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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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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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Why varsities, polys fail to access TETFUND —BOT Chair

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THE Chairman, Board of Trustees, Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND, Dr. Musa Babayo, yesterday, lamented that tertiary institutions in the country have failed to access billions of naira from the Fund over the years due to improper documentation of proposals and incomplete renditions of returns on the part of beneficiaries.

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ASUP/COEASU strikes: Wike shuns meeting with Senate again

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Barr. Nyesom Wike

Supervising Minister of Education, Sen. Nyesom Wike, was on Tuesday absent at a meeting with the Senate to resolve the grievances of the striking Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP and the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Unions, COEASU. This is the second of such meetings Wike has shunned

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Anglican Bishop tasks lecturers on morality, fear of God

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Cross section of stakeholders at a meeting to review the ongoing strike by ASUU held at the Trenchard Hall of the University of Ibadan on Monday. Photo by Dare Fasube

THE Bishop of Asaba Diocese of the Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. J. N. Mogekwu, has admonished academic staff of Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, to work in the light of God and teach with dignity, morality and fear of God.

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‘How industrial ecology principles can help industries’

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In order to create jobs and contribute to the development of their host state, researchers at the American University of Nigeria, Yola, Adamawa State, are working towards improving the economic and environmental efficiency of all the industries in the state.

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How AAU achieved stability, by V-C Agbebaku

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

PROFESSOR Cordelia Agbebaku is the Vice-Chancellor of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo State. Before her elevation to the position of vice-chancellor in February 2014, she was the acting Vice-Chancellor of the university for two years

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Varsities Talk: Faith-based varsities and students’ protests

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The students’ protest at Bowen University, Iwo, a private university, is not the first; neither will it be the last Nigeria would experience. University students protests are as old as the first university ever established on earth.

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Commonwealth quiz: Agidingbi Grammar School emerges first

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*School children listening attentively to instructions just before the poster contest commenced

Agidingbi Senior Grammar School, Lagos has emerged first at the Commonwealth quiz competition held in Lagos to mark 30 days before the Commonwealth Games scheduled to hold July in Scotland.

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3 ICT students to represent Nigeria at MOS World championship

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The trio of Olubunmi Agusto, Ntekim Toluwani and Adonijah Airede who emerged best at the 2014 Certiport Microsoft Office Specialist National Championship are to represent Nigeria in the United States of America

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The sad, sad fate of sports education

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With the 2014 World Cup, eyes all over the world are fixed on sports. Football, Nigeria’s number one game is the very focus of world attention. Sports have been known to cut across race, language and religious barriers. It is no wonder, many countries structure their education system such that a huge pool of talent in different fields of play is discovered and trained alongside classroom education.

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ERC condemns closure of UNIABUJA

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The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) has condemned the recent closure of the University of Abuja following students’ protests for a resolution of the crisis between the management and the university chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU so as to allow the conduct of examinations.

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2014 Admission Excercise: 1.2m candidates may not gain admission

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Cross section of candidates during an exam

THE 2014 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, (UTME) conducted by the the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB) which commenced on April 12 and ended on May 31, has come and gone, but one recurring problem is that of the 1,606, 753 million admission seekers, about 1.2 million candidates will fail to gain admission, leaving a little above 500,000 (35 per cent) being admitted into the nation’s higher institutions.

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I wasn’t always first in school —Africa’s youngest Ph.D holder

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*Olaoluwa Hallowed Oluwadara

AT a time when the nation is plagued with all sorts of challenges, some youths seek to make the nation proud. One of such Nigerians is Olaoluwa Hallowed Oluwadara who at 24, is Doctor of Mathematics, with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 5, thus making him the youngest African with a doctorate degree.

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UNILAG VC pleads for ASUP/COEASU strike resolution, Chibok girls

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AT the 2012/2013 Convocation ceremonies of the University of Lagos held on June 10 and 11, which produced 9,729 bachelor’s degree and 4,821 post-graduate degree holders, the Vice- Chancellor, Professor Rahamon Ade Bello backed by the Pro-Chancellor, Prof. Jerry Gana and members of Council, made known the improvements on staff welfare as he appealed to the Federal Government on behalf of his colleagues.

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Varsities Talk: Before applying for admission to Med School (2)

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ECENTLY one university placed an advertisement in a national newspaper with respect to students to which it had offered admission to read Law. After years of squabbling with the National Universities Commission, NUC, about accreditation, the university closed down its Law School – leaving many students in a quandary about their future. Naturally, the university promised to find accommodation for those willing in other universities.

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Exclusive breastfeeding good for HIV positive mothers —Jennifer Tyndall

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Jennifer Tyndall

PROFESSOR Jennifer Tyndall is an Associate Professor of Natural and Environmental Sciences at the American University of Nigeria in Yola. In this chat with Vanguard Learning, she speaks on her research in public health with particular interest in HIV/AIDS and maternal and infant mortality

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Vision 20:2020: Nigeria must focus on global standard – Expert

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*Gaskiya Senior College, Badia

An expert has stated that in order for Nigeria to meet the vision 20:2020 on education, it must put quality education in the front burner by focusing on global standard.

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Nigeria wins at 2014 Intel ISEF award

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Nigeria was not left out in the showcase of scientific innovation and development of scientific research at the 2014 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair which held in Los Angeles, USA as Nigerian students emerge winners in the special award.

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Varsity fee hike: Where is our N400bn intervention fund?

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Many people, especially the wealthy, believe that quality education must be expensive. Just as many people in the middle class who are from another school of thought believe that obtaining education must not necessarily be expensive, arguing that it is the right of every citizen to be educated.

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Varsities Talk: Before applying for admission to Med School

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

If it takes God’s Own Country up to sixty seconds to bring forth a fool into the world, then the Giant of Africa must be delivering them at a faster rate. Nothing proves this more than the number of applicants and parents who waste millions of naira, every year, obtaining enrollment into universities in Nigeria to read medicine when the courses are not accredited.

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