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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...

Osun Curriculum: Blueprint To Acquire Skills And Knowledge by Inwalomhe Donald

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has changed the school curriculum from studying to acquire certificates to studying to acquire knowledge and skills. This is the basis of the educational reforms in the state. Before Aregbesola’s reform, students were studying mainly to obtain certificates rather than to acquire knowledge and skills. Students who once lacked access to modern-day digital tools are...

ABU Set to Become First University in Nigeria to Run Railway Engineering Course

Nigerian students who want to study Railway Engineering may not have to travel abroad for the course again as Ahmadu Bello University is about to start the program. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ibrahim Garba announced the commencement of the new course on Monday, April 30, 2018, during the matriculation of post-graduate students for the 2017/2018 academic year. Presently, no university is offering...

Dayton University Announces Groundbreaking Partnership with Nigerian Students

Henceforth, Nigerian students who desire to study at the University of Dayton, Ohio, USA will be given the rare opportunity to qualify for undergraduate admission with WAEC and will be exempted from sitting the U.S. equivalent of JAMB called the SAT. This also means Nigerian students are exempted from applications fees too. This groundbreaking partnership was announced by representatives of...

Engr Obafemi Omokungbe becomes new Yabatech Rector as staff Jubilate

Two non-academic staff unions of the Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech), on Wednesday, hailed the appointment of Mr Obafemi Omokungbe as the substantive Rector of the college. The unions, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics (SSANIP) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions in Lagos that the appointment was a welcome development.   Mr Olorunmbe Omopariola, SSANIP Chairman, Yabatech...

Nigerians are receiving expired education, says U.S. varsity VC

Vice Chancellor of the University of America, California, Prof. Gamalier O. Prince, has said that the change mantra of the Federal Government must fix the educational system if there must be positive improvement in the country. Prince, who stated that the nation’s academic system expired long ago, said that the leadership of Nigeria had continued to fail because the educational...