Coventry University and Stellenbosch University in South Africa will look to build on their strong relationship by stepping up their collaborative research projects and staff and student exchange programmes.
As part of a Memorandum of Understanding agreement, Coventry and Stellenbosch will continue working together on additional joint research projects, sharing knowledge and mutual areas of research interest. They will also collaborate with the objective of offering their students practical experience work placements, providing joint courses and contributing to joint research publications.
Another goal is for the universities to use their respective platforms and mutual objectives to actively promote international collaboration, equality and the development and improvement of societies around the world.
The two institutions are already working together on multiple joint research projects and initiatives across a range of Coventry University’s research centres.
Stellenbosch University is among South Africa’s leading tertiary institutions based on research output, student pass rates, rated scientists and student retention. Stellenbosch aspires to be the leading research-intensive university in Africa and is globally recognized as excellent, inclusive and innovative. It boasts one of the highest weighted research outputs per full-time academic staff member of all South African universities and the highest student success rate in the country.
Professor John Latham CBE, Coventry University Vice-Chancellor, is an Extraordinary Professor in the area of enterprise and entrepreneurship at Stellenbosch University, where in 2019 he additionally received an Honorary Doctorate for his services to UK Higher Education. He said: “We’re delighted to be expanding our global reach with this new collaboration with one of South Africa’s most influential institutions in terms of research and student success.
“Our excitement continues to build around the opportunities this MoU agreement could provide for students at both Coventry and Stellenbosch, and the potential for us to work together to build on our impactful research and create really unique cultural and educational opportunities for our students is really significant.”
Stellenbosch University’s Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Wim de Villiers, agreed: “Building purposeful collaborative networks is part of our Vision 2040 and strategy for the future. Over the past few years Stellenbosch University has invested in internationalisation efforts and many of our collaborations create opportunities that, previously, students didn’t have access to. The MoU with Coventry University is a prime example of that and a great initiative that strengthens the relationship between our two great institutions.”
As a globally connected institution with a worldwide network of more than 50,000 learners in more than 40 different countries, Coventry University will look to use this new collaboration to enhance and build on its international research collaborations and multinational body of staff, students and knowledge.
Coventry University already has collaboration agreements with establishments across the globe, including in Hong Kong, Mexico, France and more, and the university is building new relationships through its four overseas hubs in Europe, Africa and Asia.
Atlantic Hall Alumni Holds Association First Induction and Hand Over Ceremony
The Atlantic Hall Alumni association held its first-ever induction and handover ceremony on the 6th of November 2021. The Saturday night event was hosted in the Seattle Residences and Spa Victoria Island with plenty of champagne and hors d’oeuvres for all who attended at the Seattle Residences and Spa Victoria Island.
The evening started with the farewell speech of the outgoing president and first-ever head boy of Atlantic Hall Ayomide Smith. He gave accounts of his stewardship, reeling out various projects executed with the support of his excos. This was followed by a speech from Elizabeth Okogun who spoke about the journey of the Alumni association from its inception to the present day.
Part of the highlights of the evening’s activities was the presentation of awards to outstanding Alumni members and members of the outgoing excos in recognition of their dedication towards the growth of the Atlantic Hall Alumni association. Shortly afterwards, the President of the Atlantic Hall Alumni Association Terfa Tilley- Gyado gave his speech where he charged members of the Atlantic Hall alumni to invest in their relationships, both professional and personal which he hopes will turn the association into a place where members can share ideas, discuss opportunities, and create a network to manifest their full potentials.
The Oath taking and induction of new exco members and appointees was conducted by Barrister Isioma Idigbe-Agba. The new inductees took an oath to serve the association and to uphold the charter of the Atlantic Hall Alumni Association and the values of Atlantic Hall through excellence and integrity.
The induction and handover ceremony created a wonderful environment for all the alumni and an opportunity to engage in quality networking in a convivial atmosphere where old school shared fond memories of their days in Atlantic Hall.
The Atlantic Hall Alumni is a constellation of stars wonderfully spread across Nigeria and the world. It is a community of like-minded individuals ready to contribute their quota to the development of Nigeria.
How to Check Your 2021 WAEC Result
Here is a step-by-step process on how candidates that sat for the just concluded West African Senior School Certificate Examination can check their results either via text message or online.
Mr. Patrick Areghan, the Head of National Office, West African Examination Council (WAEC), who announced the results in Abuja on Monday said candidates that who are not owing the council can now check their results, while those candidates indebted will not have their results uploaded.
His said: “The results are being uploaded on the results website. Candidates who sat the examination and who have fulfilled their financial obligations to the Council can access their performance on the Council’s results website: www.waecdirect.org. Needless to restate fact that the results of indebted candidates/Schools/States will not be released until they pay up.
“The Result Checker PIN and Serial Number required by candidates to check their results online are contained on the Candidate’s Smart Identity Card used during the conduct of the examination. Certificates of candidates whose results have been fully processed and released will be ready within the next 90 days, counting from today.” He said.
HOW TO CHECK 2021 WAEC RESULTS THROUGH TEXT MESSAGE
Candidates can now check their results through their smartphones, according to the examination body.
Candidates that sat for the examination are to send an SMS as shown below:
To short-code 32327 (MTN, Celtel & Glo subscribers)
For example: WAEC*4250101001*123456789012*2021
Candidates are advised to follow the stated format.
The result will be delivered to their mobile phone at N30 cost.
2021 WAEC Results: How To Check Your WAEC Result Online
1. Enter your 10-digit WAEC Examination Number.
(This is your 7-Digit centre number followed by your 3-digit candidate number eg. 4123456789)
2. Enter the 4 digits of your Examination Year eg. 2021
3. Select the Type of Examination
4. Enter the e-PIN Voucher Number
5. Enter the Personal Identification Number (PIN) on your e-PIN
6. Click “Submit” and wait for the results window to come up
WAEC Releases 2021 Results; Withholds 170,146 Results
West African Examination Council (WAEC) on Monday announced it has released the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination results, of which 81 percent of the students that sat for the exam obtained at least five credit passes including English language and Mathematics.
Mr. Patrick Areghan, the Head of National Office, WAEC disclosed on Monday.
Breaking down the numbers, Mr. Areghan said a total of 1,573,849 candidates registered for the examination from 19,425 recognised secondary schools in the country. Out of which 1,560,261 candidates sat for the examination.
He said: “The analysis of the statistics of the performance of candidates in the examination shows that out of the One Million, Five Hundred and Sixty Thousand, Two Hundred and Sixty One (1,560,261) candidates that sat the examination,
“One Million, Three Hundred and Ninety-Eight Thousand, Three Hundred and Seventy (1,398,370) candidates, representing 89.62%, obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five (5) subjects (i.e with or without English Language and/ or Mathematics;
“One Million, Two Hundred and Seventy Four Thousand, Seven Hundred and Eighty-Four (1,274,784) candidates, representing 81.7%, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.
“Of this number, Six Hundred and Thirty Thousand, One Hundred and Thirty-Eight (630,138) i.e. 49.43% were male candidates, while Six Hundred and Forty-Four Thousand, Six Hundred and Forty-Six (644,646) i.e. 50.57% were female candidates.
“The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2020, that is, those who obtained credit and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, was 65.24%. Thus, there is an appreciable 16.46% improvement in performance in this regard.
“The results of One Hundred and Seventy Thousand, One Hundred and Forty-Six (170,146) candidates, representing 10.9% of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice.
“Of great worry here is the activities of rogue-website operators and some other social media platforms, who post-examination questions online immediately after the commencement of the paper being administered.
“The increasing use of cell phones in the examination hall, in spite of the existing ban, and organized cheating in some schools, are other big concerns. All the cases are being investigated and reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate Committee of the Council for determination in due course. The Committee’s decisions will be communicated to the affected candidates through their various schools.” He said.
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