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Aiming the Silver spoon; the mind game for growing adults -By Ruth Kperrun

  “Someday I am going to live in a house just like that, Someday I am going to own a car just like that.” These are the words that have escaped the lips of almost every youth as they walk past a beautiful house or watched a posh car drive past them at one point […]

  Tunde, Uche, Ejiro, Ahmed, Omo, Ade and Ngozi are all between the ages of 24 and 35 years. Only three of them have a job, and even then, they are still sending out their resumes and attending any available interview in the hope of landing better paying ones. Two of them are doing a […]

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  “Paucity of funds alone does not tell the full story of the non-performance of Nigerian universities. The governance system is as important, if not more important. A university that has all the funds it needs, but is deficient in governance capacity is almost certainly going to shipwreck” – A former Vice-Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin […]

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  In the last few weeks the progressive movement in Nigeria has been mourning two of their own that happened to be academics in their life times – Abubakar Momoh, a professor of Political Science and Funmi Adewumi, a professor of labour relations. As they are wont to do at a time like this, the […]

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  The purpose of technology is not to confuse the brain but to serve the body. – William S. Burroughs For most of us in the so-called third world countries, self-driving cars, voice assistants, and other artificially intelligent technologies are truly out there. Yet, we ought to recall that 15 years ago, the Internet wasn’t […]

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  Public policy debates in Nigeria are no longer as intense and invigorating. Politicization of most issues make critical national debates unduly emotive and slanted. Lack of patriotism has been blamed for this worrying development. Some blame diminished civic education and orientation. Blame on the educational angle is gaining some validity. Just as Nigerians have […]

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  I am hooked. I have fallen in love with a thankless vocation. I have chosen a profession not so appreciated in my part of the world. Teaching, it is called. In other parts of the world, my fellow professionals are treated like gods, but here in Nigeria, we are several levels below such reality. […]

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  At least, in the conception of Times Higher Education, a university’s academic reputation or prestige in the world is the esteem or standing in which it is held in the areas of teaching and research by the global community of experienced university teachers and researchers. The world reputation rankings of universities, now in its […]

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Scrapping of Management Sciences in Federal Universities of Agriculture Across The Country Not Ideal -By Albert Ijika

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  I thought it wise to lend my voice as a patriotic Nigerian. More so as the matter is more sensitive than most people think. This is in the hope that this will get the attention of the Ministries of Education and that of Agriculture and Rural Development. I believe that people disagree to agree. […]

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Poor Career Guidance/Counselling In Nigeria; My Story -By Jennifer Oshomegie

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  It all started way back when I was a primary school pupil. I so much fancied and loved the banking profession that I often dreamt of it. Even as I proceeded to a prestigious federal college in northern Nigeria, the dream was still bright. However, just as I was about gaining entry into senior […]

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