Professor Babatunde Ogunnaike, Former Dean of Engineering at University of Delaware Dies

Was one of the authors of the Nigerian national anthem. He was said to have died on February 20. He became a co-author of the national anthem after his submission for a competition organised by the federal government, calling for entries for lyrics for the new national anthem, was chosen. Ogunnaike’s entry and that of four others — P.O. Aderibigbe, John Ilechukwu, Sota Omoigui, and Eme Etim Akpan — were combined to form the new national anthem which was adopted in 1978. Ogunnaike, who was born on March 26, 1956,…

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Listen to ASUU, Reps tell Nigerian Government

By Opeyemi Babalola  The Nigerian House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to give listening ears to the demands of the Union by honouring its agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to end the Union’s ongoing one-month warning strike. The legislators made the call in a resolution which followed the adoption of a motion by Dozie Nwankwo, (APGA, Anambra) on the floor of the house on Tuesday in Abuja. The house said honouring the union’s demand is in the interest of the Nigerian students and the…

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ASUU strike: we are not ready to shift ground unless demands are met- Osodeke 

By Opeyemi Babalola  The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, has disclosed that the Union was not ready to shift ground unless the Federal Government meet their demands.  Osodeke made the disclosure at the ongoing meeting with the Minister for Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, in Abuja. At the meeting which was slated to start by 1 pm and eventually shifted to 2 pm by the minister, the union president blamed the Federal Government for the ongoing strike, alleging that apart from not implementing…

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University of Pretoria staff back to work after protest over working condition

By Moyosore Salami The University of Pretoria (UP) Insourced security personnel and food service staff have reached an agreement with the institution after almost two weeks of protests over working conditions and pay. The staff said, the management ensure them that the process will be finalised within six months adding that they are committed to ensuring that all employees get similar benefits.   During the meeting held with the management, they promised to investigate the differences in the rate of pay when employees are at work and when they are on…

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The 10 best global universities of 2022, according to U.S. News and World Report

Havard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. joe daniel price | Moment | Getty Images On Tuesday, U.S. News & World Report released its eighth annual ranking of the best global universities around the world.  The 2022 ranking assesses 1,750 institutions from more than 90 countries across 13 different metrics, including research reputation, faculty publications and international collaboration.  “These rankings stand out from our other education rankings due to their emphasis on academic research,” says Robert Morse, chief data strategist at U.S. News in a statement. “The Best Global Universities feature an overall ranking…

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Yale Law School Announces Tuition-Free Scholarships for Highest Need Students

The Hurst Horizon Scholarship Program expands the Law School’s robust financial aid offerings to level the playing field for students with significant financial need For decades, Yale Law School has been a leader in need-based financial aid, working to ensure every student has the chance to pursue a legal education regardless of their financial circumstances. Today, Dean Heather K. Gerken announced that the Law School will strengthen its commitment to this mission through the creation of the Soledad ’92 and Robert Hurst Horizon Scholarship Program, which will erase tuition for J.D.…

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