Education

US-Based Nigerian Professor, Odiraa Nwankwor, Selected To Work With UNN

Dr. Odiraa Nwankwor, pediatrician at Nemours and clinical assistant professor at Thomas Jefferson University, was awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to travel to Nigeria to work with the College of Medicine, University of Nigeria and Professor Tagbo Oguonu on “Innovative Teaching and Mentoring of Pediatric Medical Graduate Trainees in Pediatric Critical Care.” In a statement, Thomas Jefferson ...

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Nigerian, Obi Aginam, Joins United Nations University-CRIS

A Nigerian, Dr. Obijiofor Aginam, has joined the United Nations University – Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) as Visiting Research Fellow. A statement by the University indicates that he joined on 1 December 2020. The statement reads, “In this capacity, he is among others interested in delivering a chapter on ‘regional health governance, prepare research or capacity building ...

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Anxiety As Schools Resume Amid COVID-19 Fears

Anxiety and fears have gripped teachers, parents and other stakeholders as schools resume today amid the spike in the second wave of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), yesterday, expressed fears about the safety of their members returning to classrooms nationwide against the backdrop of the frightening number ...

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Anambra Schools Now To Resume Jan 18, Classes Commence Feb 1

Anambra State Government has directed all teachers, schools and school administrators to resume for the second half of the first term academic session — 2020/2021 on Jan. 18. Students and pupils of the state are also directed to begin classes proper on Feb. 1. This is contained in an official announcement signed by Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha. ...

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Mixed Reactions Trail Shift In Resumption Date For Schools In Anambra 

The shift in resumption date for schools in Anambra State has been generating mixed feelings in cities across the state. Although the Federal Ministry of Education asked schools to re-open nationwide on Jan. 18, Anambra announced a shift to Feb. 1, two weeks after. An Information officer in the  state engaged some personalities in telephone conversations to gauge their reactions. ...

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Indefinite Strike Looms As University Staff Groan Under FG’s Fake Promises

Raymond Ozoji, Awka From all indications, staff of public universities in Nigeria may in no distant time commence an unending strike that may cripple the nation’s public universities over what they termed federal government’s insincerity, dishonesty as well as outright blatant lies intended to play on the intelligence of University workers. The signs and symptoms of the impending indefinite strike ...

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894,101 Pass SSCE As NECO Releases Results

The National Examination Council (NECO) has said no fewer than 894,101 candidates out of the 1,209,992 that sat for June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) in 2020 got five credits and above, including English and Mathematics. The result also showed that 1,112,041 candidates representing 91.91 per cent passed with five credits and above, irrespective of English Language and Mathematics, which represented ...

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FG To Review Resumption Date For Schools

The Federal Government, yesterday, said the January 18 resumption date for schools was not sacrosanct as it could be forced to shift it to a new date. This comes as the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 said it might impose a lockdown if Nigerians continued to flout laid down protocols to flatten the curve. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, at ...

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COVID-19: It’s Unsafe To Reopen Varsities Now, ASUU Declares

Branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Sunday assessed COVID-19 protocols in the universities and said the institutions were not ready for safe reopening. The chapters of the union, in separate interviews with The PUNCH, commented on the directive of the  National Universities Commission that universities could resume on January 18, but must adhere to COVID-19 protocols in hostels ...

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Confusion As LASU Sacks 20 Lecturers For Not Possessing PhD Degree

The Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, has sacked 20 lecturers and retired one for not possessing PhD degrees. The Governing Council of LASU took the decision recently after a report of the Appointments and Promotions (Academic) Committee (APC). The decision to sack the staff without PhD degrees was on recommendations of the report of the 137th statutory meeting of APC ...

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