NOUN to award degree in Arabic, Philosophy, 3 Nigerian languages

By Emmanuel Afonne The Senate and Management of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), have approved degree programme in three major Nigerian languages as part of efforts to impact national integration in Nigeria. Prof. Doris Obieje, Dean, Faculty of Arts, said this at the faculty’s maiden public lecture delivered by Prof. Oladele Balogun of […]

Opinion: Nigerian educational system and the reign of philistinism

Chiedu Uche Okoye Education is broadly classified into two; namely, formal education and informal education. Before the Caucasoid imperialists colonized Africa, and brought western education to us, African parents would give their children informal education, and socialize them into the cultural mores of their respective towns and kingdoms. In the pre-colonial Africa, however, the University of […]

JAMB bans wrist watches, pens, phones, 15 others at UTME centres

The 1.8million candidates sitting for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) from Thursday 11 April are prohibited from bringing 18 items to centres where the tests would take place. The prohibited items listed by an official of the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) are Wrist Watches, Pen/Biros, Mobile phones or similar electronic devices, Spy […]

UNILAG produces 271 First Class, graduates 12,811

Gabriel Dike The University of Lagos (UNILAG), has produced 271 First Class from various departments out of the 12,811 students that will graduate next week. Out of the 271 First Class graduates, the Faculty of Engineering produced the highest with 56. Meanwhile, the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, will on Monday, April 1, deliver the […]

Datti Ahmed: Time for a Paradigm Shift in the North – By Prof. Ibrahim Shehu

By Prof. Ibrahim Shehu | NNP | October 10, 2018 – I will start this reflection by paraphrasing the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi 111. While our pre-independence leaders did a lot in fashioning a regional identity for us – and we are grateful to them- the challenge for the current generation of Igbos, Yorubas […]

There’s deliberate policy of govt. to undermine public varsity – ASUU

— 18th August 2018 Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has raised the alarm over what it called government’s programme to undermine public universities in the country. Raising the alarm, on Friday, in Awka, ASUU Owerri zone, said there was a deliberate policy on the part of government to undermine public […]

Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State, alleges plan to demolish school

The management of the Adeleke University, Ede, has alerted the police in Osun State to the threat from the Oshun Ceramic Industries Limited to demolish all buildings on the premises of the university. The Registrar of the university, Oyerinde Oyejola, said in a letter written to the Commissioner of Police in Osun State that the […]

Sex-for-marks: OAU suspends Professor Akindele indefinitely

Sex-for-marks: OAU suspends Professor Akindele indefinitely — 19th April 2018 A professor at the centre of a sexual harassment sex-for-marks scandal, Mr Richard Akindele, has been suspended by his university, having been found culpable and liable of serious misconduct by an investigative committee set up to look into the allegations. Akindele, a professor at the […]

5 OAU students arrested, remanded in prison

— 24th March 2018 Gabriel Dike Five students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife were arrested by Osun State Police Command for protesting against the decision of the university management to evict some students from the hostels. The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) in a statement made available to Saturday Sun and signed by the National […]

Nigerians, Foreign is not Always Better – Dr. Leonard Karshima Shilgba

By Dr. Leonard Karshima Shilgba | Yola, Nigeria  | March 10, 2018 – Last Saturday, a friend forwarded to me this headline: “Nigerians are receiving expired education, says US Varsity VC.” The story was published in a mainstream national newspaper. He and I have studied and worked in countries that supposedly do not offer “expired […]

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