Wednesday July 30th, 2014
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‘How industrial ecology principles can help industries’

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In order to create jobs and contribute to the development of their host state, researchers at the American University of Nigeria, Yola, Adamawa State, are working towards improving the economic and environmental efficiency of all the industries in the state.

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How AAU achieved stability, by V-C Agbebaku

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

PROFESSOR Cordelia Agbebaku is the Vice-Chancellor of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo State. Before her elevation to the position of vice-chancellor in February 2014, she was the acting Vice-Chancellor of the university for two years

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Varsities Talk: Faith-based varsities and students’ protests

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The students’ protest at Bowen University, Iwo, a private university, is not the first; neither will it be the last Nigeria would experience. University students protests are as old as the first university ever established on earth.

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Commonwealth quiz: Agidingbi Grammar School emerges first

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*School children listening attentively to instructions just before the poster contest commenced

Agidingbi Senior Grammar School, Lagos has emerged first at the Commonwealth quiz competition held in Lagos to mark 30 days before the Commonwealth Games scheduled to hold July in Scotland.

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3 ICT students to represent Nigeria at MOS World championship

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The trio of Olubunmi Agusto, Ntekim Toluwani and Adonijah Airede who emerged best at the 2014 Certiport Microsoft Office Specialist National Championship are to represent Nigeria in the United States of America

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The sad, sad fate of sports education

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With the 2014 World Cup, eyes all over the world are fixed on sports. Football, Nigeria’s number one game is the very focus of world attention. Sports have been known to cut across race, language and religious barriers. It is no wonder, many countries structure their education system such that a huge pool of talent in different fields of play is discovered and trained alongside classroom education.

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ERC condemns closure of UNIABUJA

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The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) has condemned the recent closure of the University of Abuja following students’ protests for a resolution of the crisis between the management and the university chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU so as to allow the conduct of examinations.

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2014 Admission Excercise: 1.2m candidates may not gain admission

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Cross section of candidates during an exam

THE 2014 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, (UTME) conducted by the the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB) which commenced on April 12 and ended on May 31, has come and gone, but one recurring problem is that of the 1,606, 753 million admission seekers, about 1.2 million candidates will fail to gain admission, leaving a little above 500,000 (35 per cent) being admitted into the nation’s higher institutions.

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I wasn’t always first in school —Africa’s youngest Ph.D holder

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*Olaoluwa Hallowed Oluwadara

AT a time when the nation is plagued with all sorts of challenges, some youths seek to make the nation proud. One of such Nigerians is Olaoluwa Hallowed Oluwadara who at 24, is Doctor of Mathematics, with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 5, thus making him the youngest African with a doctorate degree.

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UNILAG VC pleads for ASUP/COEASU strike resolution, Chibok girls

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AT the 2012/2013 Convocation ceremonies of the University of Lagos held on June 10 and 11, which produced 9,729 bachelor’s degree and 4,821 post-graduate degree holders, the Vice- Chancellor, Professor Rahamon Ade Bello backed by the Pro-Chancellor, Prof. Jerry Gana and members of Council, made known the improvements on staff welfare as he appealed to the Federal Government on behalf of his colleagues.

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Varsities Talk: Before applying for admission to Med School (2)

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ECENTLY one university placed an advertisement in a national newspaper with respect to students to which it had offered admission to read Law. After years of squabbling with the National Universities Commission, NUC, about accreditation, the university closed down its Law School – leaving many students in a quandary about their future. Naturally, the university promised to find accommodation for those willing in other universities.

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Exclusive breastfeeding good for HIV positive mothers —Jennifer Tyndall

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PROFESSOR Jennifer Tyndall is an Associate Professor of Natural and Environmental Sciences at the American University of Nigeria in Yola. In this chat with Vanguard Learning, she speaks on her research in public health with particular interest in HIV/AIDS and maternal and infant mortality

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Vision 20:2020: Nigeria must focus on global standard – Expert

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*Gaskiya Senior College, Badia

An expert has stated that in order for Nigeria to meet the vision 20:2020 on education, it must put quality education in the front burner by focusing on global standard.

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Nigeria wins at 2014 Intel ISEF award

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Nigeria was not left out in the showcase of scientific innovation and development of scientific research at the 2014 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair which held in Los Angeles, USA as Nigerian students emerge winners in the special award.

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Varsity fee hike: Where is our N400bn intervention fund?

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Many people, especially the wealthy, believe that quality education must be expensive. Just as many people in the middle class who are from another school of thought believe that obtaining education must not necessarily be expensive, arguing that it is the right of every citizen to be educated.

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Varsities Talk: Before applying for admission to Med School

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

If it takes God’s Own Country up to sixty seconds to bring forth a fool into the world, then the Giant of Africa must be delivering them at a faster rate. Nothing proves this more than the number of applicants and parents who waste millions of naira, every year, obtaining enrollment into universities in Nigeria to read medicine when the courses are not accredited.

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331 days on: ASUP strike lapses into another session

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Three hundred and thirty-one days-longer than an entire academic session; this is how long the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP has been on strike.

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Outgoing MAUTECH VC gives scorecard

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Outgoing Vice-Chancellor of Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola, Professor Usman Bashir has revealed that the university presently can boast of 53 professors, against 30 professors when he took the mantle of leadership in 2009.

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We stepped on toes to emerge best pry sch in Nigeria — Education Secretary

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Prince Adewale Adeogun is the Education Secretary, Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Education Authority and Chairman, Conference of Education Secretaries in Lagos State (COESL), who oversees 75 primary schools and 19 junior secondary schools in Ajegunle

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A forgotten subject

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

In 1955 when the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations first began, 90 percent of Nigerian students studied and wrote History as a subject. In 1960, the figure reduced to 81 percent, dropping consistently to 21.5 percent in 1975, and rising to 42.7 percent in 1980.

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Graduate unemployment: Is curriculum the culprit?

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WHAT you hear, you forget; what you see, you remember; what you do, you understand. This saying holds true anytime, anywhere.
Do we then wonder that the average Nigerian university graduate finds it difficult to
be self-reliant upon graduation? This is because he was not programmed to be self-reliant right from the onset. The essence of education is for personal and national development and Nigeria seems not to be achieving that.Education should make the educated a job creator and not a job seeker. In this article, Vanguard Learning sought to find out from stakeholders where Nigeria got it wrong, whether the problem is with the curriculum or its implementation.

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Nigerian students shine at 2014 Shell Eco-Marathon

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Despite the deluge of negative publicity be-devilling Nigeria occasioned by the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents, some Nigerian students have made the nation proud in far away Netherlands through their engineering feat.

Students from the universities of Lagos (UNILAG) and Benin (UNIBEN) showed great potentials at the recently concluded 2014 edition of Shell Eco-Marathon in Rotterdam, Netherlands. They showed that given the right environment and exposure, they can hold their own in science, technology and innovation as the two cars they produced passed the required safety and technical evaluation.

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ASUP calls off strike soon, COEASU hopeful

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AFTER Polytechnic students have lost an entire academic session, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel, as recent developments show that the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP might call off its nine-month- old strike soon.

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‘Nigeria polytechnics are no pushovers’

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Polytechnic education in Nigeria is largely perceived as inferior to university education due to some arguable factors which play down on the aims and objectives of polytechnics.

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Abandoned child serves in NYSC, tells story of his life

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Different people irrespective of age, sex, nationality and race are confronted with one challenge or the other in life. Incidentally, these challenges are natural choices as there are certain things you can do nothing about.

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Success Recipe with Udeme Archibong

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Once upon a time during the emergence of computers Zig Ziglar convinced of the immense benefits that will accrue to his company decided to purchase a computer for his organization. Zig Ziglar bragged about the computer wherever he went.

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UNILAG shut over students’ unrest

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The management of the University of Lagos has shut down the school following protest by students over tuition hike.

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‘What it will take to end COEASU strike’

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Students Of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, in a peaceful protest over the nationwide strike embarked upon by Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) in Abeokuta on Thursday (27/6/13).

THE strike embarked upon by the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union, COEASU, last December, has triggered mixed reactions from different sectors of society. The union has accused government of indifference.

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12m Nigerians living with learning disability — Expert

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*Physically challenged persons ... seek more recognition

DIRECTOR, Helping Hands Special School, Miss Chinenye Okoye has stated that 12 million Nigerians are living with learning disability adding that out of that number, six million are children

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De-emphasise paper qualification, educationist tells stakeholders

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Cross section of candidates during an exam

THE Principal, Phidel College, Lagos, Mr Ben Akintelure has urged stakeholders in the education sector to place less emphasis on paper qualification and focus more on skills and talents of students

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‘Nigeria polytechnics are no pushovers’

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Protest: Polytechnic students protesting against ongoing nationwide strike, on Ikorodu Road, Lagos, yesterday.

POLYTECHNICS education in Nigeria is largely perceived as inferior to university education due to some arguable factors which play down on the aims and objectives of polytechnics

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Varsities Talk: Who will teach economics in the North-East? (2)

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AS students are fleeing from the zone, instructors, lecturers, tutors, administrators, bursars, games masters, etc, are also moving away — leaving whole departments of institutions without teachers.

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