University of Ibadan presents 2019 best graduating student

By Gbenro Adesina/PM News All eyes were on Tuesday on Miss Ofure Mary Ebhomielen of the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science as she was presented as the best graduating student at the 2019 Convocation ceremony of the University of Ibadan, UI. Ebhomielen, who graduated with the highest Cumulative Grade Point Average, CGPA of 7.0 received a thunderous ovation when she was presented to parents and well-wishers at the ceremony. She was given the opportunity to have a special handshake with the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka,…

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University of Ibadan Graduates 241 Students with First Class

By Gbenro Adesina/PM News A total of 241 students have graduated with First Class honours from Nigeria’s oldest citadel of learning, University of Ibadan (UI). The students stand out from the 7,430 others churned out by the school at the 2019 Convocation ceremony which began on Tuesday. The Foundation Day of the school will be Sunday where students who bag Ph.D will be churned out. Professor Abel Olayinka, UI’s Vice Chancellor reveals on Tuesday that the Faculty of Science has the highest number of First Class at 46, followed by the…

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Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey and Executives, Visit UNILAG Nigeria

Unilag General News/Twitter On Friday, November 8, 2019, the University of Lagos Vice Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, received Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, and the founder and CEO of Square at his Office at the Senate House, University of Lagos, Nigeria. Jack Dorsey is visiting Africa and Nigeria for the first time. He and his team are visited the University of Lagos to learn from its students, faculty, community etc. to know how better to serve the Nigerian Twitter community. The Twitter team’s visit was in…

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Young Americans’ Views on the Value of Higher Education

Many Believe High School Diploma Good Enough This AP-NORC Center Press Release: This AP-NORC Center survey of Americans age 13-29 conducted using TrueNorth® explores how young people view the costs and benefits of pursuing higher education and the role their parents play in the process. ​Although most young Americans ages 13-29 believe in the value and impact of higher education, nearly half say a high school diploma prepares people well for success in today’s economy, according to a new study by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. A…

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FUTA clinches gold at national blockchain hackathon competition

Yetunde Ayobami Ojo/Guardian newspaper Team Audify from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has emerged winner of the 2019 Blockchain Hackathon competition among students of Nigerian Universities held at the auditorium of Nile University, Abuja. The participating teams proffered blockchain-based solution to a pressing societal problem. Team Audify comprised Alabi Taiwo and Adebayo Oluwatosin of the department of cybersecurity, Fabusuyi Ayodeji of Computer Science and Akinnusotu Temitayo of information technology department came up with a digital solution built on “Ethereum Blockchain to provide a secured, efficient, cheaper and faster…

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The LASU imbroglio: what Sanwoolu must do

Cheta Nwanze, Contributor Academia is meant to be a community concerned with the pursuit of research, education, and scholarship, and thrives on academic freedom and contestation of ideas. It is a community that’s expected to express its scholastic ideas without risk of official interference or professional disadvantage. Such ideals are expected to dwell in an environment that breathes freedom. Recently, these cherished values have come under severe threat in Nigerian universities. Patron-client politics have crept into the ivory tower such that it’s only a matter of time before the citadel…

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Augustine varsity graduates seven first class, 25 others on first convocation

Juliet Muoghalu/Guardian newspaper Augustine University, which took off with 54 students, will now be graduating seven first-class students: 13 in second class upper category, 11 in the second class lower division and just one student in third class category in its 2019 graduation exercises. Seven first-class students and 25 others are set to make records as the first set of graduates of Augustine University of the Catholic Mission, Ilara Epe, Lagos State, today. This was disclosed by the vice-chancellor of the institution, Prof. Steve Afolami last Monday. The institution’s take-off was…

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AAUA students relish exciting experience at NAMACOS press week

Promise Adagba/Guardian newspaper Students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State, who participated in the just-concluded press-week organised by the National Association of Mass Communication Students (NAMACOS) of the school have described their experiences as unique and exciting. The yearly programme themed “Good news, bad news: Journalism ethics and the public interest,” featured activities ranging from old school day, historical photo exhibition, praise concert, traditional day, indoor and outdoor games, cooking competition, public lecture, Jumat and thanksgiving service, dinner and award night, among others. The lecture was delivered by…

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New ways of learning and studying in Europe

Sigbritt Karlsson, Posted on 2019-10-15/Blog repost  Imagine designing your own course by choosing which programme you wish to read and where you should study – virtually or physically at KTH and/or other universities in Europe. That can become reality within the next eight years. Future students can graduate with a very competitive European degree in their hand. The thinking behind this possible future is the European Universities Initiative  in the European education and research environment to raise the quality, capacity and competitiveness of university education and research. KTH is a member of…

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