By Elizabeth Uwandu
The University of Lagos, UNILAG has set Wednesday 4th, October, for the commencement of the 2017/2018 post United Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME. This was made known in a letter by the institution Registrar and Secretary, Dr Mrs Dr. (Mrs.) Taiwo F. Ipaye, FNIM.Unilag
The circular reads, “The University Management has rescheduled 2017/2018 Post UTME Aptitude Test to hold from Wednesday 4th to Friday 6th October, 2017.
Candidates should generate new examination passes from Thursday 28th September, 2017 and come to the test venue with two coloured copies of the examination passes.
GSM phones and other personal belongings are not allowed in the test venues.
The Chief Imam of Lagos, Haruna Akinola, is dead.
The Muslim cleric passed away on Sunday after a brief illness.
Mr. Akinola died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, a source said.
Reacting to the cleric’s passing, the President of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, MSSN, in Lagos State, Saheed Ashafa, described him as a worthy leader.
Mr. Ashafa urged other Islamic leaders to emulate the deceased, saying that his promotion of unity was outstanding.
“He was indeed an epitome of unity for the Nigerian Muslims and a worthy father for all. He would be remembered for keeping Muslims together in the state and beyond.
“Although, the vacuum he left behind may appear difficult to fill but his legacy while alive would create a source of guidance for the Muslim community. May Allah accept his as one of the righteous,” Mr. Ashafa said.Source link
Professor Oye Ibidapo-Obe, former Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has been back in the classroom doing what he loves most -teaching- and generating research papers. While climbing the ladder to the top at the university, Professor Ibidapo-Obe, a First Class graduate of Mathematics, was the brain behind the creation of the consultancy unit (UNILAG CONSULT) in the university in 1982 , which enabled the institution to generate its own cash to execute many projects outside government subventions. And this initiative has been replicated in many universities in Nigeria. In this interview, he shares the lessons he has learnt rising to the pinnacle of his professional career. Enjoy the reading.
Lesson 1: CAREER
A timely move can mold a destiny.When you are in a position of authority, you have to be sensitive to others and sufficiently knowledgeable to know when to stick your neck out and pursue a just cause. This may be costly but it is worth it. When I was the VC, there was and still is this Quota System for admissions-a procedure whereby admission quota is reserved based on states of origin, i.e., catchment areas, educationally less-advantaged states (ELDS) and on merit. No discretion was accepted. I had those two candidates for Medicine who had been classmates together from the beginning. They went to primary school [...]