Friday November 21st, 2014
Friday November 21st, 2014
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ICT breaks the wings of corruption — FAKAE, RSUST Vice-Chancellor

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By Adekunle Adekoya, General Editor LAST month, precisely from October 12 through 16, the Gulf International Technology Exhibition, GITEX, held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. As far as technology shows go, it is rated as the numero uno event in the MEASA (Middle East, Africa, and Asia) region. By far, the world’s number one

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Pitan laments rot in education sector

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Former Commissioner for Education and governorship aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Dr Leke Pitan, has said that the rot in the education sector in the country can only be erased with a holistic approach to human capital development- oriented programme for the administrative and teaching personnel of primary and secondary schools in the country.

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NBL commissions 80-seater library in Emotan College, Benin

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AN eighty-seater library built, equipped and donated to Emotan College Benin by Nigerian Breweries Plc has been commissioned by the management of the company.

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of NBL , Mr. Nicolaas Vervelde while commissioning the project said the aim of embarking on the project was to address the infrastructural challenges in the education sector.

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Business Education, recipe for employment — Trimnel

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In line with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, aimed at building capacity for young and upcoming entrepreneurs and stimulating young adult development, Diamond Bank has prescribed enhanced business education as a major recipe for fighting the scourge of unemployment, noting that it will boost the outcome of vocational skills in Nigeria.

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Education For All: E-learning, way to go

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“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” This famous quote by Derek Curtis Bok, an American lawyer, educator and former president of Harvard University, holds so true especially in Nigeria. An ignorant man is a time bomb waiting to explode. Bok is simply saying that the disadvantages of not having an education far outweigh the cost of getting a good education.

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Poverty made me the best, Bells Tech University Best Graduate

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Gideon Oluwaseun Afolayan lost his father, Pa James Afolayan when he was just seven years old. His mother was the youngest of many wives, and he, the last of the six children from his mother.

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NYSC DG tasks corps members on election credibility

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The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier-General Johnson Olawunmi, has tasked corps members to sustain the credibility the scheme has given to the election process in the country.

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Westministers College partners foreign varsities

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Westminster College, Lagos, was recently visited by Dr. Andrew Carruthers to strengthen the relationship between the college and the University of Bradford.

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Covenant University matriculates 2022 students

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Covenant University, Ota, on Saturday matriculated a total of 2022 students into her undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for the 2014/2015 academic session.

This figure which represented a total of 1,868 undergraduate and 154 post-graduate students, saw the students swear the oath of matriculation at the event witnessed by parents, friends and well wishers.

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More schools receive MultiChoice resource centres

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MultiChoice, Nigeria’s leading pay-TV operator, has returned to Lagos State for the third time since inception of its resource centre project in 2004, to inaugurate 10 additional centres. This brings the total in the state to 18.

In its eighth phase, MultiChoice Resource Centre project has grown from four centres at inception in 2004 to 312 in 29 states in 2014. At inception of the project, Lagos got three centres with an additional five in 2013

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Varsity talk: The fate of universities with under $80 oil?…bleak

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For instance, there is no single state university in Nigeria, LASU included, which offers law or medicine and which also has full accreditation. Our future Attorney Generals and Chief Medical Directors are being trained in schools which should have been closed long ago. The reasons are not hard to discover.

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Education for all in 2015: Mirage or reality for Nigeria?

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back-to-school

WHEN 164 countries, Nigeria inclusive, pledged to achieve Education for All by 2015 at a World Education Forum in Dakar Senegal in 2000, hopes were high that, by 2015, all school-age children would have access to education while adult illiteracy would be a thing of the past. This was because 15 years was such a long time to achieve such a goal.

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N3b research grants is too small for Nigeria—Nnaji

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Barth Nnaji, former Minister of Power

FORMER Minister of Power and Chief Executive Officer of Geometric Power Limited, Professor Bart Nnaji, yesterday, said the N3billion intervention grant given for research by the federal government to tertiary institutions is too small to encourage research development.

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We have young people who have no idea of their history —MAUTECH VC

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Prof. Kyari Mohammed

Professor Kyari Mohammed is the Vice-Chancellor of Modibbo Adama University of Technology, MAUTECH, Yola, Adamawa State.

In this chat with Vanguard Learning in Yola, the Professor of History and Director of the Centre for Peace and Security Studies at the university, speaks on the removal of history from secondary school curriculum and its impact on society. He says that part of the problem bedevilling the nation is the fact that many of the youths know next to nothing about the history of Nigeria.

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Certification without content is the bane of Nigerian education – Prof Kila

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Students writing exam

PROFESSOR Anthony Kila has stated that the bane of Nigerian education began when people decided to have certificate without the corresponding content of certification.

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How MUSON scholar excels in American varsity

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•Agatha Ibeazor

Miss Agatha Ibeazor, a beneficiary of MTN  Foundation scholarship scheme at the MUSON centre, Lagos, and a scholar of late Dr. Levi Ajuonuma, to study music at the Truman State University in the United States, where she bagged a degree in Music. In this interview, she spoke of her feat in Music in the USA

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Mind Builders School awards scholarship to 6 best students

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Cross section of the six awardees of Mind Builders School scholarship scheme held in Lagos.

MIND Builders School has announced scholarship awards to six outstanding pupils who excelled in various criteria and subjects. This was disclosed by the school authority during their 2013/2014 prize giving day where several prizes were given to outstanding pupils.

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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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