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Kaduna state university gets first female registrar and bursar in 19 years

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The governing council of the Kaduna State University (KASU) has appointed Samira Balarabe and Hauwau Dalhat as the first female registrar and bursar of the institution respectively.

NAN reports that Adamu Bargo, the varsity’s spokesperson, announced their appointments on Thursday.

Bargo said Balarabe took over from Samuel Manshop on March 15 after his tenure came to an end.

The new registrar holds a bachelor of law and a master of law from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria between 2002 and 2022 with specialisation in property law.

She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Association of Nigerian University Professional Administrators, and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in Nigeria among others.

“Until her appointment, Balarabe was a deputy registrar and the immediate past academic secretary of KASU,” the statement reads.

“She joined the service of KASU in 2006 as an administrative officer I in the registry department (Legal Unit) and rose through the ranks to the position of deputy registrar on October 1, 2018.

“In the course of her career, Balarabe served in different capacities: vice-chancellor’s office as an administrative officer I (Legal); faculty officer in the faculties of arts and medicine respectively.

“She also served in the establishment unit in charge of council affairs; Postgraduate School as Secretary; Academic Secretary in the Academic Affairs Unit as well as member and secretary to various committees in the university.”

On her part, Dalhat took over from Ahmed Ibrahim.

Until her appointment, Dalhat was the immediate deputy bursar and headed the department as acting bursar.

She holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting and a master of Science degree in accounting and finance from ABU Zaria.

She joined the service of the university in 2006 as an accountant II in the bursary department and rose through the ranks to the position of deputy bursar.

Dalhat also served as a member of various committees in the university and equally served as a part-time lecturer with publications and supervised postgraduate diplomas.

With over 16 years of practical experience in accounting and finance, Dalhat is a member of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, and the Chartered Institute of Information and Strategy Management.

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Sokoto state University gets NUC’s accreditation for 18 courses

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The National Universities Commission (NUC) has accreditated 18 undergraduate degree programmes at Sokoto State University (SSU).

In a statement on Friday, Zayyanu Shehu, the varsity’s public relations officer, said the accreditation status covers all of the 18 courses undertaken by the university after an intensive exercise conducted by NUC.

He said the summary of results letter was signed by Abraham Chundusu, the NUC acting director of accreditation, on behalf of the commission’s executive secretary and presented to Bashir Garba, the SSU vice-chancellor.

“The programmes that obtained full accreditation status comprised Computer Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Microbiology,” the statement reads in part.

“Others are Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Arabic, Hausa, History, and Islamic Studies, Education Computer Science, Education Mathematics, Education Physics, Education Biology, and Education Chemistry.”

On his part, Garba expressed the institution’s appreciation to the commission for the outcomes of the exercise.

He assured that the varsity would remain committed to attaining academic standards to continue meeting all the NUC requirements for global ranking.

“Indeed, this achievement underscores the University’s commitment to academic excellence and its dedication to meeting the highest standards set by the NUC,” he said.

“Scoring full accreditation status for all the programmes presented to the NUC required commitment and dedication.”

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Agege LGA suspends school food vendors over cholera outbreak

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The Agege LGA in Lagos has suspended food vendors in schools under the council as part of measures to curb the spread of the cholera outbreak in the state.

On June 11, Akin Abayomi, Lagos commissioner for health, said five people died while about 60 residents were hospitalised as a result of a suspected cholera outbreak in some parts of the city.

On June 15, the commissioner confirmed the cholera outbreak, noting that there have been 350 suspected cases, out of which 17 have been confirmed cases, with 15 fatalities.

As of Thursday, the number of cholera-related deaths in the state had risen to 24.

NAN reports that Ganiyu Egunjobi, chairman of Agege LGA, said the council has embarked on rigorous sensitisation to prevent the spread of the disease.

Egunjobi noted that market stakeholders and schools have also been sensitised over the radio on precautionary measures to ensure the disease is prevented in the community.

“We have suspended all school food vendors to ensure the safety of the pupils and students,” he said.

“We have informed both the pupils and students on radio stations to come with their foods to ensure their safety from the cholera disease.

“This development will allow us to detect and prevent outbreaks in our community. We are working tirelessly to prevent the menace of cholera outbreaks in our community.

“We are using various means to talk to our people, through landlord associations and others, to caution them on ensuring hygiene in preparing foods and drinks.

“We urge residents to acquaint themselves with precautionary measures against the deadly cholera disease outbreak.”

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Four arrested as police investigate murder of Ebonyi university student

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A student from Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo (AE-FUNAI) in Ebonyi has been murdered.

NAN reports that the student, identified as Maxwell Okeke, was abducted and killed while in the custody of his captors.

Joshua Ukandu, spokesperson of the Ebonyi state police, confirmed that four suspects have been arrested in connection to the case.

He said efforts had been made to rescue Maxwell alive but the student’s decomposing corpse was instead discovered on June 17.

“We have commenced an investigation on the matter and four persons have so far been arrested in connection with the heinous crime,” Ukandu said

“The victim’s body has been recovered and taken to the mortuary. The investigation is ongoing to unravel the death. Four suspects have been arrested so far.”

Elom Iyke Ubochi, the spokesperson at AE-FUNAI, said Okeke was an “extra-year” accounting student when he was murdered.

Ubochi urged anyone with useful information that could aid in the police investigation to come forward and assist the authorities.

“The security agencies have apprehended some of those alleged to be involved in the abduction,” he added.

“They did everything possible to rescue him alive.

“Unfortunately, on Monday, June 17, the decomposing body of Okeke was painfully recovered under the bridge at Ako stream in Nwakpu village, on Ikwo/Abakaliki Road.”

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