Echoes of Peace Day

In 2015, the University of Ilorin, through its Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, began to organise activities to commemorate the United Nations International Day of Peace. This intervention was meant to, in line with the United Nations agenda, create awareness on the desirability of maintaining peace and harmony as well as avoiding rancour and violent conflicts in our world driven by gung-ho mentality. The International Day of Peace last September 21 at the University of Ilorin was a combo: a public lecture on the theme of this year’s Peace…

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Science education, panacea for global challenges – Okebukola

Former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Peter Okebukola, has stressed the need to strengthen science education at all levels of education system, as the solution to challenges confronting the world today. Okebukola said this in his keynote address delivered at the 2017 School of Science Conference of the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED), Ijanikin, Lagos, where he described the theme of the conference, “Science Education: Panacea for Combating Global Economic Recession, Climate Change and Environmental Degradation” as apt and timely, considering the fact that the…

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Ajasin varsity, a research hub in Nigeria – Minister

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has reiterated that Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State has become the hub of scientific and technological development research in the country. Onu, who lauded the rising profile of the institution as a citadel of knowledge in research, said the feat necessitated the choice of the university as the South-West Centre for the National Bio-Technology Development. The Minister disclosed this during a stakeholders’ workshop on “Application of Bio-Informatics Tools in Drug Design, Discovery and Development,” organised by the Centre…

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UNIBEN wins 6.8m Pounds Global research grant

The management of the University of Benin (UNIBAN) has disclosed that a new era has been attained in the institution’s research that will usher in a positive socio-economic impact in the country. It attributed this to the university’s feat in winning of whooping 6.8 million Pounds research grant, under the auspices of the Global Challenge Research Fund Grant (GCRFG). The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. F. O. Orumwense said the feat was made possible by the university in partnership with the Lancaster University, U.K, and Ghana as well as the…

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TETFund holds awareness seminar for EKSU staff

Towards boosting the relationship between tertiary institutions in the country and the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), especially in the area of accessing its funds, the agency has organised a one-day awareness seminar for Ekiti State University (EKSU).  The TETFund delegation, led by the Deputy Director Education Support Service, Mr. Olusegun Jebooda, said the workshop would be organised in all universities across the country, adding that the exercise had been carried out in the North Central geo-political zone of the country, while Ekiti State University was the first port of…

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Auchi poly proscribes SUG

The authorities of Auchi Polytechnic have proscribed the Student’s Union Government (SUG) over threat to the scheduled school’s second semester examination on Monday. Mr Mustapher Oshiobugie, the institution’s Public Relations Officer, made the disclosure in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) on Monday in Benin. He said the proscription of the SUG arose from the threat by the out-gone executive members of the union to disrupt the examination in protest over management’s postponement of union elections till after the sessional examinations. “It is true that management has…

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Three students collapse as UNILAG post-UTME turns rowdy

Not more than three candidates sitting the ongoing post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination test of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, Akoka, have collapsed as a result of the rowdiness at the institution’s Distance Learning Centre near its second gate. The candidates, whose identities could not be confirmed as at the time of filing this report, were quickly rushed to a location under a tree within the DLI compound where medical officers from the university’s clinic attended to them. The university’s ambulance later arrived at the scene to convey the students. Thousands…

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Strikes destructive to varsity system – Faborode

Prof. Michael Faborode is the secretary general of the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVC) and former Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife. In this interview with KAYODE OLANREWAJU, he bares his mind on several issues germane to the university system, including funding, research, strike and quality tuition.   There have been discrepancies following the reduction in cut-off marks announced by JAMB, which was said to be jointly agreed by all stakeholders, what is your position on this? First let me confirm again that it was not…

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Failed hope in education

Nigerians are worried that there is nothing to celebrate in the education sector 57 years after independence. KAYODE OLANREWAJU reports   Should Nigeria’s education system, 57 years after independence, continue to be in a sorry state? Already, stakeholders are apprehensive that the system, a supposed fulcrum for national development, has remained a mixed grill of woes and dashed hope. With the Ashby Commission of 1959 on post-secondary and higher education, which harped on education as the tool for achieving national development, economic expansion and socio-political emancipation, today the sector is…

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Parents laud Bequest College over quality tuition, discipline

  Owners and management of Bequest College, Ajegunle, Apapa, Lagos have been applauded by parents for the quality teaching and learning imparted on the students, as well as the high moral value and discipline being instilled in the system for proper upbringing of the students. They gave the commendation at the fifth graduation and prize-giving day of the school, organised for graduating students for the 2017/2017 school year, and to celebrate the sterling academic achievements so far recorded by the school. The event, which took place on the school premises,…

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