Friday April 18th, 2014
Friday April 18th, 2014
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Don advocates gender policies in varsities

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A UNIVERSITY TEACHER and Director, Centre for Gender and Development Studies, Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado-Ekiti, Professor Olabisi Aina has called for the introduction of gender policies in Nigerian universities.

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WASSCE: Odubela cautions principals against imposition of penalties

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THE Ogun State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Segun Odubela has enjoined principals of public secondary schools in the State not to prevent any student from writing the on-going West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE) under any circumstances.

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Unemployment: ‘Start business concept now’

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STUDENTS of Loral International School, Festac Town, Lagos, have been advised to imbibe the idea of business, even at their early age, to promote entrepreneurship in future. This was disclosed by Dr. Ramon Mukaila, the guest speaker at the recent Business and Technology week held at the school.

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ASUP, COEASU Strikes: Isn’t the President’s intervention belated?

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

AFTER polytechnic students have lost an entire academic session to the 171 day strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, and Colleges of Education have been shut for nearly four months, President Goodluck Jonathan is reported to have intervened into the situation. While some stakeholders observe this development with caution, some others say it is a little too late.

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Osun: Reclassification’s not about building schools — Oyetundan

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The reclassification is one of the series of policy options adopted by the government to address perceived ills. There are so many aspects to the ills. To a group of people who needed quality education, what we had was non existent, the system had been left to rot and the result of course, reflected the rot. We were not getting satisfactory results.

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Researchers find key protein link in cancer growth

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MALIGNANT neoplasia, popularly called cancer, is said to kill about 10,000 Nigerians yearly. Whether this is true or not is not the issue. The fact still remains that many die from various types of cancer annually but the good news is that succour is coming the way of sufferers through the work of some biophysicists at Rice University, USA-based Center for Theoretical Biological Physics (CTBP).

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Rivers inducts Exam Ethics Marshals to boost examination conduct

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RIVERS State Government (RSG) has Inaugurated its Exam Ethics Marshals in the State. The Inauguration took place during the induction ceremony of the Marshals at the Alfred Diete Spiff Civic Centre in Port Harcourt.

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Why Basic Education remains a challenge in Nigeria —Wike

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Barr. Nyesom Wike

DESPITE the allocation of over N237 billion for basic education between 2009 and 2013, recent data shows that only about three million more students were admitted into the nation’s primary schools. With the population growth witnessed over the past four years, it is no wonder Nigeria’s 10.5 million out-of- school children are still unaccounted for.

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Hands off varsities, Jonathan warns host communities

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PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has urged university host communities to respect the sanctity and federal character of institutions located in their areas.

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VC chides shabbily dressed freshmen, as LASU matriculates 1,119

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LAST Friday, will forever remain a memorable day for scores of new students of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, who were chided by Prof. John Obafunwa, the Vice- Chancellor of the university, for improper dressing to the matriculation ceremony of the 2013/2014 academic session.

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Learning with celebrities symposium holds today

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Pat Utomi

Geared towards encouraging students to stay in school and embrace excellence, the notion of education as a primary focus in the pursuit of their careers, West Genius Network is organising a symposium.

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SAED: Tara, Bayo inspire Corps members on industry

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Bayo Omoboriowo, the 2012 National climate change photo contest winner and a graduate of Applied Chemistry at the Lagos State University who was top of his class while in school said he developed passion for photography after a four-day training he had during his National Youth Service Corps.

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Graduate with 1st class, be rewarded with Masters, PhD scholarship — Utuama

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New LASU School of Transport completed within one year

THE Delta State Deputy Governor, Professor Amos Utuama, has charged students across tertiary institutions in the state to work very hard in their various institutions in order to ensure that they graduate in flying colours.

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AUN career fair for alumni, an innovation

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A POPULAR adage says that giving a cup of water to the monkey is not the issue but getting your cup back. This can be likened to the situation of graduates in Nigeria today. Graduating from the university, is no longer the issue but life after school.

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Atiku, Dantata, Freeman sponsor scholarships

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ALHAJI Tajuddeen Dantata and Mr. Jon Freeman, two Board members of the American University of Nigeria, in October last year, decided to honour one of their Board colleagues, Dr Enyantu Ifenne, by sponsoring two scholarships in her name for JAMB candidates entering AUN.

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Technology transfer: FG, Huawei boost IT education with N315m

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AS part of its technology transfer commitment in providing more training opportunities to Nigeria in 2014, the Vice- President of the leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, Huawei West Africa, Mr. Hover Gao has disclosed that the company in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Communications Technology, FMCT haS committed about N315 million in ICT training in Nigeria.

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Amosun assures OSCOTECH of govt support

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THE Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has assured the students and management of the Ogun State College of Health Technology (OSCOTECH), Ilese-Ijebu of government’s support in its quest to blaze the trail in the training of middle-level manpower in the health care sector in Nigeria. The governor stated this last Thursday during the first convocation ceremony of the College.

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Meet UNILAG undergraduate who developed Wazobia Bible application

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Kayode Sowole, a 400-level Computer Science student of University of Lagos who won the ‘Best Student App’ for developing the Wazobia Bible application which allows people to read the bible in Pidgin, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba and all English translations offline. In this interview with Vanguard Learning, he speaks on his inspiration for application development. Excerpts

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UTME: Chrisgate gives guidelines for success

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An official of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps screening candidates for the Unified Tertiary matriculation Examination at the African Church Grammer School Ita-Eko in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Saturday.

PRESIDENT, Chrisgate International, Mr Christopher Alabi, has warned the 2014 Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates not to rely much on their brilliance while tackling the questions, saying that smartness and timeliness in answering questions within the limited time count.

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Universities convocation addresses series (2)

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Pix From Left; Prof Aize Obayan Vice Chancellor Covenant University, Dr Daivd Oyedepo, Chancellor Covenant University, Prof Olugbemro Jegede, Sec Gen Association of African Universities, / Guest Speaker,  at the 6th Convocation Ceremony of Covenant University. PHOTO; Kehinde Gbadamosi

I HAVE structured the lecture into 12 parts. I begin with a brief introduction to the political economy of mineral resources, followed by a description of the critical importance of minerals in modern civilisation.

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NFLV Stakeholders slam HODs over admission racketeering

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ACTING Director-General and Chief Executive of the Nigeria French Language Village, Dr Matthew Alawode has lamented the low patronage of the language school by Nigerian students.

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Novel dual active antifungal & biocide extract

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THE Federal Government’s dream of making Nigeria world’s hub for leather processing is being realised as a wholly indigenous start-up company, Berekotry Detergent Ltd. based in Iseyin, Oyo State, has discovered, through its cellulose fusion technology, a dual active antifungal and biocide extract with fast efficiency in leather dehairing, allegedly the fastest in the world now.

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DEATH AT NIS APTITUDE TEST: Educationists make case for unemployed youths

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NIGERIA, Abuja : Job-seekers applying for work at the Nigerian immigration department scramble as their exam papers fly in the air, on the pitch of Abuja National Stadium, on March 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO

Over 50 per cent of the Nigerian youth population is unemployed. A recent survey puts the figure at 54 per cent. This figure was reduced by about 16 people over the weekend, not as a result of job provision, but by the claws of death at the recent Nigerian Immigration Service recruitment exercise. Blame it on unemployment, experts say, and they could not be farther from the truth

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Amosun assures OSCOTECH of govt support

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Ibikunle Amosun has assured the students and management of Ogun State College of Health Technology (OSCOTECH), Ilese-Ijebu of government support in its quest to blaze the trail in the training of middle-level manpower in the health care sector in Nigeria

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ERC condemns NANS’ participation in National Conference

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The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) has called upon all students’ unions across tertiary institutions in the nation to condemn the participation of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) at the ongoing national conference.

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Minister, Pacesetters Academy make case for school sports

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Tamuno Danagogo

The Minister of Sports, Dr. Tamuno Danagogo, has called on parents to encourage their wards to take active part in school sports.

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Osun: Group seeks education reforms sustenance

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Education is not only instilling knowledge, but awakening the enormous creative potential that lies within each one of us, enabling us develop to our fullest potential and better contribute to the societies in which we live.” — Dr. Frederico Major, former Director-General of UNESCO.

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Community library will improve learning, raise education standard — Shonekan

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Chief Ernest Shonekan(right) with Gen. Ibrahim Babangida during the Council of State meeting held recently in Abuja.

Last Tuesday, people of like minds in both academic and private sectors stormed Ijebu-Imushin in Ogun State and established community libraries to revamp the dwindling reading culture of its children

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17 students receive MSDF scholarship

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Seventeen brilliant but indigent students drawn from JSS 1 and SS1 classes in public schools in Delta State, had their hope of getting quality education renewed courtesy of Morgan Smart Development Foundation (MSDF).

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How scholarship boosted my academic performance —Scholar

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Miss Ojo Halleluyah Ebunoluwa, 20, who studied Mathematics at the University of Ibadan shares her experience with Vanguard Learning of how she graduated with the help of a scholarship when all hope was lost because her parents are retired civil servants. Excerpts: By Tare Youdeowei What course did you study? I studied Mathematics at the

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Spend money on education, not Confab, Poly students protest in Lagos

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Hundreds of students of various polytechnics took to the streets of Lagos, on Monday, to protest the lingering strike embarked upon by academic unions in polytechnics, demanding that President Goodluck Jonathan spend the money earmarked for the National Conference on the education sector.

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What we expect from would-be Education Minister —Stakeholders

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Minister of State for Eduction, Barrister Esenwo Nyesom Wike

SIX months after the sack of Professor Ruqayyatu Rufai as Minister of Education, stakeholders in the sector anticipate the appointment of a new minister of education considering the recent cabinet reshuffle by President Goodluck Jonathan. Some of them, who spoke to Vanguard Learning, suggested the essential qualities that would be required in a Minister who can rescue the sector from its present` turmoil

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