There is public evidence to support Nigeria’s demand for inclusion in the Majority English Speaking Country (MESC) list. Some of these include…
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This is why we are asking the UK Home Office to #ReformIELTSPolicy for Anglophone Africans
It all began in February 2020 when I received that email from Nexford University requesting for an English proficiency result as part of the admission requirements for their Bachelor’s program. This request came even after I had paid admission fees, submitted my O-Level results, my journalism diploma certificate and my Harvard Kennedy School Executive EducationContinue reading “This is why we are asking the UK Home Office to #ReformIELTSPolicy for Anglophone Africans”
How Open Data can drive Transparency and Transformation in Virtual Universities
To: International Council for Open and Distance Educational Standards (ICDES) From: Ebenezar Wikina, Comfort Onyaga, Chimdi Chukwukere, Kehinde Adebiyi Date: 4/10/2021 Re: How Open Data can drive Transparency and Transformation in Virtual Universities _ Executive Summary The pandemic era has forced universities worldwide to pivot to online learning platforms with lessons emerging daily about theContinue reading “How Open Data can drive Transparency and Transformation in Virtual Universities”
Combating Flooding and Climate Change in Michigan’s 11th District
On June 26, 2021, the Governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, declared a state of emergency in response to “extraordinary flooding” in southeast Michigan. In Wayne and Washtenaw counties it is estimated that around 40,000 businesses and homes were affected…
Building Michigan Back Better through support for black-owned businesses
Despite being 82% black, in Detroit over 49,000 black-owned businesses still struggle to get a fair opportunity to compete. Furthermore, a study by the University of Michigan shows that very few small business owners and entrepreneurs in the United States overall received government aid
The Role of Government in Shaping the future of Internet Governance in a Post-COVID world
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore the importance of technology and the urgency to ensure that we connect the unconnected. Government, being the primary duty bearer of public service delivery, has…
Developing a Holistic Framework for Sustainable Peace and Security in the Niger Delta
Historical tensions and a proliferation of armed groups (militant, criminal, and ethno-sectarian) contribute to the changing conﬂict and security dynamics in the Niger Delta.
Nigeria’s Public Education in a Post-COVID World: Strategies for Inclusive Learning in Tertiary Institutions
In Nigeria, the COVID-19 pandemic has further widened the digital divide between public and private tertiary institutions. To close this gap, key digital learning constraints like access to devices, lack of constant power supply, and high cost of reliable internet need to be addressed.
Why Nexford changed its English proficiency policy and what other Universities can learn from it
All my social media buddies already know this glaring fact about me; I am a huge fan of virtual schooling. I tweet about it, speak about it at events, write tons and tons of articles about it, and I believe it is the next frontier in global education.
Reviewing Nigeria’s Social Register and COVID-19 palliative disbursement
In February 2020 I enrolled in the MicroMasters program in Data, Economics, and Development Policy designed by MIT’s Department of Economics and the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). This semester I joined the MIT 14.73x class, The Challenges of Global Poverty