Digital learning in Nigeria must be student-centred
The past few years have seen a dramatic rise in the use of digital learning tools in parts of Nigeria, as Internet connectivity and access to hardware improves. A recent report from independent consultants, Michael Fullan and Katelyn Donnelly, stated that Africa was the most dynamic eLearning market on the planet, as many governments on…
‘Poor infrastructure responsible for poor quality graduates’
Head, Department of Economics, University of Lagos, Prof Ndubuisi Nwokoma, has challenged the Federal Government to invest heavily in universities infrastructure so as to improve quality in Nigerian institutions as well as improve the quality of Nigerian graduates.
VC of FUW, Okogbaa urges govt to establish more varsities
Vice Chancellor, Federal University Wukari, Professor Geoffrey Okogbaa, has called on the Federal Government to create more universities in the country to cater for the growing population of admission seekers
Mobil, JEOF seek healthy environment for pupils, renovate dilapidated lavatory
With the realisation that healthy living does not only entail daily intake of good foods, a non-governmental organisation, Joseph and Eunice Oladaiye Foundation (JEOF), in partnership with Mobil Producing Nigeria, has refurbished Lagos public school’s lavatory.
OAU’s centre opens application for e-Learning programme
The Obafemi Awolowo University Centre for Distance Learning (OAUCDL), has announced that applications are now open for its 2015/2016 degree programmes in accounting, economics and nursing.
UNIABUJA ready to partner investors in fermentation business
The University of Abuja has expressed its willingness to partner with any potential investors in the establishment of indigenous fermentation outfits, as part of efforts aimed at creating employment opportunities for its teeming graduates.
PZ Cussons boosts Chemistry competition with N3m, gift items
Organisers of the yearly PZ Cusson Carex Chemistry Competition (PZCCC), have announced that entries are open for the 2015 edition of the chemistry challenge just as they have informed that cash prizes and gifts items worth over N3m have been earmarked for the project, which is targeted at promoting the study of Chemistry among secondary school students.
‘States not doing enough to ensure effective UBE delivery’
TO what extent is lack of political will by state governors killing primary education in the country? Let me begin by stating very emphatically that states, by the provisions of the 1999 constitution have responsibility to provide for, administer and implement basic education delivery programmes. Thus, every praise or blame for the success or failure of same should be squarely placed on the state apparatus. But you must also realise that the Federal Government is permitted to provide interventions as assistance to states in critical areas.
Lack of political will by governors hampering basic education
If there ever existed doubts about the near non-existence of basic amenities in our public primary and secondary schools, and some privately owned ones, such doubts were effectively erased when teachers across the country refused to return to classes in the wake of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) containment by the Federal Government.