Latest UTI November 3rd Edition

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Britain’s international education champion gives approval to 17 UK varsity

By Moyosore Salami Britain’s international education champion, Sir Steve Smith, has given the seal of approval to a new network of 17 United Kingdom universities with overseas campuses, which aims to build on the UK’s reputation as a “science and education superpower”. Speaking at the Universities UK International conference reviewing the role of transnational education (TNE) in tackling global challenges, held on 3-4 November 2021, Sir Steve said he warmly welcomed the new network co-founded by Alex Favier, director of global and political affairs at the University of Nottingham, and…

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AUB Global Health Institute looks into scaling up its flagship project for refugee health ‘Sijilli’

By Moyosore Salami The Global Health Institute (GHI) at American University of Beirut has provided 10,000 refugees across Lebanon with cloud-based electronic health records (EHR) as part of one of its flagship projects ‘Sijilli’. The Sijilli project, which was launched as a response to the increasing need of refugees to securely access their health information throughout their migration journey, served as the focus of a strategic roundtable discussion organized by GHI on October 28, 2021. The event, which took place on campus, brought together ambassadors, representatives of embassies, and heads…

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UNICAL pledges partnership with University of Johannesburg on Research

By Moyosore Salami Prof. Florence Obi, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, who was represented by the Dean of Allied Medical Sciences, Prof. Idongesit Akpabio, has pledged to partner with the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, in the area of Research and Development. Obi made the pledge on Wednesday in Calabar during the 2021 Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences annual lecture with the topic: “Drug Delivery Systems and Smart Molecules; Possible Partnership opportunities with the University of Johannesburg, South Africa”.  Vice Chancellor, whose pledge was informed by a…

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FUTA Alumnus Wins Africa’s Research Excellence Award

By Moyosore Salami An Alumnus of the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA, Dr Timothy Olawumi, has won the research excellence award of the BIM Africa Innovation Award 2021. He won the award out of 289 nominations received by the organisers . BIM Africa recognizes the talents and efforts of leading industry professionals and organizations in the construction sector, going above and beyond to deploy innovative solutions towards Africa’s Development. Olawumi graduated from FUTA with First Class Honours degree in Quantity Surveying. He won six academic distinctions during the 2012/2013…

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Redeemer’s convocation: ex-president NBA Olanipekun berates content of Nigeria’s constitution

By Opeyemi Babalola Former President, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN, on Thursday berated the content of the country’s Constitution, saying it lacks master plan for Nigeria’s growth and development.Olanipekun, who spoke at the 13th Convocation Lecture of The Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State, described the country’s constitution as unrealistic, deceptive and lacking the power to guarantee the security of lives and property.In the lecture titled: ‘Beyond the pandemic: Creating an evolving new normal,’ he also declared that the country’s Constitution could not be amended saying the National…

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Ayoola, Bamgbose, 4 Others make UI Deputy VC Nomination List

By Moyosore Salami Three days after Prof. Kayode Adebowale was inaugurated as the 13th substantive Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, six professors, are currently jostling to fill the vacant positions of the deputy vice-chancellors (DVCs) in charge of administration, academics and research, innovation & strategic partnerships. It was gathered that the new VC had nominated two candidates each for each position as provided for by Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amended Act 2003, after which one out of the candidates will emerge after an election conducted by the senate. In…

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JUPEB Examination Leakage: ICPC invites three vice-chancellors, SSS arrests 48 lecturers

By Moyosore Salami Forty-eight lecturers and security officers have been arrested, and three vice-chancellors were invited by security agents for their roles in alleged illegalities in the conduct of the Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB). According to report, the suspects were arrested in an operation by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the State Security Service (SSS), covering seven states and tutorial schools known for compromising JUPEB examinations. A spokesperson for the ICPC, Azuka Ogugua, disclosed in a statement in Abuja, that the suspects…

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