This is a great initiative!
overall best graduating student of Ignatius Ajuru University of
Education will receive the sum of one million naira as cash award every
This was the decision reached at the sixth Senate meeting which held at the postgraduate hall of the university.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele who initiated the idea
said that in addition to the substantial cash reward, an appeal would be
made to the State Government to provide employment opportunities for
such students at the university.
He encouraged Deans and Head of
departments to also give cash award to best graduating students in their
faculties and departments and to assist brilliant students with
financial constraints, a view shared by Professor Lawanson Briggs.
Professor Ndimele commended departments with such consistent practice in existence and urged others to emulate them.
informed the house that the Head of Library and Information Science
department, Dr Anthonia Eghieso Omehia has been appointed as the
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the new Demonstration School about
to take off at the St John’s Campus of the university.
application for deferment and suspension of studies by students were
brought forward and considered while the 2015/2016 B.Ed final year
results were approved and departments yet to submit theirs were asked to
ensure that they were ready within the shortest possible time to enable
the students embark on their National Youth Service programme.
listened to reports on cases of examination malpractice by the
committee headed by the Dean, Faculty of Natural and Applied Science,
Professor Kemka Humphrey Ogbonda and upheld the decision to expel and
rusticate students found guilty to serve as deterrent to others. Some
cases were stepped down for lack of evidence while another was set free
but with a reprimand.
The Dean of Postgraduate school, Professor
Daniel Ndubuisi Ogum in his brief, intimated Senate members of a
workshop organized to boost capacity and of places identified and to be
designated as halls for postgraduate lectures to safeguard the
postgraduate hall currently being used for teaching and learning.
said that the postgraduate board would meet to consider all
recommendations for the Masters and Doctorate degree programmes and that
Monday, April 10, 2017 has been fixed as date for the commencement of
lectures for that category of students.
The Senate meeting was
adjourned with an emergency Senate meeting scheduled for Wednesday April
12, 2017 to review and approve results from departments yet to submit
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