A lecturer at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Professor Abass Olajire is dead.
It was gathered that the don died few minutes after he slumped.
DAILY POST correspondent gathered that Olajire slumped during a Jummat service at a mosque in Ogbomoso.
It was gathered that the don slumped at Ansarudeen Mosque at Oke Ado area of Ogbomoso while observing Jummat prayer on Friday.
He was confirmed dead at the LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso.
DAILY POST learnt that the don is one of the best professors in the university.
Olajire who joined Ladoke Akintola University of Technology in 1990 as an assistant lecturer is an alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University and University of Ibadan.
Public Relations Officer of the institution, Lekan Fadeyi confirmed the death of the don.
Fadeyi noted that the professor was confirmed dead at LAUTECH teaching hospital.
He said, “He slumped at the Ansarul Deen Mosque, Stadium Road and was confirmed dead at the LAUTECH Teaching Hospital”.
NYSC Deploys 1,500 Corps Members To Bauchi
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), says it has deployed 1,500 corps members for the 2021 Batch C, Stream 1 Orientation Course to Bauchi State.
Mr Aliyu Suleiman, the Spokesman of the scheme disclosed this to newsmen on Monday in Bauchi.
Suleiman said the orientation for the corps members would hold from Oct. 20 to Nov. 9, at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Wailo, in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of the state.
According to him, prospective corps members would only be allowed into the camp after being certified COVID-19 negative by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in compliance with COVID-19 protocols.
He said that any corps member who tested positive would be referred to the NCDC isolation centre outside the orientation camp for treatment, adding that only 200 persons would be registred per day.
“Registration dates have been assigned to all prospective corps members to avoid overcrowding.
“A total of 200 persons will be allowed for registration per day.
“Participants are advised to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 safety measures put in place by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the NCDC.
“Defaulters will be sanctioned in accordance with the NYSC bye laws,” he said.
Suleiman urged the corps members to be punctual, diligent and comply with the camp’s acceptable dress code, warning that defaulters would be sanctioned.
“Corps members are advised to strictly adhere to the camp accepted dress code, whether physical training kits with NYSC crested vest, khaki, trousers, jungle boots, customised stockings, face cap and belt or ceremonial dress.
“Negligence of the NYSC dressing code will not be tolerated,” he said.
He said that the number of corps members for Batch C, stream II had not been released from Abuja, but their registration would commence on Nov. 24 at the orientation camp.
Varsity Don Urges Alumni To Support Activities Geared Toward Positioning Former Institution
Prof Henry Imhonde, Dean, faculty of social sciences, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, has called on alumni of tertiary institutions to contribute and support activities geared towards positioning their former institutions of leaning in a manner that encourages brand recognition.
According to him, alumni associations are expected to keep improving the quality of life in the area of wealth creation, education and socio belief which according to him are the basic for human existence.
The university don made this known why speaking as guest lecturer at a one-day public lecture and award night as part of activities to climax the celebration of the one-week activities organised by members of Auchi Polytechnic Alumni Association, APAA, Benin chapter, on Saturday in Benin City.
Speaking on the tittle ‘make an impact’, Prof Imhonde said, the psychological wellbeing of any individual is geared towards satisfaction which may likely come as a result of positively impacted actions of aluminus of same higher school of learning.
According to him, life is all about complementing each other and not competing, stressing that this should be what alumni stands for.
“I hear your president said you guys have given jobs and necessary support to your members and that is the right way to go.
“You people have done well for organizing such event, you visited some secondary schools and spoke to the young ones. That which you have done is mentoring and defining positive pathways for the younger ones.”
The chapter president, Nosa Odia, noted that the one week event was strategically designed to bring to the public the importance of technologically-based education.
“Technologically-based education is about hand and brain for development which logically negates the continuous unrealistic hopes for white collar jobs.”
The event feature the award presentation to senior pastor of Omega Fire Ministries, Lagos. Rev. Fidelis Ayemoba, for exemplary leadership and immense contribution to the growth and welfare of members of the association and humanity.
Other who received awards are Prof. Monday Omoregie, Mr. Omoruyi Akpata, Bldr. Aloaye Emmanuel for exemplary leadership and immense contribution to the growth and welfare of members of the association and humanity.
The association also gave financial support to two final year students from the department of Building technology and Painting of the polytechnic to aid their smooth academic exercise.
ASUU Moves To Stop Govt Officials From Sending Children To School Abroad
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on the National Assembly to enact law that would stop government officials from sending their children abroad to study.
ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke who made the call on Thursday in Abuja at the reconvened meeting with the Federal Government, being conciliated by the Minister of Labour and Employment, said the officials must be compelled to enroll their children in Nigerian Universities.
According to him, making it compulsory for the public office holders to enroll their wards in public schools in Nigeria would force them to fix the challenges in public schools.
Osodeke said, “We are hoping that the government will make it mandatory that if you accept any government appointment, your children must attend universities in Nigeria.
“The National Assembly must formulate a law that if you take an appointment, your children must study in the country. If you know that your children cannot be here, then there should be no need to accept government appointments”.
Speaking on the 2022 budget, Prof Osodeke expressed disappointment, stating that the education sector has been totally neglected.
According to him, despite the outcries by the union, there was no change in the education budget.
“Look at the budget we have seen recently, it is exactly the same thing we have been seeing. Nothing has changed. And this country is paying the high price for neglecting education – the banditry you see, the kidnapping and what have you, is because people are not being taken care of.
“That is why ASUU has been struggling, so that public universities in the country will be revamped, so that as our children go outside for learning, other children from other countries will also come here for the same purpose too and pay to this country in hard currency,” he said.
DAILY POST reports that Minister of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige said some of the request by the union were within the reach of the Federal Government, stressing that the public universities will not be abandoned.