Friday March 6th, 2015
Friday March 6th, 2015
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Confusion, irregularities greet 2015 UTME, as exams begin Monday

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Candidates writing the UTME at the University of Abuja, Saturday.

THE 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME billed to commence on Monday, March 9 has been greeted with confusion and irregularities, as candidates struggle to access the website of JAMB to print examination slips without a success.

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Problem of education not curriculum but implementation – Col. Itodo (retd)

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•Col. Dickson Itodo (retd)

COLONEL Dickson A. Itodo (retd.) is the Director of Liberty Square Academy and Presiding Bishop of Liberty Square Ministries with headquarters in Abuja. He served the Nigerian Army for 26 years before he retired in 2001. In this chat with Vanguard Learning in Abuja recently, the former Chief Pharmacist of the Nigerian Army speaks on why he got into the education sector, the challenges, and says those who are in the sector just to make profit will be disappointed

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FG urged to take French language seriously like other subjects

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In its quest to boost the quality of education available to our teeming Nigerian youths, Black Heritage Show Foundation, a non governmental organization has donated French books to five schools in Lagos which teach French Language.

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Online education myths busted

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GIVEN the dire straights Nigerian education has found itself in, with no foreseeable improvement, foreign studies have come to the rescue. And running online programmes with foreign varsities has been an opportunity Nigerians’ desire for better and higher education is being met.

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NBC’s Technical Training Centre: Deepening Nigeria’s talent pool

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Electronic Engineering graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, had a dream of working in an organization that would provide him the platform to practise what he studied in the University. His joy knew no bounds when he was eventually hired by the Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd, NBC, the non-alcoholic beverage giant, as one of the Graduate Trainees in 2013.

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College of Agriculture partners Swiss project on capacity building

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The Federal College of Agriculture, Akure is collaborating in Switzerland Government project aimed at developing manpower for the agric sector.

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Institute partners US university on youths and women empowerment

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Youths and Women empowerment efforts in the Niger Delta region has received a new fillip as Development and Leadership Institute (DLI), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), recently sealed a major partnership agreement with University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, (UAPB) United States.

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Education stakeholders divided over minimum teaching qualification

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*Shekarau

The plans by the Federal Ministry of Education to make bachelor’s degree the minimum teaching qualification in Nigeria has continued to generate mixed reactions from stakeholders in the sector, with some viewing the decision as a tall order, while some others say it will make Nigeria be at par with global best practices, as well as meet global challenges.

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10 year old Nigerian in UK varsity

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Esther Okade

Ten year old Esther Okade, one of UK’s youngest students from Nigeria, has been accepted to start her maths degree at the Open University. Esther, who enrolled three weeks ago, is already top of her class, scoring 100 per cent in a recent test

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We bring ideas, innovations to reality —Julie Momah

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Julie Momah

Dr. (Mrs) Julie Momah is the Centre Manager, Technology Incubation Centre, Lagos; Zonal Coordinator, South-West, Technology Incubation Centres in Nigeria and also the chairperson for Africa Incubation Network. She spoke with Vanguard Learning recently on the activities of the centre saying they encourage research and development results to be commercialised

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NYSC takes health initiative to rural dwellers

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AS part of the measures by the government to improve accessibility to health care services in rural communities, the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Lagos state, has collaborated with the Lagos state Ministry for Rural Development to initiate a rural health project.

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Lagos trains teachers on use of online database

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ICT compliant schools

The Managing Director, Applied Services Limited, Mr Remi Erogbogbo has said that the Lagos State government education management system has been fully computerized to tackle school attendance, subjects attendance, examination records and report cards.

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Provost commends TETFUND over intervention projects

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The Provost of the Federal College of Education, Yola, Professor Abdul-Mumin Sa’ad has commended the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, over its intervention in the upliftment of the nation’s education sector, even as he stated that the institution is embarking on massive upgrading of its facilities to get approval to run more degree programmes.

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Only students properly groomed in ICT can survive — Rector

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The Rector, Delta State Polytechnic, Dr Clara Sogbaike has said that only students properly groomed in Information Technology can survive in a world that has become a “global village. She stated this during the institution’s 13th Matriculation ceremony held recently.

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Education not limited to the classroom — Diamond school

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*Poor northern school

Educating and training the child has been said to be holistic and not secluded to the classroom alone but also in outdoor sports.

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ASUP to commence indefinite strike Wednesday

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ACADEMIC Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, weekend, threatened to embark on indefinite strike from Wednesday if the Federal Government failed to attend to all pending issues raised in its ultimatum. ASUP had on February 11, issued a two-week strike notice to the Federal Government to implement the agreement it reached with the union over four years ago, or it would compel members to down tools.

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Project managers need strong code of ethics —Usman

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The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Aso Savings and Loans, Mr. Hassan Usman has said that project managers in Nigeria need strong codes of ethics and professional conduct to effectively carry out their duties. Usman said this at the 10th Annual Project Management Lecture held at the University of Lagos, UNILAG where he served as guest lecturer recently. The lecture, organized by UNILAG’s Department of building was themed: “National Vision on Housing and Infrastructure: The role of Project Management.”

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The problem with our curriculum

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Unlike quite a number in the profession, Pst. Antoinette Omo-Osagie always wanted to be a teacher. After abandoning a career path in Business Administration, she found her way back to education and specialized in curriculum development. Now principal at Christ the Redeemers College, Shagamu, she shares her thoughts on the education curriculum, students’ performance in examinations, and the need to focus on vocational education. Read on

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Polls: What is in store for education sector?

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FOURTEEN political parties are currently presenting to Nigerians, presidential candidates to be elected come March 28. Nigerians will vote for a president who is expected to carry out his or her party’s manifesto and meet the needs of the teeming populace.

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Varsities Talk: Enters Asaba State University

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

Just when I was developing a mental block about what next to write about, an advertisement in VANGUARD on Monday, February 16, 2015, caught my attention. It announced the opening of Asaba State University, at its temporary site along the Benin-Asaba expressway. Prospective students were asked to apply for admission to study courses on offer. Classes will start in March, that’s right, next month. Before going into my misgivings about the starting date, let me quickly bring to the attention of our readers that, at least two other universities are racing to fling open their gates for admission of students.

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My post-graduate experience at the UK — Edeh, distinction graduand

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Obinna Edeh on his graduation day

Twenty-nine-year-old Obinna Edeh has done Nigeria proud by graduating with distinction from University of Northampton, England, where he obtained a Master of Law in International Criminal Law and Security.

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From Turkey comes boost for education

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WITH Nigeria reportedly losing over N1.5 trillion annually to foreign educational institutions, many are alarmed that the craze for foreign university certificates has been on the increase.

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NOA, UNIABUJA sign MoU on ethics, civic education

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The National Orientation Agency, NOA and the University of Abuja, UNIABUJA, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to partner for a certificate course in patriotism, ethical and cultural value education in Nigeria.

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UNESCO World Book Capital School: Commissioner tasks pupils, teachers

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THE UNESCO World Book Capital Model Primary School, Aggrey Road, has opened for academic activities after the Rivers State Government moved pupils from Banham primary school to the new edifice at Moscow Road, Port Harcourt.

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Campus valentine: When love meets learning…

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The beauty of young love is something that cannot be easily descried with mere words. With less experience in the heartbreak department, young people are unafraid to open up their hearts to ‘love at first sight.’ Although many are disillusioned by their new relationships because of the naivety that sometimes comes with age, many go on to spend their lifetimes with their school mates.

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NAICOM extends funding to universities with sellable programme

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

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has said it is determined to fund Nigerian universities with sellable programmes as it presently partners six varsities from the geo-political zones. NAICOM has also sponsored two PhD undergraduates to study Risk Management and Insurance in Utara University, Malaysia.

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Educationist lists factors that can galvanise education

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African children need a platform to place them on the same level with their counterparts abroad. This was the position of Greensprings School’s Director Mrs Lai Koiki at the eve of the school’s 40th anniversary held in the school boardroom.

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Fashola’s wife commends MTN FoundatIon education initiatives

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First Lady of Lagos State, Dame Emmanuella Abimbola Fashola,

First Lady of Lagos, Dame Abimbola Fashola, on Monday, commissioned seven blocks of modern classrooms for the pupils of Hope Primary School, Ikoyi, Lagos, donated by the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO) and furnished by the MTN Foundation, Social Investment vehicle of MTN Nigeria. The Foundation, which commenced the fourth phase of its Learning Facility Support Project, furnished the new seven-classroom block with modern furnishings including, desks, benches, chairs and tables. Other items include school bags, books, among others.

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Decline in education: Catholic schools must show the light — Cleric

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AGAINST the backdrop of the decline of education quality in the country, the Catholic Church has been charged to rise up again and provide the direction in delivering wholistic education to Nigerians. President of the Association of Catholic Diocesan Directors/Secretaries of Education (NACDDED), Very Rev. Richard Omolade, who gave the charge in Benin at a National Conference of the association, said “we can no longer fold our arms and continue to watch the downward spiral of our educational system.

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How nutrition, contraceptives affect reproductive health

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Plants, in addition to providing the animal kingdom with food, fuel and shelter also synthesize a large variety of chemical substances. These substances include basic metabolites as well as secondary metabolites which includes; phenolic compounds such as alkaloids, glycosides, terpenoids, sterols etc.

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Winners of Enterprise Challenge emerge

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The duo of Mr Nasir Yammama and Miss Ese Odiete, both 24, have finally emerged winners of the British Council Enterprise challenge organised by Virgin Atlantic and Zenith Bank to boost entrepreneurial skills among Nigerian youths. The winners were unveiled at Eko Hotel and suites, Lagos.

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How govt can transform sports through school — KrisBethel

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Government have been charged to look into development of school sports in secondary schools. This charge was given by various stakeholders at the 3rd Inter-House Sports Competition of KrisBethel College, Lagos state.

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