Posts Tagged “Education”

AARON SEIDEL, INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA STUDENT AMASSING BOOKS FOR EDUCATION-DEPRIVED NIGERIA

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AARON SEIDEL, INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA STUDENT AMASSING BOOKS FOR EDUCATION-DEPRIVED NIGERIA

Aaron Seidel, a 30-year-old student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was compelled to act when he learned about the extent of the group’s atrocities in Nigeria. Specifically, he has honed in on the persecution of teachers and the education system there. In response, he has now collected nearly 50,000 books to send to Nigeria to give back some of the knowledge taken from the people.

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NIGERIAN GIRL, 17, SECURES ADMISSION TO 13 UNIVERSITIES

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NIGERIAN GIRL, 17, SECURES ADMISSION TO 13 UNIVERSITIES

Folashade Adebayo A 17-year- old girl, Serena Omo-Lamai, has been granted admission to study in 13 universities in America and Canada. Omo-Lamai, who graduated from Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, last year, however, opted for Syracuse University, United States, to study Bio-Medical Engineering. Some of the universities  where she was offered admission include Emory University, Georgia…

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UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS STUDENTS DOMINATES THE UNESCO NATIONAL ESSAY COMPETITION

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UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS STUDENTS DOMINATES THE UNESCO NATIONAL ESSAY COMPETITION

University of Lagos, UNILAG students dominate United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) National Essay Competition. The Youth Orientation for Development a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Registered and Recognized as an implementing NGO with the Federal Ministry of Education and Federal Ministry of Youth Development) to commemorate UNESCO at 70 organized…

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DOWN THE LITERARY AISLE: REWRITING NIGERIA

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DOWN THE LITERARY AISLE: REWRITING NIGERIA

While Chimananda Adichie and Teju Cole are the more recognised names of this new wave of novelists, authors such as Chigozie Obioma, Lola Shoneyin and Elnathan John have exploded onto the international literary scene with stunning debuts in recent years.

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MOJI ADEYEYE: ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY PHARMACY PROFESSOR ELECTED AS NIGERIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE FELLOW

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MOJI ADEYEYE: ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY PHARMACY PROFESSOR ELECTED AS NIGERIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE FELLOW

A 40-year veteran of pharmacy, Adeyeye was recognized by NAS peers in part for her research for drugs to treat children with HIV/AIDS. That work includes a Nigeria-based clinical trial that has resulted in an invitation from the Federal Drug Administration to submit registration dossiers for two medications that could eventually be made available globally to millions of children with HIV/AIDS.

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The internet and the future of education in Nigeria

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The internet and the future of education in Nigeria

“Education is a bubble in a classic sense. To call something a bubble, it must be overpriced and there must be an intense belief in it. Housing was a classic bubble, as were tech stocks in the ’90s because they were both overvalued, but there was an incredibly widespread belief that almost could not be questioned.”…

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NIGERIAN CAMPAIGNER, CAROLYN SEAMAN WINS US WORLD PULSE PRIZE

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NIGERIAN CAMPAIGNER, CAROLYN SEAMAN WINS US WORLD PULSE PRIZE

Seaman was the only African selected from 30 other women who recently participated in the World Pulse’s signature training program, Voices of Our Future.

The program provides an-intensive eight-week training in digital skills so that women worldwide may sharpen their vision and ignite change in their own communities.

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DENA GRUSHKIN: US TEACHER SERIOUSLY PROMOTING EDUCATION IN NIGERIA

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DENA GRUSHKIN: US TEACHER SERIOUSLY PROMOTING EDUCATION IN NIGERIA

Grushkin said she faced many challenges, not only with constructing the schools — she said she encountered corruption and skepticism from the community — but also in ensuring their long-term survival. Because the schools are public, Grushkin thinks the government should be responsible for maintaining them. But it took two years for the government to take over the operations of the schools — a move that came about as a result of the persistence of the students’ parents, Grushkin said.

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NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES COMMISSION PARTNERS UNIDO ON PILOT GRADUATE TRACER STUDY

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NATIONAL UNIVERSITIES COMMISSION PARTNERS UNIDO ON PILOT GRADUATE TRACER STUDY

List of Selected Universities whose Graduates Can Participate
1.) Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi;
2.) Bayero University, Kano;
3.) Federal University of Technology, Akure;
4.) Federal University of Technology, Minna;
5.) Federal University of Technology, Owerri;

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Schooling on Watter, Makoko Floating School in Lagos

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Schooling on Watter, Makoko Floating School in Lagos

When Jessica Collins and photographer Iwan Baan visited Lagos in 2013 to document a radical new school, the Makoko slum was facing demolition. Now the building’s global recognition is helping to give the community fresh hope.   Driving into Lagos along the Third Mainland Bridge, the city greets us with a sky as thick as…

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