Education

LASU produces automated solar-powered hand washing station machine

  A s a response to contain the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the country, the Lagos State University Faculty of Engineering COVID-19 Response Team, has fabricated and produced Automated solar-powered hand washing station machine.     The machine was unveiled at the Vice-Chancellor’s Conference Room, New Senate Building, Ojo main campus of the state university.   […]

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137 indigent students benefit from lawmaker’s SSCE registration fees

  S ome 137 indigent students in Akoko Edo Constituency 1 of Edo State have become beneficiaries of the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) registration fees paid by Hon. Yekoni Idaiye, a member of the state House of Assembly.     According the lawmaker, the gesture was part of his contributions towards uplifting […]

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UNN flags off 12,000-capacity students’ hostel project

W orried by the dearth of hostel facilities confronting the university and the need to address this, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Prof. Charles Igwe, has flagged off the construction of over 12,000-capacity bed-space students’ hostel infrastructure.     This was also as the Vice-Chancellor commissioned a multi-million naira Archaeology Museum […]

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NGO rolls out ‘home learning kits’ for school children

    D etermined to actively engage school-age children and occupy them positively during this school closure due to the lockdown occasioned by the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic across the country, a non-governmental organisation, the Five Cowries Initiative (FCI), has rolled out “Home Learning Kits” for school children.     This is as schoolchildren […]

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Ahead resumption: Oyo distributes face masks to teaching, non teaching LG staff

Ahead of the June 29 resumption date for Pry 6, JSS3 and SS3 students in Oyo State, and the need to prevent the community transmission of Covid-19 pandemic, the Oyo State government has distributed facemasks to all non-teaching and teaching staff across all Local Government Universal Basic Education Authority in the state. Disclosing this Monday […]

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Egyptian high-school pupils, masked and gloved, head into exams

Hundreds of thousands of Egyptian high-school pupils armed with masks, gloves and hand sanitizers started their final exams on Sunday, despite objections from some parents worried about spreading the coronavirus.   The health ministry was laying on 2,500 ambulances and providing a doctor for each school. Any student with a high temperature is meant to […]

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UNIABUJA boosts food security, plants 1,500 seedlings

In a renewed effort to contribute towards poverty alleviation and food security in the country, the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) has planted 1,503 date palm seedlings on 12 hectares of land. The exercise, which was carried out in collaboration with the Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR), was also part of the university’s effort […]

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UNILAG seeks support for projects, students, others

…as varsity ranked third on Forbes’ entrepreneurial skills in Africa A call has gone to stakeholders and friends of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to key into the Vice-Chancellor’s vision: “Picking a Project, Programme or Student” for the promotion of excellence. This is as the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, who made the call, said that […]

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Race for UI VC hots up

˜ASUU: Selection process to be free, fair, transparent ˜SSANU: VC to sustain varsity’s excellence, enhance workers’ welfare The race for the University of Ibadan (UI) Vice-Chancellorship post, which was announced few weeks ago, is already gathering momentum. The authorities of the Nigeria’s premier university are searching for a new Vice-Chancellor that will succeed Prof. Idowu […]

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Principals Conference harps on post-COVID-19 challenges

A governmental and non-profit organisation, the African Principals Conference Initiative (APCI), with focus on the promotion of quality learning and effective schools’ development in Africa, has expressed worry that the post COVID-19 challenges portend major crisis for stakeholders in the education sector; given the expected reduction in government revenue, currency devaluation, and increased prices of […]