Tag: Education

Reviving our dilapidated educational system

By Sanusi Yussuf Ayinde It is without a doubt that the standard of education has fallen in Nigeria. Even the blind could see the steady decline in every facet of our educational system. It is often said that education is the strongest base for individual or societal growth. This, unfortunately,[Read More…]

Nigerian man who hawked mangoes in Lagos, bags six PhD scholarship offers abroad

It was hope restored for a Nigerian first class graduate  from the University of Lagos as he recently got six doctorate scholarship offers from universities in Australia and California. Onyeka Chukwudozie, announced the news via his LinkedIn account on Sunday night. He said he had previously hawked mangoes and drinks[Read More…]

Inclusiveness in Nigeria’s school system: Navigating new paths

In 2017 while working as a fixer for Regency Foundation on a documentary about the Centre for Girls Education, I saw Amina. She was standing beside the walls of a classroom in Tudun Wada Zaria, listening to and repeating the words from the voices of other children inside a class. [Read More…]

Breaking: Polytechnic Lecturers Suspend 65-day old Strike

Lecturers under the auspices of Academic Staff Union Of Polytechnics (ASUP) have suspended their 65-day old strike. National Publicity Secretary of ASUP, Abdullahi Yalwa, who announced this Wednesday, said the union suspended the strike following an appraisal of the report indicating the gradual implementation of the items contained in the[Read More…]

University of Abuja expel students over various misconducts

The University of Abuja (UniAbuja) has expelled at least 46 students over various misconducts. The head of public relations, Habib Yakoob, announced the institutions decision in a statement on Sunday. He said the sanction followed the affected students’ breach of their sworn matriculation oath. Yakoob said this came as the[Read More…]

In Lagos, Governor Sanwo-Olu orders fresh process for the selection of LASU Vice-Chancellor

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has approved the immediate dissolution of the Lagos State University Governing Council under the leadership of Adebayo Ninalowo. In a statement on Friday, Gbenga Omotoso, Commissioner of Information, said the council was dissolved over flagrant violations of the extant laws and regulations guiding the[Read More…]

SPECIAL REPORT: How special needs students are struggling against the Nigerian educational system

By: Olatunji Olaigbe On the 20th of March, 2021, Jamiu Jibril, a visually impaired student sat to write his Master’s entrance examination at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ilorin. He had an aid who read out the questions and wrote down his answers for him, and like the non-special[Read More…]

Update: Police confirm attack on Greenfield University Kaduna

The Police Command in Kaduna State has confirmed an attack by gunmen on Greenfield University on Tuesday evening. The university located on Kaduna-Abuja highway was attacked at about 8:35 p.m on Tuesday. The Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in[Read More…]

Denied By The System: Nigerian students lose scholarships as Universities delay transcripts

By: Adebayo Abdulrahman “It was demoralizing because I understood that it was a rare chance. I am someone who believes in timing. I saw it as a rare opportunity and not being able to clinch it was devastating” Spurred by his interest in the intersection between law and medicine, in[Read More…]

Federal Government grants 20 provisional license to 20 newly approved private universities

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has presented provisional licenses to twenty new private universities recently approved by the Federal Executive Council. The new universities, which were approved by the Federal Executive Council in February, 2021, bring the total number of the nation’s private universities to 99. The names of[Read More…]