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University of Calabar investigates lecturers over ‘exams conducted in hostels

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The University of Calabar says it is investigating allegations that some of its lecturers have been conducting examinations for students in hotels.
It stated this in a memo to the university community, announcing the probe into allegations that its lecturers had resorted to conducting examinations at homes and hotels.
Although the memo did not state why a lecturer would abandon the halls on campus and have student(s) sit for exams in hotel, it is believed that sexual and monetary gratification may be a prime motive here.
“Management has information to the effect that lecturers have resorted to giving students scripts to write exams at homes, hotels and relaxation places,” said the memo signed by Michael Okom, a professor and the deputy vice-chancellor in-charge of administration, University of Calabar.
Okom, in the memo, said the university was also investigating allegations of money-for-grade, otherwise called “sorting”, and sex-for-grade, sexual harassment, and extortion.
“Some departments and lecturers have been specifically fingered and investigations have commenced… In fact, they would soon be invited to interact with the Disciplinary Committee,” he said.

The deputy vice-chancellor warned lecturers to desist and repent from “these despicable activities.”

Florence Obi, a professor of special education, is the vice-chancellor of the University of Calabar. She was elected the VC in September 2020, the first female to be so elected 45 years after the establishment of the university.

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FUOYE begins 2021/2022 admission screening exercise, pegs cut off mark

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Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has commenced the 2021/2022 admission screening exercise.

A statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday, and co-signed by the Public Relations (PRO) of the University, Foluso Ogunmodede and Media Adviser to the VC, Wole Balogun, disclosed that the announcement for the commencement of the screening exercise was made public on Tuesday.

 It added that only candidates who sat for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), and made  FUOYE their first choice are eligible for the screening.

The statement added that the cut-off mark for the screening is now pegged at 160.

Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) has commenced the 2021/2022 admission screening exercise.

A statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday, and co-signed by the Public Relations (PRO) of the University, Foluso Ogunmodede and Media Adviser to the VC, Wole Balogun, disclosed that the announcement for the commencement of the screening exercise was made public on Tuesday.

 It added that only candidates who sat for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), and made  FUOYE their first choice are eligible for the screening.

The statement added that the cut-off mark for the screening is now pegged at 160.

The screening exercise is also available for interested candidates for Direct Entry who possess NCE, HND, and JUPEB etc.

For further information on available academic courses and procedures for the screening exercise,  interested candidate should log on to http://ecampus. fuoye.edu.ng/putme.

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Wole Soyinka Is Hale And Hearty – Son Debunks Death Rumours

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Citizen NewsNG reports that Ilemakin Soyinka, son of Nobel Laureate and playwright, Wole Soyinka has denied reports making the rounds that he has passed on.

Citizen NewsNG gathered that since last week, social media and online News Platforms have been awashed with reports that the Nobel Laureate had died.

A post stating that Soyinka was Dead was sighted on a Twitter account supposedly belonging to the winner of the 2021 Nobel prize for literature, Abdulrazak Gurna.

Nigerians and foreign associates of Soyinka have been worried about the rumoured death.

Further checks by Citizen NewsNG revealed that the tweet has been deleted though had attracted numerous comments from tweeps. some people however expressed their condolences to the Soyinka family.
During an interview session with TheCable, Ilemakin Soyinka said his father is alive, Hale and Hearty. He urged the general public to disregard the rumours.

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Abdulrazak Gurnah Wins 2021 Nobel Prize In Literature

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Abdulrazak Gurnah has won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature award.

Gurnah has until his recent retirement been Professor of English and Postcolonial Literatures at the University of Kent in Canterbury, focusing principally on writers such as Wole Soyinka, James Ngugi Wa Thiong’o and Salman Rushdie.
He was born in Zanzibar in 1948 and went to Britain as a Student in 1968.
From 1980-1982, Gurnah lectured at the Bayero University, Kano in Nigeria. He then moved to the University of Kent where he earned his Ph.D. in 1982. He is now a lecturer at the University of Kent. Some of his novels include:
*”Memory of Departure” (1987)
*”Pilgrims Way” (1988)
*”Dottie” (1990)
*”Paradise” (1994)
*”Admiring Silence” (1996)
*”By the Sea” (2001)
*”Desertion” (2005)
His novel “Paradise” was shortlisted for the Booker’s Prize in 1994.

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