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eLearning Africa gears up for annual debate on digital education

As the 17th edition of eLearning Africa, the esteemed international conference on digital learning, training, and skills development, draws near, anticipation mounts for the highly anticipated annual plenary debate. Set to commence on May 31st in Kigali, Rwanda, this year’s debate is poised to ignite a spirited clash of perspectives on the trajectory of education

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BREAKING: ASUU protest hits UniJos as nationwide strike looms

The Academic Staff Union of Universities which has been agitating for improved funding of the education sector and better welfare for their members may have decided finally to embark on a national strike following the end of the union’s 14-day ultimatum which expires on Sunday This was as members of the union at the University

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Ekiti poly bans tattoos, hair colouring by students

The Ekiti State Polytechnic, Isan Ekiti, has prohibited tattered jeans, rubber slippers, sagging trousers, body tattoos, and earrings for males, hair colouring and other similar practices on campus. Also, the institution says it will not condone the activities of any anti-social group, particularly, membership of cult groups. Any student found violating the dress code and

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KFAS-Salzburg Global Leadership Initiative 2024: Call for Applications

KFAS-Salzburg Global Leadership Initiative has announced a fully-funded program designed to engage early to mid-career professionals in examining the intersection of technology and societal growth. The program will gather 30 to 35 Fellows from diverse professional backgrounds to explore themes related to governance, equity, security, and environmental sustainability. Benefits: Selected Fellows will benefit from comprehensive

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EnterpriseNGR launches Youth of Enterprise 2024 Internship Program

EnterpriseNGR has unveiled the Youth of Enterprise (YOE) Internship Programme 2024, a key initiative designed to combat youth unemployment and underemployment in Nigeria. This program aims to build capacity within the private sector by providing Nigerian graduates with meaningful work experiences and enhancing their employability. Benefits: The YOE Internship Programme seeks to empower the next

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10 challenges faced by educators

Teaching presents a myriad of challenges, many of which vary depending on factors like the level of education, subject matter, student demographics, and institutional context. Here are ten common challenges faced by educators: 1.Student Engagement: Keeping students motivated and actively involved in the learning process can be a significant challenge, especially with distractions competing for

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15 Reasons Why Reading Books Should Be Part of Your Life

1. Knowledge Highway: Books offer a vast reservoir of knowledge on virtually any topic imaginable. Dive deep into history, science, philosophy, or explore new hobbies and interests. 2. Enhanced Vocabulary: Regular reading exposes you to a wider range of vocabulary, improving your communication skills and comprehension. 3. Memory Boost: Studies suggest that reading can help

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The Rise of Entrepreneurship education in Nigeria

Nigeria has witnessed a significant surge in entrepreneurship education across its universities. This portrays the growing recognition of entrepreneurship as a critical driver of economic growth and development by the government and the society at large. With a youthful population estimated at 210 million of which about 70% of the population are under 30, Nigeria’s

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Teacher in custody for beating pupil to coma, school shut

A 30-year-old teacher at the Landmark School Mgbakwu in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Faith Nwonye, has been arrested for allegedly beating an eight-year-old pupil into a coma. The state Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, who disclosed this to journalists in her office, on Monday, also announced the permanent closure of

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Strategies for improving public schools in Nigeria

Public education in Nigeria faces numerous challenges, including inadequate funding, poor infrastructure, insufficient qualified teachers, and low student performance. To address these issues and improve the quality of public schools, the Nigerian government must adopt a multifaceted approach. Adequate funding is the foundation of any educational improvement initiative. The Nigerian government needs to allocate more

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PTDF screens over 700 candidates for overseas scholarship

The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) has initiated the screening of over 700 shortlisted candidates for its prestigious 2024/2025 Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme in the Southwest region. The rigorous exercise took place at the Faculty of Technology, University of Ibadan on Monday, drawing candidates from a wide range of disciplines including engineering, applied sciences, social sciences,

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School owner vanishes with exam fees, sells school, flees abroad

Sunday Adeyemi, a long-time school proprietor in Ibadan, has reportedly absconded with funds meant for students’ WAEC and NECO exam fees, leaving their educational futures in peril. The alarming news was brought to light by Adejoke Lasisi, founder of Planet 3R, who shared the distressing details on Facebook. According to Lasisi, many parents had made

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Rectors debate proposal to replace HND with Bachelor of Technology

Rectors and Provosts of polytechnics and other TVET-awarding institutions have planned to debate on the proposal to replace the HND programme with Bachelor of Technology. A letter signed by the Director, Human Resources of the National Board of Technical Education, Lawal Hafiz and addressed to all Rectors and Provosts across Nigeria said the meeting would

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LASU Bursar,Directorate of ICT get award

Two members of staff at the Lagos State University, the Bursar, Mr Said Olayinka, and the Director, Directorate of ICT, Prof. Oluwatoyin Enikuomehin, have been honoured and inducted into the African Legendary Hall of Fame. A statement by the university said Olayinka, an accomplished chartered accountant, and Enikuomehin, a professor of Computer Science, were inducted

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