Sunday April 20th, 2014
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What we expect from would-be Education Minister —Stakeholders

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Minister of State for Eduction, Barrister Esenwo Nyesom Wike

SIX months after the sack of Professor Ruqayyatu Rufai as Minister of Education, stakeholders in the sector anticipate the appointment of a new minister of education considering the recent cabinet reshuffle by President Goodluck Jonathan. Some of them, who spoke to Vanguard Learning, suggested the essential qualities that would be required in a Minister who can rescue the sector from its present` turmoil

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Embezzlement allegations: Vice-Chancellor breaks silence, says his works speak for him

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THE Vice-Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Professor Bartho Okolo, has eventually broken the silence on the embezzlement allegations leveled against him, stating that the volume of infrastructure investment in the institution has vindicated him.

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SSANU South West faults Prof. Yakubu’s NEEDS reports

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

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, South-Western Zone, has faulted the recommendations of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu’s Needs Assessment Report, describing it as biased against members of the association and an attempt to reduce the number of members of the association in Nigerian universities and consequently paralyse the entire system

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UNESCO, Always launch literacy programme for Nigeria

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UNESCO and Always, a brand of Procter & Gamble, have launched a new literacy project for girls and young women in Nigeria, starting from March 10, 2014.

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New Horizons opens N100m IT centre at Landmark University

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NEW Horizons Nigeria, the leading private owned information technology (IT) training institute, at the weekend, opened an international IT resource centre valued at over N100 million at Landmark University, Omu-Aran, near Ilorin in Kwara State. The centre will empower students of the institution with the most sought after IT skills and professional certifications.

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Oando Foundation launches 1st ICT Centre

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Oando Foundation, an independent non-profit organisation, has launched a new Information Communication Technology (ICT) Centre at Archbishop Taylor Primary School in Victoria Island, Lagos, and is partnering with the U.S. State Department’s Global Partnership Initiative, LIONS@FRICA, CoderDojo and the Hello World Foundation to introduce coding to Oando adopted schools.

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Varsities Talk: Universities convocation addresses series

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Rich Land; Poor People: The Political Economy of Mineral Resource Endowment in a Peripheral Capitalist State

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Karibi Whyte advocates higher fees in varsities

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A cross session of Littoral University students during matriculation.

Chairman, Committee of Pro-Chancellors of Nigerian state-owned universities, Justice Karibi-Whyte (rtd), has called for the urgent upward review of the fees charged in various universities across the country in order to attain world class standard

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How bad leadership hampers national transport policy —Prof Badejo

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Prof-Badejo-Bamidele

IT was a gathering of who is who in Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, recently, when the Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences and former Lagos State Commissioner of Transportation, Professor Bamidele Badejo, delivered the 65th Inaugural Lecture titled: Transporting the Future Today: Portrait of Nigeria.

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Parents responsible for rape of children —Loral

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With the increasing cases of rape, paedophilia and other crimes against children in the society, Mrs Ezinne Elendu, Headmistress, Primary section of Loral International School, Festac Town says parents have failed in their roles leading to the growth of this menace

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Want designer baby? Genetically-modified babies now possible

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DESIGNER shoes, bags,wrist watches, clothes, perfumes etc, and now what? The world is really on the fast lane. Researchers are now making it possible for couples to go for made-to-order designer babies, thanks to rapid advances in the knowledge of the genetic blueprint for human beings (human genome), the Holy Grail of genetics research.

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AHI makes case for 5.5million out-of-school girls

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IT is disheartening that Nigeria, world’s eighth largest oil producer has the highest number of out-of- school children as stated by UNESCO Education for All Global Monitoring Report (EAGMR)

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MAPOLY matriculates 5,000, warns against cultism

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The Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State, has warned newly admitted students to shun all forms of social vices

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Educationist faults exclusion of private varsities from govt intervention

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AUTHORITIES of the Adeleke University AU, Ede have faulted the non-inclusion of private universities in the N200b intervention fund released to public universities by the Federal Government.

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Vodacom hosts students on ICT Cloud Computing

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In a quest to further its mission of making its resources available to a broader number of Nigerian students, Vodacom on its power to you initiative has extended its ICT field trip and tour opportunities to schools in communities where it operates

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Patience Jonathan makes case for girl-child university education

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Patience Jonathan

First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan has said that Nigerians must ensure that a significant percentage of the country’s young people, especially girls, should acquire university education

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129-day strike: ASUP, FG remain adamant

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Students in 20 federal polytechnics and tens of state polytechnics across the country have remained at home for a total of 129 days due to the prolonged strike by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics

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Why FG took over schools in 1975 – Pa Fagbulu

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Amiel-Fagbulu

Dr. Amiel Fagbulu, 80, who was part of the Federal Government’s arrangement to take over schools in 1975 has said that the arrival of a new child should ordinarily be a thing of joy not only for the lucky parents but also for those around who love them and know the hazards and hardships of child-bearing.

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ERC condemns continued hike in LASU fees

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The Education Rights Campaign, ERC, has condemned the exorbitant tuition fees imposed upon students of the Lagos State University, LASU

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MTN empowers youth with skills development project

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In aligning with the Federal Government’s efforts to raise the level of entrepreneurial skill acquisition in Nigeria, the MTN Foundation has launched a youth skills development project worth millions of Naira at the Government Technical College, Ikorodu, Lagos

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FG raises alarm over threat to indigenous languages

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Barr. Nyesom Wike

The Federal Government has raised alarm over threat to extinction of Nigeria indigenous languages.
Supervising Minister of Education, Barr. Nyesom Wike, noted this at the 2014 The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture UNESCO, International Mother language Day, IMLD, in Abuja.

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Hult Prize: AUN advances to regional finals

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The trio of Blessing Douglas, Lucy Okonkwo and Aliyu Ahmed of the American University of Nigeria have advanced to the regional finals of the fifth annual Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social good.

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UNITAR recommends EES for Rivers education, lauds achievements

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The United Nations Institute for Training and Research UNITAR has lauded the Rivers State Government for its numerous achievements recorded in the education sector over the years.

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School introduces dress code for students

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File photo:  Cross section of students

To ensure strict discipline on campus, authorities of Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun have introduced new dress code for both the male and female students of the institution

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NMC awards scholarship to Maths winner

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The Director-General of the National Mathematical Centre, NMC, Abuja, Professor Adewale Solarin, has said the centre will grant the top scorer in the junior category of the National Secondary School Mathematics Competition, NASSMAC, scholarship into the NMC Model International Academy, while the top scorer in the senior category who is willing to study mathematics in the university would be awarded scholarship

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Russian linguists study Adamawa tongues

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The need to document some languages spoken in Adamawa that were yet to be captured and documented, led three scholars from St. Petersburg State University, Russia, to Adamawa State where they spent three years researching on the Adamawa languages of Mumuye, Yadang, Waka, and Gengle

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Our pioneer leaders went to public schools, and did well, says Aregbesola

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Governor Rauf Aregbesola has stated that he will not renege on his efforts to restore the glory of public schools in Osun state and make it the citadel of learning. “Our pioneer leaders went to public school and they did well.”

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Experts proffer solution to failures in Mathematics, English

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File Photo: Cross section of students writing exam

All over the world, education is considered as a human right that should be accorded. It is the reason why many international human rights bodies consider education a fundamental human right.

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Educationists blame govt for mass failure in NECO, WAEC

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File photo:  Cross section of students

Stakeholders in Nigeria’s education sector have said that government’s inability to alleviate the fundamental challenges in the sector is responsible for the poor performance of students in the qualifying examinations organised by the National Examinations Council (NECO) and the West African Examination Council

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Bad leadership, bane of national transport policy — Don

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The Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences and former Lagos State Commissioner of Transportation, Professor Bamidele Badejo has attributed bad leadership as a major factor affecting national transport policy, which he said forms the cardinal challenge facing the country’s transport sector in the last 100 years of her existence.

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Bank donates 33-seater bus to NYSC

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China-made Joylong bus

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier-General Johnson Bamidele Olawunmi, has commended Diamond Bank Plc for supporting the NYSC through the donation of a 33-seater bus to the organisation. Diamond Bank is a leading player in the Nigerian retail banking space.

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Proprietress urges govt to promote grassroots sports

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The 18th annual inter-house sports competition of the Olatunde Lawrence Memorial Schools, Nursary and Primary held at the Gaskiya Estate Mini Stadium, Lagos. Ikamt Babatunde of yellow house leading Okpe Sarah of green house and Latifat Ibrahim in the 50m girls event for nursary pupils. Photo by Sylva Eleanya.

The Proprietress, Pampers Private School, Surulere, Lagos, Mrs. Oludolapo Odunlami, has reiterated the need for government at various levels in the country to promote grassroots sports through adequate funding and other forms of encouragement

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