Wednesday, November 13, 2019

SAP Africa honours 26 young Nigerian graduates, partners with Covenant University on Dual Study Program


SAP recognized twenty-six outstanding Nigerian candidates who successfully completed a three-month intensive digital training and certification program today. The SAP Young Professional Program is organised by SAP in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and hosted by Deloitte. The graduation ceremony was held in Lagos and was attended by Mr Hakeem Fahm, the Commissioner for Science and Technology, who represented Lagos State Government.

During his address, Mr Fahm said:

“True transformation is only possible when there is a shift in mindset from the ordinary to the outstanding as exhibited by SAP with its efforts at putting an end to digital skills shortage which affects the growth and innovation potential of even the most successful global organisations.  Around this time last year, we were all gathered here to celebrate the first crop of graduates of this program, who have since then supported organisations to thrive in the Digital Era thanks to the knowledge and skills acquired from the program.

The intensity at which the SAP work-ready digital skills agenda is impacting lives is a testament to the fact that with proper grooming, African youth can indeed play active roles in the much-anticipated digital skills and technologies -dominated future economy.”

Great urgency to upskill Africa’s youth

The SAP Young Professional Program, an initiative offered under the umbrella of SAP Skills for Africa, has since its launch in 2012 trained and graduated more than 990 youths across Africa and more than 2550 talents globally. According to Cathy Smith, Managing Director at SAP Africa, there is great urgency in equipping more African youth with digital skills, as more than 40 million high-skilled workers will be needed globally by 2020.

“Considering that youth account for 60% of Africa’s unemployed, and that the continent has the largest and fastest-growing youth population in the world, it is imperative that we equip our young talent with the skills they need to be active participants in the global economy,” said Smith.

“The overwhelming response, so far, has further fuelled our organisation’s commitment to continue training programs that will help empower the local communities by closing the digital skills gap; providing businesses with the right support system; and powering economic expansion,” said Smith. “We thank our customers and partners including Deloitte, Eta-Zuma Group, Oryx Systems Limited, SHELL Nigeria and WYZE Consulting, that hired our recent program graduates of the SAP Young Professional Program in Nigeria and hereby join our efforts to enable today’s youth for the Digital Era.”


Career kick-start for young professionals

Graduates that form part of the Young Professional Program undergo a rigorous selection process before embarking on the three-month full-time training program where they are equipped with SAP and soft skills needed to succeed in the modern workplace.

This makes every graduate of the program immediately employable in a range of public and private sector companies. Through SAP’s close partnership with its customers and industry partners, over 99% of all program graduates secure work placement upon graduation.

One of the graduates from the inaugural program in 2018, who is now employed at WYZE Consulting as SAP Presales and Delivery Consultant, Adedoyin Akande, said: “Definitely, the Young Professional Program was the major start of my career and the training equipped me with so much competence to help me kickstart my career.”

This cohort of the SAP Young Professional Program in Nigeria is part of a recently announced collaboration between SAP and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) with the aim to jointly create 450 jobs for highly qualified personnel in the IT sector in ten African countries over the course of three years. The cooperation project is part of the special initiative „Training and Job Creation“ and the develoPPP for jobs program that the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH implements on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The new academic partnership promises work-ready innovators

The SAP Young Professional Program is one of two programs under the umbrella of SAP Skills for Africa; the other being the SAP Dual Study Program, designed to provide university students with training and certifications linked to SAP’s latest innovations that align to the company’s Intelligent Enterprise model.

Building on its previous efforts on digital skills build and youth enablement in Nigeria and beyond, SAP recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Covenant University in Nigeria for the Dual Study Program, extending the program’s reach to 24 universities across 13 countries globally.

Marita Mitschein, Senior Vice President of Digital Skills Southern Europe, Middle East & Africa at SAP and Managing Director of the SAP Training and Development Institute, said: “In partnership with leading universities, the 6-12 months program combines university theoretical studies with the opportunity for students to take SAP certification during academic years under the collaborative curriculum.

This helps bridge the gap between university and workplace by giving students a competitive edge. With a pervasive digital skills shortage affecting the growth and innovation potential of even the most successful global organizations, both the SAP Young Professional Program, as well as the SAP Dual Study Program, provide organizations with ready-to-employ tech talent with scarce digital skills on market-leading SAP technologies.”

Dr. Ada, Assistant Professor, and Director International Officer and Linkages at Covenant University, said:

“The Dual Study Program is a great opportunity for our students to build the right skillset required by the labor market before they graduate, which allows them to kickstart their career immediately after graduation. By joining hands with the market leader in enterprise application software we can empower our young people who will shape the future of our country and our continent.”

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Group calls to reinstate the expelled student (Ifemosu Adewale) of FUNAAB


We recently trend a post about FUNAAB student (Ifemosu Adewale) who was expelled from the school for commenting on EFCC investigation. Today, the national coordinator of the citizens and human rights movement asked the management to reinstate the expulsion. READ THE PREVIOUS STORY HERE

Speaking with SaharaReporters, the national coordinator of the citizens and human rights movement, Sanyaolu Juwon, said: "The trend among various institutions of education in Nigeria in victimising and suppressing dissent student voices who question things going wrong on campuses can no longer hold ground as we raise our voice in our thousands to condemn this unjust acts, because it is not just an attack on the fundamental right of a student to express himself, but an attack every student in all Nigerian institutions.

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The campus unit of the Take It Back Movement has condemned the action of the management of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, over the expulsion of a 200-level student activist, Ifemosu Adewale.

A brave student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta was served an expulsion letter, by the school management because he decided to question the administration, harassment and students, and poor transportation system while demanding for succinct solutions to this terrible plight faced by the students of FUNAAB."

Speaking further, he stated, "The Take it Back Movement, campus wing, condemn this injustice and illegal trampling on the fundamental right of Ifemosu Micheal, as enshrined in the Nigeria constitution, which gives him power and right to express himself on issues that bothers him or humanity at large.

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"We demand that the Management  of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, should immediately, reinstate Ifemosu Micheal Adewale, who is an epitome of what every Nigerian students and Nigerians at large should emulate in holding their management and government responsible for their actions and inactions, he had committed no offense in the purported open letter and article that was used as grounds for his expulsion. Hence, the expulsion is tyrannical and illegal and should be reversed.

Juwon added, "We also demand that the menace of transportation on campus be looked into and ameliorated for the comfort of study for the Nigerian student. The normal stress of studying is enough to make a student give up on education, but resilience from the Students have kept them forging ahead, why add artificial problems to that. The funds allocated to MANCOTS should be prudently utilized for its purpose which should be empirical in the transportation system for FUNAAB students.

"In relation to this, we demand an end to the harassment and extortion of students on and off-campus by officers of the EFCC and SARS. The school security exists to ensure that activities inside the campus are carried out as it ought to be. It is, in fact, an admittance of dereliction of duty if the school security department has to transfer its responsibility to SARS and EFCC operatives who have a record of harassing and exploiting innocent citizens.

"Our demands are not to be in any way taken for granted, as any attempt to ignore these demands will attract legal and radical actions from Nigerian students all over the country."

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

LATEST: JAMB dropped strong warning to candidates on payment for 2020 UTME registration

JAMB 2020 UTME reg. coming soon!

JAMB, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, has advised applicants not to pay for any services to any of its staff. Instead, JAMB asked candidates to direct all payments to the Treasury Single Account, TSA for their services. It comes on the heels of reports that some JAMB employees in their office in Lagos were extorting N2000 from students who wanted to do any online documentation with them.

In response, JAMB said it frowns at any form of financial transactions between candidates and their staff. On Thursday, the board said in a terse statement on its Twitter handle: "All transactions on JAMB services are made directly to the TSA of the board. Please be assured that any sort of financial dealings between candidates and staff are frowned upon by the board. "

Candidates involved in any financial transaction with the board's staff must immediately notify the board and provide any useful information about the staff for necessary action. Recall that the board had previously recommended applicants wishing to write the 2020 UTME to visit the office of the nearest National Identity Management Commission to have their data collected.

Possible 2020 JAMB Cut Off Marks for All Nigeria Institutions

It said candidates must enroll (as a requirement for writing the 2020 exam) for the National Identification Number. "The National Identification Number is required for all candidates who wish to take the 2020 UTME. Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit for their capture at the nearest NIMC office. The board would register candidates with NIN only" he said.



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FUNAAB student expelled for posting on Facebook about recent EFCC investigation




The management of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, (FUNAAB) in Ogun State, has expelled one of its students over a Facebook post drawing the attention of the public to the alleged indiscriminate arrest of his colleagues by the police and incessant robbery attacks on campus.

The student, Ifemosu Adewale, in his second year at the Department of Forestry and Wild-life Management, was issued his expulsion letter on Friday, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.

Before the Facebook post that led to his expulsion, Mr Adewale was known on campus for a series of posts condemning alleged maladministration of the university including poor welfare on campus.

Nigeria tertiary institutions are known for several irregularities such as delay in the release of results, overcrowded and ill-equipped classrooms, dilapidated hostels, among others. Rather than attend to issues raised by students, authorities over the years scapegoat students calling their attention to these irregularities.

Examples include Olorunfemi Adeyeye, who was rusticated by the University of Lagos in 2016 and Kunle Adebajo who was rusticated from University of Ibadan in 2018 over critical articles.

Just like other victims of expulsion in the past, the university management in an expulsion letter to Mr Adewale said the article written by the student was “misrepresentation of fact about the university.”

The letter read that “at the Student Disciplinary Committee meeting held on August 29, 2019, you were invited for the purpose of giving you fair hearing on the allegation of an act perpetrated through the Internet, that is inimical to the integrity and corporate image of the university.”

“Senate at its 217th Statutory Meeting held on Thursday, October 17, 2019, considered the report of the Student Disciplinary Committee on the allegation and thus decided that you have been found culpable of insubordination to university officials, defamation of character and act perpetrated through the Internet that is inimical to the integrity and corporate image of the university based on the extant rules and regulations on penalties for various offenses by students of the university.”

“Consequent upon the decision of the Senate, you’re hereby expelled from the university as provided for the offences committed by you. You should surrender all university properties in your possession including the university identity card to the Dean, Student Affairs”, the letter read.

Several calls and text message to the university’s spokesperson, Emi Alawode, since Friday to seek further clarification on the expulsion, are yet to be responded to.

When contacted, the student, Mr Adewale, told PREMIUM TIMES that he appeared before the university’s panel to explain himself.

He said the university authorities found his defense worthless and were particular about him painting the institution in “bad light.”

Reactions:

In his reaction, Mr Adeyeye said Mr Adewale’s case is one occurrence too many and it is “becoming an embarrassment how intolerant to dissents our academics and public officials are becoming.”

“Students of the FUNAAB have taken to the media space many times, protesting the level of insecurity (armed robberies, rape) on campus and its environs. Instead of addressing the issue and seeking a lasting solution, the authorities resolved to expel a student activist who called the attention of the World to the plights of thousands. Very ridiculous.”

“From UNILAG to OAU, UNIUYO, UI, FUTO, FUNAAB etc, the story has been the same. All these are direct indicators that we are back in the trenches of jackboot absolutism. This is a call to all Nigerian students to rise at this time like never before and defend what is left of freedom of speech and association. To also demand proper funding of public education. If we do not rise now, it may be very difficult to hold WhatsApp meetings in the near future,” he UNILAG victim said.

In his reaction, an activist, Segun Awosanya, noted that he would take up the matter against the university.

“By the Almighty Grace of God we shall be taking up this case. The level of impunity in our citadel of knowledge is astronomical. An example will be made of this abuse of power by people who should know better. @SIAF_NG

SOURCE: premiumtimesng

What a bad story!!!

What can you say (comment below) about this unexpected decision made my the university????

Saturday, November 2, 2019

SSANU (BUK branch) Honors Players for Winning Inter-Unions Cup


The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) BUK Branch, has honored its  players that won the 2nd edition of Inter-Unions  Football Championship which held between 15th and 18th October, 2019, at Ahmadu Adamu Mu'azu Stadium, New Campus. Speaking at the academics, the Chairman of SSANU, Comrade Haruna Aliyu said the SSANU team made an indelible mark in history by winning the giant trophy.

Comrade Aliyu said, on behalf of the entire exco and congress members of SSANU, “I wish to congratulate you for the landmark achievement which made us proud. I urge you to always be united and ready for any assignment that may uplift the union and the University in general. SSANU Week is around the corner, in which we will surely organize a friendly match with any university within Kano State,” he stated.

Read also: AAUA Coach Laments Poor Students’ Participation In Sports 

The Chairman promised to provide the players with slots in SSANU Computer training programme in order to motivate the players. Earlier, SSANU Sport Coordinator, Comrade Nura Garba, gave a background of the journey to success, which he explained that the team had made adequate arrangement prior to the competition.

Comrade Garba thanked the Union for the kind gesture offered to the players during and after tournament and urged the union executives to do more for the players in the next edition of the tournament.

The Vice Chairman of SSANU, Comrade Mustapha Aminu said, “We don't have words of thanking you for this outstanding performance, commitment and endurance that you displayed throughout the tournament, which made us win the trophy in style”.

Read also:  Bayero University Football Team Defeated University Of Agriculture Makurdi In A Football Match 

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Bayero University Kano New Senate Building Due for Commissioning Soon

A picture of Bayero University Kano senate building will be ready for commissioning very soon

Bayero University Kano is to split the office of the Deputy Vice Chancellors into three with the creation of a new nomenclature of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation, the Vice Chancellor, Professor
Muhammad Yahuza Bello has disclosed.

Already an office space would be reserved for the new DVC's office in the New Senate Building, due for commissioning very soon, he said.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Muhammad Yahuza Bello, th who spoke on Wednesday, 30 October, 2019, during a tour of the uncompleted New Senate Building of the University by the Management and Senate members. The VC also revealed that the space at the ground floor of the structure earlier on reserved for cash office had been converted to a dining area, where staff can buy  and eat food.

Speaking earlier, the University's Director of Physical Planning, Surveyor. Muhammad Ghazali, said the Senate building was expected to be completed in a few months' time.

He further divulged that the Senate Chambers of the new structure would have capacity of more than 380 members, against the current Senate Chambers' capacity of 200 members.

The Director further revealed that, the Senate Chamber alone will have about seven rest rooms allocated for female and males respectively, in addition, a prayer lounge and two spaces for leisure, which could be used for expansion at a later date. The tour event was graced by a good number of Senate and UMC members and other university officials.

Read also: BUK Students Urged To Be Entrepreneurial Says Dean Student Affairs

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Question of the day, na school be scam or the certificate?

No follow books, go make money

Hello guys it has been a while I dropped a post here. Hope you guys are doing well.

Your guy have been busy with final year project that is why I couldn't beat out my schedules to drop a new post here. But, as from today, trust me, I will never disappoint you guys.

First of all, introduction. 3 gbosaaaaa to our new visitors. You are all welcomed. We have a special seat for you guys. You can click HERE, or HERE even HERE to grab your seat. The seat plenty guy, no rush!!!!

 Ehe, I have this question to ask you guys today before my next topic. QUESTION OF THE DAY>>>> Na school be scam or na dey certificate?

When you see EFCC standing on your last card

Now, let us take a deep look into this question and don't forget to drop your opinion in a comment box below and share with good people on social media to hear their opinion as well.

In the 80s (stay silence if you were not born then) when we was little kids our parents used to advice us to be serious with our studies, they used to embrace Western Education.

During their time (meaning that when our parents was in primary/secondary school) they used to get job immediately after they graduated from college. Some of them were even been forced and threatened to start schooling so that they can unleash the beast after their graduation.

There was a lot of job opportunities, vacancies and indeed, they were trained thoroughly during their program. That is why they perform much more better in their place of assignments.

In fact, during their time, if you can speak English very well you will be appointed to work in a big government offices and organizations. That was in 80s-90s!
Now, things fall apart.

No jobs talkless of white collar jobs, no appointments talkless of vacancies, students are not giving good training, the colleges has turned to a business joints and students fudging certificates all around the Nation, Nigeria to be precise.

Those who were opportune to get job through corruption are now saying "it's a connection".

Now, everything is all about "who you know and who knows you".

Students and fresh graduates have started losing hope in their studies which makes about 90% of Nigerian students quoting "school na scam". Is it really true that school na scam or the certificate?


After your first semester and the school don tire you

The confusion here is that, in a normal circumstances, if you're really good and well trained in your profession you have 99% of getting job anytime and anywhere in your Nation or the world at large. Does that means those who couldn't get a job are not well trained?

Do they just grabbed the certificate and graduated from college and universities with 'tabula rasa' (empty brain) while their mates are rocking the benefits of their studies?

As a student or graduate trying to fly out of the college and join the battle of " labour market" what can you say about this quotation "school na scam" trending in Nigeria university campuses from nowhere.

Do you believe that those students getting white collar job after their graduation was as a result of "corruption" or "connection"?

In the context that most lower class students get job quicker than the first class students, in this case, those certificate reflect the knowledge and experiences of the students?

Now, base on your own reasonable thinking, what make school to be scam?

I will love to hear your opinion in a comment box below and don't forget to share this topic on social media.

Omo see naija, naija wey mumu, naija wey no fine

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

BUK Students Urged to be Entrepreneurial Says Dean Student Affairs


Undergraduate students of Bayero University have been called upon to practice entrepreneurship and skills acquired, now and after gradation.

The Dean, Student Affairs, Dr. Shamsuddeen Umar, urged the students to do so during a career day organized by the Deanery of the Student Affairs on Monday 12 September, 2019 at the newly renovated multipurpose hall in the Deanary.

Dr. Umar said students should look for business opportunities as they could generate income instead of relying on government to provide them with white colour jobs. He expressed hope that they would create job opportunities in commercial activities.

Read also: how information marketing can change your entire life as a student

Presenting a paper titled: The Entrepreneurial Journey, Dr. Najafi Auwalu Ibrahim from the Dangote Business School,

BUK revealed various approaches to entrepreneurship and the different types of new enterprises. He further challenged the students to choose the most promising opportunities among the many alternatives.


Earlier, in her opening remarks, the Deputy Registrar in-charge of Student Affairs, Hajiya Anisatu Uwais Nuhammad, said the career day was organized to encourage the graduates to create their own jobs rather than seek employment by others.

Also, the Students' Guidance and Counselling Officer, Malama Salamatu Waziri Saleh, stated that the programme was a step forward for students to become successful entrepreneurs after graduation.
In her closing remarks, the Deputy Dean (Female Students), Dr. Hajara Umar Sanda, expressed pride with the success of the programme and hoped that the University would tweak the programme further, so that the students who have joined this year would be more proactive in producing products that could be marketed. She thanked the Vice Chancellor for his untiring support to the Students Affairs Division.

A total of 235 students took part in the event. The participants were final year students from various departments of the University.

The programme focused on creating foundation start￾ups, nurturing a generation of young technology entrepreneurs, building capacity and creating a platform to attract students to entrepreneurship and to inspire technology innovation.

Well, this write-up is for all Nigerian students entirely, not just BUK students. Think something creative, your life will be better before graduation. I would like to suggest this article about information marketing from this final year student in BUK who promised himself to make a dime online and surely he's making it.

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Friday, September 20, 2019

New York Yankees vs. Blue Jays in Toronto: J.A. Happ vs. Jacob Waguespack Last night a lot happened

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For the second successive season, the Yankees achieved 100 victories, and the Bombers have clinched the title of the AL East division for the first time since 2012. In the club house, champagne popped up and the celebration was seen throughout the social media.

With the magic number down to zero, the focus now shifts across the playoffs to which team will have home-field advantage, and that trip begins with the Yankees facing the Toronto Blue Jays at home.


Last week in Toronto, after losing a series against the Blue Jays, the Yankees will look to return the favor against a young talented offensive core that could have a significant impact on playoff alignment. This weekend, not only do the Blue Jays face the Yankees, but they're going to play against the Rays who're looking to lock a wild card place.

J.A. For the Yankees, Happ takes the mound, having shown some promise in his last few beginnings. Considering that Happ is a candidate to begin in a post-season match, we the Yankees will be looking for performances like those he had previously this month against Boston and Oakland.

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NAEAP Trains Kano Women Leaders in BUK


The Nigerian Association for Educational Administration and Planning (NAEAP) organized a three-day Capacity Building Workshop on Effective Leadership and Management for Women Leaders in Kano State.

The workshop attracted women leaders from ministries, agencies and local governments, which took place at the Convocation Arena of Bayero University, Kano from 11th to 13 September, 2019.

The Vice Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello, who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), Professor Adamu Idris Tanko, commended NAEAP for organizing the training and said that he was convinced that the female participants would tremendously benefit from the knowledge and expertise on leadership and management strategies that would be relevant to their different areas of operations as leaders and managers.

Prof Bello stated that Bayero University had regarded NAEAP as one of the most valuable catalysts for the national development, saying that it had fundamental functions to play in the march towards making sure that leaders, especially in this era, embrace chances and st challenges of the dynamism of this 21 century.

Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, who was represented by the Head of Service, Alhaji Usman Alhaji said the state government was determined to improve and promote the capacity of women in order for them to be good leaders. He commended NAEAP for organizing the training and said his administration would continue to partner with the association.

Also speaking, the President of NAEAP, Dr. Bello A. Bello, said the training was
organized to empower women with the necessary skills and capacity to be come good leaders and managers in Kano State in view of the challenges women face in leadership and management.

He commended the Kano Stat Government for its support in ensuring that the workshop became a success. Participants interviewed expressed their happiness over the three-day workshop and urged NAEAP to organize a step-down training for others who hadn't had the opportunity to participate.

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