Buhari charges varsities to embrace FG’s entrepreneurial education policy

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged tertiary institutions in the country  to key into the entrepreneurial and technology education policy of the Federal Government. He also charged the  tertiary institutions to intensify efforts on the actualisation of the Sustainable Development Goals for economic growth and national development. The President said this during the combined 29th and 30th convocation ceremonies of the Federal University of Technology, Akure , Ondo State. The President, who was represented at the occasion by the Director of Accreditation, National University Commission, Dr Noel Biodun, noted that the…

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Higher education faces challenges ahead

Higher education has yet to be disrupted by technology and globalization the way some industries have. Sectors ranging from retail to entertainment to manufacturing have seen seismic shifts in their delivery models, competition, and customer expectations. Today, the question higher education leaders are asking is not are we next, but when and how does it happen? Higher education occupies a unique position among industries. Its performance and output is measured and evaluated not only by its own customers (students), but also by business (which employs its customers upon graduation), government (which provides…

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Investing in education hinges on smart measuring of impact

Honoris United Universities — a network of private higher education institutions seeking to raise skill levels across Africa — could have been a standard for-profit investment. But Actis, a UK-based emerging markets investor, backed it with the aim of ensuring a special focus on social impact. “Honoris is the first private education platform that is pan-African,” says Shami Nissan, head of responsible investment at Actis, which in 2004 was spun out of the UK government’s development finance arm, the CDC Group. “It provides high quality affordable education to young Africans…

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‘Chhota Internet’ to digitally provide quality education without Internet in 197 Ghaziabad schools

Access to the Internet can improve the quality of education. Despite multiple efforts, many students in schools in rural areas are deprived of the knowledge and opportunity provided through internet due to unavailability and lack of access to Internet in the rural areas. Given that the majority of India’s population lives in rural and semi-urban areas, it only makes sense if the infusion of technology in education is done on a larger scale, and at the grass-root level, without dependency on the Internet to achieve similar results, which Internet would…

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Education chiefs being appointed to nonexistent departments

With next year’s elections around the corner, the Ministry of Education has already appointed SYRIZA-affiliated officials to many key positions in departments that essentially do not exist. More specifically, even though the planned operation of the Consulting and Support Centers (KESY) – as stipulated in recent legislation – has yet to be given the go-ahead, they have already been staffed with department bosses. The recent legislation envisaged that these consulting centers would be set up through the merger of Specialized Diagnostic Centers, Youth Counseling Centers and Vocational Guidance Offices and…

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Here’s how sports and education work well together

Globally, a sport as an industry has a unifying appeal. The sports industry boasts of a dynamic appeal that many other, even bigger industries look at with envy. It has the power to define nations as a whole. Sports offer a perfect opportunity to explore scientific concepts such as force, motion, potential energy, velocity, and torque. For many students school-organised sports play an important role in their academic and social experiences. Every school has sports embedded in their curriculum as they understand the importance of physical health and activity. However, the…

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IDC FOUNDER URIEL REICHMAN RECEIVES AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION TO EDUCATION

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS ago, Prof. Uriel Reichman, president and founder of the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, set out on an adventure. He sought to fulfill his dream of establishing a new type of academic institution: a non-profit, private university that calls for freedom and responsibility – the freedom for self-fulfillment, alongside the responsibility for other beings in society. “I am not sure I would embark on this journey if I knew the difficulties and challenges I was to encounter,” said Reichman, who in November received an award from the Council for Higher…

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Important Things To Keep In Mind While Preparing For Your Board Examinations

Board exams can be a very scary affair for the majority of students. With a vast syllabus, limited time and mounting pressure from parents, teachers and many other well-wishers, students are under incredible duress from the moment their preparation begins till the end of the examination. Class 10 and 12 examinations are the most important examinations of any school student’s career and it is of vital importance to them to score the highest marks in the examination. Referring through the CBSE Class 10 Science notes can be an excellent aid…

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Tech Forward: Liberal Arts Education in a Technological University

Michigan Technological University’s thought leaders share their ideas to prepare students and the University for a rapidly changing future. David Hemmer, dean of the College of Sciences and Arts, explains the importance of the liberal arts to the University’s success. Michigan Tech is often called an “engineering school.” So why should it value and support a dynamic College of Sciences and Arts (CSA)? The easy answer is to teach engineering students foundational math and science classes. But what then of the social sciences, arts and humanities? “Our engineers need to…

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Pupils at Telford school enjoy glimpse of future tech

It is the second day the 35-tonne Titan II is available at the Holy Trinity Academy in Priorslee, and pupils got to grips with virtual reality, augmented reality, robotics and more. The lorry is full of headsets and consoles as well as top-of-the-range machines including 3D printers, and pupils enjoyed their glimpse of the future yesterday. The school’s deputy head Amanda Welsh said: “The day went really well. We’ve had children from Year 7 all the way through to Year 11 going in for the hand-on activities. “The kids all…

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