The Open Educational Resources OER is a term created at a UNESCO meeting, declared in 2012 and introduced into the Nigerian Higher Education by the National Universities Commission is a website for learning, teaching and research materials in any form, digital or otherwise with open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by a community of users for the development of intellectual capacity in the academia.
The 2017 NUSOER Ranking by National Universities Commission NUC which was participated by both private and public universities in Nigeria was a epoch making event in Africa and other countries of the world. Worthy to note that of the twelve thousand and seventy (12,070) quality OER holdings presented by fifty universities in Nigeria for this maiden ranking exercise, Nigerian universities are now among the best in Africa in OER. Most worthy also to note that out of nine (9) Federal second generational universities in Nigeria, the Federal University of Technology Owerri FUTO came first.
We therefore say kudos to FUTO and to the University Librarian and her team that anchored the populating of FUTO OER.
FUTO OER CAN BE ACCESSED THROUGH THIS LINK: https://tinyurl.com/ybur47w8
African Farming and Food Processing
The African Farming and Food Processing Newsletter has enriching information on agriculture, horticulture, machinery&equipment, processing&storage, aquaculture cattle and poultry.
PLEASE YOU CAN HAVE ACCESS TO THE FULL CONTENT OF THIS INFORMATION RESOURCE THROUGH THIS LINK: https://tinyurl.com/yavrk5ke
APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FROM SUITABLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES FOR THE POST OF BURSAR AT THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI, IMO STATE.
The Federal University of Technology, Owerri was established in 1980 by the Federal Government of Nigeria. The University is committed to the production of high level manpower, engaging in cutting edge research and community service for the achievement of national development goals and global relevance.
The University thrives for excellence and is poised to becoming one of the best Universities of Technology in the world.
FOR THE POSITION OF BURSAR
The Bursar is the Chief Financial Officer of the University and is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day-to-day administration and control of the financial affairs of the University.
- A good honors degree in Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics or Financial Management
- A professional recognized Accounting qualification from any of the following Accounting bodies:
- Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)
- Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN)
- Association of Corporate and Certified Accountants
- Institute of Cost and Management Accounts
- Institute of Chartered Accountants of United Kingdom, Scotland
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- The candidate should be ICT literate and must not be more than 59 years at the time of application
- Possession of a higher degree in any of the relevant disciplines and fellowship of any the recognized Accounting bodies would be an advantage.
PLEASE YOU ARE BY THIS INFORMATION REFERRED TO PAGE 8 OF DAILY SUN, MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2017 FOR EXPERIENCE, SALARY/CONDITION OF SERVICE, THE PERSON, METHOD OF APPLICATION AND CLOSING DATE.
Innovation and transformation are the buzzwords in today’s libraries. The library environment is changing from a noiseless zone to a user-friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Consequently, the FUTO library has keyed into this paradigm and is changing its conventional and traditional approach by introducing new services. Various spaces have been provided to serve different purposes.
The Core reading areas – This is basically a quiet zone strictly for reading. These areas include the central nave of the Main library (Circulation/User services), the Serials section at the library Phase IV and e-library.
The Games/Relaxation/Discussion area – this is located on the ground floor of the new e-library building. Users can read newspapers, novels, play games such as Ludo, Whot, Ncho, Scrabble etc and also watch TV. The essence is to relax the mind and body after an academic exercise. Users can equally have group discussions or collaborative learning in the reading spaces provided. This area is somewhat noisy because of the various activities that take place here.
Learning space/media room – this is a room provided for e-learning, virtual conference, collaborative learning.
The Research Commons – this reading/research area is strictly for postgraduate students and faculty and is a noiseless zone. There is also a lounging point for light reading (newspapers, magazines, novels etc).
ICT Unit– This is the e-library section which houses e-resources, online and offline databases. The ICT Unit of the library complements the traditional library to support reading, research and learning.
FUTO LIBRARY! CHANGING IN LINE WITH THE CHANGING NEEDS!