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The Role Of Academicians In The Ditching Of Education In Nigeria -By Ajibade Rukayat Olamide

  An educational system isn’t worth a great deal if it teaches young people to make a living but doesn’t teach them how to make the living. -Anonymous Education in Nigeria is becoming just a mere necessary evil as its value keeps deteriorating day in and out. Children don’t want to be lawyers or doctors […]

  I remember while growing up back in the 1980’s, one of the scariest admonitions my father had for me was simple. He would say: ’before you disgrace me, I will disown you’. Disgracing him was a code for engaging in any number of activities including but not limited to stealing; fighting; being disrespectful to […]

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  There is a certain Nigerian demographic that is being raised by my generation. All of a sudden, the kids of many of my course-mates in the University are now undergraduates. My generation is raising Nigerians in the 17 – 25-year-old bracket. Millennials, I have called them, are the orphaned generation because they have been […]

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  Short of significant breakthroughs in the ongoing negotiations between government and striking resident doctors as well as university teachers, the country may well be entering another season of prolonged strikes. For example, on Wednesday, the Non-academic Staff Union, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, and the National Association of Academic Technologists, announced their […]

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  The university’s name is muddled and brought to intellectual cloudiness. The hard-earned glory of the university students’ union is fast eroding, if not eroded. For the very fist time. I felt so ashamed to be identified with Great Ife Students’ Union and the university at large. This is not so with only me. But […]

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  I did not miss the headline of PREMIUM TIMES that was flashed on the demise of the foremost Nigerian scholar at Oxford, Professor Abdulraufu Mustapha. The name brought a whole lot of memories of the good old days at the Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Like the late […]

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  In Nigeria’s publicized educational rankings, it is no more news that the Igbo people have the leadership in the education sector. The statistical rankings in consecutive years are evidence that the top ranking of Igbo states in education is not a fluke. Although, some Nigerians from other ethnic groups may want to undermine the […]

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Anyone who read the papers last week will be forgiven to think that the worst demons from hell have descended on the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). I have never liked JAMB, but not because I ever attempted to take its exam or failed it. I guess I’m like most Direct Entry students who […]

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  The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) designed the United Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) as a standardised test for prospective candidates seeking admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria on problem solving, critical thinking, the principles and concepts in subjects requred for their chosen course of study. For the most part, the UTME serves its […]

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  The recent controversy over admission cut-off to tertiary institutions in the country would have been unnecessary had the management of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board stayed off the admission process completely and concentrated on conducting the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. Its business would have ended with the dissemination of the results to the […]

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