The Ph.D. Dissertation Conundrum

By Daniel O. Awodiya, Ph.D. I left graduate school over 30 years ago and the issues we encountered and debated then are still being debated today. Some of these issues remain unresolved with no categorical determination as to what to do about them or, perhaps, a reluctance of those in academia to want to do something about them. There is something about academia and tradition—the times are often not changing! As a bastion of innovation, change—a measured change, should be a given. But some things in academia are not yielding…

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University of Liberia Commits to Kofi Annan Ideology on Conflict Resolution

From UL News Website At the third anniversary of the death of African Hero and Global Icon Dr. Kofi Atta Annan on August 18, 2021, the President of the University of Liberia (UL) Prof. Dr. Julius Julukon Sarwolo Nelson, Jr., said the university remains committed to Dr. Annan’s ideologies and seeks partnerships to continue fostering peace, security, and conflict resolution. “The University of Liberia remains committed to the ideologies of the late Dr. Kofi A. Annan and as we memorialize his death today, we look forward to forging partnerships that…

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University of Liberia Reverts To Blended Learning

ULNews Capitol Hill, Monrovia-August 9, 2021: The Administration of the University of Liberia (UL) has reverted to blended learning for the continuation of the second academic semester. UL President Dr. Julius Sarwolo Nelson announced the decision Monday, August 9, 2021 as a consequence of significant decline in Coronavirus infection rate, improvement in health statistics, availability of a new batch of vaccines and rapid testing kits in the country. “On the basis of these developments, and in consultation with all stakeholders, the University of Liberia hereby announces a revert to BLENDED…

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1,350 corps members deployed to Gombe

Olufunmilola Olukomaiya/PMNEWS No fewer than 1,350 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members have been deployed to Gombe State for the 2021 Batch ‘B’ steam II orientation exercise. This was contained in a statement signed by Dakama Magret, the state NYSC Head of Press and Public Relations and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Gombe. She said that the corps members would report for orientation at the NYSC temporary orientation camp at Amada in Akko Local Government Area, on Wednesday, Sept. 1. Magret advised the prospective corps members to come…

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Dangote sharpens skills of journalists in news reporting

By Adejoke Adeleye, Abeokuta Culled from PMNews Dangote Industries Limited has trained over 60 journalists in the Southwest region of Nigeria on the new skills while reporting for their various media outlets. Dangote Group sponsored the 3-day media workshop in partnership with the Folio Communications. The workshop has the theme, “The Convergence Journalism.” It was organized to further sharpen the expertise of journalists and offer modern skills and approach to journalism with the use of new techniques. While delivering his lecture, Dr Jide Johnson, a former Deputy Provost of the…

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Advances in Trustworthy AI

By Mark Wamai/Makerere University News The first installment of the What’s Next in AI Seminar Series Africa, Advances in Trustworthy AI took place on Wednesday 18th August, 2021–a recording of the same is may be viewed by clicking the embedded video below The second installment takes places tomorrow as per the details listed below. Seminar 2: Advances in Learning, Reasoning & Language Understanding Date: Wednesday, 25 August 2021 Time: 4:00 – 7:00 PM EAT Topics: IBM Project Debater AI and NLP for Social Good  NLP for African and Low Resource Languages Neuro-Symbolic AI and Logical Neural Networks…

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Drs Moren and Lesego Stone Recognised for Guest Editing Special International Journal

University of Botswana News/website Vice Chancellor, Professor David Norris, has commended Dr Lesego Senyana Stone and Dr Moren Tibabo Stone for their remarkable achievement in guest editing a special international tourism journal. The two academics edited the Tourism Review International (2021) Volume 25 (2-3) Special Issue on Tourism and Community Development. The peer-reviewed journal provides a forum for primary research and critical examinations of previous research. It advances excellence in all fields of tourism research, promotes high-level tourism knowledge as well as nourishes cultural awareness in all sectors of the…

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Professor Gordon Awandare Reappointed as Chairman of the Governing Council of CK-UTAS

University of Ghana News/Website His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, has reappointed Professor Gordon Awandare, the Founding Director of the West Africa Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP), to chair the Governing Council of the C. K. Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences (CKT-UTAS) in Navrongo, Upper East Region. The eleven-member Council was inaugurated on Friday, August 06, 2021, at the conference hall of the National Accreditation Board, Accra, by the Honorable Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum. Administering the…

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Ekaterinburg will be the center of the International Day of University Sports in Russia

International University Sports Federation News The event was recognised by UNESCO in 2015 and is held under the aegis of FISU every year on 20 September. This international event is aimed at promoting university sports values – a healthy lifestyle, the drive to win, and the will to stay active. On this day, universities worldwide hold sporting, educational, and cultural events for their students and local communities. In Russia, the International Day of University Sport (IDUS) in 2021 will be special because Ekaterinburg, the host city of the 2023 FISU…

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10TH FEDERATION OF AFRICA UNIVERSITY SPORTS (FASU) GAMES COMING TO KENYA IN 2022

Kenyatta University News The 10th All Africa University Games set for June 2022 Over 4,000 University student athletes from all over Africa shall descend on the East Africa city of Nairobi, in Kenya for the 10th FASU Games Kenyatta University 2022. The Multi-Sports event, which was scheduled for 2020 and postponed due to the COVID19 has now been confirmed for 6th – 10th June at Kenyatta University. This was revealed in an official comique and invitation to all universities in Africa issued today under the joint signatures of Prof. Godfrey S. Mse the LOC…

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