Varsity teachers, stakeholders chart course for teaching

An ambitious move to reposition the teaching profession for efficient delivery of qualitative education in Nigerian schools has been taken by scholars at the University of Ibadan (UI). It was at a one-day workshop, where scholars and other major players in the education sector gathered to compare notes on how best to evolve the right teaching-learning process in Nigerian schools. Though, they attributed lack of passion and incentives, as anathema to effective teaching/learning process in the university system, the scholars, however, sought a more functional ways to promote effective teaching…

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Stakeholders decry lull in property market

  Worried by persistent lull in property market, practitioners in the housing industry have called on the Federal Government to introduce incentives to generate economic activities in the sector. Such incentives, industry’s stakeholders said, could come in form of subsidy, intervention fund, tax relief and reduced interest rate on housing /mortgage loans. The experts, who spoke with New Telegraph in Lagos, expressed concern about lull in the sector, especially during the fourth quarter of the year, when the industry is expected to be full of construction activities. According to the…

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Telco: Why we prioritise stakeholders engagement

One of Nigeria’s telecom operators, Airtel, has underscored why it has prioritised stakeholders engagement in its telecommunicatiuons business. The company said in a statement that such move helps organisations to achieve their set goals seamlessly, while counseling both public and private organisations to pay premium on effective stakeholder engagement.   Airtel’s Director of Corporate Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Mr. Emeka Oparah, said this at the Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAS) 2017 held in Lagos, where the telco was awarded the Best Company in Stakeholder Engagement for its flagship…

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Stakeholders want increase in police funding, barracks clean up

A roundtable discussion on the menace and security challenge posed by Badoo, a cult gang fingered for indiscriminate killings and terror operations in Ikorodu, area of Lagos has called for increase funding and better training of the Nigerian Police if they are to effectively perform the task of protecting the citizenry. It also wants healthier and more congenial living conditions for the officers and other security forces. Moderated by Prof Nosa Owens-Ibie, dean, College of Social and Management Sciences, Caleb University, Imota in Ikorodu; the roundtable also asked the government…

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Stakeholders rise for basic education

SUMMIT Last week, critical stakeholders in the education sector assembled at this year’s edition of EWAN annual National Education Summit to appraise the basic education subsector and proffered workable solutions to the myriad of challenges confronting the country’s education system. KAYODE OLANREWAJU and MOJEED ALABI report.   Theirs is a consensus: All is not well with the nation’s basic education sub-sector and there is the urgent need for government at all levels to fix the sector. With an estimated 8.5 million outof- school children; 22,000 ‘unqualified’ teachers that risk being…

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Local oil firms walking a tight rope

Indigenous firms are the worst-hit by myriads of challenges bedeviling the oil and gas industry. ADEOLA YUSUF reports on how many of them are running into bankruptcy     Aiteo, an indigenous oil firm, made the headlines penultimate week; basking in the euphoria of its new status as the biggest Nigerian- owned oil firm in terms of production, hitherto known by many as the petroleum product trading firm, it announced the production of the largest share of the 313,602 barrels per day output from indigenous companies. The firm’s management cannot…

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Furore over WAEC’s new examination diet

DISAGREEMENT Less than one week that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) unfolded plans to introduce a new diet for external candidates, key stakeholders have faulted the move, kicking that it would not see the light of the day   While Nigerian students and their parents are yet to recover from the confusion generated by this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), last week, introduced a new diet in its examinations, which has continued to generate debate among stakeholders. With the new diet,…

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