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Jigawa senatorial candidate says quest for foreign degrees not for the good of Nigeria

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Jigawa senatorial candidate says quest for foreign degrees not for the good of Nigeria

By John Akubo

Against the backdrop of the perchance of successful Nigerians to acquire foreign degrees, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senatorial Candidate for Jigawa Central, Mustapha Sule Lamido has indicated that it would be a disservice to Nigeria for anyone to travel out for Studies.
The Senatorial Candidate who is the son of former two term Governor of Jigawa State Sule Lamido spoke to the Guardian after he successfully completed his Master of Philosophy, M. Phil in Political science from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Lamido(jnr) who described quality education as a gateway to the development of Nigeria said just as Nigerians are called upon to patronize made in Nigeria goods, they should also patronize Nigerian indigenous universities so that by so doing they can contribute their own quota to their development.
He said though he had the means to travel abroad for his masters degree, he declined because he wanted to be aquainted firsthand with the challenges of education in Nigeria.
According to him, Having passed through the system he now knows where the issues are and he would be in a better position to proffer solution to the drawbacks when he is elected as a senator of the Federal republic of Nigeria. He explained further that if he had travelled out for studies he would not know exactly what the challenges in education are in the country.
“It is he who wears the shoes that knows where it pinches hence it has availled the opportunity of being well positioned to correct the ills or the rots.”
Lamido(jnr) indicated that having done the theotorical aspect of political science in the school he is now ready for the practical aspect when he is elected in February 2019 as a full fledged political scientist.
He said after winning the election he would also enroll for his PhD because he knows the value of education as a gateway for development of any nation. He has promised to put the knowledge he has acquired into the development of the country.
Master of philosophy popularly known as Mphil is an advanced research degree regarded as a second Masters degree that enables the recipient student to enroll for Doctor of Philosophy otherwise known as PhD.
The PDP Senatorial Candidate, had completed his first Master degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy also from A.B.U Zaria in 2014 after which he proceeded for his Mphil in political science with specialization in Nigerian Government and Politics.
Lamido(jnr) presented his Thesis Titled: The Role Of The State Government in the Insulation of Jigawa State Against Boko Haram Insurgency (2009- 2015) before the panel.
The External Examiners led by a Ghanaian Professor Ntim Esew and other Senior lecturers took their time to grill the student.
Based on the superlative performance of Mustapha Sule Lamido, the External Examiners recommended that San Turaki Dutse should be awarded with MPhil in political science.
The head of political science and International Studies Dr Aliyu Yahaya and one of the Master’s student supervisor Dr David Moveh described Lamido Junior as a very committed and hardworking student who never relented in his academic pursuit.
Lamido(jnr) delighted that he is done with his External defence appreciated God, his family, relatives and friends for a successful completion of his academic programme.
He said the knowledge acquired will be impacted on the society.
The young Lamido said his next agenda is to concentrate and strategize on how to win his Senatorial Election in 2019

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ASUU dares Buhari, insists on UTAS not IPPS

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***Tackles presidency on lipservice to Local Content


of Universities (ASUU) yesterday insisted it will not be cowed by President Muhammadu Buhari’s threats on Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System(IPPIS) as they insisted on on their home grown templateUniversity Transparency and Accountability solution (UTAS)
President Muhammadu Buhari had, during budget presentation last Thursday, said only Federal staff that have been captured on the IPPIS platform will receive salaries. It would also be recalled that ASUU had presented UTAS to the Government five years ago for which it agreed to partner by bringing on board three persons only to backpeddal at the last minute.However, President of ASSU, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi while speaking to newsmen said they are not going back on their stand about UTAS which he said the Senate President has appreciated.”We have never shifted from that position, We believe that they are going to create the platform for presenting UTAS to other stakeholdersOn whether they will go back to classroom why the negotiation continues he asked rhetorically what they are taking back to the classroom?According to him, “UTAS is home grown while IPPIS is foreign, we are talking about local content. “We have shown that we are inventors, we are.creators of software and we are also capable of doing what our colleagues are doing in other parts of the world so Nigerian scholars are not inferior why should we be patronising foreigners for what we can do in Nigeria?”

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Kogi to overhaul, reposition education sector with relevant laws – Commissioner

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Kogi to overhaul, reposition education sector with relevant laws – Commissioner


By Friday Idachaba

Kogi State Commissioner for Education, Mr Wemi Jones has said that the state Education sector would soon be overhauled and repositioned for better service delivery with the Education sector law in place.

Jones disclosed this during the celebration of the “2020 World Teachers’ Day” organised by the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS) Nigeria on Monday in Lokoja.

He said that for the education sector to witness the required turnaround, a functional law must be in place to provide legal backing for the reforms to take shape, resuscitate and revitalise the sector.

The Commissioner said the State Education bill was recently passed by the state House of Assembly adding that what remained now was for the governor to append his signature and make it a law.

He said that in a society where there was no law there won’t be offence, adding, “We are starting the Education reform in Kogi State by getting our laws together.

“We are in the process of embarking on monumental and fundamental reforms in Kogi State” he said, adding that the administration of Gov. Yahaya Bello would turn the challenges in the education sector into opportunities.

Jones said, “No nation can grow beyond the quality of its teachers. Kogi has quality teachers and we are not going to allow those qualities to rust. We are aware of the negative consequences on education if the teacher is not well motivated”, he said.

Ranti Ojo, State chairman of the Union speaking earlier, decried the acute shortage of teachers in Secondary schools in the state and appealed to the State Government to quickly avert possible collapse of the system.

He described the teacher situation in the secondary schools as abysmal adding that the situation had attained a pandemic status as a result of the fallouts of the screening exercise in which many were compulsorily retired.

The union leader drew the attention of the state government to the deplorable condition of most of schools in the state saying that over 90 per cent of secondary schools in the state suffered infrastructures dilapidation, lack of laboratories while the libraries existed without books.

“We are renewing our call on government to, as a matter of urgency declare a state of emergency in secondary education in the state to steer it away from the precipice where it is now heading”, he said.

Meanwhile the Gov. Yahaya Bello has congratulated teachers in the state on the occasion of this year’s World Teachers’ Day, restating his administration’s unflinching commitment to their improved welfare and well-being.

Bello who disclosed this in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Mohammed commended teachers for the critical role they play in moulding and building the society through their quality teachings.

According to him, teachers remain the father of all other professions as nobody could attain any height in his or her professional calling without first of all being taught by a teacher.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the highlight of the occasion was the presentation of a paper on “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” by a Leadership expert, Joshua Olorunfemi. (NAN)

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See why Gov Bello says he is committed to improving schools infrastructure in Kogi

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See why Gov Bello says he is committed to improving schools infrastructure in Kogi

That teaching profession remains the father of all other professions is not contestable as nobody could attain any height in his or her professional calling without first of all being taught by a teacher.
This was how Governor Yahaya Bello rates teachers when he restated his administration’s unflinching commitment to their improved welfare and well-being.
The occasion was the 2020 World’s Teachers Day when Bello congratulated teachers in the state.
This was contained in Statement issued on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Mohammed.
In the State Governor Bello extolled teachers for the critical role they play in moulding and building the society through their quality teachings.
He said,
“Unarguably, teachers are the fathers of all professions! For anyone to be able to read and write, he or she must have been taught by a teacher or many teachers.

“The teaching profession is what gives birth to other professions and professionals.

“No one becomes a lawyer, doctor, engineer, nurse, pilot, architect, builder, journalist, pharmacist etc without a teacher.

“It therefore means that teachers occupy prominent position in the society and as a government, we ever remain committed to improving on the welfare and well-being of this category of workers to enable them give their best.

“Besides our commitment to improving the welfare of teachers, we are also committed to giving face lifts to our educational infrastructures across the state to engender conducive teaching and learning atmosphere for our teeming teachers and students.

“Once again, I congratulate all our teachers for their dedication and commitment to duties”, he said.

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