Students tackle societal problems via innovations
Eleven students from Nigerian tertiary institutions have pitched different innovations to solve technological and societal problems. Three winners will be empowered with N3 million start-up capital at the end of the innovative challenge, which held at the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
Varsity hikes fees for new students
Covenant University (CU), Ota, has increased the tuition payable by new students admitted for the 2019/2020 academic session.
‘Nigeria’s education system, a reflection of larger society’
To address the nation’s deplorable educational system, scholars have insisted that the government must be ready to take radical decisions. Describing the present university system as a reflection of the wider Nigerian society, seasoned scholar, Prof John Obafunwa said all hands must be on deck to tackle the rot in the sector.
Statistics show higher Nigerian schools embracing Cambridge examination
Reports from Cambridge International have revealed continuous growth of its qualifications around the world and most especially in Nigeria.
Discordant tunes over conduct of post-UTME in schools
As universities commenced the writing of post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for prospective students, mixed reactions have trailed the exercise. Most of the students described the exercise as cumbersome, thus, making the entire admission process difficult.
UNIBEN students lament poor state of hostels
Students of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Edo State have expressed concern over the deplorable state of their hostels. They said despite the increase in the hostel maintenance fee last year, things have worsened.
Government moves to boost school enrolment, reduces out-of -school children
As part of measures to reduce the number of out-of-school children, the Federal Capital Territory [FCT] administration has concluded plans to use credible databases for increased school enrolment.
School imposes ban on sporting activities
The management of the Polytechnic, Ibadan has banned sporting activities on its campuses. The school in a statement from the directorate of students’ affairs said its decision to ban sporting activities was as a result of the security situation in the institution.
Adamu’s scorecard and his second coming
In Nigeria’s fleeting political arena, to be re-appointed in the president’s cabinet is a feat, which some consider more important than effectively carrying out national service. Head, Education Desk, IYABO LAWAL, examines the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu’s first term in office and what to expect in his second tenure.
Scholar blames declining standard on poverty
n educationist, Mrs Beatrice Ochi has identified poverty as a major factor limiting students’ progress in school. Ochi, who retired as a principal five years ago, said her experiences on the job showed that most children are unable to actualise their academic potentials due to inability of parents to meet their obligations.