Friday, 22 April 2016

OFFA-POLY Resumption Date For Second Semester 2015/2016 Academic Session

This is to inform all students of OFFA-POLY of the  academic Board meeting which held on the 7th April, 2016 resumption date was approved for the Second Semester 2015/2016 Academic Session to be Tuesday 3rd May, 2016

  •   Academic activities would also commence on that date.
  •  Hostel will be opened for all-campus students on the 2nd May, 2016 


Students 2015/2016 2nd Semester Registration Notice From FUOYE

This is to inform all students of FUOYE are expected to state their Registration for the Second Semester 2015/ 2016 Academic Session.

  •      Normal Registration of 4 weeks Starts 18th April – 16th May 2016
  •          Late Registration of 2 weeks with N 5,000 Penalty Starts on 17th – 31st May, 2016.
  •           Late Registration of 2 weeks with N 10,000 Penalty Starts on 1st – 15th June, 2016. 


Thursday, 21 April 2016

Employment Letters To 173 Ex-NYSC Members For Exemplary Conduct By The Federal Government

Federal Government, gave letters of employment to 173 ex-Corps members for immediate appointment into the various ministries in the Civil Service. The Federal Civil Service Commission [FCSC] officially handed over appointment letters to the 173 ex-National Youth Service Corp [NYSC] who served in 2012, 2013 and 2014 for distinguishing themselves during their service years.

Presenting the letters to the recipients in Abuja, FCSC Chairman, Deaconess Joan Ayo commended the awardees for exhibiting exemplary conduct and discipline throughout their years in service.

Out of the total of 173 members, 164 got Presidential Awards while the remaining nine were introduced into the scheme via the aegis of Hope Alive, a brainchild of the NYSC. It will be recalled that the Presidential awards was earlier bestowed on the corps members in March this year following the announcement made by Former President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa in Abuja following an induction course which the Corp members undertook two months ago.
However, Deaconess Ayo explained that the delay in the appointment to the awardees and the nine Hope Alive members was due to the change in government. The NYSC Hope Alive Initiative is a public/private sector partnership (PPP) aimed at bringing succor to corps members who suffer permanent disability during service.
According to Director General of the NYSC, Brig-Gen. Johnson Olawunmi, “The initiative is also designed “to give hope to future corps members that the scheme and indeed this great nation will not abandon those who may suffer similar fate in the course of national service”.
This indeed is a worthy initiative. In the past, youth corps members who sustain injuries leading to permanent disabilities during their service were subjected to post-service emotional and psychological trauma as they were neglected by the same society they were mobilized to serve.
In his remarks, NYSC DG told the awardees to see themselves as a mirror of good conduct through which people see the imperative of service to humanity. Olawunmi stressed that the federal government is committed to protecting all serving corps members and even taking care of any unforeseen circumstances that might arise during their service year.
He however prayed that no evil would be-fall them, stressing the Buhari’s government determination to put their welfare at the center of his administration.

On the nine members who sustained severe injuries during their service years, the NYSC boss quoted President Buhari saying, No Nigerian youth will be abandoned. He assured prospective NYSC members that the scheme would continue to ensure that the corps members who distinguished themselves during the service year would be adequately compensated.

Disagreement By The Stakeholders On 11 yrs For Medical Students

The Stakeholders in education sector have reacted to plans by the National Universities Commission (NUC) to increase duration of medical students from six to 11 years, saying the development was expensive, discouraging and will lead to dearth of medical doctors in Nigeria.

Reacting to this, Professor Oyesoji Aremu, Deputy Director, Distance Learning Institute (DLI) University of Ibadan, said: “The announcement of NUC that medical students would have to spend 11 years for medical education appears too much a year to be spent in medical schools.” Explaining the negative impact on the students, parents, profession and the nation, Prof. Aremu said it would affect the number of candidates that would henceforth seek to study medicine. He said the health sector might witness a dearth of medical personnel in the country which would have serious effects on Nigerians.
According to him, it will take an average of 29 years for an individual to be a medical student, provided he/she enters university at the age of 17.

Professor Florence Banku-Obi, Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Calabar, UNICAL, said: “NUC just made a statement that has not been backed up by any policy. No policy or curriculum to guide them on that.” She said what the NUC could have done was to break the 11 years into two, adding that students should be given the opportunity to graduate in the first phase and continue after their first degree to read medicine. Using Ghana as a case study, Banku-Obi said: “In Ghana, for you to read medicine, you must have your first degree and get matured.  If it is the maturity the NUC is looking at, they should draw a plan of a first degree, which could be terminal to enable them look for job if they want to discontinue.  Also, if anyone wants to continue medical studies, he can now continue to read medicine.”

Success Tips for Passing This 2016 Post-UTME

Have you ask yourself why most candidates of the Post-UTME keep failing their exams and keep rewriting for the same examination over and over. This has increased the number of students that sits for the exam every year.
This piece is going to show you the reasons behind the failures, preparation tips and success tips.

  1.  75% of students fail because of lack of preparation.

  2.  25% fails because of lack of material or proper guidance.

If you fail to prepare for exams, then prepare to fail.

·         Ensure that you are properly guided. If possible, attend lectures, visit past questions and most importantly, make sure you read your books/materials according to the course outline or scheme of work provided by the examination body.
·         In the same vein, look for materials that are related to the course or subject and study it. There is a saying that "a stitch in time saves nine". 
·         Talking about materials, please do well to get the Post-UTME past-questions of your choice institutions if you have not done so already. It is one material you shouldn't neglect.
·         Don't wait till few weeks to exam before you start your preparation. If possible, take mock exams to see where you are lagging behind and you can equally join any good study groups. 

NOTE: Early and proper preparation is what you need to pass your post-UTME in flying colours.