Mar 26, 2019

103 Graduated With First Class in National Open University


The National Open University of Nigeria on Saturday graduated 20,799 students with 103 of them bagging First Class honours in various academic disciplines.

NOUN’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdalla Adamu, disclosed this during the institution’s convocation in Abuja.

According to him, the university has the highest single graduation of students in one year in Nigeria, urging them to be its good ambassadors.

He said, “The massive increase in the number of graduands this year is a clear indication of increasing confidence reposed in the school by Nigerians. The university in the last three years has continued to grow in leaps and bounds, maintaining a central credo in order to solve its problem.

“As a weapon of mass instruction, people are now accepting Open Distance Learning as a way and system of self-training.”

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the causes of most crises in the country can be traced to ignorance and a lack of education, adding that the Federal Government will make education affordable and open to all.

The President stated this in his address at the 8th Convocation of the National Open University of Nigeria, noting that the government would enhance quality education through more budgetary allocations and special interventions.

Buhari, who is the Visitor to the university, was represented by the Deputy Executive Secretary of the National Universities’ Commission, Victor Onuoha, who also read the President’s speech.

Buhari said, “It is common knowledge that the root cause of most of the recorded crises of nationhood we experience in Nigeria is as a result of ignorance which we hope can be abated through functional mass education.

“This is why the Federal Government is committed to making education affordable through the open and distance learning process.”

No More Cultism In UNIPORT - Vice Chancellor


The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, Prof. Ndowa Lale, said on Monday that the management of the institution had been able to stamp out cultism from the university through its new policies.

Lale, who spoke in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, during a briefing ahead of the university’s forthcoming 32nd convocation, said that with the new policy, cultism had no place in the institution again.

He recalled that in the past, students found to be members of cult groups were merely suspended for one semester but the punishment was now expulsion.

Lale said a committee was formed to put an end to the menace and the recommendations of the committee had made it impossible for any student to join a cult group.

He said, “At the time I came on board, the level of cultism and examination misconduct was high; I asked myself if students who should be the leaders of tomorrow should be involved in such vices. I remember then that the penalty for being a cultist or involvement in examination misconduct was a suspension for one semester. Today, if it is established that you are a cult member, you are expelled from the university. Based on this, the issue of cultism and examination misconduct  are no longer common and students have advised themselves to be well- behaved.”

Lale also disclosed that a total of 9,452 graduates would be presented for the 32nd convocation of the institution. “Our records show that a total of 4,681 graduates will receive Higher Degrees from the School of Graduate Studies for two sessions. Of the number, 381 will be conferred with Doctor of Philosophy degree in various specializations. A total of 2,971 candidates will receive the Master’s degree in various programmes, while 1,329 will get the Postgraduate Diploma in various fields for the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 academic sessions.”

Lale kicked against the belief that university education should be free, maintaining that those who think that tertiary education should be run on credit were missing the point. “Recall that the Senate of the university had a running battle with a few of our students in the 2015/2016 academic session over their refusal to abide by the Senate’s policy of no payment, no examination.

“You will also recall that some of the students in this category approached a Federal High Court to challenge the university on the policy that was made contentious by a few students and their sponsors. I am glad to report that despite the initial setback, the management of the university recently floored these misguided students in the own case against us,” she said.

Source: Punchng

Lecturer Commits Suicide in Auchi Poly


A lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Mr. Patrick Okojie, has committed suicide three days to his 47th birthday.

The decaying corpse of Okojie was found at his plot of land at Igbira Camp, along Igarra/Auchi road, four days after he was said to have been missing.

Okojie, who left behind a wife and three children, was said to have been due for promotion to Chief Instructor by month’s ending before he died.

Family sources said he did not leave any suicide note.

It was however gathered that he had made two previous attempts at committing suicicde.

The source said he left home on March 4th and was found on the 8th while the rope he used to hang himself was found on his neck.

He was said to have driven out of the house as if he was going to the office.

Spokesman for the institution, Musa Oshiobugie, did not answers call on his mobile but a top management staff described the incident as a family affair.

Edo Police spokesman, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, said he was yet to be briefed on the incident.

Source: TheNationOnline.ng

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

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15th June ,2018



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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.”