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Don advocates sexual education to curb rape, women battering

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Prof. Funmi Para-Mallam, a Don at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru near Jos, has advocated sexual education for young boys to curb rape and wife battering in the society.

Para-Mallam, a Professor of Gender and Development Studies at the institute, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Jos.

She expressed worry by the incessant cases of child rape and wife battering, adding that it is important to teach the boys sex education in their formative ages to forestall child rape.

The don added that it was also important to campaign against wife battering or other forms of violence against women.

“Patriarchal entitlement mentality has affected our society; a man through culture, social inclinations and religious teachings is socialised to believe he is entitled to the female’s body at any time he desires.

“There is a need to educate them early at their various homes and schools on sexual relations that even married couples must have deterrent to this menace,’’ she said.

She explained that a woman’s bodily integrity must be respected, adding that the patriarchal entitlement mentality was contradictory to that position.

“The rights of the woman’s body and integrity as specified at the convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and under the Universal Human Rights Declaration must be respected.

“Even if a woman is walking naked, no man has the right to rape her but can prosecute her under indecent exposure, there should be no justification for this wickedness,’’ she said.
However, Para-Mallam commended the Plateau Government for gazetting the Gender and Equal Opportunity (GEO) Law in the state.

She said that it implied government was duty bound to protect and promote the rights of women and children in the state.

“It means infringement on the rights of women is judicable and will be curtailed,’’ she said.
The don said sexual discipline must be preached and educated in the society.

She also expressed worry over women who were vulnerable to sexual assault and exploit during communal attacks and in shelter camps for survival purposes.

She said the GEO Law would be successfully implemented with a good structure of competent people who are knowledgeable on gender, development, legal and project management issues, among others.

NAN reports that Plateau is the first state in Northern Nigeria to gazette the GEO law in June.
The gazette was supported by the United Nations Women in partnership with Search for Common Ground, an international body. (NAN)

Osinbajo calls for support to boost girl-child education, women empowerment

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Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, wife of the Vice President, on Saturday urged groups, organisations and individuals to support more indigent girls and women to access quality education and empowerment.

Osinbajo made the call as a special guest at the Gala Night/Fund Raising Dinner of the Diamond Lights Women Empowerment Initiative (DLWEI) in Lagos.

She said that people, by educating girls and empowering women, would be investing in the future of the country.

”There are lots of women out there, our sisters, mothers, wives and daughters.

“Some are educated, but they are helpless and powerless, while some are capable but they are ill-equipped. They stand at a crossroads.

”Diamond Lights is at a crossroads because they have chosen to lend a helping hand.

“They have chosen to help them to grow into greatness, knowing that if we know better, we will do better,” she said.

Osinbajo said that a little girl, given a helping hand, would be able to attain great heights like many notable women have done in the nation’s history.

I’m so proud to be a Nigerian. Nigerians are generous and such large-hearted people.

“There is hardly a family or an establishment that is not helping someone or the other.

”I have seen the work that this initiative has done. I implore us and encourage us to hold up our hands by providing financial support and lend a hand, so that we can ensure that every woman in Nigeria is taken care of and educated,” she said.

In her address, Pastor Adefunke Kasali, the Founder on the DLWEI, said the initiative was born with a burden to reach out to women and girls.

She said that it was aimed at ensuring that women and girls fulfill their God-given purpose on earth.

Kasali said that DLWEI was planning to take the initiative to the North-Central and North-East, to help displaced women and girls.

”The rate of educating girls in the West and in the East is fair at 85 per cent while in the North it is below 24 per cent, and this is why the rate of poverty in the north is alarming.

”In the last 12 years, we have educated and empowered 150 girls and women in the West.

“We plan to do the same in the North to see what bit of a difference we can make.

”We are calling on well-meaning Nigerians and corporate organisations to partner and support our initiative to help us reach out, educate and empower more women and girls and take them out of poverty.

”All proceeds from this fund raising will go to the initiative’s scholarship fund.

“With little support, we can make a lot of difference in the lives of those who cannot help themselves, ” Kasali said.

Some of the beneficiaries who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said the initiative did not only sponsor their education, but also gave them moral support.

Miss Esther Akinbinu, who graduated as an accountant from the University of Lagos (UNILAG), said she went through the university without worrying about her tuition and other expenses as Diamond Lights saw her through it all.

Dr Adebanke Adenola, who graduated from UNILAG as the best medical student in 2013, said she lost her father three days after she was admitted into the university.

”I could not pay my school fees because I had financial challenges as a result of my father’s death.

“I reluctantly applied for this scholarship because I did not have any other choice.

”This initiative turned out to be wonderful and helped me achieve my dreams in life. They gave me hope when I was hopeless, ”she said.

NAN reports that Diamond Light Women Empowerment Initiative is a non-governmental organisation with focus on education of girls from indigent homes.

It has supported over 150 young women through their university education since 2006. (NAN)

JAMB Coordinator insists Public Schools offer best Education in Nigeria

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Mr Sunday Aladegbade, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Coordinator in Nasarawa State has said that public schools still offer best education in Nigeria when compared to private schools.

He made this statement during the graduation ceremony of the 2017/2018 set of the 107-year-old King’s College in Lagos.

He said

“Sending your child to a public school is still one of the best decisions a parent can make. In any public school, you will meet people who are knowledgeable and those from every nook and cranny place for a child to integrate with other people from every nook and cranny of the country.

“This will also promote the understanding of ethnicity among the children. It will also foster unity because they will be able to mix with people from other ethnic groups. Private schools are good, but there is nothing like a Federal Government-owned institution.”

He also admonished parents to send their kids to public schools.

Over 11k Nigerians study in the United States – Consul General

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Nigeria is ranked first in sub saharan countries with hightest number of students studying in the United States.

Vanguard reports that Consul General F. John Bray disclosed this Tuesday in Lagost. He said that there are currently 11,710 students from Nigeria studying in the United States.

Bray during a speech delivered during the pre-departure orientation for Nigerian students heading to U.S. to study said ”49.5 percent are undergraduate; 36.2 percent graduate are students, 2 percent are non-degree candidates, and the remaining 12.3 percent are on Optional Practical Training.

“Students from Nigeria attend about 800 institutions in each of our 50 states. The most popular state is Texas, with 1,540 students, while the most popular college/university is Houston Community College, with 220 students.

”One major reason for the increase of Nigerian students in the U.S. is the value that Nigerians place on quality education.

”I am pleased to say that accredited U.S. colleges and universities provide a quality education. Whether you are interested in a large school or small school, a school in a rural or urban setting, or you want to study in a hot or cold climate, the United States has a school for you.”

He also advised the students to represent Nigeria in the best possible light.

 

World Emoji Day: Here are 1k Emojis African women love

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Today is World Emoji Day, an unofficial holiday celebrated on July 17.

The day is deemed a “global celebration of emoji” and is celebrated with emoji events and product releases.

We compiled over 1k Emojis African women love and guess what, you can copy and paste them

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University of Adelaide Global Leaders Scholarship for International Students in Australia, 2019

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The new University of Adelaide Global Leaders Scholarship is available for students commencing in 2019 only. This scholarship is open to citizens of any country (except Australia and New Zealand).

The 2019 University of Adelaide Global Leaders Scholarship is highly competitive awards that reward commencing undergraduate and postgraduate coursework international students who have demonstrated academic excellence in previous studies.

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia’s most prestigious universities and is renowned internationally for excellence in education and research.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: 1st Half 2019 (Semester 1, Trimester 1 & 2)
    All applications to study with the University must be lodged by the 31/12/2018
    Eligible applicants will be notified by 04/01/2019
    Eligible applicants must accept their offer by the 31/01/2019
  • 2nd Half 2019 (Semester 2, Trimester 3)
    All applications to study with the University must be lodged by the 30/04/2019
    Eligible applicants will be notified by 07/05/2019
    Eligible applicants must accept their offer by the 31/05/2019
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate coursework.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are available for study in any discipline (some exclusion applies).
  • Scholarship Award: The scholarship offers a reduction of 30% of the tuition fee for the minimum standard full-time duration of the scholar’s chosen undergraduate or postgraduate program. The scholarships provide a tuition fee waiver of the scholarship value for the duration indicated in the scholarship award letter for study at the University of Adelaide. The scholarships do not cover the costs of visas, Overseas Student Health Cover, travel, accommodation, living expenses, books and study materials or any other expenses associated with living in Adelaide or study at the University of Adelaide.
  • Nationality: Open to citizens of any country (except Australia and New Zealand).
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Australia
  • Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

    Eligible Countries: This scholarship is open to citizens of any country (except Australia and New Zealand).

    Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

    The selection process for The 2019 University of Adelaide Global Leaders Scholarships is competitive, with academic achievement forming the main basis for scholarship selection. As a general guide, the University of Adelaide will consider applicants who have achieved an academic level on par with the following:

    • For undergraduate programs: Raw ATAR of 98 OR its equivalent
    • For postgraduate coursework programs: A GPA 6.8 out of 7 OR its equivalent

    Note: Scholarship applicants who are eligible for more than one scholarship offered by the University of Adelaide will only be entitled to receive one scholarship (the highest value scholarship award that they are eligible for).

    Exclusions

    The following applicants are not eligible to receive these scholarships:

    • Current University of Adelaide students who are transferring from one program to another prior to successful completion of their program of study (internal transfers);
    • Students who are recipients of a scholarship covering tuition fees awarded by a recognised scholarship awarding bodies such as a government ministry or department;
    • Applicants for Masters by Research or PhD programs
    • Applicants for certain programs; see the scholarship terms and conditions for a list of excluded programs.

    English Language Requirements: The University’s preferred accredited English language tests are:

    • IELTS(International English Language Testing System) – Academic Test
    • TOEFL– internet based and paper based
    • Pearson Test of English– Academic
    • CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced).

    However, the University may accept other evidence of proficiency in English in individual cases.

    The majority of language tests and qualifications that meet the University’s minimum English requirements have a validity of two years preceding the date of application.

    Students without the required level of English will need to satisfactorily complete an intensive program of English language before being admitted to the University of Adelaide. The University can arrange an appropriate English language program, Academic English (PEP Pathway) in Adelaide at the University’s English Language Centre. The PEP Pathway provides an alternative entry pathway for prospective students who have received offers to the University of Adelaide conditional upon English proficiency. On successful completion of the PEP Pathway at the appropriate level, students are granted direct entry into the University.

    Application Procedure: 

    How to Apply: 

    • Applicants who meet the academic criteria will be automatically offered this scholarship once their coursework application has been processed
    • Scholarship selection is based on academic merit
    • Successful applicants will be notified within 1 to 2 weeks of the scholarship closing date; unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted.

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Top 27 Universities in Africa

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Times Higher Education World University Rankings data reveal the top 27 universities in Africa and well, only one Nigerian university made it to the list. The university current rank is the based on their World University Rankings 2018.

The World University Rankings is the only global university performance table to judge research-intensive universities across all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

  1. Ain Shams University      Egypt     801–1000th
  2. Alexandria University     Egypt     801–1000th
  3. American University in Cairo        Egypt     601–800th
  4. Assiut University              Egypt     801–1000th
  5. Beni-Suef University       Egypt     601–800th
  6. Cairo University Egypt     801–1000th
  7. Makerere University      Uganda 401–500th
  8. Mansoura University      Egypt     801–1000th
  9. Mohammed V University of Rabat            Morocco              801–1000th
  10. Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University  Morocco              1001+
  11. South Valley University Egypt     801–1000th
  12. Stellenbosch University South Africa        351–400th
  13. Suez Canal University     Egypt     801–1000th
  14. University of Cape Town               South Africa        171st
  15. University of Ghana        Ghana   801–1000th
  16. University of Ibadan        Nigeria  801–1000th
  17. University of Johannesburg         South Africa        601–800th
  18. University of KwaZulu-Natal        South Africa        401–500th
  19. University of Marrakech Cadi Ayyad        Morocco              801–1000th
  20. University of Monastir   Tunisia  1001+
  21. University of Nairobi       Kenya   801–1000th
  22. University of Pretoria     South Africa        601–800th
  23. University of South Africa             South Africa        801–1000th
  24. University of the Western Cape South Africa        601–800th
  25. University of the Witwatersrand               South Africa        251–300th
  26. University of Tlemcen    Algeria  801–1000th
  27. University of Tunis El Manar        Tunisia  1001+

Matters arising from the death of female corps member, Linda Igwetu

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NYSC

Linda Igwetu went out with her friends to celebrate 11 months of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), after all, they will all match to the stadium the next day to collect their certificate.

The dreaded NYSC has come to an end, Linda didn’t envisage that what started out to be a night of fun and laughter will be her last day alive.

https://twitter.com/segalink/status/1014588604851589122

She was gunned down by a policeman named Benjamin Peters. She died at the hospital.

One of the doctor’s working at Garki Hospital where she was rushed to while explaining the circumstances of her death said

It’s an unfortunate incident but one that calls to question the role of the three arms of the government.

First, Why are police officers walking around with guns indiscriminately

We have a security issue but this should not excuse the fact that our police officers move around with guns. Every single day, you will see a policeman who is not on duty moving around with a firearm.

I have taken Danfo with a policeman who had a gun. The question is what is the purpose of holding guns around openely in a civilian administration.

Should policemen be allowed to carry guns when they are off duty? What is the protocol for carrying guns around in public places when there is no imminent danger at hand? Should policemen going on illegal patrol be allowed to carry guns?

The brutality of Nigerian Twitter

It started with this Tweet. Nigerians started pointing fingers at the hospital for not treating the victim. When they had clearly explained that it wasn’t their fault. Nobody called for the prosecution of the officer that fired the shot, everyone was out to roast the hospital for not treating the patient.

When a Twitter Celebrity tweets pray for Nigeria in light of so many unfortunate events, Nigerian Twitter will jump on it, no one would bother to critically analyse the failure of the Nigerian state.

The herd mentality is usually in full force, howeverwhy do we always have to pas around the blame and roast someone, why can’t we just ask ourselves critical questions and profer solutions.

Even the Nigerian senate joined the conversation without all the facts when the hospital is in the same town. All you have to do is properly investigate first.

Mandatory Treatment and Care for Victims of Gunshot Act, 2017 makes provisions for compulsory treatment and care for victims of gunshots and for other related matters.

The question is after signing this bill into law, has the Nigerian senate created a helpline or anything to ensure this is enforced?

NYSC

According to 2015 figures, the government budgets between N70 and N74billion annually to mobilize, orientate, and pay allowances of corps members nationwide.

Every year, no less than ten corps members loose their life during orientation or after orientation either due to poor healtcare at the NYSC camp or road accidents or political violence occuring in their place of primary assignment.

Why is a N74b commitment a potential death sentence to the thousands of graduates that serve yearly.

Has the government put any tangible regulaton in place to adequately protect the lives of her young graduates?

The NYSC oath reads

In pursuance of our Aspiration to build a United, Peaceful, Prosperous, Hate-free, Egalitarian Society and a great Nation and of our motto “Service and Humility”.
I
Member of the National Youth Service Corps
Hereby pledge to follow at all the times the leadership of those in Authority irrespective of their social and educational background and in particular, I shall:
(a)  At all times and in all places think, act, regard myself and speak first as a Nigerian, before anything else;
(b) Be proud of the fatherland, appreciate and cherish the culture, the tradition, arts and language of the nation;
(c) Be prepared to serve honestly, faithfully and if need be, pay the supreme sacrifice for the fatherland;
(d) Be well-informed about the history, geography, economy and the resources of Nigeria;
(e) Regard fellow Nigerians as my brothers and sisters and myself as my brother’s keeper;
(f) Have a healthy attitude to work and play. I shall not only be ready to work in any part of the country to which I am deployed, but also genuinely identify myself with the problems and aspirations of the people of the area in which I work;
(g) Tackle difficulties and challenges in a disciplined and self-reliant manner, constitutionally pursuing grievances and properly channeling such for redress;
(h) See myself as a leader who must give effective leadership by my transparent, honest and selfless service; (i) Detest and shun bribery and all forms of corruption and nepotism;
(j) Be courteous and polite to all and sundry;
(k) Be obedient without being slavish;
(l) Always remember the motto and strive continuously to live up to the ideals of the National Youth Service Corps during and after my service year.
So help me God: AMEN

Be prepared to serve honestly, faithfully and if need be, pay the supreme sacrifice for the fatherland;

Linda paid the supreme sacrifice for the fatherland but her fatherland didn’t pay the supreme sacrifice for her.

May her soul rest in perfect peace.

 

Attend the One Young World Summit through OFID Development Leaders Scholarship

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The annual One Young World Summit brings together the most valuable young talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organisations. Delegates meet and make lasting connections with peers from almost every industry, sector and country.

OFID Leaders Scholarships

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) is the development finance institution established by the Member States of OPEC in 1976 as a channel of aid to the developing countries. OFID works in cooperation with developing country partners and the international donor community to stimulate economic growth and alleviate poverty in all disadvantaged regions of the world. It does this by providing financing to build essential infrastructure, strengthen social services delivery and promote productivity, competitiveness and trade. OFID’s work is people-centered, focusing on projects that meet basic needs – such as food, energy, clean water and sanitation, healthcare and education – with the aim of encouraging self-reliance and inspiring hope for the future.

OFID is a long standing supporter of One Young World and has enabled more than 165 young leaders to participate in the One Young World Summit since 2011.

This year OFID will sponsor 20 young leaders who are active in international development to participate in the One Young World Summit 2018 which takes place in The Hague, Netherlands from 17 – 20 October.

What does the scholarship include?

  • Access to the One Young World Summit 2018 in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Hotel accommodation on a shared basis between 17 October and 20 October
  • Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Transport between the Summit accommodation and the Summit venue.
  • Summit hand-outs and support materials.
  • The cost of travel to and from The Hague.

In addition to attend to attending the Summit, all OFID scholars will be able to apply for a €5,000 grant to support their development work.

Who can apply?

In order to apply you must be:

  • Aged 18 – 30
  • A national of one of the listed eligible countries.
  • Click here to view list.

Note that Nigeria is not among eligible countries.

Successful candidates will excel in the following areas:

  • Evidenced commitment to the sustainable development of their country. This commitment can come in many forms; ranging from a high level of involvement in community initiatives to social entrepreneurship or from leading responsible business practices to public service.
  • Leadership ability
  • Concern for local or global issues
  • Ability to generate and articulate impactful ideas
  • Teamwork

How to apply

Submit an online application in English before midnight GMT 20 July 2018.

Apply here

 

 

Academic Mobility for African Sustainable Development Master and PhD Scholarships, 2018/19

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The AMAS (Academic Mobility for African Sustainable Development) Project is a Project of the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme which supports higher education cooperation between countries in Africa. The overall objective of the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility programme is to promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in Africa.

AMAS Master and PhD Scholarships is now available for the academic year 2018-2019. This scholarship is available for eligible young Africans.

  • Applications Deadline: July 25, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue Master and Doctoral degree programme.
  • Study Subject: The AMAS thematic field of study in Social Sciences and Governance. Mobility flows only happen in accredited high quality Master courses/ programmes and Doctoral courses/ programmes offered by the partner universities in the field of study; Social Sciences and Governance.
  • Scholarship Award: Master Students- maximum of 25,000 € to cover subsistence, insurance, travel, visa, tuition/participation and research costs.
  • PhD Candidates– maximum of 71,700 € to cover subsistence, insurance, travel, visa, tuition/participation and research costs.
  • Nationality: This scholarship is available for Young Africans.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Participating African Universities which include
  1. Moi University (MU), Kenya
  2. Université Mohammed V de Rabat (UM5R), Morocco
  3. Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia
  4. Université d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Benin
  5. Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM), Mozambique

Technical Partner University

  1. Universität Bayreuth (UBT), Germany

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Target I- Master and PhD student registered in one of the 5 African Partner Universities (PU), OR;
  2. Target II- Master and PhD student registered in any recognizable university, outside the 5 Partner Universities
  3. Master Students- undertake a minimum of 6months studies (credit seeking) or 24 months (degree-seeking) in any of the 4 Partner Universities outside their home university
  4. PhD Students- undertake a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 48 months of studies. Apply for any duration within the 6 – 48 months mostly to seek credits and engage in research, but not apply for a full PhD engagement in any of the 4 Partner Universities outside their home/registered university
  5. For both Master and PhD, willingness to study the prescribed CFS and SBP Courses listed on Doc T1-Table of Mobility Courses offered at the recipient Partner University
  6. Both females and males are given equal eligibility statuses
  7. Applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds and populations are encouraged to apply

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

How to Apply: 1. Competence in the language of course delivery at recipient (Partner) University

  1. Both Master and Doctorate applicants should submit;
  2. Certified academic certificates and transcripts
  3. Certified proof of registration/admission at a University in Africa (see Target I and II above)

iii. Proof of nationality

  1. Completed application form Doc AF1- Application Form
  2. Letter of reference from two academic referees
  3. Two passport size photographs

The complete application dossier should be submitted as indicated on Doc ADP1-

Application Details & Procedures

Applications are called on Monday 11th June 2018 and closed on Wednesday 25th July 2018 at midnight (45 days)

Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified in August 2018.

For more information, click here

 

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