The executive committee members of the Association of Heads of Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (Co-HEADs) in Nasarawa State have lauded Federal University Lafia for its adherence to the Federal Government’s policy on admissions and infrastructural development. The members made this known, recently, during a courtesy visit on the Vice-Chancellor of FULafia, Prof. Muhammad Sanusi Liman, at his office in Lafia. Speaking on behalf of the body, Mr Musa Katai, the chairman, stated that they were in the university to felicitate with Liman and Dr Abubakar Mamuda, on their appointments as the second vice-chancellor and registrar of the university.
He thanked the university for admitting some members of his association after they met the strict admission requirements, saying that they were satisfied that due process was adhered to by FULafia in the admission process.
Katai also thanked the vice-chancellor for hosting the Co-Heads, saying that they were delighted with the level of infrastructural development recorded in the university within the short time of its existence.
He expressed the association’s confidence in the ability of the vice-chancellor and the registrar to continue with the laudable project of growing FULafia to the highest academic standards. He informed the vice-chancellor that the Co-Heads had more than 70 members with most of them located in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, with few others found in Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa, Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, Federal Government College, Keffi, National Steel Raw Material Research and Exploratory Agency, Obi, Federal Science and Technical College, Doma, and Federal Government Girls College, Keana.
Katai said that in 2002, Co-HEADs members, in their resolve to contribute to the education sector in Nasarawa State, established a nursery/primary school known as Federal Staff Nursery/Primary School Lafia, through personal contributions.The elated chairman stated that the school had graduated 11 sets of pupils who had gained admission into secondary schools “and they are now making CO-HEADs proud.” He mentioned some of the challenges facing the association to include nonpayment of annual dues by members and repayment of N3m loan the association obtained in 2006 to develop its permanent site, calling on the vice-chancellor to assist the association.
In his response, the vice-chancellor, who was represented by the registrar, Dr Abubakar Mamuda, thanked the executive committee members for the visit, expressing his happiness with the contributions made by the association to develop education in the state. The vice-chancellor promised to look into the issues raised by the association with a view to assisting it.
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The Head of Anti-Corruption Transparency Monitoring Unit, Federal University Lafia (FULafia), Mr. Ozomata Bashir, has described corruption as a disease which has negatively affected the society and the education sector in particular.
However, Bashir said that the management of Federal University Lafia under the leadership of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Muhammad Sanusi Liman, was ready to fight corruption in all its ramifications and defeat it comprehensively. He praised Liman for his zero-tolerance policy on corruption since he assumed office as the Vice Chancellor, last year.
Bashir spoke during the ended students orientation exercise organised for new students at the university’s Take-off Site Campus, Lafia. The title of his speech is “Promoting Integrity and Eradicating Corruption in Federal University Lafia.” He lamented that corruption, if allowed to persist, “erodes people’s trust, entrench maladministration and dethrones an ideal order of the day.” Bashir said that “corruption is synonymous with lack of ethical standard, transparency and accountability,” adding that it “distorts processes, procedures and government policy.”
Bashir said that the task of promoting integrity and eradicating the menace of corruption in the university and elsewhere was not sole responsibility of anti- corruption agencies, calling on everyone to join the crusade.
“Students and staff of this noble institution must inculcate and display the ethical values of integrity, transparency, accountability and say no to corruption in Federal University Lafia.”
He called on staffers and students to report all suspected cases of corruption to ACTU in Room AG 06, Administration Block in the permanent site of the university.
In its bid to continuously improve access to quality education and satisfy peoples’ desire for knowledge, Federal University Lafia (FULafia) has established a school of postgraduate studies, which is now set to admit students into programmes.
The school ofpostgraduate studies has recently conducted pre-qualifying examinations for prospective students into various postgraduate programmes to mark the commencement of the 2016/2017 academic session. About 400 prospective students applied for admission into the school.
The postgraduate programmes, 14 in number, are situated in eight departments of the university’s three faculties of science, social sciences and arts. Speaking on the development, the Dean, Postgraduate School, Prof. Sam Obadiah Smah, said facilities for were provided for conducive teaching and learning of students.
The newly introduced programmes are, postgraduate diploma in environmental resource management, M.Sc. chemistry, M.Phil/Ph.D chemistry with special interest in analytical chemistry and physical chemistry; M.Sc. microbiology and M.Phil./Ph.D microbiology with special interest in biomedical microbiology; M.Sc. zoology and M.Phil./Ph.D zoology with special interest in applied parasitology and entomology postgraduate diploma in botany, M.Sc. botany and M.Phil./Ph.D. botany with special interest in plant diversity management, horticulture and nursery management, plant breeding and genetics ecology; M.A history and international studies, M.Phil./Ph.D history and international studies with special interest in economic history, international studies, social and political history.
Others include, M.Sc. economics and M.Phil./Ph.D economics with special interest in monetary economics, public finance and policy, international economics, developmental economics; M.Sc. sociology with specialization in demography and population studies, industrial sociology, social anthropology, rural sociology, medical sociology, gender studies, criminology and sociology of law and sociology of development; M.Phil./Ph.D sociology with specialisation in medical sociology, gender studies, criminology and sociology of law, sociology of development; M.Sc. political science with specialisation in political philosophy/ theory, comparative politics and political economy, M.Sc. international relations and diplomacy, masters in peace and conflict studies (MPCS), M.Phil/Ph.D. political science with interest in comparative politics, political economy, public administration and local government.
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|M.Sc. Chemistry||Analytical Chemistry|
|M.Phil/Ph.D Chemistry||Physical Chemistry|
|Microbiology||M.Sc. Microbiology||Biomedical Microbiology|
|Zoology||M.Sc. Zoology||Applied Parasitology and Entomology|
Plant Diversity Management
Horticulture and Nursery Management
Plant Breeding and Genetics
|Social Sciences||Sociology||PGD||Crime and Security Management|
Demography and Population Studies
Criminology and Sociology of Law
Sociology of Development
Criminology & Sociology of Law
Sociology of Development
Public Finance and Policy
|Political Science||M.Sc. Political Science||
|M.Sc. International Relations and Diplomacy|
|Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies (MPCS)|
|M.Phil/Ph.D. Political Science||
Public Administration and Local Government
M.A History and International Studies
M.Phil./Ph.D History and International Studies
Social and Political History
The outgoing Registrar, Federal University Lafia (FULafia), Dr Idris Othman Jibrin, has called on members of the university’s community to embrace the virtues of hard work and diligence to excel in life.
Jibrin made the call when staffers from Nasarawa and Keffi Local Governments hosted him to a send forth ceremony at Sandaji Chalets, B Division Road, Lafia.
The outgoing Registrar, whose tenure ends February 16, 2017, expressed his happiness with the honour done him by the association, attributing his elevation in life to diligence.
While thanking the entire University community for the support and cooperation accorded him during his tenure, he urged them to extend same to his successor.
Speaking earlier, Dr. Mamuda Abubakar, the Deputy Registrar, Council Affairs of FULafia, who presented a gift to the outgoing Registrar, Dr Idris Othman Jibrin, on behalf of the association, described Jibrin as an outstanding fellow whose contributions to the development of FULafia cannot be quantified. He wished him well in his future endeavours.
Among the dignitaries at the occasion were Deputy Registrar, establishments, Dr Ahmad Abubakar, and Deputy Director of Internal Audit, Adamu Kuyanbana.
Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Federal University Lafia Chapter, held its election on February 8, 2017, to elect new executives to run its affairs.
Comrade Monday Sarki, a Quantity Surveyor from Physical Planning Unit, emerged as the Chairman in a keenly contested election.
Mr. Friday Agi of Audit Unit emerged the Vice Chairman, while Comrade Bazam Abubakar emerged secretary.
Other winners are Comrade Mustafa Kabir (Assistant Secretary); Comrade Daniel Dajen (Treasurer); Comrade Valentina Esekhaigbe (Financial Secretary); Comrade Angelina Tyem (Woman Leader); Comrade Jonas Obi (Trustee); Comrade Paulinus Auta (PRO) and Comrade Abubakar Mamuda (Ex-Officio).
The Registrar, Federal University Lafia (FULafia), Dr. Idris O. Othman, has called on staff to adhere strictly to the university’s core values of integrity, innovations and excellence.
Idris, who stated this while speaking to FULafia Bulletin at his office, disclosed that his success as a University administration manifested in his ability to make workers embrace the university’s core values and made them serve as their guiding principles of operations.
He said: “Right from inception, we have tried to set and maintain standard in terms of building self esteem of administrative staff through engaging them to University activities at committee level. We train and retrain staff so that their orientation and attitude would fit into what we expect of the university’s staff.
“Compared with workers in other universities, our staffers have come a long way in achieving our university’s core values, especially in terms of appearance, attitude and job performance. But we were not there yet. There is need for improvement, specifically in the area of minutes writing and production.”
He pointed out that how the recent university’s employment scam in FULafia was handled by its administrators had portrayed their dexterity in handling crisis situation.
“Above all,” he said, “the Management has shown that FULafia is not ready to compromise on its values and standard. It clearly showed that the University is out to curtail all forms of vices.”
He advised members of staff not to compromise their integrity and work hard to develop the budding University.
For students who may wish to offer money and or sex for marks, Federal University Lafia (FULafia) is the wrong place for them to be and study, said the Vice Chancellor.
Speaking during the recently held 2016/2017 matriculation exercise at the University’s Take-Off Campus in Lafia, Vice Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Sanusi Liman also warned students to shun anti-social behaviours such as cultism and drugs addiction and take advantage of “our university’s learning and extra-curricular facilities to develop themselves”.
He said to the students that it was only by dedicating themselves to their books that they would reap the benefit of their stay in FULafia. He said: “By doing so, you make your stay in the University meaningful and useful to your academic careers and a source of satisfaction and pride to your parents and guardians as well as the country as a whole”.
Prof. Liman revealed that plan were underway to establish new faculties and programmes in the fields of education, management, environmental and medical sciences and engineering at the university. He called on matriculating students to work hard and abide the university’s rules and regulations.
“I call on you to dedicate your time to your books, despise habit of tweeting and posting on social media, to make worthwhile your stay at FULafia.”
The Vice Chancellor saluted parents for their sacrifice which he said had enabled students “to witness this momentous day in their academic development.”
During the annual exercise, about 1, 500 students took their oath of matriculation.