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Sunday, 19 November 2017

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

WAEC unveils additional WASSCE diet for private candidates

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has created a new diet of its examination to cater for a large number of external candidates registering for the examination.

The council’s Head, National Office (HNO), Mr Olu Adenipekun, disclosed this at the unveiling of the first series of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) diet for private candidates on Wednesday in Lagos.

According to him, the council has noted that a large number of external candidates are registering for the WASSCE meant for school candidates. He said that this led to an astronomical increase in cheats being caught during the conduct of the examination.

“After thorough deliberations on the issue, the governing board of the Council approved that its national offices should begin the conduct of one additional diet every year of the WASSCE for private candidates,’’ Adenipekun said.

He remarked that the introduction of one more diet of the examination to the existing two, “is in fulfilment of WAEC’s determination to constantly meet the demands of stakeholders’’.

The new diet is slated to hold in January/February 2018. This is in addition to the existing May/June WASSCE for school candidates and the November/December diet for private candidates.

This brings to three, the number of examinations to be conducted by the WAEC every year with effect from 2018. On April 13 this year, the Registrar to Council, Dr Iyi Uwadiae, announced at a news conference in Lagos that the council had approved the conduct of an additional diet of the WASSCE for private candidates, beginning from 2018.

“The conduct of this additional diet of the WASSCE for private candidates became necessary because the WASSCE for school candidates is written first every year. “And the results are released before the conduct of the WASSCE for private candidates.

“Therefore, school candidates who wish to retake the examination usually have the opportunities of doing so during the private candidates’ examination. “But with growing concerns among stakeholders over what they perceived as a denial of equal opportunities against private candidates, there has been a deluge of appeals across the West African Sub-region for Council to reduce the agony of long waiting experienced by the private candidates, who desire another shot at WASSCE.’’
According to him, the flagging off of the new diet is starting with Nigeria. The HNO noted, however, that the remaining member countries of WAEC had indicated their readiness to follow suit. Adenipekun explained that the first series of the ‘WASSCE for private candidates in 2018 would be an urban-based examination. According to him, candidates will be examined in 19 subjects.

“Centres for this examination will be located in cities and urban areas where we have a large number of the candidates. “We will start with that for now and then gradually, we continue to spread to every nook and cranny of the country,’’ he said.

Adenipekun said that the council would continually deploy technology in its fight against examination malpractices. He added that the council was determined to win the war against the scourge. He called on all stakeholders to join hands with the council in the fight against examination malpractices. According to him, this is necessary toward ensuring that the integrity of the examination is not compromised.

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Firefox just released a new ultra-fast web browser to take on Google Chrome

Mozilla's latest browser — Firefox Quantum — is lightning fast, sleek, and ready to handle all six zillion of your tabs after almost two months in beta.

Nick Nguyen, Firefox's vice president of product, told Mashable his biggest fear: Will the Internet full of Google Chrome-enthusiasts give it a chance? 

"My biggest fear is that people won't try it," he said. "It's like any release — you do this to make people's lives better. If people aren't using your product, you don't have an opportunity to do that."

And the folks at Firefox have big plans. Nguyen won't rest until Quantum overtakes Google Chrome to become the average internet user's primary browser. "Today, people use Firefox as their secondary browser," he told Mashable. "We think it's good enough to be your first browser."

There's only one way to find out. So come on, close Chrome for two seconds and give it a try.

This browser is really, really fast. In a test conducted with the open-source project WebPageTest, Firefox Quantum loaded a number of top websites before Chrome did, including Yelp, Shutterstock, Ask.com and even Google Search itself.  (Chrome was still, of course, faster to load most Google and Youtube pages).

The browser also uses around 30% less memory than its competitors Chrome, Edge, and Safari on Windows operating systems, and only uses a tiny bit more than Chrome on macOS. This means you can run 30% more tabs without your browser crashing or slowing to a crawl.

But where the company hopes its browser will stand out the most is in the interface. The company extensively researched the way users navigate browsers, and Firefox Quantum has a number of small, but significant features to accommodate those patterns.

For example, according to Nguyen, users are a lot more impatient when waiting for the content of a page to load than they are for for graphics or sidebars. Consequently, Firefox Quantum loads the content of a website before loading any logos or graphics. It also loads your active tab before any other tabs — people overwhelmingly focus on one tab at a time.

Above all else, according to Nguyen, users want a browser that is fast and easy. "They want a browser that stays out of the way," he said. "They don't want to housekeep."

Speed and ease have long been the categories where Google Chrome has taken the lead. But Firefox Quantum may soon be hot on its tail. Seriously, just try it.
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Monday, 13 November 2017

ASUP To Begin Indefinite Strike On Monday

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has announced its decision to embark on an indefinite strike with effect from Monday, November 13, 2017.

The decision was the outcome of the National Executive Council meeting of ASUP which held on Saturday at the Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna State.

According to them, the industrial action follows the failure of the Federal Government to implement all the agreements it entered with the union since 2016.

The union lamented that despite the long period given to the government to address some of the issues it had raised, government did not consider it necessary to address the demands for improved funding of polytechnic education in the country.

ASUP President, Usman Dutse, and Zone A Coordinator, Kabiru Yunusa, briefed journalists shortly after the emergency meeting which lasted for several hours.

Mr Dutse, who noted that the union had given government sufficient time to implement all agreements, said they had no choice than to embark on an indefinite strike after the expiration of the 21-day ultimatum issued earlier.

According to him, some of the demands include non-implementation of the NEEDS Assessment Report and shortfalls in personnel releases and withdrawal of allowances.

Others are non-passage of the amended bill of the Polytechnic Act, infractions in the appointment of rectors, as well as improving the conditions of state-owned institutions among other issues.

“The tepid response of government to the nine items identified as having debilitating effects on the health of the sector led the union into declaring one week strike in February 2017,” Dutse said.

“The strike, which recorded a very impressive compliance level, had immediate gains in the reconstruction of the governing councils of all Federal Polytechnics, as well as the constitution, inauguration, and commencement of the renegotiation of the union’s 2010 agreement with the government.

“Comrades, the 89th meeting of NEC of our union issued a 21-day ultimatum effective October 9, 2017 to the government (after collation of results of referendum from chapters) to address these issues satisfactorily.

“On October 24, a reconciliation meeting was convened by the Federal Ministry of Labour in Abuja. The ministry in the eye of the storm, the Federal Ministry of Education, was poorly represented that no memorandum of action was agreed on. This clearly shows the level of disdain and disrespect with which the issues of the sector are being handled by the relevant agencies.

“In view of the above, our union resolved in its emergency meeting of NEC on October 31, 2017 to commence an indefinite and comprehensive strike effective from November 13, 2017,” he added.
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Govt Earmarks N50bn For Moshood Abiola Uni, Ogun Poly

Ogun State government has set aside the sum of N50billion for the take off the Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology (MAUSTECH), Abeokuta, and the newly established Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia.

The state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, disclosed this on Saturday during the Treasury Board meeting for the 2018 budget preparation held at the Obas’ Complex in Abeokuta, the state capital.

“Government has earmarked N50 billion for the take-off of the two schools,” the governor said.

He, however, urged lecturers at present Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) who are desirous of going to the new polytechnic in Ipokia not to hesitate at making their intention known as soon as possible.

Governor Amosun also asked the lecturers to distant themselves from those who do not appreciate the ongoing development of the institution.

He urged them to continue to support government’s agenda at rebuilding education sector in the state, saying the two institutions have come to stay.

“Don’t allow yourself to be used by anyone who does not mean well for the citizens of the state,” the governor said.
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Monday, 6 November 2017

MAPOLY lecturers embark on indefinite strike

Academic Staff of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, has resumed its industrial action after the expiration of two weeks it gave the authorities to meet some its demands.

The two weeks given the state government to meet some of its demands lapsed last Friday.
The lecturers had also alleged threat to their lives as they claimed that some unregistered vehicles had been sighted within the school premises, a development they claimed was breach of security arrangement.

Speaking with the media after its congress last Friday, the Chairman of the ASUP MAPOLY chapter, Kola Abiola, alleged that “unregistered have started entering the school as against the security arrangement of the institution.”

He further alleged that those unregistered vehicles had, on two occasions traced him to the junction of his residence.

Abiola said the members of the union were no more willing to offer their services until the government comply with their demands.

It will be recalled that the lecturers and the state government had been at loggerheads over the announcement of the upgrading MAPOLY to Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology.

While the government also announced the establishment of the Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia. The contention had been what would be the role of the lecturers in the new MAUSTECH.

The government said those who wish to lecture at MAUSTECH would have to re-apply and if they met the requirements, they would be accommodated. While those among them who wanted to continue with the new polytechnic at Ipokia, would move there without re-applying.

Some of the lecturers were however not comfortable with the option of resigning and re-applying for their upgrade to MAUSTECH, as they argued that their years of service at MAPOLY, might no longer count for them.

Abiola alleged that the policy of the government to upgrade MAPOLY to a university status has affected the school negatively.

According to him, salaries are not being paid since the school operated majorly on school fees while prospective students were not willing to seek admission into the school since the announcement of the upgrade.

He said, “In the month of September, its only 40 per cent of our salary that was paid, in the month of October, it was another truncated salary that was paid and the government has told us to go and look inwards

Do they want us to start selling mats? Do they want us to start selling out students to get money?
And for a school that has been running on school fees, now students are not coming. More than 7,500 were offered admission into HND, only 132 has responded to come to the school.

That is what the policy of government is doing to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic.”
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Thursday, 2 November 2017

Infrastructure: Ogun plans solar energy for Ogun State Polytechnic

The Ogun State Government has said it will power the newly established Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia with solar energy.

 The state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, said plans had been concluded to install solar energy at the institution to guarantee uninterrupted power supply.

In a statement signed by the Head of Media in the Works and Infrastructure Ministry, Mr. Ayokunle Ewuoso, Adegbite was quoted to have said this when officials of the state’s Ministry of Information and Strategy led by the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Kola Fagbohun, visited him in his office.

 He disclosed that the solar power system would be installed by an Independent Power Provider under a public-private partnership arrangement, adding that the immediate communities of the institution would also benefit from the system.

 He said the company selected for the project was one of the 12 IPPs earlier screened and certified to provide electricity for the state.

 Adegbite said, “Government has decided to allocate five-hectares of land to the IPP out of the 400 hectares allocated for the institution. The IPP needs a large expanse of land where it will install the solar panels. This is where the solar energy will be transmitted to the institution and its environs.

 “What we want to achieve in all of these is to provide uninterrupted power supply to the school and equally allow the immediate environment benefit, though it will not be free.”

 He said the government was optimistic that the project would be completed by early 2018.

 “By the pedigree of the contractors selected for the project, coupled with adequate funding, within eight to 10 weeks, we should have some buildings ready where academics and non-academic activities can commence. You will recall that the governor has promised that activities in the institution will be phased in such a way that it becomes fully operational in about four years,” he said.

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Mapoly releases 1st Batch 2017/2018 Admission List for HND Full Time and Part Time

The management of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere, Abeokuta has released the 1st batch admission list for the 2017/2018 academic session. The list includes HND full time and HND part time.

Applicants are advised to login to the application portal (using their username and password) to check their names.

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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Ogun govt terminate Oladele Itiola apointment as MAPOLY rector

The Ogun State Government has sacked the Rector, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, Professor Oladele Itiola.
This development was coming barely two hours when students of the institution protested over the current situation in the school following its upgrade to Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta.
The government in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa, on Tuesday, directed the former rector to proceed on terminal leave with immediate effect.
It has appointed Mr Ayodeji Tella to take over the administration of the institution as acting rector.
The state government said the action was part of the transition programme involving the institution and the new university.
The statement reads, “As part of the general transition programme involving the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, and the new Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta, the state government has appointed Mr Ayodeji Salimon Tella, as the Acting Rector of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, with immediate effect.
The erstwhile Rector Professor Oladele Itiola is to proceed accordingly on his terminal leave.
The state government wishes him the very best in his future endeavours and thank him for his service to the good people of the state.”

Meanwhile, it was gathered that the former rector was expected to proceed on terminal leave in November before he was relieved of his appointment.
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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

MAPOLY lecturers demand clarification from NBTE over status of new polytechnic

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), have demanded clarification from the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), over the status of the newly established Ogun State Polytechnic located at Ipokia area of the state.

Stating this was the National Vice-President of the association, Comrade Timothy Ogunseye, at a press conference in Abeokuta, on Tuesday, who said that the Board must as a matter of urgency published the names of courses it had accredited for the polytechnic billed to take off by December.

The state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, had at the foundation laying of the new institution, submitted that the NBTE had accredited 42 courses for the new polytechnic.

However, the ASUP vice chairman, faulted the governor’s claim, insisting that the Board could not have accredited 42 programmes for the new polytechnic which was yet to have any physical infrastructure.
He said the leadership of the union would not abandon its members in MAPOLY in the on-going struggle, maintaining that the two institutions could co-exist for a period of three years.

Ogunseye said, “Our position in this regard is that there must be a gestation period during which people can move people from Abeokuta to Ipokia. And we are of the opinion that there is nothing wrong if the polytechnic, as well as the university, can co-exist for the next three years. From there, our members can now move to Ipokia, by which time we expect the level of infrastructure in Ipokia to have been upgraded.

As we speak, we have nothing on the ground in Ipokia. And please we need to correct this impression, ASAP in MAPOLY or any staff is not against the establishment of polytechnic in Ipokia. All we are saying is that where you even do that, issues surrounding staff career development, students’ comfort, all these issues have to be looked into.

 “Honestly, if that programme is to work, we expect the government to spearhead a mass house revolution in Ipokia where accommodation would be made available for staff and students and where classroom blocks, laboratories, workshops, all those things would have been built before we consider the movement at all.

Otherwise, all they are just trying to do now is to go around it and asking our colleague to be facing all this hardship and sufferings, and we are saying all these things should not be.

We are not doing this because of our members alone but because of the  students which the institution will produce.”

Similarly speaking, the ASUP coordinator, Zone C, Wale Omoobaorun, said that only 27 programmes were accredited by NBTE.

He said that the union was not against the establishment of the new polytechnic, but that government should have a robust discussion with the union on the transition.


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