Friday November 28th, 2014
Friday November 28th, 2014
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Fashola charges corps members on positive impact

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Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos state

Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN, has urged the 2014 Batch ‘B’ Stream 11 corps members deployed to Lagos State to leave behind a positive impact at the expiration of their service year.

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Academics tasked on research, mentorship

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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.

THE Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Technology and Innovation (RTI), Prof. G.A. Olatunji, has charged senior academic staff in the University to inspire their younger colleagues to excel by providing mentorship on how to conduct research and write grant-winning proposals.

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NUC approves integration of entrepreneurship program in varsity curriculum

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Some participants at the event

There are strong indications that graduate unemployment in Nigeria would soon be over as the Nigerian University Commission, NUC, has approved the integration of comprehensive end-to-end Entrepreneurship curriculum into the Nigeria university academic curricula.

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Students storm British Council exhibition in Lagos

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Secondary-school-students

Over 1000 students from different states who wanted to study in the United Kingdom stormed the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos to attend the British Council 2014 education exhibition.

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Atamu gives 10 students scholarship awards

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File photo:  Cross section of students

IN demonstrating commitment to education in Urhobo, Delta State, a social club known as Atamu has given 10 students from different institutions of higher learning across the country scholarship awards.

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UNILAG awards scholarship to 982 students

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Unilag

A TOTAL of 982 students have benefited from the 2012/2013 Endowment Scholarship Awards of the University of Lagos. The students received the awards on Thursday, November 6, 2014 during the scholarship awards ceremony held at the Julius Berger Lecture Theatre, UNILAG Main Campus, Akoka.

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Don tasks Nigerians on values

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unilorintins

PROFESSOR Noah Yusuf of the University of Ilorin has urged Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of positive work ethics, whjich he listed among them as industrious, committed , dedicated and transparent, as the only way to guarantee Nigeria’s development.

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Is Minerva University redefining 21st century education?

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Experience, they say, is the best teacher. If this statement is true, then the best teaching practices do not tally with the well known, widely accepted style of copying, cramming and pasting that is practiced in Nigerian universities, and indeed, all over the world. It isn’t only this popular saying that contradicts the popular mode of education; proprietors of Minerva University in United States of America, which was founded in 2012, say they are out to redefine what a university education should be in the 21st century.

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Lagos secondary school where students sit on floor, windows to receive lectures

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*Students sitting on tyres

IN 2009, when Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State obtained a whooping $90 million (N13.5 billion) World Bank Education Loan, to fund teaching and learning infrastructure under the State‘s Eko Secondary Education Project, many a Lagosians thought the era where pupils and students across the public schools in the state sit on bare floor, tyres, broken furniture or even windows is now a thing of the past.

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Nigeria’s 10.5m out-of-school children set to increase if….

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NIGERIA is said to have the highest number of out-of-school children in the world according to the United Nations International Children Education Fund (UNICEF) which has been put at 10.5 million children. This number is threatening to increase if nothing is done urgently to arrest the insurgency in the North-East of the country and assist internally displaced school children in various camps across the region to continue their education despite the situation they have found themselves in.

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The imperative of professionalising the Nigerian Civil Service (2)

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If government fails to recruit and retain the best in the labour market, then how can it achieve the objective of building a Human Resources Management structure that will backstop its vision of a world class public service institution?

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Unizik VC calls for transformation in the varsity system

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IN a bid to redefine the real essence of the University and to recreate the University into a better citadel of learning, the Vice Chancellor of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Professor Joseph Ahaneku has called for total transformation of the University system.

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Rotaract Club pledges support for schools, vocational training

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ROTRACT Club of Ikoyi District 9110 has pledged to implement a range of projects geared towards improving education and youth empowerment, through vocational skill acquisition. The club’s new president for the 2014/2015 service year, Rotaractor Muyideen Gbadegesin, revealed this while speaking with newsmen recently.

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Unilorin Chancellor tasks FG on improved funding in varsities

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THE Chancellor of the University of Ilorin and Dein of Agbor Kingdom, Dr. Benjamin Ikenechukwu has tasked the Federal Government on the present level of funding for universities in order to attain excellence in the sector.

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Experts task schools on World Books online research

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A member of the Forum for African Women Educationalist, Nigeria Chapter, Ms Marie-Therese Sojinrin has lamented the lack of research training for teachers in primary and secondary schools.

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Success Recipe:The fortune-teller of your life!

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ONCE upon a time a man in perfect health announced to his family that he should die on his next birthday. When it was his next birthday, he refused to go to work, saying that he should certainly die before midnight. His family was worried and decided to call in the family physician. On close examination, the doctor said nothing was the matter; the man was in perfect health. However, the man refused to eat, grew weaker and weaker during the day and actually died before midnight. Whatever you expect designs your experience. The man’s life was a self-fulfilling prophecy; he was the fortune-teller of his own life.

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AAU’s best student bags first class in law school

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TWENTY-five-year-old Opeyemi Longe is used to blazing the trail in the academic world. For 13 years, many students had tried, albeit unsuccessfully, to bag a first class Bachelor’s degree in the Faculty of Law of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State.

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We’ll tackle youth unemployment — Jonathan

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HAVING observed the high rate of unemployment in the country, President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the Federal Government is determined to tackle youth unemployment in the country. He made the statement in his address at the second day of the graduation ceremonies of the University of Ilorin.

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How Nigeria funds international education

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File Photo: Cross section of students writing exam

PROFESSOR Jide Owoeye, Chairman, Governing Council, Lead City University, has decried the exodus of Nigerian students abroad based on the erroneous belief that the Nigerian education system is poor and there is limited access to higher education, invariably funding the education system of other countries and depleting the Nigerian education system by at leastN155 billion annually.

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LASTVEB partners Nigerite on dry construction solutions

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THE Lagos State Technical Vocational Education Board, LASTVEB, has partnered Nigerite Limited on dry construction solutions to boost the skills of students and instructors in building construction.

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Memories of Chibok girls loom as Borno reopens schools

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A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released a new video on claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed. A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community. Some 223 are still missing.

AS schools in Borno State are about to reopen after 200 days, due to incessant attacks and abduction of 278 girls from their hostels at Government College, Chibok, by members of the militant Islamist group, Boko Haram, the questions on the lips of all are: how realistic is the prospect of opening the schools, considering the fact that the Federal Government is yet to secure the release of over 200 girls?

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Lagos 2015: Unity Schools old students drum up support for Ambode

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Ambode-Lipstick

A SOCIAL organisation comprising old students of Unity Schools in Nigeria, the Continuity Group, is drumming up support for Akinwunmi Ambode to become the next governor of Lagos State when the tenure of Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) comes to an end. The group insists that Ambode is the best candidate to continue the good work started by Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Fashola in Lagos.

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Ministry of Education inaugurates Nigerian Education Website

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*Shekarau

ATTEMPTS towards improving the education sector in Nigeria has developed into a giant stride in the Ministry of Education as the Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, in Abuja, recently inaugurated www.nigeria-education.org as the Nigerian Education Website designed in partnership with the UK Department for International Development, DFID.

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Lack of training, development causes of education decay — NITAD President

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INDUCTION: From third left, Janeth Iyabo Jolaoso, Vice President, NITAD; Sixth, President NITAD, Dr Kayode Ogungbuyi; Eight, Modupe Oyekunle, Guest Speaker; Ninth, Rev Tunde Salau; 10th, NITAD past president, Barr. Femi Kolajo; 13th, Mr. Ola Azeez, Chairman of Members and Mrs. Mofe Akinbanji, Registrar NITAD during NITAD's 19th AGM and 14th Induction Ceremony held at NECA House in Lagos.

THe President and Chairman of Council, Nigerian Institute of Training and Development, NITAD, Dr. Kayode Ogungbuyi has heaped the decay in the education sector at the door step of lack of training and development on the part of key players.

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JAMB approves four computer centres in Nasarawa

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JAMB-computer-based-test

ACTIONS against examination malpractice have been strengthened as the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, approved four computer centres in Nasarawa State for the registration of candidates for the 2014/2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.

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Education cures all societal ills —David Mark

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Senate President David Mark

FOR a scheme that was conceived primarily to assist indigent students in Benue South Senatorial Zone, the transformation of David Mark Scholarship Scheme, DMSS, to a foundation, has generated so much interest in Benue State.

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We are committed to impacting our students positively, says AAUA VC

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Mubi-students

THE Vice Chancellor, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, Prof. Femi Mimiko, has said that the Institution would continue to evolve policies and programmes that would ensure that students stay is memorable and impactful.

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Don advises FG on rapid industrialization

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Cement being loaded from ship into silo before being bagged at Dangote Cement Plants, Onne, Port Harcourt

PROFESSOR Carolyn Afolami of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta has called on the Federal Government to focus its attention on rapid industrialization to reduce unemployment for sustainability national development.

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Uniport student emerges dental competition winner

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*Entrance of the  Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, FETHA

A FINAL year student of Dentistry, University of Port Harcourt, Miss Evi Addoh emerged overall winner of the first National Dental Competition organised by the National Association of Dental Student (NADS).

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PCN inducts Uniport trained pharmacists

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Empty hospitals in

NOT less than 27 new pharmacists trained by the University of Port Harcourt were inducted into the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria, PCN, at the third oath taking andinduction ceremony of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences held on Friday at the Ebitim Benigo Auditorium.

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14 students bag FG scholarships

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President Goodluck Jonathan speaking at the 54th Independence
Anniversary Interdenominational Church Service at the National Christian  Center, Abuja On Sunday (29/9/14)

RECTOR Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara state, Dr. Mufutau Olatunde Olatinwo, said that 14 students from the institution are among the beneficiaries of a scholarship award by Federal Government. Dr. Olatinwo said that among the institutions in kwara State, Federal Poly, Offa has the highest number of awardees.

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Entries Open for 2014 UBA Foundation National Essay contest

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File photo:  Cross section of students

STUDENTS in senior secondary schools across the country have been invited to submit entries in the 2014 UBA Foundation National Essay Competition. UBA Foundation is the corporate social responsibility and sustainability initiatives arm of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc and uses this annual competition to challenge the reading, research, writing and critical thinking skills of Nigerian students.

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