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Lifting Nigeria from abyss of KEI through more PhD degrees

We do not have adequate number of PhD holders in Nigeria. This is based on the number of approved universities currently operating in Nigeria. In a world where knowledge is the new fuel that powers economic growth, academics have argued that shifting attention to doctoral education would lift Nigeria from its uneviable status in Knowledge Economic Index (KEI), Ujunwa Atueyi, …

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We’ve learnt a lot from mock exam shift, says JAMB spokesman

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has blamed the teething problems faced by candidates registering for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on panic and pressure occasioned by time specified for the exercise. Besides, the Board said it has learnt its lessons from the recent postponement of the mock examination intended to test run its system and level of …

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Outrage over disparity in criteria for admission to unity schools

Education Minister, Malam Adamu Adamu Stakeholders in the nation’s education sector have faulted the disparity in admission criteria for unity schools; arguing that the policy is gradually destroying our educational system. They warned that the use of differential cut off marks for admission process to the 104 unity schools in the country may destroy the future of youths. But the …

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Crescent University, Abeokuta urges good human relations

Crescent University Crescent University, Abeokuta has identified relationship with the Creator and those of fellow beings as the basis of human existence. Presenting the 11th Founder’s Day lecture of the institution, Dr. Lateef Abbas, stressed that relationship with other beings, including humans and animals constitutes good relations such as humility, patience, perseverance and equity. Dr. Abbas emphasised that Crescent University …

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A nation weighed down by certificate scandals

PHOTO: google.com/search? With Nigeria as a haven for corruption, a wave of academic frauds in the country may have further dented its already battered image, Head, Education Desk, Iyabo Lawal reports. Fifty-one-year-old Daniel Ishola Owaodemi sat in the dock, with a forlorn look. He seemed to have lost some weight due to shame and the likely harsh sentence that awaited …

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Pharmacists intensify drive to curtail illegal drug practices

Pharmacy shop stocked with essential medicines Pharmacist’s Council of Nigeria (PCN) ongoing drive to free Nigeria from illicit drug practices has recorded a major feat as the enforcement team stormed Enugu State, sealing 264 premises made up of 52 illegal pharmacies and 212 Patent Medicine Stores (PMS). This is a result of various offences ranging from operating without registration with …

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College vows to expel students with forged certificates

Prof. Mrs. Justina Mgbada The Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu, Ebonyi state has warned its newly matriculated students to seat up or risk expulsion. Provost of the institution, Prof Justina Mgbada who gave the warning at the 29th matriculation ceremony of the college also announced that any student with forged certificate would be expelled. She further warned the students to …

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Lagos government set to train 1000 facilitators in coding skills

Obafela Bank-Olemoh In its bid to make Lagos the economic destination of choice in the country and Africa at large, the state government in partnership with SystemSpecs and other members of the organised private sector is set to train 1000 facilitators this April to kick start an initiative called CodeLagos aimed at equipping one million residents with coding skills. Special …

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