COMMITTEE OF NIGERIA PRO-CHANCELLORS GETS NEW CHAIRMAN

The Committee of Pro-Chancellors CPC of Nigerian Federal Universities has appointed Emeritus Professor Nimi Dimkpa Briggs the Pro- Chancellor of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike, as the Chairman Committee of Pro-chancellors of Federal Universities. The Secretary General of the CPC, Prof. Yakubu Ochefu, said in a statement that the appointment was made in a meeting held at the CPC secretariat on September 20, 2021. Ochefu also said that Prof Nimi Briggs takes over from Professor Munzali Jubril, the serving Pro-Chancellor of Federal University, Lafia who had been the Chairman of…

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Championship events key to building strong university sport foundation in Libya

Culled from FISU Website/University Sports News The Libyan Students Sports Federation, in its mandate to develop university sports in the country, has turned its attention to creating and maintaining championships of individual sports to increase student participation and general involvement in sporting activities across its university campuses. The latest in a trend of university championship in the country is the 3X3 basketball tournament organised in commemoration of the International Day of University Sports and a qualification tournament to the African 3×3 basketball championship scheduled in November 2021, hosted in Nairobi,…

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UNICAL Approves Creation of Digital Profiles of Students

By Moyosore Salami Prof. Florence Obi,  Vice Chancellor, University of Calabar, has approved the implementation of Intelligent Digital Identity System (IDID) and the production of biometric-based intelligent identity cards, in order to have digital profiles of students of the institution. This was announced in a statement issued by the Registrar of the university, Mr Gabriel Egbe in Calabar. According to the vice chancellor, the decision was in line with the management’s desire to drive a digital education transformation. ”Consequent on the decision taken, the IDID service team will be visiting…

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President Buhari’s personal photographer, Omoboriowo, donates Photo Book to UNILAG

By Opeyemi Babalola Official photographer to President Muhammadu Buhari, Bayo Omoboriowo has donated copies of his recent project; “Discover Nigeria” to the University of Lagos.The presentation ceremony which held last week is more of a homecoming for the 2009 Pure and Applied Chemistry graduate of UNILAG, who has successfully carved a niche for himself in the art and business of photography.While receiving the Presidential aide, who also recently became a Guinness World Records title holder (for the Largest Photobook) in his office, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe…

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UNILAG COLLEGE OF MEDICINE PROVOST BAGS FEDERAL APPOINTMENT

By Moyosore Salami The Provost, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Professor David Adewale Oke has been appointed as a Member, National Tertiary Health Institutions Standard Committee. According to a statement issued by the Minister of Health, Nigeria, Dr Osagie E. Ehanire, Dr. Oke is to represent the Southwest on the committee. The Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe FAS on behalf of the management, staff and students of the University, congratulates Professor David Adewale Oke on his new appointment and described the appointment as a recognition of Prof.…

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University of Pretoria Professor Emerges as President, Economic Society of South Africa

By Moyosore Salami Professor Heinrich Bohlmann, Associate Professor in the University of Pretoria’s Department of Economics, has been elected as President of the Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA) for the 2021-2023 term, following his term as Vice-President from 2019-2021. The Society was established in 1925 and serves as a discussion forum for economists in academic life, government, and business through the hosting of its biennial conference, publication of the highly rated South African Journal of Economics, and other events at branch level. It boasts a large and diverse membership,…

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UNN Business School Graduates Nine Pioneer Doctoral Students

By Moyosore Salami A total of nine doctoral students have graduated from the University of Nigeria’s business school, Enugu. The students who graduated from different executive doctoral programmes, including economic policy management, business and public leadership, became the pioneer doctorate students of the school. The Director of the Business School, Professor Josaphat Onwumere, while speaking during the graduation and dinner ceremony organised by the students said the students must always keep the flag flying, being the institution’s pioneer students. “They must always represent the true image of the university, which…

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Security: UNILAG Gets 1,000 CCTV Cameras

A technology company, Bionomics Nig. Ltd., on Thursday donated  1,000 Close Circuit Television, CCTV) cameras to the University of Lagos, UNILAG, as part of its contributions to improved security. The company signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the university on the project on Thursday in Lagos. Its  Managing Director, Mr Ugochukwu Onyedika, said at the event that there was the need to step up efforts in tackling security challenges in the  country through deployment of technologies. Onyedika said that the objective of the project was to further strengthen the security…

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University of Botswana, BPS Sign MoU to Improve Policing in Botswana through Research and Training

The University of Botswana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Botswana Police Service (BPS) to help the law enforcement agency improve policing in Botswana through research and training. Vice Chancellor, Professor David Norris, signed on behalf of UB, while Commissioner of Police, Mr Keabetswe Makgophe signed for BPS during a ceremony held at BPS headquarters in Gaborone on October 12, 2021. Speaking at the ceremony, Professor Norris said the partnership came at a time when the country was riddled with a range of security challenges that required a profound…

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University of Ibadan Appoints Adebowale as 13th Substantive Vice-Chancellor

By Opeyemi Babalola The Governing Council of the University of Ibadan has approved the appointment of Prof. Kayode Oyebode Adebowale as the new Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the University of Ibadan (UI).Adebowale who is a professor of Industrial Chemistry, became the 13th Substantive Vice-Chancellor of the institution after he defeated the incumbent acting vice-chancellor, Adebola Ekanola, and 14 others.The former chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Odigie Oyegun, who made the announcement Thursday, said “At the end of a very thorough, transparent and highly competitive exercise, Professor Kayode Oyebode…

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