UI to withdraw 510 students admission

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http://fionadalwood.com/mba-thesis/ Worried by students’ poor academic performance, the management of University of Ibadan (UI), has threatened to withdraw no fewer than 510 students’ admission over inability to meet the school academic standard.

view Meanwhile, concern by complaints of malpractices during examination, the institution has ordered installation of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) in its Computer-Based Testing (CBT) Centre, to apprehend students engaging in irregularities.

do my admission essay look The Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Idowu Olayinka, in a statement obtained by the Guild, disclosed that 510 of the 2,961 students admitted last year into 100 level, performed woefully in their first semester examination, recording below 1.0 Cumulative Grade Point.

resume writing service york pa Olayinka, who described the situation as alarming especially with Science-based Faculties, said: “17.2 percent of the 100 level students would have to significantly improve their academic performance.

see url “As leaders of this University at this point in time, we have the onerous responsibility of bringing the best out of our students. For me as a person, it hurts very deeply when any student is advised to withdraw from the university on account of very poor academic performance. As you are aware, the pass mark in any of your courses is now 45 percent as against 40 percent hitherto.

watch “Secondly, Continuous Assessment now accounts for 40 marks out of the maximum 100 marks in each course.

click “Moreover, the minimum number of units that you need to pass at the end of the 100 level is now 24 units, as against 20 units previously. All these taken together indicate that the standard is being improved. Students are expected to rise to the occasion by being more focused and always remember the primary reason why you are here.”

http://rubygosoftware.com/bibliography-of-online-sources/ On CCTV, Communications Officer, UI Distance Learning Centre (DLC), Dayo Olajide, said: “It is unarguably true that with the CCTV cameras, examination invigilation would become seamless. Also, examination malpractice cases would now become verifiable at the Student Disciplinary Committee (SDC).”

Buhari directs Minister to convene education summit, decries failing standards

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http://www.catcoglobal.com/?phd-thesis-on-stress-management phd thesis on stress management President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, to immediately convene a summit on education in few weeks, just as he decried fallen education standard in the country.

http://www.stage4and40.com/why-do-people-write-essays/ Buhari explained that the summit is to tackle major problem facing education sector which has over the years taken the lead role in human development globally.

http://collinedesionvaudemont.fr/discussion-dissertation-results/ “My government will not allow the country to miss the globally agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) train, the driving force of which is education. Any success recorded in education will have a ripple effect on every other sector of our life,” he said.

The President gave the directive on Saturday in Ilorin while addressing graduand and their parents at the 33rd Convocation of University of Ilorin, which was attended by Kwara state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed.

He, however, warned against excessive display of intolerance, rancour, hostility, mutual suspicion and all such acts capable of causing social unrest in the country.

The president said: “Those who fan embers of division must refrain from the unacceptable tendencies; retrace their steps and learn to live together with one another”.

Buhari, who was represented by Executive Secretary of the National University Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Abdulrasheed, added that the government would only recognize legitimate aspirations of the citizens but should be done with good faith, within the bounds of rationality and without infringing on the rights of others.

Meanwhile, Ahmed, who was represented by his aide Tertiary Education, Dr Amina Ahmed, urged the institution to adjust their curriculum to meet the labour market needs

Earlier in his address of welcome, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof Sulyman Abdulkareem, reminded the graduating students that the economic climate in Nigeria is unfavourable.

He said how the students comport themselves in the trying times goes a long way in testing the ideals for which the institution is known.

“The will to win, means nothing without the will to prepare”; adding that as ambassadors of Unilorin, they must be diligence and reduce quest for materialism.

The VC said that a total of 9,018 students graduated from the University out of which there are 89 first class, 1,932 Second Class Upper Division, 3,727 Second Class Lower Division, 1309 Third Class, 117 Pass and Two Aegrotats.

Of the 89 first class students, Dr. Rashidat Alabi, a Medical Graduate from Faculty of Health Science of Unilorin, was adjudged the best graduating student.

1,272 students fail Nigerian Law School examination

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The Nigerian Law School (NLS) on Saturday released this year’s final examination results summary which indicated that tleast 1,272 candidates scoring below the pass mark.

During the examination conducted two months ago, the school disclosed that 5, 891 students participated in the exercise which determines their call to bar.

The Head of Information and Protocol, NLS, Chinedu Ukekwe, in a statement made available to newsmen, further disclosed that 29 students made First Class, 211 Second Class Upper, 1, 046 Second Class Lower.

Ukekwe hinted that of the entire candidates, 4, 285 were successful and would be called to the Nigerian Bar soon, saying, among students that would be called to bar, 2, 999 students got a Pass, while 334 came out with conditional Pass.

A further breakdown of the results showed that 72.7 per cent passed, while those with conditional Pass represented 5. 7 per cent. However, candidates who failed represented 21.6 per cent.

Ukekwe in the statement revealed that the ‘Call to the Bar’ ceremony for the successful candidates would next month in Abuja.

Borno shut school over Monkey pox virus rumour

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The Borno Government has announced closure of  37 public primary schools in Maiduguri after confusion and  pandemonium broke out in the schools over alleged vaccination against Monkey pox disease.

According to the government, closure of primary and post basic schools affected in the capital would continue until residents desist from causing panic in schools.

The Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Shettima Kullima, who made the announcement in an interview with newsmen on Thursday in Maiduguri, explained that the decision to close the schools followed confusion in the affected schools over  alleged administration of harmful monkey pox vaccines to the pupils.

Kullima dismissed allegation as  false and misleading, saying that the government has not embarked on vaccination of schools in the state.

“It is a rumour perpetrated by mischief-makers to disrupt peaceful learning environment in the schools. I was informed of the ugly scenario resulting to  the confusion. The schools were directed to close down until we address the issue. The State Health Management Development Agency confirmed that there was no such vaccination going on in our schools,” he added.

Kullima said that the Board would embark on sensitisation so as to raise  awareness in communities and  dispel the rumour that had crippled activities in schools.

Pandemonium erupted in schools when unverified  information filtered in, alleging that pupils would be immunised with vaccines contaminated with Monkey pox virus.

It was gathered after information filtered in, it spread widely in the state capital and many parents rushed to pick their children from  schools.

Scuffle ensued between parents and  teachers at Sanda Kyarimi, Gwange I and III Primary Schools, who closed their gates against parents who came to  take their children home.

A mother, Aisha Bala,  said she was told that some non -governmental organizations (NGOs) were allegedly administering ‘virus-contaminated vaccines’ on pupils.

“I am told that any child who receives the vaccine will die. I rushed to save my children from danger,” she said.

Another parent, BubaYusuf, said that he got a message on social media alerting parents to about  the purported ongoing Monkey pox immunisation, adding  that the message indicated that the harmful vaccines would be given to children in public primary schools.

Zainab Idris, a Primary-3 pupil, recounted that she heard other pupils shouting that vaccinators were in the school to administer deadly vaccines on them.

“There was screaming and everybody was running.  I rushed towards the gate and made my way out of the school”.

The situation  has since brought under control by members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) and security agents deployed

Oyo earmarks N5.6bn for schools’ infrastructural development

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The Oyo state governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has disclosed that N5.6 billion has been set aside for schools infrastructural development in the state.

According to Ajimobi, the fund would assist in addressing infrastructure challenges that had affected the state in competing favourably with its peers in standard of education.

The governor disclosed the fund approved for infrastructure development on Wednesday while inaugurating the constituency projects facilitated by a lawmaker representing Ibarapa Central/North Federal Constituency, Olugbenga Ojoawo.

Some of the projects inaugurated were blocks of classrooms at Igboora High School, Ayelogun Grammar School, Ayete Grammar School, Tapa Community High School and Oke Aako High School, Igangan.

Other projects inaugurated by the governor were Modern Solar Borehole at Idere, Tapa and Igangan as well as Solar Street Lights across the constituency.

Ajimobi, who was represented by State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Adeniyi Olowofela, said the effort of government was to solve the infrastructural deficit at the schools.

“In the entire South-Western region of the country, the state has the highest number of primary and secondary schools. Some of our initiatives like the School Governing Board (SGB) model constituted across the 628 secondary schools in the state were aimed at solving the problem of infrastructural deficit.

“We are confident that all schools in the state would within the next 12 months wear new look with our efforts coupled with that from associations and well-meaning individuals like Ojoawo,’’ he added.

He commended Ojoawo for his efforts, describing it as a demonstration of what the state government had often preached, stressing that to address the challenges in the state education system, it would required collective responsibility.

Earlier, The lawmaker stated that the effort was in consideration of the vital role of education as key factors in the development of societies.

Ojoawo, who was represented by his Special Adviser, Yejide Olarinde, said the projects were aimed at addressing critical educational infrastructure, adding the challenges were enormous for students, parents and government.

“We have sought the intervention of the Federal Government and APC through Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) to reconstruct, modernise and provide decent, standard and quality classrooms that is conducive for learning,’’ he said.

“Teacher’s complaint of bad school environment or obsolete school facilities are gradually fading out. School enrolments and punctuality are on the rise through our free shuttle buses across the constituency.

“Our next phase is scholarship, modern laboratories, stepping up extracurricular activities to discover great talents, effective libraries and computer based centres for technological advancement as necessities for economic diversification and self-reliance,’’ he said.

Anambra sacks 2 principals after collecting unapproved fees

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As part of Anambra state government strategy to clampdown on graft, the government has sacked two school principals for collection of unapproved fees from students in the state.

Though the government withheld names of the affected principals and the schools where the acts were perpetrated, but said that the move was also to demonstrate government’s position in the fight against corruption and impunity by public servants.

Commissioner for Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha, made this known in an interview with newsmen in Awka on Wednesday, hinted that the sacked teachers collected illegal fees from students against government position, noting that the present administration had zero tolerance for corruption.

The commissioner assured residents that under her watch, all bad eggs would be weeded off from system, to ensure transparency and accountability prevails always.

Omenugha said that another teacher was facing disciplinary action for aiding examination malpractice and assured that the ministry would ensure that sanity returned to the schools.

She said the measure was part of efforts to promote quality and affordable education in the state, just as she disclosed that plans were ongoing to build teacher’s quarters in schools, especially in the rural areas.

Omenugha explained that the project would assist in encouraging and motivating teachers to put in their best in the discharge of their duties.

She however appealed to private and corporate organisations to key into the state government’s  “Adopt a School Policy Programme’’, noting that the business of education should not be left for the government alone.

Omenugha also urged wealthy individuals to also support schools in their respective communities to ensure that children of poor background have access to quality education.

Buhari signs Petroleum Resource varsity bill into law

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Apparently fulfilling some of his pledges to Niger Delta region after the militant accepted his ceased fire deal, President Muhammadu Buhari, signed University of Petroleum Resources Bill into law.

The President, who signed the bill at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday, pledged to continue to support the socio-economic development of the Niger Delta region.

He said Federal Government was committed to supporting Niger Delta region to achieve socio-economic development which had been the soul clamour from citizens in the region.

Buhari, however, appealed to communities in the region to strive for peace through dialogue in resolving all conflicts not only among them, but also with business entities and authorities.

With the signing into law, sources said that the path has now been cleared for establishment of the specialised university in the Niger Delta.

It was gathered that the institution would be charged with the training and research in petroleum technologies in the country.

UNILAG lecturer, student sign peace accord after one week fracas

By Olawale Abdul-Fatah

A peace accord was signed between a University of Lagos (UNILAG) lecturers, Dr. Babawale Taiwo and a student, Jimmy Fatunbi, have signed peace accord after both engaged in fracas recently.

The peace accord, which was facilitated by the institution’s investigation committee, was signed on Tuesday between both parties after the panel interrogated them on what happened.

Before the peace accord, the institution stated that it was established during interrogation that there was indeed a fracas between Taiwo and Fatunbi within the school premises.

It would be recalled that Fatunbi alleged that he was slapped and stabbed by Taiwo and Dr. Israel Abiala, who lecture at the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics; and Arts and Social Sciences Education respectively.

 

The institution, in a statement made available to The Guild, noted that after much interrogation, it was realised the matter should be resolved amicably before it further escalates.

“Consequent upon this, the matter was resolved according to the University extant regulation on conflict resolution. All concerned parties thereafter signed a document on the matter.

“Let us at this point reiterate that it has been established that the incident has nothing to do with cultism, ritualism or any other criminal activity,” it added.

Fatunbi had earlier explained that the incident, which started out as a conversation turned bloody when he alighted from his vehicle to complain about how one of the lecturers banged on the body of his car.

He said, “I went to take my car from Elkanemi hall, where it was initially parked, to Henry Carr. While I was reversing at Elkanemi Park, I discovered that a vehicle was behind me and the occupants (lecturers) of the vehicle said I was obstructing them.

“Dr. Taiwo started banging on my car. I felt he wanted to damage my car and I stopped. I came down to ask him what was actually wrong. I felt that if I was indeed obstructing, since I was moving away, there was no need for the attack.

“He said I had committed an offence and he needed to deal with me, being a lecturer. So, before I knew it, his colleague, Abiala came down from the same car and started manhandling me. In the process, one of them stabbed me in the face.

“I was shouting until students came around. I eventually called my hall executives and I was taken to the university’s Medical Centre for treatment.”

 

Atiku, Ambode, Utomi to attend Insurers association former DG’s book launch

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The former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, are some of the dignitaries that would grace Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) former Director-General, Ezekiel Chiejina’s pension book launch.

Other dignitaries that would be attending the book launch in Lagos were former Director General of National Pension Commission and Chairman, Skye Bank Plc, Mohammad Ahmad and Prof. Pat Utomi.

The book, scheduled for unveiling next Tuesday, is titled ‘Pensions in Nigeria’, and was a compendium of contemporary information on pension matters.

At the unveil of the book which discussed exhaustively characteristics, intricacies, and implications of the various pension reforms and payment schemes in the country, Atiku would act as the keynote speaker.

On the book, Chiejina, a renowned pensions and life insurance specialist, disclosed that the book focused on definitive treatise on the evolution of pension schemes in Nigeria.

Aside that, the author hinted that the book delved into various pension reforms, their benefits and shortfalls as well as the roles and responsibilities of the various key stakeholders in the pension matrix.

In a statement made available to newsmen, he stressed that the intention behind the publication was to document for posterity his three and a half decades of activities in pension and life insurance in Nigeria.

It would be recalled that Chiejina started his Insurance carrier with National Insurance Corporation of Nigeria (NICON) and pursued his professional studies/examinations same year.

He qualified as an Associate of Chartered Insurance of London (ACII) which aided him to become a Fellow of the Institute. And his penchant for knowledge led him to obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL. B.) at University of London and was called to Nigerian Bar 30 years ago.

Bauchi plans 10,000 orphans school enrolment

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The Bauchi State Government has concluded plans to enrol atleast 10, 000 orphans and vulnerable children into public primary schools in the state during this academic session.

According to government, it would also ensure that vulnerable children who dropped out of school were brought back to continue with their education.

The chairman, Orphans and Vulnerable Children Agency, Ibrahim Hali, disclosed government plans in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Bauchi.

Hali stressed that the aim behind the move was to support the children acquire education in spite of their disadvantaged background.

He noted that the agency would provide the beneficiaries with learning materials such as textbooks, note books and uniforms among others.

The chairman added that the agency would partner relevant stakeholders to select specific primary schools across the 20 Local Government Areas of the state for the enrolment exercise.

It would be recalled that in 2016, the agency had established a vocational secondary school for orphans and vulnerable children in the state.