Thursday November 27th, 2014
Thursday November 27th, 2014
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Ebola: Have schools jettisoned preventive measures?

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ebola-check1

ABOUT two months after schools re-opened behind schedule due to the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, it seems that the instituted regulations and hygiene policies have been abandoned by staff, students and management of some public and private schools.

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Policeman kills first class graduate

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Acting Police IG Sulaiman Abba

Thirty-year-old first class graduate of Economics from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Moses Murtala Aminu was shot dead by a constable with the Nigeria Police. Moses had on Sunday, left his No. 67 Ahmadu Ahidjo Street, Narayi High Cost family residence for a party in Barnawa, Kaduna State.

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Reading culture: Ex-minister provides antidote

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A home with a mini library

FORMER Minister of State for Education, Prof. Jerry Agada has identified intra and inter-schools debate competition, as one of the best ways of improving the dwindling reading culture among students in the country.

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AAUA graduates 6,341, 26 bag 1st Class

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A cross section of University graduates

ADEKUNLE Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, graduated 6, 341 at its 5th Convocation ceremony held onThursday 6th and Friday 7th, November, 2014. Of this number, 26 received first class degrees. The Vice- Chancellor, Prof. Femi Mimiko, revealed this during a Press conference kick-starting the convocation ceremony.

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Education for All: E-learning, way to go

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Mr. Salvation Alibor...Students can learn online and interact physically with lecturers only as the need arises

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” This famous quote by Derek Curtis Bok, an American lawyer, educator and former president of Harvard University, holds so true especially for Nigeria. An ignorant man is a time bomb waiting to explode. Bok is simply saying that the disadvantages of not having an education far outweigh the cost of getting a good education.

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ZODML laments 20% import duty on books, donates four libraries

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A typical library

Chief Executive Officer of ZODML, Mrs. Ifeoma Esiri, has lamented reports about a 20 per cent import duty the Federal Government placed on imported books, saying that literacy level in Nigeria is extremely low and the absence of functional school libraries has a lot to do with the situation. She averred, “An imposition of import duty of whatever amount can only turn a very bad situation into a monumental catastrophe.”

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Pitan laments rot in educational sector

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*Over-crowded class in the school

FORMER Commissioner for Education and governorship aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Dr Leke Pitan has said that the rot in the educational sector in the country can only be erased with a holistic approach to human capital development oriented programme for the administrative and teaching personnel of primary and secondary schools in the country.

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Lagos builds e-based learning outfit

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From left: Mr. Remi Ibirogba, Commissioner, Information and Strategy, Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos and Mr. Lateef Raji, Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, during the Governor’s Press briefing on Ebola Virus, at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye, has said that the state government is building an ultra modern e-based learning outfit that will incorporate e-instructional television, e-classroom and e-drama, among others, which would be accessible to all learners and teachers in the state in particular and the world in general.

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Varsities Talk: Why Nigeria might never land on a comet (1)

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PROTEST—University of Lagos students protesting the re-naming of the institution after late MKO Abiola yesterday in Lagos.

That story titled GOVT HOUSES COSTLIER THAN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES went on to reveal that Akwa Ibom State spent a total of N34bn on two projects – N16bn on the government house and N18bn on a Banquet Hall. On the latter, one must ask, how many banquets does the state government hold every year to justify that expenditure?

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Rivers domesticates revised national curriculum

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*Governor, Rotimi Amaechi

THE Rivers State Ministry of Education has commenced the domestication of the new nine-year Revised Basic Education Curriculum, BEC. The state kick-started the implementation of the revised BEC with a two-day sensitization program for teachers, head teachers, principals of junior secondary schools and education secretaries in the 23 local government areas of the state, at the Model Girls Secondary School, Rumueme, Port Harcourt. The workshop was organised by the Rivers State Ministry of Education to intimate the school managers on how to implement the revised curriculum.

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Teachers’ retraining a must for quality education —NTI

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Oshiomhole and one of the state's  teacher

THE training and retraining of teachers through upgrading of their qualifications, capacity`-building through workshop and seminars is a must for a nation like Nigeria to have the best in the educational sector, the Director-General of National Teachers Institute, NTI, Kaduna, Dr Aminu Ladan Sharehu has said.

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Don tasks tertiary institutions on electricity challenges

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Electricity-new

A professor of electrical and electronics engineering, Covenant University, Ota, has called on tertiary institutions in the country to assist in tackling the many challenges bedevilling electricity supply in the country.

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Covenant varsity partners Lancaster on teaching, research

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Covenant University, Ota

The administration of Lancaster University, Ota has expressed their desire to partner with Covenant University (CU) on teaching research and summer school. This was stated during a visit by Lancaster team to Covenant University recently.

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TETFUND charges scholars on positive Research

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SCHOLARSHIP

A MEMBER of the Board of Trustees, Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, representing the South-West, Lady Anna Kolawole has charged scholars to carry out research that would bring about positive economic growth and development to Nigeria.

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OOU gets IPMA centre

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*UNIJOS student on campus

Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State has been approved by the International Professional Managers Association (IPMA), UK as its first advanced internationally accredited collaborative centre for professional excellence in Business Administration and Management in Nigeria.

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ICT breaks the wings of corruption — FAKAE, RSUST Vice-Chancellor

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By Adekunle Adekoya, General Editor LAST month, precisely from October 12 through 16, the Gulf International Technology Exhibition, GITEX, held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. As far as technology shows go, it is rated as the numero uno event in the MEASA (Middle East, Africa, and Asia) region. By far, the world’s number one

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Pitan laments rot in education sector

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Former Commissioner for Education and governorship aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Dr Leke Pitan, has said that the rot in the education sector in the country can only be erased with a holistic approach to human capital development- oriented programme for the administrative and teaching personnel of primary and secondary schools in the country.

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NBL commissions 80-seater library in Emotan College, Benin

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AN eighty-seater library built, equipped and donated to Emotan College Benin by Nigerian Breweries Plc has been commissioned by the management of the company.

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of NBL , Mr. Nicolaas Vervelde while commissioning the project said the aim of embarking on the project was to address the infrastructural challenges in the education sector.

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Business Education, recipe for employment — Trimnel

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In line with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, aimed at building capacity for young and upcoming entrepreneurs and stimulating young adult development, Diamond Bank has prescribed enhanced business education as a major recipe for fighting the scourge of unemployment, noting that it will boost the outcome of vocational skills in Nigeria.

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Education For All: E-learning, way to go

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“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” This famous quote by Derek Curtis Bok, an American lawyer, educator and former president of Harvard University, holds so true especially in Nigeria. An ignorant man is a time bomb waiting to explode. Bok is simply saying that the disadvantages of not having an education far outweigh the cost of getting a good education.

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Poverty made me the best, Bells Tech University Best Graduate

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Gideon Oluwaseun Afolayan lost his father, Pa James Afolayan when he was just seven years old. His mother was the youngest of many wives, and he, the last of the six children from his mother.

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NYSC DG tasks corps members on election credibility

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The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier-General Johnson Olawunmi, has tasked corps members to sustain the credibility the scheme has given to the election process in the country.

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Westministers College partners foreign varsities

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Westminster College, Lagos, was recently visited by Dr. Andrew Carruthers to strengthen the relationship between the college and the University of Bradford.

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Covenant University matriculates 2022 students

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Covenant University, Ota, on Saturday matriculated a total of 2022 students into her undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for the 2014/2015 academic session.

This figure which represented a total of 1,868 undergraduate and 154 post-graduate students, saw the students swear the oath of matriculation at the event witnessed by parents, friends and well wishers.

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More schools receive MultiChoice resource centres

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MultiChoice, Nigeria’s leading pay-TV operator, has returned to Lagos State for the third time since inception of its resource centre project in 2004, to inaugurate 10 additional centres. This brings the total in the state to 18.

In its eighth phase, MultiChoice Resource Centre project has grown from four centres at inception in 2004 to 312 in 29 states in 2014. At inception of the project, Lagos got three centres with an additional five in 2013

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Varsity talk: The fate of universities with under $80 oil?…bleak

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For instance, there is no single state university in Nigeria, LASU included, which offers law or medicine and which also has full accreditation. Our future Attorney Generals and Chief Medical Directors are being trained in schools which should have been closed long ago. The reasons are not hard to discover.

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Education for all in 2015: Mirage or reality for Nigeria?

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back-to-school

WHEN 164 countries, Nigeria inclusive, pledged to achieve Education for All by 2015 at a World Education Forum in Dakar Senegal in 2000, hopes were high that, by 2015, all school-age children would have access to education while adult illiteracy would be a thing of the past. This was because 15 years was such a long time to achieve such a goal.

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N3b research grants is too small for Nigeria—Nnaji

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Barth Nnaji, former Minister of Power

FORMER Minister of Power and Chief Executive Officer of Geometric Power Limited, Professor Bart Nnaji, yesterday, said the N3billion intervention grant given for research by the federal government to tertiary institutions is too small to encourage research development.

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We have young people who have no idea of their history —MAUTECH VC

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Prof. Kyari Mohammed

Professor Kyari Mohammed is the Vice-Chancellor of Modibbo Adama University of Technology, MAUTECH, Yola, Adamawa State.

In this chat with Vanguard Learning in Yola, the Professor of History and Director of the Centre for Peace and Security Studies at the university, speaks on the removal of history from secondary school curriculum and its impact on society. He says that part of the problem bedevilling the nation is the fact that many of the youths know next to nothing about the history of Nigeria.

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Certification without content is the bane of Nigerian education – Prof Kila

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Students writing exam

PROFESSOR Anthony Kila has stated that the bane of Nigerian education began when people decided to have certificate without the corresponding content of certification.

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How MUSON scholar excels in American varsity

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•Agatha Ibeazor

Miss Agatha Ibeazor, a beneficiary of MTN  Foundation scholarship scheme at the MUSON centre, Lagos, and a scholar of late Dr. Levi Ajuonuma, to study music at the Truman State University in the United States, where she bagged a degree in Music. In this interview, she spoke of her feat in Music in the USA

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Mind Builders School awards scholarship to 6 best students

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Cross section of the six awardees of Mind Builders School scholarship scheme held in Lagos.

MIND Builders School has announced scholarship awards to six outstanding pupils who excelled in various criteria and subjects. This was disclosed by the school authority during their 2013/2014 prize giving day where several prizes were given to outstanding pupils.

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