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University of Lagos: Appointment of Vice-Chancellor

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UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, NIGERIA – APPOINTMENT OF VICE-CHANCELLOR

1. Pursuant to the provisions of the Universities(MiscellaneousProvisions) Act No.11 of 1993 as amended by Decree No.25, 
1996 and further amended in 2003 and 2012 respectively and other agreements as contained inthe 2009 FGN-Staff Union Agreement,
 the GoverningCouncil of the University of Lagos hereby notifies theAcademic Community and general public both with in andoutside Nigeria that the Council has commenced the process of the appointment of Vice-Chancellor.
Applications are hereby invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for the position.
2. THE INSTITUTION
The University was established in 1962 by an Act of Parliament of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as contained in Section U9 of the Laws of the Federation (LFN) 2004 to encourage the advancement of learning. Located in the urban and commercial city of Lagos, the University caters for both full time and part-time students. The University has an overall population of 44,279 students (regular and part-time) including the Distance Learning Institute and total staff strength of 4,561. It is located on three Campuses.
3. THE POST
For the vacant post, the University seeks candidates with vision, proven academic distinction, managerial ability, integrity and transparency in private and public life. The right candidate should also have ability to develop linkages with the external communities to meet the emerging needs of the University, command respect and engender cooperation and loyalty of staff and students of the University and its alumni.
4.SCHEDULEOFDUTIES
TheVice-Chancellorshall:
  1. Be competent at all times to advise the Council on any matter affecting the administration, finance and policy of the University;
  1. Be generally responsible to the Council in maintaining the efficiency and good order of the University and for ensuring the proper enforcement of its statutes, ordinances and regulations;
  2. Be responsible for discipline in the University;
  1. Regulate the admission of students subject to guidelines and procedures approved by Senate and to any law or policy for the time being applicable to the University; 
  1. At management level, provide leadership in the relentless pursuit of excellence in all aspects of University life; and
  1. Undertake any other duties that will promote the growth and development of the University in a conducive atmosphere.
5. THE ELIGIBLE CANDIDATE
An eligible candidate for the post of Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos must be:
  1. a Professor of not less than 10 years in one of the disciplines offered by the University of Lagos and not be more than 65 years old on 12th November, 2012.
  1. of demonstrated astute managerial ability to maintain the peace and academic stability for which the University is reputed;
  1. a scholar of outstanding national and international repute, with proficiency in Information Communication Technology (ICT) and considerable experience at top levels of University Administration;
  1. a Professor with a track record of teaching, research and community service;
  1. a person of entrepreneurial and innovative predisposition, with a proven track record appropriate to the vision and mission of a first class University;
  1. a person endowed with strong character and ability to give courageous and effective leadership;
  1. a person capable of inspiring the advancement of learning and reaching out to all persons without discrimination in any form;
  1. of sound health, pleasant disposition, unassailable integrity and strong moral character for inspiring and maintaining moral discipline among staff and students; and
  1. of proven ability to initiate contacts and funding from national and international sources.
6. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE APPLICABLE TO THE POST
The successful candidate shall hold office as Vice-Chancellor for a single term of five (5) years only from November 12, 2012 (date of resumption) on such terms and conditions as may be specified in the letter of appointment.
The remuneration and other conditions of service are as applicable to the post of Vice-Chancellor in Federal Universities and as may be determined from time to time by the Government/Governing Council as appropriate.
7. METHOD OF APPLICATION
Candidates should apply by submitting forty (40) copies of their detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume providing information as detailed hereunder.
  1. Full Name;
  2. Place and Date of Birth;
  3. Address; (a) Postal (b) E-mail (c) Mobile Telephone Number(s)
  4. Marital Status, number and ages of Children;
  5. Academic qualifications (degrees with classes – copies of certificates to be enclosed);
  6. Teaching, Research, Administrative and Managerial experience;
  7. Academic distinctions;
  8. Membership of academic and professional bodies;
  9. Scholarly publications (well referenced);
  10. Vision for the University in the next five (5) years (not more than 1,000 words or a minimum of 600 words); and
  11. Names and addresses of three (3) Referees who should be able to attest to candidate’s academic and managerial abilities as well as his/her moral character and uprightness.
The References should be submitted separately to the Registrar and Secretary to Council with the post being applied for indicated on the envelope.
In the case of candidates nominated by the Search Team, the Curriculum Vitae complying with the same details as set out above must be accompanied by a letter of consent duly signed by the candidate.
All candidates must formally apply for the post irrespective of the process by which their interest was obtained.
Allapplications are to be submitted under confidentialcover with the envelop marked POST of Vice-Chancellor, UNILAG” addressed to:
The Registrar and Secretary to Council,
5thFloor,SenateHouse,
University of Lagos,
Lagos, Nigeria.
To reach him not later than Eight (8) weeks from the date of this publication.
 8. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION
The submission of the hard copy should be accompaniedby full electronic submission of the application andaccompanying materials to be mailed as attachment inPDF or MS Word format to registrar@unilag.edu.ngthesubject line should read, Application for the Post ofVice-ChancellorReferees should be similarlyencouraged to submit signed electronic copies of theirreferences in PDF format to the same address.
9. INTERACTION
Short-listed candidates will be required to make themselves available for interaction with the Joint Council and Senate Selection Board.

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ASUU Agrees To Call Off Strike As FG Increases Payment To N70b

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Friday agreed to call off their eight-month-old strike.

The decision was reached during a meeting in Abuja between the union and the federal government delegation led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige.

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Based on agreements between the two parties, the government also promised to increase the total payment to the union to N70 billion.

The government stated that it would pay N40 billion as the Earned Allowance and N30bn for the revitalization of the university system to bring the total to N70 billion.

The FG further agreed to settle the arrears of salaries of the lecturers before December 4.

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Online examinations and their security with navigation control

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Since our movement into the online examination ecosystem, test takers go on to showcase exceptional levels of creativity when it comes to the question on how to crack an exam. In fact there has to be a visible transformation on how candidates plan to pass the exams with flying colours. In the midst of this the candidates end up resorting to some common ways where they end up cheating during an exam

  • Impersonation- Once you use an impersonator or a proxy opting for online exams is a common type of cheating. Students are bound to leverage with the inability of the invigilator to figure out the real exam test takers.
  • External help – you might end up seeking help from friends or relatives who might be sitting beside the monitor. Holding placards with answers is another way where you can cheat during an exam
  • Employment of digital device- smartphones, Bluetooth devices are some of the common ways by which you can cheat during the course of an online exam. They are put to use in order to surf on the web or when you receive information.

Such assertions do not indicate acts of dishonesty in any manner. A proctored exam is going to be of immense help during the course of an exam. A common perception exists that cheating in an online exam is a lot easier than a traditional exam. In a way students employ tactics so they have to succeed academically without the need to be working hard.

But with the use of technology the exams are bound to become cheat free. The question that come to the fore is how honest is the person who is appearing for an exam than merely answering the exam. With the use of proctoring technologies you are in a position to cope up with this issue and the robust features enable the institutes to secure their online examination while maintaining integrity.

Another point of consensus is how it is possible to remote monitor things on what happens in the backdrop of a computer screen. There is no need for them to be aware on what is happening in the backdrop. But still the hack list that is adopted by students works out to be expensive. Still this logic does not hold any value and cheating is a common act.

The type of cheating on the screen

Copy paste

In a conventional exam one of the common types of cheating works out to be copy paste. Be it keeping the answers already who are in document mode or the study material from a separate document, such traditional forms of cheating have gone on to evoke positive response among the students. To be glued to the screen is also a way of misleading an invigilator who does not possess any type of information while observing the screen. He is not going to flag it off as a major cause of concern.

Mirror and screen sharing

When you are sitting for an exam from a remote location, candidates often end up relying on multiple software and the use of mirror apps does appear to be one of them. By the use of this app it allows another person access to the screen of the computer and they can give you answers. Even the students are known to be using Google docs during the course of tests where they go on to review or edit the response of other person and then share it with the invigilators.

Online browsing

With the power of the internet online cheating has gone on to become a walk in the park. An individual who relies on an unfair means is going to switch from an exam, as it can be the use of  various websites , social media sites or other sources choices to locate answers of their choice. Just you have to past the answers on to the URL and figure out the best solution from where you can plagiarize the answers.

Relying on the use of external devices

For example the likes of USD or a blue tooth device is easy to conceal and it makes them difficult to detect. Even the smart devices work out to be standard devices when it comes to the question of on screen cheating. Be it before or during the course of the test the students are going to plug it for their easy use.

Another possibility is to configure your computer with blue tooth before you sit for the exam. Even directly copying from them is easy for the tech centric students. A secure exam browser might be of help in such cases. This same logic holds true for blue tooth integrated devices or smart watches that rely on providing answers to the students.

Task switching

Regularly switching from one screen to another is a method of cheating that works out to be a common task. Even you are going to use keyboards or short cut controls that enables the task of cheating and makes them accessible in an easy way.

The worst part is that students continue to exploit the vulnerabilities despite the fact that there are proper control mechanisms in place so as to curb cheating. But once you adopt technology it goes a long way in making the exams safe and secure. There is no need to regularly deploy the IT staff or the browser of the student so as to adhere to the rules. There is a need to formulate a solution that integrates with the students need during the course of an examination. In fact the need of the hour is a robust and a credible platform that goes full out to prevent the possibility of mishaps during the exams. Not only it means deployment of technology but it is going to prevent any form of violation during the exam. There are a series of software that restricts the possibility of cheating to a major
extent.

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BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Appoints Olaleye As LASPOTECH Rector

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BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Appoints Olaleye As LASPOTECH Rector

Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Dr. Oluremi Nurudeen Olaleye as the new Rector of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH).

The appointment was announced in a statement from the office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education and signed by Omolase Yejide, Head Public Affairs on Monday.

Also Read: Sanwo-Olu Moves To Scrap Pension For Ex-Lagos Governors, Deputies

Mr. Olaleye was earlier interviewed by the Institution’s Governing Council and subsequently recommended.

He is to serve five years single tenure will take effect from 1st December 2020 at the expiration of the tenure of the Acting Rector, Mr. Olumide Olusola Metilelu.

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