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Sep 20, 2017

Kwasu Graduate to fill Mobilization form for NYSC Batch "B" 2017


As circulated on the Social media is an update for the Graduate Student of the 5th convocation ceremony at Kwara State University, Malete that they are hereby informed to report to the Office of the Dean Student Affairs Unit for the submission of their Jamb admission letter and hostel payment or exemption payment to obtain their mobilization form for batch B 2017.

They are advised to strictly adhere by this information and attend to it with utmost priority as the form are very few in numbers and can not be filled in proxy.

Get in here yourself and get ready for National Youth Service Corps 2017.

Kolapo Imam

Sep 5, 2017

Kwasu Vice Chancellor to approve Student Union Government - SRA


Information reaching Campus Trybe from the Student Representative Assembly of Kwara State University as shared on Whatsapp has it that the Vice Chancellor approved Student Union Government to kick off in the school.

The Vice chancellor of Kwara State University Prof. Abdul Rasheed Na Allah on the 1st of July approved the Stdent Union Government  that the students has so much crave for over 7years.

He sent a mail accross about the Kick off and even on the list of payment for this session the SUG levy of a thousand naira has been included. 

We are about to have a voice of our own, wil hereby implore interested students aspiring for a post can start creating his/her awareness now. 

This is a message from the S.R.A

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE ASSEMBLY

We wish to sincerely appreciate the _Vice-Chancellor_ for *approving the emergence of a Student Union Government* on the Kwara State University campus. 

In the VC's address to the students at the 19th Inauguration Ceremony of NANS, he declared publicly that there shall be SUG elections this semester. This has indeed put joy in the hearts of the esteemed Students and for this, we say Thank You Sir. 

However, we also wish to notify students watch out for updates from the *_Public Relations Office_* of the SRA so as to be kept apprised of developments and regards the imminent elections. 

_*LONG LIVE SRA!*_
_*LONG LIVE KWASU!*_

_Signed:_
_Public Relations Office, SRA_
+234 706 298 8462
+234 810 109 5808

Ripe Foundation Set to Deliver Free Delivery Kits


Maternal mortality is said to be one of the highly recorded health issues for pregnant women in most rural areas across the world. A woman’s chance of dying from pregnancy and childbirth in Nigeria is 1 in 13. Although many of these deaths are preventable, the coverage and quality of health care services in Nigeria continue to fail women and children. As a result, Ripe foundation is set to engage in a nationwide distribution of Super Delivery Kits to rural areas in other to prevent and reduce the rate of maternal mortality, the first set of Delivery Kits will be available in few weeks. World Health Organization (WHO) research indicates that pre-assembled, clean delivery kits with instructions for use could be a vital component in the reduction of neonatal and maternal mortality and morbidity due to cord infection, tetanus, and puerperal sepsis. Ripe foundation also promises to recruit passionate Student Ambassadors to partner with them and become change makers in their respective communities.

More information about the Super Delivery Kit can be accessed from their Facebook page :Super Delivery Kit.

Apr 26, 2017

Why Kwasu students should obey the school authority at all cost







"Kwasu has murdered sleep and can no longer slumber" -Dr Hakeem Ajonbadi

Could you remember how hard you've suffered to gain admission?

Could you recall how much you've paid as school fees?

How serious U were during first semester just to make it to this moment?

The night class, early morning lectures, missed breakfast its just so unquantifiable.

Do you know how many students were sent away last semester?
or your age mates that will become graduates soon?

Only if you can reason with me.
Why not calm down and watch Kwasu do wonders, everything should not go as planned its natural, even Adam never knew he will eat apple, likewise PMB that found a new job for quack referee (Whistle Blower).

I strongly believe the school can never stop you from writing exam you've paid for and they have the sole discretion to postpone the exam per wish. I'll implore the entire student community of Kwara State University, Malete to stay calm and stick to the management's decisions henceforth and remember that it is "Better to fail than get caught".

Greatest Kwasuite!!!
God Bless Kwasu.
God Bless Kwara.
God Bless Nigeria.

Kolapo Imam
I just destroyed my bleeding pen.

Apr 14, 2017

Kwara Class of Honors - A Bukola Saraki initiative


Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki, The Chairman 8th National Asssembly, President of the Senate, Nigeria had decided to reward all First Class Kwarans for their effort towards education as he promises to finance their post graduate studies in a scholarship at any institution of their choice in the country. This is as a result of his love for the development of education and the people of Kwara at max. Kwara class of honors aims at celebrating about 71 First class graduates from Universities across the state, Information reaching us is that Individual scholars who have tendered their Post-Graduate admission letter had been reimbursed as part of the scheme promise finance their study.

Below is a short video clip of how the Senate President welcome the Scholars to the event.


Apr 13, 2017

NYSC Releases NEW & Updated 2017 Batch A Timetable

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has made an official statement making few adjustments and updates to the 2017 Batch A time table.
The 2017 timetable was previously released earlier this month but the NYSC made some adjustments today, April 13, 2017.
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New Timetable

Breaking News: Saraki Commences Free JAMB Enrollment For Kwarans

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The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commenced the distribution of the annual free Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) forms for Kwarans. The Senate president, who has over the years, been distributing the UTME forms to Kwarans through his ABS Mandate Constituency Office located in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital has, this time around monetized the support for thousands of candidates from Kwara Central, Kwara South and Kwara North. The monetization is as a result of the new policy of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board which mandates every candidate to personally pay into Commercial Banks where that will be registered online.
We may recall that last week, the Constituency Office through its Director of Media and Communications, Hon. Kayode Omotose, announced the decision of the Senate President to give free JAMB forms to one thousand Kwara Central candidates. Meanwhile, as the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, he extended this humanitarian gesture to Kwara South and Kwara North respectively.
History has it that Saraki, as a leader who epitomizes human capacity development, has not only been giving out the JAMB forms but also organising coaching classes at different centres in Ilorin for Kwara Central, Aja-Ipo for Kwara South and Baruteen and Lafiaji for Kwara northerners.
According to the Director of Youth and Student Affairs of the constituency office, Alhaji Kale Ajanaku, the Senate President, as a leader who believes in quality education as the best tool towards a better future of Nigeria, facilitated Seventy (70) blocks of classrooms for Kwara Central Senatorial District with full furniture support, in which many of them have been completed whilst a few are near completion. He proceeded by disclosing that Sen. Saraki, as a leader with a digital mindset, has also begun the installation of computers and other ICT facilities in 8 Secondary Schools in his constituency in order to prepare Kwara State students for Computer Based Examinations right from basic schools.

8 Steps to Preparing Adequately for JAMB

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I have never seen anyone perform outstandingly in JAMB or in any other thing worthwhile without putting together these three things apart from those that engage in examination malpractice which is something that is usually regretted in a thousand and one ways in the future.
Let us discuss eight straight-forward steps you can take to prepare yourself for JAMB. As easy to mention as these steps are, I must say that the simplicity ends there, in practice, they are actually difficult but are very practical steps that every outstanding student I’ve ever met practiced in their own way to overcome JAMB in their time.

Step 1: Ensure you know the JAMB score you need and decide on the score you want.

You must make sure you find out the average score you need in JAMB with your subject combination to nail your desired course in the institution you want.



This average score can be deduced from the minimum normal cut-off mark for JAMB that will qualify for post-UTME for that course and in the institution as well as the previous cut-off marks set by the institution that will qualify you for admission by merit. As you read this now, make your research and write that average score down. This will help you know the minimum mark you should work towards.
How to Prepare for JAMB
After you must have done that, the next thing is to decide on the score you want. The score you want should be different from what you need, actually it should be higher. The problem of many students is that they don’t even know the score they need talk less of the score they should want to work towards while preparing for JAMB.
These students after writing JAMB then begin to make this research after which they now start praying to God to give them that score. God does not bless those kinds of efforts. Some students still do not even find out the needed score or cut-off mark until their result is out. I understand that sometimes JAMB and various schools change their cut-off marks sometimes depending on the general performance of students but you can always make a safe assumption to work with from previous cut-off marks.
Setting a higher target is a principle in line with the saying that says “you should shoot for the stars, for you never know, you may land on the moon”. When you set a high and reasonable target – what I mean by reasonable is achievable; some students set targets of ‘398’ which is quite unreasonable – you’ll most likely get something very close to it, if not exactly.
A target above 300 is high enough to spur you to action. Once you have fixed your target score, distribute it to your four subjects according to your strengths. For instance:

My target score for JAMB: 315
Use of English: 75
Mathematics: 80
Physics: 85



Chemistry: 75
How to Prepare for JAMB

Step 2: Create a study plan and reading time table.

It is one thing to set a target and it’s another thing to map out a plan to implement and reach it. I will get ‘315’ in JAMB is easier said than done. A study plan is therefore an organized schedule that a student creates that outlines study time and learning goals. Creating a study plan and a reading time table not only helps you become more organized, but it holds you accountable for your own learning outcomes and the achievement of your goal or target.
Every student will develop a different study plan; there is no correct study plan for everyone. When creating your personalized study plan, you will need to do some self-evaluation of your current schedule and time management. Find days when you have fewer personal commitments when you can squeeze more study time – while doing this, remember that you need to put in as much time as you desire to see results).
Remember, each student studies differently, so the amount of time you need to study will differ from the time others devote to studying. Also, some students find that studying at night or at early hours of the morning is better for them than during the day. Work according to your system.
Determine why you are studying – which in this case is to reach a JAMB score target – and develop a plan that can help you achieve your goal. Take into consideration previous performances (that is if you have written JAMB before) and how you prepared in those occasions. You need to also anticipate subjects that will take more time to prepare for than the others.
Lastly, create a study plan that is reasonable. Although you must set aside enough time in your schedule dedicated to your studies, blocking off five hours with no break will set you up for failure. You can spend less time studying if you do it correctly. For a detailed look at how to make a personalized study plan, explore the step-by-step instructions below.



Three steps to create your study plan:

1. Create a time chart of your current activities – Creating a time chart will allow you to see how you spend your time from day to day. Take notes about your daily activities. Record things like when you wake up, sleep, do chores, work, go out and if you’re in school, how much time you spend in school daily.
Once you have done this, check for free time available for studying and it should be up to at least three hours especially as JAMB is fast approaching, if not you will need to re-organize your daily activities and create more time for studying.
2. Develop a schedule and reading time table – Now that you have determined available days and times for studying, the next thing is to develop a schedule. It is best to have a schedule written down so you won’t forget it. Seeing it written down can make it seem more important.
You need to know subjects that will require more time to study, especially if they are your weak points. Your schedule and reading time table will highly depend on the amount of time you have left. If you are reading this and you have maybe three months left, then maybe you will need to put in more than five hours daily for work. Please be sincere to yourself here and put in as much time as is necessary.
One hour a day is simply self-deceit and will lead you nowhere. Let your plan be very definite; for example, if you have 30 chapters of a textbook to study and 15 years of past questions to tackle and you need to finish it in a month, then you may need to read a chapter a day and solve 1 year of past questions every two days. Remember to have breaks in between long hours of study in order to prevent feeling overwhelmed.
3. Stick to your study plan – A study plan works best if it is followed on a consistent basis. Some days may not go according to plan but it should always be for reasons beyond your control. Otherwise, you need to be disciplined enough to remember that your future and the future of others depending on you or that will depend on you in the future are at stake.
So, stick to your plan. You can use incentives such as eating after you’ve been able to read for three hours without getting up from your chair. You may also need to deprive yourself of some sleep at night because you can easily regain lost sleep after JAMB.
Lastly, some students find it helpful to find a study partner. Studying with a friend also preparing for JAMB allows for collaboration and discussion. When creating your study plan, check with other friends to determine if you can coordinate study sessions. However, if you tend to socialize more than study when you are around others, stick to an independent study plan. If you do choose to study with a partner, choose someone with whom you are likely to stay on task.



Step 3: Start your reading now.

If you’re in SS 1 or 2 and you are reading this article now, then I must say that you are very fortunate. It is very advisable that you create a plan, even if it is thirty minutes daily for JAMB and start as soon as possible, if you do, you will be smiling when others are breaking their heads trying to prepare months to the exam.
If you are months away from the exam, it does not matter much because you still have a great chance; but you must begin now to study with a working plan as I have described in step two. If you have just few weeks left, then what you need to do is to start this very moment to focus on going through as many credible past questions as you can, you still have a good chance.

Step 4: Go through at least ten recent years of past questions to get patterns.

To study effectively, you need to know the patterns used by JAMB to set questions. First and foremost, we all know that JAMB questions are usually objective and the way you read for objective type questions is not the same way you read for theory or subjective type.
Even though it’s easier to prepare for objective than the others because you can always easily infer the answer from the given options, you still need to know the common patterns they use to set their questions. For instance, if for the past ten or so years, they have set more of questions involving calculation than theory in a subject like Physics or Chemistry, this will give you a clue as to where more of your focus should be.

Step 5: Use exam focus textbooks to study according to the syllabus.

How to Prepare for JAMB

This step is also very important to take note of because so many students study haphazardly. They give excuses such as: “JAMB syllabus is just too big, I’m sure they set everything”, but that’s a big lie. Every exam has a focus; there are always things the examiners expect and assume that if you know, then you must know some other things related to it. For instance, if you know how to cook stew, then you must at least know what tomatoes, pepper and other such ingredients are.



An examiner then just needs to ask you to describe how stew is cooked and he has asked a number of questions together in one. After all, it’s just fifty questions they set apart from in English. Using exam focus textbooks – there are a lot of good ones – study with your results from the research on the patterns they have used in past questions according to their syllabus. That is the rule in one sentence.

Step 6: Solve at least twenty years of past questions yourself at least twice.

Of course, this will require time but if you can do this after studying according their syllabus even more than twice, you will not regret it. Remember, as I have said earlier, your study plan all depends on how much time you have left to the examination day and how much time you are willing to give on each of those remaining days to adequate study. JAMB has been conducting this examination since the 1970s and they have surely run out of questions; all they can do is to keep rearranging past questions to make them look new.
The problem with a lot of candidates is that they study about five recent years of past questions and they are satisfied. You hold the key to success in your own hands. Use a credible JAMB Q & A for this, but do not depend solely on the answers given by the authors of the Q & A, still do your research using your textbooks on the questions you are not sure for yourself about.

Step 7: Practice at least one time test daily two weeks to the exam.

What I mean by a time test is a similar test to JAMB in which you will give yourself the amount of time JAMB usually gives or less if you want to work on your speed. At least two weeks to the exam – if possible more than that – begin practicing these time tests after which you will mark yourself or ask someone around to help you do that. This is where a credible and original Q & A will be helpful. This will help you work on speed before the real exam situation.
Pick a previous year and solve the past questions for that year for your four subject combination (or you can mix different years) according to a time limit similar to the three and half hours JAMB usually gives. It should be preferably years you have not gone through in step 6.
You should be disciplined enough not to look at the answers while solving them and if you will be tempted, maybe you should the past questions JAMB normally gives in soft copy that has not been solved. Of course, you should know that it is self-deceit to copy the already solved answers.

Step 8: Write the exam in your mind at least on three occasions before the exam.

How to Prepare for JAMB

Many people usually do not like this kind of steps especially if they are very practical people. But playing the scene of the exam in your mind, seeing yourself going into the exam center confident and well-prepared as well as seeing yourself coming out happy and satisfied with how well you answered the questions helps you develop confidence and deal with tension as the exams approach.
On each occasion you do this, the best way to is to find a quiet place, preferably a place you stay in a lying position without sleeping of, close your eyes and begin to act the whole experience the way you want it to happen on the exam day from entering the exam center to collecting the papers, writing the exams and leaving the center after the exams. Play it in your mind until you begin to feel and believe the success in reality. This is a universal principle called the Law of Attraction.

Additional Tips:

1. Prepare very adequately for the Use of English paper.

The Use of English paper is one paper that you can finish in the shortest possible time and that is not the only advantage. Another reason you should get very much ready for Use of English is that JAMB uses it to bring students down by setting tricky questions. Use of English is very simple and is an easy and fast place to bag good marks if you know what you are doing but you need to prepare adequately for it and master its rules. A good textbook for it is the New Oxford Secondary English Course.

2. Learn to read primarily to learn and acquire knowledge.

Reading just to pass an examination and get a good score is one of the greatest killers of the potential of students. Even though wanting to pass JAMB and score high so that you gain admission into the university is a good goal, it is not a good enough reason to read especially if you want to maximize your potential.
When you read with the primary aim of learning something new and acquiring new knowledge, you will discover that you will develop more interest in what you are reading and ‘interest’ is one of the things that strengthen the chemical links and bonds between the neural traces of that subject in your brain. Memories are just neural traces in the brain that get stronger and become easier to remember with application of interest, strong emotion, repetition and revision.

3. Do not leave God out of your planning and preparations.

I am adding this additional tip on the basis of my faith and I strongly believe that it is one of the keys to true success because only the manufacturer of a product knows the capabilities of that product and remains the best person to tell you how to make the best use of that product. God made your brain and memory and trusting in Him to give you the strength and wisdom to apply His time-tested principles for true and lasting success will help you maximize His potential in you.

Mar 28, 2017

Expel students with less than 0.5 CGPA-Buhari tells VCs

Students in federal universities who scored less than five gross point average (0.5GPA) at the end of every academic year, are to be ejected from campuses.
President Muhammadu Buhari who announced this at the convocation of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), also read a riot act to student agitators and the university staff collaborating with them.
President Muhammad Buhari

Buhari represented by education minister of state, Professor Anthony Anwuka, said government will no longer tolerate the disruption of academic activities by professional agitators on university campuses.
The President warned that students who are still bent on endless agitations and university staff who collaborate with them, leading to the disruption of academic activities, will be sanctioned in line with existing regulations.
“We must stop to continue housing adventurers, who have no business remaining in the universities beyond the time specified for their studies in the universities.”
“In that wise, it is being proposed that at the end of this academic year, any student with less than 0.5 CGPA should cease to be a student of the university and should be shown the way out.
“The universities must continue to have people who are serious in what they have come to do,If you have less than 0.5 in your CGPA, you are out. You are out for good so that the space will be left for those who have come to do serious business.”

Mar 24, 2017

Make Money With Smartphones

I’ll show you ways of making money online with your android phone as a Nigerian Student. Don’t worry, the options listed here have been verified and can be trusted.
Making money online is one thing that so many internet users want to do at one time of the other. Or who don’t want to make so extra cash? Many articles had been written in the past on how to make money online but they are mostly focused on the use of computer systems to access the internet and make money than the use of mobile devices. It is therefore important to discuss how to make money online using smartphones as the primary tool for online jobs. The internet is now been accessed more through the use of mobile devices than the regular computer system. According to a report released in the year 2014, about 60 percent of all internet connection is done over mobile devices. This is a reflection of the improved capabilities of the mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Personally, I believe the emergence of Android and Apple IOS are contributing to the increased use of mobile devices over personal computers.
Making money online is not as easy as most people want it to be. So many internet users believe that with the correct secret, you can begin to earn top dollar with little or no hard work. I am sorry, but I am yet to have access to such secrets. The only secret I have been able to discover involves the hard work and dedication of the course. Once the mind is set to work hard, there are numerous ways whereby you can earn online using your mobile devices.

Mar 23, 2017

#ROC Meet Dami Drey - A Rapper


BACKGROUND
My name is Olaiya damilola Sunday, but some people call me Macosa, and I'm popularly known as Dami Drey (elemosho). I hail from Kwara State and am from a good Christian family too, though things are not that okay financially but we keep on thanking Jehovah. I grew up in Ikotun Egbe until 2005 when we moved to Sango Ota out of my Landlord frustration.

WHY DID YOU CHOSE RAP?
Rap for me is a talent and calling at the same time. I used to listen lots of Olamide tracks and it really influenced my choice too. But back then I choose English rapping, but because the music market started evolving and I had to switch between Yoruba and Pidgin English, or more of slangs.

ANY CHALLENGES?
The first challenge I had has to do with promotion and finance, being an unsigned Upcoming Act I have to record and promote all of my works single handedly. Also, I will say the way DJs treat Artist isn't okay by me, likewise Organizers and the lack of Compensation not even a Table water, that has been a great blow to my passion cos hey are not encouraging, but I'm coping sha.

WHAT ARE YOUR INSPIRATIONS?
I see other rappers, the likes of Olamide, 2 Face, Oladips, Lil Wayne as my inspiration, not even weed, drugs or similar things. Because my friends used to ask me to take such for inspiration which I detest.


HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY AWARDS
Yes, I recently won Trendy Mates "Rookie of the Year" through the support of my Fans. I got nominated for 3 different award categories at my department (MACOSA). While, my very first stage performance in Kwasu was proudly supported by Gtcr8 where I emerged the best Rapper alongside Nizzy Dee.


HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN WALE TURNER DROPPED A COMMENT?
It was a moment of light up for me, I recently dropped a new track where I did a cover of Wale Turner's NO. at release I posted it on my Instagram and comments have been rolling in, including "Nice one Bro! I heard it keep it up!!" Although that's not the first time I have received a comment from a Celebrity, including Femi Adebayo, Oladips was just happy that they all noticed my striving.

You can DOWNLOAD ( NO, Wale Turner Cover) here.

YOUR ADVICE FOR OTHER ARTIST
Lemme not address others like I'm there already. But I will say this, "Just believe in yourself, push harder and never underrate anyone" We'll all gonna reach the top.

Click HERE to download

Mar 20, 2017

Lil Kixzy drops new hit

Lil Kixzy, one of Kwasu's baddest rappers drops a new hit few days ago. The Rapper who was recently nominated at Elite Vibez 2017 and Emperor Awards respectively.

His first hit "Ballers" that he dedicated to all hustling souls is the more reason why you need to listen to this new dope track from him.

Click HERE to DOWNLAOD

Mar 16, 2017

She Codes Lagos - Venture Garden Group

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A software firm in Lagos plans to host All Female Hackathon for aspiring Female developers. The program details is as follows:

Calling All Female Developers!!!

Venture Garden Group is hosting an all-female hackathon on Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 9 am.

This event is designed to connect female developers in different stages of their careers to collaborate and spend the day building a fun project with colleagues in the industry.

  • Registration | We have limited slots available, so please sign-up now 
  • Teams | Teams of women will be formed Saturday morning 
  • Judges | Our judging panel is made up of industry influencers and professionals 
  • Bring | Your laptop, skills & a team-focused mindset  
  • Take | Prizes are available for participants and winners

The event will feature workshops and panels led by industry mentors.

Register today to reserve a spot.

Visit  She Codes Lagos to learn more.

 

Mar 6, 2017

Flobyt free WiFi service in Nigeria

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Popular Music producer, Don Jazzy in partnership with Dele Odufoye launched Flobyt WiFi, a free WiFi services currently available in Parks, Restaurants and Gardens across Lagos State.

“Flobyt is 100% free for the users and our partner locations, all you have to do is walk in and log in. In fact, our working slogan is ‘Don’t use your data, use ours” Co-Founder, Dele Odunfoye.
The management promised to sustain the service as they possess the required technology, speed and plans to fascinate the project.

Flobyt WiFi service will be free at all Flobyt partner location and it will display few ads while users surf the net on their device, Flobyt is the first free WiFi solution in Nigeria and the co-founders are working tirelessly to make it the project a sustainable one.

Flobyt WiFi is currently available at Banilux Bar (Yaba), Lounge9a opp Hotel New Castle (Anthony), Roadster Burgers (Lekki), Kazyplace (Admiralty), Magodo, CMD, 7up, Ikosi, Ketu and expanding to other locations in the state. Partner locations with low traffic spaces accommodate upto 30 users while higher traffic places can enable up to 80 users.

Business that wants to be a Flobyt partner just by filling out a form on their website and wait for approval, the services plans to expand to other state in Nigeria, West Africa and Africa at large to enhance connectivity to free internet access.

Mar 5, 2017

Senate President urges universities to shun all comers programmes

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

Dr Bukola Saraki, the Senate President, has urged Nigerian universities to be agents of community development rather than running all-comers’ programmes.

Saraki gave the advice in a goodwill message at the 3rd Biennial Conference of the Committee of Pro-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities in Abuja.
He was represented by Sen. Jubril Barawo, Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Education.
Saraki said in the past, Nigerian universities were known to have experts in certain programmes but this was no longer the case.
“Today, it is a different scenario, as many Nigerian universities want to run all programmes from university teaching hospital to having a nuclear department."
He said the development had paved way for the influx of unprepared students many of who could not address their special needs.
“There is, therefore, the need for Nigerian universities to change from being conventional sources of graduates to becoming engines of community development.
“Nigeria needs a new generation of universities that can serve as engines of community development and social renewal,’’Saraki said.
He said that fundamental reforms would be needed in the curriculum design of the universities to boost their efforts in proffering lasting solution to the nation’s economic social and environmental challenges.
Saraki urged the committee to look into some other unwholesome practices by some lecturers who took delight in taking up multiple appointments or full time employment in more than one university.
He said the development accounted for the reduction in the quality of graduates, as a result of lack of adequate supervision by lecturers.
He called for an end to labour disputes in higher institutions to check strikes, adding that better funding would make them relevant "in the ever-competitive contemporary education."
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, identified resource constraints as one of the challenges facing the universities.
He, however, called on the university authorities to manage the available resources at their disposal effectively and efficiently to achieve their aims and objectives.
Adamu’s massage was tagged: "The Journey so far and the Future; the Ministerial Strategic Plan for Higher Education’’.
The minister was represented on the occasion by Hajia Fatima Gidum, Director, Tertiary Education in the ministry.
Adamu urged the conference to come up with a framework for the funding of tertiary education and augment the statutory resources.
The conference, with theme, “Sustainable Tertiary Education in a Harsh Economic Environment’’,  will end on Thursday.

Mar 4, 2017

JAMB introduces new policies for 2017

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The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has made some major changes in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) for 2017.
More adjustments have however been made, and these are some of the things that will happen this year, that have never happened before:
1. No Awaiting Result
JAMB has announced that candidates who have not received their O’level results will not be able to apply or secure admission in higher institutions.
In a statement released on Tuesday, February 28, the examination body said it was part of its restructuring plan for 2017.
2. Fourth Choice
JAMB has also introduced a fourth choice of school option for candidates but would only be able to select only one government school while filling out their forms online.
3. No Choosing Of Public University
The following was also announced: The new registration platform will now be first choice, second choice, third choice and fourth choice and not most preferred, preferred etc as it was.
Candidates’ first choice can be a College, University, Innovative Enterprises Institutions or Polytechnic/Monotechnic. However, if a candidate makes a Public University his first choice, he will not have any public University to choose for 2nd, 3rd and 4th choice.
He will have on the remaining three choices, a College, a Polytechnic, Private University and IEI’S. However, candidates for the 2017 UTME can now select NCE (College) or ND (Polytechnic/ Monotechnic) as their 1st choice up to 3rd choice and the 4th IEI.
They can select the IEI (Innovative Enterprise Institution, ND) as their 1st choice up to the 4th choice, but can only pick a public university once.
4. JAMB  Form Sold Late
The organizers of the major examinations in the country, including JAMB met to avoid a clash in schedules and in order to have a harmonized timetable.
An agreement was reached at the national headquarters of the Board in Abuja on Tuesday, January 24, after a meeting with National Examination Council (NECO), West African Examination Council (WAEC) and National Business and Technical Examination (NABTEB) to harmonize the timetable.
This is one reason the registration is yet to begin.
5. Mock UTME
While speaking the body also announced that plans were in place for a mock UTME and this might explain the delay in beginning the sales of the examination forms. So if you are preparing, start your preparations now, so you can do well in both the mock and the real deal.
6. No Scratch Card
Speaking on the issue of scratch card, the registrar explained that one reason for the delay was due to issues the board had with sale of scratch cards.
He said that whereas candidates used to buy scratch cards to access the forms online previously, they planned to cancel that since it had been abused thoroughly.
According to Daily Trust, he said: “What we want to do is for students to pay directly to government coffers and we are working out the process of doing so to avoid the type of abuse that it has been subjected to.
“So, we want to sell directly and to make sure that candidates pay into TSA account. We have cases of students saying their scratch cards got burnt, others saying their scratch cards were swallowed by snakes or lost in an accident.”

Corp members cries out over maltreatment - Zamfara

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Zamfara Corpers serving in Kaura Namoda, Zamfara State have sent put an appeal for justice over one of their colleagues who according to them was maltreated and brutalised.
In their message tagged: WHO WILL HEAR, AND NOT CRY? They lamented that Michael, the male corper was allegedly brutalised by the policemen simply because he scolded one of his students and asked the student to kneel down. The corpers in their petition alleged that the policemen were paid by the rich father of the student to punish Micheal and unjustly throw him behind bars. Micheal is currently in police detention and his colleagues are crying for justice.
Read their petition posted on social media here:
Our hearts are thumping out: strong rhythms of pain. Our dignity has been trampled and mangled with reckless impunity. God!
Today a corps member, Michael, serving his fatherland in Nasara Standard Academy perceived as the shining light in a tottering secondary education system in Kaura Namoda was today brutalised and manhandled by a team comprising of the richest man in Kaura Namoda and his equally wanton boys. What was his crime?
Michael had punished his student who happens to be this man’s ward. A simple kneel down. Michael who had nurtured these children with patience and love. Michael, who had taught with empty stomach till letters on the chalkboard danced like rampant music notes before his eyes. For all of us like Michael, who have stretched the capacities of our strengths and sensibilities to serve a stifling system. For all the ‘under the sun and in the rain’, what have we gotten as reward?
This notorious man, clenching his cash ridden fists, recruits the help of the police and the shameless Zombies, storm Nasara Academy to crucify Michael like a criminal. He was punched like a sack of millet and stripped of humanity. He was beaten like he stole karats of gold in a jungle market. O God! My fingers are itching, and it’s like they will drip blood. Michael was driven to the Police Station where the real torture awaited him.
They removed what was left of his pride as a man serving his country. Then, they flogged and flogged him, and when their energy sapped out, the evil of a man threw wads of naira notes about, and refuelled their animalism. Michael was a heap of sorrow and a container of hot painful tears. As some of Michael’s colleagues arrived and tried to raise their voices against the escalating reign of heartlessness; the policemen, some apparently drunk, threatened with pointed rifles, slapping and pushing them.
Who will hear this and not cry? How can we move about when our sinews are depleted? Who will walk the long and dusty paths to schools to teach? Who will serve the masters under a sun that burns through skin and fluid? Who will hear this and not cry?
Michael is lying in a police cell, writhing in pain. He has been physically wounded but more serious is the mental injury. But he is not alone. We are all wounded like Michael and our soul is burning from strife. The brutalisation of Michael in a land where he is vulnerable and hapless will not go without notice. Justice must be done. Corps members must be protected. Our dignity must be restored. Who will hear this and not cry? We therefore call on:
The state Government
The State Coordinator NYSC
The Emir of Kaura Namoda
The Commissioner of Police