UI dropout turn tech entrepreneur, plans tech skills for 10m Africans 

By Opeyemi Babalola Adewale Yusuf, a dropout student of Open Distance Learning at the University of Ibadan, has lamented over the rate of graduates produced yearly across universities, who don’t possess employable skills. Yusuf, who is now the co-founder of some biggest tech companies in Africa such as Altschool Africa, TalentQL, Techpoint Africa, spoke in an exclusive interview with a popular Nigerian YouTuber, Tayo Aina, explaining that with the evolving technology, traditional schools may not be enough to provide a better future for university graduates.  Talking about his journey to…

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Sultan to ASUU: Other actions, not strike, better to press home demands 

•Says Nigeria’s education is not bad as people claimed  By Opeyemi Babalola The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar lll, has advised the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to test other available options to press home their demands other than the persistent strikes which have almost crumbled the nation’s public universities in the country. The sultan, who also doubles as the chancellor of the University of Ibadan, stated this at the 74th foundation day ceremony of the varsity, held on Thursday at the International Conference Centre of the…

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Covenant university emerges Nigeria’s leading research varsity

The latest 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings has shown that research is a strong point of Covenant University.  A cursory look at the ranking parameters indicates that Covenant is leading all Nigerian universities in research and currently ranks 562 globally. Of the top three Nigerian universities ranked, Covenant University, with a score of 24.8, came out on top, ahead of the University of Ibadan and the University of Lagos, who scored 21.8 and 14.0, respectively, in their research engagement. Speaking on the feat, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abiodun H.…

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Abduction: Released ex-UI DVC, Prof. Agbaje, Narrates Ordeal 

By Opeyemi Babalola Professor Adigun Agbaje, the former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics) of the University of Ibadan, who was released on Sunday after his abduction on Friday, said he was shot in the head by the kidnappers before they kidnapped him.  According to him, “I thank God that the bullet that went through my car’s windscreen left only a skin deep wound on my head even though it left a gaping hole in the cap I was wearing.” The former DVC who stated this in a statement on Monday titled…

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UI, UNIBEN, ABU to resume academic activities Monday 24th

By Opeyemi Babalola Universities of Ibadan and Benin respectively have announced the resumption of academic activities following the termination of the eight months strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).  According to a statement by the Registrar, University of Ibadan, Olubunmi Faluyi, on Wednesday, “Senate of the University of Ibadan at a Special Meeting on Monday 17 October, 2022 approved that academic activities should resume in the University effective Monday, 24 October 2022 for the continuation of the 2021/2022 session.”   “Consequently, Halls of Residence would…

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UNILAG emerges first Nigerian varsity in world universities ranking 

*Ranks 401-500th in world By Opeyemi Babalola  University of Lagos (UNILAG) has been ranked as the first university in Nigeria, sharing the position with the University of Ibadan who both ranked 401-500th in the world.  This is according to the data released on Wednesday by the Times Higher Education in its 2023 global University ranking conducted for over 1,799 institutions globally. The statement revealed that the rankings was based on 13 calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. It…

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OAU missing as UI, UNN, UNILAG, ABU make list of global university ranking

*University of Cape Town ranks highest in Africa By Opeyemi Babalola Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, is missing from the list of universities ranked globally by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR). The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) is a leading consulting organization providing policy advice, strategic insights, and consulting services to governments and universities to improve educational and research outcomes.  CWUR publishes authoritative global university rankings, known for objectivity, transparency, and consistency, which are trusted by students, academics, university administrators, and governments from around the world. CWUR…

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UI Solicits FIFA’s assistance to establish Football Academy

By Moyosore Salami  The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Professor Kayode O. Adebowale, has solicited the assistance of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) towards the establishment of a Football Academy in the University. Professor Adebowale who made the appeal during a courtesy visit by a 5- man delegation of FIFA to his office said he would love to leave the Football Academy as one of the legacies of his administration. According to him, the Football Academy would be very useful to UI as well as Nigeria as a…

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UI, UNILAG debunk rumour of cut-off marks for 2022/23 academic session

By Opeyemi Babalola The Management of the University of Ibadan (UI) has washed its hands off the circulated cut-off mark, which was credited to the management of the institution. In a statement obtained by this medium, the varsity’s registrar, Olubunmi Faluyi, expressed disapproval over the misleading cut-off marks and urged all stakeholders to disregard the information. Faluyi, however, advised admission seekers to be wary of such information, noting that the university will communicate all necessary information about the admission of the university accordingly. The statement read, “ The attention of…

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ASUU strike: Students barricade UI main entrance, disrupt free movement in Ibadan

By Moyosore Salami It was a grueling experience for residents of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Friday, May 13 as students of the University of Ibadan and other affiliated institutions barricaded the main entrance of the institution and a major road, Ojoo-UI Road, to show their grievances on the ongoing nationwide strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which started on February 14, this year. The barricade led to intractable logjam around the city, especially Agbowo, Ojoo, Ajibode, Orogun, Bodija, Samonda, Sango, and Agodi. The…

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