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CHIDIMMA UCHEGBU, Abuja

Graduates of Medicine who are yet to complete their housemanship and have not fully registered with the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) with evidence of Certificate would not be mobilized for service anymore the Management of nysc has said.
Receipt of payment for registration would no longer be accepted in lieu of Certificate of Registration.
According to the Management,” This was part of the Fourteen-point resolution reached on Thursday, 18th December, 2014 during a Pre-Mobilisation Workshop that held in Abuja with the theme ‘Deepening The Credibility of NYSC Mobilization Process through ICT’.

The Kano State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill for the establishment of Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso College of Advance and Remedial Studies.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bill, which was presented to the assembly by the executive arm, was passed unanimously by the members.
The Majority Leader of the assembly and member representing Rano Constituency, Alhaji Kabiru Alhassan, said the passage of the bill was necessary.

KAYODE AJIBOYE

IN what looked like a re-write of history, the Vice-Chancellor, Lagos State University (LASU), Professor John Oladapo Obafunwa, came down from his exalted office to dine and dance with his students at an end of year party which the university bankrolled for them recently.
The eat-and-dance party, which according to the Director of Information, Mrs. Ronke Osho, is the first of its kind in the history of the institution, took place at its expansive sport centre on the last day of the year 2014 to make the students unwind after their respective papers in the semester examination.

KAYODE AJIBOYE

PROFESSOR Abdul Rasheed Na’ Allah, Vice-Chancellor, Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, has inaugurated a committee to see to the establishment of the Centre for Nollywood Studies at the university.
Na’ Allah stated this in his opening address on Monday at the Conference on African Cinema, organised by the university, with the theme: “African Cinema and the Supernatural”.
He said when operational, the centre would be charged with the responsibility of highlighting the role and effects of Nollywood films in the society.

ACTIVITIES of insurgents in the North-East have affected over 800 school buildings, leaving some 195,000 students without classrooms to learn; report has revealed.
This is based on an independent evaluation and assessment performance project report on the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), presented by the Coalition of Civil Society Groups (CCSG) recently.
The report indicated that Nigeria’s education sector may not achieve its goal by 2015.

Sokoto State Government on Monday donated six 36-sitter buses to three tertiary educational Institutions in the state.
The institutions include the state university, state polytechnic and the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto.
Presenting the vehicles in Sokoto, Wamakko said each of the Institutions was given two buses.

The Federal Ministry of Education on Monday in Abuja held its maiden Carol of Nine Songs in celebration of Christmas.
The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is a service of Christian worship celebrating the birth of Jesus that is traditionally followed at Christmas.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the carol was heralded by a procession, followed by special renditions by the ministry’s choir and others.

THE Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education Commission, Dr. Suleiman Dikko has restated the commitment of the Federal Government towards ensuring that every Nigerian child has access to basic education.
Dikko also tasked the staff of the Commission to continue to work towards the actualization of the global objective of Education For All (EFA) in Nigeria.
The UBEC Executive Scribe stated this during the 2014 end of year service awards weekend in Abuja organised by the Universal Basic Education Commission Staff Association, where merit award was conferred on him and some other staff of the Commission.

Stories by  ONYINYECHI UDEMEZUE, Abuja

THE Board of Trustees (BOT) Chairman of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Dr. Musa Babayo has disclosed that the Fund spent not less than N19 billion of capacity building programme for Universities and Polytechnics lecturers this year, 2014.
This is even as he described the outgoing year 2014 as a fulfilling one, going by the agency’s level of interventions in the education sector.

Book Review

Book Title: Lorji Mbaise
Author:  B.N.A. Ugomuoh
Publisher: Lumen Impact Communications
Year of Publication: 2014
Reviewer: Martins Nwamadi

An Igbo proverb puts it succinctly: “A man who does not know where the rain began to beat him cannot say where he dried his body”.
The book, “Lorji Mbaise”, is a rare blend of literary scholarship and typifies an endeavour to capture the socio-political circumstances of the Lorji people in present day Mbaise in Imo state.

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