‘Faith-based varsities nurture excellence, promote discipline’
Vice Chancellor, Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State Professor Benard Aigbokhan, spoke to journalists on the recent accreditation courses in the school (owned by The Apostolic Church), by the National Universities Commission (NUC). He also commented on other issues in the education sector. ALEMMA-OZIORUVA ALIU was there.
Stakeholders’ dedication key to rejuvenating education sector
DAILY, the nation is buffeted by talks regarding the falling or fallen standard of education in the country, which many finger as being at the root of the country’s inability to realise her developmental aspirations.
WAEC assures on prompt response to candidates’ enquiries
With the commissioning of the first-ever customer service centre built by Media Concepts International Limited, and donated to the West African Examination Council (WAEC), Head of National Office (HNO) of the organisation, Mr. Charles Eguridu, has assured that the issue of delayed response to candidates’ enquiries will soon be history.
Why Nigerian students need international exposure
An educationist, Bamidele Omotosho, says exposing Nigerian youths to international education helps in broadening their horizon in contemporary learning, and is ultimately beneficial to the country.
IADT furthers call for creation of platforms to better 21st century learning
The need for the erection of a collaborative platform, where education specialists and sundry stakeholders can assemble, and network with a view to creating serious impact in the ailing sector has been stressed.
835 prison inmates write JAMB in three years
No fewer than 627 prison inmates predominantly from the Ikoyi Prison in Lagos State and Kaduna Prison, Kaduna State, who desire to pursue tertiary education after serving time, have written the Joint admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)-organised Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in the last three years.
South West PTA kicks against insurance policy in unity schools
THE National Association of Parents’ Teachers’ Association of Federal Government Colleges (NAPTAFEGC), South West Zone, has rejected what they described as the imposition of an unnecessary insurance policy scheme on students of unity colleges even as they urged standardisation of education in the country.
ACCA trains undergraduates on accounting procedures
THE Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) just concluded a training session for university students in the South Western states to acquit them with the basic prerequisites of the profession.
NBC introduces water conservation clubs in schools
To further drive its water stewardship programme, the Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC), a member of the Coca-Cola Hellenic Group and bottler of Coca-Cola brands in Nigeria, has inaugurated Water Conservation Clubs in select secondary schools across the country.
UN youth ambassador wants increased investment in education
United Nations (UN) youth ambassador, Francis Anyaegbu, wants the Federal Government to invest massively in education and diversify learning processes in the country, if it intends to put paid to the rising number of out-of-school children in the country.
Quality of teachers critical to learning, says Osahogulu
“We charge the lowest school and accommodation fees in the country. Last year, and all the years I have been vice chancellor, we have been charging N7, 000 as accommodation fee. This session, we increased it to N10, 000 for the old buildings and N15, 000 for the newly renovated ones.
Unethical behaviours undermining higher education foundation, don warns
Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Prof Bene Willie Abbey, says disreputable activities and unethical behaviours of some university administrators, staff and students were responsible for the disappearance of best practices from university communities in the country.