Jobless graduate learns new skills at ICT centre

From RUFORUM EENGODI – A Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) graduate, who is volunteering at the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) rural centre at Onamishu Eengodi constituency, says she has broadened her knowledge in a field she never studied for. The volunteering work also help her make ends meet. Natalia Petrus, who was inspired following information technology training by Oshikoto MICT a year ago, holds a Bachelor of Transport Management and a Bachelor of Business Management she obtained in 2019 and 2020 respectively.  “I enjoy being at…

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NASA wants to harvest water on moon and Mars, and Virginia Tech team thinks it can help

From Daily Press Deep beneath Mars’ red clay surface lie ancient oceans now frozen into ice sheets. Earth’s moon has hidden water deposits, too — pockets embedded deep inside its rocks. It’s the kind of liquid treasure scientists at NASA hope to one day mine using specialized drilling tools on the moon or Mars. As NASA looks for new technology to use in space, the agency is mining a different treasure to help develop those tools: the ingenuity of student engineers. To that end, 10 student teams from universities around…

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Texas universities brace for backlash against anti-abortion law

Legislative ban leaves medical schools vowing to protect women’s health, and faculty and students likely to flee Culled from Times Higher Education Source: Getty Texas’ anti-abortion law looks likely to cost the state’s universities in enrolment and beyond, especially in medical schools where leaders are struggling to assess where and how they must revise curricula. The law, which took effect this month, prohibits abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy, with no exceptions for rape or incest. It’s almost certain to affect medical training practices in Texas and the willingness…

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Botswana’s Limkokwing university to increase tertiary access

The Limkokwing University of Creative Technology says it will continuously play a critical role in the knowledge-based economy by being a conduit for developing and facilitating integration into the wider social and innovation system to grow and develop the economy of Botswana. In its continued endeavours to providing quality education and positioning itself as the number one market leader in the creative and innovative-driven industry within the tertiary education in Botswana, Limkokwing University announced that for the 2021 Academic New Intake, it will be offering new programmes aimed at assisting…

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EFCC probes Ekiti Varsity over ‘N100 million fraud’

By Anjolaoluwa Abiosun Vice-Chancellor of Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, Prof Eddy Olanipekun, has disclosed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has commenced a probe into the university’s financial activities. The probe is following allegations that some top management officials were using an illegal portal to collect tuition fees from unsuspecting students. This breach in the collection of fees is allegedly suspected to have accumulated embezzlement between N70 million and N100 million. Olanipekun states that the matter had been directed to the anti-graft agencies for a thorough…

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UNIOSUN suspends selection process for new vice-chancellor over litigation

The five-year single tenure of the university’s incumbent vice-chancellor, Labode Popoola, is expected to end on 4 November . Culled from PREMIUM TIMES The authorities at the Osun State University (UNIOSUN), Osogbo, have suspended the selection process for the appointment of its fourth substantive vice-chancellor pending the determination of a pending legal case on the matter. This was announced by the institution’s pro-chancellor and chairman of the governing council, Yusuf Ali, during the 10th convocation ceremony of the multi-campus university at its main campus in Osogbo on Tuesday. Mr Ali,…

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Mailafia: UNIABUJA absolves self of culpability in death of ex-Deputy Governor of CBN

By Opeyemi Babalola University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) has washed its hands clean of its alleged involvement in the death of the former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Obadiah Mailafia. There have been series of allegations pointing at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital’s (UATH) of culpability in the 64-year-old Mailafia’s death. He was reported to have died at Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital, Abuja, on Sunday morning. Interestingly, the Middle Belt Forum in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Isuwa Dogo, also alleged that the late Mailafia…

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U.S. District Court Gives HBCU Student Athletes Green Light In Case Challenging NCAA’s Academic Performance Program

 Student athletes beat motion to dismiss in case seeking damages for discriminatory treatment, according to FeganScott and May Lightfoot Law INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 16) — A U.S. District Court handed a first victory to a group of Black student-athletes at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) seeking to change NCAA rules that they claim intentionally discriminate against and punish them. The case, filed in 2020, claims that the NCAA’s Academic Performance Program (APP) — ostensibly designed to improve student-athlete academic performance — in fact undermines HBCUs’ mission to serve the historically…

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Harvard professors discuss how a hormone affects society

 From Harvard Gazette Carole Hooven and Dan Gilbert discuss testosterone’s impact on individuals, as well as on wider society. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer Testosterone plays major role in male aggressiveness, violence, evolutionary biologist says BY Alvin PowellHarvard Staff Writer Hooven, lecturer and co-director of undergraduate studies in Human Evolutionary Biology, waded directly into the nature versus nurture debate Thursday evening, laying out her case for the hormone’s function as a foundation for aspects of male behavior. She traced the role of testosterone in the natural world, pointing out its role in…

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Harvard Art Museums names new curator of American collection

From The Harvard Gazette “We had this idea in our home that no matter where we were, one could walk into an art museum and feel connected to the entire world …,” said Horace D. Ballard, a newly appointed associate curator at the Harvard Art Museums. Ballard wants to inspire fresh looks at what pieces say about gender, culture, politics Museums have long been a place of passion, community, and connection for Horace D. Ballard, the newly appointed Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. Associate Curator of American Art at the Harvard…

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