Opinion

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

What is needed presently is for more people to insist that we cannot destroy a system we belong to before we improve it. ASUU has become part of the problem than the solution. We need people to ask ASUU simple questions. For example: why are these prolonged strikes not happening…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Beyond Oil: Only An Academic Irrigation Project Can Save Nigeria!, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The 'blessings' of oil and natural gas cannot last forever. What Nigeria needs now is not drilling for oil in dry basins but a recycling of oil and gas into knowledge by reforming the school system, improving vocational training and funding universities as knowledge hubs. There is no way forward…
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Opinion

Kaduna Polytechnic and the Dividends of Merit In Higher Education, By Auwal S. Anwar

In just one year, the new administration of Kaduna Polytechnic has remodeled the inner working mechanisms, as well as the outlook of the institution. Exactly one year ago, the story of Kaduna Polytechnic was that of a higher institution of learning in its most trying moment. It had become a…
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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

INEC’s Role In Labour Party’s Crisis: A Threat to the 2019 Elections, By Ashton Dagana

Under an administration that has the fight against corruption as one of its core mandates, INEC’s refusal to follow the rule of law and update its records to reflect the change of leadership at Labour Party is tantamount to corruption. This does not bode well for our democracy, and all…
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Opinion

Falana, the Baby and the Bathwater, By Azu Ishiekwene

It’s interesting that while Falana and El-Rufai can hardly be described as ideological soul mates, on the contemporary issue of restructuring, they appear bound by a common contrarian thread. The statement on Sunday by a group led by human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), about “unrealistic” recommendations contained in the…
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Columns

If You Can Destroy One Street Light Without Consequences…, By Pius Adesanmi

...in a society where you can destroy a street light with zero consequences because you are a big man, you can also steal N200 billion meant for special intervention in Universities without PREMIUM TIMES reports that due to rampant abuse and corruption, President Buhari has ordered the scrapping of special…
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Opinion

Agenda for ‘Born Again’ JAMB and TETFUND, By Tunde Musibau Akanni

For JAMB and TETFUND, tertiary education in Nigeria is a common denominator from which a lot is expected. Will they measure up this time with new heads to captain their ships? Finally, the Buhari administration seems set to pay what appears a reasonable attention to the education sector in the…
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