- Donates Medical Items To School Sick Bay
Rotary Club of Abuja Garki Neighborhood on Wednesday awarded scholarship to twenty indigent students of Junior Secondary School Garki, Area 11 Abuja.
The President of the Rotary Club of Garki neighborhood, Rotarian Zainab Omowunmi Owonikoko, while presenting the award of one-year scholarship to the twenty indigent students said the group is always happy with the performance of the students especially during their promotion exam from Junior Secondary School to Senior Secondary School.
Owonikoko made this known at the presentation of annual scholarship cheque to twenty indigent students; donation of medication to the school clinic bay; tree planting; donation of waste bins and WASH activities at Junior Secondary School in Abuja.
According to her:”If students are educated, there won’t be a situation of hooliganism, boko haram and all other social vices.
“As a way of supporting them to continue their education as well as assisting their parents to cushion the pangs of the hash economic realities associated with meeting up with school charges.
“Rotary is all about service to humanity, this we are doing by supporting education, providing clean water, child and maternal care; disease control and prevention.
The Rotary Club of Abuja Garki Neighborhood donated items such as Dettol, antiseptic soap, iodine, cotton wool, sanitary pads, brooms, waste bins, tissues, vitamin C, paracetamol, medical consumables, bed sheets among others
Owonikoko specifically noted that the club was concerned about the menstrual hygiene of the female students, hence the inclusion of sanitary pads to meet the emergence needs of girls that might be caught unawares with their monthly flow within the school premises.
She said ” Each time we come around the sick bay, we always meet it clean , the children are always happy having us around and we are glad to be serving humanity.
Owonikoko also led the team in trees planting within the school premises for beautification and improvement of the school’s ambience and aesthetics.
Receiving the donations and the Scholarship cheque, the Principal of Junior Secondary School Area 11, Hajiya Gold Fatimoh hailed the club for their commitment in school the school on an annual basis, the gesture he described as a morale booster to both the school management and the students .
Gold said twenty needy students known to be having challenges in the payment of their school charges were carefully selected from JSS 2 and JSS 3 to ensure that the scholarship got to the targeted audience.
” A lot of things have been presented to JSS Area 11 by Rotary Club of Garki Neighborhood. It is a very good gesture to the school because we discovered that there are some parents that are finding it difficult to pay for their children “.
Also the PTA Chairman of the School, Alhaji Jamilu Abdulkadir Ibrahim expressed joy over the support from Rotary Garki Neighborhood, adding that it will go a long way to ease the stress of parents.
Hajiya Fatima Nana Shuaib, the Nurse in charge of the sick bay said , she was very happy, saying, the drugs and pads will go a long way to help the girl child especially during their menstrual period.
One of the beneficiaries of the Schoolarship, Miss Ngwu Chidera Jacinta who spoke on behalf of others thanked the club for the kind gesture and prayed for God’s blessings for the Organizers.
“Am very very happy. Am in JSS 2B. I am going to inform my parents and am glad that they don’t have to stress themselves to pay my school fees”.
UNIZIK Churns Out 10,707 Degrees, Masters, PhD Graduates At 17th Convocation
By Chuks Eke
No fewer than 10,707 graduates yesterday received a first degree, master’s and PhD certificates at the 17th convocation ceremonies of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) Awka, Anambra State.
Speaking at the occasion, held at the campus arena, the Vice Chancellor of NAU, also known as Unizik, Prof Charles Okechukwu Esimone, declared that the convocation ceremony is for the 2021/2022 academic year.
He said that the graduates include, 6,000 for first degrees, 3,300 for Post graduate Diplomas, 807 for Masters degrees, and 600 for Doctorate degrees, as well as conferment of honorary degrees to three Nigerians making enduring contributions to the socio-economic development of the country.
Commenting on Project 200, Esimone declared that he had accomplished the mission, insisting that during the 14th convocation ceremony in March, 2020, less than one year after he assumed office in June 2019, he that revealed his vision was to make Nnamdi Azikiwe University, the best university in Nigeria, among the best two hundred universities in the world.
He however explained that his administration was confronted with some challenges, including, Covid-19 pandemic which ravaged the world through 2020 to 2022, Academic Staff Union of Universities frequent strikes which adversely impacted on academic activities and infrastructure development in Nigerian university system.
He said, “Let me now take the bold step as the architect and driver of Project 200, commendably supported by the university community has been largely fulfilled.
“Since Project 200 mission is predicted on universities ranking, the Stanford University USA in 2020 included two lecturers of the NAU, Engr Dr Christopher Igwe Ifuma, dept of Polymer and textile Engineering and Joshua Ighalo of dept ok Chemical Engineering among it’s top 2 percent of world scientists. Nnamdi Azikiwe University is placed 502+in global ranking, and 5th in Nigeria for universities not more than 50 years of establishment.
“The university is ranked 1,501+in the world and 8th in Nigeria, up from 10th in 2023, Prof Cecilia Emeb, debt of Linguistics and Kinsley Anukam, debt of Medical Laboratory Sciences collaborated to translate Probiotic Infographics into Igbo language (Probiotics concerns live microorganisms which when introduced into the body would have health benefits”.
In his speech, the Chancellor, NAU, His Majesty, Dr Da Jacob Gyaung Buba who is also Chairman, Plateau state Council of Chiefs, expressed joy and congratulated the VC, Prof Esimone, the governing council, staff and students of the institution for ensuring peaceful environment that has enabled reasonable progress and academic advancement.
He also appreciated individuals and corporate bodies for giving adequate support to achieve success and growth of the university.
Hensard University Commences Admission To 30 Courses In 5 Faculties
The management of Hensard University, Nigeria’s international university in Toru-Orua, Bayelsa State has announced the commencement of admission into 30 courses that are spread across five faculties of the school. All the admission processes are online.
“We are glad to announce that our admissions have started. All the details are available on our website,” Prof Dileep Kumar M, Hensard’s Vice Chancellor said. “There is a buffet of 30 courses to choose from and as have stated we would avail students the best teaching and learning experience in the conducive environment of Toru-Orua.”
The National Universities Commission (NUC), approved its resources verification inspection team and had a final look at the facilities Hensard University was placed at the deposition of the students.
Prof Kumar listed the approved courses as:
Faculty of Agriculture
a. Agricultural Economics & Extension Services
c. Fisheries and Aquaculture
d. Animal Production and Husbandry
e. Forestry and Wildlife Management
Faculty of Arts, Social & Management Sciences
b. Business Administration
d. History and Diplomatic Studies
e. Languages and Linguistics
f. Performing and Creative Arts
g. Philosophy and Religious Studies
h. Political Science and International Relations
j. Project Management
Faculty of Environmental Sciences
a. Environmental Management
b. Geology and Geophysics
c. Meteorology and Climate Science
d. Surveying and Geo-informatics
Faculty of Mass Communication & Broadcasting
b. Film & Multimedia
Faculty of Sciences & Computing
a. Biochemistry and Biotechnology
b. Computer Science
c. Cyber Security
d. Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
e. Microbiology & Molecular Biology
f. Physics with Electronics
g. Science Laboratory Technology
h. Software Engineering
“Hensard University anchors its uniqueness on its dual certifications, international linkages, access to global educational resources, experienced faculty and staff from Nigeria and abroad, research centres and institutes which work together to produce graduates who would be ethical entrepreneurs, leaders and change agents for the improvement of society,” Prof Kumar said.
Admissions are also open for the Hensard University Foundation
The school is running a one-year programme on arts, social and management sciences, and physical and natural sciences to prepare candidates for JAMB, GCE, and NECO.
NIPR Commends Gov Soludo For Appointing Prof Omenugha As COOU New VC
The Chairman of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Anambra State chapter, Professor Angela Nwammuo has described the appointment of Prof Kate Omenugha to be the new Vice Chancellor of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU) as a square peg in a square hole.
Prof Nwammuo who issued a press release, yesterday, in Awka, in her capacity as the NIPR Chairman in the State said Prof Omenugha’s appointment to the number one position in the university was apt.
She further described it as a reflection of the increasing belief that public relations practitioners were bridge builders and better managers of human and material resources.
Prof Nwammuo, also the Head of, the Department of Mass Communication, COOU noted that by this appointment, Prof Omenugha became the first female and only Vice Chancellor in Anambra State.
“The appointment of Prof Omenugha as the new VC of the COOU who is also a Fellow of the Institute and Council member is in recognition of her exceptional performance as a renowned academic. Most importantly, as the Commissioner for Education in Anambra State the State is still reaping the fruit of the innovations she introduced into the educational sector.
“She is a square peg in a square hole and a familiar terrain.
“As the Institute congratulates her on the deserved honour, we commend the Governor of Anambra State, Prof Charles Soludo for being gender sensitive, identifying and rewarding hard work.
“We pray that the good Lord will be with the new VC as she pilots the affairs of the university. Thank you Mr Governor, “Prof Nwammuo concluded.