Wednesday August 27th, 2014
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UNILORIN graduates 114 medical doctors

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UNIVERSITY of Ilorin, UNILORIN, yesterday graduated 114 medical doctors, urging them to uphold the ethics of the profession and be good ambassadors of the university.

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How firms help boost education sector in Nigeria

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NIGERIA’S education system has been on the decline. According to a recent World Bank study; “employers complain that the quality of university graduates and secondary school graduates, especially their communication skills, has been falling continually for two decades”.

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Varsities Talk: Dress codes and inevitable protests in universities

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

FATE has a way of intruding into our individual and collective lives in ways that might eventually prove providential. The text message from Mr Sule arrived on Thursday, July 10, 2014 and on Saturday, July 12, 2014, I found myself at the Redemption Camp – for reasons which cannot now be disclosed.

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Arts with science humanise us, Ifowodo tells Chemline students

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Pupils of the Chemline Academy in Ikeja

IT was a quiz of sorts last week at the 1st speech making and graduation ceremony of Chemline Academy in Ikeja, Lagos, founded by Dr Frank and Mrs Wendy Uwajeh, in 2008. Proprietor of the college, Dr. Uwajeh recalled his interest in academic excellence which is yielding results.

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NYSC insists on deployment to four key areas

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In what seems like another sad news for prospective 2014 Batch ‘B’ corps members, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has dashed the hopes of several corps members intending to spend their one-year compulsory service to their fatherland at various multinational companies, such as Chevron Nigeria Limited, Shell Nigeria, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Zenith Bank Plc among others.

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N100bn TETFund unaccessed by tertiary institutions — BOT chairman

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Federal and state tertiary institutions have been urged to come up with proper documentation to access the over N100 billion Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND, lying fallow.

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Misinterpretation, secrecy cause strikes — Akanji

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Vice-Chancellor of Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna, Niger State, Professor Musbau Adewumi Akanji had an interactive session with journalists in Minna as part of activities to mark the 21st, 22nd and 23rd convocation ceremonies of the institution recently

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Covenant varsity churns out 82 first class, 35 Ph.Ds

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Covenant University, Ota

Covenant University, Ota, has churned out 82 first class graduates 35 PhD holders during her 9th convocation ceremony. There were a total of 1,334 graduands with 82 bagging first class honours; 594 had second class honours (Upper Division); 531 with second class honours (Lower division) and 127 obtaining third class honours.

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Varsities Talk: So you want to be a lawyer? Be careful the university you attend (2)

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Of all the disciplines, none had been as badly treated as the Faculty of Law in most universities. As a matter of fact, it might not be far-fetched to call what many universities call their Law Faculty as a 419 joint. Each time I sneak into a university purporting to teach law, one of the places I must visit is the Law Faculty. There, I would proceed to read the names on the office doors of the Faculty members – as well as note how many there are.

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New Education Minister: Stakeholders reel out expectations from Shekarau

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Last Wednesday, the education sector got its 18th Education Minister from June 1999.
After over 10 months without a substantive education minister, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau eventually assumed office as the Minister of Education. It would be recalled that Professor Ruqqayattu Rufai bowed out of office as the Minister of Education in September 2013.

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How Bauchi education stakeholders make case for out-of-school children

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One of the major challenges rocking the northern part the country is the problem of out-of-school children. Even though the government of Nigeria has increasingly recognised the right of children to education and development, efforts by respective state governments in the north have not necessarily translated into equitable advantage for the out-of-school children in the region.

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We need more skills than certificates in Nigeria — Odufuwa

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Engr. Babatunde Odufuwa

Universities and Polytechnics are clearly a key part of all tertiary systems, but the diverse and growing set of a public and private tertiary institutions in every country -nursing schools, research laboratories, distance learning centres and many more institutions that support production of high level capacity necessary for development.

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We’ll facilitate completion of AAUA projects — Ondo Assembly

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Gov Mimiko

Impressed by the judi-cious use of the funds approved over the last five years to it by its Visitor, Governor Olusegun Mimiko, the Ondo State House of Assembly Committee on Education, Science and Technology, last Wednesday, commended the management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, assuring that it will not hesitate to facilitate the approval of more funds for completion of other projects in the school.

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We’re worried ASUP might resume strike again — Poly students

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Protest: Polytechnic students protesting against ongoing nationwide strike, on Ikorodu Road, Lagos, yesterday.

After being out of the classroom for 354 days, as a result of the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, polytechnic students are afraid that ASUP’s suspension of the strike last weekend will be short-lived.

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Golden Pen Award: In defence of youth, education sector

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It was in an effort to lend a voice towards resuscitating the dying education sector as well as set agenda for the need to engage the youths positively, that the 2014 Golden Pen Award was dedicated to education of Nigerian child and empowerment of the youth.

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Varsities Talk: So you want to be a lawyer? Be careful the university you attend (1)

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Please help us find out if Afe Babalola University has accreditation for Law – not provisional accreditation. We have a daughter wanting to read law there. Thanks! From Chief J.O.A Ayomike. Warri.

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Former UNN VC refutes allegation of EFCC arrest over fraud

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The immediate past Vice-Chancellor, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Professor Bartho Okolo has refuted the allegation that he was being quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission last week, adding that he never saw any EFCC staff.

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UNN graduates 40 Veterinary doctors

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Veterinary Council of Nigeria has issued probation licences to 40 fresh graduands of the University of Nigeria Nsukka while inducting them to the practice of veterinary medicine in Nigeria

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ASUU UniAbuja suspends strike

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The Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Abuja (UniAbuja) branch, Mr Ben Ugheoke, on Tuesday in Abuja said the body has suspended the strike by its members.

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Can Shekarau clean up after Wike?

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ANPP presidential candidate, Ibrahim Shekarau

When Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau stepped into his new mandate as the Minister of Education earlier this week, he resumed into a house of ruins. He now presides over a sector notorious for having the highest number of Out-of-School children in the world-10.5 million and counting.

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Global education gets $28.5bn pledge

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File photo:  Cross section of students

Help seems to be on the way for the basic education sector of over 60 developing countries as the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Replenishment Conference, on June 26, in Brussels, Belgium, received new pledges of more than US$28.5 billion from donor and recipient countries.

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Crisis over CONTISS 15 arrears extends ASUP strike to 352 days

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Students Of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, in a peaceful protest over the nationwide strike embarked upon by Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) in Abeokuta on Thursday (27/6/13).

The Academic Staff Union of Poly-technics, ASUP, has now been on strike for a total of 352 days. Several mitigating factors have contributed to this, but the most contentious is the payment of workers’ salary arrears on the Consolidated Tertiary Institutions Salary Structure, CONTISS, 15 to the tune of N40bn.

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Pursue science infusion into culture – Prof Banjo

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Professor Ayo Banjo while giving the 2012/2013 Convocation Ceremonies lecture on Learned Academies and Social Responsibility, stated the need for the use of the mother tongue in early education, particularly science education and the roles learned academies are to play in nation-building.

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Anambra Varsity, Police collaborate on campus security

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In a bid to fur-ther strengthen the security measures to protect lives and properties on its Uli, Igbariam and Awka campuses and other parts of the state, the Anambra State University, (ANSU), Uli, has received a hand of fellowship from the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Usman Qwary, who paid a courtesy visit to the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Fidelis Okafor.

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We want to get young people back to the farms – Jelena Zivkovic

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Jelena Zivkovic

The unemployment situation in Nigeria and Africa as a whole, is on the rise and the agricultural sector, it is believed, holds the key to mass employment and poverty reduction while at the same time, making food available to millions of poor and hungry people.

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Solid foundation in Maths pivotal to tech devt —Wike

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Barr. Nyesom Wike

Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike has asserted that a solid foundation in Mathematics can help Nigeria realise its dream of becoming a technological giant in the comity of nations.

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“Failure is an essential component of improvement”

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File Photo: Ex-militants now students in Murdoch University, Dubai.

The Principal, Avi-Cenna International School, Ikeja, Lagos, Mr. David Ogburn has charged students to learn from every failure stating that failure is an essential component of self-improvement.

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Corona tasks educationists on quality delivery, graduates 74

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File Photo: Cross section of students writing exam

New Principal, Corona School Agbara, Mrs Adeyoyin Adesina has tasked educationists to deliver quality education to students in order to guarantee national development and pride in the comity of nations.

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Limited admission spaces: Way out of admission problems, by stakeholders

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In the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, (UTME) brochure, candidates seeking admission into Nigeria’s tertiary institutions are listed under the following categories: University, Polytechnic/Monotechnic, College of Education (CoE) and Innovation Enterprise Institutions (IEIs). Innovation Enterprise Institutions are institutions approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria to provide a veritable alternative route to higher education.

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Will the Safe school initiative prevent another Chibok incident?

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A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist

It was another tragedy at Chibok recently, when terrorists killed about 51 people and burned five churches to the ground.

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Alleged Misuse of funds: EFCC probes ex-UNN VC, others

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UNN-gate

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has begun investigating the former University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, Vice Chancellor, Professor Bartho Okolo and some of the top officials who worked with him over alleged financial matters.

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Nigeria needs effective e-governance for participatory democracy — Dons

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Nigerian  Turkish International College Graduands at the ceremony.

If the February 14, 2015 presidential elections come to fruition, it will be exactly 16 years of unbroken democracy and the fourth time the nation will witness a successful transition from one democratically elected government to another. With less than eight months to go, the nation’s political landscape has been witnessing cross-carpeting, mudslinging, name-calling and all forms of political intrigues.

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