Prof. Kabiru Aderemi Adeyemo, Welcomes a Special Delegation of the United States Consulate General to Lead City University.

Text of the Welcome Address by Professor Kabiru Aderemi Adeyemo, at the Special Interaction Session with The United States Consulate General, at Lead City University on Tuesday, January 15, 2022: Registrar Other Principal Officers of the University Jennifer Foltz, (America Diplomat, Deputy Head, Public Affairs Unit of the United States Consulate General) Mr. Clemson Ayegbusi Other Members of the US Consulate Dean of Faculties, Prof, Amodu (HOD Politics and International Relations Invited Guests from other Institutions Our Esteemed Students Gentlemen of the Press Ladies and Gentlemen It is great pleasure…

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Varsities total shutdown looms as SSANU, NASU, threaten strike

By Moyosore Salami Total shutdown of universities in the country is following based on the decision of the two unions — Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) to issue fresh strike notice to the Federal Government over non-implemention of signed agreements. The two unions’ Joint Action Committe, in a statement issued in Abuja, listed issues in contention to include inconsistencies in IPPIS payment, non-payment of earned allowances, delay in renegotiation of FGN/NASU and SSANU agreement, non-payment of arrears…

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Kwara State university VC seeks bank’s support on digital economy training, green initiative

By Moyosore Salami The Vice Chancellor, Kwara State University (KWASU), Prof. Muhammed Mustapha Akanbi has reiterated the institution’s commitment to the effective deployment of digital technologies for teaching and learning in order to prepare students for the future. He stated this while receiving a three-man delegation from the United Bank for Africa (UBA), in his office at the KWASU Business School, Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, recently. Prof. Akanbi said that processes have been set in motion for training in digital economy and emerging technologies at the University. The Vice…

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UI Sultan Bello hall needs facelift at 60 — Warden

By Moyosore Salami The existence of the Sultan Bello Hall of residence of the University of Ibadan (UI) has been attributed to its strong foundation and structure, as well as the cooperation of the past and present students’ executive bodies as well as hall wardens, dean of students and the vice chancellors. Current hall warden, Dr Oyediran Oyebola, stated this at the flag-off ceremony heralding the 60th anniversary celebration of the hall held at the university recently. He said the hall would have deteriorated like others, but for the efforts…

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Labour minister announces meeting with ASUU on Tuesday

By Opeyemi Babalola  The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has announced that there would be a meeting between the FG and the Academic Staff Union of Universities including other relevant agencies on Tuesday, March 1. The spokesperson of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan, made this known yesterday in a statement obtained by University Times International.  He stated, “The Honourable Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, will be meeting with the Executive of ASUU and relevant government agencies. The meeting is on Tuesday, 1st…

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Otunba Adesuyi donates N10m worth of books to UNIJOS

By Opeyemi Babalola  A Philanthropist, Otunba Lanre Adesuyi has donated over Five Hundred (500) books of various disciplines worth over Ten Million Naira (N10m) to the University of Jos. Otunba Adesuyi, who is the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Havilah Merchants Nigeria Limited, said the gesture was in response to the fire incidence which badly damaged the Main Library Complex at the Naraguta Campus of the University some years ago.  He noted that the University Library had impacted the lives of many young Nigerians who were seeking…

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Makinde pledges continuous collaboration on education reforms, development

By Moyosore Salami The Oyo State government has assured of continuous collaboration with researchers and development partners in the provision of evidence-based education policy reforms. The Commissioner for Education, Mr Rahman Abdulraheem gave the assurance during a collaborative post-education summit held in Ibadan. The summit was organized by the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) with Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) with the aim of bringing education stakeholders together to deliberate on how to resolve learning challenges in the school system especially for developing countries. Abdulraheem, who was…

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Neco releases external results, blacklists 4 supervisors for malpractice

By Moyosore Salami The National Examinations Council, NECO, has released the results of the 2021 Senior School Certificate Examinations (External) and blacklisted four supervisors due to poor supervision. The Registrar of NECO, Professor Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, disclosed this while announcing the results at its Headquarters in Minna, adding that a total of 47,916 candidates registered for the examinations. According to him, the number of candidates that wrote English Language was 45,821 out of which 36,116 representing 78.82 per cent scored credit and above. He explained that a total of 45, 756…

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RUFORUM PARTNERS with the AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK to IMPLEMENT the JAPAN AFRICAN DREAM SCHOLARSHIP (JADS)

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 147 universities in 38 countries across the African continent won the bid from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to facilitate the Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Programme a capacity building project which was initiated in 2017. The programme aims to provide two-year scholarship awards to highly achieving African graduate students to enable them undergo post-graduate studies (i.e., a two-year Master’s degree Programme) in selected priority development areas on the continent and Japan. The JADS Programme will be…

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Nigerian students stranded in Ukraine amid Russian invasion

Nigerian students in Ukraine are stuck amid Russian invasion and the closure of Ukrainian airspace. Long queues form on the main traffic arteries out of the Ukrainian capital as residents flee by car [Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters] SOURCE: AL JAZEERA Shortly after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s half-hour speech declaring war on Ukraine, Annora Omolu, a Nigerian undergraduate at Kyiv Medical University heard a small blast by the window of her apartment. The blast startled the 20-year-old who started simultaneously shaking and praying. In the days before Putin’s speech, she had been calm because…

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