Lagos records improved standard in competition

The efforts of the Lagos State Government to improve the general knowledge of the students across the state is already yielding results, as winners have emerged at the state’s maiden edition of the Current Affairs’ Quiz competition instituted by the state. The competition took at the Adeyemi Bero Hall, Alausa Secretariat, where the pupils’ knowledge was tested in historical and current affairs about Eko, Lagos State, Nigeria and the international community for which questions on all issues including politics, art, health, among others, were asked. The Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat…

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Like Macbeth, like Mugabe

Right from the time of the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, men have always found themselves ensnared by the spell of women. However, that in itself is not the tragedy. The tragedy is that men have refused or failed to learn from history and everyday across the world, men are killed, ruined and trapped directly as a result of their dalliances with women who claim to love them. Perhaps, it is a curse that men will not learn! There is a sort of similarity between the fate of…

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CBN establishes N6bn business school at ABU

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has established a business school valued at N6 billion at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna State. The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Ibrahim Garba, who disclosed this at the 40th convocation ceremony, which took place at main campus, Samaru, Zaria, recalled that the business school took off as a faculty, covering Accounting, Business Administration and Economics Departments. The development, according to him, gave room for expansion of the departments and introduction of related academic programmes. He further said that the Faculty of…

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LASU VC tasks alumni on varsity development

Lagos State University (LASU) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, has said that alumni have a great role to play in the overall development of their universities. According to him, they are expected to play a key role in institutional ambassadorship, curriculum designing, sharing knowledge and experience, infrastructure development, evaluation and domestication of best practices, engagement of alumni members in the Diaspora and conflict resolution. Fagbohun, who was the guest speaker at the inauguration of the Great Ife Mainland Metro (GIMM) in Lagos, a branch of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), called Great…

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VC laments drop in varsity’s subvention

The Vice-Chancellor of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) Abia State, Prof. Francis Otunta has blamed the sharp drop in the institution’s subvention from the Federal Government from N451million to N325million on the economic recession confronting the country. This was as the vice-chancellor lamented the development, which he declared has made it impossible for the university to meet its obligations and commitments in paying the workers’ full salary. Otunta disclosed this during a press conference, organized to flag off the eighth convocation of the institution, where a total…

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Enugu: Governor moves to upgrade NYSC camp

Worried by the dearth of facilities at the Enugu State NYSC Orientation Camp, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has spoken of plans by the state government to embark on massive infrastructural upgrade of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp at Awgu Local Government Area of the state. The governor, who unveiled the plans at the orientation camp during the swearing-in ceremony of 2017 Batch ‘B’ Stream I of corps members deployed to undertake the compulsory one-year national service in the state, said despite the dwindling resources, the state government would…

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Council chair advocates adequate funding of varsity system

The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council of Ekiti State University (EKSU) Mr. Dele Adesina (SAN) has appealed to the federal and state government to allocate adequate funding to Nigerian universities, saying such would go a long way in enhancing their productivity. This was even as he pledged that the university would embark on massive construction of students’ hostels to accommodate students living in sub-standard shelters outside the campus. The Pro-Chancellor, who was on his inaugural visit to the university, made the plea during an interactive session with the management,…

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Workers advocate appointment of internal candidate as Provost

Members of the Senior Staff Union of Colleges of Education (SSUCOEN) of the Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze, Anambra State chapter, are canvassing for the appointment of a candidate from the college to succeed the outgoing Provost, Prof. Josephat Ogbuagu. According to the union, the appointment of a candidate from the college would no doubt encourage continuity in the management of the college and also help in consolidating the gains and legacies of present administration. The newly elected executive members of the union, led by the Chairman, Comrade Echedo…

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How far can this meal go?

NUT: It’s a mere jamboree Major stakeholders in the education sector, especially teachers, have said what the country needs is not free feeding, but the right school environment necessary for the teaching-learning process The introduction of the free school meal, under the Federal Government Home Grown School Feeding Programme for pupils in public primary schools across the country, is to improve the level of nutrition among children and raise pupils’ enrolment and retention profile in the schools. But, mixed-reactions have continued to trail the implementation of the programme, a component…

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Loyola Jesuit College sets records in Maths competition

The National Mathematics Competition, now known as Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics Television Quiz Show, which was instituted 19 years ago by Promasidor Nigeria Limited, maker of Cowbell brand of milk, has recorded an unprecedented performance since its existence as one of contesting candidate won the junior category and repeat same in senior category. Munachi Ernest-Eze, a student of Loyola Jesuit College, who was the winner of the junior secondary school category of the competition in 2015, also won this year’s edition of the Senior Secondary School Category. The 2017 edition…

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