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Nigerians Mistreat The Elderly-LASU Don

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 of  65 years and above. The don made the appeal at the 60th inaugural lecture of Lagos State University on

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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 dreamt of having his university education in Nigeria. But when it was time to choose a university, he discovered that


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 orange? When you have a system where a lecturer appears at the beginning of a semester, dumps the scheme of

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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 at the University Auditorium. The event will be chaired by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Adebiyi Daramola while

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 power of the world, a nation that want a true change must invest heavily on quality and life-transforming education,” he

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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 primary assignment and for appreciating the University Management because of its continuous support. Emmanuel Ebere-Dinnie, the Internal Corps Liaison Officer,

Ede Poly Lecturers Commence Strike

Ede Poly Lecturers Commence Strike

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State, have commenced a sit in industrial action to protest the non-implementation of Consolidated Tertiary Institution Salary Structure. Adeyemi Komolafe, Chairman of ASUP, Osun State, and Kayode Azeez, vice chairman of the union, disclosed this in interviews in Osogbo on Wednesday. According to the union leaders, during the sit in strike, lecturers go to school but they do not teach the students.

28 Inmates to Write JAMB

NO fewer than 28 Ikoyi Prison Inmates will write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, 2015 which holds between March 10 and March 21. Ayodele Obarewo, Ikoyi Prisons School Principal said in Lagos on Monday that the inmates were adequately prepared for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB organised examination. Obarewo said more inmates had shown interest in furthering their education, after attending several reform programmes at the facility stating that the rise in

UNIZIK Suspends 5 Lecturers for Misconduct

The management of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, UNIZIK, Awka, Anambra State has suspended five lecturers for examination misconduct. Emma Ojukwu, the institution’s Director of Publications, confirmed the suspension in an interview in Awka on Tuesday. He said that the lecturers were suspended on March 2 for three months with half salaries pending the outcome of the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee Report. Ojukwu said the affected lecturers were from the Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry and

candidates of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board,JAMB,were arrested for staging a violent protest.

JAMB Candidates Protest in Port Harcourt

Candidates planning to sit for the Computer-based Test of the 2015/16 University Matriculation Examination, UME, staged a protest at the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, office in Port Harcourt, River State on Thursday. The reason for the protest was said to be related to the continued postponement of the collection of their e-slip and examination date that was originally fixed for February 21 and later moved to March 2. The furious candidates accused JAMB