Wednesday April 1st, 2015
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MAPOLY organises international conference on environment

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The School of Environmental studies, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ogun State, has organized its first international environmental conference themed ‘Sustainability of land, shelter, urban development and management in developing countries’.

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Emirates Group Security signs MoU with Arab Air on varsity diploma programmes

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The academic arm of Emirates Group Security, Centre of Aviation & Security Studies (CASS), and Arab Air Carriers Organisation Regional Training Centre (AACO RTC), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to extend two University Diploma programmes to members of the Arab Air Carriers Organisation (AACO). The programmes, Diploma in Aviation Security Management and Diploma in Ground Handling, are being inducted as part of AACO RTC’s training curriculum with its offices in Jordan and Egypt, and are jointly developed by Edith Cowan University of Western Australia and Emirates Group Security.

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Red Cross donates furniture to schools

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Nigeria Red Cross Society, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Division, Ogun State has donated 200 chairs and lockers worth millions of naira to Ansar-Ud Deen Practising School, Ota and Local Government School III, Sango-Ota in Ogun state. Chairman of the society, Ogun State branch, Comrade Yinka Fashina who said the donation was an accomplishment of a long time vision to positively affect peoples’ lives, enjoined various stakeholders in the country to contribute towards improving the standard of education in the country and also to guarantee the future of the Nigerian youths.

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PZ Chemistry winners on facility tours

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In fulfilment of part of its commitment to nurture students’ interest in industrial chemistry, PZ Cussons Nigeria has organised facility tours for winners of the second edition of the PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge, PZCCC, at its factories at Ilupeju and Ikorodu.

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USAID, Osun Poly partner in agriculture

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The United States Agency for International Development, USAID, and Osun State Polytechnic, Iree have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to commence training, teaching and research programmes in the state polytechnic with the establishment of Faculty of Agricultural Science and Engineering in the institution. A statement by the Media Relations Officer of the Institution, Mr. Tope Abiola, disclosed that all machineries have been put in place by the institution to commence full academic programmes in Agricultural Science and Engineering.

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Alumni throw weight behind Osun Speaker

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The 1993 political science graduates from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife have thrown their weight behind the Speaker of Osun State, Rt. Hon. Najeem Salaam on his re-election bid into the state House of Assembly in the forthcoming general elections. Salaam represents Ejigbo Constituency under the All Progressives Congress.

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Confusion, as server failure mars commencement of UTME exams

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The postponed 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, now Computer-Based Test, CBT, billed to commence yesterday (Tuesday), nationwide, was again stalled across several examination centres over failure of internet servers.

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2 days to UTME: Many faces of the ‘JAMB jam’

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“All the logistics for the examination have been put in place and the examination will start on March 9 across the 400 centres in the country. The examination will last for 10 days, and will be rounded off on March 21. There are going to be breaks during the days, but the exams are going to run for 10 days,” he added.

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Confusion, irregularities greet 2015 UTME, as exams begin Monday

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Candidates writing the UTME at the University of Abuja, Saturday.

THE 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME billed to commence on Monday, March 9 has been greeted with confusion and irregularities, as candidates struggle to access the website of JAMB to print examination slips without a success.

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Problem of education not curriculum but implementation – Col. Itodo (retd)

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COLONEL Dickson A. Itodo (retd.) is the Director of Liberty Square Academy and Presiding Bishop of Liberty Square Ministries with headquarters in Abuja. He served the Nigerian Army for 26 years before he retired in 2001. In this chat with Vanguard Learning in Abuja recently, the former Chief Pharmacist of the Nigerian Army speaks on why he got into the education sector, the challenges, and says those who are in the sector just to make profit will be disappointed

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FG urged to take French language seriously like other subjects

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In its quest to boost the quality of education available to our teeming Nigerian youths, Black Heritage Show Foundation, a non governmental organization has donated French books to five schools in Lagos which teach French Language.

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Online education myths busted

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GIVEN the dire straights Nigerian education has found itself in, with no foreseeable improvement, foreign studies have come to the rescue. And running online programmes with foreign varsities has been an opportunity Nigerians’ desire for better and higher education is being met.

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NBC’s Technical Training Centre: Deepening Nigeria’s talent pool

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Electronic Engineering graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, had a dream of working in an organization that would provide him the platform to practise what he studied in the University. His joy knew no bounds when he was eventually hired by the Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd, NBC, the non-alcoholic beverage giant, as one of the Graduate Trainees in 2013.

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College of Agriculture partners Swiss project on capacity building

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The Federal College of Agriculture, Akure is collaborating in Switzerland Government project aimed at developing manpower for the agric sector.

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Institute partners US university on youths and women empowerment

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Youths and Women empowerment efforts in the Niger Delta region has received a new fillip as Development and Leadership Institute (DLI), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), recently sealed a major partnership agreement with University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, (UAPB) United States.

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Education stakeholders divided over minimum teaching qualification

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The plans by the Federal Ministry of Education to make bachelor’s degree the minimum teaching qualification in Nigeria has continued to generate mixed reactions from stakeholders in the sector, with some viewing the decision as a tall order, while some others say it will make Nigeria be at par with global best practices, as well as meet global challenges.

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10 year old Nigerian in UK varsity

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Ten year old Esther Okade, one of UK’s youngest students from Nigeria, has been accepted to start her maths degree at the Open University. Esther, who enrolled three weeks ago, is already top of her class, scoring 100 per cent in a recent test

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We bring ideas, innovations to reality —Julie Momah

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Dr. (Mrs) Julie Momah is the Centre Manager, Technology Incubation Centre, Lagos; Zonal Coordinator, South-West, Technology Incubation Centres in Nigeria and also the chairperson for Africa Incubation Network. She spoke with Vanguard Learning recently on the activities of the centre saying they encourage research and development results to be commercialised

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NYSC takes health initiative to rural dwellers

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AS part of the measures by the government to improve accessibility to health care services in rural communities, the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Lagos state, has collaborated with the Lagos state Ministry for Rural Development to initiate a rural health project.

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Lagos trains teachers on use of online database

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The Managing Director, Applied Services Limited, Mr Remi Erogbogbo has said that the Lagos State government education management system has been fully computerized to tackle school attendance, subjects attendance, examination records and report cards.

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Provost commends TETFUND over intervention projects

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The Provost of the Federal College of Education, Yola, Professor Abdul-Mumin Sa’ad has commended the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, over its intervention in the upliftment of the nation’s education sector, even as he stated that the institution is embarking on massive upgrading of its facilities to get approval to run more degree programmes.

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Only students properly groomed in ICT can survive — Rector

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The Rector, Delta State Polytechnic, Dr Clara Sogbaike has said that only students properly groomed in Information Technology can survive in a world that has become a “global village. She stated this during the institution’s 13th Matriculation ceremony held recently.

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Education not limited to the classroom — Diamond school

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Educating and training the child has been said to be holistic and not secluded to the classroom alone but also in outdoor sports.

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ASUP to commence indefinite strike Wednesday

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ACADEMIC Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, weekend, threatened to embark on indefinite strike from Wednesday if the Federal Government failed to attend to all pending issues raised in its ultimatum. ASUP had on February 11, issued a two-week strike notice to the Federal Government to implement the agreement it reached with the union over four years ago, or it would compel members to down tools.

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Project managers need strong code of ethics —Usman

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The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Aso Savings and Loans, Mr. Hassan Usman has said that project managers in Nigeria need strong codes of ethics and professional conduct to effectively carry out their duties. Usman said this at the 10th Annual Project Management Lecture held at the University of Lagos, UNILAG where he served as guest lecturer recently. The lecture, organized by UNILAG’s Department of building was themed: “National Vision on Housing and Infrastructure: The role of Project Management.”

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The problem with our curriculum

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Unlike quite a number in the profession, Pst. Antoinette Omo-Osagie always wanted to be a teacher. After abandoning a career path in Business Administration, she found her way back to education and specialized in curriculum development. Now principal at Christ the Redeemers College, Shagamu, she shares her thoughts on the education curriculum, students’ performance in examinations, and the need to focus on vocational education. Read on

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Polls: What is in store for education sector?

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FOURTEEN political parties are currently presenting to Nigerians, presidential candidates to be elected come March 28. Nigerians will vote for a president who is expected to carry out his or her party’s manifesto and meet the needs of the teeming populace.

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Varsities Talk: Enters Asaba State University

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

Just when I was developing a mental block about what next to write about, an advertisement in VANGUARD on Monday, February 16, 2015, caught my attention. It announced the opening of Asaba State University, at its temporary site along the Benin-Asaba expressway. Prospective students were asked to apply for admission to study courses on offer. Classes will start in March, that’s right, next month. Before going into my misgivings about the starting date, let me quickly bring to the attention of our readers that, at least two other universities are racing to fling open their gates for admission of students.

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My post-graduate experience at the UK — Edeh, distinction graduand

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Obinna Edeh on his graduation day

Twenty-nine-year-old Obinna Edeh has done Nigeria proud by graduating with distinction from University of Northampton, England, where he obtained a Master of Law in International Criminal Law and Security.

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From Turkey comes boost for education

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WITH Nigeria reportedly losing over N1.5 trillion annually to foreign educational institutions, many are alarmed that the craze for foreign university certificates has been on the increase.

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NOA, UNIABUJA sign MoU on ethics, civic education

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The National Orientation Agency, NOA and the University of Abuja, UNIABUJA, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to partner for a certificate course in patriotism, ethical and cultural value education in Nigeria.

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UNESCO World Book Capital School: Commissioner tasks pupils, teachers

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THE UNESCO World Book Capital Model Primary School, Aggrey Road, has opened for academic activities after the Rivers State Government moved pupils from Banham primary school to the new edifice at Moscow Road, Port Harcourt.

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