Tuesday, June 28, 2016

''Reality of Paedophiles in our Community'' Workshop

DID YOU KNOW?

A Paedophile (practically pronounced 'Pidohfayil') is a person who is sexually attracted to children. Nigeria records soaring cases of paedophilia, and it is on this note THAT...
University Women's Association (UWA), University of Nigeria, Nsukka In Collaboration With CHILD DIGNITY FOUNDATION (CDF) Lagos, Presents a ONE -DAY Workshop!

Topic: Reality of Paedophiles in our Community
Date: 1st July, 2016
Time: 10:am Prompt
Venue: Margaret Ekpo Hall, UNN.
Contact: unnwomen@unn.edu.ng OR call: 08038728710
This is a MUST-ATTEND for Parents, Children, Guardians, Teachers, Students, Everyone!

Monday, June 20, 2016

United Nations Word Refugee Day!

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United Nations observes 20th June as 'World Refugee Day''

 

Visit United Nations Section of Nnamdi Azikiwe Library for resources on World Refugee!



Read below: 

In a world where violence forces hundreds of families to flee each day, the UN Refugee Agency believes now is the time to show world leaders that the global public stands with refugees, and it will launch its #WithRefugees petition on June 20th to send a message to governments that they must work together and do their fair share for refugees.
The #WithRefugees petition will be delivered to UN headquarters in New York ahead of the UN High Level Meeting on Refugees and Migrants, scheduled for the 19th September. 

The petition asks governments to:
  • Ensure every refugee child gets an education.
  • Ensure every refugee family has somewhere safe to live.
  • Ensure every refugee can work or learn new skills to make a positive contribution
    to their community.
World Refugee Day has been marked on 20 June, ever since the UN General Assembly, on 4 December 2000, adopted resolution 55/76 where it noted that 2001 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, and that the Organization of African Unity (OAU) had agreed to have International Refugee Day coincide with Africa Refugee Day on 20 June.


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Source: http://www.un.org/en/events/refugeeday/

Visit United Nations Section of Nnamdi Azikiwe Library for resources on World Refugee!



Friday, June 17, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Congratulatory Message to the Government and People of Biafra


Sunday SUN Newspaper of June 2, 1968 published a congratulatory message from Barclays Bank D.C.O to the Head of State, Col. C. Odumegwu Ojukwu, the Armed Forces and the Government and entire people of Biafra on the occassion of the celebration of the First Independence Anniversary of Biafra.  For more resources on Biafra, visit the University of Nigeria Insitutional Repository:

Follow these simple steps: 
1. Type: http://repository.unn.edu.ng:8080/jspui in your address bar
2. Under 'Communities in Dspace', click on 'Library'

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Access to Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria, Nsukka Biafrana Collections

Colonel Odumegwu-Ojukwu

The Nnamdi Azikiwe Library, University of Nigeria, Nsukka recently commenced the digitization of her Biafrana Collections. This is for the main purpose of preservation and easy access of local contents of the University, to the public. The library users are therefore encouraged to access these Biafrana materials via our Institutional Repository which is up and running.  There are lots of materials on Biafra that are being digitized which are scarcely found anywhere else. The upload of these Biafrana materials is on course, so we enjoin our users to follow our updates by subscribing to our blog and our repository

To access our repository,  click here: http://repository.unn.edu.ng:8080/jspui
For quick access to our Biafrana Collections, click here: http://repository.unn.edu.ng:8080/jspui/handle/123456789/219
For access latest articles added to out Institutional Repository, visit our blog (http://libraryunn.blogspot.com.ng/) and look up the University of Nigeria Institutional Repository widget at the right pane (see picture below): 
This is just the beginning; watch out for more!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

EducationUSA Student Achievers Program (EdSAP)

There are many determined and talented, economically-disadvantaged students in Nigeria who lack only financial resources and access to information to better their educational future. For the 10th year, the United States Mission Nigeria seeks to identify highly academically qualified and motivated, low-income, Senior Secondary 3 (SS3) students or fresh Secondary school or University graduates in Nigeria to join the EducationUSA Student Achievers Program (EdSAP).

EdSAP’s mission is to assist highly-talented and determined, economically-disadvantaged students to negotiate and finance the admissions process for colleges and universities in the United States. The aim is to produce highly-skilled and widely-educated leaders to build tomorrow’s Nigeria.

EdSAP works closely with students through regularly scheduled meetings and seminars to assist them throughout the application process to secure admission and scholarships for colleges and universities in the United States. EdSAP finances all costs of the application process, including registration fees for required standardized examinations and provides free membership to the U.S. EducationUSA Advising Center for its participants.  EdSAP expects a sincere commitment of students to give back their energy and time to the program and to their communities and to be the best they can be.

Applicants are welcome from all the states in Nigeria. However, students must be able to reach our offices in Abuja or Lagos on a monthly basis during the school year, throughout school holidays, and after the WASSCE exams or during NYSC year, for full participation. Participants will work with our EducationUSA Advisors from June 2016 - August 2017 to try to secure places and financial assistance to begin study in the U.S. in August 2017.

Successful students will be part of a global network of EdSAP students from 17 countries and four continents. To learn more about successful EdSAP students, visit www.usapglobal.org

Note: ENTRANCE INTO THIS PROGRAM IS NO GUARANTEE OF A SCHOLARSHIP OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO STUDY IN THE UNITED STATES.

SELECTION CRITERIA:
-         Strong academic record/ transcript
-         Involvement in leadership roles
-         Excellent community service participation
-         Financial Need
-         Transcripts that show an A average or above 75%
-         WAEC results (if available): 7 A’s & above

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
-         Robust participation in extracurricular activities (For prospective undergraduate students)
-         Relevant work/research/teaching experience ((For prospective graduate students)

REQUIREMENTS:
-         Complete the attached Application Form: You can fill out the attached word document electronically and send as an attachment to our email.
-         Attach a photocopy of your WAEC “O” Level results, if available (from WAEC website). 
(Include Cambridge A’Level or IGSCE results, if applicable.)
-         Request a teacher or your school principal (undergrads) or lecturer/supervisor (graduate) to complete the attached letter of recommendation form, attesting to your character, talent and skills.  Please do not include a basic testimonial that does not talk about you as an individual.
·         For high school students, send a scanned copy of your transcript from JS1 to SS3 including your mock and first term results, if possible. For graduates, attach a copy of your University degree transcript, if available (a student copy is acceptable)
-         Write two essays, one from Group A and one from Group B, each of about 250– 300 words
-         Send a scanned copy of any supplementary certificates of achievement

NOTE: Please send all documents to Lagoseducationusa@state.gov as attachments in one email only with proper titles e.g. “Femi King Transcript”, “Femi King WAEC” etc

-         All documents must be sent by the Deadline: Friday, June 15th, 2016


OR MAIL THEM TO:
EducationUSA Advising Center
Public Affairs Section
U.S. Consulate General
2, Walter Carrington Crescent,
Victoria Island, Lagos
Tel: 01-4603801; 01- 4603803

Please complete this application form fully, providing us with as much information as you can about yourself, your dreams and ambitions; your family background and your academic and co-curricular activities. Please send all parts of our application together at one time to ensure that your application is complete and includes contact information for you.  We cannot consider incomplete applications.

Because of the high volume of applications received, we can ONLY respond individually to those who are successfully selected to participate in the program.

To download the application form, click on these links: 

EdSAP 2016 Application Deadline: June 15th, 2016