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The Polytechnic, Ibadan Matriculation Ceremony for 2017/2018 Academic Session

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The Rector of The Polytechnic, Ibadan Prof. O. O. Fawole on behalf of the staffs and polytechnic
community hereby invites the general public to their matriculation ceremony of fresh HND1, ND1, FT, PT, and DPT students for the 2017/2018 academic session.

All Freshers are to note that the
matriculation ceremony has been fixed
for Thursday, 12th April, 2018.

All Freshmen are to collect your
matriculation oath at the department, fill it and come along with it to the ceremony.

Only students that have paid school fees and registered fully will be matriculated and issued matric Number.

NECO Basic Education Certification Examination(BECE) Proposed Timetable

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The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the proposed examination time-table for the upcoming Basic Education Certification Examination (BECE)/Junior
WAEC examinations for the 2018/2019
session.

According to the time-table released by the National Examination Council, NECO the examination for the Basic Education
Certification Examination (BECE) is
scheduled to commence from 23rd April - 8th May, 2018.

The Official Time-Table of the National
Examination Council, NECO Basic Education Certification Examination (BECE) has been published below:

NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL (NECO) 2018 BASIC EDUCATION CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (BECE) PROPOSED EXAMINATION TIMETABLE: 23RD APRIL TO 8TH MAY, 2018

Monday 23rd April, 2018
Paper I: Objective: Basic Science and
Technology (BST) - 10.00am – 11.00am
Paper II: Objective: Basic Science and
Technology (BST) - 11.00am – 12.00noon
Paper I: Objective: Hausa L2 - 2.30pm –
3.30pm Paper I: Objective: Igbo L2 - 2.30pm – 3.30pm Paper I: Objective: Yoruba L2 - 2.3…

Federal Poly Oko Matriculation Ceremony for Newly Admitted Students for 2017/2018 Academic Session

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This is to inform all fresh students of the
Federal Polytechnic, Oko (OKOPOLY) that the Matriculation Ceremony date has been announced for the 2017/2018 academic session.

All newly admitted students are hereby
informed that the Oko Poly Matriculation Ceremony for the 2017/2018 academic
session is scheduled as follows.

Date: Tuesday 10th April, 2018 .

Time: 10am

Venue: The Federal Polytechnic, Oko

All Freshers are advised to proceed to their various faculty head for further information on the upcoming matriculation ceremony.

UNN Re-opens Portal For Course Registration For First Semester 2017/2018 Academic Session

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This is to inform all the undergraduate students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) that the management has re-opened the portal for course registration for the first semester, 2017/2018 academic session has been announced.

Course Registration portal opens on 28th March 2018 till 7th April 2018 to enable students who have be unable to register their courses to do so, so that they can participate in the first semester examinations.

Any student who fail to register their courses during this period of time will have himself or herself to blame as request for re-opening of portal for the purpose of registration of courses for 2017/2018 first semester will not be entertained.

UNIBEN Academic Calendar For 2017/2018 Academic Session

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The management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has released the approved academic calendar for the 2017/2018 academic session.

UNIBEN ACADEMIC CALENDAR – 1ST
SEMESTER.


07/01/2018 – New Students come into
residence for 2017/2018 academic session.

08/01/2018 Clearance begins for new students.

14/01/2018 – Old students come into
residence.

15/01/2018 – Lectures begin for all students for first semester of 2017/2018 Academic Session.

16/02/2018 – Deadline for registration and payment of school charges/fees for 2017/2018 academic session.

03/03/2018 – Matriculation (8 weeks after resumption).

06/04/2018 – End of 1 semester lectures for 2017/2018 Academic Session (14 weeks).

09/04/2018 – 13/04/2018 – Revision (one week).

16/04/2018 – Examinations begin in Faculties of Education/Pharmacy/Engineering/Life Sciences/Physical Sciences/Environmental Sciences.

20/04/2018 – CED Examination.

23/04/2018–20/04/2018 – Other Faculties Examinations begin (two weeks)

07/05/2018-11/05/2018 – GST Exams (CBT).

14/05/2018…

Nnamdi Azikwe University Teaching Hospital School of Nursing Admission Form for 2017/2018

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the School of Nursing, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi, Three (3) years General Nursing Programme.

NAUTH SCHOOL OF NURSING
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS.


Five (5) credits at Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent to include: English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology at not more than two (2) sittings.

NOTE: Combination of WAEC and NECO result is acceptable.

NAUTH SCHOOL OF NURSING ADMISSION KEY DATES.

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 25th April, 2018.

DATE OF EXAMINATION: Saturday 12th May, 2018.

TIME: 8am prompt.

VENUE: School of Nursing, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi

NOTE: Bring along with you pencil, eraser, pen, ruler and original receipt issued by NAUTH Accounts with glued passport photograph.

HOW TO APPLY FOR NAUTH SCHOOL
OF NURSING ADMISSION.


1. Any prospective candidate shall pay the sum of eight thousand two hundred naira (8,200.00) only to NAUTH TSA…

OAU Senate Orders Students to Vacate Hostel, Approves New Resumption Date for 2017/2018 Academic Session

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The Senate of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, at its sitting today, Wednesday, 28th March, 2018, has endorsed the action, taken so far, by the University Management over the issue of students’ unauthorized occupation of the rooms in the halls of residence.

A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that the Professors, who frowned at the rate of moral decadence among the students, urged the Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede-led administration to use all lawful means to enforce obedience to the school rules and regulations, so that “our students will be found worthy in learning and character; therefore be qualified to obtain our degrees, certificates and diplomas.

Accordingly, the Senate has given the University Management the mandate to ask students, who are still resident in the halls, to vacate their apartments/rooms, latest by Friday, 30th March, 2018.

It also added that any student, who is still illegally occupying any room within t…

University of Ibadan Proposed Academic Calendar for 2017/2018 Session

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This is to inform all the students of the University of Ibadan (UI) that the authorities of the institution have released the proposed academic calendar for the 2017/2018 academic session.

UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN ACADEMIC
CALENDAR.


UI First Semester Academic Calendar.

Students Arrive — Sun 15/4/18

1 week for Orientation/Registration — Mon. 16/4/18 - Fri. 20/4/18

13 weeks for Teaching/Revision — Mon. 23/4/18 - Fri.20/7/18

1 week for the finalization of Continuous Assessment — Mon. 2/7/18 – Fri.6/7/18

GES Examinations — Mon. 16/7/18 - Fri.
20/7/18

2 weeks for Examinations in Faculty of Education Mon. 16/7/18 - Fri. 27/7/18

2 weeks for Examinations in all other Faculties — Mon. 30/7/18 - Fri. 10/8/18

2 weeks for Processing Examinations Results — Mon. 13/8/18 - Fri. 24/8/18

Mid-Session Break for
Students (2 weeks) — Mon. 13/8/18 - Fri. 24/8/18

UI Second Semester Academic Calendar.
13 weeks for Teaching/Revision Mon. 27/8/18 - Fri. 23/11/18

1 week for meetings of Faculty Boards of Examiners to consider First…

UNIPORT Procedure for Deferment of Admission for 2017/2018 Academic Session

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This is to inform all the candidates offered provisional admission into the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria (UNIPORT) for the 2017/2018 academic session that the management has released the procedure for the application of deferment of admission.

UNIPORT ADMISSION DEFERMENT
PROCEDURE.

1. Candidate must confirm his/her Admission Status must; pay Acceptance Fee showing evidence of having accepted the offer of admission.

2. Candidate is, therefore, expected to go through the Online Clearance Process, up to Eligibility Clearance Stage to get cleared online.

3. If cleared online, candidate should go to the Admissions Office with the following documents for Physical Clearance:

i. A coloured Print-Out of Clearance Eligibility Form with Candidate’s “Clearance Status” boldly indicated Cleared on top of the Form.

ii. Original WAEC/NECO/NABTEB certificates. Online coloured printouts will suffice where the Candidate’s Certificates are not originals/ available.

iii. Coloured printout of JAMB Admissio…

FUNAI Postgraduate Admission List for 2017/2018 Academic Session

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The management of the School of Postgraduate Studies, Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo (FUNAI), wishes to inform all the candidates that participated in its screening test that they can now check their admission status.

FUNAI postgraduate admission list has been successfully uploaded on the university’s website.

HOW TO CHECK FUNAI POSTGRADUATE ADMISSION LIST.

Follow the link below to check your postgraduate
admission status on school's portal:

Click HERE To Access the FUNAI Postgraduate Admission List.

Congratulations from all of us at Edusat NG.

FUT Minna Asks 5 Students to Appear before Committee Over Misconduct During 2016/2017 Second Semester Examination

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The Federal University of Technology, Minna has asked five students of the institution to appear before the Examination Misconduct Committee of the school in connection with the students' involvement in examination misconduct during the second semester 2016/2017 examination.

The five students are:

1. AJANAKU, Ismaila (2016/1/59596CL) - Department of Library and Information Technology

2. ALO, Isaac Ifeoluwa (2013/1/47511AH) - Department of Horticulture

3. MOSES, Daniel (2015/1/54602AC) — Department of Crop Production

4. ISAAC, Oluwabamise (2016/1/63043EA) — Department of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering

5. SALEH, Musa (2016/1/63135EM) — Department of Mechanical Engineering

The students are to appear before the committee on Wednesday, 4th April, 2018
Time:10:00am
Venue: Room 106, School of Physical Sciences Boardroom, Bosso Campus.


Signed
Mal. I.B Abdullahi
PAR (Examination Misconduct Committee)
For: Registrar


IAUE Academic Calendar for 2017/2018 Academic Session

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This is to inform all students of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education that the institution has released the senate approved academic calendar for the 2017/2018 academic session.

Students can access the academic calendar via the image below.

IAUE School Fees Schedule For 2017/18 Academic Session

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This is to inform both fresh and stale undergraduate students of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUE) that the management of the institution has published the amount they are required to pay as school fees for the 2017/2018 academic session.


To access the school fees payment schedule, click on the image below.




Or click HERE to Download the image

IAUE Matriculation Ceremony Date and Important Notice to Newly Admitted Students

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The management of the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUE) has approved Saturday April 21, 2018 as matriculation date for students admitted for 2017/2018 academic session.

Senate made this approval during its statutory meeting on Wednesday March 28, 2018.

Newly admitted students who are yet to pay their school fees are advised to do so to enable them secure their matriculation numbers that will give them access to their examination which will commence from Monday April 30, 2018.

Senate also decided that students who have not paid their school fees will not be allowed to contest or vie for positions during student union government elections from next year .

UNILAG Data Capture Schedule for 100L & DE Candidates for 2017/18 Academic Session

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This is to inform all the newly admitted students (100 Level and Direct Entry) of the University of Lagos that the management of the institution has released the data capture schedule for the 2017/2018 academic session.

UNILAG DATA CAPTURE SCHEDULE.

100-level and Direct Entry students for the 2017/2018 academic session are requested to go to the CITS Seminar Room, Centre for Information Technology and Systems (CITS) between Monday, March 26, 2018 and Wednesday, April 18, 2018 for data capture for the production of Identity Cards.

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily.

The schedule for the data capture for each Faculty is as shown below:

DATE — FACULTY

Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27, 2018 — ARTS

Wednesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 29, 2018 — MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

Tuesday, April 3 and Wednesday, April 4, 2018 — EDUCATION

Thursday, April 5 and Friday, April 6, 2018 — ENGINEERING

Saturday, April 7 and Monday, April 9, 2018 — ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 — LAW

Wednesday, April 11 a…

Babcock University Post UTME Form for 2018/2019 Academic Session

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admissions into Babcock University (BU), for 4-, 5-, AND 6- year Degree Programs for the 2018/2019 academic session.


BABCOCK UNIVERSITY GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS.

Minimum qualification for the First Degree Programs: 5 credits at the GCE/SSCE/NECO Examinations or their equivalent (at not more than 2 sittings ); one sitting only for Medicine & Surgery. Candidates below 16 years of age are advised not to apply .

CANDIDATES AWAITING 2018 WAEC/NECO SSCE RESULTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PRESENT ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS BEFORE MATRICULATION.

All candidates who APPLY DIRECTLY to Babcock University are REQUIRED to sit for the current JAMB examination (for 100 Level) or apply for JAMB Direct Entry admissions (for Direct Entry). Candidates who apply for Transfer Admissions need to present JAMB Admission letter and transcript from previous University and Attestation Letters.

BABCOCK UNIVERSITY DEGREE PROGRAMMES & REQUIREMENTS.

A. SCHO…

KUST Approved Academic Calendar for 2017/2018 Session

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The Kano State University of Science and Technology, Wudil (KUST) has published the senate approved academic calendar for the 2017/2018 academic session.

You can access the approved academic calendar via the PDF file attached in the link below.
Note: You would need a device that is able to read PDF files.

Download PDF

Nigerian Navy Courses 25 Shortlisted Candidates For Interview and Medicals

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Applicants whose names appear below are shortlisted for interview into the Nigerian Navy Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Course 25 Special Enlistment for Medical Consultants.

Shortlisted candidates are to report at the Nigerian Navy Secondary School Ojo, Lagos State on Wednesday 04 April 2018 for an interview which will take place from 04 to 10 April 2018.

Click Here to Download List

The Interview will involve the screening of academic certificates and credentials, medical tests and oral examinations.

Candidates are to come along with the following items:
a. Duly completed Registration Forms.
b. Original and photocopies of academic certificates and credentials including:

(1) National Identity Card (acknowledgement slip admissible).

(2) First School Leaving Certificate and Senior Secondary School Certificates (WAEC, NECO, etc).

(3) Certificates from tertiary institutions.

(4) Evidence of fellowship of West African Colleges or National Medical Colleges in respective specializations such a…

IBB University Lapai Postpones 2nd Convocation Ceremony

The management of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai has announced the postponement of its 2nd
Combined Convocation Ceremony which was earlier scheduled to be held on Saturday, March 31st, 2018.

The postponement according to the management is due to some unforseen
circumstances.

There would be a new date which would announced later.

The Council, Senate and Management sincerely regret any inconveniences caused to our esteemed visitors, Graduands, Parents and the General
Public.

Thanks for the support, cooperation and
understanding.

Signed:
Alhaji Musa Ango Abdullahi
Registrar

NYSC Batch "A" Online Registration Guidelines and Requirements 2018

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This is to inform all prospective corps members, i.e. Nigerians who have graduated from Universities and Mono/Polytechnics both home and abroad, that the NYSC On-line registration portal will be opened from 26th March to 8th April 2018 to enable them register for the 2018 Batch ‘A’ mobilization.

Tips to guide PCMs during NYSC Online Registration:

1. Do not thumb print by proxy. (Nobody should thumbprint for you; thumbprint should be done by you).

2. Make sure the passport photograph uploaded is very clear.

3. Do not forget the Username and Password used during your online registration.

4. Apply for correction of spelling mistakes and rearrangement of names on your dashboard. It is ongoing even after the Orientation Exercise.

5. Cross- check your records before submission to avoid wrong details.


NYSC ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCEDURE AND REQUIREMENTS.

Note: The Website address is any of the following:
[portal.nysc.org.ng/nysc1/]
[www.nysc.gov.ng]
[www.nysc.org.ng]

Check Senate Approved List for verifi…

UMYU Postgraduate Admission List for 2017/2018 Academic Session

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This is to inform all the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University (UMYU), Katsina State, 2017/2018 academic session prospective postgraduate candidates that the management of the institution has released the names of candidates admitted into its various postgraduate programmes.

UMYU postgraduate admission list has been successfully uploaded online.

CHECK UMYU POSTGRADUATE ADMISSION LIST.

Follow the link below to access your postgraduate admission status

Click HERE to View PG List.

KUST Extends Registration Deadline for 2017/2018 Academic Session

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The management of the Kano University Of Science And Technology (KUST), Wudil, has announced the extension of the registration deadline for the 2017/2018 academic session.

The Vice-Chancellor has graciously approved the extension of the period of registration from Monday 26th March to Friday 6th April 2018.

Late registration starts from Monday 9th to Friday 13th April, 2018.

Students are requested to pay registration fees and conclude all aspects of registration within the stipulated period as no complain will be entertained after closing date.

Portal will be closed on Sunday 15th April, 2018.

Chinese Government Awards 47 Students of UNIJOS Scholarship

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The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to Nigeria, has awarded scholarships to 47 deserving students of the University of Jos Ambassador of China to Nigeria, Dr Zhou Pingjian made the presentation to the students at the Multi-purpose Auditorium of the University while on a visit to Unijos as part of a special collaboration in educational advancement.

The Ambassador who applauded the Vice-Chancellor and the University Administration for the warm hospitality and strong support to the Chinese Community in Jos, described UniJos as a prestigious Institution and said Nigeria is a great nation. Dr. Pingjian noted that Nigeria shares so many things in common with China like the Independence Anniversaries of both countries on 1st of October, both countries being the most populous nations in their continents (Africa and Asia) and both countries being the largest economy in their continents.

The Chinese envoy disclosed that his country is currently projecting a blue print of understanding …

UNICAL School Fees Payment Procedure

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This is to inform both the new and returning students of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) that the management of the institution has released the procedure on how they can pay their school fees.

STEPS ON HOW TO PAY UNICAL FEES.

1. Students (Fresh and Returning students) should log on to the portal with their Registration Number or Matric Number
2. Generate and Print Bill

3. Check the list of Banks for payment according to programme of study

4. Go to the bank and make payment on e-Transact Platform

5. Collect bank payment slip which contain payment details and confirmation order number

6. Go back to the portal to log on with your Registration Number or Matric Number

7. Then input your BILL NUMBER (located on your bill ) on the next page to enable you gain access to the portal

University Of Calabar 2017/2018 Orientation Programme For Newly Admitted Students

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This is to inform all the newly admitted students of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) that the management of the institution has announced the date for the 2017/2018 academic session orientation programme.

Orientation for Newly admitted students into the University of Calabar will be held from the 4th – 5th April, 2018. The event which will commence from 9am daily will take place at the UNICAL International Conference Centre. The Opening Ceremony of the event is billed for 4th April, 2018.

According to the release, Wednesday, 4th – 6th April, 2018 has been declared lectures/registration free for all year one student.

LAUTECH Postpones Harmattan (1st) Semester Examination for 2017/2018 Session

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This is to inform all the students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, that the management has postponed the examinations for the Harmattan Semester, 2017/2018 academic session.

The commencement of the 2017/2018 First Semester Examinations which had earlier been scheduled for Monday, March 26, 2018 has now been shifted to Monday, April 9, 2018.

Students are, therefore, advised to use the additional week to continue their revision and preparation for the Harmattan Semester examinations.

All students are enjoined to check the adjusted examination timetable on the University’s website.

UNIPORT 2017/2018 First Semester Examination Timetable [PDF]

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The University of Port-Harcourt, (UNIPORT) has published the first semester examination timetable for the 2017/2018 academic
session.

The First Semester Examination of the
University of Port-Harcourt is scheduled to commence from Monday 3rd April, 2018 and ends on 4th May, 2018.

The examination timetable can be accessed via the PDF file in the link below.

Download PDF

You would need a device that is able to read PDF files to view the timetable.

UNIPORT Important Notice to Students on 2017/2018 Matriculation Ceremony

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This is to inform the public especially, the newly admitted students of the University of Port-harcourt (UNIPORT) that the Matriculation Ceremony for 2017/2018 First Year Students has been scheduled to take place as specified below:

DATE: Thursday, 29th March, 2018

TIME: 9.00A.M

VENUE: Convocation Arena, University park

There will be an academic procession by
Members of senate. All Matriculants are to be seated at 8.30a.m and are expected to be very orderly.

Photograph taking inside the Arena will not be allowed.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL
MATRICULATING STUDENTS


You are required:

i.to print out the copy of the
Matriculation Pledge online, which you will sign after taking the Oath at the Convocation Arena and return same to the College Secretary/ Faculty Officer after the Ceremony.

Full-Time Students

ii. proceed to your Colleg/Faculty/School
with the receipt of payment of school
charges to collect the academic outfit from your (From Monday, 26th March, 2018) College Secetary/Faculty Officer.

Pl…

Sule Lamido University Notice to 2016/2017 Graduands On Collection of Statement Of Result

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This is to inform all Students who have
graduated from Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa in the 2016/2017 Session that their Statement of Result is ready for collection from Monday, 26th March, 2018.

Students are to note that only those who are not indebted to the University will be able to collect their Statement of Result and be mobilised by NYSC, if eligible.

UNILORIN 2017/2018 Matriculation Date Ceremony

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This is to inform all newly admitted students of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) that the date for the 2017/2018 academic session matriculation ceremony has been announced.

UNILORIN matriculation ceremony has been scheduled to hold on Thursday 29, March 2018 .

We hereby wish you all a happy matriculation in advance and the very best of luck in your forthcoming tests and examinations.

Federal Poly Bida 15th Combined Convocation Ceremony Schedule

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The Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Dr. AbubakarA. Dzukogi on behalf of the Staffs, Senate and the entire University
invites graduands, parents and the general public to the 15th combined Convocation Ceremony for the sets of 2016/2017

The ceremony is scheduled to hold
on Wednesday 28th March, 2018.

Programme of Events

Day 1: Thursday 22nd March, 2018
Event: Rector's Pre-convocation press
briefing

Venue: The Polytechnic Boardroom

Time: 11am prompt

Day 2: Tuesday 27th March, 2018.

Event A: Convocation Lecture

Guest Lecturer: Prof. Abdulmumin Bala Ahmed, Department of Private & Commercial Law, Bayero University, Kano

Topic: The Role of Polytechnic Education in Nigeria’s Quest for Economic Diversification

Venue: Bagudu Waziri Auditorium, Federal Polytechnic Bida Time: 10am

Day 3: Tuesday 28th March, 2018.

Event A: Conferment of National Diploma,
Higher National Diploma and the Polytechnic Fellowship Award

Foundation Laying Ceremony of His
Excellency, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello,
School of Ag…

Federal Poly Bida Collection of Gown Notice to Graduands for 15th Convocation Ceremony

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The Federal Polytechnic Bida wishes to
inform all graduands of the following notice on the collection of academic gown for the upcoming 15 convocation ceremony.

Federal Polytechnic, Bida Notice to
Graduands

All graduands are expected to bring their
identity cards or registration forms to
sign for and collect their academic gowns from their various schools Officers. Note
that the collection of gown is free

Please note that academic gowns must be returned not later than Friday 30 March, 2018 at 4:00pm failure to comply will attract a fine per day

Graduands are also requested to
assemble at the Convocation Square on
Wednesday 28th March, 2018 between
8:00am to 8:30am.

Graduands must be fully dressed in their
gowns and on a queue according to their schools.

General Notice

Interested commercial photographers /video operators are requested to register
and obtain clearance from the convocation ceremony committee

All Graduating students must wear the
prescribed academic gowns.

All guests of the Polytechnic (pro…

Cloud-Based Insurtech Startup Insly Raises €2.2M ($2.7M) in Funding

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Insly, a cloud-based insurance platform, announced an investment of €2.2 million (US$2.7 million), led by Concentric and Black Pearls VC.

Founded in 2015, Insly offers insurance policy management for insurance brokers and agents, as well as MGAs and wholesale. The London-based company said its goal is to make insurance easy to understand, manage, and buy for both service providers and end users.

Insly said it serves 180 customers in 40 countries, with close to €2 million euros ($2.5 million) of revenue in 2017.

The raised funds will go towards developing the platform further, scaling the business and expanding into new markets, the company added.

“We have proven the value of our product on several markets,” said Risto Rossar, CEO of London-based Insly.

“It is now a matter of scaling it all up. We will strengthen our position in the MGA and P/C insurance companies segment as well as continue with the geographical expansion.”

“Although our main focus in terms of the MGA business remains in …

Chinese Tech Giant Baidu to Test Self-Driving Cars in Beijing

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China’s capital city has given the green light to tech giant Baidu Inc to test self-driving cars on city streets, an important step as the country looks to bolster its position in the global race for autonomous vehicles.

Beijing has given Baidu, best known as China’s version of search engine Google, a permit to test its autonomous vehicles on 33 roads spanning around 105 kilometers (65 miles) in the city’s less-populated suburbs, the firm said in a statement.

Baidu is leading China’s push in driverless technology, with Beijing keen to keep up with global rivals such as Waymo, the self-driving arm of Google parent Alphabet
and Tesla. It has a major self-driving project called Apollo.

“With supportive policies, we believe that Beijing will become a rising hub for the autonomous driving industry,” Baidu Vice-President Zhao Cheng said in the statement.

China issued licenses to auto makers allowing self-driving vehicles to be road tested in Shanghai earlier this month, which included Shanghai-b…

Hamilton Re’s Chief Underwriting Officer Lefebvre to Leave Company

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Hamilton Re Ltd., the Bermuda platform for Hamilton Insurance Group, announced that Claude Lefebvre, chief underwriting officer, Partnerships & Casualty Reinsurance, will be leaving the company to pursue other interests.

Lefebvre, who was a founding member of Hamilton Re, has agreed to stay on in his current capacity until the end of March to facilitate an orderly transition, after which he will remain available to the company while completing his period of garden leave.

“Claude’s role in founding and building Hamilton Re has been meaningful,” said CEO Kathleen Reardon. “He
was instrumental in assisting us in building a market reputation for superior client service.”

“Hamilton is grateful for Claude’s many contributions to Hamilton Re over the past six years and we wish him the best in his future endeavours.”

China’s Fosun Still Interested in Acquiring Greek Insurer if Winning Bid Collapses

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Fosun International Ltd came up short in its bid to buy National Bank of Greece SA’s insurance unit, but the Chinese conglomerate is still willing to swoop in if the winning bid collapses, albeit at a different price this time.

Exin Financial Services Holding BV and Calamos Family Partners Inc won a tender to buy a 75 percent stake in the Greek lender’s Ethniki Insurance unit in June after the venture’s 718 million-euro ($882 million) bid was the highest.

Yet there could still be an opening for Fosun after an acrimonious split in the consortium. Calamos has filed legal action against Exin, which has until the end of the month to provide the financing to complete the transaction.

“Fosun has continuously been interested in becoming the controlling shareholder of Ethniki Insurance,” Kang Lan, Fosun executive director and senior vice president, said in a written response to questions by Bloomberg.

“Fosun’s strategy and strong confidence in the company were well recognized by the seller. The…

LIIBA Appoints New Chairman

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There is a new name at the helm of LIIBA – and it’s an established face from Marsh who is taking the hotseat.

Roy White (pictured) has today been announced as the chairman of the London & International Insurance Brokers’ Association, having previously been vice chairman for three years. White, who is the chairman of UK specialties at Marsh, takes the position from Andrew Agnew of Arthur J Gallagher Ltd and is set for a two-year term.

“I am honoured to be taking on this role at what is such.a pivotal time for the insurance industry,” he said.

“LIIBA’s mission is to ensure that London remains where the world wants to do business by improving its competitive position and, as chair, I will continue to champion our key priorities.” What are those key priorities? According to White, making London an “easier place to do business” will be critical.

“We need to reduce our reliance on paper, while maintaining face-to-face negotiations with insurers for which this market is renowned,” he said.

Allianz Study Focuses On Autonomous Vehicles

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A report released by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) recently, which tackled the effects of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, has highlighted the implications of autonomous vehiclesand the need for personal risk and liability coverage.

The recent accident involving an autonomous vehicle being tested by Uber, which led to the death of a woman in Arizona, has brought to the forefront several safety and liability issues with the technology.

According to “The Rise of Artificial Intelligence: Future Outlook and Emerging Risks”, autonomous or self-driving vehicles are expected to become the most influential application of AI in the future.

By 2030, the penetration rate for these vehicles is expected to reach 5%, with sales having a compounded annual growth rate of around 40% between 2025 and 2035.

Among the benefits of autonomous vehicles being touted is enhanced road safety through removal of human error. AI is also predicted to reduce road accidents by up to 90% an…

FCA Boost Co-operation Agreement With ASIC

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Sometimes it seems like the world is getting smaller – and in the insurance industry it certainly appears as though operations are becoming increasingly international.

For proof, look no further than the further strengthening of ties between UK regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

The two have now signed an enhanced co-operation agreement between their innovation hubs to extend their co-ordination on fintech innovation as part of the broader Fintech Bridge agreed between the Australian Treasurer and the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer.

The deal means that the regulators will collaborate on ways to quicken the licensing processes for innovative businesses that are already authorised in the other jurisdiction. In addition, when a business is a participant in either Authority’s regulatory sandbox and would like to enter the other’s, the FCA and ASIC will endeavour to facilitate that participation.

“This enhanced agre…

Following Uber Crash, Are Driverless Cars Still Safer For Our Roads?

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The fatal collision between a self-driving Uber SUV and a pedestrian in Arizona, USA, marked the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle, as reported by The Associated Press.

The tragic incident could slow down adoption of the technology, but one expert says the proven safety record of self-driving cars has to be considered before cities turn away from implementing them all together.

“Autonomous vehicles are risk-averse. They follow the speed limit, they understand what the speed limit is in a certain area and abide by that,” said Thom Rickert, vice president and emerging risks specialist of Trident Public Risk Solutions. “They brake more quickly, they’re aware of their environment at a faster rate than a human brain.

They don’t have distractions – they’re not distracted by somebody playing with the radio or yelling kids in the backseat.”

Research from the consulting firm McKinsey estimates that driverless cars could actually reduce traffic fatalities by 90%.

They’re safer …

Chartered Insurance Institute Is On The Move

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If you want to take two steps forward, sometimes you have to take one back – and that’s what the Chartered Insurance Institute ( CII ) has done with its planned office move.

The industry body has one eye on the past and one eye on the future with its selection – heading next door to the original site of the Lloyd’s Coffee House, at 21 Lombard Street, 1st Floor, EC3V 9AH.

While it may be tipping its hat to the history of the sector, the CII is keen to emphasise that the move represents a push towards modernisation as the location provides an open plan and technologically sound base from which it can operate.

“I’m really pleased to confirm our new office at 21 Lombard Street,” said CII chief executive and Insurance Business columnist Sian Fisher.

“This is a contemporary, fully-functional and modern office space that will allow us to continue to welcome our members and help us overcome some key operational challenges facing our current office in Aldermanbury.

“We have committed to modernise…

EKSU Gets Full Accreditation For 38 Courses by NUC

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Ekiti State University (EKSU) garnered a 100% score in the last accreditation of Academic programmes carried out by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

During the accreditation exercise which was done in late 2017, the University presented thirty eight (38) academic programmes to the NUC visitation teams and all were accredited.

In a letter written to the University by the NUC, thirty five (35) out of the academic programmes received full accreditation status while three (3) got interim accreditation.

The EKSU Vice Chancellor, Professor Samuel Oye Bandele gave the breakdown of the accredited academic programmes across the faculties to include full accreditation for Accounting, Banking and Finance and Business Administration in the Faculty of Management Sciences and all courses presented in the faculty of Agricultural Sciences.

Similarly, the seven academic programmes presented for accreditation in the Faculty of Arts received full accreditation.

Also, thirteen (13) academic progra…