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NADDC, UNILAG COMMISSION FIRST SOLAR-POWERED EV CHARGING STATION

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                                                                      Source: Brandspurng.com Soremekun Samson Seyifunmi The National Automatics Design and Development Council (NADDC), last Tuesday inaugurated the first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station at the University of Lagos. The charging station was developed by the NADDC in its efforts to promote applicable local solutions for vehicle electrification in Nigeria. The Minister of Industry, trade and investment, Niyi Adebayo, led the federal government team to unveil and  inaugurate the charging station.The station amongst other things is equipped with deep cycle batteries of up to 95Kwh storage capacity. Niyi Adebayo explained that the key to successful industrialization is strategic human capital. He said, "So, what does this mean to you? It means giving you the tools to build a future that is uniquely yours, to inspire in you the light of innovation and creativity that will enable you write a new

BREAKING: COVID 19- UNILAG shuts hostels, to resume virtual lectures

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By Leye Abiola In view of the recent COVID-19 cases in the University of Lagos, the school management has directed students to vacate their halls of residence . In a release by the Dean, Students Affairs Division, Prof. Ademola Adeleke titled, IMMEDIATE CLOSURE OF HOSTELS TO CHECK THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 ON CAMPUS”, it was announced that hostels will be locked indefinitely. The statement reads, “To check the spread of Covid-19 on campus, the University Senate has directed that all students vacate the halls of residence latest by 12.00 noon on Thursday 15th July 2021. No access will be granted to any student after 12.00 noon on 15 July." "The hostels will be locked indefinitely therefore students are advised to move all their personal effects at once. Lecturers for the rest of the semester will be delivered virtually with effect from 26th July 2021." Recall that the school's medical centre reported an increase in COVID-19 symptoms yesterday.

COVID-19: Medical centre announces increase in symptoms

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By Faith Enang In a "Covid-19 pandemic update," the University of Lagos has announced the possibility of the presence of the coronavirus Delta variant in the institution.  The University also verified the increase of patients with Covid-19 symptoms recorded at the medical centre.    This announcement is coming barely two days after the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu raised an alarm over the increase in the occupancy rate of isolation centres in the state.    The University's statement read: "The University of Lagos Medical Centre wishes to inform all members of the University of Lagos Community about what appears to be the start of a potential 3rd wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Lagos State.   “The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu, in his press statement issued on July 11, 2021, stated that since the beginning of July there has been a steep increase in the number of daily confirmed cases, with the test positivity rate going from 1.

Cancelled convocation: How UNILAG lost N500m research grant, others - VC

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                                                                     Prof Ogundipe The Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe on Tuesday recounted how the cancellation of the 51st Convocation Ceremony earlier scheduled for March 9-12, 2020 damaged the university’s image and its ability to secure research grants. He revealed that UNILAG lost over N500 million in research grants because of the cancellation of the 51st convocation earlier scheduled for March 9-12, 2021 He made this known during the start of the rescheduled ceremony in Lagos which held on Tuesday, July 7, 2021. Ogundipe, in his speech titled ” A Breath of Fresh Air,” said the university incurred expenses and lost unquantifiable sums of money due to the cancellation, while some of the persons that were due for honours in the ceremony had died. “For instance, our former Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, who is being honoured as an Emeritus Professor (Post Humous) now, would hav

Pro-Chancellor keen on enabling digital opportunities for students, staff

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Senator (Dr.) Lanre Tejuoso By Paul Agada The newly appointed Pro-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Senator (Dr.) Olanrewaju Tejuoso has expressed his commitment to providing a learning environment that provides digital opportunities for students and staff.  He spoke during an exclusive interview with the UNILAG SUN editorial crew led by the Head of Department, Prof. Adepoju Tejumaiye on Thursday, 1st of July, 2021 at the Council Lodge of the University of Lagos. Responding to a question on what he wants to be remembered for after his tenure, Senator Tejuoso told UNILAG SUN that he wants to leave a digital legacy at the expiration of his tenure as the Pro-Chancellor by making the internet easily accessible for all students and staff of the institution of First Choice and The Nation’s Pride. His words; “We are in a digital world now, I want to ensure that there are digital opportunities for students. That is peak, quality internet service for everybody and the opportunity

Canon launches imaging space at UNILAG

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Emmanuel Awosika and Faith Enang Canon has launched an Imaging Space at the Entrepreneurship and Skills Development Centre of the University of Lagos to train students in the art of photography and visual storytelling. The Canon Imaging Space initiative is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts and boasts state-of-the-art imaging equipment, including high-tech cameras and printers.   Students at the University of Lagos will receive practical training from professional photographers and videographers and participate in competitions designed to test their skills and aid their development.  Speaking on the launch of the imaging space, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, said the school was happy to partner with Canon, saying such collaborations were crucial to developing skills for students. “It is always a matter of pride and prestige when industry leaders like Canon collaborate with our university thus ensuring we right

UNILAG graduates 15,753 students

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 Oluwatukesi Oritsetsemaye and Olashore Temitope                                       No fewer than 15,753 students of the University of Lagos are set for graduation ahead of the University’s 51st convocation ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe announced. He made this known during his address at the convocation press conference which was held on Wednesday, June 30. He said “the three-day convocation ceremonies will culminate in the graduation of a total of 15,753 students. These comprise 7,754(49.2%) who will be awarded first degrees and 7,999(50.8%) postgraduate students. He also announced that the university will be awarding 160 diplomas in social works and human kinetics. A total of 281 students bagged first-class degrees, while 31 students made distinctions in the college of medicine. Alimi Adedeji from the Department of Mechanical Engineering emerged the overall best graduating student and the best in the field of science with a Cumulative Grade Point Ave

CORRIGENDUM: UNILAG will return to glory days -Pro-Chancellor

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We refer to a featured interview with the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the University of Lagos, Senator Dr. Olanrewaju Tejuoso published on Tuesday, July 5, 2021 in the 2021 hardcopy edition of the UNILAG SUN. We quoted Senator Tejuoso to have said that “I was born in a teaching hospital, Idi-Araba and later became the Chief Medical Director of the same hospital at a later stage” The above statement was mistakenly attributed to the Chancellor in response to a question from the UNILAG SUN editorial crew during an exclusive interview with him. We write to correct the above statement and clarify that Senator Tejuoso did not state that he was born in Lagos University Teaching Hospital and was never appointed the Chief Medical Director of the hospital. Instead, Senator Tejuoso said, “ It’s like asking someone that was delivered as a new born baby in a teaching hospital, Idi Araba as a newborn baby and you become the Chief Medical Director of the same hospital at a

UNILAG Will Return to Glory Days - Pro-Chancellor, Senator Tejuoso

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My appointment a divine gift Warns against sexual misconduct Keen on enabling digital opportunities for university community The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the University of Lagos Governing Council, Senator (Dr) Olanrewaju Tejuoso in this exclusive interview with the editorial crew of the UNILAG SUN led by Prof. ADEPOJU TEJUMAIYE with PAUL AGADA, OGUNLEYE ABIOLA and OLASHORE TEMITOPE discussed his appointment by the Federal Government and outlined his plans for the university community. Happy reading How did you receive the news of your appointment as the pro-chancellor of the University of Lagos? It’s like asking someone that was delivered as a new born baby in a teaching hospital, Idi Araba as a newborn baby and you become the Chief Medical Director of the same hospital at a later stage. So, I started my education at the Staff School of the University of Lagos and I continued also at the university to become a medical doctor. To come and round off my educational life in the same

Professor Peju Layiwola Receives Congratulations from UNILAG VC on Winning ACASA Elections, LSA Awards

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Prof. Peju Olayiwola Source: google.com   Faith Ojo and Hameed Agunbiade-Sulaimon    Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe FAS, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), has congratulated Professor Peju Layiwola on emerging the 21st President of the Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA) as well as being honoured with the 2021 Lagos Studies Association, (LSA) Distinguished Scholar Award.  Professor Peju Layiwola of the Creative Arts Department in the The University of Lagos won the elections and was announced the 21st President of ACASA at the close of the virtual triennial of the Council. This held between the 16th of June to the 20th of June, 2021. Her award, however, was formally presented on the 26th of June, 2021 at the LSA Virtual Conference closing ceremony.  According to the official website of the University, her research interests highlight how daily customs contribute to an overall tapestry of empathetically considering one's identity and hi

71-year old graduates with UNILAG Ph.D.

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  By Nzei Joseph and Seyifunmi Soremekun Felicia Marize, a 71-year old student of the University of Lagos, has set a new record,  emerging as the oldest in the history of the University to be awarded a Ph.D. degree.    Mr. Marinze (Ph.D. French), from the Department of European Language and International Studies, emerged as one of the best graduating students from the institution's School of Postgraduate Studies (SPGS).  The announcement was made at the pre-convocation press conference by the University's Vice-chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe while outlining the activities for the soon to commence convocation for the 2018/2019 session.  Ogundipe while commenting on the development, said Marinze "has just demonstrated to the world that age is never a barrier to attaining and height." The vice-chancellor added that two graduating students, Olatunji Moruf from the Department of Marine Science, Faculty of Science, and Ekundayo Mesagan from the department of

UNILAG set to hold 51st Convocation a year after

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By Nzei Joseph and Soremekun Seyifunmi The University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, is set to hold its 51st convocation ceremonies for the 2018/2019 session that was suspended a year ago.  The University Management, in a press briefing confirmed that the ceremony would hold from July 5 to July 8, 2021, at the J.F. Ade-Ajayi Auditorium.  The University's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, in a statement empathized with the graduating students who have had to wait this long to convoke.  "You all recall that on Monday, March 2, 2020, we gathered in this chamber to commence activities for the 51st Convocation Ceremonies of the University scheduled then to hold from March 9 to 12, 2020, but as it turned out, the ceremonies were cancelled as a result of the personal interest of some individuals.    "This event represented a dark moment in the history of our University, but it was also an opportunity for us to learn new lessons on how to strengthen our institu