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NUC Appoints Two Deputy Executive Secretaries

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The National Universities Commission (NUC) has appointed Dr Suleiman Ramon-Yusuf as Deputy Executive Secretary (Academics) and Dr Kidado Kumo as Deputy Executive Secretary (Administration).

The commission’s weekly bulletin made available to journalists in Abuja on Friday announced the appointments.

According to the bulletin, the appointment which took effect from June 20 was approved by the Governing Board of NUC following nominations by the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Prof.

Abubakar Rasheed.

Before his appointment as the Deputy Executive Secretary (Academics), Ramon-Yusuf, was the Director of Research, Innovation and Information Technology at the Commission, a position he held since 2017.

Ramon-Yusuf has a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine and Masters of Science in Environmental Toxicology, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Environmental Toxicology.

He also went through specialised training in quality assurance, open, distance and E-learning with the UNESCO International Institute for International Planning in Paris and Institute for Socio-Cultural Studies of the University of Kassel, Witzenhausen, Germany.

Ramon-Yusuf participated in the university staff development programme in 2002 and earned a postgraduate certificate in quality assurance and curriculum development.

Kumo, until his own appointment, was the Director of Academic Planning at the commission.

He has a Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) degree in Islamic Studies from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Masters in Education (M.Ed) in Education Psychology and a Ph.D in the same field.

Kumo began his career at the commission as an Assistant Chief Research Officer in 1997 and rose through the ranks to become a Deputy Director in 2009.

He was appointed Director, Executive Secretary’s office in 2013, a post he held until his redeployment to the Department of Academic Standards in 2014.(NAN)

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Eight Thousand bed LASU hostel ready for allocation – VC

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The Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello,  says a section of an 8,000-bed students hostel in the Ojo Campus of the university has been completed and ready for allocation.

Olatunji-Bello made this known at a news conference with student-journalists and influencers, to mark the second anniversary of her assumption of office as  LASU vice-chancellor.

The event held on Wednesday in Lagos.

She said that students would start getting hostel spaces from the next academic session.

“LASU management expresses its commitment to addressing concerns raised by students.

“I approved the provision of free transportation for students commuting between LASU Iba Gate and Iyana-School, morning and evening, daily.

“This is a measure to cushion the effects of fuel subsidy removal on the students,” she said.

The vice-chancellor said that she also approved extension of the second semester of the 2023/2024 academic session by two weeks.

“Examination will now commence mid of Nov. 2023,” Olatunji-Bello said.

She added that in response to overcrowding of classes, the institution had adopted hybrid (physical and online) mode of teaching for large classes.

“LASU is already making provision for facilities to support hybrid teaching.

“Also, work-study scheme is being implemented in the university; students can volunteer to work and get stipends at various centres in the university.

“There is a plan by the university to co-host the African Universities Games with the University of Lagos; the competition will come up later this year,” Olatunji-Bello said.

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Jigawa Presents Employment Letters to 1000 Teachers

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Governor Umar Namadi of Jigawa has presented provisional employment letters to 1000 graduates under the state J-Teach Programme, where university graduates are recruited on temporary basis to teach in Secondary Schools in the state.

Speaking at the ceremony, Namadi charged the teachers to work hard in order to justify the confidence reposed on them.

He said the recruitment was aimed at addressing dearth of teachers in the state.

The governor told the beneficiaries that their absorption into the civil service would be based on their performances and dedication to duty.

Namadi said that the programme would serve as a training ground for teachers who would be absorbed into the civil service based on their commitment.

“The recruitment of the temporary J-Teach teachers is based on the need of teachers in secondary schools across the state.

“And your recruitment is done based on merit and needs, I can boldly say none of my members of the state executive council will say this is his sister or brother.

“As J-Teach teachers you will be evaluated and those of you who have performed well will be given permanent and pensionable appointments,” Namadi said.

The governor said the beneficiaries would be posted to serve in their respective communities. (NAN)

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NAUS Lauds Gov Sheriff Over Appointments Of Ex-students Leaders In Govt

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The Comrade Marshall Uchenna Obaji led National Association of University Students (NAUS), has commended the Executive Governor of Delta State, Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori over the recent appointment of notable ex-students leaders to head the Student Affairs Directorates of the Delta State Government for the present dispensation.

The NAUS National Leadership noted that the appointment of prominent student leaders who have served the students movement with positive impacts, is an indication of the willingness of the Delta State Government to work with the interests of students and Youths of the state.

The students body spoke through the Director of TETFund Projects and Special Duties, Comr.

Obichie Ogochukwu Favour in a statement released to the newsmen.

Favour stated ” On behalf of the National President Comrade Marshall Obaji and executives of the National Association of University Students NAUS, I extend commendations to the Executive Governor of Delta State over the appointment of prominent student leaders as leaders of the Student Affairs Directorate in the State, as Executive Assistant, Senior Special Assistant and Special Assistants to the State Government. 

“The National leadership of NAUS receives the appointment of Dr. Ezekiel Okoh, Comrade Obaro Egagifo, Comrade Umukoro Mario Puzo, I and Comrade Okocha Ike as student advisors to the Governor, with happiness and good assurances.

“These individuals while as students, led and served with credits the students movement. 

From their past activities for students welfare and development, the National Secretariat of NAUS has strong confidence in their abilities to deliver dividends of democracy to Delta State Students.

“On this note, Governor Sheriff Oborevwori deserves commendation for his befitting choice and selections.

In the statement, the NAUS Director of Special Duties also urged the appointees “to be good ambassadors of the Students Movement and Comrade community, working to deliver the trust reposed in them by the Governor, and perfect the lives and welfare of Delta State Students and others schooling in the state.

Favour further charged the students in the state to be ready to work with the government of Delta state for their benefit and advancement.

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