Lagos urges corporate organisations to emulate Promasidor on career guidance

Operators of private sector have been challenged on the need to support government’s efforts to boost career awareness among secondary school students as this will go a long way in developing education system that would be more relevant to national development and industrial growth. The Permanent Secretary/ Tutor General of Lagos State Education District VI, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Onadipe made the call at Oregun Junior High School, Lagos during the maiden edition of a career guidance workshop, organised by Promasidor Nigeria Limited, makers of Cowbell and Loya brands of milk, and…

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Crescent Varsity launches specialised newspaper

As part of efforts to promote community relations and synergy with law enforcement operatives in Ogun State and its neighbouring states, the management of the Crescent University, Abeokuta has unveiled a specialised newspaper on security. The maiden edition of the newspaper, Security Post, which was published by the Mass Communication Department of the institution, was launched in Abeokuta, where the Head of Mass Communication Department, Dr. Kola Adesina, disclosed that the newspaper is the first publication ever that is solely devoted to security issues by any institution of higher learning…

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U.S. unveils digital hub for persons with disabilities

This will be cheering news to persons living with disabilities in the country; a new digital hub that will enhance their economic empowerment and social inclusion through technology and entrepreneurship, has been launched. The digital hub was estbalished by a Nigerian civic organisation, the Project Enable, with the support of the United States Government Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund of $25,000. The United States Consulate General in Lagos also provided additional funding of $4,401 to keep this digital hub running. Over 250 people with disabilities will have free access to inclusive…

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Alleged harassment: Theology varsities drag NUC to court

Owners of Christian theology universities in the country have alleged frequent harassment by agents of the Federal Government over accusation that their courses are not accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC). The owners, under the aegis of Association of Christian Theologians, ACTS, have thus dragged the NUC before a Lagos Federal High Court, asking the court to determine if the commission has the power to regulate the faith-based theology universities in a secular society. In the suit numbered FHCL/ C8/1038/17, before Justice I.N Idris, the plaintiffs, namely Prof. Olakunle…

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We don’t need exams in schools – Prof. Obayan

Professor Pai Obayan is the immediate past Chairman of the Governing Board of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). In this interview with MOJEED ALABI, he suggests scrapping of some parastatals in the education ministries and cancellation of examinations in schools, among others as solutions to the challenges facing Nigeria’s education system   You have always canvassed scrapping of some agencies of government and particularly in the Ministry of Education. What informed your position? There is nothing like an agency as we have them too numerous in this country. Here…

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Help! Students cry out as crime, cultism return to OAU

Management: It’s a false alarm     INSECURITY ON CAMPUS Students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, are worried over what they described as ‘steady degeneration’ of security of lives and property on campus, blaming the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, for the laxity       Students and other members of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) community, including shop owners, traders and parents are apprehensive over what they described as the porous security situation within and around the university environment. Their fears are being heightened by the…

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Teachers to undergo professional exam – TRCN

Nigerian teachers, who are yet to be inducted or licensed as professional teachers, will no longer acquire such status or acquire the operational license to teach in any Nigerian schools on the platter of gold as it was being done through the students induction on graduation. According to the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), the agency responsible for supervising teachers’ professionalism, such would-be teachers could acquire their professional licenses only when they pass through the TRCN Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) expected to commence soon. The Registrar/Chief Executive of TRCN,…

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Old students laud Obaseki’s policies on education

Old students, under the aegis Class of ‘92 of Immaculate Conception College Old Boys Association (ICCOBA), Benin, have lauded the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki’s policies on education in the state. They, however, noted that the focus on basic and technical education by the state government would go a long way in reinforcing solid foundation for the future generations. The old students gave the commendation during the 25th anniversary of ICCOBA Class of ‘92, with theme: “The Journey So Far and the Future,” which took place in Benin, the state…

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Is Abdulsalam Firdaos Nigeria’s Rosa Parks?

One windy evening on December 1st, 1955, a 42-year old seamstress, Rosa Parks, boarded a segregated bus in Montgomery, the capital city of Alabama, USA. She took a seat near the middle just behind the front “white” section well within the “colored” section. As more passengers boarded the bus at the next stop, there was no more space in front for the privileged white. The bus driver who had a pistol in his holster commanded the black passengers in the middle to stand so that four white passengers could sit.…

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Amosun tasks alumni, old students on education

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Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has declared that the surest way to restore the lost glory of Nigeria’s education sector is to effectively harness old students and alumni associations for the development of the schools. Amosun expressed regret that series of national conferences and summits on education as well as trust funds instituted in some states of the federation have failed to address the challenges bedeviling education in the country. He spoke at the maiden convocation of Assembly of Old Students/Alumni Associations of Western Nigeria held in Abeokuta, where…

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