Trending today, Medical and Dental Council to prosecute 20 fake Doctors, as well as suspending Igbinedion Varsity medical school's accreditation. Another private university is in the news as the daily post reports that Babcock University claims its school fees aren't outrageous. Meanwhile, UNILORIN registrar advocates that administrative cadre of tertiary institutions be made professional. Perhaps oversight by a professional body (as suggested by UNILORIN) will help in regulating practices at private institutions as well. Then again, isn't oversight of administrative practices a function of the Nigerian University Commission (NUC)?
The federal government and education policies
Speaking of NUC, their former scribe Okebukola blames sub-standard education on inconsistencies in
government policy and implementation deficiencies by administrators as the Nigerian Senate begins debate to rename UNILAG as Moshood Abiola University. NATE pleads with Federal Government to address BSc./HND disparity saying recommendations from stakeholders should be urgently implemented.
Punch has an article applauding Fashola for putting policies in place to ensure rehabilitation of various project schools in Lagos
Death of JAMB still being highly debated
Awosika argues JAMB has lost relevance since universities started conducting post-UME exams saying "we have too many stumbling blocks instead of making access to university education broader". NANS has kicked against the planned scrapping of NECO and JAMB-UTME.
In other news:
- 25 Kogi Poly students arrested over Lecturer's murder
- Achebe's "things fall apart" adjudged timeless
- First bank graduates 87 students from academy
- Revision tips for students: Choose the style that best works for you, e.g. convert your lesson notes into lyrics of a song if that helps you memorize the material
- Illiteracy fuels malnutrition in Kaduna
- Rivers & Bayelsa win milo sponsored basketball atlantic conference
- Glo X-factor docks in Port Harcourt
- Armenia makes chess mandatory in schools
- UK debates; integrated schooling or not?