ASUU members criticising UNILORIN, enrol their children in our varsity –Registrar

The Registrar of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) and Chairman of the Association of Registrars of Nigerian University (ARNU), Mr. Emmanuel Obafemi, in this interview with MOJEED ALABI, speaks on the relevance of registry to university administration, the raging war between the university and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), among other issues. Why are registrars described as the life wire of institutions? Any institution without registry is not an institution. The registrar is just that individual driving the registry. I can tell you clearly that if you bring…

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Data meaningful to education sector planning – Minister

The Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, has reiterated the need for data as an important tool in developing the nation’s education sector. He disclosed this during the launch of two documents – Nigeria Digest of Education Statistics 2014-2016 and the Nigeria Education Indicators 2016, in Abuja. According to the minister, there was need to move away from mere approximation by generating accurate and reliable data in the various schools across the country with a view to enhancing meaningful planning. He said: “Globally, the provision of reliable and…

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Ajasin varsity, German firm sign MOU on solar energy

If the current moves by Ondo State Government, proprietor of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) to tackle the electricity challenges facing the institution see the light of the day, relief seems to be on the way of the university. The university, it was gathered, has over the years depended on diesel generators to power the campus, a situation which has taken its toll on the finances of the institution as it spent several million of naira on diesel monthly. Towards this end, the state government last week facilitated the signing…

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Ado Poly sets up panel on students’ protest

Management of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti (Ado Poly) has raised a panel to unravel the immediate and remote causes of the death of a student and the mayhem that trailed it two weeks ago, leading to arson, looting and wanton destruction of the polytechnic property by the students, who were protesting the death of one of their colleagues. The student, Vincent Taiwo Oluwafemi, a Higher National Diploma (HND II) Estate Management student, who was the Marshal Commander of the Polytechnic Road Safety Corps was said to have died on Saturday,…

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Otubela, Kosoko, others mentor Lagooz School pupils

The President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Chief Yomi Otubela and popular actress, Sola Kosoko, were some of the dignitaries that converged on Lagooz Schools, Agege, Lagos to mentor the students during this term’s career counseling programme organised by the school. Otubela, who is the founder of the school, spoke on the theme: “Overcoming Barriers to Career Success: A Mentor’s Perspective,” in which he noted that the programme, which is tagged: “Nurturing the Eagles” has been designed to provide the right mentorship to students to…

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Orphan, 10 others get Rotary Club scholarship in Jos

The Rotary Club of Jos Tin-City has boosted the education of a 23-year-old orphan, Selbyen Precious with full scholarship to cover her two-year Certificate programme at the Home Economics Training Institute, located in Riyom in Riyom Local Government of Plateau State. Precious, a year-one student, who became an orphan at her tender with other less-privileged students were offered the scholarship award covering their education under the club’s corporate social responsibility initiative to assist the less-privileged in the society. Precious, who broke down in tears during the award of the scholarship,…

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UNILAG tasks researchers on inclusive education

  Provost of the College of Medicine University of Lagos (CMUL), Prof. Foluso Lesi has challenged Nigerian researchers to come up with studies and initiate dialogue on inclusive education. According to him, such studies should be potent to break the current jinx whereby some group of Nigerians were excluded from mainstream education, as a result of stigma and discrimination by society. While making the call at the national conference on “Inclusivity Equality and Diversity in University Education in Nigeria,” Lesi said if the current status quo that of exclusivity was…

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How Oluwo educates us

The name of the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba (Dr) Abdurrasheed Adewale Akanbi, Telu I, means many things to many people just like every other public figure. But regardless of opinions, which can be either right or wrong, it is incontrovertible that this charismatic golden monarch educates us in a way that recalibrates out thinking. As John Dewey noted that education is not preparation for life; education is life itself, highlighting some of the areas in which the monarch that charts his own course deepens our education is right on target.…

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Federal varsity, Otuoke handicapped by dearth of facilities – VC

Prof. Seth Acra-Jaja is the incumbent Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Otuoke in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. In this interview with PAULINE ONYIBE, he bares his mind on some of the bogging issues bordering the university, his vision and other germane issues. What is the status and progress made so far by the university, which was founded in 2011 with 283 students? Well, like what you have seen on ground, when I was appointed the Vice- Chancellor, the picture that came to my mind was that I…

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Teacher’s son wins best teacher award …as NB splashes N50m prizes on winners

At a time when teachers have almost turned to beggars due to months of unpaid salaries and allowances and stagnated promotions at work, the Nigerian Breweries Plc. has made a bold statement that teachers’ reward should be both on earth and in heaven. MOJEED ALABI reports.   Barely a week after Nigerian teachers gathered in various locations across the country to join the rest of the world in commemoration of this year’s edition of the World Teachers’ Day amidst lamentation over poor welfare packages; the Nigerian Breweries Plc has put…

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