… Makes Significant Progress In Its International Effort
Igbinedion University, Okada, has produced again another First class graduate from the Nigerian Law School, and also won an international engagement grant in partnership with Liverpool John Moore University, United kingdom as part of the dividend of its Internationalization efforts.
The School has also established a Post-Graduate Studies of an Executive MBA/DBA programme in partnership with Rosular Foundation and University of London, University of Cranfield, Liverpool John Moores University, Lancaster University and Arden University.
The graduate, AbdulRasheed Bolaji Ijaodola, who graduated with first class from the Oba Erediauwa College of Law, Igbinedion University, with a First Class degree in Law is the only candidate from a Private University in Nigeria among the only five candidates who made First Class at the just released result of the Nigerian Bar Examination.
On the winning of international engagement grant by the University, the programme is titled ‘Assesses the Challenges and Opportunities for Digital Financial Access to African women.’
The programme, which is currently being driven through a series of webinars involving other international and local partners is being led by Igbinedion University, while other participants are drawn from Sichitel UK, Project Life Design Limited, Zambia, University of Port-Harcourt, Riby Financial Limited and Centre for Sustainability and Design, UK.
” In furtherance of its drive for internationalization of academic programmes in the University, Igbinedion University Okada has recently deepened its relationship with Lancaster University through a grant jointly won by the two Universities to interrogate the “Assessment of the Challenges and Opportunities of the Mental Health Sector in Africa”. Both Universities have recently signed a working MOU.
” The engagement which is expected to progress towards a huge international grant application in October is currently holding in partnership with a wide range of international partners and local institutions including Lancaster University, University of Lagos, University of Zambia, University of Botswana, University of Benin, National Health Service, United Kingdom and a host of others,” a statement.
Similarly, Igbinedion University Okada has made significant progress in its relationship with Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom since the visit of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye to Manchester in 2019.
However, the relationship which was supposed to come to a good highlight through a July Special Summer School programme which students of Igbinedion University Okada were to attend in Manchester has been put on hold because of the Covid-19 global pandemic.
The summer programme, however, is currently being reconsidered for possible launch via an online platform.
Similarly, the University recently launched an online International Career Enhancement Programme for all 200 level students in a two-week comprehensive online flexible course designed on the back of an International Bestselling Book – The Graduate Code which is part of the University’s Community Service Program (CSP).
The course which is accredited and certified by the United Kingdom Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certification service is in partnership with Lancaster University.
How To Check 2023 WAEC Result On Your Phone Via SMS
The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has released the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations, WASSCE, results.
The Council stated that it was able to surmount challenges of insecurity, and cash policy among others, via technological innovation that saw over 91 percent of candidates’ results released 44 days after the examination ended.
WAEC’s Head of Nigeria Office, Mr. Patrick Areghan, said this at a briefing on Monday, at the body’s national office, Yaba, Lagos.
For the students who will be checking results, here are steps to follow.
Step 1: Type: WAECExaminationnumberPIN*Examyear through your phone (there should not be a space in between).
Step 2: Send to 32327.
Step 3: You will receive a message instantly containing your WAEC statement of result.
It should be noted that only MTN, Glo and Airtel subscribers can actually check their WAEC results using this SMS method.
Students can repeat the step if they do not receive your WAEC result via SMS, kindly repeat this step again.
SMS charges will be applied when checking your WASSCE result using text messages.
You will need to have purchased the WAEC Direct Scratch card in order to check your result via text message. The scratch card pin is what is needed in the PIN section of the SMS you will send to 32327.
Candidates who registered for the May/June examination can do also access their results through the portal of WAEC.
BREAKING: 8 States Owing WAEC Won’t Have Candidates 2023 WASSCE Results
Eight states owing the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, for various services rendered, will not have their candidates’ 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE results, released.
This was stated at a press briefing on Monday at Press Briefing Hall, WAEC national office, Yaba, where the body lamented that the inability to pay for services rendered was posing a great challenge in the activities of the examination body.
Responding to a statement on the number of States owing WAEC, the National Office of the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, Mr. Patrick Areghan noted that: About eight States are owing WAEC. We won’t mention them all as some are going to pay.
“However, Zamfara and Niger states are the highest debtors. Again Zamfara did not present any candidate for this year’s WASSCE.” Areghan noted.
NANS Tackles ASUU Over Call For FUTO VC’s Resignation
The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has cautioned Academic Staff Union of Universities ,ASUU, over its call to the Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Technology Owerri, FUTO, Prof. Nnenna Oti, to resign.
It warned the university lecturers’ organisation to rescind from such ugly move or face the wrath of students.
The students’ body which noted that the FUTO vice chancellor had not done anything wrong to deserve such call, accused ASUU of being responsible for instability in the nation’s universities.
Recall that members of ASUU, Owerri zone, had last Friday, demanded the immediate resignation of the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Prof. Nnenna Oti, over alleged corrupt practices and anti-union activities.
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ASUU, through its Zonal Coordinator, Dennis Aribodor, at press conference in Awka, Anambra State capital,demanded immediate resignation of the FUTO Vice Chancellor.
The union is composed of members from Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State University, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umuahia and Nnamdi Azikiwe University,Awka.
But reacting to ASUU demand while addressing the media, Sunday evening, in Abuja, NANS’ Vice President,Comrade Ezenagu Victor, while noting that ASUU had long deviated from its core mandate,called on the federal government to proscribe the union.
He said: “It has become expedient to address the unbecoming attitude of the leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities. The latest of which is the provocative call by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU,zonal leaders for the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology,Owerri,to resign her position over alleged corruption.
“We feel concerned to react to the ASUU demand because the Vice Chancellor of FUTO, Prof. Nnena Oti, is a mentor to many of us, particularly, our female folks. We were shocked when we read about the ASUU demand in most national dailies about the woman who has personified integrity, honesty and transparency. Sequel to this, NANS has been able to carry out investigation by interacting with both students and staff of the institution”.
“Although we were not able to have any discussion with members of FUTO Management as they said part of the issue we wanted to inquire of was already in court. Our finding has shown that the allegations against the vice chancellor were not only unfounded, but also malicious and wicked. Testimonial evidences garnered by NANS points to the fact that the action of the ASUU leaders is a mere political vendetta.”
NANS claimed that the alleged attack on Prof. Nnenna was because of her gender, as well as transparency in the discharge of her duties as Vice Chancellor.
“Those who lost to her during the vice chancellorship contest as well as those who could not use her to achieve their ungodly aims during the national assignment have resulted to using ASUU to grind their axe with her, thus making the university ungovernable,” he alleged.
He spoke further: “We, the National Association of Nigerian Students, wish to draw the attention of ASUU in particular and the public in general, that those fighting the Vice Chancellor of FUTO by proxy are obviously threatening peace and tranquility in the university.
“We are already informed that the disturbance is aimed at causing industrial action at the university so as to bring her to disrepute at the expense of students’ learning. It should be well noted that all industrial disputes have major side effects on students who suffer untold hardship during and after such disputes.”
Some of the effects,he mentioned,include waste of students’ precious time, amounting to the students spending longer years in the university and waste of resources, as student end up paying more school fees.
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