Top universities in the world for global impact 2022

Explore the top 100 universities making a global impact in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings  From the crisis of plastic in the oceans to gender disparities in pay, the world’s biggest concerns are more and more in the minds of consumers and corporations. And no one understands the importance of tackling these better than universities and students.   But which universities are incorporating these global issues into their governance? And how can we measure the real impact that universities are making on their students and wider communities? Times Higher Education has put together the Impact…

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Strike: HURIWA knocks state education minister over buying of 100m presidential ticket 

By Opeyemi Babalola  The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has, yesterday, purchased the N100 million Presidential bid form amidst the strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). However, his decision to take over the leadership baton from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 has elicited reactions from the civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, who in a statement by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, strongly condemned the action of the minister and described it as ‘ill-advised decision.’ HURIWA said the junior education…

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Amidst ASUU strike, Kaduna varsity orders resumption of academic activities 

By Opeyemi Babalola  As the prolonged strike actions by the Academic Staff Union and Universities (ASUU) lingers, the management of Kaduna State University (KASU) has directed all students and lecturers of the institution to resume academic activities.  In a circular dated April 26 and signed by its academic secretary,  Abdullahi Zubairu, the varsity scheduled to commence full academic activities for the 2020/2021 academic year on May 9. The circular further advised all the lecturers and students to abide by the academic calendar. Recently, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris…

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Ngige absolves self of culpability in ongoing ASUU strike 

By Opeyemi Babalola Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has washed his hands clean of alleged responsibility for the ongoing industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the three other unions in Federal universities. The Minister, who spoke in a statement yesterday by the Ministry’s Acting Head of Press and Public Relations, Patience Onuobia, accused ASUU leadership of making reconciliation difficult. He said: “Negotiation now is being made impossible by ASUU. For example, ASUU insists that the National Information and Technology Development Agency (NITDA)…

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Persistent strike action upends country’s future leaders, says Prof. Abdul-rasheed Na’Allah

I have not seen a public university anywhere in the world especially, the world-class one that says government should fund them hundred per cent. It is not possible. Prof. Na’Allah The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Abuja, Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, in this interview tracked from THE SUPREMACY TV by OPEYEMI BABALOLA and MOYOSORE SALAMI, speaks on how universities across the country can secure their rightful place in the world. He also shares some useful insights in view of the ongoing industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)…

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Former UI VC receives award of Rising Star, Gold and Silver of Japan

By Moyosore Salami  The Japan Republic Ambassador of Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Federal Republic of Nigeria, Matsunaga Kazuyoshi, has awarded Professor Adewole the Order of Rising star, Gold and Silver Star of Japan in Abuja. According to ambassador Kazuyoshi, the award was in recognition of his performance as Minister of Health, Nigeria and also for promoting a closer Japanese-Nigeria relationship. Professor Isaac Adewole who was the former Vice Chancellor university of Ibadan, is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was Nigeria’s Minister of Health from November 2015-May 2019. He…

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ASUU STRIKE: Michael Opara University of Agriculture Students Express Concern, Demand Lasting Solution

This disagreement (ASUU-FG) made over conference tables has only sent students away from their reading tables, and the resultant effect is borne heavily by the students who are slowly but increasingly losing regard, thirst and hunger for education. By CHIJIOKE EMMANUEL The students of Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) have poked the Federal Government over her adamantine approach to proffering long lasting remedy to strike actions. In a statement issued by Rotr. Chijioke Emmanuel, the MOUAU Students’ Union Government (SUG) Public Relations Officer (P.R.O), on behalf of the…

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Best scientist in the country: Oye Gureje, NNOM, DSc

By Opeyemi Babalola Apart from being the first to earn the Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in the field of Neuropsychiatry from the University of Ibadan, Professor Oye Gureje, has established for himself an excellent lifestyle for others to follow in the research world and particularly in psychiatry, mental health research, and epidemiology. Gureje, regarded as the best scientist in Nigeria, has unmatched success academically and in conducting scientific research.  On 19 November 2019, a subsidiary of Clarivate Analytics based in the United States, The Web of Science Group, released a…

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