85 bag First Class as FUTA holds convocation

No fewer than 85 students finished in the first class division from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, as the institution holds its 28th convocation ceremony for the 2015/2016 session.

Briefing journalists on Friday in Akure, the Chairman of the Convocation Ceremony committee, Olaniyi Agunlola, said out of the a total of 2,899 graduating students, 1044 finished in the second class upper, while 1274 received second class lower.

He said 453 finished in the third class division, while 33 had pass.

Under the post-graduate section, Mr. Ogunlola said a total of 1284 would be graduating in their different classes of degrees.

According to him, 105 would be awarded their PhD; 731, with Masters; 404, Postgraduate Diploma; ARCSTTE-E, 27; and RECTAS, 21.

The week long ceremony which begins on Monday will climax with the formal award of the degrees on Saturday, March 18, at the university’s main auditorium.

He said a number of projects executed under the tenure of the current Vice Chancellor, Adebiyi Daramola, would be commissioned on Saturday.

He also noted that several awards for students and other well-meaning personalities would feature at the convocation.

Ghanaian President Bans First Class Travel For Public Officials

In a renewed effort to cut wasteful spending,Ghana’s President John Mahama has banned public officials from first class air travel

The government said on Tuesday that the ban has come into effect as the country implements an IMF aid deal to revive state finances.

The presidency issued the directive this week asking all ministers and other top officials
to avoid “unwarranted” foreign trips on the public purse, Communications Minister Edward Omane Boamah told media.

Finance Minister Seth Terkper told Reuters on Tuesday the cabinet is also discussing a financial accountability bill which would impose penalties such as dismissal or jail time for public officials who are found to violate it.
The schedule would impose penalties such as dismissal or jail time for public officials who are found to violate it.

“It is expected to be clear enough to enable the general public to see malfeasance if there is any and hold the agency involved accountable,” he added.

Ghana Bans First Class Travel For Public Officials

G?hanaian government on Tuesday announced ban on public officials from first class air travel.

The government said that the measure was part of renewed efforts to cut wasteful spending as the country began the implementation of an International Monetary Fund aid deal.

Communications Minister Edward Boamah, who announced this in Accra, said the presidency issued the directive, asking all ministers and other top officials to avoid unwarranted foreign trips on the public purse.

According to Mr. Boamah, inappropriate spending would likely be a top campaign issue as Ghana is preparing to hold presidential and parliamentary elections in 2016.

The opposition in the country had accused government officials of inflating contract sums.

Ghana, a major producer of cocoa, gold and oil, began a three-year program with the IMF in April to fix its economy, which has been dogged by high deficits, a widening public debt and unstable local currency.

Mr. Boamah also said the cabinet was discussing a financial accountability bill which would impose penalties such as dismissal or jail term for public officials who were found to violate it.

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Ikpeazu awards scholarship to first class law students

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has awarded scholarships to two graduates of Abia State University, Uturu, who made first class at the Nigerian Law School in Lagos.

Announcing this at the university during his formal investiture  as the visitor to the institution in line with the university’s  laws, Governor Ikpeazu expressed delight that out of four first class graduates from the Nigerian Law School, two came from ABSU.

He commended the management of the university for its academic exploits and demanded the exact student population of the institution with a view to slashing their tuition fee.

Ikpeazu also announced that the state scholarship board would be revived in a month time.

He restated his commitment to the development of the education sector in view of its pivotal role in the development of the state.

Fred Amata’s Son, Oreva Amata Graduates With First Class From UK University Of Kent

Oreva Amata is veteran Nollywood actor, Fred Amata’s son with ex-wife Agatha. And the young brilliant man has just graduated with a First Class in Economics from the University of Kent, Canterbury in the United Kingdom. Big congrats to him.

His celebrity parents had ended their marriage way back in 2005. A union that also produced a daughter named Stephanie.