UNILAG leads in 2022 Bar final exams with 25 first class students

By Opeyemi Babalola Students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have emerged tops in the just-concluded Bar Finals Examination. The analysis performance of the results indicated that UNILAG topped the list with 25 first-class graduates while University of Nsukka (UNN) bagged the second place with a total of 14 first class. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) followed with 12 first-class students, while University of Ilorin came 4th with a total of 10 first class. Other notable institutions include Lagos State University (LASU) and Afe Babalola University both produced 4 first class,…

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On the 100th anniversary of discovering Tutankhamun’s tomb, an Egyptian jewel comes to Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East

From Harvard Gazzette One hundred years ago this November, archaeologists discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamun. The 18th Dynasty king (1336–1327 B.C.), who came to the throne at the age of 8 or 9, was buried with more than 6,000 objects. One of the most spectacular, a lion-legged throne, gilded and inset with precious stones, was reproduced in 1929 in teak with ivory and mother-of-pearl inlays, faithfully replicating the detailed iconography of the original. In celebration of the centennial of that discovery and the bicentennial of the deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphs,…

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Protest rocks OSCOED as union rejects PPP initiatives 

-Traditional ruler clarifies PPP issue By Opeyemi Babalola Academic union at the Osun State College of Education (OSCOED), yesterday called on the governor of the state, Gboyega Oyetola to reject the implementation of public-private partnership (PPP) with the newly upgraded college to university status. Oyetola had last month signed the bill seeking to upgrade the college of education, Ilesa to a university status into law.  The staff who trooped out in annoyance over the development, said all members of the institution supported sponsorship and not private partnership. Some of the…

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Top 10 Most Influential Great Ife (OAU) In The Music Industry (2022)

The Obafemi Awolowo University, also known as Great Ife, ranks as one of Africa’s most beautiful campuses. This great citadel is not only known for sports and struggle but also for building students to be the best they can be. Great Ife is undeniably one of the best universities in Nigeria, not only because of its beautiful structure but also because of its products. The prestigious university is known for producing influential people across different sectors of the country, including the entertainment sector. Some of the top musicians currently trending in Nigeria are products of OAU, and these top artists are not only influential…

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Sanwo-Olu appoints Odusanya as LASUSTECH’s pioneer VC

By Opeyemi Babalola A professor of Public and Community Health, and former Provost of the Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Ikeja, Olumuyiwa Odusanya, has been appointed as the pioneer substantive vice-chancellor for the Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUSTECH), Ikorodu. This was communicated in a statement on Wednesday by Tokunbo Wahab, Special Adviser on Education to the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State. Wahab said the appointment of the new VC took effect on 29 September. Mr Odusanya, will take over from Oluremi Olaleye, a PhD…

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University of Pretoria appoints Emeritus Justice Sisi Khampepe as 10th Chancellor

*Reiterates commitment to staff, students welfare  By Opeyemi Babalola Management of the University of Pretoria (UP), has appointed Emeritus Justice Sisi Khampepe as the institution’s 10th Chancellor. The announcement was made known in a statement made available to University Times International (UTI) last Friday.  According to the statement, “The Electoral College of the University, comprising members of Council, Senate and the President of the Convocation, elected Emeritus Justice Khampepe for a five-year term in May, with the possibility of appointment for a further consecutive term, subject to due process.” In…

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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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