LASU Gets Substantive Vice Chancellor

By Opeyemi Babalola Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello as the 9th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU). This was confirmed in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso and made available to University Times International (UTI) Thursday. The professor of Physiology and former acting vice-chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, “was appointed following recommendation by the Joint Committee of Council and Senate of LASU in accordance with the LASU Law, Cap 169 Vol 7, Laws of Lagos State.”…

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Twenty Two (22) winners of RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2021 announced

Press Release,13th September, 2021 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased toannounce the 22 winners of the 2021 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition.The competition attracted 340 applications from 26 countries in Africa namely Benin,Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Cote d’Ivoire, DRCongo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Namibia,Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somali, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda and Zambia.The following three-stage process was undertaken to identify the top 22 winners: All 340 applications were reviewed for compliance to the call guidelines A total…

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University of Zambia Calls for Enhanced Collaboration with Zimbabwe Open university

University of Zambia News The University of Zambia (UNZA) Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Dr Tamala Kambikambi, has called for enhanced collaboration between UNZA and Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) in providing quality distance education in order to produce the much needed human capital required to stimulate socio-economic development. Speaking during the Review Workshop on the UNZA/ZOU Partnership held in Kariba Town, Zimbabwe, Dr Kambikambi said that there were positive indications of better things to come as evidenced from the progress the collaborative partnership has produced. “Despite us failing to meet last year to…

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Caleb Varsity clinches ‘international quality education, moral standard’ award

By Opeyemi Babalola Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State, has been honoured for its ‘international outlook in quality education and moral standards’. The honour was conferred on the institution at the World Education and Technology summit, which held at the Nigerian National Merit Award House, Abuja. In a statement obtained by University Times International (UTI), Swiss international,  which organised the award stated that Caleb University was deserving of the honour based on its ‘outstanding infrastructure, best quality education, research and exceptional services to humanity and the public.” The institution stated that…

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Prosecute killers of Olajide Sowore, brother to Sahara Reporters publisher

By Opeyemi Babalola Many Nigerians including top politicians have reacted and called for the prosecution of the killers of Olajide Sowore, the younger brother of the convener of the #RevolutionNow movement and Sahara Reporters’ Publisher. University Times International (UTI) gathered that Olajide Sowore, who was a Pharmacy student of Igbinedion University, Okada, was allegedly killed on Saturday along Lagos-Benin Expressway by Isuwa. The Police Command in the state confirmed that the yet-to-be-identified killers also kidnapped five unknown persons in the process that led to the death of the deceased. A…

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Two UB-UPENN Staff Members Provide 17 Batswana with Lower Limb Prostheses

Two staff members from the University of Botswana and University of Pennsylvania recently collaborated to embark on an exercise to provide and rapidly fit a total of 17 Batswana with above-knee and below-knee prostheses. University of Botswana Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine, Dr Maikutlo Kebaetse, collaborated with Professor Timothy Dillingham,  Chair – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pennsylvania in the United States of America.   Dr Dillingham was invited by the Rehabilitation and Robotics Laboratory based at Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital (Professor Michelle Johnson and Dr. Kebaetse), under the auspices of the Botswana-University of Pennsylvania Partnership.  The IFIT devices were a charitable donation from…

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University of Ghana: A Call for Postgraduate Fellowship Application in Genetics

A Call for Postgraduate Fellowship Application in Genetics The West African Genetic Medicine Centre (WAGMC) an African Centre of Excellence for Genetic Medicine, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana (UG) is offering fellowships for graduate students to conduct research in Genetic Counselling, Medical Molecular Genetics and Human Genetics. Please click on the link below to access the details. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IHR_9Ye7tL5W-x0YsT1eP67stTSAK-jo/view?usp=sharing

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University of Liberia Commits to Kofi Annan Ideology on Conflict Resolution

From UL News Website At the third anniversary of the death of African Hero and Global Icon Dr. Kofi Atta Annan on August 18, 2021, the President of the University of Liberia (UL) Prof. Dr. Julius Julukon Sarwolo Nelson, Jr., said the university remains committed to Dr. Annan’s ideologies and seeks partnerships to continue fostering peace, security, and conflict resolution. “The University of Liberia remains committed to the ideologies of the late Dr. Kofi A. Annan and as we memorialize his death today, we look forward to forging partnerships that…

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University of Liberia Reverts To Blended Learning

ULNews Capitol Hill, Monrovia-August 9, 2021: The Administration of the University of Liberia (UL) has reverted to blended learning for the continuation of the second academic semester. UL President Dr. Julius Sarwolo Nelson announced the decision Monday, August 9, 2021 as a consequence of significant decline in Coronavirus infection rate, improvement in health statistics, availability of a new batch of vaccines and rapid testing kits in the country. “On the basis of these developments, and in consultation with all stakeholders, the University of Liberia hereby announces a revert to BLENDED…

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Advances in Trustworthy AI

By Mark Wamai/Makerere University News The first installment of the What’s Next in AI Seminar Series Africa, Advances in Trustworthy AI took place on Wednesday 18th August, 2021–a recording of the same is may be viewed by clicking the embedded video below The second installment takes places tomorrow as per the details listed below. Seminar 2: Advances in Learning, Reasoning & Language Understanding Date: Wednesday, 25 August 2021 Time: 4:00 – 7:00 PM EAT Topics: IBM Project Debater AI and NLP for Social Good  NLP for African and Low Resource Languages Neuro-Symbolic AI and Logical Neural Networks…

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