Education

ASUU Begins Indefinite Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has commenced a nationwide industrial action following the inability of the Federal Government to respond to their demands. Specifically, the union accused the government of not implementing the Memorandum of Action signed with it, declaring that the strike would be total as all federal and state varsities would join the strike. The union made ...

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European American University Honours Winco Foam Chairman

The European American University has conferred an honorary doctorate degree of Science in Business Management and Corporate Governance on the Chairman and Group Managing Director of Winco Group of Companies, Chief Godwin Ifeanyichukwu Okafor. The award was presented to Chief Okafor at the convocation ceremony held in Accra, Ghana, on Saturday. In a citation read at the conferment ceremony, Okafor ...

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UNIZIK VC Tasks Lecturers On Research Competence 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Vice Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra state, Prof. Joseph Eberendu Ahaneku, has stressed the dire need for lecturers of the institution to conduct researches and investigations that will address critical societal issues. The Vice Chancellor gave the charge at the 2018 Post Graduate Research Workshop with the theme ‘Deepening Research Competence For Effective Scholarship.’ Addressing ...

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Most Teachers Are Computer Illiterate, Says Anambra NUT Boss 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Anambra state wing has insisted that teachers must acquire basic computer knowledge and skills to upgrade themselves in order to be in tandem with emerging trends in the teaching profession. The union noted that computer literacy has become necessary for teachers at all levels of the teaching profession especially as the ...

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World Teachers Day: Obi Salutes Nigerian Teachers

… charges govt to take them serious Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has lauded the great contributions of Nigerian teachers towards the country’s development and charged governments at all levels to take them serious by doing more to appreciate them. “I wish to use the opportunity offered by this year’s World Teachers Day to express my personal ...

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ASUU Strike Looms  

…as union debunks FG’s N20bn revitalisation funds Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said that the union may shut down all public universities in the country if the federal government fails to implement the components of the agreement it entered into with the union in 2017. The union said it has been patient with the ...

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Lagos Govt Sues For Peace Over Hijab Controversy

…to meet stakeholders Monday The Lagos State Government on Saturday appealed to all Stakeholders in the contentious issue of wearing Hijab in public Schools to maintain peace, law and order while the Supreme Court ruling on the matter is being awaited in the spirit of the rule of law, the fulcrum of democracy. Speaking with journalists on the refusal of ...

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Research-intensive universities in Africa? A model of how to build them

Research-intensive universities can produce world class researchers. anyaivanova/Shutterstock Sharon Fonn, University of the Witwatersrand Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for 13·5% of the global population but less than 1% of global research output. In 2008, Africa produced 27 000 published papers – the same number as the Netherlands. There are some areas of improvement. A 2014 World Bank study showed that the ...

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