- Nexford learners share experiences ahead entrepreneurial programme
Learners at the Nexford University have shared their experiences as the varsity prepares to host its Lagos Open Day.
During the Open Day, the Washington DC-based varsity would be empowering Nigeria’s entrepreneurs.
Participants of the Open Day, expected to hold on September 21, are required to pre-register free at www.nexford.org/lagos, says officials of the university.
While narrating their experiences, the learners eulogised Nexford for making a global impact.
It will be recalled that after launching six months ago, the university has enrolled hundreds of learners from 25 different countries.
“The university’s mode of delivering content online is a major advantage to me. It means that I don’t have to deal with moving abroad to get a great American education.
“Another big plus for me is to be a part of an international network of professionals. This provides a huge benefit to get expertise and support,” current MBA learner, Damilare Ogunmola, said.
Another Nigerian learner and entrepreneur, Idrees Ganiyat, who is building the skills to achieve her goal of starting an online supermarket, said Nexford gave her an opportunity to be the first to study at an American university online.
Ganiyat, who is the second youngest of eight siblings, is pursuing her first degree, a Bachelors in Business Administration, at Nexford University.
“Nexford has been amazing. I like the way lectures are delivered. You have to find information yourself and because you’re doing the work, the information sticks better. I’m adding value to my life being an MBA student at Nexford. The global business course has helped me to understand how businesses can thrive internationally, another MBA learner, Amarachi Amugo, added.
“Learning at Nexford has made me more confident. Because I don’t have a business background, I’ve taken foundation courses to help me with my MBA. I’ve realised strengths I didn’t think I had, and I’ve realised I can do anything I put my mind to – and I can even excel at it. With every class, every discussion, every assignment, every case study, there are so many possibilities of who I can become and who I want to be. I see myself in consulting at some point. I’m not done, but I feel so equipped to help businesses do better.”
UK to Start Accepting Visa Applications from Nigerians on July 28
UK to Commence Visa Applications from Nigerians on July 28
The British High Commission in Nigeria has said it will reopen visa application centres in Abuja, Ikeja and Victoria Island on July 28.
The Commission also said the International Language Testing System will commence as well.
In a tweet put out by the embassy, it said “Visa Application Centres are resuming services in Nigeria from 28 July.
“You must have an appointment to visit a VAC and will not be admitted without one.
“For new applications, we aim to assess within our normal service standards, but there may be some delay.
“Staff and customer safety remains our top priority with COVID-19 preventative measures in place.
“Our focus now is to deliver our services safely and effectively together.”
Russia Completes Human Trials Of Covid-19 Vaccine
Covid-19 Vaccine: Russia Completes Human Trials
After Brazil was the first emerging market to get a test drive of the Oxford University coronavirus vaccine, it’s Russia that is the first to complete human trials.
Elena Smolyarchuk, the chief researcher for the Russian Center for Clinical Research on Medications at Sechenov University, told TASS newswire on Sunday that human trials for the vaccine had been completed and those test patients will be discharged soon.
“The research has been completed and it proved that the vaccine is safe. The volunteers will be discharged on July 15 and July 20,” Smolyarchuk was quoted as saying in the report.
There was no other information on when this vaccine would enter commercial production.
Russia had allowed clinical trials of two forms of a potential coronavirus vaccine developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology. The first one was carried out at the Burdenko Military Hospital. The other vaccine was given to test patients at the Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University.
Some 20 people volunteered for the injection.
After given the shot, the volunteers were asked to quarantine in the hospital for 28 days.
Earlier, results of the Covid-19 vaccine tests performed on a group of volunteers in Russia showed that they were developing immunity to the coronavirus, but what the drug actually is was not discussed in the article.
Russia has reported 719,449 cases of the new SARS coronavirus. Some 11,188 people have died from complications caused by Covid-19, the disease caused by the new SARS.
There are at least 21 vaccines currently under trial worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation. Every country and every lab is taking a different approach to finding the right solution to stop the virus from taking over the world at this point.
Meanwhile, in Moscow this weekend, public health officials lifted the requirements of wearing face masks while outside. Masks and gloves are mandatory when riding public transportation, going to a medical center, or while shopping.
Ramaphosa Reimposes Alcohol Ban, Extends Curfew as COVID-19 Cases Hit 276,242
South Africa Reimposes Alcohol Ban, Extends Curfew as COVID-19 Cases Surged
President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa on Sunday reimposed alcohol ban and extended curfew following a report from the nation’s health ministry that 12,058 new coronavirus cases were reported in the country during the weekend.
The health ministry said total deaths due to the virus rose by 108 in the last 24 hours to 4,079 while the total confirmed cases stood at 276,242 deaths.
In a televised speech, the president said “This is a fight to save every life, and we need to save every bed,” he said. “The coronavirus storm is far fiercer and more destructive than any we have known.”
He, therefore, said the curfew will be in place between 9 p.m to 4 a.m and will take effect from today, Monday. Also, he said family visits and social activities remain banned.
The President said scientists predicted between 40,000 to 50,000 COVID-19 death before the end of th year, saying “We must make it our single most important task to prove these projections wrong.”
Ramaphosa added that the latest projections revealed that different provinces would reach the peak of infections between the end of this month and late September.
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