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I have no apologies proscribing ASUU – Gov. Bello

GOVERNOR Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has said that there was no going back in his decision to proscribed the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Kogi State University, KSU chapter.

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WAEC presents score card, explains improving WASSCE performance

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.

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Cost-effective, easy to use water testing kit out soon

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.”

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FG’s failure to engage researchers blamed for Nigeria’s woes

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.

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CMS tablet gets FME, SON, NITAD endorsements for students, teachers’ use

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.’’

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