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ALIERO UNIVERSITY DISTANCE SELF FROM ASUU OUTBURST ON ‘VARSITY IMMINENT COLLAPSE’

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The acting Registrar of Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero (KSUSTA) has disassociate itself from the Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU of the University chapter, that the University is currently encountering imminent collapse.

The statement, which was made available to press men through the University Public Relations Officer, PRO Mallam Hussaini Adamu at the University,

Recall, the Academic Staff Union of the University, ASUU Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero chapter partake in an interview and which was published by National Daily Newspaper. The article titled”ASUU raises alarm as Kebbi varsity faces imminent collapse.

While reacting to the pubkicay, the school management clear air about the rumor and insisted that the publication was nothing but far from the truth.

According to the statement released by the Registrar of the institution Maimura Alhaji Tilli said, the institution wishes to call the attention of the general public that the relentless of the current management of the University under the umbrella of Prof. B.L Aliero has made immense efforts in promoting the academic excellence, staff welfare and construction of mordern infrastructural facilities with last five years which are in records.

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Recall that the National University Commission, NUC releases a list of Universities that had their Programme fully accredited in December, 2021, in which Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero was rated 25th on the list.

Among the recent progress in the Institution environment is press released and attested by various accreditation teams that visited the University, releases that, the University is one of the best E-Library in the country with ultra-modern facilities.

The University employers of labour have being rating their graduates always above standard stressed that KSUSTA is one of the Universities in Nigeria that didn’t miss 2019/2020 academic session due to the Pandemic (COVID-19) lockdown in the Nation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A recent visitation to the University by a team headed by the President of Association of Academic Technologist (NAAT), attested that the University is one of the richest in structures and and modern laboratory equipment.

It’s so sadden and unfortunately to hear that, the same University with these immense progress was labelled as the one facing “imminent collapse by some group of people. However, the publication cannot be directly attributable to the Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU for being well informed and aware of the current position and situation of things in the institution.

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All we know is that, ASUU has pending demands, which is general to all Universities in Nigeria from the Federal Government. The case is even better, because the state government of Kebbi State sympathize with lecturers and did not apply the “No Work, No Pay” policy on the Lecturers of the University.

He also disclosed that, Kebbi State Government has settled the Earned Academic Allowance (EAA) of about N451,000,000. Disclosed further that, the authority of the University also paid the sum of N73,000,000 over the years followed by prompt payments of salaries.

The only pending demands is the implementation of annual increment of 2020 to date, implementation of promotions for 2020 and 2021 and payment of outstanding EAA from 2014 to 2021.

We urged the general public to disregard the public by the Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU described it as the work of few desperate element which has no standard.

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1ST NIGERIAN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS CONFERENCE ON UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS) ESSAY COMPETITION

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The 1st Nigerian Tertiary Institutions Conference on UN SDGs presents the SDG Youth Essay Competition, offering undergraduates in Nigerian tertiary institutions a chance to contribute to the discussion on achieving SDG4, Quality Education.

Competition Overview:

1st Nigerian Tertiary Institutions Conference on UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Essay Competition

The SDG Youth Essay Competition offers a grand prize of N1 million for the top three winners, along with free sponsorship to attend the 1st Nigeria Tertiary Institution Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in April 2024 in Abuja.

Competition Requirements:

1. Eligibility:

   – Open exclusively to undergraduates in Nigerian tertiary institutions.

2. Entry Guidelines:

   – Topic:The Role of Students in Attainment of SDG4

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   – length: Essays should be 1500 words.

   – Entry Period: Thursday, February 1, 2024 – Thursday, February 29, 2024

   – Referencing: APA Style (6th Edition).

   – Font: Times New Roman, 12-point font size.

   – Documentation: Typed in 1.5 line spacing, MS Word format only.

   – Plagiarism: Only original content is accepted; plagiarized entries will be disqualified.

Benefits:

– Prizes:

  – 1st Prize: N500,000

  – 2nd Prize: N300,000

  – 3rd Prize: N200,000

– Winners will also receive free sponsorship to attend the 1st Nigeria Tertiary Institution Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in April 2024 in Abuja.

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Required Documents:

– Student’s Institution ID Card

– Copy of Student’s Admission Letter

– One recent passport-size photograph

– WhatsApp telephone number and email address

Application Procedure:

– All entries and submissions (essay and required documents) should be scanned and sent to nigeriaessay@sdgyouth.org before the deadline.

For Further Inquiries:

– Call: 08068931151, 08133846739, 07067772964

– Email: nigeriaessay@sdgyouth.org

Deadline: February 29th, 2024

Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to achieving SDG4 and win exciting prizes. Submit your entry and required documents before the deadline. For any inquiries, feel free to contact them via phone or email.

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PENTAGON PARTNERS NATIONAL ESSAY COMPETITION FOR UNDERGRADUATE LAW STUDENTS

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Are you an undergraduate law student in Nigeria eager to explore the intersection of law and Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Pentagon Partners presents a unique opportunity for 400-level and 500-level undergraduate law students to participate in the National Essay Competition.

Competition Overview:

Pentagon Partners National Essay Competition for Undergraduate Law Students

The National Essay Competition invites undergraduate law students to showcase their expertise and contribute to the discourse on AI, privacy, and data protection. In addition to cash prizes, participants have the chance to intern with Pentagon Partners, gaining valuable hands-on experience.

Competition Requirements:

1. Eligibility:

   – The competition is open to 400-level and 500-level undergraduate law students in Nigerian universities.

2. Essay Requirements:

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   – Length: Essays should not exceed 1500 words.

   – Format: Double spaced, 12pt Times New Roman font.

   – References: OSCOLA format for citations with 10pt font size for footnotes and endnotes.

   – Submission Format: Essays must be submitted in PDF format.

   – Entrant Details: Include full names, school, level, phone number, and email address in both the body of the email and on the last page of the essay.

   – Single Entry: Each entrant is allowed only one submission.

   – Originality: Plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification.

Competition Benefits and Timeline:

1. Prizes:

   – Winner: N200,000

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   – 1st Runner Up: N150,000

   – 2nd Runner Up: N100,000

2. Internship Opportunity:

   – In addition to cash prizes, winners have the exclusive opportunity to intern with Pentagon Partners, enhancing their career prospects.

Application Procedure:

– Interested participants should submit their essays to essay@pentagonpartnerslp.com during the submission period.

– The subject of the email should be the Essay topic

For additional information and updates, visit www.pentagonpartnerslp.com.

Deadline: March 22nd, 2024

Don’t miss this chance to showcase your legal expertise, contribute to important discussions on AI and law, and vie for enticing cash prizes. Pentagon Partners looks forward to receiving your submissions.

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SYSTEMSPECS CHILDREN’S DAY ESSAY COMPETITION (CDEC), 2024

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The SystemSpecs Children’s Day Essay Competition (CDEC) is an annual event aimed at fostering innovative thinking among primary and secondary school students in Nigeria. It provides a platform for young minds to propose technological solutions to national challenges.

Purpose:
Inaugurated in 2020, the CDEC is part of SystemSpecs’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitment to promoting capacity development in the Nigerian ICT industry. By encouraging young Nigerians to tackle everyday issues, the competition contributes to intellectual growth and societal progress.

SystemSpecs Children’s Day Essay Competition (CDEC), 2024

Topic:
The theme for the 2024 competition is “Protecting the Nigerian Child from the Dangers of Online Technology.” Participants are tasked with exploring strategies to safeguard children in an increasingly digital world.

Eligibility:
– Open to primary and secondary school students in Nigeria aged 9 to 16.

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– Junior category (ages 9 to 12) essays must not exceed 1,000 words.

– Senior category (ages 13 to 16) essays must not exceed 1,500 words.

Prizes:

– Winners will receive generous rewards, including a high-capacity laptop, premium headphones, a portable laptop stand, a smart wristwatch, and one year of internet data, among other items.

– Consolation prizes will be awarded to other participants.

Application Process:

– Interested candidates should access the application page 

– Essays must be written in English and reflect original thought.

– Each participant is limited to one entry.

– Entries must be endorsed by an accredited school official, parent, or legal guardian.

– Deadline for submissions is April 12, 2024.

Submission Guidelines:

– All submissions must be in PDF format and include the student’s name, home and school addresses, email address, and contact phone number.

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– Double entries will result in automatic disqualification.

– Submissions must be received by March 15, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.

Notification of Winners:

– Successful students and schools will be contacted in the second quarter of the year.

– Updates on winners will be announced on @nercng social media platforms.

The SystemSpecs Children’s Day Essay Competition offers a unique opportunity for Nigerian students to demonstrate their creativity and problem-solving skills. By addressing the theme of online child protection, participants contribute to building a safer and more secure digital environment for all. We encourage eligible students to seize this opportunity and showcase their talent and ingenuity.

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