Saturday October 25th, 2014
Saturday October 25th, 2014
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“When we went to school in those days…’’

  /   in Education, Special Report 5:49 pm   /   Comments

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?

  /   in Education 12:39 am   /   Comments

*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

  /   in Education, News   /   Comments

*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

  /   in Education 9:21 pm   /   Comments

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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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

  /   in Education 8:11 pm   /   Comments

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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Are some university disciplines becoming extinct?

  /   in Education 12:28 am   /   Comments

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

Tick-tock. The clock cannot move fast enough for 200 level students of a Nigerian University which Saturday School Life, SSL, visited recently.

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Ebola: States divided over Sept 22 resumption

  /   in Education 12:40 am   /   Comments

*Pupils of Ancore Life Primary School taking instructions from their teacher.

Controversies last Monday, continued to trail Federal Government’s directive for public and private primary and secondary schools to resume for the 2014/2015 academic session.

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Knocks, kudos as Lagos shifts schools’ resumption over Ebola

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Ebola-Fashola1

MIXED reactions have continued to trail the sudden shift in the resumption date for schools in Lagos State from Monday, September 22 to Wednesday, October 8. More parents have expressed their support for the state government for putting the safety of children first.

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Private, public schools in Rivers comply with October 6, resumption

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Rivers State. Governor of the state, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi

The Rivers State Ministry of Education says public and private schools in the State will re-open on Monday 6th October, 2014. The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education Minabelem Michael West disclosed this to newsmen in Port Harcourt.

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New cause of glaucoma discovered, cure underway

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*A driver under going an eye test

GLAUCOMA sufferers can now heave a sigh of relief as medical scientists at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA, have discovered a new cause for the disease and could, therefore, develop a cure for the hitherto incurable condition

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NAEC unveils E-learning centre

  /   in Education 9:09 pm   /   Comments

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A POPULAR saying goes thus: “What you hear, you forget; what you see, you remember; what you do, you understand.” To make learning more functional, fun and more student-centred, the Nigerian Army Education Corps (NAEC) in collaboration with Access Bank and Chips, Bits & Bytes Ltd., an e-learning solutions provider, have built an e-learning centre (21st Century classroom) at the Command Day Secondary School, Ikeja

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

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Mubi-students

THIS article could easily have been titled The Lost Generation of The North-East of Nigeria and it would still be apt.

One of the untold stories of the ongoing war in the Northeastern part of Nigeria, is the devastation it has brought to higher education in the North-East – especially the three front-line states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa; and to some extent, Gombe, Bauchi and Taraba.

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Award-winning filmmaker joins AUN Faculty

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AmericanUniversityNigeria

PRESIDENT, American University of Nigeria (AUN), Dr. Margee Ensign, has said that the need to train communication students in investigative and objective news-writing and multimedia skills at this critical moment in Nigeria’s history, has made it necessary for the university to engage the services of a top Canadian communication expert, Professor Don North. He is to teach in the Communication and Multimedia Design program of the institution, according to a release by the university made available to Vanguard Learning.

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Dilapilated structures, abandoned projects litter UNN

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NSUKKA—Nigeria’s first indigenous university, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, known for academic excellence is said to be facing hard times due to several years of maladministration by past administrators.

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Covenant University’s Vision 10:2020, by Professor Charles Korede Ayo, Vice Chancellor

  /   in Education 12:11 am   /   Comments

Professor Charles Korede Ayo

Every administrator desires career success, but not all of them have been able to achieve success in their various positions. Professor Charles Korede Ayo, Vice Chancellor, Covenant University, Ota, finds space among the successful few. His determination to succeed where many have failed, his diligence and managerial ingenuity have made the Ota-based private university a reference institution

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Nasarawa University industrial devt goal, by Professor Muhammad Akaro Mainoma, Vice Chancellor

  /   in Education, Features   /   Comments

Professor Muhammad Akaro Mainoma

In this part of the world where many people still believe that the best way to achieve result is by cutting corners, Professor Muhammad Akaro Mainoma may not be accepted by all. But those who still value quality tertiary education will always hold the Acting Vice Chancellor of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi in high esteem

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Ebola: What we’ve done ahead of resumption —Commissioners, Principals

  /   in Education 8:26 am   /   Comments

*Pupils listen with rapt attention in their ‘modernised’ classroom

BARELY five days to the September 22 resumption date fixed by the Federal Government in consensus with the 36 states Ministries of Education, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, for primary and secondary schools in the country to resume for academic activities, several state governments, as well as school administrators, have expressed readiness to resume, pointing out that they have put adequate measures in place to contain any possible outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in schools.

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How Vivian got the only national scholarship slot in UK

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Vivian Nwofor

HOW can we best describe a person who made a First Class honours in a course of study and also repeated the same performance in a national contest? If not genius, then the best nomenclature suitable for such a person is ‘exceptional’.

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Rivers govt holds Ebola sensitization, training for teachers

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THE Rivers State Government has organised a one day training and sensitization programme on the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD for teachers and school administrators in public and private schools in the state. The Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Ministry of Health put up the programme to sensitize teachers ahead of resumption for the 2014/15 academic session.

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Risky behaviour linked to brain structure

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brain

BEING risk-averse or risk-prone is a function of the brain, researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have discovered.

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Cheery news for breast cancer victims

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*Cancer cell

BREAST cancer, the most common type of cancer in women, is often seen as a death sentence by victims and their families especially in the third world. The reason is that many sufferers present very late and at that point, there is pretty little or nothing medical science can do to save them and so they die

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Mass failure in WASSCE: Old problem, new challenges

  /   in Education 12:15 am   /   Comments

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The recently released results of the West Africa Examination Council, WAEC, Senior School Certificate Examination, SSCE, for May/June 2014 have generated an uproar across the country. The results showed that about 69 percent of the candidates who sat for the examination failed to get credit passes in five subjects including English Language and mathematics.

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Mass failure: Could ICT have made the difference?

  /   in Education 6:37 pm   /   Comments

Students writing exam

WHEN the Information and Communications Technology,ICT, revolution began in Nigeria at the beginning of this century, stakeholders in the eduction sector were upbeat about what it holds for the sector.

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I spend N73m on scholarship scheme annually – Ndoma-Egba

  /   in Education 1:32 pm   /   Comments

*Ndoma Egba

The Senate Leader, Sen. Victor Ndoma-Egba, says he spends N73 million annually on payment of scholarship for students in his constituency in various tertiary institutions in the country.

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The giant of Africa and her 35 million illiterate adults

  /   in Education 1:30 pm   /   Comments

Students of  Elkanemi School of Islamic Theology in Maiduguri, marking the UN Day Against Drug Abuse in Maiduguri on Tuesday (26/6/12).  NAN Photo

‘10.5 million’ is a figure people are familiar with. It is the number of Out of School Children in Nigeria-the highest in the world. However, Nigeria is not only notorious for the illiteracy level among children. According to a 2013 report, there are about 35 million adults in Nigeria who cannot read or write.

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Ebola scare: Sept 22 resumption date not in children’s interest — Parents, teachers

  /   in Education 9:30 am   /   Comments

*A cross section of pupils at the forum.

Since the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, came into Nigeria, it has had an adverse effect on every sector in the nation. This is not just a health issue; its effects on business, transportation, religion and even education are unfathomable.

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Don slams teachers, parents for students’ failure

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LECTURE: From left: Bishop Peace Okonkwo, her husband, Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission  (TREM), Dr Mike Okonkwo; Mrs Grace Obiozor, Guest Lecturer; Professor  Akin Oyebode, Chairman of the occasion; former Ambassador to United State of America and Professor George Obiozor at the 15th Mike Okonkwo Annual Lecture on’ 'Power of your vote’ as part of activities to celebrate 69th birthday of Dr Mike Okonkwo in Lagos.

Professor Akachi Ezeigbo from the Department of English, University of Lagos, a Chief Examiner at the 15th Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition has faulted parents, teachers and educational managers for students’ failure, urging them to put in more effort at guiding their children to develop their own skills. She frowned at parents helping students with tasks and assignments that would give false impressions of their skills describing it as misleading

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2015: KCOBA tasks PDP, APC on education vision

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osun-school-crisis

As the 2015 general elections approach, King’s College Old Boys Association while outlining the programme for its 105th Founder’s Day anniversary, has invited the chairmen of the two leading political parties (PDP and APC ) to speak on their party’s vision for education in Nigeria

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