Why African Universities Must Have Innovation Hubs on Campus

University-led innovation hubs have been a norm globally, except in Africa. The Famous Silicon Valley in the United States developed around the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford universities, while key European knowledge regions developed at the Sophia Antipolis high-tech park in Côte d’Azur, France, and the Leuven region in Belgium. This geographical proximity… Read More Why African Universities Must Have Innovation Hubs on Campus

Is Africa’s Workforce Ready for Industry 4.0? (The 4th Revolution)

Industry 4.0 represents the fourth industrial revolution in manufacturing and industry. It is the current industrial transformation with automation, data exchanges, cloud, cyber-physical systems, robots, Big Data, AI, IoT and (semi-) autonomous industrial techniques to realize smart industry and manufacturing goals in the intersection of people, new technologies and innovation. To Africans most of these… Read More Is Africa’s Workforce Ready for Industry 4.0? (The 4th Revolution)

Poor Funding not the Root Cause of Declining Standard of Education in Nigeria – According to Study

According to a study by Dr. Oby Ezekwesili‏ when she was the Minister of Education in Nigeria, the poor funding of education in Nigeria is not the root cause of declining standard  of education in the country. The rest of this article is a compilation of her tweets culled from a Twitter Trend where she discussed this Study and… Read More Poor Funding not the Root Cause of Declining Standard of Education in Nigeria – According to Study

Nigerian Education System is Hindering Development

For a long time Nigerian education system has been declining. Teaching methods and curricula are obsolete and less effective. Teaching environment are unconducive for learning. Teachers are poorly trained and paid. The government now uses National Youth Service Corp member (irrespective of academic training) as teachers in Secondary schools. Excursions, debates, science projects, craft making,… Read More Nigerian Education System is Hindering Development

Health & Academic Unions: Suddenly they Forget the Struggle

Do you know that Professor Isaac Adewole, the current Nigerian Minister of Health was among the doctors who led the 1984 Resident Doctors strike in Nigeria? He was the president of the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan chapter. Resident Doctors are currently on strike in Nigeria. One would have expected that with the experience of… Read More Health & Academic Unions: Suddenly they Forget the Struggle