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Mental

ECU Holds Mental Health Symposium On Campus

ECU hosted an event Wednesday to bring awareness to mental health on college campuses. Fresh Check Day was; aimed to be an uplifting mental health promotion and suicide prevention event. The event was; held this afternoon from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. inside the recreation center on ECU’s campus. It...

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...

Kayode

Kayode – Universities Under Buhari Professors Earn More

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi on Monday criticised the decision of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to embark on strike. According to him, tertiary institutions in the country had fared better under President Muhammadu Buhari. Kayode Fayemi said this in Paris at the end of the President’s interactive...

millions

Ever Wondered Why University V-Chancellor Earn Millions.

Many v-chancellor in South Africa’s universities are reportedly earning in excess of millions per annum while students protest to see fees scrapped. The Sunday Times, over the weekend, published a breakdown of what university bosses earn a year. CEO of Universities SA Professor Ahmed Bawa says there is a huge...

Vande

UAM Tillers’ Vande Targets World University Games Gold

After guiding her team to the title of the maiden Higher Institutions Football League, Priscillia Mlumun Vande said her target is to win the World Universities Games gold. Vande, the only female coach among the 18 Universities that participated in HIFL contest, led her team to victory over much fancied...

SAFETY

STUDENT DISCUSS CAMPUS SAFETY

Every day, many students walk on campus thinking all students on campus are safe, and the police on campus will keep the students protected at all times. Students can just hope anyone with a concealed weapon on them is; mentally stable, especially those who are living on campus, specifically in...

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...

Okebukola

Okebukola – 60% Undergraduates Projects Are Plagiarised

Okebukola raised an alarm that over 60% of projects report of Nigeria undergraduates are; plagiarised. Nigerian Tribune reports that the university don said this at the first Kwara State University (KWASU) Education Lecture at Malete on Thursday, November 8. He said that the rate of plagiarism as a form of...

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...

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...

Academic Activities

ASUU Strike Paralyses Academic Activities UI, FUTO, LASU

AS the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, began its strike, yesterday, academic activities at the University of Ibadan, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH and Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO were totally paralysed. Meanwhile, students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, were; thrown into dilemma following a...

vacate

ASUU OAU Tells Students To Vacate Campus

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Chapter has told students of the institution vacate the campus and return to their homes as a result of the indefinite strike declared by the union. At its congress yesterday, the Chairman of ASUU OAU branch, Dr Adeola Oyebisi...

Latin America

What to Know About Earning a Degree in Latin America

Latin America universities can offer international students an affordable education and cultural immersion. When Mason Taylor spent a semester abroad in Chile – while an undergrad at the University of Oklahoma – he says he fell in love with the country. So much so that after he graduated he returned...

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...

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...

condoms

Students Distribute Free Condoms On Campus

UD students have the most sex on Thursday nights, according to sophomore political science major Claudia Jackert. They tape an envelope to their door filled with 15 to 20 condoms accompanied by a sign that reads “take some.” On Thursdays, Jackert refills it three to four times, which is more...

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...

Delegates

200 Delegates Storm India for Education Summit

No fewer than 200 delegates from over 70 countries in Africa, Middle East and South East Asia are gathering in New Delhi for the 14th edition of higher education summit towards improving the university for the future. Dr Saravana Kumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource...

Computer Science

Computer Science Competition for Tertiary Students

The National Mathematical Centre (NMC) says it is organising a competition for computer science students of tertiary institutions across the country. Prof. Stephen Onah, the Chief Executive Officer of the centre, disclosed this in an interview on Monday in Abuja. He said that prizes would be given to the overall...

Business Ethics

FirstBank to Engage with Students on Business Ethics

First Bank of Nigeria Limited says it plans to engage with students on business ethics at the year’s edition of its ‘ethics challenge’ programme as part of efforts at shaping the future of the investment industry in Nigeria. In a statement, it said the ethics challenge, one of the university...

Questions

5 Questions To Ask When You Visit Campus

Choosing a college is hard, especially when you have no idea where to start looking — or what questions to ask when you get there. It can be intimidating when your tour guide asks, “Do you have any questions?” You’re probably overwhelmed by all the information you just heard. Here’s...