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Whether we are number one or not does not matter, Okojie speaks on ranking of Nigerian universities

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Prof. Julius Okojie, the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), on Monday, said the standard of Nigerian universities was high in spite of their low global ranking.

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Vocation and technical education – a key to improving Nigeria’s development. Part 3

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An entrepreneur is a person who makes plans for a business or a piece of work and gets it going. Anyanwuocha (2001) observes that the entrepreneur is the chief co-ordinator, controller and organizer of the production process. The entrepreneur combines other factors of production (land, capital and others) in such a way as to obtain maximum production of goods and services at minimum costs. In order to effectively enhance occupational skills in the present day, entrepreneurs need also to acquire information and communication technology knowledge and skills.

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‘If we don’t get admission…’: UTME candidates refuse to put all eggs in one basket

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Admission season is here, and irrespective of the procedures adopted, not all the students who wrote the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME, will get admission into the schools of their choice. In fact, even after Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education and Innovative Enterprise Institutions in the country are done with admission; there will still be over 600,000 candidates with nowhere to go.

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Expert urges Buhari on curriculum review

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EDUCATION expert and the Proprietress of Ruthwiphdale Schools and Foundation, Mrs Nike Odetola, has called on the Federal Government to restructure the country’s academic curriculum as a viable measure to enhancing sustainable national development.

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We give back to society through education — Saheed

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Former member of Lagos House of Representatives and the founder of De-Yet group of schools, Okokomaiko, Hon Taiwo Saheed has vowed to enhance better development and empowerment of the society through education. He made this known during the end of session/valedictory/prize giving day of the school.

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Career counselling for Nigerian universities (1)

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

“I sincerely believe that our students, right from the upper primary school class through senior secondary levels and specifically at tertiary level, will begin to make better and appropriate choices of profession based on information contained in this book…”Professor Olufunmilayo Sotonade, Professor of Counselling Psychology, May 31, 2012, in 40 CAREERS : A CAREER GUIDANCE BOOK.(40 CAREERS henceforth).

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Stakeholders demand explanation of criteria for varsities placement

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PROTEST: Parents stage protest in front of University of Lagos over school’s admission cut-off mark, accusing the institution of refusing to accept JAMB’s approved cut-off mark of 180 and has imposed its cut-off mark of 250.

When the students who sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME, received their results, those who scored above 200 were elated that 2015 is their year of admission into universities of their choice. However, their joy and hope of admission was short lived when the almighty JAMB came up with a new policy last week to reallocate candidates to other universities they did not choose.

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Over 90% of students cheat to pass exams —Educationist

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The proprietor, Emcoy Favoured College, Ikeja, Lagos, Dr. Femi Oyewole has stated that over 90 per cent of students in secondary school cheat to pass examinations.

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Zero tolerance, monitoring and funding will enhance schools – Bellina

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Some candidates during Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations

To enhance quality of students and improve educational standard, Bellina Schools have called on the Federal Government to ensure zero tolerance, proper monitoring and funding of schools are put in place.

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How Prof Hattie’s research faults government’s education policies

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WOrld leading education expert Professor John Hattie has questioned some of the key reform policies pursued by governments in the last 20 years. Hattie’s research promises to be useful for education policy makers in Nigeria, who are tasked with the significant duty of improving Nigeria’s struggling education system.

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27th World Schools Debate: Will Nigeria’s contingents soar in Singapore

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Group photograph of team Nigeria and Officials

Expectations are indeed high over the performance of Nigeria’s representatives for the 2015 World Schools Debating Championship, currently holding in Singapore and ending on August 6, 2015.

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JAMB: Controversy trails UNILAG’s cut off mark

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CANDIDATES WRITING UTME IN ABUJA

Attempts by authorities of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, Akoka, and the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board, JAMB, to change the official cut-off point of JAMB from between 180 and 200 to 250 was greeted with protests by some candidates billed to participate in the school’s 2015/2016 post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (post-UTME).

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Breaking news: WAEC to withhold students’ results in 19 states over N4b debt

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He said that a total number of 19 states in the country owe the Council in respect of entry fees for states government sponsored candidates for the May/June 2015 WASSCE noting that some States also still owe the Councils registration fees for the May/June 2014 WASSCE. According to him, the 19 states which are indebted to the tune of N4 billion were not making efforts to pay adding that efforts made by the Councils to get the money from them proved abortive, hence WAEC has resolved to make it public.

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Nigerian graduates globally competitive, says Unilorin VC

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*Fashion Entrepreneur, Mai Atafo, addressing UNILAG students during the "Take A Girl Child to Work" initiative organised by South African High Commission in partnership with MultiChoice Nigeria held at MultiChoice Head Office in Lagos.

The Vice-Chancellor of University of Ilorin (Unilorin), Prof. Abdul Ambali, has said that Nigerian graduates are competing favourably with their peers from across the world.

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UniIorin working to develop Ebola vaccine, says VC

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An image made available by the Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases research laboratory at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases and taken on November 21, 2011, shows laboratory technicians and physicians working on samples during research on the evolving Ebola disease in bats, at the Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases research Laboratory of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in Pretoria. AFP PHOTO

Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali, the Vice-Chancellor of University of Ilorin (Unilorin), says the institution’s Ebola Research Committee is working toward developing a vaccine for the Ebola virus.

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Govt should encourage DFI in education sector – Stella-Marie Omogbai

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Stella-Marie Omogbai

She is intelligent and goal-oriented, Stella-Marie Omogbai, an exceptional alumnus of the university of Benin has proved herself as an outstanding professional in the Nigerian financial sector.

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There is need for improvement in legal education curriculum —Mrs. Elizabeth Idigbe Partner

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Mrs. Elizabeth Idigbe

Mrs. Elizabeth Idigbe is a partner at Punuka Attorneys and Solicitors. A proud alumnus of the University of Benin, she is reputed for her expertise in security documentation, debt factoring and restructuring, company secretarial services and general corporate practise spanning across 25 years. She reminisced on her days at UNIBEN in this interview. Excerpts.

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Unilorin is currently the most preferred public university in Nigeria Prof Charles Ayo Korede

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Prof Charles Ayo Korede

What prompted your desire to study at UNILORIN amongst other Universities in the country? I had my Ph.D degree at UNILORIN while I was lecturing at LAUTECH. There were two factors that prompted my desire namely, quality and proximity. The quality of education was high coupled with the fact that I lived in Ilorin then.

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JAMB explains admission procedure to protesting candidates, parents

  /   in Education, News 2:34 pm   /   Comments

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that the national cut off point for screening of candidates for admission remained the minimum expectation that each candidate desirous of university admission should have. This is contained in a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the board, Dr Fabian Benjamin, made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Lagos.

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Do we really need more universities?(2)

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IF that does not drill a hole in the theory that we need more universities, then let us consider another fact often ignored. There are thousands of empty seats in various universities begging for students. Let us start with Mathematics Department. But, before that, permit me to draw attention to a point made by Professor Soremekun of National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN.

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Rising cultism, corruption in varsities worry me — Cardinal Okogie

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INSPECTION: From left: Mrs. Margaret Aziba, Registrar; Pro-Chancellor, Chief Gilbert Grant; Anthony Cardinal Okogie; and Vice Chancellor, Prof Steve Afolami, all of Augustine University, Ilara, Epe, after inspection of facilities in the university.

THE Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi, has expressed concern over the increasing rate of corruption, cultism and sexual harassment in the Nigerian university system. Speaking to journalists after inspecting facilities in Catholic Arch-diocese of Lagos owned Augustine University, Epe, Lagos State, Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie laid the blame on the doorsteps of the Nigerian Universities Commission, NUC, and the activities of lawmakers and politicians.

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Lecturers tasked on building competence in teaching, learning

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President ITAN, Dr Jimson Olufuye, President, Nigeria Computer Society, Professor Charles Uwadia, and President, Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON), Mr Chris Uwaje

CONSIDERING the importance of teachers to students’ academic success, lecturers have been enjoined to build competence in teaching and learning to boost students’ performance. Professor Sola Akinrinade who gave this charge during a training for top executives in tertiary institutions held in Texas, USA said: “Institutions can enhance their capacity for sustainable development by developing their teaching and learning competencies.”

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UNIOSUN: Sacked workers ask to be re-instated

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The state government had, in a white paper on the report of the visitation panel into the crises in the varsity, handed down various sanctions including outright dismissal of the services of some staff of the institution, which the affected staff have faulted, saying it failed all normal norms and asked the state government to take another look at their sanctions.

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Learners deserve world-class educational resources — Pearson

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“The Nigerian-centric resources have been specifically developed to meet the requirements of the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) in achieving Universal Basic Education curriculum compliance” adding that “New curriculum resources from Pearson’s popular United Kingdom series are now also available in Nigeria”.

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Embrace good morals to better the nation – Ojeikere

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“If there is anything a child needs in life, these are the basics, and if we should have these qualities in the leaders of tomorrow, I think this nation will be the better of.” She said. Guests at the event were entertained with cultural dance, musical display and others fun packed activities by the pupils of the school.

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UNESCO hosts students on acquisition of skills

  /   in Education, News 10:05 pm   /   Comments

TO promote its mission to empower youths through acquisition of skills and knowledge for the world of work, Yaba College of Technology’s (YABATECH), International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, (UNEVOC) has hosted students of YABATECH on the first World Youth Skills Day, in order to address youth unemployment and enhance self-employment.

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Mi-Genius Psychological Test helps students discover potentials — Wellspring

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In order to assist students discover their potentials early in life, the Principal, Wellspring College, Omole, Lagos, Mrs Oluwayemisi Oloriade has urged stakeholders in education sector to conduct Mi-Genius Psychological Test for students. She explained that the test will prevent students from going into studies and careers that they will be struggling with to succeed.

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Researcher makes health products from African palm weevil, earthworm, snail

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•Dr. Cordelia Ebenebe...Chickens are tasteless these days because of the lack of animal protein in the feed

“Another area of my research is in the use of earthworm in livestock feed production because presently, the cost of fishmeal which is the major animal protein source in livestock feed is very high and so many people in the feed industry no longer produce feed with animal protein and that is a problem. You will discover that these days, chickens are tasteless because of the lack of animal protein in their feed.

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AUST ready for World Bank funding – NUC

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The danger of Nigeria losing the sum of eight million dollars is over as the African University of Science and Technology, AUST,Abuja, has been declared ready for World Bank funding. The declaration by the World Bank on Thursday, July 2, 2015 will see AUST as one of the 19 African Centres of Excellence (ACEs) and one of the 10 in Nigeria.

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Osun strike beyond payment of salaries – CASUOSTI

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The Council of Academic Staff Unions of Osun State-owned Tertiary Institutions (CASUOSTI) has said the on-going strike by the various academic unions, especially those of state-owned tertiary institutions in the state, is beyond the issue of unpaid salaries as being insinuated in some quarters.

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Do we really need more universities? (1)

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AmericanUniversityNigeria

The surest way to incur the wrath of a lot of “sensible” people, including well-educated individuals, is to question conventional “wisdom.” It was the practice in every country in Europe to ostracize or even kill anyone advancing what is regarded as heresy or blaspheme.

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GEC: Over 7000 students offered admission abroad in 14yrs

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“The challenges we face in Nigeria do make us all focused and determined to succeed. This is reflected by the sound academic delivery of the pragramme to guide the wards to a successful outcome, overcoming the day-to-day challenges that they have faced such as lack of electricity, traffic,” he said.

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