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Don Charges RSUST On Science, Technology Dev

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Group News Editor of The Tide Newspaper, Mr. Nelson Chukwudi (left), displaying a copy of the paper while explaining a point to pupils of Noble Giant International School, Igwuruta, during an excursion visit to The Tide office in Port Harcourt, last Thursday.   Photo: Iboioye Diama

Group News Editor of The Tide Newspaper, Mr. Nelson Chukwudi (left), displaying a copy of the paper while explaining a point to pupils of Noble Giant International School, Igwuruta, during an excursion visit to The Tide office in Port Harcourt, last Thursday. Photo: Iboioye Diama

A university lecturer,
Professor Peter A. Okebukola, has charged the Rivers State University of Science and Technology to stand up and be counted in terms of its role in developing science and technology in Nigeria and the world at large.
Professor Okebukola gave the charge in a recent pre-27th convocation lecture of the university in Port Harcourt.
According to him, in the face of challenges to science, technology and innovation in Nigeria, RSUST, as a university established 35 years ago, stands a good chance to squeeze more mileage from  science and technology in our post – 2015 development drive.’
How this can be achieved, he said, will greately involve the faculties of agriculture, engineering, science, through mathematics/computer science programes working with computer engineering department.
“The faculty of agriculture should work with the faculty of engineering to take leadership in new techniques in fish farming and in precision agriculture technologies for spatial and temporal management of irrigation, application of nutrients and other inputs for better crop yield.
“Within the next few years, it should provide a prototype of farm machinery that is guided by global positioning system satellites. It should also set up a model scheme for the nation to engage Agricultural Information System (AIS) and wireless technology to enhance effective mapping of crops, livestock and fish production,” he said.
Okebukola, who is currently the chairman of council at Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun State, explained that the two faculties alongside the faculty of environmental sciences could ensure sustainable agricultural  production.
He said they should be a leader in the intensive use of satellite imagery to predict weather and or climate changes that effect agricultural production, promote greater use of highly productive and disease resistant crops, livestock, poultry and fish streams, breeds and species; and promote the use of green technology to ensure sustainable agricultural production, safe and clean environment.
The faculty of science, he continued, should through its mathematical /computer science programs, working with computer engineering department of the faculty of engineering “initiate the development of applications for use on mobile devices for delivering quality education, healthcare and for promoting better ethical values among citizenry”.
While noting that the faculty of engineering should be the arrow head of new technologies for the agriculture, education, health, defence, housing, works and power sectors of the economy, he explained that new technologies mean “contemporary next-generation technologies that suit the African context.”
He also said the faculty of technical and science education “should address issues relating to poverty alleviation and work with relevant faculties, especially management sciences in developing prototypes of new businesses for the teeming proportion of unemployed youths.”

 

Stories by Sogbeba Dokubo

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UNIOSUN Appoints VC After Controversy

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The Governing Council of Osun State University (UNIOSUN) has announced Prof. Odunayo Clement Adebooye as the fourth substantive Vice Chancellor of the University.
Adebooye’s appointment comes about two months after his predecessor, Prof. Labode Popoola completed his tenure (November 4, 2021) as a result of controversy that dogged the selection process.
A statement by the university’s Public Relations Officer, Ademola Adesoji, quoted the Governing Council Chairman, Mallam Yusuf Ali (SAN) as saying that the selection process that produced the Professor of Plant Physiology was rigorous.
“The Council was able to exert rigorous efforts and sacrifice in the appointment procedures, which culminated in the appointment of Prof. Odunayo Clement Adebooye. We believe that he possesses the attributes to move the University forward and write a fresh chapter in the journey to achieve the dreams of the founding fathers of the University”, he said.
Born on December 18, 1966, Adebooye has spent over two decades at UNIOSUN as a member of the Governing Council, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Provost/Dean, Director, and Head of Department among others.
He has been a Visiting Professor to many universities in Nigeria, and abroad (Germany, Canada) and provides services for the United Nations.

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RSUBEB Tasks Staff On Reorientation

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As part of efforts to achieve maximum input and output at workplace for 2022 service year, the management of the Rivers State Universal Education Board (RSUBEB) has held a rededication service for staff to re-orientate them on the expected service delivery goals this year.
The rededication service with the theme: ‘You Are the Light of the World’ was attended by the commissioners, directors, heads of department, teaching and non-teaching staff at the board’s headquarters in Port Harcourt, over the weekend.
Delivering his brief exhortation, the President, Rivers Baptist Conference, Rev EbifaWoko, who spoke on the theme of the event, described staff of the board as light bearers, saying that they were expected to provide radiance to those who would require their services.
Woko, who took his Bible reading from the Gospel Book of Mathew 5:14-16, told RSUBEB staff that as light bearers, they were expected to establish good relationship in their various office responsibilities, and be a source light that extinguishes darkness.
“The light we are talking is knowledge that will turn around the board and bring efficient and effective service delivery.
“When you subject the light unto your comfort zones alone, you are shutting the door of service from others. You shortchange and compromise on standards of the organisation. Let your lights be on the lamp stand so as to be on the positive side, and promote good direction at the workplace”, he stated.
Earlier in an interview with newsmen, the Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board, VenFynefaceAkah said the essence of the rededication service was to re-orientate the staff on good moral conduct for service delivery, while appreciating God for His benevolence last year.
According to him, when things are done in God’s ways and pattern, it would reflect on both the individual and organisation, adding that great success and achievement would be accomplished.
“People who come in contact with you should feel satisfied and not the other way round. God should be seen and reflect in our character as we serve in our respective duties”, he stated.
Highlight of the event was special prayers offered for the leadership of the country, state security services as well as the RSUBEB.

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Firm Charges Stakeholders On Teachers’ Training

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Telecommunication Company, 9mobile, has advised stakeholders in the education sector to invest in training of teachers in order to instill quality education in pupils and students.
Executive Director, Regulator and Corporate Affairs, 9mobile, Mr Abdulraham Ado, stated this at a one-day Train The Trainer Workshop for teachers within the Lagos State Education District III comprising Lagos Island and Eti-Osa Local Councils.
Represented by the Public Relations Lead, , 9mobile, Chineze Amanfo, stated that 9mobile was committed to prioritising the interest of the youths and would continue to invest in initiatives that impacted their development.
Ado said the workshop titled, ‘Understanding Affirmative Communication and the Emotional and Psychological Needs of a Child’, was aimed at equipping teachers with the skills to manage and influence the upcoming generation of students to be future agents of positive change.
He said, “Some months ago, we held a career counselling session for students of Akande Dehunsi Senior Secondary School on making career choices”.
we are back with a train the trainer workshop for teachers. Besides guiding students in academics and extracurricular activities, teachers play a critical role in shaping a child’s future.
He continued
“this has informed the decision to put this session together according to 9mobile’s focus on education as one of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) pillars. We recognize the efforts of our teachers, and we are here today to further encourage and equip them with skills that will further enhance their effectiveness and impact.”
One of the facilitators, a trained counselor and therapist, Emike Oyemade, advised the teachers to develop an effective communication strategy with their learners.
“As teachers, your style of communication must align with modern reality. You must learn to speak and understand your students’ language, use the right words to impact and influence them, and connect to correct where mistakes have been made.’’
A certified life coach and management trainer, John-Mabun Adesoga, said , “You cannot deliver well if you do not see your students as your children. Understanding the psychological and emotional needs of your students is a skill, and you must be deliberate about it.

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