Intafact sharpens students, staff skills in entrepreneurship

As part of its corporate social investment initiative programmes, the management of Intafact Beverages has equipped students and other members of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, with skills in business sustainability and expansion. The training workshop, facilitated under the auspices of Intafact Hero’s Foundation, is aimed at instilling a culture of entrepreneurship in Nigerian youths by encouraging them to develop their ideas into sustainable businesses or expand their existing businesses through provision of material and financial support, which include business development, skill training, business mentoring and coaching, as well…

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UNIBEN plants trees to boost green environment, academic goals

Wooried by the negative impact of climate change on the people and the need to ensure green environment, the management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has flagged-off tree planting exercise, aimed at safeguarding the environment. According to the institution, the exercise, among other things would go a long way in checking the problems associated with natural disaster and add to the aesthetic value of the institution. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Faraday Orumwense, in his remarks during the flag off ceremony of the exercise, however, assured that the tree planting exercise…

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Students canvass for seed funds for business after graduation

The Federal Government has been called to set aside ‘some seed funds’ to support fresh university graduates with good proposal on entrepreneurship to start up their businesses. The call was made by the leader of a students’ group, the Parrot Publicis Consultants, instituted as part of the practical course in Public Relations at the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Olusola Emmanuel. The student leader also advocated the inclusion of higher institution undergraduates in the Federal Government School Feeding Programme, saying it would go a long way in alleviating the challenges facing…

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NAN retracts story on varsity fees, suspends three staff

The management of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has retracted a story published June 26 on alleged increase in school fees in federal, state and private universities. The story, titled, ’38 Nigerian Universities increase tuition fees – ASUU’, was credited to Deji Omole, the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, University of Ibadan Chapter. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, has carried out checks on the story and discovered that standard editorial procedures were not followed to verify its authenticity. The alleged press statement was found…

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1,500 AAUA students to participate in SIWES – DVC

Not less than 1,550 students of the Ondo State owned Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA) will embark on six months Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme, (SIWES) The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof. Olugbenga Ige, who disclosed this at the weekend during their orientation programme, charged them to take the six-month exercise seriously without which they would not graduate from the university. Ige said: “Taking part in SIWES is very key to your graduation. I, therefore, advise you to take the exercise seriously. I also want you to know that…

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No plan to shut UNIMAID – Minister

    The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, says the Federal Government has no plan to close the University of Maiduguri in spite of upsurge of attacks by insurgents. Adamu made the remarks during a visit to the university on Friday. He condoled with the university community over the brutal murder of some staff of the institution by Boko Haram insurgents. The minister said the government does not want academic activities at the institution to be truncated, in spite of the security situation in the state. “You demonstrate great…

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Lecturer sacked for collecting money to clear students from carry-overs

College of Education, Akwanga, Nasarawa State, has sacked a lecturer found to have collected money to clear students who had carry-overs in some courses. Its Provost, Dr. Rebecca Umaru, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Akwanga that the lecturer, Paul Madela, who is the institution’s examination officer, extorted money from students that had failed some courses and were expected to carry them over. “The Governing Council of the college approved his sack when a committee set up to investigate the allegation found him culpable,” Umaru said.…

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ENACTUS: Our impactful projects won us the trophy –ABU team

˜Team’s innovations lift Zamfara community, IDPs   INNOVATION For the first time after 13 years of participation in the Enactus National Challenge – a global competition among higher school students to showcase results of their innovative community outreach projects, the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria team, lifted the trophy this year. MOJEED ALABI, who just returned from a trip to the ABU campus, examines the significance of the winning projects   “In adversities we see opportunities.” These were the words of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria Team’s Project Manager,…

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Winners of essay competition to receive N230,000

Winners of this year’s 14th edition of the Mike Okonkwo National Essay Competition for Secondary School students, who emerged last week, are to receive N230,000 cash, and other prizes. In the results announced by the organisers of the yearly competition, Alexandra Nwigwe, a student of Vivian Fowler Memorial College, Lagos, led the pack having scored 90 per cent in the first round of the competition, and 80 per cent in the second round to come first in overall. Meanwhile, Jesudunta Mercy Ipinmoye, a student of Corona Secondary School, Agbara in…

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FASTA School counsels graduating pupils to be focused

Alani Oluseyi Twenty-five years after its establishment and provision of qualitative primary school education, the owners of Foundational for Arts Science and Technological Advancement (FASTA) International School, located at Omole Estate, Ikeja, Lagos, have said that the school had every cause to celebrate its sterling achievements. Towards this end, the management and the pupils, last week, rolled out the drums to celebrate the 25th Speech/Prize-giving Day of the private school founded in 1992, which has become an oak of learning excellence and moral rejuvenation. The Proprietress, Mrs. C.A Ajayi, while…

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