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xx FG Grants Operational Licences To Dominion Varsity, 3 Others
February 05, 2019, 09:42:26 AM by Isaac Adeniran
 
 
FG Grants Operational Licences To Dominion Varsity, 3 Others


L-R: Executive Secretary National Universities Commission, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed; representative of Minister of Education, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede; Members Board of Trustee, Dominion University Oyo State Prof. Prof. Ibikunle Tijani; Mr. Timothy Joseph; Mrs. Dolapo Adelakun; and Chairman Board of Trustee, Dominion University Oyo State, Bishop Taiwo Adelakun, during the presentation of provisional licences to four newly approved privates universities in Abuja...

 
THE Federal Government on Tuesday granted provisional licences to four newly approved private universities to commence academic programmes.

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who presented the licences to the promoters of the institutions, on Tuesday in Abuja, warned that government would not hesitate to withdraw the provisional licences if the institutions derailed from their Academic Master Plan and extant laws establishing them with the three years probationary period.


 
The Universities are Dominion University, Ibadan, Oyo State; Greenfield University, Kaduna, Kaduna State; Trinity University, Laloko, Ogun State and Westland University, Iwo, Osun State.

This brings the number of universities in Nigeria to 169, that is 43 private, 47 State-owned and 79 Federal universities.

Adamu, who was represented by the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede, said access to university education has continued to pose great challenge giving the population of Nigeria estimated to be over 200 million.

He said the government would continue to work with the private sector in addressing the challenge, while also ensuring that NUC’s quality assurance is strengthened to properly regulate the university system in Nigeria.


 
Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Abubakar Rasheed in his remark, said the current carrying capacity of the existing universities is two million out of about 200 million population.

He said what this meant was that only one-quarter of the population has the privilege of placement in the universities.

On the new universities, Rasheed said the Commission had been engaged in the rigorous processing of the several applications to ensure that the requirements and the quality assurance mechanisms were strictly adhered to and met.
 
He said: “The four universities being presented their licences today have been under scrutiny since 2002 in the case of Westland University, a period of 16 years, 2006 in the case of Dominion University, a period of 13 years, eight and five years for Trinity and Greenfield universities respectively.

He added that they had all gone through stringent assessments leading to the final approval by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on being satisfied that the eleven requirements and the fourteen steps, for licensing of private universities had been met.

He insisted that the number of universities is inadequate to meet with the nation’s annual demand for access to university education, saying the future of university education in Nigeria, like the world over, rests on private initiatives.

Rasheed said efforts must continue in the direction of establishing more universities for enhanced access.

While warning that NUC was not ready to sacrifice access on the altar of quality said this was one of the reasons why the Commission would continue to beam searchlight on the governance of private universities to ensure adherence to best practices in support of quality university education delivery.

The Chairman Board of Trustees of Dominion University, Ibadan, Oyo State, Bishop Taiwo Adelakun, who spoke on behalf of institutions, pledged to ensure that the guidelines and extant laws strictly complied in the operations of the new universities.

He thanked the Federal Government for given the promoters of the new universities the opportunity to contribute their quota to the development of university education in the country, stressing that the long and rigorous process of application and approval have prepared everyone of them to put the best in providing quality education for students.

He said the Dominion University, which would be Information and Communication Technology (ICT) driven is expected to take off in October 2019 with 500 students.

 



 
xx HOW EDTECH IS RE-SHAPING THE EDUCATION LANDSCAPE
January 23, 2019, 02:56:03 PM by Isaac Adeniran
HOW EDTECH IS RE-SHAPING THE EDUCATION LANDSCAPE

By Trevor McCready

There's no denying that the landscape of education is changing. With the advent of computers, the internet and mobile phones, there are so many technologies available today that were not present in the 1950s, or even five or ten years ago. A decade ago, the iPad didn't exist. Now you'll find them in millions of classrooms around the country.

These new technologies are completely altering the education landscape, from the way students learn to where they are physically located when they consume educational material.

In this article, we're going to give you the what, why, and how regarding the ways education technology is reshaping the education world, including both the pros and cons.

WHAT IS EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY?
Person using a tablet device

At a high level, education technology is any kind of technology that is specifically used to promote or enhance education. This could be software, hardware, devices, online programs, servers, cloud storage and so on.

Education technology, often referred to as "EdTech" for short, can be used in many different schools and locations and has been a growing force in education for years.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY?
It's an understatement to say that education technology has produced a great many benefits to education. Whether educators are using technology in the classroom or through online education, technology has radically changed everything from teaching methods to the number of degrees a university is able to offer.

A few of the many benefits include...

ORGANIZATION AND EFFICIENCY
One of the benefits of technology in education is the ability to easily organize and distribute information and assignments.

Instead of keeping paper records of everything, teachers can catalog their students' progress digitally. They can also list everything that is expected from students online. If a student loses a paper assignment, or if she fails to write something down, she could easily access an online copy of the expectations.

By putting everything in a single, central location, EdTech can significantly increase the overall efficiency of educators and institutions.

COMMUNICATION
Communication is a big way that technology helps educators, students and parents. In a K-12 setting, teachers can communicate with parents through email or forums like Google Classroom. Parents can also be given access to up-to-date grades and assignments.

Students in K-12 and college also have the potential of contacting a teacher or professor without necessarily having to see them in person. Faculty at schools can also relay important school-wide information that might be lost in a pile of paperwork.

COLLABORATION
Aerial view of people working on laptops at a wooden table

Online resources give students the ability to work together, even if they are not able to meet face-to-face. This simplifies things like group projects or assignments that might require participation outside of the classroom.

Through chat programs, collaborative creation tools like GSuite and other collaboration tools, students and educators can work together on projects like never before.

EXTRA HELP
Technology can also be a very valuable resource for work outside of the classroom. Not only is there a wealth of information available to anyone with internet access for things like research, but it can also be extremely helpful for people who may not be keeping up with the class.

For example, if a person is having difficulty understanding a concept in math, there are programs available to help tutor them. Resources are also available for topics like literature, grammar, history, science and more.

If someone needs extra guidance, a tutor in another physical location can provide one-on-one lessons to give them the help they need.

VISUALS
Whether you're talking about a traditional classroom setting or an online course, technology has opened up the doors for stunning visuals. Where past generations may have only had a single picture to describe a concept in education, we now have detailed videos, graphics, images, tutorials and more ... all at the touch of a button.

This is of particular advantage to visual learners, who, in the past may only have had access to still images. Now they can learn about subjects through a combination of photos, videos, infographics, etc.

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS
One of the benefits that may not be directly related to education, but still worth noting, is the environmental impact associated with technology.

When papers can be sent to a teacher or professor digitally, there is a significant decrease in paper resources. This helps reduce our overall carbon footprint and the amount of paper clutter that most people don't know what to do with.

FUTURE BENEFITS
Male working on a laptop computer and sitting by a cup of coffee

While using education technology can help people grow in main subject areas like math, science and English, it also helps people grow in another area: technological proficiency.

Never before have general technological skills mattered so much in the workplace. Whether it's something as simple as a chat tool like Slack to much more complicated task management software, new technologies are constantly being adopted by companies.

Because technology is a growing force in the workforce and daily life, it's important for younger generations to understand how to use it. Technology is used in almost every field of work, and understanding how to use it is a valuable skill.

DISADVANTAGES OF EDTECH
While EdTech has undoubtedly ushered in numerous benefits, not everyone has a positive view of the increasing amount of technology that has entered education in modern times. And there certainly is validity to some of the criticisms.

Some of those criticisms are...

COST
One of the biggest criticisms of EdTech is the cost to introduce technology. The cost of a marker board is insignificant compared to the cost of a smart board. Equipping each student in high school with a laptop or iPad is no small expenditure, not to mention the costs associated with software and updates.

Another concern is that students may lose or damage equipment, such as a take-home laptop. Multiply that by each classroom and student, and the costs can be quite high.

SCREEN TIME
There is growing research connected with screen time and unhealthy results like an addiction. Excess screen time is associated with a host of problems in areas like overstimulation, vision problems, and tech addiction. Educators are asking themselves if technology could contribute some of these unhealthy results and if it should be limited in any way in education.

TECHNICAL FAILURE
Tablet device with a cracked screen

While technology can be an incredible resource, it is not without difficulty at times. Because devices, servers and software are sometimes prone to dysfunction, they can interfere with education.

This may come into play during a digital presentation or accessing online tests or forums. When technical difficulties strike, there is the potential to lose valuable class time.

THE INTERNET IS NOT ALWAYS A RELIABLE SOURCE
The internet is a wealth of information. Today, instead of lining our bookshelves with encyclopedias and textbooks, we now have unlimited information available online. This is truly a remarkable resource, but it is not without its downsides.

Unfortunately, because there's no requirement for information on the internet to even be true, there is a lot of misinformation out there. This makes it extremely important for educators to teach students how to recognize information that comes from accurate and reliable sources and to disregard information that comes from unreliable or questionable sources.

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN EMPATHY TECHNOLOGY AND EDTECH
Aerial view of adult holding a cup of coffee and working on a laptop computer

Education technology can and has helped in major fields of study like math and science, but there is a growing understanding of another way that technology can contribute to education.

There is a type of technology known as "Empathy Technology," which is created to help deepen our empathy for other people. Just as literature has long shown many different perspectives to people, so educators today hope to broaden people's ability to understand one another.

Division is no stranger these days in the United States. People are increasingly more politically, locationally, demographically and ideologically divided. While social media was once thought to be a source of unification, it is often the opposite that is true.

In light of this, educators are taking it upon themselves to instill a sense of diversity in their students. Recently, this has been achieved through programs like "Outschool," which is a marketplace for live online classes for students K-12.

Because the classes can involve many diverse groups of children, it is a good opportunity to help them understand many different perspectives. What makes it even more helpful is that it offers live interaction with other students and teachers in a small group setting.

Another way to include Empathy Technology in the classroom is through programs like PenPal Schools that connect kids around the globe. And, live guest speakers can be brought into the classroom from different parts of the world.

IS ONLINE EDUCATION THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION?
Female taking handwritten notes while referencing information on a laptop computer

Online education has been alive and well for quite a few years and can be a reasonable alternative for students, especially non-traditional ones. For years, people, colleges and universities have experimented with online education. Some have offered free online education, and others have offered paid courses, with varying success.

Some startups have created platforms known as Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) or, often free self-paced courses that anyone can take. Some of these have struggled to gain footing because of two reasons.

For one, many people who begin the free courses fail to finish them. Second, they have had trouble gaining recognition by companies hiring who are looking for more traditional accreditation.

Additionally, many people trust and follow online programs that follow a more text-based operation, mirroring what they might use in a traditional classroom, as opposed to more advanced technological capabilities.

While it isn't likely that online education will completely replace traditional classrooms, there are of course many advantages to online education. Instead of entirely replacing the traditional classroom, it is more likely that technology and traditional education will continue to merge and create a more diverse educational experience.

CONCLUSION
Education technology has become an incredible resource for educators around the world. What was once difficult to explain or show to a group of students is now simple through technology. Technology has increased our ability to connect with people from many backgrounds, broadening the classroom experience and further developing our empathy. New inventions have also increased communication between students to teachers, parents to teachers and students to students.

Are there negatives to education technology? Of course. Any time a new technology is introduced to a group of people, there will be, at least initially, drawbacks. But we can expect these drawbacks to be slowly, yet steadily mitigated as educators learn the best ways to use technology in the classroom.

What is most clear is that education technology will continue to thrive for many years as it morphs to meet the needs of the global community.

EMBRACE ONLINE IN YOUR DEGREE
At PGS, our degrees are offered one night a week or 100% online to help you learn in the way that's most convenient for you. Check out our online degree options to start embracing education technology in your own experiences.



ABOUT TREVOR MCCREADY
Trevor McCready serves as the director of online learning at Cornerstone University. His professional interests include instructional design, educational software and effectives use of media in education.

clip JAMB Sales and Registration will commence on 10th January 2019.
January 06, 2019, 01:57:17 AM by Isaac Adeniran
JAMB Sales and Registration will commence on 10th January 2019



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Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

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Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and one of Biology, Chemistry, Agric Science, Economics and Geography.

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Use of English, Biology, Physics and Chemistry.

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Use of English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics.

*Physics:*
Use of English, Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry or Biology.

*Mathematics:*
Use of English, Mathematics and any two of Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Biology and Agricultural Science.

*Chemistry:*
Use of English, Chemistry and two of Physics, Biology and Mathematics.

*Nursing:*
Use of English, Physics, Biology and Chemistry.

*Food, Science and Technology:*
Use of English, Chemistry, Mathematics / Physics and Agricultural Science.

*Pharmacy:*
Use of English, Biology, Physics and Chemistry.


clip NANS Gives FG, ASUU December 31 Deadline to Resolve Differences
December 23, 2018, 01:13:22 PM by abejoye
ASUU STRIKE UPDATE

NANS Gives FG, ASUU December 31 Deadline to Resolve Differences



THE National Association of Nigerian Students,NANS,has given the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU,a December 31 deadline to resolve their differences and call off the ongoing strike, vowing that it would mobilize members to disrupt the 2019 general elections if both sides remained adamant after expiration of the deadline.

Addressing the media in Abuja,NANS Zone A Coordinator,Umar Faruk Lawal, regretted that after several meetings, both government and ASUU were yet to reach agreement with a view to calling off the ongoing strike.

To this end,he warned:” Today,we want to announce to the federal government, the ASUU and to the whole world that very soon,we are coming out in full force. It’s not a threat to the government neither is it a threat to ASUU,we are not afraid of anybody that wants to jeopardize the future of the Nigerian students or the Nigerian masses. We are coming out and we are going to hold the entire nation stagnant. By that time ,we will shut down airports and major roads across Nigeria

NANS Gives FG, ASUU December 31 Deadline to Resolve Differences
xx GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY TO EARN MONEY ONLINE
October 13, 2018, 05:00:25 AM by Isaac Adeniran
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clip Teacher Banned From Classroom For Life Over This
October 10, 2018, 05:40:16 AM by Isaac Adeniran
Teacher Banned From Classroom For Life Over This (Photo)


EDUCATION – Trending report as A Physics teacher has been banned from the classroom for life after flying to Bangladesh to marry a 13-year-old girl. Joshim Nur claimed he thought his bride was 18 when he travelled to his arranged wedding in 2006 at the age of 22.

xx 7 WAYS TO EARN N50k-N100k as A Partner
October 08, 2018, 03:59:04 PM by Isaac Adeniran
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clip NYSC to commence 2018 Batch ‘B’ Orientation July 24
July 18, 2018, 12:06:22 PM by Isaac Adeniran
NYSC to commence 2018 Batch ‘B’ Orientation July 24



The National Youth Service Corps says it will commence the 2018 Batch ‘B’ Orientation course for prospective corps members nationwide on July 24.

Mrs Adenike Adeyemi, the NYSC Director, Press and Public Relations, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

Adeyemi said that the course would hold in all orientation camps from July 24 to August 13.


She urged all State Coordinators to pay adequate attention to security issues and general welfare of corps members.

She also advised the coordinators to ensure strict compliance with management’s directives on healthcare, feeding, accommodation and camp sanitation during the course.

Adeyemi said that the Director-General of the scheme, Brig.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, had urged the state coordinators to step up efforts at sensitising state governments and other stakeholders on their statutory responsibilities to NYSC.

“State governments are responsible for providing and upgrading camp facilities. Details regarding the conduct of the Stream II edition of the orientation course will be released in due course.

“I was impressed with what I saw in some states during the last orientation.

“Some states ensured on the implementation of the skills acquisition programme, feeding of corps members, camp sanitation as well as the quality of accommodation.

“Notwithstanding, the successes recorded, the states faced some challenges which I expect we will chart a way forward,” Kazaure said.

The director-general said that state coordinators who make giant strides towards the successful execution of the orientation course would be rewarded.

He added that those found operating at variance with the scheme’s core values would be sanctioned.

NYSC to commence 2018 Batch ‘B’ Orientation July 24
clip TETFUND recovers scholarship funds from runaway students
July 16, 2018, 10:47:31 PM by Isaac Adeniran
TETFUND recovers scholarship funds from runaway students



The Tertiary Education Trust Fund has said it is currently recovering funds from students who won the Federal Government scholarships, but refused to go to the designated countries or pursue the designated programmes.

The Executive Secretary of TETFund, Dr Bichi Baffa, stated this in an interview with journalists in Abuja, while noting that the agency conducted a scholarship audit to detect anomalies in the disbursement of the funds to the intending scholars by higher institutions.

Baffa said the Federal Government had in 10 years sponsored about 22,000 scholars to pursue Masters and Doctors of Philosophy degree programmes in various academic fields in the country and abroad.

He said the projection was that in the next five years TETFund would sponsor about 45,000 scholars for higher degrees.

Baffa said, “An area where I met real mess, on assumption of office, was in the implementation of the TETFund scholarships. The scholarships are part of the capacity building intervention in our universities, polytechnics and colleges of education. But we realised that in some beneficiary institutions, the guidelines for the scholarship awards were being implemented in the breach.

“Beyond violating the guidelines, many of the beneficiary scholars who were given money to pursue their studies abroad refused to go and they spent the money on something else. We further realised that a few institutions were not giving the scholars the total sum of money that was approved for them. They deducted certain percentages using different sort of names like administrative charges, and all sorts of illegal deductions.

“There are also scholars that were given the approval to go to Europe or America, for example, but they end up going to some African countries. Some scholars were given the permission to do Ph.D., but they registered for a Masters degree. The worst of them all were scholars who collected the money and refused to go.

“What we did was to conduct what we call scholarship audit. Right now, we are making progress with the recovery of funds from some scholars who had collected the money but refused to go. Also, funds are being recovered from scholars that were given approval to go for one programme and they ended up going for another one. Similarly, funds are being recovered from scholars that were given money to go to one country and they ended up going to another country.”


 
clip Man, 29, held for defiling minor in Minna, Niger State
July 15, 2018, 11:16:43 PM by Isaac Adeniran
Man, 29, held for defiling minor in Minna, Niger State



A 29-year-old man, Abdullahi Abubakar, is now in police custody for allegedly defiling an 11-year-old girl behind ECWA Church, Barkin-Sale in Minna, Niger State.

Abubakar allegedly lured the victim into his room and forcefully had sex with her.

Northern City News gathered that the incident occurred on July 12, when the girl was on an errand.

Abubakar told our correspondent on Sunday that he had had sex with the victim over three times.

He said, “I love the small girl, she is so beautiful that I can’t let her go without making love to her as she always submit to me and I have been making love to her; At least, I have done it more than three times.

“I don’t know what has come over me but I think I love the girl. I have messed up my life; look at me, 29-year-old man having an affair with 11-year -old girl,” he lamented.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, said the suspect had confessed to the crime and regretted his action.

He advised parents to monitor their children “especially girls so that those hopeless men out there would not take advantage of them.”

The PPRO said the suspect would soon be charged to court, noting that investigation had been concluded into the incident.

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