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NUC lauds Kola Daisi University

Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, has commended Kola Daisi University, Ibadan, Oyo State,for its impressive achievements within its first year of operations.The NUC scribe, who paid a courtesy visit to the university recently was of the opinion that the institution had cleared critical hurdles and is also ready  to easily attract quality staff and students to achieve its vision. Rasheed made glowing remarks on the institution’s  environment and in particular, the leadership of Kola Daisi University, Ibadan, while advocating that all hands must  be on deck in sustaining their enviable progress towards achieving the vision to become an institution of global reckoning.

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‘Special needs children, not liabilities’

Special needs children  have been described as gifts from God and not  liabilities. This was the submission of Mrs Olufunso Owasanoye, Executive Director, Human Development Initiatives,HDI at the foundation’s day with special needs children held recently in Lagos.  According to her, the main objective of the event was  to give the children a sense of belonging, acceptance and confidence through education  and scholarship sponsored by  Human Development Initiatives-Education Trust Fund, HDI-ETF  for  selected beneficiaries from primary, secondary and  tertiary institutions based on their consistent good behaviour and academic performance adding that government alone could not  meet the education needs of these children.

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Public varsities failure contributes to private varsities growth — Prof Falola

For many stakeholders in the education  sector who are surprised about the sporadic growth in private universities globally,  Professor Toyin Falola  of   University of Texas, Austin, Texas ,USA, has said failure of public universities  contributed to the growth of private universities.According to him, most countries of the world are debating the virtues of public versus private schooling, comparing and contrasting the cost-benefits in their financing.  Falola who delivered the Caleb University, Imota, Lagos, 8th convocation lecture titled Private universities and the public good said private universities are now part of a global network that exchanges students and ideas, adding “ they’re agencies  of globalization.”

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