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Prof. Peter Okebukola

Post-UTME: Varsities deviated from 2004 agreement- Okebukola

FORMER Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, NUC, Professor Peter Okebukola has said that Nigerian universities deviated from the initial agreement NUC had with Vice-Chancellors in 2004 when it introduced post-UTME to screen candidates via oral interview and written essay. Just as the Deputy Director, Distance Learning Centre, University of Ibadan, UI, Professor Oyesoji Akanmi also stated that scrapping post-UTME is against the university autonomy, saying, ‘’ The development will place admission burden on the 40 federal universities.”

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Drug discovery: Don urges Africans to explore use of herbs

PROFESSOR Humphrey Rang has challenged African governments to look inwards by exploring the use of natural plants (herbs) which are in abundance in the region in knowledge of drug discovery. Rang, a Professor of Pharmacology said this at an International Symposium/ Doctoral colloquium with the theme: “Drug Discovery in a Changing World” organized by the University of Benin, Benin City. The professor who is regarded in academic circles as the father of modern day pharmacology intimated his audience on the phases associated with drug discovery.

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Peoples Forum awards scholarship to indigent students

Twenty Indigent students of Issele-Uku origin have been presented with 2015/2016 Rev. S.W. Martins Memorial Educational Scholarship by the Eminent Issele-Uku Peoples Forum. The official presentation of the award was performed by the Regent of Issele-Uku, Prince Dominic Egbune in a brief, but impressive ceremony witnessed by Prominent Chiefs and elders of Issele-Uku at the Oligbo Royal Palace, Issele-Uku in Aniocha North Local Government area, Delta State.

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Samuel Ajayi Crowther School wins MasterMind Quiz

The Star Rising NGO, in partnership with Zenith Bank, among others, made Children’s Day a memorable one for children from different government schools in Lagos. The Master Mind Quiz Competition was held to test the capabilities of Secondary School children in public schools, thereby encouraging them to work harder at their studies. The Master Mind is an initiative of Mrs Kay Ovia, wife of the Zenith Bank Managing Director. In addition to the Quiz, the Star Rising also organises a musical talent hunt competition, with the same name.

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UNIBEN develops software for CBT

University of Benin, UNIBEN has developed indigenous software for the conduct of its Computer Based Testing, CBT for all examinations in the university. Explaining the effort of the institution on ICT, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. F.F.O. Orumwense said ‘’The software for CBT was indigenously developed by the University of Benin ICT Unit, making the university the first University in Nigeria to develop and use it to conduct the examinations.’’

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Gov Ambode

Lagos education budget 1/3 of FG

The Lagos State government has disclosed that its N113.3bn education budget (representing 27.11% of the state’s budget) is about one-third of the N369bn budgeted by the Federal Government for the entire country; just as it assured of its commitment to the implementation of the one meal a day programme. This wàs revealed by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at the grand finale of activities to mark this year’s Children’s Day celebration and to commemorate his one year in office, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

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Mr. Akinfela Akoni

Global standard in education achievable through necessary tools – AKONI

The Oxford and Cambridge Club of Nigeria is a non-profit and non-political organisation. The objectives are to provide a forum for individuals who are alumni of the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge, each in the United Kingdom, to interact and to promote social unity among alumni of these two institutions residing in Nigeria. Aside this, we also sponsor lectures, talks or seminars and organise other projects consistent with the objectives or otherwise calculated to assist or enhance the education of any person in or from Nigeria.

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Babcock varsity soars to excellence globally

A Professor of Accounting and Finance at the Department of Accounting, College of Management and Social Sciences, Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo, Ogun State, has charged PhD Accounting students of the institution to build character and as well focus on their dreams, just as he said that they should work on getting there because according to him, there would be a time that you may ask yourself and really know what you want in life.

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Malam Adamu Adamu

Education sector: A system rolling along in confusion

By Adekunle Adekoya,  General Editor THE way things are today, it is very difficult to believe that Nigeria actually produced scholars and professionals of international renown — Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, BIC Ijomah, ABC Nwosu, Francis Idachaba, Adebola Ashiru, Timothy Akinola Aguda, Philip Emeagwali, Shehu Othman, Abdullahi Mahadi, Attahiru Jega, Ladipo Adamolekun, Cyril Onwumechili, Akin
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