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Ife to OAU: The university’s evolution in Nigerian education

Prior to Nigeria’s independence in 1960, access to higher education was severely restricted. The educational system established during colonial rule primarily focused on vocational training to meet the needs of the colonial administration. Missionary schools also played a significant role, but their curriculum often prioritised religious instruction over a well-rounded academic foundation. This limited focus […]

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JUST IN: Ibadan Poly Gets Acting Registrar, Bursar

The Oyo State Government has appointed Mr Adewunmi Joseph Ogunjimi as Acting Registrar of The Polytechnic, Ibadan. In the same vein, Mr David Olukola Taiwo has also been appointed as Acting Bursar. The appointment letters of the duo conveyed the approval of the Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology on behalf of the

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UNIZIK students rally for N2m ransom to secure release of kidnapped colleague

Students at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, have initiated a campaign to raise N2 million for the safe return of their fellow student, Miss Francisca Chioma, who was allegedly abducted while en route to a burial ceremony. Chioma, a student of the Science Education Department, has been missing since April 5th, prompting concerns among

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NOUN celebrates as over 22,000 students set to graduate,22 shine with first-class degrees

In a momentous occasion for the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), more than 22,000 students are set to receive their degrees and diplomas at the upcoming 13th convocation ceremony. Among these graduates, 22 stand out with first-class honors, highlighting their exceptional academic achievements. The Vice-Chancellor of NOUN, Professor Olufemi Peters, shared these details during

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FG declares Thursday as additional Eid-el-Fitr holiday

In a move to further honour and celebrate Eid-el-Fitr, the Federal Government of Nigeria has announced an additional public holiday on Thursday, April 11, 2024. This decision was communicated via a statement released by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr. Aishetu Ndayako, on Tuesday, through the ministry’s official social media account. The

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The role of Nigerian pidgin English in secondary schools

Nigerian Pidgin English (NPE), simply referred to as “broken English” or “pidgin” is a dynamic and widely spoken Creole language that has become an integral part of the linguistic landscape in Nigeria. NPE has evolved over centuries through interactions between various ethnic groups, indigenous languages, and European colonisers. Today, it is spoken and understood by

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A Millennial Lecturer in a GEN-Z Class – Episode 5

Welcome to the 10-episode series on my shocking experience as a millennial lecturer teaching Gen-Z students in a Federal University in Nigeria in the last 12 years. It’s a collection of my classroom interactions with a generation of quick-witted, internet-savvy young adults who are “too bold” for their own good. Read episode 4 here. __________________________________________

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