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FCE Yola Provost Admonishes Staff On Oaths Of Secrecy

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The Acting Provost, Federal College of Education, Yola, Johnson Blo Malgwa has cautoned members of staff against divulging classified and authorized government information to the public.

The Acting Provost made the admonition when he received Staff of the College Procurement Department led by the new Head of Department, Hamza Halilu on a courtesy call to the his office on Wednesday, 20 July 2022.

Malgwa, while reminding them of the need to abide by the oath of secrecy in the discharge of their duties, charged the department to always check to ensure that supplies are done properly.

He encouraged the staff to be dedicated to their duties, maintain teamwork and strive to develop their capacity through atendance in workshops and seminars/training, as well as by furthering their education.

Speaking, the new Head of the Procurement department, Hamza Halilu informed the acting Provost of their collective resolve to work as a team and assured him that the department will improve service delivery to the College.

In a remark, a Senior Assistant Registrar in the department, Usman A. Abule emphasized the importance of need assessment and market survey functions of the Procurement Department, saying it is significant in cuting down government expenses and prompts transparency in the procurement process.

In a vote of thanks, Engr. Hassan Sani Hassan and Felicia Taru expressed appreciation to management for supporting the department and the provost for emphasizing the need for confidentiality and solicited more training and retraining on contemporary issues bordering on Procurement for every staff of the department.

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Jukun Woman Trains Female Students On STEM Subjects In Taraba 

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By Sani Yarima 

A Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) day programme was recently held in Wukari town, the Headquarters of Kwararrafa kingdom in Taraba State.

The programme was organized by the Jukun Woman, a group dedicated to empowering women and girls in the region.

It was aimed at providing resources to equip female students with the skills necessary to break gender limitations and succeed in STEM careers. 

Favour Wazota Agbu, the founder of the Jukun Woman, initiated the programme to offer guidance and orientation to students in choosing their future careers.

The programme was directed towards female students, who were found to be lacking interest in science subjects.

Dorcas Elisha, programme officer for the Jukun Woman, noted that girls need to be inspired and encouraged to join the STEM career, which is currently dominated by men.

Elisha assured that the programme will continue to move forward for the betterment of the girls and sought collaboration with other stakeholders in the educational and nonprofit sectors to create more awareness of the need for STEM education in the region.

Chinwendu Evian Madubueze, a lecturer at the Federal University of Agriculture Benin, encouraged female students to pursue mathematics and highlighted the benefits and opportunities available to female mathematicians. 

Daniel Yohanna Gambo Basuna, Wukari education secretary, commended the Jukun Woman for introducing the programme, stating that it is an added advantage to the community.

Finally, many science students who were interviewed expressed their gratitude for the programme, which has encouraged them to pursue science subjects in school.

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NYSC Gets New State Coordinator In Taraba 

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By Sani Yarima

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Directorate Headquarters has appointed Mr. Ella Aji Williams as the new Coordinator of the Taraba State Secretariat. 

Mr. Williams is a Deputy Director with a wealth of experience and a reputation as an astute administrator. 

He has worked in several formations of the scheme, including Enugu and Kogi State secretariats. 

Before his appointment, he was a Deputy Director at the South-West Area Office, Osun State, where he demonstrated his competence and professionalism.

As the new State Coordinator, Mr. Williams expressed his desire to deepen the relationship with Corps Members, staff, state government, and collaborating agencies in the state. 

He urged all staff to feel free to make suggestions on how to discharge their duties effectively, promising to run an open administration.

During a general meeting, Mr. Nzoka, the outgoing State Coordinator, implored staff to cooperate with Mr. Williams to enable him to achieve success in the state. 

Mr. Nzoka also introduced Mr. Williams to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mrs. Indo Markson, and that of the Ministry of Education, Mr. Idris Goje, reaffirming Mr. Williams’s commitment to sustaining the progress already made in the state.

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Gov Fintiri Inaugurates ADSU’s 5-member Governing Council

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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has inaugurated the five-member of the Governing Council of Adamawa State University Mubi in the Government House, Yola Friday.

They are Professor Maxwell Gidado SAN as Pro-Chancellor and Chairman while Alhaji ALiyu Mohammed Gabdo, Mr Vidon Jaule, ⁠Dr Ali Danburam and ⁠Barrister Hapsat Abdullahi Jimeta will serve as members of the Governing Council.

Speaking at the event, Governor Umaru Fintiri said the positive reaction of people towards the announcement of the reconstituted governing council has showed that the appointments were and based on merit.

With their tract record, competence and experience, Governor Umaru Fintiri believes that the appointees will deploy their efforts to bear in making the institution a world class university.

“The next story I want to hear is that because we have you, the University has broken into the list of the top 10 Universities in the world. Yes, I mean the world. It is doable because, that is my own definition of a world-class University.

“A definition that spurs us to compete beyond the Nigerian space. I want you to walk into the University with a clear mandate to work with the management to geometrically advance the three success factors in university-rating with required aggression, ” he said.

Governor Fintiri stressed the commitment of his administration to education, as demonstrated by its huge investment to free education, infrastructure such as construction and rehabilitation of schools among others.

“As a government, we are committed to the education sector, that we can’t settle for anything less. So, far we have demonstrated this commitment, by investing heavily in improving access, retention and transition, ” he said.

In addition to the ongoing construction of 21 model nursery and primary schools across the state, Governor Fintiri announced that soon, the government will flag off 3 mega senior secondary schools projects across the 3 zones in Adamawa.

The new ADSU Pro-chancellor, Professor Maxwell Gidado while responding, assured that the reconstituted governing council, will conduct its assignment with honesty, transparence and accountability to the best interest of Adamawa.

He said they will uphold integrity and work tirelessly to make the university a world class centre of learning, innovation and excellence in the nation.

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