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Obasanjo Graduates From Open University With Masters Degree In Theology

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Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo bagged a Master’s Degree in Theology at the fifth convocation of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) on Saturday.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Vincent Tenebe, said in his address at the ceremony that Obasanjo was among other notable Nigerians in the list of the 10,653 graduands which also included the Emir of Hadejia, Jigawa State, Alhaji Adamu Abubakar and the traditional ruler of Awgu, Enugu State, Igwe Felix Okechukwu.

“Having been given the admission to study MA/PhD in Christian Theology, Obasanjo will continue with his Ph.D fully.

“This is very unique considering his age and commitments; he also made a very good cumulative grade point,” Tenebe said.

Speaking further, the VC said that NOUN had achieved its primary mandate of having study centres in all the state capitals across the country. The institution said it will commence the last aspect of its mandate, which is to establish study centres in all the 774 local governments in the next 15 years.

He said that the total number of study centre across the country stood at 72 alongside four new research centres.

Tenebe also appealed to relevant authorities to admit graduates of NOUN into law school as was done in other countries.

“We will not relent in our appeal to the Council for Legal Education to give NOUN Law graduates the opportunity to attend the Law School and be called to the Bar.

“If other countries such as UK, India, South Africa, Tanzania, among others allow their Open Universities’ Law graduates to attend Law School and are called to the Bar, Nigeria has no justifiable reasons to hold her Open University graduates down.

“We must move forward in all these areas as a progressive country,” he said.

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  1. Anonymous

    January 26, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Baba congrat! I use to admire you as a great Nigeria but your antecedent in recent times force me to have a rethink.

  2. Anonymous

    January 26, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Baba congrat! I use to admire you as a great Nigeria but your antecedent in recent times force me to have a rethink.

  3. Olu Samuel

    March 28, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Congrat. Continue talking we love it . Some people may back out we re still on.

  4. Jacob

    June 29, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    You are a great man

  5. olu Yemi

    July 9, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Obasanjo is a great gift to this Country. Love him or hate him,he is an anointed son of God

  6. John oritsebemigho Obodoruku

    August 29, 2017 at 8:54 am

    An inspiration! An illustry to industry! An icon in innovation! At an age where the stream’s water are all emptied in the canal of time stood a fresh spring of self determination and the doggedness of non-relentedness. many your age your excellency has retired to fate but yours is to grow in the faith of HE who has made you. I love you sir and it will be a dream fulfilled to meet you and know more about you from you in order to be inspired to do greater only in Christ.*

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#EndSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Schools In Lagos

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#EndSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Schools In Lagos

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The Lagos State Government led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the closure of public and private schools indefinitely in the state.

The closure of schools in Lagos was announced in a press statement on Monday by the state’s Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi.

Also Read: #EndSARS protesters break into Lagos International Airport (Videos)

The statement which was titled, ‘Lagos directs students to stay at home’, quoted Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, the Commissioner for Education, as saying that the schools were shut down over “tension generated by the anti-SARS protests.”

This is coming at a time #EndSARS protests against police brutality and bad governance by Nigerian youths grounded academic activities in some schools in the state on Monday.

“A new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible.”

 

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NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest

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NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest

The National Examination Council, NECO, has announced the rescheduled of one of the practical examinations supposed to hold in October till the next month.

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, October 18, by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division for the Nigerian exam body, Mr. Azeez Sani.

He announced that the Paper I Computer Studies Practicals examination which was supposed to be taken on Monday, October 19 is now delayed till November 16, 2020.

Also Read: Buhari Appoints Professor Godswill Obioma As New NECO Registrar

Sani revealed that the postponement is a result of the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country, particularly the blockage of movement of transport at the entrance gate into Benin City, the Edo state capital.

He noted further that the truck conveying NECO examination materials had left its take-off point two days earlier to deliver to some states but has been held up in the ‘blockage.

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FG, ASUU Meeting Over IPPIS, UTAS End In Deadlock

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FG, ASUU Talks On IPPIS, UTAS End In Deadlock

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The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday ended in a deadlock.

Although some agreements were reached at the meeting, the meeting is set to reconvene on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, by 3.00 pm after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting for ASUU to report back on the decision of its NEC.

In a bid to end the strike, the federal government agreed to release N30billion for payment of arrears of earned academic allowance to the university lecturers.

The communiqué issued at the end of the meeting revealed that the release of N20 billion funds for revitalisation of public universities will be payable by the end of January 2021.

On the issue of Earned Academic Allowances(EAA), which had accumulated to N40 billion since November 2019, the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) made a commitment to release N30 billion on or before November 6, 2020.

Also Read: BREAKING: FG, ASUU Meet Today To Resolve Strike

He said the remaining N10 billion would be spread equally over the two tranches to be paid in May 2021 and February 2022, respectively.

The communiqué also revealed that ASUU agreed to take the offer to its members for consideration and revert by Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

The issue of the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) almost stalled the meeting as the federal government asked that IPPIS be allowed to operate in the interim until the test run on UTAS is concluded.

But ASUU insisted on payment of outstanding salaries on the old GIFMIS platform before full implementation of UTAS.

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