Foundation calls for free girl-child education

The In-Country representative of the Malala Yousafzai Foundation, Crystal Musa, has called for the free compulsory education of the girl child in Nigeria for at least 12 years. Musa stated this in Yola, Adamawa State, at the validation of a baseline study report on the community-led Action For Girl Education Project in Adamawa on Thursday. [...]

KELLOGG offers N5m scholarship to pupils

Kellogg Tolaram LFTZ Enterprise, makers of the leading breakfast cereal, plans to offer monetary award in form of scholarships worth N5m to 50 primary school pupils across three states who have performed excellently in the recently concluded essay competition tagged “Kellogg’s Superstars”. Kellogg’s Superstars contest is a school-based essay writing competition designed for primary school [...]

JAMB gives verdicts on 2019 UTME

Dr Emmanuel Ndukwe, Chairman, Governing Board, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has described the process and the conduct of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) as credible. Ndukwe’s appraisal was contained in the board’s weekly bulletin (Vol. 1, No 26) made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja. [...]

Features of A Highly Effective Learning Environment

Wherever we are, we’d all like to think our classrooms are “intellectually active” places. Progressive learning (like our 21st Century Model, for example) environments. Highly-effective and conducive to student-centered learning. But what does that mean? The reality is, there is no single answer because teaching and learning are awkward to consider as single events or individual “things.” This [...]

THE FUTURE GENERATION STEM LEARNING IS SMART

Earlier this month California became the seventh state to adopt a new brand set of K-12 science outlines, dubbed Next Generation Science Standards, or NGSS. The “real world” approach to science mastery focuses on engineering, problem solving, modeling, and cause and effect experiments. Other states that are on-board with the science outlines are Maryland, Nevada, Kentucky, [...]

By |2019-11-13T02:16:37+01:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: Blog, editorials, Education, Science, technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

MEN AND WOMEN BIASED ABOUT STUDIES OF STEM GENDER BIAS

David Miller, Northwestern University In 2012, an experiment on gender bias shook the scientific community by showing that science faculty favor male college graduates over equally qualified women applying for lab manager positions. Though the study was rigorous, many didn’t believe it. “This report is JUNK science. There is no data here,” said one online commenter. Others justified the bias saying, “In [...]

By |2019-11-13T02:16:47+01:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Blog, editorials, Education, Science, technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

STEAM NOT STEM: WHY STEM STUDENTS NEED ARTS TRAINING

In 1959, the British physicist and novelist C.P. Snow delivered a famously controversial lecture at Cambridge University. He described a post-war schism between two groups — scientists and the literary world. Snow identified this as a newly emergent divide, across which each party was more than happy to sneer at the other: Scientists proudly unable to quote a [...]

By |2019-11-13T02:17:12+01:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog, editorials, Education, Science, technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

HOW TO ENCOURAGE MORE GIRLS TO PURSUE SCIENCE AND MATH CAREERS

Women remain underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. In the field of engineering, for example, women earned fewer than 20 percent of doctorates in 2014. Such gaps, however, are not the result of differences in intellectual ability. Girls currently make up over half of the United States’ gifted student population. If girls have the smarts needed for success [...]

By |2019-11-13T02:17:13+01:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog, editorials, Education, technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

USING ROBOTS TO TEACH CHILDREN HOW TO CODE AND EXPLORE TECHNOLOGY

We don't know what jobs today’s children are going to have when they become adults, but we do know that technology is going to play a major role in whatever jobs exist. According to research conducted by Dr. Marina Umaschi Bers at Tufts University, coding is fast becoming a form of literacy that students will need to [...]

By |2019-11-13T02:17:21+01:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog, editorials, Education, Science, technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Making STEM Accessible to All!

STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education plays a critical role in preparing our youth for the future and their roles in our economy. Through STEM, they engage in experiences in which they learn from and with other people, and because of that, are encouraged to think critically, innovatively, and creatively. As we continue to [...]

By |2019-11-13T02:17:24+01:00July 10th, 2018|Categories: Blog, editorials, Education, technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments