Saturday December 20th, 2014
Saturday December 20th, 2014
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Delta State Governor’s silent revolution in Education, Health

  /   in Education 12:40 am   /   Comments

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Dr. Emmanuel Governor of Delta State is an achiever who would prefer his works to speak for him rather than flaunt them on the pages of Newspapers. True to his nature, Dr. Uduaghan devoted the most part of his first term (2007 – 2011) to creating a peaceful environment for genuine enterprise to thrive. His three point agenda of Peace and Security, Human Capital Development and Infrastructure Development became the centre point of his developmental programmes. His Delta beyond oil mantra signaled the end of an era and the beginning of a new one.

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Varsities Talk: Has NUC outlived Its usefulness?

  /   in Education 12:15 am   /   Comments

NIGERIA’S first generation universities, University College, Ibadan, University of Ife, Ahmadu Bello University, University of Nigeria, University of Lagos and University of Benin, produced graduates with Bachelors degrees which were accepted everywhere in the world for those wanting to pursue advanced degree courses. This was the common experience in the United States, where some, coming for their Master’s Degree programmes were given extra credits for work already done as undergraduates in Nigeria.

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Fashola charges corps members on positive impact

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Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN, has urged corps members deployed to Lagos State to leave behind a positive impact at the expiration of their service year.

He gave this charge during the swearing-In ceremony held at the NYSC orientation camp, Iyana Ipaja, Lagos.

He said: “As agents of change and development, the state is looking up to you for physical transformation and technological ideas that will add to the socio-economic development in our education sector.” Also, he pointed out that attention of corps members are needed in poverty eradication, rural health and in combating the HIV/AIDS pandemic as well as other ills and diseases bedeviling the society.

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Yabatech wins 18th NIPOGA

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Yaba College of Technology, Yabatech, with a total of 17 gold, 8 silver and 9 bronze medals, has won the 18th Nigeria Polytechnic Games, NIPOGA, held in Bida, Niger State, bring it to seven, the number of times the school has won the title and giving them the most successful school in NIPOGA history

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Etisalat shortlists for 2014 Etisalat Prize for Literature

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In furtherance of the search for Africa’s best début fiction writer for 2014, Etisalat Nigeria has announced a shortlist of three writers.

The shortlisted writers and their works are Nadia Davids, An Imperfect Blessing published by Random House Struik-Umuzi; Chinelo Okparanta’s Happiness Like Water published by Granta Publication and Songeziwe Mahlangu, Penumbra published by Kwela Books, Imprint of NB Publishers.

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MTN Foundation celebrates academic excellence, gives scholarships to 1,372 students

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The joy of 1,372 students across the country knew no bounds as MTN Foundation presented scholarship awards to them. In the formal presentation of scholarship awardees to the world held at the National Theatre, Lagos, the MTN Foundation Chairman, Ambasssador Hamzat Ahmadu said: “Overall, the Foundation has awarded scholarships to 1,205 high performing science and technology students while 167 brilliant, visually impaired students have also received scholarships this year.”

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Lagos school benefits from NB Education Trust Fund

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Adisa Bashua Primary School, Surulere, Lagos has benefited from the Nigerian Breweries – Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund (ETF) as it renovated the school, making it a conducive place for learning.

Speaking at the commissioning and handover of the school to its authorities, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Nicolaas Vervelde said that the gesture was borne out of a request from the school’s head teacher.

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King’s College to produce a Nobel laureate

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PROFESSOR of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Professor Oladipo Akinkugbe has stated that King’s College, Lagos, will produce a Nobel Laureate on or before 2109.
He predicted this during King’s College’s second century Book and Floreat Fund Launch where its alumni across the country gathered to plan for the future.

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Why govt should hands off running of schools – Prof Muoboghare

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WORRIED by the perennial drop in the quality of education in the country, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare, Delta State Commissioner for Education (Basic and Secondary Schools), has blamed the decline in standards on the taking over of all primary and secondary schools by government.

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Success Recipe: Let it go!

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EVERY child conceived and birthed into the world is meant to bring happiness to both parents as they nurture and shower affection on the child. However, this wasn’t the case of a baby who was delivered into a family in Benin in 1938. Due to the baby’s sickly and fainting nature, his stern hard-hearted father told his mother to dump him on a garbage heap and leave him there to die.

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Never too early for ‘back to school’

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THOUGH the calendar still says December, with parents and children already in the Christmas and holiday mood, it is never too early for parents to start planing for the next school term as saving for back-to-school may take a back seat right now due to the festive season’s preparations.

As a new term draws nearer so fast, a Benin based mother of four, Mrs Nkechi Marchie, advises many unprepared parents to avoid scrambling to source for the funds to pay the fees of their ward(s) by setting aside the school fees before shopping for the christmas.

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Anyaoku, Okolie, others urge Nigerian youths to embrace entrepreneurial devt

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Giving the country’s alarming rate of unemployment, which have continued to force an army of Nigerian youths abroad in search of greener pasture, renowned industrialists and entrepreneurs who gathered, last Thursday, at the opening ceremony of Anabel Group 3rd Nigerian Leadership Summit 2014, held at Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos, have advised the youths to embrace entrepreneurship development and stop waiting for government to do everything.

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16-year-old wins PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge

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16 year- old Justin Ifeanyi Nwaoha, an SS3 student of ISOLOG College, Ojodu, Lagos State, has won the second edition of the PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge (PZCCC).
Justin, with a cumulative score of 72 per cent in both theory and practical sessions of the intensive final, was rewarded with N700,000 cash, a laptop, a trophy and gold medal. His Chemistry teacher, Mr. Mayowa Adeoti, went home with N100,000 and a plague, while Chemistry books worth N100,000 were also presented to his school.

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Dramatic changes, two years to LASU External System shutdown

  /   in Education 12:09 am   /   Comments

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I never would have gone to that school if I knew my career and entire life would be so frustrated. Imagine paying tuition, studying all night for examinations and not seeing most of your results? I went through that school to facilitate my rise in the Nigeria Police which I had joined as a secondary school leaver, but as things are now, maybe I should have spent that money on my wife and children. Rising to the top here is extremely slow except you have a degree, but see how that school has frustrated me!”

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Shekarau laments corruption by Nigerian graduates

  /   in Education 12:46 am   /   Comments

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Education has remained a vital tool in human existence. It is regarded as the act of acquiring knowledge and skill in different spheres of life. An educated person is believed to have acquired the skill of being logical and rational, knowledgeable and sceptical in his or her dealings. Education does not only give us the privilege of acquiring knowledge, it also helps us develop our sense of morality, ethics and the dexterity of presenting facts when necessary.

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LearnAfrica rewards NECO best students

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MASTER Nder Sesugh Samuel from Vaatia College, Makurdi , Benue State has emerged overall best candidate in the 2014 NECO examination in Nigeria.

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Nigeria, first in Sub-Saharan Africa to deliver ISA to schools

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For their excellent commitment to embedding an international dimension in their curriculum, Glisten International Academy, Abuja, Grace Schools,Lagos, Jephthah Comprehensive Secondary School, Rivers and CITA International School, Rivers have been presented with the British Council International School Award (ISA)

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Why old students must support their Alma mater — ECOBA

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Edo College still remains one of the cherished schools in Nigeria and this old generation school has churned great men for Nigeria. However, some former students of the school, who left the school 50 years ago have decided to return to their old school to contribute their quota and the coordinator of this initiative, Dr. Osarieme Bazuaye told journalists that it is high time that former students returned to their alma mater and make meaningful impact.

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19-yr-old clinches Luzneema Canadian scholarship award

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From left: Mrs Mobo Oresegun, CEO, Luzneema Foundation; Miss Cecilia Oluwasola, winner of Luzneema 2014 scholarship award and her grandmother, Mrs Florence Ajayi Lawrence during the award in Ogudu, Lagos.

THE winner of Luzneema Foundation scholarship award has emerged. Miss Cecilia Oluwasola Osho 19, beat nine final contestants to clinch the only 2014 slot for Nigerian youths to study in Canada.

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Don highlights humility as key to leadership

  /   in Education 6:19 pm   /   Comments

Emeritus Professor Oladipo Akinkugbe has said that humility is the major attribute of a leader which the youth must imbibe in order to correct all the flaws and the vacuum of leadership in the country.

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Success Recipe: The fortune-teller of your life!

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ONCE upon a time a man in perfect health announced to his family that he should die on his next birthday. When it was his next birthday, he refused to go to work, saying that he should certainly die before midnight. His family was worried and decided to call in the family physician.

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Varsities Talk: Why Nigeria might never land on a comet (2)

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But, he had also been a victim of media yes-men, especially one newspaper, who led him into a flase sense of security concerning how the people of Ekiti perceived his policies and programmes. Because, I had written before on why he lost the re-election bid, permit me not to repeat what is already history. It will be interesting to know how Fayemi relates with those columnists, who sat in Lagos, and knew how the people of Ekiti would vote.

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Don tasks tertiary institutions on curbing electricity challenges

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A professor of electrical and electronics engineering, Covenant University, Ota, has called on tertiary institutions in the country to assist in tackling the many challenges bedevilling electricity supply in the country.

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Education: Vital for national development — Aregbesola

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Osun state Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has described education as a crucial tool to the realization of sustainable national development and achievement of national security.

He revealed this during his presentation at the 6th Prince Bola Ajibola Annual Lecture Series titled Education as a Panacea to National Insecurity and Developmental Challenges, held at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, recently.

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LearnAfrica rewards NECO best students

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MASTER Nder Sesugh Samuel from Vaatia College, Makurdi , Benue State has emerged overall best candidate in the 2014 NECO examination in Nigeria.

Just as the duo of Adesokan Adediran Sakirudeen and Raji Oluwatobi Quadri who are the first and second best in Lagos State, emerged the overall second and third best students in Nigeria respectively. Adepoju Barakat Aderonke, a student of Chrisland College, Idimu won the third best award in Lagos State.

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MOMTAN seeks enhanced curriculum, tasks FG on employment

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The Director General, National Automotive Council (NAC), Engr. Aminu Jalal has said that its Council in collaboration with other stakeholders have designed an automotive Mechatronics Curriculum which will enable the award of Trade Test III, II, and I certificates in automotive Mechatronics.

Jalal who disclosed this in Lagos during Motormechs and Technicians Association of Nigeria (MOMTAN) symposium and award ceremony said: “The Council will develop instructional manuals for the delivery of the curriculum.”

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Lagos NYSC space constraints: 999 corps members to camp in Oyo

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NINE hundred and ninety-nine corps members of the 2014 Batch ‘C’ posted to Lagos State have been dislodged to Oyo State for their orientation exercise due to space constraints in Lagos camp.

Speaking at the opening and swearin-in held at the Ipaja camp on Monday, the State Coordinator, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi said: “A total of 3603 corps members comprising 2115 females and 1488 males have undertaken the onerous task of service to the nation.”

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Education: Vital for national development — Aregbesola

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Osun state Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has described education as a crucial tool to the realization of sustainable national development and achievement of national security.

He revealed this during his presentation at the 6th Prince Bola Ajibola Annual Lecture Series titled Education as a Panacea to National Insecurity and Developmental Challenges, held at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, recently.

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Develop your innate talents — Olagunjoye

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THE Commissioner for Education, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mrs Olayinka Oladunjoye, has charged public school students to develop their innate talents. She gave this charge during the grand finale of the Ministry’s eighth JAM Feast themed Invention and entrepreneurship towards Self Discovery in future living, at the Adeyemo Beko auditorium, Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja, on November 26.

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UNIOSUN Parents’ Forum asks Aregbesola to reopen Ikire campus as second term gift’

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Parents’ Forum of the Osun State University, Osogbo, has appealed to the state governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, to immediately reopen the Ikire campus of the institution as ‘a second term gift’ for the affected students.

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Alumni battle LASU’s agelong challenges

  /   in Education, Metro 12:22 am   /   Comments

*Student of the Lagos State Univesity protesting hike in school fees

Since Tuesday, November 1, 2011, when Professor John Oladapo Obafunwa, became the 11th Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, it has been an unending face-off between him and the institution’s staff unions comprising of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU; Senior Staff Association of Universities, SSANU; Non Academic Staff Union of Universities, NASU; National Association of Academic Technicians, NAAT, as well as the students.

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Ebola: Have schools jettisoned preventive measures?

  /   in Education 9:35 am   /   Comments

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ABOUT two months after schools re-opened behind schedule due to the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, it seems that the instituted regulations and hygiene policies have been abandoned by staff, students and management of some public and private schools.

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