Old students lift alma-mater with facility

The shortage of boarding facilities confronting the Federal Government College, Ogbomoso, Oyo State and its students, has become a thing of the past. Thanks to the Class of ’85 which donated a multimillion naira ultra-modern kitchen to the school as part of contribution to enhance facilities in their alma mater and to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the school. The weekend-long activities, which attracted several old students within the country and from the Diaspora, kicked off with inter-schools debate, quiz competition, a Jumat service, anniversary luncheon, football match, awards and…

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ADOPOLY students to pay N20,000 reparation fee

Following the closure of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado- Ekiti (Ado Poly) on the heels of the protracted students’ rampage of October 7, which left several property of the institutions destroyed, the polytechnic will reopen for academic activities on November 20. As a condition for the reopening of the institution, the students are to pay N20,000 each as reparation for the damage done to the school property. The decision was taking at the emergency meeting of the Academic Board, held on November 7, at the Conference Hall of the institution. TheBoard,…

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Strike looms as deadline lapsed

Industrial harmony in the nation’s university system may once again be under threat following the failure of the Federal Government to fully implement the agreements reached with the various workers’ unions in September. The October deadline set by the unions had lapsed, last week, with the Federal Government not concretely acceding the workers’ requests. In September, university workers under their groups -the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Joint Action Committee (JAC), which comprises the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), NAAT and NASU signed fresh agreements…

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Transparency, inclusiveness defined my success as UNILAG VC – Bello

Come November 11, Prof. Rahamon Bello, who was named the 11th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka on November 11, 2012, will exit office, five years after rigorous service of repositioning the university in line with the dream and aspirations of the founding fathers. In this interview, he speaks about the special figure 11, his success story, regrets, challenges in office and university autonomy, among others salient issues. MOJEED ALABI reports. How would you describe your appointment as the Vice-Chancellor of UNILAG? The feelings were great. I…

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U.S. trains students, teachers on Robotics

As part of moves to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), the United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria in collaboration with RoboRave International, a U.S.-based robotics education academy, last week kicked off a week-long robotics workshop for 460 elementary, secondary and university students, STEM teachers, robotics enthusiasts and scientists. The training took place at the American Corner at Co- Creation Hub (CCHUB), Yaba, Lagos and at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Complex, Abeokuta, Ogun State respectively. The workshop, according to the organisers, seeks to boost technology education in Nigeria…

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Don advocates end to deforestation in Nigeria

Worried by what he described as “reckless deforestation” in the country, a Professor of Palynology and Palaeoecology at the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), Olugbenga Ebenezer Ige, has called on the government at all levels to urgently halt the prevalence of destruction of vegetation and forest, if the future of the nation is to be assured. This was the main thrust of the 11th inaugural lecture of the university, entitled: “Wanted! Dead and Alive: Palynomorphs as Microscopic Signal to the Past and Present. ” In his treaties, Ige, who…

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Bridge restates commitment to take education to rural communities

Thiswillbecheering newstochildren living in the underserved communities as Bridge International Academies has reaffirmedits mission to delivering life-changing education to the kids. This move was coming following the report by the World Bank and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) which showed the extent to which education systems around the world are failing to provide a quality education and decent classroom conditions in which children can effectively learn. According to spokesman for Bridge Academies, Mr. Femi Awopetu, the recent report by UNESCO about the number of children who…

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UBEC, NUT, others to appraise basic education at EWAN summit

The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), among others, are some of the educational institutions that are expected to appraise the nation’s basic education sub-sector at a national summit scheduled to hold in Lagos on Thursday. The summit, with the theme: “Wither Basic Education in Nigeria,” will be chaired by former Nigeria’s Representative to UNESCO, Emeritus Professor Michael Omolewa, while the Director of Basic Education Department at the Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Mohammed Karege and his predecessor in office,…

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Our outstanding performance attracts parents – FGGC principal

As plans for the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Federal Government Girls’ College (FGGC), Sagamu, Ogun State, reached a final stage, the Director/Principal of college, Mrs. Agnes Abiodun Owolabi, said the Federal Government-owned colleges, otherwise known as Federal Unity Schools are keeping faith with the mandates of delivering and providing qualitative secondary school education aimed at churning out quality graduates. She said the government, through the unity schools, is massively investing in the future of the younger ones, as the schools serve as platform for quality and affordable education…

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Our outstanding performance attracts parents – FGGC principal

As plans for the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Federal Government Girls’ College (FGGC), Sagamu, Ogun State, reached a final stage, the Director/Principal of college, Mrs. Agnes Abiodun Owolabi, said the Federal Government-owned colleges, otherwise known as Federal Unity Schools are keeping faith with the mandates of delivering and providing qualitative secondary school education aimed at churning out quality graduates. She said the government, through the unity schools, is massively investing in the future of the younger ones, as the schools serve as platform for quality and affordable education…

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