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For the Love of St Patrick’s

For the Love of St Patrick’s

In the last twenty-seven years since graduating from St Patrick’s Secondary School, Emene, now St Patrick’s College, Emene, I had, prior to this moment, visited the school two times. The first was in 1998 when I came to collect my certificate on my way to pursuing a university education, and the second was in 2015

NIJ Hosts Anti-Corruption Round Table

A round table on youth participation in the war on corruption holds at the Nigeria Institute of Journalism, NIJ, Ogba, Lagos on Wednesday November 1.  The round table titled “Best Strategies In Engaging The Youth In Nigeria’s Anti-Corruption War”, is organized by Sustainable Development and Transparency Foundation, SDTF, an anti-corruption and non-profit organisation.  The lead paper

World Literacy Day: Obaseki Canvasses For Modern Teaching Method

Godwin Obaseki, the Governor of Edo State,  has decried the prevalence of obsolete teaching methods in institutions of learning in Nigeria. He believes that the moribund teaching methods account for the poor quality of education and high level of illiteracy in the country. For this reason, the governor, who made the recommendations on August 8

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Nigerians Mistreat The Elderly-LASU Don

At a time when many elderly people in Nigeria continue to lament the poor welfare system in the country, Elias Wahab, a professor of Sociology and dean of faculty of Social Science, Lagos State University, LASU, has urged the government to establish a programme and policy that will ensure monthly stipends are given to Nigerians

Education Tourism: How to Stop the Exodus

As more Nigerians flock to higher institutions abroad in search of better education, some stakeholders stress the need to curb the exodus, which drains individual and corporate pockets  He did not really plan to school abroad. Rather Edet Emedong, who just completed his second year programme at the Regional Maritime University, Accra, Ghana, had always

Soyinka In An Era of Academic Decline

By SOYOMBO OPEYEMI   There is intellectual recession in Nigeria. It is high time we conducted an intellectual audit of tutors in our higher institutions of learning. Is it refutable, as someone recently argued, that ‘half-baked’ graduates are produced by ‘half-baked’ lecturers; that a mango seed can only produce a mango fruit, certainly not an

Olanipekun to Deliver FUTA Registry’s 2015 Annual Lecture

Wole Olanipekun,Legal luminary andformer Pro- chancellor of the University of Ibadan, will deliver the 7th Annual Lecture of the Registry of the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA. The lecture with the title, ‘Higher Educational Institutions in Nigeria: Law, Morality and Relevance as Pedestal for National Development’ will take place on Thursday July 16, 2015

Oyedepo Advocates Quality Education

David Oyedepo, Chancellor, Covenant University, CU, has stressed the importance of quality education as the key factor that can accelerate the growth of a nation. He said this while addressing the audience at the 10th convocation ceremony of the university held on Friday, at the University chapel, CU, Ota, Ogun State. “Knowledge remains the ruling

Corps Members Donate to FUNAAB

The 2014/2015 Batches B and C National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, members, who served at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB, have donated copies of official name-plates to some offices in the Senate and Unity Buildings of the University. The gesture was part of the corps members’ social responsibility programmes in their places of

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