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Kwara State University inaugurates library named after Buhari

The Kwara State University has inaugurated a newly built university after President Muhammadu Buhari.

Named the Muhammadu Buhari Main Library, the building is sited at the KWASU campus in Ilorin, Kwara State.

According to the President’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, via his verified Twitter handle @BashirAhmaad on Sunday, the Federal Government project was sponsored through the TETFUND Scheme.

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund Act had repealed the Education Tax Act Cap. E4, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and Education Tax Fund Act No. 17, 2003.

It establishes the Tertiary Education Trust Fund charged with the responsibility for imposing, managing and disbursing the tax to public tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

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University of Abuja gets new Vice-Chancellor

The University of Abuja, on Monday, inaugurated Abdul-Rasheed Na’allah, a professor, as the 6th Vice Chancellor of the institution.

Mr Na’allah is the immediate Vice Chancellor, Kwara State University (KWASU) where his tenure ended on July 1.

Mr Na’allah, during the inauguration, said he would ensure that the university becomes central in the development of educational sector in the country.

“The vision is to make the institution, the University of national unity and to graduate students that will create wealth and not be parasites in the society.

“To graduate scholars that will break new grounds with cutting edge research, a university that will be so fundamental to meet the aspirations of Nigeria.

“Our goal is to be fundamental in the development of this country and ranking of a university is about the impact of the student that graduated from the university.

“We will impact meaningfully as a university and everything we will do is to make sure that University of Abuja is central to the development of educational sector in Nigeria,” he said.

The new VC obtained a BA in English from the University of Ilorin in 1988 and received M.A. Literature in English from the same university in 1992.

He subsequently became professor and chair of African Studies at the Western Illinois University before he became KWASU VC.

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UI Matriculates 6,000 students

The University of Ibadan on Wednesday held a joint matriculation ceremony for more than 6,000 students of the regular and distance learning modes of study.

The university’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, at the occasion charged the matriculants to jealously guard and maintain the reputation of the institution.

According to him, the students should see their admission as a rare privilege to study in the nation’s premier university.

“A total of 46,836 UTME candidates applied to UI for the current admission exercise with the highest score at 357 by a candidate who applied for Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

“Out of all these, 22,447 candidates scored above 200 marks and above at the UI Post UTME screening and they were the ones considered for admission.

“This represents 7.8 per cent of the total number of candidates who initially chose Ibadan as their preferred institution.

“In other words, only one out of 13 candidates eventually got an admission slot here.

“A total of 6,156 candidates, comprising of UTME, Direct Entry and those admitted through Distance Learning mode, were admitted into the university,” he said.

Olayinka noted that those denied admission were those who had poor performance, wrong subject combination or submitted doubtful results.

He charged the students not to allow external interference to disrupt the academic calender.

“Management has been drawn to an issue that has been trending on social media over the past 10 days or so.

“It has been attributed to certain organisation that calls itself National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Joint Campus Committee, Oyo State, calling for the immediate reinstatement of Ojo Aderemi among other demands,” he said.

Olayinka said the university has adequate internal mechanism for resolving its differences.

“I hasten to add that the various security agents have been duly informed of the antics of NANS, Oyo State,” he said.

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TASUED SU holds “Transport Day”

As part of the activities to mark this year’s Transport Day in Tai Solarin University of Education, the Transport Unit of The Students’ Union led by Sen. Abiodun Matthew Oladipupo aka (Big Show) organuized”A Day of #50 with the shuttle Drivers”.

According to a release from the Outgoing TASUEDSU Director of Transport, He said students will board shuttle from Ijebu Ode to Ijagun and from Ijagun to Ijebu Ode for #50 from 7am to 2pm on Wednesday, 19th June, 2019.

According to him, He said this was done in fulfillment of the promise he made while contesting.

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EKSU Male Student Reportedly Runs Mad While Returning from school

A Male undergraduate of the Ekiti State University on Monday afternoon suddenly ran mad while coming from school.

The young man was said to have alighted from a ten passenger bus known as “Akoto” in front of NNPC along Iworoko and stood at the middle of the highway.

The vehicle from which he dropped was said to have loaded from the EKSU Campus.

The student after alighting from the vehicle began to show some display of insanity as he disrupted vehicular movement and attack passers-by.

The young man in the process damaged handsets and many other valuables of those who intended to stop him.

He was seen chanting “Aje oo” “Aje ooo” meaning “wealth”

This made many people to suspect that the student may have engaged in some money rituals which eventually went wrong.

The student held the environment into hostage with different display of madness for over an hour before he was overpowered by a crowd and handed over to the police.

It was also a similar story at the entrance of the Radio Nigeria Progress FM Ado Ekiti where a Suspected crippled Mad man who gave his name as Solomon Adu was found in the afternoon with a bag containing snake head, two Bible’s, a bell, rags, among other stinking materials.

when the suspect who was incoherent in his speech got interrogated, He claimed to hail from Igbara Odo Ekiti.

He claimed that he was kidnapped in Lagos before being dropped at the entrance of the station.

The suspect was also handed over to the police for proper investigation

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UI holds orientation Programme for 4,000 newly admitted students

The University of Ibadan, Oyo State, on Tuesday held its orientation programme for the newly admitted 4000 students out of over 20,000 who sat for its Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Prof. Kayode Adebowale, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) of the university presided over the three-day event which was held at the university campus for fresh students of the 2018/2019 Academic Session.

According to the DVC, He said the essence of the Post UTME was to ensure that best students were admitted.

“At the University of Ibadan, we normally cut our coat according to our clothes; it is the number of students that we have facilities for that we admit.

“The number of students that applied to the University was more than 20,000.

“We don’t go below 200 as the cut off mark for JAMB score though JAMB stated this year that universities can take 160 as cut off mark but at university of Ibadan 200 is our benchmark.”

Adebowale said that entrance into Nigerian universities has been simplified with the introduction of Post UTME.

“There is JAMB and universities are allowed to do Post UTME so as to cross check on the system.

“We all know that Nigerians can go to any length to engage in examination malpractices, but in the University of Ibadan they can’t.

“It is part of improving the quality of people that are entering the university.

“The quality of people that are coming in if they are not good, the products also cannot be good.

“We want to ensure that students that are coming in are qualified and you can match their school cert. with their JAMB result and their performance, hence the Post UTME,” he said.

He further stated that the university had taken proactive steps in addressing the accommodation challenges students often faced.

“There is no doubt that accommodation will always be a problem because of the number of students coming in.

“We are making allowance for the public private partnership; where the town can come in and build hostels under the Built Operate and Transfer, which will revert after 10 to 15 years to the university.

“And some of the students that were unable to be accommodated in the school halls will have the opportunity to be accommodated in the private hostels.

“The price could be a little bit up but at least they will be staying in a hall,” Adebowale said.

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EKSU postpone first Semester examinations over protest

A protest by students of Ekiti State University, (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, has forced management to postpone the examinations which were originally scheduled to begin on Monday, June 17.

In a news release issued on Sunday night and signed by the Registrar of the institution, Mr Akin Arogundade, the new date for the examinations is now Monday, July 1.

The postponement according to the statement is to ensure security of lives and property on campus and its environs.

It failed to dwell on the effect of an earlier protest by students as possible cause of the shift.

“Consequently, all academic activities on campus has been postponed until Monday July 1, 2019, while students are expected back on campus on Sunday, June 30, 2019,” the statement said.

It directed all students preparing for exams to ensure payment of all necessary fees, as evidence of payment would be used for clearance and examination permit.

”The University community, parents, and guardians are assured of adequate security on campus as well as the safety of staff and students,” it said.

it should be recalled that the students held a peaceful protest early on Sunday to criticize the sudden fixing of the examinations without adequate lectures.

The protesters were also worried that many students might be denied participation as the data system had yet to capture all who had cleared their tuition. 

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Oduduwa University disowns ‘suspected cultists’ arrested at OAU

The founder of Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, Dr Abdulrahman Adegoke Adedoyin, has denied the claim that students of the institution were planning to attack the neighbouring Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, describing it as ridiculous.

The educationist said: “Why is OAU linking us with the challenges it is currently battling with? How can a student/staff population of 5,000 attack a student/staff population of over 60,000 people?”

“No serious private university in Nigeria can allow cultism in its school. Nobody enters Oduduwa University without undergoing serious security scrutiny. Uniformed  policemen, plainclothes security men have been stationed at strategic places inside the university to control our security at all times.”

Adedoyin said: “The management of the Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu, via Ile Ife is shocked by the claims that our students plan to attack Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, Osun State (OAU). This claim to say the least is embarrassing, ridiculous and false”.

“We make bold to say that those students arrested as cultists in OAU were neither our students nor had any link with OUI. We have gone through the institution’s portal and our records and could not trace their names. “In view of this, there is no basis to spew publication or harbour any thought that our students are hatching plans to attack Obafemi Awolowo University.”

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NANS demands reinstatement of UI students’ union and suspended student leaders

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Oyo state chapter, on Sunday, demanded for the unconditional restoration of an independent students’ union in university of Ibadan, and the reinstatement of Ojo Aderemi and other rusticated student leaders.

The students’ body described the actions of the management as unacceptable which is against every standard of fundamental human rights and intellectual freedom.

The Oyo state chairman of the students’ body, Comrade Asubiojo Olujuwon, in a press release, said the body remains the apex body of all students in the state and it’s committed to fighting against injustice.

He said: “The National Association of Nigerian Students is the umbrella body of all students in the state and as such, it is our responsibility to not only condemn such acts, but intervene where necessary to restore quality student representation to all institutions within the state and to seek relief to victimized student leaders”.

“We have attempted to dialogue with the Vice chancellor of the university to no avail and will continue to do so. However, we remain resolute in ensuring our demands are met. We call on all stakeholders, student leaders, concerned and interested students within and outside the university to join us in putting pressure on the University management through a public campaign that begins on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Details will be communicated in subsequent releases”.

Last week, June 12, it should be recalled that the body staged a peaceful protest demanding reinstatement of proscribed Students’ Unions on various campuses in the state.

The protest which was led by the students’ body Chairman, Asubiojo Olujuwon saw students carrying placards, banners with different inscription. The students in large number walked through Adamasingba stadium, the Queen Elizabeth Road leading to the Secretariat of the Oyo State government.

Other demands enlisted by the students’ body includes; a stay on the implementation of all anti-student policies made without proper consultation with student leaders (N6,500 technology fee and others), until a students’ union is restored, commitment from the university authorities to ensure effective student leadership and representation in the university and also commitment from the university authorities to improve the welfare conditions of students on campus.

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TASUED Students Unionism set to adopt E-Voting

The Independent Tai Solarin University of Education Students’ Union Electoral Commission ITEC Chairman 2018/2019, Hon. Ajayi Emmanuel has emphatically stated that this year’s Students’ House of Senate (SHS) elections will be based on e-voting system.

During an interview with the independent Press Council Tasued, He expressed satisfaction with the activities of the CEC election despite the decries by some people over irregularities in the proceedings. In his response, while reacting to the post-CEC election. He said “Actually everyone has the right to react on what they think it’s unfair.

“I think the bone of contention in the last election was the presidential results and ITEC announced the results available with them and the aggrieved presidential aspirant has taken many steps which we have witnessed”.

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He furthermore explained that the reason for delaying the Students’ House of Senate (SHS) election was as a result of what transpired in the last CEC elections, he said “During the last CEC election we all witnessed what happened and for security purpose, we delay the SHS election for the right time”

While speaking on the proceedings and status of how the SHS election will be done via E-Voting, He however stated emphatically that the SHS election will be done through E-voting because of the issues that emanated at the recent CEC election and hence the e-voting shall be transparent because there will be viewing centre for proper monitoring of the E-election.

He stated that it was the ITEC idea to use the e-voting system because the management doesn’t have an interest in the election. Speaking on the modalities for the elections, he said “prior the commencement of this E-election/voting, we shall educate/orientate TASUEDITES on the procedure and benefit of this E-election.

However, TASUED isn’t the first institution that will practice E-election as it’s done in UNILORIN, FUNAAB, FCE-ABK etc. We are in a globalized world”. “Before the commencement of this election, we shall create an avenue to educate Tasuedites and also sample their opinions”.

The ITEC Chairman stressed that the union can’t continue with the ballot voting based process; that’s why there’s need to test-run this E-election at this dispensation. When quizzed on possible influence from the management, he said “There won’t be any interference from the management because we’re the one that proposed this E-voting.

ITEC is the one that will conduct the election while the school management shall provide us with the necessary facilities and anyone that doesn’t register for this E-election shall not be eligible to vote”.

He further said “anyone that doesn’t register will not vote because there will be a code that will be sent to the person to vote”. When asked when the SHS E-election will be done, he said: “Next week by God grace”.

While speaking on the disenfranchisement of some Tasuedites especially with this new innovation, he assured that it would be checkmated, he said: “We have thousands of students on campus, so those who have an interest shall participate even in Nigeria not all citizens participate in the election”.