Friday April 25th, 2014
Friday April 25th, 2014
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Over 50 UK institutions to storm Nigeria, Ghana for 6th UKEAS edu fair

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One of the leading educational advisory organizations in Nigeria, the United Kingdom Education Advisory Service (UKEAS) is set to bring representatives from over 50 UK Universities and colleges to Nigeria and Ghana for an International Education fair this April and May.

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WASSCE performance: Students decline in English, Gen Maths

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Cross section of candidates during an exam

A RECENT report of the last West African Se-nior School Certificate, WASSCE, showed a decline in students’ performance in English Language and General Mathematics but an improvement in the performance of candidates in Arabic, Igbo, Islamic Studies, and CRK.

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Why UTME performance keeps dropping…

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Screening  of candidates for the UTME Examinations at the Abubakar Mahmud Gummi International Islamic Centre, Asokoro, Abuja.Photo: Abayomi Adeshida.

IN 2011, 2,892 candidates scored above 300 in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME. In a sad turn of events, the performance has nosedived drastically since then; only three candidates scored 300 and above in 2012 with the number increasing slightly to 10 in 2013.

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Young Nigerian makes chair, stool from waste paper

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A young Nigerian, Mr. Zege Aondofa, a 2012 Mass Communication graduate from Benue State University, says he is in love with the word ‘recycling’ and has, therefore, taken paper recycling a notch higher. Currently awaiting his call-up letter for the compulsory one year national service to his fatherland, Zege has made chairs and dressing tables from paper. In this chat with Vanguard Learning in Yola, Zege speaks on his passion for recycling and what he has been able to achieve so far

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Yaba Tech’s Erg holds 3rd biennial conference on environmental issues

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*From left:  Mr. Godwin Ovioma, Mr Martins Nzekwe, Dr. Loretta Ofodile, Mr Banji Okesoto, Mr N.M.C Nwakanma, Mr Kayode Oluyo and Dr Funmi Doherty, members of ERG, Yaba Tech.

LEARNING never stops. Amidst ongoing strike in polytechnics and colleges of higher learning, the Environment Research Group (ERG), of Yaba College of Technology; comprising members from environment, engineering, science and technology departments of the school, has held her 3rd International Biennial Conference on Environmental Issues.

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ECOWAS students recognise Ehimiaghe

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*Rev (Mrs.) Rosemary Ohio-Ehimiaghe, Proprietress, Ostra Private School, Ago-Palace Way, Okota, Isolo, Lagos (middle) with Mr. James Dedume, the school coordinator (left), and Mr. Ale Martins Babatunde, Manager, Ostra Halls and Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, during the presentation of the Kwame Nkrumah Exemplary Leadership Honour by the West African Students Union Parliament (WASUP) to the proprietress for hard work and dedication to human capital development, in Lagos.

FORMER American President, Harry S. Truman once said: “Do your duty and history will do you Justice.” This statement summarized why the West African Students Union Parliament (WASUP) recently decorated Reverend Rosemary Ehimiaghe, the Proprietress of Ostra Private School, Ago, Okota, Lagos with 2013/2014 Kwame Nkrumah exemplary leadership honour for work and dedication to human capital development.”

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Don appointed Anambra Commissioner for Education

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THE second Nigerian female Professor of Mass Communication, Prof. Kate Azuka Omenugha, has just been appointed the Anambra State Commissioner for Education, by Governor Willie Obiano.

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Varsities Talk: Fulani herdsmen and threat to the Nigerian economy

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The term Janjaweed in Arabic translates to “a man with a gun on a horse”.

Nigerians in at least, 17 states are up in arms against the Fulani herdsmen/women and children. Something must be done urgently before they are wiped out. LAWSON can wait.

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EXT-NG offers free online results verification services for schools

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DESIROUS of helping certifying bodies and institutions maintain their integrity and prestige by eliminating the chances of irregularities and frauds in their credentials, EXT-NG has introduced electronic systems that will help ensure reliable and trustworthy verification processes that will safeguard testimonials.

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JA Nigeria targets one million students for e-learning

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JUnior Achievement Nigeria (JAN), a non-governmental organisation has reiterated its commitment to inspire and educate young people to become conscientious business leaders.

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South African university honours Nigerian author, Ben Okri

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Nigerian author, Ben Okri, will receive an honorary doctorate at the University of Pretoria’s Autumn Graduation Ceremony in South Africa on Friday, the university said.

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LASU VC, Obafunwa begs lecturers not to embark on strike

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Prof Obafunwa

Prof. John Obafunwa, Vice-Chancellor, Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo on Saturday urged lecturers of the institution not to embark on their proposed strike, as efforts were being made to meet their demands.

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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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File Photo: Cross section of students writing exam

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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Oyetundan

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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Edu-cancer

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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Prof Obafunwa

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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Amosun

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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