The construct of the Nigerian nation is complex, multifaceted, and demands a sound political and executive management that is contrary that what is being operated today. Continue reading…
Good tidings for my Alma Mata:
THE University of Ilorin (Unilorin) has now occupied the top position among Nigerian universities, according to the latest ranking of the world universities in webometric ranking.
The Vice-Chancellor of Unilorin, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, disclosed the position of the institution while being commended by the new Commander of the 227 Wing of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Peter Gbujie.
According to the 2010 webometric ranking result, which was released on February 10, the University of Ilorin, which ranked 77 in Africa last year and second to the University of Benin in Nigeria, now ranked 55 in Africa and first in Nigeria.
The 2010 results revealed the same pattern of the 2009, with only five Nigerian universities among the best 100 in Africa.
However, only the University of Ilorin was found among the best 6,000 world universities in the world as presented in the ranking.
The current ranking was considered a welcome development by stakeholders of the institution, though the university said it was set to be among the best 10 in Africa and one of the leading institutions in the world.
Earlier this year I blogged on the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme, musing on the need to rebrand and overhaul the scheme. The Guardian has a feature story on the scheme, highlighting how it has metamorphosed into nightmares for Nigerian youths. Excerpts:
Thirty years after, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC ) scheme has joined some of the other lofty programmes that have . Not only are the monthly allowances not realistically indexed to the realities of today’s living, securing a slot for primary assignments has equally become a tall dream.
The Guardian investigations around the country showed that no fewer than 40 per cent of those currently deployed for the programme are roaming the streets without placements due to their rejections by employers, under a gale of excuses that has upturned the main objectives of the program.
What indicators do the authorities need before doing what needs to be done?