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Corps members sensitise traders against environmental pollution

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Members of the Editorial and Publicity Community Development Service (CDS), of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Lagos State, on Thursday, visited the Idiaraba/Obele Market, in Mushin area of the state, to carry out an environmental sanitation exercise, as well as to sensitise traders on the need to keep a cleaner environment.

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Character development, big part of education – Educationist

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Chika Mbemena

Nigeria faces a myriad of problems in her educational sector. Some of these problems are over-crowding in schools, reduced quality of staff, inadequate facilities in school and above all, the problem of developing an academic standard that will develop pupils who are at par with their counterparts globally.

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JAMB in a jam (2)

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THE announcement concerning the change of policy was made by Mr Soji Eniade, the state’s Head of Service. In addition, “pupils in secondary schools in the state would start paying N3,000 per session.” Oyo is the first, but will not be the last state, even in the old Western Region to jettison the long-held pretense to free education. Soon, states paying for JAMB and UMTE will also pass the buck to the parents.

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Students’ use of technology has not reflected in their learning – Lawrence-Nemi

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Former Commissioner for Education, Rivers State, Dame Alice Lawrence-Nemi, has urged students to leverage on the technology available to them by acquiring more knowledge, noting that many students’ are not measuring up computer has called for support former The African Futuretrust Model United Nations,TAFMUN adding that it will revamp ailing education sector of Nigeria.

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WAEC tasks FG on review of education policy

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ABUJA – Worried by incessant mass failure of candidates in examinations in Nigeria, West African Examination Council, WAEC, has challenged the Federal Government to review the nation’s education policy to create a comparable standard among the 36 states. The Regional Head of WAEC Nigeria, Mr. Charles Egurudi stated this in Abuja while speaking to journalists on conduct of WAEC examinations in Nigeria and international practice of test on students.

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Hike in varsity fees: What does the future hold for our children?

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What does the future hold for these children?

IT is widely believed that education is the best legacy parents can bequeath to their children. Thus, in nations like the US, Sweden and the Philippines, education is compulsory to a certain level for citizens. For many parents in developing countries who know the importance of education, though poor and uneducated, they can sell their property or go a borrowing to pay their children’s school fees.

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We help ‘at risk’ students realise their ambitions – Jelena Zivkovic

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Jelena Zivkovic

“Our main goal is to get them to graduate so we try to act as their best friend. What do we do to get them to graduate? However, we have identified a number of students struggling academically and they are failing and unable to graduate. Some cannot seem to get over their math course, they keep failing. This is where we come in and try to offer deeper/broader assistance from a more holistic approach. We identify the students that are at academic risk and then work to get them over the hurdle so that they can progress,” said Zivkovic.

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Vision 2020 empowers 45 young professionals

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However the students also embarked on excursion to MRS Oil and Gas Company Limited, Tin can Island to have a first-hand experience of the operations of the downstream sector of the oil and gas industry. The camp was graced with the presence of Mr. Gilbert, a geologist with Exxonmobil Plc, Ms. Ronke Onadeko, Mr. Biyi Awosikun, Mr. Ekundayo, Mrs Beverly Okoye, Engr. Michael Ojuroye, Mr. Kelechukwu Nwakwesi, a geologist from Total. Mr. Ifeanyi Abraham, a Senior Public Relations Officer from eTranzact Nigeria, who spoke on ‘Time Management and setting priorities’, Mrs. Toyin Abumere, a staff of Addax petroleum.

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Lagos honours Education Perm Sec at retirement

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IT was outpouring of encomium for the outgoing Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mrs. Omolara Erogbogbo, as she retires from civil service. The event held at NECA house, Alausa, Lagos, had in attendance the Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, who was the chairman of the occasion and representative of the state.

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Vocation and technical education – a key to improving Nigeria’s development. Part 4

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Technical decision-making and priority setting is an integral part of overall development planning and formation of technology development strategies. Above all, technology education is a human right and as such, should receive priority in the allocation of national resources. It has become very necessary not to only keep technology education bound to the role of manufacturing skilled manpower but also to economic development and global economy.

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JAMB in a jam

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JAMB, whose framework was borrowed from the United States’ Scholastic Aptitude Test, SAT, managed by an outfit in New Jersey, USA, for the admission of intending university/college students into American universities, is a clear example of how the NIGERIAN FACTOR can ruin a programme which had been successful elsewhere in the world. From 1978 till now, we had been playing with glue. Now we are stuck.

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We have made all our research findings available to industry – Matawal

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First of all, I want to say that we have made all our research findings available to industry and we are encouraging industries to come and look at our innovations and commercialise them, particularly in the build environment. We have worked with the Council for Regulation of Engineering. We are developing a concrete mix design manual for the country to end the controversy on cement. The tests for the development of the manual are being done in NBRRI and the University of Uyo.

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ADIES calls for restoration of History to curriculum

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A Cross Section of the Final Year Students  Photo By Diran Oshe

THE Unveiling Africa in partnership with The Education Partnership Centre (TEP Centre) has called on the Federal Ministry of Education to include indigenous knowledge/history of Nigeria in the curriculum. This was as it also urged the government to seek for equitable engagement and inclusion of marginalised members of society into the school system.

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2 emerge national female mathematicians

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Goodness Udotong & Oluwafunmilayo Eluyera, emerge National Female mathematicians

THE National Mathematics Competition centre (NMC) successfully organised a first of its kind event, a day of 2000 medals which took place at the prestigious International Conference Centre Abuja recently. The activities for the day were the 2015 National Rubik’s Cube Championship Competition, the First National Olympiads Award for Secondary Schools and the Investiture of First Distinguished Fellow of NMC.

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10.5m children out of school in Nigeria – UNICEF

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Jean Gough, Country Director, United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that no fewer than 10.5 million Nigerian children are out of school. Gough stated this on Tuesday in Bauchi while exchanging views with Gov. Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State at the Government House.

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Govt. should see private school owners as partners, not competitors – Bello

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Proprietress, Nadia Bashir-Bello

Because there are not enough Universities, many people try to get into the universities and many of them go through the back door and therefore those are the people we see out there to employ, some work so hard and with their result they don’t get anywhere and then we have all these quota system where you ask some people to answer one question and you give them admission where as other people would have answered almost all right and they don’t meet the quota because for their state the quota is so high.

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NUC raises concern over high tuition fees in private universities

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CANDIDATES WRITING POST UNIFIED TERTIARY MATRICULATION EXAMINATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS IN LAGOS ON THURSDAY  (13/8/15).NAN

Prof. Julius OKojie, the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), has raised concern over high tuition fees charged by private universities.

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11 varsities make N1.7bn from post-UTME screenings

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Upon the purchase of University of Benin post-UTME forms, 60, 020 applicants, at 3,550 Naira each, would add 213,071,000/213million to the school’s coffers. Being renowned for having the highest number of applicants, University of Ilorin has 85, 945 applicants who picked up the forms at 4000naira each and provided the school with 343,780,000/ 343million. The Lion’s Den was not left out as the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, with 57, 539 prospective students, at N2,000 trapped 115,078,000/ N115million.

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514 tertiary institutions storm ICPC workshops to stem corruption

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Moreover, part of the resolutions by the tertiary executives stated that Nigerian tertiary institutions should develop and sustain a culture of integrity, stressing that a first step should be the development and implementation of contextually-relevant institutional policy or code of academic integrity. It explains that the policy should include institutional definition of academic integrity and clear descriptions of issues which fall under the label. The institutional policy should be widely disseminated and institutions should conduct workshops to familiarise staff and students with its provisions.

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NANS gives Lagos 7 days ultimatum to address LASU crisis

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He said: “It is very important for the university senate to call for an emergency senate meeting to consider the results of the just concluded examination of all LASUITES so as to fast track the process of release of results. “A delay in the consideration of the students result might delay the release result and prolong the academic pursuit of most students on campus.

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Career counselling for Nigerian universities (2)

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Let us now take a look at the “stars” of this two-part article – the book itself and the author, Mr Oluseyi Olusanya (Olu2). Instead of bothering the readers with a lot of words, I have adopted the Chinese proverb as guide. “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Below, reproduced is the front cover of 40 CAREERS: A Career Guidance Book.

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Rivers emerges first in Lafarge, OBF literacy contest

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River State which hosted the Lafarge and Ovie Brume Foundation literacy contest has also emerged first, beating other South-South regional competitors with 74 points. The competition, which is organized yearly to promote literacy skills across public primary school pupils in the country and to engage them in activities that will showcase their ability to read, write and spell correctly, was on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, held in Port Harcourt.

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Unicef partners Pearson on educating marginalised kids

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The talks hold particular pertinence for Nigeria, where according to Unicef, despite significant increases in the country’s enrollment rates 40% of children aged six to 11 do not attend any primary school. An estimated 4.7 million Nigerian primary school aged children are not enrolled in school, and for those who are enrolled, learning attainment rates are low. These statistics are even worse in poor or rural areas, with Northern Nigeria possessing some of the worst education indicators in the world.

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Education is the right of every child

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“I believe we are all artists. Every child given birth to is gifted, so no matter who one is or how dull one is intellectually or academically, God has given everyone a talent that is innate in him, one only needs a hand to bring and develop the talents.”

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Land speculators build houses in govt schools

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Classrooms at the school, Aluu.

“It is not in our hand to renovate this school, else we would have done it to reduce the plight of these pupils. People have taken over the school’s land and are building on it.” “We want the government to intervene because people are taking over the land that belongs to the school. They attacked the head teacher, so we are afraid of confronting them. We use this opportunity to call on government to come and reclaim their land from people who have encroached on it. We called on the community for help some time ago, but till today no assistance.”

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Crisis rocks YABATECH: Drama as EFCC reacts to petition against Rector

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The reaction by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), that it was already investigating the petition of the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), over alleged financial impropriety and abuse of office by the Rector, Yaba College of Technology, YABATECH, Lagos, Dr. Margaret Ladipo, caused a mild drama at the Lagos office of the anti-corruption agency, last Tuesday.

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Tertiary institutions undermine JAMB by conducting Post-UTME – NUT

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‘’Post UTME is tautology; it means the school authorities are undermining the capability of JAMB by conducting their own exams. “ Teachers Registration council of Nigeria (TRCN), for instance, was established to determine the standards of knowledge and skills required to become registered teachers.

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Women in academia tasked on influencing youth potentials

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WOMEN in academia have been urged to leverage their acquired knowledge in academics and influence women folk especially the less privileged youth in the society, to fulfill their innate potentials. Representatives of selected women in academia from Nigerian institutions in higher learning who stormed the international conference held in Houston, Texas, USA, agreed to harness their God given potentials to empower young women.

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Career counselling for Nigerian universities

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A Cross Section of the Final Year Students  Photo By Diran Oshe

Together we planned my future; selected the courses and reviewed the progress. Even when I decided on Economics as my major subject, there were more questions regarding what I wanted to do with it. It was my disclosure about concern about poverty and its alleviation among Nigerians which influenced the elective courses. Mostly, I concentrated on Fiscal Policy matters and less on monetary issues. By choice, I could not be a banker; I was, and still am, happy to let others chase money.

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We are developing adjuvants from plants – Prof. Esimone (Concluding part)

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*Professor Charles Esimone... funding is a major limitation

HIV: We have had so many claims by people of medicinal plants with anti-HIV activities but we had no means of screening them so in 2003/2004, we developed a technique called Vector-based Assay technique whereby we can actually screen large number of medicinal plants for anti-HIV activities.

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Understanding Your Greatest Asset-your Mind (1)

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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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School holidays bad for spelling and maths, study shows

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“How much time (children) spend doing cognitive activities during the vacation is therefore highly decisive,” she said. “All in all the study illustrates what an enormous role school plays in this.”

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