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Editor’s Pick; Week 34

This week on MYEFIKO,

The Enugu State House of Assembly has called for the outright cancellation of the recruitment of about 2,000 teachers to fill up vacancies in its primary education system and ordered the Enugu State Universal Basic Education to discontinue the exercise and conduct a fresh one.

Read More – Enugu state house of assembly calls off teachers recruitment

A digital device, Video Tutorials has been initiated to boost knowledge in young learners who would be intellectually equipped enough to challenge their teachers on any knotty areas in class. The device involves interacting directly with a tutor as if it were a classroom setting.

Read More – Video Tutorials; the new secret to a smarter student

The much-dreaded Lassa fever might soon be a thing of the past as researchers from the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) appear to be close to developing a cure for Lassa fever and Diabetes.

Read More – Varsity develops cure for Lassa Fever

Tejumade Adeyinka, a 200-Level Economics student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) launched a book delivery service called STREEM.  The service is designed to meet the needs of “busy” parents and professionals who will prefer to have textbooks and inspirational books delivered at their doorsteps.

Read More – Student launches book service

Two students of the Lagos State College of Health Technology (LACOHET) in Yaba, Oluwafemi Sarumi and Samuel Dada, won N6million for the development of their biogas renewable energy project.

Read More – Students win N6m for Biogas project

The West African Examination Council  (WAEC) has introduced e-marker in the process of examination in line with global best practices in the assessment of theoretical questions such that marking will no longer be manual, but will be done electronically.

Read More – WAEC adopts E-Marker to meet up with global best practices

While admissions are currently ongoing at the various universities in Nigeria, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has come with a major change strategy, a no scratch card policy which it intends to adopt soon.

Read More – Major CHANGE; JAMB to adopt No-scratch-card policy

Professor Nasiru Shua’ibu of Biochemical Parasitology Department, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria has develops a new malaria vaccine.

Read More – Nigerian Professor discovers Malaria Vaccine

National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) 2015 Batch ‘B’ official passing-out was scheduled to take place on the 6th of October 2016 and 4th of November 2016 for Stream I and Stream II respectively.

Read More – NYSC Batch “B” Passing Out Parade

A statement from the Nigerian Universities Commission has explained that online degrees are still unacceptable in the country with the exception of the e-learning platform of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, University of Uyo and University of Maiduguri.

Read More – Online degrees are not accepted in Nigeria, says NUC

Borno Government re-opens public secondary schools two years after they were closed due to Boko Haram insurgency.

Read More – Borno reopens secondary schools next week

Google unveiled the coming of its new smartphones powered by its Android mobile software through an invitation to anOctober 4 event.

Read More – LATEST! Google Smartphone in the pipeline

Keep a tab on this space for more interesting updates.

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