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  •  President Muhammadu Buhari has again appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU to call off the ongoing strike Buhari made the call on Friday in Maiduguri at the maiden Special Convocation Ceremony and conferment of Honourary Degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Maiduguri on Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi Chairman Oriental Energy Resources Ltd The president was represented by his Chief of Staff Alhaji Ibrahim Gambari Its more appropriate that we say something about this ASUU strike because we are celebrating Alhaji Indimi who is celebrated hugely for advancement of quality education not only in this country In this regard I want to convey President Muhammadu Buhari call for ASUU to call off thier strike and return to classroom The president said negotiations had gone far and for ASUU to continue the strike under such condition was counter productive Accorcing to him such prolong interruption of education is undermining the nation s development of human capital The Vice Chancellor of the university Prof Aliyu Shugaba said the maiden special convocation was to give honour to Indimi for his contribution to educational development at home and abroad He urged the Federal Government ASUU and other unions in the university to resolve the lingering strike to save the education sector Also former President Olusegun Obasanjo lauded the peaceful atmosphere in Maiduguri adding that what I saw is contrary to the picture being painted outside Obasanjo lauded the effort of Borno government and other stakeholders for the relative peace in the state and urged them to sustain the tempo He congratulated Indimi for the honour bestowed on him describing him as a self made man as shown by his struggled to greatness in life For his part Indimi expressed gratitude to God for the honour done to him and reiterated commitment to selfless service to humanity Prof Saliba James who read the citation of the celebrant said that Indimi had distinguished himself in promoting educational development within and outside the shores of Nigeria Indimi has been providing remarkable help to the vulnerable and downtrodden people in the society irrespective of where they come from He has supported many indigent students in Borno his home state and even in far away states like Akwa Ibom It is on record that Alhaji Dr Indimi has provided vital education infrastructure in International University of Africa IUA Sudan in far away Lynn University Florida USA and of course not forgetting to mention this multi billion Naira magnificent edifice where we are right now seated and holding this Special Convocation today in this University I believe that his best is yet to come James said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Again, Buhari urges ASUU to call off strike
     President Muhammadu Buhari has again appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU to call off the ongoing strike Buhari made the call on Friday in Maiduguri at the maiden Special Convocation Ceremony and conferment of Honourary Degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Maiduguri on Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi Chairman Oriental Energy Resources Ltd The president was represented by his Chief of Staff Alhaji Ibrahim Gambari Its more appropriate that we say something about this ASUU strike because we are celebrating Alhaji Indimi who is celebrated hugely for advancement of quality education not only in this country In this regard I want to convey President Muhammadu Buhari call for ASUU to call off thier strike and return to classroom The president said negotiations had gone far and for ASUU to continue the strike under such condition was counter productive Accorcing to him such prolong interruption of education is undermining the nation s development of human capital The Vice Chancellor of the university Prof Aliyu Shugaba said the maiden special convocation was to give honour to Indimi for his contribution to educational development at home and abroad He urged the Federal Government ASUU and other unions in the university to resolve the lingering strike to save the education sector Also former President Olusegun Obasanjo lauded the peaceful atmosphere in Maiduguri adding that what I saw is contrary to the picture being painted outside Obasanjo lauded the effort of Borno government and other stakeholders for the relative peace in the state and urged them to sustain the tempo He congratulated Indimi for the honour bestowed on him describing him as a self made man as shown by his struggled to greatness in life For his part Indimi expressed gratitude to God for the honour done to him and reiterated commitment to selfless service to humanity Prof Saliba James who read the citation of the celebrant said that Indimi had distinguished himself in promoting educational development within and outside the shores of Nigeria Indimi has been providing remarkable help to the vulnerable and downtrodden people in the society irrespective of where they come from He has supported many indigent students in Borno his home state and even in far away states like Akwa Ibom It is on record that Alhaji Dr Indimi has provided vital education infrastructure in International University of Africa IUA Sudan in far away Lynn University Florida USA and of course not forgetting to mention this multi billion Naira magnificent edifice where we are right now seated and holding this Special Convocation today in this University I believe that his best is yet to come James said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Again, Buhari urges ASUU to call off strike
    Education4 months ago

    Again, Buhari urges ASUU to call off strike

    President Muhammadu Buhari has again appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to call off the ongoing strike.

    Buhari made the call on Friday in Maiduguri at the maiden Special Convocation Ceremony and conferment of Honourary Degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Maiduguri on Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi, Chairman, Oriental Energy Resources Ltd. The president was represented by his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Ibrahim Gambari.

    “Its more appropriate that we say something about this ASUU strike because we are celebrating Alhaji Indimi who is celebrated hugely for advancement of quality education not only in this country.

    “In this regard, I want to convey President Muhammadu Buhari call for ASUU to call off thier strike and return to classroom”.

    The president said negotiations had gone far, and for ASUU to continue the strike under such condition was counter productive.

    Accorcing to him, such prolong interruption of education is undermining the nation’s development of human capital.

    The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Aliyu Shugaba said the maiden special convocation was to give honour to Indimi for his contribution to educational development at home and abroad.

    He urged the Federal Government, ASUU and other unions in the university to resolve the lingering strike to save the education sector.

    Also, former President Olusegun Obasanjo lauded the peaceful atmosphere in Maiduguri, adding that, “what I saw is contrary to the picture being painted outside”.

    Obasanjo lauded the effort of Borno government and other stakeholders for the relative peace in the state and urged them to sustain the tempo.

    He congratulated Indimi for the honour bestowed on him, describing him as “a self made man as shown by his struggled to greatness in life”.

    For his part, Indimi expressed gratitude to God for the honour done to him and reiterated commitment to selfless service to humanity.

    Prof. Saliba James, who read the citation of the celebrant, said that Indimi had distinguished himself in promoting educational development within and outside the shores of Nigeria.

    “Indimi has been providing remarkable help to the vulnerable and downtrodden people in the society irrespective of where they come from.

    “He has supported many indigent students in Borno, his home state and even in far away states like Akwa Ibom. “It is on record that Alhaji (Dr.) Indimi has provided vital education infrastructure in International University of Africa (IUA), Sudan; in far away Lynn University, Florida, USA, and of course not forgetting to mention this multi-billion Naira magnificent edifice where we are right now seated and holding this Special Convocation today in this University.

    “I believe that his best is yet to come”, James said.


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  •  President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi on his conferment with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa by the University of Maiduguri and his 75th Birthday The president said this in a congratulatory letter to the celebrant which was made available to newsmen by the Malam Garba Shehu on Thursday in Abuja It is with great joy that I write to congratulate you on your conferment with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa by the University of Maiduguri on a day that also coincides with your 75th Birthday It is undoubtedly in recognition of your commitment as a son of Borno and a conscientious philanthropist who has supported education as the sure pathway for the upliftment of his people towards a better life that such an award is bestowed on you I join your family and friends across the breadth of our dear nation in celebrating this auspicious moment It is my prayer that Almighty Allah keeps you in good health so that our nation continues to benefit from your deep compassion and service to humanity Again congratulations and Happy Birthday Buhari said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari salutes Muhammadu Indimi @ 75
     President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi on his conferment with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa by the University of Maiduguri and his 75th Birthday The president said this in a congratulatory letter to the celebrant which was made available to newsmen by the Malam Garba Shehu on Thursday in Abuja It is with great joy that I write to congratulate you on your conferment with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa by the University of Maiduguri on a day that also coincides with your 75th Birthday It is undoubtedly in recognition of your commitment as a son of Borno and a conscientious philanthropist who has supported education as the sure pathway for the upliftment of his people towards a better life that such an award is bestowed on you I join your family and friends across the breadth of our dear nation in celebrating this auspicious moment It is my prayer that Almighty Allah keeps you in good health so that our nation continues to benefit from your deep compassion and service to humanity Again congratulations and Happy Birthday Buhari said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Buhari salutes Muhammadu Indimi @ 75
    General news4 months ago

    Buhari salutes Muhammadu Indimi @ 75

    President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Alhaji Muhammadu Indimi, on his conferment with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) by the University of Maiduguri and his 75th Birthday.

    The president said this in a congratulatory letter to the celebrant, which was made available to newsmen by the Malam Garba Shehu, on Thursday in Abuja.

    “It is with great joy that I write to congratulate you on your conferment with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) by the University of Maiduguri on a day that also coincides with your 75th Birthday.

    “It is undoubtedly in recognition of your commitment as a son of Borno, and a conscientious philanthropist who has supported education as the sure pathway for the upliftment of his people towards a better life that such an award is bestowed on you.

    “I join your family and friends across the breadth of our dear nation in celebrating this auspicious moment.

    “It is my prayer that Almighty Allah keeps you in good health so that our nation continues to benefit from your deep compassion and service to humanity.

    “Again, congratulations and Happy Birthday,” Buhari said.


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  •  The University of Maiduguri UNIMAID Alumni Association is spending N120 million on a 200 KVA solar power project in the university Chairman the association Mr Baba Shettima Kukawa has said The chairman made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja He said that the first phase of the project a 10 KVA solar power for the university s main library had been completed while the second phase of 20 KVA for the library would be inaugurated on Sept 7 Shettima Kukawa said that the initiative was to provide alternative source of energy to the university which had been without electricity for 19 months He said that the disruption of power supply from the national grid to Maiduguri followed attacks on power facilities by insurgents This has made the institution to be in dire need of an alternative source of electricity Considering the rising cost of electricity supply in the country this will further provide comfort for students The project is very realistic as the cost estimate for 200 KVA is about N120 million We have thousands of graduates from University of Maiduguri and if we get 5 000 members to contribute N25 000 each we will get there he said The chairman said that the association was coming up with many programmes to enhance interaction among members and deepen support for the university Shettima Kukawa called on members to imbibe the culture of giving back to the society not just the institution Interest is quite low largely because we have a poor culture of giving back to the society The alumni association is coming up with so many programmes to develop interaction among members and encourage participation We all must collaborate and provide support to the University of Maiduguri and its students he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Alumni takes N120m solar power project to UNIMAID
     The University of Maiduguri UNIMAID Alumni Association is spending N120 million on a 200 KVA solar power project in the university Chairman the association Mr Baba Shettima Kukawa has said The chairman made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja He said that the first phase of the project a 10 KVA solar power for the university s main library had been completed while the second phase of 20 KVA for the library would be inaugurated on Sept 7 Shettima Kukawa said that the initiative was to provide alternative source of energy to the university which had been without electricity for 19 months He said that the disruption of power supply from the national grid to Maiduguri followed attacks on power facilities by insurgents This has made the institution to be in dire need of an alternative source of electricity Considering the rising cost of electricity supply in the country this will further provide comfort for students The project is very realistic as the cost estimate for 200 KVA is about N120 million We have thousands of graduates from University of Maiduguri and if we get 5 000 members to contribute N25 000 each we will get there he said The chairman said that the association was coming up with many programmes to enhance interaction among members and deepen support for the university Shettima Kukawa called on members to imbibe the culture of giving back to the society not just the institution Interest is quite low largely because we have a poor culture of giving back to the society The alumni association is coming up with so many programmes to develop interaction among members and encourage participation We all must collaborate and provide support to the University of Maiduguri and its students he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Alumni takes N120m solar power project to UNIMAID
    General news4 months ago

    Alumni takes N120m solar power project to UNIMAID

    The University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) Alumni Association is spending N120 million on a 200 KVA solar power project in the university, Chairman the association, Mr Baba Shettima-Kukawa, has said.

    The chairman made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja.

    He said that the first phase of the project, a 10 KVA solar power for the university’s main library, had been completed, while the second phase of 20 KVA for the library would be inaugurated on Sept. 7. Shettima-Kukawa said that the initiative was to provide alternative source of energy to the university which had been without electricity for 19 months.

    He said that the disruption of power supply from the national grid to Maiduguri, followed attacks on power facilities by insurgents.

    “This has made the institution to be in dire need of an alternative source of electricity.

    “Considering the rising cost of electricity supply in the country, this will further provide comfort for students.

    “The project is very realistic as the cost estimate for 200 KVA is about N120 million.

    “We have thousands of graduates from University of Maiduguri and if we get 5,000 members to contribute N25,000 each we will get there,” he said.

    The chairman said that the association was coming up with many programmes to enhance interaction among members and deepen support for the university.

    Shettima-Kukawa called on members to imbibe the culture of giving back to the society, not just the institution.

    “Interest is quite low largely because we have a poor culture of giving back to the society.

    “The alumni association is coming up with so many programmes to develop interaction among members and encourage participation.

    “We all must collaborate and provide support to the University of Maiduguri and its students,” he said.


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  •  Stakeholders in the education sector in the North East have said that continuous lowering of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME cut off mark would encourage competition and educational development in the country The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB and heads of tertiary institutions of learning and other stakeholders on July 21 adopted 140 cut off mark for admissions in the 20222023 academic session The board adopted 140 as the minimum cut off mark for admission into universities and 100 for polytechnics and colleges of education respectively Some of the stakehokders who spoke in Bauchi Damaturu Dutse Gombe Maiduguri and Yola described the move as a welcome development saying it would provide level playing ground for candidates seeking admission into universities and other institutions While others dismissed it as inimical to sustainable development of tertiary education in the country Mr Mubarak Tanko a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology Science University of Maiduguri said the lowering of the cut off mark would not affect the Post UTME test prepared by the institutions He said the institutions were allowed to set their own cut off mark the least score which any candidate must obtain to enable him to qualify for the Post UTME screening Institutions are not allowed to set their admission cut off mark lower than the JAMB 140 benchmark This means that no public university is allowed to set its Post UTME admission cut off mark lower than 140 but they have the right to set it above 140 The same applies to polytechnics and Colleges of Education Competitive schools will likely set their admission mark above the minimum 140 cut off mark especially those with high number of applicants they might set their cut off mark at 200 and above he said According to him the 140 cut off will avail candidates who score below 200 to get admission in less competitive universities across the country In the same vein Shareef Bunu an Official of the Nigerian Union of Teachers NUT in Borno said the UTME score was not the sole determinant of the placement of candidates into tertiary institutions He that admission is based on other parameters such as Post UTME A level qualifications O level grades and physical test JAMB gave the institutions free hand to consider any score they deem fit for their candidates he said Bunu opined the action would give candidates with lower mark to compete favourably and eoacademic excellence Also Mr Idriss Muhammad a resident of Bauchi commended JAMB for the gesture saying it would enhance access to quality tertiary education in the country However Dr Hassan Langa Provost College of Education Billiri Gombe State said continuous lowering of UTME cut off mark indicated lack of competitiveness in the education system in the country He said it was imperative for the relevant institutions to evolved sound policies to allow room for competition to spur academic excellence He said that it was fair for students who scored as high as 300 250 and 200 and get admission alongside those with 140 mark in the same institution Lowering of the cut off mark is not fair for our educational system the one for universities should be 180 polytechnics and COEs 160 and 140 respectively The 100 cut off mark for COEs is too low considering the fact that those that will be admitted were potential teachers You are now sending those with very poor performance to colleges and you expect them to become teachers in the future Also Pro Salisu Rakum former Dean Faculty of Education Federal University of Kashere FUK said that lowering of the cut off would have adverse effect on the education standard in the country He said the trend would make students less committed to their studies thereby affecting their academic performances COEs as potential teacher training centres needed best and competent hands because the future of every career is in their hands he said Dr Bashir Yusuf Chairman Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU Federal University Dutse chapter who corroborated earlier opinion said the trend would further deteriorate tertiary education in the country According to him the action would produce poor quality graduates who could not compete with their contemporaries across the globe Lecturers he said would find it difficult to train such students since they lack prerequisite requirement and capapacity for advance education He said the trend if continued unchecked would made Nigeria to be perpetually dependent on expatriates especially in medicine engineering and other specialise fields The ASUU official further identified poverty corruption and poor standard of living lack of computer literacy or access to ICT as some of the obstacles towards achieving good performances in the UTME Such graduates will find it difficult to secure job in future because they cannot compete with those abroad Yusuf said Bashir further stressed the need for collective approach to address the root cause for students poor performances in the UTME to enable them get the required mark for admission in tertiary institutions of Learning Similarly Dr Mahdi Abba a lecture at the Modibbo Adama University MAU Yola in Adamawa said that candidates seeking admission into universities should be subjected to academic rigour and competitive entry examinations For her part Mrs Fatima Abubakar a Lecturer Computer Department Federal Polytechnic Bauchi attributed the low students performances in the UTME to the falling standard of basic and post basic level of education She said the basic education level was comatose due to lack of qualified teachers to impart relevant knowledge and skills in their students She further blamed school authorities for not adhering to syllabus as well as interference of parents and guardians in ensuring prospering education and discipline of their wards To address the problem Mr Idriss Jajere a lecturer Biological Sciences Department Federal University Gashua in Yobe advised that government should address the problem right from secondary school level He said students capacity should determine their success or failure when writing West African Examination Council WAEC a National Exa6Commission NECO The academic don urged the boarc to strictly maintain the set standard adding that compromising or slashing cut off mark will not help the system rather worsen it NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lowering UTME cut-off mark ‘ll spur competition, education dev’t – Stakeholders
     Stakeholders in the education sector in the North East have said that continuous lowering of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME cut off mark would encourage competition and educational development in the country The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB and heads of tertiary institutions of learning and other stakeholders on July 21 adopted 140 cut off mark for admissions in the 20222023 academic session The board adopted 140 as the minimum cut off mark for admission into universities and 100 for polytechnics and colleges of education respectively Some of the stakehokders who spoke in Bauchi Damaturu Dutse Gombe Maiduguri and Yola described the move as a welcome development saying it would provide level playing ground for candidates seeking admission into universities and other institutions While others dismissed it as inimical to sustainable development of tertiary education in the country Mr Mubarak Tanko a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology Science University of Maiduguri said the lowering of the cut off mark would not affect the Post UTME test prepared by the institutions He said the institutions were allowed to set their own cut off mark the least score which any candidate must obtain to enable him to qualify for the Post UTME screening Institutions are not allowed to set their admission cut off mark lower than the JAMB 140 benchmark This means that no public university is allowed to set its Post UTME admission cut off mark lower than 140 but they have the right to set it above 140 The same applies to polytechnics and Colleges of Education Competitive schools will likely set their admission mark above the minimum 140 cut off mark especially those with high number of applicants they might set their cut off mark at 200 and above he said According to him the 140 cut off will avail candidates who score below 200 to get admission in less competitive universities across the country In the same vein Shareef Bunu an Official of the Nigerian Union of Teachers NUT in Borno said the UTME score was not the sole determinant of the placement of candidates into tertiary institutions He that admission is based on other parameters such as Post UTME A level qualifications O level grades and physical test JAMB gave the institutions free hand to consider any score they deem fit for their candidates he said Bunu opined the action would give candidates with lower mark to compete favourably and eoacademic excellence Also Mr Idriss Muhammad a resident of Bauchi commended JAMB for the gesture saying it would enhance access to quality tertiary education in the country However Dr Hassan Langa Provost College of Education Billiri Gombe State said continuous lowering of UTME cut off mark indicated lack of competitiveness in the education system in the country He said it was imperative for the relevant institutions to evolved sound policies to allow room for competition to spur academic excellence He said that it was fair for students who scored as high as 300 250 and 200 and get admission alongside those with 140 mark in the same institution Lowering of the cut off mark is not fair for our educational system the one for universities should be 180 polytechnics and COEs 160 and 140 respectively The 100 cut off mark for COEs is too low considering the fact that those that will be admitted were potential teachers You are now sending those with very poor performance to colleges and you expect them to become teachers in the future Also Pro Salisu Rakum former Dean Faculty of Education Federal University of Kashere FUK said that lowering of the cut off would have adverse effect on the education standard in the country He said the trend would make students less committed to their studies thereby affecting their academic performances COEs as potential teacher training centres needed best and competent hands because the future of every career is in their hands he said Dr Bashir Yusuf Chairman Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU Federal University Dutse chapter who corroborated earlier opinion said the trend would further deteriorate tertiary education in the country According to him the action would produce poor quality graduates who could not compete with their contemporaries across the globe Lecturers he said would find it difficult to train such students since they lack prerequisite requirement and capapacity for advance education He said the trend if continued unchecked would made Nigeria to be perpetually dependent on expatriates especially in medicine engineering and other specialise fields The ASUU official further identified poverty corruption and poor standard of living lack of computer literacy or access to ICT as some of the obstacles towards achieving good performances in the UTME Such graduates will find it difficult to secure job in future because they cannot compete with those abroad Yusuf said Bashir further stressed the need for collective approach to address the root cause for students poor performances in the UTME to enable them get the required mark for admission in tertiary institutions of Learning Similarly Dr Mahdi Abba a lecture at the Modibbo Adama University MAU Yola in Adamawa said that candidates seeking admission into universities should be subjected to academic rigour and competitive entry examinations For her part Mrs Fatima Abubakar a Lecturer Computer Department Federal Polytechnic Bauchi attributed the low students performances in the UTME to the falling standard of basic and post basic level of education She said the basic education level was comatose due to lack of qualified teachers to impart relevant knowledge and skills in their students She further blamed school authorities for not adhering to syllabus as well as interference of parents and guardians in ensuring prospering education and discipline of their wards To address the problem Mr Idriss Jajere a lecturer Biological Sciences Department Federal University Gashua in Yobe advised that government should address the problem right from secondary school level He said students capacity should determine their success or failure when writing West African Examination Council WAEC a National Exa6Commission NECO The academic don urged the boarc to strictly maintain the set standard adding that compromising or slashing cut off mark will not help the system rather worsen it NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lowering UTME cut-off mark ‘ll spur competition, education dev’t – Stakeholders
    Education4 months ago

    Lowering UTME cut-off mark ‘ll spur competition, education dev’t – Stakeholders

    Stakeholders in the education sector in the North-East have said that continuous lowering of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) cut-off mark would encourage competition and educational development in the country.

    The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and heads of tertiary institutions of learning and other stakeholders on July 21, adopted 140 cut-off mark for admissions in the 20222023 academic session.

    The board adopted 140 as the minimum cut-off mark for admission into universities and 100 for polytechnics and colleges of education, respectively.

    Some of the stakehokders who spoke in Bauchi, Damaturu,  Dutse, Gombe, Maiduguri and Yola, described the move as a welcome development, saying it would provide level playing ground for candidates seeking admission into universities and other institutions.

    While others dismissed it as inimical to sustainable development of tertiary education in the country.

    Mr Mubarak Tanko, a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology Science, University of Maiduguri, said the lowering of the cut-off mark would not affect the Post-UTME test prepared by the institutions.

    He said the institutions were allowed to set their own cut-off mark, the least score which any candidate must obtain to enable him to qualify for the Post-UTME screening.

    “Institutions are not allowed to set their admission cut-off mark lower than the JAMB 140 benchmark. 

    “This means that no public university is allowed to set its Post-UTME admission cut-off mark lower than 140 but they have the right to set it above 140. The same applies to polytechnics and Colleges of Education.

    “Competitive schools will likely set their admission mark above the minimum 140 cut-off mark, especially those with high number of applicants, they might set their cut-off mark at 200 and above,” he said.

    According to him, the 140 cut-off will avail candidates who score below 200 to get admission in less competitive universities across the country.

    In the same vein, Shareef Bunu, an Official of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) in Borno, said the UTME score was not the sole determinant of the placement of candidates into tertiary institutions.

    He that admission is based on other parameters such as  Post-UTME, A’level qualifications, O’level grades and physical test.

    “JAMB gave the institutions free hand to consider any score they deem fit for their candidates,” he said.

    Bunu opined the action would give candidates with lower mark to compete favourably and eoacademic excellence.

    Also, Mr Idriss Muhammad, a resident of Bauchi, commended JAMB for the gesture, saying it would enhance access to quality tertiary education in the country.

    However, Dr Hassan Langa, Provost, College of Education, Billiri, Gombe State, said continuous lowering of UTME cut-off mark, indicated lack of competitiveness in the education system in the country.

    He said it was imperative for the relevant institutions to evolved sound policies to allow room for competition to spur academic excellence.

    He said that it was fair for students who scored as high as 300; 250 and 200, and get admission  alongside those with 140 mark in the same institution.

    “Lowering of the cut-off mark is not fair for our educational system, the one for universities should be 180, polytechnics and COEs 160 and 140 respectively.

    “The 100 cut-off mark for COEs is too low considering the fact that those that will be admitted were potential teachers.

    “You are now sending those with very poor performance to colleges and you expect them to become teachers in the future”.

    Also; Pro. Salisu Rakum, former Dean, Faculty of Education, Federal University of Kashere (FUK), said that lowering of the cut-off would have adverse effect on the education standard in the country.

    He said the trend would make students less committed to their studies thereby affecting their academic performances.

    “COEs as potential teacher training centres needed best and competent hands because, the future of every career is in their hands,” he said.

    Dr Bashir Yusuf, Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Federal University Dutse chapter, who corroborated earlier opinion said the trend would further deteriorate tertiary education in the country.

    According to him, the action would produce poor quality graduates who could not compete with their contemporaries across the globe.

    Lecturers, he said would find it difficult to train such students since they lack prerequisite requirement and capapacity for advance education.

    He said the trend if continued unchecked would made Nigeria to be perpetually dependent on expatriates, especially in medicine, engineering and other specialise fields.

    The ASUU official further identified poverty, corruption and poor standard of living, lack of computer literacy or access to ICT as some of the obstacles towards achieving good performances in the UTME.

    “Such graduates will find it difficult to secure job in future because they cannot compete with those abroad,” Yusuf said.

    Bashir further stressed the need for collective approach to address the root cause for students’ poor performances in the UTME to enable them get the required mark for admission in tertiary institutions of Learning.

    Similarly, Dr Mahdi Abba, a lecture at the Modibbo Adama University (MAU), Yola in Adamawa, said that candidates seeking admission into universities should be subjected to academic rigour and competitive entry examinations.

    For her part; Mrs Fatima Abubakar, a Lecturer, Computer Department, Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, attributed the low students’ performances in the UTME to the falling standard of basic and post-basic level of education.

    She said the basic education level was comatose due to lack of qualified teachers to impart relevant knowledge and skills in their students.

    She further blamed school authorities for not adhering to syllabus as well as interference of parents and guardians in ensuring prospering education and discipline of their wards.

    To address the problem, Mr Idriss Jajere, a lecturer, Biological Sciences Department, Federal University Gashua in Yobe, advised that government should address the problem right from secondary school level.

    He said students’ capacity should determine their success or failure when writing West African Examination Council (WAEC) a National Exa6Commission (NECO),The academic don urged the boarc to strictly maintain the set standard, adding that, “compromising or slashing cut-off mark will not help the system, rather worsen it”.


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  •  The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC has issued operating licences to 19 Private Guard Companies PGC to aid the fight against insecurity across the country The licences were issued at NSCDC national headquarters on Friday in Abuja NSCDC Commandant General Ahmed Audi charged the new operators to contribute their quota to the fight against insecurity by providing credible intelligence and information to the Corps and other security agencies Audi said that it was imperative for all stakeholders to collaborate and proffer solutions to the security challenges confronting the nation According to him the law empowers the Corps to monitor supervise licence and train operators of PGCs He warned the new operators to adhere strictly to the guidelines and conditions of operation and strongly warned against the transfer of operating licences He cautioned them on the use of fire arms impersonation of security agents or using their uniforms ranks and other accoutrements The CG encouraged the new operators to ensure regular training and retraining of their guards while at the same time placing high premium on staff welfare to discourage compromise or connivance with criminals According to him the Corps will frown at any company that does not take care of its staff Operators should be mindful of undercutting to the detriment of the operatives He commended the University of Maiduguri for taking bold step to register it s in house security company and called on other academic institutions banks churches among others to emulate such good example The News Agency of Nigeria reports that University of Maiduguri security outfit was one of the PGCs issued an operating license This charge became necessary as the Corps plans to clamp down on violators and illegal operators of PGCs across the country The Corps is to also seal up unlicensed and invalid PGCs in operation Audi said Earlier in his remark National Vice President Association of License Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria Rev Cannon Mark Abere urged members to adhere to operational guidelines He stressed that the timely renewal of operating licences and ALPSPN membership is mandatory Responding on behalf other operators Vice Chancellor University of Maiduguri Prof Adamu Umar thanked the Corps and expressed delight for the approval granted to float Unimaid Security Services Umar said that as an institution which operates in Boko Haram ravaged community the university s management resolved to establish the outfit to compliment other security agencies He said that the outfit would support the activities of security agencies in terms of patrol and intelligence gathering and report According to him the PGC is a child of necessity and will perform its duties with high sense of responsibility and discipline NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSCDC issues operating licence to 19 private guard companies
     The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC has issued operating licences to 19 Private Guard Companies PGC to aid the fight against insecurity across the country The licences were issued at NSCDC national headquarters on Friday in Abuja NSCDC Commandant General Ahmed Audi charged the new operators to contribute their quota to the fight against insecurity by providing credible intelligence and information to the Corps and other security agencies Audi said that it was imperative for all stakeholders to collaborate and proffer solutions to the security challenges confronting the nation According to him the law empowers the Corps to monitor supervise licence and train operators of PGCs He warned the new operators to adhere strictly to the guidelines and conditions of operation and strongly warned against the transfer of operating licences He cautioned them on the use of fire arms impersonation of security agents or using their uniforms ranks and other accoutrements The CG encouraged the new operators to ensure regular training and retraining of their guards while at the same time placing high premium on staff welfare to discourage compromise or connivance with criminals According to him the Corps will frown at any company that does not take care of its staff Operators should be mindful of undercutting to the detriment of the operatives He commended the University of Maiduguri for taking bold step to register it s in house security company and called on other academic institutions banks churches among others to emulate such good example The News Agency of Nigeria reports that University of Maiduguri security outfit was one of the PGCs issued an operating license This charge became necessary as the Corps plans to clamp down on violators and illegal operators of PGCs across the country The Corps is to also seal up unlicensed and invalid PGCs in operation Audi said Earlier in his remark National Vice President Association of License Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria Rev Cannon Mark Abere urged members to adhere to operational guidelines He stressed that the timely renewal of operating licences and ALPSPN membership is mandatory Responding on behalf other operators Vice Chancellor University of Maiduguri Prof Adamu Umar thanked the Corps and expressed delight for the approval granted to float Unimaid Security Services Umar said that as an institution which operates in Boko Haram ravaged community the university s management resolved to establish the outfit to compliment other security agencies He said that the outfit would support the activities of security agencies in terms of patrol and intelligence gathering and report According to him the PGC is a child of necessity and will perform its duties with high sense of responsibility and discipline NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSCDC issues operating licence to 19 private guard companies
    Defence/Security5 months ago

    NSCDC issues operating licence to 19 private guard companies

    The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has issued operating licences to 19 Private Guard Companies (PGC) to aid the fight against insecurity across the country.

    The licences were issued at NSCDC national headquarters on Friday, in Abuja.

    NSCDC Commandant General, Ahmed Audi, charged the new operators to contribute their quota to the fight against insecurity by providing credible intelligence and information to the Corps and other security agencies.

    Audi said that it was imperative for all stakeholders to collaborate and proffer solutions to the security challenges confronting the nation.

    According to him, the law empowers the Corps to monitor, supervise, licence and train operators of PGCs.He warned the new operators to adhere strictly to the guidelines and conditions of operation and strongly warned against the transfer of operating licences.

    He cautioned them on the use of fire arms, impersonation of security agents or using their  uniforms, ranks and other accoutrements.

    The CG encouraged the new operators to ensure regular training and retraining of their guards while at the same time placing high premium on staff welfare to discourage compromise or connivance with criminals.

    According to him, “the Corps will frown at any company that does not take care of its staff.

    ” Operators should be mindful of  undercutting to the detriment of the operatives.”He commended the University of Maiduguri for taking bold step to register it’s in-house security company and called on other academic institutions, banks, churches among others to emulate such good example.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that University of Maiduguri security outfit was one of the PGCs issued an operating license.

    “This charge became necessary as the Corps plans to clamp down on violators and illegal operators of PGCs across the country.

    “The Corps is to also seal up unlicensed and invalid PGCs in operation,” Audi said.

    Earlier in his remark, National Vice President, Association of License Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria, Rev.

    Cannon Mark-Abere, urged members to adhere to operational guidelines.

    He stressed that the timely renewal of operating licences and ALPSPN membership is mandatory.

    Responding on behalf other operators, Vice Chancellor, University of Maiduguri, Prof Adamu Umar, thanked the Corps and expressed delight for the approval granted to float Unimaid Security Services.

    Umar said that as an institution which operates in Boko Haram ravaged community, the university’s management resolved to establish the outfit to compliment other security agencies.

    He said that the outfit would support the activities of security agencies in terms of patrol and intelligence gathering and report.

    According to him, the PGC is a child of necessity and will perform its duties with high sense of responsibility and discipline.

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  •  The North East Development Commission NEDC on Wednesday presented state of the art equipment to the 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital Maiduguri The equipment comprised five part haemotology analyser high frequency mobile X Ray machine full automatic analyser V100 spectrophometre and electrolyte analyser The Managing Director of NEDC Mr Mohammed Alkali said at the event that the commission was committed to interventions in healthcare system in the North East Alkali lauded the military for efforts in restoring peace and normalcy to the region He also assured the military of the commission s support in its de radicalisation programme In his remarks Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management Sadiya Umar Farouk also lauded the military for sacrifices to the nation The minister was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry Dr Nasir Gwarzo She gave the assurance that the commission would sustain its support for the military What you are doing is not saving lives but also shaping the country Make the best use of the equipment to save lives A lot more will come the minister said In an address of welcome the Commander of the hospital Lt Col Adeniyi Ogunsakin listed some donations to the hospital from the commission to include an ambulance Ogunsakin thanked the commission for support saying that the equipment would help to improve the hospital s performance The General Officer Commanding 7 Division Maj Gen Waidi Shuaibu and the Theatre Commander Operation Hadin Kai in North East Maj Gen Christopher Musa also lauded the commission for sustained support They gave the assurance that the facilities would be properly used We will ensure maintenance for maximum benefit Musa said The highpoint of the occasion was tour of the hospital and interactions of the personalities with wounded soldiers who were receiving treatment The News Agency of Nigeria reports the commission had earlier made a similar donation to the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital and University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital NewsSourceCredit NAN
    North East Development Commission donates equipment to military hospital, others
     The North East Development Commission NEDC on Wednesday presented state of the art equipment to the 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital Maiduguri The equipment comprised five part haemotology analyser high frequency mobile X Ray machine full automatic analyser V100 spectrophometre and electrolyte analyser The Managing Director of NEDC Mr Mohammed Alkali said at the event that the commission was committed to interventions in healthcare system in the North East Alkali lauded the military for efforts in restoring peace and normalcy to the region He also assured the military of the commission s support in its de radicalisation programme In his remarks Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management Sadiya Umar Farouk also lauded the military for sacrifices to the nation The minister was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry Dr Nasir Gwarzo She gave the assurance that the commission would sustain its support for the military What you are doing is not saving lives but also shaping the country Make the best use of the equipment to save lives A lot more will come the minister said In an address of welcome the Commander of the hospital Lt Col Adeniyi Ogunsakin listed some donations to the hospital from the commission to include an ambulance Ogunsakin thanked the commission for support saying that the equipment would help to improve the hospital s performance The General Officer Commanding 7 Division Maj Gen Waidi Shuaibu and the Theatre Commander Operation Hadin Kai in North East Maj Gen Christopher Musa also lauded the commission for sustained support They gave the assurance that the facilities would be properly used We will ensure maintenance for maximum benefit Musa said The highpoint of the occasion was tour of the hospital and interactions of the personalities with wounded soldiers who were receiving treatment The News Agency of Nigeria reports the commission had earlier made a similar donation to the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital and University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital NewsSourceCredit NAN
    North East Development Commission donates equipment to military hospital, others
    General news5 months ago

    North East Development Commission donates equipment to military hospital, others

    The North East Development Commission (NEDC) on Wednesday presented state-of-the-art equipment to the 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital, Maiduguri.

    The equipment comprised five-part haemotology analyser, high frequency mobile X-Ray machine,  full-automatic analyser, V100 spectrophometre and electrolyte analyser.

    The Managing Director of NEDC, Mr Mohammed Alkali, said at the event that the commission was committed to interventions in healthcare system in the North East.

    Alkali lauded the military for efforts in restoring peace and normalcy to the region.

    He also assured the military of the commission’s support in its de-radicalisation programme.

    In his remarks,  Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management Sadiya Umar-Farouk also lauded the military for  sacrifices to the nation.

    The minister was represented by  the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr Nasir Gwarzo.

    She gave the assurance that the commission would sustain its support for the military.

    “What you are doing is not saving lives but also shaping the country.

    “Make the best use of the equipment to save lives.

    A lot more will come,” the minister  said.

    In an address of welcome,  the Commander of the hospital,  Lt. Col.

    Adeniyi Ogunsakin, listed some  donations to the hospital from the commission to include an ambulance.

    Ogunsakin thanked the commission for support, saying that the equipment would help to improve the hospital’s performance.

    The General Officer Commanding 7 Division,  Maj.-Gen.

    Waidi Shuaibu, and the Theatre Commander,  Operation Hadin Kai in North East, Maj.-Gen.

    Christopher Musa, also lauded the commission for sustained support.

     They gave the assurance  that the facilities would be properly used.

    “We will ensure maintenance for maximum benefit,” Musa said.

    The highpoint of the occasion was tour of the hospital and interactions of the personalities with wounded soldiers who were receiving treatment.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports the commission had earlier made a similar donation  to the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital and University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.

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  •  The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB on Friday in Ilorin launched the delivery of medical equipment to 12 health facilities across the country tagged Tertiary Health Institution Hospital Equipment Intervention The JAMB Registrar Prof Is haq Oloyede in his remark at the presentation of the equipment at University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital UITH said the board facilitated the delivery of medical equipment to carefully selected health facilities across the six geopolitical zones of the country He added that the intervention was to support government s efforts aimed at addressing the huge medical infrastructure gap He said the COVID 19 pandemic provided the much needed impetus for countries around the globe to do the needful by breaking barriers and tapping into available opportunities He explained that for us in Nigeria the pandemic served as a wake up call that opened our consciousness to the need for adequately equipped public health institutions to complement our highly acknowledged skilled force of medical personnel It is in pursuit of this noble goal that JAMB in its wisdom decided to enter into partnership with a grant agency in the United States of America to equip 12 tertiary health institutions in Nigeria This is premised on our fervent belief that we could address the deficits in this particular sector of our nation if every segment of the society contributes its quota no matter how little to confronting the lack in the critical areas of our society such as health food and education He recalled that the partnership with Project Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment C U R E started in 2019 when a delegation from the board travelled to the U S to explore the possibility of establishing another foreign prometric centre for its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME as is the case in about 10 other countries He noted that Project C U R E supplied free medical equipment to needy facilities across the globe and that all that is required of the recipient health facilities is to provide logistics to convey the equipment from Project C U R E warehouse to their locations anywhere in the world He said JAMB therefore decided to key into this opportunity as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility and to boost the capacity of the health sector The board quickly arranged a meeting with the donor agency in the U S and made necessary arrangements The encouraging report of the delegation propelled JAMB to pursue the project Oloyede said that JAMB paid shipping cost of 247 500 dollars for a door to door port transportation of the equipment from the Project C U R E distribution centre to our port in Nigeria The board also paid the port agents and local transportation of about N25 million He commended the Federal Government in its efforts to assist the board in transportation costs and taking delivery of the medical equipment and the approval to increase the grant to 750 million with effect from 2023 Dr Emmanuel Ndukwe the JAMB Chairman commended the novel ideas of Oloyede in facilitating the equipment to Nigerian tertiary hospitals He advised the beneficiary hospitals to make judicious use of the equipment while also commending Project C U R E for the humanitarian gesture The Chief Medical Director CMD of UITH Prof Yusuf Dasilva commended the board for donating the state of the art equipment He added that the equipment would go a long way to assist the hospital to provide necessary services to the people The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some of the selected hospitals to benefit from the equipment include University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital in Borno Federal Medical Centre Azare in Bauchi State Yusuf Maitama Sule University Teaching Hospital in Kano State Some others are Federal Medical Centre Gusau Zamfara State University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital Kwara State University of Medical Sciences Otukpo Benue and University of Nigeria Nsukka Teaching Hospital Nsukka NewsSourceCredit NAN
    JAMB launches delivery of medical equipment to 12 health facilities
     The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB on Friday in Ilorin launched the delivery of medical equipment to 12 health facilities across the country tagged Tertiary Health Institution Hospital Equipment Intervention The JAMB Registrar Prof Is haq Oloyede in his remark at the presentation of the equipment at University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital UITH said the board facilitated the delivery of medical equipment to carefully selected health facilities across the six geopolitical zones of the country He added that the intervention was to support government s efforts aimed at addressing the huge medical infrastructure gap He said the COVID 19 pandemic provided the much needed impetus for countries around the globe to do the needful by breaking barriers and tapping into available opportunities He explained that for us in Nigeria the pandemic served as a wake up call that opened our consciousness to the need for adequately equipped public health institutions to complement our highly acknowledged skilled force of medical personnel It is in pursuit of this noble goal that JAMB in its wisdom decided to enter into partnership with a grant agency in the United States of America to equip 12 tertiary health institutions in Nigeria This is premised on our fervent belief that we could address the deficits in this particular sector of our nation if every segment of the society contributes its quota no matter how little to confronting the lack in the critical areas of our society such as health food and education He recalled that the partnership with Project Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment C U R E started in 2019 when a delegation from the board travelled to the U S to explore the possibility of establishing another foreign prometric centre for its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME as is the case in about 10 other countries He noted that Project C U R E supplied free medical equipment to needy facilities across the globe and that all that is required of the recipient health facilities is to provide logistics to convey the equipment from Project C U R E warehouse to their locations anywhere in the world He said JAMB therefore decided to key into this opportunity as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility and to boost the capacity of the health sector The board quickly arranged a meeting with the donor agency in the U S and made necessary arrangements The encouraging report of the delegation propelled JAMB to pursue the project Oloyede said that JAMB paid shipping cost of 247 500 dollars for a door to door port transportation of the equipment from the Project C U R E distribution centre to our port in Nigeria The board also paid the port agents and local transportation of about N25 million He commended the Federal Government in its efforts to assist the board in transportation costs and taking delivery of the medical equipment and the approval to increase the grant to 750 million with effect from 2023 Dr Emmanuel Ndukwe the JAMB Chairman commended the novel ideas of Oloyede in facilitating the equipment to Nigerian tertiary hospitals He advised the beneficiary hospitals to make judicious use of the equipment while also commending Project C U R E for the humanitarian gesture The Chief Medical Director CMD of UITH Prof Yusuf Dasilva commended the board for donating the state of the art equipment He added that the equipment would go a long way to assist the hospital to provide necessary services to the people The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some of the selected hospitals to benefit from the equipment include University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital in Borno Federal Medical Centre Azare in Bauchi State Yusuf Maitama Sule University Teaching Hospital in Kano State Some others are Federal Medical Centre Gusau Zamfara State University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital Kwara State University of Medical Sciences Otukpo Benue and University of Nigeria Nsukka Teaching Hospital Nsukka NewsSourceCredit NAN
    JAMB launches delivery of medical equipment to 12 health facilities
    General news6 months ago

    JAMB launches delivery of medical equipment to 12 health facilities

    The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Friday in Ilorin launched
    the delivery of medical equipment to 12 health facilities across the country tagged “Tertiary Health Institution
    Hospital Equipment Intervention.”

    The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede, in his remark at the presentation of the equipment at University of Ilorin
    Teaching Hospital (UITH), said the board facilitated the delivery of medical equipment to carefully selected health
    facilities across the six geopolitical zones of the country.

    He added that the intervention was to support government’s efforts aimed at addressing the huge medical infrastructure gap.

    He said the COVID-19 pandemic provided the much-needed impetus for countries around the globe to do the needful
    by breaking barriers and tapping into available opportunities.

    He explained that “for us in Nigeria, the pandemic served as a wake-up call that opened our consciousness to the need
    for adequately equipped public health institutions to complement our highly acknowledged skilled force of medical personnel.

    “It is in pursuit of this noble goal that JAMB, in its wisdom, decided to enter into partnership with a grant agency in the United
    States of America to equip 12 tertiary health institutions in Nigeria.

    “This is premised on our fervent belief that we could address the deficits in this particular sector of our nation if every segment
    of the society contributes its quota, no matter how little, to confronting the lack in the critical areas of our society
    such as health, food and education.”

    He recalled that the partnership with Project-Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment (C.U.R.E) started in 2019 when
    a delegation from the board travelled to the U.S. to explore the possibility of establishing another foreign prometric centre
    for its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) as is the case in about 10 other countries.

    He noted that Project C.U.R.E supplied free medical equipment to needy facilities across the globe and that all that is required
    of the recipient health facilities is to provide logistics to convey the equipment from Project C.U.R.E warehouse to their locations
    anywhere in the world.

    He said “JAMB, therefore, decided to key into this opportunity as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility and to boost the
    capacity of the health sector.

    “The board quickly arranged a meeting with the donor agency in the U.S. and made necessary arrangements. The encouraging report
    of the delegation propelled JAMB to pursue the project.”

    Oloyede said that JAMB paid shipping cost of 247,500 dollars for a “door-to-door” port transportation of the equipment from the
    Project C.U.R.E distribution centre to our port in Nigeria.

    “The board also paid the port agents and local transportation of about N25 million.”

    He commended the Federal Government in its efforts to assist the board in transportation costs and taking delivery of the medical equipment
    and the approval to increase the grant to ₦750 million with effect from 2023.

    Dr Emmanuel Ndukwe, the JAMB Chairman, commended the novel ideas of Oloyede in facilitating the equipment to Nigerian tertiary hospitals.

    He advised the beneficiary hospitals to make judicious use of the equipment, while also commending Project C.U.R.E for the humanitarian gesture.

    The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of UITH, Prof. Yusuf Dasilva, commended the board for donating the state of the art
    equipment.

    He added that the equipment would go a long way to assist the hospital to provide necessary services to the people.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some of the selected hospitals to benefit from the equipment include University of Maiduguri
    Teaching Hospital in Borno, Federal Medical Centre Azare in Bauchi State, Yusuf Maitama Sule University Teaching Hospital in Kano State.

    Some others are Federal Medical Centre, Gusau, Zamfara State, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Kwara State, University of Medical Sciences,
    Otukpo, Benue, and University of Nigeria Nsukka Teaching Hospital, Nsukka.


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  •  The newly established private university in Borno Al Ansar University Maiduguri has appointed Prof Abubakar Kundiri as its pioneer Vice Chancellor A statement on Saturday in Maiduguri by the institution s Registrar Mallam Bukar Usman said the appointment is with immediate effect In accordance with the First Schedule Section 3 4 of the law Establishing Al Ansar University Maiduguri 2022 the Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Prof Abubakar Musa Kundiri as the Pioneer Vice Chancellor of Al Ansar University Maiduguri with immediate effect The appointment letter which was signed by the Chairman Board of Trustees Alhaji Muhammad Adam MFR followed due approval by both the Governing Council and Board of Trustees based on recommendation of the Selection Board Chaired by Prof Isa Marte Hussaini after security clearance by the Department of State Security Services DSS By this development the new Vice Chancellor is expected to assume office on Wednesday 15th June 2022 to immediately commence academic activities as well as project and protect the image of the young and promising university in this country and beyond Usman said Kundiri a Professor of Soil amp Water Management was before his appointment a visiting Professor at National Universities Commission NUC Abuja He attended University of Maiduguri between 1989 and 1991 where he obtained a B Sc degree in Agriculture and Doctor of Philosophy Ph D Degree in Soil and Water Management from Cranfield University United Kingdom from 1991 to 1995 Kundiri started his academic career as Graduate Assistant in the Department of Soil Science University of Maiduguri where he rose to become a Professor in 2006 Kundiri who served as Vice Chancellor Federal University Dutse in 2016 participated in carrying out special assignments and related technical studies involving diverse national and international organizations such as International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA the European Union the World Bank UNESCO as well as Federal and State Government agencies in Nigeria NAN
    First private university in Borno gets Vice Chancellor
     The newly established private university in Borno Al Ansar University Maiduguri has appointed Prof Abubakar Kundiri as its pioneer Vice Chancellor A statement on Saturday in Maiduguri by the institution s Registrar Mallam Bukar Usman said the appointment is with immediate effect In accordance with the First Schedule Section 3 4 of the law Establishing Al Ansar University Maiduguri 2022 the Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Prof Abubakar Musa Kundiri as the Pioneer Vice Chancellor of Al Ansar University Maiduguri with immediate effect The appointment letter which was signed by the Chairman Board of Trustees Alhaji Muhammad Adam MFR followed due approval by both the Governing Council and Board of Trustees based on recommendation of the Selection Board Chaired by Prof Isa Marte Hussaini after security clearance by the Department of State Security Services DSS By this development the new Vice Chancellor is expected to assume office on Wednesday 15th June 2022 to immediately commence academic activities as well as project and protect the image of the young and promising university in this country and beyond Usman said Kundiri a Professor of Soil amp Water Management was before his appointment a visiting Professor at National Universities Commission NUC Abuja He attended University of Maiduguri between 1989 and 1991 where he obtained a B Sc degree in Agriculture and Doctor of Philosophy Ph D Degree in Soil and Water Management from Cranfield University United Kingdom from 1991 to 1995 Kundiri started his academic career as Graduate Assistant in the Department of Soil Science University of Maiduguri where he rose to become a Professor in 2006 Kundiri who served as Vice Chancellor Federal University Dutse in 2016 participated in carrying out special assignments and related technical studies involving diverse national and international organizations such as International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA the European Union the World Bank UNESCO as well as Federal and State Government agencies in Nigeria NAN
    First private university in Borno gets Vice Chancellor
    Education6 months ago

    First private university in Borno gets Vice Chancellor

    The newly-established private university in Borno, Al-Ansar University, Maiduguri, has appointed Prof. Abubakar Kundiri as its pioneer Vice Chancellor.

    A statement on Saturday in Maiduguri by the institution’s Registrar, Mallam Bukar Usman, said the appointment is with immediate effect.

    “In accordance with the First Schedule Section 3 (4) of the law Establishing Al-Ansar University, Maiduguri, 2022, the Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Prof Abubakar Musa Kundiri as the Pioneer Vice-Chancellor of Al-Ansar University, Maiduguri with immediate effect.

    “The appointment letter which was signed by the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Alhaji Muhammad Adam, MFR, followed due approval by both the Governing Council and Board of Trustees based on recommendation of the Selection Board, Chaired by Prof. Isa Marte Hussaini, after security clearance by the Department of State Security Services (DSS).

    “By this development, the new Vice-Chancellor is expected to assume office on Wednesday 15th, June, 2022, to immediately commence academic activities as well as project and protect the image of the young and promising university in this country and beyond,” Usman said.

    Kundiri, a Professor of Soil & Water Management, was before his appointment a visiting Professor at National Universities Commission (NUC), Abuja.

    He attended University of Maiduguri between 1989 and 1991 where he obtained a B.Sc. degree in Agriculture and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree in Soil and Water Management from Cranfield University, United Kingdom, from 1991 to 1995.

    Kundiri started his academic career as Graduate Assistant in the Department of Soil Science, University of Maiduguri, where he rose to become a Professor in 2006.

    Kundiri who served as Vice Chancellor, Federal University, Dutse, in 2016, participated in carrying out special assignments and related technical studies involving diverse national and international organizations such as International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the European Union, the World Bank, UNESCO as well as Federal and State Government agencies in Nigeria.

    (NAN)

  •   It is an effective exit strategy enabling government partners to move forward by investing in people capable of responding to their communities in need MAIDUGURI Nigeria September 18 2021 APO Group People affected by conflict will benefit from help provided by graduates of the International Organization for Migration s IOM first Professional Master s Degree Programme in Psychosocial Counselling and Conflict Transformation in Nigeria The degree is offered in partnership with the Centre for Peace Diplomatic and Development Studies of the University of Maiduguri and aligns with IOM s global strategy on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support MHPSS With more than 7 9 million people in need of urgent humanitarian aid in this region mental health and psychosocial support are an essential element of humanitarian responses for populations displaced due to conflicts climate change famine and poverty said Olga Rebolledo IOM Nigeria MHPSS Programme Manager during the launch of the programme this week Displacement can bring several sources of stress for individuals families and communities concerned she said The curriculum aims to help professional humanitarian workers gain knowledge on a range of psychosocial issues in humanitarian responses to displacement migration and conflict affected societies in Borno State North East Nigeria It was developed to localize community based mental health and psychosocial support response while also raising awareness and building the national capacity of humanitarian actors IOM has also piloted similar university curriculums in Lebanon with the Lebanese University as well as summer schools and specialized courses in psychosocial interventions The initiatives feed into the Organization s strategy to build capacities at state level and improve the quality of MHPSS services in every country The partnership with the University of Maiduguri evolved through IOM s emergency response supporting the populations affected by more than a decade of prolonged conflict said Vedharaniyam Karuppiah Head of the IOM Nigeria Sub office in Maiduguri It is an effective exit strategy enabling government partners to move forward by investing in people capable of responding to their communities in need Already 30 students have enrolled in the programme and will start classes immediately More students will be admitted next year One of the programme s main objectives is to identify and conceptualize the threats to personal and social wellbeing created by displacement migration and conflict said Professor Abubakar Mua zu Director of the Centre for Peace Diplomatic and Development Studies The curriculum was validated in 2019 by key government and humanitarian partners working in the field of MHPSS as well as academics from within the University An e learning feature has been included to facilitate the roll out in response to ongoing COVID 19 restrictions The design conceptualization and launch of the Master s degree programme has received funding from the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance BHA USAID and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC
    IOM’s First Psychosocial Counselling Master’s Degree in Nigeria Aims to Benefit Victims of Conflict
      It is an effective exit strategy enabling government partners to move forward by investing in people capable of responding to their communities in need MAIDUGURI Nigeria September 18 2021 APO Group People affected by conflict will benefit from help provided by graduates of the International Organization for Migration s IOM first Professional Master s Degree Programme in Psychosocial Counselling and Conflict Transformation in Nigeria The degree is offered in partnership with the Centre for Peace Diplomatic and Development Studies of the University of Maiduguri and aligns with IOM s global strategy on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support MHPSS With more than 7 9 million people in need of urgent humanitarian aid in this region mental health and psychosocial support are an essential element of humanitarian responses for populations displaced due to conflicts climate change famine and poverty said Olga Rebolledo IOM Nigeria MHPSS Programme Manager during the launch of the programme this week Displacement can bring several sources of stress for individuals families and communities concerned she said The curriculum aims to help professional humanitarian workers gain knowledge on a range of psychosocial issues in humanitarian responses to displacement migration and conflict affected societies in Borno State North East Nigeria It was developed to localize community based mental health and psychosocial support response while also raising awareness and building the national capacity of humanitarian actors IOM has also piloted similar university curriculums in Lebanon with the Lebanese University as well as summer schools and specialized courses in psychosocial interventions The initiatives feed into the Organization s strategy to build capacities at state level and improve the quality of MHPSS services in every country The partnership with the University of Maiduguri evolved through IOM s emergency response supporting the populations affected by more than a decade of prolonged conflict said Vedharaniyam Karuppiah Head of the IOM Nigeria Sub office in Maiduguri It is an effective exit strategy enabling government partners to move forward by investing in people capable of responding to their communities in need Already 30 students have enrolled in the programme and will start classes immediately More students will be admitted next year One of the programme s main objectives is to identify and conceptualize the threats to personal and social wellbeing created by displacement migration and conflict said Professor Abubakar Mua zu Director of the Centre for Peace Diplomatic and Development Studies The curriculum was validated in 2019 by key government and humanitarian partners working in the field of MHPSS as well as academics from within the University An e learning feature has been included to facilitate the roll out in response to ongoing COVID 19 restrictions The design conceptualization and launch of the Master s degree programme has received funding from the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance BHA USAID and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC
    IOM’s First Psychosocial Counselling Master’s Degree in Nigeria Aims to Benefit Victims of Conflict
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    IOM’s First Psychosocial Counselling Master’s Degree in Nigeria Aims to Benefit Victims of Conflict

    It is an effective exit strategy enabling government partners to move forward by investing in people capable of responding to their communities in need

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, September 18, 2021/APO Group/ --

    People affected by conflict will benefit from help provided by graduates of the International Organization for Migration's (IOM) first Professional Master’s Degree Programme in Psychosocial Counselling and Conflict Transformation in Nigeria.  The degree is offered in partnership with the Centre for Peace, Diplomatic and Development Studies of the University of Maiduguri and aligns with IOM’s global strategy on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS). 

    “With more than 7.9 million people in need of urgent humanitarian aid in this region, mental health and psychosocial support are an essential element of humanitarian responses for populations displaced due to conflicts, climate change, famine and poverty,” said Olga Rebolledo, IOM Nigeria MHPSS Programme Manager, during the launch of the programme this week. 

    “Displacement can bring several sources of stress for individuals, families and communities concerned,” she said. 

    The curriculum aims to help professional humanitarian workers gain knowledge on a range of psychosocial issues in humanitarian responses to displacement, migration and conflict-affected societies in Borno State, North-East Nigeria. It was developed to localize community-based mental health and psychosocial support response, while also raising awareness and building the national capacity of humanitarian actors. 

    IOM has also piloted similar university curriculums in Lebanon with the Lebanese University, as well as summer schools and specialized courses in psychosocial interventions. The initiatives feed into the Organization’s strategy to build capacities at state level and improve the quality of MHPSS services in every country. 

    “The partnership with the University of Maiduguri evolved through IOM’s emergency response, supporting the populations affected by more than a decade of prolonged conflict," said Vedharaniyam Karuppiah, Head of the IOM Nigeria Sub-office in Maiduguri. "It is an effective exit strategy enabling government partners to move forward by investing in people capable of responding to their communities in need.”  

    Already 30 students have enrolled in the programme and will start classes immediately. More students will be admitted next year. 

    “One of the programme’s main objectives is to identify and conceptualize the threats to personal and social wellbeing created by displacement, migration and conflict,” said Professor Abubakar Mua'zu, Director of the Centre for Peace, Diplomatic and Development Studies.  

    The curriculum was validated in 2019 by key government and humanitarian partners working in the field of MHPSS, as well as academics from within the University. An e-learning feature has been included to facilitate the roll-out in response to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.  

    The design, conceptualization and launch of the Master's degree programme has received funding from the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA)-USAID and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). 

  •  The University of Maiduguri UNIMAID has reiterated commitments to ensure the protection and safety of lives and property of students and other cadre of personnel in the school Prof Danjuma Gambo the Director Radio and Public Relations gave the assurance in a statement issued on Thursday in Maiduguri Gambo also dismissed as unfounded rumour and uninformed social media reports indicating that 18 suspected cultists arrested by the police who claimed to be students of the university were informants on the payroll of Boko Haram insurgents He said that the management of the university had been cooperating with the security agencies and decided not to comment on the incident since the clampdown on the suspected cult group on November 22 The director lamented that while the management awaits the outcome of the ongoing investigations by the police stakeholders and parents had been expressing worry over the misleading reports indicating that the suspects were insurgents collaborators and informants in the university Such gargantuan claims coming shortly after the recent attack on the university campus by persons suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents are capable of misleading members of the general public particularly parents guardians and government institutions into unfounded conclusions about the roles of staff and students in the unfolding insurgency It needs to be clarified that since the outbreak of the insurgency in 2009 the university management has never found any credible evidence implicating any of its staff or students as a collaborator or informant in the conflict as it is being alleged online Gambo said Gambo noted that the Borno State Police Command had officially confirmed to the university that they were investigating cult related offences against the suspects who claimed to be students of the university He stressed that the management maintained its position not to interfere with the ongoing investigations in view of the gravity of the allegations He reiterated the readiness of the university to adopt necessary steps to ensure strict enforcement of anti cultism rules and regulations as well as guarantee safety and security of the students Gambo further called on people to disregard such misleading information and await the police to release its final report NAN RSA AFA NAN Edited by Felix Ajide
    University of Maiduguri restates commitment to safety of students, personnel
     The University of Maiduguri UNIMAID has reiterated commitments to ensure the protection and safety of lives and property of students and other cadre of personnel in the school Prof Danjuma Gambo the Director Radio and Public Relations gave the assurance in a statement issued on Thursday in Maiduguri Gambo also dismissed as unfounded rumour and uninformed social media reports indicating that 18 suspected cultists arrested by the police who claimed to be students of the university were informants on the payroll of Boko Haram insurgents He said that the management of the university had been cooperating with the security agencies and decided not to comment on the incident since the clampdown on the suspected cult group on November 22 The director lamented that while the management awaits the outcome of the ongoing investigations by the police stakeholders and parents had been expressing worry over the misleading reports indicating that the suspects were insurgents collaborators and informants in the university Such gargantuan claims coming shortly after the recent attack on the university campus by persons suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents are capable of misleading members of the general public particularly parents guardians and government institutions into unfounded conclusions about the roles of staff and students in the unfolding insurgency It needs to be clarified that since the outbreak of the insurgency in 2009 the university management has never found any credible evidence implicating any of its staff or students as a collaborator or informant in the conflict as it is being alleged online Gambo said Gambo noted that the Borno State Police Command had officially confirmed to the university that they were investigating cult related offences against the suspects who claimed to be students of the university He stressed that the management maintained its position not to interfere with the ongoing investigations in view of the gravity of the allegations He reiterated the readiness of the university to adopt necessary steps to ensure strict enforcement of anti cultism rules and regulations as well as guarantee safety and security of the students Gambo further called on people to disregard such misleading information and await the police to release its final report NAN RSA AFA NAN Edited by Felix Ajide
    University of Maiduguri restates commitment to safety of students, personnel
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    University of Maiduguri restates commitment to safety of students, personnel

    The University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), has reiterated commitments to ensure the protection and safety of lives and property of students and other cadre of personnel in the school.

    Prof. Danjuma Gambo, the Director, Radio and Public Relations, gave the assurance in a statement issued on Thursday in Maiduguri.

    Gambo also dismissed as “unfounded, rumour and uninformed” social media reports indicating that 18 suspected cultists arrested by the police, who claimed to be students of the university were informants on the payroll of Boko Haram insurgents.

    He said that the management of the university had been cooperating with the security agencies and decided not to comment on the incident since the clampdown on the suspected cult group on November 22.

    The director lamented that while the management awaits the outcome of the ongoing investigations by the police, stakeholders and parents had been expressing worry over the misleading reports indicating that the suspects were insurgents’ collaborators and informants in the university.

    “Such gargantuan claims; coming shortly after the recent attack on the university campus by persons suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents, are capable of misleading members of the general public, particularly parents, guardians and government institutions into unfounded conclusions about the roles of staff and students in the unfolding insurgency.

    “It needs to be clarified that since the outbreak of the insurgency in 2009; the university management has never found any credible evidence implicating any of its staff or students as a collaborator or informant in the conflict, as it is being alleged online,” Gambo said.

    Gambo noted that the Borno State Police Command had officially confirmed to the university that they were investigating cult related offences against the suspects, who claimed to be students of the university.

    He stressed that the management maintained its position not to interfere with the ongoing investigations in view of the gravity of the allegations.

    He reiterated the readiness of the university to adopt necessary steps to ensure strict enforcement of anti cultism rules and regulations as well as guarantee safety and security of the students.

    Gambo further called on people to disregard such misleading information and await the police to release its final report. (NAN)

    RSA/AFA

    (NAN)

    Edited by Felix Ajide

     

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