Colloquiums critical to attainment of academic excellence, others, says Oyewole
Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Professor Olusola Oyewole, says regular colloquiums in academic environments were capable of inculcating the core values of excellence, integrity, global relevance, innovation, service to humanity and providing a veritable avenue for students to attain greatness in life.
VC seeks improved funding of higher education
Ahead of the inauguration of the incoming administration of Mr. Mohammadu Buhari, vice chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Rahamon Adisa Bello, is appealing that higher education be given its deserved priority through adequate funding.
NISLT boss, Ijagbone urges collaborative efforts to stem laboratory equipment failure
Director General of the Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NISLT), Dr. Ighodalo Folorunso Ijagbone, says a lot of grounds can be covered if key players in the science and technology industry take cognizance of the importance of equipment maintenance in laboratories and workshops. To this end, he is encouraging collaboration among stakeholders in addressing…
Sub-Saharan Africa ‘very far’ from achieving EFA goals, by UNESCO
Not only has Nigeria and sub-Saharan African countries failed to achieve the 2015 “Education for All” (EFA) goals, indeed they are very far from achieving them, so says the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, a specialised agency of the United Nations.
Joshua’s appointment stirs controversy at NECO
THE appointment of Prof. Monday Tommy Joshua, as the Registrar/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Examinations Council (NECO), by President Goodluck Jonathan, was expected to lay to rest, the leadership crisis that threatened the peace at the examination body in February.
WAEC elects Kandakai as 18th chairman
DR. Evelyn S. Kandakai of Liberia has been elected 18th Chairman of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). This was at the 63rd yearly meeting of the sub-regional organisation, where the Minister of Education of Liberia, Mrs. Etmonia David Tarpeh, commended the Nigerian government for hosting the meeting on behalf of her country, as a result of the Ebola crisis rocking the country.
How to develop youths, by counsellors
THE Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASSON), Lagos chapter, is advocating a collaboration of stakeholders in ensuring a safe, supportive and secured environment in order for youths to thrive in the country.
Parent, ICS at daggers drawn over pornography in school
Education Minister, Mr. Ibrahim Shekarau, and at least four local and international organisations are in receipt of a petition by Abuja-based Ms. Natasha Hadiza Akpoti, who is alleging wrongful expulsion, defamation, and acts of negligent conduct against her children by International Community School (ICS) Abuja.
Nigeria misses 2015 global education goals
THE indicators were there, but not much was done by the powers that be in the country, including education authorities to ensure that this day does not come to past. Indeed, judging from the signs, which were replete, it would have been a shocker if the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) reached a contrary verdict.
I won’t raise LASU tuition fees, says Ambode
GOVERNORSHIP candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has stated that if voted into office in Saturday’s governorship poll, he will not increase the school fees of the Lagos State University LASU. LASU school fees were last year increased by several hundred percentages before the government was forced by…
Odugbemi tasks Buhari on educational, societal transformation
Vice Chancellor, Ondo State University of Science & Technology (OSUSTECH) Okitipupa, Prof. Tolu Odugbemi, has charged the incoming administration of President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), to cautiously tackle challenges bedeviling the country’s education system as well as make conscious efforts to address other societal challenges.
‘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.