Tuesday May 26th, 2015
Tuesday May 26th, 2015
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CIS pushes for accreditation of professional diploma

  /   in Education, News 12:46 am   /   Comments

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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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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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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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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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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

  /   in Education, News 12:40 am   /   Comments

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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NAS tasks Buhari on street children

  /   in Education, News 12:36 am   /   Comments

Buhari-victory

The National Association of Seadogs (NAS), a support Foundation for children based NGO’s, has called on Nigeria’s President-elect, General Mohammadu Buhari Rtd. to get street children out of street and get them into school. This according to the group was necessary due to the rising number of street children, saying it is everyone’s responsibility to cater for the street child around.

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COWLSO donates block of classrooms, ICT centre to Ikorodu schools

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First Lady of Lagos State, Dame Emmanuella Abimbola Fashola,

Led by the wife of the state governor, Dame Emmanuel Abimbola Fashola, members of the Committee of Wives of Lagos State Senior Officials, COWLSO, yesterday, trouped to Ikorodu area of Lagos where they commissioned two buildings in two primary schools. The first port-of-call was the Owode Primary School where a fully-equipped ICT centre built by the committee stood gallantly, while the second was the Muslim Primary School where a massive block of six classrooms, also built by the committee, stood.

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38 pupils enjoy Enugu govt scholarships to varsity

  /   in Education, News 12:50 am   /   Comments

SCHOLARSHIP

Following the People’s Democratic Party gubernatorial campaign promise of Enugu state government at Udenu local government area to train 38 pupils of Inland primary school, Imilike-Enu to first year students in the university and promote five teachers of the school to the next grade level in civil service, both the council chairman Mr. Amechi Nwodo, teachers and parents of the beneficiaries have appealed to the state government not to renege its promise to the children.

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24 of 210 students graduate with first class at AUN

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AUN-Convocation

A total number of 210 students took part in the 7th Commencement ceremony of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) Yola, Adamawa State on Saturday, May 9, 2015. A breakdown of the number shows that 184 of the graduands received Bachelor’s, 19 master’s and seven received post-graduate diploma in management.

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So you want to go to Law School? (1)

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“Wonders never cease…” Anonymous In July last year, in a two-part series, we published on this page an article titled SO YOU WANT TO BE A LAWYER. That was published in response to the question posed by a parent to me whose son/daughter was about to make a choice of university.

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Quality of primary education remains worrisome — HDI

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A non-government organization, Human Development Initiatives (HDI) in collaboration with other partners, have kicked off a project on improving and enhancing governance and accountability for quality, effective and accessible primary and junior secondary education at the Local Government in Nigeria relative to Universal Basic Education (UBE) statutory and policy framework.

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Lagos SUBEB trains 5,223 in literacy, numeracy teaching skills

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Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye (middle); Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mrs. Omolara Erogbogbo (3rd right) and delegates from Sokoto and Bauschi States SUBEB.

FIVE thousand, two hundred and twenty three participants, comprising the state school improvement team, school improvement officers, education secretaries, heads of sections, head teachers and class teachers have been trained on literacy and numeracy teaching skills while 743 head teachers participated in a four day leadership training programme organised by the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board.

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DELSU’s Oleh campus should be a varsity — Prof Mordi

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I can’t say this without actually thanking the then Commissioner for Higher Education, Prof Hope Eghagha who was untiring in his efforts because when I was there the DPP which was the main opposition political party took a page of a newspaper to lambast the PDP government and actually showed that the faculty of Engineering as it were at that time was bushy. I remember vividly the day the Commissioner came visiting and had to do some clearing to get him into the place and from then on, he ensured that contractors were regularly on site and they delivered the Administrative block and on other block and made sure that a second block was ready with one of the two laboratories.

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Uduaghan tasks tertiary institutions on annual convocation

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UDUAGHAN

DELTA State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has urged institutions of higher learning in the state to organize annual convocation for their graduating students. The Governor made the call at the weekend during the first combined convocation ceremony of the Delta State Polytechnic, Otefe-Oghara, Ethiope West local government area of the state. According to him, annual convocation ceremonies were vital in institutions of higher learning as it encourages students to strive towards completing the academic work with their mates.

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ICAN re-accredits Caleb varsity’s accounting programme

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Prof. Ayodeji-Olukoju

“We are giving the parents the best quality and we will not stop at anything to make our students to compete favourably with their peers anywhere and to succeed in their academic endeavor,” the Vice-Chancellor said. He attributed the giant stride attained by the university in all spheres of its development to the support of the founder, Dr. Oladega Adebogun, the lecturers and students, saying without their dedication and commitment in all ramifications, “we would not have achieved this far.”

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‘How incoming govt can re-organize education sector’

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“The big mistake government is making is that it thinks it’s only the Federal or State governments alone bring development to Nigeria. So, there are genuine people who are interested in developing their nation, government can extend a hand of fellowship to these people, not those who will abuse the system. Constant checks can also be done on these people, if they are given grants. By the time grants are given to about 3, 000 of such organizations, government must have created over 3, 000 new jobs.

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2015 National Spelling Bee winner represents Nigeria in America

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Spelling Bee 2015 Winner, Ohuabunwa Onyinyechi,

Deafening cheers and applause enveloped the NECA hall, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos on Friday, May 8 as Ohuabunwa Onyinyechi of Cherry Field College, Jikwoyi, Abuja was declared the winner of the 2015 National Spelling Bee Competition, defeating 44 other finalists to clinch the star prize of a Virgin Atlantic return ticket to the 88th Scripps Spelling Bee Competition, USA, as well as a N200,000 cash gift from Beta Malt along with other goodies from Beta Malt and Indomie Noodles.

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ICT knowledge driving students’ exams performance

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Some of the students being shown how to use laptop computers during the demonstration exercise

It is a common knowledge that Information Communication Technology (ICT) has revolutionised the everyday life of individuals and organisations. As affirmed by the United Nations in its 2008 report ( Global Information Society: A Statistical View), ICT has become so important in ushering the much needed development in third world countries. It is widely believed that what constitutes nation’s wealth is gradually shifting from the possession of abundant mineral resources to technological capacity.

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Operations of education agencies shrouded in secrecy, NANS alleges

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ABUJA — The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has expressed resentment over the manner agencies under the education ministry, particularly the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Examination (JAMB) were being run, saying their operations were embedded in secrecy. The group also revealed that they were compiling some disturbing findings in the agencies, which it would soon forward to the anti-graft agencies for proper investigation.

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