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2 Dec 2018
A country needs its physical sciences in her quest for development. But in Nigeria, science and its derivatives of technology and engineering seem far-fetched concepts. This is in spite of the patronage science enjoys through incentives such as scholarships and other encouragements. And so while Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are being actively promoted,…
10 Nov 2018
Touch-A-Life (TAL) is an 18-year non-profit making organization founded by Dr. Bose Durojaiye. The group, which has been assisting indigent students and the less- privileged by transforming lives and communities, recently, held its public speaking and mathematics/science competition, at Ikeja Grammar School, Bolade Oshodi., where over 40 government secondary schools from six districts were in…
16 Sep 2018
The Mani Robson Foundation has awarded scholarship to over 30 secondary school children of Odukpani origin in Cross River State.
12 Jul 2018
Thirty-four indigent students of Comprehensive High School, Ososa, Ogun State have benefitted from the community’s scholarship scheme aimed at improving the standard of both junior and senior secondary school students as well as boosting their morale to enable them live up to expectation. Speaking at the 5th edition of the scholarship grant, which took place…
12 Jul 2018
The Matthew Okpebholo Foundation (MOF) in Edo State has doled out N25 million as grant to 500 final year students to assist them in their research work just as three inmates of the Ubiaja prison regained freedom as the foundation settled their fines payable to the government.    The gestures were part of activities marking…
18 Jun 2018
Continued from last week. Having been a scholar and an activist at the Obafemi Awolowo University where he led the Academic Staff Union of Universities, he moved to The Guardian where he became the chairman of the Editorial Board in the hey days of military dictatorship in Nigeria; days when one got punished for publishing…
15 Jun 2018
Text of a Faculty Valedictory Lecture in honour of Professor G.G. Darah on his retirement from the Delta State University, Abraka, on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. About half a century ago, Professor Colin Leys asserted that “in a neo-colony ‘politics’ must be primarily understood in terms of the interplay of economic and social forces originally…
13 May 2018
Edited by Sunny Awhefeada, Enajite Ojaruega and Peter Omoko, Scholarship and Commitment: Essays in Honour of G. G. Darah is a 503-paged festschrift published by the Lagos-based Malthouse in 2018, to celebrate the robust personality of the internationally acclaimed Professor of Oral Literature and Folklore, Godini Gabriel Darah, who clocked seventy (70) in November, 2017.…
19 Apr 2018
Lagos State Academic Competition and Award of Excellent Academic Performance is now open for upper primary, basic four to six with a view to providing a competitive head-start which would culminate into identifying, celebrating and rewarding industry and merit among schools and pupils in the state. Managing Director, RB Educational Books limited, Rotimi Babalola said…
10 Apr 2018
The Onome Akinlolu Majaro (OAM) Foundation, a group championing the plights of persons with albinism, has given a four-year scholarship to a blind albino, 29-year-old Victor Kalu, a native of Bende in Abia State and 100-level student of History & Strategic Studies at the University of Lagos (UNILAG). According to Kalu: “I was not born…
29 Mar 2018
Governor Ayodele Fayose has approved N253.6 million for 2017/2018 bursary and scholarship awards to qualified students in Ekiti State. Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Jide Egunjobi, who made this known in a statement issued in Ado Ekiti yesterday, explained that 15 physically challenged students will get N60,000 as scholarship, 198 pursuing Masters degree…
29 Mar 2018
The Australian government has awarded scholarships to 340 Nigerian students to undertake higher degree studies in Australia at Masters level. The Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Lehmann, who disclosed in an interview with The Guardian in Abuja, said some of the awardees would also be able to undertake short-term, targeted professional training courses in a…

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