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Guilty or Not, The Case Of University of Ibadan -By Olabiyi Richard Aremu

A big mark – a big question that lands students in trouble in the disciplinary council: the senate would turn down the explanation if the defendant says “no my Lord, with explanation” or even “yes my Lord, with explanation”.  There have been cases of crime committed by an individual based on several incidents, and in […]

I rushed in to the five thousand- siting capacity Amphitheatre with the expression of “fulfilling all righteousness” that could be felt through the gloomy visage. The orientation lecture for fresh men goes on for three days as part of the one-week long orientation exercise in Obafemi Awolowo University. I needed not a Vox-Pop to know […]

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I had to pick up my pen this time, not to criticise Buhari, not to write about the insanity in Nigeria, not to write about the state of the country, not to write about the absurdity of religion, not to write about the calamitous ethnicity that is supposed to be an exhilarating thing, not to […]

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It is time to stop pretending! A worse advice to give to any child in Nigeria today is to give that ages-long advice that: “go to school (that is, higher institutions of learning), get good grades, so that you can get a good job.” Although this advice is originally defective, but it has worked for […]

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Away from Africa, to the Asian Continent, Japan precisely, it’s been recorded that this Asian heavyweight now train it’s Young talents, towards job that are yet to come into existence, towards employability in a world where unemployment seems to be taking a geometrical progression against the backdrop of heavy joblessness.Flipping through the education system in […]

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Education does matter! In part because the goal of pivoting our economy away from its dependence on oil exploration and exports won’t happen without a large body of educated Nigerians as both the fulcrum and lever. One of the many failures of the oil and gas sector (aside, that is, the narcotising influence on the […]

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This literary intervention arises from the writer’s urge to draw the attention of Education policymakers, public intellectuals, government officials and the general citizenry to the vicious Frankenstein rearing its ugly head in the Nigerian education sector, and, more specifically, in teacher training and education. If indeed, a nation’s education sector cannot grow beyond the quality […]

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There was a time Nigerian Universities were the pride of the African continent. We had leading experts who dominated the various fields. From Ibadan, to Ife, to Lagos, to Nsukka, to Ahmadu Bello, our ivory towers boasted of some of the most influential thinkers and researchers who bestrode the academies as titans. There were foremost […]

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At first, I thought it was fake news. But I read it to the end and later noticed that it had also been shared on a number of other serious platforms by serious people. And it was signed by the Vice Chancellor of Ajayi Crowther University (ACU), Rt. Rev. Prof. Dapo Asaju. The right reverend […]

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I remember the first time I would ever lose my property to a thief. It was during my 100 level days as an occupant of Mellanby Hall in one of the rooms located at a ground floor popularly called ‘Dungeon’. I never really got a good understanding of what was meant by the word ‘Dungeon’, […]

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