘Bring back our girls’, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili was already a household name in Nigeria and abroad. One of the many controversial scenarios that come to the minds of many, especially as concerns the education sector, was her proposal

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Dons blame Nigerian varsities’ low ranking on lecturers’ carelessness

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

VICE Chancellors and lecturers have continued to query the rationale behind the low ranking of Nigerian universities over the years, arguing that if things are done as it ought to be many Nigerian universities will be among the top ranking universities in the world.

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UNN @ 54: Students celebrate varsity, task V-C on transparency

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NIgeria’s first indigenous university, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, known for academic excellence, turns 54, with the Founders Day lecture delivered on 8th October, 2014 by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu titled Key Governance Issues in Nigeria: My Perspective.

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The imperative of professionalising the Nigerian Civil Service

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Tunji Olaopa

WRITERS are often considered literary prophets. Chinua Achebe’s A Man of the People preceded the first Nigerian military coup by seven months. William Shakespeare is no less prophetic. In Achebe’s case, we could say it was easy to diagnose the Nigerian predicament and forecast possible consequences.

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Parents, students bemoan unity schools’ strike

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File photo:  Cross section of students

PARENTS and students are bemoaning the inability of the 104 Unity Schools to reopen after an extended holiday occasioned by the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria.

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Education, solution to Africa’s devt challenges says US Ambassador

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James-Entwistle

AMBASSADOR James Entwistle, the US ambassador to Nigeria, has harped on the importance of education to the development of any nation.

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Rivers govt distributes ebola preventive materials to schools

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*Pupils of Township Model Primary School 1 washing their hands before entering classrooms.

The Rivers State Government has distributed Ebola Preventive materials to all Model Primary schools in the State. The materials include thermo scanners, buckets, soaps and hand sanitizers to schools on resumption of the new academic session.

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Varsities Talk: Jigawa state Varsity as a metaphor for others (2)

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Mubi-students

“A university does not just answer that name unless it is able to provide for the needs of the society. I fancy one great university that is all in all. A university that is well-funded to meet all the academic needs of the society that it is founded to serve.

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Education: Panacea for vibrant democratic society— Ekweremadu

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Senator Ike Ekweremadu

Deputy senate president, Senator Ike Ekweremadu stressed that Nigeria can only create a vibrant democratic society where Nigerians will better their lives through functional education.

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Are some university disciplines becoming extinct?

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A cross section of University graduates

Tick-tock. The clock cannot move fast enough for 200 level students of a Nigerian University which Saturday School Life, SSL, visited recently. It is a compulsory General Studies class and this semester’s focus is on Philosophy. As the students’ wander blindly through a lecture on Plato’s allegory of the cave, some scratch their heads wondering: ‘how on earth is this relevant to my life and career?’

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LASU external students get 2-week ultimatum to pay fees

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The Lagos State University, Ojo has given its external students a two week-ultimatum to pay their fees, saying it plans to wind up the programme by 2016.

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