Education

UI VC race crisis: Soldiers, DSS storm campus

  Sola Adeyemo, Ibadan Security agents, including soldiers, officers of the Department of State Services (DSS), Wednesday stormed the University of Ibadan ahead of the contentious selection of the next Vice Chancellor of the University. The tenure of the incumbent Vice-Chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka, expires on November 30, while the new Vice-Chancellor is expected to assume […]

Education

UI VC race worsens as minister cancels selection process, orders fresh start

Following a barrage of criticisms, petitions and allegation of bias against the processes leading to the appointment of the 14th Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has ordered the Governing Council of the Institution to reconvene and commence fresh selection process for all the 18 candidates initially […]

Education

At last, relief for LAUTECH

  RESOLU TION   For almost two decades of crisis over ownership tussle, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) can now heave a sigh of relief following the resolution of the face-off and ceding its ownership to Oyo State. SOLA ADEYEMO examines the development       ˜Monarch: NUC’s intervention timely ˜Alumni: No victor, no […]

Education

End ASUU’s strike

In March, this year, two catastrophes hit the Nigerian education sector. The global Coronavirus pandemic required a serious response from the government and Nigeria, like many other countries, was locked down as part of the measures of curbing the spread of the deadly virus.   At the same time, the Academic Staff Union of Universities […]

Education

Malala Fund calls for action for girl-child education

Malala Fund Education Champions in Nigeria report has revealed that girl-child in Nigeria faced distinct gendered impacts during the COVID-19 pandemic as distance-learning measures failed to reach them.   According to the Fund in the report launched recently on Girls’ Education and COVID-19 in Nigeria, the new data indicated that girl-child in Nigeria faced distinct […]

Education

End ASUU’s strike

In March, this year, two catastrophes hit the Nigerian education sector. The global Coronavirus pandemic required a serious response from the government and Nigeria, like many other countries, was locked down as part of the measures of curbing the spread of the deadly virus.   At the same time, the Academic Staff Union of Universities […]

Education

EKOEXCEL donates MP3 players to Lagos schools, pupils

No fewer than 450,000 MP3 media devices have been donated public primary school pupils in Lagos State to enhance quality learning and provision of qualitative education in the state.   The materials were donated to the pupils by EKOEXCEL technical partners, under the Lagos State’s education transformation programme to technologically supplement the EKOEXCEL@Home Learning Adaptation […]

Education

TFN launches incubation hub to drive education-focused projects

A non-profit organisation (NGO), under the aegis of the Teach for Nigeria (TFN), which is committed to developing young leaders to address educational inequity across Nigeria, in partnership with NNPC/ SNEPCo and its Co-Venture Partners (Exxon, TUPNI and Nae) has launched an incubation programme, tagged Incubation Hub.   The incubation programme was launched to drive […]

Education

ASSU leadership visits NINLAN, expresses optimism on institute’s plans

President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and Chairman,  Education Thematic Committee of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi has expressed hope of better days ahead for the National Institute for Nigerian Languages (NINLAN), Aba, Abia State. Prof. Ogunyemi and members of his committee paid a visit to the institute and […]

Education

NUC cedes LAUTECH to Oyo State, College of Health Sciences to Osun

Following the crisis between Oyo and Osun state governments over the ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University of Science and Technology (LAUTECH) the National Universities Commission (NUC) has ceded the institution to Oyo State. In order to ensure both states benefitted one way or the other, the NUC also ceded the College of Health Sciences […]