The Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta has being adjudged as the best tertiary institution in Ogun State with quality E-Library facilities among other institutions across the state
A Resource Person from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Mr Linus C. Emeghara, made this known during a-day workshop on EBSCOhost Database Training for MAPOLY staff at the E-library Center, which is a section of the Salawu Abiola Memorial Library of the Institution.
Emeghara, who commended Management of the Polytechnic, stressed that, MAPOLY has more than twelve resources in e-books and journals covering all subjects and disciplines.
He stated that next to MAPOLY in e-library resources in Ogun State is Covenant University, as he advised members of staff to take advantage of the e-library facilities to improve on their researches, teaching and learning skills.
The Registrar, Mr. Emmanuel Adeleye, while addressing participants disclosed that, MAPOLY is investing huge amount of money to collaborate with agencies in training and retraining programmes for staff and urged them to justify the investment by reflecting on their respective schedule of duties.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has disclosed that it will soon conduct the second series of the West African Senior School certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates.
The spokesman of the Council Demianus Ojijeogu made known in a press statement explaining that the registration starts May 14 and ends July 6, 2018,while the registration procedure has been designed to accommodate biometric features that will be used for validation at the examination centre.
The statement further explained that, “after obtaining the registration pin, candidates should log on to www.waeconline.org,” adding that the council also said there is provision for “walk –in” candidates and candidates with special needs.
“Walk –in candidates, who wish to write the examination after the close of entries may be accommodated provided they register less than 24 hours to the scheduled time of the paper they intend to write. The walk-in candidates’ fee is 25000 only,” the statement said.
KolaDaisi University, Ibadan (KDU), has clinched the second spot at the just concluded Inter-University Public Lecture and Oratory Contest organised by the Students’ Representative Council of Lead City University, Ibadan.
The Head, Corporate Affairs of the institution, Lasun Somoye in a statement made available to Penpushing said the university was marginally beaten to the first position by the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) while the host emerged third.
He said, the university was represented by the duo of Omotoke Solarin-Sodara and Obaoluwagbohunmi Akin-Lewis who enthralled the audience with their oratory prowess on the contest topic titled “Grazing Reserve Bill or Cattle Colony: An Elixir to Recent Crises Between Fulani Herdsmen and Farmers in Nigeria”.
‘The University’s Debate team, selected from the institution’s Faculty of Arts, Management and Social Sciences and chaperoned by Dr. Titiloye Ojo, Dr. Idayat Lamidi and Dr. Idowu Adekunle, was reported to have demonstrated exceptional brilliance and confidence, which defied the odds of their status, considering their institution’s relative tender age on the education landscape’,Somoye stated.
A Nigerian journalist and member of Penpushing platform, Wole Elegbede, has been selected as a member of a panel of judges in the 2018 edition of The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition.
The Commonwealth Royal Society (CRS) in London, organisers of the competition, said in a statement in its website that “Following an unprecedented number of applications, 150 voluntary Judges for the 2018 Competition have now been selected and are ready to start reading following the 1st June deadline”.
The CRS's Programmes Officer for Education and Youths, Coral Flemming, in a letter to the journalist stated: “I am delighted to inform you that your application has been successful, and we would be delighted to welcome you as a Junior Judge!".
Elegbede worked with The Guardian newspaper in Lagos as Features writer in the 1980s and later with The Champion newspaper as Foreign Affairs Editor and Acting Editor of Sunday Champion in the 1990s. He had served as Chief Press Secretary and Special Assistant on media to various governments in Ogun State, as well as a member of Board of Directors of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has declared that Senator Foster Ogola representing Bayelsa West senatorial district is parading a valueless PhD certificate, which is also discovered to have been obtained from illegal university.
Penpushing gathered that, the Commission in a bulletin from the office of the Executive Secretary, dated April 23, 2018 on page 19 listed the senator’s university, The Gospel Missionary Foundation (GMF) Theological University as one of the illegal university operating in the country.
“The National Universities Commission (NUC) wishes to announce to the general public , especially parents and prospective undergraduates, that the under-listed “Degree Mills” have not been licensed by the federal government and have therefore , been closed down for violating the Education (National Minimum Standards etc) Act CAP E3 law of the federation of Nigeria 2004,” the bulletin reads.
However, findings further revealed that the institution attended by the senator is among the illegal universities which will be closed by the commission, while it also revealed that there was no official site for the university he attended and it is not accredited by NUC, while there is no research paper or thesis to the senator’s name online although he got the degree in 2012.
The female student who alleged the suspended Prof Richard Akindele of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State of demanding sex from her for a mark has declared that she was ready to appear before the panel if she is officially invited.
The MBA regular student, Monica Osagie made this known through her lawyer, Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi who explained that she was never invited by the school management to appear before any panel, contrary to speculations that she didn’t appear before the panel.
Akiyode, a Human Rights Attorney and Gender Activist in a statement made available to Penpushing emphasized, ‘Ms Monica Osagie was never invited by the school management to appear before any panel’.
She explained further that she has been in contact with Ms. Osagie and has her instructions to inform the management of her willingness to appear before any school panel if and when duly invited.
Akiyode, however, called on the school authorities not to compromise the reputation of this old and respected university and its responsibility for protecting its students in a bid to cover up the unethical and disgraceful behavior of individual lecturers (however widespread).
The panel set up by the management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) to look into the sex-for-mark scandal involving Prof Richard Akindele, of the Department of Accounting and a female student of the university, has submitted its interim report to the school.
Penpushing learnt that only the embattled Professor honoured the invitation of the panel while the lady neither showed up before the panel to defend her case nor wrote a formal complaint to the institution to defend the leaked audio.
The details of the report are not yet known, as at the time of filing this report, but the management of the institution assured that, it would look into the report and come out with official statement either Thursday (today) or Friday..
The spokesman of the university, Abiodun Olanrewaju, said, “the Vice-Chancellor and the team will look into it (the report). We will make (an) official pronouncement either on Thursday (today) or Friday. Bear with us.”
Penpushing recalled that in the heat of the allegation, the management of the university said it has commenced investigation to identify the true identity of the Professor alleged in a leaked audio demanding sex from a female student of the institution to help her pass her examination.
The leaked audio which was a discussion between the alleged professor and a female student in the Department of Accounting at the university, was alleged to be the voice of Professor Richard Akindele
Two prison inmates serving jail term in Kirikiri Prison, Lagos have enrolled for doctorate degrees at the National Open University (NOUN), a resounding step that defied the psychological drawback associated with incarceration
Penpushing further report that the two doctoral candidates, Tunwashe Kabiru and Oladipupo Moshood enrolled for Doctorate Degrees in Business Administration and Peace and Conflict Resolution, respectively.
They were among the three inmates who were awarded masters degrees by National Open University (NOUN) Vice Chancellor, Abdalla Adamu.
However, Comptroller General, Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS), Ja’afaru Ahmed, while speaking at the ceremony urged other inmates to make use of the opportunity provided by NOUN to further their education, disclosing that the NPS had empowered many inmates with education from secondary to masters degree level as part of efforts to reform the prisoners.