Thursday January 29th, 2015
Thursday January 29th, 2015
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Will the New Year bring a new hope to the education sector?

  /   in Education 12:42 am   /   Comments

Cross section of candidates during an exam

By all intents and purposes, 2015 is the year that Nigeria, among other countries are expected to achieve the Education For All, EFA goal. However, by all observations and realities, Nigeria will not meet that goal. Saturday School Life, SSL, looks at the education sector in retrospect as well emerging trends that might change the face of the sector in 2015.

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Education in 2015: ‘It would be a turbulent year’

  /   in Education 12:34 am   /   Comments

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DESPITE considerable progress experienced in the education sector in 2014, stakeholders are still concerned that Nigeria is yet to overcome its numerous challenges bordering on; rot, kidnapping and killing of innocent school children in their schools by Boko Haram insurgents, increase in the number of out-of-school children, incessant strikes by staff unions over welfare and the state of teaching and learning facilities, and the dying prospect of meeting the 2015 United Nations’ deadline for Education for All.

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FG to inject N1.2 trn into varsities’ infrastructural devt

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File Photo: Cross section of students writing exam

THE Federal Government says it intends to inject N1.2 trillion into the nation’s universities for infrastructural development and capacity building within the next three years.

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Parents tasked to spend quality time with children

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STUDENTS OF AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY DEMONSTRATION SECONDARY SCHOOL SENT OUT FOR
DEFAULTING IN SCHOOL FEES AT SAMARU-ZARIA IN KADUNA STATE ON FRIDAY

THE coordinator and founder of Mothers’ Summit, under the auspice of Funke Adejumo Foundation, Rev. Funke Adejumo, has clamoured for the need for parents to continuously map out quality time for their children to teach and guide them in the right direction in life, adding that a preserved childhood is better than a repaired adulthood.

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Varsities Talk: Messing up at LASU

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LAGOS State University, LASU, was conceived by the Governor Jakande government as a university which will not only provide university opportunities for Lagos State residents but for all Nigerians and which would quickly attain a national and global standard befitting Nigeria’s self-proclaimed Centre of Excellence.

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Mathematics professor advocates five-year training for teachers

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A PROFESSOR of Mathematics with Tai Solarin University of Education, Ogun State, Abayomi Arigbabu, has advocated for a five years training programme for teachers in place of the existing four years in Nigerian tertiary institutions.

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Shocker: Nigerian University where students defecate in the open

  /   in Education 12:23 am   /   Comments

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Widespread anomie prevalent in Nigeria, occasioned by a virtual dilapidation of the societal ethical and moral framework, has literally squelched any social appetite for comparative sociological analysis of any segment of the Nigerian society and a corresponding segment of any foreign country even if that country is Somalia .

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LASU withdrawal of 19 Ph.Ds: 16 holders complied to corrections, 3 adamant — VC

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IT is no longer new that the Lagos State University, LASU has been in the news on issues bothering on the withdrawal of 19 Ph.D certificates from lecturers. Its Vice Chancellor, Professor John Obafunwa, while speaking with journalists, bares his mind on sundry issues as they affect the institution and how they have been managed

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Maths ability not necessary in every course of study — WAEC boss

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File Photo: Cross section of students writing exam

Head of the Nigeria National Office of West African Examinations Council,WAEC, Mr. Charles Eguridu has stated that making Mathematics a compulsory subject for students seeking admission in tertiary institutions is unfair, when the candidate’s course of study in the university has nothing to do with Mathematics.

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Varsities Talk: Nigerian universities and the fate of the nation

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New students at the 9th Matriculation ceremony for 2010/2011 Academic Session Undergraduate/Postgraduate Degree Programmes

“The economist like anyone else must concern himself with the fate of man.”

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Education report: Could 2014 mark end of strikes?

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WITH seven days to year 2015, and in line with our tradition, Vanguard Learning takes stock of events that shaped the nation’s education sector, especially as the year is not ending on a striking note

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Delta State Governor’s silent revolution in Education, Health

  /   in Education 12:40 am   /   Comments

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Dr. Emmanuel Governor of Delta State is an achiever who would prefer his works to speak for him rather than flaunt them on the pages of Newspapers. True to his nature, Dr. Uduaghan devoted the most part of his first term (2007 – 2011) to creating a peaceful environment for genuine enterprise to thrive. His three point agenda of Peace and Security, Human Capital Development and Infrastructure Development became the centre point of his developmental programmes. His Delta beyond oil mantra signaled the end of an era and the beginning of a new one.

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WAEC Distinction/Merit Awards: When’ll public schools bridge the gap?

  /   in Education, News 11:39 am   /   Comments

THE West African Examinations Council, WAEC, in its bid to encourage brilliant students and bring healthy competition among West African students, yearly presents awards for outstanding performance in May/June WASSCE.

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Varsities Talk: Has NUC outlived Its usefulness?

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NIGERIA’S first generation universities, University College, Ibadan, University of Ife, Ahmadu Bello University, University of Nigeria, University of Lagos and University of Benin, produced graduates with Bachelors degrees which were accepted everywhere in the world for those wanting to pursue advanced degree courses. This was the common experience in the United States, where some, coming for their Master’s Degree programmes were given extra credits for work already done as undergraduates in Nigeria.

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Fashola charges corps members on positive impact

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Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN, has urged corps members deployed to Lagos State to leave behind a positive impact at the expiration of their service year.

He gave this charge during the swearing-In ceremony held at the NYSC orientation camp, Iyana Ipaja, Lagos.

He said: “As agents of change and development, the state is looking up to you for physical transformation and technological ideas that will add to the socio-economic development in our education sector.” Also, he pointed out that attention of corps members are needed in poverty eradication, rural health and in combating the HIV/AIDS pandemic as well as other ills and diseases bedeviling the society.

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Yabatech wins 18th NIPOGA

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Yaba College of Technology, Yabatech, with a total of 17 gold, 8 silver and 9 bronze medals, has won the 18th Nigeria Polytechnic Games, NIPOGA, held in Bida, Niger State, bring it to seven, the number of times the school has won the title and giving them the most successful school in NIPOGA history

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Etisalat shortlists for 2014 Etisalat Prize for Literature

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In furtherance of the search for Africa’s best début fiction writer for 2014, Etisalat Nigeria has announced a shortlist of three writers.

The shortlisted writers and their works are Nadia Davids, An Imperfect Blessing published by Random House Struik-Umuzi; Chinelo Okparanta’s Happiness Like Water published by Granta Publication and Songeziwe Mahlangu, Penumbra published by Kwela Books, Imprint of NB Publishers.

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Lagos school benefits from NB Education Trust Fund

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Adisa Bashua Primary School, Surulere, Lagos has benefited from the Nigerian Breweries – Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund (ETF) as it renovated the school, making it a conducive place for learning.

Speaking at the commissioning and handover of the school to its authorities, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Nicolaas Vervelde said that the gesture was borne out of a request from the school’s head teacher.

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MTN Foundation celebrates academic excellence, gives scholarships to 1,372 students

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The joy of 1,372 students across the country knew no bounds as MTN Foundation presented scholarship awards to them. In the formal presentation of scholarship awardees to the world held at the National Theatre, Lagos, the MTN Foundation Chairman, Ambasssador Hamzat Ahmadu said: “Overall, the Foundation has awarded scholarships to 1,205 high performing science and technology students while 167 brilliant, visually impaired students have also received scholarships this year.”

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King’s College to produce a Nobel laureate

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PROFESSOR of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Professor Oladipo Akinkugbe has stated that King’s College, Lagos, will produce a Nobel Laureate on or before 2109.
He predicted this during King’s College’s second century Book and Floreat Fund Launch where its alumni across the country gathered to plan for the future.

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Why govt should hands off running of schools – Prof Muoboghare

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WORRIED by the perennial drop in the quality of education in the country, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare, Delta State Commissioner for Education (Basic and Secondary Schools), has blamed the decline in standards on the taking over of all primary and secondary schools by government.

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Success Recipe: Let it go!

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EVERY child conceived and birthed into the world is meant to bring happiness to both parents as they nurture and shower affection on the child. However, this wasn’t the case of a baby who was delivered into a family in Benin in 1938. Due to the baby’s sickly and fainting nature, his stern hard-hearted father told his mother to dump him on a garbage heap and leave him there to die.

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Never too early for ‘back to school’

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THOUGH the calendar still says December, with parents and children already in the Christmas and holiday mood, it is never too early for parents to start planing for the next school term as saving for back-to-school may take a back seat right now due to the festive season’s preparations.

As a new term draws nearer so fast, a Benin based mother of four, Mrs Nkechi Marchie, advises many unprepared parents to avoid scrambling to source for the funds to pay the fees of their ward(s) by setting aside the school fees before shopping for the christmas.

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Anyaoku, Okolie, others urge Nigerian youths to embrace entrepreneurial devt

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Giving the country’s alarming rate of unemployment, which have continued to force an army of Nigerian youths abroad in search of greener pasture, renowned industrialists and entrepreneurs who gathered, last Thursday, at the opening ceremony of Anabel Group 3rd Nigerian Leadership Summit 2014, held at Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos, have advised the youths to embrace entrepreneurship development and stop waiting for government to do everything.

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16-year-old wins PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge

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16 year- old Justin Ifeanyi Nwaoha, an SS3 student of ISOLOG College, Ojodu, Lagos State, has won the second edition of the PZ Cussons Chemistry Challenge (PZCCC).
Justin, with a cumulative score of 72 per cent in both theory and practical sessions of the intensive final, was rewarded with N700,000 cash, a laptop, a trophy and gold medal. His Chemistry teacher, Mr. Mayowa Adeoti, went home with N100,000 and a plague, while Chemistry books worth N100,000 were also presented to his school.

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Dramatic changes, two years to LASU External System shutdown

  /   in Education 12:09 am   /   Comments

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I never would have gone to that school if I knew my career and entire life would be so frustrated. Imagine paying tuition, studying all night for examinations and not seeing most of your results? I went through that school to facilitate my rise in the Nigeria Police which I had joined as a secondary school leaver, but as things are now, maybe I should have spent that money on my wife and children. Rising to the top here is extremely slow except you have a degree, but see how that school has frustrated me!”

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Shekarau laments corruption by Nigerian graduates

  /   in Education 12:46 am   /   Comments

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Education has remained a vital tool in human existence. It is regarded as the act of acquiring knowledge and skill in different spheres of life. An educated person is believed to have acquired the skill of being logical and rational, knowledgeable and sceptical in his or her dealings. Education does not only give us the privilege of acquiring knowledge, it also helps us develop our sense of morality, ethics and the dexterity of presenting facts when necessary.

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LearnAfrica rewards NECO best students

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MASTER Nder Sesugh Samuel from Vaatia College, Makurdi , Benue State has emerged overall best candidate in the 2014 NECO examination in Nigeria.

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Nigeria, first in Sub-Saharan Africa to deliver ISA to schools

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For their excellent commitment to embedding an international dimension in their curriculum, Glisten International Academy, Abuja, Grace Schools,Lagos, Jephthah Comprehensive Secondary School, Rivers and CITA International School, Rivers have been presented with the British Council International School Award (ISA)

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Why old students must support their Alma mater — ECOBA

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Osarieme Bazuaye

Edo College still remains one of the cherished schools in Nigeria and this old generation school has churned great men for Nigeria. However, some former students of the school, who left the school 50 years ago have decided to return to their old school to contribute their quota and the coordinator of this initiative, Dr. Osarieme Bazuaye told journalists that it is high time that former students returned to their alma mater and make meaningful impact.

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19-yr-old clinches Luzneema Canadian scholarship award

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From left: Mrs Mobo Oresegun, CEO, Luzneema Foundation; Miss Cecilia Oluwasola, winner of Luzneema 2014 scholarship award and her grandmother, Mrs Florence Ajayi Lawrence during the award in Ogudu, Lagos.

THE winner of Luzneema Foundation scholarship award has emerged. Miss Cecilia Oluwasola Osho 19, beat nine final contestants to clinch the only 2014 slot for Nigerian youths to study in Canada.

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Don highlights humility as key to leadership

  /   in Education 6:19 pm   /   Comments

Emeritus Professor Oladipo Akinkugbe has said that humility is the major attribute of a leader which the youth must imbibe in order to correct all the flaws and the vacuum of leadership in the country.

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