The University of Ibadan (UI), has elevated twenty – five (25) academic staff to professorial cadres. The Vice Chancellor, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka, who disclosed this also added that promotions were concluded on Tuesday 25, June 2019, at a meeting of the Appointments and Promotions Committee for Academic Staff.
Olayinka further informed that 14 were promoted to the rank of Professor and 11 to the rank of Reader.
The new professors include: TAO Salau, Mechanical Engineering, Georgina O. Maduagwu, Linguistics and African Languages, R. O. Olaniyi – History, J. A. Adegoke – Physics, O. I. Ajewole, Social and Environmental Forestry, Kemisola O. Adenegan, Agricultural Economics, P. A. Amosun, Arts and Social Sciences Education, O. G. Akanbi, Industrial and Production Engineering, D. A. Fadare, Mechanical Engineering, A. O. Falode, Petroleum Engineering, Aina O. Adeogun, Zoology, Temisan A. Ige, Science and Technology Education, Oluwatoyin O. Ajala, Theriogenology and Gloria O. Adedoja , Science and Technology Education.
Those promoted to Reader are: Dr. B.A. Olusanya, Ophthalmology, Dr. O. I. Osowole, Statistics, Dr. A. A. Sowunmi, Zoology, Dr. R. E. Antia, Veterinary Pathology, Dr. A. J. Fasunla, OtoRhinoLaryngology, Dr Mary B. Ogundiran, Chemistry, Dr. O. A. Abu, Animal Science, Dr Morufat O. Balogun, Crop Protection and Environmental Biology, Dr. N. A. Adewole, Wood Products Engineering, Dr Idayat T. Gbadamosi, Botany and Dr. Funmilola Ajani, Wildlife and Ecotourism Management.
“We wish all of you every success in your academic career and join your family in congratulating you on this milestone. Achievement is like gold. We trust you will continue to excel and distinguish yourselves. We are ever so proud of you. Higher still”, the VC said.
EDUCATION: Oyo governor, Makinde imposes fees on transfer from private to public schools
The Oluseyi Makinde led administration in Oyo State has imposed fees on the transfer of students from private to government owned schools, explaining that the costs were meant to offset administration procedures.
In a statement signed on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, informed that the costs of forms for prospective students seeking transfer from private to public school would be determine from the part of the country such candidate was coming from.
The statement added that forms for inter-state, from major cities across the country including Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt is N15, 000, other states of the federation is N10,000, transfer within the state is N7,500.00 and transfer from outside Nigeria is N20,000.00.
Also, the statement said that the state government was pleased to discover that measures taken so far in the implementation of the free education policy have started yielding fruits, pointing out that the huge number of parents applying to register their wards in the state’s public primary and secondary schools is a clear evidence that the free education policy of the administration is well received by the people.
“We are particularly pleased that a number of parents have been besieging the Oyo State Ministry of Education in the past few weeks to make inquiries on steps to be taken to transfer their wards from private schools to public schools.
Its further stressed, “The huge turnout of parents and guardians seeking transfer for their wards to our public schools in view of the free education policy of Governor Makinde’s administration, has, therefore, necessitated the introduction of some administrative measures which are meant to control admission and safeguard illegality in the admission process.
“Some costs have, therefore, been introduced to offset administration procedures as approved by the administration.
“As we have started before now, the policy of the state government is to promote free education in line with its desire to uplift the standards and enhance excellence in educational pursuits.
“In line with the current administration’s four-point service agenda, Education, Health, Security and Economic expansion via agriculture value chain have been so designated as the major pillars. The administration hereby assures the people of its commitment to implement the agenda for the good of all in Oyo State.
“Let us also place on record that the decision to implement the charges listed above is not aimed at constraining the people, but to ensure standardization in the process of transferring pupils and students from private to public schools”, the statement continued.
Oyo NANS JCC Chairman, Asubiojo Arrested
Men of the Nigeria Police Force, Oyo State Command have arrested NANS JCC Oyo State Chairman, Comrade Asubiojo Olajuwon,
He is presently detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Iyaganku, Ibadan, Mega Icon Magazine learnt.
According to reports, Comrade Asubiojo was arrested on Saturday 12th October 2019, around 4pm during an executive meeting of Oyo NANS JCC, which was held inside the premises of Federal Cooperative College, Eleyele.
The reports added that the police arrested 3 of the exco’s at first before the General secretary and the welfare director joined them at the station,after questioning and putting down of their statements, the executives were released, while the Chairman and the Treasurer were detained as investigation is on going.
But, according to the information scooped from OYOINSIGHT.COM, one of his aides alleged that “Some people who claim to be close to Governor Seyi Makinde led police to the school where he was holding meeting. And he followed them. He felt that he had no skeleton in his cupboard and follow them only for them to tell him that he wouldn’t be released if certain conditions are met.
“That Saturday night, we tried our best but we couldn’t meet the condition. On Sunday, they wasted our time. We are here again now. He has spent two nights here. We don’t even know what his offences are”.
Sex-for-grades: NANS presidential aspirant opens online sexual assault register
An aspirant for the presidency of the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS), Comrade Sunday Asefon has opened an online register for students who have been assaulted sexually either for marks or cash by both male and female lecturers.
The link made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital, introduced “Name and Shame” as a viable weapon to expose any lecturer whose name was repeatedly mentioned by students of same university. The link is https://bit.ly/2OBwzFx
Leading this campaign, Comrade Asefon, a student of Ekiti State University and Ex-South west Coordinator of NANS, promised to publish a graphical result of the poll when he eventually becomes the NANS President.
Contained in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Communications, Pelumi Fasogbon, the presidential aspirant admonished “all sexually victimized student to sign up the petition, which shall be presented to FIDA, ICPC, NUC, ASUU, Governing Councils of tertiary institutions affected and if possible, prosecute same depending on the availability of weighty documentary evidence”.
“As NANS President, my leadership shall restore academic discipline back to campuses and never again shall students be threatened by academics or nonacademics for success.
“The Public Register is available online and we shall Name-Shame anyone whose name appears more than once. The era of sexual impunity is over”, Asefon assured.
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