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Empowering women can reduce recession – Educationist

Empowering women can reduce recession – Educationist

An educationist, Mrs Clementina Doregos, on Friday said empowering more women with various skills could reduce the ongoing economic recession in the country. Doregos, the Proprietress of Doregos Schools, spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the end of a Widows’ Empowerment Programme organised by TESCAM Women Support Initiative in Lagos. According to her, women are good administrators of ... »

Senate/ASUU meeting ends in deadlock

Senate/ASUU meeting ends in deadlock SIX days after a meeting between the Senate and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU ended in stalemate, a renewed of same to nip in thebud, ongoing warning strike, again ended in deadlock yesterday.At the end of the 8 hours meeting which ended 8.32 pm yesterday, there was however no concrete agreement between the University lecturers and the lawmaker... »

University Students Lament as Teachers begin Warning Strike

Academic activities in the nation’s universities were paralysed yesterday as lecturers made good their threat to begina warning strike. Classes were empty in University of Ibadan (UI), University of Abuja, University of Uyo, Bauchi State University, University of Lagos, Lagos State University (LASU), and Niger Delta University, Bayelsa. Students of the Faculty of Education, at UI, who had their ex... »

UNIZIK Merit Admission List 2016/2017 Released

The Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) has released the merit admission list for the 2016/2017 academic session. How To Check Your Admission Status -Visit http://my.unizik.edu.ng -Enter your JAMB UTME registration numberin the space provided, -Click the Next button to check your admission status.It is expected that the upload would have been completed by noon time. N.B Those who are successf... »

World Bank Supports 120 Ekiti Schools with Teaching Material worth Millions

The World Bank has supported 120 public primary and secondary schools in Ekiti State with teaching materials worth millions of naira. Speaking while distributing the items torepresentatives of the schools in Ado-Ekiti, Governor Ayodele Fayose said his administration would complement the effort by supplying theremaining schools with the items, saying that no school would be left out in the exercise... »

FG Approves The Establishment of 8 New Private Universities

The Federal Government has approved the establishment of 8 private universities in thecountry.The approval came during the Federal Executive Council meeting at the presidential villa following recommendationby the NUC.The eight approved universities include Anchor University, Ayobo, Lagos; Arthur Jarvis Akpabuyo University, Calabar, Cross River; Clifford University, Owerinta, Abia; Coal City Unive... »

National Universities Commission Articulates Strategies to Transform Varsity Education

Henceforth Nigerian universities will nolonger offer sub-degree diploma programmes, as the National Universities Commission (NUC) has directed universities running them to begin the process of winding them down. A comprehensive review of the entire university curricula- the Benchmark Minimum Academic Standards (BMAS) and ranking of Nigerian Universities- have also been scheduled for 2017, while tw... »

No Nation Can Grow, Develop and Lead other Nation, without Reading

IN a bid to shore up the nation’s learning deficit, revive the flagging reading culture and boost Nigeria’s leadership credentials acrossthe world, Nigerian youths have been urged to become lovers of books and cultivate a sound reading culture for life.This clarion call was made atthe 2016 edition of the Ignite Africa Readers ‘R’ Leaders Destiny Walk, held on Saturday, 22nd of October in Lagos.The... »