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Breaking news: WAEC to withhold students’ results in 19 states over N4b debt

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He said that a total number of 19 states in the country owe the Council in respect of entry fees for states government sponsored candidates for the May/June 2015 WASSCE noting that some States also still owe the Councils registration fees for the May/June 2014 WASSCE. According to him, the 19 states which are indebted to the tune of N4 billion were not making efforts to pay adding that efforts made by the Councils to get the money from them proved abortive, hence WAEC has resolved to make it public.

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Nigerian graduates globally competitive, says Unilorin VC

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*Fashion Entrepreneur, Mai Atafo, addressing UNILAG students during the "Take A Girl Child to Work" initiative organised by South African High Commission in partnership with MultiChoice Nigeria held at MultiChoice Head Office in Lagos.

The Vice-Chancellor of University of Ilorin (Unilorin), Prof. Abdul Ambali, has said that Nigerian graduates are competing favourably with their peers from across the world.

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UniIorin working to develop Ebola vaccine, says VC

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An image made available by the Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases research laboratory at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases and taken on November 21, 2011, shows laboratory technicians and physicians working on samples during research on the evolving Ebola disease in bats, at the Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases research Laboratory of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in Pretoria. AFP PHOTO

Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali, the Vice-Chancellor of University of Ilorin (Unilorin), says the institution’s Ebola Research Committee is working toward developing a vaccine for the Ebola virus.

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Govt should encourage DFI in education sector – Stella-Marie Omogbai

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Stella-Marie Omogbai

She is intelligent and goal-oriented, Stella-Marie Omogbai, an exceptional alumnus of the university of Benin has proved herself as an outstanding professional in the Nigerian financial sector.

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There is need for improvement in legal education curriculum —Mrs. Elizabeth Idigbe Partner

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Mrs. Elizabeth Idigbe

Mrs. Elizabeth Idigbe is a partner at Punuka Attorneys and Solicitors. A proud alumnus of the University of Benin, she is reputed for her expertise in security documentation, debt factoring and restructuring, company secretarial services and general corporate practise spanning across 25 years. She reminisced on her days at UNIBEN in this interview. Excerpts.

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Unilorin is currently the most preferred public university in Nigeria Prof Charles Ayo Korede

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Prof Charles Ayo Korede

What prompted your desire to study at UNILORIN amongst other Universities in the country? I had my Ph.D degree at UNILORIN while I was lecturing at LAUTECH. There were two factors that prompted my desire namely, quality and proximity. The quality of education was high coupled with the fact that I lived in Ilorin then.

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Amazing facts about Beni American University and it’s 27 year old founder

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“ I had owned some businesses before then, so when we were asked some questions in class, I would know the answers based on my work experience,” he said, “I had a lot of people interested in learning, and it became too much for me. So I created a small platform, a tasking platform, so that I could have all the questions in one place one after the other. So people would post questions there; even people I did not know. At a point, I added a social feature to it.

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JAMB explains admission procedure to protesting candidates, parents

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that the national cut off point for screening of candidates for admission remained the minimum expectation that each candidate desirous of university admission should have. This is contained in a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the board, Dr Fabian Benjamin, made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Lagos.

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Do we really need more universities?(2)

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IF that does not drill a hole in the theory that we need more universities, then let us consider another fact often ignored. There are thousands of empty seats in various universities begging for students. Let us start with Mathematics Department. But, before that, permit me to draw attention to a point made by Professor Soremekun of National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN.

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Rising cultism, corruption in varsities worry me — Cardinal Okogie

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INSPECTION: From left: Mrs. Margaret Aziba, Registrar; Pro-Chancellor, Chief Gilbert Grant; Anthony Cardinal Okogie; and Vice Chancellor, Prof Steve Afolami, all of Augustine University, Ilara, Epe, after inspection of facilities in the university.

THE Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi, has expressed concern over the increasing rate of corruption, cultism and sexual harassment in the Nigerian university system. Speaking to journalists after inspecting facilities in Catholic Arch-diocese of Lagos owned Augustine University, Epe, Lagos State, Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie laid the blame on the doorsteps of the Nigerian Universities Commission, NUC, and the activities of lawmakers and politicians.

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Lecturers tasked on building competence in teaching, learning

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President ITAN, Dr Jimson Olufuye, President, Nigeria Computer Society, Professor Charles Uwadia, and President, Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON), Mr Chris Uwaje

CONSIDERING the importance of teachers to students’ academic success, lecturers have been enjoined to build competence in teaching and learning to boost students’ performance. Professor Sola Akinrinade who gave this charge during a training for top executives in tertiary institutions held in Texas, USA said: “Institutions can enhance their capacity for sustainable development by developing their teaching and learning competencies.”

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UNIOSUN: Sacked workers ask to be re-instated

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The state government had, in a white paper on the report of the visitation panel into the crises in the varsity, handed down various sanctions including outright dismissal of the services of some staff of the institution, which the affected staff have faulted, saying it failed all normal norms and asked the state government to take another look at their sanctions.

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Learners deserve world-class educational resources — Pearson

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“The Nigerian-centric resources have been specifically developed to meet the requirements of the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) in achieving Universal Basic Education curriculum compliance” adding that “New curriculum resources from Pearson’s popular United Kingdom series are now also available in Nigeria”.

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Embrace good morals to better the nation – Ojeikere

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“If there is anything a child needs in life, these are the basics, and if we should have these qualities in the leaders of tomorrow, I think this nation will be the better of.” She said. Guests at the event were entertained with cultural dance, musical display and others fun packed activities by the pupils of the school.

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UNESCO hosts students on acquisition of skills

  /   in Education, News 10:05 pm   /   Comments

TO promote its mission to empower youths through acquisition of skills and knowledge for the world of work, Yaba College of Technology’s (YABATECH), International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, (UNEVOC) has hosted students of YABATECH on the first World Youth Skills Day, in order to address youth unemployment and enhance self-employment.

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Mi-Genius Psychological Test helps students discover potentials — Wellspring

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In order to assist students discover their potentials early in life, the Principal, Wellspring College, Omole, Lagos, Mrs Oluwayemisi Oloriade has urged stakeholders in education sector to conduct Mi-Genius Psychological Test for students. She explained that the test will prevent students from going into studies and careers that they will be struggling with to succeed.

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Researcher makes health products from African palm weevil, earthworm, snail

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•Dr. Cordelia Ebenebe...Chickens are tasteless these days because of the lack of animal protein in the feed

“Another area of my research is in the use of earthworm in livestock feed production because presently, the cost of fishmeal which is the major animal protein source in livestock feed is very high and so many people in the feed industry no longer produce feed with animal protein and that is a problem. You will discover that these days, chickens are tasteless because of the lack of animal protein in their feed.

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AUST ready for World Bank funding – NUC

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The danger of Nigeria losing the sum of eight million dollars is over as the African University of Science and Technology, AUST,Abuja, has been declared ready for World Bank funding. The declaration by the World Bank on Thursday, July 2, 2015 will see AUST as one of the 19 African Centres of Excellence (ACEs) and one of the 10 in Nigeria.

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Osun strike beyond payment of salaries – CASUOSTI

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The Council of Academic Staff Unions of Osun State-owned Tertiary Institutions (CASUOSTI) has said the on-going strike by the various academic unions, especially those of state-owned tertiary institutions in the state, is beyond the issue of unpaid salaries as being insinuated in some quarters.

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Do we really need more universities? (1)

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AmericanUniversityNigeria

The surest way to incur the wrath of a lot of “sensible” people, including well-educated individuals, is to question conventional “wisdom.” It was the practice in every country in Europe to ostracize or even kill anyone advancing what is regarded as heresy or blaspheme.

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GEC: Over 7000 students offered admission abroad in 14yrs

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JAMB-computer-based-test

“The challenges we face in Nigeria do make us all focused and determined to succeed. This is reflected by the sound academic delivery of the pragramme to guide the wards to a successful outcome, overcoming the day-to-day challenges that they have faced such as lack of electricity, traffic,” he said.

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Perm Sec lauds Wellspring College for Art excellence

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PERMANENT Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mrs Omolara Erogbogbo has lauded Wellspring College, Omole, Lagos, for their outstanding performance and emerging second runner-up in the Vision Inter-School Art Challenge organised by Friesland Campina WAMCO recently.

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Rotary equips public schools with computers, others

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With a view of providing scholarships to 20 deserving public school students, 25 computer units to five schools and 2,000 dictionaries to 20 public schools in Amuwo and Ojo communities, Rotary Club of Amuwo R1, District 9110, has installed it’s 29th President in the person of Rotarian Patrick Ejiogu, who pledged to lead with integrity, transparency, competence and team spirit.

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Nigerians to get Yale varsity scholarship as alumni launch club

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“Once a student passes through the competitive undergraduate admission process, he or she does not have to worry about finance they will be on full scholarship.’’

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UNIOSUN: Sacked workers ask to be re-instated

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Three principal officers whose appointments at the Osun State University, UNIOSUN, were recently terminated by the state government have faulted the action and are asking to be re-instated, saying they were unduly treated.

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Educationist urges institutions to focus on talent development

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An educationist and Director of Cayley College, Dr Mary Iyayi, has called on educational institutions to focus on talent development which is key to developing the innate potentials of the students. The need to improve the mind of the students also helps them engage in better self-expression which aids learning capabilities.

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Understanding your greatest asset: Your mind (1)

  /   in Education, News 7:23 pm   /   Comments

One day, an oil company executive informed the farmer that there might be oil on his property and agreed to pay him royalties for drilling rights. The farmer consented. The oil company went to work on the land. Guess what? They hit a gusher. In actuality, over a hundred barrels of oil flowed before they were able to cap and control it. What happened to the farmer? He became an instant millionaire or what do you think?

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Amuwo Odofin schools: Facing prolonged neglect

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•The caving roof of Festac Junior Grammar School, Amuwo Odofin, as at last Thursday...

“The ugly sight we saw in some of these schools is definitely an awakening call. Things are changing, and everybody is embracing that mantra change. We will see what we can do to the best of our abilities to see that these schools witness massive infrastructural facelift when legislative activities take full gear in the state,’’

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Vocation & Technical Education – Key to improving Nigeria’s development (Part 1)

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Technical education is a planned programme of courses and learning experiences that begins with exploration of career options, supports basic academic and life skills, and enables achievement of high academic standards, leadership, preparation for industry-defined work, and advanced and continuing education. Vocational education and training prepares learners for careers that are based in manual or practical activities, traditionally non-academic and totally related to a specific trade, occupation or vocation.

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GEC powers overseas admission for 7,000 students in 14yrs

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Over 7000 Nigerian students have been offered admission to school abroad through Global Education Counseling (GEC) in the last 14 years. Meanwhile, about eight students graduated penultimate week, from its Management Education Training (MET) centre in Lagos to study at Debreceen University in Hungary.

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Entrepreneurship is solution for unemployment – SBN

  /   in Education, News 12:00 am   /   Comments

“Youth empowerment and how to network was why I left my legislative work and came to Nigeria because I am passionate about youth empowerment. Life is all about determination, once you have determined to do a thing, definitely, you can achieve it.

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UNIZIK makes Formula One car, welding electrode from local materials

  /   in Education, News 8:22 pm   /   Comments

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The solution to a problem lies within the problem, says a Chinese proverb, and so some students of the Department of Mechanical Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Solomon Nwaigbo, coordinator of Chisco Institute of Transportation Studies, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, decided to look inwards. They came up with some interesting products that Nigeria can export to the world. He spoke to Vanguard Learning in his office.

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