Category: Education

Ideas & Innovation

Why Transmission Might Not Transfuse – Communication and Factors Affecting It | By Theresa Oyim

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The activity of conveying information, simply put as communication, involves two parties, the sender and the receiver. As simple as it seems, there might be some …

ARTSIdeas & Innovation

Why Nigerian Entertainment Awards Need Validation From Education

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E G O T International performers who have the accolades beginning with those alphabets are distinguished as among the best. Other admirable awards from BET, MTV …

BooksIdeas & Innovation

‘Children of Blood and Bone’, ‘Fighting Corruption’ And The Most Attractive Books At Nigeria International Book Fair 2018

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Every body cannot read books, for reasons varying from the valid and reasonable, to ruses vacuous and regrettable. We are more on-the-go these days and we …

Ideas & InnovationOpinion

Hotels or Libraries? Technologies or Tradition? | By Theresa Oyim

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I have heard so many times that travelling is part of education. I’ve also travelled to a few states but it was only on Saturday 5th …

EducationPeople

Boubini Jones-Wonni, An 18-Year-Old Nigerian, Graduated Top of Her College Class In The US, Will Now Proceed To Study Medicine.

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Nigerians never fail to hold their own around the world as far as education is concerned, and in Boubini Jones-Wonni, there is another testament to that …

EducationIdeas & Innovation

Nigeria Hosts International Literary Quiz Competition for School Children

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An international literary quiz competition designed to increase the reading ability and habits of school children around the world, will be hosted in Nigeria for the …

Ideas & InnovationPolitics and Policy

Extended Comment: Is There A Way To Defend Buhari’s Comments?

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Thursday was Groundhog Day for President Buhari’s media team. It took more than half the day, when #LazyNigerianYouths had already notched up north of 50,000 tweets, …

Education

FUTO’s N1000 Best Students Award is Utterly Ridiculous and Disgraceful

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After at least four years in a Nigerian University, a student makes the best grade possible: a First Class. The joy of that achievement is sufficient, …

EducationPolitics and Policy

Phony PhD: 10 Things to Know about Senator Ogola’s Fake Certificate Scandal

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For N13.5 million a month, you would expect Nigeria to be run by legislators of the highest moral, policy and educational standards. There are heads in …

EducationTechnologies and Business

50,000 Businesses: Don’t Get Carried Away With Facebook’s New Plans

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Facebook has more users in Nigeria than anywhere else on the African continent. Being the multi-billion dollar business it is, it is normal to expect it …

Education

Unilag is Nigeria’s Only Fully Accredited Law Faculty, Uni-Abuja Suspended

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The Council of Legal Education has published the accreditation status of fifty-five Nigerian Universities offering Degree programmes in Law, with the University of Lagos listed solely …

CommunityEducation

Pimping? Who Will Save Nigeria’s Rotting Unity Schools?

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You cannot read the story in TheCable about the pimping of 14, 15 and 16 year old students of Federal Government Girls College Langtang and not …

EducationPolitics and Policy

What You Should Know About the School Feeding Programme

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The National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme of the Buhari administration now feeds almost 5 million school pupils at least once a day, according to the Government. …

Education

Three Considerations on Nigeria’s Human Capital

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The world has developed only 62% of its human capital, according to the World Economic Forum’s 2017 report on Global Human Capital. The 2017 report on …

Education

Only One Nigerian University Ranked in Newest World Top 1000

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Times Higher Education, the leading data provider on the rankings of tertiary institutions around the world, has released its 2018 list of the world’s best institutions …

EducationTechnologies and Business

Analyzing The 2017 Budgets of Nigeria’s Top Federal Universities

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For 21 of the 22 Universities (excluding University of Abuja) whose budget allocations were recently published by educational civic tech, eduplana Nigeria, the total increase in …

EducationMovies

The 9/11 Movie On Why School Children Should Not Hawk

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It’s been two years since the ethically-challenging movie, Eye in the Sky, about the collateral damage of war, was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. …

CommunityEducation

Was It Proper To Promise Super Eagles Financial Motivation?

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So the Super Eagles of Nigeria provided the nation with something you can call a moment of unity or a unifying performance in Uyo, by debilitating …

EducationLetters & Essays

Uncle Aliko, Look Locally

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How is our refinery coming up? It’s been in the news that work is progressing well there. I hear it’s a really important project to you …

Education

With Only 120, You Can Now Join the Campus JAMBoree

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board has announced a lowered benchmark for students seeking to gain entrance into degree programmes in Nigerian Universities, according to news …

EducationPolitics and Policy

Edu-Care-Shun: The Numbers that show Government Really Doesn’t Care

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How much do you spend in your days as a student on books and essential stationeries? Is it more than clothing and food? How does it …

Ideas & InnovationOptics

Solar Eclipse 2017: Chasing the Great Illusion From Nigeria

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For all but two minutes and 40 seconds, Hopkinsville, a city in the United States county of Kentucky, will witness the longest period of a total …

BooksEducation

What you should expect from a Novel by a Professor of Biology

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It will probably be a “deep deep” revealing read. Professor Mark Nwagwu, an eminent scholar of Molecular and Cell Biology, had the presentation ceremony for his …

Education

Where Are Nigerians Going to Get Their Degrees?

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This inquiry, as you would find by reading further, is pregnant. On one hand, it asks a very serious question: When will the students caught in …

CommunityEducation

A Griever’s Meditation on the ASUU Strike

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By Alexander O. Onukwue The joke about the strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities is that, as a Nigerian student, it is Constitutional …

EducationHealth

Why I’m All For Inclusive Education

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By Godfrey Orji I have a problem with how inclusive education is often explained. For long, it has been defined as a way of making the …

BooksCulture and Lifestyle

An African Wonder Woman? That would be interesting

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Contrary to what you may have heard, we are not all holding our breath for the release of the next Game of Thrones Season. Jenifa’s diary …

EducationJobs

The Agony of Taxable Income – A Hustler’s First Salary Story

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Preserving income and having savings is one of many habits you never learn in a Nigerian classroom. There are plausible reasons for this, chief among them …

EducationLetters & Essays

To Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: For the Change, Fun and Firm Friends

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By Macdonald Ukah Author’s Note: The following was penned on Facebook in response to the author’s impulse to lend his voice to a critical conversation begun …

Ideas & InnovationPeople

Bukky Shonibare, others, named Quartz Africa Innovators for 2017

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It has been a good couple of days for Nigeria, overall, especially for the persistent advocates for the release of the Chibok Girls. Oby Ezekwesili has …