Kaduna State University gets acting vice chancellor

By Opeyemi Babalola The fourth Governing Council of Kaduna State University led by Mal. Husaini Adamu Dikko, has approved the appointment of Professor Yohanna Tella as the acting vice chancellor of the university.Announcing the appointment, the Public Relations Officer of the university, Adamu Nuhu Bargo, in a statement volunteered to this medium, said Prof Tella who is the deputy vice chancellor of Administration, will take over from Prof Mohammad Tanko whose 5-year tenure as vice chancellor has ended.Yohanna Tella, a professor of Mathematics is to act for a period of…

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UNIOSUN set to collaborate with Harvard University

By Moyosore Salami To be a centre of excellence in providing high-quality teaching and learning experiences, the Harvard University team led by the Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Harvard University’s Center for African Studies, Professor Emmanuel Akyeampong, has deliberated with the management of Osun State University on the details of the implementation of a partnership. The Vice-Chancellor of Osun State University, Professor Clement Adebooye while addressing the team from Harvard University, described the University as a multi-campus collegiate-based institution with a campus stationed in each of the six geopolitical zones…

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JAMB announces dates for 2022 UTME/Direct Entry registration, examination

… Says NABTEB not acceptable as requirement for Direct Entry admissions By Opeyemi Babalola The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fixed April 20th to 30th, 2022 for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).The examination body in its weekly bulletin released by its Director of Public Relations, Dr Fabian Benjamin and made available to University Times International (UTI), disclosed that the registration will commence by February 12, 2022 and ends March 19, 2022 while Mock examination holds on 20th April, 2022.JAMB in another statement signed by the Director of…

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ICAN approves full accreditation for accounting at Kings varsity

By Moyosore Salami The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria ( ICAN), has approved full accreditation for Accounting at Kings University, Ode Omu, Osun State.  This was contained  in a letter addressed to the university Chancellor, Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, and signed by Funmi Otitoju on behalf of ICAN Registrar/C.E.O.   With the approval, graduates of  Accounting programme from Kings University are exempted from the first two stages (Foundation and skills levels), hence, would sit for only the final level of ICAN professional examination.  The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Adenike Kuku, while…

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TETFund tasks Polytechnics, Colleges of Education on skills, entrepreneurial innovations

By Moyosore Salami The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has called on Polytechnics and Colleges of Education (COEs) to prioritise academic programmes that will bring about innovations aimed at repositioning the country on the path of rapid development.     Executive Secretary of TETFUND, Prof Suleiman Bogoro, who decried drop in low and medium skilled jobs in Nigeria, said it was unfortunate that most  medium skilled jobs are being handled by people from Francophone countries.     While declaring open  a two-day  capacity building workshop for heads of selected institutions…

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The Need for Robotic Reporting in Nigeria

By Khadija Isah Gerawa  The “invasion” of human space by robotics is sensed in every aspect of human life. The activities robotics perform now and will perform in the future are made to declare that robotics does not only have the potential to make or break the world order, but that it will penetrate and permanently alter every industry in existence, and also change the boundaries and meaning of being human. All these indicate that robotics has the potential to cause significant disruptions to many hitherto known and established ways…

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NUC reveals identities of illegal universities undergoing court actions

 By Opeyemi Babalola The National Universities Commission (NUC) has said that nine institutions that are among the varsities operating illegally in the country are currently undergoing court actions. This was disclosed in a circular signed by the Executive Secretary of the commission, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed and made available to University Times International (UTI). Prof. Rasheed said the commission would ensure prosecution of the proprietors and recover illegal charges and fees paid by subscribers to the programmes offered by the illegal institutions. Recall that the executive secretary had in 2021 at…

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BUK receives NUC accreditation teams for 9 programmes

By Opeyemi Babalola The management of Bayero University, Kano, said it has received eight teams from the National Universities Commission (NUC) for the accreditation of 9 programmes. Vice Chancellor, Professor Sagir Adamu Abbas, who received the teams along with members of Principal Officers, said the University always welcomes accreditation exercise because it is a peer review process with the aim of helping institutions to strengthen their teaching and learning. He further explained that the University’s door is open for observations and corrections, saying that it was the best practice to…

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