• JAMB: 3-year UTME will make students lazy, weaken institutions – Don

    JAMB: 3-year UTME will make students lazy, weaken institutions – Don

    A Monitoring and Evaluation Expert, Dr Julius Ajah of the University of Abuja has opined that enforcement of three-year University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results for admissions will weaken the institutions.

    Ajah, who is also a lecturer in the Faculty of Agricultural Economics of the university advised the relevant authority to stop the ongoing process to amend the Act establishing JAMB.

    “What they should do is to strengthen the admission process by removing or stopping the so called catchment areas or supplementary […]

  • UTME: Wrong subject combination delaying admissions – Don

    UTME: Wrong subject combination delaying admissions – Don

    The Dean, Student Affairs, University of Abuja, Dr Peter Adakayi, on Friday warned candidates against wrong combination of subjects during JAMB examinations, as such could mar their chances of getting admission.

    Adakayi said that a candidate who had high scores in JAMB result, but had the wrong combination of subjects, would not get the desired course of study.

    He said, “Another thing that can deny someone admission is the wrong combination of subjects during JAMB examination.

    “Someone who applied to study medicine can […]

  • Insert tracking device on naira notes – Don tells CBN

    Insert tracking device on naira notes – Don tells CBN

    A university don has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria to insert security chips on the nation’s currency notes for easy tracking of every naira in circulation.

    Prof. Sunday Adewumi made the call on Thursday in a maiden Professorial Inaugural Lecture of the Federal University of Lokoja, tagged: “Algorithms Makes Sense out of Nonsense’’.

    The don said that naira notes could be programmed to carry strip of chip containing some vital information that could be used to trace its whereabouts, whenever […]

  • Extending validity of JAMB result to 3 years dangerous – Don

    Extending validity of JAMB result to 3 years dangerous – Don

    Dr Oluyombo Onafowokan, an Associate Professor, said on Saturday that the directive by the Senate that JAMB should extend the validity of its results to three years will have negative effect on the nation’s standard of education.

    Onafowokan, a Senior Lecturer, School of Management & Social Sciences, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, made the observation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sango-Ota, Ogun.

    He explained that such policy would make students lackadaisical and unserious.

    According to him, the directive by […]

  • Agriculture should be seen as business, not development programme – Don

    Agriculture should be seen as business, not development programme – Don

    For Nigeria to be turned into the food basket of Africa, there must be a fundamental shift from present disposition, to what is obtainable, sustainable and best international practices, by seeing agriculture as a business and not as a development programme.

    This must form the basis for total reformation in the country’s agricultural system, which must be structured, financed and developed as a business, to fully unlock the potentials of making Nigeria the food basket of the world.

    Prof. Wilfred Ifeanyi Okonkwo, […]

  • Stop allocating oil blocks to individuals – Don tells FG

    Stop allocating oil blocks to individuals – Don tells FG

    A don, Prof. Obasi Igwe, has called on the Federal Government to stop the allocation of oil blocks to individuals in the country.

    In an interview in Abuja on Thursday, Igwe, the Head of Department, Political Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, said it was an anomaly for individuals to own oil blocks.

    He said that there was no reason for the government to say there was no money to pay civil servants’ salaries yet some individuals with oil blocks lived in extravagance.

    According […]

  • Brexit will limit financial grants to Nigeria and others – Don

    Brexit will limit financial grants to Nigeria and others – Don

    A don, Mr Sam Goddorms, on Wednesday said that the U.K. exiting the European Union (EU) bloc would affect international financial grants given to Nigeria and other developing countries.

    Goddorms, a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, University of Jos, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone that the exit of U.K. was “unfavourable’’ to Nigeria.

    “With U.K. leaving the EU, most of the developmental grants being handed over to Nigeria will reduce drastically.

    “Now that this seems to be […]

  • Brexit will affect Diaspora remittances to Nigeria – Don

    Brexit will affect Diaspora remittances to Nigeria – Don

    Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) will cause a contraction of the Diaspora remittances from Britain, a don, Prof. Isaac Albert, said on Monday.

    Albert, the Director, Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan, made the assertion while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on the impact of Brexit.

    Brexit is the exit of Britain from the EU on June 23 through a referendum.

    He noted that Britain hosted many Nigerians and a contraction of its […]