OSUN 2022: PAN Sets to Enhance Peaceful Campaign Environment Through Monitoring of Stakeholders

Positive Agenda Nigeria (PAN) has announced its readiness to begin monitoring and evaluation of political actors and their supporters in Osun State using robust research and dissemination strategies, as political parties and candidates begin their campaigns across towns and cities in the state for the 2022 governorship election.

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My PhD Experience: Initiating and Ensuring Sustainable Relationship with Supervisors

In my own case, I had the luck of having a supervisor well known to me. She (God bless Dr. Yinka Egbokhare) neither supervised my project at undergraduate nor at Master’s level. But, I have always admired her from a far as a student in her class for the first 4 years as an undergraduate. Popularly known as Aunty Yinka, I appreciate her style of teaching. She combined theory with practicals. And I have followed her style since then. She introduced the advertising competition among 300 Level students of Communication and Language Arts then. I copied that when I became coordinator of my department in 2017. She was one of the panel of judges for the Creativity Challenge that has become a tradition in FUOMass Communication today. I remembered I brought her to Osogbo for a public review/reading of her book – the Dazzling Mirage. That was way back after my first degree. Then, a Master’s degree or PhD was not even in the plan. Then we had a joint programme with the Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN, University of Ibadan Chapter) and the Ate Ogbon Literary Club. She was a strong pillar of the association then. We were together at the Zoological Garden, Ibadan with select secondary school students from Osogbo and Ibadan.  

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PASGR, Mastercard Foundation Collaboration: Giving Voices to Youths’ Aspirations, Resilience in Africa through the Stakeholder Approach

When Bagele Chilisa, a Botswanan post-colonial scholar and research methodologies academic wrote about epistemological diversity- plurality of ways of knowing outside the models of the White men-, little did we know that a day is coming when a need would arise for us to reflect on what Bagele had called for in her book: “Indigenous Research Methodologies”! Little did we know that a team of inter-disciplinary researchers in Nigeria would go the line of what Chilisa called for- epistemological diversity- so soon. This team chooses to hear from the horses’ mouths of young Nigerian men and women, and represent their aspirations in these youth’s voices, as the youth become both actors and co-producers of knowledge while their voices echo farther and deeper. Without the collaborative efforts of PASGR, Mastercard Foundation and a team of researchers from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, this epistemological innovation is a mirage.

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8 Quick Facts about the First Visually Impaired Woman to have Graduated from the University of Ibadan

The 73rd Convocation ceremony of the University of Ibadan has come and gone. One of the highlights of the graduation ceremony of the premier university was the outstanding case of the first visually impaired lady who got her PhD from the university- Ifeoma Bibiana Okoli. Nigerians on social media have hailed the woman for her resilience and perseverance leading to her new qualification.

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Critical Questions on Gender, Faculty Disparity in University of Port Harcourt’s 128 Inaugural Speeches

The University of Port Harcourt was established in 1975. It is one of the second generation Federal Universities founded during the year. Four years later, the University had its first inaugural speech which was delivered by Prof. E. J. Alagoa, a Professor of History, according to available data. Forty-two years later [as at 2021], 173 inaugural speeches have been delivered across the old and new faculties in the University.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Gaps in Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Education in Nigerian Primary, Secondary Schools

It is important to quickly note that climate change and environmental sustainability were not found as singular, broad subjects in the curricula of both levels of education. However, they were being taught as topics in broad subjects.

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How to Make Big Data Valuable in Nigerian Academia and Society

When academics approach big data use from data-driven inference, society always have robust and sustainable applied solutions to their needs, issues and problems than when they are addressed from the theoretical perspective, that is, working out theoretical propositions for proper understanding of them before collecting the required data.

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5 Key Great Insights from Ranking of 277 Nigerian Higher Institutions by Webometrics

Some days ago, the Ranking Web or Webometrics released its 2021-2021 global performance of higher institutions. The Ranking Web or Webometrics is the “largest academic ranking of Higher Education Institution” based on the assessment of Composite Indicators and Web Impact Factors”.

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UI Former DVC, Olanike Adeyemo, Unveils Agenda for COMSTECH DSP for Nigerian Universities

Adeyemo made the announcement on her LinkedIn profile calling on universities in Nigeria and beyond to contact her to benefit from the programme sponsored by the Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation, an organization established by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), to strengthen cooperation among OIC Member States in Science and Technology (S&T), and enhance their capabilities through training in emerging areas.

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