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“Stop running down UI”, VC appeals to staff, students.

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University of Ibadan (UI) Vice Chancellor, Prof.  Idowu Olayinka has appealed to the staff and students of the institution to desist from running down the institution by overblowing its perceived challenges in the media, adding that all these negative comments go a long way in de-marketing the citadel of learning prestigious image.

The Vice Chancellor, who frowned at the attitude of  “some staff and students who derive joy in blackmailing the university whenever they encounter any challenge” wondered why UI was consistently being rated as the best university in Nigeria by the National Universities Commission (NUC) if indeed we are as bad as they are negatively portraying us”.

“Yes, we have some challenges here and there, and we are addressing them, that does not therefore give people freedom to be going into the media and be running down the University with uncomplimentary statements and remarks. Our people must know that the world has become a global village. All these negative comments are being recorded against all of us across the globe. And, anytime we show up and say we are from UI, the world will confront us with all the negative impressions we’ve created for ourselves “, he said.

Prof. Olayinka who spoke while hosting the Founder and Proprietor as well as the officers of a recently approved private university, Dominion University, Bishop Taiwo Adelakun in his office remarked that high quality principles both in moral and academic training of students would go a long way to distinguish any private university that could embrace the ideas.

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The UI boss who shared his foreign experience said Ibadan was popular across the globe as a result of its culture of excellence , pointing out that he was always happy each time he travelled and people outside the country testified to the quality of training in UI.

According to him, “In UI, our admission process is merit-driven. The National Universities Commission (NUC) allows us to admit up to 8,000 candidates but we decide to admit only about 4,000 because we are conscious of quality factor, more so we want every 100-level student and the finalists to be accommodated on campus, whereas we have just 9,000 bed spaces.

“The underlining factor is our culture of excellence and the need to maintain high quality standards”

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JAMB to register only candidates with National Identification Number

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that all candidates that wish to take the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) must have the National Identification Number (NIN).

JAMB, in a series of tweets urged Prospective candidates to visit the nearest @nimc_ng office for their capturing.

“The Examination Board would ONLY register candidates with NIN.

“All payments on JAMB Services are made directly to the Board’s TSA.

“Please be informed that the Board frowns on any form of financial dealings between candidates and staff.

“Therefore, candidates involved in any financial transaction with a staff of the Board should notify the Board immediately and also provide any useful information about such staff for necessary action”.

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Tech-U VC, Lagos Legislator, PMParrot’s Publisher Join Other LAGSOBA, As AGM Holds On Saturday

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The Vice Chancellor of the First Technical University, Ibadan, Professor Ayobami Salami, Lagos Legislator, Hon Tunde Braimoh, PMParrot’s Publisher, Olayinka Agboola and other 1982 Set members of Lagelu Grammar School Ibadan’s old boys are ready to hold their Annual General Meeting on Saturday, October 19, 2019.

Contained in a statement signed by the set’s President, Sunday Amoo, the event holds at the prestigious Development Support Center located close to the NUJ Press Center, Iyaganku GRA, in the capital city of Oyo State.

“All our set members are ready for the AGM. We all always anxious to be part of the event. We plan to make this year’s edition very memorable. In addition, we will deliberate on matters relating to what we can do more to uplift Lagelu Grammar School.

“The meeting will also give us the opportunity to fraternize. Since we started this association’s AGM, the high point has always been that we look forward to seeing our old friends. We left school some 37 years ago. It is always fun meeting some of our old colleagues.

“And we are so happy that God has been merciful unto us all. Among us, have prominent politicians, engineers, lawyers, civil servants, gubernatorial aspirants, former commissioners, successful businessmen, doctors and so many others”, Said Amoo.

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The AGM which starts by 10 am on Saturday will be preceded a day earlier by what the old boys called ‘Boyz’ Nite Out’. It will be held at Gifted’s Place located at Aba Alamu, off Bembo Road, Apata in the same city of Ibadan. It starts by 8 pm.

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EDUCATION: Oyo governor, Makinde imposes fees on transfer from private to public schools

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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.

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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.

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