Tagged: Vice Chancellor

University switches off social media to help student well-being

A university is switching off all its social media channels for a few days as an example to encourage its students to try their own “digital detox”. De Montfort University, in Leicester, wants to highlight how; “unrestrained social media use” can be harmful to the mental health of young people....

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UAF: Faisalabad university to observe Feb 14 as ‘Sisters Day

The University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF), has announced to observe February 14 (Valentine Day) as ‘Sisters Day’ with an aim to promote eastern culture and Islamic traditions among the youth. According to an announcement made by the varsity’s Vice Chancellor Dr Zafar Iqbal Randhawa, “We are; enriched in our culture,...

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Dominion University To Begin Operation October

Academic activities at the Dominion University, Ibadan, will begin in October 2019. This was; made known by the founder of the university; and presiding Bishop of Victory International Church; Bishop Taiwo Adelakun, while speaking with Tribune Online in Ibadan Adelakun, while reacting to the approval of Dominion University; by the Federal...

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Bike Parking On Campus Doesn’t Have To Be This Hard

Trying to park your bike on campus can be as painful as trying to park your car downtown. Finding a space can feel like winning the lottery. Many students are forced to lock their bikes to poles, fences or trees, resulting in fines, impounding or booting. Over this coming winter...

Business

Students From KZN University Win In Business Competition

Students from Mangosuthu University of Technology are the 2018 winners of Cognity Advisory’s Universities Business Challenge (UBC), sponsored by General Electric (GE). The winning team of four students took home R50 000 to turn their business idea into reality. Launched in July this year, the UBC has seen 500 students;...

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Lecturers Without Doctorate Degree Will Not Teach Again

Government has served notice it will soon implement, to the letter a policy that requires only lecturers with doctorate degrees teach in public universities in the country. At the meet the press event, Tuesday, Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh said the move is to ensure that qualified persons teach...

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Skeleton Shows Humans Learned To Walk Upright

The analysis of the world’s most complete skeleton of an early human ancestor, conducted by a research collaboration involving the University of Liverpool, offers conclusive evidence that human ancestors became efficient upright walkers while they were still substantially tree dwelling animals. The first bones of the 3.67 million old skeleton,...

Islamic University

Islamic University College, Ghana admits 350 fresh students

The Islamic University College, Ghana (IUCG) has offered admission to 350 students made up of 160 females and 190 males – representing 41 per cent and 59 per cent respectively. The students will be pursuing programmes in Communication, Business Administration, Religious Studies and the newly introduced diploma and degree courses...

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KNUST SRC calls for parliamentary probe of ‘partisan’ NUGS

The Students Representative Council of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has called on Parliament to probe the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS). The KNUST SRC made the call because of the partisanship nature of the union. It also wants some clarity on the role of the...

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Technical University Begins Training In Drone Technology

The Accra Technical University (ATU) will from January next year commence training programmes in Drone Technology and 3-D Printing among other courses, Professor Edmund Ameko, the Acting Vice-Chancellor, said. He said the University had held discussions with A-Tech Group Korea Incorporation, a Korean company committed to building environmentally friendly technology...

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Killing Of Delsu Female Students, Reps Probe

DISTURBED by the incessant killing of female students of Delta State University, Abraka, the House of Representatives, yesterday, mandated the House Committee on Police Affairs to interface with all major stakeholders. The House asked the Police Affairs committee to collaborate with the Inspector-General of Police and the Delta State Commissioner...

Private Varsities

VC Wants Private Varsities Ban From TETFUND Revoked

VICE-Chancellor, Edwin Clark University, Professor Timothy Olagbemiro has said it is unfair for private varsities in the country to be; exempted from benefiting from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND Prof Olagbemiro also noted that in as much as monies coming into the fund were; coming from the private sector,...

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FG, ASUU Meeting Inconclusive Says Ogunyemi

The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ended without any conclusion on Tuesday. Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU National President, while speaking with newsmen at the end of the closed door meeting in Abuja noted that negotiations were still ongoing. He said both parties...

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Ezekwesili – I Will Solve Incessant ASUU Strike

The presidential candidate for the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, has proffered solution to the frequent shut down of tertiary institutions over poor financing of education in the country. One of the ways she suggested was to convert the budgetary allocations to universities to grants. While expressing...

BOWEN University

BOWEN University Shut Down Amid Drug Row

The authority of faith-based BOWEN University, Iwo, owned by the Nigerian Baptist Convention Monday shut down the school and evicted all students from the school. The university was; to commence its first semester’s examination on Monday December 10, 2018 and after which they are; expected to proceed on first semester...

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No work no pay policy will prolong strike – Union

The dialogue between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, over the ongoing strike has gone messier, after the Federal Government yesterday introduced the implementation of ”No work, no pay policy”. The universities lecturers who had vowed never to return to work until demands are; met,...

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Nigerian Govt Orders Universities ‘No work No pay

The Federal Government of Nigeria has directed vice-chancellors of striking public universities across the country to enforce “no work no pay” rule on the striking lecturers. CAMPUZIT.COM gathered on Friday that the directive to implement the “no work no pay” policy was communicated to the universities in a memo sent...

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NDDC To Build Auditorium At University Of Uyo

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is to build an auditorium at the University of Uyo in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. According to a statement, the Managing Director of the commission, Mr. Nsima Ekere, announced this on Sunday night during an interactive session with members of the university’s senior staff...

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Academic Staff Union Claims FG Unserious

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has vowed not to return to class until its demands are; met. This was; contained in a statement by the union’s national president, Biodun Ogunyemi, on Sunday. The strike which began on November 5, is now in its fourth week. Ten days after the...

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Royal Reunions Strengthen University of Dundee’s Links

Staff from a leading Scottish university were; treated to a royal welcome as they met with two esteemed Nigerian graduates. Representatives from the University of Dundee met with His Royal Highness, the Emir of Keffi, Dr Shehu Chindo Yamusa III, and His Royal Highness, the Emir of Bakura, Alhaji Bello...

York

York University Puffing out on-campus smoking

On November 14, a one-day print survey, the ‘1 Day Talk Survey,’ was; released to gather voluntary and anonymous perspectives across York on the community’s thoughts; on a smoke-free campus. Initiated by Leave the Pack Behind and Toronto Public Health’s ‘1 Day Stand’ event on the same day, the survey...

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FUNAAB Ready To feed Nigeria –VC

The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB, Prof. Kolawole Salako, has said the recent developments in the university have given strong indications that the institution is capable of feeding the whole country. Salako said this while delivering his speech at the 26th FUNAAB convocation on Thursday. He...

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University Gets $2.5M Donation For Epilepsy Research

Epilepsy research efforts at Western University have received a big financial boost thanks to a $2.5-million donation from the school’s chancellor. Jack Cowin and his wife Sharon have made the contribution to help boost Western’s epilepsy programs; and services after experiencing first hand the impacts they have on people; when...

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NITDA, UNILAG Sign MoU to Boost IT Implementation

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, the government agency responsible for the development, implementation and regulation of Information Technology (IT) policies in Nigeria, in collaboration with the University of Lagos, has commenced the process of raising IT lawyers in the country. The lawyers would be empowered to drive the...