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CIBN Promises To Strengthen Banking, Finance Education

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The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has said that it would continue to strengthen banking and finance education in the country.
The CIBN President and Chairman, Dr Bayo Olugbemi said this during the groundbreaking ceremony of a 160-seater lecture theater at the Rivers State University in Port Harcourt.
Olugbemi said the facility tagged, “Legacy Project”, would be fully furnished and equipped with ultra-modern gadgets, and be inaugurated before the end of May.
He said the institute embarked on a linkage programme which began in the Rivers State University on May 23, 2017.
According to him, 75 tertiary institutions are currently drafted into the scheme as part of efforts to strengthen performance of the banking and finance graduates in the country.
“This will be achieved through the infusion of professional elements into the teaching and learning of the course for the enhancement of the profession.
“To this end, the institute has begun the construction of a fully equipped 160-seater lecture theater to be called ‘The CIBN Bankers Hall,’ at the Rivers State University.
“The edifice will serve as the melting pot for the training and development of future-ready bankers.
“This project is indeed our modest contribution towards the promotion of banking and finance education in the country,” Olugbemi stated.
In his remarks, Prof. Nlerum Okogbule, the Vice Chancellor of the university, said the institution started Banking and Finance in 1980, and was one of the pioneer departments in the school.
”Arising from that, we have been able to produce men and women that are holding forth in different segments of the Nigerian economy,” he said.
Okogbule said collaboration between the institute and the university was in line with contemporary developments worldwide, especially as government was unable to provide all the required funds and facilities needed by institutions of higher learning.
He thanked the institute for the gesture and assured that the facility would be sustained and put into good use.
Meanwhile, the institute had earlier commissioned its South-South zonal office In Port Harcourt.

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Wike Confers One Of Rivers’ Highest Awards On Bishop Evo Diocese

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Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has conferred one of the highest awards in the state on the Bishop of Diocese of Evo, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), the Rt. Rev. Innocent Ordu, JP.
The award, Distinguished Service Star of Rivers State (DSSRS), is the second highest distinction in the Rivers State Order of Service Awards and is conferred on individuals in recognition of their exceptional service in any field of human endeavour for the progress of the state.
The award ceremony, which took place last Saturday at the Government House, Port Harcourt, was attended by people from all walks of life.
Wike said the honour was to show gratitude publicly to indigenes and friends of Rivers State who stood out in their various endeavours.
Rt Rev. Ordu of Evo Diocese has, in the past 13 years as a Bishop, distinguished himself as a true shepherd who has dedicated his life to the service of God and humanity.
This year alone, the Diocese of Evo has hosted the Standing Committee of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) as well as the Joint Council of Knights, which in a way showcased the safety of Rivers State and the hospitality of the Rivers people.
In just 13 years, Bishop Ordu, through exemplary and visionary leadership, has taken the diocese to new heights in the league of notable dioceses in the Church of Nigeria.
At the last all-Nigeria Divine Commonwealth Conference (DIVCCON) of the church, held in Abuja last month, Evo Diocese came first in terms of having the highest number of registered attendees at the event.
The entire faithful of the Diocese of Evo congratulate and felicitate with his lordship, the Rt. Rev. Ordu, on this well deserved honour bestowed on him by the Governor of Rivers State, Chief Wike.

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Don Makes Case For Vocational Education

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A professor of Industrial Chemistry, Rivers State University (RSU), Professor Isaac Dokubo, has called for more budgetary allocations to vocational education in the country.
Prof. Dokubo said this at the 82nd Inaugural Lecture of the university in Port Harcourt.
The lecture, titled “Man and Vocation: The Inseparable Twins, The Vocationalist and Construction Cost Analyst Perspective”, Dokubo said Federal Government should increase budgetary allocation to vocational education in line with UNESCO recommendations of 26 percent of annual budget.
He expressed regret that Nigeria’s budgetary allocation for education for the last six years was less than 10 percent, stressing that the country will continue to grapple with the problem of industrial development if the vocational sector is continously neglected.
The university don also called for private sector involvement in vocational educational education.
He commended the Rivers State University for setting up the Department for Technical Education and urged other universities to follow suit.
Accordimg to him, Nigeria’s industrial development lies with vocational education.
Speaking, Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Nlerum Okogbule, said the university has taken far reaching steps towards improving vocational educational in the institution.

By: John Bibor

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Students Laud Wike Over Appointment Of IAUOE Registrar

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Students of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUOE), Rumuolumini, have hailed the Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, over the appointment of Donald Okogba as the Acting Registrar of the university.
Some of the students who spoke with The Tide at the university campus, said the appointment was divinely made.
A student of the Faculty of Humanity who gave his name as Ikechi Amadi, said Okogba had done so much for the school and deserved a reward from the system.
She noted that Okogba left indelible imprints in all the areas he had previously headed in the institution, saying such should be the hallmark of a public servant.
Another student, Charles Igwe, who described Governor Wike as a goal-getter, said his decision to appoint Okogba was the best for the institution.
Igwe expressed optimism that the appointment would not only spur the new Registrar to action, but would also make him to right some wrongs in the institution.
Describing the Acting Registrar as a no nonsense man, he called on both the staff and students of the university to give him thier support to enable him succeed.
A staff who pleaded anonymity recalled how the new acting Registrar performed excellently when he served in his previous assignment as Director of the Senate House.
“Some appointments may be viewed as political, but to me, this Mr. Okogba’s own is just on merit. He has been too professional in all tasks given to him in the school”, he said.

By: King Onunwor

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