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IGBINEDION UNIVERSITY GETS NUC APPROVAL FOR 5 DEPARTMENTS, 11 NEW PROGRAMMES.

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The National University Commission, NUC has approved additional five new departments in Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State to the current departments in the Institution.

Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State is a private University with 29 departments before the accreditation of the new five departments, which moved the departments to 34 departments.

The accreditation has also moved up the undergraduate programmes offering in the University from 38 programmes to 55 programmes.

This was made available to the public by the University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye, while speaking with the newsmen in the Institution premises after the University’s 10th Entrepreneurial Day.

According to the Vice Chancellor, the new accredited programmes were digital and technology-based programmes, which is inline with the Institution parole/mantra to produce “future-ready graduates”.

The approval of the new departments and programmes has made Igbinedion University, Okada the largest private university with the highest accredited departments in Nigeria. Also moved from 19 post graduate programmes to 24 programmes.

The new approved departments are, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Engineering, B.Sc in Pharmacology, B.Sc in Software Engineering, B.Sc in Mechatronics, B.Sc in Environmental Engineering, B.Sc in Cybersecurity.

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While the new accredited post graduate degree programmes are Postgraduate Diplomas, Ph.D Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D in Computer Engineering, Ph.Dbin Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D Urban and Regional Planning and Ph.D in Sociology.

The Vice Chancellor pointed that, all the newly introduced 11 programmes are already accredited by the National University Commission, NUC as well as all professional bodies the University is affiliated to.

In our Institution, we don’t just graduate students, we graduate students and we describe them as “blue sky graduates” which means (top rated graduates”. The blue sky is always on the top that is one of our vision here in Igbinedion University.

Go and check the records, go and do fact check check, our graduates from this University are always performing excellently in any aspects or areas they are. This achievable because is part of the vision of the founder of the University, Sir Gabriel Igbinedion, to setbup a place that can produce excellence through teaching and research in the context of national and international demands.

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The Vice Chancellor expressed his joy over the progress status of the University, saying we did matriculation ceremony for the newly admitted students recently and I was so happy to let the parents of the students know that the University is cosmopolitan in nature, we have students across the 36 states in this country.

He said, based on affirmation action, the University has already exceeded the 25 per cent threshold in the employment of women.

Based on Internationalization and partnership, qualitative educational deliveries, digitalization and research development, the four platforms made it know that, the University remains a top choice for the students and intending members of faculty across the world.

You see, every University that does not have a global outlook will not attract quality students, that’s why we have students across the states including the Federal Capital Abuja. he added.

We implore parents, guidance to enroll their Ward to Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State for quality education in difference discipline areas to produce “future ready graduates”.

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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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