Okonjo-Iweala highlights six economic opportunities for Nigeria, Africa at the 15th Convocation Ceremony of Bowen Univeristy

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 15, 2020 Nigerian former Foreign and Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala smiles during a press conference in Geneva, following her hearing before World Trade Organization 164 member states’ representatives, as part of the application process to head the WTO as Director General. – European Union members states agreed on October 26, 2020 to back the candidacy of former Nigerian finance ministrer Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to lead the WTO. The World Trade Organization will announce its new director general next month, but sources said the 66-year-old economist would get EU support on October 27. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

Kayode Oyero

Former Nigerian Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on Saturday, highlighted six economic opportunities for Nigeria and other African countries as they strive to recover from the negative shocks of the pandemic.

She made this known today at the 15th Convocation of Bowen University in Iwo, Osun State.

Okonjo-Iweala, who is the leading candidate for the job of director-general of the World Trade Organisation, spoke on ‘Revisiting Africa’s Economy Post-COVID-19’.

The convocation lecturer said the impact of the pandemic on Africa’s economy has been devastating, urging African leaders to look inwards and grow capacities for their respective economies.

The former World Bank director said, “As Africa recovers from the health and economic impacts of COVID-19, it must learn from the pandemic.

“COVID-19 has highlighted the existing structural and institutional weaknesses of Africa’s economy but it has also cast a light on existing opportunities and opened up new ones. Africa must seize all these factors to re-fashion its economy and build it with more resilience.

“Let me highlight six opportunities and approaches for re-fashioning a post-COVID-19 African economy.”

According to her, increasing the industrialisation on the continent will provide more jobs for Africa’s youthful population.

“COVID-19 brought into relief Africa’s undiversified commodity-dependent economy. The lack of diversification relates to both products and sources of revenue.

“Africa must manufacture more through value-addition to the raw materials it exports. The transformation of cocoa into delicious Ivorian chocolate provides a good example.

“There is no doubt that African countries need to make the requisite investment in infrastructure, skills, and a conducive business environment,” she said.

The former Economy Minister also harped on more digitisation of economic, health, and educational activities in Africa going forward.

One of the opportunities highlighted by the pandemic is the potential of the digital economy including e-commerce, e-learning, e-health, she said.

She noted that African governments must grow the continent’s about 90 million Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises through free registration, access to grants, soft loans, amongst others to ensure business owners grow and create jobs.

A post-COVID-19 African economy cannot grow unless there is continuous investment in Africa’s infrastructure, she stated, adding that investment in human development especially education and health is also key to Africa’s emergence post-pandemic.

Okonjo-Iweala added that African governments must improve governance, transparency and accountability.

“A post-COVID-19 modern African economy must be anchored on these values of open, transparent and accountable governance; governance that gives youths, women and other marginalized people increased voice,” she stated.

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Oyo Charges Bowen Varsity Graduands On Hard work, Integrity, Godliness

Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye on Saturday charged graduating students of Bowen University Iwo, Osun State to embrace hard work, integrity and Godliness to succeed in life.

Olaleye ,who spoke on behalf of the Oyo State Government at the 15th convocation ceremony of the university, stressed that hard work is key as they are going into larger society.

The commissioner however urged them not to compromise their integrity and to recognize the prime role of God in their future undertakings.

Barrister Olaleye and Bowen Varsity VC ,Prof. Joshua Ogunwole

The commissioner said:”To the graduands, you just start the journey of life. Hard work, integrity and God in the affairs of man are key in life. Integrity is important. But God in the affairs of men is very important”.

While lauding the management of the university for various strides especially during the COVID-19 pandemic , Olaleye said:”Bowen University has become a model to other universities in Nigeria. I have a special affection for this university because my daughter graduated here last year”.

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2020/2021 Resumption for the First Semester

This is to notify staff and students that the resumption for the first semester of the 2020/2021 academic session has been scheduled as follows:

  1. Fresh students are requested to resume tentatively on Monday, 30th November, 2020. They are expected to be on campus to receive lectures physically throughout the period of the semester. In other words, they would be on campus before and after the Christmas/New Year break till the end of the semester.
  2. All Electrical/Electronic and Mechatronics Engineering students are expected to resume and receive their lectures on campus for the whole semester. In other words, they would be on campus before and after the Christmas/New Year break.
  3. All final year students are expected to resume on campus physically for their course registration, lectures and practicals by Monday, 9th November, 2020. During this period, they would also be expected to write their practical examinations (Part A) before proceeding on the Christmas/New Year break.
  4. Consequently, after the Christmas/ New Year break, final year students would be expected to stay at home for virtual lectures and Part B of their examinations.
  5. 400 level students in Agriculture are expected to commence their one year practical on 9th November, 2020. They are all expected to report for further briefing in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science on Monday 9th November, 2020.
  6. Medical students are to follow the date as announced by the College of Health Sciences.
  7. On Monday, 9th November, 2020; 200, 300 level students and 400 level Law students would be expected to stay at their respective homes for their course registration and virtual learning till after Christmas/New Year break. Similarly, they would be expected to resume on campus immediately after the Christmas/New Year break for further lectures and examinations physically.

Thank you.

Signed

S. A. Ilupeju

Ag. Registrar

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Notice of Resumption for Basic Clinical & Basic Medical Health Sciences

The Directorate of Students’ Support Services is pleased to communicate the approval of Management for the under-listed levels to resume as stipulated in the table below:

S/NPROGRAMMESAPPROVED DATES
OF RESUMPTION
CLINICAL
1.MB;BS 2019 Clinical Set (400 A)1st November, 2020
2.MB;BS 2020 Clinical Set (400 B)1st November, 2020
PRE-CLINICAL
3.MB;BS (Pre-Clinical) Level 2009th November, 2020
4.B. Nursing Science (Pre-Clinical) Level 2009th November, 2020
5.B. Physiotherapy (Pre-Clinical) Level 2009th November, 2020

Students are to send an official email to student.support@bowen.edu.ng confirming their intention to resume. The subject of the email should read MATRIC NO – LEVEL – PROGRAMME (e.g. CHS/018/1234-400A-MB;BS). Students are encouraged to send the email 24 hours before traveling to school.

All students cleared for resumption are to, in light of the strict COVID-19 safety guidelines, resume with the following, failure of which may lead to denial of entry into the University.

At least, two (02) face shields
At least, five (05) cream or white colour nose masks
At least, three (03) Portable hand sanitizers.

In addition, students are expected to strictly observe physical and social distancing throughout the period of their stay on campus. A COVID-19 Compliance Team is in place to monitor general compliance.

The Directorate wishes all concerned students safe trip to campus.

Signed.

Dr. A.A. Aderibigbe

Director,
Directorate of Students’ Support Services

student.support@bowen.edu.ng

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Information to Graduating Students

SUBJECT: INVITATION CARDS FOR PARENTS OR GUARDIAN OF GRADUATING STUDENTS

The Directorate of Students’ Support Services wishes to inform the graduating students that two invitation cards have been approved for each graduating student. This will therefore grant parents or guardian access into the convocation venue on Saturday 7th November, 2020. The invitation is valid for use on the convocation date only.

Regards!

Signed.

Dr. A.A. Aderibigbe

Director,
Directorate of Students’ Support Services

student.support@bowen.edu.ng

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2019/2020 Second Semester Second Make-Up Examination Time Table

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE

DAY/DATE   8.30 – 10.30 NOON 11.00-1.00PM 1.30 – 3.30 PM 4.00-600PM
THURSDAY

16TH OCTOBER, 2020

LAS GST 204

GEL 401

CHM 104

BCH 420

MCB 303

GEL 202

GEL 102

BCH 316

BCH 202

MCB 405

GST 304

MAT 104

STA 104

BLY 102

MCB 309

GST 102

GEL 302

CHM 224

MCB 408

NLT ICH 110

CHM 320

PHY 352

CHM 314

PHY 391/393

ICH 202

PHY 341

FST 324

CHM 212

MAT 204

FST 526

FST 330

FRIDAY

17TH OCTOBER, 2020

LAS CSA 201

MCT 102

CHM 204

CHM 337

MCB 307

GST 228

MAT 102

BLY 104

MCB 410

PHY 104

CHM 320

BLY 202

PAB 306

GST 224

GST 229

GST 230

GST 231

MCB 310

CHM 311

NLT CHM 326

ICH 304

MAT 228

FST 332

FST 202

CHM 349

PHY 331

CHM 417

CHM 423

FST 322

CHM 425

PHY 332

PHY 361

FST 222

SATURDAY

18TH SEPTEMBER, 2020

LAS EES 310

EES 320

EES 330

EES 340

EES 350

EES 360

EES 490

PHY 102

CHM 102

STA 112

NLT PHY 354

STA 232

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

DAY/DATE VENUE 8.30 –10.30AM 11.00 -1.00PM 1.30 – 3.30 PM 4.00 – 6.00PM
DAY 1

 

       Thursday

15 October 2020

LAS

GST 204

GEL 401

GEL 102

GEL 202

ACC 320

ECN 321

BUS 320

GST 304

ACC 202

SOC 320

BUS 202

GST 102

GEL 302

ACC 322

ECN 102

ECN 322

NLT

(For HWE)

 

BUS 102

ECN 420

IRD 102

PDS 302

SOC 223

IRD 202

PDS404

ECN 421

PDS 102

PDS 204

DAY 2

 

Friday

 

16 October 2020

LAS

CSA 201

ACC 325

SOC 420

ACC 114

BUS 423

ECN 422

GST 228

BUS 423

ECN 202

BUS 321

ECN 427

ECN 323

ECN 441

ACC 326

SOC 108

ECN 424

GST 224

GST 229

GST 230

GST 231

ACC 204

SOC 321

ECN 204

ECN 442

NLT

(For HWE)

 

SOC 104

ECN 206

PDS 202

IRD 302

PDS 408

SOC 329

ECN 441

PDS 310

BUS 106

ECN 423

ECN 324

ECN 104

IRD 106

IRD 206

PDS 206

PDS 406

PDS 308

DAY 3

 

 

Saturday

 

17 October 2020

LAS

EES 310

EES 320

EES 330

EES 340

EES 350

EES 360

EES 490

SOC 122

IRD 108

BFN 106

SOC 326

ECN 425

ECN 106

ECN 426

ACC 327

NLT

(For HWE)

 

PDS 208 PDS 410 IRD 208

PDS 304

COLLEGE OF COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES

DAY/DATE VENUE 8.30 – 10.30 NOON 11.00-1.00PM 1.30 – 3.30 PM 4.00-600PM
THURSDAY

16TH OCTOBER, 2020

LAS GST 204

GEL 401

CIT 324

CIT 102

CMA 120

MAS 108

MAS 331

 

GEL 202

GEL 102

CIT 324

CIT 325

CMA 322

CMA 423

MAS 450

MAS 322

GST 304

CIT 208

CIT 423

CMA  211

CMA 114

MAS 208

CMA 421

GST 102

GEL 302

CIT 210

CMA 424

MAS 206

MAS 424

CMA 312

CMA 238

NLT   CIT 422   CIT 425
FRIDAY

17TH OCTOBER, 2020

  CSA 201

CIT 326

MAS 303

CMA 122

CMA 232

CMA 302

GST 228

CMA 406

CMA 304

MAS 327

CMA 315

CIT 327

CIT 202

CMA 218

MAS 214

MAS 328

CMA 313

GST 224

GST 229

GST 230

GST 231

MAS 361

CIT 424

CMA 136

NLT CIT 426

 

  CIT 428

 

 
SATURDAY

18TH SEPTEMBER, 2020

  EES 310

EES 320

EES 330

EES 340

EES 350

       EES 360

       EES 490

CMA 210

CIT 206

 

   

 

 
NLT        

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

DAY/DATE   8.30 – 10.30 NOON 11.00-1.00PM 1.30 – 3.30 PM 4.00-600PM
THURSDAY

16TH OCTOBER, 2020

LAS GST 204

GEL 401

 

 

GEL 202

GEL 102

 

 

GST 304

PHS 411

ANA 202

GST 102

GEL 302

PHS 327

 

FRIDAY

17TH OCTOBER, 2020

LAS CSA 201

NSC 521

PHS 410

PHS 327

NTD 212

NTD 324

ANA 302

 

GST 228

NSC 501

NSC 312

PHY 278

ANA 304

PST 202

ANA 406

ANA 204 (MCQ&HWE)

 

 

NSC 532

NSC 331

NSC 322

NSC 206

ANA 402

ANA 202

PHS 326

 

 

GST 224

GST 229

GST 230

GST 231

ANA 404(HWE)

NTD 302

ANA 306

SATURDAY

18TH SEPTEMBER, 2020

LAS EES 310

EES 320

EES 330

EES 340

EES 350

 EES 360

 EES 490

PHS 212

ANA 206

 

   PHS 423

ANA 208

ANA 412

 

 

 
NLT   HAND WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL STUDIES

DAY/DATE   8.30 – 10.30 NOON 11.00-1.00PM 1.30 – 3.30 PM 4.00-600PM
THURSDAY

16TH OCTOBER, 2020

     

LAS GST 204

GEL 401

REL 310

THA 112

HIS 104

HIS 226

HIS 308

ENG 408

GEL 202

GEL 102

THA 210

THA 340

HIS 427

HIS 206

ENG 304

ENG 202

GST 304

REL 404

THA 310

THA 220

HIS 310

ENG 106

GST 102, GEL 302

PHL 203, THA 432

HIS 108, HIS 215

HIS 309, HIS 438

HIS 424, ENG 330

NLT MUS 104 HIS 426

 

  HST 438

 

FRIDAY

17TH OCTOBER, 2020

 

CSA 201

REL 102

REL 204

THA 114

THA 356

HIS 212

HST 321

ENG 112

ENG 218

     GST 228

HIS 210

HIS 322

HIS 312

ENG 222

ENG 234

ENG330

ENG 118

CMA 120

GST 224, GST 229

GST 230 , GST 231

HIS 202,  THA 226

ENG 214 ENG 220

  NLT      HST 427 HIS 424
SATURDAY

18TH SEPTEMBER, 2020

LAS EES 310

EES 320

EES 330

EES 340

EES 350

EES 360

EES 490

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Resumption of Levels 300 & 400 Physiotherapy Students

This is to inform levels 300 and 400 Physiotherapy Students, that resumption to Bowen University Teaching Hospital (BUTH) has been approved for Thursday 15th October, 2020. Students are to send an official email to student.support@bowen.edu.ng confirming their intention to resume. The subject of the email should read MATRIC NO-LEVEL-PROGRAMME (for e.g. CHS/018/1234-400-PHYSIOTHERAPY). Students are encouraged to send the email 24 hours before travelling to school.

All students cleared for resumption are to, in light of the strict COVID-19 safety guidelines, resume with the following, failure of which may lead to denial of entry into the University.

a. At least, three (3) face shields
b. At least, three (3) cream colour or white nose masks
c. At least, three (3) Portable Hand sanitizers.

In addition, Students are expected to strictly observe physical and social distancing throughout the period of their stay on campus. A COVID-19 Compliance Team is in place to monitor general compliance.

Signed.

Dr. A.A. Aderibigbe

Director,
Directorate of Students’ Support Services

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Additional Information on Make-Up Examination

Students are informed that the makeup examination billed to be held from Thursday 15th October to Saturday, 17th October 2020 for students with inconclusive examination will still hold as planned, on campus. It is imperative to affirm that the examination is necessary for ALL affected final year students and they are required to be physically present on campus to take the examination.

Students in other levels who are already on campus following previous information sent to students are encouraged to take advantage of the makeup examination. However, students in other levels who are unable to travel to the University due to one reason or the other (especially due to distance) will be obliged an opportunity to take the examination at another time.

Bowen University prioritises the safety of the life of its cherished students. Students are therefore encouraged to stay safe, please.

Signed.

Dr. A.A. Aderibigbe

Director,
Directorate of Students’ Support Services

student.support@bowen.edu.ng

Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established. Proverbs 16:3.

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INFORMATION TO BOWENITES SUBJECT: Release of Gee-Clothing, Tobi & King Tesh

This is to officially notify Students, that following the compassionate request for the intervention of the University on the arrest of the above named students during the nationwide ENDSARS agitation, Management of the University responded by sending a delegate to Abeokuta, Ogun State. The delegate comprised of Lawyers and key stakeholders.

The delegate received the information of their release following the intervention of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The delegate then proceeded to the NYSC office in Ogun State and Lagos to confirm the authenticity of the claim. Truly, GEE-Clothing, Tobi and King Tesh (popularly so known) have regained their freedom and are recuperating in their respective homes.

The University has also received news of the arrest of Miss Treasure Nduka, who is currently enrolled in the Nigeria Law School. Another delegate has been raised to action her release, following information from students.

While Management of the University is committed to the wellbeing of Bowenites, who are key stakeholders, Bowenites are advised to kindly eschew situations that expose them to arrests, violence, attack or fatality.

Signed.

Dr. A.A. Aderibigbe
Director,
Directorate of Students’ Support Services student.support@bowen.edu.ng

So now, I will break his yoke bar from upon you. And I will tear off your shackles. Nahum 1:13.

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