Community-University Engagement for a Transformative Higher Education in Africa: Experience from Gulu University

The need for a transformative approach tohigher education. The cardinal role of highereducation in generating knowledge, building human capital and translating knowledge into technological innovations is key to sustainable development and fostering the socio-economic well-being of a sustainable society. The societal benefit from higher education investment is largely realised when human capital translates knowledge and innovations into products and services that provide solutions to societalneeds. Ultimately, this development trajectory should lead to vibrant business development concomitant with employment creation. The global youth population is expected to reach 1.3 billion by…

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Who is liable for errors found in Ph.D. thesis?

By Wole Oladapo Culled from The Guardian In many countries, there have been mounting complaints about the quality of recent Ph.Ds as there are about the quality of their theses. In this writing, I address only the latter. It is quite convenient to blame the student/candidate alone for the errors found in his or her Ph.D. thesis. But if the process that produces a PhD is worth anything, the candidate alone cannot be justly held liable for the errors in most situations. Here is my short answer to the question: to…

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ASUU-FG Feud: Woes of the Sacrificial Lambs

By Stephen Opeyemi OLABODE, Public Relations Officer, University of Ilorin Students’ Union For over eight weeks, Nigerian Students in Federal and some state Universities, have stayed at home without hope of reopening their schools in sight. This is happening at a time when we are just recovering from the nightmare of COVID-19 cum ASUU strike break of 2020/2021. The serial closure of the academic environments, which is now a norm, does not just stunt the growth of the education sector , but destructive to the lives of Nigerian Students in…

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ASUU and Nigerian education

By Kole Omotoso Chief Obafemi Jeremiah Oyeniyi Awolowo (1909 – 1987) was Premier of the Western Region from 1952 to1959, seven years in total, yet the profound influence he has on Nigerian education lingers on from the 20th to the 21st Century. Perhaps it would be there forever, nobody can say. Therefore, it is possible for a thoughtful policy to influence any aspect of society. So with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). It does not matter if the policy was followed or not, by future governments or institutions.…

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Social Media Is Slowly Killing Our Society

Our mental health is at risk due to social media Raven Quander, Mass Communication Major at Delaware State University, USA. There are so many social media platforms that can be used in multiple ways, including marketing tactics, entertainment, and staying connected to a mass amount of people. However, the new digital age has rendered the younger generations in society helpless against the harmful influences of social media trends for the sake of popularity.  While most of the social media platforms of today were created by Millennials (Generation Y), they were…

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The Future of Higher Ed Is Occurring at the Margins

Combined, the current trends tell us that, taken as a whole, colleges and universities must brace for five new realities, Arthur Levine and Scott Van Pelt write Arthur Levine and Scott Van Pelt , Culled from Inside Higher Education. Higher education was transformed in the 19th and 20th centuries to meet the needs of an emerging national, analog, industrial economy. Today, higher education is again being transformed — this time to serve the needs of a global, digital, knowledge economy. People fundamentally disagree, however, about what form that transformation will take. Harvard University…

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The Psychology of Networking through Social Media

Dalianny Corporan Instagram is the new way of networking nowadays. It is easy to follow people online and to keep in touch with them through social media. Even though the app can be distracting at times, it is a great way to find clients and employees. There are also many other great social medias like Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok. There are also many great networking sites like LinkedIn. There are many people that have built their platforms solely using Instagram. Many people have built their platforms off popularity and posting…

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The Social Cost of Carbon is Still the Best Way to Evaluate Climate Policy

Source: Yale university News Website Professor of Economics Matthew Kotchen argues that the social cost of carbon, which accounts for the future damage that atmospheric carbon causes, is preferable to an alternative approach put forward by two prominent economists By Geoffrey Giller MESc ‘14 For the past decade, the United States government has primarily relied on a measure, known as the social cost of carbon, to help evaluate the costs and benefits of various climate change policies. However, some economists have called for the use of a different metric, called…

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Scholars from the Global South must be helped to make a splash

Culled from https://www.timeshighereducation.com/opinion/scholars-global-south-must-be-helped-make-asplash?mc_cid=25862e22f5&mc_eid=45b29e2869 Editors need to grasp how much intelligence and bravery is needed to produce innovative ideas in certain contexts, says Alfredo González-Ruibal Alfredo González-Ruibal Source: getty/istock montage Throughout my academic career as an archaeologist, I have reviewed an inordinate number of papers in the capacity of referee, editor and teacher. And I have discovered striking – though not surprising – differences between academic traditions. There are many reasons for such differences, from how scholars are educated (even before university) to how hierarchical the academic environment is in which they are socialised. But we…

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