Thursday August 28th, 2014
Thursday August 28th, 2014
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Science education in Nigeria below mark, says former NUC scribe

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Okebukola

FORMER Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, NUC, Professor Peter Okebukola has frowned at the quality of science education in Nigeria describing it as way below the mark. He made this assessment in Asaba when winners of the 2014 NNPC/MPN/STAN science quiz winners emerged at the 55th annual Conference of the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN).

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Varsities Talk: How to choose the university to attend

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New students at the 9th Matriculation ceremony for 2010/2011 Academic Session Undergraduate/Postgraduate Degree Programmes

“The true university these days is a collection of Books.” Thomas Carlyle, 1795-1881. (VANGUARD BOOK OF QUOTATIONS, VBQ, p258).
And on the same page of VBQ, C.P. Snow added: “I don’t believe that a man ought to be the Head of a university if he gets detested by all the students and most of the staff.”

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Corps members to get NYSC call-up letter online November

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File photo: The NYSC Batch 'B' Corps Members At Their Passing -Out Parade At Murtala Muhammed Square, Kaduna on Thursday. Photo by Olu Ajayi

BEGINNING from the 2014 Batch ‘C’ set to be deployed November, corps members will now get their National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Call-up letter online, after registering on the NYSC website.

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NOUN confirms Akeusola as Prof after inaugural lecture

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New students at the 9th Matriculation ceremony for 2010/2011 Academic Session Undergraduate/Postgraduate Degree Programmes

AFTER delivering the fifth inaugural lecture of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) at its headquarters in Victoria Island, Lagos recently, Olurotimi Akeusola has been confirmed Professor.

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Plateau institutions lament exodus of teachers.

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teachers

The Joint Union of Plateau State owned Tertiary Institutions, JUPTI has raised the alarm over the exodus of experienced professionals who have abandoned the institutions for greener pasture.

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JAMB bars candidates without ICT knowledge

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

THE Registrar of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Professor Dibu Ojerinde has stated that students and candidates who are not computer literate will not be allowed to write any examination coordinated by the board from 2015.

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Why 69% of students failed WASSCE

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File photo:  Cross section of students

About 69% of Nigerian students who wrote the last West African Secondary School Certificate Examinations, WASSCE, failed. If this statistic is anything to judge the education sector by, it would mean that only about three out of ten students currently in the nation’s secondary schools will be qualified for the tertiary level at the end of their secondary school careers.

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Mass failure in WAEC: Dons call for state of emergency in sector

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A WAEC supervisor during exams

PROFESSOR Oyesoji Aremu, Deputy Director, Aca-demics, Distance Learning Centre, University of Ibadan, has called on the Federal Government to without further delay, declare a state of emergency in the education sector. The call is coming on the heels of the mass failure recorded at the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results recently.

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Take-a-girl child-to-work initiative: MultiChoice inspires undergraduates on hard-work

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*Fashion Entrepreneur, Mai Atafo, addressing UNILAG students during the "Take A Girl Child to Work" initiative organised by South African High Commission in partnership with MultiChoice Nigeria held at MultiChoice Head Office in Lagos.

MultiChoice Nigeria has urged female students in tertiary institutions to prepare themselves for hard-work on the completion of their studies to ensure their success in life.

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Nigerian tennage scientists develop cure for halitosis

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HALITOSIS or bad breath, is an unpleasant odour of the mouth present on exhaled breath. According to medical experts, this very embarrassing condition which can be acute (occasional) or chronic (long-lasting), could be caused by several factors including food, poor dental hygiene, tobacco products, health problems, dry mouth, mouth infections, dentures or braces and medications

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Ebola scare: Attendance drops at holiday lessons

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Men clean their shop in Monrovia where offices were closed for disinfection against the epidemic of the haemorrhagic fever Ebola on August 1, 2014. The head of the World Health Organization and presidents of the west African countries suffering the world's worst-ever Ebola outbreak meet in Guinea today to launch a $100 million (75 million euros) emergency joint response plan.   AFP PHOTO

Holiday lessons used to be an excuse for parents to get their children out of the house, while gearing them up for the next academic session.
For children, it was not just an opportunity to get ahead academically, but to spend time with their friends in a more relaxed environment.

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UNN students wage war against Ebola virus

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*Biochemistry students of UNN staging an awareness campaign on Ebola virus.

NIGERIA Society of Bio-chemistry Students (NSBS), University of Nigeria, Nsukka on Friday, came out en mass to protest the deadly Ebola virus that has claimed over 900 lives in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

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Decadence in Nigerian education sector is systemic —Akinsola

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Students of  Kaduna State Technical College going home due to the 24 hours curfew  imposed on Kaduna on Wednesday. NAN Photo.

Member, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Adebimpe Akinsola, has described the decadence in the education sector in Nigeria as a systemic problem which crept into the country in a gradual process.

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VC blames increase in violence on govt, parents

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

Moral decadence among youth and increased cases of violence in the country has been attributed to the unsupportive attitude of the government and bad upbringing.

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How far will WAEC’s new innovation go to curb exam malpractic?

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Students of  Kaduna State Technical College going home due to the 24 hours curfew  imposed on Kaduna on Wednesday. NAN Photo.

ON Monday, August 11, the West Africa Examination Council, WAEC, released its May/June 2014 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, results, where only 31.28 per cent obtained credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.

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Reactions trail UNN post UTME

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UNN-gate

Several reactions have trailed the just concluded University of Nigeria,Nsukka Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.

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American lecturers inspire Nigerian broadcast and film students

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Del-York

No fewer than five lecturers from the United States of America stormed Del-York Creative Academy Lagos to improve the skills and creative capacity of broadcast journalists and film makers in Nigeria

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I am developing local materials for energy storage devices – Bolade Agboola

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Dr. Bolade Agboola is an Associate Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Petroleum Chemistry and Engineering, American University of Nigeria. In this chat with Vanguard Learning, Agboola speaks on their work on energy storage devices, alternative energy sources and pipeline corrosion. He advises government to look beyond pipeline vandals as pipeline corrosion is a big problem often overlooked

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NYSC introduces two streams for corps members

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NYSC

The National Youth Service Corps NYSC has introduced two streams for the 2014 Batch ‘B’ service year. This innovation is not unconnected to increase in population of corpse members without corresponding facilities

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Decadence in Nigerian education sector is systemic — Akinsola

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Ijanikin-school

Member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Adebimpe Akinsola, has described the decadence in the education sector in Nigeria as a systemic problem which crept into the country in a gradual process

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ERC welcomes reversal of LASU fee hike with suspicions

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LASU-savelasu

The Education Rights Campaign, ERC, has welcomed, albeit with suspicion, the reversal of the hiked fees of the Lagos State University, LASU, by Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola, the Governor of Lagos State. The Governor made this known at the 19th convocation ceremony of the University held on last Thursday

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Varsities Talk: Vacancies everywhere in Nigerian universities (2)

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Job-search

Courses in Business Administration, especially Marketing, provide another example. The NUC had made it mandatory for every university to introduce a course in Entrepreneurship – in order to encourage graduates of Nigerian universities to embrace self-employment. To begin with, the assumption that everybody can be an entrepreneur is not supported by any research. And, the fault in the assumption can be demonstrated by asking: if everybody sets up his business, who will be the employee? Clearly, not everyone is gifted to be an entrepreneur

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Spelling Bee season2 goes national

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*School children listening attentively to instructions just before the poster contest commenced

The second season of The Spelling Bee, a competition targeted at primary school students between ages 8 and 14, which was piloted in Osun state, is being opened up to more States across Nigeria

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Discover your potentials now, Fashola urges corps members

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Mrs. Bimbo Fashola

Against the backdrop of rising unemployment in the country, wife of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Abimbola Fashola, Friday, urged corps members of the 2014 National Youth Service Corps Batch ‘B’ to embrace the Skill Acquisition Entrepreneurship Development Programme (SAED), organised by the scheme, noting that it presents opportunity for them to be employers of labour and not job seekers.

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Mass failure as WAEC releases May/June exam results

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A WAEC supervisor during exams

The West Africa Examination Council, WAEC has released its May/June 2014 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, results, recording mass failure in Mathematics and English Language.

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LASU: Fees trouble resolved, staff promotion issues linger

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Anniversary: Lagos State Governor, Visitor to Lagos State University, LASU, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN (right); Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council, Mr. Olabode Agusto (2nd right); Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor John Obafunwa (2nd left), and the Special Adviser on Education to the Governor, Otunba Fatai Olukoga (left), during the 19th Convocation Ceremony and Congregation for Award of Higher Degrees as part of activities to mark the University’s 30th Anniversary Celebration, at the Main Auditorium, Ojo, Lagos, yesterday.

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State last week reduced the tuition fee of the state university, Lagos state University, LASU, to the original N25,000 but it is not yet uhuru for all the concerned parties.

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TEXEM,  Manchester Business School organise training for African executives

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In order to improve the capacity of senior executives to manage change, TEXEM and Manchester Business School have developed a bespoke executive education programme focused on change management for African executives.

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Fashola reverses LASU fee to N25,000

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LASU-savelasuu

Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Thursday announced the reversal of the Lagos State University (LASU) fee from N350,000 to the old rate of N25,000 across board

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Bring back HSC to restore academic sanity, dons tell FG

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*Shekarau

STAKEHOLDERS in the education sector have urged the Federal Government to consider the re-introduction of Higher School Certificate, HSC, which was the main source of admission in the glory days of the Nigerian university system, arguing that the abolition of HSC is one of the banes of educational development in Nigeria. At different fora, top executives in the sector, including past education ministers have made efforts to restore it, but such attempts did not see the light of the day

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How insurgency destroys education in Borno

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*Gov Kashim Shettima

PRIOR to Governor Kashim Shettima’s emergence as the duly elected number one citizen of Borno State, the education sector was peaceful but unfortunately, dilapidated due to neglect by the previous administration.
This means that there were no structures nor teachers left for Boko Haram to target.

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Teenagers generate electricity from waste oil, water

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*From left: Master Oluwatomisin Osibote, Kpakpando Akaeze and Eveshorhema
Samuel-Alli

Scientific research is all about improving lives. In Nigeria today and indeed, most parts of Africa, power supply is a big issue and researchers are busy looking for alternatives to carbon-based fuel due to all its shortcomings. So in 2012/13, the quartet of Duro-Aina Adebola, Bello Eniola, Akindele Abiola and Faleke Oluwatoyin – all students of Doregos Private Academy, Ipaja, Lagos, came up with urine-powered generator, they were applauded the world over

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Varsities Talk: Vacancies everywhere in Nigerian universities (1)

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

UNIVERSITIES, most regrettably, have come to be viewed as amenities to be allocated according to the logic of federal character and the distributive ethos of Nigerian politics. This spreads thin resources which were, in the first place, pitifully inadequate with expected catastrophic results.” Professor Ayo Olukotun, PUNCH, July 18, 2014. Back page column

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