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CPE, stakeholders proffer solution to education problems in Nigeria.



By Ifeoma Ikem

Federal and state government in Nigeria have been urged to increase budget attached to the education sector to save the system from collapse and also the future of the child.

The advise to authorities was made today Wednesday 26th February by the former deputy governor of Lagos State Princess Sarah Sosan who was a keynote speaker at the “Save Education Dialogue “organised by the Concerned Parents Educators (CPE) under the leadership of Mrs Yinka Ogunde who is also the founder of the organisation on the occasion to wind the campaign to save Nigeria education .

The former Lagos State number two citizen also call foreign donors to increase their financial support given to the (CPE) as the organisation have now spread it’s tentacles across many state in Nigeria to rescue the educational sector.

She also advise teachers and students to take advantage of the information communication technology (ICT) seriously.

She added that teachers should also be supported to motivate them in teaching the children in the various schools across the country.

One of the guest speaker Rotimi Eyitayo who spoke on the topic :How do we reposition the profession and the mindset of teachers”?.said education must not be politicised we must begin to drive a policy base education and give access to documentate expertise.

He explained that other ways to boost the education sector in Nigeria is to fill the gap, bridge the exposure, divide and ensure that the teaching profession in Nigeria have identity like other professions.

He also advocate the need to enforce continous education and show case exploits .

Other stakeholders at the forum advocate different measures that will help to raise the educational standard in Nigeria.

Among which include the need for Nigeria begin to export teachers to other part of the world as in the case of influx of Doctors and Engineers going abroad for better offers.

Others want parents to work hand in hand with school operators to ensure better education in Nigeria.

Speaking at the event Dr Ifueko Thomas who spoke on “How do we create a Curriculum that Serves the need of Society” call on federal government to evolve on effective curriculum to save the country education sector.

Also the convener of CPE,Mrs Yinka Ogunde assured that the members of CPE will continue to fight for the improvement of education in Nigeria.

She advocate for better communication among Nigerians and members of the organisation to improve and actualise the group and objective of the organisation.”Save education now”she said.

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Sahara Weekly Reveals That Higher education in Nigeria, quite frankly, is facing immense challenges including but not limited to poor infrastructure, unrealistic academic calendars resulting in extra years against stipulated durations, lack of teaching equipment, social menace, poor funding, amongst others.






Interestingly, Nigerian Army University, Biu (NAUB) is quite unique from other federal universities in the sense that since inception, there has not been any issue of strike, cultism, protest, or anti-social conduct.


Rather, the university is reputed for its excellent condition of learning environment.


This was aptly covered by the Governor of Borno State, H.E Professor Babagana Umara Zulum through his deputy during the maiden edition of the convocation ceremony of NAUB on Saturday, October 28th, 2023 at the University’s main campus ( note not temporary campus within five years of existence) in Biu, Borno State.



The Borno State governor said he was physically present at the groundbreaking ceremony of the foundation laying stone of NAUB five years ago, and he is impressed by what he has seen adding that it must take military precision and focus to put in a full-fledged and functional university on a barren land in such a short period.



The Governor further thanked the Federal Government, the Nigerian Army, the traditional rulers, scholars and academics philanthropist, industrialists, associates and men and women of goodwill from within and outside Borno State for the selfless service of gradually re-modelling the future of Borno State in particular and Nigeria in general and for putting Borno State on the path of further greatness through the Nigerian Army university, Biu.


Why then do we plan to abort such a great independent institution of learning known as a barrier breaker and line crosser by merging it with NDA whose missions and visions are not in tandem with each other .


Why cut short the dreams of such noble ideas via politics?


Are there those who do not want a stable educational system in Nigeria?

Are there external forces or their agents at home trying to destroy a good foundation for a stable educational system in Nigeria?


Is NAUB in competition with the private universities?

Are there big shots who benefit from a chaotic educational system in Nigeria?


Are there some subterranean forces working within the system to achieve the Boko Haram objective that “education is sin”?

The words of Governor Zulum rings a wise bell when he said that Boko Haram insurgents have achieved their objectives if the university is scrapped.

“Therefore, we appeal to Mr. President to look into this issue so that the Army University Biu would remain a university… because of the importance of education in this part of the country, where Boko Haram is saying that education is forbidden. And I think that by allowing this Army university to be scrapped, they might have achieved one or two of their objectives,” he said.


The governor noted that, for over a decade, Borno State has been facing a serious crisis that has denied many children access to education.

“Therefore, this university is very important to not only the people of Borno State but our neighbouring states,” he said.


Look at the Western countries that started with military polytechnics that propelled revolution in military equipment development.


Many of these developed countries collaborated jointly through civil-military research.

The Swedish Defence University established like NAUB is Sweden’s leading resource in, and first choice for, education, training and research in the management of crisis, war and periods of tension in the leadership of both civil and military agencies. The Swedish Defence University is an accredited institution for academic education for military and civilian students and researchers where different experiences, approaches, and traditions come together. It has become a hub for both national and international students.


It might shock you to know that American Military University (AMU) and American Public University (APU). APUS is wholly owned by American Public Education, Inc., a publicly traded private-sector corporation that offers associates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees, in addition to dual degrees, certificate programs and learning tracks.


During my NYSC, I served in the Nigerian Army School of Education (NASE), Ilorin, which is a renowned military institution focused on providing high-quality education and training for Nigerian Army personnel and civilians. So why the proposed merger of NAUB?


Interestingly, the Nigerian Army University Biu provides such a platform for the Nigerian military towards technological innovation, research, and development in varied fields for national defence and security breakthroughs like many modern nations. In fact, instead of downgrading the Nigerian Army University, many more Army universities should be established in Nigeria. That is the way out for a caricature type of educational system that has failed to have stability over the years.


Who is not interested in seeing that a federal university graduates its students within the regular course time frame?


Must programmes of all federal universities be easily disrupted. A course of 4 or 5 years ends up taking over 6 to 7 years to complete. The worst part is that many universities end up in a crash programme to be able to cover up for the lost times. The terrible damage to these universities’ products is the very low standard of graduates.


Who wants the Nigerian educational system to collapse completely? These are rhetorical questions the amiable president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and all stakeholders should ask those proposing the merger to answer us publicly, else should let the matter die forever in the abyss of hasty decision.

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Edo State University Uzairue Matriculates 1,245 Students By Elvis Omoregie



Edo State University Uzairue Matriculates 1,245 Students By Elvis Omoregie

Edo State University Uzairue Matriculates 1,245 Students

By Elvis Omoregie



The Edo State University, Uzairue have matriculated 1,245 students who met the condition for admission criteria for the 2023/2024 academic session.


Edo State University Uzairue Matriculates 1,245 Students

By Elvis Omoregie



Speaking during the 9th matriculation ceremony of the institution at Iyamho, Etsako West Local Government of Edo state, the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Engr. Prof Emmanuel Aluyor, charged the newly admitted students to adhere to the university’s regulations and contribute responsibly to the institution.

“Dear Matriculants, approach your studies with dedication and make full use of the state-of-the-art technological equipment and ICT facilities available for your academic advancement. Embark on a studious academic journey, making the serene environment of Edo State University Uzairue your conducive home for success.’

He said the University, in partnership with the Edo State Government, is devoted to consistently providing world class teaching and research facilities.

sharing the remarkable progress the institution has achieved over the past eight years, said its humble beginnings with three Faculties and Eight programs, Edo State University Uzairue has grown to encompass nine faculties with over 30 undergraduate programmes”.

He added that all the programmes offered at the institution have been accredited and approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and other the relevant professional bodies.

Aluyor said the College of Post Graduate Studies of the institution stands out for its successful programs, encompassing PGD, Masters, MBA, MPA, Mphil, and Ph.D. across different Faculties.

“Having graduated five sets of students, our accreditation processes have consistently yielded impressive grades, With the lowest recorded score being 78.5 per cent’

He explained that through collaborative partnerships with international Universities such as Worcester State University (USA) and the University of Sunderland (UK), students benefit from valuable opportunities to engage in exchange programs.

“The establishment of the institution Teaching Hospital with the support of the State Government, marks a significant stride, enhancing our facilities for medical students’ training.

Aluyor noted that the institution runs an uninterrupted academic calendar leading to its recognition as the best University in the South-South geo-political zone, 2nd Best State University in the country and 10th Best University in Nigeria by the National University Commission (NUC) System Ranking 2022.

“Edo State University is the 1st in West Africa to adopt the CANVAS Learning Management System, used by over 70 percent of ivy League Universities globally”.

He added ” it is the first to acquire the Anatomy table and low and high fidelity Manikins (Simman 3g), which enables the simulation of different scenarios for the training of Medical and Nursing Students”.

He said the institution placed on discipline and adherence to the approved academic calendar, with a commitment to addressing any instances of errant behavior.

Prof Aluyor however called on well meaning individuals and corporate organisations to generously contribute prizes for students of the institution who demonstrate excellence in their respective fields.

In his goodwill message, a member of the Edo State House of Assembly Hon. Inegbebor O. Eugene advised the students to be serious with their academic pursuit and make their parents proud by graduating with good grades

“The university is not a place to come to waste your time but to improve yourself, it is not all about getting the certificate but about going through the university and allowing the institution to go through you”.

He advised the students not to disappoint their parents by focusing on their studies and making the best use of the opportunity to graduate with good grades.

Hon. Inegbebor further stated that he will discuss with the Hon speaker, RT. Hon Blessing Agbebaku to see how Edo State House could institute a prize for the best graduating student in the university.

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Bishop Desmond Osazuwa Amasihohu Commends Benson Idahosa University’s Commitment to Tertiary Education



Bishop Desmond Osazuwa Amasihohu Commends Benson Idahosa University's Commitment to Tertiary Education

Bishop Desmond Osazuwa Amasihohu Commends Benson Idahosa University’s Commitment to Tertiary Education










































Sahara Weekly Reports That Edo State, Bishop Desmond Osazuwa, renowned clergy and spiritual leader, recently undertook a comprehensive tour of Benson Idahosa University (BIU) in Edo State, culminating in a press release highlighting the institution’s dedication to tertiary education.




























Bishop Desmond Osazuwa Amasihohu Commends Benson Idahosa University's Commitment to Tertiary Education











During his visit to BIU, Bishop Desmond expressed deep appreciation for the university authorities, commending them for the construction of a state-of-the-art facility designed to enhance tertiary education in Nigeria. He lauded the quality of structures meticulously put in place to support academic pursuits.










































The clergy took a moment to honor the late founder of the institution, Archbishop Benson Idahosa, recognizing the significant role his legacy played in the establishment of the university. Bishop Desmond Osazuwa conveyed his heartfelt desire for the continued universal recognition of Archbishop Benson Idahosa’s name.










































In a reflective statement, the Archbishop underscored the inclusive nature of educational development, asserting that the successful establishment of such a facility could be replicated by anyone. Additionally, he seized the opportunity to extend prayers for the university’s membership and the broader community.










































Bishop Osazuwa’s press release serves as a testament to Benson Idahosa University’s commitment to advancing education and commemorating the visionary contributions of its late founder.











































About Benson Idahosa University








Benson Idahosa University, popularly known as BIU, is a leading institution committed to providing quality tertiary education in Nigeria. Founded on the principles of excellence and integrity, the university strives to contribute significantly to the intellectual and moral development of its students.








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