UI in the trenches

VC: Students warned against protest Students: Ban of union laughable CRISIS: For protesting against lack of students’ identity cards a year after payment, and the policy outlawing cooking in the halls of residence with electrical appliances, students of the University of Ibadan (UI) are to stay at home for two months This is not the best of times for the students of the nation’s premier university, the University of Ibadan (UI), following the dispute between them and the university authorities, which led to the closure of the institution. The students,…

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Rector to students: Set realistic goals

Fresh students admitted into the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti (ADOPOLY) have been advised to set realistic goals for themselves and ensure that the goals are achieved. The Rector of the polytechnic, Dr. Taiwo Theresa Akande gave the advice in her keynote address during the orientation programme organised for the students admitted into the institution for the 2016/2017 academic session, which took place at the Polytechnic Sports Complex. No fewer than 3,000 fresh students admitted into the National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes of the institution undertook the matriculation…

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Students’ union leaders charge VC on adequate welfare

The Students’ Union leaders at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, have challenged the new Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, on adequate welfare of the students. The appeal was contained in the union’s congratulatory message to the vice-chancellor, where it charged the management, under his watch, to make the interest of the students his administration’s priority and concern by enhancing the welfare of the students, especially the halls of residence. According to the union leaders, the students living on campus have been subjected to deplorable and pitiable conditions, which could only…

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VC harps on forensic science

Forensic Science has been identified as the panacea for addressing security and criminal challenges bedeviling the nation. This was part of the thrust of the maiden international symposium, organised by the Forensic Science Unit of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, Anambra State. The symposium, which was oragnised in collaboration with the Nebraska Institute of Forensic Sciences, USA was attended by the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigations, Police Headquarters, Abuja, H.M Dagala, who represented the Inspector General of Police (IGP),…

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Amid thrills Susan Memorial School celebrates cultural value

Nigeria’s rich culture and values were penultimate week on display at Susan Memorial School, Aguda, Ogba, Lagos, when pupils of the school, joined by their parents and other well-wishers showcased their cultural values and lifestyle through their attires, food, languages and dialects. Welcoming guests to the event, students who represent the country’s three major languages: Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa, spoke the languages fluently to the admiration of the audience. This was even as they displayed respect and the various greeting styles of the various ethnic groupings. In his address, the…

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NAPPS marks Children’s Day with fanfare

For the first time, the National Association of Private School Proprietors (NAPPS), Ifekowajo Zone, Owode Yewa Local Government Area of Ogun State, last week rolled out the drums, as it joined the rest of the world to celebrate this year’s Children’s Day with fanfare. To celebrate the day, the association mobilised its members with a total of 49 schools that participated in the first ever Children’s Day anniversary to be hosted by schools under the zone. Army Survey and Mapping Barack, Owode, the venue of the ceremony was a beehive…

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Be of good conduct, varsity tasks students on work-study programme

The beneficiaries of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko Student Work-Study Scheme (SWSS) have been urged by the management to reciprocate the university’s gesture by being diligent and of good conduct in their various places of assignment. The scheme, which took-off in July 2010, according to the university, allows willing and indigent students to work for two hours every work day for some stipends to support themselves financially while studying at the university. The Director of the scheme, Dr. Adejompo Fagbohunka, who gave the charge while issuing letter of employment…

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African students honour Plateau varsity’s VC

The African Students’ Union Parliament (ASUP) has conferred the award of Pan African Prize for Excellence on the Vice-Chancellor of Plateau State University, Bokkos, Prof. Decent Danjuma Sheni. The award was bestowed on him in recognition of his dedication and selfless services in education development and several works in Optometry in Africa and other parts of the world. While presenting the award to the vice-chancellor at the university, the Speaker of ASUP, Kewul Abel, said the award followed due diligence and scrutiny of the leadership role played by the university…

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Students protest fee hike in YABATECH

Students across various organisations under the umbrella of Save YABATECH on Thursday stormed the Yaba College of Technology to protest what they termed unjust increment in the school fees and the proscription of the college’s students’ union. The participating organisations, which included the National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS), Alliance of Nigerian Students against Neoliberal Attacks (ANSA), among others, said the protest was called to sensitize the public on the plight of students on the campus and the country at large. The protesters, who carried placards with various inscriptions, moved…

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Rescind proscription order, UI students appeal to VC

The executive members of Students Union Government of the University of Ibadan yesterday appealed to the authorities of the institution to rescind its decision on the Tuesday’s proscription of its union activities but rather address its demands leading to the shutdown of the institution. This was made known in a statement made available to newsmen in Ibadan Thursday by the SUG President UI, Comrade Ojo Aderemi. He said that the proscription order was not officially to the knowledge of the Student Union body, and that as such the Union would…

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