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    Education sector: A system rolling along in confusion

    Malam Adamu Adamu

    By Adekunle Adekoya,  General Editor THE way things are today, it is very difficult to believe that Nigeria actually produced scholars and professionals of international renown — Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, BIC Ijomah, ABC Nwosu, Francis Idachaba, Adebola Ashiru, Timothy Akinola Aguda, Philip Emeagwali, Shehu Othman, Abdullahi Mahadi, Attahiru Jega, Ladipo Adamolekun, Cyril Onwumechili, Akin
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    FG places emphasis on science & technology- Anwukah

    THE Minister of State for Education, Prof Anthony Anwukah, has assured Nigeria of the federal government’s commitment to the improvement of science and technology in the country, especially in unity schools. Speaking at the tour of facilities and commissioning of key infrastructure such as 1,200 bed-space girls hostel, staffroom and furniture at the Federal Science and Technical College, Yaba, Lagos State, Anwukah expressed depression over the obsolete and non-functional machines in the College’s work stations.

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    Raising the teaching-learning bar: Could the Finnish way help Nigeria?

    BACK in the days, Finland schools sucked. When they tested the kids among world kids, both Finland and Austria were down the list of nations. Finland didn’t like that so they tried some new ideas and in no time, Finland shot to the top of the world, their students were number one! Finland students have the shortest school days and the shortest school year in the entire western world. They do better by going to school less,” said Moore.

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    Malam Adamu Adamu

    Education Minister lauds NERDC, SIDMACH over e-curriculum solution

    MINISTER Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu has applauded the collaboration between the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC), one of the key parastatals of the Federal Ministry of Education and SIDMACH Technologies Nigeria Limited, towards the e-Curriculum portal project, adding that this unique technological solution is a bold step toward achieving the Federal government’s policy on Information Technology in Education.

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

    How to make students pass UMTE — Educationist

    The major reason accounting for the failure of candidates in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is the inability of many schools to make e-learning a priority, thus making it extremely difficult for candidates to manipulate computer in the exam hall. This revelation came from the Chief Learning Officer of Mandate Private Schools, Akesan, Igando, Lagos, Rev. Sunday Attah. This, according to him, arose from the failure of many schools to anticipate the introduction of computer- based exam in the country. His words: “The reason our students pass UTME excellently well every year is because we were able, far back as 2008, to predict the introduction of computer-based examination in Nigeria and we immediately made e-learning from primary school to SS3 a top priority.

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    Field trip: From left, MD, Vodacom Business Nigeria, Mr Lanre Kolade; Ms Chidera Onyekuru,winner of the quiz competition; Ms Peace Agboola, winner, App Development, both of Clemmy High School and Senior Manager, Product, Vodacom, Mrs Funke Atanda, during a one-day Information and Communication Technology Field Trip to Vodacom facility, in Lagos.

    Vodacom trains 25 female students on ICT

    VODACOM Business Nigeria has trained twenty-five female students of Clemmy High School, Agodo-Egbe, Lagos, on Internet of Things (IoT) as part of its support for the Girls in ICTprogramme. The students who were students from SS1 and SS2 learned how IoT is used in ensuring people’s safety and in securing property in today’s world. They also toured the company’s facilities, exposing them to the importance of connectivity and data security to individuals and businesses in this milieu.

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    Chief Joop Berkhout, Chairman, Safari Books Limited

    Education sector needs complete overhaul – Berkhout

    Chairman, Safari Books Limited, Chief Joop Berkhout, has lamented the decadence in the nation’s education sector, calling for a complete overhaul of the system. Berkhout who stated this in Lagos during the presentation of a biography “I Remember” written by Professor Ladipo Adamolekun said: “The quality of education in Nigeria bears no comparison with the high quality during the 60s and 70s.”

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    IBBU produces beverages from local fruits, herbs and multipurpose mixer

    NUTRTIOUS beverages using native fruits, herbsAccording to the researchers – Dennis Balogu, Cornelius Orishagbemi, Theophilus Ikegwu and Babatunde Jubril- “considering the fact that Niger State is an Agricultural producing state with over 78 per cent of its employed residents in Agriculture, IBB University, Lapai lays emphasis on research that will improve the standard of living and well-being of farmers which will enhance the national food security of Nigeria.

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    President Buhari

    Save education from collapse, proprietors tell Buhari

    ABUJA – PROPRIETORS of Private Schools across the country have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to demonstrate political will to improve the standard of education in Nigeria. The National President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) Dr. Sally Bolujoko said education system is gradually collapsing and most of the officials saddled with the responsibility of managing its resourses are nonchalant, because they have no stake in the system.

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    OIS bags Osun State award

    Olashore International School,OIS, has been conferred with the award of Osun State Outstanding Secondary School Of The Year 2016. This was awarded to the school recently by the Excellent Media South-West Nigeria Excellence Award at Osun State. Annually organized by a group of media in Osun State to include, Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC), Oshogbo, NTA Oshogbo, UniQ FM Illesa, Gold FM Illesa, Orisun FM Ile-Ife, and NTA Ile-Ife, Olashore International School was recognized for its impact and contributions towards improving the standard of education in Osun state.

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    Skype Chief Executive Tony Bates, left, Microsoft Chief Executive,Steve Ballmer, at a news conference in San Francisco on the acquisition:Reuters

    Microsoft, Dynamiss unveil learning solution

    Microsoft, in partnership with Dynamiss Digital Learning Solutions Limited, a teaching and learning digital solutions company, is set to unveil the Dynamiss LP+365 classroom solution, a cloud-based learning platform that transforms the Microsoft Office365 into a school’s virtual learning environment that enables teachers to design and plan the curriculum, deliver subject material, manage coursework and communicate with learners using simple drag and drop technology.

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