In the news today, Ilorin kicks against scrapping of UTME/JAMB by arguing that the current model helps sustain the student diversity on campuses. Experts also advised government to 'first clinically separate issues before taking a final decision' on overhauling the examination process for undergraduate admissions. In response to widespread criticism , the minister of state for education was quick to debunk the notion that the federal government is in a rush to render the examination body null and void.
Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) decries the continued operation of the federal character policy within Nigeria's educational sphere. In particular OAU's vice chancellor chooses meritocracy over diversity as he argues that abolishing the federal character policy will foster a merit based system for University admissions. If the importance of a culture of meritocracy is important for our constitution, then one can't blame the VC for wishing the same for his campus.
The challenge of bridging the digital divide at schools is one we continue to face as a nation. Thisday and Punch cover seperate stories pertaining to investments made by firms into enabling an ICT friendly environment at schools. Punch newspaper also touches on the importance of vocational skills, in particular focusing on how a private establishment has helped various educational institutions establish skill acquisition programs in the auto repairs/mechanics industry.
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- Kogi Poly shuts down as Lecturer is murdered
- On the HND/BSc dichotomy
- 120,000 lagos students write exams
- $500,000 prize planned for teaching
- Solarin takes over as Mathematical center DG
- Faruk Lawan loses education committee chair to corruption allegations
- Tributes to Funmi Olayinka, late Ekiti Deputy Governor
- Redeemed church GO justifies private jet
- African countries urged to fund research
- Achebe, africanist par excellence
- Technical degree opportunities through Oyo state government