Tagged: Teachers

TRCN

TRCN, stakeholders to review PSNT document

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) and key stakeholders in the education sector will gather in Abuja next week for a two-day workshop to review the Professional Standards for Nigerian Teachers (PSNT). The workshop to review the PSNT document will hold from April 1 to 2 and participants are;...

kenyan teacher

KENYAN TEACHER WINS $1M PRIZE

A Kenyan teacher, Peter Tabichi, has emerged as the global teachers’ award winner in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Kenyan Teacher award has a prize tag of $1million.   Tabichi defeated nine other finalists all of whom made it to the last stage of the annual global competition instituted by...

Dental

Free Dental Outreach Taken To The Market By UI students

A total of 184 persons have enjoyed free dental and medical care at the Taiwo Afolabi rural dental outreach, which recently held at Dugbe market in Ibadan, Oyo State. The community health outreach, targeted at rural communities in the state, was organised by the University of Ibadan Association of Dental...

Hush

Professor Noel Hush, An Eminent Scientist Passes

Professor Hush was a giant in global chemistry, both in his research and personality. He was a theoretical and computational chemist; and established the Department of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Sydney in 1971. Professor Hush’s research career spanned eight decades, yet he remained at the cutting edge of...

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University Football Team Kidnap By Unknown Armed Men

Members of a university football team were; abducted by armed men in Cameroon’s Southwest region, university officials told CNN Thursday. Armed men seized the team of 20 male students from the training ground at the University of Buea on Wednesday, said Ngono Horace Manga, the university’s vice chancellor. “They were...

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Suspected herdsmen murder university lecturer in Enugu

Some gunmen suspected to be herdsmen, on Thursday in Enugu State, killed one Dr Nnamdi Ogueche, a senior lecturer at the Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka, Anambra State. This came less than 24 hours after the decomposing body of a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Clement Ugwu, was found in a bush....

Degree programmes

Degree programmes Approve for College of Education

The Akwa Ibom State Government has given provisional approval for the commencement of Degree Programmes in the State College of Education. This was top of the agenda during the Executive Council, EXCO, meeting presided over by Governor Udom Emmanuel, at the Council Chambers, Government House, Uyo. Briefing Government House Correspondents...

Bus

Bus Catches Fire At UNILAG — The 4th Tragedy

Around 4pm on Wednesday, a commercial bus caught fire opposite the Faculty of Environmental Science, near the Multipurpose Hall of the University of Lagos. One of the students said an uncompleted library in the school collapsed this week, and there were at least three fire outbreaks within the school premises....

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No university policies addressing sexual abuse

The United States embassy Abuja honoured Women’s History Month, with a call on ending sexual harassment in educational institutions, addressing the rampant trend with a panel discussion and a film screening of ‘The Hunting Ground’ examining the root of sexual harassment, the complicit roles of the institutions and the effect...

Esther

Esther Okade: 10-year-old Nigerian Maths Genius

Ten-year-old Nigerian Esther Okade is United Kingdom’s youngest college fresh candidate. She told CNN in this report that she would wish to do her Phd in financial maths when she is 13. At first glance Esther Okade seems like a normal 10-year-old. She loves dressing up as Elsa in “Frozen,”...

Anchor

Anchor – We’ll soon be one of top five varsities

The Vice-Chancellor of Anchor University, in Ipaja, Lagos, Prof. Joseph Afolayan, said the university was on its way to becoming one of the top five universities in the country. The VC made this known during the third matriculation of the school where; 134 students were matriculated. The figure, according to...

illness

Levels of distress and illness among students alarmingly high

A poll of almost 38,000 UK students suggests rates of psychological distress and illness are on the rise in universities, with “alarmingly high” levels of anxiety, loneliness, substance misuse and thoughts of self-harm. Researchers say the report, seen exclusively by the Guardian, is; the largest mental health survey ever conducted...

Miscreants

Unilorin Arrests three Suspected Miscreants

The University of Ilorin says its security operatives have arrested three suspected miscreants who have been terrorising the university community for some time now. According to the University of Ilorin Bulletin issued on Monday, the arrest was; made on Feb. 22 after the University Security Patrol Team raided the hoodlums;...

electric

Singapore university partners Volvo to pilot electric bus

Just over a year after first announcing plans to collaborate, Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University and Volvo Buses have launched a driverless electric bus stretching 12 metres long and able to accommodate 80 passengers. Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Volvo Buses have unveiled a full-size autonomous electric bus that stretches...

developers

ForLoop: Continent’s Largest Community for Developers

It’s 2015 and Ridwan Olalere is the Engineering Manager at Hotels.ng and finding local developers has been quite a task. Developer communities are still a relatively new concept and foreign-based communities like GitHub are not yet popular. Akinola Falomo’s DevCenter, launched in 2014, is still in its infancy with a...

Teacher Education

How To Boost Teacher Education In Nigeria

The immediate past deputy vice chancellor (Academics) of the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Professor Nike Sidiqat Ijaiya, has called on the Federal Government to evolve an ICT-driven policy framework for colleges and faculties of education in Nigeria for the enhancement of teacher education. Professor Ijaiya who made this call...

CRS

CRS RESTORED AS A SUBJECT IN SCHOOL BY FG

The Association of Christian Schools in Nigeria (ACSN) has; commended the Federal Government for restoring Christian Religions Studies (CRS) as a subject on its own in schools curriculum. The association, which gave; the commendation in a communiqué signed by its Chairman, Dr Ekaette Ettang and other stakeholders after a general...

NIGERIAN STUDENTS SHOULD VOTE

4 REASONS WHY NIGERIAN STUDENTS SHOULD VOTE

There are several reasons why Nigerian Students should vote for the 2019 Presidential elections and the turnout of of youths will decide who leads Nigeria and how the Future of millions of people will be in the future. REASONS WHY NIGERIAN STUDENTS SHOULD VOTE 1  FOR A GOOD LEADER Good...

National Examination

National Examination Council Releases 2018 SSCE Results

The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the 2018 November/December Senior School Certificate Examination ,SSCE, with 62.48% of the candidates scoring at least five credits and above in both English Language and Mathematics. This was; made known by the Acting Registrar of NECO, Abubakar Gana, in a statement on Friday....

productivity

Productivity Apps For University Students 2019

Here are five mobile and web-based apps that can help boost your academic productivity and keep you well organised every semester. Undergraduates are; often faced with the challenge of managing stress that comes with attending lectures; assignments deadlines, projects, examinations and even their social life. This productivity apps will help...

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TEACHER SENT NUDE TO STUDENT VIA SNAPCHAT

A teacher has been apprehended after she sent nude photos to a 17-year-old student on Snapchat and then asked if he wanted to play ‘naked hide and seek.’ Kelsie Schmidt, 22, who taught math at Beulah High School in North Dakota, allegedly sent the X-rated pictures to a student at...

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DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION CHALLENGE TEACHERS

The Volta Regional Director of Education Challenge Teachers, Enyonam Afi Amafuga, has; bemoaned the poor level of literacy and numeracy skills of teachers in Ghana especially at the lower levels of education. She observed that; the basic levels of education are where literacy and numeracy skills are critical in the...

grade

I Lost My Job Warning Varsity Bosses About Grade Inflation

When I raised concerns that students were; receiving good grade for low quality work, senior staff were hostile There’s a widespread view that the university system has become soft, and that the qualifications it offers have become easier to gain. Universities say that improved grade reflect an improvement in teaching...

Capsule

Varsity Discovers Time Capsule Containing Sports Equipment

A treasure trove of items including sporting relics, a bottle of Bell’s whisky, and old newspapers from 1969 have been discovered in a time capsule at a university sports pavilion. The capsule was discovered during £20 million redevelopment work at Stirling University’s Gannochy Sports Centre. Among the items inside were...