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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Ajasin varsity to focus on academic – VC

The Vice-Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun, has expressed the commitment of the university to make academic advancement a matter of topmost priority. He restated this while receiving members of the accreditation team from the National Universities Commission (NUC) at the university Senate Chamber, who were at the institution for the accreditation of some of its academic programmes. The Vice-Chancellor said: “Despite the fact that the country at present is in recession and experiencing economic drought, as a university, AAUA will continue to make sacrifices in…

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Paris Club refund: Varsity workers cry out over unpaid salary, others

Aggrieved members of the Academic Staff Union of the defunct Edo State College of Education, Ekiadolor, now Tayo Akpata University, Ekiadolor, Edo State have cried out to Governor Godwin Obaseki to urgently come to their rescue with the payment of over three-month unpaid salary arrears owed them. President Muhammadu Buhari had directed state governors to utilise the balance of outstanding Paris Club refund disbursed to states to pay pensioners and worker’s salaries to enable workers to celebrate the forthcoming Christmas. The workers at the university also decried the poor subvention…

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LASU VC tasks alumni on varsity development

Lagos State University (LASU) Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, has said that alumni have a great role to play in the overall development of their universities. According to him, they are expected to play a key role in institutional ambassadorship, curriculum designing, sharing knowledge and experience, infrastructure development, evaluation and domestication of best practices, engagement of alumni members in the Diaspora and conflict resolution. Fagbohun, who was the guest speaker at the inauguration of the Great Ife Mainland Metro (GIMM) in Lagos, a branch of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), called Great…

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Council chair advocates adequate funding of varsity system

The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council of Ekiti State University (EKSU) Mr. Dele Adesina (SAN) has appealed to the federal and state government to allocate adequate funding to Nigerian universities, saying such would go a long way in enhancing their productivity. This was even as he pledged that the university would embark on massive construction of students’ hostels to accommodate students living in sub-standard shelters outside the campus. The Pro-Chancellor, who was on his inaugural visit to the university, made the plea during an interactive session with the management,…

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Provost to Reps: Upgrade FCET Umunze to varsity

For the umpteen times, the Provost of Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze in Anambra State, Prof. Josephat Ogbuagu, has appealed to members of the House of Representatives Committee on Tertiary Education and Services to elevate the college to a university of education (Technical). Ogbuagu made the appeal, while addressing the members of the Committee, led by the Chairman, Hon. Aminu Suleiman, who visited the college, as part of their oversight functions. The provost insisted that the upgrading of the college of a university had become expedient given its infrastructural…

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Danbatta speaks on economic diversification at Bayern varsity

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, is set to deliver the 23rd professorial inaugural lecture of Bayero University, Kano (BUK) on how Nigeria’s economy can be effectively diversified through telecoms. Hei had been billed to deliver the 22nd inaugural lecture of the university on August 18, 2017, which did not hold because of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)’s decision to embark on an indefinite strike. Consequently, the professor of telecommunications engineering is now scheduled to deliver the lecture on November…

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Varsity, group partner on food security

The management of the Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an international agro-based nongovernmental organisation, Food for All Initiative (FFAI) for the establishment of University Farm to ensure food security and generate employment. Speaking during the ceremony, which took place at the university, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba stressed the importance of agriculture in economic development of a nation, noting that agricultural activities could serve as the panacea to the burden of hunger and poverty if relevant stakeholders took advantage of…

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Varsity, Bethel College sign MoU to run degree programmes

The management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), has reiterated the university’s determination to sustain its position as a leading centre of excellence in academic and research in the country and the world in general. This was as the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun pointed out that the university would not rest on its oars in sustaining excellence in all spheres of the university development. He, however, disclosed this while signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on affiliation agreement with the Bethel College of Education, a private institution located at…

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Varsity don, pregnant woman, six others die in Ebonyi auto crashes

                …seven injured     A Professor with the Federal University, Ndufu- Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State, Robert Nneli, and seven others, including a pregnant woman, yesterday lost their lives in multiple accidents that occurred along the Ezzamgbo axis of the Abakaliki/Enugu Expressway. Nneli, who is the Dean of Studies of Basic Medicine of the University and Human Physiology, was travelling in his Toyota Camry to his hometown in Anambra State, when the incident occurred. It was gathered that the first accident which involved a Camry and truck occurred at…

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