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Freethought, Religiosity and Academic Decay in Nigerian Universities -By Leo Igwe

The overwhelming emphasis has been on how the different religions have contributed to the growth of education and learning in Nigeria. It is widely known that religious organizations have been at the forefront of building and managing schools, colleges and universities. Christian missionaries introduced the formal education system to Nigeria while their Islamic counterparts have […]

It sounds thorny that Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State who prosecutes his governorship mandate on job creation premise could scrap entire College of Agriculture, redeployed 261 students of the college as much as sacking the school’s 231 strong workforce in one fell-swoop, nearly four decades after the institution’s establishment. But the devil in the […]

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Abia State University emerged in 1981 in the former Imo State under the name of Imo State University, Uturu, Okigwe. The university was established by His Excellency, Sam Mbakwe when he was Governor of old Imo State. Since then, the university has worked its way to take the front seat in the nation’s university education […]

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Innovation is taking two things that already exist and putting them together in a new way. – Tom Freston All over Africa, too many schools are operating just like they were ‘100 years’ ago, even though the world is very different now. For Africa to be economically prosperous, its exponentially growing population of young people […]

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Television, its accessories such as the DVD, Cable Satellite, and Internet, could be described as one of the technological wonders of the 20th century. Indeed, it is not difficult to be impressed by these media of art, culture, education and music. Its power and reach are so pervasive, penetrating and overwhelming, especially among the adolescents. […]

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  When I recently visited a private primary school, I attended a social studies class of children between the ages of five and seven. I was impressed by the high level of intelligence displayed by the children. They were very hopeful that their futures are bright. I could see it in the way they responded […]

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‘The Educator Must Be Educated’ -By Edwin Madunagu

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This piece is a memo to the Nigerian Left. In an ideal situation, on account of the importance I attach to the subject, the document would have appeared, first, as an internal memo to an appropriate organ of the movement. For the same reason of importance, it would not have stopped at the organ or […]

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Students Riot: How KUST Management can Turn the Tide -By Ibrahim Muhammad Abdul

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  It’s notable to a common man that the institutional response to the recent riot and protest of the students over the death of a student colleague drowned by river Wudil has become a national talk over the media. This reflects a broader change and a mix-feeling among both the students and staffs of the […]

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Vocational School Is The Only Solution To Unemployment In Nigeria -By Nwogboji Emmanuel Usulor

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When GEJ brought the idea of building more Universities, we failed to realise that the more Universities we have, the more unemployed graduates we would have. If we had breathed new life to our vocational schools in expense of more Universities, the desperation for white collar jobs would have reduced to the barest minimum. There […]

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Soft-Skills Education Is Important for African Schools -By Adetola Salau

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  “Through my education, I didn’t just develop skills, I didn’t just develop the ability to learn, but I developed confidence.” – Michelle Obama Last week Saturday, we (our social innovation enterprise – Carisma4U) had our inaugural STEM conference and it was a wonderful event of brainstorming, learning and collaboration. We had one of the […]

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