Category: Education

ASUU strike: Hope rises as lecturers reach agreement with FG

ASUU strike: Hope rises as lecturers reach agreement with FG

For the first time since the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) began its indefinite strike on November 4, 2018, there came a gleam of hope on Monday when Labour minister, Chris Ngige, announced that the two parties (ASUU and Federal Government) reached reasonable agreements on the contentious issues in their last meeting. Previous meetings […]

Jim Yong Kim resigns as World Bank president

Jim Yong Kim resigns as World Bank president Jim Yong Kim

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has abruptly resigned from his post to join a private infrastructure investment firm, an unexpected departure that comes nearly three years before the end of his term. Kim, who had served in the role since 2012, announced on Monday that he would leave his post well ahead of his […]

Don condemns ‘abduction’ of God by religionists, scholars

Don condemns ‘abduction’ of God by religionists, scholars

By Jide Jegede A religious peace and conflict studies expert, Kehinde Ayantola, has berated efforts by adherents across religious groups and scholars to appropriate God to themselves and their respective religious beliefs, describing the act as abduction of God. Ayantola, a professor of religious ethics, sociology of religion and religious peace and conflict studies at […]

TRCN hosts conference to address falling education standard in Africa

TRCN hosts conference to address falling education standard in Africa TRCN

Heads of education regulatory agencies across Africa will converge on Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, for a week-long 7th African Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities (AFTRA) conference to brainstorm on the possible ways to improve quality of education, among other critical issues affecting the continent. The Registrar of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof. Segun […]

408 students withdrawn from UI

408 students withdrawn from UI

The management of the University of Ibadan has announced the withdrawal of a total of 408 students over poor academic performance. The decision was ratified by the Senate of the university during a recent consideration and approval of results of graduating and non-graduating students. Sources within the system hinted that about three-quarter of the affected […]

Family, relationship crises: Counsellors seek solution

Family, relationship crises: Counsellors seek solution CASSON

By Jide Jegede It was a moment of intense brainstorming for members of the Counseling Association of Nigeria (CASSON), Oyo State branch as they held their annual conference for 2018 in Ibadan recently. The event which was witnessed by experts, scholars and researchers in the field of counselling was put together to proffer solutions to […]

OAU dons appointed VCs

OAU dons appointed VCs OAU

Two professors from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ife, have been appointed as Vice Chancellors of two newly established Universities as approved by the Federal Government A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that while Professor Muheez Alani DUROSINMI, of the Department of Haematology and Immunology in […]

Why Unilorin, UNN not included in EAA jumbo, by ASUU

Why Unilorin, UNN not included in EAA jumbo, by ASUU ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has declared that the teaching staff of the University of Ilorin and University of Nigeria, Nsuka (UNN) will remain excluded from enjoining the Earned Academic Allowance (EAA) being paid to lecturers in the federal governments-owned tertiary institutions for their extra workload. The chairman of ASUU, University of Ibadan […]

Don admonishes old students to make positive impact on alma mata

Don admonishes old students to make positive impact on alma mata Alma mata

The head of Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Osun State University, Professor Bolaji Omitola, has charged members of old students associations to endeavor to make positive impact on their alma mata, arguing that no such gathering is worth the name without meaningful contributions. Omitola, who was the guest lecturer at […]

OAU declares end of year break

OAU declares end of year break OAU

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife has announced an end of year break for students of the institution. A release from the Pubic Relations Officer (PRO) of the university, Abiodun Olanrewaju, said the break was necessitated by the hardship imposed on the system by the ongoing strike of its non-academic staff. It […]