Monday April 27th, 2015
Monday April 27th, 2015
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Diamond Bank takes financial awareness to HAMEC

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*Diamond Estate site at Ijere, Ibafo.

Diamond Bank Plc has carried the message of financial awareness and planning to the classrooms of Secondary Schools. This time it was Henry Alex-Duduyemi Memorial College, HAMEC, Ile-Ife, Osun State. The initiative is part of activities to commemorate the Global Money Week and boost financial literacy among youths. According to the Bank, the awareness campaign is in-line with the policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria aimed at sharpening financial understanding and teaching the students how to get increased value for money through savings and investment.

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MAPOLY organises international conference on environment

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The School of Environmental studies, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ogun State, has organized its first international environmental conference themed ‘Sustainability of land, shelter, urban development and management in developing countries’. The conference, organized to proffer solutions for the sustainability of land, shelter and urban development as required by developing countries to aid continuous and proper development, gave room for the public to be enlighten on topics such as buildings, planning and management, urban and environmental development among others.

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SURE-P: GIS targets 50,000 graduates

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The Graduate Internship Scheme has been designed and introduced as part of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Program (SURE-P) for graduates to be placed in interested and demonstrated viable firms/organizations where they would be mentored and supported to develop or strengthen core skills with potential to enhance their employability, an officer of Federal Ministry of Finance Abubakar Sani Jega has said.

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52 blind MTNF scholarship beneficiaries graduate

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Over 50 blind students who benefited from the MTN Foundation Scholarship for Blind Students have graduated from the Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo State. The graduands were awarded the scholarship after successfully undergoing the selection exercise conducted across the country. The scholarship covered tuition and book allowances for one year, and was renewable after maintaining a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5.

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NBC introduces Water Conservation Clubs in secondary schools

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The Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC), a member of the Coca-Cola Hellenic Group and bottler of Coca-Cola brands in Nigeria, is committed to setting up Water Conservation Clubs in select secondary schools across the country to further drive its water stewardship programme. Mr. Uzo Odenigbo, Head, Public Affairs and Communications of NBC made this revelation in his message to participants at the company’s events in Owerri and Kaduna to mark the United Nation’s World Water Day.

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Students urged to look beyond certificates

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STUDENTS of tertiary institutions have been advised to look beyond their educational qualifications and economic situation to make themselves a contributory part of the society rather than being employees who will be at the mercy of entrepreneurs. Peoshare Nigeria Ltd’s MD/CEO, Olufemi Awoyemi, made this assertion at the Workplace Readiness and Employability Seminar, organised by the University of Lagos Alumni Association, sponsored by Oldmutual Insurance Ltd at Unilag Multi-purpose Hall.

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ICAN recounts achievements in 50 years

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The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) has recounted some of its achievements in 50 years especially its professional examinations, as it maps out activities to mark its anniversary in September this year. Some of the contributions made to educational development in the country include: accreditation of 125 tertiary institutions to run full time accounting courses; launch of about N50 million tuition house support fund;

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52 blind MTNF scholarship beneficiaries graduate

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A cross section of University graduates

NO fewer than 50 blind students who benefited from the MTN Foundation Scholarship for Blind Students have graduated from the Federal College of Education , Oyo State. The graduands were awarded the scholarship after successfully undergoing the selection exercise conducted across the country. The scholarship covered tuition and book allowances for one year, and was renewable after maintaining a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5.

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Private school to deploy iPad in all classrooms

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Apparently aiming to become one of the most technologically advanced schools in Africa and prepare its students for the new competitive knowledge economy, a Nigerian private school, Olashore International School says it is integrating technology fully into its curriculum. The school says it will soon introduce Apple iPads in all the classrooms as part of the daily learning process.

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Meet the Profs who made the 2015 elections

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Although there were various challenges with the process, experts have hailed the just concluded presidential elections as the most credible Nigeria has had since 1999. The doggedness of Gen. Muhammad Buhari, the gentlemanly grace of President Goodluck Jonathan, combined with the resilience of the Nigerian people were determining factors, but the contributions of quite a number of renowned professors working behind the scenes did not go unnoticed. There were quite a number of them, but here are some that really stood out:

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Blame student low performance on Nigeria education administration —Bamidele

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A specialist in enrolling Nigerian students for international education and the Managing Director of Management Education and Training, MET, Mr Bamidele Omotosho has faulted education administration in the country for student’s academic low performance. Speaking during the commissioning of MET new cooperate structure in Lagos, Omotosho said that the education curriculum in the country still ranks among the best in the whole world but the administrative procedure is really bad.

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Winners emerge at TUMA maths competition

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Awards were given to the successful pupils who participated in The Ultimate Mathematics Ambassador, TUMA, competition recently in Ota, Ogun State. The Ambassador College Ota which has set a standard in championing the cause to eliminate mathematics phobia militating against student’s performance in schools feted dignitaries, parent and pupils to a memorable ceremony at the school’s premises.

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Researchers invent fever alarm armband

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FEVER, also known as high fever, high temperature, pyrexia or febrile response, is defined as a body temperature above the normal range due to an increase in the temperature regulatory set-point. Experts agree that a fever in itself, is not an illness but usually a symptom of an underlying condition, often an infection. Fever is a natural bodily defence against infection.

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FG approves new universities (2)

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Nigerian  Turkish International College Graduands at the ceremony.

THE Vice-Chancellor, Samuel Adegboyega University, Edo State, Professor Benard Aigbokhan, has said the university is not listed for de-accreditation by the National Universities Commission.” PUNCH, March 7, 2015, p 9. ”CAVEAT EMPTOR” (BUYER BEWARE).

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ESUT churns out 10,920 graduates as Chime lauds VC

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Governor Sullivan Chime of of Enugu State has commended the Vice-Chancellor of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Professor Cyprian Ogbonna Onyeji and the University’s Governing Council for the on going tremendous and remarkable transformation on the overall state of the university especially in the last five years.

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GEC to launch IFYP of Debrecen varsity

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Because of its efforts, credibility, confidence and long working relationship with the University of Debrecen, Global Education Counselling has been authorized to run the International Foundation Year Programme, IFYP, of the University of Debrecen at their GEC MET Campus inLekki, Lagos. The programme which is identical to the one taught at theUniversity of Debrecen Hungary will give Nigerian students opportunity toprepare.

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Students charged to maintain Nigerian accent

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Over 500 parents last Saturday were charged not to dissuade their children from having a Nigerian accent while speaking English Language adding that it is a slap to our culture. The Executive Director, Caleb Group of Schools ,Mrs Dolapo Ogunbanwo who gave this charge said: “Don’t let your children apologize for three things; the way they sound while speaking English Language, their physique and where they hale from.

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The key to change (1)

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Has your world fallen apart? Do you feel caved in and out of control of your life? Do you feel overwhelmed by the circumstance of life? Do you feel that life dealt you the wrong hand? Do you detest your upbringing and past experiences? Are you currently reliving the pains and pangs of an abusive childhood? Do you feel that the environment is controlling your life?

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Olashore boosts teachers’ knowledge through specialist training

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IN its continuous efforts to blaze the trail in the education sector in Nigeria, Olashore International School has started a special training programme for carefully selected teachers across the country. The programme , tagged, The Teacher Training Programme (TTP), which kicked off last Saturday in Iloko Ilesha is meant to infuse special training skills on teachers who are carefully selected across the country as well as teachers from partner schools.

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Using public health education to fight Ebola: Roehampton online student example

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THE outbreak of Ebola in parts of West Africa saw health officials, hospitals and other industry stakeholders reassessing their levels of preparedness for dealing with public health emergencies. Widespread shortages of doctors, nurses and volunteers possessing requisite knowledge and skills for containing the epidemic was recorded in affected areas, resulting in the spread of the deadly disease from Guinea to Sierra Leone, Liberia, Senegal, Nigeria and outside the shores of Africa.

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2015 Education survey: We need proper funding, NPC tells FG

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The Project Coordinator 2015 Nigeria Education Data Survey (NEDS) organised by the National Population Commission (NPC), Amaka Ezinwa, has called for the proper funding of the programme by the Federal Government to ensure adequate planning for Education in the country.

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Kammonke, 16-year-old Nigerian selected as 2015 Global Scholar

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Obasewotta Kammonke
Selected as 2015 Global Scholar

A 16-year old Nigerian, Mr. Obase-wotta Kammonke, has been selected to serve as a Global Scholar at the 2015 Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC). In a letter conveying this honour, and signed by Marguerite C. Regan, Dean of Academic Affairs, Global Young Leaders Conference, Obase-wotta’s invitation to represent Nigeria places him among a very select group of top students across the world based on their “demonstrated leadership potential.”

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Nigerian students not among best two in 5yrs

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It was rather worrisome when the WAEC International Excellence Award Winners for May/June 2014 WASSCE was announced and no Nigerian student was among the best three as Ghana clinched first, second and third in the international prestigious awards. When the winners were announced recently in Ikeja, Lagos, in the presence of WAEC representatives in West Africa, it was disclosed that Master Hasan Mickail, Master Kenyah Blaykyi and Master Archibald Henry all from Ghana got the first, second and third positions at the International Excellence Award prizes respectively.

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Students write first Cowbell Maths exam

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Cowbell has reiterated its commitment to boosting the study of Mathematics among students stating that Mathematics is the bedrock of Science and technology. Speaking at the first stage of the examination for National Secondary School Mathematics Competition, NASSMAC, held at the Immaculate Heart Secondary School, Maryland, Lagos, Mr Abiodun Ayodeji, Category Manager Dairy said;

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GIS gets feedback as intern-ship training ends in Lagos

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A cross section of University graduates

The three-day graduate internship orientation training programme started in Lagos on Monday ended Wednesday with interns and firms’ representatives rating the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, office organized programme. Many of the interns and representatives of their firms of attachment saw the programme as laudable and truly working for the better of the Nigerian society. They however craved the indulgence of operators of the government to ensure that the mentoring programme for young graduate interns was sustained.

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Curriculum shift: A future without HISTORY?

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The labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain. Ten year old Ikenna Chukwudi sings this line of the national anthem every school morning. It is hardly his fault that he has no idea who these ‘heroes’ are. The Nnamdi Azikiwes, Tafawa Balewas, and Anthony Enahoros are strange to him; so are King Jaja of Opobo, Nana of Itsekiri land, Usman Dan Fodio and Queen Amina of Zaria.

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What we expect from the next President—Students

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Although for now, no one can say for sure whether President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, or General Muhammadu Buhari will win the elections, Saturday School Life, SSL, sought the views of Nigerian students to find out what they expect from the next President as well as whether they will play an active role in deciding who he will be.

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WAEC set for CBT, as Minister seeks introduction of team-work in marking scheme

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THE West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has disclosed, it’s high time secondary school students started preparing to write the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations, WASSCE, through Computer Based Test, CBT.

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Economy can only be as robust as its entrepreneurs – Odufuwa

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CHAIRMAN, Governing Council,Lagos City Polytechnic, Engr. Babatunde Odufuwa has stated that an economy can only be as robust as its entrepreneurs. Just as he also pointed out that the low level of entrepreneurial propensity among students of higher education is the bane of not starting their own business.

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NTIC Maths contest raises hope for Nigerians

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FEAR has been implicated as one of the major causes of poor performance rate in Mathematics among primary school pupils. And it is against this backdrop that the Nigerian Turkish International Colleges, NTIC, in partnership with National Mathematics Center, NMC, decided to rekindle hope through the institution of the Annual National Mathematics Competition for pupils in primary 5 and 6 classes.

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VC advises KWASU students against electoral violence

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Students of Kwara State University, KWASU, have been charged by the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Professor AbdulRasheed Na’Allah, to shun violent acts before, during and after the elections.

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Global ranking: Nigerian varsities can’t be among the best in 4 years — Experts

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Experts in the education sector have described President Goodluck Jonathan’s optimism that Nigerian universities would be ranked among the best in the world in the next four years, as a result of the ongoing transformation of the education system, as an empty political statement meant to win votes as Nigeria still lacks real programmes aimed at revamping public education beyond the same old and disastrous capitalist neo-liberal agenda of putting the private sector in the driving seat of investment in education.

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