Edugist

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February 17, 2023

72 African startups to benefit from CcHub $15M accelerator program 

Seventy two startups across Africa are set to benefit from Africa’s largest innovation hub Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB), which is launching a $15 million accelerator program, dubbed The Edtech Fellowship Program. Startups across Nigeria and Kenya over the next three years will be able to enjoy this offer, Edugist has learned. According to a statement shared …

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Ogun state establishes polytechnic of health, allied sciences

By Folaranmi Ajayi Ogun state government has upgraded its College of Health Technology in Ilese-Ijebu to a polytechnic, and would henceforth be known as, Ogun State Polytechnic of Health and Allied Sciences. With a promise to appoint a substantive rector for the institution soon, the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, made the pronouncement on Wednesday, during …

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Lancaster University opens in Lagos

By Folaranmi Ajayi To increase access to quality education in Nigeria and produce graduates who have the skills and knowledge to meet the nation’s industrial and societal needs, Lancaster University, Ghana has opened in Lagos. Speaking at the opening of the new office located at the Nigeria Institute of Architects Building, Victoria Island, Lagos, chief …

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Kwara gov’t issues N120m bailout funds to tertiary education institutions

  Kwara state government has approved the release of N120 million as bail-out funds to four tertiary institutions in the state. The beneficiaries of the funds are the Colleges of Education in Ilorin, Oro and Lafiagi as well as the College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies, Ilorin. In a statement issued by the Ministry …

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Sterling bank invests in education

Sterling partners Credit Café, invests N10bn in health, education

Sterling Bank Plc has forged a partnership with a digital lending platform, Credit Café Africa to distribute a credit facility template, insurance and other value-added services to existing and potential customers of the bank in the education and health sectors. While giving his remark at the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between …

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INVESTIGATION: Lagos public school teachers recieve ‘unusual’ bonuses ahead of elections

By Folaranmi Ajayi  Following claims that teachers in Lagos state public schools have been under pressure to vote for candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC) ahead of the general elections, Edugist has done an environmental scan to separate facts from fiction. Nigeria’s presidential and national houses of assembly elections hold on February 25, while …

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5 new technologies that will change tomorrow’s jobs for students

By Ikechukwu Onyekwelu Seven years from now, many jobs that students will be engaged in have not been invented and this is both exciting and worrisome. Exciting because it means new frontiers are opening. Worrisome because many skill sets would become obsolete but how many schools in Nigeria are paying attention enough to prepare students …

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Top 10 most expensive private universities in Nigeria

The first private university licensed in Nigeria, Igbinedion University, welcomed its first batch of students in 1999. Since then, more private universities have penetrated the Nigerian higher education market. These private higher education institutions are not operated, owned, or institutionally funded by governments. Rather, they are owned by individuals, corporate bodies, and religious institutions.  As …

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