Nwaokocha Peace Ihuoma, a 300level nursing student of Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State, Wednesday emerged entrepreneur of the year at the 7th Entrepreneurship Programme Studies (EPS) exhibition of the institution.
EPS is a compulsory programme for all students of 300level with a view to preparing them for self-reliance and self-employment and be employer of labour after graduation.
Ihuoma, who said her passion for the fashion world made her to build interest partucularly in the makeup world, was gifted a hundred thousand naira (N100,000) by management of the school for her uncommon skills in makeup.
The exhibition which saw a total of eleven schools (groups) under the EPS of the institution, had the School of Catering (group) emerging as the 1st runner-up of the entrepreneurship skills exhibition with a gift of two hundred thousand naira (N200,000) from the Management of the school to the group.
School of Perfume, Cosmetic & Toiletries emerged 2nd runner-up, while School of Fashion & Bridal Accessories emerged 3rd runner-up at the exhibition.
Other schools/groups that participated at the exhibition are: School of Desktop Computer Operation and Business Centre; School of Husbandry; School of Music; School of Bakery; School of Tailoring/Fashion Design; School of Technology and Creativity and school of Hair Care.
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In his speech at the exhibition, Vice Chancellor of the school, Prof. Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye, implored the students to put into use the skills acquired in the course of training in all their endeavours regardless of the course studied.
Accroding to the VC, all the trainings have provision for business models and start-up incentives provided by the university, adding that the Management chose this path of self-reliance due to the fact that the driven force for every economy in the world is entrepreneurship.
The VC noted that one of the roles of Igbinedion University is to foster entrepreneurship culture in students and staff, stressing that this is critical in nation development.
He said, “We at Igbinedion University have chosen this path because the driving force of every great economy in the world is entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurial inclusiveness provides a conducive environment culture, opportunity and practice that encourages students’ growth and entrepreneurial confidence.
“The role of the University in fostering entrepreneurial culture against students and staff is critical in national development. Entrepreneurs have power to shape the world by developing versatile skills and profitable business scheme that are needed for human development.”
Earlier, Director of Entrepreneurship Programme Studies of the school, Dr. David Umobuaie noted that the programme all the programmes under the EPS are certificated hence students would be issued certificate for the acquired skill.
According to him, over 500 students participated in the programme and went through rigorous training.
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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