Saturday February 28th, 2015
Saturday February 28th, 2015
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‘How I further education through varsity Roehampton online’

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The growing reputation of online learning has fuelled its expansion in the past few years, with evidence mounting that this mode of learning is just as effective as that of the traditional classroom. For working professionals such as London-based Nigerian, Folakemi Abraham, online learning offers a flexible model, allowing her to progress with her study while continuing to run her business.

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2015 elections: School or no school?

  /   in Education 12:02 am   /   Comments

Aregbesola-school

No one can say for sure what will happen after the 2015 Presidential elections next Saturday or after the gubernatorial elections the Saturday after. The prayer of many is that there will not be a repeat performance of the widespread violence that erupted after the 2011 elections. The Federal Government seems to have shown it’s faith in a peaceful post-election period by saying that schools at all levels, should remain open during that time.

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Education under Jonathan: The good, the criticisms

  /   in Education 12:59 am   /   Comments

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As the achievement of the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan in the education sector continues to attract mixed reactions from stakeholders in Nigerian and in diaspora, Vanguard Learning in this report, takes a critical examination of the kudos and knocks over the last four years.

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Olukoga urges private sector to invest in informal sector

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Special Adviser on Education to Governor Fashola of Lagos State, Otunba Fatai Olukoga, has affirmed that adequate and efficient investment through Public Private Partnership, PPP, in informal education and capacity building for the youths and women is capable of catapulting the nation’s economy to an enviable height.

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Parents react to students’ compulsory stay in school during elections

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INEC official displays an empty ballot box

PARENTS have reacted to the Federal Ministry of Education’s decision, compelling both public and private schools to remain open during February 14 and 28 elections. While few parents agreed with the decision of Federal Government, many parents exercised doubt over government’s decision to protect their children in school.

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OSCOTECH graduates 5,000 students

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Students writing exam

NO fewer than 5,000 students from the faculties of Management Sciences, Environmental Studies and Engineering of Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke have received various certificates during the combined convocation ceremony for graduates of 2008/2009 academic session to 2012/2013 sessions.

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We’re not indebted to EKSU— MOCPED

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THE management of Michael Otedola College of Primary Education(MOCPED), Noforija, Epe, Lagos State, has denied being indebted to the Ekiti State University, EKSU, saying it has remitted its dues to EKSU up to the 2012/13 academic session

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Lagos to deploy solar energy in 172 rural schools by June

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Renewable-energy

The General Manager of the Lagos State Electricity Board, Mrs Damilola Ogunbiyi, on Wednesday said the state would deploy solar power in 172 rural schools in the state by June.

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Why LASU fee hike crisis might be far from over…

  /   in Education 5:26 pm   /   Comments

LASU-19TH-CONVOCATION

It is often said that the adage, ‘whatever goes up must come down,’ does not apply in Nigeria. This is especially true when it comes to increase in the prices of goods and services. So when the Lagos State University, LASU, had its three-year long fee hike reversed from as high as N350, 000 to the previous amount of N25, 000, it caused jubilation for students and parents alike.

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Delta State and its home-grown billionaires 

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Chief-Ayiri

Nigerians from every nook and cranny have found Lagos an irresistible land of dreams. It is the nation’s number one destination for commerce, manufacturing, finance, and the media, and even the movie industry, which is clearly evident in the pace and pulse of the city’s activities.

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Election violence: Fear grips Ndigbo, South South indigenes in North

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Igbo-men

As the general elections draw nearer, there is increasing fear, apprehension and tension of post election violence in some parts of the country, especially, in the three geo-political zones of the North. This has made Nigerians that are not of Northern extraction to start relocating from the North especially, North East and North West where there have been increasing wave of insurgency.

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Jonathan, not the President we need

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Jonathan: Battle ready?

The President of a country could be rated by the promises he made during his campaign and is judged by his performance while in office. In 2014 at the wake of the Presidential campaign, Goodluck Jonathan promised uninterrupted power supply by the end of 2014.

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Nigeria needs a new beginning

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Prof Obafunwa

Our nation is at crossroads! Many doomsday forecasters have said or insinuated that our nation will disintegrate after the elections on February 14th 2014.The latest of such declarations came from the so-called retired Niger Delta militants. It was reported that the militants had threatened to take up arms again if President Goodluck Jonathan failed to win the presidential election.

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JAMB procures special computers for visually impaired to take 2015 UTME

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Cross section of candidates during an exam

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has procured gadgets to facilitate the participation of the visually impaired candidates in its Computer Based Test (CBT) in March.

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Education in Nigeria can only develop through deliberate plans — Nweke

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Secondary-school-students

Former Minister of Information and Communication, Mr Frank Nweke has urged the Federal Government to make deliberate plans that will be sustained over a period of time on developing the education sector.

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MOCPED: ERC calls for release of students’ results, certificates

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The Education Rights Campaign, ERC, has called on the management of the Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED), Noforija, Epe, Lagos State, to release the results and certificates of the degree students of the college, even as it demands that the Professor Olu Akeusola-led MOCPED administration be probed for mismanagement of funds.

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Scorecard: Stakeholders differ on Jonathan’s performance in education sector

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (R) and Nigerian Vice President Namadi Sambo greet supporters at a ceremony in Abuja on November 11, 2014. Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on November 11 declared his bid for re-election, vowing to finally defeat Boko Haram whose rise in strength during his first term has threatened the country's sovereignty. The 56-year-old made the announcement to tens of thousands of supporters in the red, white and green of his ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at a carefully orchestrated ceremony including patriotic music, dancing, prayers and speeches. AFP PHOTO

It was Lyndon B. Johnson, LBJ, 36th President of the United States of America that said “freedom is fragile if citizens are ignorant.” He had asked Congress for $1.5bn in new school programmes aid, saying “nothing matters more to the future of our country.”

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TEP Centre holds convention, tackles girl child challenges

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File photo:  Cross section of students

As part of efforts to improve innovation and practice in secondary education in Nigeria,The Education Partnership Centre (TEP Centre) and Results for Development Institute (R4D) held its first convening of stakeholders in the secondary education space under the auspices of the Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSISPE), addressing the challenges of the girl child and marginalised youths.

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UI gets new Deputy Vice-Chancellor

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Prof. Gbemisola Oke of the Department of Periodontology and Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan (UI), has been elected the 7th Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of the institution

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2015 elections: Which Messiah will deliver education?

  /   in Education 8:37 am   /   Comments

Jonathan-Buhari

BY LAJU IREN Ever since campaigns for the 2015 elections began, education has been mentioned in bits and pieces by candidates of the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and its main opposition, the All Progressives Congress, APC. However, no educational issue has been given as much attention as the ‘certificate saga’ associated with General Muhammad

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Criticisms trail N10,000 entrance fees by Lagos govt into JSS

  /   in Education 12:51 am   /   Comments

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos state

MORE negative reactions have continued to trail the N10,000 fees charged by the Lagos State government for parents who wish to register their child(ren) into the state’s junior secondary model colleges and upgraded colleges, saying the amount is tantamount to pricing education out of the reach of the poor.

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Quality of teachers, principals pivotal to education system — Exam Ethics

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Oshiomhole and one of the state's  teacher

WORLD over, it is believed that nobody can give what he doesn’t have. This philosophy gives credence to why school owners should seek for best hands to handle students in school. Leadership is difficult and complex because it involves managing many roles simultaneously.

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Three inmates receive NOUN degree at 4th convocation ceremony

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prison-cartoon

The National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, has awarded degrees to three serving inmates alongside over 7,000 others in its 4th convocation ceremony held on Saturday.

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Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Ndiomu Foundation awards scholarships

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Army-Jonathan

THE Charles Bebeye Ndiomu Foundation, commemorating this year’s armed forces remembrance day with the Federal Government and particularly the Nigerian Armed Forces, in Lagos on Thursday, distributed scholarships to children of some of the deceased ranks and files of the Nigerian armed forces whose condition needed to be attended to due to the absence of their bread winners.

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Varsities Talk: Universities face the toughest year in Nigerian history (1)

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ADMITTEDLY, Frederick the Great, exaggerated a little bit.
The Prussian warrior and philosopher, who was faced with total destruction of his army, until he was saved by what, in history, had become known as ‘reversal of alliances’, still had a point. Several scenes, in history repeat themselves all over the world, sometimes in the same country, such that it is difficult to disagree with that broad generalization.

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Students get e-learning platform to boost academic performance

  /   in Education 12:40 am   /   Comments

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BOthered by the perennial failure of students in Senior School Certificate Examinations, SSCE, and Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, e-learning platform has been launched to enhance their performance.

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Why private institutions can’t benefit from TETFUND —Bogoro

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Sulaiman Bogoro

” Very clearly, it would be the wrong way to proceed. The reason is simple. Government creates the enabling environment for the private institutions. Government should not be subscribing their operations. It’s a wrong way to think and do things.”—Secretary TETFUND

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ERC condemns N10,000 CBT fees by Lagos govt

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UTME-Candidates-at-Exam-Cen

The Education Rights Campaign, ERC, has condemned the decision of the Lagos State Government to charge parents and guardians N10,000 to register their wards for computer-based-test, CBT, for 2015/2016 admission into junior secondary schools, saying such was criminal and anti-poor.

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Public varsities and crumbling infrastructure In 2015

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Federal and states budgets remain uncertain for 2015 as the price of crude oil continues to decline. November 2014, the Governor of the Central Bank, suggested that the price would go as low as $50 per barrel.

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Industrial training exposes students to practical skills — Gasper

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‘’When I was a student on industrial training, I was surprised, after my graduation without an interview, I got a job, because I did very well.’’—Board Sec.

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Travel Light!

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When we live with grudges in our hearts; we live with crutches in our lives. When you persist on holding onto past hurts you perpetuate the past and contaminate your future. “People need loving most when they deserve it least” reveals John Mason.

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NANS calls for investigation into death of student in US

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The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has call for proper investigation into the death of its member, Matthew Ajibade who died in United State police custody.

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