Nine students undergoing Masters degree programmes in Film Culture and Archival Studies at the National Film Institute (NFI) have been selected to benefit from a German scholarship scheme.
The students are to benefit from the 2021 Foreign Scholarship scheme of DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) known as the German Academic Exchange Service.
A statement signed by Brian Etuk, Head, Public Affairs, Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC), in Jos, on Monday, said the scholarship for the 2021 academic session of the two year master degree programme covers mobility cost, monthly residency grant, German language studies grant, living costs and tuition fees.
It said the scholarship was in foreign and domestic categories, stating that the beneficiaries were selected after they submitted proposals on their intended areas of final dissertations, demonstrable knowledge of the course of study and justification of application for consideration.
The statement listed Nnenna Ukoha, Stephen Okoh and Collins Okorocha as beneficiaries of the foreign component, while Dasiyap Inusa, Ishaku Gumut, Wonah Barnabas, Benjamin Benji, Blessing Izang and Solomon Idyo are the domestic component beneficiaries of the scholarship.
Dr Chidia Maduekwe, Managing Director/Chief Executive, NFC, congratulated the beneficiaries while urging them to effectively and judiciously utilize the funds and opportunities to justify their studies and future prospects in the field of film culture and archival studies.
Maduekwe highlighted areas of focus to include restoration, digitization, preservation, codification and classification of creative works and audio-visual heritage, which the master programme was designed to achieve.
He commended Goethe University, Frankfurt, Arsenal Institute for Film & Video Art Berlin, Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) (German Institutions), University of Jos and the Lagos Film Society for the partnership on the Masters in Film Culture & Archival Studies programme in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, calls for applications from qualified candidates for admission into the 2020/2021 academic session of the Masters degree programme has commenced, the statement announced.
It directed qualified applicants for the programme to visit https://portal.unijos.edu/Account/AdmissionRegistration?programme=Masters to complete the application process.
The 2020/2021 admission process would be the second for candidates of the Masters programme, and the first of its kind in Nigeria and Africa.
Courses taught during the two-year period cover a broad range of practical, theoretical and thematic film archiving. (NAN)
You’re Senator for all, Kano students declare Senator Barau
Students under the umbrella of the National Association of Kano State Students (NAKSS) have described the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Barau I. Jibrin as a ” Senator for all” who carries all his people irrespective of their political parties.
President of NAKSS, Comrade Yahaya Usman Kabo and a former secretary-general of the Zone A of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Abdullahi Muhammad Sale (Game Changer) led the students to pay a courtesy call on Senator Barau at the National Assembly, Abuja.
Speaking through one of their leader, Abdullahi Muhammad Sale, the students said in the entire history of the state, there was no Senator that carried along the youths and students like Senator Barau in his various intervention programmes.
Sale said: ” We are proud to have you as our Senator. Your interventions and support across all sectors have endeared you to all. We are proud of you distinguished Senator.
“With this, we want to assure you that we are emulating the good path you are putting us on. You are our mentor. We pray for Almighty God to guide and protect you to attain higher positions to serve our country,” he said.
At the end of the event, the students presented an award of excellence to the Deputy President of the Senate.
Responding, the Deputy President of the Senate urged the students to remain resolute and committed to their academic pursuits.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ismail Mudashir, he said he has been engaging students in Kano and beyond to prepare them for leadership positions.
“All the interventions we have been doing for students were distributed by your association. We know how to do it in our best way, but we are doing this to make you ready and guide you to the path of leadership. That is why we said you should handle it. And you have performed excellently.
“The youths are the future leaders of the country, as such they should be groomed towards being fair and just. All that we are doing is to make you ready for leadership in various sectors across the nation. As such, you too should extend the same to the future leaders of the student unions and across all students,” he said.
He promised to continue to support education and empower students, saying ” A student is the child of all. The issues of elections are over, we are now committed to working for our people. Everybody is mine, irrespective of political parties or groups.”
“We have many plans for the future. We have done a lot in the past and we are still doing more. The scholarship scheme is still ongoing. We are also coming with more interventions,” he said.
Barau Offers Scholarship To 628 Students In BUK
Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Barau Jibrin, has offered scholarships to 628 students of the Bayero University Kano (BUK).
The students, who were selected from Kano North Senatorial District, where the lawmaker represents, were given N50,000 each.
Flagging off the scheme at the School of Continuing Education, BUK, on Monday, the Chief of Staff to the Deputy President of the Senate, Professor Muhammad Ibn Abdullahi, said the scheme was conceived by the Deputy President of the Senate to support his constituents to pursue their studies in various tertiary institutions in the country.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the Deputy President of the Senate on Media and Publicity, Ismail Mudashir, said the gesture would be extended to all students from Kano North Senatorial District in all tertiary institutions in the country.
“This scholarship scheme was conceived to empower undergraduates from Kano North Senatorial District. Each of the students will receive N50,000 courtesy of the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Barau I. Jibrin.
” This gesture is not only for the students of BUK, every student from Kano North that is studying in Nigeria will benefit from this scheme. This is not the first time, he has been doing it. He has given similar support to farmers, and others in the society,” he said.
He urged the beneficiaries to take advantage of the gesture and study hard for them to excel in their academic pursuit.
One of the beneficiaries, Adama Iliyasu Rabiu, a level 400 student thanked the Deputy President of the Senate for the gesture.
” We are grateful for this. With this gesture, I will proceed with my registration. I thank Senator Barau Jibrin for this support. May Almighty Allah reward him,” he said.
Another beneficiary, Shamsuddeen Usman said “I have received the N50, 000. I am in the 300 level. Yearly, I struggle to pay for my school fees. We appreciate him.”
10th Senate Will Give Education Adequate Attention – Senate Leader Bamidele
….Distributes 10,000 Textbooks To Students In Ekiti Central
The Senate Majority Leader, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, has assured Nigerians that the 10th Senate will strive hard to facilitate improved budgetary funding for the education sector.
The All Progressives Congress Senator, representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District, stressed that the measure remains the best way to rescue education from total collapse, and make it functional as a potent weapon to combat poverty.
The Federal lawmaker said this in Aramoko Ekiti, Ekiti West Local Government Area, on Monday, while distributing 10,000 textbooks to 5,000 students across 50 secondary schools the local councils in his Senatorial district.
Bamidele, represented by his Senior Legislative aide, Hon. Bunmi Oguntuase, expressed pleasure and concurrence with the statement credited to President Bola Tinubu that proper funding of education remains a top priority of his government.
The Lawmaker maintained that Tinubu’s friendly posture to education would complement the position being espoused by Senator Godswill Akpabio-led Senate that the sector must be funded properly to benefit Nigeria.
The Senate Leader lamented the recurrent federal government’s negation of the 26% prescribed by UNESCO as budgetary funding to the sector, describing this as the greatest undoing of education in the country.
He said: “Education remains a leveler between the children of the rich and poor in any society. It is the most potent instrument we can use to combat poverty and insecurity. This has been the position of President Tinubu and the current Senate.
“The major focus of the Akpabio-led Senate is to ensure that the sector is properly funded. No country can advance beyond the level of its available human resources and the only way our human resources can be polished and made productive, is through qualitative education.
“So, the current Senate won’t compromise on adequate budgetary funding for education. No nation jokes with education and witness economic advancement. It is the major impetus to bolster radical development in any developing economy like ours.
“We are also happy that President Tinubu had demonstrated his love for the sector by signing the Students’ Loan into law. This gave an inkling into how desirous he is to fund education”.
Speaking about the gesture, Bamidele said the free textbooks distribution was meant to propel education in Ekiti that was widely reverred as the Fountain of Knowledge through enhancement of students’ knowledge in English Language and Mathematics .
The Senator commended Governor Biodun Oyebanji for his commitment to reposition education in Ekiti via recruitment of adequate manpower to strengthen the sector.
“Within the last few months, Governor Oyebanji had recruited over 3,000 teachers into primary and secondary schools in Ekiti and I initiated this programme to complement what the government is doing to rejig education in Ekiti.
“I know that the English Language and Mathematics textbooks will help our students, particularly those from poor backgrounds, whose parents can’t afford to buy them books”.
Dignitaries at the presentation included: Ado Central LCDA Chairman, Hon. Toyin Ojo, Ado North LCDA chairman, Hon. Yomi Oso, Okemesi Ido Ile LCDA Chairman, Hon. Sunday Ajibade, and Ekameta LCDA Chairman, Hon. Ebenezer Adebusuyi
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