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LASPOTECH: The Facts about CONTISS 15 Migration by Olanrewaju Kuye

The agitation for the implementation of Consolidated Tertiary Institution Salary Structure (CONTISS 15) migration by the three staff unions in Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) is an issue that has thrown the institution’s community into unrest since 2016. The CONTISS 15 migration is the movement of staff from one salary grade level to the next level provided the staff meets the...

That ASUU and the University System Would Rise Again, By Gbolahan Gbadamosi & Akintokunbo Adejumo

This piece arose from a conversation we had that dragged on and on. We have had a combined experience of and exposure to university education in Nigeria and an active interest in this sector, with one of us also having being an academic staff of a federal university for a substantial period, while equally engaging in ASUU activism actively....

To solve our energy crisis interdisciplinary engineering becomes critical by Quintus Potgieter

Future generations will judge us for not taking the necessary precautions to offset the effects of climate change on our world. The blame will inevitably involve our reticence to cut down on fossil fuels. In reality, however, the task is massive and will rely on science, technology, engineering and government all committing to solving the problem. Mark Lynas, a British...

NigComSat and FUTMinna encourage registration of innovations

Nigerian Communications Satellite (NigComSat) has signed an agreement with Federal University of Technology (FUT) in Minna to ensure that all technological products are duly registered in Nigeria and at the international level before they reach the market, following several breakthroughs the country has achieved. NigComSat CEO Abimbola Alale said the collaboration aims to ensure that the two government agencies...

Tech U: One Year After by Femi Babatunde

Last week, the pioneer students of Nigeria’s premier technical university, First Technical University, Ibadan, made history. They completed their year one examination and so, officially ended their first academic session at the nascent university. Upon its completion, expectedly, the students straddled the expansive campus joyously, chanting and cheering one another for the historic feat. Well, the students’ excitement is...

Prof. Awojobi showed what young Nigerian talent can achieve if properly applied – Abdulhameed Obileye

Abdulhameed Obileye is the chairman of the Professor Awojobi Design Competition (PAADC) organized by University of Lagos. He spoke to Isqil Najim on the competition and other issues. Enjoy Can we meet you? My name is Abdulhameed Obileye, a Mechanical Engineering undergraduate at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. I am passionate about problem solving, youth engagement andnation building. Currently, I...

Transforming university education in Nigeria – Part 2 By Olanrewaju A. Fagbohun

The nexus in the above paradox with the issue of commodification of education is not far-fetched. In a 2017 report of the National Universities Commission (NUC) titled, ‘The State of University Education in Nigeria,’ it was reported that the Nigerian university system had a relatively impressive outing in the core mandates of teaching, research and community service. Better performance...

LASPOTECH Emerges NSChE Engineering Quiz Winner

The Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, has won the maiden edition of the engineering quiz competition organized for higher institutions in Lagos and Ogun states by the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (NSChE). The event saw four schools participating. They include: University of Lagos (UNILAG); Lagos State University (LASU), Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) and Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH). Engr Kamilu Oyedeko,...

Transforming university education in Nigeria By Olanrewaju A. Fagbohu

The concept of commodification of education is a response to a market-infused approach to education. In such context, knowledge is treated as a commodity whose value is measured by comparing the cost of acquiring a degree with the financial earnings that the degree ultimately attracts. It is a process whereof education and its acquisition takes on the metaphor of...

UNILORIN VC tasks engineers on entrepreneurial mindset

Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, the Vice Chancellor of University of Ilorin has advised Nigerian engineers to always approach their projects with an entrepreneurial mindset. Abdulkareem gave the advice on Thursday in his welcome address at the fourth edition of the National Engineering Project Exhibition (EPEX) held at the University. He explained that having an entrepreneurial mindset would help in solving the problems...