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Nigeria and the Quest for Comprehensive Literacy: The STEM Solution -By Adetola Salau

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” ― Frederick Douglas In spite of the accelerating rise in literacy rates over the past 50 years, there are still 750 million illiterate adults around the world, most of who are women. This number produced by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) is a stark […]

With just few weeks to Nigeria’s most critical election, the major contenders who began their campaigns for the coveted number one political job in Nigeria which is the office of the President have so far not adequately addressed the critical issue of right to education. Going through the various ramifications and segments of the nation’s […]

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As a lad in primary school, I was told by my teacher that ‘education is the bedrock of development in any country. That with sound educational institutions, a country is as good as made -as the institutions will turn out an all rounded manpower to continue with the development of a hyper-modern society driven by […]

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I don’t know. There are too many warring emotions in me about this subject: the crisis in Nigeria’s higher education. After all, the tragedy of the Nigerian University system is why I nearly lost my life is why my left leg was nearly amputated is why my right hand was nearly amputated is why I […]

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If you want to know how much of a rabble-rouser a typical pious Nigerian is, just broach a conversation on religion. In the last eighteen years of electoral democracy practice in Nigeria, nothing has threatened the corporate existence of this fragile entity like religious intolerance. After the Sharia crisis of the early 2000s, there have been pockets […]

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Wale Babalakin, the chairman of the Federal Government negotiating team on the ASUU strike, says ASUU wants funds but does not want to be held accountable. While this is true and is consistent with what I have been arguing for years, is this not self-indictment on the part of Mr. Babalakin? Anyway, as the FG […]

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So, the University of Ibadan, at 70, the nations premier, will now act the proverbial lamp lacking the capacity to see own underside? What has happened to all the promises of the supposed progress made in peace and conflict studies for which it has no rival in Nigeria? What has happened to the impression it […]

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For two days last week, students of the International School, Ibadan, did not take classes; and it was not down to an industrial action. Well, students of the parent institution — the University of Ibadan (UI) — are at home as well. The plight of UI students is understandable: the Academic ‘Strike’ Union of Universities […]

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Why Students Suffer Most During ASUU Strike -By Obiora Okeke

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Tertiary institutions in Nigeria have witnessed in recent time incessant closures due to industrial strike actions. The effect of these repeated closures of schools and academic programs on students learning effectiveness can better be imagined than described. Tertiary education in Nigeria has thus suffered tremendous setbacks as a result of industrial actions by both the […]

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Tinubu’s Silence On LAUTECH Crisis…Why History Would Be Unkind To Him -By Sikiru Akinola

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Many would have thought the crises ravaging the Ladoke Akintola University, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, would have ended, especially with the appointment of former Lagos governor and national leader of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as chancellor of the institution jointly owned by Osun and Oyo States. Many people, including students and staff […]

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