Saturday May 23rd, 2015
Saturday May 23rd, 2015
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TETFUND helps Anambra College to improve infrastructure

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Ego Uzoezie, Provost Nwafor Orizu College of Education

AWKA — THE introduction of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND, had given a great boost to the development of infrastructure in the country’s tertiary institutions, the provost of the Anambra State –owned Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe, NOCEN, Dr. Ego Uzoezie has observed. Elated Uzoezie, who recently marked her one year in office as the provost of the institution, observed that TETFUND has proved to be a veritable tool for the advancement of quality education in the country.

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Author Mentors pupils, urges Lagos State to hold bookworm competition in schools

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Delta school

Head of Languages and Arts, Oxbridge Tutorial College and author of The King’s Scepter, Mr. Kunle Abrahams, has urged Lagos state to hold bookworm competitions in schools to build the reading culture of children and make them better leaders, as he mentored pupils of Acehall School, Adekunle Fajuyi, Ikeja, Lagos, during their Bookworm Competition, held on Saturday.

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Parents urge FG, state govts to promote learning, speaking of indigenous languages

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SCHOOL

ONITSHA — Igede resident in Onitsha, Anambra State, have urged parents and governments at all levels to promote the learning and speaking of indigenous languages in the country. The people who spoke under the aegis of Igede Development Association, IDA, said that most Nigerian languages would be extinct if the young ones were not thought their own languages. The Igede tribe which is estimated at over six million in population, is the third largest tribe in Benue State with a sizeable population in Anambra State.

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Intrigues prolong LASU crisis

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It is not yet the best of time for the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, as there has been an unending restiveness in the 31-year-old institution, since September 2011, when Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, sent a White Paper to the Governing Council of the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, pronouncing the implementation of a new fees regime, which jerked tuition fees from N25, 000 to as much as N348, 750.

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AUN set to enter Guinness World Record

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AmericanUniversityNigeria

American University of Nigeria’s Office of Sustainability is set to place the institution in the Guinness Book of World Records (GWR) via its unique waste-to-wealth management programme. On Friday, April 24, an unprecedented 485 people ended 20 minutes of simultaneous crocheting, using plastic yarn made from waste polythene.

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The freshers guide to campus life

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File Photo: Cross section of students writing exam

The sad fate of students, who have been unable to complete their tertiary education for reasons ranging from peer pressure, cultism, drugs and alcohol abuse to pure laziness should serve as an example to fresh students, but this is not always the case. Many fresh students still fall victims of these vices. Some other times, challenges could be as minor as the most affordable way to get food or the best ways to save your money. Whatever the case may be, Saturday School Life compiled a guide to help new students thrive on campus.

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LASUSU to LASG: Don’t blame us for school closure

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Otumba-Fatai-Olukoga

Students of the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, has kicked against a recent statement credited to the Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Education, Otunba Fatai Olukoga, that the Lagos State University Students’ Union, LASUSU, is part of the reasons while the institution is still shut-down.

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WAEC cancels 2014 results of candidates

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waec card

The National Examinations (NEC) Committee of WAEC on Thursday said that it had cancelled results of candidates involved in examination malpractices at the 2014 examinations. Mr Damianus Ojijeogu of the Public Affairs Department in WAEC disclosed this in a statement in Lagos. He said that the decision was taken at the 59th meeting of the committee.

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ACE signs performance contract with FG, World Bank

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THE Africa Centres of Excellence (ACE) in Nigeria have signed Performance Contracts with the Federal Government and the World Bank, marking the last hurdle to be crossed before the release of the first tranche of funds to them. The ceremony, witnessed by the Honourable Minister of Education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, was held at the National Universities Commission (NUC) in Abuja.

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Enugu primary school levies pupils illegally, parents threaten court action

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Nsukka: The General Overseer, Highway to Grace Assembly Church, Nsukka, Enugu State, Rev. Chikamadu Eze has threatened to sue the authorities of the Model Primary School 1V in Nsukka, over alleged illegal imposition of N1,300 on the 600 pupils in the school for the construction of toilet facilities.

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Stakeholders charge Buhari on varsity/polytechnic dichotomy

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Stakeholders in the education sector have charged the in-coming president, Major General Mohammadu Buhari, to address the dichotomy between university and polytechnic education in the country, arguing that the present arrangement where university graduates are rated above polytechnic graduates is not healthy. Speaking at the 22nd Matriculation ceremony of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Osun State, the Rector, Dr. Jacob Olusoji Agboola, argued that skills acquired in polytechnics are far better than that of varsities.

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4 Nigerian lecturers get N7m research grants

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naira money

The British Council has recently awarded four Nigerian lecturers a combined sum of £24,380 or N7, 240,860 naira research grants through the Researchers’ Link programme to undertake various researches that meet the developmental goals of Nigeria. The awardees will be supported by established researchers in the UK with proposed activity selected on the basis of mutual benefit, research quality and potential for sustained interaction.

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Six Nigerians honoured as ECOWAS celebrates 40th anniversary

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Intergrity-Award

Notable Nigerians were honoured at the celebration of ECOWAS 40 anniversary in Lome, Togo. Professor Adebayo Adedeji, Professor Anya O. Anya, Dr. Sam Ominyi Egwu, General Yakubu Gowon,Vice Admiral Dele Ezeoba and high networth human capacity development expert, Mr. Victor Onyekachi Onyiriuka were among others who received the Award of African Leaders of Integrity in Togo.

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Oshiomhole commends AAU VC for effective management of varsity

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Governor Oshiomhole

EDO State governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has commended the Vice Chancellor of Ambrose Alli (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo State, Prof. (Mrs.) Cordellia Agbebaku, for her efficient running of the institution in spite of the numerous challenges she faced when she took over the reins of affairs of the varsity. The governor also condemned the award of honorary degrees to people of questionable characters by varsities’ administrators in the country, saying that such awards go to the highest bidder.

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ABE UK certifications berth in Abuja

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• Mr. Fidelis Ayebae, MD, Fidson Healthcare Plc, receving The NIS ISO 9001:2008 Certificate from Mr. Samson Adegun,  HOD, SON, while Mrs. Nmaka Tijani, Regulatory Affairs Manager , Fidson Healthcare Plc, looks on.

Association of Business Executives, United Kingdom (ABE, UK) has approved Dare Inspiracion Learning and Development Center as her training and certification partner in Abuja, Nigeria. While speaking on the ABE UK certifications, Lyndon Jones, ABE Founder Chairman said that the certifications are designed to meet the requirements of employers. It is a professional qualification and it can also lead to a university degree.

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UNN Alumni donate N24m to alma mater

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UNN

As part of the commitment and contribution in moving the university to greater heights, in terms of infrastructural development as well as intervention in other issues peculiar to their alma mater, the University of Nigeria Alumni Association (UNAA) has donated N24m to the university. This was revealed by the President of the Association, Barrister Andrew Oru during the 88th National Executive meeting of the Association held at UBA Hall of Fame, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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NASU member tasks AOCOED mgt on transparency

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Lanre Ogunyemi, Mudasiru Obasa, Rotimi Abiru, Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni, Funmilayo Tejuosho and Gbolahan Yisawu

Against the backdrop of crises which rocked the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED), Ijanikin, Lagos, in the last quarter of 2014, a principal member of the school’s chapter of Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU-AOCOED), Comrade Lateef Igboro, has called on the management to be transparent and avoid involving in financial irregularity or maladministration.

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St. Saviour’s Schools incorporates swimming into curriculum

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St. Saviour’s Schools Ebute-Metta has announced the inclusion of swimming into its curriculum as a core subject that every child will take during school hours. Its Chairman, Board of Management, Mr Tom Ogboi while commissioning the Administration Block and Swimming Pool said: “From this term, swimming will be incorporated into the curriculum of the school as a core subject such that every child will have swimming lesson during school hour.”

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Poor personal devt, attitude to work cause unemployment — Ogunsola

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President  Jonathan and Emeka Nwogu, Minister of Labour and Productivity. while at the  the background job seekers scramble for few job opportunities.

Founder, Fola Ogunsola Foundation, FOF, Mrs Fola Ogunsola has outlined lack of skills, poor attitude to work or interviews, wrong expectations and poor personal development, as the reasons for graduates’ unemployment, at the fourth Life After Campus Seminar in University of Lagos, UNILAG. Speaking on the essence of the seminar and the theme Skills required for a dynamic and challenging 21st century working environment, the Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN and Institute of Taxation said;

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Parents threaten court action over primary school levy

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*Court

Model Primary school 1V management in Nsukka, Enugu State, is under fire following an alleged imposition of illegal levy of N1, 300 per pupil of the school for the construction of six water closet toilet facilities in the school which ordinarily would be provided by the state government. Following the imposition of the illegal levy on over 600 pupils of the school, Rev Chikamadu Eze has threatened to file a suit against the headmistress, Mrs Ogechukwu Nnamani, if the School Management Base Committee (SMBC) of the primary school fails to stop the illegal levy imposed on the pupils.

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‘50% of tech interventions in schools fail’

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CANDIDATES WRITING UTME IN ABUJA

E-Learning seems to be the next best thing. Apple is making iPads that kids in kindergarten can use; primary and secondary schools that have the money to spare are taking no prisoners as far as Information and Communication Technologies, ICTs are concerned and tertiary institutions are investing more and more in creating ‘wireless’ campuses.

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Michael Okpara University to generate N800m annually from catfish production – VC

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Prof. Hillary Edeoga, the Vice-Chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU), Abia, says the school is targeting N800 million annually from catfish production.

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Can e-learning reduce education’s greatest burdens?

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PIC. 2. CANDIDATES WRITING UNIFIED TERTIARY MATRICULATION EXAMINATION  

(UTME) IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY (10/3/15).
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10.5 million Nigerian children are out of school; this is the highest number in the world. For the ones who are in school, the story is not entirely better. According to a recent report by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO, Nigeria is one of the countries wasting money on education because many of the children in school are not learning.

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Poor rating for Lagos education intervention projects

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WITH a population of over 21 million people, a recent statistics released by the Lagos State Government (LASG), revealed that it currently provides free education across 1,009 primary schools, 348 junior secondary and 327 senior secondary schools in the state, with an attendant increasing population of school-aged children put at 4.5 million.

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S’West teachers groan under poor welfare, overwork

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THE much-anticipated 2015 general elections have come and gone. But, issues that were left unaddressed in the education systems across the South-West states have begun to resonate, countdown to the assumption of office by the various State governors on Friday, May 29, 2015. In Lagos State, following the expiration of the second-term of Governor Babatunde Fashola, a new helmsman who was elected on April 11, will be assuming office at the Alausa Government House, Ikeja, on May 29. He is Governor-elect, Akinwunmi Ambode.

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Our ordeal as teachers in Ogun schools — ASUSS

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THE 2015 governorship election in Ogun State, has come and gone, but one spill-over following Governor Ibikunle Amosun into his second term in office is that teachers of public schools in the state seem not to be on the same page with him. The contending issues border on the system of running free education, alleged poor administration of deduction scheme, failure to appoint Principals-General, the choice of Education Commissioner and Director of Education Ministry, as well as alleged failure to recruit teachers into the teaching service scheme, among others.

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The problem is not curriculum but implementation — Onwualu

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Prof. Peter-Onwualu

“I don’t believe the curriculum needs to be changed but it depends on the course. I have been abroad and I don’t see a lot of difference between the curriculum we are running and what they are running. The only difference is that the internship programme is taken very seriously. If you are a medical student, the internship programme is as serious as passing your exam.

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Winners emerge at the 15th Spelling Bee competition

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

Twelve-year-old Primary Six pupil, Tijani Boluwatife of Araromi Primary School, Orile Agege, and Sonoiki Idowu of Ikotun Senior High School, Ikotun, have emerged winners in the primary and secondary categories of the 2015 edition of the Spelling Bee competition for public primary and secondary schools in Lagos State. Organised by the Office of Education Quality Assurance, Lagos State Ministry of Education, the competition is aimed at developing the innate skills of the students in the state, creating good reading habits and helping them improve their spelling skills, increase their vocabulary and develop correct English usage.

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ULSU president speaks on xenophobic protest

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COMRADE Martins Abiodun, president of University of Lagos Student Union, ULSU, speaks on the reason behind the recent protest on xenophobia to the South Africa embassy on Monday and of his government. The ULSU president said he and his team went to present a manifesto to the SA embassy to address the xenophobia menace on foreigners, especially Nigerians living there,as failure of South Africa’s government to address this issue within 24hours will result in swift action by Nigerians.

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Students urged to imbibe entrepreneurship culture

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UNN

Students of University of Nigeria, Nsukka have been urged to imbibe entrepreneurship culture, which will build self-reliance in their pursuit for success, as a panacea for unemployment and poverty in Nigeria. The advice was given during a two-day students’ entrepreneurship week titled: Graduates Self Employment, A Veritable Tool for Nation Building, organized by the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Development Research (CEDR), University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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Chinese Consulate marks 10th anniversary with Itedo school

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The Chinese Consulate General, Thursday, marked the 10th anniversary of a healthy relationship between Nigeria and China amidst fun and excitement. The event saw it hosting some teachers and 50 pupils of Itedo Nursery/Primary, Lekki, Lagos, at its Victoria Island office. Speaking at the event, the Chinese Consular General, Mr. Liu Kan, who expressed happiness at seeing the teachers and pupils said that the occasion was used to showcase the rich culture and tradition of China and also to solidify the relationship between them and Nigeria.

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NUC scribe advises aau mgt on quality staff, facilities

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

BENIN- EXECUTIVE Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Julius Okojie has advised the management of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma to pay attention to the quality of its staffing, facilities and intake of students as well as the environment for effective teaching and learning in the 35-year-old university. Prof Okojie gave the advise while speaking at the 19th convocation ceremony of the university over the weekend.

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