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  •  Two former Vice Chancellors University of Ibadan Prof Idowu Olayinka and Prof Isaac Adewole have extolled the virtues and contributions of the late Prof Akinlawon Mabogunje the first Nigerian Professor of Geography Olayinka and Adewole along with others spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Saturday NAN reports that Mabogunje was born on Oct 18 1931 in Kano and died on Aug 4 Mabogunje was African President of the International Geographical Union In 1999 he was the first African to be elected as a Foreign Associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences among other achievements during his lifetime Olayinka said We mourn the demise of Prof Akinlawon Mabogunje Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to his entire family associates and friends He matriculated at the then University College Ibadan in 1949 and earned a First Degree in Geography in 1953 This was followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in the same discipline He was elevated to the grade of Professor in 1965 thus becoming the first Nigerian Professor of Geography Baba was widely acclaimed as the foremost Social Scientist ever produced by Africa He had earlier in his illustrious career served as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ibadan from 1968 till 1970 He provided a leadership role in the preparation of the Master Plan for the Abuja Federal Capital Territory According to Olayinka as one of the earliest students of the University College Ibadan Mabogunje received the Degree of Doctor of Science _honoris causa_ from the University of Ibadan in 2018 He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew him as a distinguished and highly respected UIte who was very passionate about his Alma Mater He served meritoriously as the Pro Chancellor and Chairman of Council of Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye he said Olayinka said that it was high time the government took the advice of the late professor on university ownership to ensure sustainability It is generally accepted that the fortunes of the Nigerian University System cannot improve until a sustainable funding model is guaranteed In this respect about a decade ago Prof Akin Mabogunje suggested that the Federal Government of Nigeria should hand over the University of Ibadan to the Alumni to manage It is perhaps high time this proposal is interrogated for the overall benefit of the country otherwise if we are to learn from history the current national strike by ASUU may painfully not be the last We pray for the repose of the soul of the Colossus and eminent global citizen Prof Akinlawon Mabogunje He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew this humble and soft spoken academic giant the former VC said Also Adewole another former Vice Chancellor extolled the virtues of the deceased and his contributions to the development of Nigeria especially the Federal Capital Territory FCT Abuja We have lost an Iroko He was truly the last of the Mohicans An academic noble he dined and wined with the Kings and Queens He was another Mr Fix a soft spoken man who influenced policies without being a politician Abuja was his hand and foot print A city that could be named after him A unique and successful family man he remained largely visible but quiet His work and legacy are immortal May his gentle soul Rest In Peace Adewole a former Minister of Health said In his comments retired Prof Olabode Lucas of the Department of Agronomy University of Ibadan said that the late Prof Mabogunje was indeed an academic giant and intellectual Colossus He was in the same league as Ibadan Academic giants like Dike Lambo Ajayi Lucas Odeku Akinkugbe Aboyade Irvine Durley Olayide Oyenuga and Bassir He was the greatest Geographer in Africa who won the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in Geography As a student at Ibadan he was the Secretary of the Action Group on the campus together with people like Bola Ige and Olutoye In this capacity he was a member of the Action Group Executive Council presided over by late Chief Obafemi Awolowo After retirement he founded the DPC with Prof Aboyade For many years he was the Chancellor of Ogun State University He came he saw and conquered May his soul rest in perfect peace Lucas said Also Mr David Afolayan the Chief Executive Officer GIS Konsult said that the late Prof Mabogunje contributed to learning of Geography and passed it down to the next generation Afolayan described the deceased as a professor of professors and a great mentor He contributed immensely to teaching of GIS in public and private secondary schools in Nigeria since 2015 and in equipping the next generation on having a better understanding of how the world works And he also empowered young people to proffer solutions to problems in the society through the connections he provided on the project I was inspired to take on Afolayan said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ex-UI VCs, Olayinka, Adewole, others mourn Mabogunje, 1st Nigerian Professor of Geography
     Two former Vice Chancellors University of Ibadan Prof Idowu Olayinka and Prof Isaac Adewole have extolled the virtues and contributions of the late Prof Akinlawon Mabogunje the first Nigerian Professor of Geography Olayinka and Adewole along with others spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Saturday NAN reports that Mabogunje was born on Oct 18 1931 in Kano and died on Aug 4 Mabogunje was African President of the International Geographical Union In 1999 he was the first African to be elected as a Foreign Associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences among other achievements during his lifetime Olayinka said We mourn the demise of Prof Akinlawon Mabogunje Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to his entire family associates and friends He matriculated at the then University College Ibadan in 1949 and earned a First Degree in Geography in 1953 This was followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in the same discipline He was elevated to the grade of Professor in 1965 thus becoming the first Nigerian Professor of Geography Baba was widely acclaimed as the foremost Social Scientist ever produced by Africa He had earlier in his illustrious career served as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ibadan from 1968 till 1970 He provided a leadership role in the preparation of the Master Plan for the Abuja Federal Capital Territory According to Olayinka as one of the earliest students of the University College Ibadan Mabogunje received the Degree of Doctor of Science _honoris causa_ from the University of Ibadan in 2018 He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew him as a distinguished and highly respected UIte who was very passionate about his Alma Mater He served meritoriously as the Pro Chancellor and Chairman of Council of Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye he said Olayinka said that it was high time the government took the advice of the late professor on university ownership to ensure sustainability It is generally accepted that the fortunes of the Nigerian University System cannot improve until a sustainable funding model is guaranteed In this respect about a decade ago Prof Akin Mabogunje suggested that the Federal Government of Nigeria should hand over the University of Ibadan to the Alumni to manage It is perhaps high time this proposal is interrogated for the overall benefit of the country otherwise if we are to learn from history the current national strike by ASUU may painfully not be the last We pray for the repose of the soul of the Colossus and eminent global citizen Prof Akinlawon Mabogunje He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew this humble and soft spoken academic giant the former VC said Also Adewole another former Vice Chancellor extolled the virtues of the deceased and his contributions to the development of Nigeria especially the Federal Capital Territory FCT Abuja We have lost an Iroko He was truly the last of the Mohicans An academic noble he dined and wined with the Kings and Queens He was another Mr Fix a soft spoken man who influenced policies without being a politician Abuja was his hand and foot print A city that could be named after him A unique and successful family man he remained largely visible but quiet His work and legacy are immortal May his gentle soul Rest In Peace Adewole a former Minister of Health said In his comments retired Prof Olabode Lucas of the Department of Agronomy University of Ibadan said that the late Prof Mabogunje was indeed an academic giant and intellectual Colossus He was in the same league as Ibadan Academic giants like Dike Lambo Ajayi Lucas Odeku Akinkugbe Aboyade Irvine Durley Olayide Oyenuga and Bassir He was the greatest Geographer in Africa who won the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in Geography As a student at Ibadan he was the Secretary of the Action Group on the campus together with people like Bola Ige and Olutoye In this capacity he was a member of the Action Group Executive Council presided over by late Chief Obafemi Awolowo After retirement he founded the DPC with Prof Aboyade For many years he was the Chancellor of Ogun State University He came he saw and conquered May his soul rest in perfect peace Lucas said Also Mr David Afolayan the Chief Executive Officer GIS Konsult said that the late Prof Mabogunje contributed to learning of Geography and passed it down to the next generation Afolayan described the deceased as a professor of professors and a great mentor He contributed immensely to teaching of GIS in public and private secondary schools in Nigeria since 2015 and in equipping the next generation on having a better understanding of how the world works And he also empowered young people to proffer solutions to problems in the society through the connections he provided on the project I was inspired to take on Afolayan said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ex-UI VCs, Olayinka, Adewole, others mourn Mabogunje, 1st Nigerian Professor of Geography
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    Ex-UI VCs, Olayinka, Adewole, others mourn Mabogunje, 1st Nigerian Professor of Geography

    Two former Vice-Chancellors, University of Ibadan, Prof. Idowu Olayinka and Prof. Isaac Adewole, have extolled the virtues and contributions of the late Prof. Akinlawon Mabogunje, the first Nigerian Professor of Geography.

    Olayinka and Adewole along with others spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Saturday.

    NAN reports that Mabogunje was born on Oct.18, 1931 in Kano and died on Aug. 4. Mabogunje was African President of the International Geographical Union.

    In 1999, he was the first African to be elected as a Foreign Associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences, among other achievements during his lifetime.

    Olayinka said: “We mourn the demise of Prof. Akinlawon Mabogunje.

    Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to his entire family, associates and friends.

    “He matriculated at the then University College, Ibadan in 1949 and earned a First Degree in Geography in 1953. This was followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in the same discipline.

    “He was elevated to the grade of Professor in 1965, thus becoming the first Nigerian Professor of Geography.

    “Baba was widely acclaimed as the foremost Social Scientist ever produced by Africa.

    He had earlier, in his illustrious career, served as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ibadan from 1968 till 1970. “He provided a leadership role in the preparation of the Master Plan for the Abuja Federal Capital Territory.

    ” According to Olayinka, as one of the earliest students of the University College, Ibadan, Mabogunje received the Degree of Doctor of Science _honoris causa_ from the University of Ibadan in 2018. “He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew him as a distinguished and highly respected UIte, who was very passionate, about his Alma Mater.

    “He served meritoriously as the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye,” he said.

    Olayinka said that it was high time the government took the advice of the late professor on university ownership to ensure sustainability.

    “It is generally accepted that the fortunes of the Nigerian University System cannot improve until a sustainable funding model is guaranteed.

    “In this respect, about a decade ago, Prof. Akin Mabogunje suggested that the Federal Government of Nigeria should hand over the University of Ibadan to the Alumni to manage.

    “It is perhaps high time this proposal is interrogated for the overall benefit of the country, otherwise, if we are to learn from history the current national strike by ASUU may painfully not be the last.

    “We pray for the repose of the soul of the Colossus and eminent global citizen, Prof. Akinlawon Mabogunje.

    He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew this humble and soft spoken academic giant,” the former VC said.

    Also, Adewole, another former Vice-Chancellor, extolled the virtues of the deceased and his contributions to the development of Nigeria, especially the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

    “We have lost an ‘Iroko’.

    He was truly the last of the ‘Mohicans’.

    An academic noble, he dined and wined with the Kings and Queens.

    “He was another ‘Mr Fix’, a soft spoken man, who influenced policies without being a politician.

    “Abuja was his hand and foot print.

    A city that could be named after him.

    A unique and successful family man, he remained largely visible but quiet.

    His work and legacy are immortal.

    “May his gentle soul Rest In Peace,” Adewole, a former Minister of Health, said.

    In his comments, retired Prof. Olabode Lucas of the Department of Agronomy,  University of Ibadan, said that the late Prof. Mabogunje was indeed an academic giant and intellectual Colossus.

    “He was in the same league as Ibadan Academic giants like Dike, Lambo, Ajayi  Lucas, Odeku, Akinkugbe, Aboyade, Irvine, Durley, Olayide Oyenuga and Bassir.

    “He was the greatest Geographer in Africa, who won the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in Geography.

    “As a student at Ibadan, he was the Secretary of the Action Group on the campus together  with people like Bola Ige and Olutoye.

    “In this capacity, he was a member of the Action Group Executive Council presided over by late Chief Obafemi Awolowo.

    “After retirement, he founded the DPC with Prof. Aboyade.

    For many years, he was the Chancellor of Ogun State University.

    “He came, he saw and conquered.

    May his soul rest in perfect peace,” Lucas said.

    Also, Mr David Afolayan, the Chief Executive Officer, GIS Konsult, said that the late Prof. Mabogunje contributed to learning of Geography and passed it down to the next generation.

    Afolayan described the deceased as a professor of professors and a great mentor.

    “He contributed immensely to teaching of GIS in public and private secondary schools in Nigeria since 2015 and in equipping the next generation on having a better understanding of how the world works.

    “And, he also empowered young people to proffer solutions to problems in the society through the connections he provided on the project I was inspired to take on,” Afolayan said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Prof Idowu Olayinka the immediate past Vice Chancellor University of Ibadan has described the death of Retired Prof Adedeji Awoniyi as a great loss to Nigeria and the academic community Olayinka in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Ibadan said the late icon was one of the pioneers who took a degree in Yoruba Language at the University of Ibadan in the late 1960s NAN recalls that the news of the demise of Awoniyi a retired Professor of Early Childhood Education University of Ibadan was broken on Sunday morning He was 84 years old According to Olayinka he was the Chief Marshal of Road Safety Corps in Oyo State for many years He anchored a Yoruba Television programme called Eri Okan aimed at as an avenue to seek redress for the oppressed and voiceless people in our society who would otherwise not be able to afford the huge cost of litigation in courts An author of several books on Yoruba Language with the death of Prof Adedeji Awoniyi the Nigerian society has lost a public intellectual The academic community has lost a genius and an icon in the popularisation of Yoruba Language and Culture He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew him We wish this indigene of Ila Orangun and an eminent citizen of the world eternal rest Olayinka said Also Prof Oyesoji Aremu Head Department of Counselling and Human Development Studies University of Ibadan said Baba Prof Awoniyi was a great scholar of Yoruba Language He didn t only profess it as a scholar he lived it and practiced it Throughout the years I knew him he was never in any dress other than traditional Yoruba attires No wonder he was fondly called Baba Yoruba Aremu said the deceased was very loving and sarcastic Other than the Faculty of Education where I knew him I also worked with him as a member of the Board GOF International Group of Schools Ejigbo Osogbo and Abidjan where he was the Chairman until his demise May his soul find eternal rest with his Creator Also Prof Tajudeen Akanji a former President UI Senior Staff Club said that a great educator had gone The world has lost another humanist a practical peace maker and peace builder Eri okan toto fun Always challenging people to their conscience The community of mediators have lost a practitioner with a conscience He was a real club man and a lover of his friends particularly the younger generation We pray that God Rest his soul in paradise till resurrection Amen Odigba Akanji said Also the President UI Staff Club Mr Lanre Oladoyinbo said it was very difficult for him to believe that Baba had gone because he was not showing any sign of illness We were still together a week ago at the Staff Club We don t normally call him Prof Adedeji Awoniyi we call him Baba Adedeji Awoniyi He was one of the oldest members of the club and he has been a member since 1969 whenever he is in the country the first point of call is the staff club and he comes regularly at times with his wife There is no dull moment when we are with Baba We always greet him especially when he sees anybody that stayed in Zik Hall because that was where he stayed as an undergraduate We always call him Great Zikit Baba is always jovial with anybody and full of humour We prayed to God that he should let his soul rest in peace It was a big blow to the club Oladoyinbo said NAN
    Awoniyi’s death, great loss to Nigeria, academic community- Ex-UI VC
     Prof Idowu Olayinka the immediate past Vice Chancellor University of Ibadan has described the death of Retired Prof Adedeji Awoniyi as a great loss to Nigeria and the academic community Olayinka in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Ibadan said the late icon was one of the pioneers who took a degree in Yoruba Language at the University of Ibadan in the late 1960s NAN recalls that the news of the demise of Awoniyi a retired Professor of Early Childhood Education University of Ibadan was broken on Sunday morning He was 84 years old According to Olayinka he was the Chief Marshal of Road Safety Corps in Oyo State for many years He anchored a Yoruba Television programme called Eri Okan aimed at as an avenue to seek redress for the oppressed and voiceless people in our society who would otherwise not be able to afford the huge cost of litigation in courts An author of several books on Yoruba Language with the death of Prof Adedeji Awoniyi the Nigerian society has lost a public intellectual The academic community has lost a genius and an icon in the popularisation of Yoruba Language and Culture He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew him We wish this indigene of Ila Orangun and an eminent citizen of the world eternal rest Olayinka said Also Prof Oyesoji Aremu Head Department of Counselling and Human Development Studies University of Ibadan said Baba Prof Awoniyi was a great scholar of Yoruba Language He didn t only profess it as a scholar he lived it and practiced it Throughout the years I knew him he was never in any dress other than traditional Yoruba attires No wonder he was fondly called Baba Yoruba Aremu said the deceased was very loving and sarcastic Other than the Faculty of Education where I knew him I also worked with him as a member of the Board GOF International Group of Schools Ejigbo Osogbo and Abidjan where he was the Chairman until his demise May his soul find eternal rest with his Creator Also Prof Tajudeen Akanji a former President UI Senior Staff Club said that a great educator had gone The world has lost another humanist a practical peace maker and peace builder Eri okan toto fun Always challenging people to their conscience The community of mediators have lost a practitioner with a conscience He was a real club man and a lover of his friends particularly the younger generation We pray that God Rest his soul in paradise till resurrection Amen Odigba Akanji said Also the President UI Staff Club Mr Lanre Oladoyinbo said it was very difficult for him to believe that Baba had gone because he was not showing any sign of illness We were still together a week ago at the Staff Club We don t normally call him Prof Adedeji Awoniyi we call him Baba Adedeji Awoniyi He was one of the oldest members of the club and he has been a member since 1969 whenever he is in the country the first point of call is the staff club and he comes regularly at times with his wife There is no dull moment when we are with Baba We always greet him especially when he sees anybody that stayed in Zik Hall because that was where he stayed as an undergraduate We always call him Great Zikit Baba is always jovial with anybody and full of humour We prayed to God that he should let his soul rest in peace It was a big blow to the club Oladoyinbo said NAN
    Awoniyi’s death, great loss to Nigeria, academic community- Ex-UI VC
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    Awoniyi’s death, great loss to Nigeria, academic community- Ex-UI VC

    Prof. Idowu Olayinka, the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, has described the death of Retired Prof. Adedeji Awoniyi, as a great loss to Nigeria and the academic community.

    Olayinka, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Ibadan,said the late icon was one of the pioneers who took a degree in Yoruba Language at the University of Ibadan in the late 1960s.

    NAN recalls that the news of the demise of Awoniyi, a retired Professor of Early Childhood Education, University of Ibadan, was broken on Sunday morning.

    He was 84 years old.

    According to Olayinka, he was the Chief Marshal of Road Safety Corps in Oyo State for many years.

    He anchored a Yoruba Television programme called: “Eri Okan ” aimed at as an avenue to seek redress for the oppressed and voiceless people in our society who would otherwise not be able to afford the huge cost of litigation in courts.

    “An author of several books on Yoruba Language; with the death of Prof. Adedeji Awoniyi,  the Nigerian society has lost a public intellectual.

    “The academic community has lost a genius and an icon in the popularisation of Yoruba Language and Culture.

    “He will be sorely missed by all of us, who knew him.

    “We wish this indigene of Ila Orangun and an eminent citizen of the world eternal rest,” Olayinka said.

    Also, Prof. Oyesoji Aremu, Head, Department of Counselling and Human Development Studies, University of Ibadan, said: “Baba Prof. Awoniyi was a great scholar of Yoruba Language.

    “He didn’t only profess it as a scholar, he lived it and practiced it.

    “Throughout the years I knew him, he was never in any dress other than traditional Yoruba attires. No wonder he was fondly called ‘Baba’ Yoruba.”

    Aremu said the deceased was very loving and sarcastic.

    “Other than the Faculty of Education, where I knew him, I also worked with him as a member of the Board, GOF International Group of Schools, Ejigbo, Osogbo and Abidjan, where he was the Chairman until his demise.

    “May his soul find eternal rest with his Creator.”

    Also, Prof. Tajudeen Akanji, a former President, UI Senior Staff Club, said that a great educator had gone.

    “The world has lost another humanist, a practical peace maker and peace builder. ‘Eri okan toto fun !’

    “Always challenging people to their conscience. The community of mediators have lost a practitioner with a conscience.

    “He was a real club man and a lover of his friends, particularly the younger generation. We pray that God Rest his soul in paradise till resurrection. Amen. Odigba,” Akanji said.

    Also, the President, UI Staff Club, Mr Lanre Oladoyinbo, said it was very difficult for him to believe that “Baba” had gone, because he was not showing any sign of illness.

    “We were still together a week ago at the Staff Club. We don’t normally call him Prof. Adedeji Awoniyi; we call him ‘Baba Adedeji Awoniyi’.

    “He was one of the oldest members of the club and he has been a member since 1969; whenever he is in the country, the first point of call is the staff club and he comes regularly at times with his wife.

    “There is no dull moment when we are with Baba. We always greet him, especially when he sees anybody that stayed in Zik Hall because that was where he stayed as an undergraduate. We always call him Great Zikit. Baba is always jovial with anybody and full of humour.

    “We prayed to God that he should let his soul rest in peace. It was a big blow to the club,” Oladoyinbo said.

    (NAN)

  •   Fifty Nigerians have been awarded scholarships to take the standardized pre qualification test to undertake postgraduate studies in Europe America and Asia The 50 lucky recipients were among 850 Nigerians who applied for the scholarship hosted by a US based charity i Scholar Initiative iSI They must obtain full funding to pass the Graduate Record Exam GRE the Graduate Management Admission Test GMAT the Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL and the Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL admission to the law school LSAT The sponsorship also covers a predetermined number of application fees and end to end mentoring support through peer mentoring webinars and workshops Read also JAMB 160 617 candidates take mock exams in 777 centers Speaking at the online onboarding session for 2020 2021 grantees an iSI Board member BoT Professor Idowu Olayinka noted that the initiative aims to help many Nigerians who wanted to continue their studies abroad Olayinka a former vice chancellor of the University of Ibadan added that the initiative was aimed at reducing the financial burden on applicants and providing them with the right mentorship as they progressed President of the iSI Board of Directors BoT Tolulope Ewherido Unfortunately for many of our compatriots the desire to continue their studies is often hampered by lack of funding and insufficient information on the application process It is in this regard that the i Scholar Initiative has come to the rescue with its intervention to inspire graduates over the past three years to pursue their ambitions he said He added that many of the former recipients of the 2019 bundle were already in various fully funded graduate programs in the United States and around the world with funding over 2 million Olayinka added that between 2019 and 2020 a total of 70 Nigerians were supported with more than 27 000 invested in addition to mentoring adding that the scope of support increased further in 2021 to include the payment of application fees in plus the traditional GRE and TOEFL For iSI President Victor Ogunmola he said the initiative since 2019 has provided ongoing career mentoring and coaching tracking career progress at the college and postgraduate level as well as networking opportunities for academics He added that the project is part of the initiative s drive to build a younger and empowered generation for Africa s future leadership innovation and overall development We are doing this for the next generation of leaders We want to do more We want to offer full scholarships we want to sponsor visa fees plane tickets and tuition fees he said ISI Board Chair BoT Tolulope Ewherido tasked beneficiaries to be role models for the next generation of young people asking them to pay for the next Ewherido thanked the sponsors and volunteers whose activities and support have continued to deliver results since 2019 when the organization started offering scholarships to Nigerians For a recipient of the sponsorship Joy Amadi a first class graduate in chemistry from Federal University of Lokoja she expressed her gratitude for being selected I am grateful for the selection It s a big win for me and I m so motivated It will help me to become a scientist and contribute my quota to the development of the country she said NAA NAN
    50 Nigerians get i-Scholar’s sponsorship for post-graduate qualifiers
      Fifty Nigerians have been awarded scholarships to take the standardized pre qualification test to undertake postgraduate studies in Europe America and Asia The 50 lucky recipients were among 850 Nigerians who applied for the scholarship hosted by a US based charity i Scholar Initiative iSI They must obtain full funding to pass the Graduate Record Exam GRE the Graduate Management Admission Test GMAT the Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL and the Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEFL admission to the law school LSAT The sponsorship also covers a predetermined number of application fees and end to end mentoring support through peer mentoring webinars and workshops Read also JAMB 160 617 candidates take mock exams in 777 centers Speaking at the online onboarding session for 2020 2021 grantees an iSI Board member BoT Professor Idowu Olayinka noted that the initiative aims to help many Nigerians who wanted to continue their studies abroad Olayinka a former vice chancellor of the University of Ibadan added that the initiative was aimed at reducing the financial burden on applicants and providing them with the right mentorship as they progressed President of the iSI Board of Directors BoT Tolulope Ewherido Unfortunately for many of our compatriots the desire to continue their studies is often hampered by lack of funding and insufficient information on the application process It is in this regard that the i Scholar Initiative has come to the rescue with its intervention to inspire graduates over the past three years to pursue their ambitions he said He added that many of the former recipients of the 2019 bundle were already in various fully funded graduate programs in the United States and around the world with funding over 2 million Olayinka added that between 2019 and 2020 a total of 70 Nigerians were supported with more than 27 000 invested in addition to mentoring adding that the scope of support increased further in 2021 to include the payment of application fees in plus the traditional GRE and TOEFL For iSI President Victor Ogunmola he said the initiative since 2019 has provided ongoing career mentoring and coaching tracking career progress at the college and postgraduate level as well as networking opportunities for academics He added that the project is part of the initiative s drive to build a younger and empowered generation for Africa s future leadership innovation and overall development We are doing this for the next generation of leaders We want to do more We want to offer full scholarships we want to sponsor visa fees plane tickets and tuition fees he said ISI Board Chair BoT Tolulope Ewherido tasked beneficiaries to be role models for the next generation of young people asking them to pay for the next Ewherido thanked the sponsors and volunteers whose activities and support have continued to deliver results since 2019 when the organization started offering scholarships to Nigerians For a recipient of the sponsorship Joy Amadi a first class graduate in chemistry from Federal University of Lokoja she expressed her gratitude for being selected I am grateful for the selection It s a big win for me and I m so motivated It will help me to become a scientist and contribute my quota to the development of the country she said NAA NAN
    50 Nigerians get i-Scholar’s sponsorship for post-graduate qualifiers
    Education1 year ago

    50 Nigerians get i-Scholar’s sponsorship for post-graduate qualifiers

    Fifty Nigerians have been awarded scholarships to take the standardized pre-qualification test to undertake postgraduate studies in Europe, America and Asia.

    The 50 lucky recipients were among 850 Nigerians who applied for the scholarship hosted by a US-based charity, i-Scholar Initiative (iSI).

    They must obtain full funding to pass the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). admission to the law school (LSAT).

    The sponsorship also covers a predetermined number of application fees and end-to-end mentoring support through peer mentoring, webinars and workshops.

    Read also: JAMB: 160,617 candidates take mock exams in 777 centers

    Speaking at the online onboarding session for 2020/2021 grantees, an iSI Board member (BoT), Professor Idowu Olayinka, noted that the initiative aims to help many Nigerians who wanted to continue their studies abroad.

    Olayinka, a former vice-chancellor of the University of Ibadan, added that the initiative was aimed at reducing the financial burden on applicants and providing them with the right mentorship as they progressed.

    President of the iSI Board of Directors (BoT), Tolulope Ewherido,

    “Unfortunately, for many of our compatriots, the desire to continue their studies is often hampered by lack of funding and insufficient information on the application process.

    “It is in this regard that the i-Scholar Initiative has come to the rescue with its intervention to inspire graduates over the past three years to pursue their ambitions,” he said.

    He added that many of the former recipients of the 2019 bundle were already in various fully funded graduate programs in the United States and around the world with funding over $ 2 million.

    Olayinka added that between 2019 and 2020, a total of 70 Nigerians were supported with more than $ 27,000 invested in addition to mentoring, adding that the scope of support increased further in 2021 to include the payment of application fees in plus the traditional GRE and TOEFL.

    For iSI President Victor Ogunmola, he said the initiative, since 2019, has provided ongoing career mentoring and coaching, tracking career progress at the college and postgraduate level, as well as networking opportunities for academics.

    He added that the project is part of the initiative's drive to build a younger and empowered generation for Africa's future leadership, innovation and overall development.

    “We are doing this for the next generation of leaders. We want to do more. We want to offer full scholarships, we want to sponsor visa fees, plane tickets and tuition fees, ”he said.

    ISI Board Chair (BoT), Tolulope Ewherido, tasked beneficiaries to be role models for the next generation of young people, asking them to pay for the next.

    Ewherido thanked the sponsors and volunteers whose activities and support have continued to deliver results since 2019, when the organization started offering scholarships to Nigerians.

    For a recipient of the sponsorship, Joy Amadi, a first class graduate in chemistry from Federal University of Lokoja, she expressed her gratitude for being selected.

    “I am grateful for the selection. It's a big win for me and I'm so motivated. It will help me to become a scientist and contribute my quota to the development of the country, ”she said. (NAA)

    (NAN)

  •   By Akeem Abas Senator Rochas Okorocha APC Imo West called on Nigerians to collectively fight poverty to achieve desired national development He made the roll call on Saturday in the grand finale of the Ibadan Week 2021 celebration at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium in Ibadan The Nigerian News Agency NAN reports that Okorocha a former governor of Imo State has been honored with the title Outstanding Friend of Ibadan on the occasion NAN reports that the Okorocha Prize was in recognition of his contributions to the education of needy students through his free education programs Okorocha said poverty and injustice are Nigeria s common enemies saying Nigerians must stand up to find lasting solutions to the threat He said the problem of poverty and injustice still ravages the nation despite his small efforts to resolve the problem I have built schools throughout the federation to give access to poor children whose parents cannot afford to send them to school Despite this effort to solve the problem poverty and injustice still ravage the nation he said Okorocha noted that it was difficult for poor and vulnerable children to go to school in Nigeria due to poverty calling on well meaning Nigerians to unite in the fight against the common enemy According to him If all these children gathered here and many of them who came through my foundation had not had the opportunity to receive free education they would have become problems for Nigeria He thanked the Olubadan of Ibadanland Oba Saliu Adetunji as well as the sons and daughters of Ibadan for having founded it worthy of this award NAN reports that Okorocha had through his Rochas Okorocha Foundation established a college in Ibadan About 25 000 destitute children in the South West including 6 000 from Ibadan have benefited from free education at the school Chief Yemi Soladoye general chairman of the Central Indigenous Council of Ibadan CCII said the annual Ibadan Week is to celebrate the Indigenous people of Ibadan and others who have contributed to its development He urged all indigenous people in Ibadan both at home and abroad to continue to support the development of Ibadan and fulfill their responsibilities for the upliftment of Ibadan The other winners of the event are Senator Kola Balogun PDP Oyo South Professor Idowu Olayinka former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan Mr Aderemi Oseni Professor Sabitu Ariyo and the Hon Ayodeji Abass Aleshinloye among others NAN reports that the event featured a cultural exhibit and a tribute to the Olubadan of Ibadanland NOPE NAN
    Collective responsibility needed to fight poverty – Sen. Okorocha
      By Akeem Abas Senator Rochas Okorocha APC Imo West called on Nigerians to collectively fight poverty to achieve desired national development He made the roll call on Saturday in the grand finale of the Ibadan Week 2021 celebration at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium in Ibadan The Nigerian News Agency NAN reports that Okorocha a former governor of Imo State has been honored with the title Outstanding Friend of Ibadan on the occasion NAN reports that the Okorocha Prize was in recognition of his contributions to the education of needy students through his free education programs Okorocha said poverty and injustice are Nigeria s common enemies saying Nigerians must stand up to find lasting solutions to the threat He said the problem of poverty and injustice still ravages the nation despite his small efforts to resolve the problem I have built schools throughout the federation to give access to poor children whose parents cannot afford to send them to school Despite this effort to solve the problem poverty and injustice still ravage the nation he said Okorocha noted that it was difficult for poor and vulnerable children to go to school in Nigeria due to poverty calling on well meaning Nigerians to unite in the fight against the common enemy According to him If all these children gathered here and many of them who came through my foundation had not had the opportunity to receive free education they would have become problems for Nigeria He thanked the Olubadan of Ibadanland Oba Saliu Adetunji as well as the sons and daughters of Ibadan for having founded it worthy of this award NAN reports that Okorocha had through his Rochas Okorocha Foundation established a college in Ibadan About 25 000 destitute children in the South West including 6 000 from Ibadan have benefited from free education at the school Chief Yemi Soladoye general chairman of the Central Indigenous Council of Ibadan CCII said the annual Ibadan Week is to celebrate the Indigenous people of Ibadan and others who have contributed to its development He urged all indigenous people in Ibadan both at home and abroad to continue to support the development of Ibadan and fulfill their responsibilities for the upliftment of Ibadan The other winners of the event are Senator Kola Balogun PDP Oyo South Professor Idowu Olayinka former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan Mr Aderemi Oseni Professor Sabitu Ariyo and the Hon Ayodeji Abass Aleshinloye among others NAN reports that the event featured a cultural exhibit and a tribute to the Olubadan of Ibadanland NOPE NAN
    Collective responsibility needed to fight poverty – Sen. Okorocha
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    Collective responsibility needed to fight poverty – Sen. Okorocha

    By Akeem Abas

    Senator Rochas Okorocha (APC-Imo West) called on Nigerians to collectively fight poverty to achieve desired national development.

    He made the roll call on Saturday in the grand finale of the Ibadan Week 2021 celebration at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium in Ibadan.

    The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that Okorocha, a former governor of Imo State, has been honored with the title "Outstanding Friend of Ibadan" on the occasion.

    NAN reports that the Okorocha Prize was in recognition of his contributions to the education of needy students through his free education programs.

    Okorocha said poverty and injustice are Nigeria's common enemies, saying Nigerians must stand up to find lasting solutions to the threat.

    He said the problem of poverty and injustice still ravages the nation, despite his small efforts to resolve the problem.

    “I have built schools throughout the federation to give access to poor children whose parents cannot afford to send them to school.

    “Despite this effort to solve the problem, poverty and injustice still ravage the nation,” he said.

    Okorocha noted that it was difficult for poor and vulnerable children to go to school in Nigeria due to poverty, calling on well-meaning Nigerians to unite in the fight against the common enemy.

    According to him, "If all these children gathered here and many of them who came through my foundation had not had the opportunity to receive free education, they would have become problems for Nigeria."

    He thanked the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, as well as the sons and daughters of Ibadan for having founded it worthy of this award.

    NAN reports that Okorocha had through his Rochas Okorocha Foundation established a college in Ibadan.

    About 25,000 destitute children in the South West, including 6,000 from Ibadan, have benefited from free education at the school.

    Chief Yemi Soladoye, general chairman of the Central Indigenous Council of Ibadan (CCII), said the annual Ibadan Week is to celebrate the Indigenous people of Ibadan and others who have contributed to its development.

    He urged all indigenous people in Ibadan, both at home and abroad, to continue to support the development of Ibadan and fulfill their responsibilities for the upliftment of Ibadan.

    The other winners of the event are Senator Kola Balogun (PDP-Oyo South), Professor Idowu Olayinka, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Mr. Aderemi Oseni, Professor Sabitu Ariyo and the Hon. Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye among others.

    NAN reports that the event featured a cultural exhibit and a tribute to the Olubadan of Ibadanland. (NOPE)

    (NAN)

  •   President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that anybody found violating the processes of selecting vice chancellors for federal universities in the country will be sanctioned The president s warning came even as he urged the striking members of the Academic Union of Universities ASUU to return to classrooms Buhari gave the warning during the 72nd Foundation Day and convocation ceremonies of the University of Ibadan on Tuesday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the University of Ibadan has embroiled in crises over the selection of its new vice chancellor expected to take over from the incumbent Prof Idowu Olayinka NAN also reports that the president was represented at the occasion by the Executive Secretary National Universities Commission NUC Prof Abubakar Rasheed He said that several mechanisms had been put in place to ensure that selection of vice chancellors was done in an open fair and transparent manner Let me add that government is particularly worried about the avalanche of petitions many bordering on serious allegations of bribery and corruption as well as disrespect for due process in the course of selecting new vice chancellors in some of our federal universities Government has set in motion several mechanisms to ensure that the processes are conducted in an open fair and transparent manner and to ensure that all violators are properly sanctioned he said The president noted that the strike by the lecturers had resulted in prolonged disruption of academic activities in public universities We recognise the rights of workers to express their grievances through lawful actions including strikes However there is a reciprocal obligation on the part of workers and unions to ensure the survival and sustainability of their places of employment Strike tends to compound the problems in the education sector The current strike by university teachers has gone on for too long and caused enough devastation to the lives of students and the universities alike I urge university teachers to return to their classrooms and seek further accommodation with government from the productive ambience of their campuses he said The president who is the Visitor to the university reiterated his government s determination to pay utmost attention to security stressing that corruption nepotism kidnapping and other social vices would be eradicated in the country I want to assure you of my government s determination to continue to pay utmost attention to the issue of security It is the collective commitment of this administration to ensure that we have a society that will guarantee peace stability and opportunity for people of different categories and that Nigerians are given the opportunity to excel in their chosen endeavours Hence our unrelenting and determined efforts to eradicate corruption nepotism kidnapping and other social vices that are threatening to cripple this nation We shall not relent in the war against these evils and with God on our side we shall prevail Let me say clearly that the corporate existence of Nigeria is not negotiable he said adding that efforts would be made to protect the country as a single entity All divisions conflicts and violent clashes should be unanimously condemned We must embrace the sanctity of human life and peaceful co existence It is only in an atmosphere of peace that our developmental potential can fully blossom the president said In his address Nde Joshua Waklek the Pro Chancellor and Chairman of Council of the university said that the institution would continue to invest in human capital development and continue to improve on its gown and town relationship Waklek pleaded for the support of the government in order for the institution to address its financial challenges He lauded the efforts of the Vice Chancellor and the entire university community at achieving seventh position in university ranking in Africa and first in Nigeria On the selection of the 13th vice chancellor for the institution he promised that a credible candidate would finally emerge through a transparent and fair process Also speaking the vice chancellor appealed to the federal government to give the university in form of special reconstruction and rehabilitation funds Olayinka congratulated the graduands whom he said had been found worthy both in character and learning and wished them resounding success in their respective future endeavours NAN reports that the event which had started on Nov 12 with the UI SME summit climaxed with the foundation day and convocation of PhD graduands NAN also reports that 57 candidates from various disciplines were awarded Doctor of Philosophy degrees with the Faculty of Education leading the pack Also 24 candidates of the Pan African University Life and Earth Sciences Institute PAULESI were awarded PhD degrees in their respective programmes Four prominent Nigerians were conferred with honorary doctorate degrees They included General Theophilus Danjuma rtd Dr Layiwola Fatona Chief Comfort Idowu and Mr John Coumantaros Edited by Wale Sadeeq
    Violators of Vice Chancellors’ selection process ‘ll be sanctioned – Buhari
      President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that anybody found violating the processes of selecting vice chancellors for federal universities in the country will be sanctioned The president s warning came even as he urged the striking members of the Academic Union of Universities ASUU to return to classrooms Buhari gave the warning during the 72nd Foundation Day and convocation ceremonies of the University of Ibadan on Tuesday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the University of Ibadan has embroiled in crises over the selection of its new vice chancellor expected to take over from the incumbent Prof Idowu Olayinka NAN also reports that the president was represented at the occasion by the Executive Secretary National Universities Commission NUC Prof Abubakar Rasheed He said that several mechanisms had been put in place to ensure that selection of vice chancellors was done in an open fair and transparent manner Let me add that government is particularly worried about the avalanche of petitions many bordering on serious allegations of bribery and corruption as well as disrespect for due process in the course of selecting new vice chancellors in some of our federal universities Government has set in motion several mechanisms to ensure that the processes are conducted in an open fair and transparent manner and to ensure that all violators are properly sanctioned he said The president noted that the strike by the lecturers had resulted in prolonged disruption of academic activities in public universities We recognise the rights of workers to express their grievances through lawful actions including strikes However there is a reciprocal obligation on the part of workers and unions to ensure the survival and sustainability of their places of employment Strike tends to compound the problems in the education sector The current strike by university teachers has gone on for too long and caused enough devastation to the lives of students and the universities alike I urge university teachers to return to their classrooms and seek further accommodation with government from the productive ambience of their campuses he said The president who is the Visitor to the university reiterated his government s determination to pay utmost attention to security stressing that corruption nepotism kidnapping and other social vices would be eradicated in the country I want to assure you of my government s determination to continue to pay utmost attention to the issue of security It is the collective commitment of this administration to ensure that we have a society that will guarantee peace stability and opportunity for people of different categories and that Nigerians are given the opportunity to excel in their chosen endeavours Hence our unrelenting and determined efforts to eradicate corruption nepotism kidnapping and other social vices that are threatening to cripple this nation We shall not relent in the war against these evils and with God on our side we shall prevail Let me say clearly that the corporate existence of Nigeria is not negotiable he said adding that efforts would be made to protect the country as a single entity All divisions conflicts and violent clashes should be unanimously condemned We must embrace the sanctity of human life and peaceful co existence It is only in an atmosphere of peace that our developmental potential can fully blossom the president said In his address Nde Joshua Waklek the Pro Chancellor and Chairman of Council of the university said that the institution would continue to invest in human capital development and continue to improve on its gown and town relationship Waklek pleaded for the support of the government in order for the institution to address its financial challenges He lauded the efforts of the Vice Chancellor and the entire university community at achieving seventh position in university ranking in Africa and first in Nigeria On the selection of the 13th vice chancellor for the institution he promised that a credible candidate would finally emerge through a transparent and fair process Also speaking the vice chancellor appealed to the federal government to give the university in form of special reconstruction and rehabilitation funds Olayinka congratulated the graduands whom he said had been found worthy both in character and learning and wished them resounding success in their respective future endeavours NAN reports that the event which had started on Nov 12 with the UI SME summit climaxed with the foundation day and convocation of PhD graduands NAN also reports that 57 candidates from various disciplines were awarded Doctor of Philosophy degrees with the Faculty of Education leading the pack Also 24 candidates of the Pan African University Life and Earth Sciences Institute PAULESI were awarded PhD degrees in their respective programmes Four prominent Nigerians were conferred with honorary doctorate degrees They included General Theophilus Danjuma rtd Dr Layiwola Fatona Chief Comfort Idowu and Mr John Coumantaros Edited by Wale Sadeeq
    Violators of Vice Chancellors’ selection process ‘ll be sanctioned – Buhari
    Education2 years ago

    Violators of Vice Chancellors’ selection process ‘ll be sanctioned – Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari, has warned that anybody found violating the processes of selecting vice chancellors for federal universities in the country will be sanctioned.

    The president’s warning came even as he urged the striking members of the Academic Union of Universities (ASUU) to return to classrooms.

    Buhari gave the warning during the 72nd Foundation Day and convocation ceremonies of the University of Ibadan on Tuesday.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the University of Ibadan has embroiled in crises over the selection of its new vice chancellor expected to take over from the incumbent, Prof. Idowu Olayinka.

    NAN also reports that the president was represented at the occasion by the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed.

    He said that several mechanisms had been put in place to ensure that selection of vice chancellors was done in an open, fair and transparent manner.

    “Let me add that government is particularly worried about the avalanche of petitions, many bordering on serious allegations of bribery and corruption as well as disrespect for due process, in the course of selecting new vice chancellors in some of our federal universities.

    “Government has set in motion several mechanisms to ensure that the processes are conducted in an open, fair and transparent manner and to ensure that all violators are properly sanctioned,” he said.

    The president noted that the strike by the lecturers had resulted in prolonged disruption of academic activities in public universities.

    “We recognise the rights of workers to express their grievances through lawful actions, including strikes.

    “However, there is a reciprocal obligation on the part of workers and unions to ensure the survival and sustainability of their places of employment.

    “Strike tends to compound the problems in the education sector. The current strike by university teachers has gone on for too long and caused enough devastation to the lives of students and the universities alike.

    “I urge university teachers to return to their classrooms and seek further accommodation with government from the productive ambience of their campuses,” he said.

    The president, who is the Visitor to the university, reiterated his government’s determination to pay utmost attention to security, stressing that corruption, nepotism, kidnapping and other social vices would be eradicated in the country.

    “I want to assure you of my government’s determination to continue to pay utmost attention to the issue of security.

    “It is the collective commitment of this administration to ensure that we have a society that will guarantee peace, stability and opportunity for people of different categories and that Nigerians are given the opportunity to excel in their chosen endeavours.

    “Hence, our unrelenting and determined efforts to eradicate corruption, nepotism, kidnapping and other social vices that are threatening to cripple this nation.

    “We shall not relent in the war against these evils and with God on our side, we shall prevail.

    “Let me say, clearly, that the corporate existence of Nigeria is not negotiable,” he said, adding that efforts would be made to protect the country as a single entity.

    All divisions, conflicts and violent clashes should be unanimously condemned.

    “We must embrace the sanctity of human life and peaceful co-existence. It is only in an atmosphere of peace that our developmental potential can fully blossom,” the president said.

    In his address, Nde Joshua Waklek, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council of the university, said that the institution would continue to invest in human capital development and continue to improve on its gown-and-town relationship.

    Waklek pleaded for the support of the government in order for the institution to address its financial challenges.

    He lauded the efforts of the Vice Chancellor and the entire university community at achieving seventh position in university ranking in Africa and first in Nigeria.

    On the selection of the 13th vice chancellor for the institution, he promised that a credible candidate would finally emerge through a transparent and fair process.

    Also speaking, the vice chancellor appealed to the federal government to give the university in form of special reconstruction and rehabilitation funds.

    Olayinka congratulated the graduands whom, he said, had been found worthy both in character and learning and wished them resounding success in their respective future endeavours.

    NAN reports that the event, which had started on Nov. 12 with the UI-SME summit, climaxed with the foundation day and convocation of PhD graduands.

    NAN also reports that 57 candidates from various disciplines were awarded Doctor of Philosophy degrees, with the Faculty of Education leading the pack.

    Also, 24 candidates of the Pan African University Life and Earth Sciences Institute (PAULESI) were awarded PhD degrees in their respective programmes.

    Four prominent Nigerians were conferred with honorary doctorate degrees.

    They included General Theophilus Danjuma (rtd.) Dr Layiwola Fatona, Chief Comfort Idowu and Mr John Coumantaros.

    Edited by ‘Wale Sadeeq

  •   The University of Ibadan UI branch of Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU has ordered its members to boycott the 72nd convocation and Foundation day ceremonies of the institution ASUU UI Chairman Ayo Akinwole said in a statement on Tuesday that the action was in the spirit of the ongoing strike Akinwole said a copy of the letter to boycott the ceremonies had been sent to Prof Idowu Olayinka the Vice Chancellor of the university He said the action was in line with a bulletin of the union forbidding members not to participate in any teaching statutory meetings examinations and ceremonies of the institution during the ongoing strike In line with the principles and practices of the union and in obedience to the National Executive Committee of ASUU directives of this matter members of ASUU University of Ibadan branch are advised not to be in attendance nor participate in preparation or the actualisation of the said convocation and the 72nd day ceremonies A people united can never be defeated he said NAN reports that the University of Ibadan had set its 2020 Convocation and Foundation Day ceremonies for Nov 13 to Nov 17 Edited By Saidu Adamu Wale Ojetimi Source NAN
    ASUU-UI orders members to boycott UI convocation 
      The University of Ibadan UI branch of Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU has ordered its members to boycott the 72nd convocation and Foundation day ceremonies of the institution ASUU UI Chairman Ayo Akinwole said in a statement on Tuesday that the action was in the spirit of the ongoing strike Akinwole said a copy of the letter to boycott the ceremonies had been sent to Prof Idowu Olayinka the Vice Chancellor of the university He said the action was in line with a bulletin of the union forbidding members not to participate in any teaching statutory meetings examinations and ceremonies of the institution during the ongoing strike In line with the principles and practices of the union and in obedience to the National Executive Committee of ASUU directives of this matter members of ASUU University of Ibadan branch are advised not to be in attendance nor participate in preparation or the actualisation of the said convocation and the 72nd day ceremonies A people united can never be defeated he said NAN reports that the University of Ibadan had set its 2020 Convocation and Foundation Day ceremonies for Nov 13 to Nov 17 Edited By Saidu Adamu Wale Ojetimi Source NAN
    ASUU-UI orders members to boycott UI convocation 
    Education2 years ago

    ASUU-UI orders members to boycott UI convocation 

    The University of Ibadan (UI) branch of  Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has ordered its members to boycott the 72nd convocation and Foundation day ceremonies of the institution.

    ASUU-UI Chairman, Ayo Akinwole, said in a statement on Tuesday that the action was in the spirit of the ongoing strike.

    Akinwole said a copy of the letter to boycott the ceremonies had been sent to Prof Idowu Olayinka, the Vice Chancellor of the university.

    He said the action was in line with a bulletin of the union forbidding members not to participate in any teaching, statutory meetings, examinations and ceremonies of the institution during the ongoing strike.

    “In line with the principles and practices of the union and in obedience to the National Executive Committee of ASUU directives of this matter, members of ASUU, University of Ibadan branch are advised not to be in attendance nor participate in preparation or the actualisation of the said convocation and the 72nd day ceremonies. 

    “A people united can never be defeated,” he said.

    NAN reports that the University of Ibadan had set its 2020 Convocation and Foundation Day ceremonies for Nov. 13 to Nov. 17.


    Edited By: Saidu Adamu/Wale Ojetimi
    Source: NAN

  •  Protests by unions on Wednesday compelled the University of Ibadan to suspend the announcement of a new vice chancellor who would have been the 13th in line the News Agency of Nigeria reportsMembers of the Non Academic Staff Union NASU and those of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU stormed the Council chambers where the final selection would have been made earlier on Wednesday and disrupted the proceedings They also barricaded the varsity gate in protest against perceived plan by the university Council to impose an unpopular candidate as vice chancellor at the premier university Mr Wale Akinremi Chairman SSANU UI chapter told the News Agency of Nigeria that following the protest the Pro Chancellor and Council chairman Nde Joshua Waklek addressed the unionists and ordered the immediate suspension of the selection process The Council chairman will be meeting with the unions on Friday to chart a way forward he said One of the shortlisted finalists also confirmed that the selection process had been suspended A five man selection panel headed by Waklek was supposed to have announced a candidate out of six finalists shortlisted Five of the candidates are on the staff list of the university while the sixth one came from the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife They were shortlisted out of 18 professors eyeing the post made 15 minutes presentation each at the Council screening on Tuesday Three of the finalists are Prof Kayode Adebowale Prof Olusegun Ademowo and Prof Ebenezer Farombi The other three are Prof Abideen Aderinto Prof Babatunde Salako and Prof Femi Mimiko from Obafemi Awolowo University Other members of the panel are two external representatives from the Federal Ministry of Education Sir Ben Okoronkwo and Dr Uchena Uba The two elected representatives of the Senate in the screening committee are Prof Ezekiel Ayoola and Prof Peter OlapegbaMr Akinremi had told NAN earlier on Wednesday that members of the screening committee elected internally got there through manipulated and fraudulent electoral process We will never work with the candidate they plan to impose on us We have even locked the varsity s gate he said We must restart the process Prof Idowu Olayinka the sitting vice chancellor must hand over to an acting vice chancellor he stressed The university s NASU Chairman Mr Etim had also told NAN earlier that the unions decided to make its grievances known because the process of selection of a vice chancellor for the university has been very faulty from the beginning They want to impose a candidate on us through this faulty process and we are saying we cannot accept any imposition Yes we have had internal crisis before but the one that triggered today s protest is the selection process he said Edited By Alli Hakeem Source NAN
    Protest stalls announcement of new V-C for University of Ibadan
     Protests by unions on Wednesday compelled the University of Ibadan to suspend the announcement of a new vice chancellor who would have been the 13th in line the News Agency of Nigeria reportsMembers of the Non Academic Staff Union NASU and those of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU stormed the Council chambers where the final selection would have been made earlier on Wednesday and disrupted the proceedings They also barricaded the varsity gate in protest against perceived plan by the university Council to impose an unpopular candidate as vice chancellor at the premier university Mr Wale Akinremi Chairman SSANU UI chapter told the News Agency of Nigeria that following the protest the Pro Chancellor and Council chairman Nde Joshua Waklek addressed the unionists and ordered the immediate suspension of the selection process The Council chairman will be meeting with the unions on Friday to chart a way forward he said One of the shortlisted finalists also confirmed that the selection process had been suspended A five man selection panel headed by Waklek was supposed to have announced a candidate out of six finalists shortlisted Five of the candidates are on the staff list of the university while the sixth one came from the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife They were shortlisted out of 18 professors eyeing the post made 15 minutes presentation each at the Council screening on Tuesday Three of the finalists are Prof Kayode Adebowale Prof Olusegun Ademowo and Prof Ebenezer Farombi The other three are Prof Abideen Aderinto Prof Babatunde Salako and Prof Femi Mimiko from Obafemi Awolowo University Other members of the panel are two external representatives from the Federal Ministry of Education Sir Ben Okoronkwo and Dr Uchena Uba The two elected representatives of the Senate in the screening committee are Prof Ezekiel Ayoola and Prof Peter OlapegbaMr Akinremi had told NAN earlier on Wednesday that members of the screening committee elected internally got there through manipulated and fraudulent electoral process We will never work with the candidate they plan to impose on us We have even locked the varsity s gate he said We must restart the process Prof Idowu Olayinka the sitting vice chancellor must hand over to an acting vice chancellor he stressed The university s NASU Chairman Mr Etim had also told NAN earlier that the unions decided to make its grievances known because the process of selection of a vice chancellor for the university has been very faulty from the beginning They want to impose a candidate on us through this faulty process and we are saying we cannot accept any imposition Yes we have had internal crisis before but the one that triggered today s protest is the selection process he said Edited By Alli Hakeem Source NAN
    Protest stalls announcement of new V-C for University of Ibadan
    Education2 years ago

    Protest stalls announcement of new V-C for University of Ibadan

    Protests by unions on Wednesday compelled the University of Ibadan to suspend the announcement of a new vice-chancellor who would have been the 13th in line, the News Agency of Nigeria reports

    Members of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and those of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) stormed the Council chambers where the final selection would have been made earlier on Wednesday and disrupted the proceedings.

    They also barricaded the varsity gate in protest against perceived plan by the university Council to impose an unpopular candidate as vice-chancellor at the premier university.

    Mr Wale Akinremi, Chairman SSANU, UI chapter, told the News Agency of Nigeria that following the protest, the Pro-Chancellor and Council chairman, Nde Joshua Waklek, addressed the unionists and ordered the immediate suspension of the selection process.

    “The Council chairman will be meeting with the unions on Friday to chart a way forward,’’ he said.

    One of the shortlisted finalists also confirmed that the selection process had been suspended.

    A five-man selection panel, headed by Waklek was supposed to have announced a candidate out of six finalists shortlisted.

    Five of the candidates are on the staff list of the university while the sixth one came from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

    They were shortlisted out of 18 professors, eyeing the post, made 15 minutes presentation each at the Council screening on Tuesday.

    Three of the finalists are Prof. Kayode Adebowale, Prof. Olusegun Ademowo and Prof. Ebenezer Farombi.

    The other three are Prof. Abideen Aderinto, Prof. Babatunde Salako and Prof. Femi Mimiko from Obafemi Awolowo University.

    Other members of the panel are two external representatives from the Federal Ministry of Education, Sir Ben Okoronkwo and Dr Uchena Uba.

    The two elected representatives of the Senate in the screening committee are Prof. Ezekiel Ayoola and Prof. Peter Olapegba

    Mr Akinremi, had told NAN earlier on Wednesday that members of the screening committee elected internally “got there through manipulated and fraudulent electoral process’’.

    “We will never work with the candidate they plan to impose on us. We have even locked the varsity’s gate,’’ he said.

    “We must restart the process. Prof. Idowu Olayinka, the sitting vice-chancellor, must hand over to an acting vice-chancellor,’’ he stressed.

    The university’s NASU Chairman, Mr Etim, had also told NAN earlier that the unions decided to make its grievances known because “the process of selection of a vice-chancellor for the university has been very faulty  from the beginning.

    “They want to impose a candidate on us through this faulty process and we are saying we cannot accept any imposition.

    “Yes, we have had internal crisis before, but the one that triggered today’s protest is the selection process,’’ he said. 


    Edited By: Alli Hakeem
    Source: NAN

  •  Just as the University of Ibadan is getting set to announce a new vice chancellor on Wednesday the Non Academic Staff Union NASU and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU are flexing muscles against the selection process Members of the unions barricaded the varsity s gate on Wednesday carrying placards condemning the process Some other members of the unions stormed the university s Council chamber where the final selection is to be made The News Agency of Nigeria reports that their grievance is that they have a fear that the selection committee was planning to impose one of the candidates on the university The protest began also after the screening committee announced six finalists out of 18 professors eyeing the post The university s NASU Chairman Mr Malachy Etim told NAN that the unions decided to make its grievances known because the process of selection of a vice chancellor for the university has been very faulty from the beginning They want to impose a candidate on us through this faulty process and we are saying we cannot accept any imposition Yes we have had internal crisis before but the one that triggered today s protest is the selection process We are holding our congress right away and shall come up with a position in the event that the committee announces the candidate we think it wants to impose on us he said Chairman SSANU Mr Wale Akinremi also told NAN that members of the screening committee elected internally got there through manipulated and fraudulent electoral process We will never work with the candidate they plan to impose on us We have even locked the varsity s gate he said We must restart the process Prof Idowu Olayinka the sitting vice chancellor must hand over to an acting vice chancellor he stressed Five of the six finalists are professors of the University of Ibadan while one is from the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife The six finalists were shortlisted after each of the 18 candidates made 15 minutes presentation before the screening committee comprising the entire Council members of the institution on Tuesday Three of the finalists are Prof Kayode Adebowale Prof Olusegun Ademowo and Prof Ebenezer Farombi The other three are Prof Abideen Aderinto Prof Babatunde Salako and Prof Femi Mimiko from Obafemi Awolowo University OAU The five man screening panel is headed by the Pro Chancellor and Chairman of Council Nde Joshua Waklek Other members of the panel are two external representatives from the Federal Ministry of Education Sir Ben Okoronkwo and Dr Uchena Uba The two elected representatives of the Senate in the screening committee are Prof Ezekiel Ayoola and Prof Peter OlapegbaWhen contacted the university s Director Public Relations Mr Tunji Oladejo told NAN that he would not like to comment until the final announcement has been made Whoever emerges as the new vice chancellor is expected to assume office on Dec 1 Edited By Abiodun Oluleye Alli Hakeem Source NAN
    Crisis greets planned selection of new V-C for University of Ibadan
     Just as the University of Ibadan is getting set to announce a new vice chancellor on Wednesday the Non Academic Staff Union NASU and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU are flexing muscles against the selection process Members of the unions barricaded the varsity s gate on Wednesday carrying placards condemning the process Some other members of the unions stormed the university s Council chamber where the final selection is to be made The News Agency of Nigeria reports that their grievance is that they have a fear that the selection committee was planning to impose one of the candidates on the university The protest began also after the screening committee announced six finalists out of 18 professors eyeing the post The university s NASU Chairman Mr Malachy Etim told NAN that the unions decided to make its grievances known because the process of selection of a vice chancellor for the university has been very faulty from the beginning They want to impose a candidate on us through this faulty process and we are saying we cannot accept any imposition Yes we have had internal crisis before but the one that triggered today s protest is the selection process We are holding our congress right away and shall come up with a position in the event that the committee announces the candidate we think it wants to impose on us he said Chairman SSANU Mr Wale Akinremi also told NAN that members of the screening committee elected internally got there through manipulated and fraudulent electoral process We will never work with the candidate they plan to impose on us We have even locked the varsity s gate he said We must restart the process Prof Idowu Olayinka the sitting vice chancellor must hand over to an acting vice chancellor he stressed Five of the six finalists are professors of the University of Ibadan while one is from the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife The six finalists were shortlisted after each of the 18 candidates made 15 minutes presentation before the screening committee comprising the entire Council members of the institution on Tuesday Three of the finalists are Prof Kayode Adebowale Prof Olusegun Ademowo and Prof Ebenezer Farombi The other three are Prof Abideen Aderinto Prof Babatunde Salako and Prof Femi Mimiko from Obafemi Awolowo University OAU The five man screening panel is headed by the Pro Chancellor and Chairman of Council Nde Joshua Waklek Other members of the panel are two external representatives from the Federal Ministry of Education Sir Ben Okoronkwo and Dr Uchena Uba The two elected representatives of the Senate in the screening committee are Prof Ezekiel Ayoola and Prof Peter OlapegbaWhen contacted the university s Director Public Relations Mr Tunji Oladejo told NAN that he would not like to comment until the final announcement has been made Whoever emerges as the new vice chancellor is expected to assume office on Dec 1 Edited By Abiodun Oluleye Alli Hakeem Source NAN
    Crisis greets planned selection of new V-C for University of Ibadan
    Education2 years ago

    Crisis greets planned selection of new V-C for University of Ibadan

    Just as the University of Ibadan is getting set to announce a new vice-chancellor on Wednesday, the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) are flexing muscles against the selection process.

    Members of the unions barricaded the varsity’s gate on Wednesday, carrying placards condemning the process. Some other members of the unions stormed the university’s Council chamber where the final selection is to be made.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that their grievance is that they have a fear that the selection committee was planning to impose one of the candidates on the university.

    The protest began also after the screening committee announced six finalists out of 18 professors eyeing the post.

    The university’s NASU Chairman, Mr Malachy Etim, told NAN that the unions decided to make its grievances known because “the process of selection of a vice-chancellor for the university has been very faulty  from the beginning.

    “They want to impose a candidate on us through this faulty process and we are saying we cannot accept any imposition.

    “Yes, we have had internal crisis before, but the one that triggered today’s protest is the selection process.

    “We are holding our congress right away and shall come up with a position in the event that the committee announces the candidate we think it wants to impose on us,’’ he said.

    Chairman SSANU, Mr Wale Akinremi, also told NAN that members of the screening committee elected internally “got there through manipulated and fraudulent electoral process’’.

    “We will never work with the candidate they plan to impose on us. We have even locked the varsity’s gate,’’ he said.

    “We must restart the process. Prof. Idowu Olayinka, the sitting vice-chancellor, must hand over to an acting vice-chancellor,’’ he stressed.

    Five of the six finalists are professors of the University of Ibadan, while one is from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

    The six finalists were shortlisted after each of the 18 candidates made 15 minutes presentation before the screening committee comprising the entire Council members of the institution on Tuesday.

    Three of the finalists are Prof. Kayode Adebowale, Prof. Olusegun Ademowo and Prof. Ebenezer Farombi.

    The other three are Prof. Abideen Aderinto, Prof. Babatunde Salako and Prof. Femi Mimiko from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).

    The five-man screening panel is headed by the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Nde Joshua Waklek.

    Other members of the panel are two external representatives from the Federal Ministry of Education, Sir Ben Okoronkwo and Dr Uchena Uba.

    The two elected representatives of the Senate in the screening committee are Prof. Ezekiel Ayoola and Prof. Peter Olapegba

    When contacted, the university’s Director, Public Relations, Mr Tunji Oladejo, told NAN that he would not like to comment until the final announcement has been made.

    Whoever emerges as the new vice-chancellor is expected to assume office on Dec. 1.


    Edited By: Abiodun Oluleye/Alli Hakeem
    Source: NAN

  •  Nde Joshua Waklek Mutka Pro Chancellor and Chairman of Council University of Ibadan has ordered an investigation into petitions of alleged discrepancies in the recent election in the institution The election was conducted to elect the two Senate Representatives on the Joint Council Senate Selection Board for the appointment of a new Vice Chancellor for the institution A statement issued on Friday in Ibadan by Mrs Olubunmi Faluyi the Registrar and Secretary to the Senate said that the pro chancellor ordered the investigation at a meeting held with the 301 members of the Senate on Thursday The Chairman of Council had directed the Senate to examine the petitions of Prof Ademola Dasylva of the Department of English Faculty of Arts and Prof Adesoji Fasanmade of the Department of Physiology Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences College of Medicine who lost in the election The meeting deliberated extensively on all the issues raised in the two petitions and the responses of those who were alleged in the petitions namely Prof Francis Offor Prof Abiodun Ayodele Prof Deji Omole Prof Ayodeji Ogunjuyigbe and Mrs Morenike Afolabi with proof of their innocence Faluyi said At the meeting Prof Idowu Olayinka the Vice Chancellor of the institution appealed to members to consider the meeting as a family gathering with optimism of amicable resolution of all matters Faluyi said It is noteworthy that the meeting was frank honest transparent and in an atmosphere of civility The resolutions of the meeting have been forwarded to Council for consideration Members of the University are hereby enjoined to be peaceful and law abiding in anticipation of amicable resolution of the matters by Council The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Joint Council Senate Selection Board of the institution has been tasked with the appointment of a new Vice Chancellor out of the 18 candidates jostling for the position Among the candidates are Prof Kayode Adebowale Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof Temitope Alonge former Chief Medical Director University College Hospital a former Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof Adeyinka Aderinto of the Department of Sociology Others are Prof Babatunde Salako former Provost College of Medicine Prof Adesoji Fasanmade Prof Ebenezer Farombi Prof Raheem Lawal and Prof Hakeem Fawehinmi and Prof A Adedeji who is not a lecturer in UI The newly appointed Vice Chancellor is to be appointed before Dec 1 when he is expected to assume office and take over from Prof Abel Idowu Olayinka Edited By Bayo Sekoni Source NAN
    UI VC Race: Council Chairman orders investigation into alleged discrepancies in conduct of election
     Nde Joshua Waklek Mutka Pro Chancellor and Chairman of Council University of Ibadan has ordered an investigation into petitions of alleged discrepancies in the recent election in the institution The election was conducted to elect the two Senate Representatives on the Joint Council Senate Selection Board for the appointment of a new Vice Chancellor for the institution A statement issued on Friday in Ibadan by Mrs Olubunmi Faluyi the Registrar and Secretary to the Senate said that the pro chancellor ordered the investigation at a meeting held with the 301 members of the Senate on Thursday The Chairman of Council had directed the Senate to examine the petitions of Prof Ademola Dasylva of the Department of English Faculty of Arts and Prof Adesoji Fasanmade of the Department of Physiology Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences College of Medicine who lost in the election The meeting deliberated extensively on all the issues raised in the two petitions and the responses of those who were alleged in the petitions namely Prof Francis Offor Prof Abiodun Ayodele Prof Deji Omole Prof Ayodeji Ogunjuyigbe and Mrs Morenike Afolabi with proof of their innocence Faluyi said At the meeting Prof Idowu Olayinka the Vice Chancellor of the institution appealed to members to consider the meeting as a family gathering with optimism of amicable resolution of all matters Faluyi said It is noteworthy that the meeting was frank honest transparent and in an atmosphere of civility The resolutions of the meeting have been forwarded to Council for consideration Members of the University are hereby enjoined to be peaceful and law abiding in anticipation of amicable resolution of the matters by Council The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Joint Council Senate Selection Board of the institution has been tasked with the appointment of a new Vice Chancellor out of the 18 candidates jostling for the position Among the candidates are Prof Kayode Adebowale Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof Temitope Alonge former Chief Medical Director University College Hospital a former Deputy Vice Chancellor Prof Adeyinka Aderinto of the Department of Sociology Others are Prof Babatunde Salako former Provost College of Medicine Prof Adesoji Fasanmade Prof Ebenezer Farombi Prof Raheem Lawal and Prof Hakeem Fawehinmi and Prof A Adedeji who is not a lecturer in UI The newly appointed Vice Chancellor is to be appointed before Dec 1 when he is expected to assume office and take over from Prof Abel Idowu Olayinka Edited By Bayo Sekoni Source NAN
    UI VC Race: Council Chairman orders investigation into alleged discrepancies in conduct of election
    Education2 years ago

    UI VC Race: Council Chairman orders investigation into alleged discrepancies in conduct of election

    Nde Joshua Waklek Mutka, Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, University of Ibadan, has ordered an investigation into petitions of alleged discrepancies in the recent election in the institution.

    The election was conducted to elect the two Senate Representatives on the Joint Council/Senate Selection Board for the appointment of a new Vice Chancellor for the institution.

    A statement issued on Friday in Ibadan by Mrs Olubunmi Faluyi, the Registrar and Secretary to the Senate, said that the pro-chancellor ordered the investigation at a meeting held with the 301 members of the Senate on Thursday.

    “The Chairman of Council had directed the Senate to examine the petitions of Prof. Ademola Dasylva of the Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Prof. Adesoji Fasanmade of the Department. of Physiology, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, who lost in the election.

    “The meeting deliberated extensively on all the issues raised in the two petitions and the responses of those who were alleged in the petitions, namely Prof. Francis Offor, Prof. Abiodun Ayodele, Prof. Deji Omole, Prof. Ayodeji Ogunjuyigbe and Mrs. Morenike Afolabi, with proof of their innocence” Faluyi said.

    At the meeting, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, appealed to members to consider the meeting as a family gathering with optimism of amicable resolution of all matters.

    Faluyi said “It is noteworthy that the meeting was frank, honest, transparent and in an atmosphere of civility.

    “The resolutions of the meeting have been forwarded to Council for consideration.

    “Members of the University are hereby enjoined to be peaceful and law-abiding in anticipation of amicable resolution of the matters by Council.’’

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Joint Council/Senate Selection Board of the institution has been tasked with the appointment of a new Vice Chancellor out of the 18 candidates jostling for the position.

    Among the candidates are Prof. Kayode Adebowale , Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Temitope Alonge, former Chief Medical Director, University College Hospital; a former Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Adeyinka Aderinto of the Department of Sociology.

    Others are Prof. Babatunde Salako, former Provost, College of Medicine; Prof. Adesoji Fasanmade, Prof. Ebenezer Farombi, Prof. Raheem Lawal and Prof. Hakeem Fawehinmi and Prof. A. Adedeji, who is not a lecturer in UI.

    The newly appointed Vice Chancellor is to be appointed before Dec. 1 when he is expected to assume office and take over from Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka.


    Edited By: Bayo Sekoni
    Source: NAN

  •  A lecturer in the University of Ibadan Dr Akin Salami has composed a song MATMUSIC Project to simplify the teaching and learning of mathematics and eliminate the dread many pupils have for the subject At a public presentation of the song on Friday in Ibadan Prof Idowu Olayinka the Vice Chancellor University of Ibadan who commended Salami said that innovative tools must be adopted to enhance learning A statement issued by the university said that the Vice Chancellor challenged other researchers to discover new ways of enhancing learning by making learning interesting for positive learning outcomes He Dr Skin Salami has come up with this innovative way to teach mathematics through music and I believe there are other possibilities to teach medicine through music just to make learning interesting For the learners with the efforts the doctor instructor or lecturer is putting into such initiative it will make learning much more possible Olayinka said In his remarks at the event Dr Akin Salami of the Early Child Education Department of the institution said that the idea of MATMUSIC project was a product of his teaching experience at the University Staff school where he taught mathematics He said that that the realisation that the students loved the course when he introduced music in passing across the formula and solution was what motivated MATMUSIC project According to him together with the pupils the song was composed and produced to ease the understanding and solving mathematical problems in elementary primary schools He said that 20 schools in Oyo state would be given 10 free audio and video CDs of the MATMusic and another 300 would be given to students who attended the public presentation event free of charge Dr Kemi Adeosun the representative of the Oyo SUBEB Chairman Dr Nureni Adeniran lauded the innovative project and promised that the state would partner with the University of Ibadan We will ensure that the CDs get to the pupils at the grassroots to neutralise the fears of pupils in learning mathematics We so much appreciate this notable project because mathematics is a very important subject and as we all know that the major objective of Universal Basic Education UBE is to inculcate in Children Literacy numeracy life skills and values that will help them in lifelong education This method will really help the teachers and the learners to develop the capacity to understand mathematics better and be able to learn it in a fun way It will also make it easier and the achievement of the UBE will be easier We are going to put in all our efforts in making sure that this project reaches the grassroots As long as we are able to raise funds we d be able to procure some of these items for the use in our public primary schools he said Edited By Bayo Sekoni NAN
    UI lecturer composes song to aid teaching, learning of mathematics
     A lecturer in the University of Ibadan Dr Akin Salami has composed a song MATMUSIC Project to simplify the teaching and learning of mathematics and eliminate the dread many pupils have for the subject At a public presentation of the song on Friday in Ibadan Prof Idowu Olayinka the Vice Chancellor University of Ibadan who commended Salami said that innovative tools must be adopted to enhance learning A statement issued by the university said that the Vice Chancellor challenged other researchers to discover new ways of enhancing learning by making learning interesting for positive learning outcomes He Dr Skin Salami has come up with this innovative way to teach mathematics through music and I believe there are other possibilities to teach medicine through music just to make learning interesting For the learners with the efforts the doctor instructor or lecturer is putting into such initiative it will make learning much more possible Olayinka said In his remarks at the event Dr Akin Salami of the Early Child Education Department of the institution said that the idea of MATMUSIC project was a product of his teaching experience at the University Staff school where he taught mathematics He said that that the realisation that the students loved the course when he introduced music in passing across the formula and solution was what motivated MATMUSIC project According to him together with the pupils the song was composed and produced to ease the understanding and solving mathematical problems in elementary primary schools He said that 20 schools in Oyo state would be given 10 free audio and video CDs of the MATMusic and another 300 would be given to students who attended the public presentation event free of charge Dr Kemi Adeosun the representative of the Oyo SUBEB Chairman Dr Nureni Adeniran lauded the innovative project and promised that the state would partner with the University of Ibadan We will ensure that the CDs get to the pupils at the grassroots to neutralise the fears of pupils in learning mathematics We so much appreciate this notable project because mathematics is a very important subject and as we all know that the major objective of Universal Basic Education UBE is to inculcate in Children Literacy numeracy life skills and values that will help them in lifelong education This method will really help the teachers and the learners to develop the capacity to understand mathematics better and be able to learn it in a fun way It will also make it easier and the achievement of the UBE will be easier We are going to put in all our efforts in making sure that this project reaches the grassroots As long as we are able to raise funds we d be able to procure some of these items for the use in our public primary schools he said Edited By Bayo Sekoni NAN
    UI lecturer composes song to aid teaching, learning of mathematics
    Education2 years ago

    UI lecturer composes song to aid teaching, learning of mathematics

    A lecturer in the University of Ibadan, Dr Akin Salami, has composed a song, MATMUSIC Project, to simplify the teaching and learning of mathematics and eliminate the dread many pupils have for the subject.

    At a public presentation of the song on Friday in Ibadan, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, the Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, who commended Salami, said that innovative tools must be adopted to enhance learning.

    A statement issued by the university said that the Vice Chancellor challenged other researchers to discover new ways of enhancing learning by making learning interesting for positive learning outcomes

    “He (Dr Skin Salami) has come up with this innovative way to teach mathematics through music and I believe there are other possibilities to teach medicine through music just to make learning interesting.

    “For the learners with the efforts the doctor, instructor or lecturer is putting into such initiative, it will make learning much more possible,” Olayinka said.

    In his remarks at the event, Dr Akin Salami of the Early Child Education Department of the institution.

    said that the idea of MATMUSIC project was a product of his teaching experience at the University Staff school where he taught mathematics.

    He said that that the realisation that the students loved the course when he introduced music in passing across the formula and solution was what motivated MATMUSIC project.

    According to him, together with the pupils, the song was composed and produced to ease the understanding and solving mathematical problems in elementary primary schools.

    He said that 20 schools in Oyo state would be given 10 free audio and video CDs of the MATMusic and another 300 would be given to students who attended the public presentation event free of charge.

    Dr Kemi Adeosun, the representative of the Oyo SUBEB Chairman, Dr Nureni Adeniran, lauded the innovative project and promised that the state would partner with the University of Ibadan.

    “We will ensure that the CDs get to the pupils at the grassroots to neutralise the fears of pupils in learning mathematics.

    “We so much appreciate this notable project because mathematics is a very important subject and as we all know that the major objective of Universal Basic Education (UBE) is to inculcate in Children, Literacy numeracy, life skills and values that will help them in lifelong education.

    “This method will really help the teachers and the learners to develop the capacity to understand mathematics better, and be able to learn it in a fun way.

    “It will also make it easier and the achievement of the UBE will be easier. We are going to put in all our efforts in making sure that this project reaches the grassroots.

    “As long as we are able to raise funds, we’d be able to procure some of these items for the use in our public primary schools,” he said.


    Edited By: Bayo Sekoni (NAN)