Oct 8, 2018

JAMB Offers First Choice Admissions To 200,000 Candidates


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), said about 200,000 candidates have been offered admission into tertiary institutions, for the 2018/2019 academic session. 

JAMB candidates The Head, Media and Information of the JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos, said that the admission took effect after the board’s policy meeting in June in Gbongan, Osun. According to him, the exercise is done through the Central Admission Process (CAP), an automated process to eliminate all human interferences. “We have so far offered no fewer than 200,000 first choice admissions to candidates. ” 

To this effect therefore, we are urging candidates to go to our site and check their admission status and those who have been offered such admission should quickly indicate by accepting and printing such offer, as failure to do so will automatically mean the candidate is no longer interested. 

“And therefore, the board may see all such offers as rejected and would have no option than to mop them up and give it to other interested candidates. 

“Candidates are to accept or reject all offers not later than Oct.16 as that is when all offers of admissions of first choice will close. 

“After that, we will commence admission exercise for the second choice of candidates,” Benjamin said. 

He added that the admission process has been made easy as it is clear on the board’s official website, all what the candidates need to know about their admission status and process. 

NAN reports that over 1.6 million candidates wrote JAMB-organised 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). 

NANS President Condemns UNIBEN Management Over Student's Death


The NANS president issued a statement to the school management following the death of Austin Okafor, a 300 level student of the Department of Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Management Sciences.

In the statement, Bamidele blamed the student's death on the  lackadaisical attitude of the management and the pathetic condition of the health centre.

The release also states the deceased was left unattended for hours after being rushed to the school health centre.

The statement reads:
“Despite the urgency of the situation and the sensitive nature of the case, Okafor was conveyed in an ambulance with no life support facilities to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital having been referred there.

“As if that wasn’t bad enough, the ambulance conveying him was made to stop at the institution’s Division of Student Affairs to perfect some unnecessary formalities.

“However, after another 30 minutes of delay at the Student Affairs Division, Okafor died while UBTH doctors were struggling to resuscitate him at the Accident and Emergency Ward after another 15 minutes of negligence and insensitivity on the part of the hospital management.

“NANS frowns at the situation and condemn in totality, the way and manner the University and Hospital management handled this case. We condole with the department, parents, families and friends of the deceased student. The family of the deceased must not be left in this solitude to carry the burdens of this irreparable loss.

“It is so pathetic that due to the insensitivity of the University of Benin Health Care Centre, we lost another promising youngster.

“Among the responsibilities of the school management is to protect and advance the interests of her students which include the delivery of high-quality health care services which unfortunately we are not enjoying even as students.

“We hereby call on the school management to immediately set up a committee to investigate the evitable death of Okafor who obviously happened to be a victim of our failed system. Failure to do so, NANS will have no other option than to relocate her national secretariat to UNIBEN from UNIJOS where it has been temporarily relocated to following the recent killings of students.

“It is also necessary and as a matter of urgency that a state of emergency should be declared on health care service in our tertiary institutions.”

Source: PulseNG

Jun 12, 2018

Naija Coke Summership” 2018 internship Programme for Nigerian Students-Apply Now



Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC), a member of the Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, is the sole bottler of Coca‑Cola products and one of the biggest companies in the non-alcoholic beverage industry in Nigeria. The operations of the Coca‑Cola Hellenic Group spans 28 countries, bottling and distributing the most iconic beverage brands globally and serving more than 581 million people across the world.

We are launching our first “Naija Coke Summership” –a three-month internship program designed to attract final year undergraduate and postgraduate / MBA students who share our passion for excellence and strive to learn with speed and agility.

The Coke Summership Program provides a robust developmental platform for Nigerian students at home and abroad to intern with us to gain industry experience during their academic Summer breaks. This year, the program will commence in July and end in September in our Lagos locations only. If you fit the profile below we invite you to make the move and develop your career with us.

FIELD

Engineering, Pure and Applied Sciences, Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities)

ELIGIBILITY

+ Currently in final year of undergraduate or postgraduate study

+ A minimum G.P.A of (3.75/5 or 3/4)

+ Must be at least 18 years of age by date of application


In addition, candidates will be required to demonstrate the following attributes:

+ Strong passion for excellence, ambition and enthusiasm to be the best.

+ Good problem-solving skills, curiosity and a great appetite for learning

+ Excellent interpersonal and team working skills

+ Strong analytical and presentation skills

+ Strong verbal and written communication skills.



DEADLINE

15th June ,2018



APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested applicants should:

Visit the NBC online application portal
Read, follow the instructions and complete the online application form.


FOR MORE INFORMATION, KINDLY CLICK HERE

UNIJOS Mistakenly Awards 29 Students First Class Degrees


Twenty nine students of the University of Jos (UNIJOS) have been awarded first class degrees in error due to a technical problem from the ICT department. This was disclosed by the dean of faculty of law of the institution, Professor Dakas C Dakas, who said that the error would be resolved soon,
The error  gathered occurred on the institution’s convocation ceremony web portal. Twenty nine graduands of the department of law, 2015/2016 academic session, bagged first class degree in error.
The dean of the institution said: “The degrees were awarded to the graduands in error. It was an internal problem that would be resolved soon. The students have attested to the fact that their class of degree was awarded in error.”
According to him, the university authority is working round the clock to resolve the problem ahead of the 29th and 30th combined convocation coming up on June 23. The department of law only produced one first class graduate in the person of Olusegun Pelumi Adewunmi, 2015/2016 set.
Those that were awarded the first class erroneously said they logged into the web portal to discover the error. One of the graduands said: “I have a 2.1 (second class upper division) but my class of degree on that page was first class.”

KWASU Professors To Earn Higher Salaries – Abdul Rasheed Na'Allah

The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Abdulrasheed Na’Allah, made this known during a reception for the winner of the maiden edition of the award, Prof. Kazeem Gbolagade, held on Thursday at the institution’s main campus in Malete.
Announcing that the maximum level for professors under the salary scale is Level seven step 10, Na’Allah said that KWASU professors, who merited the PAA, could earn higher salaries, depending on the availability of funds.
The vice-chancellor described the PAA as a post-professional review process designed for keeping professors active and productive in the tripartite areas of teaching, research and community development.
He said that to qualify for the PAA, except in exceptional or accelerated circumstances, a full professor must have spent a minimum of three years as a member of the academic staff of the university.
Na’Allah also stated that there must not necessarily be one winner of the award, adding that applicants who meet the criteria could all become winners.
He said, “Henceforth, through the Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Research, KWASU will be holding this ceremony to recognize those that have met the criteria for the award.
We shall recognize them by giving them a plaque, celebrating them and by ensuring that when budget permits that they are rewarded financially by permanently increasing their salaries.
“In public universities, most of us use the Federal Government-ASUU agreed salary structure. If you are a full professor, you are in Seven Step 10, which is the highest you can go. But professors in KWASU do not have a limit as long as they are productive and they do great work.
“Professors must be productive. The goal of KWASU is to say, becoming a professor is actually the beginning of the kind of the contributions that you must make to enhance the achievements of this university. It is not the end of it. You have no other choice than to teach, do research and get grants and do community outreach.”