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The Comfort of Faith, the Insurgency of Hope, and the Promise of Success

By Toyin Falola   When I speak to young people, it is always a delight because it is an avenue to cultivate their minds and leave a lasting impact on them. Thus, I was overjoyed at the recent opportunity to speak to students at Fountain University, Osogbo. These students have …

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Financing and making university education better in Africa

In this report, Olayinka Oyegbile, who recently attended an international conference on tertiary education in Africa, writes about how to make university education funding and teaching better on the continent.       Perhaps to demonstrate the importance of education to human endeavours, academics, founders, donors and all those concerned …

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Conversations on the Impacts of Private Universities on Public Universities in Africa (Part 3)

By Toyin Falola   This conference was a gathering of progressivists. While planning for the conference, we invited a unique composition of participants because our aims were not as commonly seen elsewhere. We were quick to realise that for the conference to have the effects we expect and hope it …

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Conversations on the Impacts of Private Universities on Public Universities in Africa (Part Two)

By Toyin Falola Of all the superstructures that hold the evolution and development of a society, the education sector accounts for a wholesome characterisation of civilisations and cultures. This was the basis of the conference conveyed by the University of Texas at Austin, funded by the Carnegie Corporation. The overall …

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FOUNTAIN UNIVERSITY TO HONOUR FALOLA

The Fountain University, Osogbo, Osun State is to honour Professor Toyin Falola, the eminent and global scholar of the Humanities, on January 14. The honour for the renowned professor is part of the University’s Convocation, which is holding a conference in Falola’s honour on January 13. The international colloquium is …

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Partnering for Greatness: Rethinking University Education in Africa

By Toyin Falola   Between now and August 2022, I will be hosting over a hundred University administrators and scholars in major conferences. I will also be coordinating country researchers to conduct studies on five African countries—South Africa, Ghana, Libya, Nigeria, and Uganda. The first conference will hold in Nigeria …

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The University of Texas and Carnegie Corporation hold conference on private varsities in Africa

By Olayinka Oyegbile A two-day international conference on Private Universities in Africa is to begin on Thursday, January 6 to Friday, January 7, 2021, at the Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State. Hosted by the University of Texas at Austin and the Carnegie Corporation, New York, the two-day conference is to …

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Gulu Station as a metaphor

Migration is an expression of the human aspiration for dignity, safety and a better future – Ban Ki Moon (When The Sky Is Ready The Stars Will Appear, Ouida Books, 2021)   The history of man right from creation is laden with migration, relocation, movement and search for better life. …

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The Demise of Reverend Desmond Tutu

By Toyin Falola Ubuntu: I am because you are, because we are. But beyond that, I am because I belong, and I have chosen to belong, to form a part of, participate in, and unite with others and their ideas and ideologies, despite the realistic existence of nuances and differences. …

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A CONVERSATION WITH PROF. ATTAHIRU JEGA, PART 3

Attahiru Jega and Jibrin Ibrahim: Meditations on Power Politics By Toyin Falola This is the second report on the interview with Professor Attahiru Jega on December 12, 2021. The extensive interview, which has received millions of views across different platforms, exposes Nigeria in all of its ugliness while also offering …

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