Opinion

SARS and the Nigerian Youth: Odours From A Decaying System, By Toyin Falola

The abandoned Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) protest action, the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), and the END SARS protests are all odours emanating from a decaying and collapsing system. It is the outward expression of the unsuitability and failure of existing administrative structures, a…
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Opinion

Nigeria at 60: Are there Signs of A Failed State?, By Justine John Dyikuk

This feedback mechanism has four factors, which include - loss of control of its territory, or of the monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force therein, erosion of legitimate authority to make collective decisions, inability to provide public services and inability to interact with other states as a full…
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Opinion

This FG-ASUU Impasse Is Becoming Too Expensive To Ignore, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

It’s time for whoever cares about the present and future of this country to call on both ASUU and the Federal Government to sheathe their sword. Both parties should reach a workable agreement for the sake of Nigeria’s future. This impasse is becoming too expensive to ignore. If only Nigerians…
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Opinion

The Fate of Nigeria’s Private Universities, By Toyin Falola

...if anything, private universities are the frontrunners in technological advancement, competing with tertiary institutions in developed countries and raising the standard for universities in Nigeria. This is mainly in an era of the mismanagement of public universities. Given the becomes imperative for the government to start taking note and rendering…
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Opinion

Urgent Practical Steps Towards Resolving the ASUU Strike, By Toyin Falola

We indeed have a stroke! Before we move to a stage of fatal apoplexy, we must hurry to find a cure. The first medication — for this self-inflicted and lifestyle disease — is to negotiate with all the available instruments, persuasions, and skills to return our students — the victims…
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Opinion

Scoring Nigeria’s Education Managers In a Pandemic, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

It would have been good if Nigeria’s tertiary institutions had been allowed to fall and rise in their adaptation of technology to But alas, it never happened. To be honest, the performance of those in charge of Nigeria’s education sector in this pandemic has been abysmally low. I am eager…
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Opinion

My Oga At the Top and the University of Lagos, By Toyin Falola

...to return to sanity, the visitor (the president) should exercise his power to dissolve the Governing Council, as constituted, and appoint a new one or, as soon as possible, select a committee to determine the so-called transgressions of Professor Ogundipe. If not found guilty, he should be restored to complete…
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Opinion

UNILAG: Ivory Tower Or Tower of Babel?, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

The truth is there is little or no love lost between the chairman of the Governing Council and the University management. Both have been at loggerheads over expenditures made in 2017. The Council chairman had in 2019 queried the institution’s management through the registrar, who doubles as the secretary to…
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Opinion

Reopening: What Happens To Final Year Students In Private Universities?, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

From all indications, private universities are better equipped to comply with safety procedures that have been put in place by the PTF. We should also remember that the students we are referring to here are in their final year. They are older than the pupils sitting for the WASSCE and…
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