248 to renounce membership of campus cultism

Mr Samuel Ejembi, the National Coordinator, Campus Cult Eradication Foundation (CCEF),  says 248 persons are ready to renounce their membership of various campus cultists’ groups in various tertiary institutions in Oyo State.

Ejembi disclosed this on Thursday at a stakeholders’ meeting with Chief Security Officers (CSOs) and Deans of Students Affairs of all the tertiary institutions in the state, held at the Oyo State Police Command headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan. Continue reading “248 to renounce membership of campus cultism”

NISLT Inducts 610 UniPort-Trained Laboratory Technologists

The ranks of laboratory scientists grew last Tuesday, following the induction of a total of 610 Laboratory Technologists trained by the University of Port Harcourt into Associate Membership of the Nigeria Institute of Science Laboratory Technologists (NISLT).
Performing the induction ceremony, Acting Registrar/Director General and Chief Executive Officer of NISLT, Mr. Yemi Gbodegesin, charged the new Laboratory Technologists to carry out their activities in line with the standards and ethics of the profession. He commended the authorities of the University for providing an enabling environment for the training of the students. “I want to inform you that the SLT programme demands honesty, hard work, resilience, patience, humanitarian feelings and compassion of you. As you proceed into the world to practise this noble profession, I want to implore you to maintain a high level of ethical standards,” he admonished the graduands, adding: “You are also to assert yourselves and project the image of the profession as you undertake your practice in the service of this great nation.” Continue reading “NISLT Inducts 610 UniPort-Trained Laboratory Technologists”

Shell Postgraduate Scholarship – 2016/2017.

The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria is offering Postgraduate scholarships to Nigerian Students from Rivers, Delta and Bayelsa States to study in UK for Engineering and petroleum related Science courses at Imperial College London, University College London and the University of Leeds for 2017 academic year.

The following courses at the three institutions qualify available for the scholarship program:

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Updates for UNIPORT Freshers Online Registration – 2016/2017

All new students admitted into Regular, Basic and Certificate Programmes of the University of Port-harcourt (UNIPORT) that they should note the following as it concerns 2016/2017 online registration;

1. No cyber cafe/business center is solely in charge of online registrations. You can process it even from your homes.

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UNIPORT expels 22 students

The Senate of the University of Port Harcourt on Friday announced the expulsion of 22 students of the university for various offences including assaulting a female lecturer.

A statement signed by the Registrar of the university, Dorcas Otto, in Port Harcourt, said that the offences also included being members of different cult groups and undermining security on the campus.

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UNIPORT ADMISSION INTO PART-TIME CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES – 2016/2017 SESSION

This is to inform the general public that sale of Application Forms into the various Part-Time Certificate and Diploma Programmes of the College of Continuing Education, University of Port Harcourt for the 2016/2017 Session has commenced.  The following Programmes will be offered during the Session:
A.    CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES IN:
(1)    Information and Communication Technology

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FG Approves Establishment of 8 New Private Universities (2016).

The Federal Government has approved the establishment of 8 private universities in the country.

The approval came during the FEC (Federal Executive Council) meeting at the presidential villa following recommendation by the National Universities Commission, (NUC).

Names of the 8 Approved Private Universities

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Teacher arrested for having anal sex with pupil

A teacher, Collins Obi, has been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command for allegedly raping a 10-year-old boy.

Obi was said to have had anal sex with the pupil.

The 20-year-old primary school teacher allegedly committed the offence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

This was revealed by the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, who said the offence was committed on November 5, 2016.

Ajisebutu explained that apart from teaching in the school where the victim attended, Obi was also the boy’s personal teacher.

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Lecturer cautions electoral commission on Diaspora voting

A lecturer at the Federal University Dutse in Jigawa warned that the commission must learn to conduct perfect elections in the country first.

A lecturer at the Federal University Dutse in Jigawa, Dr Abdulhakeem Adejumoh, on Tuesday cautioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to venture into diaspora voting.

Adejumoh said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse that the commission must learn to conduct perfect elections in the country before allowing Nigerians in diaspora to vote.

“Internal elections still have some issues hence there is need to perfect that before advancing to diaspora participation in Nigeria polls,” he said.

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12-yr-old pupil develops mobile tracking device

Tomisin Ogunnubi has developed an Android mobile tracking application named: ‘My Locator’.

A 12-year-old pupil has wowed many by completing the development of an Android mobile tracking application named: ‘My Locator’.

The student of Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls, Lagos State, Tomisin Ogunnubi, made the achievement on Tuesday, November 8, Punch reports.

According to the reports, the app was immediately uploaded and is now available for free download on Google store.

Punch reports that the student developed the app under the training of  an Information and Communications Technology partnership between the Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls and New Horizons Computer Learning Centre.

Ogunnubii says that the app helps users to know their geographic location, view it on the map and be directed accordingly.

According to her, another of the app’s great attributes is that it has an alert button to be used in times of distress, which is linked to the Lagos State emergency service number, 767, “and one thereby gets the chance of being rescued from threatening emergencies or conditions.”

Executive Director, Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls, Mrs Olufunke Fowler-Amba, said the school has continued to live up to its standard as a top quality and front row Information Technology-driven institution for many years.

She said, “The achievements by Ogunnubi and many other students, who had equally developed other IT solutions at different times, are glaring testaments to the fact.”

Fowler-Amba also expressed her excitement over the strategic ICT partnership that the school established with New Horizons, a United States-based IT, skills, certification and training organisation with presence in 80 countries worldwide.

Meanwhile, the General Manager, Educational Services, New Horizons, Mr Bolaji Olaoye, congratulated the school’s management on the steps in education and its  21st-century IT-driven stance.

He added that this approach “guarantees that all the students mandatorily undergo training in different international IT skills acquisition schemes under its partnership with New Horizons.

“In a matter of time, these set of young entrepreneurs would have been convincingly positioned with their skills to bail the country out of its total dependence on oil and become an IT-driven country like India, China, Singapore, Malaysia, etc. that are dominating the world’s lucrative IT market, which is expected to hit €4.4tn by 2019.”

In a similar development, five students of the Bingham University, Abuja, reportedly developed an e-voting softwareduring their internship in May this year.