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  •   Professor Florence Obi Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar has asked new students at the institution to report all cases of sexual harassment by faculty and staff to the university authority Obi made the call Friday in Calabar during an orientation program for newly admitted freshmen at the institution He said his administration has zero tolerance for gender based violence and sexual harassment of female students He informed the students that his administration had to create the Gender Development Center and a counseling unit to handle these cases While encouraging female students to be bold enough to report such cases she also warned them against indecent dress and disrespect towards the faculty and staff of the institution My dear students especially the women I want to charge you to be bold enough to speak out against all forms of sexual harassment that may come from faculty and staff at this institution Don t let anyone bully you into sex for grades We have established a strong mechanism to protect student performance no teacher can fail a good student For men avoid the bad gangs that can lead you to the cult focus on your studies at all times because this first semester is very short in view of the time lost in the strike In order for you to be a full student of this institution you must pay your fees and register your courses online Do not pay your dues or other records to anyone all payment must be made through the bank he said The VC also exhorted students to be safety conscious at all times urging them to avoid volatile areas including the institution s boardwalk at odd hours Earlier Dean of Student Affairs Anthony Eyang an associate professor urged students to take their studies seriously adding that their academic performance from the first year determines the grade they will graduate with He advised students to avoid most social activities that might distract them from their academic pursuits Edited Source Credit NAN
    Report cases of sexual harassment- UNICAL VC
      Professor Florence Obi Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar has asked new students at the institution to report all cases of sexual harassment by faculty and staff to the university authority Obi made the call Friday in Calabar during an orientation program for newly admitted freshmen at the institution He said his administration has zero tolerance for gender based violence and sexual harassment of female students He informed the students that his administration had to create the Gender Development Center and a counseling unit to handle these cases While encouraging female students to be bold enough to report such cases she also warned them against indecent dress and disrespect towards the faculty and staff of the institution My dear students especially the women I want to charge you to be bold enough to speak out against all forms of sexual harassment that may come from faculty and staff at this institution Don t let anyone bully you into sex for grades We have established a strong mechanism to protect student performance no teacher can fail a good student For men avoid the bad gangs that can lead you to the cult focus on your studies at all times because this first semester is very short in view of the time lost in the strike In order for you to be a full student of this institution you must pay your fees and register your courses online Do not pay your dues or other records to anyone all payment must be made through the bank he said The VC also exhorted students to be safety conscious at all times urging them to avoid volatile areas including the institution s boardwalk at odd hours Earlier Dean of Student Affairs Anthony Eyang an associate professor urged students to take their studies seriously adding that their academic performance from the first year determines the grade they will graduate with He advised students to avoid most social activities that might distract them from their academic pursuits Edited Source Credit NAN
    Report cases of sexual harassment- UNICAL VC
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    Report cases of sexual harassment- UNICAL VC

    Professor Florence Obi, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar, has asked new students at the institution to report all cases of sexual harassment by faculty and staff to the university authority.

    Obi made the call Friday in Calabar during an orientation program for newly admitted freshmen at the institution.

    He said his administration has zero tolerance for gender-based violence and sexual harassment of female students.

    He informed the students that his administration had to create the Gender Development Center and a counseling unit to handle these cases.

    While encouraging female students to be bold enough to report such cases, she also warned them against indecent dress and disrespect towards the faculty and staff of the institution.

    “My dear students, especially the women, I want to charge you to be bold enough to speak out against all forms of sexual harassment that may come from faculty and staff at this institution.

    “Don't let anyone bully you into sex for grades. We have established a strong mechanism to protect student performance; no teacher can fail a good student.

    “For men, avoid the bad gangs that can lead you to the cult; focus on your studies at all times because this first semester is very short in view of the time lost in the strike.

    “In order for you to be a full student of this institution, you must pay your fees and register your courses online. Do not pay your dues or other records to anyone, all payment must be made through the bank,” he said.

    The VC also exhorted students to be safety-conscious at all times, urging them to avoid volatile areas, including the institution's boardwalk at odd hours.

    Earlier, Dean of Student Affairs Anthony Eyang, an associate professor, urged students to take their studies seriously, adding that their academic performance from the first year determines the grade they will graduate with.

    He advised students to avoid most social activities that might distract them from their academic pursuits. Edited

    Source Credit: NAN

  •  The Federal Fire Service said property valued at more than N8 billion were destroyed by fire in Cross River from Janauary to Oct 26 Mrs Olumayowa Olomola Commanding Officer Calabar Command of the Federal Fire Service disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Calabar on Thursday The commanding officer said the destruction took place in 13 fire incidents reported within the same period She said one death was recorded while three persons were injured in the incidents Giving an instance of the value of destroyed properties she said A transformer at the TCN 33 KVA sub station line at Adiabo Calabar that was gutted by fire in August is put at a cost of N2 6 billion We also had the fire incident at Marian fruits market that affected over 13 lock up shops with goods and also the Airtel Mast near governor s office We also responded to two fire incidents at the University of Calabar another one at a Catholic school and one mobile base transformer she stated Olomola who said that the command responded swiftly to the incidents however noted the challenges of the Service in Cross River She particularly noted the high price of diesel and lack of water tankers and ambulance on its stable as hindrance to their efficiency Again we have challenges of crowd invading the scene of fire incidents which in most times denied us access Most times the aim of some persons in the crowd is to steal from the fire incident We also have the problem of traffic and travel distance to scene of fire incidents she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Fire burns N8bn property in Cross River – Fire service
     The Federal Fire Service said property valued at more than N8 billion were destroyed by fire in Cross River from Janauary to Oct 26 Mrs Olumayowa Olomola Commanding Officer Calabar Command of the Federal Fire Service disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Calabar on Thursday The commanding officer said the destruction took place in 13 fire incidents reported within the same period She said one death was recorded while three persons were injured in the incidents Giving an instance of the value of destroyed properties she said A transformer at the TCN 33 KVA sub station line at Adiabo Calabar that was gutted by fire in August is put at a cost of N2 6 billion We also had the fire incident at Marian fruits market that affected over 13 lock up shops with goods and also the Airtel Mast near governor s office We also responded to two fire incidents at the University of Calabar another one at a Catholic school and one mobile base transformer she stated Olomola who said that the command responded swiftly to the incidents however noted the challenges of the Service in Cross River She particularly noted the high price of diesel and lack of water tankers and ambulance on its stable as hindrance to their efficiency Again we have challenges of crowd invading the scene of fire incidents which in most times denied us access Most times the aim of some persons in the crowd is to steal from the fire incident We also have the problem of traffic and travel distance to scene of fire incidents she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Fire burns N8bn property in Cross River – Fire service
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    Fire burns N8bn property in Cross River – Fire service

    The Federal Fire Service said property valued at more than N8 billion were destroyed by fire in Cross River from Janauary to Oct. 26. Mrs Olumayowa Olomola, Commanding Officer, Calabar Command of the Federal Fire Service, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Calabar on Thursday.

    The commanding officer said the destruction took place in 13 fire incidents reported within the same period.

    She said one death was recorded while three persons were injured in the incidents.

    Giving an instance of the value of destroyed properties, she said, “A transformer at the TCN 33 KVA sub station line at Adiabo, Calabar, that was gutted by fire in August is put at a cost of N2.6 billion.

    “We also had the fire incident at Marian fruits market that affected over 13 lock-up shops with goods and also the Airtel Mast near governor’s office.

    “We also responded to two fire incidents at the University of Calabar; another one at a Catholic school, and one mobile base transformer,” she stated.

    Olomola, who said that the command responded swiftly to the incidents, however, noted the challenges of the Service in Cross River.

    She particularly noted the high price of diesel and lack of water tankers and ambulance on its stable as hindrance to their efficiency.

    “Again, we have challenges of crowd invading the scene of fire incidents which in most times, denied us access.

    ” Most times, the aim of some persons in the crowd is to steal from the fire incident.

    “We also have the problem of traffic and travel distance to scene of fire incidents,” she said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The security department of the University of Calabar has arrested a suspect Emmanuel Uwakwe for impersonation during the institution s ongoing aptitude test Chief Security Officer of UNICAL retired Capt Austin Bisong told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Calabar that the suspect was caught in the act Austin told NAN that the suspect was caught after writing the Computer Based Test for six candidates who were seeking admission into the institution The suspect Uwakwe was arrested by our security operatives after they detected that he had stayed longer than expected on the computer When he was arrested he was already trying to log in the personal identity number for the seventh candidate He was using five minutes for each paper during the examination At this point all the six candidates he wrote for can never have their results and they have risked their admission status with the university he said He told NAN that investigation was ongoing to unravel if there was any connivance with any staff of the institution or security personnel He said that the suspect would be handed over to external security agency for further investigation and necessary action While showing remorse for his act Uwakwe pleaded with the university management for forgiveness They promised to give me N50 000 to write for seven candidates out of that amount I have collected N40 000 and was left with a balance of N10 000 I came all the way from Abia to write the examination for the candidates I am good in computer operation that was why they contacted me I have a shop in Ariaria market in Aba I only came here to make some small money for myself I want to plead with the school management to forgive me he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Aptitude test: Unical arrest one for impersonation
     The security department of the University of Calabar has arrested a suspect Emmanuel Uwakwe for impersonation during the institution s ongoing aptitude test Chief Security Officer of UNICAL retired Capt Austin Bisong told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Calabar that the suspect was caught in the act Austin told NAN that the suspect was caught after writing the Computer Based Test for six candidates who were seeking admission into the institution The suspect Uwakwe was arrested by our security operatives after they detected that he had stayed longer than expected on the computer When he was arrested he was already trying to log in the personal identity number for the seventh candidate He was using five minutes for each paper during the examination At this point all the six candidates he wrote for can never have their results and they have risked their admission status with the university he said He told NAN that investigation was ongoing to unravel if there was any connivance with any staff of the institution or security personnel He said that the suspect would be handed over to external security agency for further investigation and necessary action While showing remorse for his act Uwakwe pleaded with the university management for forgiveness They promised to give me N50 000 to write for seven candidates out of that amount I have collected N40 000 and was left with a balance of N10 000 I came all the way from Abia to write the examination for the candidates I am good in computer operation that was why they contacted me I have a shop in Ariaria market in Aba I only came here to make some small money for myself I want to plead with the school management to forgive me he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Aptitude test: Unical arrest one for impersonation
    Defence/Security1 month ago

    Aptitude test: Unical arrest one for impersonation

    The security department of the University of Calabar has arrested a suspect, Emmanuel Uwakwe, for impersonation during the institution’s ongoing aptitude test.

    Chief Security Officer of UNICAL, retired Capt. Austin Bisong, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Calabar, that the suspect was caught in the act.

    Austin told NAN that the suspect was caught after writing the Computer Based Test for six candidates who were seeking admission into the institution.

    “The suspect, Uwakwe, was arrested by our security operatives after they detected that he had stayed longer than expected on the computer.

    “When he was arrested, he was already trying to log in the personal identity number for the seventh candidate.

    “He was using five minutes for each paper during the examination.

    “At this point, all the six candidates he wrote for can never have their results, and they have risked their admission status with the university,” he said.

    He told NAN that investigation was ongoing to unravel if there was any connivance with any staff of the institution or security personnel.

    He said that the suspect would be handed over to external security agency for further investigation and necessary action.

    While showing remorse for his act, Uwakwe pleaded with the university management for forgiveness.

    “They promised to give me N50,000 to write for seven candidates; out of that amount, I have collected N40,000 and was left with a balance of N10,000. “I came all the way from Abia to write the examination for the candidates.

    I am good in computer operation, that was why they contacted me.

    “I have a shop in Ariaria market in Aba; I only came here to make some small money for myself.

    I want to plead with the school management to forgive me,” he said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Sen Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe PDP Cross River North on Wednesday gave financial support of N1 million to the 50 year old St Joseph Centre for the Visually Handicapped in Obudu Cross River The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the school was at the verge of being shut before the succour came Ajom Jarigbe said his decision to assist the school was to enable it to remain afloat According to Rev Sis Jane Maria head of the school situation had become terrible for students to learn anything before the senator came to its rescue She explained that situation in the school began to nosedive when the state government withdrew its subvention adding that at some point the management considered shutting the institution To make matters worse the school was recently burgled by criminals who made away with all the mattresses in the students hostel leaving them to sleep on bare floors she lamented She said the centre was established by the Sisters of St Mary Medical Mission of the Roman Catholic Church in the 1970s and had catered to generations of handicapped students over the decades Many have gone from the school to lead very successful academic careers with some of them currently teaching in institutions of higher learning including the University of Calabar Some of them have also gained employment in various areas of endeavour making them useful to themselves to their families and to society instead of hawking their disabilities on the streets The school celebrated its 50 years of existence in May It teaches with braille and also teaches crafts in addition to normal academic subjects and remains a leading light in the Obudu community and its environs she said Maria commended Jarigbe Agom for his uncommon leadership and concern for the plight of the less privileged in society She called on all public spirited individuals in public and private sectors to emulate the senator so as to lift the less privileged from their disabilities and lead useful lives They are also God s creatures and need to be catered for she stressed NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Cross River senator saves school for the visually-impaired from being shut
     Sen Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe PDP Cross River North on Wednesday gave financial support of N1 million to the 50 year old St Joseph Centre for the Visually Handicapped in Obudu Cross River The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the school was at the verge of being shut before the succour came Ajom Jarigbe said his decision to assist the school was to enable it to remain afloat According to Rev Sis Jane Maria head of the school situation had become terrible for students to learn anything before the senator came to its rescue She explained that situation in the school began to nosedive when the state government withdrew its subvention adding that at some point the management considered shutting the institution To make matters worse the school was recently burgled by criminals who made away with all the mattresses in the students hostel leaving them to sleep on bare floors she lamented She said the centre was established by the Sisters of St Mary Medical Mission of the Roman Catholic Church in the 1970s and had catered to generations of handicapped students over the decades Many have gone from the school to lead very successful academic careers with some of them currently teaching in institutions of higher learning including the University of Calabar Some of them have also gained employment in various areas of endeavour making them useful to themselves to their families and to society instead of hawking their disabilities on the streets The school celebrated its 50 years of existence in May It teaches with braille and also teaches crafts in addition to normal academic subjects and remains a leading light in the Obudu community and its environs she said Maria commended Jarigbe Agom for his uncommon leadership and concern for the plight of the less privileged in society She called on all public spirited individuals in public and private sectors to emulate the senator so as to lift the less privileged from their disabilities and lead useful lives They are also God s creatures and need to be catered for she stressed NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Cross River senator saves school for the visually-impaired from being shut
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    Cross River senator saves school for the visually-impaired from being shut

    Sen. Jarigbe Agom-Jarigbe (PDP-Cross River North) on Wednesday gave financial support of N1 million to the 50-year-old St. Joseph Centre for the Visually Handicapped in Obudu, Cross River.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the school was at the verge of being shut before the succour came.

    Ajom-Jarigbe said his decision to assist the school was to enable it to remain afloat.

    According to Rev. Sis. Jane Maria, head of the school, situation had become terrible for students to learn anything before the senator came to its rescue.

    She explained that situation in the school began to nosedive when the state government withdrew its subvention, adding that at some point the management considered shutting the institution.

    “To make matters worse, the school was recently burgled by criminals who made away with all the mattresses in the students hostel leaving them to sleep on bare floors,’’ she lamented.

    She said the centre was established by the Sisters of St. Mary Medical Mission of the Roman Catholic Church in the 1970s and had catered to generations of handicapped students over the decades.

    “Many have gone from the school to lead very successful academic careers with some of them currently teaching in institutions of higher learning, including the University of Calabar.

    “Some of them have also gained employment in various areas of endeavour, making them useful to themselves, to their families and to society instead of hawking their disabilities on the streets.

    “The school celebrated its 50 years of existence in May. “It teaches with braille and also teaches crafts in addition to normal academic subjects and remains a leading light in the Obudu community and its environs,’’ she said.

    Maria commended Jarigbe-Agom for his uncommon leadership and concern for the plight of the less-privileged in society.

    She called on all public-spirited individuals in public and private sectors to emulate the senator so as to lift the less-privileged from their disabilities and lead useful lives.

    “They are also God’s creatures and need to be catered for,’’ she stressed.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The University of Calabar has commenced its Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME for at least 12 000 candidates seeking admission into the institution for the 20212022 academic session The News Agency of Nigeria correspondent who visited the institution reports that the campus was once again alive with the presence of the candidates at the designated centres and hawkers The Chairman of the Examination Committee Prof Takim Ojua told NAN on Tuesday in Calabar that the exercise took off smoothly Ojua said that no fewer than 12 000 candidates applied for the examination which will end on Oct 27 He said that a technical team was on ground to ensure that issues bordering on registration and access to the portal received swift attention during the three day exercise He described the process of organising the candidates for examination for both the morning and afternoon sessions as very tasking Ojua further said that over 92 per cent of the candidates came to the examination venue with their bags and phones against the committee s directive This posed an even greater challenge he said He decried the presence of some university staff members and parents who accompanied their children and wards to the examination venue According to him this is not necessary since their presence will not have any influence on the performance of the candidates Ojua said Staff members and parents should desist from coming to the venue to lobby for their wards Every candidate will be attended to and given the same platform without any preferential treatment He commended the Vice Chancellor Prof Florence Obi for constituting a reliable committee to conduct the examination He urged the university authorities to increase the sitting capacity for the examination and also set up a stronger online network for the Computer Based Test One of the candidates from Delta Miss Joy Affe who applied for Economics said that the network was initially slow Affe said that she was able to attend to her questions in record time the initial hiccup notwithstanding Another candidate James Ogar from Ogoja Local Government Area of the state expressed satisfaction with the orderly manner the examination was conducted Ogar who applied for Law told NAN that he made Unical his first choice because of the testimony about the VC s drive for excellence by the university NewsSourceCredit NAN
    12,000 candidates sit for Unical’s post-UTME – Official
     The University of Calabar has commenced its Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME for at least 12 000 candidates seeking admission into the institution for the 20212022 academic session The News Agency of Nigeria correspondent who visited the institution reports that the campus was once again alive with the presence of the candidates at the designated centres and hawkers The Chairman of the Examination Committee Prof Takim Ojua told NAN on Tuesday in Calabar that the exercise took off smoothly Ojua said that no fewer than 12 000 candidates applied for the examination which will end on Oct 27 He said that a technical team was on ground to ensure that issues bordering on registration and access to the portal received swift attention during the three day exercise He described the process of organising the candidates for examination for both the morning and afternoon sessions as very tasking Ojua further said that over 92 per cent of the candidates came to the examination venue with their bags and phones against the committee s directive This posed an even greater challenge he said He decried the presence of some university staff members and parents who accompanied their children and wards to the examination venue According to him this is not necessary since their presence will not have any influence on the performance of the candidates Ojua said Staff members and parents should desist from coming to the venue to lobby for their wards Every candidate will be attended to and given the same platform without any preferential treatment He commended the Vice Chancellor Prof Florence Obi for constituting a reliable committee to conduct the examination He urged the university authorities to increase the sitting capacity for the examination and also set up a stronger online network for the Computer Based Test One of the candidates from Delta Miss Joy Affe who applied for Economics said that the network was initially slow Affe said that she was able to attend to her questions in record time the initial hiccup notwithstanding Another candidate James Ogar from Ogoja Local Government Area of the state expressed satisfaction with the orderly manner the examination was conducted Ogar who applied for Law told NAN that he made Unical his first choice because of the testimony about the VC s drive for excellence by the university NewsSourceCredit NAN
    12,000 candidates sit for Unical’s post-UTME – Official
    Education1 month ago

    12,000 candidates sit for Unical’s post-UTME – Official

    The University of Calabar has commenced its Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for at least 12,000 candidates seeking admission into the institution for the 20212022 academic session.

    The News Agency of Nigeria correspondent, who visited the institution, reports that the campus was once again alive with the presence of the candidates at the designated centres and hawkers.

    The Chairman of the Examination Committee, Prof. Takim Ojua, told NAN on Tuesday in Calabar that the exercise took off smoothly.

    Ojua said that no fewer than 12,000 candidates applied for the examination, which will end on Oct. 27. He said that a technical team was on ground to ensure that issues bordering on registration and access to the portal received swift attention during the three-day exercise.

    He described the process of organising the candidates for examination for both the morning and afternoon sessions as “very tasking”.

    Ojua further said that over 92 per cent of the candidates came to the examination venue with their bags and phones, against the committee’s directive.

    “This posed an even greater challenge,” he said.

    He decried the presence of some university staff members and parents, who accompanied their children and wards to the examination venue.

    According to him, this is not necessary, since their presence will not have any influence on the performance of the candidates.

    Ojua said: “Staff members and parents should desist from coming to the venue to lobby for their wards.

    “Every candidate will be attended to and given the same platform without any preferential treatment.

    ” He commended the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Florence Obi, for constituting a reliable committee to conduct the examination.

    He urged the university authorities to increase the sitting capacity for the examination and also set up a stronger online network for the Computer-Based Test. One of the candidates from Delta, Miss Joy Affe, who applied for Economics, said that the network was initially slow.

    Affe said that she was able to attend to her questions in record time, the initial hiccup notwithstanding.

    Another candidate, James Ogar, from Ogoja Local Government Area of the state, expressed satisfaction with the orderly manner the examination was conducted.

    Ogar, who applied for Law, told NAN that he made Unical his first choice because of the testimony about the VC’s drive for excellence by the university.


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  •  The University of Calabar says it is not recruiting disowning a social media advertisement on recruitment Mr Effiong Eyo the Public Relations Officer of the institution said this in a statement on Wednesday in Calabar advising the public to disregard the advertisement as it did not emanate from the university The University of Calabar wishes to categorically state that it is currently not conducting any recruitment exercise Should the institution decide to engage more hands the public will be notified through appropriate recognised and official channels of communication Eyo said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    We’re not recruiting -UNICAL
     The University of Calabar says it is not recruiting disowning a social media advertisement on recruitment Mr Effiong Eyo the Public Relations Officer of the institution said this in a statement on Wednesday in Calabar advising the public to disregard the advertisement as it did not emanate from the university The University of Calabar wishes to categorically state that it is currently not conducting any recruitment exercise Should the institution decide to engage more hands the public will be notified through appropriate recognised and official channels of communication Eyo said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    We’re not recruiting -UNICAL
    General news2 months ago

    We’re not recruiting -UNICAL

    The University of Calabar says it is not recruiting, disowning a social media advertisement on recruitment.

    Mr Effiong Eyo, the Public Relations Officer of the institution, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Calabar, advising the public to disregard the advertisement as it did not emanate from the university.

    “The University of Calabar wishes to categorically state that it is currently not conducting any recruitment exercise.

    “Should the institution decide to engage more hands, the public will be notified through appropriate, recognised and official channels of communication,” Eyo said.


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  •  The Nigerian Society of Anaesthetists NSA has called for safer medication practices to reduce risk of errors and deaths during the administration of drugs The NSA made the call while addressing news conference on Sunday in Abuja to commemorate the 2022 World Anaesthesia Day celebration which is celebrated on Oct 16 The theme for this year s celebration was Medication Safety The National President of NSA Prof Elizabeth Ogboli Nwasor highlighted the role of anaesthesia in global health and calling for safer medication to eliminate any mistake or errors that might results to death or cost implications Unsafe medication practices and medical errors are the leading causes of avoidable harm in health care across the world It is projected that five per cent of all patients who are admitted to a hospital experience a medication error An average hospital will have one medication error every 23 hours or one in every 20 admissions Those errors result in severe patient harm disability and even death Globally the cost associated with medication errors has been estimated at 42 billion annually she said Ogboli Nwasor who is also from the Department of Anaesthesia Ahmadu Bello Teaching Hospital ABUTH Zaria called on the government and drug manufacturers to ensure drugs were visibly labeled and should not be in the same ampoule with others to minimise errors According to her some of the factors that contributes to medication errors include stress fatigue poor condition of training for anaesthetics and shortage of anesthetists to carter for the Nigerian populace She noted that administretion of the right drugs with appropriate dosage to the right patient and at the right time would reduce some of the errors in medication Similarly Prof Saidu Yakub who is also an anaesthetist Consultant at the ABUTH Zaria stressed the need for government and stakeholders to synergise in curbing fake drugs When we administer medication or when a fake drug is supplied It means that one has to continue to administer it to the patient because the patient may not respond due to low potency of the drug Also in that process there will be excess medication administered to that patient which may lead to harm But if you administer the appropriate medication with the correct dose the pain will go away and the patient would be able to sleep So we must do something about the issues of fake drugs he said Also Dr Queeneth Kalu a Consultant Anaesthetist in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital emphasised that hospital management team doctors nurses and engineers in charge of electricity supply were all critical towards achieving medication safety Kalu while calling on the government to ensure uninterrupted power supply in hospitals charge stakeholders to effectively discharge their responsibility judiciously NAN reports that the day seeks to celebrate the expertise that anaesthesiologists and the anesthesia community bring to improving medication safety practices and reducing medication errors www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    World Anaesthesia Day: Stakeholders seeks safer medication practices
     The Nigerian Society of Anaesthetists NSA has called for safer medication practices to reduce risk of errors and deaths during the administration of drugs The NSA made the call while addressing news conference on Sunday in Abuja to commemorate the 2022 World Anaesthesia Day celebration which is celebrated on Oct 16 The theme for this year s celebration was Medication Safety The National President of NSA Prof Elizabeth Ogboli Nwasor highlighted the role of anaesthesia in global health and calling for safer medication to eliminate any mistake or errors that might results to death or cost implications Unsafe medication practices and medical errors are the leading causes of avoidable harm in health care across the world It is projected that five per cent of all patients who are admitted to a hospital experience a medication error An average hospital will have one medication error every 23 hours or one in every 20 admissions Those errors result in severe patient harm disability and even death Globally the cost associated with medication errors has been estimated at 42 billion annually she said Ogboli Nwasor who is also from the Department of Anaesthesia Ahmadu Bello Teaching Hospital ABUTH Zaria called on the government and drug manufacturers to ensure drugs were visibly labeled and should not be in the same ampoule with others to minimise errors According to her some of the factors that contributes to medication errors include stress fatigue poor condition of training for anaesthetics and shortage of anesthetists to carter for the Nigerian populace She noted that administretion of the right drugs with appropriate dosage to the right patient and at the right time would reduce some of the errors in medication Similarly Prof Saidu Yakub who is also an anaesthetist Consultant at the ABUTH Zaria stressed the need for government and stakeholders to synergise in curbing fake drugs When we administer medication or when a fake drug is supplied It means that one has to continue to administer it to the patient because the patient may not respond due to low potency of the drug Also in that process there will be excess medication administered to that patient which may lead to harm But if you administer the appropriate medication with the correct dose the pain will go away and the patient would be able to sleep So we must do something about the issues of fake drugs he said Also Dr Queeneth Kalu a Consultant Anaesthetist in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital emphasised that hospital management team doctors nurses and engineers in charge of electricity supply were all critical towards achieving medication safety Kalu while calling on the government to ensure uninterrupted power supply in hospitals charge stakeholders to effectively discharge their responsibility judiciously NAN reports that the day seeks to celebrate the expertise that anaesthesiologists and the anesthesia community bring to improving medication safety practices and reducing medication errors www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    World Anaesthesia Day: Stakeholders seeks safer medication practices
    General news2 months ago

    World Anaesthesia Day: Stakeholders seeks safer medication practices

    The Nigerian Society of Anaesthetists (NSA) has called for safer medication practices to reduce risk of errors and deaths during the administration of drugs.

    The NSA made the call while addressing news conference on Sunday in Abuja to commemorate the 2022 World Anaesthesia Day celebration which is celebrated on Oct. 16. The theme for this year’s celebration was ‘Medication Safety’.

    The National President of NSA, Prof. Elizabeth Ogboli-Nwasor, highlighted the role of anaesthesia in global health and calling for safer medication to eliminate any mistake or errors that might results to death or cost implications.

    ” Unsafe medication practices and medical errors are the leading causes of avoidable harm in health care across the world.

    “It is projected that five per cent of all patients who are admitted to a hospital experience a medication error.

    ” An average hospital will have one medication error every 23 hours or one in every 20 admissions.

    Those errors result in severe patient harm, disability and even death.

    “Globally, the cost associated with medication errors has been estimated at $42 billion annually,” she said.

    Ogboli-Nwasor who is also from the Department of Anaesthesia, Ahmadu Bello Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Zaria, called on the government and drug manufacturers to ensure drugs were visibly labeled and should not be in the same ampoule with others to minimise errors.

    According to her, some of the factors that contributes to medication errors include stress, fatigue, poor condition of training for anaesthetics and shortage of anesthetists to carter for the Nigerian populace.

    She noted that administretion of the right drugs with appropriate dosage to the right patient and at the right time would reduce some of the errors in medication.

    Similarly,  Prof. Saidu Yakub, who is also an anaesthetist Consultant at the ABUTH, Zaria, stressed the need for government and stakeholders to synergise in curbing fake drugs.

    “When we administer medication or when a fake drug is supplied, It means that one has to continue to administer it to the patient because the patient may not respond due to low potency of the drug.

    “Also, in that process, there will be excess medication administered to that patient, which may lead to harm.

    “But if you administer the appropriate medication with the correct dose, the pain will go away and the patient would be able to sleep.

    “So, we must do something about the issues of fake drugs,” he said.

    Also, Dr Queeneth Kalu, a Consultant Anaesthetist in University of Calabar Teaching Hospital emphasised that hospital management team, doctors, nurses and engineers in charge of electricity supply were all critical towards achieving medication safety.

    Kalu, while calling on the government to ensure uninterrupted power supply in hospitals, charge stakeholders to effectively discharge their responsibility judiciously.

    NAN reports that the day seeks to celebrate the expertise that anaesthesiologists and the anesthesia community bring to improving medication safety practices and reducing medication errors.  

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  •  The University of Calabar has begun the fumigation of the institution s environment in preparation for resumption of academic activities on Oct 17 Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar Prof Florence Obi who inspected the exercise on Saturday in Calabar said the fumigation would include the hostels classroom blocks and all administrative offices She said that with the announcement of resumption of academic activities on Oct 17 by the university s senate there was need to clear all the bushes and fumigate the environment Obi also said that during the period of the eight months strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities the institution was shut hence the need for a proper clean up According to her the fumigation is meant to fight all forms of reptiles that may be of harm to the students and staff of the institution She reiterated her commitment towards the welfare safety and comfort of all students and staff of the university As we prepare to welcome back our dear students and staff it is necessary that we create a conducive environment for teaching and learning The university was down for eight months due to the strike now that we are back we need to do a proper clean up of the whole environment We have announced Oct 17 as the date for resumption of academic activities I want to use this medium to wish all our students and staff safe journeys back to school she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UNICAL begins fumigation ahead of resumption
     The University of Calabar has begun the fumigation of the institution s environment in preparation for resumption of academic activities on Oct 17 Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar Prof Florence Obi who inspected the exercise on Saturday in Calabar said the fumigation would include the hostels classroom blocks and all administrative offices She said that with the announcement of resumption of academic activities on Oct 17 by the university s senate there was need to clear all the bushes and fumigate the environment Obi also said that during the period of the eight months strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities the institution was shut hence the need for a proper clean up According to her the fumigation is meant to fight all forms of reptiles that may be of harm to the students and staff of the institution She reiterated her commitment towards the welfare safety and comfort of all students and staff of the university As we prepare to welcome back our dear students and staff it is necessary that we create a conducive environment for teaching and learning The university was down for eight months due to the strike now that we are back we need to do a proper clean up of the whole environment We have announced Oct 17 as the date for resumption of academic activities I want to use this medium to wish all our students and staff safe journeys back to school she said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    UNICAL begins fumigation ahead of resumption
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    UNICAL begins fumigation ahead of resumption

    The University of Calabar has begun the fumigation of the institution’s environment in preparation for resumption of academic activities on Oct. 17. Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Obi, who inspected the exercise on Saturday in Calabar, said the fumigation would include the hostels, classroom blocks and all administrative offices.

    She said that with the announcement of resumption of academic activities on Oct. 17 by the university’s senate, there was need to clear all the bushes and fumigate the environment.

    Obi also said that during the period of the eight months strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the institution was shut, hence the need for a proper clean-up.

    According to her, the fumigation is meant to fight all forms of reptiles that may be of harm to the students and staff of the institution.

    She reiterated her commitment towards the welfare, safety and comfort of all students and staff of the university.

    ”As we prepare to welcome back our dear students and staff, it is necessary that we create a conducive environment for teaching and learning.

    ”The university was down for eight months due to the strike; now that we are back, we need to do a proper clean-up of the whole environment.

    ”We have announced Oct. 17 as the date for resumption of academic activities.

    I want to use this medium to wish all our students and staff safe journeys back to school,” she said.


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  •  The Vice Chancellor V C of the University of Calabar Prof Florence Obi has lauded the Medical Women Association of Nigerian Cross River Chapter for their benevolence in healthcare delivery and sensitisation Obi gave the commendation on Tuesday in Calabar when the executive members of the association paid her a courtesy call in her office The university administrator who described the association as unique also said that she was proud of what the body stands for Describing the association as very significant to society Obi said that its members had been saving lives through their screening outreaches and sensitisation activities I want to thank the association for the charity work the outreaches and screening you have been doing to improve the health of citizens in the larger society and even here in UNICAL she said The Vice Chancellor used the occasion to appeal to the association s members not to relent in their efforts and obligations thereby encouraging them to do more of sensitization to the public While assuring them of her accessibility the V C pledged to continue to render her support in any way she could to the association Earlier the President of the association Dr Vivian Otu commended the V C for her giant strides since her assumption of office as the first female Vice Chancellor of the institution despite the challenges in the educational sector She used the occasion to inform the V C of the association s forthcoming Annual General Meeting AGM and Scientific Conference billed for December Describing Prof Obi as a role model whom most members aspire to emulate Otu said that the association would consider it an honour to have the Vice Chancellor as her Special Guest of Honour at the event She also used the occasion to appeal to the public to visit the General Hospital at Moore Road in Calabar to benefit from the free cancer screening holding throughout this month NewsSourceCredit NAN
    V-C lauds Medical Women Association’s passion for healthcare delivery
     The Vice Chancellor V C of the University of Calabar Prof Florence Obi has lauded the Medical Women Association of Nigerian Cross River Chapter for their benevolence in healthcare delivery and sensitisation Obi gave the commendation on Tuesday in Calabar when the executive members of the association paid her a courtesy call in her office The university administrator who described the association as unique also said that she was proud of what the body stands for Describing the association as very significant to society Obi said that its members had been saving lives through their screening outreaches and sensitisation activities I want to thank the association for the charity work the outreaches and screening you have been doing to improve the health of citizens in the larger society and even here in UNICAL she said The Vice Chancellor used the occasion to appeal to the association s members not to relent in their efforts and obligations thereby encouraging them to do more of sensitization to the public While assuring them of her accessibility the V C pledged to continue to render her support in any way she could to the association Earlier the President of the association Dr Vivian Otu commended the V C for her giant strides since her assumption of office as the first female Vice Chancellor of the institution despite the challenges in the educational sector She used the occasion to inform the V C of the association s forthcoming Annual General Meeting AGM and Scientific Conference billed for December Describing Prof Obi as a role model whom most members aspire to emulate Otu said that the association would consider it an honour to have the Vice Chancellor as her Special Guest of Honour at the event She also used the occasion to appeal to the public to visit the General Hospital at Moore Road in Calabar to benefit from the free cancer screening holding throughout this month NewsSourceCredit NAN
    V-C lauds Medical Women Association’s passion for healthcare delivery
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    V-C lauds Medical Women Association’s passion for healthcare delivery

    The Vice-Chancellor (V-C) of the University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Obi, has lauded the Medical Women Association of Nigerian, Cross River Chapter, for their benevolence in healthcare delivery and sensitisation.  

    Obi gave the commendation on Tuesday in Calabar when the executive members of the association paid her a courtesy call in her office.  

    The university administrator who described the association as ‘unique‘, also said that she was proud of what the body stands for   Describing the association as very significant to society, Obi said that its members had been saving lives through their screening, outreaches and sensitisation activities.  

    “I want to thank the association for the charity work, the outreaches and screening you have been doing to improve the health of citizens in the larger society and even here in UNICAL,” she said.  

    The Vice-Chancellor used the occasion to appeal to the association’s members not to relent in their efforts and obligations, thereby encouraging them to do more of sensitization to the public.  

    While assuring them of her accessibility, the V-C pledged to continue to render her support in any way she could to the association.

    Earlier, the President of the association, Dr Vivian Otu, commended the V-C for her giant strides since her assumption of office as the first female Vice-Chancellor of the institution despite the challenges in the educational sector.  

    She used the occasion to inform the V-C of the association’s forthcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Scientific Conference billed for December.  

    Describing Prof. Obi as a role model whom most members aspire to emulate, Otu said that the association would consider it an honour to have the Vice-Chancellor as her Special Guest of Honour at the event.  

    She also used the occasion to appeal to the public to visit the General Hospital at Moore Road in Calabar to benefit from the free cancer screening holding throughout this month.


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  •  The University of Calabar on Wednesday said that the alleged kidnapper John Ewa popularly called John Lyon was not a graduate of the institution A statement issued in Calabar by the Registrar of the institution Mr Gabriel Egbe said that the university s management stumbled on the media report with dissatisfaction and described it as fallacious The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Ewa was arrested in connection with kidnapping activities by the Bayelsa Police Command and was subsequently paraded before the media The said John Ewa was never a student of the university neither did he graduate from the institution We urge members of the public to discountenance any information linking John Ewa to our prestigious university Egbe said in the statement NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Alleged kidnap kingpin not UNICAL graduate —-registrar
     The University of Calabar on Wednesday said that the alleged kidnapper John Ewa popularly called John Lyon was not a graduate of the institution A statement issued in Calabar by the Registrar of the institution Mr Gabriel Egbe said that the university s management stumbled on the media report with dissatisfaction and described it as fallacious The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Ewa was arrested in connection with kidnapping activities by the Bayelsa Police Command and was subsequently paraded before the media The said John Ewa was never a student of the university neither did he graduate from the institution We urge members of the public to discountenance any information linking John Ewa to our prestigious university Egbe said in the statement NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Alleged kidnap kingpin not UNICAL graduate —-registrar
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    Alleged kidnap kingpin not UNICAL graduate —-registrar

    The University of Calabar, on Wednesday said that the alleged kidnapper, John Ewa, popularly called “John Lyon” was not a graduate of the institution.

    A statement issued in Calabar by the Registrar of the institution, Mr Gabriel Egbe, said that the university’s management stumbled on the media report with dissatisfaction and described it as fallacious.

    The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Ewa was arrested in connection with kidnapping activities by the Bayelsa Police Command and was subsequently paraded before the media.

    “The said John Ewa was never a student of the university, neither did he graduate from the institution.

    “We urge members of the public to discountenance any information linking John Ewa to our prestigious university,” Egbe said in the statement.


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