UI Solicits FIFA’s assistance to establish Football Academy

By Moyosore Salami  The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Professor Kayode O. Adebowale, has solicited the assistance of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) towards the establishment of a Football Academy in the University. Professor Adebowale who made the appeal during a courtesy visit by a 5- man delegation of FIFA to his office said he would love to leave the Football Academy as one of the legacies of his administration. According to him, the Football Academy would be very useful to UI as well as Nigeria as a…

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UI, UNILAG debunk rumour of cut-off marks for 2022/23 academic session

By Opeyemi Babalola The Management of the University of Ibadan (UI) has washed its hands off the circulated cut-off mark, which was credited to the management of the institution. In a statement obtained by this medium, the varsity’s registrar, Olubunmi Faluyi, expressed disapproval over the misleading cut-off marks and urged all stakeholders to disregard the information. Faluyi, however, advised admission seekers to be wary of such information, noting that the university will communicate all necessary information about the admission of the university accordingly. The statement read, “ The attention of…

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ASUU strike: Students barricade UI main entrance, disrupt free movement in Ibadan

By Moyosore Salami It was a grueling experience for residents of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Friday, May 13 as students of the University of Ibadan and other affiliated institutions barricaded the main entrance of the institution and a major road, Ojoo-UI Road, to show their grievances on the ongoing nationwide strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which started on February 14, this year. The barricade led to intractable logjam around the city, especially Agbowo, Ojoo, Ajibode, Orogun, Bodija, Samonda, Sango, and Agodi. The…

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Former UI VC receives award of Rising Star, Gold and Silver of Japan

By Moyosore Salami  The Japan Republic Ambassador of Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Federal Republic of Nigeria, Matsunaga Kazuyoshi, has awarded Professor Adewole the Order of Rising star, Gold and Silver Star of Japan in Abuja. According to ambassador Kazuyoshi, the award was in recognition of his performance as Minister of Health, Nigeria and also for promoting a closer Japanese-Nigeria relationship. Professor Isaac Adewole who was the former Vice Chancellor university of Ibadan, is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was Nigeria’s Minister of Health from November 2015-May 2019. He…

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Best scientist in the country: Oye Gureje, NNOM, DSc

By Opeyemi Babalola Apart from being the first to earn the Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in the field of Neuropsychiatry from the University of Ibadan, Professor Oye Gureje, has established for himself an excellent lifestyle for others to follow in the research world and particularly in psychiatry, mental health research, and epidemiology. Gureje, regarded as the best scientist in Nigeria, has unmatched success academically and in conducting scientific research.  On 19 November 2019, a subsidiary of Clarivate Analytics based in the United States, The Web of Science Group, released a…

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Who is liable for errors found in Ph.D. thesis?

By Wole Oladapo Culled from The Guardian In many countries, there have been mounting complaints about the quality of recent Ph.Ds as there are about the quality of their theses. In this writing, I address only the latter. It is quite convenient to blame the student/candidate alone for the errors found in his or her Ph.D. thesis. But if the process that produces a PhD is worth anything, the candidate alone cannot be justly held liable for the errors in most situations. Here is my short answer to the question: to…

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Nigeria-born Dr. Ohwofiemu Nwariaku appointed new chief of surgery at University of Utah, USA

By Opeyemi Babalola Delta State, Nigeria-born Dr. Ohwofiemu Nwariaku has been appointed as the New Chief of Surgery at the University of Utah, USA, effective from July 1st, 2022. The prominent Cardiologist and US-based medical practitioner, Abraham Ariyo, M.D, in Dallas, who made this known in a statement obtained by this medium, congratulated his colleague for the accomplishment. He said: “I placed a phone call to congratulate “Blondi”, as we called him at University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan when we were students. He was excited about his new appointment and we transiently…

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UI partners ILO to train Teachers, Stakeholders on SCREAM, Child Labour

By Moyosore Salami The Vice chancellor, University of Ibadan, Professor Kayode Adebowale, has described the International Labour Organisation (ILO)’s ‘Supporting Children Rights through Education, the Arts and the Media (SCREAM)’ programme as one of the best initiatives to control child labour in the global spread. He disclosed this at the opening of a six-day workshop   with the theme “A Certificated SCREAM” organised by the ILO in collaboration with the University of Ibadan, to train teachers and other stakeholders in the cocoa and artisanal mining sectors held at the Balogun…

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Nigeria’s first doctorate degree holder, Grace Alele-Williams, is dead

By Opeyemi Babalola  Nigeria’s first female university vice-chancellor and first female doctorate degree holder, Grace Alele-Williams, has died aged 89. Late Alele-Williams was appointed the first female Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin in 1985. She was a distinguished Emeritus Professor of Mathematics education. The news of her death broke out on Friday in a WhatsApp messages shared on Queen’s College’s WhatsApp platforms, one of the Nigeria’s 104 unity colleges of which she was an alumna. The message reads in part; “We lost a Great Queen’s College Old Girl Today.…

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UI students’ union backs ASUU on strike, asks FG to prioritise union’s demands 

By Opeyemi Babalola The Students’ Union of the University of Ibadan, has supported the action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities to go on another two months strike in order for the government to attend to their demands.  Recall that the union had announced on February 14, a one-month warning strike over the outstanding issues between the union and the federal government, which include replacing the Integrated Personnel and Payment Information System (IPPIS) with University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) and implementing the agreement in the 2020 FGN/ASUU Memorandum…

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