For as much as some Nigerian universities are recognised and well known abroad, some others are reduced to A’ levels overseas.
•103, 000 candidates will get into IEIs and VEIs •Students may choose eight institutions from next year
Though the 2013 edition of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) has partially come and gone, with about 91,610 candidates yet to sit for the Computer Based Test (CBT) billed to hold from Saturday, May 18 to June 1, 2013, candidates have charged government, school authorities and other stakeholders to regulate the 2013/2014 admission season to ensure that qualified candidates gain admission.
In finding a cost-effective solution to the problem, some students of TCNN Staff Secondary School, Jos, Plateau State, came up with a water treatment device. They spoke with Vanguard Learning at the University of Lagos during the 9th edition of the annual Nigerian Secondary Schools Science Fair and Quiz Competition organised by Genius Illumina where they exhibited the device. Excerpts
A SENIOR lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Dr Kehinde Ayoola, has blamed desperate parents for the increasing rate of examination malpractice.
The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, has trained no fewer than 50 female student-journalists in 11 tertiary institutions in the South-West on investigative journalism.
Samsung Electronics West Africa has re-affirmed its commitment to facilitating youth empowerment and leadership in Africa, through its African Youth Leadership Programme (AYLP).
Former Minister of Information and Communications, Professor Dora Akunyili has lamented the dearth of infrastructures in the country especially in the south east even as Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, rated Rivers State high in Best Performing State in the implementation of UBEC programmes in the country.
Educators in this twenty first century have been urged to adapt new methods of teaching to cultivate the minds of students in order to equip them for the challenges of the modern world.
Five eminent Nigerians have been awarded with doctorate degrees by Green Hills University (GHU) Denmark, Africa Campus, for outstanding accomplishments in their respective disciplines.
The Minster of State for Education, Barrister Nyesom Wike has said that the Federal Government is determined to address the challenges that albinos face in the course of their educational pursuits.
Johnson Olawale Ikudayisi and Temitope Orebe are student leaders from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. When they set out to their home state, Ekiti to sort things out concerning their colleagues’ bursary and scholarship scheme, they had no idea that they would be involved in an accident that would nearly claim their lives.
Sokoto State is to sponsor 100 students to the Canadian University in Dubai for various degree programmes.
Most students run away from science and technology classes because they find it difficult to use some of the complex devices during practicals. To help this set of students, three students of St Luke’s College Jos, Plateau State, Ishaku Yohanna, Shutt Noro and Olawuyi Toyin have come up with a transistor tester which they say is very easy to use and does not require a lot of technical know-how. They spoke with Vanguard Learning in Lagos. Excerpts:
First Lady of Ogun State, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun has commended Airtel Nigeria for partnering with the State Government in providing educational opportunities for less privileged children and for uplifting the standard of education in the country.
Vitamin A is known to be essential for good vision, proper development of embryos, healthy skin and mucous membranes. It helps cells reproduce normally, plays a role in immune system function, growth, bone formation, reproduction and wound healing. It then follows that Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD), considered a public health problem especially in Africa and South-East Asia, will lead to high risk of disease and death in children and pregnant women.
As hope rises for the emergence of the proposed Nigeria Education Bank, which scaled the first reading last Thursday in the House of Representatives, Nigerians wonder if planned intervention bank will boost access to higher quality education in the country.
A Senior lecturer at the Faculty of Education, University of Lagos, Professor Aderemi Bidmos, has attributed the nation’s under-development to the misuse of intellect by Nigerians.
After June 1, the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for 2013 would have been over with 1.7million students left alone to jostle for the 520,000 admission spaces in tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
Tosin Taiwo may look like your normal 23-year-old graduate. Dressed in Tee shirts and slacks, he can blend into any crowd. However, after graduating from Bowen University in 2011, Tosin chose a path that not many Nigerian graduates would; he started his own business.
Jambites who want to upgrade their UTME results to 250 and above should endeavour to read through this article to get help before it’s too late. This tutorial will guide them on how to enhance their JAMB result successfully.
The Governor of Osun State, Mr Rauf Aregbesola has vowed to revamp the almost collapsed education sector he inherited from his predecessor few years ago as he launches the distribution of customized computer tablets tagged, Opon-Imo (Tablet of Knowledge) to students of S.S.1 to S.S.3 in public secondary schools in the state.
The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Professor Adebiyi Daramola, has described regular professional validation for academic programmes in universities as critical for maintaining standard and keeping in touch with developments in relevant fields.
The Federal Ministry of Education kick-started the process of cooperation with the Czech Government on the development of the nation’s technical and vocational education during the Minister of State for Education, Barr. Ezenwo Nyesom Wike’s meeting with officials of the Vitkovice Secondary School, Czech’s largest vocational institution in Czech Republic recently.
Plateau State Government has joined the Federal Government to raise the standard of teachers in the country by way of improving the human capacity of its teachers.
Bauchi—Mr Nyeson Wike, the Minister of State for Education, has said that the Federal Government has released N1 billion as part of efforts to boost Adults and Non-Formal Education in the country.
The Niger Delta Students Union Government (NIDSUG) under Tombara Michael Yalah national presidency, has organised a two-day national conference on “Setting Education as a Priority for the development of the Region”.
London Metropolitan University has announced that it has regained its licence to sponsor Tier 4 visas for international students which was revoked in August 2012.
In its quest to revive Igbo language in non-Igbo speaking states of the federation, Indigenes of Anaocha Town Union in Lagos State have unveiled plans to organise free Igbo Language lessons for children in various schools.
At the inception of Senator Liyel Imoke administration in Cross River State in 2007, the education sector was on the edge of a precipice. A lot had obviously gone wrong with the sector following neglect. But consistent innovation and remodeling injected into the sector these past six years have not only breathed new life into it but also ensured an enduring turn around.