FG to upgrade Petroleum institute to global standard

The Federal Government has pledged its readiness to upgrade the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Effurun in Delta State, to meet international and global standard through improved educational facilities. With such determination, the government expressed optimism that the institute established in 1972 could surmount the various challenges confronting it. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu gave the assurance during the graduation of the institute, where no fewer than of 1,000 graduating students received their graduation scrolls. While lauding the management for sustaining the flagship of the institute,…

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Obaseki harps on TVE for development

Given the importance of Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) to the industrial development, the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said that no nation could mechanise its processes and systems without a large pool of people with technical and vocational skills and knowledge. The governor said this while taking delivery of some training equipment and tools donated to Government Science and Technical College (GSTC), Benin City by the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) and Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA). He also frowned at the preference for non-vocational courses by youths and…

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UNILAG, Lufthansa partner on youth training, development

No fewer than 200 students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) are to undergo a sixday intensive training with international trainers organised by Lufthansa Group and Help Alliance. With the training, Lufthansa is bringing its Corporate Social Responsibility project to Nigeria. Tagged: “Youth Impact Week 2017,” the training is billed hold at the Akoka Campus of University of Lagos between October 20 and 26. The Impact Week is a one-week programme, which is aimed at training participants to develop sustainable business models using different innovation techniques such as the innovative…

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UNILAG don to deliver YABATECH convocation lecture

Members of the academia will tomorrow converged on Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) for the 2017 convocation lecture of the college, organised as part of activities marking the 70th anniversary of the institution. The lecture, entitled: “Repositioning Science and Technological Education in Nigeria for Global Relevance,” would be delivered by Dr. Emeka Epuh of the University of Lagos. As part of activities for the 70th anniversary of the college, which will be celebrated between now and December, the Rector, Dr. Margaret Kudirat Ladipo, said the convocation the award of diplomas…

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Govt must prioritise teachers’ welfare – Otubela …as Lagooze Schools mark World Teachers’ Day

The President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools in Nigeria and Founder of Lagooze Schools, Agege, Lagos, Otunba Yomi Otubela, hasadvisedgovernmentatall levelsandprivateschoolownerstoprioritisethewelfareof teachers, describing them as the builders of all nations. Otubela, who made this call during the World Teachers’ Day ceremony organised by the school, noted that no nation could develop without massive investments in education, and that any investment in education without prioritising the welfare of teachers would amount to nothing. According to him, the socio- economic challenges confronting Nigeria as a country cannot be…

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10 years after, UAC takes stock of education interventions

Exactly 10 years after it began to mobilise its volunteer managers from the various subsidiaries and departments within the group to teach students of secondary schools in Lagos State, the UAC of Nigeria Plc has assessed the impacts of its intervention in the education sector. At a well-attended event to mark the end of this year’s edition of the annual weekend coaching classes which held at the Government Senior College, Agege, the Executive Director of the company’s Corporate Services, Joe Dada thanked both the government and the volunteers for investing…

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U.S. Consulate, UNIABUJA, others’ sharpens librarians’ skills

United States Consulate General in Lagos has in collaboration with the Goethe Insitut, University of Abuja and Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (WTEC) sharpened the skills and capacity of selected librarians across the country at a two-day training workshop. The capacity building initiative which took place in Lagos, was organised with a view to equipping the librarians with digital skills needed to provide public library services that deploy digital technology to benefit local communities. The training covered broad areas of digital literacy, knowledge management, innovative service delivery, and expanded role of libraries…

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We must keep comparing notes to improve education delivery –Registrars.

Members of the Association of Registrars of Nigerian Universities (ARNU) have resolved to always compare notes, share ideas and learn new developments in the global space towards enhancing quality education delivery across the nation’s universities. This was as they also advised members to promote the adoption of Information Communication Technology in their various institutions as panacea to the challenges of administrative lapses especially in the areas of record keeping, information dissemination and web presence, among others. They said rather than being afraid of technology taking over their roles, workers in…

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Nigeria’s future depends on agric – FUNAAB VC

Given the important role of agriculture in national development, the Acting Vice-Chancellor of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Prof. Ololade Enikuomehin, said it had not only become the mainstay of the nation’s economy, but also the future of the country. This was part of his views at the just-concluded fifth National Conference/Exhibition and Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigerian Women in Agricultural Research and Development (NiWARD), where he insisted that for this relevance to be properly harnessed, the pivotal role of women in agriculture should be encouraged. With…

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Those engaging in exam malpractices are terrorising us – WAEC Registrar

The Registrar of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Dr. Iyi Uwadiae, penultimate week, at a forum in Lagos, spoke on some issues bothering on moral decadence, corruption aided by parents, candidates’ poor performance and admission cut-off marks, among others. MOJEED ALABI reports.   In its 65 years journey, how has WAEC fared as an examination body, and particularly in Nigeria? The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is an interesting organisation because we deal with people. WAEC was set up some 65 years ago to put up tests on the…

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