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Auchi Poly ‘revokes’ admission of students over late payment of fees

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The Civil Empowerment & Rule of Law Support Initiative (CERLSI) has asked the management of the Auchi Polytechnic, Edo state, to extend the deadline for the payment of its admission fees by prospective students. 

In a statement by Bob Etemiku, deputy executive director of CERLSI, the group accused the school of arbitrarily removing names of already admitted students who were unable to make the full payment of their school fees.

The group expressed concern that many of the students who had already paid their school fees are being denied registration because of their failure to meet the two-week deadline for payment as directed by the school.

“We make this statement based on the accounts of several of the parents of prospective students, who have already gained admission to the institution after a rigorous examination and interview process, but whose names are being arbitrarily removed from the admission list over their inability to meet the full payment of the school fees of their children and wards,” the statement read.

“From a close interview with these parents, we find that most are civil servants who earn a monthly wage, farmers and petty traders, and who are ready to make payment of the school fees of their children and wards as soon as they receive their salaries.

“We are concerned that a great many of these prospective students who have already paid their school fees in full ranging from N48, 000.000(Forty Eight thousand naira) and above depending on their courses of study, are being denied registration apparently because they were unable to meet the two- week deadline for the payment of school fees as stipulated on admission letters for students.

“This has already deprived these prospective students the opportunity to access the registration portal.

” We hereby write to establish the point of view of most of these parents regarding the two-week payment ultimatum and state as follows: That the period for payment of the said ‘Acceptance Fee’, is harsh and unfriendly, making it impossible for salary earners and the average parent to meet.

“That this two-week ultimatum deprives our children, especially those from the average parents the opportunity to access education, contrary the UN Sustainable Development Goal number Four which seeks to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for
all.

“The two-week ultimatum is skewed against the children of the poor and downtrodden.

The group asked the school authorities to extend the two-week ultimatum for the payment of acceptance fee by two months to allow prospective students the opportunity to make payment.

“It also gives access to those who have paid their acceptance fee but whose names have been removed from the admission list of the Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi,” it said.

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PAU Organises Thanksgiving Service to Mark 20th Anniversary

Reporting: Peter Oluka

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PAU 20TH ANNIVERSARY
PAU 20TH ANNIVERSARY mass service

Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) organised a Thanksgiving Mass Service on Thursday, November 3, 2022, as part of the events commemorating its twentieth anniversary.

The Mass was celebrated by the Archbishop of Lagos Diocese, Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins. Fr Tony Odoh, the Chaplain of Pan-Atlantic University, Professor Enase Okonedo, the Vice-Chancellor Pan-Atlantic University and other top officials of Pan-Atlantic University received the Archbishop and led him on a tour of the university’s new projects and facilities. 

The official entourage comprised the immediate Past Vice-Chancellor, Professor Juan Elegido – the current Vice-Chancellor; Professor Enase Okonedo, – Dean, Lagos Business School; Professor. Chris Ogbechie, Deputy Dean- LBS; Prof. Yinka West, The Registrar; Mr Kingsley Ukaoha, Prof. Chantal Epie, Fr Ignatius Sotos, Fr Paul Ariole, Fr Ifeanyi Ogboh and Fr Leo Ogbanufe.

The tour activities anchored by Mr Frank Wiggle (Head of Community Relations, Pan-Atlantic University) commenced with a visitation to the in-house audiovisual studio for media and film production students and a visit to the new School of Science and Technology laboratories, which includes the Electrical/Electronic lab, Physics and science lab, and a newly equipped Computer Science lab with different scientific apparatus to prepare students with modern-day skills to practice their professional endeavours. 

The anniversary Mass commenced with melodious hymns led by the PAU Chapel Choir, the procession of the Archbishop and the officiating ministers.

The Most Rev. Adewale Martins welcomed the distinguished members of the board, staff, students, and other participants to the 20th Thanksgiving Mass.

Also, he commended the unique leadership virtues of the management and faculty in carrying out training and character-moulding policies to build the young students at one of the formative stages of their lives with such bold grace and opportunity bestowed on them by God.

  “Whatever we do in such an institution as faculty members or staff in our areas, we become co-workers with God in bringing new creatures into being; Creatures that would have become new because the values and virtues that we may have succeeded in impacting on them”, He remarked.

The Mass ended with a vote of thanks speech by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Enase Okonedo. She appreciated the Archbishop of Lagos, Rev. Adewale Martins; Fr Tony Odoh- Regional Vicar of Opus Dei in Nigeria and Chancellor of the PAU- the secretary to the Archibishop – Fr Paul Ariole; the school Chaplain- Rev. Father Ifeanyi Ogboh, Rev. Leo Ogbanofe, and the project committee members that organised the event.

The Vice-Chancellor proceeded to acknowledge and thank the board of trustees of the PAU Foundation- Professor Steven Afolami, the immediate Past Vice-Chancellor of PAU, Professor Juan Elegido, who was one of the three (3) founding members of Lagos Business School – the first Alumni Director of Lagos Business School- Mr Gabriel Diejomaoh, Deans of Schools, heads of units as well as the altar servers, churchwardens, chaplaincy and PAU choir.

Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) was established in 2002. The objective of education in Pan-Atlantic University is the well-rounded formation of the human person.

The University aims at nurturing individuals who are professionally competent, creative and enterprising, zealous for the common good and able to make free and morally right decisions and who thus act as positive agents of change in service to society.

Currently, Pan-Atlantic University has seven main units:

–           Lagos Business School (LBS)

–           Enterprise Development Centre (EDC)

–           School of Media and Communication (SMC)

–           School of Management and Social Sciences (SMSS)

–           School of Science and Technology (SST)

–           Institute of Humanities (IOH)

–           Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art (YSMA)

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A Nigerian Lecturer gives $100 to ten students who attended his first class – RUMORS

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There is a rumor going about A lecturer at the University of Ibadan named Dr. Bisi who rewarded students that showed up for his first class following the reopening of school.

He debunked the rumors via his tweeter handle. He made it clear that those were false news.

Dr. Bisi debunking the rumor on his tweeter handle

Although the news made waves as Citizens were excited by such a gesture. Many thought it was a good way to encourage students to return to school and resume lectures fully.

However, we hope students are motivated to resume none the less. Well, here are pictures from the false circulations about the lecturer and his $100 reward to students who showed up to his first class.

The lecturer, Dr. Bisi
A student showing $100 note…. But not from Dr Bisi
A student who missed out on the money, making a post about it…. But it’s false News

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Nigeria Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa has opened his own new International School in Jos, Plateau State.

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The Nigerian Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa has opened his own new international school in Jos, Plateau State.

Ahmed Musa

His magnificent act of hoping to imbibe the the younger generation with a standard education has come to play as the school is really built beautifully and highly equipped for conducive learning.
The talented footballer and captain named the school after his parents, Mr Musa and Mrs Sarah International school. M&S international school.

Ahmed Musa

Congratulations to the super eagle’s captain on this accomplishment. Here are pictures of the school.

The outlook of the building
A look atThe classroom
Classroom
A look at the creche/kindergarten class
A part of the kitchen
Classroom

A big Weldon to him once more.

READ ALSO: Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Launches a Tuition free School for the less privileged kids in India – Photos

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