Poor funding, irrelevant curricula, and disparate grading system undermining university education– Student leaders

 By Opeyemi Babalola and Moyosore Salami  Two student leaders in Nigeria, one from Kwara State University and the other, University of Ibadan, lamented over some of the challenges preventing the universities and the students from attaining some of their goals. The Student Union Government (SUG) leader of KWASU, Azeez Okikiola, contended that the lack of uniform grading system across the universities in the country, is responsible for one of the many misfortunes in the university system. Adewole Adeyinka of the University of Ibadan, described poor funding in the education sector as…

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Presidency Hails UI Student for Winning International Award

By Moyosore Salami Samuel Anjolaoluwa Alabi, popularly known as Sàámú Onífọ́tò, a 200-level student at the Department of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Education, was announced as the winner of the Canon Young Champion of the Year Award, a category of the Global Good Awards, on the 22nd September 2021. Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, representing President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Youth Conference in Abuja, hailed the creative undergraduate of the country’s premier university. Osinbajo, in the opening speech of the event, which held on Monday, November…

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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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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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UI Shines At ‘Huawei ICT Global Challenge

*Company promises to set up digital academy in UI UI Website/EDUCATIONNEWSBy Adeyinka  By Adeyinka Adeniran The University of Ibadan’s contingent who participated in the 2020 edition of Huawei ICT Global Challenge emerged as Global Champions. The Country Manager, Talent Ecosystem Development, Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited, Mr. Kenneth Igwe, said the excellent performance of the UI’s students in the competition shows that the institution’s students are talented, skilled, creative, gifted, passionate and zealous for information and communication technology for sustainable development. He made the commendation during a courtesy call on the…

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UI ranks among best 500 universities in the world, best in Nigeria

University of Ibadan Kazeem Ugbodaga/PM News/UTI The University of Ibadan (UI) has been ranked among the best 500 universities in the world and first in Nigeria. The ranking was carried out by  The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021, which ranked more than 1,500 universities across 93 countries and regions. The ranking is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. This year’s ranking analysed more than 80 million citations across over 13 million research publications and included survey…

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Prof. Ekanola emerges UI’s acting VC

PMNews/UTI The Senate of the University of Ibadan, UI, voted on Monday and appointed Prof. Adebola Ekanola as the acting Vice Chancellor of the institution for six months. Ekanola, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic, polled 275 votes to defeat four other contestants to emerge acting VC. Others are: Prof. Olanike Adeyemo (13 votes), Prof. A. Oluleye (80 votes), Prof. Adigun Agbaje (15 votes) and Prof. Gbemisola Oke (14 votes). The election followed the directive of the Ministry of Education through the National Universities Commission to the Senate of the University…

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ASUU orders members to boycott UI convocation

PM NEWS/Ibukun Emiola /UTI The University of Ibadan (UI) branch of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has ordered its members to boycott the 72nd convocation and Foundation day ceremonies of the institution. ASUU-UI Chairman, Ayo Akinwole, said in a statement on Tuesday that the action was in the spirit of the ongoing strike. Akinwole said a copy of the letter to boycott the ceremonies had been sent to Prof Idowu Olayinka, the Vice Chancellor of the university. He said the action was in line with a bulletin of the union…

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Nigerian Dr. Tunde Sotunde is new President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield, North Carolina, USA.

“A man who humbles himself by his own words and actions is destined for greater things.” By Abraham Ariyo, M.D.July 15th, 2020 I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Babatunde Sotayo Sotunde as Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.Prior to this, he was the President and CEO of Anthem’s Medicaid division, overseeing a revenue of $33 billion, a figure higher than our country’s (Nigeria) 2020 revised national budget. Anthem’s total revenue was $104 billion in 2019.Dr. Sotunde is a friend,…

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University of Ibadan presents 2019 best graduating student

By Gbenro Adesina/PM News All eyes were on Tuesday on Miss Ofure Mary Ebhomielen of the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science as she was presented as the best graduating student at the 2019 Convocation ceremony of the University of Ibadan, UI. Ebhomielen, who graduated with the highest Cumulative Grade Point Average, CGPA of 7.0 received a thunderous ovation when she was presented to parents and well-wishers at the ceremony. She was given the opportunity to have a special handshake with the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka,…

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