UNILAG POST-UTME FORM IS OUT

The University of Lagos Post-UTME registration for the Screening Exercise for Admission into ALL COURSES/PROGRAMMES for the 2012/2013 Academic Year will commence on Wed June 13 and end on Thursday July 5, 2012.

The Screening Exercise is Computer-Based Test (CBT) in the Use of English, Mathematics and General Paper.

REGISTRATION:

The registration for the Post-UTME Screening will start on Wed,13th June, 2012. Candidates are to buy scratch cards at the following banks: ECOBANK, FIRST BANK, UNION BANK, ZENITH BANK, ACCESS BANK, UBA AND WEMA BANK.

Post-UTME Registration – N1,000.00

Post-UTME E-Registration Slip:

Candidates are to follow instructions on the registration scratch card to print their e-registration slip for the screening exercise.

DATE OF POST-UTME SCREENING EXERCISE
The Post UTME screening exercise will take place between Monday 9th July and Wednesday 18th July, 2012.

OTHER SERVICES

To assist candidates prepare adequately for the Screening exercise, scratch cards are also available for the following:

Revision Questions – N1,000.00(Optional)

On-Line Practice Test – N 500.00(Optional)

Checking of Result – N 500.00(Optional)

ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES:

All candidates who scored 200 and above and have made UNILAG their FIRST CHOICE Institution, in the
United Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) are
eligible for the screening. In addition, the candidates must possess five(5) credit passes in relevant O’level subjects including Mathematics and English Language at ONE sitting. Candidates awaiting results are also eligible. Candidates, who will not be sixteen(16) years of age by 31st October, 2012 are not eligible.

Detailed information will be released on the University website http://www.unilag.edu.ng.

Further clarifications is available on Email: admissions@unilag.edu.ng and the following phone numbers:

07043278266,08137391404,07043278267,08191192929,07045515017,07043278269,07029218988,

07043359831 and 01-7347215.

Candidates are advised to adhere strictly to the guidelines and make necessary clarifications as deemed fit.

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Referendum against UNILAG change of name

On the 29th of May 2012, President Goodluck Jonathan announced a name change of my Alma mata, University of Lagos to Moshood Abiola University to celebrate democracy day. I honour and respect MKO and all he stood for. Truly he is a symbol of democracy in Nigeria.

What upsets me and makes my hand quake with emotion as I write this is the hoodwinking of the polity by our ‘leaders’. They have chosen to major on the minors and minor on the majors.

So this is what we can do. We can sign a referendum. By our constitution, the people can show their disagreement with a new law or policy or in this case name change by appending their signatures to a public statement. 50,000 signatures are needed.

All you need to do is sign this petition and share the link with your BB contacts, on facebook, on twitter and on every related news e-report and blogs.

This is no disrespect to MKO but a strong message to ‘them’. That we have had enough of this bad governance and platitudes. We know what we want. We may not have the power at this moment to stop them but it does not mean we are not aware of what they are doing. We want so many things. (The list is endless) but we will start with this. Revert the name to UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS. We are tired of being hoodwinked.

UNILAG is not just a name, it is a social Identity!

Click here to sign petition

Kudos, Knocks as FG Re-names UNILAG After MKO Abiola

Many have read several meanings into the presidential gesture of re-naming the 50-year old University of Lagos, after the late Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olwale (MKO) Abiola, fondly regarded as the June 12 hero and democracy icon, which many believe prefaced the birth of the nation’s  democracy.

While some think it is a political masterstroke to break into the South west political bloc, others see it as playing to the gallery, as it upturns the trend in the past where the Federal Government shied away from discussing the Abiola phenomenon in the Nigerian political space. Yet, others think it is mere red herring tactic to divert attention from the core issues of governance.

But more curiously, the gesture seems to have provoked avalanche of mixed reactions, many of which are condemnatory of the Federal Government .

The first kick came from the students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka,  who, yesterday, trooped out to protest the renaming of the institution after the  Chief Abiola.
The students who defied the early morning rain, marched from the gate of the institution through the Yaba neighbourhood and back to the school protesting the change of name.

Although the protest was peaceful, it almost turned violent when one of Unilag security officers, arrested one of the protesting students and took him into custody. A full riot was however averted when the security officer was arrested and handcuffed to a burglary proof.

The protest was quickly and effectively managed by DECOMPOL Operations Nine as aggrieved protesters at Yaba, Shomolu and Ikorodu Roads were pacified and persuaded to return to campus and embrace dialogue.”
The acting president of the students union, Mr Idowu Odumose, described the name change as an act of injustice.
“It is an injustice to the institution. The change cannot be done unilaterally without amending the act setting up the university,’’ he told NAN.

In the same vein, the Acting Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Rahmon Bello described as a surprise the Federal Government’s decision to rename the institution.
Bello made the remark while addressing protesting students.

A Professor of Law and Jurisprudence of the institution, Akin Oyebode who has taught in the institution for 40 years,  queried the timing of the action, saying that the presidency cannot just change it now when UNILAG is planning to bury its late Vice Chancellor, Prof. Babatunde Olatokunbo Sofoluwe.

Chairman of the Academic Staff of Universities (ASUU) of the  institution, Dr. Karo Moses Igbinaka calmed the students, stressing that UNILAG is a brand that has been built over the last 50 years. .

“The decision to rename the UNILAG was mainly PDP. UNILAG is a university established by an act of parliament and you cannot just wake up one day to say you want to rename it.  The President recently established nine new university in the country, he can afford to rename those ones if he so wishes. UNILAG is not what you can just change overnight.”

But expectedly, the President’s announcement excited the Abiola family which, yesterday, said they were ecstatic over the renaming of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) as the Moshood Abiola University.

In a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Abdul Abiola, son of the late politician said there was nothing wrong with the naming of the university after his father.

“We are shocked by the reactions trailing this development. My late father believed so much in education.”
Abiola’s first child, Lola Abiola-Edewor and Hafsat Abiola-Costello said that the Federal Government should be commended for recognizing the contribution of the late politician to the return of democracy in the  country.

Abiola-Edewor however condemned the protest by some students  saying that the gesture was long overdue.
Like her brother, she said: “I really do not understand all of the hues and cries. Nigerians had demanded severally that MKO be immortalised and asked why nothing had been done till date. What I cannot understand though is how renaming of UNILAG has degenerated into such a controversy. University of Ife was renamed Obafemi Awolowo University  and it has remained,” Abiola-Edewor said.

Abiola-Costello however tasked the Federal Government on the alleviation of poverty amongst Nigerians.

In the same vein, the Save Nigeria Group (SNG) has said Abiola deserved the highest honour in the land.

“While acknowledging the place of Abiola in the political history of Nigeria, we deplore the renaming of the University of Lagos after him,’’the SNG said.

But according to a former special assistant to the late Chief M.K.O. Abiola, Lisa Olu Akerele, the gesture is not even enough to honour the late politician, describing it as “mere tokenism and not far-reaching enough.”

A constitutional lawyer, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), said the president should be praised for his effort to immortalise Abiola, adding that he, however, made a wrong choice in choosing UNILAG.

Sagay said: “The president should be praised for his effort to immortalise Abiola. It was done out of good intention but he chose the wrong institution.

Mr Bamidele Aturu, a human rights activist, said the president had the power to change the name of the institution¸ stressing that nothing was actually wrong with the name change.

He said: “The renaming itself is not the problem it is was a populist gesture. This must not been seen as a way to garner the sympathy of the people of the South West.
Yet, Mr Wale Ogunade, President, Voters Awareness Initiative, said the proper way to honour Abiola would have been to recognise June 12 as a national holiday.

“MKO Abiola is not known to be an educationist. The best way to have honoured him is for the Federal Government to recognise June 12 as a national public holiday”, he said.

Also, the Edo Consultative Forum (ECF), Tuesday, commended the Federal Government for the gesture.
In a statement signed by its Director of Media and Publicity, Mr Matthew Aramunde, it said the honour was overdue, stressing that the history of Nigeria democracy would not be complete without noting Abiola’s contributions.

It questioned the protest against the gesture, asking, “How would the re-naming of UNILAG after M.K.O. Abiola affect the results and grades of the students?

“UNILAG is the property of the Federal Government of Nigeria, it can change the name as it pleases any time.
“The students should protest against the killings in the north. They should protest against those mentioned for corruption and not the change in the name of their school,’’

But tailing off into the political, former President, Academic Staff Union of University [ASUU] Prof. Festus Iyayi argued that the best way to immortalise Abiola was to concentrate on development and for President Jonathan not to contest the 2015 election, but focus on raising the living standard of Nigerians in all aspect of life.

But former Edo State governor, Chief John Oyegun said “for me it is very good. It is high time a major national monument is named after Abiola.

NIGERIA LNG LIMITED 2012/2013 UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

The management of Nigeria LNG Limited wishes to invite interested First Year undergraduates in Nigerian Universities, to apply for the 2012/2013 NLNG Scholarship Award.

The purpose of Nigeria LNG Scholarship Award Scheme is to promote academic excellence amongst undergraduates in tertiary institutions in Rivers State and the rest of the country.

Nigeria LNG Limited 2012 2013 Undergraduate Scholarship (https://sws.nlng.com/Undgrad)

All applications should include the following attachments:

Scanned copy of Letter of identification from Local Government of Origin.
Scanned copy of JAMB and University admission letters.
Scanned copy of WAEC/NECO/GCE/O’Levels or A’ Level results
Scanned passport sized photographs.
Scanned copy of School Identity card.
The following candidates need not apply:
Beneficiaries of other scholarship schemes.
Second (2nd) to Final year students.
Part -time students.

APPLICATION
Interested students are advised to go to: https://sws.nlng.com/Undgrad, and complete the application form.

Please note that only qualified applicants shall be short-listed for the selection tests.

Applicants are advised to check the NLNG web page for the short list from Monday 18th June to Friday 20th July 2012.

All Entries will close on Friday 15th June 2012.

UNILAG VC IS DEATH

The academic community and by extension the Nigeria Nation have lost exceptional leader per excellence and humility, amiable, accomplished Scholar, and astute Administrator, Professor Adetokunbo Babatunde Sofoluwe on the early hours of Saturday 11th May, 2012 at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

According to hospital sources, the shrewd Professor of computer science suffered a Heart Attack while in his office at the Department of Computer Science but managed to call his doctor from the Medical Centre who came to his rescue and carried him to the Medical Centre in an ambulance and subsequently transferred him to LUTH where he was diagnosed as having Myocardial Infarction. He was resuscitated before being transferred to the High Dependency Unit in Ward E8 of LUTH. Unfortunately, he suffered a second Heart Attack and all efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. Post mortem examination has since been carried out and this has confirmed the cause of death to be of Cardiac Origin.

Meanwhile, the University has set up a high powered Burial Committee headed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & Research), Professor Babajide Alo, FAS to work out the burial arrangements.

Adieu!

OAU POST UME UPDATE

Its thirteen days count down to the POST UME SCREENING of Obafemi Awolowo University, EduGist wishes to remind prospective candidates of the following vital information.

1. You are required to complete the application form online. Your digital passport photograph and UTME Result slip are required to fill the application form.

2. You’re required to print  three copies of the application form. Ensure that it contains your form number, Names, Screening Centre and passport photograph before you print. Three are to be prinited as follows;

  • Bring the 1st copy to your screening centre.
  • If you are finally admitted, bring the 2nd copy for Registration on resumption.
  • keep the 3rd copy for your own record.

3. The DATE for the SCREENING EXERCISE is SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012 at exactly 2:00pm. Candidates are expected to be seated by 12noon.

4. Candidates are to bring the following for the screening ;

  • HB pencil
  • UTME Result slip documented from JAMB website.
  • POST UME Application/Registration Form showing your passport photograph.

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OOU Lecturer Abducted

A female lecturer with the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Dr (Mrs) Olusola Otulana, has been abducted.
The victim, an opthalmologist with the Department of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, Sagamu campus, was kidnapped last Friday, while returning from Ikorodu in Lagos State.

She was said to have been kidnapped between Imota and Ijebu-Ode and was taken away to an unknown destination.

The abductors were said to have trailed her from Ikorodu to Imota before forcefully taken her away.

They were said to have initially demanded for N100 million ransom but reduced it by half, on Sunday afternoon, and had since remained adamant on it.

According to the victim’s husband, Dr Biodun Otulana, who spoke with newsmen, on Monday afternoon, said he could not afford the N50 million ransom.

He explained that his wife pleaded with him to raise the money when she was allowed to speak with him on phone.

Meanwhile, the Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), OOUTH chapter, has described the kidnapping of Mrs Otulana as unfortunate.

The association in a statement signed by its chairman and secretary, Dr Soji Jagun and Dr S.A Oguntona respectively, said the abduction of Otulana was the fourth case between 2011 till date.

The statement said that members of the association were no longer secured and blamed some government officials for “unguided utterances” by giving the public false impression about salaries of medical doctors.