Education in Nigeria: An Unimportant Detail

Education in Nigeria: An Unimportant Detail

Recently, Canada’s Federal Government launched a new Canada 150 Research Professorship. This prestigious endowed Chair is aimed at enhancing Canada’s international competitiveness at the highest levels of higher education and within the ambit of the global knowledge economy.   A Canada150 Professorship is worth about $350k/year. Canada poached many of the inaugural recipients of the Chair from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Princeton, and Oxford.   I am Director of Carleton University’s Institute of African Studies,…

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UNESCO’s Global Monitoring Report in partnership with the Federal Government

UNESCO’s Global Monitoring Report in partnership with the Federal Government

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), says it will launch the 2017/2018 Global Monitoring Report in partnership with the Federal Government to ensure effective education policies for Nigeria.   Mrs Sandra Yachat, the Communications Officer of UNESCO, in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja, said the report would enable stakeholders focus on fostering education.   “The Global Education Monitoring Report aims at monitoring the content on the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)…

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Need To Integrate ICT In Education

Need To Integrate ICT In Education

The most significant distinction between developing and developed nations lie majorly on how Information and Communication Technology is being taken serious and the allocation of ICT facilities in educational institutions.   As the need and use of Information and Communication Technology, ICT expands beyond classroom, it has become imperative that Information and Communication Technology, ICT is an invaluable tool for proper teaching and learning processes and subsequently, sustainable development across any country. From the earliest…

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Maintaining ICT Presence In Education

Maintaining ICT Presence In Education

Information and Communication Technology, ICT has been a tool in achieving enhanced learning processes, improved teaching strategies and promoting a better and conducive educational platform. The need to maintain the presence of ICT in education is as important as the need to introduce ICT in education. Over the years, several policies and strategies to fully incorporate ICT in education has been bedevilled by several factors ranging from lack of facilities, training, support and others. In…

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Integrating ICT into education

Integrating ICT into education

Since the introduction of Computers to Education in the 1960s to primary and secondary schools, its potentials have been glaringly visible and advantageous to the education sector as noted by researchers, policy makers, government and non-governmental agencies. With the evolving and accelerating state of technology, the potentials of computer technology have been a major factor in the augmentation of communications and information processing in the education sector. The integration of ICT into education has been…

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OAU: ‘Sex-for-marks’ investigative Team submits report

OAU: ‘Sex-for-marks’ investigative Team submits report

  The panel set up by the management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) last week Wednesday to look into the sex-for-mark scandal involving a lecturer of the department of Accounting, Richard Akindele, and a female student of the university, has submitted its interim report to the school. However, the details of the report are not yet known. Speaking with Newsmen on Thursday, the spokesperson of the university, Abiodun Olanrewaju, said the vice-chancellor and the team…

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Update: OAU lecturer in sex-for-marks scandal suspended indefinitely

Update: OAU lecturer in sex-for-marks scandal suspended indefinitely

After the investigation of Professor Richard Akindele, by the investigative committee set up by the management of the institution, the Obafemi Awolowo University OAU lecturer who was recently caught in a recorded audio conversation asking one of his female students, Enitan, for sex in order to pass his course, has been suspended indefinitely. According to a  member of an investigative committee set up by the management of the school to look into the allegation, the erring…

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OAU sex-for-marks scandal: Investigation period elapses today as mgt awaits reports 

OAU sex-for-marks scandal: Investigation period elapses today as mgt awaits reports 

The one week period of investigation  into the sex-for-marks scandal involving  a senior  lecturer of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife,  Professor Richard Akindele and a female undergraduate of the institution will elapse today. To this end,  authorities of OAU are expected  to receive reports and recommendations  of the probe panel set up last week after the new of the scandal hit the social media. The professor at the Department of Accounting of the university was…

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Autism: A Neglected Epidemic?

Autism: A Neglected Epidemic?

Autism: A Neglected Epidemic? According to the World Health Organisation, WHO Autism spectrum disorders are a group of complex “developmental disorders and conditions that emerge in early childhood and, in most cases, persist throughout the lifespan and are marked by the presence of impaired development in social interaction and communication and a restricted repertoire of activity and interest, with or without accompanying intellectual and language disabilities; and that manifestations of the disorder vary greatly in…

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Technical Assistance Corps

Technical Assistance Corps: Over the years, Nigeria has been popular among the African continent in its show of “generosity” to other African nations; from the export of electricity to military and others. Nigeria has been noted to supply neighbouring nations like Niger and Benin Republic with an average 380MW of electricity, and have initiated plans to boost it to 1, 540 by 2025. This has however raised controversies across the nation who dwells in aura…

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