Tagged: Education

Remedial

Why REMEDIAL & IJMB Programmes Was Established

The Federal University, Dutse (FUD) says the establishment of Remedial; and Interim Joint Matriculation Programmes, Kano campus, is to cater for candidates from Jigawa; Kano, Katsina and neighbouring states. The Registrar of the University, Mr Bukar Usman,who made the clarification in a statement in Dutse added that the move was...

Wearing

Crisis Over Wearing of Hijab at University of Ibadan School

The crisis over the wearing of hijab by female Muslim students of the University of Ibadan International School (ISI) worsened yesterday as the Muslim Parents Forum insisted on enforcing the wearing of hijab in deference to the decision of the school’s management. The Board of Governors of the 55-year-old school...

Outstation

Benefits Of Joining An Outstation University

College days are; considered as some of the best and most crucial days of one’s life. While making the transition from school to college is; eagerly anticipated by some, others look at it with unease. This transition, in many cases, includes students who have to shift their base to study...

Fraternities

University Fraternities Roll Out Hard Alcohol Ban

Because the ban is new, fraternities are still figuring out how to enforce it. Fraternities at the University of Minnesota are still figuring out how to implement a hard-alcohol ban that just went into effect. The North American Interfraternity Conference’s ban, announced in August, was in response to recent hazing...

safetyapp

University of Tennessee Introduces New Campus Safety App

A new smartphone safety app will help students, faculty and staff at the University of Tennessee to report safety concerns to campus officials with just a few taps. The university, in partnership with LiveSafe, introduced the new app to the university last week. The safety app connects individuals to a...

park

Park University, Collaborating on New Plays and Musicals

Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse is collaborating with the entertainment production company RWS Entertainment Group to identify and put on new theatrical productions. The shows will debut in the university’s new; 90,411-square-foot, state-of-the-art teaching and entertainment center, with the hopes that these plays; and musicals will eventually make their way...

We give books because of rumour of monkey pox – Army

Nigerian army has donated 9000 note books to primary schools in Delta state as part of the ongoing Operation Crocodile Smile III flagged off last week in the Niger Delta region. Presenting the exercise books to two schools in Sapele local government area, Commander Sector I, Operation Delta Safe, Colonel...

strikes

THE ASUU STRIKES AND IT’S MORASS

FOR the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU and other unions in the Nigerian tertiary education system, strikes have become almost annual rituals and culture since the end of the 1970s. Everybody who has gone through our public-funded university system suffered varying degrees of academic disruptions that negatively affected life...

Durotoye

Fela Durotoye – Why Nigerian Leaders Don’t Value Education

The presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), Fela Durotoye, has said Nigerian leaders do not value the nation’s education sector because they (leaders) lack ‘qualitative’ education. Mr Durotoye made this known at an annual leadership and entrepreneurs’ conference organised by the students of the Department of Economics,...

Income

High Graduate Income: Is That All University Is About?

The link between educational attainment and income has long been known. Now Australians have more information about what graduates earn from different universities and courses. A recent report shows graduates from NSW universities generally have the highest median income. Unsurprisingly, so do graduates from dentistry and medicine courses. It’s tempting...

Traditional Medicine

UNIZIK to Partner China in Traditional Medicine Production

NNAMDI Azikiwe University, Awka and Hunam University of Chinese Medicine, China, are to collaborate in the processing and production of traditional medicine. Chief physician of Hunam University, Professor Junwen Wang, who led the Chinese team, explained that under the programme, Chinese traditional medicine that had lasted 2000 years, would be...

Victory

Union Claims ‘Victory’ In University Of Bradford Jobs Row

A union is claiming victory in a row over 250 planned job cuts at the University of Bradford after four days of strike action. Unison said there had been a climb-down in the number of proposed redundancies affecting administration and support workers at the university. About 50 of its members...

Replace

University To Replace Absentee Students

A Yangon University committee is; set to replace some 500 students who passed entrance examinations; for the university but failed to enroll for 2018-2019 academic year, a university official confirmed. “However, the final decision to replace them is not finished yet. It will be; decided by the Yangon University Education...

Changes

Changes To University Admission For Polytechnic Graduate

The Ministry of Education is introducing more changes to the university admission scoring system, which will come into effect in 2020. The changes will see the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University dropping the 20 per cent weightage given to O-level results for polytechnic graduate applicants. Polytechnic graduates...

Medical University

Tokyo Medical University to Accept Applicants Rejected

Tokyo Medical University on Wednesday announced measures to rectify the situation for applicants who were; rejected in 2017 and 2018 due to a rigged admissions process. A total of 101 students, many of them women, will be; allowed to attend classes from the start of the next school year if...

Values

Values should be taught from kindergarten to university – Dr M

Good moral values should be given attention and taught to children from kindergarten to university, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He said the national educational system should teach students good values and character beyond imparting knowledge. “I feel some attention should be; given in school, from kindergarten to...

Attah

Ex-Gov Attah Now Chancellor of Western Delta University

The Board of Trustees of Western Delta University, Oghara, has appointed a former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, as the institution’s chancellor. A statement by the Media Assistant to former Governor James Ibori of Delta State, Mr. Tony Eluemunor, said Attah’s inauguration would take place at the...

Lagos State University

Lagos State University Programmes Accreditation Ongoing

The Lagos State University (LASU) on Friday says it has submitted about 70 of its programmes for accreditation by the National University Commission (NUC). Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, Vice-Chancellor of the university, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics), Prof. OAK Noah, said this at the matriculation of new students for the...

NAUS

NAUS – Stop Deceiving Us With Free Education Promise

NAUS Deputy Secretary General, Isioma Ogochukwu, gave the warning while delivering a lecture entitled: “If Education Cannot Be Free, It Should Be Affordable,” at a Student Leaders’ Symposium held in Akure, the Ondo State capital. The National Association of University Students, NAUS warned politicians, especially governors and governorship aspirants in...

World Bank

World Bank – Use $611m UBE Fund Well or Make Refund

Nigeria may have to utilise the $611 million Universal Basic Education (UBE) fund provided by the World Bank for the assigned projects across the country or refund the money. The World Bank gave the warning yesterday, insisting that if the money is; not used judiciously to achieve the set objectives,...

UNICEF

Only 45% of girls in northern Nigeria attend school – UNICEF

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF has expressed concern over the increasing out-of-school population in Nigeria, stating that only 45 per cent of girls in northern Nigeria are enrolled in schools. UNICEF said that poverty, early marriage and cultural beliefs were some of the factors that worsened the...

Edufirst

Edufirst Campaign to Reposition Education in Nigeria

Edufirst, an education technology (Edutech) company, has launched a campaign it hopes will help reposition and revolutionalise education in Nigeria, with more focus on technology adoption in education to address the poor standards of education, leveraging Information and Communications Technology (ICT). The key aim of the campaign is to reinforce...

Laliga

LaLiga Partners Lagos Business School to Deepen Sports

LaLiga, best league in the world has entered into a partnership with the Lagos Business School to organize and offer sport management courses in Nigeria. The partnership was announced at the Lagos Business School where both parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Tuesday, October 30th 2018. As part...

Public Hearing

Senate Holds Public Hearing On 5 Educational Bills

A bill seeking the establishment of a Federal Polytechnic in Daura, Katsina State, was one of five that came under public hearing at the Senate on Tuesday. Newsmen report that Daura is the country home of President Muhammadu Buhari. When approved the proposed Federal Polytechnic, Daura, would be the first...