University of Ibadan (UI) on Tuesday formally admitted 4,174 regular students to its various academic programmes with the Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Adebola Ekanola urging the new students to be diligent , disciplined and dedicated to their studies.
The Acting Vice Chancellor’s admonition at the virtual matriculation ceremony was similar to the pieces of advice given to the students by the Matriculation Speaker, Dr. Boluwatife Ndidiamaka Ikwunne who shared her experiences which she said facilitated her excellent academic performance in UI, becoming the best top two in her class with numerous prizes in 2019 graduating set of Medicine and Surgery.
Addressing the matriculating students, the Acting VC noted that the COVID-19 pandemic has compelled the citadel of learning to resort to online lecturing, saying the “university treasures the lives of the students and will therefore not want to take chances, hence, all our activities this semester will be conducted online”
According to the Acting VC, “none of our students has reason to be on campus. Stay at home and ensure you observe all the Covid 19 protocols. The virus is real. Please, wherever you are, make sure you stay safe. We really value your lives”
Prof. Ekanola told the new students that the university has zero tolerance for cultism and other unethical behavior, pointing out that the visa between matriculation and graduation comprises hard work, dedication, discipline, and focus as well as knowing the purpose of coming to the university.
“We pay attention to good character and soft skills that will contribute to your overall success in life, therefore be regular at lecture, do your assignments properly and timely, shun all evil activities, show respect to staff members and your colleagues and with hard work, I am sure success will be yours”, the Acting VC added.
In her matriculation lecture, Dr. Boluwatife Ndidiamaka Ikwunne, a 2019 UI’s graduate who is a 2020 Young Innovation Leaders Fellow and winner of the 2021 Rhodes Scholarship for West Africa, set to undertake Post Graduate studies at the University of Oxford this October, gave the matriculating students some wisdom nuggets which she said contributed to her success.
Dr. Ikwunne who pleaded with the students not to be afraid of failure identified purpose, humility, consistent self-development, curiosity, time management and networking as ingredients of success, advising students to cultivate the habit of being truthful to themselves .
The young scholar who became the cynosure of all eyes on the occasion, disclosed that she was frightened when she matriculated eight years ago in UI, but when she got her act together, later realized the greatness in her.
While administering the oath, the Registrar, Mrs. Olubunmi Faluyi asked the students to be of good conduct and obey all the rules and regulations of the university, stressing that the students would sign the matriculation register when they physically resume in second semester.
The University’s Librarian, Dr. Helen Komolafe Opadeji later presented a plague of honour to the Matriculation Speaker.
UI fixes Post-UTME CBT screening, gives details
Management of the University of Ibadan (UI) has informed prospective candidates who have registered for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) that the screening which will be Computer Based Test (CBT), will start on Tuesday, 06 April to Saturday, 10 April, 2021.
The Registrar of the university, Olubunmi O. Faluyi, who made this known in a statement on Friday, also added that information on the Date, Time and Venue will be communicated via a photo card to each candidate through the University Admission Portal.
The statement further noted that candidates are requested to print the PHOTOCARD and bring along to the venue of the screening.
“A CBT access fee of N1,000.00 will be paid for the screening.
“Enquiries can be directed to the following Desk Officers: Mr. L. O. Abu – 08071183955; Mr. A. Kolade – 08067557709”, the statement said.
F -Lounge and Bar Organises Lalale Friday Special Nite
Juju maestro, Wale Thompson, is set to entertain fans this Friday, 26th of March 2021. The special nite is organized by F Lounge and Bar, in conjunction with Wathom Music and Entertainment at Fola Mart, Felele Junction, Idi Odo, Challenge, Ibadan from 7.00pm till early hours.
It will be recalled that Wale Thompson’s hit track, Lalele Friday was the Friday night anthem for clubbers, rocking the music scene in the late ’90s and still lives momentum each time its played.
Thompson started his musical career at the tender age of 14 with his father’s band as a guitarist and later form his own band in 1988. He has ever since been a force to reckon with in the juju hi-life music circle.
“Enjoy “Lalale Friday special nite with your favourite meal, drinks and decadent snack, with Wale Thompson electrifying the atmosphere with good music,” the management of F Lounge and Bar with Wathom Music and Entertainment assured.
Kwara Hijab Crisis: Teachers locked out, as Christians sing at school entrance
Some churches in Kwara state have refused to reopen the schools following the directive of the state government to the 10 schools at the center of the controversy over the use of the hijab
The affected schools are C&S College, Sabo-Oke; St. Anthony’s Secondary School, Offa Road; ECWA School, Oja Iya; Surulere Baptist Secondary School, and Bishop Smith Secondary School, Agba Dam.
Others are CAC Secondary School, Asa Dam road; St. Barnabas Secondary School, Sabo-Oke; St. John School Maraba; St. Williams Secondary School, Taiwo Isale, and St. James Secondary School, Maraba.
According to the information scooped from Channels Television Christian faithful were seen gathered in front of Cherubim and Seraphim school, singing and dancing.
Also a load of sand is seen in front of the gate to prevent both teachers and pupils from gaining entrance.
At Saint Anthony School, the teachers reportedly turned up as directed by the government, they were seen gathered in groups discussing the situation.
Security operatives later intervened and forced opened gates of both schools.
The situation at Baptist School, Surulere, where crisis broke out two days ago was however peaceful as teachers gathered in groups inside the school.
The State Government had on Thursday directed principals, teachers, and staff of the schools to reopen.
According to the government, the resumption became necessary in order to prepare the final year students for their external examinations.
It warned that any staff that fails to report to duty will face the full wrath of the law as it will not condone any act of insubordination.