Category : Education

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Polytechnic confirms abduction of ASUP Chair, scribe, 3 others

The management of Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igbo-Ora, on Saturday confirmed the abduction of four of its staff on Thursday. The four staff of the institution that were kidnapped included Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), in the institution, Mr. Opadijo Olujide, ASUP Secretary, Gbenga Alayande and two other […] Polytechnic confirms abduction of ASUP Chair, scribe, 3 others

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While planning to study abroad, you should consider studying in China, here is why

As a parent or student, you are probably thinking, why should I choose China over UK, Canada, or any other European country. Isn’t China the country of fake products, fake clothes, fake phones and fake goods? The answer is a resounding NO! The truth is, while there used to be fake items manufactured by Chinese […] While planning to study abroad, you should consider studying in China, here is why

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ASUU sends message to Buhari govt, makes demands

Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, President, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has called on the Federal Government to send a visitation panel to universities to douse tension and prevent further breakdown of industrial relations on campuses. Ogunyemi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday that this was necessary following continued reports of intimidation and […] ASUU sends message to Buhari govt, makes demands

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University of Ibadan releases 2019/2020 UTME cut-off marks for faculties, departments [Full list]

The University of Ibadan, Oyo State has released the cut-off marks for candidates who chose the institution in the 2019/2020 Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). DAILY POST gathered on Saturday that the cut off marks for all departments in various faculties in the institution was fixed by the faculty admissions committee. It was gathered that […] University of Ibadan releases 2019/2020 UTME cut-off marks for faculties, departments [Full list]

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Ogun: Gov Abiodun bows to pressure, suspends controversial N3,700 fee in public schools

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun seems to have bowed to pressure and public outcry as he ordered the suspension of the controversial N3,700 ‘donation’ reportedly introduced by the Parents/Teachers’ Association (PTA) for payment by pupils in all the State’s public secondary schools and technical colleges. DAILY POST had on September 4 reported that pupils […] Ogun: Gov Abiodun bows to pressure, suspends controversial N3,700 fee in public schools

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Lecturers issue fresh warning to Buhari govt on impending strike

The Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU), has called on the Federal Government (FG) to take immediate step towards acceding to the various demands of the union. This is based on the understanding and agreement reached before the suspension of its industrial action, which lasted for over two months in December 2018. COEASU made […] Lecturers issue fresh warning to Buhari govt on impending strike

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Court summons Baze University over student result controversy

The Abuja High Court on Thursday Summoned Baze University, Abuja over the refusal to review the appropriate results 19A semester result in MSC 801, Theories of Mass Communication and MSC 803, Research Methods of Mass Communication belonging to Leo Ekpenyong. The Court summon made available to DAILY POST on Saturday and taken out by Yakubu […] Court summons Baze University over student result controversy

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We’ll make UNILAG Africa’s top four by 2022 says VC

The Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, says efforts to position the 57-year-old institution among  the global best has begun to yield positive results. Ogundipe made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos. Ogundipe, a Professor of Botany, was reacting to the institution’s recent rating by the Times Higher Education (THE), a foremost universities ranking body. “This body has never ranked the University of Lagos for about 15 years. “For the first time in the World Universities ranking 2020 released on Sept. 11, the institution was placed in the 801 to 1,000 group. Read Also: UNILAG VC task students on 250million BOI grant “This is still a far cry from where we hope to be. “My vision is to make the institution number one in Nigeria and one of Africa’s top four by 2022,” Ogundipe said. According to him, the latest ranking represents a great leap for the institution. He lauded the efforts of the staff and students, whose hard work, scholarship, ingenuity and commitment earned the university a place in global reckoning. The don urged the staff and students to evolve new ideas that would further take the university to greater heights. (NAN)

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UNILAG VC task students on 250million BOI grant

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe has advised students within the institution to take advantage of the 250million grant given to the institution by the Bank of Industry to support creative and entrepreneurship ideas. Ogundipe said this at the Accounting and Entrepreneurship Summit for Students 2019 organised by Nigeria University Accounting Students Association held at the Main Auditorium, University of Lagos. The event tagged “Technological Advancement: The Nigerian Economy and the Future of the Accounting Profession” had in attendance students from different schools across the country. Ogundipe mentioned that #50million out of the #250m will be for training and renovations, while the #200million is meant to be given as loans to start-ups among the students, depending on their proposal and cost required. Read Also: UNILAG business school begins classes Saturday “We will be giving out loans between #1million to #2million to students that are able to come up with great innovative business ideas. We are also planning to register a limited liability company for our students while we will recommend experts to mentor them”, he said. He posited that the summit was in tandem with his vision as he concludes his maiden Professor Ogundipe I...

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Nigerians deserve education system with good outcomes-UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund has said Nigeria youths deserve an education system with good learning outcomes where a nine- year-old with basic education can read, write and have excellent numeracy skills. UNICEF’s Country Representative, Peter Hawkins, spoke at the Naija Youth Talk organised by the organisation in collaboration with the Department for International Development (DFID) to mark the 2019 International Literacy Day in Abuja. The programme had “The Nigeria we want” as its theme. Hawkins called for a functional educational system to help Nigerian youths to achieve their goals. He said Nigeria needed to address the challenges of education in the country with more than 64 million population of youth within the age bracket of 15-35. Represented by UNICEF’s Chief of Education, Euphrates Efosie, he said many children in Nigeria, including young people were being left behind, especially in education. Hawkins said: “Young people today live in a world of unlimited potential. However, despite gains in the situation facing Nigerian children and young people in recent years, much remains to be done. READ ALSO: UNICEF targets one million out-of-school girls for enrolment in Kano, Zamfara, four others “Too many Nigerian children and young people are being left behind, especial...

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Nigeria has 81 per cent refusal study permit rate in Canada

If Canada is the destination for foreign education, the chance of a Nigerian getting a study permit from the authorities is an abysmal 29 percent, according to a report published by Polestar Students Immigration News. According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) statistics on the top 25 countries that apply for Canadian study permit and their rejection rates between January and May 2019, Nigeria is the country with the third highest rejection rate – a position it shares with Pakistan. The only other countries with higher rejection rates are Algeria (86 per cent) and Cameroun (82 per cent). The report stated that Nigeria, one of the top-source countries of foreign students to Canada, has more than 12,000 applications for study permit to Canada yearly. Read Also: UK offers two-year visa to international students There are eight African countries on the list – with three out of every four African likely to be denied study permit. Morocco had the lowest rejection rate among the African countries (51 per cent), followed by Ghana (62 per cent) compared to the lowest rejection rate of four per cent from Japan and Republic of Korea. However, the report noted that Japan and Korean students were more likely to apply for English-as-a-second-language (ESL) programmes, whi...

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Redeemer’s Varsity graduates 379 students

The Redeemer’s University, Ede in Osun State on Thursday graduated 379 students at its 11th convocation ceremony. Speaking at the event held at the university campus in Ede, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, advised the youths to face the future with hope and should not to allow the nation’s challenges overwhelm them. Represented by the Acting Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Redeemers University, Pastor Idowu Iluyomade, the vice president charged the graduands to be focused and face life challenges headlong. He admonished the graduating students not to join bandwagon of pessimists, “who complain daily about the nations challenges rather than face the challenges and succeed in life.” The vice president said the world itself is full of distractions “capable of luring those who are not focused away from attaining their goals,” adding that the serious minded ones will take advantage of a lot of opportunities that abound in the nation. Meanwhile, the best 2018/1019 graduating student of the institution, Mary Opeyemi Dosumu, who is the only child of her parents, secured two automatic employments at the event. She was offered job appointment as Accountant Trainee by Chairman of the AMNI International Petroleum Development Company, Dr. Tunde...

Other News / Education - 1 week ago

Nigeria has 81 percent study permit refusal rate in Canada

If Canada is the destination for foreign education, the chance of a Nigerian getting a study permit from the authorities is an abysmal 29 percent, according to a report published by Polestar Students Immigration News. According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) statistics on the top 25 countries that apply for Canadian study permit and their rejection rates between January and May 2019, Nigeria is the country with the third highest rejection rate – a position it shares with Pakistan. The only other countries with higher rejection rates are Algeria (86 per cent) and Cameroun (82 per cent). The report stated that Nigeria, one of the top-source countries of foreign students to Canada, has more than 12,000 applications for study permit to Canada yearly. Read Also: UK offers two-year visa to international students There are eight African countries on the list – with three out of every four African likely to be denied study permit. Morocco had the lowest rejection rate among the African countries (51 per cent), followed by Ghana (62 per cent) compared to the lowest rejection rate of four per cent from Japan and Republic of Korea. However, the report noted that Japan and Korean students were more likely to apply for English-as-a-second-language (ESL) programmes, whi...

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Alumni target N250m for repairs

In preparation for the 70th anniversary of Ijebu Muslim College, Ijebu Ode, in January, the Ijebu Muslim College Old Students Association (IMCOSA) is hoping to add N250 million to the N50 million it has raised for the school’s infrastructural development. Chairman of the 70th anniversary committee, Sir Ben Oshadiya, said at a fundraising by the association last Sunday that the money would be used to rehabilitate the Old School Assembly Hall (N30m); construct a 1,200-seater dining hall (N125m) and four bungalows of 12 self-contained flats in the staff quarters (N100m). Others are: rehabilitation of the school road network (N40m), andold classroom blocks in addition to construction of good drainage. Occupying over 50 acres of land in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, the school was founded on January 27, 1950, by the Ijebu Muslim Community, to cater for needs of members’ childrens. The school started off as a boy’s only school with 60 boys and became co-educational in 1965. It moved from its old site at Olisa Street, Ijebu-Ode to its expansive site along the Ijebu Muslim College Road in 1953.  The school presently has over 4,000 pupils. Oshadiya said in the last 40 years, the school suffered neglect by the Ogun State Government which took over the school. “By the time the school attained the...

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Tackling sexual abuse

The story of a 14-year old raped by her father caught my attention on Tuesday.  The girl in question had previously been raped by the same man when she was 11.  The worst part was that she informed her mother back then that her father abused her but the mother did nothing.   The reason why the man has now been arrested was not because her mother reported the case, but because, her aunt, whom her mother confided in, reported to the NSCDC. Just before I read the story, I suddenly remembered Ochanya Ogbanje, the 13-year old girl who died of complications from sexual abuse by her cousin (Victor Ogbuja) and uncle (Andrew Ogbuja) between age eight and 13. And I wondered whether her Aunty, Mrs Felicia Ogbuja, did not know that the child was being abused under her roof for six years.  Now I know she knew because a story I read noted that she hid 11 medical test results that showed evidence of the young girl being sexually abused. When the news of the Bukola Dakolo’s abuse by a popular pastor broke in June, the social media went into overdrive and many people came out to report rape and sexual abuse they suffered as children.  One particular story broke my heart.  It was about a lady, who in sharing the lessons learnt from Mrs Dakolo’s case with her younger sister discovered t...

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