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Why we instituted Ojukwu annual memorial lecture – COOU VC

ACTING Vice Chancellor of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, Anambra State, Prof. Greg Chukwudi Nwakoby has explained that the essence of the university instituting an annual memorial lecture in honour of its patron, late Ikemba Nnewi, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu was “to always keep in our mind and refresh our memory of what Ojukwu stood for during his life time.”

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How public varsities increase fees in defiance of FG directives

Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has reiterated its decision to halt the increment of tuition fees in our public universities, adding that there are no justifiable reasons for it.It however lamented that institutions that are tempted to increase fees under any guise do so to survive lack of funding  by  government.ASUU-UNILAG Chairman, Dr Dele Ashiru who spoke with Vanguard said: ”There can be no justifiable reasons for universities to hike fees in a country where since  1999 till date  government spent N1.3trillion of public money in bailing out failed banks.Only last month, the  government of this country spent N800 billion to bail out Skye Bank in the new metamorphosis they call Polaris Bank, he said”.

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We must tackle our challenges with skills, technology— YABATECH Rector

The Rector, Yaba College of  Technology , Engineer Femi Omokungbe has said  any technical  institution must be able to tackle challenges using skills and technology.Omokungbe who stated this on Monday during a press conference to announced the institution’s 32nd convocation slated for  November 16 – 22nd, said technology is the global tool for development.According to him, the convocation lecture titled, Sustainability of Technological Advancement: A key to Industrial Growth will be delivered by the Minister of  Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN). “It’s our responsibility as a technology-based and foremost institution to create the platform for an academic discourse to address the challenges arising from our national quest for development”, he said adding ” the trend today globally is toward achieving development without depleting  natural resources”.The convocation ceremony scheduled for November 22, he noted will see the graduating Class of 2016/17 totalling 7,170 graduands, awarded National and Higher National Diploma of the college.

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