Thursday October 30th, 2014
Thursday October 30th, 2014
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Ebola: Finally, 10 States resume nationwide

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AFTER the over two weeks of extra holiday as a result of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, schools in ten States resumed yesterday. The States include: Lagos, Oyo, Rivers, Benue, Ekiti, Kano, Kogi, Akwa-Ibom, Ebonyi, and Ogun. Meanwhile, Kwara State Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Saka Onimago has directed both public and private schools in the state to open October, 15. He noted that the extention was to enable the state acquire necessary equipment and organise seminar for stakeholders.

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How Crescent Varsity graduate lectures undergraduates during service year

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WHEN he sits back in his Olusegun Obasanjo Hilltop GRA, Abeokuta home and recounts the many blessings that have accrued to the Crescent University, Abeokuta when he sold all his property to establish less than ten years ago, former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Prince Abdul-Jabbar Bolasodun Ajibola, SAN, CFR, LLD says, “alhamdulillahi (that is, I give praise to Allah).”

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Student invents maths board game

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Stefan Banach, a Polish mathematician considered to have been one of the 20th century’s most important and influential mathematicians described Mathematics as the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit.

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Ebola: Stakeholders urge improved sanitation, hygiene in schools

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FROM LEFT: MINISTER OF WATER RESOURCES, MRS SARAH OCHEPE; CHAIRMAN, MINI BUS UTAKO PARK, ABUJA, MR OLUGBADE  OLAGUNJU AND FCT  DEPUTY CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL UNION OF ROAD TRANSPORT WORKERS,  ALHAJI GABI IBRAHAM, WASHING  THEIR HANDS TO COMMENCE THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY HANDS WASHING CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT THE SPREAD  OF EBOLA VIRUS IN NIGERIA AT UTAKO  MOTOR PARK IN  ABUJA ON MONDAY

IN view of the panic created in the US where five school children were reported to have had contact with the first Ebola case in USA, stakeholders recently urged the federal, state governments and other providers of basic education in Nigeria to step-up sanitation and hygiene in schools to prevent Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) infection and other diseases.

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Dons brainstorm on alternative energy as minister flags off Enville seminar

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN (4th right), Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics, Professor Senapon Bakre (left), Special Adviser on Education to the Governor, Otunba Fatai Olukoga (2nd left), Chancellor, Lagos State University (LASU), Chief (Dr) Molade Okoya-Tthomas (3rd right), Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye (2nd right) and the Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University (LASU), Professor John Oladapo Obafunwa (right) shortly after the commissioning and inspection tour of the University new School of Transport’s Building by the Governor just before attending the 19th  Convocation Ceremony and Congregation for Award of Higher Degrees as part of activities to mark its 30th Anniversary Celebration at the Main Auditorium, Ojo, Lagos on Thursday, August 7, 2014.

LAGOS Airport Hotel, Ikeja Lagos will play host to distinguished university dons and experts in the environmental and energy sector, drawn from across the globe when they gather for the Enville Institute’s annual seminar to discuss an issue of utmost importance in the life of Nigerians as the country celebrates her 54th anniversary.

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Varsities Talk: Jigawa State University as a metaphor for others (1)

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Mr Charles Gerald, of the Corporate Affairs Department Vanguard explaining some points the Mass Communications Students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Lagos Centre  during an excursion visit to the Corporate Head Quarters of Vanguard Newspapers in Lagos Px  Biodun Ogunleye

“A university does not just answer that name unless it is able to provide for the needs of the society. I fancy one great university that is all in all. A university that is well-funded to meet all the academic needs of the society that it is founded to serve.

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AAUA resumes lectures, tasks students on hard work

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The Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State has restated its determination to commence lectures for its 2013/2014 second semester this week. Mr Chukwuma Okechukwu, a senior lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication who spoke with Vanguard Learning disclosed this, urging students to be hard working and focus.

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Oko Poly matriculates students

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FEDERAL Polytechnic, Oko, was in a state of euphoria as the polytechnic on Monday, held her 30th matriculation ceremony at the Convocation Arena to matriculate the new students of the polytechnic.

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Damilare emerges 2014 Miss UNILAG

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IN the just concluded Miss University of Lagos pageant, Miss Damilare Babajide, a 400 level Student of the Faculty of Law emerged the winner and was rewarded with a new car. The gift was presented to her officially by the office of the Directorate of Student Affairs (DSA).

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UNN V-C calls for stakeholders’ support

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VICE-Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Professor Benjamin Ozumba has called for the support and contribution of stakeholders to enable the continuous development of the university.

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CSR: Innoson donates multi million naira building to UNN

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THE role of education as catalyst for building a prosperous, crime-free and healthy economy cannot be over-emphasised. To Innoson Group of Companies boss, Dr. Innocent Chukwuma, education is the bedrock of economic growth and development. According to him a country with high population of educated youths would have an enabling environment for businesses to thrive, attract foreign direct investments, create job opportunities and ultimately create wealth.

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Alleged stripping of Prof Emeritus: UNIBEN lied – Ex-VC

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*Prof. Osayuki Oshodin...

A former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin, Professor Emeritus Andrew Onokerhoraye, has described the reasons given by the institution stripping him of his appointment as professor emeritus as unfounded.

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“When we went to school in those days…’’

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Senior Citizens recall

The phrase ‘‘Things were better in those days,’’ is a favourite among Nigeria’s senior citizens. It represents a flashback into a time that the younger generation cannot truly understand with words alone.

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Nigeria @ 54: How independent is the education sector?

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*Poor northern school

IN what seems like a reoccurrence of what happened two years ago, when millions of Nigerian students celebrated the nation’s 52nd independence anniversary at home due to strike by university lecturers under the aegis of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, millions of pupils and students across several states, yesterday, said a silent hurray as they stayed back home to mark the nation’s 54 years of independence.

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West African pharmacists canvass precautionary measures on Ebola

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*Entrance of the  Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, FETHA

THE West African Post-graduate College of Pharmacists,WAPCP, organised a symposium to canvass for precautionary measures on Ebola, in order to prevent the continuous spread of Ebola disease.

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Varsities Talk: Bringing back university life to the North-East (2)

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BY and large, they are turning out graduates who could not possibly be employed by the Organised Private Sector or multi-nationals and who can only find employment within their own states.

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Nigeria @ 54: Stakeholders advocate community libraries to stem drop-out rate

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A typical library

IN less than two months, the 2015 deadline set by the United Nations (UN), for its member-countries to attain the second Millennium Development Goals (MDG), which is achieving Universal Primary Education would elapse.

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Ibeju-Lekki Council decries inadequate teachers, schools

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THE Executive Chairman of Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Area, in the Epe division of Lagos State, Mr. Olorunkemi Surakat has called on the state government to address the issue of inadequate teachers in the existing schools within Epe area and environs.

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FELD marks 3 years of touching lives, awards 18 scholarships

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*Students of Ajangbadi Junior High School, Iba

IN the quest to mark Foundation for Effective Leadership and Development’s, FELD, three years of touching lives of students and community, 18 indigent Students from various communities in Aniocha South LGA were awarded scholarship to study up to tertiary level. Records revealed that about 11,374 have benefited from FELD scholarship and payment of direct school fees in the past three years.

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Remit our pension fund, pay our salary arrears, COEASU, SSUCEN cry out

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The Second day protect of students of Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye in Abeokuta the Ogun State Capital turns violence snatching cars windscreen and  others on Friday 15-08-2014 BY WUMI AKINOLA

MEMBERS of the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) and Senior Staff Union of Colleges of Education, Nigeria (SSUCEN), Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED) Chapter have called on Lagos State Government and the school management to remit their pension fund and pay their salary arrears.

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Imperial College alumni pledges support for Science, Technology education

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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.

IN a bid to assist the furtherance of education in Nigeria, the Imperial College Alumni Association of Nigeria has urged the Nigerian graduates of Imperial College, London and the general Nigerian public to be acquainted with the plans and programmes of the association

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Are some university disciplines becoming extinct?

  /   in Education 12:28 am   /   Comments

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

Tick-tock. The clock cannot move fast enough for 200 level students of a Nigerian University which Saturday School Life, SSL, visited recently.

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Ebola: States divided over Sept 22 resumption

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*Pupils of Ancore Life Primary School taking instructions from their teacher.

Controversies last Monday, continued to trail Federal Government’s directive for public and private primary and secondary schools to resume for the 2014/2015 academic session.

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Knocks, kudos as Lagos shifts schools’ resumption over Ebola

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MIXED reactions have continued to trail the sudden shift in the resumption date for schools in Lagos State from Monday, September 22 to Wednesday, October 8. More parents have expressed their support for the state government for putting the safety of children first.

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Private, public schools in Rivers comply with October 6, resumption

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Rivers State. Governor of the state, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi

The Rivers State Ministry of Education says public and private schools in the State will re-open on Monday 6th October, 2014. The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education Minabelem Michael West disclosed this to newsmen in Port Harcourt.

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New cause of glaucoma discovered, cure underway

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*A driver under going an eye test

GLAUCOMA sufferers can now heave a sigh of relief as medical scientists at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA, have discovered a new cause for the disease and could, therefore, develop a cure for the hitherto incurable condition

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NAEC unveils E-learning centre

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A POPULAR saying goes thus: “What you hear, you forget; what you see, you remember; what you do, you understand.” To make learning more functional, fun and more student-centred, the Nigerian Army Education Corps (NAEC) in collaboration with Access Bank and Chips, Bits & Bytes Ltd., an e-learning solutions provider, have built an e-learning centre (21st Century classroom) at the Command Day Secondary School, Ikeja

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Varsities Talk: Bringing back university life to the North-East

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THIS article could easily have been titled The Lost Generation of The North-East of Nigeria and it would still be apt.

One of the untold stories of the ongoing war in the Northeastern part of Nigeria, is the devastation it has brought to higher education in the North-East – especially the three front-line states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa; and to some extent, Gombe, Bauchi and Taraba.

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Award-winning filmmaker joins AUN Faculty

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PRESIDENT, American University of Nigeria (AUN), Dr. Margee Ensign, has said that the need to train communication students in investigative and objective news-writing and multimedia skills at this critical moment in Nigeria’s history, has made it necessary for the university to engage the services of a top Canadian communication expert, Professor Don North. He is to teach in the Communication and Multimedia Design program of the institution, according to a release by the university made available to Vanguard Learning.

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Dilapilated structures, abandoned projects litter UNN

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NSUKKA—Nigeria’s first indigenous university, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, known for academic excellence is said to be facing hard times due to several years of maladministration by past administrators.

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Covenant University’s Vision 10:2020, by Professor Charles Korede Ayo, Vice Chancellor

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Professor Charles Korede Ayo

Every administrator desires career success, but not all of them have been able to achieve success in their various positions. Professor Charles Korede Ayo, Vice Chancellor, Covenant University, Ota, finds space among the successful few. His determination to succeed where many have failed, his diligence and managerial ingenuity have made the Ota-based private university a reference institution

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Nasarawa University industrial devt goal, by Professor Muhammad Akaro Mainoma, Vice Chancellor

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Professor Muhammad Akaro Mainoma

In this part of the world where many people still believe that the best way to achieve result is by cutting corners, Professor Muhammad Akaro Mainoma may not be accepted by all. But those who still value quality tertiary education will always hold the Acting Vice Chancellor of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi in high esteem

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