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Sunday, 09 July 2017 16:02

Tutor authentication

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  1. Send an email to Academic Arena requesting an authentication. Attach to the email a copy of your CV and all relevant credentials as a single PDF or .doc file. Wait for a confirmation email before proceeding to payment.
  2. Pay the authentication fee of N5000 (five thousand naira) and send the evidence of payment (preferably bank teller) to Academic Arena. Applicants who cannot afford the authentication fee can contact Academic Arena for an alternative arrangement.
  3. Academic Arena schedules applicant for a physical or Skype/Video.

Tertiary Institution Representative

Application code: TIR

Description

As a tertiary institution representative, you will represent Academic Arena at a tertiary institution in Nigeria. You will be required to perform functions including but not limited to:

-          - Receiving and dispatching of incoming mails.

-          - Securing of accommodation for new students.

-          - Facilitating specific academic activities as requested by Academic Arena.

-          - Provision of information about trending issues at the institution.

Requirements

  • Current students of tertiary institutions (University, Polytechnic, COE) are most preferred for this role. Graduates who can perform the required roles can also apply.
  • Desired candidate;

-          Should be proactive and able to execute tasks within a specified time.

-          Should be able to source any kind of information relating to education.

-          Should always be aware of happenings in and around the institution.

Remuneration

Our payment is based on task performed – mostly commission.

How to apply

Qualified applicants should send their CVs (not more than 2 pages) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating as subject of the email, the application code, institution of interest and State where it is located (e.g. “TIR – University of Calabar – Cross River”). We will contact you about the success of your application within 3 working days. 




Job Description:

Applicants who are passionate about teaching are invited to apply for the position of Home Tutor. By applying, your profile is made available to interested individuals (parents, students, and recruiters) in your community who can contact you directly to negotiate the terms of employment. 

Qualification:

Any qualification

How to Apply:

  • Downlowd the application form, fill and submit it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Indicate as the subject of the email 'Application for Home Tutor.' 
  • You will get a reply within three working days. If you do not hear from us after three working days, please resend your application.
  • Application is free. 

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Friday, 24 April 2015 10:31

The Phenomenon of Time

On the average it is estimated that mankind sleeps for about eight hours daily. If we sleep from 10pm to 6am the following day, thats exactly eight hours. many sleep beyound these hours and many yet sleep below these hours.

The implication of this is that we are sleeping a third of our life time so that when we are thirty years old, we would have spent ten years of our active life sleeping.

The question now is, what account can we give of the remaining two-third of our lives?

We therefore have to make the most use of our time now that we still have it. This is the time to right all our wrongs. We have to realize how many wrong decisions we have taken and how it has affected others.

It is  certain that we may not be able to change the past but we have to be ready to attempt to prevent things from geting worse in the future. 

This is a simple truth that should neither be taken for granted nor for a joke because weather we beleive it or not one thing that is certain is account for our time and actions.

By: Mustapha Lawal

 

 

 A lot of attention has been paid to how boys’ educational achievements in science and mathematics compare to girls’ accomplishments in those areas, often leading to the assumption that boys outperform girls in these areas.

Now, using international data, researchers at the University of Missouri and the University of Glasgow in Glasgow, Scotland, have determined that girls outperform boys in educational achievement in 70 percent of the countries they studied—regardless of the level of gender, political, economic or social equality.

“We studied the educational achievement levels of 1.5 million 15-year-olds from around the world using data collected between 2000 and 2010,” said David Geary, Curators Professor of Psychological Sciences in the College of Arts and Science at MU.

“Even in countries where women’s liberties are severely restricted, we found that girls are outperforming boys in reading, mathematics, and science literacy by age 15, regardless of political, economic, social or gender equality issues and policies found in those countries.”

According to the data, boys fall behind girls in overall achievement across reading, mathematics, and science in 70 percent of the countries studied.

Boys outperform girls in only three countries or regions: Colombia, Costa Rica and the Indian state, Himachal Pradesh. Boys and girls had similar educational achievements in the United States and United Kingdom.

In countries known for relatively low gender equality ratings, such as Qatar, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, the educational achievement gap is relatively large and favors girls.

The one exception worldwide is among students in economically developed nations where high achieving boys outperform high achieving girls, researchers said.

What do you think of this study?

Friday, 24 April 2015 10:08

Can there be any meaning to life?

Can there be any meaning to life? Why were we put on earth? Are we just biological creatures to make a number in the world? How significant is our lives? Or are we caught in an activity driven trap? How valuable are we to the world? If we had never existed will the world fare better or will it get worse? Who am I? What was I born to do? Can there be an answer to these vital questions that all humans seek?

Every day the graves open its mouth to receive a great number of people who had never had a glimpse of discovering the reason behind life. Unfortunately, they lived an unfulfilled life and died in a wasted existence. Their lives never mattered at all. What an incredible lost to humanity. At the fundamental base of all human challenges lies the mind-boggling, age-long question, asking, “Why am I here?”

Every human being has an inward and compulsive desire to live a life of significance. The rich and poor alike, the king and the peasant both are part of this grappling search. Moreover, wealth, position, power, and fame are desperately pursued by man in his search for a sense of importance on earth, even though many times, this search infringes on the welfare of others.

Throughout the pages of history, man’s existence has remained a puzzle to many and a mystery which is matched with the corresponding challenges that confront humans every day, as civilization faces an upward toll. This heart searching craving for significance is buried in purpose. Purpose is becoming who you were born to be; doing what you were created to do; having what you were created to have within a specific timeframe—that if well understood and harnessed could influence your generation and the generations yet unborn.

Purpose is discovering the specific problem that you were created to solve on the earth. Purpose is maximizing your time, energy, finances, and attention (focus) to impact positively on the lives of the people who have been assigned to you. You must realize that somebody desperately needs you. You are the answer to somebody’s problem. Purpose has two focal points which are character and contribution; investing in you and investing in others. You can’t make the most out of life until you have made the most out of yourself and you can’t give to others what you don’t have.

Therefore, character development is the foundation of a meaningful life. If you want to have a great marriage; a great career, great relationships with people; great talent; a great life then pursue character development above personality evolvement. You can transform your destiny, however, by imbibing value-based principles into your basic character. Principles such as integrity, humility, fidelity, simplicity, courage, patience, industry, temperance, modesty, and the Golden Rule will elevate your life from mediocrity to greatness.

It is vital to note that character development and contribution to life should be a lifestyle and not an event. And the surest way to develop character is to grow every day in unconditional love towards yourself and people; improve yourself daily. What do you love doing? What are your talents and abilities? What do you really care about? The answers to these questions is a signpost of your calling; your purpose.

Discover, develop, improve and build your life around it. Here’s the secret; focus on how to use your talents and gifts to enrich the lives of people; the more lives you enrich the richer you will be. Remember; focus on people and not on yourself or your gains. What grieves you? What triggers your compassion? What makes you weep? Is it poverty; abused and homeless children; battered wives; disease? These are pointers to what you were created to change.

What do you hate? What makes you angry? Is it injustice; corruption; abortion; poverty; sickness? These are indicators of what you were created to challenge, correct and conquer. If you had only six months to live, what will you do with your life? How will you spend your time and with whom will you spend it? What character qualities will you develop and manifest? How will you spend your finances?

What will be important to you? What dreams or goals will you pursue? The answer to these questions reveals your essence. Remember, every passing moment is a countdown to your departure on earth. Ponder on these words “One hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in my bank account, or what my clothes looked like. But the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of someone”.

 – Anonymous

The National Universities Commission (NUC), has finally accredited 13 academic programs in Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State.

In a letter dated April 14, 2015, the deputy vice chancellor, Professor Ibikunle Tijani received a letter conveying the approval from the Executive Secretary of the NUC, Prof. Julius Okojie,

The deputy vice chancellor, Professor Ibikunle Tijani, who confirmed the news to our grapevine, said that, all stakeholders and students had long awaited after NUC visitation to the campus over three months ago.

In addition, the NUC recently granted the university the power to admit students to read engineering and law, with the programs due for accreditation in four years’ time.

The accomplishment of the accreditation of all academic programs approved four years ago when the university was issued a license, according to the Professor Tijani, is a great feat and the result of selfless financial support of the founder, Dr Adedeji Adeleke.

22 year old Osimimi Victor Oludare, a graduate of Electrical\Electronics Engineering emerged the best graduating student with Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.76 during the 24th Convocation ceremony of the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, Niger State held last weekend.


He also emerged the best in his faculty and department and was rewarded accordingly for the achievements.
During interaction with him, the elated young man pointed out that it was his commitment to hard work that has brought him this far.

According to him, he gave serious attention to his studies and other activities in the school that will make him a better person. However, he decided not to keep any girlfriends while in school as this will be a source of distraction.

In his words, “.... God crowns effort of those who work hard and fear Him.” 

“But honestly speaking, I did my best as human being. I studied hard and left the rest in the hand of God and I thank Him for proving Himself in my life.” 

The Niger State Government has set aside the sum of  N594.6 million for the recruitment of staff into its new University of Education in Minna.

This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Higher Education in the state, Prof. Mohammed Yahaya, at a news conference in Minna on Thursday.

Yahaya said that the money would cover the salaries of 302 teaching and non-teaching staff as well as six management staff.

He said that the institution would commence after the approval of its programs by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

The commissioner said that government had released N19 million for the upgrading of facilities and improvement of environmental issues on the campus in readiness for NUC’s visit.

The Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) has called on the president-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, to abolish the federal government’s foreign scholarships scheme.

In a statement signed by the president of the association, Ahmed Adamu, it explained that about N100 billion which is spent on foreign scholarships, annually, by the Nigerian government, causes over supply of the nation’s currency and reduces the value of the Naira.

It said that Nigerians studying in UK contribute 2.3% to the GDP growth in UK and their patronages contribute 2.6% to the overall UK employment.

The statement added that savings from abolishing foreign scholarships, if injected into federal government-owned universities, will see them performing to the international standard in five years.

The Council also urged Buhari to cut government’s expenditure by 50% in one year and increase bank rates and taxes.


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Thursday, 23 April 2015 08:10

KSU Students Protest 1 Month Strike

Students of the Kogi State University on teusday went on a peaceful demonstration, blocking the entrance through the University main gate. Motorist on Anyigba-Ankpa road where held up for about 3 – 4 hours. The purpose, according to some of the students, was to express their disappointment over the inability to suspend the ongoing strike action by ASUU.

However, according to a member of the Union, after the meeting held by ASUU, it was resolved in principle to suspend the strike action, subject to release of fund by the State Government. That they are ready to resume work immediately the fund is release to them.

Students are however requested to be calm and patient as the strike is at its end point.

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Saturday, May 9, 2015, the American University of Nigeria ((AUN) in Yola, will play host to the winner of the 2013 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Prize, Ms. Vicky Colbert. According to a release made available to New by AUN’s Office of Communications & Public Relations, Colbert was chosen as the Varsity’s 7th Commencement Speaker because she has “revolutionized education in the developing world.

“We are all so happy that an educator as internationally known and distinguished has found the time to visit us. As Africa’s first development university, we are anxious to hear of her wonderful experiences in the developing world, where her work has brought education and hope to so many millions of children across the globe,” said AUN President, Professor Margee Ensign.

Colbert is the Founder and Director of Fundación Escuela Nueva, and co-creator of the Escuela Nueva (New School) pedagogical model, initiated in rural Colombia in 1975 in response to problems of education, incomplete schooling, high dropout rates, high repetition, weak school-community relationships, low teacher morale, ineffective teacher training and the lack of learning materials.

Escuela Nueva model places pupils at the heart of the learning process. Teachers become facilitators, and the process involves the entire community, bringing learners’ daily lives into their education.  “She has devoted her life to promoting schools based on its pedagogy, ensuring its quality and sustainability over time, innovating and adapting it to different contexts and countries, ensuring that it has an impact on national policies, and keeping it in the educational public agenda,” said the release.

As AUN currently strives to feed and educate over 200,000 children out of about 400,000 internally displaced persons in Yola due to Boko Haram attacks, Colbert’s Escuela Nueva model which has become a part of Colombia’s national education policy and has been adapted to urban and displaced populations, with a significant impact on academic achievement, could be one of the best solutions.

According to UNESCO, Escuela Nueva helped Colombia achieve a high-ranking rural education system. The World Bank in 1989, described the model as “one of the three most outstanding reforms in the developing countries worldwide that has gone to national scale.”

Ms. Colbert whose educational model impacted millions of students in16 countries where it has been successfully implemented, began her work in Colombia, where she faced challenges in trying to bring high quality education to the impoverished rural people of that nation.  Her new model of teaching and learning has won her praise worldwide, and her methods have been widely emulated, with success, not just in Latin America but far beyond.

Colbert has held many official posts, including Vice-Minister of Education of Colombia and UNICEF Regional Education Adviser for Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) Region. She has also garnered countless awards, including the first Clinton Global Citizenship Award.

Interested and eligible applicants are invited for admission into PRE-DEGREE PROGRAMME of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, for the 2015/2016 Academic Session.

The AAUA Pre-degree programme last for only one academic session. Each candidate who successfully completes the programme after adequate counseling will have the option to choose from the degree programmes listed below. Placements would however depend on performance and available spaces.

Applicants MUST also take the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to be eligible for consideration for admission to the University and must obtain a minimum pass mark as may be agreed upon by the University and the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, (JAMB).

Admission Requirements

A minimum of 5 Credit passes at SSCE (NECO or WAEC) obtained at not more than two sittings. (See full details for each faculty on the school portal below;)

How much is AAUA 2015/2016 Pre-Degree Application Form?

Eligible candidates are to pay the sum of Eleven Thousand Naira (N11,00) only (inclusive of bank commission/charges) using e-Tranzact platform at any branch of the banks listed on the school portal.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE SCHOOL PORTAL TO SEE FULL REGISTRATION DETAILS

The search for three heroes among Nigerian children has begun, the Group Managing Director, Dufil Prima Foods Plc, Mr Deepak Singhal disclosed this last Thursday during a press briefing held in Lagos. He said: ‘’The search for the Indomie Independence Day Award, IIDA 2015 heroes in which three children who have braved the odds and displayed exceptional courage in the face of hazard would be selected, recognised, rewarded and celebrated for their acts of heroism.’’

Singhal explained that the prospective children would have demonstrated remarkable acts of great courage despite the unfavourable conditions they found themselves. Recalling antecedent of the award, the managing director noted that a total of twenty-one children have received the awards as heroes of Nigeria since 2006.

According to him, the purpose of the award is to reconise children whose best efforts are often overlooked in the society. On daily basis, he pointed out that, Nigerian children perform thousands of heroic acts that save the lives and property of others at great personal risk to themselves. But the reality is that such acts of bravery often go unsung because the players involved are minors.

Singhal maintained that Indomie believes that such children need to be identified and celebrated publicly in other to encourage and inspire more selfless acts in them. Highlighting some of the objectives of the award, the Managing Director said the Indomie Heroes Award is a national event which attracts participation from all the geo-political zones across the country, especially the key cities. It is also tied to the Nigerian Independence Day celebration.

To qualify for the heroic award, the person must fall within the age bracket of 15 and below.

- See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/indomies-search-for-heroic-awardees-begins/#sthash.ZxLXupcr.dpuf

Members of the presidential cabinet were apprehended last Monday 20th April, 2015 by men of the school security while they enforced the #150 food price.

This was sequel to the cabinet meeting at the union’s secretariat on Sunday.

The enforcement started peacefully at about 9am and was relatively successful till at about 11:45am when men of the school security squad acting on false alarm raised by the affected vendors that the cabinet members were assaulting them swooped in on the cabinet members.

The Chief Security Officer, Lawman Okeke ordered the immediate arrest of all the cabinet members till the dust settles as according to him, there was a foreseen instance of security breakdown.

Security vans were sent to each location were distress call was made from and the cabinet members of His Excellency Snr. Comr. Rotr. Noble Eyisi were escorted to the admin block of the institution.

Questions were asked, allegations raised, propaganda were developed just to blackmail the president and his cabinet members but all attempts proved abortive.

The President also acting on tip off made haste to the admin block B hosting the school security department to clear the already dense air which he did well.

The Officer in Charge of Intelligence said that if he was informed prior to the enforcement he would have known what to do. In his words “If you have told me that this movement was today i would have advised you and known what to do.
Most of you are my friends and Igwah was here yesterday and he didn’t tell me anything about this”.

Locked shops were reopened after a compromise had been reached with the president and his team. The cabinet members were also released at about 3 from the admin block B.

Although it is not clear if the food price reduction enforcement will continue tomorrow we are confident it will take effect as the school management are in support and are looking into logistics for the implementation of the reduction plan.

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