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COVID-19: 838 People Died in 24 Hours in Spain

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  • COVID-19: 838 People Died in 24 Hours in Spain

Spain on Sunday announced 838 deaths due to coronavirus to bring the total number of deaths to 6,528, according to the country’s health ministry.

Accordingly, the number of confirmed cases in the country has now reached 78,797 after a 9.1 percent jump in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, in Nigeria, the total number of confirmed cases rose to 97 on Sunday, according to the nation’s centre for disease control.

A breakdown of cases by states shows Lagos has the highest number of confirmed cases at 59; FCT- 16; Ogun- 3; Enugu- 2; Ekiti- 1; Oyo- 7; Edo- 2; Bauchi- 2; Osun-2; Rivers-1; Benue- 1 and Kaduna- 1.

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JACOBS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OPENS OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS TO STUDY IN GERMANY

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JACOBS UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OPENS OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS TO STUDY IN GERMANY

Oxford International Education Group and Jacobs University are offering international students the opportunity to study for an undergraduate degree at one of Germany’s top universities with their new Jacobs University International College today announcing it is to welcome its first group of international students in September 2021.

Germany has become a destination of choice for international students. Nearly 400,000 international students enrolled in German higher education institutions in 2019, representing a year-on-year increase of 5.4% and an increase of 60% over the past decade. International students currently represent 13.8% of the total number of students studying in Germany.

Among the first pathway providers to establish an international college with a German institution, Oxford International Education Group’s one-year, tailored preparatory programme will equip international students to succeed in their degree studies. The course will deepen their English language skills, prepare them for the multifaceted academic world, and offer an on-campus living experience. During the COVID pandemic, students at Jacobs University have been offered blended learning.

After completing the foundation course, students progress onto their undergraduate course of choice at Jacobs University. Ranked among the Top 300 best universities worldwide, and having the most international outlook in Germany according to Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, with an international student population of 80%, Jacobs University teaches entirely in English and offers a wide variety of subjects to study; including International Business, Management, Computer Sciences, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Industrial Engineering and Robotics.

With Germany facing a skilled workforce shortage, attracting the most talented migrants via education has become a key priority. Favourable immigration rules through the post-study work option offers international students significant potential to pursue a career in Germany, with some 70% currently opting to stay in Germany and work once they have completed their studies.

Jacobs University is working hard to expand access to international students. Once they complete the one-year foundation course and start their undergraduate studies at Jacobs University, they are eligible to receive a tuition deferral which offers to cover up to 100% of their tuition fees.

Oxford International Education Group also works with agents in the student’s home countries to assist them with their visa applications.

Lil Bremermann-Richard, Oxford International Education Group CEO, said:

“The life-enhancing experience of international study is one of the many things the coronavirus pandemic has taken from many students in 2020. But in this new year, I hope we will see the world open up once more and we hope to help students from all over the world enrich their futures by studying at one of Germany’s leading universities.

“Oxford International Education Group has delivered some of the most successful student experiences through our existing university partnerships. We are excited to become the first pathway provider to establish an international college with a German university, where our deep expertise in providing comprehensive and tailored tuition will support students as they pursue their studies in Germany.

“We are looking forward to working with Jacob’s University to unlock the potential and opportunities that a German higher education can offer international students.”

Prof. Dr. Antonio Loprieno, President of Jacobs University, said:

“Jacobs University International College is an important milestone in our mission and commitment towards opening more chances for international students for an excellent education. In a dynamical and connected world, we are convinced that JUIC will empower our social and educational impact and help students to discover and achieve their full potential.”

Oxford International Education Group already has a strong track record of partnerships with four UK universities: Bangor University, De Montfort University, the University of Dundee and the University of Greenwich. 90% of students complete their pathway programmes and progress onto the undergraduate degree course of their choice.

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UK New Variant COVID-19, B117 Discovers in Nigeria

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UK New Variant COVID-19, B117 Discovers in Nigeria

The Federal Government has said the new type of COVID-19, B117 variant strain that was first reported in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Nigeria.

Boss Mustapha, the Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, disclosed this on Monday.

He said four cases of COVID-19 B117 variant strain was recorded.

Mustapha said; “over the last few weeks, the PTF had been closely following the rising number of infections reported daily in Nigeria and in other jurisdictions.

“Similarly, our scientists have been sequencing the variants of the virus.

“There have been reports of cases with the B117 variant strain first reported in the UK, found in Nigeria. Three of these were in travelers out of Nigeria and one in a resident”.

Boss Mustapha puts Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases as at January 24, 2020 at 121,566 with total tests of 1,270,523.

He said active cases were 22,834, representing 19.4 percent. The total number of discharged patients were 97,228 while deaths stood at 1,504.

“Also, over seven days ending Jan. 23, the statistics showed that tests conducted were 58,974 while cases recorded were 11,179, with a positivity of 19.0 per cent.

“62 deaths were recorded, with case fatality ratio of 0.6 per cent; active cases stood at 23,568 at 19.4 per cent.

“All these numbers represent increases from the previous seven days and we are looking at taking further public health containment measures in local government areas that are considered high burden,” he explained.

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COVID-19: FG To Build 38 Oxygen Plants As Demand For Medical Oxygen Rises

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COVID-19: FG To Build 38 Oxygen Plants As Demand For Medical Oxygen Rises

Following the approval of over 16 million dollars by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Federal Government says it will build 38 oxygen plants across the country.

This project is meant to address the surge in demand for oxygen as a result of the daily rise in COVID-19 cases in the country.

In the National Economic Council meeting held on Wednesday, the Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed said that the construction of a new oxygen plant was necessary due to the continuous increase in numbers of COVID-19 patients in need of oxygen.

In a statement, the FG said it had allotted an additional $671,000 for repairs of existing oxygen generation facilities in five hospitals.

According to the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi,_ “a large number of patients who are currently on admission in the isolation centers are largely dependent on oxygen. A patient with a critical case may use about six cylinders of oxygen in 24 hours”_ Abayomi explains.

In the commercial capital Lagos, the epicenter of Nigeria’s outbreak, demand for oxygen at one of its main hospitals had increased fivefold in recent weeks to 350 6-liter cylinders a day according to the state government.

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