1,350 corps members deployed to Gombe

Olufunmilola Olukomaiya/PMNEWS No fewer than 1,350 National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members have been deployed to Gombe State for the 2021 Batch ‘B’ steam II orientation exercise. This was contained in a statement signed by Dakama Magret, the state NYSC Head of Press and Public Relations and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Gombe. She said that the corps members would report for orientation at the NYSC temporary orientation camp at Amada in Akko Local Government Area, on Wednesday, Sept. 1. Magret advised the prospective corps members to come…

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University of Bern, Switzerland wants to be climate neutral by 2025

University of Bern, News Release The University of Bern has set itself the goal of becoming a climate-neutral institution by 2025 in all areas in which it has a direct influence. This ambitious goal is not only a necessity for the University of Bern due to continued unchecked warming, but also a question of credibility, as it is one of the world’s most recognized research institutions in climate change research. The Federal Council has decided that starting in 2050 Switzerland, on the whole, should no longer emit greenhouse gas emissions…

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Unilag Alumni Association and Senate Council Take Stand on Unilag VC Crisis

Press Releases At its emergency meeting held on Friday, 14th August, 2020, the Alumni Association of the University of Lagos deliberated on the ongoing imbroglio at the University leading to the decision of the University Governing Council to remove the Vice Chancellor on Wednesday, 12th August, 2020; and resolved as follows: 1. Without prejudice to the general powers of the University Governing Council to appoint and remove a Vice Chancellor under the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Act 2003 (No. 1 2007), and without apportioning any blame to either the Governing…

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Nigeria: SSANU, NASU threaten strike immediately universities reopen

Thursday, August 6, 2020 9:47 pm | Nigeria News | 0 Comment(s) The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) said they would proceed on strike over unresolved issues with the Federal Government immediately the universities reopen. Mr Samson Ugwoke, the Chairman, Joint Action Committee (JAC) of both unions said this while addressing newsmen on the resolutions reached by the unions on Thursday in Abuja. The resolutions were signed by the SSANU National President, Mr Samson Ugwoke, and the General Secretary of…

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Peking University to share COVID-19 expertise with Arab countries

Peking University News/APR . 07 2020 Peking University, April 6, 2020: “We will share China’s experience in fighting against COVID-19 with 400 million people from 22 Arab countries,” Professor Ning Qi, dean of PKU School of Foreign Languages (SFL) and executive vice director of PKU Institute of Area Studies (IAS), announced in a symposium on the publication of A Compilation of Literature on Combating COVID-19 (Arabic Version). At the symposium COVID-19 is rampant in the Arab world, with over 9,000 people being infected and 17 Arab nations reporting mortality. Faculty…

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Unilag boils as ASUU Unilag declares Wale Babalakin persona non grata

Nigerian Vanguard Newspaper The Academic Staff Union University (ASUU), University of Lagos chapter today rose from a congress and declared the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Dr Wale Babalakin, persona non grata on the University campus, for allegedly being instrumental to the postponement of the University convocation. ASUU Unilag has also embarked on a demonstration to press their demand that Babalakin should quit the University of Lagos. The ASUU asked the Federal Government to post Dr Babalakin elsewhere if he must remain a University Council Chairman and Pro-Chancellor. ASUU alleged…

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UNILAG employs 100 first class graduates

Unilag Web News The University of Lagos, Akoka has offered employment to no fewer than 100 graduates of the university, who made first class in various fields of studies in the university. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, made the disclosure at a pre convocation news conference on Monday in Lagos. He said the employment gesture was aimed at retaining some of the best brains to take the university to its desired goal. “We have, however, suspended this initiative for a while, in order to carry out a…

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Beyond Pavlov: Artificial intelligence researchers and neurobiologists share data on how we sort our options and make decisions

Harvard University Gazette Science & Technology Zeb Kurth-Nelson (from left), Matthew Botvinick, Naoshige Uchida, and Will Dubney at Google in London./Courtesy of Naoshige Uchida By Clea Simon Harvard Correspondent Researchers have been able to prove that the brain learns from experience since Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov conditioned dogs to drool in anticipation of food. In the 100-plus years since, however, scientists studying the brain and the emerging field of artificial intelligence (AI) have been homing in how that happens. A new paper in Nature, “A distributional code for value in…

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