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Education / National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Announces 2018 Batch ‘B’ Winding-up/passing by vickysomtee: 6:53pm On Jun 22, 2019
The Management of the National Youth Service Corps has fixed Thursday 27th June, 2019 for the Winding up/Passing out activities of the 2018 Batch ‘B’ Corps Members Nationwide.

NYSC Passing Out Events for 2018 Batch ‘B’ Corpers.
Tuesday, 25th June, 2019 – Release of Passing – Out Corps Members by Employers;
Wednesday, 26th June, 2019 – Signing of Final Clearance by Zonal Inspectors, as well as Administration of Questionnaire on those Passing – Out;
Thursday, 27th June, 2019 – Distribution of Certificates of National Service to deserving Corps Members at Local Government level.
The nationwide exercise would be low-keyed while certificates of National Service are to be distributed to deserving Corps Members at the Local Government level.

Management is using this medium to commend the passing-out Corps Members for their patriotism, selfless services and upholding the ideals of the NYSC Scheme.

Congratulations on completion of the National Service and God bless.

Source: https://ngschoolgist.com/nysc-passing-out-date/
Education / Top 100 Universities In Nigeria - 2019 by vickysomtee: 11:46pm On Jun 20, 2019
Based on the ranking released by Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain, we present you the top 100 universities in Nigeria for the year 2019.

Top 100 Universities in Nigeria 2019.
ranking World Rank University
1 1145 University of Ibadan
2 2125 University of Nigeria
3 2244 Obafemi Awolowo University
4 2291 Covenant University Ota
5 2341 Ahmadu Bello University
6 2583 University of Lagos
7 2784 Federal University of Technology Minna
8 2786 University of Ilorin
9 2999 University of Port Harcourt
10 3117 Federal University of Technology Akure
11 3479 Adekunle Ajasin University
12 3703 Federal University of Technology Owerri
13 3721 University of Benin
14 3737 University of Agriculture Abeokuta
15 3768 Lagos State University
16 3805 University of Uyo
17 3812 University of Jos
18 3823 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
19 3829 Bayero University Kano
20 3928 University of Calabar
21 3983 Olabisi Onabanjo University (Ogun State University)
22 4037 Rivers State University of Science & Technology
23 4077 Nnamdi Azikiwe University
24 4267 University of Abuja
25 4400 University of Maiduguri
26 4683 Usmanu Danfodiyo University
27 4935 (1) Ebonyi State University
28 5298 American University of Nigeria
29 5375 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
30 5524 (1) Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike
31 5677 Delta State University Nigeria
32 6344 Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi
33 6359 Federal University Oye Ekiti Ekiti State
34 6435 Niger Delta University
35 6472 Cross River State University of Science & Technology Calabar
36 6744 Benue State University
37 6805 Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti (University of Ado Ekiti)
38 6805 Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun
39 6889 Abia State University Uturu
40 7020 Landmark University
41 7231 African University of Science & Technology Abuja
42 7271 Babcock University
43 7440 Technical University Ibadan
44 7518 Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo FUNAI
45 7572 Osun State University
46 7602 Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma
47 7738 Redeemer’s University
48 7794 Enugu State University of Science & Technology
49 7801 Joseph Ayo Babalola University
50 7956 Imo State University Owerri
51 8152 Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University (Katsina State University)
52 8388 Kwara State University
53 8493 Federal University Dutsin Ma
54 8720 Kogi State University
55 8755 Bowen University
56 9046 Lagos Business School Pan Atlantic University
57 9064 Federal University Otuoke Bayelsa
58 9121 Auchi Polytechnic
59 9153 Federal University Dutse Jigawa State
60 9451 Akwa Ibom State University of Technology
61 9677 Nasarawa State University
62 9770 Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna
63 9992 Yaba College of Technology
64 9992 Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola (Federal University of Technology)
65 9992 Pan African University Lagos
66 10008 Edo State Polytechnic Usen
67 10092 Edo University Iyamho
68 10106 Lead City University Ibadan
69 10226 Federal University Lokoja Kogi State
70 10361 Adeleke University Ede
71 10456 Tai Solarin University of Education
72 10480 Ajayi Crowther University Oyo
73 10523 Godfrey Okoye University
74 10886 Kebbi State University Kebbi
75 10977 Rivers State College of Arts and Science Rumuola
76 11057 Igbinedion University Okada
77 11121 Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai
78 11176 Kaduna State University
79 11288 Federal Polytechnic Ilaro
80 11313 Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (Anambra State University of Science & Technology Uli)
81 11478 University of Medical Sciences Ondo
82 11553 Taraba State University Jalingo
83 11750 Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education Owerri
84 11755 Al Hikmah University Ilorin
85 11820 Federal Polytechnic Ede
86 11863 Benson Idahosa University
87 11943 Ondo State University of Science & Technology Okitipupa
88 11957 Federal University Lafia Nasarawa State
89 11973 Bingham University New Karu
90 11980 Elizade University Ilara Mokin
91 12033 Bauchi State University Gadau
92 12143 Nile University of Nigeria (Nigerian Turkish Nile University Abuja)
93 12169 Polytechnic Ibadan
94 12378 Kano University of Science & Technology Wudil
95 12384 Lagos State Polytechnic
96 12407 Federal University Kashere Gombe State
97 12459 Federal University Wukari Taraba State
98 12821 Baze University Kuchigoro
99 12856 Yobe State University (Bukar Abba Ibrahim University Damaturu)
100 12892 Northwest University Kano

Source: https://ngschoolgist.com/top-100-best-university-in-nigeria-2019/
Business / 5 Important Brand Building Strategies For Every Business by vickysomtee: 11:17pm On Sep 28, 2018
Building a brand with the best branding strategy is of awesome significance to organizations, particularly private ventures that are as still battling in the market framework.

Regardless of the kind of business you run, either on the web or disconnected, vast scale or little scale business, you have to manufacture a trustworthy business mark keeping in mind to stand a possibility against the enormous mutts (bigger organizations) in your business specialty.

Having a solid business mark is something other than making a well-stable brand name or planning a lovely logo for your business. It's all that you remain for; Your clients, your notoriety, your look, your vibe. To put it plainly, your story.

As indicated by Nielson's Worldwide New Item Development Overview, 59% of buyers like to purchase new items from brands recognizable to them.

As a little or beginning business, you might go up against enormous brands that have a strong brand, with dedicated clients and boundless promoting spending plans. That is the reason you need to discover approaches to separate with a strong brand building process.



Be Unique

The best method to manufacture a legitimate and solid business mark is to emerge, be unique in relation to other people. Be one of a kind.

An ideal case of a special organization is APPLE. Today, Apple items are seen to be better outlined , more fun and more solid than items from their rivals. How could they accomplish this? Rather than uniting different contenders with the Andriod OS, they built up their individual OS and they are becoming famous. They emerged!

You definitely have few contenders out in the market, Offering comparative items or administrations. What makes your business exceptional? what's your story? What do others do that you don't have to do likewise?

In my past post,10 Important Qualities Needed To Become Successful. I talked about somewhat about uniqueness as a key to progress. To be Unique, you should be inventive. You should be able to bring out something from nothing keeping in mind the end goal to raise new thoughts.

2. Offer Quality Goods And Services
A few organizations quit concentrating on building extraordinary items and administrations when they end up fruitful. This is an oversight. In 2008, Nokia was the world's ninth most important brand. In 2011, Nokia was positioned 81st, and this year it fell much further. Indeed, even a solid brand will suffer when it makes normal or underneath normal items or administrations.

This is the most imperative advance as the nature of your items and administrations will decide your clients' fulfillment with your image and association. It is smarter to postpone the dispatch of your item in the event that it has not been completely inspected and tried to your preferring.

Any advertising exertion in advancing low quality items or administrations will simply be dawdled. A decent spiel won't have the capacity to veil an awful item or administrations.



3. Build An Engaged Community

People love social media, and its really cool to meet them when they are investing their energy on the web. I social media to develop my audience and later turn them to clients.

For the best brand building strategy to work out, its not just by attracting new followers but to keep them engaged and more interested in your business.

Awesome approach to do this is by offering prizes to your supporters, for example, rebates or extraordinary promotions, and ensure you react to every one of their remarks and inquiries.

What is important is that you begin owing your crift and offering some incentive to individuals in an open area. Everything originates from that point. Discover a social media that suits your advantage and begin making the best substance you can.

This is a proper guide to get started -How To Easily Build An Engaged Social Media Audience


4. Collaborate With Bigger Companies.

Teaming up or interfacing with different organizations with greater brands is the quickest method to develop your image and exceedingly open it to general society.

You can see numerous organizations working together or joining forces with different organizations, Louis Vuitton did that with Supreme.

How is this important? People think big of a company that collaborates with other big brands. . They accept there is something more fascinating and valuable in the joint effort. What's more, since you are teaming up with a greater organization which they know and trust, they will pass on the trust to your brand and should choose to try your business out.



5. Be Consistent

Regardless of what you need to accomplish throughout everyday life, consistency is the primary key to all accomplishments and brand building isn't a special case.

To construct and keep up a solid brand, every aspect of your brand should be as good as your products or services and you must be consistent in presenting your brand. This incorporates not just your organization's name, logo, by and large tasteful plan, items and administrations, yet in addition your promoting materials, site, appearance at public expos and meetings, content presented on informal communities, and so forth.

For what reason would it be advisable for you to think about brand consistency? You should care because brand consistency leads to familiarity, and familiarity leads to trust.

Be consistent, consistency helps in building a brand.


Source : www.victoranene.com

cc: Mynd44, Dominique, Lalasticlala
Career / 10 Important Qualities For Success That Are Often Overlooked by vickysomtee: 6:46pm On Jun 13, 2018
In order, to achieve happiness and become a successful person, you must acknowledge the fact that great qualities are the ultimate success factor. If you have the vision to make a change in your outer world, you must go to work, like a computer programmer at a keyboard, to reprogram your subconscious mind, your world of values, beliefs, and inner convictions so that the person you are inside is exactly equivalent of the life you want to enjoy on the outside.

If you Really want to bring success into your life, you should cultivate yourself just as you'd cultivate a garden for the best yield.

No matter what you do, your greatest goal, beyond what you are trying to accomplish at the moment, is to achieve your own success. An individual can exercise a key success factor for developing good traits to achieve the kind of happiness everyone longs for.

If you want to achieve your life's dream and be widely successful, you need to model yourself after people who are living their dreams. The more quality traits for success you have in common, the higher your chances for being widely successful.

The qualities we posses is much more than just our reputation, it's what defines us. Our reputation is what others see about us. Our character is who we really are, even when no one` is watching. Having "Good character" means doing the right thing just because it is right to do what is right - Winston Churchill.

What do you need to find and develop within yourself to be successful? The answer comes from looking at those who have created success in a variety of fields. These traits may sound simple, but they lead to remarkable results.
These quality traits for success are the core DNA of every successful person which you will definitely need.

1. Work With Time .

With the popular quote "Time Waits For No One", its no new thing knowing the importance of Time in life. But knowing the importance of time, many people still don't make use of it in the right way.
How well do you schedule your activities? How well do you follow up these schedules? How well do you use your time? These are questions needed to be solved by you.

You live in real time, a world in which all time flies when you are having fun or doing some other things.

The good news is that real time is mental. It exists between your ears. You create it. Anything you create, you can manage. It's time to remove any self-sabotage or self-limitation you have around "not having enough time," or today not being "the right time" to start a business or manage your current business properly.

There are only three ways to spend time: thoughts, conversations and actions. Regardless of the type of business you own, your work will be composed of those three items.

2. Be Action Oriented

Action goes with time!!

Waking up every morning with sweet dreams of how successful you will be isn't the deal. The real deal is waking with sweet dreams and taking actions no matter how little to achieve that dream. The more you waste time, the more money you loose.

A perfect definition of being "ACTION ORIENTED" is "DOING THE RIGHT THING AT THE RIGHT TIME. Taking action at the right time is the key.
One Of the qualities of self-made millionaires is that they think carefully and then make decisions quickly. They are self-disciplined to take action and to carry out the decisions they have made.

They move fast and they get quick feedback from their actions. Even at their mistakes, they quickly make self-corrections and try something else.
The key to Success is for you to try. Successful people are decisive and they try far more things than other people do. According to the Law of Probabilities, if you try far more different ways to be successful, the odds are that you will eventually find the right way for you, at the right time.

3. Be Unique As A Person.

Uniqueness is important in all walks of life to be more successful, as a professional, as a new business. But, there is the question how to make yourself to be unique? Uniqueness of one’s own self is one of the most important competitive advantages in today’s world.

Uniqueness of one's own self is being who you are, without trying to be someone else or pretending to be something else.

To become successful, you need to be creative. You must posses the ability to create new things, new strategies, new ideologies out of nothing.
The truth is that there is a tendency to fail when you pretend to be something else or make use of other people strategies.

4. Grow Socially

Janice Wald, blogging at
mostlyblogging.com inspired me at this. One thing i learnt and loved so much about her was the way she socialized and interacted with her fellow bloggers, and i guess this took her as far as she is now. Before knowing Janice Wald, i had always played as a "ONE MAN SQUAD", and with this, i had no progress.

This is one quality traits for success many people still don't recognize.

How well you relate with others determines how far you will go. Meeting people, sharing ideas and opinions, and best of all listening to their points of view is a step forward to success.

How does it help? By interacting with them, you learn from their experiences and mistake, you also get to know the steps they took or how they conquered their challenges to become successful.

You really need to Learn to roll safely with others. Don't just be a "ONE MAN SQUAD" Like i used to be, LOL.

5. Researches.

Most, if not all successful people, make more researches. If you believe that success leaves clues and that you can be successful by acting and thinking like a successful person, then making researches should be part of your daily life.

How well do you try to learn new things and know more about them? How well do you try to widen your knowledge? I've come to realize that the more researches you make, the easier your challenges to be successful become.

Its so important to make researches that will make the most difference in you. Researches helps you become a true expert in your field of passion and also challenges the limiting beliefs you have about yourself.

6. Think Positively .

Permit me to say, negative mindsets kills faster than virus, especially when you drive it not only towards your success race but also to your personal life. The moment you start thinking negatively, failure comes next. And failure should never be an option.

At the Starting point, no matter how difficult it is, always push a positive mindset towards your race. Challenge that limiting belief in you! As far as success is concerned, you will definitely make it.

7. Consistency.

By definition, consistency is mostly referred to as adherence to the same principles in a steadfast way. Consistency is one of the main key to success no matter what you are doing.
Being consistent simply means to fully dedicate yourself completely to a task, activity or goal, fully staying engaged without distraction.

Consistency requires a commitment on your part. it requires that you commit yourself to a sustained effort of action over the long term.

No matter how little your efforts are, as long as you are consistent in pushing forward, success awaits you. Making a new move every single day is the best way forward. Remember, Slow and steady wins the race!!

8. Patience

Consistency moves with patience, just as patience goes with a positive mindset. Having patience is the ability to tolerate waiting and delays without becoming frustrated or agitated. Moreover, it is the ability to remain calm when facing difficulties and adversity. Sometimes, even with patience we still get agitated or uncalm.
It takes guts to claim a piece of the pie for your own. But you know what else it takes, and a lot of it?

It takes patience. So much patience. It can take years of patience, or even a decade of grueling works before you start to reap big results from all the time and hard work you've put in, and it can be frustrating as hell.

If not all, then 99% of people who failed are those who never knew they were very close to their success. And that's because they lack patience.
While grinding harder day by day, always push the positive mindset that one day, you will definitely make it!

9. Embrace Risks.

Many are turned off by Risks. It is actually easier and more comfortable to sit down in the safe spot and wait. But this is what distinguishes the doers from the dreamers. While the dreamers are still sleeping and waiting for the best time to take action, the risk takers are more likely to be successful because they do not limit themselves and are willing to put their energy when every other person are hesitant.

Don't be scared to take risk or begin to have the thought that you might fail while taking risk. Even if you fail, two things are involved;

You learn from your mistakes.

And you become stronger to face your next challenge.

This is just a natural phenomenon that no one can change!

But it is not just about taking risks, think before making a move. Don't just take a thoughtless risk!

10. Remain Focused.
People who experiences success know how to concentrate. They realize that they cannot do everything and they focus on the activities that will give them the highest return on the goals they want to achieve. They don't believe in the hype of multi-tasking and they know that the fastest way to finish your to-do's is doing them one at a time.
Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving towards your goals.

Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them.

My key to dealing with stress of being successful is simple and soft: just stay cool and stay focused. The moment you lose a little focus, failure begins knocking at the door.

That's It!

I am certain you have either reconfirmed your qualities or have created action plans to develop the qualities you are lacking. Focus on cultivating one or two qualities at a time. Once your beliefs and actions are aligned with those of a successful person, you'll be amazed by how successful you become.

Actually knowing and believing that you have the power to succeed can be difficult, but it's something that can really benefit you. We all have the ability to succeed in life and get what we want! We just don't know how to reach our full potentials.

Sometimes you need to act like a beast just to succeed. You need to see things and act in an extraordinary way!

Source : https://www.victoranene.com/2018/06/Qualities-traits-for-success.html?m=1
Webmasters / How To Build An Active Social Media Audience For Your Blog by vickysomtee: 12:24pm On May 17, 2018
What has been your most effective method in build an online audience?
Business / How To Build An Active Social Media Audience For Your Business by vickysomtee: 6:25pm On May 02, 2018
One of the most challenging aspects of building a social media audience is creating effective and awesome contents that resonates with your audience each time. Having 81% of small and medium scale businesses utilizing social media, it's hard to capture your audience's attention enough to keep them coming back.

Its one thing to build a large Audience, and its another thing to build an engaged audience. its so pointless having a very huge audience with only few followers active in your handles. I so much appreciate having a social handle with 5000 followers and about 4500 - 4800 will be active, than having upto 50,000 followers with only a 100 active followers.

Sometimes trying to build a brand on social media can feel like you're yelling into the wind. You're posting photos, trying to interact with others but nothing is happening- How frustrating.
There is nothing sweeter and encouraging than having a very active audience, but building such is very difficult and tactical, and also requires consistency and patience.

Before venturing into any business both online and offline, i first commence with growing social handles for the brand. And i do this with only three social handles;

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

Why only these three?

Yes, there are many other social media handles to grow your brand, but these three are the giant social media and the best for growing a brand.
Here are some vital tips on building each of the above social handle. And at this course, you will get to understand why i prefer only these handles for growing brands.


FACEBOOK

Facebook is the GOLIATH in the building. The biggest on the net with more than 2 billion monthly users. According to reports by Zephoria:
*510,000 comments and 293,000 status updates are posted on facebook every minute.
*Everyday, 75 billion pieces on contents are shared.
*50% of people ages 18-24 go on facebook as soon as they wake up in the morning.
*One out of every five page-views in the U.S. is on facebook.
*Every second, five new facebook profiles are created.
*42% of marketers says facebook is important to their business.

Tips On Facebook

1. Use Images to write awesome contents
2. Reply to most comments on your page posts, as much as you can.
3. Post at least 3-5 times on facebook, depending on the brand you are building
4. Create posts worth discussing. Tell your follower you would like to hear their opinions on that post
5. Share short and meaningful videos.
6. while sharing your posts, images or videos, tell them to mention their friends who might need to see that post
7. Post images of your brands products or services along with its details, asking them make their comparison on the qualities of each products and also suggest the best.

TWITTER

Twitter is a phenomenal way to make an initial connection with people and generate cold traffic. Its makes the perfect first step in a funnel.
Tweets Have massive potentials to reach millions of people and go viral!.

Here are some Twitterstats released by Expanded Rambling:
*Over 1 billion registered users.
*Over 100 million daily active users.
*Over 120 million unique visitors per month.
*The average number of followers per Twitter user is 208.
*Over 550 million accounts have sent at least one tweet.
*9,100 tweets are sent every second.
*34% of active users log on more than once per day.
*83% of world leaders use Twitter.
*The US alone has over 67 million Twitter users.

Tips On Twitter

1. Follow people in your brand's niche.
2. Write cool content about your brand in your "BIO", also not forgetting to include your brand keywords in the content.
3. Tweet at least 4-6 times a day.
4. Retweet tweets from people in your brand's niche.
5. while creating your tweets or replying to tweets, try mention some people in your brand's niche.
6. Use Hashtags correctly. Make use of hashtags with your brand's keywords, especially the trending ones.

INSTAGRAM

Instagram is another favourite handle as Facebook and Twitter, but its mostly used for videos and images. Instagram is the best media to engage your audience with stunning images and videos. Growing an instagram account is almost the same as growing a twitter account as they both have some similar features.
Here are also some instagrams stats offered by hootsuite:

*Instagram has over 800 million monthly users.
*Instagram users "like" over 4.2 billion posts per day.
*Instagrammers share 95 million posts per day.
*There are 25 million business profiles on instagram.
*80% of users follow a business on instragram
*Post with at least one hashtag average 12.6% has more engagement.
*Instagram has the highest interaction rate.

TIPS On Instagram

1. Follow people in your brand's niche.
2. Post relevant videos and images frequently
3. Post at least 5 times a day.
4. Reply to most comments on your posts, as much as you can.
5. Comment on peoples post especially those in your niche. And mention them while making the comments.
6. Use Hashtags correctly. Make use of hashtags with your brand's keywords, especially the trending ones.

These are the needful tips for building not just a large social media audience, but also an engaged audience. There are also some general tips needed to be carried along. What are these general tips?

Consistency

Consistency is the key. Post everyday on your pages, post multiple times per day. By doing so, you are increasing the possibility of reaching and connecting to more people, and also boosting the relationship between you and your followers.
Be Consistent. Consistency helps in building a brand.

Create Interactive Contents

Its not just about posting everyday, its about posting awesome contents that is worth sharing and commenting.
Create contents that will get people excited. And there are so many ways to create such contents, Such as:

*Asking a question.
*Asking people to share their experience.
*Creating content people will definitely want to share.
Comments, shares, and any other type of post interaction helps boost the post in the search algorithms.

Try AD promotions

In as much as it is pretty cool growing an audience organically, its also nice paying for them by running some AD promotions.
Every Social handle has its ways of running ADs. And i do advice friends to try the paid service, especially the beginners, as it helps a lot.
Why opt-in For AD Promos?
*You Reach More Audience
*It makes it faster in growing your social handles.
*There is more engagement (likes, comments and shares) from paid promotions.

You might be scared because of the word "PAID".It doesn't cost much, there is no fixed amount for it, you choose the amount you desire to use in running the ADs. I use just $2-$4 for promoting normal posts(images and videos), and about $5-$10 for promoting links, important and eye catching posts.

Simply apply these tips in building a firm audience.
Growing a social media audience is not easy. It won't happen over night, all you need is patience, consistency and remember to create awesome contents.

SOURCE : https://www.victoranene.com/2018/04/social-media-audience.html?m=1
Business / How To Quickly Grow An Engaged Social Media Audience For Your Business by vickysomtee: 6:56pm On Apr 16, 2018
What has been your best method in building your online Audience?

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Business / Best Strategy To Outrank Your Business Competitors by vickysomtee: 11:42am On Apr 15, 2018
Growing a business in current days has been a very detached skirmish for many entrepreneurs, especially those whose competitors in matter are unrelenting.

Most era, you locate out that even later than hard work and persistence you yet don't make through the meet the expense of, or your matter is not growing, its just stocked in a particular stage. sometimes, this is caused by the competitors in the same niche following you.They take steps bearing in mind strategies or ideas which you are unaware of, and even take goings-on double of your efforts, and taking into account you are unable to outrank these competitors, you are left out in the same approach without any alleviate.

According to my research, the main marginal note why many businesses are not making through is consequently of not having a knowledge of your competitors, who they are and what they reach. Starting occurring a matter where the competitors in your recess bureau as soon as growth strategies or ideas which you have no idea more or less is horrendous, especially to the beginners


To be sincere, many businesses are making profits even at their lower level, but as a exploit swashbuckler, your sole twist is to agree the peak and make more profits.When you have tougher competitors in influence, your event might remain stagnant or even tend to subside in your proceed. You will not be popular as an organisation and many customers might not even be aware of your company's existence in the assistance system because your competitors has gained all the popularity,customers and facility in your matter recess

To make this unqualified for a improved concurrence, bow to yourself to be customer to a company who serves you in the best habit and you are satisfied considering their facilities, you will never lack to depart them for a company when than demean or unsatisfactory facilities. This is what happens gone your competitors are bigger than you in the market system, they win the cd customers.

I read noah's eBook upon how he pulled 4,175 page views to his blog in a day. With what I understood, it is each and every share of one portion of more or less knowing those in your niche (competitors), building a relationship as soon as them. Apart from these, you should with attempt to outrank them by bringing, adding, and taking place strategies and ideas which they are nevertheless to discover or espouse, in order to win the heart of the push.

Running a issue organisation is not every roughly the hours of day-to-hours of daylight movement, you must create time to know those in your niche, especially the one's who are above you.

After knowing your competitors, what are the trial to manage to pay for a well-disposed nod to outrank these competitors in matter?


You have to compare your issue considering theirs and ascertain the differences and similarities together along in the midst of you and them, you will moreover need to discover the particular strategy that makes them greater than you. When you have discovered their strategies, two important things are to be ended as an voyager to stand a amenable chance to compete or rank above them.

The two important things are ; Also attempt to espouse their techniques into your matter, but in addition to, you have to rebrand it to make it see unique by accumulation more of your tiny ideas.

Secondly, uniqueness is the key. Try to think of something certainly unique ( exchange from theirs). As a revise personnel, you must be creative and be practiced to utilize this creativity. There are thousounds of count ideas undiscovered to your competitors, all you infatuation to reach is sit afterward to, think of how best to assist customers and supplementary strategies that could win their heart.

Try take taking place this methods not forgetting to input more efforts and be persistent in it. Competitors in business are the most hard court stroke to agreement when after that than dealing out a situation. Even when you have passable capital and in afflict employees, if your competitors have double of that, then you have no chance of outranking them. Remember the aerate wasn't made for you alone, its all approximately competition.

https://www.victoranene.com/2018/03/competitors-in-business.html

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Business / Re: Advice Needed On How To Start Small Scale Production by vickysomtee: 11:38am On Apr 12, 2018
You could also consider starting up an commerce business. here is an article on a start up menu

https://www.victoranene.com/2018/04/Ecommerce-business.html?m=1
Business / Simple Strategy On How To Boost Your E-commerce Online Business In Nigeria by vickysomtee: 2:48am On Apr 12, 2018
Most people bring up ideas of starting an ecommerce business with the vision of selling some cool and amazing products that will enable them work on something they truely desire as an entrepreneur. Even with the early zeal, they end up not making it. Probably because they never took neccesary actions or they had no Ecommerce online Business Idea

Every online business can be successfully developed and built with different strategies, so those ecommer ce . This business isn't reserved for anybody, don't feel you stand no chance of making it. Maybe you failed in the past, that's no big deal.

I will be sharing the best strategy i have ever used in building an ecommerce online business. Its unique and might sound funny though, but be rest assured that this is the best method you will ever come across. You only need to take a chill pill, read carefully and understand it well.

Have it mind this isn't about creating or how to start ecommerce. I am only sharing a simple strategy on how i successfully boosted an Ecommerce business.

Before we embark on this journey, don't you think you might want to know what really ecommerce is all about?

What Is Ecommerce?
For a simple understanding, Ecommerce (Electronic commerce) typically refers to the buying and selling of goods and services, or transmitting of funds or data, over an electronic network, primarily the internet. Its is also simply referred to, as a platform for online shopping.

Amongst others, ecommerce is my most preffered online business. Why?
Unlike other internet businesses, Ecommerce growth potentials increases day by day. The world is going digital, internet is taking over everything, eveyone is going online. In this computer age, people prefer ordering their needs online, everyone assumes its more easier since you need not leave your home going in search of a particular product whereas you can get it online with its specifications and get it delivered to their door step within few hours.

According to a survey carried out by comscore, as at 2016, consumers make 51% of there purchases online, up from 48% in 2015 and 47% in 2014. Also in 2017, comscore also recorded that ecommerce accounted for 17.5 percent of consumers spending.

Shoppers cite numerous reasons for their online shopping preferences, including that it saves them time, makes comparing prices easy, dosen't require fighting through crowded stores and provides a larger variety of items to purchase.

Now you see why i prefer ecommerce to other online businesses? This is one of the greatest investment you can make, because the internet is taking over the world bit by bit and soon everything will be online. well, we hope so.

How do we get started for an ecommerce online shopping business

1. Ascertaining the product you want to sell. One reason why many people fail in ecommerce is because they sell products that bigger ecommerce companies also offer for sale.

It will be difficult to outrank these higher companies selling similar goods or services you also sell. Its will be cool if you opt in for products that are yet to be sold online or has little competitors.

There are many unique products you can think of. Here are few suggested product you could start with:

a. Musical Instruments
b. Sport kits
c. cosmetics and artificial hairs

Apart from these, there are also other product you can think of. Never make the mistake of selling similar products with higher companies. You might end up not achieving your aim. You can also decide to sell multiple product, but i suggest you start with a single product.After getting a firm ground in the ecommerce market, then you commence with multiple products.


2. When venturing into an ecommerce funnel, one certain thing you have to posses is an online store. An online store is a website or application which allows consumers to directly buy goods or sevices from a seller over the internet. With this online store, you will be able to showcase your products along with specifications and your customers orders and make payment for the desired products.

If you have no idea on web or app development, you could hire a web developer to render the service of developing an online store for you. There are also many online store building websites, but i personally recommend shopify for you to get started.

With the little knowledge we now have on ecommerce, i guess its high time we begin this tutorial (Embark on our journey)

Like i earlier said, i won't be discussing how to start an ecommerce online shopping business. This is just a simple personnal trick i used in boosting an ecommerce business and gaining more customers.

Introducing You To My Ultimate Trick

Its nothing other than SOCIAL MEDIA. Yes, social media. You might be questioning, why always social Media? As long as i'm concerned, social media is the growth foundation of every internet business. Anyone who operates any kind of business-online or offline-cannot ignore social media. Why?

There are 46 billion social media users-that's 1/3 of the Earth's population

92% of companies use social media for hiring new employees.

34% of social media users use social media to find contents.

27% of social media users use social media to research and find products.

People are on social media for an average of 135 minutes per day.

Poeple love social media. And its actually cool to meet them when they are spending their time online. I use social media to grow my audience and later convert them to customers

So how did i do this?

I started with these few necessary social handles

Facebook (Page)
Twitter
Instagram

Note: Use your desired company's or brand name to create the handles, not your actual name.

#Showcasing Your Products
This was the first thing i started with, i got different images from different companies producing the product i wanted to offer for sale online. For instance, i wanted to sell guitars. i searched for new and beautiful guitar images with their specifications and posted them on my social handles. I made requests to my followers on what they feel or think about the new guitar. Sometimes i post two new different guitar images, asking my them to make their comparison and decide the best out of the two. With these, i increased my audience and boosted the relationship between the company and their followers with the likes comments and shares. Never let them know your aim is to begin an online shopping. I made the followers feel it was just a social handle for guitar lovers.

While doing this, i promoted every image i posted on any social handle. In order to reach more people and get more followers.

#Advertising Your Competitors

This might sound funny. Yes, it does. At a point i had to follow those companies also selling guitars online especially the high ranking ones . I also went further to advertise the products they have in stock for sale on my social handle. At times, i retweet or repost their updates, mention them in some of my posts and also inform my followers of their upcoming events like their promos or products discounts period.

why do all this? By doing so, you increase your popularity and trust your followers will have for you. Customers will never patronize you if you are not popular and trustworthy. Seeing how you advertise these higher companies will make them beleieve you have a partnership with them. You see how it works?

#Creating your own promos

Like i said, never let them know you own or about to start an online shopping platform. Now i started something like a contest, where the winners win free guitars and i made the delivery to their doorsteps, took some pictures with them and posted them on the social handle. you mustn't be the one to make the delivery, you should have few agents to do so. By doing these, you are stylishly telling them your aim and also increasing your trust.

Yes, you might be at a loss at this time. But remember every business is about taking risk and then you reap with huge profits.

#Unleashing Your Aim

I time to convert your audience/followers to your customers. its time to let them no your real aim. Inform them about your online shopping platform, you can decide to preinform them on the launching of the website to see their comments. But i promise, you will get complementary and supportive comments. Start promoting your platform, your products and also keep on promoting these social handles, only through them you can get more customers.

Source : http://www.victoranene.com/2018/04/Ecommerce-business.html

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Education / First Year Student Attempts Suicide After Stabbing His Girl Over A Sugar Daddy by vickysomtee: 8:23am On Feb 27, 2018
Simon Wamalwa, a first year student at Sang’alo Institute of Science and
Technology, Kenya, stabbed his girlfriend, Mildred Wanyonyi to death during
a quarrel and attempted to commit suicide on Thursday, 22nd February.


Police in Bungoma are currently investigating the incident, meanwhile, a
witness allegedly said the students were living together outside the school
hostel. Simon had accused his girlfriend of having a sponsor 'sugar daddy'
who was pampering her with gifts, as reported by another witness, this
accusation led to arguments between the two which resulted in a fight.
First Year Student Attempts Suicide After Stabbing His Girl Over a Sugar
Daddy


Another student, Sylvester Odhiambo, said they heard a commotion in one of
the rooms followed by screams and rushed to the scene, on arriving at the
scene, they found that Simon had stabbed his girlfriend and was lying in a
pool of blood.


He said, they noticed that she she was stabbed severally and was lying
unconscious in the room while Simon was whimpering in pain on the floor.


According to information gathered, Simon is currently receiving treatment
at the hospital, while his girlfriend Mildred was pronounced dead on
arrival to the hospital.


Meanwhile, Bungoma South OCPD, David Kirui, said investigations were
ongoing and the suspect will be arraigned in court soon


Source:
www.ngschoolgist.com/Student-Attempts-Suicide-Stabbing-His-Girlfriend
Education / Secondary School Student Dies After Been Punished By Soldiers For Lateness by vickysomtee: 11:26pm On Feb 22, 2018
Queendaline Ekezie, a student of Army Day Secondary School, Imo state, collapsed and died after she was reportedly punished by soldiers to frog jump for coming late to school.

However after whimpering in pain, the 15-year-old Queendaline was rushed to the hospital for treatment by the Principal of the School. Her friend who was present in the scene explained what led to the incident to Punch, she said;

“On that day, we had set out at 7am. We waited for a motorcycle to take us to school till it was 8am. When we became frustrated, we decided to board a commercial cab. But the driver did not leave the motor park until the car was filled with passengers.

When we got to school at 9am, we met three sets of late comers on the ground. Two soldiers were asking each set to do frogmarch to a particular distance after which they picked their bags and entered their classes.

When it was our turn, we were about reaching the finishing line when they said we were not doing it right and we should start again. After we repeated it, we went to pick our school bags, but one of the soldiers said he was still not satisfied.

I completed the punishment the third time and I picked my bag and left. I suddenly discovered that my friend was not with me. When I returned to the place, I saw her crying. She started vomiting the food she ate that morning. She was saying, ‘my back, my chest.’ The soldiers were just staring at us."

She added that when they got to the hospital, the victim was given an injection and was put on a drip, but unfortunately she couldn't survive it.

“After they put on the drip, she started vomiting blood. Blood was spurting out of her nostrils, mouth and ears. I called the teacher to inform her and she alerted a nurse who said her condition had worsened”

The victim’s sister, Immaculate, a student of the school as well, blamed the hospital for inadequate medical attention which contributed to her death. Meanwhile her dad collapsed upon hearing the news and he is currently receiving treatment in the hospital.

Source: www.ngschoolgist.com/girl-beaten-to death-by-soldier-for-lateness

Education / Top 100 Universities In Nigeria | 2018 Nigerian University Ranking by vickysomtee: 12:49pm On Feb 12, 2018
This uniRank page features the 2018 Nigerian University Ranking of all officially recognized Nigerian higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

A. Being accredited, licensed and/or chartered by the appropriate Nigerian higher education-related organization

B. Offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (Bachelor degrees) and/or postgraduate degrees (Master or Doctoral degrees)

C. Delivering courses predominantly in a traditional face-to-face, non-distance education format

The uniRank University Ranking aim is to provide a non-academic League Table of all Nigerian Universities based on unbiased and valid web metrics.

1 University of Lagos Lagos
2 Ahmadu Bello University Zaria
3 University of Ibadan Ibadan
4 University of Nigeria Nsukka ...
5 University of Ilorin Ilorin
6 Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife
7 Federal University of Technology, Minna Minna ...
8 Covenant University Ota
9 Federal University of Technology, Akure Akure
10 University of Port Harcourt Port Harcourt
11 Landmark University Omu-Aran
12 University of Benin Benin City
13 Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Abeokuta ...
14 Federal University, Oye-Ekiti Oye-Ekiti ...
15 Lagos State University Ojo
16 Bayero University Kano Kano
17 American University of Nigeria Yola
18 University of Jos Jos
19 Rivers State University of Science and Technology Port Harcourt
20 Federal University of Technology, Owerri Owerri
21 University of Uyo Uyo
22 Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka ...
23 Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto
24 Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umuahia
25 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso ...
26 Babcock University Ilishan-Remo ...
27 Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko ...
28 University of Abuja Abuja
29 Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti
30 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi
31 Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye ...
32 Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti Ado-Ekiti
33 Enugu State University of Science and Technology Enugu
34 Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu-Ode ...
35 Kwara State University Ilorin
36 Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo
37 Osun State University Oshogbo ...
38 University of Agriculture, Makurdi Makurdi
39 Benue State University Makurdi
40 Nasarawa State University Keffi
41 Nile University of Nigeria Abuja
42 Ebonyi State University Abakaliki
43 Abia State University Uturu
44 Al-Hikmah University Ilorin ...
45 Federal University, Otuoke Otuoke
46 Umaru Musa Yar'Adua University Katsina
47 University of Maiduguri Maiduguri
48 University of Calabar Calabar
49 Delta State University, Abraka Abraka
50 Federal University, Dutsin-Ma Dutsin-Ma
51 Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola
52 Pan African University Lagos
53 Redeemer's University Mowe
54 Akwa Ibom State University Uyo
55 Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai
56 African University of Science and Technology Abuja
57 Cross River University of Technology Calabar ...
58 Adeleke University Ede
59 Veritas University Abuja
60 Imo State University Owerri
61 Bowen University Iwo
62 Federal University, Lokoja Lokoja
63 Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun
64 Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Uli
65 Kogi State University Anyigba
66 Bells University of Technology Ota
67 Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma
68 Federal University, Dutse Dutse
69 Sokoto State University Sokoto
70 Taraba State University Jalingo
71 Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island
72 Federal University, Kashere Kashere
73 Samuel Adegboyega University Ogwa ...
74 Ignatius Ajuru University of Education Port Harcourt
75 Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa
76 Baze University Abuja
77 Ajayi Crowther University Oyo Town
78 Federal University, Birnin Kebbi Birnin Kebbi
79 Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil
80 Federal University, Lafia Lafia
81 Kaduna State University Kaduna
82 Caleb University Imota
83 Benson Idahosa University Benin City
84 University of Medical Sciences Ondo City
85 Lead City University Ibadan
86 Bingham University Auta Balifi
87 Northwest University Kano Kano
88 Elizade University Ilara-Mokin
89 Kebbi State University of Science and Technology Aliero
90 Igbinedion University Okada Okada ...
91 Joseph Ayo Babalola University Ikeji-Arakeji
92 Madonna University, Okija Okija ...
93 Federal University, Wukari Wukari
94 Achievers University, Owo Owo
95 Edo University Iyamho
96 Paul University Awka
97 Godfrey Okoye University Ugwuomu-Nike
98 Bauchi State University Gadau ...
99 Al-Qalam University, Katsina Katsina
100 Yobe State University

These are the top 100 best university in Nigeria for 2018 by 4ICU, where does your school rank??

source: http://www.ngschoolgist.com/2018/02/2018-top-best-universities-nigeria.html


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Jobs/Vacancies / Re: FUTMINNA Vacancy For The Post Of A Registrar by vickysomtee: 10:22am On Feb 12, 2018
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Jobs/Vacancies / FUTMINNA Vacancy For The Post Of A Registrar by vickysomtee: 9:51am On Feb 12, 2018
The position of the Registrar of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria will become vacant by June, 2018. Applications are therefore, invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post.

DUTIES

The Registrar is the Chief Administrative Officer of the University and shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administrative work of the University. Among other functions, the Registrar will serve as Secretary to Council, the Senate as well as the Congregation and Convocation of the University.

QUALIFICATIONS

A candidate applying for the position must not be more than fifty-nine (59) years of age at the time of appointment. The appointment is for a period of five (5) years subject to one (1) year extension subject to satisfactory service.

The Candidate must possess a minimum of Second Class Lower Honours Degree in Social Sciences from a recognized University. Possession of higher degree(s) in relevant subjects will be an advantage. The candidate must be a member of Association of Nigeria University Administrators (ANUPA) and one other relevant administrative/professional association. The candidate must not only be knowledgeable in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), but also demonstrate capacity to deploy ICT skills in normal University Administrative and Management functions. The candidate must be physically and mentally fit, person of high integrity and must have good leadership qualities; command respect and able to carry colleagues along. Also the candidate must have high level of interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

The candidate must also satisfy the basic requirements for appointment into the University as approved by the Governing Council.

EXPERIENCE

The candidate must have at least fifteen (15) years of broad and continuous post-qualification experience in University administration of which three (3) must be as a Deputy Registrar.

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

The remuneration and conditions of service are as applicable to the post of Registrars in all Federal Universities in Nigeria and as may be determined by the Council and the Federal Government from time to time.

METHOD OF APPLICATION


The candidate is required to submit a 500-word statement of his/her vision for the University and 30 copies of application supported with relevant documents and current detailed Curriculum Vitae stated in the following order:

Name in full (surname in capital letters)
Place and Date of Birth
Permanent Home Address
Contact Address: Postal Address, GSM Number(s) and E-mail Address
Nationality
Marital Status
Number and Ages of Children (if any)
Educational Institutions Attended (with dates)
Academic and Professional Qualifications Obtained (with dates)
Working Experience, including full details of former and present post(s), indicating present status and salary
Extra Curricula Activities
Names and addresses of three (3) Referees (one of whom must be candidate’s present employer)


Candidates are advised to request each of their referees to forward a confidential report on them attesting to the candidates’ claims to higher academic and managerial capabilities as well as their moral uprightness to the address below, to which the application should also be sent to:

The Registrar/Secretary to Council,
Federal University of Technology,
P.M.B. 65,
Minna, Niger State, Nigeria.


The envelope containing application and vision statement should be sealed and marked at the top left hand corner “Post of Registrar, FUT, Minna” and submitted not later than six (6) weeks from the date of this publication.
Applicants are to note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For further information, candidates are advised to visit our website: www.futminna.edu.ng.

Signed

Mrs. Victoria N. Kolo

Registrar/Secretary to Governing Council.


SOURCE:https://www.ngschoolgist.com/2018/02/futminna-vacancy-for-post-of-registrar.html?m=1

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Education / 2018 Vice-chancellor’s International Scholarships At Cardiff University, UK by vickysomtee: 1:00am On Feb 01, 2018
The Cardiff University, UK is awarding the £2,000 Vice-Chancellors International Scholarships to candidates who are willing to obtain an Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree program at the Institution.

The scholarship offer is eligible to students from any country and will be taken

Eligibility:

Applicants must be International Students

Applicants must have applied or applying to Cardiff University

Applicants must have completed their bachelors degree program with a 2:1.

Applicants must Be fluent in English

Applicants must Have excellent results from previous educational programs.

How To Apply: Applicants who have applied for a course of study and meet the entry requirements will automatically be awarded this scholarship as tuition fee discount.

Qualifying recipients of the scholarship will receive the award in the form of a tuition fee discount. No cash alternative is available and the award cannot be used in place of any required deposit.

The Scholarship is for full-time students who will be based on the Cardiff campus and start their studies in September 2018. The award cannot be used for any other year of entry.

Only self-funding international students are eligible and you must be confirmed as an overseas student for fee paying purposes. The scholarship is not open to students who are in receipt of funding from external bodies such as local Government, charities or private organisations.


https://www.ngschoolgist.com/2018/01/cardiff-university-scholarship.html?m=1
Crime / Student Sues Uniabuja Over Delay In Project Supervision by vickysomtee: 3:08pm On Jan 24, 2018
A legal practitioner and student of the University of Abuja, Anthony Ejumejowo, has dragged the institution to a Federal Capital Territory High Court, over the delay in the supervision of his Master's degree in law project by a lecturer in the institution, Lawrence Chukwu.

According to Ejumejowo, the absence and unavailability of the supervisor did not only stall the progress of his research work, but it also delayed the conclusion of his academic work over 14 months since the conclusion of the 2015/16 academic session, Punch report

Ejumejowo said he attended classes for the two academic semesters that ended in September 2016 and undertook two semester examination, scoring grade B in all the courses that he registered for, as released by the university.
In a suit filed, the plaintiff averred that he is an alumnus of UNIABUJA of the set of 2005 from the faculty of law and was admitted into the post-graduate school in the faculty of law to study for an LLM sometime in October, 2015 for the 2015/16 academic session.
Ejumejowo demanded an order of the court directing UNIABUJA to pay him the sum of N100 million as damages suffered as a result of the action of the university.

According to the lawyer, his legal practice was put on hold in order to concentrate on his studies, adding that he lost several briefs during the period.
He claimed to have researched and submitted three chapters to Chukwu, with the first two chapters submitted to him for final corrections sometime in May, 2017, adding that every attempt to see him since May 2017, was to no avail as the supervisor would always give one excuse or the other.

The legal practitioner also demanded an order of the court directing UNIABUJA to conclude the project supervision within 60 days and in accordance with the terms and conditions of his admission, as well as a declaration that the actions of UNIABUJA was a deliberate act to frustrate him from completing his study for the award of an LLM degree.
Other reliefs sought by Ejumejowo include a declaration that the defendant’s action was in breach of the terms of the admission offered by the institution; and a declaration that he would not be charged any additional sums of money as school fees.

In a related development, it was previously reported that a four hundred level student of political science of Redeemers University of all Nations, John Gift Momoh, expelled by the school over allegations of taking prohibited substances,
dragged the institution before an Ogun state high court in Ota.

In an affidavit sworn to by Momoh and filed before the court by a Lagos lawyer, Barrister Adejumo Omobolaji, the deponent alleged that he was summarily expelled from the university without justification.

Source: http://www.ngschoolgist.com/2018/01/student-sues-uniabuja-over-delay-in.html?m=1
Education / President’s Scholar Scholarships At University Of Manchester, UK - 2018 by vickysomtee: 12:21pm On Jan 19, 2018
University of Manchester, UK President's Scholar Scholarships is offered to International students who are willing to acquire a doctoral program at the University

The awards are allocated to our most outstanding applicants seeking PhD training opportunities starting from academic year 2018-19. The PDS award will include full Home or Overseas tuition fees and an annual stipend of at least RCUK minimum stipend rate for 2018-19 (£14,764) + £1,000.

The scholarship award is offered to annually to all international students in the field of Bioethics, Criminology and Law

President's Scholar Scholarships Eligibility
Applicants should have (or expect to obtain) a first-class honours degree and a master's degree with merit or distinction (or equivalent). They should have a track-record of engaging with research. This may include contributions to publications/articles, promoting their research to a wider audience, prizes/accolades for previous research work, setting up research collaborations with other groups etc.

Applicants must hold an offer of study at The University of Manchester before applying for this funding.

Candidates in receipt of an AHRC/ESRC/EPSRC fees only studentship are not eligible unless they are also in receipt of maintenance grant from the School or other source at RCUK minimum stipend rate.

Candidates in receipt of AHRC/ESRC 1+3 studentship can be considered for PDS award during their registration on the doctoral programme only.

Candidates must be of outstanding academic standards ie those with a first class honours and/or distinction at Masters level or outstanding equivalent professional qualification and/or experience. Additional criteria include publication record, leadership/engagement potentials and ambassadorial characteristics. The PDS awards are highly selective and will concern only approximately the top 5-10% of the Faculty of Humanities intake of doctoral students.
Current PhD students are not eligible.

Application procedure

Applications for PDS funding and all supporting documentation must be received in the School by Friday 2nd March 2018 at 5pm.

Please note that this is a strict deadline and applications received after 5pm on the date once set will not be included in the competition. Incomplete applications will also not be considered.

In order to ensure that you are ready to apply for the funding, please submit your PhD application by the beginning of February 2018 at the latest. If you are not in receipt of an offer you will not be included in the competition.

Application Deadline

Applications for PDS funding and all supporting documentation must be received in the School by Friday 2nd March 2018 at 5pm. Please note that this is a strict deadline and applications received after 5pm on the date set will not be included in the competition. Incomplete applications will also not be considered.

In order to ensure that you are ready to apply for the funding, please submit your PhD application by the beginning of February 2018 at the latest. If you are not in receipt of an offer you will not be included in the competition.

Source: http://www.ngschoolgist.com/2018/01/Presidents-Scholar-Scholarships.html?m=1
Education / Reasons Why Nigeria Scholars Hardly Graduate With A First Class by vickysomtee: 12:25am On Jan 17, 2018
Before now, getting first class was believed to be a bit easier because there was conducive environment for learning; there was unnecessary struggle for wealth amassment and incessant industrial actions. At that time, learning was believed to be made simple for the students.


However, things have changed and most of the university scholars who are supposed graduate with first class ended up with either second class upper or lower.

These are the core reasons most Nigeria scholars find it difficult graduating with first class

1. National influence
The present economic situation in of a country is a major factor that impedes most scholars from getting a first class. With the economy value of a country where unemployment is at its pick, many students see it as a waste struggling for a first class since a graduate with B.sc mostly end up working as a cleaner or a commercial driver while a non-graduate owns a big firm or has higher position than a graduate even in the same company. This is what most people call connection or ‘long-legs’ and it has destabilized the motive of young students.

2. lack of determination
Many students nowadays do not bother acquiring a first class even from the day they got admission, they had the mindset that graduating with first class does not translate to success. They believe that it would be better if they could concentrate on having second class upper or lower, rather than waste their time on first class which may not guarantee their immediate employment after their graduation. But they don’t know that having first class would give them edge over others whenever it comes to employment aspect.

3. Early preparation
A popular adage says: “As you lay your bed, so, you shall lie on it” .
Acquiring a first class is not a day job. It is an accumulation of outstanding results from the first semester to the last semester of your sojourn in the university. Before one has a first class, one’s journey to success would have begun from one’s verification of your results -jamb score to your post UTME, your 100 level result till your final year result. So, for those who take studies with levity for the first three years and decide to read all night in the last year, that belief will amount to a mirage or illusion.

4. School challenges
It is not all about saying or making up your mind to graduate with a first class, it is all about following that dream till you graduate. We have a lot of students who have made up their mind to acquire this but their mindset would be changed once they gained admission into the university. Most of them do feel big and forget their dreams; some get distracted by clubbing and cultism.This is one of the greatest challenge students do have and to overcome this, all you need is much devotion to your studies and prayers.

5. School Management
However, all blames should not be put on the students alone. This is because most students try their best to have first class but corruption has also permeated to the academic institutions and many students who have one unresolved issue or the other with the lecturers might be dealt with while their final result are being compiled

To crown it all, one has to work harder for this both in studies and in prayer because a first class graduate has 100% chances of employment than any other graduate even in the same company.

SOURCE; http://www.ngschoolgist.com/2018/01/graduating-first-class.html
NYSC / NYSC 2017 Batch ‘B’ (stream II) Call-up Letter Printing And Orientation Details by vickysomtee: 9:42am On Jan 13, 2018
The Orientation Course exercise for 2017 NYSC Batch ‘B’ Stream II will be conducted in Fifteen (15) NYSC Orientation Camps only;
Abia, Bauchi, Benue, Delta, Enugu, Sokoto, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Plateau, Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Rivers and the FCT.

1.The Orientation Course excercise has been scheduled as follows;
(a) Commencement and Registration: Tuesday 16th January, 2018
(b) Cut-off date for Registration: Midnight Wednesday,17th January, 2018
(c) Swearing-In Ceremony: Thursday, 18th January, 2018
(d) Closing: Monday, 5th February, 2018

2. Prospective corps members for the Orientation Course exercise are hereby expected to proceed to their respective Camps as stated on their Call-up letters. Foreign-trained graduates are to report to the Camp with their travelling Passport for Identification as well as their Certificate/Transcript for verification.

3. In the event of any loss of Call-up Letter, the Corps member who collected the Call-up letter from his/her Institution is advised to obtain Police Report and Sworn Court Affidavit and thereafter, report to the Institution of graduation for further necessary action. Those who initially printed their Call-up Letters on-line can re-print the Call-up Letters as many times as they want in the case of loss.

4. Prospective Corps Members are to note that their states of deployment may differ from their orientation camp venue, hence; they must take careful note of their respective orientation camp venue before proceeding to camp.

Requirements For NYSC 2017 Batch ‘B’ Stream II Orientation Course

(a) Original Call-up Letter or Call-up Letter printed on-line
(b) Statement of Result endorsed by authorized officer with authentic signature.
(c) School Identity Card, including travelling Passport for Foreign-trained graduates.
(d) Medical Doctors, Pharmacists, Physiotherapists and Optometrists are to produce evidence of Registration with their Professional Bodies.
(e) Prospective Corps members should go to Camp with Functional Account Number and Bank Verification Number (BVN) to facilitate online payment of entitlements.
(f) In addition, each prospective corps member MUST present Certificate of Fitness from a Government or Military Hospital showing his/her health status before he/she will be registered and admitted for the orientation course.

source: http://www.ngschoolgist.com/2018/01/nysc-2017-batch-b-stream-ii-orientation.html?m=1
Education / OOU Matriculation Ceremony New Date For 2017/2018 Academic Session by vickysomtee: 6:29pm On Jan 04, 2018
Management of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU),has announced a new date for the 2017/2018 Matriculation ceremony of newly admitted candidates.

OOU Matriculation Ceremony date for the newly admitted candidates will hold is on Wednesday, 10th January, 2018 at Lecture Theatre II, Main Campus.

The Ceremony would be presided over by the Vice-Chancellor in the presence of other Principal Officers.

Provosts and Deans are expected to present their students for the mandatory matriculation oath taking while all matriculants are expected to be seated by 10.00am.

Please take note and comply accordingly

source: http://www.ngschoolgist.com/2018/01/oou-matriculation-ceremony-date.html?m=1
Education / OOU Matriculation Ceremony New Date For 2017/2018 Academic Session by vickysomtee: 5:20pm On Jan 04, 2018
Management of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU),has announced a new date for the 2017/2018 Matriculation ceremony of newly admitted candidates.

OOU Matriculation Ceremony date for the newly admitted candidates will hold is on Wednesday, 10th January, 2018 at Lecture Theatre II, Main Campus.

The Ceremony would be presided over by the Vice-Chancellor in the presence of other Principal Officers.

Provosts and Deans are expected to present their students for the mandatory matriculation oath taking while all matriculants are expected to be seated by 10.00am.

Please take note and comply accordingly

source: http://www.ngschoolgist.com/2018/01/oou-matriculation-ceremony-date.html?m=1
Education / Important Factors To Be Considered When Making A Choice Of Institution by vickysomtee: 9:14am On Dec 12, 2017
Choosing an institution these days may look easy to some students, they feel or think its all about making the choice , but its far beyond that.
Institutions have great impact and effects on students, irrespective of their courses, because of the variable in schools standard, facilities and equipments.

This might be few out of many, but the most important factors to be considered before choosing an institution

1. Never look at a school's public recognition before making your choice. Most students make their choices because the institution is highly recognized or they have higher ranks among other institution.

Yes, a school with high ranking is good, but They may be at such position because of their excellence in one aspect and not in all aspect.
For instance a university is among the best 10 because of its condusive environments and good infrastructures but we never can tell how good they are in lecturing the students.
Also Read: Professional Steps To Succeed In Online Marketing Business.

2. Are you about to pick a school because your friend or relative is in the school or he/she also choosed the school?
Never consider that before you make your choice , be able to make your own choice,as this will help you alot.

3.Always consider your course while choosing a school. Most students go into choosing an institution which will not favour their course, in the sense that some schools lack in facilities and equipments that facilitates a better understanding of a course,some even lack good lecturers for the course. That is the reason why many graduates don't have the ability to work in the field of course they graduated with.
Make sure you research, investigate on any school you want to choose,research if they offer your course and how good they are on the course.

4. I will strongly advice you never to be forced by anyone to make your school choice and even a course,you know your ability and what you can study and also ascertain your ability while you were in secondary school,makes researches on schools. So many students now regret been forced to pick a school as they find it hard to adapt to the school environments.

There may be many other considerations to take before choosing an institution, but these are the main factors students should look into before making the choice.

Source : http://www.ngschoolgist.com/2017/12/choosing-an-institution.html?m=1
Education / Atiku Paid My Full Tuition Fee For My Program At Harvard Kennedy School - Dasuki by vickysomtee: 11:36am On Nov 28, 2017
A Nigerian man named Dr Salihu Dasuki, has revealed how former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, paid his tuition fee for a program he attended at Harvard Kennedy School when he couldn't get funding.

According to Dasuki, who is a recipient of The Future Awards Africa, Atiku made the payment even without knowing him.

Dr Dasuki's revelation was made via his Twitter page on Sunday, November 26, while the debate on Atiku's resignation from the APC was still a hot topic on social media.

He tweeted
"My friend I have never met or spoken to
@atiku but let me tell you something.He paid my full tuition fee for my program at Harvard Kennedy School when I couldn't get funding. He doesnt know me but I am grateful to him"

Further checks on Dr Dasuki revealed that he is a lecturer in information systems at the Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom, where he is the youngest senior lecturer at the age of 24.
Dr Dasuki got his PhD at the age of 24 and is now a senior lecturer in a UK university

He has a BSc from the Eastern Mediterranean University in Cyprus, and an MSc and PhD from the Brunel University in West London.

He is the son of Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki Nakande, a former minister of information and communication.

http://www.ngschoolgist.com/2017/10/Professional-Steps-To-Succeed-In-Online-Marketing-Business.html

Education / JAMB Suspends Sales Of 2018 UTME Registration Forms by vickysomtee: 11:05pm On Nov 21, 2017
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has disclosed that it has suspended the sales of the 2018 JAMB application forms which was to begin on Wednesday November 22nd, 2017.

This was made known by JAMB's spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin.

According to him, the postponement was necessitated by the delay in meeting the agreed deadline by the publisher of the compulsory reading text meant for prospective candidates for the 2018 UTME which was supposed to be delivered on or before November 7th, 2017.

“As at close of work today, the publisher had not provided the 1.8 million copies required and this development painfully forced to the Board to shift the date from Wednesday 22nd November, 2017 to a date to be announced soon.

”JAMB said it regrets all inconvenience occasioned by this postponement as it is working round the clock to announce a new date soon”, the statement said.

Source: http://www.ngschoolgist.com/2017/11/jamb-suspends-sales-of-2018-utme-forms.html
Education / Auchi Poly Students Give FG 7 Days To Remove Their Acting Rector by vickysomtee: 2:33pm On Nov 14, 2017
Report has it that the students of the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi (AUCHIPOLY) have given the Federal government a seven-day ultimatum to remove the acting rector of the institution, Sanusi Jimah.

It was learnt that the students issued the Ultimatum at the headquarters of the Federal Ministry of Education in Abuja on Monday.

The students accused Jimah of introducing unfriendly policies that threatens the academic progress and peace in the polytechnic.

Their demands include the release of the outcome of the selection interviews held in July 2016 and the immediate appointment of a substantive rector from any of the three successful candidates in the exercise.

Source: http://www.ngschoolgist.com/2017/11/auchi-poly-students-protest-for-removal.html
Education / JAMB Bans Use Of Wrist Watches And Pens For 2018 UTME by vickysomtee: 11:27am On Nov 09, 2017
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has has disclosed that it will ban the use of wrist watches and pens during the conduct of its 2018 test.

The board’s Registrar, Is’haq Oloyede disclosed this when speaking to newsmen at a one-day sensitisation workshop for Computer Based Test, CBT, centre owners on Wednesday in Lagos.

“What we are doing here today is to appraise the registration and conduct of our past examination and we have taken some lessons from our experience.

“To this end therefore we have introduced some measures that will further add to the integrity of the registration process as well as the conduct of the examination proper.

“For instance, we discovered during the conduct of the last examination that some electronic devices such as pens, wristwatches and other devices were used to perpetrate examination malpractice.

“So, for next year, we have banned the use of wristwatches and pens by candidates and other persons in the examination hall.
“We are also going to introduce some detection devices to ensure that those who plan to cheat in the examination hall are frustrated, as we will also jam (communication network) of the centres,” he said.
Education / Re: Osun State University (UNIOSUN ) 2017/2018 Post UTME /admission Thread by vickysomtee: 2:47pm On Nov 07, 2017
OSPOLY Daily Part-time Admission 2017/2018 Released
http://www.ngschoolgist.com/2017/11/ospoly-daily-part-time-admission.html
Education / Unimed Receives Mdcn Accreditation For Mbbs And Bds by vickysomtee: 2:37pm On Nov 07, 2017
University of Medical Sciences, UNIMED, Ondo has obtained an accreditation for its MBBS and BDS programmes.
This accreditation was secured after two years of the establishment of the institution.

The institution was accreditation after inspections conducted by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) in October to verify the facilities and human resources available for the training of medical and dental students. This was contained in a statement by Temitope Oluwatuyi of the institution’s Public Relations Department
.
In a letter dated October 18, 2017, the Acting Registrar of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, Dr. T. A. B Sanusi, said with the approval, the university can now conduct the first MBBS professional and BDS examinations.

This examination will allow the students’ progress to the next stage of their training programmes. The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Friday Okonofua, described the accreditation as a laudable milestone in the history of UNIMED. Okonofua appreciated the Visitor to the university, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, for his support to the institution.

Staffs of the university commended the VC and described him as a visionary leader who has used his experience to bring great developments to the institution.

Source : http://www.ngschoolgist.com/2017/11/unimed-obtains-mdcn-accreditation-for.html?m=1
Education / Charles Sturt University Vice-chancellor Scholarships, Australia - 2018 by vickysomtee: 4:15pm On Nov 01, 2017
The Charles Sturt University (CSU) Vice-Chancellor Scholarship program which is applicable by individuals who are willing to obtain an Undergraduate or Masters degree program at the Institution.

CSU offers a number of $5,000 and $10,000 tuition fee scholarships to new commencing international students enrolled in courses offered on Port Macquarie campus in Session 1, 2018.

Eligibility
- Applicants must be Commencing full-time international students in either session one, February 2018 or session two July 2018.
- Applicants must hold an unconditional offer* for a CSU course
- Applicants must have good academic grades
- Applicants must be proficient in English Language

Application Process
Interested applicants are required to submit the following by email to internationalclient@csu.edu.au:

- Copy of your CSU Unconditional Offer letter for a course at Port Macquarie in Session 30 2018 or 60 2018.

- Supporting documents that demonstrate high academic achievements: grades at 75% or GPA 5/7 or 3/4 or equivalent.

- An essay (1000 words) that explains why you have chosen to study at CSU Port Macquarie and that demonstrates your current community involvement (volunteering, work in the community, participation at events in your school/University, etc.) and how you see yourself being involved in the CSU Port Macquarie Student Community.

Application Deadline
Applications are open until 11:59pm (AEST time), 10 December 2017 for session 201830 (February) applications and 23 May 2018 for session 201860 (July) applications.

Source : http://www.ngschoolgist.com/2017/11/charles-sturt-university-vice.html?m=1

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