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Special Announcement to Users & Readers of BAGIT!

Hello guys!

It’s been a while we posted. That’s because of two things:

  1. Examination is starting soon here at our School: Adekunle Ajasin University. As you might have guess, I and my team are preparing for the examinations (wish us well guys!), but that’s just minor…the big reason is:
  1. We’ve been busy at hosting BAGIT. Yes, BAGIT is moving to a self-hosted server. 

Here is the big announcement: BAGIT will be live at this new address soon: bagit.com.ng!


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You can anticipate the best of BAGIT once we launch this new website. Were bringing more awesome ideas this time!

The address is easy to remember now right? “bagit.com.ng” 

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Photo Speaks: See the Winners of AOA Speech Contest 2017!

Panel of Judges Listening to the presentations: Mr Gbenga Oluwadahunsi (Left) and Prince Louis Omolayo Adekola (Right)

Stunning pictures from Ambassadors of Africa “A” Students Project 2017!!!

On Thursday 30th May, the AOA hosted  selected schools from across Ondo State to a speech contest in AAUA. 

The schools had representative to speak on “Role of Education in National Development”

All people in attendant were in awe as these secondary school students did justice to the topic.

At the end of the contest, Community Comprehensive High School, Akungba Akoko emerged as the winner of the contest and went home all up with the first position.
Greater tomorrow International School, Arigidi Akoko, Ondo State went home with the second position while
Mount Camel Secondary School, Ikare Akoko came third in the contest.

BAGIT Media Crew was at the event for coverage and we’re more than excited to bring you pictures from the event, enjoy!!!

Gbenga E. Borokinni | GEB, P.R.O, AOA_AAUA and Moderator at the event
Prince Louis Omolayo Adekola, Founder, Ambassadors of Africa at the event
Lead speaker for  Community Comprehensive High School (Overall Winner) in action
Lead Speaker for Mount Camel High School (3rd Position) in action
Lead Speaker for Greater Tomorrow International Schools (2nd Position) in action at the contest
Presentations of Certificate of Participation to Team from AUD Grammer School, Akungba Akoko, presented by the Team Leader, AOA_AAUA, Ambassador Eniola
Presentation of Certificate of Participation to team from Victory College, Ikare Akoko
Presentation of Award to the second runner up, Greater Tomorrow International School, Arigidi Akoko, Ondo State

 

Presentation of Award to the. third runner up, Mount Camel High School, Ikare Akoko
Members of #TeamAOA AAUA Branch (Organizers of the contest) after the event- The Change Agents!
Group Photograph with all the participants after the event

More photos below:

Lead Speaker, Victory College, Ikare Akoko trying to do justice to the topic at the contest
AOA_AAUA Project Manager (in Emeritus) at the event
Students from AUD Grammer School, Akungba Akoko listening to presentation from other schools with keen attention
Cross section of some of the participants
Our Own TEAM LEADER, Ambassadors of Africa, AAUA Branch, Amb. Eniola addressing the audience at the event
General Secretary AOA_AAUA (in AOA Vest, left) feeling excited about the presentations
#TeamAOA_AAUA in a group photograph with the founder at the event
Presentation of Award to the Overall Winner of the Contest, Community High School, Akungba Akoko

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Attend: Writers’ Conference 2017, AAUA

Top-Notch Writers (TWO) organization, Adekunle Ajasin University invites you to The Maiden Edition of her Writers’s Conference (#WC2017)!

Theme: “Inspiring through writing”

This event will provide opportunities for the attendees to hkbe their skills and connect with renowned writers in Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State.

Venue: Student Union Building  Conference Hall

Date: Saturday 17th June, 2017

Time: 11am


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OFID Development Leaders Scholarship 2017

Applications are invited at the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) for its Development Leaders Scholarship 2017 to build essential infrastructure, strengthen social services delivery and promote productivity, competitiveness and trade.

This year OFID will sponsor 16 young leaders (including five Colombian nationals who also reside in Colombia) who are active in international development to participate in the One Young World Summit 2017 which takes place in Bogotá, Colombia from 4 – 7 October.

Location: Colombia
Benefits

Access to the One Young World Summit 2017 in Bogotá, Colombia
Hotel accommodation on a shared basis between 4 October and 7 October
Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue.
Summit hand-outs and support materials.
The cost of travel to and from Bogotá.
Eligibilities

Applicants must be:

Aged 18 – 30
A national of one of the below mentioned countries.
Please note that five of the places available are reserved for Colombian nationals who also reside in Colombia.
Eligible Regions: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo D.R., Congo Republic, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea DPR, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
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(Photos) We Celebrate Our Own: Happy Birthday to 300Level Coordinator, BAGIT Tutorials- Adaramoti Temitope Deborah! (Send her your wishes here)!

Today 25th May; 2017 marks the birthday of one of our own @ #teamBAGIT_Tutors: Adaramoti Temitope Deborah.

She is valuable to us at BAGIT as one of our volunteer tutors and coordinatorof 300 level BAGIT Tutorials.

Since she assumed the duty, she has been seriously working to join other volunteers at BAGIT to truly add value to others.

We acknowledge your good works today and we join the rest of the world to wish you a happy birthday this day!

We pray that you live to fulfill your days in strength, grace and increasing virtues!
Happy Birthday to you from all of us at BAGIT!

Readers, help us wish her well in the comment box below!

 

This AAUA Contest is Still On! (See How To Participate and Win)!

Creative Pen is powered by TWO Networks AAUA

This contest is opened to all students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko.

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This contest is opened to all students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko.
Topic: The ideal family: Your definition of one

Deadline: 11:59pm Saturday 3rd June, 2017
HOW TO JOIN?

1. Submit a 500 words max. entry on your view of an ideal family, to the WhatsApp contacts; 08160685043  and 08028630623 or to our e-mails; topnotchwritersaaua@yahoo.com,  twoaaua@gmail.com
2. Write a short profile of yourself which should be sent along with the write-up. The profile should include your name, department, level, contact details and social media handles.
3. Send a picture of yourself along with the entry.
You stand a chance of winning amazing prizes.
👉 Award plaque – 1st prize

👉 Free dinner with the Administrative Officer of University Advancement Office AAUA, Mr Louis Adekola

👉 Certificates

👉 Free Ticket to TWO Networks Writers Conference 2017
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Topic: The ideal family: Your definition of one

Deadline: 11:59pm Saturday 3rd June, 2017
HOW TO JOIN?

1. Submit a 500 words max. entry on your view of an ideal family, to the WhatsApp contacts; 08160685043  and 08028630623 or to our e-mails; topnotchwritersaaua@yahoo.com,  twoaaua@gmail.com
2. Write a short profile of yourself which should be sent along with the write-up. The profile should include your name, department, level, contact details and social media handles.
3. Send a picture of yourself along with the entry.
You stand a chance of winning amazing prizes.
👉 Award plaque – 1st prize

👉 Free dinner with the Administrative Officer of University Advancement Office AAUA, Mr Louis Adekola

👉 Certificates

👉 Free Ticket to TWO Networks Writers Conference 2017
Proudly supported by

#OASISMEDIA

#BAGIT Digital Solutions

#TWO NIGERIA

#AAUAFORUM

#BLUEDOVEMEDIA

#MEGAXPLOSIONZ
Our social media handles – @TWO Networks AAUA
Visit our Blog: twoaaua.wordpress.com

The First Class Degrees Galore By Reuben Abati

The Daily Trust newspaper has published an interesting feature story (May 15), on the sudden surge in the number of First Class degrees being churned out by Nigerian universities.

Daily Trust reports that its investigation reveals that in the last five years, 16 Nigerian universities have produced a total of 3, 499 first class graduates. Between 2011 and 2016, 12 of these universities produced 2, 822 First Class graduates, and it seems this First Class galore is a growing fashion particularly among the private universities.

This trend should ordinarily be a good thing: if Nigeria can manage to produce more First Class intellects, this should reflect on the long run on the country’s business, social, economic and cultural life.

We would have more Ph.Ds hopefully, and so produce more qualified, research academics, especially now that close to 60% of Nigerian university lecturers do not have a Ph.D. The more brilliant persons a country’s education system is able to produce, the better, such persons can indeed make a significant difference and drive the leadership process on all fronts.

The only problem is that this growing trend needs to be interrogated. Previously, a First Class degree, the equivalent of a Distinction, was something quite rare, awarded by Departments after very careful consideration.

I am not too sure that the entire Faculty of Arts of the University of Ibadan would have awarded up to 3,000 First Class degrees in the entire history of that Faculty. University departments talked about a First Class as if it was a comet. When students got a 2:1, they were the real lords of the Department, and even then a 2:1 was never given out in bus-loads.

I recall the story of a former colleague at the University of Calabar who was denied a First Class in those days, because he slapped a young lecturer, who had just been recruited and who did not know that this particular student was the star of the department and his Faculty. It was our final exam. He was summoned to appear before a disciplinary panel and told matter-of-factly that university degrees were awarded on the basis of character and learning. Check: it was always character before learning.

He made the First Class grade, but they gave him a 2:1. He was later appointed a Graduate Assistant though. He was also recommended for a Commonwealth Scholarship and sent to Cambridge for graduate studies.

He would later prove to be a true First Class Brain. It was also the practice in those days for lecturers to remind brilliant students of the achievements of those who had obtained First Class degrees. Because they were not too many, a First Class graduate served for many years as a role model for succeeding generations.

It was also the case that there were more First Class graduates in the Sciences, Engineering and the Applied Sciences. The Humanities produced fewer First Class graduates. Some of our lecturers used to ask: “What do you want to write that will earn you a First Class?

You must be really exceptional to know all the answers in literature, history or philosophy?” Those were the days when a Professor would start a class and frighten you with the information that the last student who scored an A grade in the course was a certain Professor so and so who ‘sat in this same class 30 years ago!’ If you must get an A, you’d have to prove to me that you are smarter than him”.

University authorities created such big myths around a First Class degree that many students just didn’t want to kill themselves trying to get one, only to be disappointed at the end of the day. The students who tried were not necessarily popular. They were labeled “Triangular Students”, “Bookworm”, “Effiko”, or “Akukwo”. Students in the 2:1 category felt more relaxed, many of them could even be as good as the First Class students, but just didn’t bother to apply themselves hard enough. The 2:2 students were easily the most popular. They would proudly tell you “they wanted to pass through the university and also allow the university to pass through them.” Maybe they were right.

In later life, many 2:2 graduates still ended up with Ph.Ds and even became Professors, or captains of industry. We also had those students in the Third Class and Pass categories: we referred to them jokingly as the “let my people go, no-future-ambition crowd”. If you ended up with a First Class, your colleagues congratulated and admired you, but they didn’t feel like they had failed in any way.

The Nigerian education system in those days was so good every graduate left the campus confident that he or she had been well-equipped. First Class graduates by the way did not enjoy any special privileges. There were employment opportunities in the country. Companies came to the schools and the youth corps camps to recruit prospective staff, and many “let my people go” graduates also got jobs and opportunities as soon as they graduated!

So much has changed. It looks like there is now a greater emphasis on people getting better paper grades, and with the way our universities are churning out the First Class grades, very soon, there will be a First Class graduate on every street corner. One justification given for this is that the population of students in Nigerian universities and the number of courses, have increased. With 153 universities, we should logically, so the argument goes, expect more First Class graduates. It is also possible that university students in Nigeria today are smarter than the ones before them. Except that the quality of their grades is at variance with the quality of their skills or the environment that is producing them.

No one will argue that the quality of our universities, both private and public, is poor, for instance. Where are the outstanding scholars in our universities who are breeding First Class graduates? Where are the First Class universities churning out high grades?

Within the same period that Nigerian universities produced more than 3, 000 First Class graduates, only one Nigerian university –the University of Ibadan- was ranked among the world’s top 800 universities, number 601 as at September 2015. In the older Nigerian system that I described, Nigerian universities boasted of world-class intellectuals, with some of them ranking among the very best in their fields. There were top research libraries and laboratories in our universities and the environment was conducive for intellectual pursuit.

Obafemi Awolowo University, known then as the University of Ife, was considered the most beautiful campus in Africa! Tourists visited our universities to visit either the zoos or take pictures. The animals in the zoos have been sold or eaten, the libraries are old, with a few now digitalized, the laboratories are either non-existent or they lack equipment. The university authorities complain of poor funding; the lecturers do not always get their salaries and research grants.

The idea of the university is in trouble. These days, Nigerian academics become Professors with “scholarly, research essays” published in departmental journals or in journals published by their friends in other departments and printed in Somolu or Dubai. There are Professors who have never published an article in a leading international journal or conducted any significant research. A National Universities Commission official quoted by the Daily Trust tried to justify the First Class galore in Nigerian universities by saying NUC is not aware of anybody buying First Class degrees and that “our system is one of the best.” I hope that is not the mind-set of the NUC.

Could it be that the examinations have become too easy or that the teachers have become less rigorous in setting standards? It is sad to hear for example, that students in the Humanities, and Management and Social Sciences in some universities now sit only for multiple-choice examinations at the end of the semester, because they are so many and the lecturers can’t mark exam papers?

Our education system is far behind the rest of the world. Are we dealing with a problem of grade inflation? Any degree at all, is useless without the skills and competence to justify it. Private universities in Nigeria are reportedly more notorious for giving out high grades as a marketing strategy to attract rich parents to patronize them. A First Class or 2:1 degree may get you a job, and provide you an advantage in the face of the unemployment crisis in the country, but what will keep you on the job is something far more than the paper you hold: talent, skills, competence, creativity, people and communication skills and the ability to work with a team to achieve results.

Many employers of labour in Nigeria, have had to retrain new recruits because they are often confronted with graduates with good grades, who can neither write nor think, or who may have learnt whatever they know through simulation or alternative methods. This is the real, worrisome trend, and it only gets worse: the evidence can be seen, increasingly, in the low quality of public debate, the public and private sectors and our cultural life.

Many professional associations try to raise the bar by setting rigorous standards for membership qualification, but of what use is a university system that may have adopted the tactics of GSM companies, offering bonus top ups, to gain market share?

OMG! FG Suspends FUTA, FUNAAB VCs (See Details)

The Federal Government on Thursday suspended the embattled Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Prof. Adebiyi Daramola and his counterpart at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Prof. Olusola Oyewole.

A letter signed by the Acting Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Dr. Hussaini Adamu, noted that the duo was suspended in connection with their ongoing trial at the behest of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. They were instructed to handover to the most senior Deputy Vice-Chancellors of their respective institutions.

While attempts to reach the Head, Information and Protocol Unit of FUTA to confirm the suspension were unsuccessful on Thursday, a statement by the Head Directorate of Public Relations, FUNAAB, Mrs. Emi’ Alawode, neither affirmed nor denied the suspension.

“Consultations are in progress with the university administration on the true position of things, while a formal statement will be issued in due course. Meanwhile, all normal academic and administrative activities are ongoing unabated, in the university,’’ she said.

It would be recalled that Daramola has a running battle with academic and non-academic staff of the university over mismanagement of funds. The unions had also urged the governing council of the university to remove Daramola from office.

Daramola who had been arraigned by the EFCC, is due for retirement this month. In an earlier interview with our correspondent, he denied the allegations leveled against him.

“Essentially, what is responsible for this, between the management which I personify and the unions is that, unions usually want some of the resources meant for the development of the university to be given out to them as welfare packages under one guise or the other. On this, I am referring to the non teaching unions asking for productivity allowance.

“Again, the unions try to resist developmental initiatives in the university. They will rather you spend the money on their welfare after collecting their salaries, to using it to develop infrastructure on the campus. A case in point is the number of projects that we have and the staff unions insisting that we give them 40 per cent of the Internally Generated Revenue as welfare. If we do that, the business of the university such as the maintenance of facilities, provision of power and even the construction of lecture theatres and other things will be grounded,’ he had said.

A 21st Century Approach to Learning in AAUA (Must Read)

How would you feel as a student, if you can have all of your lecture notes as E-books on your smartphone, tablet, Ipad or Laptop?

What difference would it make in your academic performance if you can read your lecture notes and learn on the go?


BAGIT is growing to become a hub for academic e-books For Teaching, Learning, Research and as Useful information to kickstart your business in the fields we cover.



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Up till now, students from Faculty of Agriculture, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State had been enjoying this service…for FREE!
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Ibrahim Abubaka Lajada For Nigeria’s President In 2019 (Photos) – Politics 

– A young Nigerian politician has declared his interest to replace President Muhammadu Buhari
– He listed three things he planned to do as president
Ibrahim Abubaka Lajada who is a 34-year-old Nigerian billionaire living abroad has declared his intention to run for presidency in 2019.
“First, I would strengthen our educational system. Second, I will improve economic growth and fight corruption and lastly, I would make certain that everyone has equal and fair treatment in our society.
“Our education system in Nigeria is not one in which we should be very proud of. Yes, Nigeria does have excellent schools, colleges, and learning institutions, but our standards are not set as high as other countries. For example, our country does not fund our schools adequately. Teachers teach with not enough books, no supplies, or books that are often over 30 years old. How can we expect our children to be up to date with the world’s information if our teaching materials are not new?
“Often teachers in our public schools are forced to buy text books and supplies for our children with their own personal money. Why do they do this? Because they believe in a good education for all learners. Our country “prides” itself on the quality of education a person can receive here, yet teachers are one of the countries lowest paid professionals. Some of our teachers are not well qualified
While some applauded his interest and decision in running, others argued that the Nigerian political atmosphere will make it difficult for him to be successful.

Dear Undergraduates,  5 Things You Can Engage In During Your Service Year

The National youth service year is a period of selfless service to your “fatherland”. It was founded with the aim to inculcate in Nigerian youths the spirit of selfless service to the community and promote oneness and brotherhood of all Nigerians irrespective of their ethnic group, cultural or social background.

This period as it is may be quite “boring”. You might even see it as time wasting if you don’t probably engage yourself in profitable and measurable things.

Here are little tips of what you can engage in during service year such that it will be fun filled and interesting.

Go through this piece and thank me later!!

1. Acquire Vocational Skills: 

The service year is a period where you can be a boss of your own and be self-employed. Gains skills like fashion designing, catering, cosmetology and much more depending on whatever you are interested in. Enroll for Skill Acquisition And Entrepreneurial Development (SAED) programs.

2. Get Professional Certification : 

You don’t need to depend on your BSc or HND certificate only. The workplace is changing drastically. “You need to give them what they want before you can get whatever you need”. Get an affordable and accessible platform to run professional courses so you can be employable at the end of your service year. QUALIFY can give you all it take to get Qualified for any job position you are seeking.

3. Engage In Retail Businesses: 

During the period when you are serving your fatherland, you can as well serve yourself by engaging yourself in a small business that will at least fetch you income rather than depending on the allowance from the federal government or state.

4. Get A Place Of Secondary Assignment : 

Asides from your place of primary assignment (PPA), you can devote yourself to other activities, you can get a place of secondary assignment where you seek a part time job or work during the weekend.

5. Become a WhistleBlower: 

The Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF) whistleblowing programme is designed to encourage anyone with information about a violation of financial regulations, mismanagement of public funds and assets, financial malpractice, fraud, and theft to report it. As awkward as it may seem, a youth corp member could be a perfect whistleblower. If you notice any financial dealings at your PPA or anywhere around you, all you need do is to head over to the FMF-Whistleblowing online portal to submit your tip. A Whistleblower is entitled to anywhere between 2.5%-5.0% of the amount recovered. The best part is, every whistleblower is entitled to protection; no one will know you submitted the tip! That looks like a lucrative business isn’t it? You don’t even need a capital!

I hope you can find this piece helpful, as the saying goes, “ An Idle Hand is The Devil’s workshop”.

Here is wishing you a great service year experience.

Wow! 20-year Old Nigerian  Lady Graduates With 1st Class In The US With Many Awards! (Meet Her)

Twenty year-old Nigerian-born Diane Isibor, on Saturday, went home with two prestigious awards during the 223rd convocation ceremony of Valdosta State University, United States.

They are the Spring 2017 President’s/Vice Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence (for the Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration) and Annie Power Hopper Award.

The President’s award was bestowed on Isibor, a student from Abavo in the Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, during the institution’s 223rd convocation held on Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6.

Isibor graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with a first class and Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4 over 4, not dropping a point from her first to final year

The President’s Award for Academic Excellence is presented to the graduating student with the highest grade point average in each of VSU’s five Colleges – College of Arts and Sciences, College of the Arts, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration, and James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education and Human Services.

The Chairman, Academic Honours and Awards Committee, VSU, Abigail Heuss, in a letter addressed to her, said people with highest levels of academic excellence were considered for Annie Power Hopper Award.

She said, “Only those few students who best exemplify the traditions of the university, the character, dignity, and charm associated with the memory of Annie P. Hopper, and who have achieved highest levels of academic excellence, are considered.

“I am happy to report that out of our finalists, you have been chosen as this year’s Annie Power Hopper Award winner, recognised by faculty from across Valdotsa State University as embodying the very best that the university seeks to cultivate in its students. On behalf of the rest of the committee, I congratulate you on this important achievement and look forward to seeing you at this year’s Honours Night dinner.”

Isibor served as the official banner carrier for the Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration during the undergraduate graduation ceremony on the VSU Front Lawn.

“I am highly honoured to be considered for this award. This honour is evidence that hard work pays. I am elated to lead my fellow graduates into the commencement area. My ultimate goal is to be a leader in business. The Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration has been instrumental in helping me prepare to achieve this goal,” said the daughter of Eyitemi and Desmond Isibor.

During her time as a student at VSU, Isibor regularly achieved the Dean’s List status, served as a university ambassador and a Wiley PLUS student partner, and earned a spot in the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honours Society and the Mu Zeta chapter of Beta Alpha Psi Accounting and Finance Honours Society, where she served as the treasurer.

She was actively involved in the Society of International Students, where she served as the vice president and treasurer; the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the VSU chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants, where she served as the director of plant tours and events and was featured in the organisation’s Campus Connection newsletter.

According to the institution, Isibor’s commitment to academic and service excellence, resulted in her earning many laurels, including the 2016 VSU President’s Choice Scholarship, 2016 Georgia Gulf Sulfur Scholarship and 2016 Institute of Management Accountants Memorial Education Fund Award.

She plans to work as a financial analyst in Atlanta, while pursuing the professional designations typical of individuals working in the accounting and finance career fields.

Job Alert: Apply For  Federal Government Of Nigeria Fadama III 2017 Recruitment! (See Details)

How to Apply for Federal Government of Nigeria Fadama III 2017 Graduate, Unemployed Youth and Women Agro-preneur Support Programme

Fadama III AF Graduate Unemployed Youth and Women Agro-preneur Support (Fadama-Guys) Programme – The National Fadama Coordination Office (NFCO) now invites interested unemployed graduates youth (male and female) for:

Title: Fadama III AF Graduate Unemployed Youth and Women Agro-preneur Support (Fadama-Guys) Programme.
“Fadama” is a Hausa name for irrigable land-usually low-lying plains underlay by shallow aquifers found along Nigeria´s major river systems. Such lands are especially suitable for irrigated production and fishing, and traditionally provide feed and water for livestock. The enormous potential of this land is only very partially developed. The Fadama I and II projects successfully refined approaches for improved utilization of these lands.
The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has received Additional Financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Third National Fadama Development (Fadama III) Project, to support ramping up of production of four (4) prioritized staple crops (rice, cassava, sorghum and tomatoes). The Project intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit to support graduate unemployed youth and women to become agro-preneurs in line with the FGN Green Alternative – Agriculture Promotion Policy (APP).
The Project Development Objective (PDO) is to increase the incomes for users of rural lands and water resources within the Fadama Areas in a sustainable manner throughout the Recipient’s territory.

The additional financing is fully dedicated to scaling up all the six components of the parent Project namely
Component 1: Capacity Building, Communications and Information Support;

Component 2: Small-Scale Community- owned Infrastructure;

Component 3: Advisory Services and Support for Acquisition of Farming Inputs;

Component 4: Support to the Agricultural Development Programs, Sponsored Research and On-Farm Demonstrations;

Component 5: Matching Grant Facility for Assets Acquisition through groups; and

Component 6: Project Management, Monitoring and evolution

Rules and Guidelines for Interested Individuals (Please review carefully)

Eligibility Criteria for application are:
The applicant is a Nigerian, resident in any of the following participating States (1st Phase): Abia, Adamawa, Akwa lbom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Ebonyi, Ekiti, FCT, Jigawa, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Sokoto & Taraba.

The applicant is between the ages of 18 and 35 years old as at the tire of submitting application.

The candidate has a demonstrable passion for agriculture and is willing to become an agro-preneur. This should be indicated through a written statement in the application form;

The applicant is a graduate of any institution of higher learning (including Secondary School Leaving Certificates holders who have practiced farming and/or enterprise of choice for at least 5 years);

The applicant must have access to land and/or place where his/her agri-enterprise interest of choice would be located;

Having computer knowledge and skills would be an added advantage;

The Fadama Ill AF funding must be requested for utilization on eligible costs or activities based on a business plan to be submitted after successful application and proposed training.

Note: Any application that does not follow the rules and guidelines presented below will NOT be considered.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should follow the steps given below:
Log on to the Fadama GUYS Portal at: http://guys.fadamaaf.net and create an account

Check your mailbox for confirmation of account creation and login details to the Portal;

Complete and submit the Application Form;

Application Closing Date

15th May, 2017.
List of Documents to be Provided During On-line Registration

In addition to filling up the Application Form, the candidate must submit the following additional documents:

Scanned original copy of primary school certificate;

Scanned copies of valid Federal Government of Nigeria issued means of identification (such as international passport, INEC Permanent Voters Card, National identity card or drivers license, etc);

Scanned copy of the candidate’s original highest educational qualification certificate;

Note

The attention of interested Individuals is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrower, Revised January 2011 and 2014 setting forth the World Bank policy on Conflict of Interest.

The submission deadline will be the closing date stated above at mid-night West Africa Time (GMT+1 hour). No application will be allowed after the deadline.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours [from 08 hours to 1600 hours] Monday through Friday (Except Public Holidays) from the Project Officer:
National Project Coordinator,

National Fadama Coordination Office (NFCO),

No 1 Eldoret Close,Off Aminu Kano Crescent,

Wuse II,

Abuja – Nigeria.

Email: guys@fadamaaf.net

Hello Jambites: Here’s Top 10 Secrets To Scoring High in The Exam!

The belief that all you need in Jamb is to pass has thoroughly been debunked. This can be reflected in a situation where you see candidates who score around 240 are not offered admission to study their desired course. Hence the need to score high.

This brings us to the reality that passing Jamb alone (Scoring 180 to 200) is not enough. What matters now is how high you can score. The higher you score, the more your chance of getting admitted to study your course of choice.

In this article, I will not touch the exact score you need to be sure of admission. I have already treated that in my recent post on Jamb score that will guarantee you admission .

Now, lets see how to read And Score High in Jamb:

1. Read Points

The reason why so many candidates fail Jamb is that they read too hard. It sounds ironically, right? But you don’t need to read hard. All you need is to read wise.

Go through the Jamb syllabus and point out the hot topics. For example, the Jamb mathematics syllabus doesn’t require you to learn inverse of 3*3 matrix.

Learning it means that you are off point.

Reading off point is the number one reason why very intelligent students fail Jamb examination. Do not read out of point.
2. Constant Reading

I hear Jamb candidates say, “I have finished this subject, no need to focus on it”. It is not the right attitude towards learning. With every passing week, go through all your subjects over and over again. With this, the points will be clearer to you.

The reason why you should constantly go through your subjects is that it helps you refresh the ideas. Else, you will forget a whole lot of things in the jamb exam hall.
3. Put Down High Score Points

As you study for Jamb, ensure to put down the key points in your rough note. When the exam gets very close, revise the point all over again.

This has been dealt with in my post on how to

prepare for an exam overnight.
4. Don’t Just Read Calculation Courses

Do not just read calculation courses. Make sure you pick a pen, calculator and rough sheet. For every topic you learn, solve at least 20 questions.
5. Don’t Assume

Never assume that you know any topic. Test yourself whether you really understand it.
6. Avoid Procrastination

Later things. This is the language of procrastinators. Avoid the use of such language and get back to work.
7. Study Effectively

Effective study means that you actually gained something from what you have studied. As you read, ask yourself, “what have I learnt so far?”.

Telling yourself the truth is honesty.
8. Ask Questions

Do not keep quiet. When you come across what is difficult to you. Quickly seek help.
9. Study Long

It is true that life not all about duration but donation. However, most effective studies are functions of time. Spend quality time to study.
10. You Need Mentor

Mentor is someone that has written Jamb and gained admission to study his desired course. You need guide from a mentor.

culled from VEVO

Health Tip: First Aid Home Remedies For Minor Burns (Know this Now)

Burns arises from exposure to intense heat, steam, hot liquids, chemicals or the sun. The treatment of burns depends on the severity of the burn.

First it’s important to know that all burns fall into 1 of 3 categories: first degree, second degree, and third degree. First degree burns can almost always be handled with simple home remedies and natural treatments, but second and third degree burns are quite serious and do deserve medical attention

First Degree Burns ( minor burns ) – Affecting the outer layer of skin (the epidermis), first degree burns may cause pain and redness, but don’t result in blistering or anything of serious concern. A burn happening within the home or sunburns are most often first-degree and can be handled with one or more of the home remedies you will see below.

Second Degree Burns – Affecting both the epidermis and an underlying skin layer called the dermis, second-degree burns can cause blistering and are much more painful than first-degree burns. These burns shouldn’t be too concerning. Be sure to observe for infection, though.

Third Degree Burns – The most serious of burns, third-degree burns are highly destructive and do deserve medical attention. These burns damage the deepest skin layers and can damage blood vessels, glands, nerves, fat, and even muscle or bone. Oddly enough, these burns may be painless due to nerve-destruction.

Now here are some natural home treatment for minor burns;

Aloe Vera – One of the primary go-to home remedies for sunburn , aloe vera is notorious for its soothing, cooling properties. To use aloe vera for burns, simply squeeze the juice out of an aloe vera plant and apply it to the burn. In addition to having a natural burn treatment right in your home, many other health benefits of aloe vera can be experienced as well. Alternatively, you can buy organic aloe vera gel at your local natural grocery market.

Egg Whites – You may have never tried this home treatment before, but it is actually a popular one. Simply separate the yolk from a couple eggs, and soak the burn in the egg whites. This ever-so-simple natural treatment could work instantly, and could leave you feeling pain-free forever after a few hours of application.

Baking Soda – Baking soda is another simple option that could dissipate the pain away. Just mix some baking soda with water to make a paste, and apply the paste to the burned area. After drying, rinse (literally) and repeat.

Aluminum Foil – Though doesn’t look like a natural remedy, using aluminum foil for burns is one of the top home remedies found on Earthclinic. After being burned, run the area under cold water. Afterwards, apply aluminum foil (shiny side) onto the burn. As many report on Earthclinic, pain may intensify upon applying the foil, but after about 30 minutes to an hour, the pain should subside if not entirely, then at least significantly.

Vinegar – A treatment used by countless individuals for years, vinegar has the potential to offer immediate relief. For treatment, just soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply to the burn. You might also do a compress soaked in vinegar and water. Working as an astringent and antiseptic, vinegar helps prevent infection by killing potential pathogens and helps burns to heal faster (potentially because of the pH factor).

Honey – Also harnessing antibiotic properties that can help prevent infection, honey can be a great natural burn treatment simply when applied to the area. You may also try placing honey on a gauze bandage and keeping it on throughout the day. If you go this route, change the bandage 3-4 times.

Tea Bags – Using tea bags as a natural burn treatment could certainly be the solution for you, but there are a few ways to go about this. One way is to place 2-3 tea bags under a spout of cold water, then applying the liquid. Alternatively, you may want to use 3-4 tea bags and make a mixture using 2 cups fresh mint leaves, and 4 cups boiling water, applying the liquid onto the burn with a cotton ball after letting it cool. Lastly, you can also make a stay-in-place poultice using 2-3 wet tea bags if you’re on the go. Try using black tea, as the tannic acid in in the tea can reduce pain significantly.

Lavender Essential Oil – Even used in some hospitals for burns, lavender essential oil is often recommended for both pain relief and to expedite the healing process. For treatment, you can either pour lavender oil onto a gauze or clean cloth and apply it (replacing the gauze every few hours), or you can spray the area with therapeutic grade lavender oil after exposing the burn to some cold water. Lavender has antibiotic, painkilling, and natural healing properties.

Lastly, never use ice. Ice can restrict blood flow to the skin, and further damage tissue. Instead, immediately place the burned area under cool running water, which helps the the injury from spreading, and keep it there for at least 20 minutes if possible.