Tuesday, 24 November 2015

AKSU Acceptance Fee Payment & Registration Procedure Announced

The Management of Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) wishes to inform all newly admitted students that payment of Acceptance Fee for the 2015/2016 Academic Session has begun.
Below are steps to follow for payment/registration on the School portal for the acceptance fee;
1. Visit http:// portals.aksu.edu.ng to generate Pre-Payment Analysis Slip, by following the steps below:
i. Click the REGISTER NOW link
ii. On the Registration type panel, select STUDENT
iii. On the left menu panel of the student registration page click PAY ACCEPTANCE
iv. Enter jamb number and click VERIFY
v. On the verify details pane click on MAKE PAYMENT in the Payment Status row
vi. Select BANK OPTION to print the payment analysis slip, for bank payment.
vii. Take pre payment slip alongside stipulated amount indicated on the slip to any of the banks below Nationwide for etransact payment.
Participating Banks:
  • Akwa Savings & Loans Limited
  • Sterling Bank Plc
  • United Bank for Africa (UBA)
  • First City Monument Bank (FCMB)
  • Union bank Plc
  • Diamond Bank Plc
  • Enterprise Bank Plc
  • Unity Bank Plc
  • Wema Bank Plc
  • First Bank of Nigeria Plc
  • Zenith Bank Plc
  • Ecobank Plc
  • GTB Bank Plc
  • Skye Bank Plc
  • Keystone Bank Plc
  • Access Bank Plc
After successful bank payment, return to the portal http:// portals.aksu.edu.ng and login to verify your payment status and PRINT the payment slip.

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UNN 2nd Supplementary & DE Admission List 2015/16 Out

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Unn supplementary list 2015 is out. The management of University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has published the Second Batch Supplementary and Direct Entry Admission List of candidates offered provisional admission into her various first degree programmes for the 2015/2016 Academic Session.

How To Check UNN Supplementary Admission List:

Simply click the link below to download the pdf document;
Second Supplementary:
2nd DE List:
First Supp/DE:
Simply check your admission status on the document below;

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KSUSTA Gets NUC Approval For More Postgraduate Programmes

The National University Commission (NUC) during its meeting held on 4th November, 2015 considered and approved the establishment of the following programmes in Kebbi State University of Science & Technology (KSUST), Aliero:

M.Sc. Biochemistry
M.Sc. microbiology
M.Sc. Computer Science
Accordingly, interested applicants are hereby informed to apply now for their choice programme.
Application Form is available online on http://www.ksustapgs.net/, you can obtain your Application PIN at any Zenith Bank nation wide. All PG Application Forms cost =N=10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Naira) only.

However, the banks will also charge a token administrative fee in addition to the cost of application forms.

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OAU Notice on New Administrative Charges for Educational Documents

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The Authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife wishes to inform the general public that the University Management has approved new Administrative Charges for services regarding the University’s educational documents.

The Charges, which are effective from November 18, 2015, are as follows:

(i) Verification of Degree Certificate/Academic Transcript: N2,500.00
(ii) Request for Proof of English Proficiency: N1,500.00
(iii) Academic Transcripts:
(a) First Request outside Nigeria - N 4,000.00
(b)First Request within Nigeria - N 3,000.00
(c)Subsequent Requests outside Nigeria - N 2,000.00
(d)Subsequent Requests within Nigeria - N 1,500.00

Please direct any inquiries on the aforementioned to the Principal Assistant Registrar, Examinations and Records, in Room 204, University Hall Extension.

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KSUSTA UTME Admission List for 2015/2016 is Out

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The management of Kebbi State University of Science & Technology (KSUSTA) has released the admission list of candidates admitted into various undergraduate programmes for the 2015/2016 Academic Session.

All candidates who has chosen the university as first or second choice can check their admission status from the University portal and then print out a copy of their Confirmation or Admission. 

Candidates can also see the admission list on the school notice boards.

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Word of the Day: Henotheism

: the worship of one god without denying the existence of other gods
"For Assyrian kings, the god Ashur … was proclaimed to be the true king, and the human king was the god's regent. In other words, in the ancient world, henotheism was a convenient method for imposing a king's rule over subject peoples: one all-powerful god means one all-powerful king as well." — A. C. Black, Canaan and Israel in Antiquity: An Introduction, 2001

"Wishing to find the roots of Jewish monotheism in the cult of Aten, Freud worked freely with ancient Egyptian henotheism: that is, the concept of the sun as one supreme divinity among many." — David Meghnagi, The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 2014
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Today's News Headlines [24th November, 2015]



Abubakar Audu: A Sophoclean tragedy

*Osun inaugurates N750m school named after Soyinka

*Three-year old abducted in Ogun rescued in Nsukka

*NCC to sanction MTN, Airtel, Globacom over auto data service migration

*Boko Haram: Army arrest two officers for sabotage

*Ogun names school, estate after HID Awolowo

*Fed Govt asks court to vacate Dasuki's bail

*Wike vows to uphold rule of law

Virgin's planned sack violates labour laws, says Fagbohungbe

*Sapara Williams is first Nigerian lawyer, says Faleti

*Fuel price soars by 50% at depots as scarcity bites

*Shiroro seeks NERC's, BPE's approval for 300Mw solar plant

*Govt needs $2.1b to acquire planes for national carrier

*DANA Air to begin flights to Accra


*Driving safely into 2016

*Okorocha denies accusing Tinubu of killing Audu

*Why FG must act fast on pro-Biafra agitation - AD

*We want self determination not seccession - Annkio Briggs

*Lawyer sues Zamfara govt over LG tenure

*Audus death, a tragic anti-climax - APC govs

*Kogi: PDP expresses shock over Audus death

*Security guard electrocuted at Kubwa

*Police arrest man over ATM fraud

*SARS arrests suspected robbers

*Man arrested over disagreement with prostitute

*How long Nigerians will remain in fuel queues

*Excess fuel cargoes litter ports as marketers shun imports

*Fuel queues remain as NNPC pumps 21m litres of PMS

*Unemployment rate rises to 9.9% in Q3- NBS

*INECs PVCs vulnerable to hacking-Cyber Security Association

*Blatter says he was close to death recently in hospital

*Golden Eaglets: FIFA-badged referee advises against monetary gift


*Efforts To Recover Stolen Assets Frustrated By Corrupt Judges, Lawyers '

*Buhari Urges GECF To Sustain Pricing Mechanism

*PHOTO: Woman Turns Up Alive 10 Years After Being Presumed Dead

*Woman Runs Over Ex-Husband For Boring s*x

*Arresting And Prosecuting Criminals Effectively Will Discourage Crime ' Police

*APC Mourns Audu, Promises To Follow The Rule Of Law In Making Decision

*The list is out! Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, lead the nominees for The Future Awards Africa 2015

*Untapped Opportunities For Growth Abound In Power Sector ' FG

*Dogara Urges Presidency To Increase Funding For IDPs In 2016

*APC Yet To Officially Inform INEC Of Audu's Death

*Produce Billions Of Naira Collected For IDPs Welfare, Sultan Tells Northern Govs

*Edo Women Troop Out In Support Of Oshiomhole As Gov Dares Esama Of Benin

*Kylie Jenner And Tyga Back Together!!!

Flavour Clocks 32, happy birthday to him!

*Join A Queue Leading Nowhere If You Don't Agree With My Thoughts, Ali Baba Tells Haters

*Iyanya Appointed Cross River Ambassador, To Get Official Car And Salary

*Mr. Ibu's Hilarious Response To Amber Rose's Mockery Of Him

*Dr Sid & M.I Abaga Make Appearance In New Nollywood Movie

*DSS Asks Court To Discontinue Kanu's Trial As Pro-Biafra Youths Protest In Abuja

*Abubakar Audu Buried Amid Rumours Of Resurrection

*No National ID Card, No Recruitment Into Police Force

*Pope Set For Africa Visit Amid High Expectations

*Man Caught With Another Man's Wife Has Testicles Smashed With Hammer, man-hood Cut Off

*Dumb Phone Thief Uploads Selfie To Victim's Cloud Storage

*Photo Of Femi Kuti On Hospital Bed After His Surgery

*Maheeda Shares Completely N*de Photos For Her Birthday +18 Photos


*End Boko Haram This Year, Cleric Tells Buhari

*Fresh crisis Hits Delta APC, AsParty Chieftains Accuse O'Tega Of Destroying Party Structures

*Sylva Receives Bayelsa Elders' Blessing For Gov Poll

*Abubakar Audu Laid To Rest At Ogbonicha

*Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Appears In Court

*Why Man Slaughtered Wife, Four Children In Kaduna

*Oritsejafor: Christian Elders Hit Out At Rev. Okotie

*Hoodlums Attack Kaduna School, Kill One

*Festivities: Bomb Detection Squad Deployed In Nigerian Airports

*Ebola: Again, Global Health Experts Berate WHO

*APC, PDP, Accept INEC's Decision On Kogi Governorship Election

*Rebranding PDP, Waste Of Time ' Gulak

*Why Obasanjo's Third Term Bid Failed, By Jonathan

*94 Capital Market Operators Risk Certificate Cancellation

*BVN: Weekly Forex Sale To Bdcs Falls By $100m

*Ojulari Now Shell Nigeria's MD

*Judge Withdraws From NIMASA Ex-Boss Suit



*Deep anxiety pervades  Brussels as lockdown  continues

*Cameron offers France use of RAF  base for Isis raids

*Paris suspect still on run after  Belgian police raids

*Argentina  president- elect pledges  radical policy  changes in  shift to right

*Genetics 'Anti- malarial  mosquitoes'  created using  controversial  technology

*US issues global  travel warning  amid increased  terror threats  worldwide

*Poland Minister  tries to ban Nobel  winner's  ‘pornographic’  play

*US Family of Texas boy arrested over  clock demands $15m in damages

*Journalists to face  Vatican judge in  'Vatileaks' case

Greece: Varoufakis  says closing  borders to Muslim  refugees only fuels terrorism

*Pfizer's $155bn takeover of Allergan set to  prompt tax row

*North Korea Ask a  North Korean: can  you get hold of  pornography?

*Pope Francis Pope Francis  in Africa: what should be  on his agenda?

*A reservation town  fighting alcoholism,  obesity and ghosts from  the past

*Swedish  asylum policy  fuels support  for far-right  nationalist  party

*Americas Mining waste  reaches Brazilian  coast two weeks  after BHP dam  collapse

*The incredible plan to make money  grow on trees

*Australia: Queensland MP  George  Christensen urges  death penalty for  terrorists – politics  live

*China World's  largest animal  cloning factory can save species, says  Chinese founder

*Donald Trump: I’d  approve  waterboarding ‘in  a heartbeat’ –  video


*US issues worldwide travel alert

*Migrants camp out on Macedonia border

*US air strike 'hits 238 IS oil trucks

*Russian court 'bans' scientology branch

*US 'clock boy' seeks $15m redress

*Belgium PM: 'Threat imminent and serious

*Indian girls: 'I was named unwanted

*Gingham Dorothy dress sells for $1.5m

*Bobbi Brown: 'I empower women

*Paris attacks are affecting Muslim children

*Why are Indian women 'Happy to Bleed

*Mr Ugly winner is 'too handsome

*Rescued Tanzanian gold miner dies

*How to charge your phone using mud

*Siasia names strong U23 squad

*Al-Shabab wants IS to back off in East Africa

*Mutant mosquitoes 'resist malaria

*Thousands' in England malnourished

*Champions Chelsea make 23.1m loss

*Handbag that tells you not to spend money

*Allardyce pleased with clean sheet

*Boxing has big drugs problem - Fury

*Roy shines as England thrash UAE

*Trump says US Muslims cheered 9/11

*Migrants sew lips together in protest


*10 quotes from the most powerful people in the world - Business Insider

*2 Wall Street firms have made billions betting on a hot consumer trend - Business Insider

*7 dead after helicopter crashes - CNN

*A Future for Syrian Children: Integration in National Education Systems - Huffington Post

*A Netflix exec explains why she isn't very interested in your education or previous jobs - Business Insider

*A new poll shows that Americans think they lose political battles more than they win - Business Insider

*A small company in Germany is a huge threat to Tesla - Business Insider

*A startup that delivers food from local restaurants could be raising an enormous round of funding - Business Insider

*A street cleaner found an explosive suicide belt in a bin, ditched by a Paris terror attack suspect - Business Insider

*Adele saves Thanksgiving on 'SNL - CNN

*Adele's '25' sold 2.3 million copies in just 3 days, on track to beat all-time record - Business Insider

*After a French tragedy, an ugly fight in America - CNN

*Amazon covered New York subway cars with Nazi-like insignia to advertise its new show (AMZN) - Business Insider

*American killed in Israel while delivering food to soldiers - CNN

*American Travelers Are Warned: State Department Says Terror Groups Are Planning Attacks Worldwide - Forbes

*Arizona State Basketball & Adidas Unveil New 'Iced Out' Look Tonight - Forbes,
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Today In History [24th November, 2015]

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.

Today in History
November 24
1542   The English defeat the Scots at the Battle of Solway Moss in England.
1859   Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life. The first printing of 1,250 copies sells out in a single day.
1863   In the Battle Above the Clouds, Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker’s forces take Lookout Mountain, near Chattanooga, Tennessee.
1864   Kit Carson and his 1st Cavalry, New Mexico Volunteers, attack a camp of Kiowa Indians in the First Battle of Adobe Walls.
1874   Joseph Glidden receives a patent for barbed wire.
1902   The first Congress of Professional Photographers convenes in Paris.
1912   Austria denounces Serbian gains in the Balkans; Russia and France back Serbia while Italy and Germany back Austria.
1927   Federal officials battle 1,200 inmates after prisoners in Folsom Prison revolt.
1938   Mexico seizes oil land adjacent to Texas.
1939   In Czechoslovakia, the Gestapo execute 120 students who are accused of anti-Nazi plotting.
1944   American B-29s flying from Saipan bomb Tokyo.
1949   The Iron and Steel Act nationalizes the steel industry in Britain.
1950   UN troops begin an assault into the rest of North Korea, hoping to end the Korean War by Christmas.
1961   The United Nations adopts bans on nuclear arms over American protests.
1963   Jack Ruby fatally shoots the accused assassin of President Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, in the garage of the Dallas Police Department.
1977   Greece announces the discovery of the tomb of King Philip II, father of Alexander the Great.
1979   The United States admits that thousands of troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange.
1992   US Congress passes the Brady Bill requiring a 5-day waiting period for handgun sales; the bill is named for Pres. Ronald Reagan’s press secretary who was left partially paralyzed by a bullet during an assassination attempt on Reagan.
1995   Ireland votes 50.28% to 49.72% to end its 70-year-old ban on divorce.
2012   A fire at a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, kills over 110 people.
Born on November 24
1784   Zachary Taylor, general during the Mexican War, 12th President of the United States.
1826   Carlo Collodi, the creator of Pinocchio.
1849   Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden.
1859   Cass Gilbert, architect.
1864   Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, French post-impressionist painter.
1868   Scott Joplin, composer.
1886   Margaret Anderson, editor, founder of The Little Review.
1888   Dale Carnegie, author of How to Win Friends and Influence People.
1912   Garson Kanin, writer and director (Born Yesterday).
1925   William F. Buckley, Jr., journalist, founder of National Review.
1946   Ted Bundy, serial killer; he confessed to 30 murders between 1974-78, but the total could be much higher.
1948   Spider Robinson, Hugo and Nebula award-winning science fiction author (Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon; Melancholy Elephants); received Robert A. Heinlein Award for lifetime achievement in 2008.
1949   Linda Tripp, who secretly recorded Monica Lewinsky’s confidential phone calls about Lewinsky’s affair with then-President Bill Clinton.
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Today's Quote And Fact

Today's Quote

NEVER hate correction,for those who correct you ,truly LOVE you .They are willing to displease you and possibly lose your friendship ,rather than see you destroyed. Those who HATE you ,on the other hand ,will allow you to FAIL...because they dont care.Every praise is not good and every criticism is not evil..!

Today's Fact

 What is called a "French kiss" in the English speaking world is known as an "English kiss" in France.

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PHOTOS: Sorry state of Federal Government College, Port Harcourt

This is a college in Nigeria *sigh*...

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Monday, 23 November 2015

PHOTOS: Nigerian Aviation College, Zaria

The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology is a higher education institute in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. Formerly known as the Nigerian Civil Aviation Training Centre, the school was established in 1964.

It has a fleet of about 26 training aircraft.It consists of 14 single engine TAMPICO TB9, 5 single TRINIDAD TB20, 3 Twin engine Beech 58,2 BELL 206 Helicopters, a B737 Aircraft for Cabin Crew training and 1 TBM 850 aircraft for flight training. As of 2010, about 6,500 students had graduated from the college, which offers course in flying, aircraft maintenance, air traffic control and aeronautical telecommunications.In 2010, the college was seeking to become a Degree awarding institution through affiliation with a foreign University.

A Nigerian domestic airline, Arik Air, started a scholarship plan in October 2006 for training pilots and aircraft engineers. The first 15 students for the Standard Pilot Course were to graduate in November 2008.[5] The World Bank tendered for a study on equipment, infrastructure and training needs for the college in November 2008, a preliminary step before allocating funding.[6] As of 2009 although the college undertook initial training of commercial pilots, courses in learning to fly new aircraft types and refresher courses were mostly done outside Nigeria.

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Enugu State University Sacks 153 Lecturers

THE authorities of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu has sacked 153 lecturers from its employ.
Although no official reason was given for the exercise, but it was gathered that the sack, which also affected a Professor and a Reader cut across various departments in the university.

A statement announcing the sack dated November 23 and signed by the Registrar, Leonard Khama, and made available to Tribune Online, said: “I am directed to inform you and you are hereby informed that the university is presently not
positioned to employ you.

“You should, therefore, hand over university property in your possession to the Head of Department. If, however, your services are required in the future by the university, you will be informed accordingly.”
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KASU Medical Students On The Streets Again Over Non-accreditation

Medical Students of Kaduna State University have taken their plight (lack of accreditation) to the streets. At the time of filing this report, they are headed for Kashim Ibrahim House ‘hoping to cry their hearts out to the governor on the issue of their accreditation’ according to one of the students (name withheld).

It is to worthy of note that the same students have been stranded for the better part of the 5 years they’ve spent in school (3 years to be exact) after a protest on 9th September the Commissioners of Health and Education together assured the students that all facilities will be put in place within 3 weeks and MDCN will come and give the school accreditation to allow the students continue with their studies.

These promises were not upheld and the students about a week ago wrote the Governor on the need to avert an imminent Peaceful protest which they promised will be continuous and unrepentant until they are accredited.

Recently, the government of Kaduna State has through the media made it clear the Medical Students were no longer an emergency since it decided to send about 40 students to Uganda for the next six years this in the eye of experts is a cruel and misguided attempt; because accrediting KASU will make for the graduation of over 200 doctors within just a 5 year period, yet the government chooses to lavish an even greater sum in training a meager 40 for 6 years.

It is hoped that the Governor at a time as this will look favourably to the accreditation issue, this students have suffered vigorous screening exercise only for their dreams to be crushed by government policies.
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5 Things To Do When You Lose Admission

Its a pity how many applicants of tertiary institutions get turned down every year, more painful for those applying the second or third time, but most times things are not as they appear for those that believe that every disappointment is a blessing.
No one prays for failure but it look so funny when some of us get to wakeup to the reality that the admission we seek has slip-off our hands.
But life is not always about how many times we fall, but how we stand back after a fall.
Not wasting our precious time here are 5 things to do when you loose admission into a tertiary institution as a student;

1. Evaluate your steps: most failure is a result of one wrong step or the other. Some students loose admission because they choose the wrong subject combination during UTME registration, some others didn't prepare well for their postume because they did so well in jamb. You need to reevaluate your steps in order to prevent any of such mistakes in the next exam. You may even consider taking a pre-degree form having considered some factors(like you don't want to stay at home that year), considering your steps will help you prepare for your pre-degree entrance exams

2.Make another plan: Having properly evaluated your steps, you need to make another plan. for some of us it may be getting a home tutor for some subjects that we notice lapses, for others it maybe considering another choice university or course and so on.

3.Start early: Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens
You need to start preparing today. Many students fail because they intend to brush up in their area of weakness by attending a tutorial centre, but by procrastination they don't seem to start the tutorial until February when they expect the instructors to perform magic. Many don't study until countdown etc

4. Improve your skills: improving some skills like listening, reading, communication, research and so on. Ability to make research can help you get an idea of how various schools rate their courses and how to prepare for their assessments

5.Learn a vocation: most times I recommend doing this in line with your proposed course choice e.g learning as an apprentice in pharmaceutical shop while you prepare to study pharmacy. I know of someone very close to me who spent two years to get O"level result and another two years to gain admission in his choice course. After gaining admission what seem strange or tough to others is what he has mastered. His HOD even had to take him as an IT student and staffed him later on in his own company. The difference was that the vocation he learnt gave him an edge and today while some of his mates who graduated say 3years earlier than him are still struggling for work. He is quite stable.
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Sunday, 22 November 2015

Olayinka Olamide-Sadiq Breaks University Of Ibadan Academic Record

Meet Olayinka Olamide Sadiq, a student who made history at the convocation of the University of Ibadan last week.

The Nation reports that a 23-year-old student got 8 out of 11 possible distinctions in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

The indigene of Iragbiji in Osun state beat the record of seven distinctions set some years ago and became the overall best graduating student of the university.

Organizers and participants of the convocation ceremony held at the International Conference Centre of the university were shocked and amazed when his name was called 31 times during the prize presentation.

Speaking with The Nation, Sadiq explained how he achieved such success and why he chose veterinary medicine and not medicine or surgery.

“Years ago, University of Ibadan practised a mode of admission where your credentials are graded; basically your JAMB and O-level results. Unfortunately, my O-Level was not included, so my weighted average was so low. It was 27.5; too low for the course I wanted. Veterinary medicine was neither my first nor second choice. It was an alternative as ‘change of course’ due to what I call irregularities, which prevented me from being admitted for Basic Medical Science,” he said.

When asked how he managed to break the record and become the best graduating student, Sadiq explained:

“I knew I was going to do very well in the university, but being the best overall student of the year…sincerely I did not think of it. I had some B grades despite the fact that I still scored highest in those courses. The number of distinctions attainable in the veterinary school, University of Ibadan is 11 and I made 8. The other three courses were B grades.”

The talented young man revealed that after his youth service he is planning to enroll for a postgraduate course in diagnostic medicine in the USA.

“Being a first class student takes hardwork, focus and prayer to sustain. Some are gifted, but work is still required. Prayer is a necessity if we want to survive the hurdles of life; I am a Muslim and I pray five times daily. Distractions would always surface, but when you are focused, you will be able to achieve many things, even with the numerous distractions in the university.”

“In veterinary school, 24 hours is never enough. Going to class Mondays to Fridays, from 8am to 5pm; extra-classes on weekends, numerous tests from various departments…It is impossible to thrive without burning the midnight oil,” he said.

Although Sadiq dedicated all his life to studying and had no time for romance, he has no regrets as God always helps him to go through hard times.

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UNILORIN Set To Use Drones For Exam Monitoring And Surveillance

If the authorities of the University of Ilorin accede to suggestions by members of the institution's Drone Team, it is highly probable that the University will, in future, monitor examinations conducted within the campus with drones.
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The drones, developed by a team coordinated by Prof. Sulyman AbdulKareem of the Department of Chemical Engineering, added colours to the just concluded 40th anniversary/31st convocation ceremonies of the University.

Other members of the Unilorin Drone Team include Dr. M.T. Yakubu of the Department of Biochemistry; Dr Babalola of the Department of Physics; Engineer Eric and Mr. Ahmed, both of the Department Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

In separate interviews with Unilorin Bulletin last Thursday (November 12, 2015), the Co-ordinator of the team, Prof. AbdulKareem, and another key member of the team, Dr. Yakubu, said that drones can be used to monitor the conduct of examinations in future as well as general campus surveillance in conjunction with the security personnel”.

According to Prof. AbdulKareem, “the use of drones has come to stay because where you don't want to endanger human life, a machine, which a drone is, can go there and still get the information you need”. He pointed out that “drones, rather than infringing on human rights, actually protect human rights because the man who wants to do evil and knows that a machine can remotely capture his act, will not likely do it”.

The Unilorin Drone Team Coordinator, who is the immediate past Vice-Chancellor of Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, disclosed that some academic departments in the University have started showing interest in the use of the drone. He said, “I believe that apart from giving practical knowledge to those in Geography, Electrical Engineering and Physics, virtually any Department that may have a reason to capture events beyond what is in front of the camera, which has to be aerially covered, can use the drone.”
Prof. AbdulKareem urged the University administration to challenge people to do more “because there are lots of students who are eager to learn and who have ideas that they can put into practice if they have good supervision. He said, “I believe it is a matter of encouragement. Most Nigerian universities should be able to do wonderful things and make major breakthroughs”, noting that some students were co-opted into the team to learn how to operate or fly the drones.

The Drone Team Coordinator enjoined the newly appointed ministers especially for the areas of science and technology, “to see a need for us to self-develop, self-evolve, and self-emancipate as a nation”. He said, “For a long time now, we have relied on personnel from foreign countries to bail us out of every technical problem we get into, but the issue is that, we have so many Nigerians that are trained abroad that are here and even those who have not left the country that are equally talented that should be encouraged to do wonderful things for the nation.”

Prof. AbdulKareem maintained that the new ministers “should see their appointments as a chance of working with the academics in the educational institutions to promote what will be good for the nation, to make the nation as a whole self-reliant on personnel that are available locally.”
In the same vein, Dr. Yakubu said, “We can also use the drone to monitor what is happening on our borders; we have a very vast amount of land, and we can use it to track activities that are going on there. Invariably, we can use the drones to cover the entire University and in getting information to the appropriate quarters. ”
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