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The Students’ Union President of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Ayobami Popoola, has been suspended for two weeks over an alleged misappropriation of N612,000.

According to the Clerk, Taiwo Ola, the President loaned the Vice President N50,000; the General Secretary borrowed N90,000; the Assistant General Secretary was also loaned N45,000; the Welfare Director borrowed N70,000; Sports Director collected N30,000 and Director of Finance also borrowed N70,000 while other three members of the union were loaned N84,000. This brought the total amount of money loaned out from the union purse to N439,000.

Other misappropriated funds were said to be for ”refreshments, world cup subscription and purchase of unapproved accessories which summed up to N173,000.”

More so, the parliamentarians accused Mr Popoola of supporting an act of impersonation of other co-signatories to the Students’ Union account which enabled him to have unrestricted access to funds belonging to students.

Mr Ola, however, said the parliament has ordered the “freezing of the Union’s account till after investigations by the house”.

Also, the Social Director of the Union, Olalekan Ola, was directed by the parliament to refund N128,000 realised from sales of freshers’ party ticket on or before November 17.

“The law is respecter of nobody. The suspended president who is the orchestrator of the misappropriated funds is to appear before the Ethics, Privileges and Disciplinary Committee of the House, which has been empowered to carry out holistic investigations on the allegations within two weeks,” the clerk said.

Reacting to the suspension on behalf of the president and other union officers, who did not respond to phone calls and text messages at the time filling this report, the General Secretary of the Union, Opeyemi Awolowo said in a statement obtained by PREMIUM TIMES that the president’s suspension “is a miscarriage of decision by the SRA”.


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He, however, did not directly address the allegations of misappropriation of funds.

“It is shameful and doleful that the SRA are always never commending the SRA (SUG) for whatever good works we have done. It should be noted that the university did not have SUG for about two years. Thus, this administration is trying her best to correct existing abnormalities and bring back the relevance of our dear union.”

Mr Awolowo said the “staged” suspension is as a result of ”personal beef (antagonism) and personal interests”.

“The action by the SRA is to intentionally cripple the grown up (growing up of) the Union by suspending the president,” he said.

On Monday, the authorities of another institution, Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic, also in Ogun State, suspended the student union public relations officer for a session and sanctioned other executives for alleged misappropriation of union funds.

PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the suspension of the officer, Caleb Ijioma, was pronounced by the rector of the institution, Jumoke Bilesanmi.

Source: PREMIUM TIMES


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It was jubilation galore at the studio as news filtered in and rented the air that National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has granted FUNAAB Radio 89.5 permission for full transmission.

The detail of approval for the full transmission was contained in a letter signed by the Secretary, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mrs. Alheri Saidu on behalf of the Director-General, with effect from June 21, 2018.


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According to the Coordinator, FUNAAB Radio, 89.5, Mr. Ayo Arowojolu, the implication of the approval is that FUNAAB Radio can now broadcast commercials like other radio stations operating in the country.

 

He also added that NBC has also registered the Radio Station with a brand new trade mark known as “The Sound of Abundance,” to replace its former slogan, “The Best Radio on Radio.”

 

Test transmission for the radio station commenced on March 26, 2018 after the certification of its equipment was carried out by NBC team that visited the University to inspect the station’s facilities.

 

It would be recalled that the dream for FUNAAB Radio started in 2009, coincidentally, nurtured by the then Director, Agricultural Media Resources and Extension Centre (AMREC) and the present Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kolawole Salako.

 

The elated Coordinator, FUNAAB Radio described the radio station as dynamic, as it reaches out to diverse audience that cut across the elites, scholars, students/youths, farmers, artisans and many more.

Source: FUNAAB Website

It is golden and vital to write to the whole Student populace on this auspicious day about the decision of the House on this day, 11th August,2018.

Going by the axiom, Knowledge is power and also, wisdom is profitable to direct. I will like to give an explicit explanation of the perceived reasons behind the suspension.

The SSRC got a notice of an emergency sitting which was honoured. The President was to give the account of the state of the Union which he did. It should be chronicled and spread round that Popoola Ayobami, Da Silva is a man of integrity. What led to his suspension is what the House called Misappropriation of fund. It is important to note that as a sound Student of finance and accounting that we have what is called below-the-line items of budget. These are items that are not in the “provisional warrant” (Budget) but can be incurred if found incidental to be beneficial, also, we have “discretionary spending”. This means incurring relevant expenses which are not covered by the budget. The BMC upon enquiry noticed that a total sum of #439,000 was spent outside the provision of the budget which is as follows;

• Borrowed some Union officers loan and some Students who were in need. Out of the total sum of #439,000, the total sum of #299,000 has been recouped while left with the total sum of #140,000 which is yet to attain maturity date. Loans given out were not for personal use but to help Students through the Executives. It should be printed in the heart of Students that the President never withdraw money for himself or Personal Use. Some extra budgetary spending which are not chronicled include Welfarism (Snacks and Drinks) of;
√ Departmental Secretaries
√ College Bursar’s
√ College Secretaries
This was done to ensure that they make the SUG receipt a prerequisite to signing course form and getting exam pass. A move that yielded a great results (discretionary spending).

It is note worthy that the Union also spent #15,000 on the procurement of SUG TASK FORCE JACKET which is meant for Transportation Regulation and Struggle & Prompt Intervention. (Discretionary spending)
Also, the SUG Bus was taken to Asaba for NANS Pre-Convention got spoilt at Okada in Edo State for 5 days and a sum of #10,000 was used to facilitate the movement of the Bus to FUNAAB where proper mechanical attention is being given as the damage caused is over #60,000.

To mention but a few. It is shameful and doleful that the SRA are always never commending the SSRC for whatever good works we have done. It should be noted that the University did not have SUG for about 2 years. Thus, this administration TEAM REBIRTH is trying her best possible to correct existing abnormalities and bring back the relevance of our dear Union. It is on record that the following have been done.
1. Extension of O’level results verification. (A movement that might have cost over 2,800 their studentship)
2. Extension of School fees and Course registration for three consecutive time without penalty.
3. Facilitation of INFACAS in conjunction with the Alumni Body. “About 30 shuttle buses set to arrive by second semester”
4. Proper monitoring of the Health Centre for prompt medical attention to Students and provision of drugs.
5. Facilitation of lectures to always start by 9a.m to curtail the transportation issues.
6. Prompt response to security and medical issues to mention but a few. It is not until a physical house is build that we have achieved but, it should be known that we are just getting started as we have 3months left to prove our integrity to FUNAABITES.

However, it should be noted that the SSRC in her discretion requested for the list of 5 sittings of the SRA on the 16th July, 2018 as it has been noticed that out of 89, less than 50 were always available at sittings and which the SSRC were present. This was requested not as an overstretched of the SSRC prying into the affairs of the SRA but for modalities. It was doleful that the SRA saw the request as a slap on the face of the SRA and concurrently in written insulted the SSRC and brought a letter of request for part of payment of SRA’s Budget which totalled to #632,460. The SSRC sent a letter of reminder that a letter of request has been made earlier by the SSRC which was not attended to and on that note, the letter for fund was not attended to. Upon deliberations by the SSRC, the SSRC approved a total sum of #164,000 for the SRA and duly notified on the 25th July, 2018 pending the time the initial request will be meant.

On this note, it is Crystal clear that the President is very clear and clean of the alleged FINANCIAL Misappropriation as it can be deduced that the staged “Suspension” is as a result of personal grieve, beef and personal interest. This is to note that the action by the SRA is to intentionally cripple the growth of the Union by suspending the President.

When will the SRA stop suspending and indicting ‘FUNAABSU PRESIDENTS’?????
On this note, the SSRC wish the whole Student populace a smooth and interesting holiday.

Signed:
Comr. Awolowo
General Secretary

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Grand Winner:  AFOLABI Peace

Department:- Banking and Finance

Gender:- Female

Level:- 400l

Total amount of votes:– 421

 

1st Runner Up:– OLUKOYA Oluwafemi

Gender:- Male

Department:-Horticulture

Level:-300l

Total amount of votes:- 342

 

2nd Runner Up:– ADEFUYE Victoria

Gender:- Female

Department:- AgricEconomics & Farm Management

Level:- 100l

Total number of votes:- 320

 

Presentation of prizes comes up after resumption!!!

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FUNAAB has complied with the Federal Government directive to stop management science programs.

 

The management of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has said that the university will no longer admit students for management programs.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof Kolawole Salako said the university stopped admitting students for management courses immediately the Federal Government ordered specialised universities to stop management courses in specialised universities.

Salako said,

“We definitely have no option than to comply with the policy. We complied immediately when the federal government pronounced it and we’ve stopped admitting students for courses in management sciences.”

However, the VC appealed to the government to allow the current undergraduates of management courses in specialised universities to graduate before it completely scraps the courses in the institutions.

”Those students who are currently running such programmes in the university must, however, be allowed to graduate,’’ he said.

Salako added that the government decision would affect lecturers and students of College of Management Science in FUNAAB  because the students might not be able to refer to the institution as their alma mater, while the lecturers would have to start looking for jobs elsewhere.

Further speaking on behalf of management science students and their lecturers in FUNAAB, the Vice-Chancellor said instead of scrapping the entire faculty in specialised universities, management science curriculum can be modified to reflect a bias toward agriculture.

There’s no law that says that even an accountant cannot study agriculture. All we need to do is to modify our curriculum to give orientation to our students to appreciate agriculture.

“That is the essence of being a specialised university. The federal government should revive the college and we shall modify our curriculum to fit in properly,” he said.

Recall that in 2017, the Federal Government ordered the scrapping of management courses in specialised varsities in the country.

This was followed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu‘s instruction to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board

“to delete all such courses on its portal.”

source: pulse.ng

Admission in FUNAAB


Admission into the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta FUNAAB is very competitive and involves the following processes:

  • Online Admission Application on this website.
  • Pre-Admission Screening Exercise (Computer-based) – UTME and DE candidates.

Successful candidates within the capacity of our institution will be offered admission and required to undergo an intensive ICT Training and Orientation Programme to prepare them for life in FUNAAB.

Admission Proceedure


All applicants seeking undergraduate admission into 100, 200 and 300 Levels in the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) are hereby invited to apply online for the 2018/2019 Pre-Admission Screening Exercise.

Applications must be from suitably qualified candidates who have chosen the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) as their First Choice of Institution on the prescribed form obtained from the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

Applicants must also possess minimum entry requirements of five (5) O’ Level Credits in relevant subjects at one or two sittings in SSCE/GCE/NECO/NABTEB and fill the results online. Applicants are advised to confirm the Admission Requirements into respective Degree Programmesbefore logging in to fill the e-application form.

Only candidates with completed application before the stipulated deadline will be considered.

Ensure you provide accurate bio-data and academic information when filling your application form.

Wishing you best of luck.

Source: FUNAAB website

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*GREATEST FUNAABITES!!!*

The Students Union leadership held a meeting with the University governing council on friday the 13th of July below are the resolutions made

*O’LEVEL RESULT VERIFICATION.*

We made our grievances known to the school management as our students are experiencing several errors in verifing their result, errors such as wrong exams number, vending error and so on was discussed; The leadership of the Student Union as critically examined the result verification and has found it useful as it has helped detect various errors that may affect students after there programme, we then requested for a further extension of the deadline till second semester which was granted and there should be communication to the examination body to correct their errors this was granted the students union uses this medium to enjoy funaabites who are yet to do the verification to keep trying and do it on or before 2nd week of second semester which is the new deadline failure to do so lead to no result for the defaulters.

*LEAVE OF ABSENCE (COURSE REGISTRATION DEFAULTERS)*

The school managrment expresses their bitterness on the *183 defaulters* of the course registration after all the measures put in place to make sure all students register, We were also reminded that we were always coming for extension of course registration and payment of school which was granted *THRICE(3×)*. The management made it known that the rules was bent as normally the penalty should have been rustication after which *SENATE* took a less decision to be level of absence.
The student Union appeal on behalf of the defaulters for reconsideration. After a brief discussion the Vice chancellor concluded that another senate meeting would be called this week which course registration reconsideration would be addressed he further stated that student with genuine cases such that are affected as a result of change of programme or change in cucirculum would be attended to immediately once they have provided letter from their H.O.D, we urge funaabites to be prayerful as our hands are on deck.

*ON EXAMINATION*

The Students Union Welfare director pointed out certain requirement funaabites would be needing for the forthcoming examination such as;
Drugs and additional doctors at the health centers
Opening of more classroom for night reading
Longer working hours for the Generator for night reading.
Longer working hours for transporation (Mancot)
Additional information would still be sent across on this regards.

*ON I.D CARD*

The Students union leadership asked the School management the reason for the delay in the issuance of ID card and urge them for immediate release; The ICTREC director stated that issuance of ID card begin this week with Fresh student as old ID card can be used for 2017/2018 Examination by staylites.

*​​✍🏿SIGNED:-​​*

*​​​STUDENTS’ UNION PRESIDENT​*
*​​​COMR. POPOOLA AYOBAMI ​(Da SILVA)​​​​*

*​​​STUDENTS’ UNION P.R.O​*
*​​​COMR. OLAJUGBA JOHN PKA ​(TRIPLE J)​​​*
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Slimcase proved equal to the task as he gave the crowd the time of their lives with simultaneous electrifying performances in both campuses.
Currently the name on everyone’s lips, Slimcase gave fans and students of the University of Ibadan (U.I) as well as those of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) a taste of the SaintSamiGanja fever with energetic performances in their campuses.

Two events in two different states, but Slimcase proved equal to the task as he gave the crowd the time of their lives with simultaneous electrifying performances in both campuses.

Slimcase who was received by mammoth crowds in both campuses, who trooped in from various locations to have a first hand feel of Otunba Lamba even as the security had to be at their best to keep the overjoyed fans from mobbing their beloved star.

Slimcase in his usual manner didn’t disappoint as he left the crowd yearning for even more as he dished out his compendium of hit songs simultaneously to the pleasure of the fans.

Watch video below;

 

Source: pulse.ng