Education

Relative peace, stability return to UNILAG

SANITY Members of the crisis-ridden University of Lagos (UNILAG) community and other stakeholders have expressed satisfaction over last week reinstatement of the Vice- Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe and dissolution of the university’s Governing Council. To them, the action will restore lasting peace and stability to the 58-year-old institution. KAYODE OLANREWAJU writes   ˜Ogundipe: It’s victory […]

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McPherson Varsity, ex-VC task varsities on producing enterprising graduates

For universities to produce enterprising graduates and assure their local relevance and global visibility there is need to be entrepreneurial and create innovation ecosystems for instigating, nurturing and sustaining emerging research-mediated enterprises, ventures, hubs and new firms. Such ecosystems must necessarily reflect the triple helix of industry-academia-government partnership.   This was part of the main […]

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VC harps on academic partnership

The Vice-Chancellor Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola in Adamawa State, Professor Liman Tukur has said that the culture of academic partnership, research collaboration and publishing among tertiary institutions in general and the universities in particular, is fast gaining ground globally. This was as he added that several institutions are rapidly intensifying and forging […]

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Ondo community seeks take over of school

An agrarian community in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, Irese, has appealed to the state government to, as a matter of urgent consideration, take over the running of the only community secondary school in the area before it ceased to exist.   This is as the community insisted that the call had become […]

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2018 Maltina Teacher of the Year winner, Opeifa, eyes global prize

The winner of the 2018 Maltina Teacher of the Year, Mr. Olasunkanmi Opeifa, has expressed the hope that he will emerge the best teacher globally in the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2020, billed to be announced at a virtual ceremony on December 3.   Opeifa, who teaches English Language at the Government Day Secondary […]

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FG releases 2020 Common Entrance Examination results

  The Federal Government has released the results of the recently conducted National Common Entrance Examination by the National Examinations Council (NECO) for admission into the 110 Unity Schools nationwide. The entrance examination which took place on October 17 had in registration 92,591, with 70,580 sitting for the examination and 16,714 unavoidable absent. Presenting the results in Abuja, the […]

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3,992 S’West indigent students get scholarships

  Olufemi Adediran, Abeokuta About 3,992 indigent students from South-West Friday benefited from a scholarship scheme of Scholarship Aids Initiatives. The Initiative, a Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) gave the scholarship awards to the students at the year 2020 Stakeholders’ Forum and Presentation of Awards, held in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. About 8,034 students applied for […]

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New SSANU President pledges to reposition union

Mohammed Ibrahim, the newly elected National President, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), has pledged to ensure he repositions the union during his tenure. Ibrahim, who was elected at the Union’s 2nd Quadrennial National Delegates Conference in Abuja, gave assurances of an inclusive administration, adding that he was committed towards making the Union greater, […]

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ASUU strike: We’re going back to negotiation table – Ngige

  The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, says he will be going back to the negotiation table with leaders of the Senior Staff Association of Universities (SSANU) and other stakeholders in the education sector to ensure that the current impasse is resolved. Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Senator Ngige said he […]

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Kwara Poly moves to shore up its internal revenue, to establish Microfinance bank

To shore up its internally generated revenue (IGR), the Kwara State Polytechnic has put necessary machinery in motion to float a microfinance bank before this year runs to an end. This was disclosed by the polytechnic’s Rector, Engr. Abdul Jimoh Mohammed, on Thursday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, while briefing journalists on the activities […]