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Rainstorm ravages OAU amphitheatre, injuring 4 students during lecture

A sudden rainstorm wreaked havoc at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, Osun State, injuring four students as it tore through the popular Amphitheatre during a lecture session on Thursday. Viral videos capturing the destructive force of the storm showed the roof of the lecture hall being ripped off, causing significant damage to the facility. […]

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Incident at OAU Amphitheatre: Calls for Calm Amidst Safety Concerns

In the wake of a harrowing incident at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, students and faculty alike have been urged to remain calm following an alarming occurrence during a lecture session at the Amphitheatre of the Oduduwa Hall. Torrential rainfall accompanied by a whirlwind unleashed havoc on Thursday morning, causing the ceiling

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UK universities to consider NECO results for admission of Nigerians

The Registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO), Professor Ibrahim Wushishi, has revealed that universities in the United Kingdom are interested in its examinations for admitting Nigerian students. He said two universities have reached to know the level of credibility of NECO examinations so as to be used for admission. Wushishi said this during an

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Waislitz Global Citizen Awards offers $250,000 in Prizes

Waislitz Global Citizen has announced applications for the prestigious Waislitz Global Citizen Awards 2024, marking its tenth anniversary. Sponsored by the Waislitz Foundation and Global Citizen, these annual awards provide a total of $250,000 in cash prizes to commend individuals committed to eradicating extreme poverty. The top prize amounts to $100,000, with two additional awards

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NECO can’t migrate from paper tests to CBT- Registrar

The Registrar, National Examinations Council, Prof. Ibrahim Wushishi, says the complexity of its examination may not allow for immediate migration from paper to Computer Based Test. Wushishi was speaking during an interactive session with newsmen on key milestones achieved by the council in Abuja on Wednesday. He said that by being the body conducting the

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FG collating lists for varsities governing councils – NUC tells ASUU

Chris Maiyaki, the acting executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), has disclosed that the Federal Government is in the process of devising strategies to reconstitute the governing councils of universities. He gave the hint on Wednesday while reacting to the strike threat issued by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, over the

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Why apply for the DigiTeachers Fellowship?

𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐓𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐅𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩? 1. Every fellow will be immersed in emerging technology in education. 2. You will have the opportunity to become an EdTech leader, solving the myriad problems facing education globally. 3. Position yourself for global opportunities as an educator. 4. Stand out as a teacher and create multiple streams of

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Former education commissioner decries UTME mass failure as reflection of Nigeria’s education crisis

The dismal performance of candidates in the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) has reignited concerns over the declining quality of education in Nigeria, as highlighted by Professor Oluyemisi Obilade, a former Commissioner for Education in Osun State and ex-Vice Chancellor of Tai Solarin University of Education. Speaking at a recent public discourse session titled

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The Rising Trend of Parental Bullying Towards Schools: A Disturbing Phenomenon

In recent times, a concerning trend has emerged within educational institutions: the phenomenon of parental bullying directed towards schools and teachers. Gone are the days when parents solely relied on traditional channels to address concerns or grievances with their children’s schools. Today, some parents are resorting to aggressive tactics, leveraging social media platforms, television stations,

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OCTOSPICE 3: Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others

Teachers aiming to develop students’ ability to “construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others” need to foster active mathematical discourse in their classrooms. This can involve various strategies such as having students explain and discuss their thinking processes out loud or using hand signals to indicate agreement or disagreement. In the modern world,

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World Day of the Boy Child 2024: Teaching boys how to manage anger and aggression

Teaching boys how to effectively control anger and aggression is vital since mishandling these emotions can have detrimental effects on their personal, academic, and social lives. Boys frequently encounter societal expectations to appear tough and hide their vulnerabilities, which can amplify feelings of anger and aggression. It’s crucial to educate boys about maintaining healthy emotional

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Al-Istiqama University suspends student for proposing love to female in public

Al-Istiqama University in Sumaila, Kano State has suspended a 200-level Computer Science student, Abdullahi Juli Mansur, for what the institution deemed an “immoral” act of publicly proposing love to a female colleague on campus. The university management, citing disciplinary concerns, issued the suspension through a circular dated May 14, 2024 (Ref. no. AUS/REG/54), after a

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