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UNN announces resumption dates for old students

The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) announced new resumption dates for undergraduate and post graduate students, beginning from Monday 18 January.

University Registrar, Dr Chris Igbokwe, said today that the school will begin the concluding academic activities for the 2019/2020 session on January 18.

Post postgraduate students will resume on Monday 18 January while undergraduates would resume a week later on Monday, January 25.

Dr. Igbokwe said the decisions were approved by the University Senate at an emergency meeting.

The University Administration will insist on observance of Covid-19 protocol for returning staff and students, he said..

The protocol include the following:

  • “All Students must wear face masks and carry hand sanitizers before they will be allowed access to hostels, classrooms and any office in the university.
  • “Students are expected to utilize the handwashing materials provided in designated places in the University to wash their hands properly as they gain entry and depart various places.”

Post-UTME Screening Exercises

The University has also announced post-UTME admission guidelines for fresh students.

The Computer-based Screening exercise will start on Monday 18 January and end on Tuesday 26 January, as follows:

  • Monday, 18 January – Medicine and surgery (Cut off 180 to 288 and above)
  • Tuesday 19 January – Law & Business Administration (cut off 180 to 220 and above)
  • Wednesday, 20 January – Engineering, physical sciences and environmental studies (cut off 180 and above)
  • Thursday, 21 January – Health Sciences and Technology (cut off 180 – 234 and above)
  • Friday, 22 January – Pharmaceutical, Biological and Healtg Sciences & Technology (cut off 180 – 248 and above)
  • Saturday 23 January – Social sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Dentistry (cut off 180 and above)
  • Monday 25 January – Arts and Education (cut off 180 – 212 and above)
  • Tuesday 26 January – All Direct Entry candidates.

The venues for the screening exercises are:

  • Nnamdi Azikiwe Library (Digital Library), University of Nigeria, Nsukka; and
  • Centre for Distance and e-Learning, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

UNN announces new resumption dates for undergraduate and post graduate students, beginning from Monday 18 January.

PTF warns against Christmas travels, large gatherings

Again, Nigeria’s Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 (PTF) warns citizens and revelers against Christmas travels and large gatherings in December.

Don’t travel this December 2020 if you can; there will always be many more festive seasons to celebrate, says PTF’s Boss Mustapha.

PTF Chair, Boss Mustapha, reminded Nigerians yesterday, 23 November, that traveling and large gatherings remain major drivers of Covid-19 infections.

South East Igbos are especially famous for their traditional mass return and thanksgiving celebrations which coincides with Christmastide in December.

Mustapha who is Secretary to the Government said that the PTF considers it necessary to caution everyone against non-essential trips.

“Ahead of the upsurge in travels for the Christmas and New Year festivities, we urge strongly that for this year, such trips should be put on hold firmly because of the risks involved.

“The PTF similarly finds it necessary to mention that during the Christmas and New Year festivities, large social gatherings should also be avoided because there is a bigger risk of COVID-19 transmission.

“The transmission rate has simply become astronomical

“New clusters of cases can emerge in places that have so far been unaffected as people travel and gather for festivities.

“But we can lower the risks by adhering to the non-pharmaceutical interventions and celebrate, safely.

“There will always be many more festive seasons to celebrate.”

Many citizens have taken up the cautionary cries in a bid to avert a second wave of the Covid-19 contagion that is ravaging the western world.

With 56 new cases confirmed yesterday, Nigeria has now recorded a total of 66,439 cases of Covid-19, of which 62,241 recovered.

However, 1,168 patients have so far died from the virus nationwide, according to figures from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The 56 cases were reported from Kaduna(18), FCT(17), Lagos(6), Plateau(5), Kano(3), Kwara(2) Yobe(2) Ekiti(1), Niger(1) and Rivers(1)

The five South East States are not in the top-10 endemic States. Enugu, the highest incidence-reporting among them has 1,332 cases, followed by Ebonyi at 1,055.

PTF cautions against Christmas travels

Enugu Government builds 2 Skills Centres

The Enugu State Govt builds an ICT Skills Acquisition centre in in two locations in the state.

Ministry of Science and Technology said in a statement that Enugu City and Obollo-Afor will host the centres.

“Construction as well as total renovation of the facilities at the Tech Hub Centers has reached advanced stage,” it said.

According to the Ministry, people will use the centres for “computer training, solar skill acquisition, computer coding, and website designs.”

Other services listed include “graphic designs, confectionaries, and hands-on technical skills training.”

“The Centres will be equipped with computer sets, solar power source, 1000kVA generator, internet access, training tools, and consumables.”

The announcement did not indicate the cost of constructing the two centres nor who are the contractors.

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Enugu’s brilliant artist Nsikak Essien dies, aged 63

One of Enugu’s better-known and best regarded artists, Nsikak Essien, dies at the age of 63, it has been announced.

News of his death on 29 July 2020 was broken by friends via Facebook and is generating an outpouring of heartfelt eulogies.

The eulogies focus on his times in Enugu training budding artists and his extraordinarily gifts as a paintng expert.

…extraordinarily gifted

Essien came to Enugu in 1975 to study at the famous Art Department of the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT).

In 1979, he graduated as overall best of the School and also secured the 1979 Fasuyi Best National Art Graduate Prize in Painting as well.

Expectedly, IMT retained him to do his national service and subsequently employed him as a member of faculty to train upcoming artists

After holding the job for 11 years, Essien left for Lagos to engage in full-time studio practice “experimenting with various media that finally themed in iconic explorations of religion, family, and love.”

 “Those were times when the quality of an artist’s works testified to the plaudits he got,” said Ikeddy Isiguzo, a media veteran and an IMT alumnus, in a moving tribute to the artist.

“When our set arrived in IMT the same year he graduated, everyone knew him by reputation … The very ground he walked on might have as well sprouted master pieces. He was well regarded even by many of us who knew next to nothing about arts.”

Essien’s last outing in Enugu was in November 2019 when he chaired the national jury that selected prize winners for the 11th Grand Finale of the annual Life in My City Arts Festival (LIMCAF).

The Festival encourages and promotes young Nigerian artists in the visual arts  to develop their professionalism.

As Enugu Metro reported then, “judges for (the 2019) competition have been carefully selected to ensure that decisions over winning artworks follows strict and rigorous professional standards, the organizers said. At the head of the judging panel is Mr. Nsikak Essien, a prodigy who trained at the famous IMT art school, from where he graduated as best student of the school in his set.

 Essien greatly impacted the lives of many artists in Enugu and Lagos and influenced the art scene in Nigeria with his masterpieces which adorn important landscapes in Enugu, Lagos, and Abuja among other places.

He has uploaded over three dozens of his works on his Facebook wall. Enugu Metro fans are encouraged to take a look andn leave a farewell comment there as well.

Snr. Students to write exit exams Aug-Nov 2020

Nigeria’s senior secondary students will write three exit exams between 17 Aug and 18 Nov 2020, federal officials announced yesterday.

All lschools in the country have been shut since March 2020 in the wake of the Coronovirus pandemic.

Federal authorities nearly got into a face-off with the regional examination body over this years WASCE when government said it is not keen on opening schools or writing the exit exams.

Commissioners for Education in the South West states however promptly indicated that they are willing to allow students in the zone write WASCE as scheduled.

Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajuiba, announced the various examination dates as follows:

  • West African Examinations Council, (WAEC-SSCE) starts on 17 of August
  • National Business and Technical Examination Board, (NABTEB) examinations start on 21 September to end 15 October
  • Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations, (SSCE), conducted by NECO, starts on 5 October and ends on 18 November,
  • Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) for JSS 3 (also conducted by NECO) starts on 24 August and ends on 7 September
  • National Common Entrance Examination for applicants to Unity Colleges (JSS1) is on Saturday, 17 October 2020.

The Minister said registration for the NECO (SSCE) exam is ongoing and will close on 10 September.

“There shall be no extension for the registration whatsoever,” he warned.

Government also directed that the National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS) examination should begin on 23rd September and end by 17 October.

Government has therefore directed all the bodies to release their examination timetables within seven days from yesterday.

The heads of the various agencies managing the examinations were present, including the acting registrar of the West African Examinations Council.

They include JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede; Registar NECO, Prof. Godswill Obioma; NABTEB Registrar, Prof. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe, NBAIS Register, Dr. Raji, and WAEC Acting Registrar, Dr. J.O. Oke.

Pupils and parents were asked to don face masks when they show up for the one-day National Common Entrance Examination conducted by NECO.

“It is compulsory for parents and pupils to wear face masks on the exam date, while also carrying along with them, alcohol-based sanitizers,” said Ben Bem Goong, Director of Press and Public Relations who released a statement at the end of the meeting.

Secondary schools open 4 Aug, for exit classes only

Senior secondary school students in Nigeria return to classes on Tuesday, 4 August to prepare for the West African School Certification Examinations (WASCE) which begins on 17 August.

Education managers nationwide met at a virtual conference and agreed on the date, a spokesperson from the Federal Ministry of Education said.

In attendance at the meeting were officials of the federal and state ministries of education, Nigerian Union of Teachers, (NUT), proprietors of private schools, and Chief Executives of examination bodies.

They agreed that exit classes resume immediately after the Sallah break to enable them prepare for the WAEC examinations beginning on 17 of August, 2020.

They also agreed to beg the federal government and philanthropists for assistance to schools across the country “to enable them fast track the preparations for safe reopening, as agreed.”

New CEO for Fidelity Bank makes a debut in Jan

A new CEO for Fidelity Bank has been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria, the retail bank announced today in a statement on its Facebook page.

Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe will on New Year’s Day 2021 make her leadership debut as first female Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity.

She is also the third female to crack the glass ceiling and emerge as head of a major commercial bank in Nigeria.

Onyeali-Ikpe is currently Executive Director in charge of Lagos and the South West Directorate at the Bank.

The new CEO for Fidelity will be replacing Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo, current CEO, who is retiring at the end of the year when his contract expires, the bank said.

Onyeali-Ikpe trained as a lawyer at both the University of Nigeria Nsukka and the University of London and topped this up with several finance and management trainings at top-flight business schools including Harvard, Wharton, INSEAD, Chicago and IMD.

“With over 30 years of experience in the banking industry, Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe has been an integral part of the current management team responsible for the remarkable increase in the Bank’s performance year-on-year, with the area under her direct responsibility contributing over 28% of the Bank’s PBT, Deposits and Loans,” the bank said in the announcement.

It described the appointment as “a huge honour” to someone who has contributed significantly to the growth of the financial institution.

She is said to be currently undergoing organizational leadership training at the Said Business School of Oxford University, preparatory to taking up the role.

The appointment is described as a big milestone for the incoming CEO who has worked in other financial institutions –including Standard Chartered, Zenith, and Enterprise Banks – before berthing at Fidelity.

Chike-Obi – new Board Chair at Fidelity

It is also significant that this comes barely a fortnight after the bank announced two major changes to its Board.

The changes affected Board Chair, Mr. Ernest Ebi, who stepped down after serving out his term, and is now replaced by Mr. Mustapha Chike-Obi, former and pioneer chairman of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).

With the appointment of both a new chairman and a new CEO, the bank is serving notice of a major change of strategy beginning in the new year.

Okonjo-Iweala rebukes competitors for lack of grace

Former Nigerian Minister, Dr. Okonjo-Iweala, mildly rebukes her competitors for the top WTO director general position for questioning her experience for the job.

She said yesterday 15 July during a press conference that was organised for her immediately after emerging from an interview with the recruitment team that the claims were wrong.

In the conference streamed live, the former World Bank Senior Executive asked those competitors to be gracious in their outlook.

Okonjo-Iweala rebukes competitors for questioning her credentials

“I have paid respects to my competitors because that is in my nature. I don’t criticize other people; I respect them,” she said ” in response to the last question taken during the interview.

The journalist who asked the question had referred to her as “a financial expert who never participate(d) directly in trade negotiations.”

She channeled the insinuations dropped by one of her opponents at the Geneva headquarters to knock her off consideration.

“That’s a totally wrong notion… they’re wrong,” she said and went on to paint a background picture of how she’s at home on the subject and practice of trade.

“I am a development economist and you cannot do that without looking at trade. Trade is a central part of development and I’ve been doing this my whole career at the World Bank.

“I was working at Trade Policy Reform in Middle- and Low-Income Countries at the Bank.

“As (Nigeria’s) Finance Minister, the Customs Service in my country reported to me – and that’s all about trade facilitation.

“I helped my country’s trade negotiations, with the Trade Minister on the ECOWAS common external tariffs.

“I don’t know how much more trade you can have than that… those who say I don’t have the experience are mistaken.”

She turned around the question to say that what she will bring to the job is “are even better because I combine development economics with trade, knowledge, along with finance.

“You need those combinations of skills to lead the WTO. I have the skills that are needed. this is a familiar territory to me, not an alien one. I am a trade person,” she concluded with her trademark winning smile.

Interviews enter second day today

The candidates made a presentation to the three-man WTO recruitment team which will eventually prune the number down and propose a candidate for consensus approval.

President Buhari nominated the former Finance Minister last month to replace a career diplomat who would have flown the African flag as a serving deputy director general of the organisation.

Two African countries – Egypt and Benin Republic – decided to join candiates at the African Union screening level, prompting Nigeria to drop the diplomat in place of another candidate with more world-wide visibility.

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