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Confirmed Resumption Dates for Schools Released

The Federal Government of Nigeria has hinted on the official resumption dates for different schools ranging from Tertiary Institutions, Secondary Schools and Primary Schools.

 

Barring last minute changes, Schools in the country would officially reopen in phases beginning July 13, 2020 with UNIVERSITY FINAL-YEAR STUDENTS, SS3 students and primary school pupils.

 

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha who announced this during a daily COVID-19 briefing in Abuja, explained that the gesture is to enable final year, SSCE, and Primary Six students take their exams.

 

This decision is due is a welcome development as these people that fall under this category will be able to take their exams so as to take a step ahead. It’s barely two days since the second phase of the lockdown ended.” Mustapha said.

 

According to him, “The Task Force Committee said it was working in a systematic and fact-based way to ensure all its decision making was informed by the best public health data and global best practices that ensure safe re-opening.”

 

He said consultations to various stakeholders have already started with consultations on memorandum of understanding dispatched to various learning institutions and other sectors for their views on the safe re opening their various contents.

 

The SGF added that schools will be re-opened for all students later when the Federal Government is convinced they the lives of the students will be safe while in school.

 

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Remembering late FUTO VC – Prof. Celestine Onyemobi (Read His Biography)

Remembering the late Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Technology Owerri, FUTO: Exactly eight years ago, on June 3, 2012, we lost our Vice Chancellor to the cold hands of death.

 

Late Prof. Celestine Onyemobi Elihe Onwuliri was the 5th Substantive Vice Chancellor of FUTO. He was born on 17 February, 1952. He hailed from Umuokazi, Amuzi, Ahiazu Mbaise in Imo State. He lost his parents at a very young age. First, his father, Adolphus, died while he Was a toddler, and his mother, Rosanna, died while he was a young teen.

 

He attended St. Jude’s Catholic Primary School, Amuzi, Ahiazu Mbaise, Imo State, and he graduated with a division 1 in WASSCE and subsequently attended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). In 1975, he graduated top of his class with a 2.1 in Zoology and a PhD in Parasitology in 1980. After a year’s training at the University of Leads, UK, his academic achievements earned him the University of Nigeria’s Foundation AID Scholarship (1972-1975). He also became the first person ever to receive the Vice Chancellor’s prize for the best overall graduating postgraduate student in 1980.

 

On 14 July, 1978, he got married to his beloved wife, Prof. Viola Adaku Onwuliri. They have five children namely – Ijeoma, Kennamdi, Chukwuemeka, Chinemerem and Tochukwu. One of his sons graduated with First Class Honours in Engineering and became the University of Nigeria’s Best Overall Graduating Student, while another of his son got a Distinction in Engineering at the MSc level in RGU, Aberdeen, Scotland.

 

At the University of Jos, he served as Head of Zoology Department, Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences (3times), Sub-Dean of the School of Postgraduate Studies, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), and Acting Vice Chancellor. He was a Visiting Professor at the Nassarawa State University, Keffi. Also a Visiting Professor at the Federal University of Technology, Yola.

 

He was a consultant to:
WHO-TDR National Survey on Onchocerciasis in Kano (1989-1990).
WHO-TDR on Multi-center Rapid Assessment Study on Onchocerciasis in Plateau State (1990-1992).
River Blindness Foundation (RBF).
The Nigerian Guinea Worm Eradication Program (1988-2008).
The Japanese Int’l Cooperation Agency (JICA) (1984-1994).
The Carter/Global 2000 on Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination (1997-2006).

 

He was appointed by WHO as Advisor on its Community Directed Treatment with Ivermectin (CDTI) project in WHO/African Program on Onchocerciasis Control (APOC) assisted countries in 2003.

 

In Imo State, he served as:
Director, Academic Planning;
Commissioner for Information, Culture, Youth and Sports (1997-1999);
Commissioner for Agriculture and National Resources in 1998.

 

He became Vice Chancellor of FUTO between 2006-2011. Concomitantly, he served as Alternate Chairman of the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (June 2010-February 2011), and briefly as Chairman of CVC (February 2011-June 2011).

 

On June 3, 2012, exactly 8 years now, he died in the plane crash with Dana Air Flight 992 plane crash with over 150 passengers. May his gentle soul continually rest in the bossom of the Lord.

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22-Year-Old Student of UNIBEN Raped And Murdered Inside A Church

A 100-level Microbiology Student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Uwaila Omozuwa has been confirmed dead after being raped and beaten inside her local church.

The 22-year-old student who goes to read everyday at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Edo Province 10, Ikpoba Hill, Benin, was attacked with a fire extinguisher by unknown men on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

A family source said Uwaila died on Saturday midnight at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) where she was rushed to after the attack.

He said; “The church’s security officer had gone to collect the keys to the church from its keeper when he was told that there was someone in the church already.

He got to the church only to find Uwaila in a pool of blood  and next to her was the fire extinguisher which was used to bash her face.

He ran back to inform the key keeper and his wife, who went to the church to meet her lifeless, thinking she was dead. After careful observation, they noticed she moved her hand and quickly rushed her to the hospital.

It was at the hospital that Uwaila revealed she was reading all alone when some unknown men came into the church , beat, raped and hit her head with a fire extinguisher. However, she later passed on.”

The incident has led to a social media campaign for justice with the hashtag
#JusticeForUwa

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No Job Is Beneath Your Status; Get Up And Work (Must Read for Students)

Here’s another great article from social media influencer, Dan Okojie, stating that the current practice where students wait till they are done with school before having a taste of the stark realities of unemployment, is unacceptable and it leads to depression.

 

Full Article:-

 

NO JOB IS BENEATH YOUR STATUS; GET YOUR ASS TO WORK — Dan Okojie.

 

Please drum it in the ears of students in higher institutions. While in school, engage in menial jobs even if they don’t pay much. Acquire artisanal and basic survival skills that can put food on your table. By the time you are done with your degree, you would have understood what the society is about and how to navigate its vicissitudes.

 

The current practice where students wait till they are done with school before having a taste of the stark realities of unemployment, is unacceptable. Too many of them get depressed; the females end up hoping to find a way out through marriage or illicit engagements while the men are left with little options than engage in nefarious conducts.

 

The era of free money from parents and relatives is fast coming to an end – this is necessitated by the challenging economic situation. Parents are struggling, things are difficult. Tame your expectations, jettison your egos, be humble and willing to learn. School doesn’t teach anything close to 10% of what the society actually is nor how to survive in it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being an Uber driver, sales person, janitor, mechanic, fashion designer, carpenter, gardener, messenger, cook, babysitter, house help etc., while you study. This would afford you the avenue to understand what it is like to earn money, manage stress, communicate, resolve disputes and more; these are key skills required in the world of leadership, work and business. The work experience impacts on your personality and influences your judgment on value, finances and more.

 

Your degree in itself isn’t a carte blanche to the good life but one of the many passes required to till the ground of fortunes. If the lucrative job doesn’t come immediately, you certainly won’t be left hanging in despair.

 

In the developed world, college students take up jobs with McDonalds, Walmart, Macys and others, to augment loans and other subventions received from their parents or relatives. Male and female alike, nobody is ashamed to reveal they do side hustles along with schooling. In fact, it is a thing of pride to let others know that you do earn extra income.

 

We must change our attitude, embrace a culture of work and discontinue toxic entitlement mentality. It is nauseating when I find able bodied men and women, youths begging money for rent, feeding etc. yet you consider certain jobs beneath your status. Do not burden anyone with your responsibilities.

 

No job is beneath your status as long as it meets your needs in any way.

 

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Meet ABSU Graduate Who Couldn’t Write Her Name Correctly — Photo

Meet ABSU Graduate Who Couldn’t Write Her Name Correctly — Photo.

 

Miss Judith, a graduate of Abia State University could not write her name while appearing for an interview for job placement.

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Judith who claims to have studied accountancy at the Abia State University, Uturu could not write her name and the name of her institution correctly. She was among the six candidates invited for an interview by a Non-governmental organization working in security sector reform located in Abuja the Nigerian capital city.

 

At the interview, the candidates went through two stages, a written and oral test. In the written test, each of the candidates was asked to write his or her name and the last qualification at the right-hand top of their answer script.

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Those who scale through the first stage will proceed to the oral interview which is the last stage before the final selection. While assessing the candidates, Judith was found to have wrongly written her name and the institution she graduated from. With the belief that she made a mistake under the interview pressure, she was invited by the panel to make a correction to her name and properly spell her school.

 

Unfortunately, she wrote both names repeatedly three times and failed them in all attempts. The panel that could not proceed in her interview immediately dismissed her and asked her to leave.

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University of Uyo hints on gradual Resumption of Activities (Update)

University of Uyo clarifies on gradual Resumption of Activities – Details

 

The Management of the University of Uyo has directed members of staff to CONTINUE TO WORK FROM HOME until further directives from the National Universities Commission (NUC).

 

This was contained in a statement signed Monday by the University Registrar, Mr. Aniediabasi Udofia.

Mr. Udofia noted that the decision was a reaction to directives from the Head of Service of the Federation on a “phased and gradual easing of the lockdown measures occasioned by COVID-19”, dated April 30, 2020 (HCSF/109/S.1/1/100).

 

The Registrar directed that “all Staff on Grade Levels 13 (CONTISS/CONMESS), CONUASS 5 and above as well as Deans, Directors, Heads of Departments and Units SHOULD CONTINUE TO WORK FROM THEIR RESPECTIVE HOMES”, as approved by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Enefiok E. Essien (SAN).

 

He noted that “the National Universities Commission(NUC) was yet to offer clarification on resumption of Universities, considering its peculiar structure. However, all staff on essential services are to continue to render same as appropriate,” he added.

 

He also urged members of staff to ensure full compliance with Government directives and advice on the COVID-19 pandemic preventive measures, including maintenance of social distancing, regular washing and/or sanitizing of hands and wearing of face masks.

 

The Registrar also extended good wishes from the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Enefiok E. Essien (SAN) to staff, students and other members of the University Community, urging them to stay safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic had forced the closure of schools, grounding academic activities across the country since March 2020.

 

However, the recent gradual ease of lockdown by the Federal Government, has provided students, parents and other stakeholders with hopes of resumption of academic activities, in no distant time.

 

Source: Inside Uniuyo

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American University of Nigeria, AUN, sacks over 400 Staff

The American University of Nigeria, founded by former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has sacked 406 staff in one day.

 

This comes days after Atiku’s media outfit sacked 46 staff. On May 1, Workers’ Day, 46 staff of Gotel Communication, a media house owned by Atiku Abubakar, were fired.

 

Staff of American University of Nigeria, AUN, feared that they would be next and their worst fears became a reality yesterday, May 4, when they received a letter via mail, terminating their employment.

 

The sack letter came from the board of directors of the institution after holding several meetings.

 

The letter was signed by the President of AUN, Dawn Dekle.

 

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How To Check Admission Status On JAMB CAPS for 2020/2021

How To Check Admission Status On JAMB CAPS for 2020/2021 Admission Exercise

 

The JAMB CAPS for the 2020/2021 admission exercise is now active. Candidates can now monitor their admission status and easily know when they have been offered an admission. Once a candidate has been offered admission on JAMB CAPS, such candidate is required to do either of two things; to accept the admission or to reject it.

 

Schools have already started uploading their Admission Lists on JAMB Portal. We therefore advise candidates to closely monitor their admission status on JAMB CAPS so as to do the needful as soon as possible.

 

How To Check Admission Status on JAMB CAPS:-

  • ☑️ After Successful login, locate the “Admission Tab” on the left hand side on the page, Click on it to reveal the drop down menu which contains the “Check Admission Status Button”
  • ☑️ Click on the Check Admission Status Button under the Admission Tab button.
  • ☑️ Select your Examination Year from the Drop-Down and provide your JAMB Registration Number in the column required.
  • ☑️ Click on the “Check Admission Status Button” and wait for your admission status to be displayed.
  • ☑️ If you have been admitted you will get a response with your Photo Image being displayed and a text Congratulating you on your admission offer, But if you are not offered any admission yet you will get a text response with “Sorry No Admission has been Given Yet”
  • ☑️ If you have been offered admission, you can proceed to *ACCEPT OR REJECT ADMISSION*

 

Successfully admitted candidates are advised to ensure that they indicate the acceptance or rejection of admission online and timely to enable the processing of their admission.

 

It is important to note also that candidates who have been offered admission are to print their admission letter after accepting the admission, as they will likely need this during clearance and registration in the school that they have been admitted.

 

NOTE: If you are using a phone, you may not see the option to check Admission Status on CAPS, Most phone users may only see the welcome message. You are to use the desktop mode to view the complete page. This is why the chrome browser is recommended if you are using a phone. All you need to do is go to Chrome option and choose request desktop site for the complete page to display.

 

 

Reported By: Journ. Mgbemele Joshua (Josh Lhord) for Innovative Media.

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Students Portal: 10 Ways To Pass Post UTME

The Joint Admission Matriculation Board(JAMB) recently announced 120 as the cutoff mark for candidates to be eligible to participate in the Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.



With the lowered mark from 180 last year, more candidates will have the opportunity to write the examination and better
chance for admission. Based on past experience, here are a few tips and tricks on how to succeed in the exercise and pass in your Post UTME.

Students Portals: 10 Ways To Pass Post UTME


1. READ UP PAST QUESTIONS:
This is very important for any student that wants to succeed in the upcoming examination. Past questions serve as a guide to writing the examination. It gives you a clue on the area of concentration and makes you well equipped on what to expect from the examiners.

Furthermore, so many tertiary institutions have been known over the years to repeat questions from the previous examinations. Some of the questions might be repeated and if a student has revised the past questions booklet thoroughly,he is sure to succeed.


2. ATTEMPT FAMILIAR QUESTIONS FIRST:
You should start with questions that you are really good at as this will give you the confidence to take on the rest. A student who focuses on the questions he or she knows best will do better than the one who doesn’t. It is always advisable to focus on the questions you know before you go for the ones you don’t know.


3. TIME MANAGEMENT:
Time is part of the examination. They test your ability to work with time. Manage the little time given for the examination and don’t waste much time on questions you don’t know. Answer all the ones you know and then come back to the unknown questions before the time lapses.


4. BE CONVERSANT WITH YOUR ENVIRONMENT:
Visit your exam venue some days before the date. If you must arrive that day, arrive on time so as to make new friends that you can revise possible questions with. This will help you to get over the pressure that go with examinations.


5. GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF EXAMINATION TECHNIQUES OF YOUR SCHOOL OF CHOICE:
Different schools have different techniques for their Post-UTME. While most Nigerian universities have adopted the computer based test(CBT),others have stuck with the old PPT (paper and pencil test) Whatever the case may be, to succeed in the examination, you should be conversant with the techniques of your examination before entering the exam hall. You may find computer based examination trials on the internet and practice well so as to get used to the procedure if this is your first time.



6. OBEY ALL EXAMINATION INSTRUCTIONS:
You must read all instructions before you start to answer the questions. This is very important. Failure to read instructions can make any student fail an examination. Be sure to come to the examination hall with the right materials required of you to avoid disqualification in the examination hall.


7. DO NOT CHEAT (EXAM MALPRACTICE):
In order to succeed in the post-utme examination, do not indulge in any form of examination malpractice. Do away
with materials such as pieces of papers containing answers or gadgets and communication devices that can implicate
you and be disqualified.


8. DRESS APPROPRIATELY:
According to a popular saying –“dress the way you want to be addressed.” When going in for the examination,be sure to
dress decently and appropriately to avoid harassment from examiners and security personnel.



9. REVIEW YOUR ANSWERED QUESTIONS BEFORE SUBMISSION:
Don’t submit your questions without reading through them over and over again to check for mistakes and probably
questions you missed. Be sure to dot your I’s and cross your T’s before submission. There is no award for the first person to
submit. It is not about how fast, but how well.


10. PRAY BEFORE AND AFTER THE EXAMINATION:
It is pertinent to always commit whatever you do into the hands of your creator. So, as a candidate ensure you pray before and after the exam so as to succeed in your endeavor.

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Imo-Born Chideraa Njoku Breaks Record In Indian University, Bags First Class In Pharmacy

Nigerian Lady Breaks Record In Indian University, Bags First Class In Pharmacy

 

A pretty young and vibrant Nigerian lady, Miss Chideraa Njoku has broken a record in Indian university, Chideraa, a 22 year old, who hails from Mbaise in Imo state has shattered academic records in Pharmacy in Indian Subharti University.

 

Miss Njoku came on top of her class with first class honours and has been awarded a gold medal for her academic excellence and a scholarship for her onward doctorate degree by the University.

 

Her parents, Mr Joe & Mrs Happiness Njoku Udorly took their daughter to study overseas due to lack of continuity and poor facilities in the Nigerian system of education and the poor regulatory system of Nigeria Universities Commission.

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Nigerian Man, Usman Dalhatu invents Portable Automatic Ventilator – Photos

  • Usman Dalhatu is studying Mechanical Engineering in Ahmadu Bello University (ABU). Zaria, Kaduna.
  • His latest invention is a Portable Automatic Ventilator aimed at helping COVID-19 patients.
  • Usman Dalhatu is currently in his 2nd year in the University.

 

A Nigerian Mechanical Engineering student identified as Usman Dalhatu had taken a deep and super-unique shot by his latest invention of a Portable Automatic Ventilator.

 

He is a 200 level student of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU). Zaria, Kaduna State.

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FUNAAB Student Commits Suicide Over SARS Brutality And Unpaid Debt

A 400 level Zoology Student of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB, Seyi Akinade, allegedly took his life by drinking a substance suspected to be sniper over $20,000 debt.

 

 

It is not yet clear how the debt, approximately N7 million, was incurred and whom he owed such amount of money being a student, but in a post on his Twitter account, Akinade revealed a heart that was overwhelmed by frustration, helplessness and despair following the alleged unceasing harassment and torture by Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS.

 

Soaznews obtained through Unizik KampusTV that, some of the messages on the twitter handle of the deceased read: “And my life has been very shambled. I have receipts for everything I said on air in case anyone thinks I’m lying. Suicide has been the only thought on my mind every day. So in case I hurt myself and anyone is curious as to why I did it.

 

 

“They didn’t say anything and they threatened to waste me if I didn’t stop asking silly questions. We were handcuffed like armed robbers all 17 of us, we were squeezed into a small car like goats to be slaughtered and from Abeokuta, we were taken to Ibara Police station.

 

“Immediately we got there, I decided to plead with who was in charge that I had a presentation in school the next day that they should please let me go early because as at that time, it was 12 in the midnight already. He said I will pay 200k. Ha! For what?

 

 

“I told him that I am not a fraudster but a forex trader. He went through my phone and my friend’s phone. Nothing was implicating there, except for the bank alerts and that money was not even mine. I told him they were investors’ money. I guess it’s goodbye now, no one heard my cry for justice and this had to happen, ha-ha, bye world.”

 

He allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday when he could no longer live with the steady ‘diet’ of orchestrated torture served him repeatedly by SARS.

 

Announcing the death of Akinlade on Twitter, his stepbrother, Toye Salawudeen, said the family members were unaware of the deceased’s ordeal until after his demise.

 

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Vice Chancellors Asked To Submit Lecturers BVN Within Three Days

The Federal Government has given Vice-Chancellors of 43 federal universities three days ultimatum to submit lecturers’ BVN.

 

The federal government has given Vice-Chancellors of 43 federal universities Tuesday, April 28, to submit the Bank Verification Number (BVN) of lecturers’ for the payment of their two months withheld salaries.

 

 

The Federal Government through the Office of the Accountant- General of the Federation (OAGF) in a memo to the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC) dated April 22nd said the completed copy must reach the OAGF office on or before Tuesday, April 28th, to ensure the payment of the two months salaries.

 

The leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had rejected the demands for members’ BVN before the February and March salaries will be paid.

 

The OAGF in the memo signed by the Director of IPPIS, OJ Olufehinti, said the decision to ask for the lecturers’ BVN was based on the Presidential directive to pay the February and March salaries for personnel in federal universities enrolled on IPPIS.

 

“I am directed to please request your assistance in getting the 43 federal universities to forward their nominal roll details of the affected personnel to us. The completed format in soft copy should reach the Office of the Accountant-General Office of the Federation on or before Tuesday 28th, April 2020 to enable us effect the salary payment accordingly,” the statement reads.

 

The memo states that the details required from the ASUU members are date of birth, date of first appointment, grade level and step, salary structure, bank number, account number, BVN, phone number, email address, PFA name and PIN.

 

In it’s circular to the VCs of federal universities, the NUC acknowledged receipt of the OAGF memo and urged them to take appropriate action to submit the lecturers’ BVN.

 

The NUC memo dated 23rd and signed by Chris Maiyaki, a director in the office of the executive secretary, said “there is some degree of urgency attached to the submission deadline of Tuesday, 28th April 2020.”

 

Branch chairmen of ASUU have directed members in their universities not to comply with the Federal Government demand for their BVN, saying it is an attempt to enrol then on the IPPIS which the union has earlier rejected.

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Introduction To Achieving Academic Excellence

Introduction To Achieving Academic Excellence.


Firstly, starting with the keyword, “excellence” is the quality of being of the highest quality, being splendid, outstanding, or extremely good. It is the condition of being superior. *Academic* on its part refers to all things relating to education or study. While “education” is simply a formal system of learning and acquiring knowledge. Put together therefore, “academic excellence” is the quality of positive exceptionality and superiority in any given educational setting. It is the demonstrated ability to perform in scholastic activities.

 

Academic excellence as of today is of high demand and rating in the world economy. Because of this, it has become the pursuit of all individuals. It’s high value has set a rat race in the minds of youths, causing them to develop the wrong notions and ways of pursuit as pertaining to academic excellence. Given that grades and assessment results are the declared patterns for determining academic excellence, many have resorted to wrong methods of improving their grades to reach the required standard of excellent performance recognized in the scholarly society. These wrong approaches include malpractice, giving and taking of bribes, cheating, favoritism, e.t.c., therefore, it becomes important to know what real academic excellence is.

 

Academic excellence is not necessarily the grades or recognition of performance in a general or fixed standard of assessment protocol. Academic excellence truly deals with the ‘intellectual stuff’ of an individual; the extent to which one knows and is able to defend his knowledge and apply it in a real life situation. It centers on the true worth of a persons carefully and deliberately acquired knowledge and the wisdom developed due to such knowledge. If academic excellence is true, it should be intelligent, innovative and practical.

 

Academic Excellence and Society:

  • Academic excellence is vital in the grading of any society.
  • A society in which all youths are in a proper educational system, and there is high level of academic excellence is a growing or booming society. The opposite situation results in an underdeveloped society.
  • The quality of students academic excellence from a given society weighed on a global scale shows the level of development of that society.
  • High academic excellence signifies high civilization and greater economic and national growth, this is because the upcoming generation being enlightened provides the nation with better leaders and citizens who improve on nation building, policies, strategies and all-round development.
  • Academic excellence goes a long way to determine a nations position among others: first world nations, second world nations and third world nations. It directly affects economy and betterment and so therefore should be vigorously pursued.



Achieving Academic Excellence:

  • Education has various levels such as preschool, high school and tertiary institutions; but in all, the important determinants of academic excellence are: Hard work, perseverance, goal setting, determination, discipline, putting off distractions and faith in oneself and in God.
  • Hard work and Perseverance: hard work in academics is inevitable and involves deliberate study and discipline. And in hard work, perseverance is required in the face of challenges. As it’s said by Sir J. Reynolds, *’excellence is never granted a man but as a reward of labour’*.
  • Goal setting and Determination*: a goal is an idea of the future or desired result that a person envisions, plans and commits to achieve. A goal has a deadline or a viable duration. In academics, it’s important to picture your goals and write them down. Note the hindrances to achieving your goal and set standard and plans to overcome them. To do these, you must have true determination.
  • Discipline and Putting off distractions*: ‘according to the Oxford dictionary, discipline is a method of training your mind or body, or of controlling your behaviors. If you must succeed, then you must be disciplined. You must set yourself under control. Distraction is a constant in every life, but you can control your mind and body through discipline and distractions will be easy to handle. Set your tongue, emotion, sleep, feeding habit e.t.c. under control so that you can read and attain success’,(Vivian C. I., 2013, Securing Your Future).
  • Faith in oneself and in God*: Faith in oneself and in God is needful on the path to excellence. It fights off discouragement and inferiority and helps build strength in times of challenges.

 


Nuggets Of Academic Excellence:
There are three simple nuggets that spur academic excellence in an individual, they are: Your mind, your faith, and your character:

  • Your Mind: Your mind is a great weapon to achieving academic excellence. Your mind was designed by God to help you achieve whatever you desire as long as you can envision it and work toward it.
    ‘One of the first things you must learn to do with your mind is to focus it on the right thing. When you focus your mind, it helps you to direct your energies and bring them to bear on a particular thing’ ( Chris Oyakhilome, 2016, The Power Of Your Mind).
    Your mind can help you to read better by reading with your mind’s eye, envisioning and imagining so that recalling what is read becomes easier.
  • Your Faith: This refers to your strong believe in God and the possibility of your success in academics. Some people develop the mindset that academic excellence is not their ‘thing’ due to background or past experience. This is detrimental. It’s therefore important to have faith in your academic pursuit in order to achieve it.
  • Your Character: This involves your attitude when pursing a goal and your mindset about the goal in pursuit. Your mindset determines the failure or success of your pursuit. You must be knowledge minded and pursue the mastery of your course. You must not destroy others to attain success. You must put off procrastination and put on the right attitude to work.


    Factors that affect academic excellence include: career choice and interest, company of friends, environment, fear and psychological limitations.

 

NAME: PEACE N. MADUAKO
SCHOOL: FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI (FUTO)
DEPARTMENT: FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE TECHNOLOGY
LEVEL: 200 LEVEL
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The Phrase ‘Academic Excellence’ Well Defined

Academic Excellence‘ Well Defined: The phrase” Academic Excellence” simply refers to to being exceptionally good of it’s kind academically. It also means the quality of being extremely good or outstanding in the area of personal or individual endeavors. Meanwhile there’s no accidental fulfillment in the areas of academic excellence or educational achievement; there’s no sudden accomplishment in life.

 

Everything requires sacrifice and preparation that is why it is often said that “for you to fly, you must first of all stand up and walk.”
Therefore, for you to achieve academic excellence, you must understand that “excellence is not an act, but a habit.” Excellence is habitual and not occasional. Aristotle the Greek philosopher once said, “we are what we repeatedly do.” For you to achieve academic excellence in life as a student you must set a goal, a target goal and be consistent in your doings, because to get to the finishing line, you must be consistent.

 

For academic excellence to be achieved, you must have a dream or desire; not just dreams, but dreams with a target plan or a set goal. And you must be discpline and consistent to achieve that goal. Tony Robbins said, “dream without a goal is just a wish.” To have a dream or desire to achieve academic excellence is good, but it will be better if you are committed and dedicated to action. This is because ‘every dream or desire without a dedicated doing and a deadly deadline will end up in delusion.”

 

Listed below are the seven ways but not limited to achieve academic excellence:

  1. Desire.
  2. Continuous Efforts.
  3. Joyful Journey.
  4. Self-management.
  5. Health Management.
  6. Time Management
  7. Never Give up.



DESIRE: Everybody has a desire. Desire is an incremental way of enhancing our lives. For academic excellence to be achieved, you must have the desire and be dedicated to the doings because every dream or desire without a dedicated doing and a deadly deadline will end up in delusion. Big desire plus a dedicated doing is one of the fastest ways to achieve academic excellence.


CONTINUOUS EFFORTS: Persistence is the greatest self-motivation. John C Maxwell said, practice does not make perfect but practice makes permanent. When you have the desire to achieve academic excellence, you must be consistent, make sure you are always on the move and don’t relent your efforts in your studies, lectures, assignments, etc.


JOYFUL JOURNEY: If you can make academic excellence a joyful journey, if you can love every subject you offer and not hate them, then academic excellence is inevitable. There are some people when they don’t like the teacher/lecturer, they are not likely to do well in that subject/course. So, to achieve academic excellence, you must embrace every factor that contributes to it.


SELF-MANAGEMENT: With this I mean self-discipline. Self-discipline is one of the greatest virtues to achieve anything worthwhile in life. Self-discipline or self-denial or self-control requires that you take full responsibility for every necessary factor that enhances or facilitates academic excellence, it requires that you avail yourself to pay the price or resolve to pay the price that is required to achieve academic excellence, consistently.


TIME MANAGEMENT: Time they say waits for no man but it could be made an ally to those who use it to the fullest. There is no better time to start than now ( to start reading of to start preparing). Commit yourself to reading, understand the period of the day when you can comprehend, and do not trade that time with anything. Select a serene environmental to study and to absorb undiluted inspiration and the sky will be your starting point.


HEALTH MANAGEMENT: If we achieve perfect health then we can utilize our full energy and time to achieve academic excellence. Your brain or memories won’t function very well if your health is not in good condition; like water, food, good rest and sleep.


NEVER GIVE UP: Quiters don’t win, that is why winners will never quit. In the process of trying to achieve the dreams of academic excellence, hard times will come, unexpected and difficult situations will arise, you will be knocked down severally, but don’t quit. Allow the indomitable will of consistence to keep you going, remain focused, be courageous, keep reading, keep doing and never, never quit. At the end, you will get to the mountain top of academic excellence.


Conclusively, excellence is not an act, but a habit. Academic excellence is achievable when you put your dreams and desires into doing, it is achievable when the will of persistence is not hampered by lack of will and desire.

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Academic Excellence As Leading Edge And Driving Force Towards Achieving Success

The need to stand firm, the passion to succeed and the zeal to stand at the leading edge is the driving force of Excellence Excellence is therefore the quality of being extremely good. As a Nigerian student in the field of Academics, there is a need to excel. And this brought about what scholars called “ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE.”


Now, Academic Excellence is the quality of being extremely good in your learning field. In recent times, Academic Excellence has been the paramount concern of an average African child. Triggered with the passion to succeed, he develops some antics in other to reach to his desired goals. But the question here is *”Is this measures enough to fit in to that which he desires?”*


As a passionate fellow, there are things needed for you to fit in to being excellent in academics. One of them is *”DETERMINATION.”*
I define it as being Strong willed. In everything you do, never you let the light of determination to leave you. Another promoting factor is “BURNING THE MIDNIGHT CANDLE.”


In this process, there are strategies to implore and they are as follows;

  1. Reading.
  2. Studying.
  3. Making Research.
  4. Solving questions.
  5. Bringing out your own questions and providing answers to them.

 


I will bet you, majority of African students, Nigerians in particular, don’t know the difference between Reading and Studying. If you happen to be one of them, make some research as that will trigger your hunger for knowledge. There are many steps you need in fitting in to being Excellent but there is one which unlocks them and that is “TEACHING OTHERS.”


This has been the reason behind the success of many great scholars whom I tag “Scholars of Success.” Being a part of this team, I learnt that to teach is to learn twice. It is in this process of impacting knowledge to others that questions you can’t figure out will come to you. Likewise Insight and every other thing you need to practice in other to excel.


Sadly, there are some students practices which stands as a giant deteriorating menace in excelling in Academics. Here are some of them;

  • Cultism
  • Prostitution
  • Clubbing
  • Gambling
  • Homosexuality
  • Lesbianism
  • Campus marriage.

 


As a candidate of Excellence, the day you said yes to any of the aforementioned, is the day you said “NO” to Academic Excellence. As they will bring you in the *limelight fallacy* that *Education is not the key to success. With these, I plead to all students to give in to Academic Excellence, as this will give rise to the improvement and betterment of lives in our society at large.

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ASUU Commences Indefinite Strike Over FG’s Failure To Address Issues Raised

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has commenced an indefinite strike today (Monday,23rd March, 2020) over FG’s failure to address issues raised.

 

The union’s President, Biodun Ogunyemi, at a press briefing in its National Secretariat in Abuja on Monday, noted that the Federal Government had failed to address the issues raised by its members.

 

Recall, the Union on Monday, 9th March, 2020 began a two-week Nationwide Warning Strike which elapsed today: Read here>>>

 

Also, This is coming after the union on 17th March, 2020 urge the Federal Government to declare five-year state of emergency on education: ASUU To FG: Declare Five-year State Of Emergency On Education

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ASUU To FG: Declare Five-year State Of Emergency On Education

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on the 17th day of  March, 2020 urged the Federal Government to declare five-year state of emergency on education.

 

The report read;

 

“The Yola zone of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has called on the Federal government to without further delay and hesitation declare a five-year state of emergency on education.”

 

“ASUU Yola zone which comprises of five universities, Adamawa state University, Adsu, MUBI; Modibbo Adamawa University of Technology, Mauthec , Yola, Taraba State University, Tsu, Jalingo, University of Maiduguri, Unimaid, and Yobe State university, Ysu Damaturu observed that the call if not heeded to urgently will render university education useless and valueless in the nearest future.”

 

“Zonal Coordinator, ASUU Yola Zone, Professor Augustine Ndaghu told newsmen in YOLA Tuesday that the call is hinged against the backdrop of the proliferation of universities by both the Federal, states and the private that are not meeting the standard of university education.”

 

” For instance in Nigeria today, every Governor that assumes office will want to establish a university, even where one or two other universities are in existence”

 

“The Federal government has continued to float universities in such states and also approve private ones in such states”

 

“This mad rush for the establishment of state and private universities coupled with poor funding has rendered the system a thrash where standards are mortgaged”, the Professor regretted.

 

Professor Augustine recalled that the grouse of the union that led to the ongoing two weeks warning strike include, the renegotiation of the2009 FGN / ASUU agreement, funding for revitalization of public universities, a proliferation of universities by the state governments, payment of outstanding Earned Academic Allowances and mainstreaming of same into ASUU members salaries and the forceful imposition of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS on universities.

 

He added that ASUU and the FGN have signed agreements on these issues through various negotiations and memoranda, precisely, the 2012( ( mous) the ( 2017) moa) and 2019 ( moa).

 

The ASUU Zonal Coordinator regretted that the non-implementation of these agreements has not only spelled calamity on the education sector but has further affected the smooth running of the university system in Nigeria.

 

SOURCE: VANGUARD.

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Chimezie Abraham Akachukwu bags Award Of Recognition as ‘Best Controversial Journalist, 2020’ In FUTO, Owerri

Social Media Influencer, Activist, News Reporter and the CEO/ Founder of Soaznews Media Network, Comr. Journ. Chimezie Abraham Akachukwu, yesterday (14th March) received award of recognition from FUTO Students’ Society of Journalists, FSSJ during their Students Journalism Award, SJA which held in the school.

 

Recall, the public figure – Chimezie Abraham Akachukwu, on May, 2019, received Award Of Recognition as an AMBASSADOR OF PEACE from Global Peace Chain during its 2-day National Peace Summit which held at Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO.

 

The Award was presented to the dogged Journalist to appreciate his Immense Contribution Towards Promotion Of Peace In Nigeria.

 

Sharing the good news via his official Facebook account (Chimezie Abraham Akachukwu), of the recent Award of Recognition he bagged at the SJA’2020, he wrote;

 

“God willing, yesterday (March 14, 2020) at the Students’ Journalism Award (SJA 2020), I received an award of recognition as FUTO ‘BEST CONTROVERSIAL JOURNALIST 2020.’

It was truly a great time and ceremony as I equally met with like-minded people from different Tertiary Institutions, Media platforms. I learnt a lot.

To my family here -the FUTO Students’ Society of Journalist, Fssj Futo, I say THANK YOU!

May we all be lifted.
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#AKA4ESP #EDITOR Soaznews #DIRECTOR #INFORMATION #NEWS #REPORTER

Soaznews Media Network
…Delivering Unadulterated Updates!”

Screenshot and Photos from the occasion below:

Screenshot of Comr. Journ. Chimezie Abraham Akachukwu’s post regarding the Award…

Award being presented to Comr. Journ. Chimezie Abraham Akachukwu by Mr. Benneth Chinaza [SPORTS PRESENTER @ MY RADIO FM 101.1FM]

Comr. Journalist Chimezie Abraham Akachukwu with Hon. Comr. Journalist Uzoma Wisdom Kelechukwu (CEO/Founder of Wistab TV)

Photo Session: (L-R) Comr. Journ Manume Excel – SUG Public Relations Officer, FUTO. Then on centre is Comr. Journ. Chimezie Abraham Akachukwu. (R-L) Comr. Journ. Akubueze Precious (POS) – the Most Influential et Socio-Political Journalist’2020

 

Others…

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Chukwudi Kosi Ezenyi from Nigeria emerges first black President at University of Plymouth, UK

Anambra-Born Chukwudi Kosi Ezenyi is the first NIGERIAN and also the first black person to emerge as President at University of Plymouth, UK

 

  • ✍️ Meet’ University of Plymouth, UK first black President, Chukwudi Kosi Ezenyi from Nigeria in West Africa
  • ✍️ Chukwudi Kosi Ezenyi, a 24-year-old, has set a huge record by emerging the first black student president at University of Plymouth
  • ✍️ He defeated two other Britons by a wide margin as he scored 1817 votes to secure the seat as the President, University of Plymouth, UK
  • ✍️ He is an indigene of Anambra state from Nnobi in Idemili local government, he passed the required number of votes of 1706 to secure the coveted seat.
  • ✍️ The student had in the past served as the Vice president of the same institution’s students union government Nigerians are not only performing well in their schools abroad, but they are also doing well at the helms of political affairs in their various institutions.

 

Mentorslinks learnt from NewsMakers that, 24-year-old Chukwudi Kosi Ezenyi who is the current rave in politics abroad as he became the first black student president of the University of Plymouth in the UK.

 

He set the record by beating two other British citizens during the election to put a stop to the 28-year white domination in the school’s students union government.

 

Ezenyi polled whopping votes of 1817 out of the overall 3412 to defeat Jennike Smye and William Styles with 925 and 631 votes respectively.

 

The Nigerian postgraduate student used his experience as vice president to make a good campaign. He had two degrees already and only studying for his masters in operations and supply management in the school.

 

In his interview with the media, Ezenyi said that he was very certain he would win because he had a good campaign team to pull it off. He added that he had gathered enough experience as the vice president of the same union.

Chukwudi Kosi Ezenyi

He further advised black students in the school to broaden their horizons and avoid a life of crime.

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Nigeria: 48 Students arrested over alleged involvement in Cyber Fraud – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal office has today (March 12, 2020) arrested 48 suspected internet fraudsters in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

 

It’s gathered that the suspects who claim to be undergraduates range between the ages of 18 and 28 years.

 

 

They were apprehended around Alabata area in Abeokuta following an intelligence tip off on their involvement in various internet related crimes.

 

According to a statement issued by the EFCC’s Acting Head of Media and Publicity, Tony Oriade, the suspects would be arraigned in court after investigations had been concluded.

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Cultism: Secondary School Student Stabs Fellow Student Over Disagreement In Calabar

Cultism taken new shape and scope among teenagers in most Secondary Schools in Nigeria.

 

The Special Adviser to Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State on Education, Castro Ezama, has effected the arrest of a student suspected to be a cultist in Government Secondary School State Housing, Calabar.

The boy allegedly stabbed his fellow student over cultism. The incident occurred during school hours as the suspect – who was later arrested – brought out an axe and cut through his fellow student’s head.

The suspect was however caught and handed over to the men of the anti-cultism Unit of the Nigeria Police, Calabar.

 

The victim, who narrowly escaped being killed, is said to be a member of a rival cult group.

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ASUU FUTO Chapter Reaches Conclusion On The Two-week Warning Strike

On Monday (9th March, 2020), the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, through the Union’s National President, Biodun Ogunyemi, made the declaration of a two-week warning strike against non-payment of salaries of lecturers not enrolled in the Federal Government’s Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, IPPIS

 

Biodun Ogunyemi reiterated on the reasons for the immediate action, stating that, the strike action was to compel the Federal Government of Nigeria to implement the agreement and resolution of Memorandum of Action it had with the union from 2009, 2013, 2017 and 2019.

 

According to the National President of the union, Biodun Ogunyemi, who read the declaration after the ASUU National Executive Council meeting held in Enugu State; “Having discussed the provisions in the 2009 ASUU-FGN agreement, the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding and the 2017 Memorandum of Action which have not been implemented, NEC resolved to embark on two weeks warning strike action with effect from Monday 9th March 2020, to compel the Government to implement the agreement and resolution.”

 

Currently, all different Universities under ASUU are equally expected to follow up the directive. Yesterday, ASUU-University of Uyo Chapter followed the directive.

 

Today (Wednesday, 11th March, 2020), ASUU -Federal University of Technology Owerri, FUTO Chapter after its Congress which held at the SAAT Auditorium officially joins the two-week warning strike. To resume Academic Activities on Monday, 23rd of March, 2020 as directed by ASUU NEC.

 

In the FUTO ASUU Congress, it was also decided that the strike is Total & Comprehensive involving Lecturers, HODs, Deans etc. This means that, there would be No Test, No Lab, No Faculty/Departmental meeting, No Exam, No Lectures not until 23rd March 2020.

 

The FUTO ASUU Chairman, disclosed that ASUU is not embarking on the strike because of non-payment of salaries, but because of the long overdue Memorandum of Understanding & Action made with the Federal Government since 2009.

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UNIZIK To Retain Its Best Graduating Students – Vice Chancellor

UNIZIK Set To Retain Its Best Graduating Students, says The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Charles Esimone.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, have adopted a scheme to retain its best graduating students in the aftermath of their youth service as Graduate Assistants for their various departments and faculties.

 

These were the remarks of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Charles Esimone on the occasion of the 14th Convocation Prize Giving Day.

 

Prof. Esimone stated that the event was an opportunity to celebrate the best in the past academic year as well as inspire others to work hard and excel in their field of endeavour.

 

The Professor of Biopharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Microbiology stated that the occasion is significant as the University has gotten in touch with Industries to endow Graduands who have excelled in academics.

 

Prof. Esimone also promised that their will be post graduate training for them to further enhance their capacity and add value to the system as well as help to train and nurture students under their watch in the nearest future.

 

The Chief Executive Officer also eulogized the parents and sponsors for a job well done in training and giving these young ones the opportunity to excel in their field of endeavour.

 

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FUTO Management Develops Unique Technology For Recycling Wastes Into Marketable & Useful Products.

FUTO Owerri Management Develops A Super-Unique Technology For Recycling Wastes Into Marketable And Useful Products.

 

The management of Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), have expressed that it has developed indigenous technology for recycling wastes into marketable and useful products.

The Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor F.C. Eze, made the disclosure on Friday, 6th March, 2020, while addressing parents guardians and the 4,841 matriculating students of FUTO. He announced that the project has already received a boost.

 

According to the VC, “This initiative of turning waste to wealth, received a major boost last week, when the University signed a memorandum of Understanding with the Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited, on reclamation and recycling of plastic wastes.”

He was optimistic that the collaboration would deepen the University’s waste recycling programme, especially in their current effort to generate electricity from heterogeneous waste. He said: “As we pat ourselves on the back for the appreciable progress of our University, a lot still needs to be done in the area of provision of facilities and infrastructural development. On our part as the University Management, we have ensured the provision of facilities within the limit of available resources needed for teaching and the overall wellbeing of our students.”

Further more, the VC lamented that “insufficient funds have adversely affected our ability to upgrade facilities and implement some of our novel ideas.”

Professor Eze said that extortion of students, sexual harassment and sale of grades, is highly prohibited, as any staff found culpable, would be sanctioned, in line with our regulations, adding that “to demonstrate FUTO’s commitment to the fight against sexual harassment, the Governing Council has approved the University Sexual Harassment Policy, which is aimed at discouraging any form of unhealthy sexual relationship between staff and students.”

 

He also warned that the University does not condone any act or unethical behaviour that could breach the peace of the University or bring the esteemed image of the University to disrepute.

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BREAKING; ASUU Begins Two Weeks Warning Nationwide

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU on Monday, the 9th day of March, 2020, declared a two-week warning strike against non-payment of salaries of lecturers not enrolled in the Federal Government’s Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System.

National President of the union, Biodun Ogunyemi, who read the declaration after the ASUU National Executive Council meeting held in Enugu, said the warning strike takes effect today, March 9.

According to him, the strike action was to compel FG to implement the agreement and resolution of Memorandum of Action it had with the union from 2009, 2013, 2017 and 2019.

 

Mr. Ogunyemi stated thus; “Having discussed the provisions in the 2009 ASUU-FGN agreement, the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding and the 2017 Memorandum of Action which have not been implemented, NEC resolved to embark on two weeks warning strike action with effect from Monday 9th March 2020, to compel the Government to implement the agreement and resolution.”

 

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Oko Poly Female Student On The Run After Failed Attempt To Assassinate Her New Born Baby (Photo + Video)

An unidentified student of Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State, is on the run for trying to kill her baby she delivered last night.

The girl who’s identity is yet to be known delivered a baby girl yesterday night being 6 February, 2020 in her boyfriends room at Munachi Hostel, Oko, Orumba North L.G.A as they tried to kill baby thereby throwing over the fence from the first floor of the hostel to next empty plot.

 

According to an eyewitness Miss Chioma who resides in the hostel says “luck ran out from them when the baby was found hanging on the barbed wire of the fence.”
The baby was rescued alive by the members of the hostel and was rushed to Chukwunoso Hospital opposite the main gate of the Polytechnic.

Further investigations revealed that HND 1 student of Public Administration Department connived with his roommate to allowe his girlfriend to deliver the baby in their room so that can carry out their evil machination.

The men of Oko police station have arrived at the scene of the incident. However, the boys roommate has been arrested for further Enquires.

 

PHOTO + VIDEO:

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Photo of the new born baby

 

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400 Level FUTO Student from IMT Department dies after brief illness — Photo

On Saturday, the 29th day of February, 2020, Students’ of Federal University Of Technology Owerri (FUTO), were thrown into mourning state as one of their student kicked the bucket.

Sources revealed that, the deceased happens to be Raymond Abigail, a 4th year student from the department of Information Management Technology (IMT), FUTO.

She passed on after brief undisclosed illness. May her soul find eternal peace!

 

 

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100L CRUTECH Student Gets Drowned Hours After Matriculation Ceremony In Swimming Pool (Photo)

100L CRUTECH Student Gets Drowned Hours After Matriculation Ceremony In Swimming Pool (Photo)

 

A 100 Level Cross River University of Technology, CRUTECH student identified as Barnabas Otu, drowned in a swimming pool in Calabar hours after matriculation.

Barnabas Otu,

It was gathered that the student who just gained admission into the Department of Urban and Regional planning, faculty of Environmental Sciences did his Matriculation on Monday, February 24, 2020.

 

According to reports, the incident occurred at Orange Resort, Akai Efa in Calabar Municipality local government area, where the students had gone to celebrate their successfull matriculation.

 

The Public Relations Officer of CRUTECH, Mr. Onen Onen confirmed the incident.

 

“The information is true, but I don’t have many details now because I travelled, when I come back, I am going to compile a report on that”, he said.

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UTME : JAMB Releases Date for Slip Reprinting (Steps)

The Joint Admission Matriculation Board, JAMB has released the date for the reprinting of the exam slip. JAMB has announced that 560 computer based centers are available for the exam. The exam will supposedly hold for March 14 to April 4.

 

Recently the JAMB mock examination results were released. Following the reports of candidates who sat for the exam, it’s likely candidates for the 2020 UTME will pass successfully because the mock Examination was quite easy.

 

Steps to Check JAMB Centre and Reprint UTME Exam Slip via JAMB Portal:

 

1. Visit the official JAMB Portal at this link: http://www.jamb.org.ng/efacility/PrintExaminationSlip

2. Once the page has fully loaded, Enter your JAMB Registration Number or Email address you used to register for the exam on the specified column.

3. Click on “Print Examination Slip”, your exam slip will Pop Up on the screen.

4. If you already have your computer connected to a printer, just proceed to print your exam slip.

 

NOTE: You are to print 2 copies of the UTME Examination Slip in Full Colour. You will submit one at the Exam Hall and you have to keep one for reference.  The Printing can only be done using a computer system with a Printer attached to it. You are to use your phone (DO NOT USE OPERA MINI Browser) to only confirm if yours is available on JAMB portal before going to a JAMB CBT Centre to print it out. That is if you do not have a computer and Printer at home.

 

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED TO BE TAKEN INTO THE EXAMINATION VENUE/ HALL:

  • Wristwatches
  • Pen
  • Handkerchief
  • wristband
  • Gadgets like calculator
  • Telephones.

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UNILAG Lecturer Sentenced To 21-Year Imprisonment For R*ping Female Admission Seeker

A part-time lecturer at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Dr Afeez Baruwa, has been sentenced to 21- year imprisonment for r**ping an 17-year-old girl admission seeker.

 

Justice Oyefeso of an Ikeja High Court, while sentencing him on Thursday said:

 

“the prosecution has proven his case beyond a reasonable doubt. I found him guilty of the charge. I cannot begin to imagine the emotional trauma of the girl. The convict offended his family, the victim, the society and God. Baruwa, I hereby sentenced you to 21 years imprisonment Maximum, this is my judgment.”

 

The convict was as a community leader at Abesan and a project supervisor at the Distant Learning Institution (DLI) of the university from 2010 to 2015. He had said that the father of the complainant, also a community leader where they both lived, was known to him and had approached him to aid his daughter to gain admission into the institution.

 

The lecturer rap£d the teenager at 9.25a.m. on July 23, 2015, in Room 8, at the Faculty of Business Administration Annex building of the University of Lagoswhen she was there to make arrangements for her admission.

 

 

However, while defending himself, he said the sex was consensual. He revealed that he was asleep, but was woken up by the complainant who, he claimed, was fondling him. “Her hands were all over me and I woke up and I looked at her. By then, she had already removed the buttons of her blouse and I did suck her breasts. She moved her hands toward my penis. I told her to be conscious of the students that were outside.

 

 

She threatened to shout and create a scene if I refuse to have sex with her. My lord, I was scared because I noticed the desperation in her. I left her in the office and went downstairs to look for a condom. When I returned, she had already removed her jean trousers; that was how we had sex. About 10 to 15 minutes later, she told me that she was okay. I teased her that she was self-centred because I was yet to release.”

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FUTO No Longer On List Of 20 Best Universities In Nigeria — Concerned Student Reveals, Calls Out School Management, SUG.

FUTO No Longer On List Of 20 Best Universities In Nigeria — Concerned Student Reveals, Calls Out School Management, SUG.

According to the vibrant and fearless undergraduate who took to the official Facebook group of Aspirants and Students to share his observation; he wrote👇

“Futo isn’t in the list of top 20 best university in Nigeria according to the latest webometric ranking.

We were 11th but now we ain’t in the top 20
This may seem to be nothing to some students but to we that are pretty concerned about the school statuscope,i see this as a great disgrace and loss to the school.

Where did we get it wrong ?🙄
What is the amiable vice chancellor,in  the person of Prof Francis Eze, a man of repute, doing concerning this degradation
Are the authorities just letting us slide down the hill-top that have been reached in the over 35 years of futo existence?
Mr SUG president, I wish to bring to your attention the bad state in the school that has led us to fall off the ladder,i strongly believe that this is as a result of poor learning conditions and facilities.

U can imagine telling a biotechnology student to identify different species of microscopic organisms without the use of a microscope and u expect us to be ranked as one of the best?

You can imagine teaching us the principles of mechanical engineering and yet we have nothing to practice what we’ve learnt

Let’s survey schools that made it to that list
Let’s use unn and university of ibadan, even uniport…
Let’s be honest to ourselves, we all know that this school are well equipped, and we in futo we keep bragging we are this and that when we actually have nothing to show for it.

I came to futo and all I saw was an SUG that organized one party to another
I saw SUG that organized one event that ain’t relevant to our course here
I saw an SUG that was interested in bringing mayorkun and other big artist to boost about.

I saw a school that no longer care if the facilities need an upgrade or not
I saw a school where no one(students) questions the authorities on why microbiology don’t have a good lab
Let’s question them to know why we ain’t getting what we deserve

Quality Education is our right.”

✍️: Ugochukwu Nkem.

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Sharp Shooter: Man Hired To paint UI Female Hostel, Impregnates Two Students (Photos)

Sharp Shooter: Man Who Was Contracted To paint UI Female Hostel, Impregnates Two Students.

 

E don red again! The University of Ibadan (UI) is currently trending on social media (twitter to be specific) for the wrong reason as over a story of a painter who was hired to paint hostels reportedly impregnated two University of Ibadan students.

 

Report we obtained from an insider yesterday, 4th February, 2020 at about 7.30pm from correspondences in Queen Elizabeth II Hall in the University of Ibadan about the two female Students stated that, the two students are 100 level Students (names and identities withheld) and were reported to have been in a silent casual s£xual relationship with this Painter. The two ladies have been with this Painter for quite some time now since the renovation of the Hall began last semester.

Reports have it recorded that during the course of the relationship, the ladies were involved in many acts with this Painter and they went to the extent of cooking for the Painter.

In a talk with one of these ladies, She claimed to be in love with the Painter and nothing can separate them or reinform her decision to be with him. She always say, “He is ready to marry me and I am ready also. This is the most important thing that would ever happen to me in life.”

The Second lady aborted the pregnancy out of shame and thought of the consequences attached to her taking in at that tender age.

 

The management of the Hall, including other concerned persons have decided to look into this matter and get it resolved to the very best point.

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3rd Year Student of FUTO Declared Missing (Photos)

The young man is a bonafide Student of Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) by name Nwachukwu Ekene Martins from department of Agricultural & Bio-resources Engineering (ABE). He’s currently in his 3rd Year.

 

 

The Report we gathered from SOAZNEWS; stated thus;

“Master Nwachukwu Ekene Martins left his home on Sunday, 26th January, 2020 for school and hasn’t returned nor reached out to anyone since then and his parents are very worried. He resides at Emirate Lodge, Umuchima and his roommate who is in final year doesn’t know his whereabout too.”

 

“The Department of Agricultural & Bio-resources Engineering had their 300L IT Defence on January 30th, 2020 but he’s still no where to be seen. Please anyone who saw him or knows his whereabout should contact: 09032341172 for immediate response.”

 

 

 

Education

FUTO SIWES Technical Report (Verified Samples)

Firstly, here’s history of Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO. The Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) was established in 1980 at the lake Nwaebere Campus which was then the temporary site. Later in 1983, FUTO Limited was established and was placed under the School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (SAAT). In 1993, the farm was re-established to be the permanent site of the university. The Farm is in three Sections which are as follows:

 

THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS IN THE INSTITUTION/UNIVERSITY:

  • FISHERY AND AQUACULTURE TECHNOLOGY (FAT): The function of the Fishery and Aquaculture department is processes involved in the production, processing, preservation, distribution and marketing of produce.
  • AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS (AEC): AEC harbors cultivation of the soil for growing of crops and rearing of animals to produce food and other raw materials.
  • AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION (AEX): The enlightenment of upcoming learners on how to improve their agricultural systems and practices so as to enable them to be more efficient in producing more and better crops and livestock and earn more money to improve their living standards.
  • CROP SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (CST): Crop Science and Technology department is majorly on the study of production of sustainable, safe, abundant food, feed, fibre, fuel crops and their relationship with the environment we harbor.
  • ANIMAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (AST): The function of the Animal Science and Technology department is the study of implementation of more safer and advanced techniques to rear animals.
  • SOIL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (SST): SST is majorly on the aspect of improving the soil and knowing the suitable soil for each crop and plant and environment related vices.
  • FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE TECHNOLOGY (FWT): The function of the Forestry and Wildlife department is to conduct purposeful basic and basic applied research in the areas of land use, forestry and wildlife resource management.

 

ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT IN THE FARM RESEARCH

 

FISHERY AND AQUACULTURE ASPECT: From the history of Fishery and Aquaculture, Mr. Fan Li was the first man to document it. Fishery is simply the study of aquatic animals and its environs. It is the controlled cultivation and production of fish. Fishery commenced in 2500BC in Egypt, before it spread to China. Fishery is broadly divided into inland and upland sections. Inland Fishery is the one that are found in the natural environment. It is been carried out in the marine environment, which comprises the seas and oceans. However, some fishing also occurs inland, in the freshwater of lakes and rivers. Freshwater accounts for only around 2% of all water on Earth and most of this are locked up as ice or snow in the Polar Regions. Therefore, only a limited amount of water is available for inland fisheries compared to the vast resources of the oceans. Inland fisheries are the commercial fishing operations taking place in freshwater. Some of this fishing is capture fishing, where the fish living naturally in a body of water are harvested.

The other type of inland fishery is the fish farm, where fish are raised in tanks or ponds, generally for human consumption. Fish farming is a type of aquaculture, which is a broad term referring to the breeding, rearing, and harvesting of plants or animals in water for human use. Over 90% of all inland fisheries are found in developing countries with the majority being located in China, India, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. Most of the catch of an inland fishery is consumed locally. Many inland fisheries are small operations and it is difficult to capture accurate data for the amount of commercial activity. The Overseas Development Institute quotes a figure of 9 million tons (8.2 million tons) caught from 1999, but the actual amount of fish caught might be much higher than this. Records are not always kept and some of the fish will be for subsistence consumption rather than for sale. Upland Fishery is those fishes found in the confinement. This means that the upland fishery is the type of raising fishes in the ponds and places closer to the farmer for proper and thorough check. The Upland Fishery aspect is not as broad as the inland fishery aspect even in developed countries where it is done.

SANITATION: On the sanitation exercise of the fish pond, there was a thorough and careful checking with a proper cleaning both inside and around the fish pond. Brood stock was fed with copens of about 2mm in its size, though they are supposed to be fed with copens of 6mm or 9mm due to their sizes because the 2mm copens were made for the fingerlings. Also, other copens sizes include 0.6, 0.8, 1.0, and others.

FISH CULTURE RECEPTACLES:
Earthen pots
Concrete tanks
Wooden pools
Galvanized tanks
Plastic pools

FACTORS TO BE PUT INTO CONSIDERATION BEFORE ESTABLISHING A POND:
Land
Accessible road
Market closeness
Availability of water
Earthen ponds

This is done close to river banks. It must be checked for water pollution that is if the water is polluted. In earthen ponds, a flow gate is built to stop predators and ensure no escape of fishes from the pond. The wall of an earthen pond is called a dike. Vegetation: To help in cooling down atmospheric temperature. Good source of fish fry and fingerlings because the growth is affected if the fries are not from a good source. Fertilizer – Animal dung, organic and inorganic fertilizers.
Supplementary (Complementary) feed – In the case of no commercial feed, complementary feeds are used. Feeds could be produced personally. Corn and groundnut could be grinded and mixed for the feed. Fish meal is better fed to fishes than blood meals (blood in powdered form) which are occasionally used.

FEATURES OF A FISH POND
Inlet pipe: This brings water into the pond
Outlet pipe: This helps to drain water away for harvesting or when the water is contaminated. It serves for both partial and total drainage and it should be fixed at the down part of the pond wall.
Waste pipe: This takes away excess water that enters the pond to prevent over flooding that may cause the fishes to move away. The pipe should be fixed at a height of 1.6m.
River/White sand: This helps to ionize the water in the pond and create natural environment and also serves as a base for the growth of algae. White sand also helps to neutralize the effect of calcium carbonate (CaCo3) from the cement and chlorine (Cl2) from the pipe water.

ADVANTAGES OF USING A PIPE
Making use of a pipe makes it much easy for the farmer to hatch the fishes because of its closeness to the family house.
The pipe could be built closer to the famer’s family house.
It is good for relaxation.
It provides a source of revenue.
Catching the required quantity of fishes is assured.

IMPORTANCE OF FISH FARMING GENERALLY
Research purposes
Employment purposes
Income generation purposes
Development of rural settlements
Source of foreign exchange
Provides international cooperation

PROPER MANAGEMENT OF A FISH POND
Filling the pond with water and checking for leakages
Lining: To assure algae growth.
Fertilization
Netting: To protect them from predators
Stocking: Introduction of fingerlings in to the pond
Mortality Check: Daily activity to ensure the fishes are in good health.
Harvesting: This is done at their 4 months of age when the fishes would have gotten to 1kg. For tilapia, it is done at 6 months and above.
Post-Harvest: This is the removal of excess sand inside the pool. After post-harvest, it is left for about 5 days before introducing water.

IDENTIFICATION OF SOME FISHING GEARS:
Scopnet
Cast net
Hook and line
Gill net
Drag net
FORMULATION OF FISH-FEED
During formulation of fish feed, there are majorly two things which are put into consideration, namely:
NUTRITIONAL REQUIREMENT
This includes the species, sizes, status and age of the fishes involved.
The Ingredient of the fish compositions are:
Moisture content
Nitrogen fixed content.
Carbohydrate group content.
Consumer content.
Fibre content.
Ash content.

PROCESSSES INVOLVED IN NUTRITION CONTENT
Distillation process
Digestion process
Titration process

CACASS ANALYSIS:
Protein source and energy source fixed ingredients. Protein sources include plant and animal sources, fish meal, poultry, blood meal, poultry after, shrimp meal. Plant protein sources include Soya bean meal, groundnut cake, and cotton seed cake. Energy sources include maize, wheat brown, rice brown, and guinea corn. Fixed Ingredient includes essential ammo acid. Essential fatty acid include Omega 10 and omega supplement include: anti biotic, bone meal, ammo salt, starch (rational and synthetic) level of good protein determine the type of fishes been formulated.

METHOD OF FORMULATING A SHIP
Piercing Method
Spear Method
Substitution Method
Simultaneous Method

3.2 AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS (AEC) ASPECT

Agricultural Economics section entails the practice and studying of essential farming policies, cultivation of the soil for growing of crops and rearing of animals to produce food and other raw materials.

PINEAPPLE [ANANAS COMOSUS]
Pineapple is a large juicy tropical fruit consisting of aromatic edible yellow flesh surrounded by a tough segmented skin and topped with a tuft of stiff leaves. It is a perennial crop. It is a short herbaceous plant (that means, it doesn’t grow too tall or short as well). Due to their fiber and water content, help to prevent constipation (a condition of the digestive system where an individual has hard feces that are difficult to expel) and promote regularity and a healthy digestive tract.
Pineapples are also rich in brome lain, an enzyme that helps the body digest proteins. Brome lain also reduces inflammatory immune cells, called cytokines that damage the digestive tract lining. The inedible stems are the most concentrated source of brome lain, which can be extracted and is readily available in supplement form.

ORIGIN OF PINEAPPLE
Pineapple is traced from the natives of southern Brazil and Paraguay. They spread the pineapple throughout South America, and it eventually reached the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico, where it was cultivated by the Mayas and the Aztecs. Columbus encountered the pineapple in 1493 on the leeward island of Guadeloupe. The Spanish people brought it down to West Africa and Nigeria precisely in the year 1886.

VARIETIES OF THE PINEAPPLE FRUIT
There are more than a hundred varieties of pineapples that grow in varying sizes. Pineapples are usually eaten after shaving off their spiked skin and removing the core. However, the miniature pineapples found in Thailand, and South Africa, can be eaten with the core, which is edible. Giant Kew is a large-sized variety that can weigh up to 10 kg. Some more common and interesting varieties are given below;

Sugarloaf Pineapple: The Sugarloaf pineapple, also known as “Pan de Azucar,” has a white flesh and does not have any woodiness. It weighs around 2.3 to 2.7 kg, and is sweet and juicy. Sugarloaf pineapples are usually grown in Mexico and Venezuela. The plant grows up to 5 feet with a spread of 3 to 4 feet.
Red Spanish Pineapple: The Red Spanish variety found in the countries of Central America can weigh up to 1 to 2 kgs. This variety is mainly used for export. It is pale yellow in color with a soothing fragrance and square shaped hard spiky leaves.
Queen Pineapple: This variety is grown in the Hluhluwe region of South Africa. Almost 90% of pineapples sold in the African market come from this region. Queen pineapples are less sweet, have a rich yellow flesh, crisp texture, mild flavor, and weigh up to 1.5 kg.
Smooth Cayenne Pineapple: Smooth Cayenne comes from Hawaii. Its yellow flesh has high sugar and acid content. Cayenne’s leaves are spineless and cylindrical. This variety weighs around 2.5 to 3 kg and is mainly used for canning.

THINGS TO PRACTICE WHEN GROWING PINEAPPLE
Pineapples (Ananas comosus) are hardy members of the Bromeliad family mostly cultivated in tropical regions. Pineapple growing does not require too much of expertise. The pineapple plant does not require excessive watering and fertilizers to grow well. This makes the pineapple one of the easiest fruit plants to grow.

SELECTING A HEALTHY PINEAPPLE: Visit a store and select a healthy pineapple. Ensure that the fruit that you pick does not have mold on it and has not lost all of its moisture. If a leaf that you try to pull off from the center of the pineapple comes off easily, look for another one.
SEPARATING THE SHOOT AND STIMULATING ROOT FORMATION: Take the pineapple and carefully cut the leaves just on top of it. Ensure that the stem is separated well from the flesh of the pineapple. The leaves on the outer portion of the stem should be removed leaving only around five to six leaves near the center. Two day time is all that is required for the shoot to harden and build resistance to root rot. Do not use too much water to introduce the shoot. Ensure that the leaves are not in contact with the water. Find a bright spot to keep your shoot in for a period of two weeks or till the roots develop.
PROPER PLANTING OF THE SHOOTS: Find an appropriate place to plant your shoot. Most professional gardeners recommend the use of 3-gallon pots for planting. Add approximately 3 inches of soil into this pot and push the shoot into the soil layer, making sure that the soil does not cover any part of the leaves. Such an arrangement has often proven to be ideal for the growth of pineapple plants up to a period of at least 6 months or 1 year. Remove the aged leaves from the bottom of the pot and replenish the soil layer as you observe more growth. Remember that the center of the plant has to be maintained in a dirt-free condition at all times.
PROPER PINEAPPLE SPACING: If the shoot is directly planted on the ground, maintain a spacing of at least 12 to 13 inches between the pineapple plants, and place them at an average depth of 2 to 4 inches. Note that the distance between the rows should be a minimum of 12 to 13 cm.
DO NOT OVERWATER: Pineapple plants do not require too much care. A widely followed principle among growers is to water the plants at least once a week. The water can be poured in such a way that it passes through the center of the plant; this not only helps clean out the dirt hidden there, but also supplies moisture to the newly developing roots at the base of the leaves.
USE THE RIGHT FERTILIZER: When picking a fertilizer for pineapples, go for one that is rich in nitrogen. Combining liquid fertilizer with some water would be a good way to fertilize these plants, as the retention of dry fertilizers at the center of the plant is far from beneficial for it.

IN A PINEAPPLE ORCHARD, TILLING IS DONE AS THE FARMER WISHES TO:

i ACTIVITIES EXPENSES (N)
ii Tilling/clearing 5000
iii Sucker (purchasing) 50 x 1344=67,200
iv Transport 3000
v Planting (Expenses) 4000×3=12,000

vi Palm waste (for mulching) 7000
Vii Labour to spread palm waste 2000
Viii Fertilizer 4000 (1 bag)
Ix Labour for application 2000
X Weeding (2 laborers) 4000 @2000 each
xi Harvesting of suckers (1 person, 4times) 2000 x 4 = 8000
xii Income

ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE OF PINEAPPLE
Pineapple plant aids in suppressing weeds.
Pineapple plant supplies nitrogen to the soil.
Pineapple is enriched with vitamin C.
Pineapple boosts the human eye-sight.
Pineapple aids in weight loss.

FERTILIZER
Poultry dung
N.P.K
Calcium carbonate is spread to cause uniform ripening in the pineapple.

FARM RECORDS
A farm is a production centre for agricultural purposes. This includes crops, animal husbandry, fishery and aquaculture, etc. A record is a written statement that contains a fact. Farm record is written information about day to day activities being executed in the farm.
It also shows daily information about the activities carried out in a farm at a particular time and a specific period. It also gives relevant information on farm input and output, access and liabilities, purchases and sales.

FEATURES OF FARM RECORDS:
Farm mapping: This has to do with the size of the farm and soil treatment.
Man Labour: This is the amount of hours spent in the farm. It is also called man-day.
Farm Supply: These are seedlings grown in agricultural land to germinate. A green house is where plants are nurtured before being transferred to the farm land.
Profit Maximization: Output that is maximum returns.

CHARACTERISTICS OF FARM RECORDS:
Period covered must be specified.
Format (plan) must be well defined.
It must be accurate and reliable.
Operation in the farm must b reflected in the farm record.

IMPORTANCE OF FARM RECORDS
It describes the farm history in terms of performances.
It provides the basic data needed for managerial upkeep.
It assists to know the worth of the farm.
It provides the farms quick and reliable information.
It also provides basic earning capacity.
It helps in planning, budgeting and making of decisions in the farm.
It helps to guide and control the expenditures of the farm.

TYPES OF FARM RECORDS:

PRODUCTION FARM RECORD: This is the writing down of all important activities involved in production of crops and livestock. Or the recording of quantities of inputs used in the farm or the output being obtained from the inputs used. It is further sub-divided into;
CROP FARM RECORDS: Shows the types of crops grown in the farm.
FARM RECORDS LIVESTOCK: Shows the numbers and different types of livestock in the farm, for example; cattle, sheep and goat.

FINANCIAL FARM RECORDS: Financial Farm Records deals with the monetary value of production records such as farm budget, loan and tax.

FARM ACCOUNT:
This is the financial record of what the farmer received and spent. The farm account is sub-divided into;
INCOME STATEMENT: It shows the financial position of a farm business. It is also known as trading account that comprises profit and loss which determines whether the business is in profit or loss.
BALANCE SHEET STATEMENT: It shows the capital position of a farm business at a particular time or at the end of the year.

FARM APPRAISAL:
Appraisal can simply be defined as the assessment of value of a thing. Farm appraisal can be described as the assessment of value of a particular land area. In appraising a piece of land, the first thing is to know its area and convert to hectare.

STEPS TO APPRAISE A FARM:
Firstly, identify the property.
Find out the sale of price of similar land found in the area.
Conduct a physical appraisal of the land.
Attribute a percentage value ratio to your land.
Consider the “best and highest use” of your land.

3.3 AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION (AEX) ASPECT

APICULTURE DEFINITION
Apiculture can be defined as the process or act of bee keeping. Bee keeping is the art and science of keeping honey bees for man’s economic need. The following product can be gotten from bee, these are; wax, honey, bee venom.

ADVANTAGES OF BEE KEEPING
They are major insects and contributor to pollination globally.
Their Useful Products: This includes honey, bee-wax (used for the production of cosmetics, electrical insulators, candles, lipsticks etc) bee pollen, bee venom.
Royal jelly (a fertility material from bee, used to produce expensive creams, hair creams, also for fertility for human)
Its Low Cost and Income
Bees are also environmentally friendly.

BEE SMOKER

BEE HIVE
BEE KEEPING EQUIPMENT:
HIVE (the top bar hive used in FUTO).
Bee Suit
Smoker (Dry grasses are used with fire.
Clothing (Light colossus or red are used because bees are friendly with it).
Gloves.
Bee bait.
Honey presser.
Queen excluder:
Lays about 3000 eggs daily.

CONDITIONS TO CONSIDER IN SETTING UP A HIVE

The place where they are kept should be far away from noisy areas or scenes.
There should be adequate source of food.
The place should be far from swampy area.
The colony has to be under shade; that means there should be vegetation in the area.

CLASSES OF BEES
WORKER BEE: The worker bees are the ones in charge of all activities in the colony.
QUEEN BEE: They are the ones responsible for laying eggs.
Drone: Responsible for the fertilization of eggs.

HARVESTING OF BEE

Harvesting of honey can b e done every 4 weeks during the period of honey flow. This depends on the location, strength of the colony and yield of honey. Honey is ready for harvesting when the comb in a hive appears scaled and not watery. The moisture content should be about 18% before honey is due for harvest. When harvesting, the following measures have to be taken:
Only the comb with honey should be removed.
Ensure you smoke the comb a little.
Brush off the bees with a quill or a brush.
When you are done harvesting, put the bars (frame) and cover the hive.

FACTORS TO CONSIDER:
Located far from a noisy area.
Situated close to water.
Non-polluted areas.
Away from people’s home to avoid attack.
Should have good vegetation.
Should be under a shade.
Far from swampy area; that is high relative humidity because bees are hygroscopic.
Harvesting: This is done using a smoker, and just the amount needed is to be harvested.

APICULTURAL TERMS:
Apiary: A place where bee hives are kept.
Apiculturist: A scientist that practices bee keeping.
An Apiarist: An attendant.
Swarm: A place where bees are found.
Colony: When bees are found in the hive.
IMPORTANCE OF BEE PRODUCTS:
Contains hydrogen peroxide which destroys bacteria and infections.
Clears the skin and heals injuries.
Improves brain power.
Used as indicators of healthy environment.
Correct brain disorders.
Contains complete balanced diet.
Wax is store honey.
Royal jelly: To sustain the queen. It is produced by the workers especially for the queen to sustain her.
Propolis: Fight predators and diseases.

3.4 CROP SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (CST) ASPECT:

STERILIZATION OF TOP SOIL
Sterilization of the soil is usually performed to get rid of fungi, nematodes, weeds, pathogens of plant and harmful bacteria in the soil. You can sterilize garden soil and potting soil by means of heat treatment for a specific period. Soil sterilization is a standard method for organic farming. Heat and rays of the sun are used for killing soil borne microbes. Therefore, it can be tagged solar sterilization.

The following steps should be taken when sterilizing garden soil:
Get rid of those unwanted weeds and remove large debris.
Rototill the garden soil which you want to sterilize.
Cover the whole area with a transparent plastic sheet.
Leave the plastic foe at least 4 weeks period and ensure the solarization temperature is 114 Degrees Fahrenheit.

BENEFITS OF SOIL STERILIZATION:
It aids to improve the soil quality.
It aids in getting rid of harmful bacteria and fungi in the soil.
It aids in elimination of weeds.
It saves the farmer much time.

SOIL MIXTURE AND PLANTING OF CITRUS SEED IN A POLYPOT
The ratio of three (3) painter of sterilized top soil, two (2) painter of sharp soil and one (1) painter of poultry droppings i.e. 3:2:1 is required and the seed planted in a pollen bag and should be watered two times daily i.e. morning and evening. It takes seven days to emerge and in a month or two transplanting can be done.

CITRUS ESTABLISHMENT:
This is a form of Biotechnology. There are different types and species of citrus. Gummosis is a fungal disease which attacks the roots of young orange plant. It reduces the survival of orange plants. Rough lemon seeds which was discovered to be resistant to the disease is therefore used to get the root stalk and then sweet orange is budded to get orange fruits.

STEPS BEFORE PLANTING:
The soil is first considered because it has been discovered that nematodes and other harmful organisms exist on the soil. Therefore the top soil is sterilized so as to get rid of all harmful organisms.
The sterilized top soil is left overnight to cool. Top soil is heated for about two straight hours and continuously stirred so as to ensure uniformity.
It is then mixed in the ratio of 3:2:1 (that is three spades of top soil, two spades of sharp sand and 1 spade of compost manure).
Nitrogen in excess would lead to high vegetation and a very little uptake.
Nitrogen Induces growth.
Phosphorus Induces tuberation (that is in yam).
Potassium Induces fertilization, fruiting, and flowering.

PLANTING
Put the mixture of sterilized top soil, sharp sand and compost manure (poultry droppings) into poly-pots.
Put seeds of rough lemon into the poly-pots and water.
It takes roughly seven days for the seeds to germinate, followed next by emergence.
After about 1-2 months, it is transferred to the main nursery where it is planted (50x50x100) cm.

TRANSPLANTING
Compress poly-bag carefully together so as to ensure the roots are safe while cutting or opening the poly-pot. Put in already made nursery at (50x50x100) m.
After about three months, use a budding knife or razor to cut the scion carefully and the leaves surrounding that area off.
Use the bud wood to cut an inverted “T” on the rough lemon stalk and insert the sweet orange.
Use raffia or nylon to hold both together so as to avoid the passage of air.
Check after a week, if it is still green, it therefore indicates life.

3.5 ANIMAL SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY (AST) ASPECT

PIGGERY (PIG MANAGEMENT)

TERMINOLOGIES IN PIG MANAGEMENT:
Swine: The general term used for all pigs.
Gilt: A young female that have not produced a litter.
Boar: Sexually mature male.
Sow: Female which has not furrowed yet.
Stag: A castrated Boar.
Pork: Meat gotten from pigs.
Serving: System of mating.
Farrow: Act of giving birth to piglets.
Flush feed: Feed given to female to stimulate ovulation.

CHARACTERISTICS OF PIGS:
They possess tough hair and skin.
They possess good sense of hearing.
They are active in perception.
They have gestation period of about 3 months.

LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT:
Livestock management involves the integrated application of the principles of animal breeding, feeding, housing, organization and disease control in a manner suitable for a particular situation. This is also a general principle involved in raising farm animals and it includes housing, feeding, health, reproduction and disease control. In livestock management, several small jobs are done at the appropriate time and manner. Managing livestock through the age lead to the domestication of certain species of animal.

CATTLE MANAGEMENT:

Terminologies in Cattle Husbandry:
Bull: Adult male.
Cow: Adult female.
Heifer: A young female without offspring.
Bullock: A Castrated male cattle.
Beef: Meat of adult cattle.
Veal: Meat of young cattle.

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF CATTLE:
It possesses four (4) pairs of hoofs in each limb.
It possesses large body size.
Its male and female possesses horns.
They possess four compartment stomachs.
They have ruminant that grazes on herbage and pasture.
Their puberty age ranges between 8-12 months.
The gestation period is between 283-305 days or 91/2 months.

ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE OF CATTLE:
The Cattle provides much economic importance which is as follows:
Serving as source of revenue.
Helping in running research works.
Provision of massive employment.
Provision of hide and wool for textile purposes.
Provides of milk for man which is enriched with protein.

3.6 SOIL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (SST) ASPECT

SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION
Soil conservation practices are tools the farmer can use to prevent soil degradation and build organic matter. They include crop rotation, mulching, reduction of tillage, cover cropping, etc. Erosion is a factor of soil degradation. Erosion can be defined as the whirling away of top soil from one place to another by the wind or water.

AGENTS OF EROSION

WATER:
Water plays a major role in rock erosion since it is able to move these weathered materials from one point to another. Moving water such as currents in oceans or rivers plays a major role in erosion because they move materials from their primary source to a separate location. Erosion may discolor rivers as they snake through the valleys to oceans or seas. This is due to the huge amount of sediment deposited by the process of erosion. Once these eroded materials are settled and piled up in a new location, it is referred to as deposition. Water is also able to erode land by the effects of currents and oceans waves. Once the eroded particles as a result of ocean currents and waves are settled and deposited, they enormously change the coastline of the area.

CAUSES OF WATER EROSION:
Rain
Slope
Ground cover
Soil type
Human influence
Over cultivation
Over grazing
Wind

Wind blows away weathered particles from the source to other locations. Wind can also speed up the erosion capability of water. For instance, when a rain drop is released from the sky, it is relatively weak. The force of the wind gives it more momentum such that when it hits the surface of the earth, it is able to carry away a significant amount of particles.
Due to the effect of wind, the rain drop can travel at a speed of 32km/hr. At this breakneck speed, it is able to steadily breakdown rock material and soil, and makes erosion and transportation a lot easier. The effect of wind is usually manifested in areas that experience less or no rain or dry and barren land that is not capable of supporting vegetation. A typical example of this phenomenon is the Middle East dust bowls that took place in the course of the great depression. Wind causes erosion of rock particles driven by the soil and sand particles that are not tightly glued together and not insulated by vegetation. The carrying away of dry soil and loose sand particles is known as deflation. The action of wind continues until that time when the power and momentum of wind cannot move the loose particles.

CAUSES OF WIND EROSION:
BUSH BURNING
OVER CULTIVATION
OVER GRAZING
DEFORESTATION

TYPES OF EROSION:
SHEET EROSION
SPLASH EROSION
RILL EROSION

SHEET EROSION: Sheet erosion is the transport of loosened soil by overland flow
SPLASH EROSION: Splash erosion is generally seen as the first and least severe stage in the soil erosion process. In splash erosion, the impact of a falling raindrop creates a small crater in the soil thereby ejecting soil particles.
The distance these soil particles travel can be as much as 0.6m (2ft) vertically and 1.5m (5ft) horizontally on level ground. If the soil is saturated, or if the rainfall rate is greater than the rate at which water can infiltrate into the soil, surface runoff occurs. If the runoff has sufficient flow energy, it will transport loosened soil particles (sediment) down the slope.
RILL EROSION: Rill erosion refers to the development of small, ephemeral concentrated flow paths which function as both sediment source and sediment delivery systems for erosion on hill slopes. Generally, where water erosion rates on disturbed upland areas are greatest, rills are active. Flow depths in rills are typically of the order of a few centimeters (about an inch) or less and along-channel slopes may be quite steep. This means that rills exhibit hydraulic physics very different from water flowing through the deeper, wider channels of streams and rivers.
GULLY EROSION: This occurs when runoff water accumulates and rapidly flows in narrow channels during or immediately after heavy rains or melting snow, removing soil to a considerable depth.
EFFECTS OF EROSION: Reduction of soil fertility: Top soil is always loaded with nutrients and organic matter which is aimed for the growth of crops. Repeated erosion washes away the top soil and reduces the nutrients in the soil and water infiltration into the soil, which may result to withering of crops. Damage and increased costs: Erosion leads to massive deposition of sediments on roads, and railways. This may cut off transportation lines. Costs will be incurred in regards to clearing away the deposition on the transport lines to allow transportation to resume.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
Erosion leads to huge deposition of sediments into drains. This may cause drainage problems. Water sources such as rivers, streams, and lakes can be polluted through extensive inputs of pesticides, nitrogen and phosphorus.

IMPORTANCE OF SOIL:
Creation of man
It is used for anchoring plants.
In some cases, it serves for medicinal purposes.
It is used for purification.
It is used for beautification.
It is used for the construction and production of earthen pots.
Used for the production of ceramics.
Used to produce chalk.
Supply water to crops.

THE DIAGRAM OF A SOIL PROFILE
3.7 FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE (FWT) ASPECT

HELICULTURE (SNAIL FARMING)
Heliculture is the process of raising land snails specifically for human use, either to use their flesh as edible escargot or, more recently to obtain snail slime for use in cosmetics and snail eggs for human as a type of caviar.
There are various types of snail species, namely:
Archimatimaarchaina and
Archan-chantinamarginata

Their Features are as follows:
It posses round body.
It has a bigger size type of it.
It is usually black and white in color.
It is majorly found in West Africa.
It lays about 2 eggs per annum.

FEATURES OF SNAILS:
They move with a speed of 7cm per minute.
They do not like dry and sunny environment.
They belong to the Moluccas family.
They are oviparous animals.
They are nocturnal organisms.
Their period of gestation is usually 21 days.
The younger ones are called snailet or fry.

MATURITY:
For consumption purpose, it takes 3 months, but for reproduction purpose, it takes 5 months. Physically, the snails do not have eyes and ears, but they posses sensitive organs.

HOUSING:
The aim of housing snails is to keep them from running away. Snails can be reared indoors and outdoors. The paddock system is one of the most common types of housing. Inside the paddock, natural vegetation should be developed by growing shade crops such as plantain and cocoyam. The floor should be treated against rodents, termites and insects.

FEEDS:
Snails are naturally scavengers which almost eat up everything except salt and pepper. They also eat cocoyam leaves, plantain leaves etc. Snails should not be given weak leaves because they might be infected by diarrhea. Unripe pawpaw is an ideal source of food for snails. They should also be given leaf at times.

IMPORTANCE OF REARING SNAILS:
Snails are one of the best delicacies in life.
Job creation and Source of income.
They posses some aesthetic values.
They help in easy delivering of pregnant women.

CHAPTER FOUR

4.0. RECOMMENDATION

In order to improve on the expected results of the Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme and for progress in subsequent programmes, I want to offer the following recommendation to my Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme site, School, Industrial Training Funds and the Government:
The University management should try to encourage workers initiatives and contributions, for this will help a long way in allowing workers put on their best to enhance the efficiency of the farm.
The management should endeavour to see to workers welfare in terms of incentives to motivate them for best input. If the management can create and organize a special forum for students on attachment, this will help in discovering students potentials and to appropriately use them effectively.
The Industrial Liaison office and Students’ Departmental Supervisor(s) should endeavour to regularly visit students on site to solve some relevant problems and for adequate evaluation.
They should provide industries and organizations with incentives to encourage and solicit for their cooperation and contribution to the programme.

4.1. PERSONAL CHALLENGES ENCOUNTERED

I encountered few problems during the SIWES Programme and they include:
Most times, in some sections the trainers aren’t available to coach us (the trainees) on that section which means we will end up not gaining anything for the day.
In the school hostel, no accommodation for the hostel occupants which now made most students to squat with their fellow students that stays off camp.
There was no structure made available in the farm for the students to use as protection against the scorching sun during the SIWES Programme period.
Insufficient and unavailability of implements that are needed by the students, thereby leading most students to work with bare hands which is not good.

4.2. EXPERIENCE GAINED
I learned and gathered much experience from the SIWES Programme which is as follows:
The proper handling of farm records.
How to maintain a good apiculture (Bee Keeping)
How to boycott soil erosion and the proper way to sterilize a soil.
How to erect a good working fish pond.
And also the ability to go out to the outside world and be established.

4.3. CONCLUSION

My Industrial Training helped me to know the exact difference between theoretical and practical work. During the SIWES Programme, I participated fully in the proper establishment and maintenance of the fish pond and also on the poultry section l learnt much as it broadened my horizon in the relationships with human beings. To the glory of God Almighty, this training really impacted to my life both academically, physically, intellectually, spiritually and otherwise.

4.4. REFERENCE:
The SIWES Programme was done at the FUTO FARM AND RESEARCH CENTRE.

 

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Two Student of FUTO Dies Again!

Sad news hits Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO again in year 2020 as two of her students passes on.

 

The late student identified as Chrisantus Obi by name, from Department of Maritime Management, currently in his finals was said to have been involved in a ghasty accident which dislocated his foot.

Sources from the institution revealed that, he had been in severe pains which made him drop a semester to go for a surgery. Unfortunately, the sad news about his demise came in on 4th January, 2020.

Chrisantus Obi

The female student is Ogaram Chinaza by name. She’s currently in her 3rd year studying Microbiology. Sources revealed that, she died of kidney malfunction yesterday 6th January, 2020.

Ogaram Chinaza

This is coming few weeks (December 2019 precisely), after three students from the University died within a week; their heartbreaking story behind their demise reads;

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The first happened on Saturday, 14th December 2019. The deceased is by name Ofondu Munachisom Victory, a 300L student from the department of Computer Science. She died from a severe malaria attack and stressed that she was so sick even before traveling home.

Ofondu Munachisom Victory

The second was reported on Saturday 21st December, 2019; A 200L Student studying Material & Metallurgical Engineering, by name Ugochukwu Chidubem. He was shot alongside his Elder brother by armed robbers in their house in Aba, Abia State yesterday Evening during a robbery operation. He was shot in the hand whereas the Elder brother was shot in the chest, but due to the great shock and fear, he died.

Ugochukwu Chidubem

The third, reported on Sunday, 22nd December, 2019. A 300L Student known as Williams from department of Mechanical Engineering. He was confirmed dead yesterday after suffering from an attack he couldn’t wake up from.

Williams

May their souls rest in peace.

 

 

 

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Why Undergraduates Shouldn’t Date Their Level Mate

Dear Guys (Undergraduates) please know that the girl in your department and level isn’t your mate!

 

Errh, it’s shocking but that’s the truth. You see how your body is doing you now that school has resumed? Like you gonna empty you damn low pocket on her to prove something? Because she’s pretty and giving you all the smiles you need? Before you mumu again this semester Bros wait first!
Erhh, I’m telling you to pause first. You’re seeing her now and you’re feeling like she’s the one you will marry because she said yes to your dating proposal? You feel you will get respect from her because she’s in 100L and you’re in 400L so spending on her will humble her” Bros before you spend, wait first.

 

Some of those ladies you see in your department/school are even sponsored by their “HUSBAND TO BE” she didn’t tell you that one? How can she? I’m telling you to wait now you wantu form JAGABAN ni? Shebi you don’t know that some of them are engaged already but the ring no gree follow them enter class?? Ahhh! Bros, Their husbands are waiting for them at home. Some of them wouldn’t wait till convocation, BOOM! Belle show? BROS-SIS: NNE how? SIS-BROS: I’m sorry I didn’t tell you I already had a “working Class Man”

 

Some of them will wait after you have done something abnormal for them! VOOM! Dem give you wedding Invitation Card. Bros you don hustle to spend? Wait first! I’ve been in school for a while now and oboy, the slay queens I knew before. Errh? Very hot! Are now mother of 1,2,3

 

Infact their sponsorship is LEGIT. You that your mother/father gave N5000 and your sister N20,000 will still come this semester to buy her Meshai because she told you “I just feel like eating” bros “JUST” Asin “JUST” Ooh! FIAM! You don buy already. A lady her Father, mother, Fiancée dey roger well before she leave house?

 

Bros your madness is Mad, not this semester ohh. She don get House Already via her Husband oh. Bros your own be say after Grad. You gats begin reason your Land and house. When she fit don ride 3 cars. Ehh! No be de Ada wey you spend skarra? Shuu! Na she oh and you can do nothing nwanna!!

 

So What’s my POINT? Bros, CALM DOWN with your pocket money! When you come back 2 school, If dem give you smile, Smile back leave your wallet alone to avoid “Nkechi, after all I’ve done for you?” If she reveal to you her real status, You fit Gbas! Gbos! (the elder Broda of madness)… I dinnor say you should be stingy, all I’m saying is that you should PAUSE AND GET SENSE. She 2 fine to OFF YOUR MUMU BUTTON? Continue, her invitation Letter go Help You.

✍️: MR-FRESH

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Pretty FUTO Finalist Gets Surprise Engagement During Her Birthday Party (Photos)

Good news to begin with in year 2020 as a student of Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO, from department of Crop Science And Technology, CST, took to her official social media account to announce the good news.

Queen Umeh Chinaza Faith

Amidst excitement, Queen Umeh Chinaza Faith wrote;

 

“#YEAR_OF_DOUBLE_HONOUR!!!…2020. A birthday party turned into another party “#PARTE_AFTA_PARTE!!!… No need for long talk…”

 

“#GRACED!!!.. Faithylicious never saw it coming,at first I was scared of taking the ring… my head was fast running, turninoninown!!!…crazily brainstorming, speed dailing, switching to and fro…in fact forget the grammar.”

“At this point I understood the intense feeling of being speechless!!!… to even cry was hard…umunnem tears ako m na Anya mehn!… men dem were shouting “collect the ring ozugbo”… my ladies dem were screaming “ife a Odi real or film trick”…”

Chinazaekpere stretched forth her hands and the ring went in… just like that I am getting married come 2020!!!.”

 

Congratulations!

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Final Year LASU Student Allegedly Killed, Eaten By Her Friend And His Mother With Help of A Prophet

Lagos State University (LASU) Final Year Student Allegedly Killed And Eaten By Her Friend And His Mother With The Help Of A Prophet

 

A 22-year-old lady identified as Favour Seun Daley who is a 400 Level theatre and art student of LASU has been gruesomely killed and eaten by her friend and his mom with the help of a prophet.

Final Year Student Allegedly Killed And Eaten By Her Friend And His Mother With The Help Of A Prophet

According to the report, the young lady visited her parents that reside at Osun State and she received a phone call from a friend identified as Owolabi Adeeko who asked for them to meet at an undisclosed location.

Culprit

 

Culprit

After the phone call, Favour disclosed to her parents that she will be going back to school after meeting the said friend. Upon meeting with Owolabi, her phone stopped going through, she did not return calls either did she call any of her parents to inform them of her arrival at school.

 

 

COMPLETE STORY OF HOW IT HAPPENED:

 

#JUSTICE FOR FAVOUR SEUN DALEY-OLADELE FAVOUR SEUN DALEY OLADELE Aged 22yrs, a 400 level theartre art student of LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY(LASU) was gruesomely murdered on the 8th of December 2019 at Ikoyi Ile in Ikire,Osun state.”

 

She came home to see her parents, attended church service on Sunday ,while with her parents that sunday, she received a call from one OWOLABI ADEEKO who was an ex Lagos State University student who asked her to meet with him at undisclosed location.”

 

Favour had told her parents she would be going to school as well as seeing a friend that afternoon this person happen to be OWOLABI ADEEKO whom she met about two months ago . That same Sunday afternoon she spoke with her father and he wishes her the best of luck in her forth coming final examination.”

 

“From then on, everything started happening in quick succession, her phone stopped going through, she did not returned calls neither did she call any of her parents to inform them of her arrival at school.”

 

“Unknown to the parents she had been murdered by OWOLABI ADEEKO an ex student of LASU in Collaboration with One prophet SEGUN PHILLIP who happened to be a serial money ritualist practising his satanic trade at Ikoyi Ile in Ikire, Osun state and One Mrs ADEEKO who also happened to be OWOLABI ADEEKO’S mother.”

 

“These three people and others gruesomely murdered Favour SEUN DALEY OLADELE. In his confessional statement, OWOLABI ADEEKO admitted inviting her to an undisclosed location before using One black Honda to take her to Fortress hotel at ikoyi ile later that evening OWOLABI ADEEKO and her mother, Mrs ADEEKO lured her to prophet SEGUN PHILLIP place, introduced later as an uncle, Favour was drugged while at the named hotel, Owolabi futher stated that by the time they got to prophet Segun PHILLIP’s place she was already tired, the three of them simply put favour under the tree close to an uncompleted well dug for that purpose, favours mutilated body was dumbed inside that well.

 

“OWOLABI ADEEKO admitted futher that he used pestle to smashed FAVOUR’S head while prophet SEGUN PHILLIP admitted that he used sharp knife to cut favours throat. Prophet Segun PHILLIP also admitted in his statement that he caught her open ,removed her heart and certain parts of Favours body to cook native stew for OWOLABI ADEEKO’S mother.”

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Two Students of FUTO Dies Within One Week (Photos + Cause of Death)

Oh… Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO weeps again as two students of the institution goes to land of no return😥😪

👆THE FIRST | THE SECOND 👆

The first transpired on Saturday, 14th December 2019. The deceased is by name Ofondu Munachisom Victory, a 3rd year student from the department of Computer Science.

 

Sources revealed that she died from a severe malaria attack and stressed that she was so sick even before traveling home.

 

 

The second was reported today, Saturday 21st December, 2019; A 2nd year Student from the department of Material & Metallurgical Engineering, by name -Ugochukwu Chidubem.

 

Infoscope Media confirmed from a Family friend and his Church member as well, that he was shot alongside his Elder brother by armed robbers in their house in Aba, Abia State yesterday Evening during a robbery operation.

Information gathered so far was that, he was shot in the hand whereas the Elder brother was shot in the chest, but due to the great shock and fear he couldn’t withstand it. He gave up the ghost. The Elder Brother is currently on oxygen in the Hospital where he’s receiving treatment.

 

 

Reacting to the first, ex-SUG President of the institution, Comr. Bishop wrote;

 

I am perturbed with the rate of death among the young people, my furensic research diffused with emperical evidence shows that its act of carelessness that causes the death of over 80% of young people in Nigeria.

We extracted some factors:

 

1. HATRED FOR MEDICINE: Malaria drug is less than #1,000 and its soled in every chemist while avoiding the object that will keep you healthy?

 

2. Most young people don’t eat right hence, are Venerable to any bacteria attack.

 

3. UNDERSTANDING BODY PRESURE: As a youth, youre expected to know when your body requires maintenance and of such any change in the body temperature requires medical attention and should be treated as such.

 

4. RELIGIOUS DEC£PTION: Its pathetic to note that some churches believe that God heals malaria of such no need to malaria drugs rather most young people resorted to prayers instead of getting drugs… This is illusion sold to us by the white people and accepted by some gullible families… But its worthy of note that we exist in a rough environment that requires constant filtration failure to do that will certainly resort to this kind of news…

 

However, TEAM-BISHOP, regrets your demise pretty and call on God to take your soul in peace…. RIP dear!! Let the living learn to stay healthy though death is inevitable but can be mitigated.”

 

 

Pray for Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO. Two students gone in space of 7days. May their souls rest in peace.

 

FUTO NEWS👇

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meet’ UNIMED Overall Best Graduating Student & The ‘First’ Student To Graduate With 1st Class From The School

Another outstanding success achieved by a student of the University of Medical Sciences, UNIMED, who bagged came out as the overall Best Graduating Student, and also the ‘First’ Student To Graduate With first Class honors From The institution.

 

 

Miss Olafusi Celestina Oluwaseun is the overall Best Graduating Student at the Maiden Convocation Ceremony of the University of Medical Sciences, (UNIMED) Ondo-City for 2019 Graduation year.

 

 

She graduated with First Class from the department of Biochemistry. She automatically became a pacesetter as the first person to graduate from the pioneer University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED) with First Class grade.

 

 

She equally delivered the valedictory speech at the convocation arena yesterday, 13th December, 2019. Congratulations.

 

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Exam Misconduct: Secondary School Tutor, Supervisor & Vice Principal Gets Arrested

Secondary School Tutor, Supervisor and Vice Principal Arrested Over Alleged Examination Misconduct.

On Tuesday, 10th December 2019, the EFCC Ilorin Zonal Office of the arrested three persons including a Vice Principal for allegedly collecting money from Students participating in the ongoing National Examination Council (NECO) at Government Day Secondary School, Ote in Eiye-Nkorin Area of Kwara State.

 

 

As gathered by www.mentorslinks.com, the Suspects are: the Vice Principal of the School, Issa Abdulrahman; a Teacher, Usman Lanre Kayode and a Supervisor of the Examination in the Centre, Saka Isiaka.

 

 

The EFCC stated that, they had received an intelligence report that the school management and supervisors of the centre were extorting money from the Students writing NECO in order to assist them in the Examination.

 

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ASUU Ready for Fresh Nationwide Strike (Reasons)

 

First Female 1st Class of PHYSICS Department, FUTO.

 

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ASUU Ready for Fresh Nationwide Strike (Reasons)

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has threatened to embark on a fresh nationwide strike if the federal government of Nigeria makes any attempt to stop salaries of their members over Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

 

 

The Union’s National President, Biodun Ogunyemi made the declaration after a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, held at the Federal University of Technology, Minna from 7th-8th December 2019, said the Union shall activate its standing resolution of “No pay, No Work”.

 

 

He noted that “the Union is shocked that the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation said IPPIS is meant to comply with global best practices when they cannot tell Nigerians or any other country where IPPIS is extended to the universities as one of the best practices”.

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First Female 1st Class of PHYSICS Department, FUTO.

Meet the first female 1st class Student of Physics Department in Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO).

 

 

Her name is Okereke Chioma Jennifer, from Onuimo in Imo State, Nigeria. She successfully emerged as the first female first class of Physics (Materials option) department in the just concluded 32nd convocation ceremony for 2018/2019 academic year.

 

Photo Proof From Brochure

 

She’s a lady amongst men. She’s the lady that broke the jinx. She defied all the potential barriers and tunneled out on top. Perfect definition of beauty with brain.

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FUTO Best Graduating Student For 2018/19 Academic Session With 4.90 CGPA

Coming in from Federal University of Technology Owerri, FUTO is the overall best graduating student for 2018/2019 academic year.

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Oguchienti Somtochukwu Marcel from Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering have emerged the best graduating FUTO Student with 4.90 CGPA for the 2018/2019 academic year.

Oguchienti Somtochukwu Marcel

 

This was disclosed by the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Francis Chukwuemeka Eze at a pre-convocation press briefing. He equally revealed that, over 2,848 graduating Students,the institution churned out a total of 62 First Class, 867 Second class upper division,1361 Second class lower division, 269 Third class and 5 pass degrees.

 

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FUTO Students Who Went To Represent The Institution Abroad Gets Arrested By Croatian Police, Sent To Refugee Camp

Two students of Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), who were allegedly at the 5th World Inter-Universities Championship, have been wrongly deported to Bosnia by the Croatian police.

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The intervarsity event took place between November 13 -17, 2019 in Croatia. According to Total Croatia News, the deportees are 18-year-old Abia Uchenna Alexandro and Eboh Kenneth Chinedu. After the competition, the group returned to Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, where they waited for their flight back to Lagos through Istanbul, Turkey. However, at Zagreb, the young men decided to take a walk around the town where they were arrested and wrongly profiled.

The Two Arrested Students

Narrating their story in a video that accompanied report made by Total Croatia News, Eboh said they explained to the policemen that they had never been to Bosnia but they were ignored.

 

 

He said, “On our way on the street, we lost our direction and a policeman came across us. He was asking us questions but he does not understand English. We tried to introduce ourselves to him but he refused to give us a listening ear.”

The Refugee Camp

The men alleged that they were taken to the police station where they were held for hours before transported to Bosnia in a van. The van stopped and they pushed them out into the bushes. Eboh refused to start walking in the direction where police were directing them to, and one of the policemen told him that he would shoot if he didn’t start walking.

 

 

There were other migrants being pushed back to Bosnia at the same time by the Croatian police, and they helped the two Nigerians get to the camp in Velika Kladuša.

 

The organizers of the competition, the InterUniversities Sport Committee confirmed that they’re aware of this case. Alberto Tanghetti from the committee said all five participants from Nigeria had valid visas. He confirmed that they also have return plane tickets to Istanbul and then Lagos.

 

 

He said that the organization would try to contact Croatian police and see if there’s anything they can do to help the students.

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FUTO Owerri Produces 62 First Class Out Of 2848 Graduating Students

The Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) will on Saturday, the 7th day of December 2019 hold & conduct her 32nd Convocation Ceremony for the 2019 graduating students.

Reports coming through, we gathered from Infoscope that, over 2,848 graduating Students,the institution churned out a total of 62 First Class, 867 Second class upper division,1361 Second class lower division, 269 Third class and 5 pass degrees.

The convocation ceremony for the graduands holds on 7th December, 2019 at the University’s convocation ground – Opposite the senate building.

 

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UNIBEN Graduate Celebrates Father (Mechanic) & Mother (Zobo Seller) For Sponsoring Her Education

A fresh Graduate of University of Benin (UNIBEN) has starred a sensational media uproar as she took her page to  appreciate her father in his mechanic workshop and her mother who sells zobo drinks.

 

The fresh graduate identified as Linda Okojie expressed appreciation to her mechanic father and her zobo seller mother for sponsoring her through her undergraduate days.

 

 

According to her;

 

“I’m the pride of a mechanic (Dad). The Jewel of a zobo seller (mom) A role model to my siblings. My parents with their little income produced the Latest Graduate From the faculty of Education University of Benin. Their contributions made me who I am today.

 

What more can I say? Thank you Jesus🙌 Congratulations to my family😘”

 

More photos which she posted below;

 

 

 

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#Babcock Student Emerges Overall Best At #Law School Bar #Examination

Mayowa Mubashir Abiru, a graduating law student of Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo Ogun State, has emerged Nigeria’s overall best at the 2019 Law School Bar Examination which held recently.

 

The graduating student who made a 2nd Class Upper (2.1) from the University, is one of the 10 institution’s alumni with a First Class grade at the Bar exams as the University ranked third among universities that produced the highest number of students with First Class at the Law School Bar Exams this year.

Mentorslinks.com gathered that he went home with about 11 awards, including Council of Legal Education Star Prize, Most Promising Graduate Student of the Year, Prize for First Class, Overall Best Student, Overall Best Male Student, Student of the Year, Overall Best in Corporate Law, Best Student of the Year, and 3rd Prize in Ethics Skills.

 

Hardwork truly pays off. Congratulations!

 

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Brains Behind The FUTO-Automated ‘Mini’ Jet Video Making Waves Online Have Surfaced

#FUTO Student Who Built Automated ‘Mini’ F19 Jet As Final Year Project Gets Immediate Call From USA

Good works ought to be recognized, commended and constantly publicized so that it’ll continue to serve as source of encouragement to upcoming ‘Great Minds’.

 

 

Watch Interview Session Infoscope Media TV had yestersday (2019.11.29) with two (Okoro Chiekezikam R. and Ebene Ifunanya E.) out of the three ‘Final Year’ Students who masterminded the automated ‘mini’ jet for their project defense.

 

 

Recall that, the three finalists from Department of Mechanical Engineering, showcased this on 15th November, 2019 for their project defense; It finally PAID OFF as Vanguard News Nigeria reported yesterday stating thus;

 

We have a good news for the student 👩‍🎓 that made this airplane ✈ please if you know him and you can connect with him, he has won a scholarship into United State of America. This video has gone viral in the United State and we are directed to get the student’s contact information so they can speak with him. Kindly contact us if you have a legit information about him.” 

 

 

WATCH INTERVIEW SESSION INFOSCOPE MEDIA TV HAD WITH THEM:

WATCH VIDEO HERE

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