Connect with us

Education

Ramat Poly Students call on Zulum to bail them out of exploitation by lecturers in the consultancy service

Published

on

Ramat Poly Students call on Zulum to bail them out of exploitation by lecturers in the consultancy service

By: Bodunrin Kayode

The Students of the post graduate diploma class, Consultancy service, Ramat Polytechnic in maiduguri have called on Governor Babagana Zulum to wade into obvious exploitation being exhibited by some staff of that service against them.

They equally called on the Commissioner of Education, Engineer Lawan Wakilbe and the Rector of the polytechnic, Dr Bukar Abubakar to set up a committee of enquiry to investigate the case of extortion of money going on in the school of post graduate diploma, within the consultancy service of the institution.

One of the students of the post graduate diploma class, also a serving teacher in the state speaking on anonymity said that with the economic hardship been faced by Nigerians and citizens of Borno State, he was appalled that consultancy lecturers were exploiting students in such flagrant manner.

“Why would the lecturers of the consultancy unit request and demand students to pay the sum of Fifteen thousand naira for their Project Topics to be approved?” he asked.

He said it was disheartening and unfortunate for an institution like Ramat Polytechnic to allow such an ugly trend to be taking place in its premises.

He added that most of the students of the post graduate diploma class were State Government teachers and national youth service Corp (NYSC) members who had to struggle hard in order to squeeze and save money to pay registration fees and buy handouts to ensure they graduate with good grades.

The student regretted that he has never heard or seen a situation where he has to pay money to get approval for his Project Topic except in Ramat Polytechnic Maiduguri.

He then called on the attention of stake holders in the Borno education sector to intervene into the ugly trend as many students can not afford to pay the said amount being demanded and they also want the ugly trend to stop, before it drags the name of the institution into the mud.

When contacted to respond on the scandal, the Rector of the institution Dr Bukar Abubakar said he was very busy and was unable to respond to any form of interview as at the time of writing this report.

Ramat Poly Students call on Zulum to bail them out of exploitation by lecturers in the consultancy service

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Education

UKAid depeens campaigns  against cybercrime, cultism across Nigeria•THRIVE ONLINE, CANCEL CULTS programmes transforming lives in Lagos, Edo,  Bayelsa

Published

on

UKAid depeens campaigns  against cybercrime, cultism across Nigeria
•THRIVE ONLINE, CANCEL CULTS programmes transforming lives in Lagos, Edo,  Bayelsa

By: Michael Mike

The THRIVE ONLINE campaign, a vital component of the broader BRIGHTER FUTURES programme supported by the UK government, continues its proactive efforts to combat cybercrime and cultism in Nigeria.

With a targeted focus on Lagos, Edo, and Bayelsa States, the campaign aims to safeguard individuals, families, and communities from the detrimental impacts of these societal scourges.

Ahmad Jumare, one of the Communications Managers of the Programme, underscored the grave threat posed by cybercrime in Nigeria. He emphasised the far-reaching consequences, including financial losses and compromised online safety for citizens.

Highlighting data from Kaspersky, a leading cybersecurity firm, Jumare reiterated Nigeria’s unfortunate distinction as the African country with the highest number of cyber threats over the past year.

In response, the THRIVE ONLINE campaign has ramped up its efforts to promote online safety and awareness.

Through its online platform thriveonlinenigeria.com, Facebook page, and monthly radio show on Eco FM, the campaign disseminates valuable information and best practices to mitigate cyber risks. Additionally, targeted interventions focus on mentoring young individuals at risk of involvement in cybercrime, redirecting their trajectories towards positive opportunities.

In the same vein, the CANCEL CULTS campaign addresses the pervasive issue of cultism and serious organised crime, particularly in Edo and Bayelsa States.

Utilising various platforms such as Facebook, radio talk shows, awareness events, and school engagements, the campaign delivers targeted messages aimed at preventing youth from succumbing to cult-related violence and criminal activities.

Mentorship programmes and sports initiatives play a pivotal role in sensitising vulnerable youths to the dangers of cultism while offering alternative pathways to personal and professional development. By collaborating with government agencies and civil society organisations, the CANCEL CULTS campaign strives to create an enabling environment where youths can thrive through legitimate means.

Both campaigns are integral parts of the overarching BRIGHTER FUTURES programme, which has already made significant strides in transforming the lives of vulnerable youths across various communities. By providing skills acquisition programs, community-based initiatives, and mentorship opportunities, the programme empowers individuals to build sustainable livelihoods while addressing past trauma and enhancing self-worth.

Philip Slaboh, Bayelsa state coordinator for the program, commended the positive impact of the Bright Futures Project, noting tangible changes in the behavior and outlook of youths involved in drugs and cultism. He underlined the importance of intervention programs in steering young people towards constructive pathways and away from the perils of criminality.
Similarly, Williams Ehisogie, head of Edo State Security Network (ESSN) in Idogbo secretariat, Ikpoba- Okha LGA, shared, “The Brighter Futures project introduced valuable skills, such as interacting with organizations mandated for crime prevention. For instance, when we rescued a human trafficking victim in Ikpoba-Okha LGA, I contacted the project team, who connected me with NAPTIP for prosecution—a testament to the effectiveness of collaboration.”

Meanwhile, Mrs Blessing Abiri, Lagos state coordinator for the programme, stressed: “Success in preventing serious and organized crime hinges on building resilience and strategically mapping goals to experience transformative life changes. The Brighter Futures interventions have opened beneficiaries up to the impact of a growth mindset and self-confidence to thrive in their communities without fear, empowering them with renewed hope for a bright future.”

The THRIVE ONLINE and CANCEL CULTS campaigns represent proactive measures aimed at safeguarding Nigerian communities and fostering a brighter future for all citizens.

UKAid depeens campaigns  against cybercrime, cultism across Nigeria
•THRIVE ONLINE, CANCEL CULTS programmes transforming lives in Lagos, Edo,  Bayelsa

Continue Reading

Education

Mathematics Key to Country’s Development and Growth-NTIC School Clinches 100 Medals at National Mathematics Competition

Published

on

Mathematics Key to Country’s Development and Growth-NTIC School Clinches 100 Medals at National Mathematics Competition

By: Michael Mike

The Managing Director of Nigerian Tulip International Colleges (NTIC), Mr. Feyzullah Bilgin has urged Nigerians to take the study of mathematics very serious as it could be the key to unearthing in the Nigeria entrance into deserving development and growth.

Bilgin, made the call in a statement issued on Thursday during which he announced that students of the Nigerian Tulip International Colleges (NTIC) have won over 100 medals in the 1st round of the National Mathematical Centre (NMC) competitions.

He noted that mathematics is not as difficult as many students believe, insisting that all it requires to be atop the subjects is interest and good teacher.

On the National Mathematical Centre (NMC) competitions, he said it is mandated to identify and encourage young talents, stimulate enthusiasm among young Nigerian students and attract distinguished mathematical scientists, from all over the country.

He noted that it is also aimed at enabling it tackle national set goals in the development of mathematical sciences and represent Nigeria in the various most prestigious international olympiads.

He said: “We are pleased to announce to you our outstanding achievements from the 2023/2024 1st round of National Mathematical and Sciences Olympiad Competitions according to the results released by N.M.C. Abuja.”

He listed some of the outstanding achievements of the NTIC to include students of the school winning 27 gold, 38 silver and 35 bronze medals in various subjects including math, the science subjects and informatics Olympiads.

He said: “Our schools also achieved a record-breaking number of 293 students that qualified for the second round of the competitions.

“In the whole of Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Yobe States, our schools clinched the best in Mathematics Olympiad.

“In the whole of F.C.T. Abuja, our schools are the best in biology, chemistry, junior mathematics, and physics Olympiads.

“In the F.C.T, our students clinched the top 3 in biology Olympiad; 9 of our students emerged in the top 10 in junior math; 6 of our students emerged in the top 10 and half of the students that qualified for the second round are our students in senior math. It would also interest you to know that one of our J.S.S. 1 students surpassed several J.S.S. 2 and 3 students to clinch 3rd position in the state.

“In the same Abuja, one of our students: Chiemela Ahachi clinched the best positions in both physics and chemistry Olympiads.

“In the whole of Kano State, our schools are the best in junior informatics, junior math, senior informatics, and senior Math.

“In the whole of Kano State, our students clinched top 5 in junior informatics Olympiad; top 10 and 89% of 2nd round qualifiers in junior mathematics Olympiad; top 5 and 89% of 2nd round qualifiers in senior informatics Olympiad; and 8 of our students emerged in the top 10 and 82% of 2nd round qualifiers in senior math Olympiads,” he said.

The director also said in the whole of Lagos State, our school is the best in junior and senior mathematics, which are clinched by two blood brothers.
In the whole of Lagos State, our students occupied the top 6 in senior math Olympiads.

“In the whole of Kaduna State, our schools are the best in junior informatics, chemistry, and physics Olympiads.

“In the whole of Kaduna State, our students occupied the top 9 in junior informatics, and came top 3 in physics.

“In the whole of Yobe State, there are no rival schools as our schools occupied every available position in all the subject categories.”

Mathematics Key to Country’s Development and Growth-NTIC School Clinches 100 Medals at National Mathematics Competition

Continue Reading

Education

Why Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB)?

Published

on

Why Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB)?

By: Yusuf Adamu

The Nigeria Army University Biu which has a slogan as the African First Green University was established in 2018 and it is considered as a research institution for innovation and technology for the Nigerian Army. The university is duly licensed by the NUC and it’s expected to enjoy varieties of benefits just like any other university in the country. The university is managed by the army and it has about 75% civilian and 25% army and paramilitary.It offers over 15 different courses.

However, the setting up of this university is a child of necessity because it has bridged the knowledge gap created by the insurgency and also to restore confidence of the people since it’s a military establishment.

Prior, to the establishment of the university, the people of the community made a lot sacrifices in respect of thier lands and as a result a large hectares of land was offered to the university.

The university has also enjoyed full support of the Borno State Government, Unimaid and as well as other agencies.
With the smooth takeoff of the university, what should be considered is, possible expansion owing to its large hectares of land it occupies in order for it to become world class rather than reducing it as a faculty under the Nigerian Defence Army.
The people of Biu and the state have been loyal members of the party for over 20yrs, for them the news is a shock and that the FG should reconsider thier position on this.

Instead, they should considered other MDAs and allow this tertiary institutions to operate the way it’s been setup because modus operandi of a university differs from that of MDAs.

Further more, if decision is viewed as the implementation of the Orosanyo’s recommendations then, then how come did the army university smuggled in? because it was not established at the time the report was made.

Therefore, we are appealing to the President and Vice President to please reconsider and exclude NAUB from this decision so that it can take its full position as the citadel of knowledge, compete with its peers and among others.

Why Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB)?

Continue Reading

Trending

Verified by MonsterInsights