Education

MZANSI’S FIRST BLACK WOMAN DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY!

MZANSI’S FIRST BLACK WOMAN DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY!

Education, Foreign
Dr Mpho Tshivhase is the first Black Mzansi woman to hold a PhD in Philosophy ~ Mining Forum of South Africa In a remarkable achievement, a student at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) has become the first African woman from South Africa to be awarded a doctoral degree in Philosophy. Dr Mpho Tshivhase graduated as a Doctor of Philosophy at UJ on Thursday, 12 April. She focuses on advancing  a theory of what it means for persons to be unique. The title of her thesis was entitled: 'Towards a Normative Theory of Uniqueness of Persons.’ Her research project was completed under the supervision of Prof. Thaddeus Metz, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Philosophy at UJ. Prof. Metz explains that Dr Tshivhase’s Doctoral thesis is the first systematic t
Al Jazeera: Buhari’s School Feeding Revolutionizes Education

Al Jazeera: Buhari’s School Feeding Revolutionizes Education

Education
File Photo: Children benefiting from Home Growth School Feeding Programme of the Buhari administration Dozens of children cheer at the Baptist Nursery and Primary School compound in Bode-Ijaiye suburb of Abeokuta city, the capital of Ogun state, as their friends try to outpace each other on a 100-metre dash in a dusty field. Ogun state inter-school football and track-and-field competitions are just around the corner, and teachers want to prepare the children physically and mentally for the task ahead. Away from the laughter and shouts of encouragement on the field, four female cooks with aprons on top of traditional indigo-dyed adire gowns ladle porridge mixed with vegetables and fish into hundreds of stainless steel bowls with lids. As the cooks ambled into a nearby classroom an...
Monica Osagie Unveiled As The OAU Student In Sex-For-Marks Scandal

Monica Osagie Unveiled As The OAU Student In Sex-For-Marks Scandal

Education
OAU Ife: Monica Osagie named as the student in the sex-for-marks scandal The authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife today said Monica Osagie was  the student involved in a sex-for-marks scandal, that has sorely questioned the morality of university dons, in the training of young Nigerians. Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, the Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), said Monica Osetobe Osagie was studying for a Masters in Business Administration. He also announced the suspension of Prof. Richard Akindele, the don  involved in the salacious scandal. Ogunbodede’s action followed the submission of  the interim report of the committee set up to investigate the allegation of sexual harassment revealed in audio recording. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports
FG Votes N800m For Arabic, Islamic Studies Board – Minister

FG Votes N800m For Arabic, Islamic Studies Board – Minister

Education
The Federal Government said it has appropriated over N600 million in the 2018 budget for execution of capital projects at the National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS), just as it has committed N200 million to rehabilitation of the board's buildings ceded to it by the government. Speaking during the commissioning of the national headquarters of the board in Kaduna yesterday, the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu said efforts are in top gear to capture staff of the board into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), which will cost the government over two billion naira annually. NBAIS is the regulatory and examination body for Arabic and Islamic Secondary Schools and centres in the country. The Board, established 1960 as a basic and Islamic Studie...
5 Rounds Of Sex For A Pass; OAU Prof In Soup!

5 Rounds Of Sex For A Pass; OAU Prof In Soup!

Education, Metro
A lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, Prof. Richard Akindele, has been enmeshed in a sex scandal for allegedly demanding for five rounds of sex before a particular female student could pass his course. According to an audio recording between the student and the lecturer, the Professor said he would have sex with the lady five times if she does not want to fail the course but the lady rejected the offer on the basis that the demand was too high. Efforts to get the unidentified female student was not successful and the Professor kept sealed lips but those who could recognize his voice confirmed that the man speaking in the audio recording was Prof. Akindele. Meanwhile, the management of the university has commenced investigation on the matter with ...
WAEC: Senate To Investigate Mass Failure

WAEC: Senate To Investigate Mass Failure

Education
The resolution followed the adoption of a motion sponsored by Senator Umaru Kurfi (Katsina Central). Kurfi described the recurring mass failure in the country since 2009 as embarrassing. “In 2011 May/June WAEC, only 86,612 out of the 1,540,250 candidates that participated in the examinations got credit in mathematics and English language. “Also in 2011 May/June WAEC, only 86,612 out of 1,540,250 candidates that participated in the examinations got credits in Mathematics and English Language. “In 2012 May/June WAEC, only 649,159 out of 1,672,224 candidates that wrote the examinations which represents just 38.81 per cent got 5 credits and above including in the core subjects of Mathematics and English language. “In 2013 WAEC, only 29.17 per cent candidates actually p
Reintroduce History Into School Curriculum – Minister Of Education Adamu Adamu

Reintroduce History Into School Curriculum – Minister Of Education Adamu Adamu

Breaking, Education, Security
The Federal Government has ordered the reintroduction of history as an independent subject into the basic and junior secondary schools in the country. The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who gave the directive, at the launch of history curriculum and teacher’s guide in Abuja, said it would allow students know the history of the country. History was buried under social studies curriculum, which had generated controversies among education stakeholders in the country. Adamu said that the importance of history to nation building, national identity, patriotism and overall human development could not be overemphasised. According to him, one of the cardinal principles of the present administration is social and behavioural change, and history is key to its realisation.
JAMB gives update on withheld 2018 UTME results

JAMB gives update on withheld 2018 UTME results

Education
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has explained that 111,981 2018 UTME results withheld were still undergoing screening. JAMB Head of Public Affairs, Dr Fabian Benjamin, assured that the board would soon make its findings public. “There is no information on the withheld results as I speak with you. But we are working on them,” he told DAILY POST on Tuesday. Reminded that affected candidates are anxious and have been asking questions, the spokesman appealed to them to exercise a little more patience. “We understand this. Please call me next week, we should have an update,” Benjamin added. JAMB had said that the results were withheld for “further screening” while it had released 1,502,978 results. “After viewing all CCTV footages during the condu
Fayose Approves Payment Of N253.6m Bursary/Scholarship For Students

Fayose Approves Payment Of N253.6m Bursary/Scholarship For Students

Education
The State Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Jide Egunjobi revealed this on Wednesday, in Ado Ekiti, the state capital. According to Egunjobi, the beneficiaries include 871 students who will be awarded scholarship award ranging from N60,000 to N1.5 million each and 2,645 students who will get bursary award ranging from N10,000 to N150,000 each. Giving the breakdown, he said 30 Ph.D. students who are indigenes of Ekiti State and resident overseas will also get N1,500,000 each as scholarship, a total of N45 million. Also, 184 Law Students will receive N150, 000 each as bursary a total of N27.6 million while 450 undergraduate students will get N60, 000 each as scholarship, a total of N27 million. The Commissioner disclosed that the State Governor Fayose appro...
Adjust Exams Scheduled For Friday – Muslims Warn WAEC

Adjust Exams Scheduled For Friday – Muslims Warn WAEC

Education
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has re-echoed its call on West African Examination Council (WAEC) to adjust its time-table to leave out Fridays. Urging the body to accommodate candidates of all faiths, it warned WAEC against igniting crisis by reviewing its schedule of the examination which starts from Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018. Professor Ishaq Akintola, MURIC Director, in a statement on Tuesday, said this in reaction to WAEC Director of Public Affairs, who argued that Electronics and Social Studies, which the examination body fixed for the Jumat period on Fridays were not for Nigeria but Ghana. But Akintola stated that the argument was escapist, lame, therefore, untenable. “Is WAEC telling us that there are no Muslims in Ghana? As a regional examination bod
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