Why IAUE is double-checking grades of degree awarded students

IAUE matriculating students

Recently, the social media was awash with photos of a final year Microbiology female student of the University of Benin who proudly wore a shirt with the inscription: “aggressive malpractice brought me this far.” Since those photos appeared online; both digital and mainstream media have become flooded with commentaries on examination malpractices; and the depreciating value of Nigeria’s education system. This is why many Nigerians are eagerly waiting for the report of the panel set up the management of the university to investigate the action of the student. The…

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Professor Ndimele and His Transformation Initiatives in IAUE

Universities around the world offer sustainable solutions to global challenges through teaching, research, and community service. This is aimed at training quality manpower for a better society, and Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, has always carried out this mandate. Starting from its days as Advanced Teachers’ Training College; to College of Education; and this present university status. The institution has always been key in human capacity development in Nigeria. This is based on the fact that the institution has remained a centre of academic excellence, integrity and quality…

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How to Live Peacefully With Your Roommates

University accommodation

To many students, the first time they stayed outside their homes was when they got into the university. People in this category grew up in homes where they never shared anything with anybody. These parent’s companions have never been caught up in any form of conflict, be it at home with their siblings, or with anyone else anywhere. To such people, adapting to new life on campus becomes very difficult and challenging, especially in finding like-minded people to share their dreams with, or unbundle their worries. So, now that your…

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How to Hunt for Job amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Remote working

Phrases like online meeting, online shopping, online job hunting, and online education have become regular expressions because of the COVID-19 pandemic that have ravaged, and still ravaging the world. And there is no doubt that the pandemic destabilised businesses around the globe. Although there are indications that some businesses are bouncing back, but hiring workers physically may actually take some time. As a result, many employers are rethinking the way they do business, including seeking alternative sources of funding and general workplace policies. One of such obvious alternative shift in…

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Why Universities are Preparing Learners for Global Workplace

Nexford University

As the world continues to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, the education sector has remained mostly affected due to the closure of schools. As a result of this, people are seeking for alternative places to the traditional method of face-to-face learning. One of such places is Nexford University. The institution is promoting greater social and economic mobility across the world preparing learners for the global workplace. The university runs 100% online classes offering students the opportunity to learn useful skills for career progress. Stakeholders say universities are better positioned…

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Why You Need Education Even When There Are No Jobs

The rising number of graduates who cannot find jobs in Nigeria is worrisome. Those already in school are afraid that they cannot find a job after graduation, and those who are yet to gain admission are questioning if there is any need to go to school at all. Meanwhile, graduates have begun to question if it is necessary to go to tertiary institution in the first place. For instance, a lot of people who didn’t attend college are doing well, especially in the entertainment industry. However, there are proves that…

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Google Startups Accelerator Africa Opens 2021 Application

Google training for startups

Google has started receiving applications for the Google for Startups Accelerator Africa. Applications are open until May 14 to startups from 17 countries across Africa. The countries include Algeria, Botswana, Cameroun, Côte D’ivoire, Egypt and Ethiopia. Others are Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda and Senegal. Also included are South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda and Zimbabwe The programme will kick off on June 21. The three-month accelerator programme for Seed to Series A technology startups across the African continent is aimed at supporting African tech startups survive their crucial growth phases.…

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EducationUSA Opportunity Funds Programme (OFP) Application in Progress

Scholarship in USA

Application for the 2021 EducationUSA opportunity funds programme is on-going, will close in May 31. The United States Embassy in Nigeria uses the EducationUSA opportunity funds programme to connect talented and determined students with low-income backgrounds to financial assistance opportunities from U.S. colleges and universities.  The programme is mostly for those who lack the financial resources to cover the up-front cost of obtaining admission. OFP works closely with students through regularly scheduled meetings and seminars to assist them throughout the application process to secure admission and scholarships to attend colleges…

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IAUE School of Business Begins Admission into New Session

IAUE Business School

The Graduate School of Business, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, has commenced admission into new session. Presently, the school has two faculties. They are the faculty of business and economics and the faculty of maritime studies. The minimum duration for each programme is 12 months or 24 months; depending on the choice of the candidate in completing the modules. All the programmes in the School are part-time with lectures holding only on Fridays and Saturdays. Friday lectures begin at 5PM and ends at 7PM, while Saturday lectures begin…

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How to Boost Graduates Employability through Micro-credentials

Micro-credentials

There is greater demand for professional learning to meet industry requirement because of increase search for staff with up-to-date training. Thus, those that already hold traditional higher education credentials are looking for shorter, more targeted learning and skill development opportunities. Sadly, limited presence of tertiary institutions and lack of time to attend even when they exist is a huge challenge. To this end, job seekers and learners are relying on improvement in technology to achieve this through micro-credentials because they help people up-skill in their industries or areas of interest.…

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