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UNIZIK wins hosting rights of 23rd ACCE International conference/Annual General meeting

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Odogwu Emeka Odogwu

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka has won the hosting rights of the 23rd International Conference/ Annual General Meeting of African Council for Communication Education, ACCE). This hosting right was awarded to the Department of Mass Communication of the University.

The Head of the Department, Prof Chinwe Uzochukwu disclosed this in a press statement made available to www.odogwublog.com. The event takes place in October, 2022.

According to the statement, the event is an annual ritual done jointly with the Annual General meeting where stakeholders and experts converge for cross fertilization of ideas on dominant ideology which every media outfit is expected to reflect in the ambit of national interest.

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It also stated that the 2022 conference has as its theme: “Communicating Science, Technology and Innovation in Times of Economic Distress, terror and a global pandemic; while its pre-conference research workshop focuses as: Mainstreaming Child rights into the unbundled Communication programmes of Nigerian Universities – Prospects and challenges.”

The statement further disclosed that stakeholders at the conference would critically examine how different branches of communication including advertising, broadcasting, films, new media among others could be tooled to proffer remedial measures to the challenges of developing Nigeria and other African nations.

“The conference is primed to explore the place of science, technology and innovations including the emerging ones such as genomic, biotechnology, synthetic biology, Nano technology and artificial intelligence and robotic; towards remedying Nigeria’s Health, security, environmental and economic crisis. ”

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While the Department expressed optimism at successful hosting of the annual event, it called for support, sponsorship as well as partnership from government, non governmental bodies as well international organizations.

www.odogwublog.com reports that ACCE is the biggest professional body that unites communication stakeholders from different media outfits as well as scholars from distinct universities and polytechnics in Nigeria and other African countries.

It also reports that it is the major umbrella that brings all communication stakeholders together in Nigeria and has great influence in the output of mass media outfits, practitioners and scholars in Nigeria and the entire African continent.

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Prof Uzochukwu already set up a local conference organizing committee led by Dr Obiorah Edogor with a charge to make the conference memorable.

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JAMB Introduces Two Other Subjects For UTME

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said it is introducing two new science subjects for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

The Registrar of JAMB, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, stated this on Saturday in Abuja.

The subjects are Physical Health Education and Computer Science.

“We are asking and sensitising the public, particularly the students, who are to take the exam, that these are two science subjects that will be added to their choice to widen opportunities for candidates to be able to access tertiary education,” Oloyede stated.

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The registrar also noted that the board would soon clear the backlog of illegal admissions conducted by tertiary institutions in the country.

He said the move was to ensure that students, who were improperly admitted, but had the minimum qualifications, were rescued.

JAMB had recently uncovered 706,189 illegal admissions by universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and other related institutions.

“We want to continue the campaign to discourage those who are committing such illegal action to stop doing so,” Oloyede said.

JAMB Introduces Two Other Subjects For UTME

While noting that a cashless registration system was adopted for 2022 UTME, Oloyede said JAMB would also prohibit computer-based test centres from selling e-PINs to guard against extortion of candidates.

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He stated, “It is known that many CBT centres, despite supervision, still manage to exploit candidates.

“We want to put a stop to that; we have intensified monitoring, but part of what we are doing is to ensure that we protect the students against this extortion.

“We will ensure that anybody who wants to sell ePIN will not be a CBT centre operator. Once you are a CBT centre operator, you have lost the right to sell ePIN, so that we can hold the ePIN sellers responsible for what they do.”

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5-Year-Old Hanifa Abubakar Kidnapped On Her Way Home From School In Kano (Photos)

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Suspected kidnappers have abducted a 5-year-old girl identified as Hanifa Abubakar, at Kawaji, in Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano State.

It was gathered that the pupil was abducted by the kidnappers who came in a commercial tricycle.

According to Daily Nigerian, the incident occurred at 5pm, on Saturday, December 4, when she and other neighbourhood children were returning from an Islamic school.

“The distance from her home to the Islamiyya school is not far. So children normally trek to the school in group on their own,” said her uncle, Suraj Zubair.

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According the account of some children who witnessed the incident, the kidnappers offered to hitchhike them to their home.

After dropping them off, they then asked Hanifa to enter again for an extra ride, and then zoomed off with her.

“I want to use this medium to call on those who have any useful information about the whereabouts of Hanifa to contact the nearest police station or call this number: 08032668195.” her uncle appealed.

5-Year-Old Hanifa Abubakar Kidnapped On Her Way Home From School In Kano

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Schoolmate Of Sylvester Oromoni Reveals How He Was Tortured By Senior Students

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“Hello tamara

Sly got beat up on Saturday 27th of November by the boys that was named and the ring leader was Favor, Aslem and Micheal is more of a follower.

I was in the room the day they came in
Sly was on his bed and we were just talking and playing in our hostel room as usual after we clean. At about evening time the senior boys came in and senior Favor switched of the light they were holding their belt with them
They were not 5 but 6 senior boys but I don’t know who exactly was part of the beating but I know senior Edwin was there for sure.

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They beat him up and he fell from his bunk and after they were done they called us back to the room and aslem said the school rules piss him off and if we snitch the way sly did them would do even worse to us. Sly was still on the ground and favor kicked his head again before they left.

In the morning on Sunday sly was on his bed and he complained that he couldn’t walk so the senior called us to their room and said if we snitch they would know and that if they ask us what is wrong we should say he played football.

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The dorm master knew there was a beating that occurred so I don’t understand why they are lying on the internet that he wasn’t aware.

Even the following morning sly went to the sick bay and it was obvious he was beaten and because no football can break bones and moreover that week we didn’t have or play football or sport activities.

I tried to explain to the principal what happened but they keep shutting us up and saying he was playing football even before sly uncle came to pick him up me and me and my friend told our dorm master mr amed what really happened but they didn’t want to listen to us
I can’t sleep so I decided to speak the truth everything sly said before he died were the truth.

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We didn’t know he was dead till we were sent home and picked by our parents
They told us he was getting withdraw from the school

This is not the first case that has happen in Dowen they always hid and cover it up the junior student are not always protected by the teachers or principal if we report annoymously they would make us suffer for reporting.”

Schoolmate Of Sylvester Oromoni Reveals How He Was Tortured By Senior Students

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