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Stakeholders validate National Policy on Open Education Resources

FOR the first time in the history of higher education in Nigeria, a Draft National Policy on Open Educational Resources, OER, has been validated to address the dearth of learning resources in quality, quantity and currency in higher education in the country. No fewer than 340 participants at a one-day Stakeholders’ Validation Symposium at the National Universities Commission, NUC, Abuja, considered, finalised and adopted the policy document, following a motion by a member and Advisor of the National Steering Committee on Open Educational Resources (NSC-OER), Professor Peter Okebukola,  OFR.

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BoI’s loan to Kaduna MSMEs hits N47bn

THE Bank of Industry (BoI) has disbursed loan in excess of N47billion to support entrepreneurs in Kaduna State in the micro, small and medium enterprises, MSMEs, category, Managing Director of the bank, Mr. Olukayode Pitan, has said. Pitan, who disclosed this at a meeting with the Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, added that the loan facility engendered over 84,500 direct and indirect jobs.

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One-on-one approach system key to learning – Sunnydale Director

THE Director of Sunnydale School, Ikeja, Mrs. Folake Osisanya has said that one-on-one approach system is key to learning in elementary schools. Osisanya, who spoke in Lagos during during a press briefing to announce activities to mark the the school’s 20th anniversary said a child is not taught in abstract terms to make learning permanent but one on one learning system.

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Stakeholders decry leadership instability in NUBIFIE

THE just concluded National Delegates Conference, NDC, of the National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions, NUBIFIE, in Lagos, provided members the opportunity to examine the leadership instability that has plagued it and find a way forward. It was generally agreed by most speakers at the opening ceremony of the conference that NUBIFIE needed stability to remain relevant and serve its members better.

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