Education

UNN Ranks Number One University In Nigeria, 17 In Africa

The new webometric ranking (July 2019 version 8.1.0 BETA), has ranked University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), as number one in Nigeria, 17 in Africa and 1,108 in the world. The ranking is based on quality of research output in the year under review. While Harvard University, Stanford University and University of California, Berkely in United …

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South African woman celebrates househelp who graduated with a degree in Psychology

A South African lady, Adri Hugo who couldn’t hold back her joy, took to social media to celebrate her househelp of 8 years who recently graduated with a first degree in Psychology.   Adri who said her househelp Annamore Mabhii is an inspiration to her, further disclosed that she is a mother of three, with …

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Black Girl Magic: 43 Nigerian Graduates Break Records at Howard University

Howard graduates had a lot to be proud of at their graduation ceremony. However, the emphasis was not on the 96 graduating medical students, all focus was on an exemplary list of 46 Nigerian graduates. Out of the 96 candidates, 46 were Nigerian and out of the 27 awards given, 16 awards were given to …

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‘Cost of University education in Nigeria is too low, quality has been compromised’ – Oby Ezekwesili

Nigeria’s former minister of education, Oby Ezekwesil has said the cost of tertiary education in Nigeria has been reduced to the extent that quality has been compromised.   Speaking on Thursday at the launch of Edfin, Nigeria’s first educational microfinance bank, she advised that the federal government find a solution that does not compromise the quality of education. …

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Man Graduates with Nursing Degree from University Where He Was Once a Janitor: ‘I Never Gave Up’

Frank Baez was a teenager when he started working as a janitor at New York University’s Langone Tisch Hospital, cleaning patient rooms, bathrooms and hallways. On Monday, Baez, now 29, graduated with a nursing degree from the same institution where he started as a janitor. “I could barely speak English at the time when I …

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Oprah Winfrey surprises New Jersey high school with $500,000 gift

Students at a high school in Newark, New Jersey, received quite the surprise Friday when Oprah Winfrey stopped by to announce she was donating a cool $500,000 to their school. Oprah received word of a program at Wide Side High School in Newark called “Lights On,” which was created by the school’s principal, and varsity basketball …

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At least 7 injured in shooting at Denver STEM school; 2 in custody amid ‘unstable scene’

A shooting at a suburban STEM school Tuesday left at least seven human beings injured, authorities said. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department said two suspects have been in custody and it was viable there ought to be a third suspect in the school, which was once still being searched. The sheriff’s office referred to as the state of affairs at the Highlands Ranch faculty an “active and unstable scene.” Police had been in a position to get to the college rapidly due to the fact there is …

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PETER TABICHI OF KENYA WINS BEST TEACHER 2019 AWARD

A Kenyan secondary school teacher from a remote village in Kenya has won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize award. The teacher has been commended for his kind and humanitarian gestures towards the poor as he was said to have regularly given away 80% of his monthly income out to the needy. The event was …

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THE STORY OF 8-YEAR-OLD NIGERIAN-IMMIGRANT CHESS CHAMPION

Tanitoluwa Adewumi, who lives with his family in a shelter in New York City, went from chess novice to chess champion in little over a year.  In a homeless shelter in Manhattan, an 8-year-old boy is walking to his room, carrying an awkward load in his arms, unfazed by screams from a troubled resident. The …

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COLLEGE SCAM – PERSECUTORS CHARGE OVER A DOZEN INCLUDING ACTRESSES AND CEOs

Famous actresses and CEOs and other persons are among a syndicate perpetrating scam in colleges and schools around Boston. The FBI told uncovered their acts. Among those arrested and facing charges are Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin in a case of mail fraud and wire frauds accusations Police authorities arrested Huffman in her house …

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