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Zamfara Gov. secures admission for 200 students abroad

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Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara, says his administration has secured study opportunities for 200 students in various universities abroad.

The governor disclosed this in Gusau on Wednesday during a special media programme, where he discussed the state of his government.

Matawalle therefore directed all secondary school leavers with excellent West African Examination Council (WEAC) and National Examination Council (NECO) results, to submit their documents to the state scholarship board for screening.

The governor maintained that his administration would produce 500 medical doctors before the expiration of his four-year tenure.

He also assured that the government would promote youths development through education and agriculture, two major areas that can move the state forward.

According to the governor, other youths who were unable to continue with their education, would be engaged in various skills training to make them self reliant.

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Unilag business school takes off September

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The Executive Director, University of Lagos Business School (UBLS), Prof. Abraham Osinubi, says not less than 25 candidates have been shortlisted for the take-off of the school in September.

 

Osinubu made the disclosure in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency on Friday in Lagos.

 

According to him, the school to offer professional training, will be a focal point of knowledge and have its core value built on uniqueness, leadership integrity, business innovation and synergy.

 

He said that the ULBS was set up by the University of Lagos to advance excellence in business education.

 

“This school will provide executive professional degree, diploma and certificate programmes relevant to today’s working world and stand ready to help the new generation of business leaders and managers to solidify their immediate and long-term successes in business.

 

“We are going to start lectures with a total of 25 students even though we have the capacity to admit as many as 50 students.

 

“Perhaps it should interest you to know that over 50 applied for the take-off of this programme; we are going to do our shortlisting for just 25.

 

“We will accommodate a maximum of 25 because it is an executive classroom,” he said.

 

The executive director added that the programme would cost a total of N4 million, and expressed the hope that the programme would bridge the gap between theory and practical.

 

“We are set to bridge the gap between knowledge and what obtains in the industry so that there is no more gulf, no schism between what students are being taught and what are obtainable in practice.

 

 

“We have facilitators from within the academia and the industry who are going to be taking courses together.

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“As a matter of fact, one course will jointly be taken by at least two facilitators, with one coming from the industry and the other from the academia; this is what makes us unique in the university of Lagos,” the executive director said.

Edited by Ijeoma Popoola

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Gov. Ganduje to reconstruct 15km NYSC camp road

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Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has pledged to reconstruct the dilapidated 15 kilometre access road from Kusalla junction to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) permanent orientation camp  ending at Dederi village in Karaye Local Government Area.

Nigeria News Agency recalled that on several occasions, the NYSC Coordinator in the state, Alhaji Ladan Baba appealed to the state government to reconstruct the road.

The governor, represented by the State’s Head of Service, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, made this known at the swearing in of the 2019 Batch ‘B’ stream of  Corps members posted to the state for their one year service.

According to the governor, the funds for the project has already been included in the 2019 budget, and assures the NYSC management in Kano that the project will soon commence.

Ganduje further charged the corps members to drop their religious, cultural and ethnic differences and embrace one another for the development of the nation.

The governor added that his administration is committed to the implemention of policies related to youths with the aim of improving their participation in all aspects of life.

According to him, such is also targeted at boosting the nation’s economy.

He added that his administration remained committed to providing adequate security and welfare for corps members and the general populace.

Earlier, the NYSC Coordinator, Alhaji Ladan Baba said the scheme was designed to build a strong, indivisible and egalitarian entity.

He said at the close of registration for the three weeks orientation course, a total of 1,450 Corp members were registered, comprising 719 males and 731 Females.

Baba noted that the orientation camp would observe regimentation in all activities aimed at achieving the set objectives.

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Police Academy selection examination to hold on Aug. 24

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The Selection Examination into the Nigeria Police Academy (POLAC), Wudil, Kano State, would hold on Aug. 24.

The Kaduna Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, said in a press statement on Thursday, that candidates in Kaduna centre, will sit for the examination at Police College, Kaduna.

“The Kaduna State Police Command wishes to inform the general public particularly applicants who applied for admission into the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State, that there will be Selection Examination which is scheduled to hold on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Police College Kaduna,” Sabo said.

He said that applicants were expected to assemble at the examination venue by 7:00am unfailingly with their Examination Cards and JAMB Slip for clearance before they would be allowed into the examination halls.

“The applicants are equally warned to come along with their writing materials such as, Biro, Pencil, Eraser, as unnecessary excuses will not be tolerated during the exams.

“Also all applicants are warned to report early and conduct themselves in an orderly manner.

“They must also avoid examination malpractice as whoever is caught will be dealt with accordingly,” he said.

Sabo warned members of the public who are not part of the examination to stay away from the premises and examination halls.

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Gov. Ihedioha wants corps members to key into “Rebuild Imo” Policy

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Gov. Emeka Ihedioha of Imo has called on corps members deployed to the state to key into the “Rebuild Imo Policy” of the state introduced to promote quality education and environmental sustainability.

Ihedioha made the call at the official opening of  2019 Batch ‘B’ Stream 11 Orientation Course for Corps Members deployed to Imo held on Thursday at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Eziama Obaire in Nkwerre Local Government of Imo.

The governor was represented by Mr Okechukwu Umezeronini, the state Commissioner for Youths and Social Development who is also the Chairman, NYSC Governing Board in the state.

According to the governor, there is the need for the corps members to re-strategise and key into the policy which encompasses and promotes due process, collectivism, acountability, environmental sustainabilty and quality education.

He said the policy also entailed affordable health care delivery and good governance.

Ihedioha said that to achieve this, corps members must think of new and smart ways to enable them contribute their own quota to the development of the host communities, their place of primary assignment, host state and the nation.

He said it was also expected that they lived up to the expectation by remaining dutiful, loyal, disciplined and law abiding at all times.

He said that those who distinguished themselves creditably during their service year would receive befitting rewards from the state government.

The State Chairman of NYSC, Mr John Eloeboh, said  that the orientation course was designed to train and induct the new corps members into the scheme to prepare them adequately for the service and post service life.

He said the course also served as a prelude to other major programmes of the scheme within the service year and provided  corps members the opportunity to appreciate and understand the ideals of the scheme.

He said that already, over 1000 corps members had adjusted to the new environment and were eager and ready to play their roles as change agents in their places of primary assignment.

Eloeboh pledged the readiness of the NYSC in the state to play pivotal role in the Rebuild Imo Policy initiative in key areas of poverty eradication, accountability, due process, job creation and inclusiveness.

He urged corps members to be committed, disciplined, dutiful, patient and tolerant to enable them internalise instructions and training that would be passed on to them.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that the highpoint of the programme was the administration of oath of allegiance to the corps members by Justice Theresa Chikeka, who represented the Chief Judge of Imo, Hon. Justice Pascal Nnadi.

Edited by Tajudeen Atitebi

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LASU VC wants Nigerians music examined, as musicologists, others seek documentation

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Some  musicologists and other scholars  on Thursday called for  a technology that would document the authorship and ownership  of Nigeria musicals and ensure their survival.

They spoke at the ongoing 17th Annual National Conference of the Association of Nigerian Musicologists (ANIM) in Lagos.

The conference was organised by ANIM  in collaboration with Lagos State University’s Department of Theatre Arts and Music.

The four-day conference which began  on Aug. 19  had the theme: “Documentation and Archiving of Musical Practices in Nigeria”.

Prof. Abisogun Leigh, a former Vice-Chancellor of the university and Chairman of the occasion, said that many musicians would be robbed off their entitlement if their works would not be properly documented.

Leigh said that musicians, especially young ones, must be trained to use technology to document the authorship and ownership of music to ensure its survival.

“I challenge you to come out with an implementable recommendation, so that we can have an archived system for the beautiful music generated daily,” he said.

According to him, this is key because music is important to man.

Earlier, the President of ANIM, Prof. Isaac Idamoyibo, said that the theme of the conference was germane, as the importance of the documentation of music could not be over-emphasised.

“Music is the first profession at creation and the only profession that will continue after existence because the Bible recorded that angels were praising God at creation, and the only thing we will all do after existence is praising God,” he said.

Idamoyibo urged government to always make its presence and support felt at national conferences across disciplines.

He lauded Leigh for establishing the department of music in Lagos State University (LASU) during his  tenure and praised the current administration of Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun for support.

In his remarks, the LASU Vice -Chancellor, Fagbohun,  said that the university was proud of the association and believed that it was the active participation of members of the association from the institution that gave it the hosting right.

Fagbohun, represented by Prof. Joseph Olagunju, Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, LASU, said that music cut across all aspects of life –  from birth to death.

“We have music played when a child is born, we play music in the church, mosque and even in our local tradition to celebrate different activities,” he said.

He, however, said that there was the need to examine the kind of music pervading the society.

According to him, some are worrisome.

“I wish you all a happy session. I  apologise for any inconveniences you may experience on our campus; it is due to the ongoing warning strike embarked upon by non-academics,” he said.

Dr Isaac Yekini -Ajenifuja, Secretary, Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the conference, said that the theme was selected to enable music practitioners and professionals brainstorm on how to chart a path  course for music  documentation.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that the association presented the Ambassadors of Music Award  to  Leigh, Prof. C. Osun, Sir Emeka Nwokedi, Dr Richard Smith, Dr Adedeji Adeleke and Mr Akinloye Tofowomo for their contributions to the development of music in Nigeria.

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