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 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 ...

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 ...

Between September 11 and 14, 2023, the English Scholars’ Association of Nigeria (ESAN) under the leadership of Prof. Tajudeen Surakat of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, organised its 38th annual conference at Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. The theme of ...

Many years ago, a man owed a large sum of money to an old, ugly and mean loan shark who fancied his debtor’s beautiful daughter. The Shylock then decided to offer the man a deal that would cancel the debt if ...

As part of contributing its quota to the Nigeria project, The Companion, an association of Muslim men in business and professions, organised its National Conference Public Lecture last weekend, August 19, 2023. As Guest Speaker, I considered the theme, “Making ...

The late American civil rights activist and advocate of nonviolent resistance, Dr Martin Luther King Jr, was one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. His tireless activism during the American Civil Rights Movement succeeded in strengthening American ...