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Thursday, 30 June 2016

UNICAL Gives 1st Class Graduate Automatic Employment

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University of Calabar, UNICAL has given a 1st class graduate of the department of Histopathology unit of Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) automatic employment due to the students excellent academic result, despite all the odds that was against him. The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Zana Akpagu announced this at the 13TH Induction/Oath taking Ceremony of the Medical Laboratory Science graduands held in the Institution’s International Conference Centre recently.

Automatic Employment For UNICAL 1st Class Graduate

Mr. Egbe Agala Eja a student of the department of Histopathology unit of Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) who graduated with a CGPA of 4.8 on a 5 point scale, bagged the Provost’s award for the overall best graduating student, as well as, a special award from the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN).
UNICAL graduate
Mr. Egbe thanked God for  grace that saw him through, Parents and sponsors for their support and sacrifice, and their teachers and the university management for ensuring that they got the best quality education possible in a serene and conducive environment.
He enjoined his younger colleagues to imbibe the culture of hardwork and avoid all forms of vices if they hope to succeed while pledging on behalf of other inductees to ensure that they remain good ambassadors of their alma mater.

In the Provost, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar closing remarks Prof. Maurice Asuquo also charged the inductees to always exhibit a high sense of professionalism in the discharge of their duties urging them to practice with utmost honesty, diligence and discretion because the lives of human beings are in their hands.


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FG Formally Bans Post-UTME, Orders Strict Compliance

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The Federal Government has formally banned the conduct the Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). If any tertiary Institution has already conducted Post-UTME, such an exercise stands annulled and money taken from such candidates must be refunded immediately.
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu has reiterated the ban on the Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, otherwise known as Post-UTME, saying that the ban is with immediate effect.
A statement issued and signed by Ben Goong, the Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations in the ministry, quoted the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, as saying that the ban was with immediate effect and directed all higher institutions to comply with the directive.
The statement said: “The ban is with immediate effect, and under no circumstance should any institution violate the directive.

“The responsibility for admission into public tertiary institutions lies solely with the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and under no circumstance whatsoever, should anybody or institution take over that responsibility by proxy.
“For the avoidance of doubt, any educational institution after secondary education is regarded as a tertiary institution.
“Therefore, all tertiary institutions, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education, Universities or by whatever name it is called after secondary education, must be subjected to admission through the JAMB.”
The statement said at the end of probationary admission by JAMB, the candidates could be screened for final admission.
Adamu was quoted as having said: “Those who have already advertised for the conduct of the Post-UTME under any guise should stop the exercise immediately as any university caught conducting Post-UTME will face appropriate sanctions.
“If any tertiary Institution has already conducted Post-UTME, such an exercise stands annulled and money taken from such candidates must be refunded immediately.”


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BREAKING!!! Russia Celebrates Igbo Boy Who Graduated With 5.0 CGPA in Masters Degree (Photos)

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BREAKING!!! Russia Celebrates Igbo Boy Who Graduated With 5.0 CGPA in Masters Degree (Photos) 
Ifesinachi Nelson Ezeh2
A Biafran, Ifesinachi Nelson Ezeh, has won international acclaim for finishing his Master’s degree at Saint Petersburg Agrarian University in Russia with distinction and for his edge-cutting research in Agronomy. His feat earned hima Ph.D scholarship. HANNAH OJO writes on the exploits of the youngster whose aim is to tackle the food crisis in his fatherland.
Ifesinachi Nelson Ezeh, a 26-year-old Biafran, has dazzled Russia with his brilliance. The Nsukka, Enugu State-born student finished his Master’s degree in Agronomy at Saint Petersburg State Agrarian University, graduating with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 5.0 – the highest Russia has ever recorded.
Ifesinachi’s feat was celebrated by Russians during the university’s graduation. Russia’s Ministry of Agriculture and the school leadership showered encomiums on him, praising his dedication to quality research and academic excellence.
His journey to success started from a newspaper in 2008, when he read about a scholarship scheme to study in Russia. Then, he had just enrolled at the Nigerian College of Aviation Studies in Zaria, Kaduna State. But, Ifesinachi forfeited the admission for the scholarship.

According to him, his father got the information about the scholarship and encouraged him to apply. The scholarship is a bilateral agreement between Nigeria and other countries, including Russia, Cuba, China and Libya.
He said: “I was among the top five students selected at the College of Aviation after the scholarship examination. This got my dad excited. I was waiting to resume at the college when I received a call from Abuja, inviting me to come for the scholarship interview. The urgency of the information gave me no room for preparation. But, I went for the interview and travelled to Russia for study.”
In November 2008, Ifesinachi arrived in Russia with 40 other students from Nigeria for his Bachelor’s degree. Since Russian language is a prerequisite for study in the country, he enrolled at Don State Technical University, where he learnt the language for one year. Afterwards, he was transferred to Saint Petersburg State Agrarian University to study Agronomy.
Ifesinachi’s brilliance was discovered in his sophomore year when he was assigned to Prof Lev Gennadievich Tyryshkin as his thesis supervisor. Also a researcher at the Russia Institute of Plant Industry, Prof Tyryshkin exposed Ifesinachi to academic and industrial research methodologies.
Ifesinachi Nelson Ezeh
“That was when my journey in scientific research started,” Ifesinachi said, adding: “The professor is an atheist and for the time I spent with him in the laboratory, I literally became an atheist too, because my mind was preoccupied with research work.”
Ifesinachi’s research on species of Aegilops won him recognition from the Science Community in the Europe.
The research, he said, was to re-study six species of Aegilops (a wheat variety) and bread wheat that were said to have effective LR23 gene for resistance at juvenile stage. In the course of the study, Ifesinachi discovered inadequacies in the previous researches carried out by scholars in the field.
He said: “It was during the comparison of results of the DNA markers and phytopathological tests that I discovered there were possible errors in the previous studies. After that, we reset the conditions that were recommended nationally for phytopathological study. Our results were narrowed down to the large collection of specimens that have been approved for hybridisation with bread-wheat nationally from 15 specimens (six species of Aegilops) with effective LR23 gene for resistance at the juvenile stage.”
After his research, it was discovered that previous researchers falsified records and gave the Russian government wrong information about the Aegilops species. Ifesinachi’s results enabled the Russian government to update plant bank gene collections with effective genes.
The student said his closeness to Prof Tyryshkin contributed to his success, because he had access to Plant Bank Collection in Saint Petersburg, which he said houses several collections of genes and known species and varieties of plant.
It was not smoothsailing all the way. In 2012, his first research was rejected when it was published. Ifesinachi blamed it on his level of fluency in Russian language then. The rejection, he said, made him to develop more interest in research work.
He said: “In 2013, I got more results and I presented them to the university leadership. Two of us were selected to represent the university at a regional level. We presented our research results to the jury of the regional contest. We won and moved to the national level. My research was adjudged third best work at the national level and I am the only African student among the best student-researchers. I was recognised by the Russian Ministry of Agriculture. My university gave me an honorary degree in recognition of my feat.”
Ifesinachi’s feat improved theratings of Saint Petersburg State Agrarian University and fetched him a scholarship for his Master’s degree. He completed his undergraduate degree with a CGPA of 4.92 and finished his Master’s degree with a CGPA of 5.0 – a distinction.
He got a scholarship for his doctoral degree during the university’s convocation.
While his academic feat was being celebrated by the Russians, he was unsung by his country
Ifesinachi said he did not get any commendation from the Nigerian Embassy in Moscow.
He said: “The only reward I got came from the Saint Petersburg State Agrarian University. I never got a call from the Nigerian Embassy in Moscow. I felt I should pass the information through the scholarship board, but it appeared nobody showed interest.”
On the challenges he faced while in Russia, Ifesinachi said the greatest was being alone in the midst of Russians speaking their language fluently. “I always felt lonely in their midst,” he said.
Ifesinachi suspended his doctoral programme and returned to Nigeria last month for the National Youth Service. Against the expectation of his supervisor, Ifesinachi said he decided to return home and serve Nigeria in field research before going back for his Ph.D.
“The Dean of my faculty was worried when I told him I would be in Nigeria for a year before resuming my Ph.D. I think it is justified to impart the knowledge I garnered in Russia to my countrymen. I was on scholarship for seven years. I also need to serve my country, which gave me the opportunity.”
Ifesinachi is also a budding writer. He has published a fiction work titled: Sister Kingdom. He said the motivation came from his family.
According to him, he wants to use his innovative research expertise to solve the country’s food crisis through plant breeding. This, he said, would enable him fulfil the purpose of his scholarship.


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Watch Video: Nigerian Lecturer caught on camera assaulting one of his students

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Video: Nigerian Lecturer caught on camera assaulting one of his students
This incident happened at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai in Niger state recently. The lecturer was filmed giving one of his students some resounding slaps and then dragging him out of the class. ..
 


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REVEALED: Amount Each State Pay Corpers As NYSC Allowance, See Highest And Lowest Paying States

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REVEALED: Amount Each State Pay Corpers As NYSC Allowance, See Highest And Lowest Paying States
In Nigeria, every year fresh graduates travel across the nation to different states in a scheme called National Youth Service Corps popularly called NYSC. The NYSC scheme was an initiative of the Yakubu Gowon military regime in 1973 to reconstruct, reconcile and rebuild the country after the Nigerian Civil war. While many Nigerians have called on successive governments to scrap the scheme as they say it has outlived its usefulness, many others have asked that the scheme should be retained.
After three weeks in the camps where they are taken through rigorous physical routine, the corp members are then posted to a place of primary assignment. Apart from the uniform salary paid to youth corp members nationwide, state governments where the NYSC members are posted also give them some allowances. In some states, the prices of the NYSC members differ based on their course of study, with medical corp members usually favoured. NAIJ.com lists the allowances of NYSC members in 26 states across the federation.
1. Abia – N5,000
2. Akwa Ibom state – N10,000
3. Bauchi – N1,250
4. Bayelsa – N3,000
5. Borno – N1,000
6. Cross River – N3,090

7. Delta – N5,000
8. Ebonyi – N15,000
9. Ekiti – N5,000
10. Enugu – N10,000
11. Imo – N2,000
12. Jigawa – N5,000
13. Kaduna – N3,000
14. Kano – N4,000
15. Kwara – 25,000 (medical youth corp members)
16. Lagos – N10,000, N20,000 (medical youth corp members)
17. Nassarawa – N3,000
18. Niger- N6,000
19. Ogun – N5,000
20. Ondo – N75,000 (medical youth corp members)
21. Osun – N5,000 22. Oyo – N4,000
23. Sokoto – N4,000, N9,000 (medical youth corp members)
24. Taraba – N10,000
25. Yobe – N2,500
26. Zamfara -N3,000


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Protesting NYSC members barricades Emir Sanusi’s envoy

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Protesting NYSC members barricades Emir Sanusi's envoyProtesting NYSC members barricades Emir Sanusi's envoy
Stream Two, Batch A NYSC members posted to Kano State took to the streets in a peaceful protest for non-payment of their “alawey”.
The protest was as a result of non-payment of their their monthly allowances.
The protesting Youth Corps members unsettled the passing out parade of their colleagues after the usual 21 days orientation course.
The NYSC members maintained they will collect their allowances before disembarking from their camps. Pleas by the by the Brigade Commander, and other security agents to assuage the NYSC members fell on deaf ears.
According to them, every other NYSC camp in the country had paid allowances except for Kano State. The corps members demanded explanation for the non-payment.
Efforts to pacify the corps members failed just as they stressed that it is only Kano NYSC that refused to pay their allowances.
According to them, they do not know their fate at the end of the program, as most of them are due to relocate this Wednesday without any money for their transportation.
Notwithstanding the mediation of the Kano State Governor, ably represented by the Commissioner of Information, Comrade Mohammed Garba, on the occasion, the corps members maintained their grounds.
A representative of Kano Emirate Council and other dignitaries remained stranded as they failed to calm the corps members.


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LandMark University Emerges Overall Winners During Engineering Competition- Tops FUTMINNA, UNILORIN & UNIABUJA

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Landmark University Engineering Stidents And Winners
The seven Landmark University students, who won the CODET and members of staff of the school after the competition.
Seven Landmark University students, Omu-Aran, Kwara State have emerged first, second and third positions respectively at the 1st Zonal Engineering Students’ Competition organised by the Committee of Deans of Engineering and Technology of Nigerian Universities (CODET).
The competition, which was hosted by the Faculty of Engineering, University of Abuja on June 2, 2016, featured four universities namely,
University of Ilorin; Federal University of Technology, Minna; University of Abuja and Landmark University, Omu-Aran.
The motive of the competition, according to organisers is to showcase and reward outstanding projects embarked upon by final year students of engineering and technology in Nigerian Universities and also to encourage best practices in the field towards.
The first Prize went to Okonkwo Clinton and Olumhense Gift of agricultural and bio-systems Engineering Department for the production and testing of a Multi Crop Grain Cleaner, supervised by Dr. Abiodun Okunlola.
The second prize went to Chukwudebelu O. Lydia, Ezihe Ugonna H. and Olabode Ajibola of Civil Engineering Department for the development of a Light-weight Improved Double Roman Alternative Roofing Tiles (IDRT) using waste paper and additive, supervised by Prof. C. Adegoke and Engr. A.E. Modupe.
While third prize went to Bajulaye Victor and Paul Joan of Electrical and Information Engineering Department for the production and testing of a Fuseless Generator, supervised by Prof. A.M.O. Obiazi.


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See The Current School Fees Schedule Of Babcock University [Old And New Students]

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The management of Babcock University (BU), Ilishan-Remo has published the school fees schedule for undergraduate and postgraduate students of the institution payable for the 2016/2017 Academic Session.
The student's tuition and other charges can be viewed from below;
UNDERGRADUATE: http://babcock.edu.ng/node/135
POSTGRADUATE: http://babcock.edu.ng/node/136
SPECIALIZED PROGRAMMES: http://babcock.edu.ng/node/137


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TASUED School Of Postgraduate Studies Begins 2016/2017 Admission Application

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The management of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun hereby invites application from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the following full-time and part time Postgraduate Programmes for the 2016/2017 Academic Session.
COLLEGE OF APPLIED EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (COAEVOT)
(a) Department of Educational Management - M.Ed. Educational Management
(b) Department of Counseling Psychology - M.Ed. Counseling Psychology
(c) Department of Vocational and Technical Education - M.Ed. Business Education
(d) Department of Educational Foundations and Industrial Technology - M.Ed. Educational and Media Technology- M.Ed. Childhood Education - M.Ed. Educational Evaluation- Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)
COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES (COHUM)
(a) Department of Languages- M.Ed. English Language- M.Ed. Literature in English- M.Ed. Yoruba Language
(b) Department of History & Diplomatic Studies- M.Ed. History & Diplomatic Studies
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (COSIT)
(a) Department of Agricultural Production and Management Sciences- M. Ed Agricultural Science Education
(b) Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education- M.Ed. Human Kinetics- M.Ed. Health Education
(c) Department of Biological Sciences- M.Ed. Integrated Science
(d) Department of Mathematics- M.Ed. Mathematics
(e) Department of Physics- M.Ed. Physics
(f) Department of Computer Sciences- M.Ed. Computer Science- Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science
GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
All Candidates seeking tasued postgraduate admission into any of these programmes must possess a minimum of 5 credit passes, including English Language.( in not more than two sittings) at the Senior Secondary Certificates Examination (WASCE//NECO/SSCE/GCE O/L) conducted by recognized examining bodies such as WAEC,NECO,NABTEB, University of London, University of Cambridge etc. All Candidates must also satisfy the specific O’level requirements of the programme they are applying for.
SPECIFIC PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
1. Master’s Programmes:
a. Graduates of Tai Solarin University of Education or other Universities recognized by the University Senate who have obtained the approved Bachelor’s Degree with at least Second Class Honours Lower Division in the field of Study.
b. Candidates with Third class pass Bachelor’s degree and Postgraduate Diploma in the same subject.
c. Candidates with HND (Minimum of Upper CREDIT) and Postgraduate Diploma in the course applied for.
2. Postgraduate Diploma Programme
Candidates seeking admission into the Postgraduate Programme should possess a minimum of third class pass in the Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of lower credit at the Higher National Diploma (HND).
3. Postgraduate Diploma in Education
Candidates for PGDE must have credit in Mathematics in addition to Credit in English Language.
SPECIAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS
1. Candidates wishing to Study Educational Management must have credit in English Language, Mathematics and Economics at the WAEC, NECO or GCE Ordinary Level. They must also have a certificate in Education or at least 3 years Post qualification experience in Educational administration/ Management in the public service.
2. Candidates wishing to Study Counseling Psychology must have credit pass in Mathematics at WAEC, NECO or GCE Ordinary Level. For Science and other Mathematics related courses, a credit pass in Mathematics is compulsory.
DURATION OF PROGRAMMES:
a. Master’s degree by Course Work (Full-time Mode) 18 Months
b. Master’s degree by Course Work (Part-time Mode) 36 Months
c. Postgraduate Diploma (Full-time Mode) 12 Months
d. Postgraduate Diploma (Part-time Mode) 24 Months.
e. Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Vacation) 2 Long vacations.
NOTE: All Nigerian applicants for Postgraduate admissions must possess NYSC discharge / Exemption certificate from the Directorate.

METHOD OF APPLICATION:

  1. Candidates should apply online with payment of application fee of Ten Thousand Naira only (N10,000) payable with Master card or VISA ATM card. (Print out your receipt after payment)
  2. The address for application is www.tasued.edu.ng, thereafter go to “my portal”.
  3. Complete the application form and print out the form along with referee report forms.
  4. The printed on-line application forms should be submitted along with one Photostat copy of the following:
    - WAEC/GCE O’ Level Certificate
    - Bachelor’s Degree/ HND Certificate and other certificates.
    - NYSC Discharge / Exemption Certificate (for Nigerian Candidates).
    - Marriage Certificate or Evidence of change of Name(s) where applicable.
    - Payment receipts.
    - Birth Certificate/ Declaration of Age.
  5. All applications should be addressed and sent to: The Secretary, School of Postgraduate Studies, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, P.M.B 2118 Ijebu-Ode. Ogun State.
N.B: Candidates are required to ensure that their Academic transcripts and referees’ reports are forwarded directly to the above address:
CLOSING DATE:
The application will end on Tuesday, 9th August, 2016. Only Application forms submitted with the required documents would be processed.


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