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LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY (LASU) ANNOUNCE SALES OF ADMISSION INTO PORTUGUESE PROGRAMME IN CENTRE FOR AFRO BRAZILLIAN STUDIES

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the underlisted programmes in the Lagos State University Centre for Afro-Brazilian Studies (LASUCAS).

2.0 CELPE-BRAS TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR SCHOLARSHIP IN BRAZIL

LASU admission into Portuguese programmes in centre for Afro-Brazilian studies

The Government of Brazil gives scholarship in every discipline to hundreds of Nigerian students in every academic session. For any student to enjoy the scholarship tenable in Brazil, he/she must pass an Examination called CELPE-Bras: Certificate of Proficiency in Portuguese Language for Foreigners. This programme is, therefore, to train candidates for both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate scholarship.

Admission Requirements

For a student to qualify, he/she: 

Must have passed WAEC/SSCE with at least five credits. 

Must be between the ages of 17 and 23 years for Undergraduate Scholarship. 

Must have graduated with at least a 2nd Class Honours (lower division) for Postgraduate Scholarship

Duration of the Programme: The course is for a period of six (6) months.  

3.0 DIPLOMA IN PORTUGUESE AND BRAZILIAN STUDIES

The Diploma qualifies for admission into the Degree Course in Portuguese/English at the Lagos State University

3.1 Admission Requirements

A minimum of four (4) credits including English language in the General Certificate of Education (G.C.E. ordinary level) or its equivalent at not more than two sittings.

Three (3) credits at one sitting and five (5) years working experience in a corporate body or government establishment. 

Mature candidate who is above 35 years of age and with (3) three credits at one sitting.

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3.2 Duration of course: The course will be for a part-time period of four (4) semesters or two (2) academic sessions. 

 

4.0 CERTIFICATE IN PORTUGUESE AND BRAZILIAN STUDIES

The course is to cater for the need of those who intend to travel to Lusophone countries of the world for the purpose of study, trade, news coverage or tourism. The certificate qualifies for admission into the Diploma in Portuguese programme at the Lagos State University.

 

4.1 Admission Requirements

The West African School Certificate (WASC) or the General Certificate of Education (GCE O-Level) or its equivalent with credits in three (3) subjects including English at not more than two sittings.

The WASC or the GCE O-Level or its equivalent with credits in three (3) subjects at one sitting and five years working experience in a corporate body or government establishment.

4.2 Duration of Course: It is a two (2) module, six (6) months part-time programme. Each module is for three (3) months.

 

5.0. PROFICIENCY CERTFICATE IN YORUBA FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS

This certificate course is to train and equip persons interested in the study of the Yorùbá Language, literatures, culture, and communication techniques across the globe, especially the Brazilians. The course will draw students primarily from Brazil, Portugal, North American countries, Nigeria and other parts of the world.

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5.1 Admission Requirements                             

Foreigners with a minimum of secondary school certificate or its equivalent. 

Nigerian candidates with a minimum of three (3) credits in WAEC or NECO or its equivalent. 

Graduates of higher institutions from any discipline. 

Mature candidates who have or have had a minimum of ten (10) years working experience in relevant professions or above 35 years old may be considered for admission.

Note: A pass in Yoruba is not compulsory.  

5.2 Duration of Course: The course will run on Full-Time Basis for a period of Eight (8) weeks 

6.0 METHOD OF APPLICATION

Application Form is obtainable from Lagos State University website: http://www.lasu.edu.ng/lasucas on the payment of Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000.00) only, as application fee. The application fee for Proficiency Certificate in Yoruba for foreigners is Fifty Dollars ($50.00) only. 

For further information, please visit the Lagos State University Centre for Afro-Brazilian Studies on the 2nd floor, Babatunde Raji Fashola Senate Building, LASU Main Campus, Ojo, or call the following telephone numbers:

Prof Tayo Ajayi – +234-806-3323-910 

Mrs V.O. Opaleye – +234-803-3441-685

7.0 CLOSING DATE: Closing date of application is Six (6) weeks from the date of this publication.

SIGNED

      Emmanuel A. FANU

       Registrar & Secretary to Council

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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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