Wednesday October 22nd, 2014
Wednesday October 22nd, 2014
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Ezekwesili bares it all on Chibok girls, girl-child education, and Unity schools

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Campaigners for the release of abducted Chibok Schoolgirls hold candle lights representing the number of the missing girls on October 12, 2014 during a vigil in Abuja to mark six-month anniversay of the kidnap by the Boko Haram Islamists at Chibok town, northeastern Nigeria.  Civil societies and campaigners for the release of abducted Chibok schoolgirls will on Tuesday, October 14  mark six-months since 276 girls were abducted by the Boko Haram sect from their school, Government Secondary School, Chibok in northeastern Nigeria. AFP PHOTO

BY LAJU ARENYEKA Before the tragic kidnap of the Chibok girls and her consequent unrelenting campaign to ‘Bring back our girls’, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili was already a household name in Nigeria and abroad. One of the many controversial scenarios that come to the minds of many, especially as concerns the education sector, was her proposal

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Dons blame Nigerian varsities’ low ranking on lecturers’ carelessness

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

VICE Chancellors and lecturers have continued to query the rationale behind the low ranking of Nigerian universities over the years, arguing that if things are done as it ought to be many Nigerian universities will be among the top ranking universities in the world.

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UNN @ 54: Students celebrate varsity, task V-C on transparency

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UNN-gate

NIgeria’s first indigenous university, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, known for academic excellence, turns 54, with the Founders Day lecture delivered on 8th October, 2014 by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu titled Key Governance Issues in Nigeria: My Perspective.

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The imperative of professionalising the Nigerian Civil Service

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Tunji Olaopa

WRITERS are often considered literary prophets. Chinua Achebe’s A Man of the People preceded the first Nigerian military coup by seven months. William Shakespeare is no less prophetic. In Achebe’s case, we could say it was easy to diagnose the Nigerian predicament and forecast possible consequences.

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Parents, students bemoan unity schools’ strike

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File photo:  Cross section of students

PARENTS and students are bemoaning the inability of the 104 Unity Schools to reopen after an extended holiday occasioned by the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria.

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Education, solution to Africa’s devt challenges says US Ambassador

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James-Entwistle

AMBASSADOR James Entwistle, the US ambassador to Nigeria, has harped on the importance of education to the development of any nation.

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Rivers govt distributes ebola preventive materials to schools

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*Pupils of Township Model Primary School 1 washing their hands before entering classrooms.

The Rivers State Government has distributed Ebola Preventive materials to all Model Primary schools in the State. The materials include thermo scanners, buckets, soaps and hand sanitizers to schools on resumption of the new academic session.

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Varsities Talk: Jigawa state Varsity as a metaphor for others (2)

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Mubi-students

“A university does not just answer that name unless it is able to provide for the needs of the society. I fancy one great university that is all in all. A university that is well-funded to meet all the academic needs of the society that it is founded to serve.

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Education: Panacea for vibrant democratic society— Ekweremadu

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Senator Ike Ekweremadu

Deputy senate president, Senator Ike Ekweremadu stressed that Nigeria can only create a vibrant democratic society where Nigerians will better their lives through functional education.

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Are some university disciplines becoming extinct?

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A cross section of University graduates

Tick-tock. The clock cannot move fast enough for 200 level students of a Nigerian University which Saturday School Life, SSL, visited recently. It is a compulsory General Studies class and this semester’s focus is on Philosophy. As the students’ wander blindly through a lecture on Plato’s allegory of the cave, some scratch their heads wondering: ‘how on earth is this relevant to my life and career?’

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LASU external students get 2-week ultimatum to pay fees

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The Lagos State University, Ojo has given its external students a two week-ultimatum to pay their fees, saying it plans to wind up the programme by 2016.

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Ebola: Finally, 10 States resume nationwide

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ebola-check1

AFTER the over two weeks of extra holiday as a result of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, schools in ten States resumed yesterday. The States include: Lagos, Oyo, Rivers, Benue, Ekiti, Kano, Kogi, Akwa-Ibom, Ebonyi, and Ogun. Meanwhile, Kwara State Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Saka Onimago has directed both public and private schools in the state to open October, 15. He noted that the extention was to enable the state acquire necessary equipment and organise seminar for stakeholders.

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How Crescent Varsity graduate lectures undergraduates during service year

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Bola-Ajibola1

WHEN he sits back in his Olusegun Obasanjo Hilltop GRA, Abeokuta home and recounts the many blessings that have accrued to the Crescent University, Abeokuta when he sold all his property to establish less than ten years ago, former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Prince Abdul-Jabbar Bolasodun Ajibola, SAN, CFR, LLD says, “alhamdulillahi (that is, I give praise to Allah).”

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Student invents maths board game

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Math-board-Abiola

Stefan Banach, a Polish mathematician considered to have been one of the 20th century’s most important and influential mathematicians described Mathematics as the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit.

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Ebola: Stakeholders urge improved sanitation, hygiene in schools

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FROM LEFT: MINISTER OF WATER RESOURCES, MRS SARAH OCHEPE; CHAIRMAN, MINI BUS UTAKO PARK, ABUJA, MR OLUGBADE  OLAGUNJU AND FCT  DEPUTY CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL UNION OF ROAD TRANSPORT WORKERS,  ALHAJI GABI IBRAHAM, WASHING  THEIR HANDS TO COMMENCE THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY HANDS WASHING CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT THE SPREAD  OF EBOLA VIRUS IN NIGERIA AT UTAKO  MOTOR PARK IN  ABUJA ON MONDAY

IN view of the panic created in the US where five school children were reported to have had contact with the first Ebola case in USA, stakeholders recently urged the federal, state governments and other providers of basic education in Nigeria to step-up sanitation and hygiene in schools to prevent Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) infection and other diseases.

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Dons brainstorm on alternative energy as minister flags off Enville seminar

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN (4th right), Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics, Professor Senapon Bakre (left), Special Adviser on Education to the Governor, Otunba Fatai Olukoga (2nd left), Chancellor, Lagos State University (LASU), Chief (Dr) Molade Okoya-Tthomas (3rd right), Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye (2nd right) and the Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University (LASU), Professor John Oladapo Obafunwa (right) shortly after the commissioning and inspection tour of the University new School of Transport’s Building by the Governor just before attending the 19th  Convocation Ceremony and Congregation for Award of Higher Degrees as part of activities to mark its 30th Anniversary Celebration at the Main Auditorium, Ojo, Lagos on Thursday, August 7, 2014.

LAGOS Airport Hotel, Ikeja Lagos will play host to distinguished university dons and experts in the environmental and energy sector, drawn from across the globe when they gather for the Enville Institute’s annual seminar to discuss an issue of utmost importance in the life of Nigerians as the country celebrates her 54th anniversary.

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Varsities Talk: Jigawa State University as a metaphor for others (1)

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Mr Charles Gerald, of the Corporate Affairs Department Vanguard explaining some points the Mass Communications Students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Lagos Centre  during an excursion visit to the Corporate Head Quarters of Vanguard Newspapers in Lagos Px  Biodun Ogunleye

“A university does not just answer that name unless it is able to provide for the needs of the society. I fancy one great university that is all in all. A university that is well-funded to meet all the academic needs of the society that it is founded to serve.

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AAUA resumes lectures, tasks students on hard work

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The Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State has restated its determination to commence lectures for its 2013/2014 second semester this week. Mr Chukwuma Okechukwu, a senior lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication who spoke with Vanguard Learning disclosed this, urging students to be hard working and focus.

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Oko Poly matriculates students

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FEDERAL Polytechnic, Oko, was in a state of euphoria as the polytechnic on Monday, held her 30th matriculation ceremony at the Convocation Arena to matriculate the new students of the polytechnic.

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Damilare emerges 2014 Miss UNILAG

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IN the just concluded Miss University of Lagos pageant, Miss Damilare Babajide, a 400 level Student of the Faculty of Law emerged the winner and was rewarded with a new car. The gift was presented to her officially by the office of the Directorate of Student Affairs (DSA).

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UNN V-C calls for stakeholders’ support

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VICE-Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Professor Benjamin Ozumba has called for the support and contribution of stakeholders to enable the continuous development of the university.

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CSR: Innoson donates multi million naira building to UNN

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Innoson-Man-of-year

THE role of education as catalyst for building a prosperous, crime-free and healthy economy cannot be over-emphasised. To Innoson Group of Companies boss, Dr. Innocent Chukwuma, education is the bedrock of economic growth and development. According to him a country with high population of educated youths would have an enabling environment for businesses to thrive, attract foreign direct investments, create job opportunities and ultimately create wealth.

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Alleged stripping of Prof Emeritus: UNIBEN lied – Ex-VC

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*Prof. Osayuki Oshodin...

A former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin, Professor Emeritus Andrew Onokerhoraye, has described the reasons given by the institution stripping him of his appointment as professor emeritus as unfounded.

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“When we went to school in those days…’’

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Senior Citizens recall

The phrase ‘‘Things were better in those days,’’ is a favourite among Nigeria’s senior citizens. It represents a flashback into a time that the younger generation cannot truly understand with words alone.

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Nigeria @ 54: How independent is the education sector?

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*Poor northern school

IN what seems like a reoccurrence of what happened two years ago, when millions of Nigerian students celebrated the nation’s 52nd independence anniversary at home due to strike by university lecturers under the aegis of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, millions of pupils and students across several states, yesterday, said a silent hurray as they stayed back home to mark the nation’s 54 years of independence.

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West African pharmacists canvass precautionary measures on Ebola

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*Entrance of the  Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, FETHA

THE West African Post-graduate College of Pharmacists,WAPCP, organised a symposium to canvass for precautionary measures on Ebola, in order to prevent the continuous spread of Ebola disease.

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Varsities Talk: Bringing back university life to the North-East (2)

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Mubi-students

BY and large, they are turning out graduates who could not possibly be employed by the Organised Private Sector or multi-nationals and who can only find employment within their own states.

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Nigeria @ 54: Stakeholders advocate community libraries to stem drop-out rate

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A typical library

IN less than two months, the 2015 deadline set by the United Nations (UN), for its member-countries to attain the second Millennium Development Goals (MDG), which is achieving Universal Primary Education would elapse.

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Ibeju-Lekki Council decries inadequate teachers, schools

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File Photo

THE Executive Chairman of Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Area, in the Epe division of Lagos State, Mr. Olorunkemi Surakat has called on the state government to address the issue of inadequate teachers in the existing schools within Epe area and environs.

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FELD marks 3 years of touching lives, awards 18 scholarships

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*Students of Ajangbadi Junior High School, Iba

IN the quest to mark Foundation for Effective Leadership and Development’s, FELD, three years of touching lives of students and community, 18 indigent Students from various communities in Aniocha South LGA were awarded scholarship to study up to tertiary level. Records revealed that about 11,374 have benefited from FELD scholarship and payment of direct school fees in the past three years.

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Remit our pension fund, pay our salary arrears, COEASU, SSUCEN cry out

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The Second day protect of students of Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye in Abeokuta the Ogun State Capital turns violence snatching cars windscreen and  others on Friday 15-08-2014 BY WUMI AKINOLA

MEMBERS of the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) and Senior Staff Union of Colleges of Education, Nigeria (SSUCEN), Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED) Chapter have called on Lagos State Government and the school management to remit their pension fund and pay their salary arrears.

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Imperial College alumni pledges support for Science, Technology education

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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.

IN a bid to assist the furtherance of education in Nigeria, the Imperial College Alumni Association of Nigeria has urged the Nigerian graduates of Imperial College, London and the general Nigerian public to be acquainted with the plans and programmes of the association

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