Opinion

COVID-19: Why Invest Billions In Feeding Pupils Who Aren’t Learning Anything?, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

I am concerned about the messages we are conveying to the rest of the world about Nigeria. Are we telling the world that we would rather go on with a feeding programme that we have no idea of how we will execute or monitor, than proffer a digital solution to…
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Columns

Are Nigerian Universities Producing Too Many First Class Graduates?, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

...rather than complaining about universities producing too many first class, I think the focus should be on working towards creating an environment where every graduate thrives regardless of the class of their degrees. I have heard many people argue that first class degree awards have become cheap in Nigerian universities.…
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Opinion

It’s Time To Review the Curricula of Nigerian Universities, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

The NUC should wake up to its responsibility of ensuring that Nigerian universities are globally competitive. It should organise sensitisation programmes for university leaders to keep them abreast of global developments. Universities should be mandated to review their curricula and develop courses that will not only reflect the needs of…
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Opinion

NYSC DG and Graduates That Can’t Recite Alphabets, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

We will keep dreaming of a better country forever until we address the problems bedeviling our education sector. Only quality education can give us the hope of having quality leadership. Investment in education goes beyond structures. Governments at all levels should engage smart teachers that would be trained and re-trained…
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Columns

Reviving the Nigerian University System, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The elite abandoned the financing of public education and took their children to private schools inside and outside the country. In this context, the struggle for re-establishing the linkage between higher education and the public good has become the pathway for rebuilding a State that can provide prosperity, welfare and…
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Opinion

A Memo To ASUU and FG Negotiators, By Moses E. Ochonu

The corrective intervention needed in the perennial strike-and-negotiate culture is for ASUU to be made to realise that most problems of the Nigerian higher education system cannot be solved by merely throwing more money are them. In fact, one could argue that greater contributed to the problem by creating unforeseen…
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Opinion

ASUU Is A Problem of the Nigerian University System, By Moses. E. Ochonu

From successfully fighting for improvements to university education in the 1980s and 1990s, ASUU has become an underwriter, protector, catalyst, and incubator of mediocrity in the Nigerian university system. ASUU has become part of the problem. Nigerians do not like the truth; they prefer self-comforting narratives. Since doing a short…
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Opinion

Restructuring (1): The Entertainment Industry and Education Sector, By Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò

...centralisation gave way to the equivalent of federalism, properly construed, in the entertainment industry and there was nothing not to like in the outcome. And how, in the sphere of education, federalism succumbed to the false promise of centralisation and it has been, on balance, an ill wind that blows…
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Opinion

University of Ibadan: Hearty Cheers for a Postcolonial University at 70, By Tunji Olaopa

The University of Ibadan has come a long way as a postcolonial university. And I am very proud of her achievements from her founding until now. However, the slogan of being “the first and the best” demands a commitment to more pioneering intellectual efforts. I wrote this piece with a…
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Guest Columns

University as Domain of Sadducees and Philistines, By Owei Lakemfa

The NUC and the Federal Ministry of Education have the duty to call the Covenant University to order and ensure that it runs as a proper university respecting academic freedom, culture and truthfulness. The Covenant University, Sango Ota is, like most of the private universities established by religious missions, one…
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