Wednesday, 31 July 2019

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has observed with great concern that some Nigerian universities are running unapproved postgraduate programmes

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has observed with great concern that some Nigerian universities are running unapproved postgraduate programmes, leading to the award of Masters and PhD degrees. The Commission has also observed that some Parastatals and Institutes are awarding these same Postgraduate degrees, either on their own or through unapproved affiliations with Nigerian and foreign Universities. Such practices are not only unethical, but also antithetical to time-tested quality assurance best practices. The qualifications/awards resulting therefrom are not recognized.


The Commission hereby notifies the general public that only the following universities have approval to offer postgraduate programmes at the Masters and Ph.D levels in Nigeria, as of 25thJanuray 2019:

Employers of labour, educational institutions and other stakeholders are to note that only certificates issued by these universities, for their approved programmes, are valid for employment, further studies and other purposes. When in doubt about the status of any programme or certificate, the National Universities Commission should be contacted through info@nuc.edu.ng

Federal Universities


Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi


Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria


Bayero University, Kano


Federal University of Technology, Akure


Federal University of Technology, Minna


Federal University of Technology, Owerri


Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike


Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola


National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos.


Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna


Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka


Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife


University of Abuja, Gwagwalada


University of Agriculture, Abeokuta


University of Agriculture, Makurdi


University of Benin, Benin City


University of Calabar, Calabar


University of Ibadan, Ibadan


University of llorin, llorin


University of Jos, Jos


University of Lagos, Akoka


University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri


University of Nigeria, Nsukka


University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt


University of Uyo, Uyo


Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto


Federal University, Dutsin-ma, Katsina


Federal University Oye Ekiti, Ekiti


Alex Ekweme Federal University


Air-Force Institute of Technology Kaduna

State Universities
  1. Abia State University, Uturu
  2. Adamawa State University, Mubi
  3. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko
  4. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  5. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
  6. Benue State University, Makurdi
  7. Cross River University of Technology, Calabar
  8. Delta State University, Abraka
  9. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
  10. Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti,
  11. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu
  12. Gombe State University
  13. Imo State University, Owerri
  14. Kano State University of Science and Technology, Wudil
  15. Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero
  16. Kwara State University Malete
  17. Kogi State University, Anyigba
  18. Kaduna State University, Kaduna
  19. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso
  20. Lagos State University, Ojo.
  21. Nasarawa State University, Keffi
  22. Niger-Delta University, Wilberforce Island
  23. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
  24. Osun State University Oshogbo
  25. Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt
  26. Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu Ode
  27. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina
  28. Ibrahim Babangida University, Lapai
  29. Yobe State University, Damaturu
  30. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni

Private Universities
  1. Achievers University, Owo
  2. Adeleke University, Ede
  3. African University of Science and Technology, Abuja
  4. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  5. Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo
  6. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin (MSc only)
  7. Al-qalam University, Kastina
  8. American University of Nigeria, Yola
  9. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  10. Baze University, Abuja
  11. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
  12. Bells University of Technology, Ota
  13. Bowen University, Iwo
  14. Caleb University, Lagos
  15. Covenant University, Ota
  16. Crawford University, Igbessa
  17. Crescent University, Abeokuta
  18. Fountain University, Osogbo
  19. Godfrey Okoye University Ugwuomu-Nike, Enugu
  20. Igbinedion University, Okada
  21. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State
  22. Landmark University, Omu-Aran
  23. Lead City University, Ibadan
  24. Madonna University, Okija
  25. Novena University, Ogume
  26. Nigerian Turkish Nile University, Abuja
  27. Oduduwa University Ipetumodu
  28. Pan-African University, Lekki
  29. Redeemer’s University, Mowe, Ogun State
  30. Salem University, Lokoja
  31. University of Mkar, Mkar (MSc only)
  32. Veritas University Abuja

 


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BEFORE REGISTERING FOR NSUK ONLINE SCREENING ON THE 13TH OF AUGUST, NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

BEFORE REGISTERING FOR NSUK ONLINE SCREENING ON THE 13TH OF AUGUST, NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

Uploading of your ssce and A'level results on jamb portal is compulsory.

Those awaiting neco results should not start the reg on that 13th August and wait for their results.. It will be out mid August or Ending.

Do not panic if your waec result is held too. They will surely release it b4 the deadline...

Those that uploaded their result during jamb registration should also re-upload as well.

Note that the registration starts on the 13th August to 13th October indicate on the screening portal.

Result upload of Olevel, ND, NCE for 2019/20 UTME aspirants is on.

You can go to any CBT centre close to you for the upload but if you are far from the centre or too busy and you can't make it, we can help you with the upload with ease.

Due to the new method of screening, upload of olevel and a'level result is necessary bcus thats what will determine your admission.

For the upload, kindly WhatsApp or call 08139061247 08102054466 08176579594

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Monday, 29 July 2019

NSUK 2019/20 Post Utme/Direct Entry Online Screening Application Date Released (170 as cut off mark)


This is to notified the general public that, the Registration for the 2019/2020 post utme screening begins on 13th August, 2019 and ends on 13th September, 2019.

Candidate are to register by visiting Our Cyber Cafe @ Mass Com Complex or WhatsApp/Call 08176579594, 09019659551, 08136746566, 09030325822 for the application.

ELIGIBLITY:
To be eligible for the screening excise, the candidate must have:

1, Participated in the 2019 utme/applied for Direct Entry (DE).

2, Scored not less than 170 marks, and possess a minimum of lower credit in ND, Nsuk Diploma, merit in NCE, Eight points (8) in IJMB, and least five O'level credit including English and mathematics.

3, The candidate must chosen Nsuk as first choice. However, candidate who didn't choose Nsuk, as first choice of institution are required to change to first choice on jamb portal to qualify for the screening.

4, Candidates are required to pay a processing fee of #2,000.00 only. (Cafe Charge #1000)

To Apply, Kindly WhatsApp/Call 08176579594, 09019659551, 08136746566, 09030325822

Uploading of O'level Results Details.
Please note that this stage is critical, as any incorrect information provided shall result in outright disqualified the candidate.

UTME/DE, candidates are advise to visit JAMB accredited CBT centre to upload their O'level/A'level results on their JAMB profile.

Note:
Terms and Conditions Applied!
...And Application starts on the 13th August, 2019 not today or tomorrow. Do not rush to apply now because it will be at your own  risk... wait till 13th August.


To Apply, Kindly WhatsApp/Call 08176579594, 09019659551, 08136746566, 09030325822

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Saturday, 27 July 2019

EMPTY THREATS YOU WILL FACE IN NIGERIA SCHOOL


Empty Threats You Will Face In Nigeria School…

When you gain admission into higher institutions, as a newbie you are prone to believe anything you here. You might easily fall for anything that comes your way.
When we started here are some threats we got from our “superiors” that later turned out to be empty.
Buy my text book threat.

Sincerely buy any text you find helpful, if you meet a senior colleague borrow from them. Every lecturer now “writes” text books because of the money they will make from selling it. But all they mostly do is copy from websites and publish it as a book they wrote themselves not minding that we students surf the net for better information. This textbooks are usually clumsy and difficult to comprehend, only long stories, no in depth explanations and they threaten us to buy them.

Their line usually goes like “if you haven’t paid for my textbook-notice the paid-just prepare to come and take my course next year” if I hear, pay or not, if you write well in the exam you will pass like passenger for brt.

Practical manual
Shaking my head for all this non academic staffs that just got federal work and want to buy car the next year. They will say that the practical score will be added with you main course score and bla bla bla you pass. If you pay for the practical all you will learn are basics of anything they will teach. Imaging going for a programming practical, time for the ultimate test, you hack your sleep to write codes, go for the test and they ask you: what is a software? If you like define hardware for software or frameware even, the dude looks you in the face, if he likes you he scores you higher, if he dislikes you he scores you lower. At the end of the day you still pass according to what you wrote in the exam.

Attendance list
Lecturers just use this one to stress students, everyday attendance. And they will say they deduct mark according to the number of times your name doesn’t appear there. Lie. Just make sure your name appears on the list once then any othere time they show up, write your indomie and egg recipe instead. The school database already has your name that you are a student taking that course, so if a lecturer keeps threatening you with attendance, he or she is up to nothing.
Note: the exam attendance is really necessary.

Assignments
Lol, a lecturer once gave us a total of 13 assignments in a semester that ran for two months, know what he did with them? Nothing. We later found out that he likes collecting papers. The point is they don’t mark these assignments, they just give and collect for the heck of it. Some will even request you pay money to pass the assignment. Smh…

Theses are most of the empty threats we face in our school. Do you have any? Please supply it.
Greatest nigerian students…
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Friday, 26 July 2019

HOW TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL AS A STUDENT

 

Successful students know how to focus on their studies when it matters while also taking breaks when they need them. They can manage their time wisely, stick to meaningful study schedules, and make the most of their time in the classroom.

1. Don’t attempt to cram all your studying into one session

Ever find yourself up late at night expending more energy trying to keep your eyelids open than you are studying? If so, it’s time for a change. Successful students typically space their work out over shorter periods of time and rarely try to cram all of their studying into just one or two sessions. If you want to become a successful student then you need to learn to be consistent in your studies and to have regular, yet shorter, study periods.

2. Each study time should have a specific goal.

Simply studying without direction is not effective. You need to know exactly what you need to accomplish during each study session. Before you start studying, set a study session goal that supports your overall academic goal (i.e. memorize 30 vocabulary words in order to ace the vocabulary section on an upcoming Spanish test.)

3. Be punctual. Develop the habit of judging time and learn how to arrive where you need to be on time. In fact, you should plan to be a bit early anywhere you go so you have time to get situated, focused, and ready to learn when you get there. Whether you have to take a test or have a study date with a friend, it’s important to be on time if you want to be a successful student

4. Set High Expectations

Cultivate an academic environment in your classroom by setting high, but not impossible, expectations for your students. Push students to achieve higher standards and they will eventually get there—and along the way, offer lots of praise. Some may take more time than others, but all students want to be told, “You’re smart and you’re doing a good job.” Give high school students college material to read and tell them, “This story/book/math concept is taught in first-year colleges around the country.” Once the students tackle and master the material, tell them, “Good job students—I knew you could do it.”


5. Sleep. Don’t underestimate the importance of those eight hours of zzz’s every night! Getting a good night’s rest will sharpen your focus and improve your working memory.

6. Set a schedule. Do you work better right after school or after you’ve eaten dinner? Are you more productive in 90-minute blocks or half-hour spurts? Find a schedule that works for you, and stick to it.

7. Take notes. Taking notes will not only keep you more engaged during class, but will also help you narrow down what you need to study when exam time rolls around. It’s much easier to reread your notes than to reread your entire textbook!

8. Help Students Climb Bloom’s Taxonomy Pyramid

Bloom’s taxonomy provides teachers with a great tool that they can use to measure the complexity of homework assignments and exams. Moving students up Bloom’s taxonomy pyramid and requiring them to apply, analyze, evaluate and synthesize information will result in an increased use of critical thinking skills and a greater chance for authentic learning.
 
Bloom’s Taxonomy can also help you move students from a basic understanding of concepts to asking more complex questions like: “What happens if?” Students need to learn how to go beyond the basic facts: who, what, where and when and question the world around them. They should be able to explain their answers as to why they feel a certain way about a concept, posit changes they would make and explain why. Climbing the Bloom’s Taxonomy ladder can help students do just that.

9. Get excited about the material. Successful students aren’t just machines who work to get “A”s no matter what. They actually care and are interested in the material that they study, and their passion for knowledge helps them improve. Of course, you can’t get excited about every little thing you’re learning, from photosynthesis to linear equations, but you can try to find something that you care about in every class. This will keep you focused and will make it more fun for you to learn.

10. Pay attention. If you want to be a successful student, then paying attention in class is absolutely crucial to your success. While you don’t have to love every single subject that comes your way, you should be motivated enough to listen to your teachers, to avoid texting your friends, and to be focused enough to really hear what your teacher is telling you, and to be able to pick up on the most important aspects of each lesson.

In order to pay attention, it’s important to keep your eye on the teacher.
If you’re confused about something, you can quickly ask for clarification. If the lesson goes on and you feel yourself getting more and more lost, it’ll be hard to pay attention.

https://myeduposts.blogspot.com/2019/07/how-to-become-successful-as-student.html
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Thursday, 25 July 2019

NYSC: EFCC Begins Move To End Fraudulent Mobilisation


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has pledged to support the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) in combating fraudulent mobilization of unqualified graduates for national service. 

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) EFCC also commended the National Youth Service Corps members for educating Nigerians on the dangers of corruption through the anti-corruption Community Development Service Groups. 

Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi, the NYSC Director, made the information about the anti-graft’s pledge known in a statement at a Press and Public Relations event held in Abuja on Tuesday. 

Adeyemi stated that the EFCC acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, made the pledge when NYSC Director-General, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim paid him a courtesy visit in his office recently at EFCC Headquarters, Abuja. She added that Magu condemned activities of unpatriotic Nigerians who brought shame to the country through their desperate quest for wealth, including the Nysc: Efcc Begins Move To End Fraudulent Mobilisationsale of academic qualifications to unqualified graduates. The EFCC boss then promised to collaborate with NYSC to checkmate illegal activities of such individuals. Earlier, the NYSC chief had decried corruption in the country, adding that under his leadership, staff and corps members would pursue the fight to get rid of the menace.

He appealed for EFCC support, “in NYSC’s quest to monitor the activities of some higher institutions that present unqualified graduates for mobilization for national service.” Ibrahim said, “it is unfortunate that some institutions of higher learning, particularly in Cotonou, Benin Republic present to us people who didn’t go to the four walls of the university as graduates for NYSC mobilization.

“We are presently investigating some of such so-called graduates, many of whom cannot write or spell any word in English.”

NYSC: EFCC Begins Move To End Fraudulent Mobilisation

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Wednesday, 24 July 2019

American varsities award 303 Nigerian students $7.5m scholarship


American varsities award 303 Nigerian students $7.5m scholarships

More than 303 Nigerian students from the 17 states of southern Nigeria have received no less than $7.5m in full or partial scholarships from 225 American universities and colleges to study in the United States for the 2019-2020 academic session.

A statement signed by Information Specialist, Public Affairs Section, Temitayo Famutimi, notes that the Acting United States Consul General, Osman Tat, disclosed this in Lagos on Tuesday during the 2019 EducationUSA pre-departure orientation for students who have received offers of admission and scholarships to attend U.S. colleges and universities this fall.

Noting that the U.S. remains a top destination for international students, Tat explained that the list of acceptances for Nigerian students for the upcoming academic year has been quite impressive, cutting across many of the 50 U.S. states.

“I congratulate each one of you on your tremendous success. This is a very important step in your life.
 “I encourage you to make the most out of your time in the United States to acquire the requisite skills and knowledge needed to support Nigeria’s development,” Tat told the group of U.S.-bound students.

The students have been accepted for undergraduate and graduate degree programmes at top notch U.S. institutions ranging from Ivy League universities, liberal arts colleges, women’s colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to community colleges.

They include Stanford University, The George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, Purdue University, Tufts University, Boston University, Emory University, and Howard University, among many others.

The pre-departure orientation is intended to assist students to prepare for their move from Nigeria to attend a college or university in the United States. The event included interactive sessions on topics such as travel planning, adjusting to life in America, safety on campus, and F-1 visa rules for international students.

Participants also had the opportunity to meet with students currently studying in the United States who offered tips on how to prepare for the U.S. academic, social, and cultural environment.
Among the departing students are 13 EducationUSA Opportunity Fund grantees —10 undergraduate and 3 graduate students, with full scholarships — who received financial aid to cover the up-front cost of obtaining admission.

Annually, through the Opportunity Fund Program, the U.S. Consulate’s EducationUSA Advising Centre assists talented low-income students who are good candidates for admission to U.S. colleges and universities, by funding their application process.

According to the latest Open Doors Report, published annually by the Institute of International Education, Nigeria is the 13th highest sending country of international students to the U.S., with about 12, 693 Nigerians currently studying in the United States.

Source : https://gistsala.com/american-varsities-award-303-nigerian-students-7-5m-scholarships/


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Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Senate pleads, as UNILAG, ABU, UNILORIN, UNN others comply with warning SSANU, NASU strike


The Senate, yesterday, pleaded with the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU, and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, NASU, to jettison their planned nationwide strike in the interest of students.

Consequently, it resolved to engage SSANU and NASU to ensure a lasting solution was found to issues that triggered the warning strike.
 
Resolutions of the Senate were sequel to a point of order raised by Senator Barau Jibrin, APC, Kano North, who drew the attention of his colleagues to the looming strike by the labour unions.
 
Senator Jibrin, who came under Order 42 and 52 of the Standing Orders as Amended, said: “It is saddening that the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU, and Non-academic Staff Union of Nigeria Universities, NASU, have given notice of commencing an industrial action over a number of issues which, if not addressed and resolved, will truncate the smooth running of universities in the country.
 
Jibrin expressed concerns over alleged refusal by the federal government to heed to their request since 2006.
 
According to him, the grievances of the two bodies also included the delay in the payment of the gratuity and pension of their members and refusal to attend to other agreements earlier reached with the government.
 
The senator, who noted that the allegation of the two unions that ASUU was being accorded preferential treatment by the federal government should be looked into, said of the funds released to public universities, 80% was earmarked as academic allowances, while only 20% was allocated to non-academic staff.
 
Jibrin regretted that rather than accept what they were given by the federal government, SSANU and NASU were making fresh demands of the release of N20 billion to non-teaching staff and allowance for 2009 to 2016.
 
Other senators who contributed, supported that the Senate and other relevant government agencies should quickly step into the matter and avert the impending strike.
They warned that any industrial action from these unions would negatively affect learning and the entire economy.
 
In his remarks, President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, hailed Jibrin for bringing up the matter, even as he assured that the Senate would intervene to stop the strike.
SSANU hails compliance
 
Meanwhile, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, has expressed satisfaction over the level of compliance in the three days warning protest which started Monday on various campuses.
 
SSANU and NASU, had directed their members in all public universities to proceed on three days warning protest over non-payment of their academic welfare package.

The unions are specifically displeased over the sharing formula of 80 to 20 in favour of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, the N25 billion recently released by the Federal Government to Nigerian universities.
 
Its National Public Relations Officer, Mr Abdussobur Salaam, who spoke with Vanguard on phone yesterday, said: “The reports we have got from the South-East, South-South and South-West have been impressive, as most of the branches complied and have shown evidence of compliance.”

“University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University, University of Nigeria Nsukka University of Illorin, University of Kano, University of Benin, University of Lagos, Uuniversity of Jos, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Federal University of Science and Technology, Akure, University of Bayelsa and Federal University of Gashua to mentioned a few all complied and provided evidences of compliance.”
 
According to him, apart from the institutions showing documentary evidences of compliance, SSANU also sent men who are non-members of those branches to monitor the members.
 
Salaam, however, disclosed that the protest which started on Monday, would be rounded off today.
He said: “Tomorrow (today)) is the last day for the protest before we go into full blown strike, if the Federal Government does not accede to our demand. We are hoping not to go on strike if we have our ways, it is not our wish and desire to go on strike.
 
“We have not had any feed back from the Federal Government since the commencement of the strike. We wrote them before the protest, informing them of our displeasure over the state of affairs, but we have not received any response from the Federal Government.”

Source: vanguardngr.com
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Monday, 22 July 2019

Life Skills Needed to Succeed in School


Success in college is based on a student’s life skills as much as it is based on intellect or academic ability. College is an important transition for many students from financial and emotional dependency on parents to independent decision making. Students who start college with a solid foundation in key life skills may do better in classes and enjoy their overall experience more.

Personal Finance
One of the most important life skills for college students is the ability to manage money and make wise financial decisions. For some, these skills are developed during high school because they have jobs and must make spending decisions. Others need help from parents, life skills advisers or personal finance classes that often are electives for freshmen. Balancing a checkbook, understanding credit and credit cards and learning how to develop and keep a budget are among the more critical personal-finance life skills.

Time Management
College often is one of the times in a person’s life when he has the most varied responsibilities and time demands. Full-time students generally are expected to spend 30 to 45 hours per week studying outside of class. Additionally, many students work part-time or full-time, get involved in campus activities and try to maintain a social life. Keeping an accurate schedule and maintaining balance are keys to effective time management.

Responsibility
Personal accountability and responsibility are important to college students who want to maintain positive relationships with peers and faculty. For many students, college is the first opportunity to do their own laundry on a regular basis. It also may be the first time they have to keep a clean room, pick up spills and organize a closet without parental direction. Setting an alarm and getting up in the morning for class also is important. Doing these things helps in keeping your personal life in order and in satisfying roommates and friends.

Independent Decision-Making
Much of the success of a first-year college student centers on his ability to make wise, adult-like decisions. Some students get caught up in the “freedom” of being away from home and find themselves in the regular cycle of partying, sleeping in, missing classes and struggling with school work and tests. Schools often have personal counselors and academic advisers who collectively can aid a student in learning to make sound, independent decisions. This often begins with a clear schedule focusing on school work and requires the student to maintain discipline when social calls could get in the way.

Source: https://education.seattlepi.com/life-skills-needed-succeed-college-2151.html

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Sunday, 21 July 2019

5 Tips to Improve Student Performance and Increase Student Achievement


As teachers, how do we become better and better each day? We want to be the best we can possibly be so we can improve student performance and increase student achievement.

Align instructions to learning standards. Instructions for an assignment should always be clearly aligned to the learning target and task for mastering a learning standard. We can best know that our students have met the learning standard if we use a measurable learning target. Likewise, we should align our feedback strategies to the learning task to help our students master a learning target.

Include formative assessment. Royce Sadler, Professor Emeritus at Griffith University, suggests that students must be able to understand quality work and be able to asses the quality of their own work. Give your students examples of quality work so they have something they can compare their work to and can identify their learning gaps themselves. This helps to show where students need improvement. Students become more motivated about learning and confident in their abilities.

Provide consistent feedback. Education experts, Paul Black and Dylan Wiliam, found that students whose teachers have used formative assessment with them significantly improved their performance on standardized tests. As a result, the highest gains occurred from lower performing students.

Use the feedback loop concept. This involves teachers and students simultaneously collecting and analyzing student learning information to determine where students are and where they need improvement. Students’ movement from one learning target to another works best when students receive feedback to help them improve. Students rely on feedback and, without it, their chance for remaining engaged learners spirals downward.

Self-assess regularly. Teachers should self-assess how well they perform these three actions:
My students clearly see how one day of learning builds on the next day of learning.
I create opportunities where my students receive continuous and specific feedback that helps them improve.

I consistently recognize my students’ strengths.
Source https://www.teacherready.org/increase-student-achievement/

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Saturday, 20 July 2019

The 6 Most Important Successful Student Habits


Successful students exhibit the following characters:

1.  SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS ARE GREAT SELF BELIEVERS
First off, A successful student believes in him or herself. They always have the mindset of YES I CAN! They are confident and never scared o handle any challenge. So to be a successful student, you must first believe in yourself.

2.   SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS ARE MASTERS OF TIME
A master of time is a master of tricks. A successful student is an expert in time management. They are always prepared for what is coming and never caught unawares because they manage their time judiciously. A successful students avoids procrastination and sets his priorities right.

3. SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS ARE THE RONALDOs AND MESSIs
Thirdly, a successful student is an expert at setting goals and  scoring them. He or She knows exactly what they want to achieve and how to get it. They set goals to challenge themselves and their capabilities. Set targets and follow them up, in your semester, exams and general academics.

4.     SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS ARE HUSTLERS TILL THE END
Another of the 6 most important Successful Student Habits is the quality of  Never Giving Up. If you are the type that easily gives up when you face challenges, then it will be hard to be a successful student. A successful student believes that it is never over till it is over. They never give up on the goals they have set.

5.     SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS ARE FOCUSED AND SERIOUS MINDED
Also, they are serious minded people. This does not mean that they do not have fun, rather, it means that they do not joke with their academics. They drop distractions when it comes to their book work and give it the necessary attention.

6.    SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS ARE CREATIVE THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX
Lastly, Successful students are inquisitive people. They are those who are creative and think outside the box. They want to get answers to the how and why. He or she never settles for ordinary popular opinion. They reverse-engineer problems and come out with solutions to them. Also, this inquisitiveness is responsible for many of the world’s best inventions and innovations today. To be a successful student, you must be creative and view things differently from the crowd.

I hope you found this article on The 6 Most Important Successful Student Habits useful.


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Friday, 19 July 2019

7 TYPES OF CORPER TEACHERS YOU’LL MEET IN A SCHOOL


7 Types Of Corper Teachers You’ll Meet In A School…

Few months i’ve spent teaching as a corps member in a school somewhere in osun state, I was able to make out this list and i’m sure you’d agree with some of my points!

Let’s begin!
1. The one who skips assignment.
This person is unaware about it, but she’s making her students life miserable by dumping countless assignments that are impossible to finish before the deadline.

2. The Noob.
This corper has no experience at all in teaching. He is usually focused and is never late. The students will either forget about him or remember him because he’s HANDSOME

3. The ace corper teacher.
Love him or hate him, he’s so good at doing his job. He usually coaches student contestants during inter-school quiz. He’s also known as the “over sabi corper”

4. The absentee corper.
Who remembers his name? He might come to school like once in a month and the next time you’ll see him is when it’s time for principal to sign and give us our clearance for that month!

5. The comedian.
One of the best corpers in school. They’re the most memorable ones, fun to be with, turning the class into a comedy show. The students will immediately forget about the lessons.

6. The one who fails at explaining.
She’s incompetent. She’d just read whatever in her textbook and probably has no idea what she’s teaching.

7. The counselor.
Every class of hers is like a counseling session. She never fails to make an enlightening advice to her students. She might teach for 5mins and the remaining period is for counseling.
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Thursday, 18 July 2019

5 WAYS TO ACHIEVE ACADEMIC SUCCESS


1. As a student, always use different styles or methods of learning.
Don’t depend on a single method of learning. Always create a new pattern of learning, as this would help to erase boredom while studying.

2. Be willing to learn.
No one knows it all,  everyone is still learning. Therefore be willing to learn new things everyday.

3. Communicate with people with more academic experience.
Talk and relate with people who have passed through the same stage as you, because they are the one that can put you through and prevent you from going astray.

4. Don’t be doubtful, be confident in what you know.
Don’t let anyone scare you away from what you know. Showcase to the world your ideas and knowledge.

5. Erase negative thoughts and ideas.
Always put away any negative thoughts, as they won’t help you grow academically. Be positive and always surround yourself with positive environment and like minded individuals.
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Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Six Disadvantages Of Schooling In A Private University


While there are some Nigerian guys who are actually excited about the idea of attending a private university after their secondary schools, there are even more than thrice the number who don’t wish to, especially those who come from well-to-do families whose parents are always intoxicated with the proposed or assumed good morals and high quality of education their children will benefit from these private institutions.

Not to lie or hide it, private universities do have some good advantages like the absense of the very familiar strike in the federal and state universities and the quicker and better access to lectures but honestly that’s all they can boast of. Forget their forming and poshy lifestyles. Many of them wish they were in federal and public universities. Lol.

I had an encounter with a girl from Madonna university and she confirmed she wished she was in Imo State University as her school was worse than a nursery school in the ways they were being treated.

Going to a federal or state university gives you the exposure you need in life and not being confined like someone in a prison or a food warming in the microwave. You learn the ethics and orientations of the real world and you are braced to face life because you have seen it all.
Gain wisdom outside the school lecture halls and your system becomes automatically adapted to the real life hustles and struggles unlike some over pampered babies in the private institutions who can’t face the real world when they graduate.

1. Graduating from a public institution gives you a psychological balance and charges your mental ability to scale through difficult times.
Enough of the talk. Let’s roll straight to the point. Here are six reasons private universities don’t suit a typical Nigerian in this our kind of bad economy and government no matter how rich your parents are. C’mon, forget the money, you need to experience life in the public institutions and your life will never remain the same.

2. Freedom and Independence: You don’t wanna be confined in a place like a baby or someone in prison or a food warming in a microwave. You need space, you need freedom, you need to explore more, you need to move out and experience some things. Unfortunately, going to private universities, especially those owned by the churches won’t help you achieve this and I know deep down your heart, you wouldn’t like this to be your case. You also need to wear that favorite dress you like and you can only do this in a public university. In private universities, you live the normal routine of a bank staff – everyday corporate. Lol.

3. Cost of Education: Private universities pay exorbitant school fees as if they even learn anything. What has a student from a private university in Nigeria invented or accomplished after all the school fees? Not just about fees, cost of living in private universities are way too high unlike in the public universities where you can cook your own food, go to the market and buy foodstuffs at cheaper prices. Don’t you think you are too old to be fed like a baby in the private university?

4. Exposure: In a public university, you literally meet life and life meets you. You see it all. But in a private university, you graduate and still haven’t met a quarter of life let alone life meeting you.
Life on and off campus is everything: Like it sounds, it’s just it. Campus life is sweet – on and off it. That’s the kind of fun you will only experience in a public university. No wonder when students in private universities are on break, they want to do all the bad things and have all the fun at once before going back to school. They know they are in prisons and not school. Lol.

5. Maturity: When you graduate from a public university, you automatically become an adult because the school system has shaped you to be. But when you graduate from a private university, you start life afresh like a new born baby.

6. Hard Work: Public university will teach you that hard work is compulsory and you will see it with your two eyes. Students in privates schools are still being pampered like nursery school students.
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Tuesday, 16 July 2019

7 Reasons Why You Should Get a Master’s Degree


According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, if you have a master’s degree, your earning power is at least 21% higher than those with just a bachelor’s degree. But there are a lot of reasons to get a master’s degree. Commanding a higher salary is just one of them.

7 Reasons to Get a Master's Degree

1. Stand out. Move up.

By earning a graduate school degree, you join an elite portion of the population. Roughly 8% of Americans have a master’s degree. That’s the same percentage that held bachelor’s degrees in the 1960s. So while a bachelor’s degree has gotten you this far in your career, you’re likely only “on par” with many of your colleagues or applicants competing for a new job. With a master’s degree you can earn a new level of respect and stand out among your coworkers, and especially if a new career or job is in your future.

2. Stay on top.

Depending on when you earned your undergraduate degree, your knowledge of your field might be outdated. Master’s degree programs offer the opportunity to sharpen skills, keep up with advancements in your field and learn from researchers and other movers and shakers in your area of specialty. Master’s degree programs also offer access to the latest and greatest tools and technology. We’d all like to think that we have a certain level of job security, but earning a master’s degree increases your value to your current and/or future employer.

3. Kick start a new career.

If you’re bored or feel unchallenged by your current job, you’re not alone. Only 14% of U.S. workers believe they have the perfect job and more than 50% want to change careers. A master’s degree can help you prepare for a new career — and can open up more job opportunities in a field that challenges you and makes you happy. And, of course, some jobs require a graduate school degree.

4. Become the expert.

So maybe, unlike more than half of all Americans, you know the career you have now  is where you want to stay. Or maybe you’re one of the 14% who think they have perfect job. But are you at the top of your game? Are you considered an expert in your field? Earning master’s degree isn’t always about getting the degree or advancing your career. For some,  continual learning and becoming the best, most knowledgeable and respected expert in the field is motivation enough.

5. Be a pioneer.

You can learn a lot from years of experience on the job. And if you’re lucky you might even make an important contribution to your field. But top master’s degree programs offer opportunities to make an impact on your industry and the world through cutting edge research. Google, television, Gatorade® and thousands of other household products and life changing technologies were all the result of university graduate research. Creating the next life saving drug sounds like a pretty noble reason to get a master’s degree.

6. It’s good for your health.

Earning a graduate degree not only offers opportunities for career advancement, it challenges you to grow both intellectually and personally. We grow by learning and trying new things. And research shows that learning has a physiological benefit to your health and happiness by stimulating reward centers in your brain. But perhaps the most convincing reason of all is the feeling of accomplishment a graduate degree provides. Of all the reasons to get a master’s degree, a sense of pride and personal satisfaction always rank among the highest.

7. Get paid to go to school.

Many master’s degree programs offer stipends that cover all of or a portion of tuition costs — and possibly more for teaching assistants or research assistants. So, in effect, you can go to school for free, or even get paid to earn your master’s degree. Every university and program treat stipends and financial aid differently so check details and financial aid for graduate school degrees carefully. But even if you don’t qualify, some employers have funds set aside that will pay partial or full fees for qualified employees to get a graduate school degree. So don’t be afraid to ask your employer.
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School Dropouts: 10 Reasons Why Students Quit School


College is supposed to be the best four years of your life—a magical, unforgettable experience. For some it is, but others wind up leaving long before getting that coveted degree. The question of the hour is: why are so many college students quitting school? You can find a few reasons below, in no particular order.

1. Homesickness kicks in—and wins. Going to college across the country from the only home you’ve ever known might have sounded like a great idea at the time you filled out your application, but an extreme change may be more than you bargained for.

2. Some students are unprepared for the rigorous academics required to succeed in college. If you skirted through high school with little or no studying, you’ll be in for a rude awakening once you get to college. Professors aren’t baby-sitters; they expect you to read and learn on your own outside of class. If you don’t, your grades will show it. A semester of bad grades is often enough to cause some students to give up on school.

3. Partying heartily can take its toll. The newfound freedom that comes with living on campus, not to mention the easy availability of alcohol, causes a lot of freshmen’s grades to suffer. Fun is good, but too much fun can cause problems.

4. A lack of financial support makes paying for school nearly impossible. Some students that do not have financial support from their parents can’t afford to pay for college on their own If you’re attending an expensive private school, you may only get enough financial aid to cover a portion of your tuition and the meager salary provided by a part-time job may not cut it.

5. Work schedule conflicts. Non-traditional students with full-time jobs have to put work first, and some classes are only offered during the daytime. If school is already taking a back seat to your job, it’s easy to say good-bye and drop out.

6. Family commitments. Students with families to support have to put their family first—their children are more important than their classes.

7. You chose the wrong major. Enrolling in a degree program and realizing you don’t like it isn’t very much fun. Some students decide to quit school instead of change majors.

8. Your school isn’t a good fit for you. People can realize pretty quickly whether or not they like sitting in an auditorium full of 300 other students as opposed to a classroom with 30 students. Sometimes, the college you decided to attend just isn’t what you expected.

9. Burnout. A demanding course schedule, difficult professors, and piles of homework and exams are enough to drive some students to the point of no return—and they don’t.

10. Personal issues. A death in the family, an unplanned pregnancy or a chronic health problem can all occur out of nowhere. Dealing with personal issues causes many students to leave college.

Source: https://www.stateuniversity.com/blog/permalink/college-dropouts-10-reasons-why-students-quit-school.html
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Sunday, 7 July 2019

300Level Mass Comm. Student Attacked by Cultists.




300Level Mass Comm. student attacked by cultist. 
By Nabil Mohammed Jibril [7-7-2019] 

Mr. Yahuza Muhammad, a 300Level student of Nasarawa State University, Keffi in the department of Mass Communication was attacked last night by some unknown cultists after a misunderstanding with his course mate. 

Mr Yahuza alleged that one Joy Cyril which is his Class mate brought the cultist to attack him in his house in Angwan Lambu at about 9pm yesterday. 

In a telephone interview with Mr. Yahuza he revealed that the cause of the attack was connected to a small misunderstanding he had with Miss Joy yesterday morning in their class whatsapp group platform, which subsequently led to her leading some boys to his house later that evening, threatening and eventually beating him up.

When asked how he knew they were cultists, he revealed that while they were threatening him, they bragged about who they were, things they've done and what they are capable of doing to him.

According to an eye witness present at the scene, Mr. Yahuza was saved by the school's security unit. "I had to rush to call the school security to come and rescue  my friend if not my friend would have been dead by now". He said. 

However, when our correspondent spoke with Miss Joy Cyril, she confirmed that they did had a misunderstanding yesterday, but said she knows nothing about the alleged attack on Mr. Yahuza. Even though Mr. Yahuza alleged she was present during the attack. 

Mr. Yahuza has since been treated by the school clinic and is recuperating, while the matter is currently being investigated by the school security unit and we'll keep you updated as the story unfolds.

This report was compiled by Nabil Jibril and edited by Simon, Markus Yila (Mark Motion). Nabil Jibril is a 400 Level student, in the Department Mass Communication  NSUK. 
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Wednesday, 3 July 2019

NSUK Postgraduate Admission Form/Qualification Aptitude Test Date for 2019/2020 Academic Session {APPLY NOW}

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the various Postgraduate programmes of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK) for the 2019/2020 academic session.

NSUK Postgraduate Programmes.

Go to NSUK Postgraduate Courses page to access the list of Ph.D. Degree, M.Phil /Ph.D. Degree, Master Degree and Postgraduate Diploma courses available at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK).

To Apply, kindly meet us at MASS COM COMPLEX, NSUK or WhatsApp/Call these lines; 09054154740, 08139061247, 08136746566, 08176579594

1. Ph.D. Degree Programmes:
These are available to holders of M.A; M.Ed.; M.Sc. and LL.M degrees, with a minimum of 4.00 Cumulative Grade Point Average CGPA or equivalent 60% score in their academic Master degree programmes. A Ph.D. degree programme runs for a minimum period of six (6) semesters and a maximum period of ten (10) semesters. Relevant courses will be taken for the Ph.D. full time studies where prescribed and a Thesis is required at the end of the Ph.D. programme.
 
2. M.Phil /Ph.D. Degree Programmes:
Candidates who score less than 4.0 CGPA or equivalent 60% score in M.A., M.Ed., M.Sc., LL.M. can apply for admission into the Master of Philosophy (M.Phil/Ph.D.) degree programme. The M.Phil/Ph.D. degree programme is available only to full-time candidates. It runs for a minimum period of two (2) semesters and a maximum period of four (4) semesters. Candidates in this category are eligible for conversion to Ph.D. To be eligible for conversion for the Ph.D. programme, candidates are expected to score not less than 4.00 CGPA at the end of the first session.
 
3. Master Degree Programmes:
M.A., M.Ed., M.Sc., LL.M. degrees run for a minimum period of 4 semesters and a maximum period of 6 semesters for full-time candidates; a minimum period of 6 semesters and a maximum period of 8 semesters for part-time candidates. All Master Degree Programmes are by coursework. This is in addition to a research report in form of a Dissertation or Research project. HND with PGDs at upper credit may be acceptable.
 
4. Postgraduate Diploma Programmes:
Postgraduate Diploma degrees are available to candidates with a Third class (honours) degree and Higher National Diploma (HND) with minimum of lower credit or its equivalents. The Diplomas run for a minimum period of 2 semesters and a maximum period of 4 semesters for full time candidates or a minimum period of 4 semesters and a maximum period of 6 semesters for part time candidates.
 
5. General information
The Postgraduate session for Postgraduate programmes is two (2) semesters, commencing in October and ending in September of the following year, starting from the date of first registration.
 
To Apply, kindly meet us at MASS COM COMPLEX, NSUK or WhatsApp/Call these lines; 09054154740, 08139061247, 08136746566, 08176579594

NSUK Postgraduate Admission Eligibility/Entry Requirements
All Certificates shall be available at the point of purchasing the application form, including the-National Youth Service Corp
- DISCHARGE CERTIFICATE OR EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE .
- All candidates must have 5 O/L Credit passes, including English Language and Mathematics.
- Applicants for the Master degree programmes who are graduates of NSUK (Narasawa State University, Keffi) and other recognized Universities must have a minimum of Second Class Honours Degree (Lower Division) and must be applying for programmes in which they have their first degrees. However, applicants with Second Class Honours Degree (Lower Division) and those with higher classes of degrees seeking admissions into programmes outside those in which they have their first degrees may be admitted, provided they satisfy Senate All Candidates shall apply early for their official Bachelor’s degree transcript to be sent to the Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, before the expiration of the deadline.
- Applicants for the Postgraduate programmes will be subjected to written assessment (qualifying examination) irrespective of the class of degree obtained.
- Applicant should check the University website for detailed application procedure and further information.
 
To Apply, kindly meet us at MASS COM COMPLEX, NSUK or WhatsApp/Call these lines; 09054154740, 08139061247, 08136746566, 08176579594
 
Deadline: Thursday, 30th September, 2019.
 
Qualifying Examination:
A qualifying examination for all applicants seeking admissions into Postgraduate degree programmes will hold on Saturday 5th, 12th & 19th October, 2019 at 8:30am prompt for all Academic programmes (Ph.D, M.Sc, M.A, LLM, M.Ed), Professional Programmes (MPA, MBA, MPP, MLG, MERM, MAF, MEPM) and all Postgraduate Diplomas in the following venues:
 
FACULTY/ VENUES 
Faculties of Admin, Arts, Law, Natural & Applied Sciences, Social Sciences – Faculty Complex.
Faculty of Education – Assembly hall
Faculty of Environmental Science – 1000 seat auditorium
Faculty of Agriculture – 1000 seat auditorium
Institute of Education – Assembly hall
Institute of Governance & Development Studies – SPGS

NOTE: October 5th, 12th and 19th 2019 are for qualifying examinations. Candidates will be notified on the date of their examinations.

To Apply, kindly meet us at MASS COM COMPLEX, NSUK or WhatsApp/Call these lines; 09054154740, 08139061247, 08136746566, 08176579594

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