Unskilled lecturers, poor curricula undermine education standard in Nigeria – SU leaders

• Government should collaborate with administrators to run universities efficiently TOWARDS seeking a better future for the universities and the students, student leaders from Tai Solarin University (TASUED) and Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), Don Sharon Great Ayomide and Adedapo Adesanya, respectively, advocate a fundamental transformation of the country’s educational system that connects society development with the outputs from the ivory towers. In this interview with the University Times International correspondents, MOYOSORE SALAMI and OPEYEMI BABALOLA, the student leaders identify some key issues confronting the institutional framework of the ivory…

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Library of Congress joins Africa Month celebrations

Three-Part Series of Interviews with Award-Winning African Writers Debuts During Africa Month Celebrations Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Damon Galgut, and Abdulrazak Gurnah form lineup of “Conversations with African Poets and Writers Series” A three-part series of interviews with award-winning African writers will debut at the Library of Congress beginning today to coincide with Africa Month, an increasingly popular celebration of the continent’s peoples, cultures and history. The interviews are part of the “Conversations with African Poets and Writers Series” produced by the Library’s African and Middle Eastern Division since 2008 to promote…

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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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Nigerian university system lacks clear vision — Student leaders

• Students are suffering  • If the education sector fails, all other institutions will collapse By Opeyemi Babalola and Moyosore Salami Following a barrage of problems threatening the survival of the public tertiary institutions across the country, the student leaders at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) and Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), have declared that the federal government lacks a clear vision to project a better future for the university system in the country. For Adeboye Anuoluwa of LAUTECH, he describes the state of the university as ‘pathetic’, insisting…

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‘Academic Milieu shouldn’t be exclusively for learning, recreation is important too’

For Professor Muhammed Mustapha Akanbi, Vice-Chancellor, Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, Moro Local Council of Kwara State, the aphorism, “Found Worthy in Learning and Character,” would continue to be the benchmark for awarding degrees to deserving students of the institution. In this encounter with ODUN EDWARD, the Vice Chancellor insisted that he would prefer to unleash on the public, criminally-minded, non-graduates who would have suffered varying degrees of punishments from the school for breaching its statute than releasing into public morally bankrupt graduates. A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), who…

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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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There has been steady growth in research in tertiary institutions, says UNILAG VC, Ogundipe

University Times Exclusive Interview with Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, Vice Chancellor, The University of Lagos, Nigeria. By November, your tenure as 12th vice chancellor will come to an end, how far, so far? I want to use this opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate all those who bought into and supported the various programmes and developmental initiatives since my assumption of office in November 2017. The goodwill and numerous collaborations went a long way in ensuring the fulfilment of our ambition to move this great institution closer to our desired level of excellence. Recall that when…

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The Need for Robotic Reporting in Nigeria

By Khadija Isah Gerawa  The “invasion” of human space by robotics is sensed in every aspect of human life. The activities robotics perform now and will perform in the future are made to declare that robotics does not only have the potential to make or break the world order, but that it will penetrate and permanently alter every industry in existence, and also change the boundaries and meaning of being human. All these indicate that robotics has the potential to cause significant disruptions to many hitherto known and established ways…

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Running a university during a pandemic

Culled from https://www.timeshighereducation.com/features/leaders-survey-2021-running-university-during-pandemic When the current generation of university leaders applied for their posts, none of the job descriptions mentioned Covid-19. So how have they found the past 18 months? And what about the future, economic, political and environmental? We asked 180 leaders from around the globe. Paul Jump reports October 28, 2021Paul JumpTwitter: @PaulJump Source: Sorbetto/istock It may or may not have been Abraham Lincoln who first noted that a leader can’t please all of the people all of the time, but never did the observation appear more apposite than during…

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