Bowen University Takes 2nd Place at the 9th All Nigeria Universities Debate and Quiz Championship

The 9th All Nigeria Universities Debate and Quiz Championship was hosted by University of Ilorin from February 13 to 19, 2022.

A total of 25 universities took part in the tournament.
Bowen University had only four days to prepare for the championship with all of them being novice to the tournament. Bowen University entered for Debate which takes the British Parliamentary (BP) format, public speaking and quiz.
17 Universities took part in the quiz session with Bowen beating University of Ilorin, University of Lagos to face Lautech in the finals. The final was intense with Bowen losing out 250 to 270 points to Lautech. Bowen University was represented in this competition by chukwuemeka Emeruwa, a 500 level law student and David Yomi-oshatimi, a 400 level law student. In the last round Bowen answered only one question while Lautech answered two. That put the final score at 270 for Lautech and 250 for Bowen.

So Lautech came first, Bowen came second, university of Lagos came third and the defending champion university of ilorin came a distant 4th.
The preliminary rounds of the public speaking contest started with over 90 participants. Bowen was represented by Olalekan Adeyemo (500 law student) and Oreoluwa Odutoye, (a 400 level Medical student). Odutoye lost out at the semi finals, finishing the race as the 7th best national public speaker out of 90. Adeyemo went ahead to win the contest beating all other contestants to the best public speaker in All Nigeria Universities debate and quiz championship.
Zara Okadigbo went ahead to qualify as an adjudicator in the finals of the debate contest. 42 adjudicator started the race and only 5 made it to the finals.

Other members of the team include Opeyemi Oyelakin (300 level economics student) and Oghene Ene-Edah (100 level law student ). The team was led by Austin Andem and Miss Jesutomi Orija both of the English programme.

In 2020, Bowen came 3rd in public speaking contest.

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Bowen University holds 16th Convocation Ceremony

The Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, will on Saturday honour the Ebola heroine and physicians, late Stella Adadevoh, with a Doctor of Science in Public Health. 
The award was part of activities marking the 16th convocation ceremony of the university.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Joshua Ogunwole, disclosed this during a press conference heralding the convocation ceremony at the university campus.
He said the heroine deserves to be honoured for saving lives of many Nigerians by preventing Mr Sawyer, an American-Liberian lawyer, who collapsed upon arrival at Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos in late July, 2014.
The VC said the woman surrendered her life for the ‘greater public good,’ saying Nigeria needs to celebrate her to encourage others who are willing to protect the country.
Also, a former president of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, will deliver lecture on ‘The Nation and University System’ at the 16th convocation ceremony.
Prof. Ogunwole who disclosed that about 60 students are graduating with first class position out of 1,014, boasted that the university has produced students that are making waves all over the world.
He lamented lack of funding in private universities, adding “despite this limiting factor, we are still able to compete favourably with public universities with all the support from their federal and state governments.”
Speaking on the quality of students produced by the university, Prof Ogunwole said the institution’s entrepreneurship is targeted at what can influence the world.
The VC also boasted of advancement in agricultural production, saying “the university can boast of a modern paddock, a modern poultry house that can accommodate 5,000 laying birds.”
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Excitement as 5 Best Graduating Bowen University Nursing Students get Automatic Employment

There was excitement in the air at Bowen University, Iwo, on Thursday as the management of the university offered automatic employment to five of its best graduating nursing students.

The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Joshua Ogunwole, made the disclosure on Thursday at the 2nd Nursing Science induction and award ceremony for the 39 inductees.

Ogunwole said that the five students scored 70 per cent and above in their examinations, adding that the job offer was a way to further motivate them as well as other students of the institution to do better.

Those given automatic employment by the university are Abisola Betiku, the best graduating student; Abidat Adeagbo-Mustapha; Adedolapo Adekanbi; Joy Aladegbami and Damilola Erinfolami.

The VC, in an interview with journalists on the sidelines of the ceremony, said the university’s gesture was to retain its best because of its plan to start post-graduate programme soon.

He said that aside the employment, the university would give them scholarships for their Masters’ programme.

Ogunwole said, “We have given them automatic employment in order to retain them. A wise institution should do everything to retain its best. We want to start Masters’ programme and they will be among the first set of students.

“We will give them scholarships for Masters and encourage them to go for PhD. It’s is not easy to come by PhD in Nursing but that is what Bowen is aiming at.”

The Head, Department of Nursing, University of Ibadan, Prisca Adejumo, urged the inductees to be technologically literate, as that would help them to be their best in the 21st Century where they would operate.

Adejumo said, “You need to upscale your capacity and join others in finding solutions to the problems of the world. You can’t afford not to be combative. You need to collaborate with other professionals.

“You cannot afford to be satisfied with knowing how to operate microsoft word, you need more than that. Be technologically literate.”

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