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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

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.”

Nigerian Secondary Students Won US Science Competition


Four students of Whitesands Schools, Lekki have emerged winners of a category in the Conrad Foundation Spirit of Innovation Challenge.

Afolabi Williams, Olubusiyi Famobiwo, Menashi Mordi and Osagumwenro Naaman Ugbo, all junior secondary school students, won the Smoke-Free World category of the competition.

The finals of the Spirit of Innovation Challenge held at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Florida, US.

The Smoke-Free category challenged students to seek solutions to the effects of reduced smoking on tobacco farmers, especially those in developing countries.

They were the only representatives from Nigeria and Africa in the finals. The students also received the KSCVC Good Citizen award at the competition.

The students were accompanied by Matthew Omotoso, junior school ICT teacher at Whitesands, and their trip was sponsored by Guaranty Trust Bank.

The Conrad Challenge is an international innovation competition comprised of five categories: Aerospace Aviation, Cyber Technology and Security, Energy and Environment, Health and Nutrition, and Smoke-Free World.

The competition challenges secondary school students to create a product, using principles of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), that provides solution to a real-world problem such that people can pay for it.

Competitors are also required to conduct a research to determine their creation’s potential market impact and develop a full business plan.

Established in 2008, the Conrad Foundation honours the legacy of Apollo 12 astronaut, Charles “Pete” Conrad, and his four-decade passion for innovation and entrepreneurship.


Source: TheCable.ng

May 8, 2018

4 Ways To Make Money Online With Smartphone

Making money online is one thing that so many internet users want to do at one time of the other. or who don’t want to make so extra cash many articles had been written in the past on how to make money online but they are mostly focused on the use of computer systems to access the internet and make money than the use of mobile devices. it is therefore important to discuss how to make money online using smartphones as the primary tool for online jobs. the internet is now been accessed more through the use of mobile devices than the regular computer system. according to a report released in the year 2014 about 60 percent of all internet connection is done over mobile devices. this is a reflection of the improved capabilities of the mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. personally i believe the emergence of android and apple ios are contributing to the increased use of mobile devices over personal computers.making money online is not as easy as most people want it to be. so many internet users believe that with the correct secret you can begin to earn dollar with little or no hard work. i am sorry but i am yet to have access to such secrets. the only secret i have been able to discover involves the hard work and dedication of the course. once the mind is set to work hard there are numerous ways whereby you can earn online using your mobile devices.

1. Blogging: blogging is one of the sure paths to making real wealth from the internet. i use the word wealth because blogging can bring you great riches. the two major blogging platforms available at the moment are; wordpress and blogspot. you can download the android application for both from the google play store. i have used both on my smart phone and with a few trick; you can get almost all your blogging jobs done over the two mobile applications.blogging has become harder to monetize with the popular Google adsense and if you are playing for it I will advise you to get ready for a hard journey ahead. you can check back for my article on how i blog using my android smart phone alone.

2. Android application development: most people are not aware that they can quickly and easily build a simple android application. they usually felt it takes rocket science to build an application for their android smart phone. you can build a website based application in less than 2 hours or learn real android programming on Hackr.io. you can make money by placing your finished application of google play store amazon app store or even on the apps geyser market. you can sell you application or make money by running advertisement on the application using ad mob or any other mobile ad services.

3. Freelance jobs: this is the most popular means of making money from the internet. a lot of websites make available jobs you cando to earn a token into your account. the jobs come in various forms like filling a form registering on a website writing an article or even interpreting website content into another language. a good and reliable example is micro worker but you can check online for other sites. payments are mostly small but when accumulated for a period it becomes something of significance. you can collect your earnings through popular online payment platforms. apart from having mobile sites which you can access on your smartphones you can access the standard website using a very good mobile browser on your smart phone.

4. Social media promotion: you sometimes wonder why somebody you know is building up his number of friends on facebook or doing everything to increase his followers on twitter. it is mostly based on the desire to engage in social media promotions. a lot of media organizations are ready to pay you to use your social media accounts to send out their messages. like an endorsement you promote their products and services to the general public using your accounts. the scheme is mostly common to twitter and Facebook accounts. this is another easy task you can undertake using your smart phone alone and you will be paid well for doing a good job. You can scale up by learning Search engine optimization or digital marketing on Hackr.io

Don’t forget to share this article with your friends.
Author’s BioKolapo Imam is a Content Engineer and a Social Media Enthusiast. He is currently a Digital Marketing Intern at Hackr.io.

May 2, 2018

UNICAL Vice Chancellor Advised Students Over Cultism

Prof Zana Akpagu, the current Vice Chancellor of University of Calabar at the last matriculation ceremony of the university. He said that appropriate sanctions would be meted out on students found belonging to nocturnal organizations and cult groups.
Akpagu gave the warning at the 40th matriculation ceremony of the institution, which involved over 9,200 students for the 2017/2018 academic session.
He noted that the occasion marked the official entry of every new student into the higher institution of learning since it was a statutory gathering to formally admit deserving and qualified candidates that had been offered admission into the institution.
He further said that the ceremony also signified the conclusion of the admission processes for the year, disclosing a total number of 9200 candidates were offered admission from a total number of 37, 278 candidates who applied to the University of Calabar.
Prof Akpagu informed the freshmen that they were not expected in any manner to socialize with any association that had been proscribed by the University such as the infamous “secret cults”, noting that the penalties misconducts were contained in the University Handbook.

Authority Reacts To Death Of Corps Member In Kwara NYSC Camp

Amadi Eva Ichechukwu, a graduate of the University of Port Harcourt, was said to have suffered a bone fracture during the morning drill at the orientation camp on April 23 and was rushed to the camp’s clinic.
A statement issued by NYSC Kwara State Coordinator, Amaefule Remigius said the entire NYSC family was saddened by Amadi’s sudden death.
He urged members of the public to avoid unnecessary speculations about what led to her death.
Remigius prayed that God should grant her immediate family and the NYSC, fortitude to bear the colossal loss.
He said “this is not the time to hastily jump into conclusion about the root cause of her death.
“We are still waiting for the medical findings and report from the NYSC referral hospital.”

Nov 4, 2017

Founder of Naijaloaded posted thousands of dollars he earn from Opera Mini Browser


Makinde Abdulazeez, Founder and Lead blogger of the most popular website in Nigeria, Naijaloaded.com took to us his Instagram handle to share an Instagram story where he made mention of whooping sum of $19.741 he recently earned from Opera Mini browser.  Commenting on the  development, he claimed this is a welcome initiative from the browser and he's looking forward for more surprised mails and calls.



Lastly, the founder said blogging will become one of the world most profitable hobbies you can earn from even more than "Yahoo Yahoo".

Image source: @Mankind_naijaloaded (Instagram)

Adebola Williams: A Greatness Forged in Hopelessness and Despair


Naturally, the exploits of great men, when told, tend to be spurring. This time, however, I was more than inspired and motivated learning about and meeting this great individual at the Centre for Women in Abuja during the 2015 National Youth Reform Conference which had my organisation as a partner. I was a member of the planning committee at this event where Mr. Adebola Williams was a speaker. I must confess, I bloated with admiration at the personality of this simple yet sophisticated and awesome man. From my short encounter with this media mogul, I could boldly tell that Debola Williams is a personification of altruism. He is a selfless, charitable, and large-hearted man. Ever since then, I have always been his greatest admirer.

It was this kindled interest in Mr. Adebola Williams that glued me to my phone and patted me up when I slumbered off to listen to this man’s speech on the second and last day of the recent Obama Foundation leadership summit held in the United States. At this two-day summit, which kicked off on Wednesday, November 1 2017, a handful of speakers delivered wonderful speeches and a number of distinguished and promising youths stood by the lectern to tell inspiring stories of success. To keep track of this auspicious event, I sat up late at night and intently stared at my mobile screen following the trend of the event on Bellanaija. As beautiful as these speeches were, the breathtaking story of greatness which was kindled by hopelessness and fueled by despair, as told by Adebola Williams, unusually caught my attention. His thunderously applauded eight-minute-six-second speech at the event was expectedly engaging and extraordinarily inspiring. For anyone who listened to his speech, it was a narrative of how this ingenious young mind built an empire of hope for the hopeless African youths and how this empire has engaged more than thirty million youths in the past eleven years of its existence. Indeed, like Adebola Williams said, “In despair lies several opportunities; especially to be pioneer, especially to be great”.

After listening to the speech, I was forced to further re-think the opportunities that lie in the seemingly ‘god-forsaken Nigerian land’. It was amazingly inspiring to hear that at 18, Debola and his friends rose to the responsibility of converting the African youths' hopelessness and despair in government to a flourishing media business under the name RED – a social business that inspires young Africans to take social and political action through the power of storytelling.

Going through the chronicles of this rare genius’ life, I was most marveled learning that Debola and his friend, Chude started their business with zero capital. And by this, I am not saying that in a metaphoric sense - the prospering RED Media was literally kick started with #0 and it has never got a capital injection. This is incredible considering the fact that lack of fund or its inaccessibility is the foremost bottleneck to entrepreneurial success in this part of the world. At this point, my heart desired nothing than a mentoring session with this veteran entrepreneurs. I couldn’t be more surprised that the brains won the 2014 CNBC Young Business Leader of the year award.

At 31, Debola Williams is an uncommon greatness having scored unmatched points in the media profession, entrepreneurship, civic advocacy, and human capital development. At this relatively young age, he has co-founded Red Africa which houses The Future Awards Africa, Ynaija, and StateCraft Inc. In addition, this illustrious entrepreneur has founded the Lagos Business Transit and has chaired the Enough is Enough initiative. A Mandela Washington Fellow, Adebola Williams also boasts membership of the British Council Global Change maker and simultaneously sits on the board of Slum to School initiative. He is an uncommon embodiment of greatness.

More astonishingly, Debola Williams has made revolutionary and remarkable contributions to governance across Africa through his Political Communication Agency, StateCraft Inc. Owing to his media expertise and communication strategies that have worked wonders, he was described as ‘the man with the golden touch’ by the Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo having won the 2016 election through Demola’s campaign intiatives. This is not an exaggerated praise on the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the StateCraft Inc., Adebola Williams, who had also previously helped both President Goodluck Jonathan and President Muhammad Buhari won the 2011 re-election and the 2015 elections respectively.

According to Martin L. King Jr., life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'what are you doing for others'. In a painstaking effort at answering this great question, Adebola Williams, forms a part of the award-wining Slum-to-School, an initiative that goes out to pick teens and youths from the wanderings on the street to a better and educated life in a school. He is a humanitarian par excellence.

Perhaps, one recurring factor in the narratives of great men and leaders is their quality training, rich knowledge, and intrinsic motivation. A probe into the formative years of this young African pride bore witness to this fact. Debola Lagos, as he is fondly called, has a rich educational background and training and a brilliant track record in entrepreneurship, advocacy, and activism. He read journalism at the prestigious London School of Journalism. Though he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, it is was pathetic and shocking to the young Williams when, at nine, he watched his family’s wealth vanished into the thin air before his eyes. Surprisingly, the young Debola took charge of his life and, at fifteen, started working.

For ages, the popular saying, ‘Show me your friend, and I will tell you who you are’, has always been true and the case of Mr. Debola Williams is another proof. He wines and dines in the midst of equally great minds like his friend and business partner, Chude Jideonwo. Perez Tigidam of the Nerve has described this duo ‘as the Moses of the 21st century leading fellow youths out of a bleak socio-political and entrepreneurial past’. He (Debola) walks with Japheth Joshua Omojuwa, a prominent blogger, public speaker, socio-economic and political commentator, social media expert, and twitter warrior. And, he is a friend to Samson Itodo; one of Nigeria’s foremost youth think tanks on governance and citizens’ participation and the brain behind Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA).

With this brilliant track record in governance and advocacy, entrepreneurship, and humanitarianism, the entire team of Brain Builders International thinks it would not be over-ambitious to recommend this renowned, bright, smart, prudent, marvelous, inspiring, philanthropic, visionary, and exceptional Nigerian entrepreneur for a national award of recognition on contribution to nation building and human capital development. We believe that if something like merit exists in Nigeria of today, it should be conferred on exceptional minds like Adebola Williams.

Olasupo Abideen Opeyemi is a young fellow of the Young Africa Leadership Initiative (Regional Leadership Centre). He is the executive director of the award-winning Brain Builders International; a United Nations recognised and certified SDGs group. He is also the CEO Brain Builders IT Firm, OPAB Global Consult, OPAB Gas Station, and OPAB Farms. He hails from Osun State. Abideen tweets at @opegoogle. You can shoot him a mail at Abideenolasupo@gmail.com

Sep 6, 2017

Kwasu Student Union Election Time Table 2017


Greatest Gbagba!
Greatest GboGbo!!
Greatest Kwasite!!!

This begins the enchantments of Nigerian student union leaders and/or 'comrades' as they are referred to. Well, since I was in primary school, I've been hearing the statements and I have used them too. Unfortunately, I don't know how, where and when it all started. Worse still, I don't have a clue what the statement mean.

I'd love to know what the statements mean. I also want to know how, where and  when the phrases where first used. Finally, who are the people who first used them?

Jekayinoluwa Olabemiwo ~ J-k

The GbaGba GboGbo is about to get real as the Time Table for the first ever Student Union Government Election of Kwara State University, is finally out!!
Contained in the Election Time Table is the form sales date as well as deadlines and other programmes.

Below is an outline of the Time Table;

Send a WhatsApp message to 08089706175 for the PDF file.

Sep 5, 2017

Ripe Foundation Set to Deliver Free Delivery Kits


Maternal mortality is said to be one of the highly recorded health issues for pregnant women in most rural areas across the world. A woman’s chance of dying from pregnancy and childbirth in Nigeria is 1 in 13. Although many of these deaths are preventable, the coverage and quality of health care services in Nigeria continue to fail women and children. As a result, Ripe foundation is set to engage in a nationwide distribution of Super Delivery Kits to rural areas in other to prevent and reduce the rate of maternal mortality, the first set of Delivery Kits will be available in few weeks. World Health Organization (WHO) research indicates that pre-assembled, clean delivery kits with instructions for use could be a vital component in the reduction of neonatal and maternal mortality and morbidity due to cord infection, tetanus, and puerperal sepsis. Ripe foundation also promises to recruit passionate Student Ambassadors to partner with them and become change makers in their respective communities.

More information about the Super Delivery Kit can be accessed from their Facebook page :Super Delivery Kit.

Apr 2, 2017

List of Macosa Award Winners


After another successful macosa week which included events like back to school, awareness, cultural day and all. The most anticipated dinner and award night lived up to its hype. List of winners are.

1. Mr Fresher- Inioluwa Okunade

2.Miss Fresher- Precious Ebenezer

3.Face of Macosa(male) – Prosperity Adewale

4. Face of Macosa(female)- Hikmat Lawal

5.Most handsome - Ademola Akadiri

6.Most Beautiful - Happiness Ndubuisi

7.Well dressed (male) – Fiki Oluwayomi

8.Well dressed (female) – Wuraola Malik

9.Student personality (male)- Wale Salau

10. Student personality (female) – Arafat Adeshina

11.Public Relations Image - Almustafa Babatunde

12. Resourceful- Quadri Abdulkareem (Istijaba event management)

13. Socialite of D'yr(Male)- Monsur Oyerinde

14. Socialite of D'yr(Female)- Fatima Bello

15. Lady of valour - Ife Abegunde

16. Simplicity and style (male)- Idris Amao

17. Simplicity and Style (female)- Ajibade Christiana

18. Money Bag - Labi Odunade

19.Most Enterprising (male)- Damilare Osasona (B3 Clothing)

20.Most Enterprising (female)- Kemi Afolayan( Honeypool cakes)

21. Best Friends (male) –Apo Ridwanullah & Adebayo Adewunmi

22. Best Friends (female) – Akosile Halimat & Rodiyah Gbigbadua

23. Most reserved (male) – Jephthan Opeseyitan

24. Most reserved (female) - Jemilat Yusuf

25. Take home to mama - khadija Kawunda

26. Ladies Man - Tomiwa Sulaiman

27. Writer of the year (male) - Abdulganiyu Omotosho

28. Writer of the year (female) – Hamdalat Ibitoye

29. Entertainment Breakthrough - Dami Drey

30. Hall of Fame -Ademola
Olaniyan (Imperial)

31.Ebony (male) – Bolanta Yusuf

32.Ebony (female) – Oyejoke Olayiwola

33.Most Popular (male)- Jabata Bolakale

34.Most Popular (female) – Christiana Omowunmi

35. Entertainment Icon- Imperial

36. Sought After (female)- Cynthia Okeke

37. Sportman - Rilwan Bolaji

38. Exco of the year - Folakemi Adigun

39. Recognition Award - Agboola Ayodele

40. Recognition Award - Bayo Adewunmi

Signed
Social Director 1
Ademola Imperial Olaniyan. Follow @kingimperial and @macosa_kwasu

Mar 16, 2017

She Codes Lagos - Venture Garden Group

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A software firm in Lagos plans to host All Female Hackathon for aspiring Female developers. The program details is as follows:

Calling All Female Developers!!!

Venture Garden Group is hosting an all-female hackathon on Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 9 am.

This event is designed to connect female developers in different stages of their careers to collaborate and spend the day building a fun project with colleagues in the industry.

  • Registration | We have limited slots available, so please sign-up now 
  • Teams | Teams of women will be formed Saturday morning 
  • Judges | Our judging panel is made up of industry influencers and professionals 
  • Bring | Your laptop, skills & a team-focused mindset  
  • Take | Prizes are available for participants and winners

The event will feature workshops and panels led by industry mentors.

Register today to reserve a spot.

Visit  She Codes Lagos to learn more.

 

Mar 7, 2017

Is social Media a great distractions to the Nigerian students ?

Social media is rapidly becoming a major routine in our day-to-day activities, it consumes our time and for most youths, their lives just revolves around it. There are however many social media networks available to us these days such as Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp, and addiction to these social media platforms are growing by the day. Even adults are becoming victims of this so called “addiction”. The question now is how can we curb the amount of time we dedicate to social media, especially when it’s not for a good cause and doesn’t put money in your pocket.  


1. REFLECT & REVIEW; Now, think back to few years ago before the advent of Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter and the likes. Reflect on what used to occupy your time before and start doing it again (obviously, positive things). For example, I used to read novels a lot before but these days I have realized that I don’t read anymore and that’s because I am always on my phone looking at what people are doing with their lives instead of making mine better.




2. PRIORITIZE; no one is saying stay away from your phone or don’t be on any social media platform, you just need to prioritize and know what comes first. We can all attest to the fact that social media makes us procrastinate a lot. When you tell yourself “let me quickly load this snap and do amebo”, before you know it, you are on the phone with your friend, talking about what you saw on someone’s snapchat or instagram page and boom! three hours gone.




  1. 3. REWARD YOURSELF; let the time you spend on social media be a rewarding factor. Let’s say, you’ve just concluded a deadline or achieved something great that day, reward yourself by hanging out on social media.
  2. 4. PRODUCTIVITY: Life has a beautiful way of balancing things out. A strong positive can be drawn from almost anything we perceive to be negative and vice versa. I am not saying social media is negative, but then it can be if we don’t use it responsibly. The trick is to remember that Social media can be used for a world of good; I can’t even start listing half here! Whatever you do, make sure you engage in a positive endeavor. Social media is such a powerful tool that many have earned a mouth-watering income by engaging productively on these platforms that many simply fail to see the hidden potentials of.





CampusTrybe Team

Mar 5, 2017

Senate President urges universities to shun all comers programmes

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

Dr Bukola Saraki, the Senate President, has urged Nigerian universities to be agents of community development rather than running all-comers’ programmes.

Saraki gave the advice in a goodwill message at the 3rd Biennial Conference of the Committee of Pro-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities in Abuja.
He was represented by Sen. Jubril Barawo, Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Education.
Saraki said in the past, Nigerian universities were known to have experts in certain programmes but this was no longer the case.
“Today, it is a different scenario, as many Nigerian universities want to run all programmes from university teaching hospital to having a nuclear department."
He said the development had paved way for the influx of unprepared students many of who could not address their special needs.
“There is, therefore, the need for Nigerian universities to change from being conventional sources of graduates to becoming engines of community development.
“Nigeria needs a new generation of universities that can serve as engines of community development and social renewal,’’Saraki said.
He said that fundamental reforms would be needed in the curriculum design of the universities to boost their efforts in proffering lasting solution to the nation’s economic social and environmental challenges.
Saraki urged the committee to look into some other unwholesome practices by some lecturers who took delight in taking up multiple appointments or full time employment in more than one university.
He said the development accounted for the reduction in the quality of graduates, as a result of lack of adequate supervision by lecturers.
He called for an end to labour disputes in higher institutions to check strikes, adding that better funding would make them relevant "in the ever-competitive contemporary education."
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, identified resource constraints as one of the challenges facing the universities.
He, however, called on the university authorities to manage the available resources at their disposal effectively and efficiently to achieve their aims and objectives.
Adamu’s massage was tagged: "The Journey so far and the Future; the Ministerial Strategic Plan for Higher Education’’.
The minister was represented on the occasion by Hajia Fatima Gidum, Director, Tertiary Education in the ministry.
Adamu urged the conference to come up with a framework for the funding of tertiary education and augment the statutory resources.
The conference, with theme, “Sustainable Tertiary Education in a Harsh Economic Environment’’,  will end on Thursday.

Mar 4, 2017

UNILORIN to search students in Native wears to curb exam malpractice

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The management of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) is set to subject students of the institution wearing native outfits to examination hall to close scrutiny in order to curb exam malpractice.
Dada Obafemi, the Registrar of the university, revealed this on Thursday that this process is necessary in order to avoid doubt and integrity. The students will be thoroughly screened before entering the examination venues.
Obafemi said: “Please note that while caps are allowed into the examination halls, they will be thoroughly checked. All Deans are requested to take note of the above for due compliance by their staff and students, who are involved in examinations as the University is set for the Harmattan Semester Examinations for 2016/2017 Academic Session.”
He added that this step was necessary because the school management received a notice that students wearing native outfits to examination hall uses it as an opportunity to cheat.
He said, “It has come to the notice of authority that students wearing some attires, including native dresses to the examination venues will require close scrutiny.”

Corp members cries out over maltreatment - Zamfara

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Zamfara Corpers serving in Kaura Namoda, Zamfara State have sent put an appeal for justice over one of their colleagues who according to them was maltreated and brutalised.
In their message tagged: WHO WILL HEAR, AND NOT CRY? They lamented that Michael, the male corper was allegedly brutalised by the policemen simply because he scolded one of his students and asked the student to kneel down. The corpers in their petition alleged that the policemen were paid by the rich father of the student to punish Micheal and unjustly throw him behind bars. Micheal is currently in police detention and his colleagues are crying for justice.
Read their petition posted on social media here:
Our hearts are thumping out: strong rhythms of pain. Our dignity has been trampled and mangled with reckless impunity. God!
Today a corps member, Michael, serving his fatherland in Nasara Standard Academy perceived as the shining light in a tottering secondary education system in Kaura Namoda was today brutalised and manhandled by a team comprising of the richest man in Kaura Namoda and his equally wanton boys. What was his crime?
Michael had punished his student who happens to be this man’s ward. A simple kneel down. Michael who had nurtured these children with patience and love. Michael, who had taught with empty stomach till letters on the chalkboard danced like rampant music notes before his eyes. For all of us like Michael, who have stretched the capacities of our strengths and sensibilities to serve a stifling system. For all the ‘under the sun and in the rain’, what have we gotten as reward?
This notorious man, clenching his cash ridden fists, recruits the help of the police and the shameless Zombies, storm Nasara Academy to crucify Michael like a criminal. He was punched like a sack of millet and stripped of humanity. He was beaten like he stole karats of gold in a jungle market. O God! My fingers are itching, and it’s like they will drip blood. Michael was driven to the Police Station where the real torture awaited him.
They removed what was left of his pride as a man serving his country. Then, they flogged and flogged him, and when their energy sapped out, the evil of a man threw wads of naira notes about, and refuelled their animalism. Michael was a heap of sorrow and a container of hot painful tears. As some of Michael’s colleagues arrived and tried to raise their voices against the escalating reign of heartlessness; the policemen, some apparently drunk, threatened with pointed rifles, slapping and pushing them.
Who will hear this and not cry? How can we move about when our sinews are depleted? Who will walk the long and dusty paths to schools to teach? Who will serve the masters under a sun that burns through skin and fluid? Who will hear this and not cry?
Michael is lying in a police cell, writhing in pain. He has been physically wounded but more serious is the mental injury. But he is not alone. We are all wounded like Michael and our soul is burning from strife. The brutalisation of Michael in a land where he is vulnerable and hapless will not go without notice. Justice must be done. Corps members must be protected. Our dignity must be restored. Who will hear this and not cry? We therefore call on:
The state Government
The State Coordinator NYSC
The Emir of Kaura Namoda
The Commissioner of Police

Mar 3, 2017

Vice Chancellor warns Students against porns - UNILORIN

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The Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has warned its newly admitted students and other students of the institution against watching pornographic videos.
The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, AbdulGaniy Ambali stated this at the Matriculation ceremony held in Ilorin, urging the students to adhere strictly to the rules guiding the institution’s operations. He noted that anyone found contravening the school rules would be shown the exit door. The vice-chancellor in his speech told the students that they were the lucky few out of 110,675 applicants who sought the university’s admission.
The newly admitted 10,886 students for the 2016/2017 academic session, were also advised to desist from involving in cultism in and outside the university campus.
According to Ambali, 110,675 applicants is the highest number of applicants for a single Nigerian university. He said that 103,482 candidates chose Unilorin as their first choice, while about 65,417 of the candidates scored 180 marks and above in their Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examinations.
Mr Ambali, a professor of veterinary medicine, said that 75,605 candidates registered for the Post-UTME screening and the university gave admissions to 13,570, but 10,886 out them registered.
The vice-chancellor noted that the admission was a golden opportunity that would launch them to lofty heights if properly treasured. “I expect the best from you, our new students. I expect nothing, but hard work, from you. There is no room for vices here, once you are caught, you are gone. This set means a lot to me because you will be the last I will be admitting before I finish my tenure as the Vice Chancellor,” he said.