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Scholars kick against change of polytechnic to varsity

Lecturers from the University of Lagos, UNILAG have kicked against the federal government’s directive to scrap the award of the Higher National Diploma (HND) by polytechnics in the country. The lecturers claimed that the move would result in more unemployments for polytechnic lecturers. The Federal Government had given a directive that Polytechnics should upgrade to campuses of the proximate universities with the Vice Chancellors of the upgraded universities appointing provosts for the polytechnics, subject to the ratification of the Universities’ Councils.

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NGO takes war against exam malpractice to rural schools

Worried by the growing menace of Examination malpractices in the nation’s education system, representatives of Poverty Alleviation for the Poor Initiative (PAFPI), a non-governmental organization, visited the Evwreni Girls Model Secondary School, Evwreni in Ughelli North of Delta State for an anti-corruption orientation/sensitization programme to prepare the young girls for future challenges.

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Research & Devt: Scientists develop Computerized models for shelf-life prediction of dairy products

In Nigeria, people buy dairy products produced in uncer-tain environments, from hawkers. To monitor the shelf-life of such products, the trio of Balogu, T., Gurusu, H. and Balogu of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University’s Centre for Applied Sciences and Technology Research, developed computerized graphic interface software for shelf-life prediction of dairy products using microbial growth kinetic models.

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