From Chris Gaga, Makurdi
Senator representing Benue North- East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Gabriel Suswam on Monday flagged off disbursement of scholarships to students at the law school who are from his senatorial zone.
Wife of the Senator, Arch Dooshima Suswam flagged off the disbursement on behalf of her husband in Makurdi.
Arch. Suswam said the bursary allowances was part of Suswam’s gestures in giving back to the society that made him.
She urged the law students to be committed to academics at the Law School.
The Former First Lady said all students at the law school from the seven local government areas that make up the Senatorial district will benefit from the scheme annually, noting that it will be carried out in Batches.
DAILY ASSET reports that 50 students received N100,000 cash each at the flagoff, while other beneficiaries are to receive it through their Bank accounts.
Speaking on behalf of the recipients, the President, Law School Students, Victor Gbatul appreciated the Senator for putting them at the centre of his Senatorial journey through the scholarship scheme.
Gbatul wished Sen. Suswam many years at the Senate and prayed God to strengthen him to continue the good gesture.
He, however, appealed to the state government to look into the supposed scholarship package for Benue students at Law School with the aim of releasing it to them for judicious use.
The Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Titus Uba, some members of the Benue Assembly from the senatorial zone amongst other stakeholders graced the occasion.
A total of 90 students from the seven local government areas of the zone who are at the law school are to benefit from the 2019 round of the Scholarship awards.
Kwara Warns Tertiary Institutions Against Illegal Recruitments
Kwara State Government has warned the management of the state-owned tertiary institutions to desist from illegal recruitment of staff or face the full wrath of the law.
Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Dr. Alabi Afees Abolore, said the warning becomes imperative following the report that a backdoor recruitment was going on at the Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, a development, he said, would attract sanctions to serve as a deterrent to others.
Dr. Abolore said such recruitment should not have taken place without the prior knowledge of the ministry, declaring that the ministry would not hesitate to penalise any school authority that is caught in the illegal act.
The commissioner also said that the ministry has communicated its position to the affected institutions in the state, adding that all recruitments of either casual, teaching or non-teaching staff should be put on hold until further notice.
58 Salem University Graduands Bag First Class Degrees
From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
Fifty eight students of Salem University Graduands bagged first class degrees in various disciplines out of a total number of 960 graduating students at its 5th combined convocation ceremony held at the weekend.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Alewo Johnson Akubo who disclosed this in his speech during the occasion, said that 149 Post Graduate students also graduated from the institution.
The VC charged the graduands to be good ambassadors of their Alma mater as they go into the wider world and labour market to face theatre of challenges.
According to the VC “You can either pray nor wish troubling times away. They come to us all, both small and great, hence the need for you graduating students today to remain good ambassadors of Salem brand in and out of season
“The University since my assumption of office as the 4th Vice Chancellor, have worked assiduously to ensure full accreditation of all the programmes offered in the institution by the National Universities Commission (NUC)
“However, Salem University under my watch had its fair of challenges, particularly in the areas of students enrollment and funding.We have, inspite of all odds, continued to consolidate on the gains made by my predecessors”
The Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello while speaking during the ceremony, promised sustained partnership with Salem University in the provision of quality education to citizens.
The Governor who was represented by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Wemi Jones, commended the Proprietor of Salem University, Dr Sam Amaga for the giant strides recorded in the institution interms of academic and infrastructural growth.
Bello also praised the University for complementing government’s efforts for citizens to have access to affordable and quality education.
“My administration values education as no one priority inview of its importance as the bedrock of any nation’s economy and upliftment of the living standard of the people hence the reason why we devoted 30% of the state government budget in funding education
“Kogi Government will continue to be part and parcel of Salem University in partnership for sound education and will not hesitate to provide adequate security to enable the University operate without hindrances”
NYSC Reassures Commitment to Transparent Operations – Uba
By Evelyn Terseer – Abuja
The Director overseeing the National Youth Service Corps, Mrs Christy Ifeanyiwa Uba has said the NYSC remains resolute and committed to transparency and accountability in all its operations.
She said the Scheme would continue to leverage on the template provided by the Federal Government to tackle the problems associated with poor management in respect of Access and inventory in government.
Mrs Uba disclosed this yesterday while declaring open, the 2022 second Procurement Officers Training, with the theme; “Access and Inventory Management in GIFMIS”, held in Abuja.
In the statement by the Director, Press and Public relations Eddy Megwa, she disclosed that NYSC is fully committed to the prudent management of government business using the GIFMIS module.
“I find it necessary to inform you that Management places high premium on the capacity development of staff, to enhance efficiency and productivity.
I therefore urge all participants to key into this technologically-driven IT based system that was designed for access and inventory management “, Uba said.
She appealed to participants at the training to endeavour to acquire all the requisite additional skills and knowledge that will improve their job efficiency.
The Deputy Director, Overseeing Procurement Department, Mrs Grace Akpabio in her introductory remarks stated that the training is in conjunction with the office of the Accountant General of the Federation, GIFMIS Unit and Treasury House, Abuja.
Akoabio added that the training was designed to update the Procurement Officers on their roles on the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) platform.
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