Redeeming university honorary awards: FUOYE’s example
An award connotes a gesture of appreciation of good things done, positive contributions or exceptional service to the society, a community or a people
CBN to begin poultry farm at FUAM
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has concluded plans to establish a large- scale poultry farm at the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi (FUAM), Benue State to cater for poultry needs in the North Central region.
Expert tasks scholars on outstanding research to solve societal problems
University teachers must come up with cutting-edge researches that would provide solutions to societal problems. With the socio-economic problems confronting the nation, our tertiary institutions must be able to solve organisational problems, which will invariably rub off on their students.
Why we insist on court attachment for student lawyers, by don
As part of efforts to deepen knowledge and practice of law in the country, the Godfrey Okoye University has incorporated in its curriculum, compulsory court attachment for its students from 100 to 500 level.
Sexual exploitation of students
Sexual exploitation and harassment of students by teachers and administrators are reflections of corrupt education systems. Sexual exploitation and harassment are not peculiar to systems of education in Nigeria.
Ranking our universities high
Many challenges are facing Nigerian universities. They range from brain drain, poor funding, examination malpractice, unstable academic calendar, and the low global ranking, among others. Over the years, the issue of ranking has become important to many universities in the country and beyond. Reviewing the important discourse in the life of our educational aspiration is…
Dress code and search for moral sanity on campuses
Academic scholarship is waning in many Nigerian universities as students and teachers are caught in the web of corruption and cheating. Thrown into that mix is the burden of deciding for students what they wear and when, writes Head, Education Desk, IYABO LAWAL. Like a caryatid, the bent figure revealed rotund buttocks as the transparent…
Fraudsters and the exploitation of our educational inadequacies
It is the paradox of less in the midst of more. Let us begin with the statistics. We have, at least as of this writing, 165 universities distributed as follows: federal, 43; states, 47 and private, 75. An average of 1.5 million young men and women apply to these universities each year; and each year…
Grace Schools partner Canadian varsity on new admission programme
To boost chances of Nigerian students seeking opportunities to study professional courses overseas at reduced cost, Grace Schools, Gbagada, Lagos, in collaboration with Loyalist College of Applied Art and Technology, Ontario, Canada, has launched a new admission programme to benefit students. Speaking on the partnership, Administrator of the school, Mrs. Iyiola Olatokunbo Edun, said the…
Campus health basics for university freshers
Your university days may be some of the most transformative and memorable moments in your young adult life. Those days may ultimately lay the framework for your future and many important life choices and habits you will continue to follow, especially when pertaining to your health. So many of the health habits from that time,…
Siemens promotes innovation in Nigerian tertiary institutions
Siemens Nigeria has reiterated its commitment to promote and encourage creativity and innovation in tertiary institutions across the country. Speaking at the grand finale of the Prof Ayodele Awojobi Design Competition held at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), vice president, Power & Gas, Siemens Nigeria, Nasir Giwa, said our undergraduates have lofty ideas and great…