The co-ordinator of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Rivers State, Dr. Tex Wariboko on Monday 17th June, 2013 donated books to Ignatius Ajuru University of Education Library.

 Represented by his Special Assistant Mr. Nemi Ibaraye, the state co-ordiantor said that the books in seventeen cartons are for various disciplines.

 He remarked that one of the objectives of NEPAD is poverty eradication and added that the other higher institutions in the state will also benefit from the books which is a Rivers State Project.

Dr. Wariboko promised to donate more books to IAUE before the end of the year. 

 Receiving the books, the Vice-Chancellor of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education Professor Rosemund Dienye Green-Osahogulu expressed appreciation to the state co-ordinator for the books donated and for choosing IAUE as the first university to visit.

 She promised that the books which will help in the teaching and learning process and assist students and lecturers in their research work will be put to good use.  

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The Executive Governor of Rivers state and visitor to our University His excellency Rt Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi,  Has graciously approved the appointment of Professor Rosemund D. Green-Osahogulu as the substantive Vice-Chancellor of our University.

The appointment which is for five (5) years was conveyed in a letter dated 13 June, 2013 and signed by Dr Richard Ofuru, Permanent  Secretary, Ministry Of Education.


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Confidential Secretaries and Typists have been charged to make themselves relevant to the university system.

Acting Vice-Chancellor of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Professor Rosemund Dienye Green-Osahogulu gave the charge while declaring open a two day capacity building workshop for confidential secretaries and Typists at the old Lecture Hall of the University.

Represented by the Dean of Humanities, Dr. Kingdom Orji, Professor Rosemund Osahogulu said that the workshop was timely, pointing out that no organization can do without a well articulated investment in the area of capacity building either in the form of training or retraining. She added that these are critical issues in work places that need to be addressed, stressing that medical Doctors and other professionals go for regular refresher courses to update their knowledge. The Vice-Chancellor urged the participants to seek better ways to improve themselves beyond the support provided by the management of the university and open their minds to change.

In his address, the Registrar of the institution, Barrister Ikem Adiele identified poor performance as one of the problems of confidential Secretaries and Typists  and remarked that the efficacy of the training can not be over emphasized adding that the participants will  benefit immensely from the wealth of experience of the resource persons. He described them as the engine room in any University administration and advised them to ensure that they do not remain the same after the workshop.

While addressing the participants, the University Librarian, Dr. Boma Obi noted that they are formidable force of an organization. She urged them to take the workshop seriously and wished them well with the staff development programme.

Participants were drilled on “Minutes Drafting and Letter Writing” by Chief S.O.P Onyukwu, “Office Management and Record Keeping” by the Registrar of IAUE, Barrister Ikem Adiele and The Use of Excel, Corel Draws and Power Point by Professor Dele Joshua Osahogulu,  IAUE ICT Director.

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Five Academic Staff of the University have been elevated to the rank of Professor while eight others have also been promoted to the rank of Reader.

A statement signed by the Registrar of IAUE, Barrister Ikem Adiele states that the recommendation for the promotion was approved by the Appointments and Promotions Committee (Academic Staff Part II) of the University on behalf of the Council.

The statement adds that the deliberations and ultimate decision on these promotion were based on sufficient number of favorable and positive assessments, reports, received from External Assessors.

Consequently, the report of the A & PC Academic Staff Part II was presented before Council on Friday 10th May, 2013 and accordingly ratified.

The Staff promoted to the rank of Professor are:

1. Vincent Anosike Asuru – Professor of Measurement &  Evaluation

2. T.N. Agina-Obu -Professor of Curriculum Studies

3. Jane Onwugbuta-Enyi –Professor of Biology Education

4. Dan .N. Ogum- Professor of Language Education

5. Joseph .B. Kinanee- Professor of Counseling Psychology.

Others promoted to the rank of Reader are:

  1. Livinus Ogbondah- Reader in History of Education
  2.  K.E.O. Nwaenyi- Reader in Social Studies Education
  3.  Alafuro Epele- Reader in Political Science Education
  4.  U.S. Offor- Reader in Agricultural Science Education
  5.  Sam .A. Otamiri- Reader in Secretarial Studies Education
  6.  Mercy .O. Adesanya- Reader in Applied Linguistics Education

7.    K.A. Achonye- Reader in Curriculum Studies/Instructional Technology

8.    G.A. Odili-  Reader in Mathematics Education

The Registrar on behalf of the Acting Vice-Chancellor, the University Senate, the Governing Council, Staff and Students congratulate these distinguished scholars on this unique achievement and hopes that the University will continue to benefit from the expertise and knowledge arising from this promotion.

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Faculty of Natural and Applied Science Holds 1st National Conference

The Acting Vice Chancellor of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Professor Rosemund Dienye Green-Osahogulu has emphasized that the strongest driver of human societal development is scientific research as applied to and utilized in sectoral technological innovation.

 She made this assertion while declaring open the 2013 1st National Conference of the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences which held on Thursday 16th May 2013 at the University Auditorium.

Professor Rosemund Osahogulu noted that it behooves on all Science Education Scholars to get more resolutely committed than ever to their occupational calling as the time has come to look up to the Nigerian University system for answers to present day societal challenges which are most readily amenable to the scientific approach.

These challenges she added include flood water control, food security assurance, environmental health preservation in the face of heavy industrial activities such as fossil oil exploration/extraction, control of noise pollution and industrial effluent, waste pollution, pest control, Hiv/Aids control, crop harvest preservation across seasons Science based crime/terrorism control etc.

She also said in science teacher education or science curriculum studies people should look up to the Nigerian University system particularly to the faculties and the Universities of Education for significant advances in the discovering and promotion of effective and efficient technology supported instructional strategies and systems where instruction subsumes curriculum planning, teaching and learning sessional interaction, assessment and follow up responsive actions by the educators and the managements of the school systems or educational institutions concerned.

The Vice Chancellor expressed happiness that the conference planners included science curriculum integration among the topical subthemes for the conference noting that it was rather unfortunate that many students and scholars were yet to come to full grips with the concept of curriculum integration.  Curriculum integration she remarked is a response to the realization that science seeks to equip man with sufficient understanding of the natural facts, concept, principles and laws for the understanding and methodical solution of significant problems affecting human health, living life expectancy, longevity, safety, security, work effectiveness efficiency, productivity, comfort, convenience, leisure and even rest.

Curriculum integration according to her is also then a response to the realization that even the apparently simplest of human or societal problems in real life can only be well enough understood from an integrated perspective which draws relevant and enlightening insight from several discrete science disciplinary view points.

This meaning that there is practically no real life human or societal problem which can be perfectly resolved purely by drawing understanding from any one pure science discipline.

The Vice Chancellor stated that this then calls for placing a greater premium on collaborative applied science researches across two to five science disciples at least on the major concerns and questions of pivotal or cardinal interest to man and society.

Curriculum integration in science she said is therefore an attempt to develop a nice blend of relevant scientific knowledge base across the discrete science disciplines with intent to realizing a far more potent informational power base than is ever possible otherwise.

This she stressed explains why such more integrated sciences as computer science, information science, agricultural science, management science or operatives research and health/medical science are far more potent at real life problem solving tasks than their respective pure sciences such as electronics, statistics, biology, mathematics and anatomy or physiology.

This fact she vice-chancellor maintained poses an added challenge for conference participants , the challenge of coming up with very practical systemic schemes for realising more utilitarian science curriculum integration schemes as original contributions to science learning.

Speaking on the theme of the Conference which is Research in Science and Curriculum Integration, the Dean of Faculty of Natural and Applied Science, Professor Jane Onwugbuta Enyi noted that with many researches going on, on a global dimension, it is imperative to discuss results of researches in science and positive approaches towards curriculum integration, which is based on a holistic view of learning and recognizes the necessity for learners to see the big picture rather than to require leaning to be divided into small pieces.

She emphasized that one of the focuses of recently expressed concern with teaching of science, Technology and mathematics (STM) has been the importance of proper curriculum integration.  Prof. Jane Enyi hoped that the four day conference will be a platform for participants to share their ideas and views on research findings which may in turn inspire new and practicable standards in the field.

The conference she also hoped will provide an avenue for deliberations and useful recommendations that will provide members with up to date developments in science and curriculum integration.

The Dean remarked that the conference is about getting students interested in studying the many fields of science as they are the ones who will be leading the way in the future of science in the country. 

She thanked management for the support adding that  members of the faculty of Natural and Applied Science are interested in ensuring that members spend time together in an educative environment where cross pollination of professional ideas that occur in conference as this will make the teaching cohesive despite its diversity .

Professor Sam Abbey gave the keynote address while the lead paper was presented by Prof. E. D. Aguwubuike.

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The Director General of International Centre for Languages, Research and teaching also known as Village Du Benin and National Correspondent of French Speaking countries Togo, Dr Mawuena Adjrankou Glokpo has described French students of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education as the best disciplined students compared with other French students from other Nigerian universities.  He said this when he visited the management of IAUE on   Thursday 18th April 2013.

The Director General who said he was in the country to familiarize himself with the universities where his students come from and to strengthen the existing cordial relationship between the two institutions thanked IAUE French Lecturers for impacting positively on the students and the management for partnering with his country in the promotion of French language study.

Dr. Adjrankou Glopko who used the opportunity to invite the Vice Chancellor to the 45th year celebration of the institution “village du, Benin” founded in 1969 coming up in June his year

also presented to the Vice Chancellor a document containing rules and regulations of the school so that IAUE students can be educated and given orientation on it before they set out to Lome in Togo.

The Dean, Faculty of Humanities Dr. Kingdom Orji who received the Director General thanked him for noticeable impact and difference felt at the return of IAUE French students each year from Togo.

While appreciating the efforts, he appealed that they ensure IAUE French students become effective teachers adding that it will help the university a great deal. He also remarked that management will continue to promote the study of French language stating that plans were in top gear to upgrade the French room to make it a befitting place of study.

The Dean also assured the Director General that IAUE do not take kindly to indiscipline adding that IAUE students can be trusted as worthy ambassador wherever they go or find themselves.

He however pleaded that IAUE management be notified if for any reason they have problems with any of their image makers noting that as members of Ecowas both countries are partners in progress.

The Director General who was in the company of Mr. Uche Sholokwu, President Inter College Association of French teachers (INTERCAFF) was later conducted round faculty tour of ongoing Building Project of the new French room and French laboratory.

He later met with the French students and lecturers at the existing French room where he interacted with them and told them that he had visited other universities like University of Lagos, University of calabar, University of Uyo, university of Nsukka, Imo State University etc and was in IAUE to have a personal relationship with them.

He advised them to interact more with the French community when they visit to enhance their knowledge of French, make use of the three hundred teachers at the disposal of each students at Lome Togo and buy French books which he noted are cheaper compared else where in the world.

Head of Campus Ndele, Dr. Hubert Manilla expressed appreciation to the August visitors  for finding time to visit.  He described the visit as timely and stated that the  new French Department development project on going will be equipped to International Standard.  Dr. Manilla assured the students of safety and management assistance towards their trip to Togo to consolidate on lectures gained in IAUE.

The Dean of Humanities, Dr. Kingdom Orji urged the students to be committed to their students while former Head of French Department, Dr. Priye Iyalla Amadi appealed for maximum exposure of IAUE Students to French studies since most of them gain admission into the university as non French students.

She also appealed that the four hours of lectures each day be extended for IAUE students.

Head of French Department, Dr.  James Ante appreciated all who made the visit a success and thanked the visitors for the opportunity.

The visit provided opportunity for the students to ask the Director General questions bothering them.

High point of the visit was presentation of gift items to the visitors.



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Abide by the Truth- IAUE VC Tells Students
Students of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education have been advised to abide by the truth always to depict the essence of an Ivory tower which is to propagate the truth.

The Vice Chancellor of the institution gave the advice at the 2012/2013 matriculation ceremony while reacting to the incident that happened on Wednesday 3rd April 2013 that led to the death of Charles Ohamara, a two hundred level student of the French Department. 

She observed that the late student would have been alive today but for the false alarm raised by a yet to be identified student.

Prof. Rosemund Dienye Green-Osahogulu who warned the students against raising false alarm stated that such would no longer be tolerated.

She urged students not to be frightened by any alarm but to be calm, first ascertain the cause of any such happening instead of taking to their heels to forestall impending danger.

She remarked that preventive measures are being put in place through installation of burglary proof and urged the students to pay all approved fees, desist from being members of a secret cult, resist willful damage to university property, violent demonstration, riots, examination malpractice, disrespect for constituted university authority and cooking in the hostels. Stiff penalty she emphasized awaits defaulters. 

The Vice Chancellor wished them successful completion of their programmes and gainful self or paid employment thereafter. A minute silence was observed in honour of the late Charles Ohamara.

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The Vice Chancellor of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education Professor Rosemund Dienye Green-Osahogulu has charged students to ginger administrators, faculty and support service workers into rising up to the global challenges of technical innovation, responsible social value orientation and edifying virtual networking. She gave the charge on Thursday April 4th 2013, during the 2012/2013 Matriculation Ceremony at the University Auditorium, the fourth matriculation since the change in the status of the institution from a College to a University. 

This role she noted the students can effectively play through strong personal commitment to learning and instructional participation and research activity. According to the Vice Chancellor, Higher Education has gone technologically innovative, socially responsible and global and so the institution must as a twenty first century University of Education reflect adoption and integration of appropriate Information and Communications Technology and other twenty first century technologies in institution, research and revenue yielding consulting. 
Professor Rosemund Dienye Green-Osahogulu who welcomed all to the university established for the pre-service education and continual in service training and retraining of graduate educators for the country and by extension for contemporary unified and globalised world, pointed out that at present, the university has six academic faculties and twenty nine teaching subject departments.

She remarked that in implementing its academic programme curricula, the university places balanced emphasis on the pertinent subject theory, teaching professional practice, academic, development research, innovative community educational service, and knowledge based consultancy investment services.

The vision of IAUE she maintained, positions it as the ultimate global best among all institutions established for pre-service professional teacher education and continual in-service training and retraining of graduate teachers.

Its corresponding mission she stressed is then to prepare and graduate the best professional educators (i.e. teachers, managers, administrators, researchers, evaluators, counselors and consultants etc) for the education sector.

Its institutional goals, she continued are to undertake autonomous management/administration of its resources for perpetual corporate organizational survival and functional excellence, to deliver, evaluate and innovate instruction for the graduation of quality educators, to conduct and publish significant and national development driven education sector research, to render development driven community education services and to undertake revenue generating knowledge-based consultancy service projects.

A total of one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven students were admitted in the 2012/2013 academic session. One thousand, five hundred and eighteen were admitted into the full time programmes while two hundred and fifty nine students were admitted into the sandwich programme of the university. 

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The Acting Vice Chancellor of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Professor Rosemund Dienye Green-Osahogulu says she will not tolerate any aut of indiscipline and rumour mongering. She was speaking when she received a delegation of National Union of Rivers State Students who had come to pay her a condolence visit on Monday 8th April 2013. Image The Vice Chancellor who was reacting to the incident of Wednesday 3rd April 2013 where one Charles Ohamara, a 200 level student of the French Department from Apani in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the State lost his life maintained that no building collapsed as rumoured adding that Charles Ohamara died as a result of stampede. The Chief Executive said a student who was reading at a lecture hall slept off and fell while another student upon hearing the sound of the fall shouted “blood of Jesus” and others ran including the late student who jumped from the story building and died instantly as a result of a skull fracture. Four others namely, Eke Onwalebe Emmanuel a 100 level student of Social Studies Department, Nletm Gospel 100 level student of Fine and Applied Arts Department, Luka Togi, 300 level student of Biology Department and Uchegbu Kenneth 100 level student of Political Science were rushed to UPTH two others namely, Gbamabia Hope a 200 level student of Economic Department and Zedek Anderson 200 level student of Biology Department received treatment at the university hospital while the 8th person a female student who sustained a minor injury went home after being attended to. Professor Rosemund Osahogulu emphasized that there is no record of incidence of this nature in the history of the institution and warned students to desist from raising false alarm. She however said plans are on to install burglary proof on the lecture hall to forestall future occurrence. Students for now she emphasised will only use the bungalow classrooms for reading. The VC also added that a panel has been set up to investigate the matter and get to the root cause of the incident and to fish out the person who raised the false alarm. The decision of management on the issue will be determined by the findings from the investigation. The university Registrar Barrister Ikem Adiele, the Librarian Dr. Boma Obi and Dr. Hubert Manilla, Head of Campus Ndele urged the students not to attribute every natural happening to some superstition but to look at things from logical point of view. They reiterated that the story building will be locked up so that students will not go there to read pending when burglary proof will be put there. Earlier the National president, National Union of Rivers State Students (NURSS) Mr. Warmate Awoloye said they had come to pay a condolence visit to IAUE management. He described the death of Charles Ohamara as shocking adding that NURSS will observe a one week mourning period for him. A minute silence was observed in honour of the soul of the departed. OKIRIDU, NGOZI Public Relations Officer

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