Education

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 16th, 2014
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by Alem Mamo TPLF/EPRDF’s major bragging source over the last number of years has been its ‘achievements’ in the education sector, particularly in university education. The ruling group constantly brandishes its statics about the ‘expansion’ of higher learning in Ethiopia. What is not included in the...
By IAfrica
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Apr 2nd, 2014
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On February 24 2014, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Olabisi Onabanjo University Chapter ended its 1 week old ‘sit-at-home protest/lecture boycott’ after the lecturers received their February salaries. Part of the decisions reached at the meeting held before the ‘strike’ was called o...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 7th, 2014
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JBasic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced an increase in the national pass rate, which now stands at 78.2%, up 4.3% from 2012. Motshekga also compared the latest results with those from 2009, where the pass rate four years ago stood at 60.6%, highlighting that there’s been a 16.6% incre...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 1st, 2013
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There is this story of a hardworking man who as usual arrived home from work very late to meet his young son in the sitting room waiting for him. “Why are you not asleep?” the man asked as he slumped on the sofa, tired. “I was waiting for you because I have not seen you […]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 23rd, 2013
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By Issachar Odion The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has overstepped the bounds of reason. To say that most discerning Nigerians are angry with the union is an understatement. Whoever anticipated that ASUU’s show of shame would last this long? At first, we all sympathised with the pedago...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 26th, 2013
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By Henry Ebireri Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) senatorial candidate in Delta Central, Chief Ede Dafinone Tuesday night vowed to protect the people’s rights to professional representation, sustainable economic development, quality education, job creation, improved healthcare services and poverty alle...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 9th, 2013
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  President Goodluck Jonathan Mr. President, please do not mistake this piece for an attack on your person because it is not. Neither would I want you to see me as one of those attention-seeking people because I am not. Of course, Sir, I am also not the son of any governor, senator,  local gover...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 5th, 2013
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BY DAYO ADESULU The lingering industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) which enters its third month, has been greeted with reactions from Nigerian mothers who lamented the face- off between the Federal Government and the union and expressed readiness to wade into the matte...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 17th, 2013
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By SIMON EBEGBULEM, BENIN CITY When the  late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti sang his popular number, Teacher, Don’t Teach Me Nonsense, many thought it was just a song but the song had become a reality in time. It was sometime in 2011, when Governor Adams Oshiomhole paid an unscheduled visit to...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 2nd, 2013
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  Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has criticised the planned enrolment of 290 students at two new universities. The two new universities, in Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape, are set to begin operations next year. “It is no secret that the worsening situation of unempl...