Science association seeks more funds for sector

The President of Science Association of Nigeria (SAN), Prof. Moji Bakare-Odunola has renewed the calls for more funding for science and technology in the country, saying no nation can move forward without significant investment in the sub-sector. Bakare-Odunola, who disclosed this in Ilorin, Kwara State, said the association was at the forefront in canvassing for more funding for science and technology education, and expressed regrets that the national conference of the association, earlier scheduled to hold at Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye in Ogun State had to be postponed indefinitely…

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Shun immorality, frivolous lifestyle, students cautioned

Female students have been cautioned to shun unwholesome relationship and frivolous life style with their male counterparts, which can truncate their educational ambition. The warning was given by the Permanent Secretary, Oyo State Ministry of Education, Mrs. Aderonke Makanjuola, who insisted that early pregnancy from immoral relationship was capable of thwarting their future career. Makanjuola said this in her message to the female students of St. Annes School, Molete, Ibadan during a seminar , organised by the Women in Business and Public Service (Wimbiz), led by Mrs. Funke Roberts. Part…

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Minister, Akande to mobilise support for book industry

As part of efforts towards boosting campaign to rebuild the nation’s sliding reading culture, the Nigerian Book Fair Trust (NBFT), organisers of the annual Nigerian International Book Fair (NIBF), has enlisted the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mrs. Nike Akande, and the Chairman, Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, Shehu Sanni, among others to participate actively in this year’s edition of the fair. At a media briefing organised to flag off the fair, the Chairman of the NBFT and…

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Five Elizade Varsity students bag 1st class

  Five out of the 35 graduating students of the Elizade University, (EU) Ilara-Mokin in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State have bagged first class degrees of the institution. The Vice Chancellor University, Prof Theophileus Oyeyemi Fadayemi, who disclosed this at the pre convocation press conference to mark the first convocation ceremony at the weekend, said 35 students will graduate from the institution out of the 65 admitted into the institution as it’s first set of students. Two of the students, who bagged the first class honours, the Vice…

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FG reconstitutes boards of 21 federal colleges of education

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the governing boards of the 21 federal colleges of education in the country. The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja. According to him, the boards are statutorily responsible for the governance and overall policy formulation in the institutions concerned. He stated that in making the appointments of the chairpersons and members of the respective boards, the President, apart from ensuring geopolitical spread, was also guided by the stipulated requirements for such appointments….

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Gregory varsity gets new VC

The Governing Council of Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State, has named a new Vice-Chancellor for the private university. He is Prof. Moses Onwukwe Edom Iwuala, who assumed the position as the second substantive Vice-Chancellor of the institution. A statement by the Registrar, Dr. Austin Orisakwe, said the new vice-chancellor succeeded the pioneer Vice- Chancellor, Prof. Juliet Elu. The statement lauded the former vice-chancellor, saying: “Whose vision, pioneering efforts, dedication and exemplary leadership not only encouraged the establishment of the institution on a strong moral and academic foundation, but also stimulated…

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