FOR years, concerned stakeholders in the sector have consistently queried the steady decline in performance of candidates that sat for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). Many blamed students, teachers, parents, schools and WAEC. However, since 2015, there appears to have been steady improvements in candidates’ performances, as many candidates had scored five credits and above in English Language and Mathematics, which are the basic prerequisites for university admission.Read More
CHAIRMAN, Board of Directors, Amazing Talents Schools, Mr. Eddy Odivwri, has said that Christian Religious Knowledge, CRK, must stand as a full subject with a reviewed content to deepen the right of life in children.Read More
EXECUTIVE Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Dr. Abdullahi Baffa, has stated that TETfund is responsible for over 60 per cent infrastructure development in public tertiary institutions in the country.Read More
DIRECTOR, Principal Consultant Learning Ltd, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo has urged the 52 graduating students of Grace High School to work hard so as to make meaningful changes in the society, stating that they should see challenges in the society as opportunity to make an impact.Read More
MOTIVATION: According to Dr. Patto, WaterScope was founded in 2015 with a mission to empower the bottom billions to secure clean water. It was based on a technology developed by Dr. Richard Bowman, one of the co-founders, at the University of Cambridge. “Our technology is a 3D-printed flexure microscope, capable of producing high-resolution images, down to two microns, using a range of imaging modes including transmitted-light, bright field, dark field, epi-illuminated fluorescence and phase contrast.”Read More
MANAGING Director of Chessington Montesorri School in Lagos, Mrs. Folashade Koiku has urged parents to enrol their babies into schools early, as such decision should not be termed as waste of money but effort to help the babies develop intellectually.Read More
WORRIED by the increasing deterioration of the living condition of Nigerians, now compounded by heightened ethno-religious tension, a group of concerned eminent scholars and international researchers, converged at the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, and blamed the country’s woes on the widening gap between scholars/researchers and policy-makers/practitioners, which they said must be re-ordered immediately, to turn its fortunes around.Read More
EXPLORING the flare students have for mobile devices, Coscharis Mobile School (CMS), with the endorsement of Federal Ministry of Education, Standards Organisation of Nigeria and National Information Technology Agency, NITAD, has stormed primary and secondary schools with learning tablet.
Speaking at the media launch of the learning tablet in Lagos, the Managing Director, Coscharis Technologies Limited, Mr Mukoro Emomine said the learning device was designed to meet Nigerian educational needs in primary, secondary education levels and for teachers’ development towards improving their learning and teaching techniques in this digital age.
According to him, the CMS tablet which has a pre-loaded e-textbooks as required in primary and secondary schools curricula, also possesses indigenous teachers on core subjects to enhance self-training on difficult subjects.
He reiterated that the learning tablet was an indispensable digital companion for primary and secondary schools students, as well as all teachers across these levels of education.
Talking about the flexibility of the tablet, he said it permits users to use it both offline and online, adding that it has free offline videos and animation to aid teaching.
He said: ‘’It has over 20,000 past JAMB, WAEC, JSCE, Common Entrance and A-Level questions and answers.
‘’Teachers’ e-teaching tools and curriculum for all classroom as directed by NERDC and quick summary of textbooks of more than 40 subjects are in each CMS.
Information about careers that helps your wards, decide on a career and also teaches them how to pursue their chosen career and free training on use of content are there for students to explore.
He said that all the installed software applications are products of Research & Development in the IT industry based on the updated Nigerian Educational Curriculum, both the New Nine (9) years and the Senior Secondary School curricula in all subjects.
While explaining the device features and warranty, he said: ‘’The CMS product device is customizable to meet the needs of every user, particularly for the Nigeria market space.
‘’The device comes in 10” Tablets with the following features: 10” IQuad Core 1.2 GHz processor, IPS Display, 1GB, 16GB Memory, Micro-SD slot for up to 32GB expandability, Dual SIM, 3G + Wifi, Android 6.0 OS, BT, Front Camera = 2MP, Rear Camera = 5MP, 5000mAH battery, 1 year warranty with Plastic back panel, Adaptor & pouch cover.
‘’The software runs on Android Operating System(OS) and functions as graphics virtual and video classroom in all subjects across all classes, providing opportunity for the users to repeat and review each lesson as many times as they desire before undertaking inbuilt exams for self-evaluations to determine the progress in learning.’’
The Coalition of Civil Societies on Human Rights and Anti Corruption in Nigeria has absolved the former principal of Queens College, Lagos, Dr. Lami Amodu, of any wrong doing, following a petition against her by the old girls association of the college’.Read More
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As good as it appears on the face value, the development will breed and promote examination racketeering in secondary schools and examination bodiesRead More
THE relevance of Sociology, its impact in nation-building and its relatively low appreciation formed the focus of a round table and presentation of awards to distinguished alumni at the 50th anniversary of Sociology department, University of Lagos, UNILAG, tagged: Sociology: question of relevance and visibility, held at Afe Babalola Hall, UNILAG.Read More