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5 things to know about Nigeria’s Students Loan Act

The Student Loan Bill was successfully passed by lawmakers in late May 2023, following its proposal by Femi Gbajabiamila, the former speaker of the 9th House of Representatives. In November 2022, during his speech at the 52nd convocation address at the University of Lagos, Gbajabiamila called for an an Education Bank to offer interest-free loans […]

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Girls in STEM Mentorship Programme empowers young minds in Lagos

STEAM UP Lagos and open access data centers have joined forces to inspire girls to pursue Science Technology Engineering Mathathetics (STEM) careers, in a groundbreaking effort to bridge the gender gap in STEM fields STEAM UP Lagos, a local nonprofit organisation, has partnered with Open Access Data Centers to launch a mentorship programme aimed at

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Inspiring the Next Generation: Leaving a Lasting Influence as Educators

Education is a powerful tool that shapes the minds and futures of young individuals. Teachers play a pivotal role in guiding and inspiring students, leaving an indelible mark on their lives. As educators, it is not only our responsibility to impart knowledge but also to instill values, inspire passion, and cultivate a lifelong love for

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JAMB sets date to determine tertiary institutions admission cut-off mark

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and various stakeholders have officially scheduled June 24 as the date to finalize the cut-off mark for admissions into universities, polytechnics, and other tertiary institutions for the year 2023. In the latest JAMB weekly bulletin, Fabian Benjamin, the Director of Public Affairs at JAMB, announced that the decision-making

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LASU lecturers express frustration over poor handling of sub-degree programmes

Several lecturers at Lagos State University (LASU) in Ojo, Lagos, have voiced their deep concerns regarding the inadequate management of the institution’s sub-degree programmes. These sub-degree programmes, which encompass diplomas, pre-degree courses, and the HND-B.Sc conversion programme spanning six semesters, are typically followed by lecturer payments at the end of each semester. However, investigations have

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APPLY: 2023 AU Innovating Education in Africa

The AU Innovating Education in Africa Call invites innovators to submit unique and practical educational ideas with broad-scale sustainability, scalability, and replication potential. They seek to involve continental education innovators in rethinking solutions to Africa’s education and skills development challenges, especially as countries emerge from COVID-19. They aim to create change by: Incentivizing innovators to

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Entrepreneurship What Makes for Success and Can We Assess for It

Practical education will produce entrepreneurs, says Monotechnic

A monotechnic, Oak Business School, , Lagos, has said practical education will give rise to more entrepreneurs in Nigeria. Speaking during the first matriculation ceremony of the school, Rector, Dr Lance Elakama, emphasised that practical education would make graduates self-reliant and entrepreneurs, saying they would contribute positively to the growth of the country. “High premium

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Students loan bill proposes jail term for defaulters

The Students Loan Bill recently passed by the National Assembly recommended two years imprisonment or N500,000 or both for students who default in repayment or anyone found aiding defaulters. As part of efforts geared towards addressing funding challenges in the country’s tertiary institutions of learning, the National Assembly recently passed the Student Loan Bill, which

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