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FG Establishes 2 New Universities Of Technology, Upgrade 4 Others

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he Federal Government has approved a take-off grant of N18billion for the establishment of new universities of technology and health sciences in 2021.

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu who made this disclosure in Abuja on Monday noted that the universities of technology will be located at Jigawa and Akwa Ibom States, while the universities of health sciences will be established in Azare, Bauchi State and Ila Orangun, Osun State respectively.

He said that the approval was to fulfill the pledge made by President Mohamnadu Buhari to establish an apex National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Abuja with six satellite Universities of Technology, one in each of thr six geo-political zones of the country.

Malam Adamu who was represented by the permanent secretary, Arc. Sonny Ochono, said the new Universities of Technology will be established in 2021 while the upgrade of the existing four Universities of Technology and the National Institute of Technology will come on stream next year.

He said, “After a comprehensive review of the policy by key stakeholders in the education sector, it was resolved that the four (Anos) existing Universities of
Technology located in Yola (North East), Akure (South West), Owerri (South East) and Minna (North Central) be upgraded and equipped while two (2nos) additional Universities of Technology to be located in Jigawa and Akwa Ibom States, would be established for the purpose.

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“Similarly, a National Institute of Technology (NIT) shall be established in Abuja. The Institute shall be patterned after similar institutions in Singapore and Malaysia to serve essentially as a postgraduate centre devoted to research and innovation, drawing the best graduates from the six (6nos) Universities of Technology, as well as other exceptional graduates from reputable universities within and outside Nigeria.

“I am pleased to inform you that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the phased development programme, compelled by our lean resources.

Accordingly the two new Universities of Technology will be established in 2021 while the upgrade of the existing 4 Universities of Technology and the National Institute of Technology will come on stream next year.

“With the recent establishment of the only Federal Government owned University of Health Sciences, Otukpo in Benue State and the huge gap in Doctor-patient ratio as well as in medical research and production of pharmaceutical products, Government recognized the compelling need to establish two (2nos) other specialized universities in Health, Nutrition and Medical Sciences to be located at Azare, Bauchi State and Ila Orangun, Osun State.

“These shall lay a solid foundation for building national preparedness and resilience in anticipation of future challenges in the health sector while reducing medical tourism to countries like India, UAE,Egypt, Europe and the USA.

“To ensure early take-off of these institutions, Mr President approved a take-off grant of N4 Billion each for the Universities of Technology and N5 billion each for the Universities of Health Science from the funding Resources of Tetfund,” he added.

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UNN Mandates Students To Pay Certain Amount To see results

The institution was recently attacked by its alumni and students for attempting to lie about the poor state of campus hostels.

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niversity of Nigeria, Nsukka has asked its students to make some certain payment before they will be able to check their results.

The institution which was recently under heavy attack from its alumni and students over the poor state of its hostels, made this known on their official Facebook page. It asked the students who wish to see their results to make payment of unspecified amount, with their ATM before they could do so.

“The University administration wishes to inform all students that with effect from Monday 6th September, use of scratch cards for result checking will be phased out”.


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“On this note, any student who intends to check result will do so by generating the necessary Remita invoice from their student portal. Kindly note that payment will be made using your ATM cards on the platform”.

People however registered their displeasure with the policy.

Ifeanyi Amaka, through the comment section said – “Why is everything in this country aimed at robbing ordinary Nigerians? One now needs to pay to see their result! To send transcript within or outside the country has always been a fleecing norm! I did a programme remotely at Edinburgh, and one sees their result in real time, and can send transcript electronically to any recipient at no cost whatsoever! In our own country, absurdity walks on four legs!”

Chibuzor Umeh, through the same medium asked – “Very unfortunate situation. So, you have to pay to see results. What happens to the exam fees stated in the school fees list?

 

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Jos Crisis: Ugwuanyi evacuates Enugu students in UNIJOS

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he administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has safely evacuated 135 indigenes of the state who are students of University of Jos (UNIJOS) from the school to their respective homes and destinations following the recent crisis that erupted in Jos, Plateau State capital.

A statement by the Special Adviser to Gov. Ugwuanyi on Students Affairs, Hon. Chidi Ilogebe, disclosed that 37 evacuated students returned safely to Enugu yesterday, 28 were conveyed to Abuja to join their loved ones while others were taken to their various homes within Plateau and surrounding areas based on their requests, amid tight security.

 

Gov. Ugwuanyi, in the wake of the Jos crisis, had directed his Special Assistant on Students Affairs, Hon. Ilogebe, to take immediate necessary steps to ensure that Enugu students in UNIJOS were evacuated from the school to their various states of residence for safety.

Describing Gov. Ugwuanyi as “a welfarist and proactive leader”, Hon. Ilogede stated that he led a delegation to receive students from UNIJOS who returned to Enugu at about 10pm, yesterday.

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Reacting, one of the UNIJOS students who returned to Enugu State, Anthony Chinedu Onah, a 200 level student of History and International Studies, expressed gratitude to Gov. Ugwuanyi for his proactiveness, concern and commitment to the welfare, safety and security of indigenes of the state irrespective of where they reside.

Onah revealed that the proactive action taken by Gov. Ugwuanyi spurred other Governors from the South East to send rescue teams to evacuate their people from UNIJOS.

“We say a big thank you to our Governor (Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi) and his SA (on Students Affairs) for their support and immediate action which didn’t just help in evacuating us but it spurred some other states to evacuate their students too. The Association of Enugu State Students in UNIJOS is proud of you (Ugwuanyi) for the fatherly role you played”, he said.

Also speaking, Olivia Nebeokike, a 300 level student of Marketing, pointed out that she was dumbfounded at the governor’s gesture, stressing that they couldn’t believe that their state government could come looking for them at the time they were in distress.

 

According to her, “we are amazed and couldn’t believe that the Governor could come for us in far away Plateau state. Even the indigenes couldn’t believe it when we told them that our state government is coming for us”.

On his part, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the UNIJOS Students Union Government (SUG) Ebenezer Iloadinma, an indigene Enugu State, on behalf of the beneficiaries, equally thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi for his humanitarian gesture, saying: “We want to say a very big thank you to the Governor of Enugu State, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for making provision for these vehicles to evacuate us from Jos”.

He went further to thank Gov. Ugwuanyi’s SA on Students Affairs, Hon. Iloegebe, for facilitating the move, maintaining that they deeply appreciate the governor’s efforts as well as his good works in Enugu State.

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Again, University of Ibadan Ranks Best University In Nigeria

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he University of Ibadan, Covenant University, and Obafemi Awolowo University have been ranked top in Nigeria by Webometrics in its latest rating.

Analysis of the latest ranking showed that no Nigerian university was among the top 1,000 in the world.

Though ranked first in Nigeria, UI rated 1,196 in the world.

Private-owned covenant University, which is second in Nigeria emerged 1,314 in the world; and OAU, third in Nigeria, but 1,503 in global ranking.

The University of Nigeria and the University of Lagos emerged fourth and fifth in Nigeria respectively.

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The Ranking Web or Webometrics is the “largest academic ranking of Higher Education Institution” based on the assessment of Composite Indicators and Web Impact Factors”.

“The original aim of the Ranking is to promote academic web presence, supporting the Open Access initiatives for increasing significantly the transfer of scientific and cultural knowledge generated by the universities to the whole Society.

The Ranking Web or Webometrics is the “largest academic ranking of Higher Education Institution” based on the assessment of Composite Indicators and Web Impact Factors”.

“The original aim of the Ranking is to promote academic web presence, supporting the Open Access initiatives for increasing significantly the transfer of scientific and cultural knowledge generated by the universities to the whole Society.

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