Two incidents happened this year that emblematise the precarious state of educators in Nigeria. They both should serve as a wake-up call to the government and the society at large on the looming danger if care is not taken. This ...

In a World Bank report of 2018, a “learning crisis” in global education was reported when it was found that 60 per cent of primary school children in developing countries were failing to achieve basic proficiency in reading, writing and ...

The Founder, Board of Trustees, Governing Council, management, and staff of Ahman Pategi University (APU), Kwara State, have  congratulated  its  Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mahfouz Adedimeji, on his recent appointment as a board member of the National Hajj Commission. A  statement by ...

The recent acquisition of a degree by a Nigerian investigative journalist, Umar Audu, from a Beninoise university, Ecole Superieure de Gestetion et de Technologies (ESGT), Cotonou, has further signposted part of the crisis with our education. Though education is meant ...

When I received the invitation of the Old Students Association of Ansarul Islam Model College (formerly Ahmadiya College, Agege) to speak at its Inaugural Legacy Seminar in honour of a great old student of the school, Alhaji Adilu Bello, I ...

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is an exchange programme of the United States established in 2010 to expand the reach of the US international programmes and invest in the next generation of leaders. The seed planted by President Barack ...

One of the most compelling  writings on the roles of the university in the society is that of “The idea of a University” (1852) by John Henry Newman, the influential clergyman and scholar of the 19th century. In the lectures, ...

That education is life and life is education is a maxim that resonates with millions of people because of the potential that education holds for making life more meaningful and abundant. Education is the difference between life and death because ...

By Godfrey George It was in 2018 that Adaora (surname withheld) was admitted to study English and Literary Studies at the Akwa Ibom State University, Ikot Akpandem, Akwa Ibom State. She had earlier sat the United Tertiary Matriculation Examinations three times ...

The Senate last week passed for second reading a bill that recommends a jail term for parents who do not enrol their wards for basic education. The bill proposed by Senator Orji Kalu is titled Compulsory free Universal Basic Education Act 2004, ...

Following the 38th national conference of the English Scholars’ Association of Nigeria (ESAN) on the theme, “Language, Literature and Communication Studies for Peace, (In)security and Development in Nigeria”, the centrality of language with its building blocks, words, continues to resonate ...

Worried by the low level of development of the country, the Vice Chancellor, Ahman Pategi University, Patigi, Kwara State, Prof. Mahfouz Adedimeji, has spoken of the need for qualitative education that will propel the nation building and raise generations of ...