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When ISPI (Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale/Institute for International Political Studies) asked me, barely a month after I had participated in a workshop it had organized at the Italian External Affairs Ministry in Rome, to write a paper on the upcoming elections in Nigeria, I spat ‘tufiakwa’. “Why should I want to annoy myself, or listen to sad songs, or drink ‘ogwu iba’, a thing as bitter as that – when I have no malaria” – I later murmured. I stuck to my guns until the change in electoral dates. It was then that I started shouting ‘politics’ and ‘dirty game’ in soliloquy and in alternation. Again, it was then that I capitulated – unconsciously. Churning thoughts on Nigeria and her politics then started in my mental vessel. The first word churned out was fugue, defined by Merriam-Webster’s dictionary as, ‘A disturbed state of consciousness in which the one affected seems to perform acts in full awareness but upon recovery cannot recollect the acts performed.’ The next was ‘bacchanalian revel’, one of Hegel’s terms for his Phenomenology. The American philosopher Robert Solomon, influenced by this term, described this book as ‘a maze of obscure forms, linked together by whims, struggling to reach clarification by devious or impossible routes.’ Incredible! Those are also words quite apt to describe the phenomenon called Nigeria. Well, last but not least was ‘speaking in tongues’, which of course does not allow the people it is meant to wow to make any sense out of the babble. It merely jars their ears.

The things that happen in Nigeria generally, and in her politics in particular, defy logic. Take, for example, Expo Milan 2015. Nigeria agreed to participate, but with fewer than three months to go, the land given her to build her pavilion is still empty. The delegation the Italian government sent to Nigeria was assured that Nigeria was not withdrawing, but no sooner had the group left than the Nigerian government, like one who drank amnesia-inducing Lethean water, forgot all about it.  The Expo organizers were thus plunged into the Strait of Messina, barricaded on both sides by Scylla and Charybdis, but the philosophy of ‘The show must go on’ prevailed. Now the event will take place with an empty land like a big ozone hole in the firmament, though the rest, thank heavens, is constellated by beautiful structures from other countries. 

Nigeria is not a normal place, and so things stand on their heads. This is why she has been held hostage and raped mercilessly for decades by a gang of twenty or thirty men. This is why millions and billions of dollars are given to individuals, who are either pastors or obas, instead of utilising them to accomplish things for the common good. Only a person at the helm by luck than merit would believe the equation: money given to religious and community leaders equals thousands of votes. Money has replaced God and is thus worshipped in all manner of ways. Apropos of money, a senator earns over two million dollars per annum, while a worker on the minimum wage receives a little above one thousand dollars for the same period, so needs over 1,600 years to earn a senator’s annual salary. Who can believe that a party form to vie for the presidential office, for instance, goes for as much as nearly one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. How many honest Nigerians can afford such an amount for a mere form? And this is nothing compared to what a campaign can cost. It is clear that this is trading in full swing, yet we have not replaced politician as a word with trader. Not even mere opinion here is reliable, or an event certain till it has passed. It is a place where gurus, for example, wake up one morning and declare their support for a candidate, and the next day they deny it. A candidate does not win an election here because of a rich agenda, but because of lies told with the conviction of truth, religious and ethnic sentiments brazenly played out, rigging, and other shenanigans. 

More than one billion young people risk damaging their hearing through listening to loud music, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

The WHO estimates that around half of those between the ages of 12 and 35 in middle- and high-income countries are at risk due to unsafe levels of sound on personal audio devices or smartphones. Another 40 percent are at risk from damaging audio levels at concert venues and night clubs. “More and more young people are exposed to unsafe levels of sounds. Young people should be aware that once the sense of hearing is lost, it won’t come back,” said Shelley Chadha, a WHO specialist on hearing impairment. The UN health agency considers a volume above 85 decibels for eight hours or 100 decibels for 15 minutes as unsafe. Exposure to traffic noise at peak hours can reach 85 decibels. The vuvuzela, a popular wind instrument used in stadiums during the football World Cup in South Africa in 2010, has a sound intensity of 120 decibels and over nine seconds of exposure could result in irreversible hearing damage. “It is something we can live without,” Chadha said referring to the vuvuzela. To counter the risks, the WHO recommends that personal audio devices should not be used for more than an hour a day, at reduced sound levels. The use of ear plugs in loud conditions and regular check ups were part of the recommendations as well. The WHO also wants governments to play a role by imposing strict regulations on noise in public places. The UN agency estimates that 360 million people suffer from hearing loss worldwide.

Although the Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB),Prof Dibu Ojerinde has earlier announced that candidates who sat for 2015 UTME examination, will be able to received their results within a space of 2 hours after the examination. This is not the case with some candidates as some of them  are yet to see their results even one week after the exam.We’ve spoken with several staffs of the JAMB board, and here are some concrete reasons which was given by the jamb staffs, as to why candidates are yet to see their results.

Obstructions/Hindrance Why UTME Candidates Are Yet To Receive Their Results

1: Examination Malpractice:

This is one of the main reasons why few candidates are yet to see their results. The truth is that, if you partake and you were caught for cheating, the invigilator could have marked your Registration Number for malpractice without telling you.

This is one of the major reason, why candidates are yet to receive their results.

2. Failure To Submit Your Answers:

The JAMB board has disclosed through their instructions published online, that if a candidate is unable to submit their answers before the system goes off, that that the computer will automatically submit it for you.

BUT, in few cases, some computers will develop certain faults and this may stop the computer from submitting your result.

If such is the case, then your work was not submitted, as such you will have no result for the 2015 JAMB UTME Examination. (God forbid)

3: Late Comers:

It’s a funny reason, but this is one of the major reasons why some candidates may not have yet received their results. We are shocked to discover, that candidates who came late for the examination may have their results delayed, as a way of punishing them for late coming.

If this is the reason why your reason was held, then don’t worry, because it would soon be released!

4: Network Issue:

Here’s another major cause of withheld results, Your examination network provider might also be one of the obstacles why you have not yet seen your score.

We discover that some of the UTME network providers don’t deliver bulk sms to their client.

If you have not seen your result through SMS, take note that your network might also have seized your result from been delivered to your mobile phone.

5. Using The Wrong Number During Registration:

Take note that failure on your part to provide the jamb board with your correct Phone Number, either in your Slip, during Registration or in your rough booklet, might be the reason why your result is still pending.

However, if the phone number you provided got lost before or after your examination, you can check your UTME 2015 performance through the jamb result checking website.


Remedy To ALL Candidates Who Are YET to See Their Results

For all candidates, who are yet to receive or seen their results for reasons, which are different from examination malpractice and their work not being submitted should hold on till after the examination on the 21st of March 2015, as the JAMB engineers will ensure that they do provide candidates with another means to access their results online.

A deluge of unidentified gunmen numbering over 20 on Tuesday kidnapped the Rector of the College of Education (COE) Dr. Hans Shenwua, a development which sparked students’ protest that led to the torching of Governor Suswam’s house located in the town.

Academic Arena news gathered in the area that the kidnappers stormed the Rector’s residence at about 10:00 pm after he had closed from work and was resting with his family, and took him to an unknown destination.
It was also gathered that the angry protesting students of the college thronged the major streets in the town burning vehicle tyres on major streets, blocking the Takum Junction before the police arrived the scene to disperse them with teargas.

The students’ protest, it was learnt, was hijacked by hoodlums in the area, who took advantage of the protest to shoot sporadically in the air thereby causing panic and fear among the residents of the town.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hyacinth Dagala, who confirmed the incident, said no arrest has so far been made. Commenting on the incident, Governor Suswam condemned the kidnapping of the Rector describing it as one of the serious security challenges confronting the state. The Benue governor said he has already briefed security operatives on the matter and charged them to ensure the perpetrators are apprehended and brought to face the full wrath of the law. He said the hoodlums are operating within the Katsina Ala, Adikpo and Vandeikya axis and linked the attacks to some desperate politicians who are bent on winning elections at all cost.

The quest for qualitative education by Islamic organisations may have received a boost, as the Federal Government recently approved the Summit University Offa, Kwara State, owned by Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria. The institution was among the nine new private universities approved by the Federal Executive Council recently. Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria however described the development as a fulfillment of the society’s vision, adding that its primary objective when it was established 92 years ago was to promote quality education to young Nigerians irrespective of religious or tribal affiliations. The society and the other eight newly approved private universities were duly presented provisional licences by the Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau at the National Universities Commission, headquarters Abuja on March 5, 2015. Shekarau enjoined the proprietors to sustain funding towards improving infrastructure and equipment for teaching and learning as well as human resources up to a level that will earn the universities accreditation by the NUC and other relevant professional bodies. The proprietors were also encouraged to embark on rigorous staff development activities. While debunking the claim that the number of private universities in Nigeria which currently stands at 59 is too much, the minister stated that comparative figures of universities in other developing countries prove that Nigeria is in fact in dire need of more universities to cater for the high demand for university education for its youth. Ansar-Ud-Deen Society was represented by a delegation of about 50 officers and members led by one of its National Vice Presidents, Alhaji Ade Sanni and the National Missioner of the Society, Sheikh Abdurrahman Ahmad. The Society’s National Education Secretary, Prof. TGO Gbadamosi received the provisional license on behalf of the Society. Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria is a foremost Islamic organization established to propagate Islam through the provision of qualitative education. The society has achieved tremendous feat in its investment on education at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

The 2015 National Common Entrance Examinations into secondary schools scheduled for March 21 has been postponed till April 25. Mr Abdul Mustapha, the Abuja Liaison Officer of the National Examination Council (NECO) disclosed this in an interview with news men on Thursday in Abuja.

Mustapha said that postponement was necessitated by the anxieties of parents ahead of the general elections rescheduled to hold on March 28 and April 11. According to him, registration for the examination will continue until April 18.

”The idea of postponement was brought by the ministry and after consultations with the council, we decided to shift it. ”There are some concerns as to whether parents will leave their children in schools with the uncertainties ahead of the elections.

” Mustapha said it would be better to write the exam in a relaxed atmosphere after the elections. A parent, Mrs Bridget Emoha, said the postponement was a welcome development as parents would like to have their wards at home during the election period.

“This is a good move from NECO; the extension of registration will enable candidates who had not registered to do so before the new date,’’ Emoha said. Another parent, Mr Benjamin Ikpegbu, said the candidates for common entrance were still very young children who should not write examination in a tensed atmosphere.

According to him, the general situation of things in the country will be calmer and more conducive for examinations after the elections

The Guaranty Trust Bank Training Academy for pre-entry level staff was accredited by the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) as a School of Banking Excellence in recognition of the quality of the entry level program which takes fresh graduates through an intensive Four-month pre-career course.

The criteria for endorsing the GTBank’s Academy for Basic Banking by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) focused on evaluating the level of alignment of its curriculum with the professional papers of CIBN and the Competency Framework of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). CIBN, the sole accreditation agency for the Banking and Finance industry in Nigeria, set up a panel of eminent Scholars and seasoned Bankers in September 2014 to assess the curriculum and learning facilities of the academy. At the end of the evaluation, the panel applauded the high learning standards of the academy as well as the foresightedness of the Bank to set up a credible institution that prepare participants for a professional banking experience whilst recommending the academy as a School of Banking Excellence.

Part of the accreditation is the exemption of trainees who are successful at the GTBank Entry Level Training program from 9 courses in the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigerian (CIBN) Professional Certification examination.

The GTBank Recruitment process is very credible and transparent as it ensures that eligible candidates who have applied to work with the Bank by submitting the relevant documents on the Bank’s Career portal are shortlisted for a computer-based assessment covering Spatial Reasoning, History/Current Affairs, Abstract reasoning, Verbal and Numeric reasoning etc. The assessment is designed to determine if the shortlisted applicants possess the requisite skills for a job role in the Bank. Successful candidates are then invited for three different stages of interviews; Pre-documentation, Panel and One-on-one interview. Candidates who make it through to the Final Interview stage of the recruitment process will be offered a place in the Bank’s four-month Entry-Level Training Program where they are expected to make a minimum average score specified at the beginning of the Program, before they are absorbed into the Bank as staff . The GTBank School of Banking Excellence was set up with a competency-based curriculum where participants are trained and tested on practical, social, and technical aspects of Banking as well as personal development.

Commenting on the award, Mr. Segun Agbaje, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Bank plc said “We instituted a dynamic talent management strategy designed to identify, attract, train and retain our employees as we are aware that we are competing for the best people globally”. He added “We believe that the GTBank Academy of Basic Banking is critical to developing the next generation of proficient staff, who will best serve our clients and grow our business.

Guaranty Trust Bank plc with over 200 branches within Nigeria, presently has business subsidiaries in Ghana, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and the United Kingdom. The GTBank brand is regarded as one of the best run financial institutions across the aforementioned countries singularly for its bias for World class customer service ethics, organizational structure, culture and innovation.

The Federal Polytechnic, Bida, has secured N200m Tetfund intervention project in order to end the problem of water scarcity bedeviling students and surrounding community. 
The registrar and secretary to the governing council of the institution Chief Bisi Adeyemi made this disclosure recently. 
He explained that the project comprised drilling of six industrial boreholes with overhead tanks and a generating set for power supply. 
He said that when completed, the project will bring to an end the problem of water shortage on campus. 
He said that the contractor handling the project has already started work on the site. 
The institution has suffered from epileptic water supply within and outside the campus for several years. 

Friday, 20 March 2015 09:03

NCC Rates BUK High in ICT

The National Communications Commission (NCC) has described Bayero University, Kano (BUK), as a good Centre of Excellence in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).  
The Commissioner of NCC Kano State Alhaji Mohammed Batube stated this recently during a courtesy call to the Vice-Chancellor of BUK Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed. 
Batube went for the visit with other management staff of the organisation.  
“By the commission’s standard and our assessment of what we practically observed on the ground, we have no option but to classify BUK’s ICT experimentation as one of the best Centres of Excellence in the field of ICT,” he said. 
He said they were impressed by the effort of the varsity in prioritising information technology, both in the area of teaching and research. 
He said NCC would continue to support BUK and any other institution that prioritised ICT as part of its social responsibilities to the society.  
He noted that the establishment of ICT learning centres, donation of computers and ICT books to BUK by NCC was encouraging, promising to work harder to develop ICT in the country.

 

No fewer than thirty-one inmates of Kuje Prison, Abuja who sat for the 2014 NOV/DEC Senior Secondary School Examination were presented certificates by WAEC.

According to Punch newspaper report, 38 inmates of the Kuje Prison sat for the examination, while 31 results were released, seven were withheld.

It was disclosed that the inmates had 67 distinctions, 94 credits, 73 passes and 41 fail

Meanwhile, 31 of those that sat for the examination were on Tuesday presented their certificates at the facility by a representative of the Controller-General of Prisons, DCP Musa Tanko.

It was gathered that the inmates were sponsored by a non-governmental organisation, NUGA BEST, which paid for their enrollment for the examinations.

Speaking at the certificate presentation, Tanko reiterated the commitment of the Nigerian Prisons Service to humane confinement, reformation and rehabilitation of inmates.

He stated that assisting inmates to have access to educational opportunities at all levels was one notable way of keeping alive their hope of a successful return to the larger society.

He observed that Kuje Prison had continued to record impressive inmates’ participation in external examinations since the program started in 2010.

Tanko added that close to 41 inmates have enrolled for various degree programs in the National Open University of Nigeria Special Study Centre in the prison. 

 

Students of the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) have been forced to vacate the institution following Tuesday's violent protests against the management.

Angered by a strike action by lecturers and catering staff, UZ students had besieged the institution's administrators who had to flee for their dear lives.

According to New Zimbabwe.com, the institution's Vice Chancellor, Levy Nyagura, narrowly escaped lynching, speeding out of the institution in his Toyota Hilux vehicle, with his primary school child.


Following the violence, UZ Registrar, Sergeant Chevo, announced that the school has been shut down with immediate effect.

"The University of Zimbabwe is on recess from 17 March, 2015 to Tuesday 24 March, 2015 in order to address issues that require immediate attention," Chevo said in a statement.


Students were asked to vacate the institution immediately.

"All students are expected to vacate the halls of residence and the University Campus with immediate effect and by not later than 3.00 pm today, 17 March 2015. Lectures will resume on Wednesday 25 March, 2015."

The president of the Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU), Gilbert Mutubuki, told New Zimbabwe.com that the students were angry because the institution spent money on President Robert Mugabe's birthday party while ignoring their pressing needs as well as the on-going strike by lecturers and catering staff of the institution.

"Today the students went to the halls of residence to find no food, they then went to lecture rooms to find no lecturers," the students’ leader said.

"We then said to ourselves that we have paid more than $900,00 for us to have education and food only for someone to take our money and donate towards some birthday parties of certain politicians and congresses."


Academic Arena gathered that the institution had in late February flown some students and staff to President Mugabe's birthday party at Victoria Falls.

Baton wielding policemen, water cannon trucks and teargas were deployed to calm the situation.

 

The National Universities Commission (NUC) will establish a portal for Ph.D holders in order to facilitate their engagement in the Nigerian university system, the Executive Secretary, Prof Julius Okojie, has said.

OKojie said at an interactive dinner with newsmen last week in Abuja that it was worrisome that Ph.D holders were unemployed when their services were needed in the universities.

According to him, many Ph.D holders visit his office looking for job, hence the need for a portal where their data would be uploaded for easy access to any university that may need their services.

``It is amazing seeing the number of Ph.D holders that come to my office and say they are looking for jobs.

``On the other hand, many universities are looking for Ph.D holders to employ; we will create a portal that will serve as a pool from which the universities can engage such people.’’

He said that the nine newly approved private universities had been directed to institute a credible staff enrolment programme.

On the establishment of many of the private universities in Ogun State, he said they were all on merit, adding that several other factors might have informed the decision of the proprietors to site them in favour of Ogun State.

2015 OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ UNION ELECTION TIME TABLE


S/N DATE EVENTS

1 Tuesday 17th, March –  Thursday 19th March, 2015: Sales of Nomination Form
2 Wednesday, March 18th – Friday 20th March, 2015:  Press Conference Screening of Contestants Begins
3 Friday 20th March, 2015: End of Sales of Nomination Form (II), End of Screening of Contestants
2 Friday 20th March, 2015: Hall Executive Council (HEC) Manifestoes
3 Saturday 21st March, 2015: Hall Executive Council (HEC) Election
4 Sunday 22nd March, 2015: Press Confrontational Debate for all Central Executive Council (CEC) Aspirants
5 Monday 23rd March, 2015: Manifestoes for All Central Executive Council (CEC) Aspirants
6 Tuesday 24th March, 2015: Central Executive Council (CEC) Election
7 Wednesday 25th March, 2015: Students' Representative Council (SRC) Election
7 Sunday 29th March, 2015: Students' Representative Council (SRC) Leadership Election

The dates for the Union Leadership Retreat and Swearing-in are yet to be announced

The Cross River State College of Health Technology (CHT), Calabar invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the institution for the 2015/2016 session.














AVAILABLE PROGRAMMES:

S/NO

COURSE OF STUDY

DURATION

ENTRY QUALIFICATION

CERTIFICATION

1

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING

TWO YEARS

  1. a.Nigerian Registered Nurse (NRN)
  2. b.National Diploma or its equivalent in Nursing.
  3. c.Holders of the above must possess the basic O’level credits in English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

HND IN PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING (WAHEB)

2a.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICER (ND/HND)

TWO (2) /FOUR (4) YEARS

Minimum entry requirement into National Diploma (ND) in Environmental Health Science Programme is five (5) O’level credits in English language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology or Health Science in either WAEC/NECO at not more than two sittings. Candidates with JAMB score of 160 and above have added advantage

ND,HND IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TECHNOLOGY (WAHEB)

2b.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN

THREE (3) YEARS

Minimum of 5 passes in O’level WASSC/ SSCE/GCE/NECO at not more than 2 sittings. Three(3) of the passes must be at credit level and should include English Language, Biology, or Health Science, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Technical Drawing and any other subject.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN DIPLOMA (WAHEB)

2c.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ASSISTANTS

TWO (2) YEARS

Four (4) O’level passes which should include at least one science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Health Science, Nutrition, Physics). A pass in English language will be an added advantage.

CERTIFICATE

3a.

COMMUNITY HEALTH EXTENSION WORKER (CHEW)

THREE (3) YEARS

Five (5) Credit level passes at WASSC/ SSCE/GCE/NECO O’level not more than two (2) sittings. These must include: English language, Mathematics Physics, Chemistry, andBiology/Health Science. Also candidates with JCHEW certificates have an added advantage.

NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN COMMUNITY HEALTH.(NATIONAL COMM. HEALTH PRACTITIONERS BOARD.)

3b.

JUNIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH EXTENSION WORKER (JCHEW)

TWO (2)YEARS

Three (3) credits and 2 passes at O’level WASSC or NECO in not more than two sittings to include English language, Mathematics, Biology/Health Science and any other two subjects

CERTIFICATE IN JUNIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH (NCHPBC)

4a

PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN HEALTH INFORMATION MGT

THREE (3) YEARS

A minimum of 3 Credits and 2 passes in the relevant subjects at not more than twosittings at the SSCE/ WASSC or its equivalent. The subjects must include: English language, Mathematics, Biology or Health Science, Physics or Chemistry and any other subject.

DIPLOMA IN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT.(HRORBN)

4b

ND/HND HEALTH INFORMATION MGT

TWO (2) /FOUR (4) YEARS

National Diploma (ND) in H.I.Mwith a minimum of lower credit. Health Record Technician Certificate with a minimum of lower credit five (5) O’level credits in English language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology or Health Science in either WAEC/NECO at not more than two sittings. Candidates with JAMB score of 160 and above will have added advantage.

NATIONAL DIPLOMA/HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN HEALTH INFOR- MATION MANAGEMENT.

5a.

MEDICAL LABORATORY ASSISTANT

TWO (2) YEARS

following subject: English language, Biology, and any other subject. A pass in Mathematics and Chemistry is compulsory. (Results more than five years as at the date of this registration will be rejected by the Registration Board.

MEDICAL LAB. ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE

5b.

MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

THREE (3) YEARS

Requires WASSC/SSCE/GCE/NECO — Four credit passes in the following subjects: Eng. Language, Maths, Biology and Chemistry with at least a pass in Physics. (Results more than five years as at the date of this registration willbe rejected by the Registration Board). Holders of Medical Lab. Assistant certificate with the above O’level requirement can also apply for two (2) years programme leading to Technician Certificate.

MEDICAL LAB. TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE

6.

DISPENSING OPTICIANRY

THREE (3) YEARS

Four (4) credit passes at not more than two (2) sittings in WASSC/ SSCE/GCE/NECO in the following subjects: English language, Maths, Biology, chemistry and Physics, minimum of pass in English language or mathematics. A candidate with a minimum of 10 years cognate experience in optical dispensing (apprenticeship), who have two or three credits in any of these subjects may also be considered for admission.

NATIONAL DIPLOMA

7.

CENTRE FOR ENTREPRENEURAL STUDIES

ONE (1) YEAR

WAEC/NECO attempted or lesser certificate with some experience related to interested course of study.

CERTIFICATE

8.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

TWO (2) YEARS

  1. a.Four credit level passes in WASSC/ SSCE/GCE/NECO at not more than two sittings. The four subjects must include Mathematics, Physics, English Language and any other subject.
  2. b.Four credit passes in an NBTE recognized preliminary National Diploma course offered in a Polytechnic or similar post Secondary Technical Institution. The credit pass must include mathematics, physics, English Language and any other subject.
  3. c.A pass in computer Foundation Examination (CFE) of Computer professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN). The student must be prima fascia qualified as in (a) above.

NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Step 1: Obtain Scratch card from First Bank PLC or buy the E-channel PIN (using your debit card) at the cost of N4,500 (four thousand five hundred naira).

Step 2: Gain access to the Online Registration Form at (www.chtcalabar.edu.ng) using the Scratch Card PIN and Serial Number.

Step 3: Complete the Online Registration Form.

Step 4: Print out the completed form and submit to the Admission Officer.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Closing date for sales of forms – 5th June 2015.

SCREENING SCHEDULE

Applicants will be subjected to an entrance examination scheduled for 13th June, 2015.

 

The Department for International Development, an agency of the United Kingdom Government, has inaugurated the Teacher Development Program to boost learning in six northern states in Nigeria.

The program will train 62,000 school teachers, 4,000 student teachers and 816 teacher educators in the six states.

The benefitting states in the TDP arrangement which targets to improve the quality of teaching and learning at the basic education level are Jigawa, Katsina, Zamfara, Niger, Kaduna and Kano states.

The program, funded by DFID, is to improve the skills of teachers in the three core curriculum subjects of English, Mathematics Science and Technology.

The Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Education, Dr. MacJohn Nwaobiala, represented by the National Program Manager, TDP, Dr. Nguyan Feese, at the meeting of the National Joint Committee for the TDP in Abuja, expressed optimism that the recommendations of the working groups would be used to refine the reforms articulated by the National Commission for Colleges of Education.

He lamented that the provision of sustainable continuing professional development opportunities for teachers started to receive better attention only recently.

“A key element of the reform of pre-service training is how to ensure that the teacher educators in our institutions do have the regular opportunities for updating their subject content knowledge and pedagogical skills,” he stated.

The NCCE Executive Secretary, Prof. Muhammad Ibn Junaid, said the commission was committed to ensuring the production of quality teachers for the nation’s education sector.

According to him, the NCCE will continue to work with the colleges and TDP to accomplish the necessary reforms in the sector.

Junaid said, “Our aim in implementing the CPD program is to engender a paradigm shift in the way lecturers teach, from traditional transmission model of teaching to constructivist gender sensitive pedagogy.

“While we continue to receive support from the TDP to implement our reforms in the colleges in the states, in the second phase, we shall have intense engagement with all proprietors of the colleges of education, TETFUND and other development partners in order to source sufficient funds for the nationwide implementation, including the relocation if the materials and models developed with support from the TDP.”

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