Opinion

COVID-19: Should Education Hit A Pause Or Are We Just Unprepared In Nigeria?, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

No doubt, COVID-19 has exposed Nigeria’s unpreparedness for e-learning. But we can’t afford to remain where we are. That is why it is important for every institution to start thinking of how to deploy available technology in the world for the good of their students at this critical period. Universities…
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Opinion

How State Governments Can Make their Universities Viable, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

...running a viable state university is not rocket science. There are practical, modern models for running them. The only thing is that the people who run successful universities elsewhere are sincere and purposeful. They are not politicians who are only interested in scoring cheap political points. They also know what…
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Opinion

JAMB and Cut-Off Marks: Nigeria’s Need for Better Educational Value, By Omotayo Fakinlede

The present high-octane exchanges on JAMB and its cut-off marks will not change anything for good. I am not calling for a scrapping of JAMB, it can still become a useful institution when it lives up to its name of a “Joint” Admissions and Matriculations Body. In that role, it…
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Opinion

The Rush for Lucre and Nigeria’s Private Universities, By ‘Tope Fasua

A knowledgeable person I spoke with said universities can hardly be run as businesses, that what is needed are endowments and not a situation where fees are increased yearly in the hope that the proprietor begins to turn a profit. How do you fund research with a profit mentality? How…
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Opinion

The Illegality of Removal of 13 Vice Chancellors – An Open Letter, By Coalition of Civil Society Groups

His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), President and Commander-in-Chief, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Aso Rock Villa, Abuja. Your Excellency Sir, The Illegality of the Removal of 13 Vice Chancellors In Some Federal Universities Including the National Open University of Nigeria and Our Humble Plea for the Immediate Removal Of the…
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