American University of Nigeria gets NUC nod for bachelors, masters in Data Science, Analytics

By Moyosore Salami  The American University of Nigeria (AUN) has received the approval of the National Universities Commission (NUC) to introduce B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree programs in Data Science and Analytics with effect from the 2021/2022 academic session.  These new programs are in addition to Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Information Systems, which the university offers at the Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, and professional credentialing levels.  The NUC also granted approval for AUN to introduce a hybrid option for existing postgraduate professional Masters in Information and Communication Science (MCIS) and Masters…

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Soldiers clampdown on students protesting over ASUU strike in Akure

By Opeyemi Babalola There is panic in Akure as security forces identified as soldiers, on Tuesday, allegedly opened fire on students protesting against the prolonged strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities. The students who are from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko and Olusegun Agagu University of Technology, Okitipupa, barricaded the Ilesha/ Akure highway, Ondo state to demand an end to the incessant strikes in the public universities.  In a video of the incident obtained by University Times International, the students who had…

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Vice-Chancellors decry low capacity for medical education in universities

By Moyosore Salami THE Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVCNU) has partnered with some universities in Egypt to initiate medical mobility exchange programmes to address the problem of low carrying capacity of medical education studies in Nigerian universities. CVCNU Secretary-General, Prof. Yakubu Ochefu, disclosed this in Abuja while speaking with journalists on the partnership of the committee with the Association of African Universities and specifically with universities in Egypt. According to Prof. Ochefu, the overall carrying capacity for medical education in Nigerian universities is less than 8 per cent…

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Talking leadership 26: Walter Kimbrough on supporting poorer students

The president of Dillard University says that historically black colleges and universities do a better job than the Ivy League Culled from Times Higher Education Source: Dillard University Walter Kimbrough is not impressed with America’s most prestigious universities. “If the Ivy Leagues are such great institutions, why don’t they bring in more students from the lower ninth ward of New Orleans? Poor households, poor schools. If you’re so good at teaching, teach that person for four years.” The outgoing president of Dillard University, a historically black university in New Orleans, tells Times Higher…

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ASUU Strike: Nwajiuba apologises to Nigerian students

•Says FG will implement new funding structure for public universities soon By Opeyemi Babalola The former Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has apologized to the Nigerian students affected in the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities. Speaking when he featured on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, which was monitored by University Times International, he said, “I do apologise to Nigerian students because as their minister, I will take responsibility.  But also, on behalf of the Federal Government, I would say ‘please understand what the issues…

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