Why Nigeria Needs Comprehensive Approach To Climate Change Issue – Ologunorisa

Professor Temi E. Ologunorisa is an award-winning climate and environmental scientist, a teacher-scholar, and an astute university administrator. As the 4th substantive Vice-Chancellor of Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa, Ondo State, Nigeria, Ologunorisa, in this interview, speaks about his vision as vice chancellor, what Nigeria needs to do to tackle the challenges of the climate change phenomenon, poor ranking of Nigerian universities, the 4th industrial revolution and frequent strike by university workers, among other issues. What is the mandate of your university as a specialized institution of learning? Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH),…

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NUC accredits 12 programmes for Yusuf Maitama Sule University

By Moyosore Salami  The National Universities Commission (NUC) has accredited 12 undergraduate academic programmes offered by the Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano (YUMSUK).  The institution’s spokesman Abdullahi Abba-Hassan said the approval of the programmes would last for five years, according to the result of the exercise conveyed to the institution’s vice chancellor Mukhtar Atiku-Kurawa.  He explained that the result was signed by NUC director of accreditation Maryam Sali.  Mr Abba-Hassan said the 12 academic programmes that received full accreditation status includes Arabic Studies, English Language, Islamic Religious Studies, as well as, History…

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Canadian varsity appoints Nigerian academic, Nduka Otiono, director of African Studies

By Opeyemi Babalola Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, has appointed Nigerian academic, Nduka Otiono, as the Director at the varsity’s Institute of African Studies. Otiono’s appointment, which is for a three-year term, will take effect from July 1. The Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Pauline Rankin, who confirmed this in a statement yesterday, noted that Otiono, who is an associate professor in the institute, has contributions that cut across creative writing, cultural studies, oral performance and literature in Africa, and postcolonial studies. “His recent publications include the co-edited volume…

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Unskilled lecturers, poor curricula undermine education standard in Nigeria – SU leaders

• Government should collaborate with administrators to run universities efficiently TOWARDS seeking a better future for the universities and the students, student leaders from Tai Solarin University (TASUED) and Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), Don Sharon Great Ayomide and Adedapo Adesanya, respectively, advocate a fundamental transformation of the country’s educational system that connects society development with the outputs from the ivory towers. In this interview with the University Times International correspondents, MOYOSORE SALAMI and OPEYEMI BABALOLA, the student leaders identify some key issues confronting the institutional framework of the ivory…

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UK University appoints Ekweremadu visiting Professor of Corporate governance 

By Moyosore Salami  The University of Lincoln, United Kingdom has appointed former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, as a Visiting Professor of Corporate Governance and International Linkages. According to the Professorial committee, the title conferred on Senator Ekweremadu will take effective from May 2022 to May 2025.  Accepting the appointment, Ekweremadu said he was proud to be associated with the academic pedigree and core concept of the University of Lincoln and pledged to go to work in earnest.  “A call to render any service in the educational sector…

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Turkish Ambassador launches digital fabrication laboratory at Wits varsity

By Moyosore Salami  The University of Witwatersrand in partnership with TIKA has launched a digital fabrication lab in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering under the directorship of Professor Turgay Celik.  The digital fabrication lab is designed to inspire Wits researchers and students to turn their ideas into real products using a range of advanced digital manufacturing technology and knowledge. It is envisaged that access to the lab will accelerate innovation. In her speech, Turkish Ambassador Ms. Ayşegül Kandas welcomed the collaboration between Wits University, TIKA and Turkey, noting that Wits…

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Ajayi Crowther University signs MOU with University of Georgia 

By Moyosore Salami   Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Georgia, Athens, United States of America. The document was signed by the Vice- Chancellor Professor Timothy Abiodun Adebayo, on behalf of Ajayi Crowther University while Professor Akinloye Ojo, Director of the African Institute in the University of Georgia, signed it on behalf of the University. Ojo said it was expedient that the Vice- Chancellor of ACU should visit the  University of Georgia to cement the relationship, and meet with the President…

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Two Babcock varsity lecturers clinch contract with Michigan State University 

By Opeyemi Babalola Two members of Faculty from the Department of Agriculture and Industrial Technology, Babcock University, have been awarded Project Contracts with Michigan State University. The contract is sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates project, Research Supporting African MSMEs to Provide Safe and Nutritious Food (RSM2SNF). The two Faculty members are Drs. Bukola Osuntade and Bolatito Shobo. Dr. Osuntade is the lead Nigerian collaborator for the project on issues related to gender in Nigeria while Dr. Shobo, is the Subject Matter Specialist on Horticulture.  According to a statement on…

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Stanbic Bank supports Makerere varsity’s centenary celebrations with UGX 150 million donations

By Opeyemi Babalola Towards recognizing the service of the Makarere University to humanity since 100 years ago, the Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited, has donated UGX 150 million to mark the varsity’s centenary celebrations. In a statement made available on the University’s website, recently, the varsity noted that the bank’s contribution was timely and will be instrumental in boosting activities lined up on the university calendar in commemoration of a hundred years of Makerere’s existence. The activities include Public Lectures, a Centenary Conference, and Centenary Run, among many others that can…

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UNILORIN STUDENT UNION PRESS RELEASE: 100 DAYS AT HOME: WE ARE TIRED

24/05/2022 06:25pm 100 DAYS AT HOME: WE ARE TIRED It is no longer a news that today marks a 100-day that we have been at home due to the lingering ASUU strike. Recall that few weeks ago, we organized a peaceful protest in front of the University gate where we made our positions known to the Federal Government and the respective ministers hoping that the industrial action is sorted and we can continue our academics uninterrupted. Though shortly after that time, we saw the meeting facilitated and chaired by the…

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