Does research need a replication stamp?

Both researchers and journalists should adopt a more agnostic lens when confronted with novel findings, says Anne-Laure Sellier Culled from Times Higher Eduction Source: iStock Research scandals have come thick and fast in recent years, with everything from p-hacking controversies to alleged data invention making headlines. These stories have consequences; as a social psychology researcher in a business school, those in industry with whom I engage on a daily basis are increasingly asking about the meaningful contribution research can make to management. At the best of times, it can be difficult to explain…

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Gregory University wins 2021 Outstanding Entrepreneurial University of the Year

By Moyosore Salami Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State has been named the Outstanding Entrepreneurial University of the year 2021, at the 2nd annual “African Medal of Honour Awards” Gregory University TIME AFRICA MAGAZINE, held at the Nigeria National Merit Awards House Abuja, Nigeria . Gregory University was recognized for exceptional teaching, research, student support, entrepreneurship, collaborations and outreach. However, the University’s winning entry focused on its decisive response to give every student entrepreneurial skills before and upon graduation. The awarding Time Africa Magazine, said “the brilliance on display Gregory University,…

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Alex Ekwueme-FUNAI VC Applauds PG Scholarship Partnership with French Government

By Moyosore Salami The Vice-Chancellor, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, Prof. Sunday Elom has applauded the Postgraduate Partnership the University has with the French Government  for its positive impact on staff development. The Vice-Chancellor made the commendation recently when the Acting Director, AE-FUNAI/French Centre, Dr. Chinwe Okolo presented two academic staff of the University that recently completed their postgraduate studies in France under the auspices of the partnership. He noted that the partnership has improved staff development in the University, adding that the beneficiaries of the programme were…

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Nigerian FG Launches National Policy On Gender In Education

By Moyosore Salami The Federal Government has launched the National Policy on Gender in Education and its implementation guide was recently approved by the National Council on Education. Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, presented the document to stakeholders in Abuja, as part of “the political will of the current government to remove all encumbrances to acquiring basic knowledge competencies and necessary skills to enable girls and boys to lead safe and productive lives.” The document is a review of the National Policy on Basic Education carried out…

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American University of Nigeria Software Engineering Senior Launches Financial Transaction App

By Moyosore Salami A software Engineering senior and budding entrepreneur, David Edijala, has launched a Zinger Wallet financial transaction app at AUN campus. Zinger Wallet is a payment platform that allows businesses receive payments in a reliable, quick, and cheap manner while providing easy management of staff, departments, and customers. At the same time, Zinger gives customers an easy and innovative way of making payments and managing finances. The app was developed by Mr. Edijala, CEO of Zinger and Honor Society in January 2021. The app which was created to…

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Stellenbosch University academics named highly cited researchers

Source: Stellenbosch University website Three eminent academics at Stellenbosch University (SU) have been named Highly Cited Researchers, according to the Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list from the Web of Science Group, released on Tuesday (16 November).Professors Oonsie Biggs (cross-fields) Umezuruike Linus Opara (Agricultural Sciences) and Dave Richardson (Environment and Ecology) are among the world’s most cited researchers. Biggs is the incumbent of the DSI/NRF Research Chair in Social-Ecological Systems and Resilience in the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition. Opara, a distinguished , holds the DSI-NRF South African Research Chair in…

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Lead City Varsity Gets NUC’s Approval To Run MBBS, Other 13 Programmes

By Moyosore Salami The continued teaching and research facilities development activities efforts of the leadership of Lead City University, the first private university in Oyo State, culminated by the infrastructural expansion and human capacity development ongoing in the institution in the last few years, has yielded the approval of the National Universities Commission(NUC) for the institution to commence MBBS, BDS Dentistry, B.SC. Surveying /Geo-Informatics, degrees in Urban and Regional Planning, Building, Tourism and Hospitality programmes to take effect from 2021/2022 academic session. Within the framework of operations of the new…

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University gets new vice chancellor after waiting for three years

By Moyosore Salami Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) Kenya has inducted its third vice chancellor after three years without a substantive manager. Prof Solomon Shibairo was inducted at the Graduation Square on the main campus in Kakamega alongside his three deputy vice chancellors in a ceremony conducted by the university council, led by Chancellor Peter Muthoka. Shibairo, the former deputy vice chancellor in charge of Academics and Students Affairs at Kibabii University, now takes over from Prof Fredrick Otieno who died in 2019, a year after being…

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Kenyan University Security Team Partners Kakamega Forest Security Department to Beef Up Students’ Security at the Forest

By Moyosore Salami Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya has partnered with the Kakamega Forest security Department in a bid to beef up the security of MMUST students visiting the Kakamega forest. According to Chief Security Officer of the University Mr. Julius Mabia, the recent insecurity cases emanating from the forest involving MMUST students are the main reason that led to the consultative meeting between the two institutions. “We have had insecurity cases involving our students when they visit the forest, in order to curb other incidences that…

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UNIBEN grants amnesty to over 500 overstayed students

By Moyosore Salami The 10th substantive Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Prof. Lilian Salami, disclosed that cases of more than 500 students, who had overstayed in the institution, were looked into by the university’s Senate and granted amnesty to graduate from the system. She said during the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 academic sessions, 282 students graduated with first class, comprising 125 for the 2018/2019 session and 157 for the 2019/2020 session. Salami who is the second female VC of UNIBEN, after the strict Prof. Grace Alele-Williams, spoke at…

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