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Sanwo-Olu Excited As Two New Lagos State-Owned Universities Receive Official Recognition By NUC

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Sanwo-Olu Excited As Two New Lagos State-Owned Universities Receive Official Recognition By NUC

…LASUED, LASUST will be reference points in years ahead, says Governor

…NUC boss commends Lagos Gov. for investing wisely in higher education

Olushola Okunlade Writes

It was an exciting Tuesday afternoon for Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the National Universities Commission (NUC), gave Lagos State Government clearance certificates of operations for the two newly approved State-owned universities; Lagos State University of Education (LASUED), Ijanikin, and Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUST), Ikorodu, 39years after the first State-owned University, Lagos State University was established.  

The certificates were handed over to Governor Sanwo-Olu by the NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, at the official recognition and collection of certificates for the two new Lagos universities held at the Commission headquarters in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

With the Clearance Certificates of Operation by NUC, Lagos State University of Education is now the 56th State University and 204th University in Nigeria, as well as the second University of education in Nigeria while Lagos State University of Science and Technology is 57th State University and 205th University in Nigeria.

The two Universities, which are expected to kick start operations any moment from now are in addition to the existing Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, established in 1982 by the first Civilian Governor of Lagos, late Alhaji Lateef Jakande. Lagos State now has three state-owned universities.

It would be recalled that Governor Sanwo-Olu last week assented to the bills transmitting Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu to the University of Science and Technology as well as Adeniran Ogunsanya Colleges of Education, Ijanikin and Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Epe to Lagos State University of Education.

PHOTOS: GOV. SANWO-OLU AT THE OFFICIAL RECOGNITION AND COLLECTION OF CERTIFICATES FOR THE TWO NEW LAGOS UNIVERSITIES AT NUC OFFICE, ABUJA, ON TUESDAY, 08 FEBRUARY 2022.

Sanwo-Olu Excited As Two New Lagos State-Owned Universities Receive Official Recognition By NUC
Left-Right: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed during the official recognition and collection of certificates for the two new Lagos Universities recently signed into law, at the NUC Office, Maitama, Abuja, on Tuesday, 08 February 2022.
PHOTOS: GOV. SANWO-OLU AT THE OFFICIAL RECOGNITION AND COLLECTION OF CERTIFICATES FOR THE TWO NEW LAGOS UNIVERSITIES AT NUC OFFICE, ABUJA, ON TUESDAY, 08 FEBRUARY 2022
Left-Right: Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Barr. Tokunbo Wahab; Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed and Professor Olufemi Bamiro, Lagos State Consultant on Tertiary Education during the official recognition and collection of certificates for the two new Lagos Universities recently signed into law, at the NUC Office, Maitama, Abuja, on Tuesday, 08 February 2022.
PHOTOS: GOV. SANWO-OLU AT THE OFFICIAL RECOGNITION AND COLLECTION OF CERTIFICATES FOR THE TWO NEW LAGOS UNIVERSITIES AT NUC OFFICE, ABUJA, ON TUESDAY, 08 FEBRUARY 2022
L-R: Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Barr. Tokunbo Wahab, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed during the official recognition and collection of certificates for the two new Lagos Universities recently signed into law, at the NUC Office, Maitama, Abuja, on Tuesday, 08 February 2022.
PHOTOS: GOV. SANWO-OLU AT THE OFFICIAL RECOGNITION AND COLLECTION OF CERTIFICATES FOR THE TWO NEW LAGOS UNIVERSITIES AT NUC OFFICE, ABUJA, ON TUESDAY, 08 FEBRUARY 2022
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu addressing the media after the official recognition and collecting of certificates for the two new Lagos Universities recently signed into law, with him are Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed (second right); Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Barr. Tokunbo Wahab (right) and others, at the NUC Office, Maitama, Abuja, on Tuesday, 08 February 2022.

Speaking at NUC headquarters, Governor Sanwo-Olu, who commended the Commission for granting the operational certificates for Lagos State University of Education and Lagos State University of Science and Technology, said the creation of the two universities by his administration is not about being ambitious but doing what is proper for the people of Lagos State.

He commended the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa and state lawmakers for working with the executive arms of government and other stakeholders toward passage of the law setting up the two universities. He also appreciated the leadership of the legacy tertiary institutions for their understanding.

Governor Sanwo-Olu said converting erstwhile Lagos State Polytechnic to a University of Science and Technology will bring about innovative engineering, science invention, and other innovations that are critical to the development of our country and our state, adding that the conversion of Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education and Michael Otedola College of Primary Education into a University of Education is a proper and right thing to do given the demands and the needs of students of today.  

He said the operation of the two additional Universities will assist in meeting the demands and needs of the teeming youths who are craving for higher education to be future leaders and reference points not only for themselves and families but for the nation.

“It is about the future of our citizens. It is about the future of our youths, who truly believe in us to do the right thing. It is about our commitment to taking tertiary education to a level that all of us would be proud of. It is all around ensuring that we give hope and opportunity to our teeming youths that believe in us to do the right thing.

“We are giving a commitment that what we have done in LASU, we will also replicate it in the two universities. We will ensure that the two great children that we are giving birth to today are not left alone. All of the various development infrastructure; human and materials that are required to make the universities one of the best in the country, Lagos State would make those resources available for them.

“We say this with every sense of responsibility, knowing fully-well what we are doing in LASU, the level of infrastructure we are putting into erstwhile polytechnic and colleges of education, we would double up those efforts at ensuring that they can turn into great citadels of higher learning and universities that would be reference points in the years ahead,” he said.  

Governor Sanwo-Olu said his administration in the last three years has been investing extensively in the institutions in the State, noting that one of the legacy institutions currently has almost 60 P.hD holders as lecturers.

He said: “Education and Technology are in our economic agenda. So, it is not something that we just fell into overnight; it was something that we thought out. It is something that our people deserve and we plan that in four years, we are going to deliver to them. We thank all the stakeholders, the House of Assembly, and all the various communities where these institutions would be cited, and all of our other players in the private sector who are looking forward to this.

“There are over 20,000 schools in Lagos that are in a private institution that are looking for teachers; teachers in science education and other curricula of education that have university degrees. It is a ready market that we are trying to fill. So, we are excited and proud that we can take it back home today.”

Speaking earlier, the Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, pledged the commission’s total support to the two universities and urged Lagos State Government to take full advantage of the professional and technical advice that the commission would provide to the state government for the establishment and operation of their universities.

He said: “We congratulate the governor on his efforts and initiative. We congratulate your team on the vision of moving Lagos State forward. We particularly congratulate you on your decision to invest wisely in higher education.

“The Lagos State University of Science and Technology certainly would be a benefit to the position of Lagos as the hub of industries and technology in this country and West Africa. And if properly supported, this is a university that can help Lagos State’s determination to transit into a knowledge economy.

“Lagos as a state can move ahead of others based on investment in education. I know that the economy of Lagos alone is the fifth in the entire African continent. The economy of Lagos alone is more than the entire economy of Ghana and Ivory Coast put together.”

The NUC boss also disclosed that Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB), Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) had been fully notified about the operations of the two universities.

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CMS Girls’ Alumnae Tasks Females On Building Purposeful Future

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CMS Girls’ Alumnae Tasks Females On Building Purposeful Future

Olushola Okunlade Writes

Young girls in secondary schools and females in general – in the academic environment – have been challenged to remain focused and ensure that they build and maintain a purposeful future that will allow them to stand out as leaders of tomorrow.

The admonition was given at the 42nd Anniversary Celebration of the CMS Girl’s Grammar School Akoka, Bariga, Lagos, with the theme: ‘Strengthening The Bond: Past, Present, And Future’.

The event, which was held on Saturday, May 21, 2022, brought together all past graduate students of the school from 1985 to 2020, and equally served as a platform to reunite the former students with their old principals and teachers; both serving and retired.

Speaking at the event, the National President, CMS Girl’s Grammar School Akoka Alumnae Association, Mrs. Adeola Adetugbobo, explained that education is the passport to the future and every necessary arrangement must be made to get prepared for the tasks ahead.

Adetugbobo said that a conducive learning atmosphere is one of the key ingredients to improving quality education and such provision is sacrosanct within the academic environment.

“Because we know the benefits of providing a good atmosphere of learning and augmenting the existing infrastructure of the school, today, as part of our mission, we will be donating 100 chairs and desks for the classrooms, as part of our gift to our beloved Alma Mater.

“To the young, charming, brilliant, focused girls and ladies out there, I urge you to devote all your time and energy to your studies, to sustain the academic excellence for which CMS Girls is known. Remember to always keep your face towards the sunshine, and with time, shadows will face behind you.

“You must always be of good character, both at school and at home, even as you uphold the legendary high moral values of our school, as good ambassadors. Remember, you are the future of this school, and will in the course of time, take the baton of leadership. Therefore, follow your dream and pursue your vision with purpose and tenacity. A positive mindset brings positive things.” she said

High Standard; Adetugbobo stressed that the school has always set very high standards and goals for itself, by involving in various competitions and extra-curricular activities; stressing that this boosted their morale and confidence to give back to the school.

She added that the wide range of work done by different sets of Alumnae, rekindled their sense of responsibility to the school and the society at large, promising to continue to walk on that path of greatness.

Appreciating Gestures; The principal of the school, Mrs. Florence Bolodeoku, appreciated the members for their consistent gestures to the school and for the donation of the chairs and desks to the pupils.

Bolodeoku described the donation as cogent, stating that it will further boost learning within the school; while adding that the students will have more chairs at their disposal to seat and get impacted.

The principal, who stated that the school had functional toilets and other facilities provided by the state government to ease learning for everyone, however, appealed to the former students to assist with the completion of the abandoned school hall in the school.

According to her: “The hall would complement the existing hall and provide alternative facility for students to write the examination and other co-curriculum activities. We will also urge that the ex-students assist with giving the laboratories a face-lift- with adequate equipment that could aid students’ ability to become great scientists.”

Morale Booster; A final year student of the school Ms. Ifeoluwa Modebeodero, who was visibly elated to witness the occasion, stated that the gathering of the past students of the school since it was founded in 1980, had boosted the morale of the present students and would make them follow that same path of giving back to the school and society.

Besides the donation of chairs and desks, the Association also promised a cash reward of N100,000 for the best student in the ongoing West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), examinations, as well as the donation of the first-aid box, jerseys for sporting activities, among others.

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Nigerian University Of Technology And Management, NUTM Opens Application For Scholars Program

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Nigerian University Of Technology And Management, NUTM Opens Application For Scholars Program

Applications Now Open for the Nigerian University of Technology and Management Scholars Program (NSP) Class of 2022 – 2023

Olushola Okunlade Writes

The proposed Nigerian University of Technology and Management (NUTM) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the NUTM Scholars Program Class of 2022 – 2023.

The NSP – Flagship Program of NUTM – is a one-year, full-time interdisciplinary postgraduate program in Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Design. The program exposes Scholars to an immersive education experience delivered by world-class faculty from Ivy League and Russel Group Universities, and accomplished industry professionals.

Nigerian University Of Technology And Management, NUTM Opens Application For Scholars Program

As the nation’s pioneering higher education institution focused on nurturing leaders for Nigeria and Africa, the institution plans to offer academic and research offerings in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), and Management at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels.

Through NUTM and the NSP, young Africans learn and explore principles in leadership, design thinking, business, and mindset. “Our students will be the center of NUTM’s focus. Equipping them with globally competitive skills and orientation is at the heart of NUTM’s vision. We will continue to attract brilliant students and world-class faculty and provide cutting-edge learning facilities, environments, and opportunities. Thus, enabling our students to excel and become entrepreneurs, and the go-to-pool for high-performing employees.“ said Founding President, NUTM – Dr. Babs Omotowa.

Nigerian University Of Technology And Management, NUTM Opens Application For Scholars Program

The NSP courses are built on six foundational tracks, geared toward preparing Scholars with the necessary tools to solve real-world challenges. These six tracks are Technology, Entrepreneurship and Design, Management, Leadership, Perspectives, and Critical Thinking and Communication. The program includes experiential learning components such as ‘TEDLab’ and ‘Shadow-a-Leader’, where Scholars are directly mentored by top executives in Africa and beyond.

NSP provides its scholars with ample opportunities to enhance their professional networks, develop analytical and logical reasoning skills as well as expand their depth in various domains of study. 84% of NSP alumni are engaged across various industries including Africa’s leading tech firms such as Paystack, Mono, and Future Africa. The average annual salary of NUTM Alumni also saw a whopping 230% increment. NSP graduates are making an impact and thriving in entrepreneurial careers. Five ventures created through NSP’s TEDLab have already launched products and have collectively raised about $225,000 in funding in less than one year. MyStash, one of the ventures, has accumulated over 12,000+ users.

The NSP is open to applicants who have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, who are proficient in written and spoken English, and are no more than 35 years of age as of the date of application.

In addition, applicants must display a high level of intellectual curiosity, leadership capabilities, and a strong passion for becoming a change agent in Africa, for Africa.

Applications opened on May 4, 2022, and offers will roll out between June 20 & September 15, 2022.

For further information, please contact nsp.admissions@nutmng.org

Click here to apply.

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MultiChoice Invites Applications For Talent Factory

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MultiChoice is once again searching for 20 aspiring film and TV content creators to be part of the Class of 2023.

Think you’re made for film and TV? Then apply to join the MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy Class of 2023!

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MultiChoice is once again searching for 20 aspiring film and TV content creators to be part of the Class of 2023.

Now approaching its fifth year, the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) Academy is excited to once again call for applications for its world-class film and TV training programme which kicks off in October this year! 

The call is open to all emerging filmmakers with either some industry experience or a relevant post-school qualification, to apply for this exciting opportunity to hone their television and film production skills. Our curriculum combines film studies such as directing, sound design, and the business of the film to name a few, with workplace experience in Africa Magic and SuperSport’s top productions.

The 12-month fully-funded program is open to candidates from Nigeria and Ghana for the West Africa Academy which is based in Lagos, Nigeria.

MultiChoice is once again searching for 20 aspiring film and TV content creators to be part of the Class of 2023.

“This couldn’t be a more exciting opportunity for African film and TV content creators,” says West Africa hub Academy Director, Atinuke Babatunde. “There are so many stories on our continent that need to be told and documented with a sense of skill and passion that only a programme such as the MTF Academy can train young people to do. I can’t wait to be a part of this journey,” she adds. Alongside her expert track record with M-Net through Africa Magic since 2014, Babatunde will lead the Class of 2023 with her over 20 years of experience.

In addition to the hands-on training that all students will receive as part of the programme, they will also get enhanced training experience from the Academy’s partnerships, which include the New York Film Academy (NYFA), the Henley Business School, Dolby and Canon, among others. Previous cohorts have also worked on United Nations’ Verified campaign, and pitched projects to Partners Against Piracy (PAP) and Creative Development on a climate change campaign. 

Think you’ve got what it takes? Then visit https://multichoicetalentfactory.com/ to find out more! Applications will be open from Monday, 9th May and close on Friday, 3rd June 2022, and have to be completed on https://cte.multichoicetalentfactory.com/ 

Applications made outside of this website will not be considered. 

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