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Economics of Education (2021)

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It’s that time of the year again! I’ll be teaching my postgraduate Applied Economics of Education course at Stellenbosch University. The course runs from the 10th of August to the end of October 2021, with in-person lectures from 9:00-11:00 on Tuesdays and in-person STATA pracs from 11:00-13:00. The full syllabus can be found HERE. If you have a strong interest in the course and would like to apply to be an auditor please complete the Google Form which is inside the course outline. Every year there are a number of local and international auditors that enrich the course by their participation. Approved auditors can join in-person at Stellenbosch or electronically via Zoom. There are a limited number of spaces for auditors and those with a quantitative and/or postgraduate background will have preference. Note also that all auditors have to do the readings and hand in the weekly reading reflections as your price of entry! I’ve included the list of readings for each lecture below:

(1) Inequality in South African education

  1. *Spaull, N. (2019). Equity: A price too high to pay? In Spaull, N. & Jansen, J. (eds): South African Schooling: The Enigma of Inequality. Springer.
  2. Collini, S. (2021). Snakes and Ladders. London Review of Books. Vol.43 (17) April 2021.
  3. Pabón, F., Leibbrandt, M., Ranchhod, V., & Savage, M. (2021). Picketty comes to South Africa. British Journal of Sociology. 2021 (72) p.106-124

(2) Sampling, assessment, and trends over time

Much of the economics of education involves analyzing sample-based surveys of educational inputs and learning outcomes. Of particular importance are the four international assessments South Africa participates in which are TIMSS (Gr5 & 9 maths and science), PIRLS (Gr4 reading), SACMEQ (Gr6 maths and literacy) and TALIS (teacher survey).  This session covers issues of inter-temporal comparability, how surveys sample schools, representivity, basic statistical concepts in sampling, interpreting results from cross-national surveys and some of the literature that has looked at this issues in SA and sub-Saharan Africa. This will also be useful for your pracs.

  1. *Van der Berg, S. & Gustafsson, M. (2019). Educational outcomes in post-apartheid South Africa: Signs of progress despite great inequality. In Spaull, N. & Jansen, J. (eds): South African Schooling: The Enigma of Inequality. Springer.
  2. *Spaull, N., and Taylor, S., (2015). Access to what? Creating a composite measure of educational quantity and educational quality for 11 African countries. Comparative Education Review. Vol. 58, No. 1. (optional extras: Taylor & Spaull, 2015 and Lilenstein 2018 for francophone West Africa)
  3. Singh, A. (2015) How standard is a standard deviation? A cautionary note on using SDs to compare across impact evaluations in education. Development Impact. World Bank. (Online). Available: [Accessed: 11 July 2018]

(3) Early grade reading in South Africa: What do we know?

  1. *Spaull, N. & Pretorius, E. (2019). Still falling at the first hurdle: Early grade reading outcomes in South Africa. In Spaull, N. & Jansen, J. (eds): South African Schooling: The Enigma of Inequality. Springer.
  2. *Ardington, C., Wills, G., Pretorius, E., Mohohlwane, N., & Menendez, A. (2021) Benchmarking oral reading fluency in the early grades in Nguni languages. International Journal of Educational Development 84 (2021)

(4) Education in the time of COVID-19 in South Africa

  1. *Ardington, C., Wills, G., & Kotze, J (2021, forthcoming). COVID-19 learning losses: early grade reading in South Arica. Manuscript for RISE conference.
  2. *Shepherd, D. & Mohohlwane, N. (2021). The impact of COVID-19 in education – more than a year of disruption. NIDS-CRAM Wave 5 Working Paper.
  3. Spaull, N. & Van der Berg, S. (2020). Counting the cost: COVID-19 school closures in South Africa and its impact on children. South African Journal of Childhood Education. Vol 10(11).

(5) Teachers and the budget in South Africa: The R200bn question

  1. *Spaull, N., Lilenstein, A., & Carel, D. (2020). The Race between Teacher Wages and the Budget – the case of South Africa 2008-2018. RESEP.
  2. Gustafsson, M. (2012). Incentives for teachers within the salary system. DBE. Pretoria.
  3. Gustafsson. 2020. Selected extracts from teacher demand work.

(6) Government plans for South African Education

  1. *Gustafsson, M. (2019). Pursuing change through policy in the schooling sector 2007-2017. In Spaull, N. & Jansen, J. (eds): South African Schooling: The Enigma of Inequality. Springer.
  2. *Van der Berg, S., Gustafsson, M., & Malindi, K. (2020). Education and skills for the economy and links to labour markets in South Africa. Position Paper June 2020. National Planning Commission.
  3. Department of Basic Education. (2020). Action Plan to 2024: Towards the realisation of Schooling 2030. Overview. Full document. DBE. Pretoria.
  4. Presidency (2019). Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) 2019-2024. Presidency. Pretoria

(7) The myth of evidence-based policymaking

  1. *Cairney, P. & Oliver, K. (2017). Evidence-based policymaking is not like evidence-based medicine, so how far should you go to bridge the divide between evidence and policy? Health Research Policy and System 15:35.
  2. *White, H. (2019). The twenty-first century experimenting society: the four waves of the evidence revolution. Palgrave Communications 5(47) 2019.
  3. Ganimian, A. (2017) Not drawn to scale? RCTs and education reform in developing countries. Research on Improving Systems of Education. (Online).  [5 June 2019]
  4. Kremer, M., Brannen, C., & Glennerster, R. (2013). The Challenge of Education and Learning in the Developing World. Science 340, 297 (2013)
  5. Ravallion, M. (2020) Should the Randomistas (Continue to) Rule? Working Paper 27554. NBER Working Paper.

(8) #FeesMustFall: Who should pay for higher education?

This ‘lecture’ is actually a class debate. The class will be split into two opposing teams and the motion is “This House believes that higher education should be completely free for all students who are accepted by higher education institutions in South Africa.”

  1. *Van Broekhuizen, H., Van der Berg, S., & Hofmeyr, H. (2016). Higher Education Access and Outcomes for the 2008 National Matric Cohort. Stellenbosch Economic Working Papers 16/16.
  2. Davis Tax Committee. 2016. Report on the Funding of Tertiary Education. (Online).
  3. Chapman, B. (2006) Income Contingent Loans for Higher Education: International Reforms. Handbook of the Economics of Education (Vol 2) pp 1435-1503.

(9) Vouchers & Public Private Partnerships

  1. *Epple, D., Romano, R., & Urquiola, M. (2017). School Vouchers: A Survey of the Economics Literature. Journal of Economic Literature, 55(2), 441-492.

(10) Are we there yet?

This session will discuss South Africa’s current rates of improvement, promising avenues for improvements and key research questions going forward.

  1. *Cruz., L & Loureiro, C. (2020). Achieving world-class education in adverse socioeconomic conditions: The case of Sobral in Brazil. World Bank

Gustafsson, M. (2019). How fast can levels of proficiency improve? Examining Historical Trends to Inform SDG 4.1.1 Scenarios. UNESCO Institute for Statistics. (also see blog here)

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Ekiti State University (EKSU) Fees Payment Links for 2020/2021 Newly Admitted Students

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Ekiti State University (EKSU) fees payment links for the 2020/2021 academic session newly admitted students.

EKSU Fees Payment Links

The management of the Ekiti State University (EKSU) has published the links for the payment of fees by the students offered provisional admission during the 2020/2021 academic session.


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Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) Pre-Degree, JUPEB/Foundation Admission Form for 2021/2022 Academic Session

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ABUAD pre-degree and JUPEB/Foundation programmes admission form is out. The Afe Babalola International Study Centre (ABIC), Ibadan, Oyo State is now selling admission forms into its Pre-Degree and Degree Foundation (JUPEB) programmes for the 2021/2022 academic session. Continue reading below…

Afe Babalola University Pre-Degree and JUPEB admission form

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Afe Babalola University (ABUAD) Pre-Degree and Degree foundation (JUPEB) programmes for the 2021/2022 academic year.

ABUAD Pre-degree programme (9 Months – Admission into 100 Level) and ABUAD Degree Foundation programme (18 Months-Direct Entry into 200 Level) are runned by the Afe Babalola International Study Centre, Ibadan, Oyo State.

Afe Babalola International Study Centre Programmes

1. Pre-Degree Programmes:

The Pre-degree Programme offers a unique opportunity to students who intend to further their studies at Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti (ABUAD). Through the programme, they are intensively prepared for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The pre-degree programme exempts our students from the POST-UTME of Afe Babalola University. It has served as a gateway for students who have long been waiting for university admission. The transition rate to the university has been between 95%-98% since inception. Candidates who wrote ABUAD post-utme and were not admitted enjoy the benefit of AUTOMATIC ADMISSION directly from the University. Duration is 9months.

2. Degree Foundation Programme:

The Degree Foundation Programme is mainly designed for candidates who have satisfied the minimum university admission requirement, that is, five O’Level credit passes at a sitting or six O’Level credit passes at two sittings including English Language, mathematics and other relevant subjects.

This programme through The Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB) or The Cambridge Advanced Level admits directly to 200Level except for Law at Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti (ABUAD) and other universities in Nigeria. The Cambridge Advanced Level programme provides an enhanced opportunity for overseas admission also to 200Level. Annually, with over 95% success rate, this programme opens the gate to Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti (ABUAD) and other universities in Nigeria. Duration is 12months.

How to Apply for ABUAD Pre-Degree and JUPEB Admission

Visit Afe Babalola International Study Centre, Ibadan, Oyo State to collect Form.

or

1. Click Here to download the application form.

2. Print out the form and complete it

3. Pay the sum of N10,500 into any of the following banks

a. ZENITH BANK
ACCOUNT NAME: AFE BABALOLA INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 1012465874
OR
b. WEMA BANK
ACCOUNT NAME: AFE BABALOLA INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0122810075

4. Scan the bank teller and completed form with your passport attached to it to this email address: apply@abisc.org.ng cc isofowora@yahoo.co.uk

5. The subject of the mail must be the Full Name Of The Candidate

6. NOTE: Any application form not accompanied with scanned evidence of payment would NOT be treated

For more enquires call:
08165747405
08057606073
08034231454
08039499723

For information about the form call 07069086779 or email info@abisc.org.ng

Our lines are available for enquires between 8am and 6pm please

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Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) Post UTME / Direct Entry Screening Form for 2021/2022 Academic Session [UPDATED]

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ABUAD post UTME form is out. The management of the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Ekiti State, is now selling applications forms for admission into its undergraduate programmes for the 2021/2022 academic session. Application is open to UTME and Direct entry candidates. See more details below.

ABUAD Post UTME form

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) various undergraduate programmes for the 2021/2022 academic session.

(1) COLLEGE OF LAW

  • B Law – 5years

(2) COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES


  • Medicine and Surgery (M.B.B.S) – 6 years,
  • B. NSc. Nursing Sciences – 5 years
  • B. MLS. Medical Laboratory Science – 5 years
  • B. Sc. Anatomy – 4 years
  • B. Sc. Physiology – 4 years
  • B. Sc. Human Nutrition and Dietetics – 4 years
  • B. Sc. Pharmacology – 4 years
  • B. Sc. Public Health – 4 years
  • Pharm D. Pharmacy – 6 years
  • B. DS. Dentistry – 6 years
  • OD. Optometry – 6 years

(4) COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING (5 years)

  • B. Eng. Mechanical Engineering
  • B. Eng. Mechatronic Engineering
  • B. Eng. Electrical/ Electronic Engineering
  • B. Eng. Petroleum Engineering
  • B. Eng. Civil Engineering
  • B. Eng. Chemical Engineering
  • B. Eng. Computer Engineering
  • B. Eng. Agricultural Engineering
  • B. Eng. Biomedical Engineering
  • B. Eng. Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

NB: College has 37 Laboratories and is acknowledged as Template for Engineering Education in Nigeria. The College has also won international competitions for invention in Seattle, US and London, England.

(5) COLLEGE OF SCIENCES (4 years)

  • B. Sc. Microbiology
  • B. Sc. Human Biology
  • B. Sc. Biotechnology
  • B. Sc. Biochemistry
  • B. Sc. Chemistry
  • B. Sc. Industrial Chemistry
  • B. Sc. Computer Science
  • B. Sc.Geology.
  • B. Sc. Physics with Electronics
  • B. Sc. Physics
  • B. Sc. Petroleum Chemistry
  • B. Arch Architecture (4 years)

(6) COLLEGE OF SOCIAL AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES (4 years)

  • B. Sc. Economics
  • B. Sc. Accounting
  • B. Sc. Banking and Finance
  • B. Sc. Business Administration
  • B. Sc. Tourism and Events Management.
  • B. Sc. Political Science
  • B. Sc. International Relations and Diplomacy
  • B. Sc. Peace and Conflict Studies
  • B. Sc. Intelligence and Security Studies
  • B. Sc. Social Justice
  • B. Sc. Communication and Media Studies
  • B. Sc. Marketing
  • B. Sc. Entrepreneurship
  • B. Sc. Sociology

(7) COLLEGE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES (4 years)

  • B. A. Performing Arts
  • B. A. English
  • B. A. History and International Studies
  • B. A. Linguistics

(8) COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE (5 years)

  • B. Agric. Animal Science
  • B. Agric. Agricultural Economics
  • B. Agric. Extension Education
  • B. Agric. Crop Science
  • B. Agric. Soil Science

ABUAD Admission Requirements

  • Current Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Result
  • Five O’Level (WAEC, NECO, GCE, NABTEB and IGCSE) Credit passes at one sitting to include English Language, Mathematics, Literature in English, and any other 2 Social Sciences or Arts Subjects are required for admission into College of Law.
  • Five O’Level(WAEC, NECO, GCE, NABTEB and IGCSE) Credit passes at one sitting to include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology are required for admission into the MBBS and Nursing Science Programmes.
  • Other Programmes: Five O’Level (WAEC, NECO, GCE, NABTEB and IGCSE) Credit Passes at not more than two sittings to include English Language, Mathematics and three (3) other subjects relevant to course of study.
  • Results of PAST Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examinations (UTME) are not allowed.

How to Apply for ABUAD Post UTME / Undergraduate Admission Screening

ONLINE APPLICATION FOR UNDERGRADUATE

  1. Click on http://admission.abuad.edu.ng/to fill the online form and make an online payment.
  2. If the application is made online, then, you have the opportunity to write your POST UTME TEST ONLINE.
    • Download the Application Form Online on the University Website: abuad.edu.ng
  3. You can also purchase forms at the designated Centres listed below.
    • If the application is made through options (2) and (3), then you will not have the opportunity to do your POST UTME TEST ONLINE BUT AT A DESIGNATED CENTRE AND DATE.

PURCHASE OF ADMISSION APPLICATION FORM

  • Candidate who chose ABUAD in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) are to pay the sum of N2,000 for Admission Application Form and N5,000 as Screening Fee into any of the under-listed Banks with ABUAD Undergraduate Account Number while Direct Entry and Inter-University Transfer application forms is N10,500 each which is to be paid to same under-listed Banks.

CHANGE OF INSTITUTION

  • Candidates who did not choose Afe Babalola University (ABUAD) in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) are also qualified to participate in the Post UTME screening by purchasing a change of institution form from the University at a cost of N3,500 which is in addition to the N2,000 for Admission Application Form and N5000 as Screening Fee from any of the under-listed banks. Please note that a Change of Institution form from JAMB is also a requirement.
  • Candidates awaiting SSCE results or its equivalent can also apply for admission provided they qualify when results are available.

DESIGNATED BANK ACCOUNTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION FORM

  • Union Bank Plc – 0061954679
  • Fidelity Bank Plc – 5080051231
  • Sterling Bank Plc – 0064784459
  • WEMA Bank Plc – 0122718841

DESIGNATED SELLING POINTS OF UNDERGRADUATE FORMS

  • ONLINE ON http://admission.abuad.edu.ng/
  • MAIN CAMPUS: AFE BABALOLA UNIVERSITY [ABUAD], ADO-EKITI, KM 8.5, AFE BABALOLA WAY, ADO-EKITI, EKITI STATE.
  • IBADAN OFFICE, EMMANUEL CHAMBERS: 80, FAJUYI ROAD EKOTEDO, IBADAN.
  • ABUJA OFFICE: EMMANUEL HOUSE, 24, MADEIRA STREET, IMANI ESTATE, MAITAMA, ABUJA.
  • LAGOS OFFICE: EMMANUEL HOUSE, PLOT 1, BLOCK 4, CMD/JUBILEE ROAD, MAGODO GRA, LAGOS.
  • PORT-HARCOURT OFFICE: EMMANUEL CHAMBERS, NO 43, WOGU STREET D/LINE, PORTHARCOURT, RIVERS STATE.
  • WARRI: MONTESSORI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, 66, AIRPORT ROAD, OPPOSITE DELTA CAREER COLLEGE, WARRI.

NOTE: Bank Tellers or proof of payments are to be presented at the designated selling centers for collection of Application Forms. Application Forms will also be available on the day of screening at the Screening Centre.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

NB: International Applicants are required to forward their academic transcripts to the following email addresses;

  1. reg _christieoluborode@abuad.edu.ng
  2. admissioninfo@abuad.edu.ng

FOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES

  1. Visit http://abuad.edu.ng or send an email to admissioninfo@abuad.edu.ng OR
  2. Send a letter to the Office of the Registrar, Afe Babalola University [ABUAD], Ado-Ekiti. OR
  3. Call the following numbers: 08127772121, 08152970484, 08152970475, 09011673845, 09011574312 and 08033509150.

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