IAUE to Award N1 Million to Overall Best Graduating Student- The overall best graduating student of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education will receive the sum of one million naira as cash award every year.
This was the decision reached at the sixth Senate meeting which held at the postgraduate hall of the university.
The 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.
He 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.
Cases of 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.
Senate 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.
He 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 theirs.
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