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NOUN VC Joins Editorial Board Of Indian Open Learning Journal

Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu, has been appointed as Member, Editorial Advisory Board of the Indian Journal of Open Universities (IJOU), the biggest of its kind in the world.   This followed the reconstitution of the board by the Vice-Chancellor of the Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.   The new board will serve for three years.   The editorial board consists of several leaders in the Open and Distant Learning (ODL) mode of education from around the world, including the…

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TETFUND: ICPC Recovers Unused N7.5m Grant From Kaduna Poly Lecturers

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has recovered N7.5m unused grant from 11 lecturers of the Kaduna Polytechnic. The said money was part of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) grant released to the school between 2010 and 2017 for staff capacity development through local and international trainings. ICPC, through its North West Zonal office which coordinated the investigation on the utilization of TETFUND grants in the institution, found that the 11 lecturers failed to attend the trainings despite having received monies. The trainings were scheduled…

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Varsity Don Tasks Engineers On Highway Bridge Design

The immediate past Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Ilorin, Prof. Yahaya Jimoh, has called on engineers to design highway bridges in line with Nigerian transportation policies. Jimoh made the call on Tuesday in Ilorin, when he presented a paper titled: “The guiding metrics for the planning of highway bridges” at a workshop on bridge building and engineering, held at the University of Ilorin. The Professor of Civil Engineering said that respect for transport policies was important for planning protocols for highway bridges. He advised that…

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COREN Approves Engineering Accreditation Programmes In CU, 18 Others 

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), has approved requests of 19 institutions for the accreditation of their engineering programmes in the country. The President of COREN, Mr Kashim Ali, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on a high level accreditation visit by delegates from the Board of Engineers, Malaysia and Pakistan Engineering Council, on Thursday in Abuja. Ali disclosed that two universities had been visited where 13 programmes were reviewed, saying that five programmes were granted full accreditation while eight programmes had interim accreditation. He also said…

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ASUU Chairman Advocates Annual Leave For Lecturers

The Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ilorin Chapter, Dr Usman Raheem, has advocated that lecturers should be allowed to embark on annual leave. Raheem, who said this in an interview with newsmen in Ilorin on Tuesday said the leave would enable them take care of their health and general good of the system. He argued that lecturers should also be granted the leave as their non-teaching counterparts. The chairman stressed the need for lecturers to have a designated period in a year to rest to be…

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2018 Matric: AUN President Charges Students To Surmount Limitations

President Dawn Dekle of American University of Nigeria, on Monday, September 3, urged new students to strive to overcome personal circumstances of their birth and challenges in childhood, including economic and social class expectations, to achieve greatness. Welcoming students and parents to the University’s Fall Semester Convocation and Pledge Ceremony, which marked the beginning of its 14th academic year for the undergraduate class of 2022, law class of 2023, post-graduate diploma class of 2020, masters’ degree class of 2020, and doctoral class of 2022, President Dekle admonished them to dream…

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Post-UTME: Over 64% Candidates Make Unilorin’s Cut-Off Mark

University of Ilorin says over 64 per cent of the candidates, who sat for its post Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) make the cut-off point and are eligible for admission. This was disclosed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of the University, Prof. Sylvia Malomo, in an interview with newsmen on Monday in Ilorin. She said that the 2018/2019 admission process into the University was underway, with 25,145 of the 39,289 candidates that took part in the institution’s post-UTME screening scoring above 50 per cent in the exercise. She noted that…

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Post UTME: UNILORIN Apprehends 2 Candidates For Malpractices

The Authority of the University of Ilorin has apprehended two candidates (names withheld), for involving in examination malpractice on the first day of the ongoing institution’s post UTME screening exercise.   This was contained in a statement signed by the Director of the Corporate Affairs, University of Ilorin, Mr Kunle Akogun and made available to newsmen in Ilorin.   According to Akogun, the two culprits have been handed over to the institution’s security officers.   The Director noted that one of the two culprits was nabbed for impersonation while the…

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Unilorin Begins Screening Of Candidates For Post-UTME

The University of Ilorin has begun screening for its post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in the 2018/2019 academic session, with 39, 711 candidates taking part in the exercise.   The institution’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr Kunle Akogun, announced this on Monday in a statement in Ilorin.   He said the exercise would involve 29, 562 at the Ilorin Centre while 10, 149 would appear at the Lagos Centre.   Akogun said that the screening will hold simultaneously at Ilorin and Lagos centres between Monday and Thursday, adding that candidates…

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Bowen, UNILAG, EKSU Emerge Winners Of 3rd Maritime Competition

The Bowen University, Iwo; University of Lagos (UNILAG) and Ekiti State University (EKSU), have emerged winners of the Maritime Blueprint Competition in which Law students from six universities participated. The competition, sponsored by SIFAX Group, was one of the activities of the Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime Conference, and the third edition held on Monday in Lagos. SIFAX Group is one of the terminal operators in Lagos ports and the competition held in partnership with the Maritime Forum of the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. “At the end of the…

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