Ajasin varsity develops drugs for diabetes, Lassa fever

Researchers and scholars at the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), have come out with a ground-breaking research or discovery with the development of a drug that has been proven to be effective for the cure of diabetes. In another cutting-edge research, the researchers have also completed the first phase of production of a drug for the cure of the dreaded Lassa Fever. The Director of the university’s Bio-Computing and Drug Development Centre, Dr. Olaposi Omotuyi, disclosed during the institution’s public lecture, entitled: “Pharmacologic Strategy Against Lassa Virus (Arenavirus) Targeting Human…

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Rivers, Benue clamp down on sub-standard schools ‘Illegal schools responsible for poor performance’ Dr. Dekle (3rd left) with some members of staff during the Apple sharing Gov.

…400,000 students, 3,622 schools affected   The fate of over 400,000 students in about 3,622 unapproved and substandard private primary and secondary schools clamped down by the Rivers and Benue State Government, for operating illegally is in jeopardy . Indeed, these are not the best of times for the owners and operators of private primary and secondary schools, as they will soon be out of business, if the closure order slammed on the schools by the respective state governments, is anything to go by. Few weeks ago, the government of…

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Nigeria has 10million out of school kids – Varsity Don

A Professor of Science Education at the University of Ilorin, Adekunle SOlorundare, has called on the Federal Government to urgently check the growing number of out-of-school children in the country, lamenting that over 10 million school-age Nigerian kids do not have access to functional early childhood care and education.   Olorundare made the call in his Keynote Address, titled “Repositioning Early Childhood Education in Nigeria for Global Competitiveness: A Peek into Global Best Practice”, at the Annual Conference of the Early Childhood Association of Nigeria, ECAN, held at the University…

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Knocks, applauds trail admission cut-offs

There have been barrage of criticisms trailing Tuesday’s announcement of new UTME cutoff marks for admission into universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and innovative institutions by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the agency conducting examination into the nation’s higher institutions. The criticisms are responses of stakeholders to the reduction in the cut-off marks as announced by the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede. Oloyede, shortly after the twoday 2017 Combined Policy Meeting with vice-chancellors, rectors and provosts of tertiary institutions in Abuja, had announced the reduction in the cut-off…

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Fidson lauded for supporting child’s education

For its commitment to the educational development of Nigerian children through its annual flagship programme, tagged: “Astymin Brilliance Reward,” under the Astymin brand, Lagos State Government has commended Fidson Healthcare Plc, maker of Astymin. The applaud was given by the Deputy Governor of the state, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule at the seventh edition of the Astymin children academic reward programme – Astymin Brilliance Reward, held at the Ndubuisi Kanu Park, Alausa, Lagos. According to her, the Astymin programme, which is a yearly programme, instituted by Fidson Healthcare Plc is a…

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First Apex School bids graduating students farewell

The 2017 graduation and end of the session celebration of the First Apex School, a private school located at 29, First Apex Avenue, Amikanle Alagbado, Lagos has come and gone, but the graduating students, their parents and the school are still savouring the events. The various activities lined up for the day commenced with thanksgiving and praise worship to reverend God, for His benevolence and protection over the students, teachers and the school in particular. First Apex School, according to its Founders/Proprietors, Mr. Bodunde Samuel Oluwaseun and his wife, Elizabeth,…

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Immoral texts: JAMB, stakeholders review controversial book

Following the public outrage against some textbooks recommended by the National Examination Council (NECO) and the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for candidates sitting their examinations, JAMB is set to order the removal of the controversial portions in the recommended book, with the titled: In Dependence. The new development has followed the report of some experts including the leadership of the Nigerian Academy of Letters, who have taken time to critique the book on the order of JAMB. At a meeting convened in Abuja by the Registrar of JAMB,…

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EWAN hails return of post-UTME, cautions tertiary institutions against excesses

An umbrella body of journalists across media organisations covering education sector in Nigeria- Education Writers’ Association of Nigeria (EWAN), has applauded the return of the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination tests, saying it is a confirmation of the outcome of its summit on the issue last year. In a statement issued and signed by its Chairman and Secretary, Tunbosun Ogundare and Mojeed Alabi respectively, the group also commended the Minister’s position on the maximum N2,000 fees to be charged by the institutions, and warned the authorities of the individual schools against flouting…

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ASUU set to call off strike

It’s a welcome development – Students, parents   Indications have emerged that the nationwide indefinite strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on August 13, which has entered its third week, may be called off this week. Already, stakeholders are apprehensive over the continued strike, and are asking questions about when normalcy will return to the ivory towers, having lost two weeks already. But, if the body language of the lecturers’ union is anything to go by, all hope seemed not to have been lost as…

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Why we enroll our children in AUN, by Olu Jacobs, others

Given the state of insecurity in the North Eastern part of the country, some parents, who stormed the main campus of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), a private university located in Yola, Adamawa State, have explained why they enrolled their children in the institution. The parents, who insisted that there was no cause to worry about as Yola was peaceful and the university was not under any threat of insecurity, however, said the institution was safe with adequate security apparatus put in place by the management. According to them,…

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