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Teaching Employability skills in African Universities

‘Reduce focus on employability skills, focus more on imparting knowledge for living’ 

  A professor of ethics and development studies at Makerere University, Uganda, Jimmy Spire Ssentongo, has urged African universities to resist the pressure to develop students only on employability skills and focus on imparting knowledge that will empower students to live and address societal challenges. Ssentongo gave the charge during a webinar recently hosted by […]

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Polytechnics get N130m each as intervention fund

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, has approved N130,000,000 as a zonal intervention fund for each polytechnic in its 2023 intervention line, geared towards reinvigorating skills acquisition in polytechnics across the country. This was disclosed by the Director of Infrastructure of the Fund, Malam Buhari Mika’Ilu at the TETFund/NBTE Sensitisation Workshop on the 2023 Zonal

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Stakeholders urge policy makers to address financial bottlenecks limiting girl child education in Nigeria

Worried by the increasing number of out-of-school children in the country, stakeholders have called on policy makers to look into financial bottlenecks limiting girls from accessing quality education in Nigeria. They identified adequate funding as a veritable factor for creating inclusive education and empowering learning environments for girls. They made the call in Abuja at

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ASR Africa launches tech-based mentorship programme for girls in tertiary institutions

The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa), has unveiled a Mentorship Programme for young girls in tertiary institutions. The pilot programme starts with female students at the Federal College of Education, Technical (FCET), Gusau, Zamfara State.  This initiative draws inspiration from the principles highlighted at the 2022 UN Women Convention on the Status of

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UNIOSUN’s N34bn teaching hospital nears completion

The teaching hospital donated by Folorunso Alakija, PhD, the chancellor to Osun State University, Osogbo, is nearing completion at an impressive 85 per cent. The hospital is expected to be inaugurated in the near future, according to UNIOSUN. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Clement Adebooye, shared this update during the third distinguished personality lecture

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Fund education, meet pending demands, ASUU, ASUP tell Tinubu

University and polytechnic workers have tasked President Bola Tinubu to fund education and meet their pending demands. Over the years, the three unions including the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, and the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics alleged that the federal government did not meet their demands. Speaking

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47 million pupils now enrolled for basic education in Nigeria — UBEC

The total enrolment population of pupils in basic education institutions in Nigeria is now 47,010,008, data from the 2022 National Personnel Audit (NPA) conducted by the Universal Basic Education (UBEC) has revealed. This is even as the Federal Government has disbursed more than N57 billion to states for teachers professional development programme within the last

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APPLY: 2023 ExxonMobil Graduate Trainee Programme

ExxonMobil Nigeria is one of the three Nigerian subsidiaries of ExxonMobil, a prominent petroleum company. Established in 1955, it operates exclusively offshore, encompassing 90 platforms across a territory spanning 3,200 square kilometers. MPN stands as the second-largest crude oil producer in Nigeria, second only to Shell. ExxonMobil envisions leading in energy innovations that drive modern

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APPLY: 2023 UAEU Undergraduate Scholarship

Applications are hereby welcomed from interested and eligible candidates for United Arab Emirates University Undergraduate Scholarships for International Students. This scholarship is peculiar to international students who wish to enrol in a degree programme at the University. To receive the Full Tuition Scholarship, students are expected to have high academic credentials and maintain their academic

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Kwara Polytechnic revokes HND certificate of student over alleged involvement in cultism

The Kwara State Polytechnic Ilorin has withdraw the Higher National Diploma (HND) certificate of AbdulRasheed Zubair Olatunji, a student in the Public Administration Department, due to his alleged participation in cultism. The institution’s management, as stated by Deputy Registrar Olayemi Olatomi, deemed it necessary to revoke the certificate because it contradicts the matriculation oath he

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