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Adegboyega Varsity To Boost IGR Via Cocoa, Water Productions

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By Joseph Ebitibi Kanjo

The Vice Chancellor of Adegboyega University, Ogwa, Edo State, Prof. Babatunde Idowu, says the university is set to house an all-encompassing industrial park that would go into water, cocoa and other productions and farming.

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The Vice Chancellor, while disclosing this at his inuagural press conference at the school, noted that the idea of going into mass productions and farming was to boost the institution’s internally generated revenue (IGR).

Idowu stated that the school has enough hectares of land to embark on mass farming and production and has started the nursing of cocoa, cashew and other products to kick start the farming and mass productions in the institution.

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Accroding to him, the institution would also involved in the proccessing of all raw materials produced in the school without relying on external hands.

He said, “As a Professor of Zoology and farmer, the effort to raise our IGR would be agriculturally driven. In fact, within the next three months, the University will start an Industrial Park which will be a hub for large scale agricultural activities such as apiary, production of plantain chips, cassava flour, bread production, cocoa revolution in Esanland and the entire South-South region.

“The Industrial Park will also accommodate a water treatment plant for the production of Glorious Vision University (GVU) table and sachet water. Our agricultural programme will also extend to livestock farming and large scale oil palm plantation which will also produce hybrid palm seedling for rural farmers.”

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On research, the Vice Chancellor disclosed that the institution is working out modalities in collaboration with Centre for Research and Development of Esanland (CERDEL) wherein esan language and culture would be studied.

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The Centre will also organise a summer programme between August and September this year for sons and daughters of Esanland. The essence is to create a platform for a rebust interaction that will advance Esan culture. This will play a key role in addressing the fears in some quarters that Esan language may go into extinction”, he added.

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Speaking on students and staff welfare and development, the Vice Chancellor said the institution under his leadership would invest more in sports within the next six months, adding that plans to making learning environment more conducive for students and more social activities is on.

Management team of Adegboyega University led by the VC Prof. Babatunde Idowu briefing the press at the conference room of the university. Photo Credit: Info Daily

“More social activities will equally be encouraged in order to strike a balance between academic and social life of the students.

We will encourage the staff to attend academic conferences and workshops and to publish their findings in high impact related related journals both in Nigeria and outside the country like Thomas Reuters, Scopus, etc”, he said.

Idowu said, with a view to help developing indigenous technology and expertise, the school management is set to review the curricular of some programmes with a view to making them more robust and attractive.

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Accroding to him, new programmes such as Mechatronics, Structural Engineering, Software Engineering, Architecture and Nursing are about to kick start in the institution.

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Auchi Poly Expels 40 Students For Result Falsification

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The Management of Auchi polytechnic says it had expelled 40 students over results falsification and deficiency at the point of entry into some programmes at the institution.

A news bulletin by Adebola Ogunboyowa, Head, Information and Public Relations Unit of the institution on Wednesday said the students were expelled following the outcome of the regular verification exercise for 2020/2021 academic session.

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According to Ogunboyowa, the affected students were involved in forgery and falsification of results to gain admission into National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes.

Ogunboyowa who said the expelled students cut across different departments in the polytechnic, added that the Rector of the institution, Dr Salisu Umar, had proposed 12 new programmes to commence in 2022/2023 academic session.

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FG Unveils New Curriculum For Nigerian Universities

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The Federal Government has announced a new curriculum for university education in the country, saying it is to reflect the 21st-century realities.

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, disclosed this on Monday at the unveiling of the new curriculum in Abuja.

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Osibanjo said the development was part of efforts geared towards making university education become more responsive to the pressing needs of society.

Professor Osinbajo was represented at the unveiling by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

He explained that the introduction of the Core Curriculum and Minimum Standard to university education will address local issues, meet international standards and uplift scholarship in Nigerian universities.

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The Vice president also commended the NUC for the unbundling of such disciplines as Agriculture and the emergence of three courses – Allied Health Sciences, Architecture and Communication, and media studies – the three new courses in Nigerian Universities.

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“This document has indeed taken cognizance of the need to provide greater academic autonomy to universities with regards to the development of some percentage of course content.

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“I commend the commission of this decision to share the minimum credit unit required for graduation in the Nigerian university in the ratio of 70 to 30 per cent. This will further create institutional peculiarity,” he said.

Speaking also at the event, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, said the commission has commenced the journey to restructure the Benchmark for Minimum Academic Standards BMAS in 2018, saying that it has introduced in its place, the Core Curriculum and Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS).

He added that the new CCMAS is a product of sustained stakeholder interactions over two years.

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Edo NAPPS Distances Self From Viral Video Insulting Obaseki, Calls For Probe

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The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Edo State chapter, has disclaimed and distanced itself from a viral video wherein the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki was insulted and lampooned.

This followed a video circulating online wherein NAPPS in Edo State was called upon to reject all PDP candidates linked to Governor Godwin Obaseki.

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In the video already trending online, they (NAPPS) alleged that Obaseki is deliberately destroying their business after giving him all the support during the 2020 governorship election.

They further accused the state Governor of introducing damaging taxes and fees on on them

But a statement signed by Reuben Ekhosuehi, Chairman NAPPS Edo State, said: “We have observed with total dismay the attitude of some faceless group of people trying to drag the name of State Chairman, Hon. Ekhosuehi Reuben Ikponmwen and the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Edo State in a muddy water.

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“We want to state categorically that we disassociate ourselves from the trendy video and audio messages castigating our amiable Governor, His Excellency, Mr Godwin Enogheghase Obaseki, and the Hon. Commissioner for Education, Dr Joan Osa Oviawe.”

Comrade Ikponmwen explained: “We will never do anything to bring down the reputation of our state Governor, and the State Ministry of Education.As law abiding citizens, we are aware of the right avenue of negotiating with the government on any issue pertaining to the welfare of our union and that of the development of Education in the state and not to embark on cheap blackmail.

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“We hereby urge the State to use all possible means to investigate the source of this publication in order to bring the culprits to book.It should be noted that the chairman of NAPPS, Edo State Chapter is a card carrying member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who is also aspiring for a political position in the state in the fourth coming election.

“He will not be so naive to champion a course that is asking for Edo people not to vote for any PDP candidate in the 2023 elections. We see this publication as political motivated to tannish the image of our able Chairman and to put our association at a logger Head with the state government.

“We implore the government to take this issue serious in order to get to the root of this matter as the author refused to sign any of the publications.

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“Our Association as a registered body will not work under unanimous. We are responsible and established to assist the government in rendering educational services to our people and not to condemn and fight the government. We remain loyal and committed to the government of the state,” he stressed.

 

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