The National Open University of Nigeria NOUN is to award degrees to 25 inmates after completing their studies at the various Correctional study Centers at no cost to them.
The graduating inmates are part of the 22,250 students set to participate in the University’s 11th Convocation on Saturday.
The Vice-Chancellor of NOUN, Professor Olufemi Peters, at a Pre-Convocation media briefing in Abuja said 24 of the inmates are undergraduates, while one had concluded his Master’s degree programme.
Professor Peters said the convocation will take place simultaneously at 107 study centres, across the country to enable students and parents to participate from the centres close to them.
He said there were 69 graduates with First Class, 4,357 Second Class Upper, 9,489 2nd Class Lower, and 2700 third class, while 16,679 are undergraduates and 5,571 postgraduates.
“We are going to graduate 22, 250 students. This is wonderful. I don’t think there is any university that has this large turnout of people who are judged to be worthy in both learning and character. We have 25 inmates, one graduating in MSc and the remaining twenty four as undergraduate. All these are sponsored free by the university as our own contribution to social equality.”
“The University is providing equity that we so desire in any egalitarian society. Equality is there because you have access to everybody.
“By taking education to the Correctional centres, what we are doing is providing a future for those people who perhaps thought they were not going to have that opportunity,” he explained.
Professor Peters, who also said over 1, 500 graduates of NOUN have enrolled into the Nigerian Law School, added that products of the university were doing well at the Law School.
Açcording to him, all the institution’s programmes, including the law programme have been fully accredited by National Universities Commission, NUC.
PDP in Yola South, Endorsed Comrade Bapullo Aspiration Come 2023.
Members of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Adarawo ward, Yola south local government have endorsed the aspiration of comrade Abdurrahman Bapullo for member Yola south constituency.
At an endorsement ceremony that took place at the party’s office lumel-wuro Hausa Adarawo, the party faithfuls solicit total support from other wards for his election bid in 2023 general election.
Addressing newsmen at the party’s office, the PDP chairman Adarawo ward, Mallam Baba mijinyawa said the reason behind the endorsement of comrade Abdurrahman Bapullo is based on his track record in serving humanity and urged the party’s faithfuls in Yola south to rally round their son for the victory of the party in the general election.
Mallam Baba also called on excos and delegates to support Bapullo’s aspiration for better representation so as to enjoy dividends of democracy.
In their separate remarks, the youths leader of PDP in Adarawo ward Nuhu Bibi and the women leader, Maimunatu Murtala called on women and Youths to give necessary support to Bapullo to represent youths in the state House of assembly.
On his part, Abubakar Usman who spoke on behalf of the Adarawo community in Yola south, explained that the Bapullo’s endorsement was based on merit for the good people of Yola south constituency.
In his acceptance speech, the Peoples Democratic Party PDP aspirant for Yola south Adamawa state House of assembly comrade Abdurrahman Bapullo, thanked the Adarawo community and its environs for their solidarity and confidence reposed in him to represent the good people of Yola south.
Comrade Bapullo also called on the party faithfuls to support his aspiration so as to actualise his dream in overturning the fortunes of Yola south constituency for better representation.
Abdurrahman Bapullo pointed out that he entered politics to represent youths which according to him, youths are the backbone of every developed society.
The human right activist, used the opportunity to congratulate Muslim ummah for the successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan fast and urged them to imbibe the virtues of kindness, tolerance, love, peace and harmony, sacrifice as exemplified by the holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)
Comrade Bapullo wishes all Muslim ummah a happy Eidel Fitir salla celebration and prays that the peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be with them.
ADSHA Member in Certificate Scandal.
A member representing Fufore/Gurin State Constituency at the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Hon. Shuaibu Babas is alleged to have forged his First School Leaving Certificate, FSLC.
A constituent who presented photocopies of alleged forged document to Apex News Exclusive, but pleaded anonymity said, it is unconstitutional to allow someone who has committed such scandal to continue to represent his constituency.
The documents reveals that Hon. Babas finished at LGEA Primary School, Kukawa in 1986, at Yamatu Deba LGA in Gombe State, and collected FSLC on 25 April same year.
However, further checks countered Hon. Babas’ claims. According to the letter from the Ministry of Education, Gombe State, in reply to an enquiry, titled Re-Verification of certificate of primary school in respect of Shuaibu Babas, dated 6th September, 2019, and signed by Ali Yaya Ahmed, Ag. Director of Exams, for Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Gombe State, the certificate was forged.
The recommendation memo, MOE/S/EXAMS/E.20/V.II, stated that, as at the time claimed by the certificate (1986), Gombe was not created. The ministry also questioned the use of a letter heading, bearing Gombe State in 1986.
Accordingly, the State Education Ministry said, in 1986, Yamatu Deba LG, as claimed by the certificate was not created.
More damming is the 25th April, 1986, the day of the issuance of the certificate. Perusing through 1986 calendar, the said date fall on Sunday, which is not working day.
In its submission, the Gombe State Ministry of Education declare the certificate invalid, null and void, because of it forgery status.
The constituent is calling on relevant authorities to act to save the integrity of the hallowed state legislature by asking Hon. Babas to resign.
Several calls by this media organization to reach Hon. Babas were not returned as at the time of filing this story.
Neco Release External Exams results
A total of thirty seven thousand nine Hundured and ninety one candidates representing eighty one point zero four percent who sat for twenty twenty one NECO Senior School Certificate Examination SSCE external got five credits and above irrespective of English language and Mathematics.
NECO REGISTRAR and Chief Executive Prof Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi stated this while announcing the SSCE external examination result in Minna Niger state.
Prof Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi explained that the number of candidates who got five credicts and above including English language and Mathematics is twenty nine thousand three hundred and fourty two representing sixty two point five nine percent.
According to him the candidates booked for varoius forms of examination mal practices in twenty twenty one is four thousand four hundred and fifty four against the six thousand four hundred and sixty five last year.
This he said shows a decline in the number of mal practice cases.
Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi however added that four supervisors one each from Niger and Borno and two from Delta states were blacklisted ruẹ to pure supervision.
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