Friday May 29th, 2015
Friday May 29th, 2015
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Scientists delay aging process by remote control

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*Activating a gene called AMPK in the nervous system induces the anti-aging cellular recycling process of autophagy in the brain and intestine. 
Source: sciencedaily.com

The global anti-aging market is projected to be worth USD 191.7 billion by 2019. This shows that people are willing to pay anything to remain young – no wrinkles, greys, arthritis, rheumatism etc. It is no wonder then that scientists have been working to find a way of stopping or at least delaying the aging process.

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Two teen brothers build mobile web browser

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Osine Ikhianosine and Anesi Ikhianosime

The duo of Osine Ikhianosime and Anesi Ikhianosime have rekindled hope in the future of nigeria as they entered their names in the catalogue of application developers when they built a mobile web browser that is already in use globally. Osine Ikhianosime 13, and Anesi Ikhianosime 15 who co-developed ‘Crocodile Browser Lite’ were born of same parents and both are Year nine and 11 students of Greensprings School, Anthony Campus, Lagos. While both brothers write code, Anesi designs the user interface.

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Commissioner tasks stakeholders on educational policies

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UNVEILING: From left, Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye; Director General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo; and Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mrs. Dominga Odebunmi, at the unveiling of schools approval signage in Lagos State.

Oladunjoye, who gave the advice at a stakeholders’ forum with proprietors of private schools in Lagos State on Education Quality Assurance organized by the Office of Education Quality Assurance, emphasized the commitment of the state government in ensuring the safety of the children in the state’s schools as the template already established will be sustained by the incoming administration.

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Sch’l administrator canvasses support for private educational institutions

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school-NBC4

Government has been advised to provide enabling environment for private educational institutions that would enable them support government in its quest to raise the standard of education in Nigeria. An educationist and founder of Cayley College, Ikeja, Lagos, Dr. Mary Iyayi gave the advice while reviewing the state of education in the country.

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Ndiomu Foundation boosts teachers’ practical teaching skills

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File Photo

The Charles Bebeye Ndiomu Foundation was at its usual best carrying out its social responsibility, when it took the second edition of its ‘Train the Trainer Initiative’ to Osun State where, with what many participants had described as trainer-skill of the training technical consultant, Axiom Learning Solutions Limited. It staged, for selected number of teachers from across Osun State, a two-day extensive training programme in classroom management and activity oriented lessons in core subjects.

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Sch’l administrator canvasses support for private educational institutions

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education

Government has been advised to provide enabling environment for private educational institutions that would enable them support government in its quest to raise the standard of education in Nigeria. An educationist and founder of Cayley College, Ikeja, Lagos, Dr. Mary Iyayi gave the advice while reviewing the state of education in the country.

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Made in Nigeria, Industrial education, the way to prosperity —Fashola

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*Gov Fashola

GOVERNOR Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, has advocated for more Made in Nigeria products and industrial education, pointing out that they will yield the needed prosperity in Nigeria. Speaking at the commissioning of the Festo Authorized and Certified Training (FACT) Center for Industrial Automation in Government Technical College, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Governor Fashola said Nigeria cannot have made in Nigeria products without industrialization, mechanization and automation.

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No more lip-service to curriculum implementation — NERDC

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A group photograph of stakeholders.

Anyone familiar with the Nigeria sphere will agree that when it comes to policies, the issue is hardly ever with the policies themselves, but in the implementation. This is especially true of the education sector which, over the past few years, has seen a myriad of positive changes on paper, but an even greater avalanche of negative features in practice.

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Time for class action suit against NUC, CLE, NLS and JAMB (1)

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NUC's Okojie and Speaker Tambuwal

Consequently, the regulatory bodies have long proscribed the study of law through Part time, Distance Learning, or Correspondence Studies and it was in consequence of this, that the Part Time LL.B Programmes run by the Faculties of Law of accredited universities were abrogated. The position of the bodies has been that every aspirant for the Legal Profession must undertake an undergraduate study on full time basis.”

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If it’s to be, it’s up to you

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Sleep-cartoon

On the side walks of life crowds of people are standing still in diverse groups from diverse cultures of diverse races blaming and complaining; if I had money…; if I had a good education…; if I had someone to help me…; if only the boss appreciated me…; if conditions around me were different…; if I hadn’t failed…; if I didn’t have a past…; if I could meet the right people…; if I could marry the right person…; if I could live my life over again…; if I only knew how…; and the voice trails off into silence.

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Educationists task Buhari on quality teachers

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school-buhari

Disturbed by the pathetic nature of our educational system, educationists in University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, have called on the incoming Government of Mohammadu Buhari to make policies that will bring about quality teachers into the system, adding that, he should also invest massively in education, in order to see improvement and upliftment in primary, secondary and tertiary levels of education in Nigeria

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Maltina Teachers Award: Exceptional teacher to get N25m in 5 yrs

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BRIEFING: From left, Prof. Uchenna Udeani, Professor of Science Education, Faculty of Education, University of Lagos; Mr. Kufre Ekanem, Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc; and Mr. Victor Famuyibo, Human Resources Director, Nigerian Breweries Plc, at a Press Conference flagging off the Maltina Teacher of the Year initiative of Nigerian Breweries-Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund, in Lagos.

Nigerian Breweries Plc has launched Maltina Teacher-of-the-Year Award, the initiative worth N50 million annually to reward commitment and diligence to duty by teachers across the country. The award which is done on the platform of Maltina brand by the Nigerian Breweries-Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund is aimed at restoring the pride of teachers and the dignity of the teaching profession.

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Robotel launches digital classroom to aid learning

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A digital broadcast studio

Robotel SmartClass, a leader in class room management solutions provider has unveiled its 21st century digital classroom, an initiative to deliver tools for teachers to orchestrate live activities in the classroom and offer students a platform to engage in self study. Speaking during the official launch of the SmartClass+products, Robotel’s Country Manager, Nigeria and West Africa, Mr. Olu Babatunde, said the idea behind the new innovation was as a result of search for new technology which can aid learning process.

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TRCN inducts 784 graduands into teaching profession

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•From left, Alhaji Ibrahim Romi, representing Prof. Addison Wokocha, Chief Executive TRCN, Provost FCE Umunze Prof Ogbuagu (middle) and Sir A.I Udensi, Registrar of the College during TRCN induction.

“That is why it started with Teacher Technical Certificate, TTC, which was in vogue at the inception of the college. However, with the commencement of the PDE, TRCN has considered all other previously accepted programmes which had never been reviewed for more than 10 years now automatically closed down. ‘’This is particularly true of TTC and other related programmes which pre-dated PDE.”

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CIS pushes for accreditation of professional diploma

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Nigerian-Stock-Exchange-(NS

The Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) has commenced move to obtain from accreditation from the Ministry of Education for its professional Diploma in Securities and Investment. Vanguard gathered that the CIS has held discussion with the Federal Ministry of Education on the need to accredit the institute’s professional diploma in Securities and Investment and push for its acceptability for admission into higher institutions.

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‘No more paying lip-service to curriculum implementation’—NERDC

  /   in Education, News 12:38 am   /   Comments

NERDC

Anyone familiar with the Nigeria sphere will agree that when it comes to policies, the issue is hardly ever with the policies themselves, but in the implementation. This is especially true of the education sector, which over the past few years has seen a myriad of positive changes on paper, but an even greater avalanche of negative features in practice.

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Robotel launches digital classroom to aid learning

  /   in Education, News 12:58 am   /   Comments

A digital broadcast studio

Robotel SmartClass, a leader in class room management solutions provider has unveiled its 21st century digital classroom, an initiative to deliver tools for teachers to orchestrate live activities in the classroom and offer students a platform to engage in self study. Speaking during the official launch of the SmartClass+products, Robotel’s Country Manager, Nigeria and West Africa, Mr. Olu Babatunde, said the idea behind the new innovation was as a result of search for new technology which can aid learning process.

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Hope in Plateau as three pupils excel in Math competition

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Cross section of Students and Proprietress of Abbot Schools at the Open Day

Three pupils from Founders International Academy, including 11-year-old Retji Cishak, a grade five pupil, came top in the 12th Annual National Mathematics competition organized by the Nigeria-Turkish International Colleges and the National Mathematics Centre, Abuja. Cishak beat over 8,500 others and emerged the overall best during the Northern Zone second stage competition where competitors were drawn from both public and private primary schools from the 19 states in the zone.

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Winners emerge at 2015 Young Ministers competition

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2014-Microsoft-Imagine-Cup

Kiddies Vision Magazine (KVM), organisers of the annual Young Ministers’ Competition (YMC) in collaboration with Seven Stars Paper & Allied Products Limited, sponsors of the event, held the Grand Finale Award of the second Young Ministers Competition last Thursday at Exhibition Hall 2, National Art Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos.

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Without quality basic education, a country can achieve nothing — Vicky Colbert

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Ms. Vicky Colbert

It is often said that the change you desire begins with you. If you need to change the world, start with the man in the mirror. We all have something the Creator deposited in us to deliver to the world and leave it better than we met it. This was not lost on Ms. Vicky Colbert who, against all odds, developed a model of education that has today transformed millions of lives around the world.

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Maximizing your time!

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cartoon-money-food

It has been estimated how the average person spends a typical life span of seventy years.For many, reaching the age of seventy they probably will spend twenty-three years sleeping, sixteen years working, eight years watching television, six years eating, six years travelling, four and a half years on leisure activities, four years being sick, and two years getting dressed. The average person spends six months of his or her life on spiritual activities. If you sum up the numbers the result will be seventy years-and then life on earth is over.

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Nana Apori Schools boosts ICT knowledge with 500 computers

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CT CHALLENGE: Dr Daniel Apori, Chairman, Nana Apori Schools (4th left); Evang Vida Apori proprietress (5th left); Mr Ebun Arowosegbe P.T.A Chairman, (3rd left); Mrs Tinuola Alabi (Parent) (1st left) Mrs Onayemi Adenike P. T.A Welfare Officer, (2nd left); Mr Olabode Olawole (2nd Right) and Mr Yemi Olaifa, MD Edge Varsity (1st Right) at the Nana Apori ICT Challenge Season Two held at Adiyan, Ogun State.

The Chairman, Nana Apori Schools, Evang. Daniel Obeng Apori has introduced a project on ICT with 500 computers to enhance the students’ knowledge on ICT. Just as the Chairman also stated that the Nana Apori musical studio will soon come on board for the students who are interested in music which is a multi-million Naira project.

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So you want to go to Law School? (2)

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NBA-LAW

The first part of this series last week ended with the list of Law Schools accredited by the National University Commission and how granting of “Provisional Accreditation is creating havoc for thousands of law students nationwide. But, this matter will only be touched lightly here. Since the release of the situation report on NUC’s website more recent information had been received which renders choosing a university to study law more risky for Nigerian youth.

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Stemming dominance of Western culture, by Chukwu

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Considering the current decline in the embrace and display of our rich cultural heritage amongst adults and youths, Mr. Chukwunyere Chukwu has written his first book, “Are You Ready?” a fiction to convey his message of unity in diversity, particularly against the dominance of western culture. Using a village setting in the four chapters, 47 paged book, a king preparing for war gives a phrase in Igbo dialect to the people to find the meaning and take over the throne as reward, Chukwunyere depicts how Nigerians and Africans, can turn against each other for power and greed.

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LASU: It’s within our rights to determine VC’s tenure, SSANU tells Fashola

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fashola-and-students

As Lagos State University, LASU, commence a new academic session this week, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU-LASU said they have the prerogative to determine whether the Vice Chancellor remains in office or not. This was a reaction to the state governor, Babatunde Fashola’s statement at the 2, 900 days celebration alleging that the crisis affecting the institution was that “some people (unions) are demanding that they want to decide when to remove and replace the VC, and that isn’t their prerogative.

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SIJ Foundation gives 300 scholarship

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Jimmy Idiagbon

In its quest to see the less privilege get access to education, SIJ Foundation has awarded scholarship to 300 students. President of the foundation, Oluwashola Jimmy Idiagbon, said the 300 scholarship was specifically given to students in Kwara State metropolis. Idiagbon, a protégé of former governor, Senator Bukola Saraki, handed over the scholarship to the students, varying from kindergarten to senior secondary.

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Vodacom empowers girls to study ICT

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Executive Head of Networks, Vodacom Business Nigeria, Mr. Vernon Van Rooyen (center) addressing students of the Mathematics/Computer Science Department of Benue State University at an ICT workshop organized by Vodacom Business Nigeria recently in Lagos

No fewer than 100 Nigerian girls from private and public senior secondary schools in Lagos get support from the partnership between Vodacom Business Nigeria and e-Business Life Communication Limited to studying Information and communication technology at tertiary level. This was disclosed as the students converged to celebrate the International Girls in ICT Day.

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Government College, Epe wins Spirit of Lagos challenge

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Winners displaying their Samsung Chief Hero mobile phones at the launch of Efiko, a mobile social quiz platform for secondary school students.

Government College, Ketu, Epe, has won this year’s edition of the Spirit of Lagos, SOL, challenge which is aimed at allowing the students come up with solutions to some of the social problems they face either in their schools or communities. The keenly contested competition by secondary schools from the six education districts of the state saw the winning school, representing Education District 3, come up with a presentation on the need for people, especially students, to imbibe the maintenance culture as a habit so as to protect private and public infrastructure around them.

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What Buhari should do on education, by Olashore

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school-buhari

Bothered by the deplorable state of our education sector, stakeholders are calling on the incoming administration of Mohammadu Buhari, to choose one, among primary, secondary and tertiary education and adequately fund it, while others should be left in the hands of private investors to strengthen. This, according to an expert, will allow the government with its limited resources to concentrate fully on a single aspect to enable it give the best to our teeming population of children.

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Lagos NUT criticises use of CBT in secondary schools

  /   in Education, News 12:29 am   /   Comments

CANDIDATES WRITING UTME IN ABUJA

Lagos—The Lagos State wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, says the introduction of the Computer-Based Test, CBT, in secondary schools examinations may not achieve the desired result. The state NUT Chairman, Mr Segun Raheem, made the assertion in Lagos yesterday. Raheem said the situation might be so because most of the students were not adequately prepared for CBT.

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We are blind, but education helps us see

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blind people

According to the Nigerian Optometric Association, 20 million Nigerians are blind. It is easy to see this number as a statistic, or worse, to make it synonymous with the visually impaired beggars on the street without a hope for tomorrow. But the voices of students from the studios of Vocational Training Centre run by Nigerian Society for the Blind echoes hope from their base in Oshodi, Lagos to the ends of the earth.

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LASUSU to LASG: Don’t blame us for school closure

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Otumba-Fatai-Olukoga

“Rather than engage in propaganda and incorrect allegations against the SUG, we call on government for the sake of posterity to re-open our school, as this prolonged recess is already taking its toll on especially our various final year students, particularly our final year Law students, who must proceed on a compulsory one year programme at the Nigeria Law school. They must not fail to meet up with the October Law school calender,” cautioned the students’ spokesperson

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