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SAFE – SECURING A FUTURE THROUGH EDUCATION


SAFE a NGO established by undergraduates of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta has embarked on a project to kit up fifty students of a primary school here in Abeokuta, the capital city of Ogun State. The Organiser Alli Mariam and her fellow members believe Education is an integral part of a child’s development and that children having the right standing in Education would go a long way in making Nigeria of our tomorrow a better place as the saying goes “Children are the leaders of tomorrow”.


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This isn’t the first time they would be executing such projects as The SAFE group last year was also present at the OLG primary school to tutor the students on the Use of Computer in both the Theoretical and Practical aspects.

It is with this that the SAFE group presents :
BACK TO SCHOOL DRIVE

About SAFE:

SAFE is a Non Governmental Organisation that aims at providing Quality Education for Children in Rural Communities.
The Upcoming project called “Back to School Drive” is about distributing
50 School Uniforms
50 School Sandals and
50 pairs of socks to the Children at The OLG Primary School, KOFESU- FUNAAB Gate.

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The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Felix Salako, made the disclosure when he visited the state secretariat of the Ogun council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Abeokuta.

The Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta on Tuesday dissociated itself from any form of admission manipulation.
The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Felix Salako, made the disclosure when he visited the state secretariat of the Ogun council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Abeokuta.
The vice chancellor, who insisted that admissions were offered on merit, said most of the students still find it difficult choosing courses of study.


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According to him, many students, not considering the specialisation of the institution, still apply for electrical and  mechanical engineering as well as  computer science  instead of agriculture-related courses.

  1. Salako said:

“The institution is a specialised university, thus we have enough and more admission spaces for agriculture-related courses than these other ones.

“And again, it is not every qualified student that gets admission because there is a limit to the number of students we can admit.

“Scoring 200 is a pass mark, but we will give priority to someone who scored 220 or 250 over a student with 200.

“The truth is that many students will want to come to either the federal or state universities because they know their parents cannot afford the cost of private institutions.”

On the cancellation of management courses in the institution, the vice-chancellor stated that the Federal Government was looking into the matter as it concerned the institution and other specialised institutions.
According to him, there is an ongoing process to prevail on the Federal Government to rescind its decision.

He noted that the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, had written to President Muhammadu Buhari on the issue.

Salako stressed that the availability of management courses had assisted admission seekers within the institution’s catchment area to gain admission.

Earlier, the State Chairman of NUJ, Wole Sokunbi, had promised the union’s continued support and partnership with the institution.

Source: The Eagle

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FUNAAB students advised the government to diversify instead of scrapping management courses in FUNAAB


Following the Federal Government order that specialised universities should stop management courses, the students of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB, are appealing to the government to restore the courses.

The students under the umbrella of the College of Management Sciences Student Association urged the Federal Government to diversify the university’s programmes instead of scraping management programs.

The students also ask the government to make education more accessible and affordable to the youths seeking admission into tertiary educational institutions in the country.

The students in their statement said: “the Federal Government should note that thousands of students and graduates, who would have not been able to fulfil their academic ambitions, have benefited from the existence of Management Science courses at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

”It is noteworthy that, since the inception of College of Management Sciences, the university has graduated thousands of students in Accounting, Banking and Finance, Economics, Business Administration and Entrepreneurial Studies and all these courses had been fully accredited by National University Commission.

“Available records and feedback from employers to the college and the association reveal that many graduates of Management Sciences from FUNAAB are doing very well in their chosen careers. Some of them have become employers of labour through the practice of agriculture in large scale and other agro-related businesses.”

FG orders all specialised universities to stop management course

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.”

Following FG’s instruction, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof Kolawole Salako in July said the institution stopped admitting students for management courses immediately the Federal Government ordered specialised universities to stop management courses in specialised universities.

“Sympathisers told us that the driver bribed the policemen” – Alonge


A corps member identified as Simbiat Olamide aka Trendy, reportedly died last night in an accident which occurred while on her way to Ibadan, Oyo State.

Friends of the corps member who is said to be an Accounting graduate of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, have been penning down tributes to her since news of her death broke.

Few weeks ago also, it was reported that a 22-year-old member of the National Youth Service Corps, Tony Zitta, was killed in an auto accident.  Zitta had gone to drop off a friend after an event on July 29 and was on his way back when his car was bashed by another vehicle at the Diamond Bank Junction on Ademola Adetokunbo Way, Wuse II, Abuja.

One of Zitta’s friends, Sowa Alonge, who spoke to PUNCH’s correspondent, accused the police of aiding the escape of the unidentified driver. He said the driver escaped in an Uber car, adding that the police allegedly removed the number plate of his vehicle so that nobody would trace him.

Alonge, who co-founded a non-governmental organisation with Zitta, said;

“The police took his personal effects instead of rushing him to a hospital. But some ladies that were around did not allow them to take the items away.

“The driver of the BMW that bashed Tony (Zitta) got into an Uber car with his friends, and called a towing vehicle to tow his car away. But people prevented them from towing the car.

“Sympathisers told us that the driver bribed the policemen, but people around did not allow the towing vehicle to tow the car.

“They made sure that the two vehicles were towed to Zone 3 Police Command.”

Source: LailasNews.com

Hola everyone!

It’s been quite a while since we last did this. Forgive me though, these gadgets could be unpredictable.
A lot happened during the course of the break, but lets’ talk about something I’da TV never talked about before.

What more can you say about love?

You’re so deeply in love with someone, but he/she is into someone else. Ironically, a soul loves you with the whole of his/her heart, willing to save you from the clutches of a dragon, but unfortunately, you don’t feel the same way. Talking about playing your penalty to throw – in

Quite stupefying I’m blogging about love in this episode. I’ve never been the lovey-dovey type and should probably take a  LOVE101 course. Also, considering I rarely fall in love [forget those misplaced feelings we ought to be channeling to our studies back then as a teenager], I have this piece a friend shared with me, and that’s what we’re gonna be doing today. So folks, let’s get to the nitty-gritty of this episode.

One major/crucial thing that promotes a relationship is ‘communication’. How well you guys get into conversation, knowing when to do the serious talks, when to talk dirty and also, when to do the hilarious bit, could go a long way in maintaining a healthy relationship. The days of free midnight calls made a lot of relationships grow!

A very good friend of mine, who I know quite sucks at keeping/engaging in a long conversation [one thing he is trying to improve though]. The best he could keep up a discussion at some point was forty seconds, asking the Nigerian guys routine questions like ‘have you eaten?’ or ‘how was your day?’ That was all it was for him back in the day.

Apparently, there was a gorgeous lady he was seeing, things moved on well and  they got intimate and like most guys, we all fantasize how the lady of our dreams should look like, but as gorgeous as this babe was, she came nowhere close to being the lady he had always fantasized about.

He finds it very easy and comfortable to engage in discussions with her and could talk to any length. A minute is never enough to talk to her on phone and so doesn’t call and as the hustling chap, airtime no too dey.. Call me cheap but when all these telcos go carry midnight call come back ehn?

Surprisingly, he had deleted her number for quite sometimes already in a bid to deter himself from being a “no life guy”, cos after talking to her for let’s say three minutes, in some two hours he’d be having the urge to wanting to speak with her again.

Somehow, he does get the number back and naturally with anyone you talk to alot, the babe’s number was tattooed in his subconscious.

love labyrinthThe “koko” of you being in love is you wanting to hear this individual’s voice over and over again, always care for him/her and all that, so I asked him if he is in love. He said,

“ Seun, I asked myself that same question for a number of times and didn’t want to espouse that, but as much as I tried fight back this strange feeling, the more it keeps coming back”.

In one of their long deep conversation he asked a random question and which led to him confessing how he feels for her, but unfortunately [or maybe otherwise ], she was with someone else. He wasn’t hurt nor heartbroken [though was sincerely dejected], but letting out the feeling was more of a soothing relief for him. He had to move on and one thing he should probably be a LASTMA awardee for is how well he moved on; shxt’s never easy!

On the flip side, there  was this babe, she set die! Remember Chelsea’s 3-4-3 formation last season? They still didn’t have anything on the babe!  Babe was into this my guy and all she only  wants from him is to reciprocate this feeling, but no, it wouldn’t just happen. The anguish of misplaced feelings.

Confusing right? Yeah that’s how love could be a total labyrinth.

I was at a friend’s place some couple of days back and saw these young lovers cuddling. These young folks were so much drunk in love and the sight of this got me thinking.

The world’s population is estimated at over 7 billion people. Someone somewhere will love you as much as you do love them. It probably might take time for them to come around, but they’d surely come your way.
I’m all mushy and emotional huh?

Anyway leave me a comment below telling me about a  complicated time you have been in love.

Kelekun Oluwaseun

 

 

Rats don do me strong thing


Hi folks!

I hope you did enjoy my last post. It’s after dark and I have got Simi’s angelic voice seeping through my hands free hoping it serenade me to sleep.
I have lost count on how many times I did have listened to her album “Simisola” and I have got this one “Gone for good” on repeat right now.

What more can you ask for from the young lady? Talk of quality, production, lyrical content, vocals etc, you’d agree with me the album is top notch.

I’m not writing about Simi today though, so let’s get down to the brass tack for this episode.
It was a terrifying day for me, ask me why? Chill..

We’ve heard stories of rats running rampant everywhere (Garba Shehu told guys why Mr. President couldn’t work in his office), my room was also a victim.

It all started around midnight o, it’s beyond me how these two rats scaled through my door, considering armoury I had put in place. These two apparent lovers, maybe looking for where to pass the night, survived and came in.

Their dazzling wouldn’t allow me sleep, ranging from scavenging for left over inside the waste bin, to eating the woods on the door in their bid to escape.

At some point, It was like playing the popular game “Temple run” when my chi couldn’t take it any longer and tried see if I could kill these things and get some good sleep.

My unwelcomed nocturnal beings wouldn’t allow me sleep, not until 4:00am and I’d be having an 8:00am class so must hit the road before seven; oshamo, life of an undergrad..

I don’t know what it is about time. It tends to flash away when you’re having an exhilarating time or a good sleep, I woke up around six, in a lazy man-like rolled to the other side of my bed, checked the time on my phone and in a typical procrastinator thinking, told myself to sleep for another 30 minutes, get ready before seven and zoom off to school.

Its not that I slept like that o, just to close my eyes and open it, check the time, it was 7:30am (Jesu!).WTF? This is one of those moments you did wish you had a Barry Allen’s ability. I hurriedly tried to do the necessary stuff and the most annoying part is the number of miles I had to go and fetch water ( Na the life of campite be dat o).

In some 30 minutes, I was all set, ready to hit the road and then I noticed this small hole at the back of the jean I was gonna put on (chai! Rats don do me strong thing). I changed the pair and swooshed off to school, combining my walking and running skills.

It was a busy Monday morning and most people are also trying to get to class ASAP, so transportation was hectic. I fought my way through to get a bus (as a bad sharp guy now)and then the unfortunate happened when the driver requested for our fare.

The pair of jeans I had my cash was the one these rats distorted, and I forgot to collect the cash (Ayemi temi bami!). I thanked my stars it was right there at the car park he requested for the cash, imagine we got to school and I wasn’t able to pay on demand (talking about spoiling my career be that). I had no choice than to go back home and take the money. This is not the way I had hope to start my week, but I had no choice than to run to and fro (close to what Mo Farah won 4 Olympic gold medals for o), got back to the car pack sweating profusely like a convict about to be sentenced.

I got to school around nine, jogged off to class and the most frustrating thing is that the lecturer is not even yet in class (and ASUU go talk say dey wan strike). It was all work from then to six. Imagine 8-6 class, dey wan kill person?

Talking about the Rats now, the battle line has just being drawn. Their mates are in Aso Rock enjoying the life of their head (jaye ori won), these ones are here scavenging for my left over concoction rice.

You’d seen what rat razzmatazz caused me?

Thanks for reading, drop your comments and please share with friends.

Written by Kelekun Oluwaseun

FUNAAB VC, Professor Kolawole Salako, recently commissions and hands over the College of Food Science and Human Ecology (COLFHEC) phase II


An International Foundation, specialized in driving job creation through entrepreneurship, skills development and innovation, The Wadhwani Foundation has indicated interest in the training and development of students of Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB), through entrepreneurial drive and training.

Speaking about the Foundation and its benefits to FUNAAB with the Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies (CENTS) and his team, during a visit to the institution , the Executive Vice-President of the Foundation, Sunita Singh noted that aside facilitating high-quality job creation through entrepreneurship, skills development and innovation; it also inspires, educates and supports student entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs.

She added that the foundation runs hyper-growth business accelerators, for growth startups and SMEs as well as empowers non-college-bound graduates with work-skills to command family support wages.

The Director of CENTS, Professor Babatunde Adewumi later led a two-man team from the foundation to FUNAAB companies, where they toured the bakery and the Cassava Processing Factory.

“Wadhwani’s concept is that you can grow business and employ people, which they aim to achieve with FUNAAB students,”

he said.

In another FUNAAB development

The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAB), Professor Kolawole Salako, recently commissioned and handed over the College of Food Science and Human Ecology (COLFHEC) phase II to the College for use.

Speaking at the commissioning ceremony, held recently, Salako expressed joy and satisfaction at the quality of work done and the readiness of the building for use.

He said having additional infrastructure would always improve the situation of things on campus.

“There are sufficient offices for professors, other lecturers and non-teaching staff. Also, the offices designed for the professors are befitting and of standard, ” he said, pointing out that while the construction was on-going, they were able to improve on the plan and the specifications as a result of which a standard building was constructed for the college.”

He observed that the building will enhance teaching and research because of the laboratories put in place and a conducive environment for both lecturers and other staff to function.

Source: ThisDay

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”.

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