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Education Tourism: How to Stop the Exodus

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

Osun Expels 5 Students for Violent Conduct

Osun State government on Thursday announced the expulsion of five public schools students fingered as perpetrators of the crises that ravaged two neighbouring schools in Osogbo, the stage capital. The schools, Osogbo High School, and Government Technical College, both located few meters away from each other, along Osogbo/ Iwo road, in Osogbo, had in February,

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