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ASSESSMENT OF WALKWAY TOILETS

An in-depth evaluation of the walkway toilets was conducted on Monday 15th of May, aiming to identify the underlying causes behind the persistently poor state of these facilities. The assessment shed light on the challenges faced by workers and revealed several areas in need of improvement such as water supply, provision of cleaning materials amongst others.

The assessment had the presence of the Student Union (SU) President, Faji Tobiloba, the SU Welfare Secretary, Arowolo Ayodeji Emmanuel, the President of the Faculty of Life Sciences, Afolabi Saheed Ademola, The Welfare Secretary of the Faculty of Life Sciences, Ilesanmi Ayomide Praise and the President of the Faculty of Engineering, Ikpokonte Esuuk A.

Subsequently, a detailed report was promptly submitted to the Administration Officer at the Student Affairs Unit. We're hopeful that immediate action will be initiated to rectify the identified malfunctions and improve the overall state of the walkway toilets.

The administration is committed to providing clean, well-maintained facilities that prioritize the welfare and hygiene of the student community.

The administration appreciates the cooperation and support of the student community in this endeavor. Together, we can create a more hygienic and conducive environment for all.
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STUDENT UNION MEETING WITH THE MOGAJI OF JALALA ADDRESSES POWER SUPPLY AND SECURITY CONCERNS IN TANKE COMMUNITY

The Leadership of the Student Union recently held a crucial meeting with the esteemed Mogaji of Jalala to discuss and address the pressing issues of power supply and security within the community.

During the meeting, the Mogaji acknowledged the existing power supply challenges faced by the Tanke communities and explained the steps taken to escalate the situation to the appropriate authorities. The media's coverage and reporting on this matter were also acknowledged, as it brought widespread attention to the issue, reinforcing the need for urgent action. Collectively, there was an agreement not to pay electricity dues or be supplied electricity until the power supply remains stable.

Regarding security, both the Student Union and the Mogaji emphasized the importance of enhancing safety measures within the community. It was proposed that hostels should implement identification card systems to improve security and control access. Students were also encouraged to remain security conscious and take necessary precautions to safeguard themselves and their belongings.

Additionally, the meeting highlighted the significance of consultation with influential personalities to effectively address the challenges faced by the community. Engaging with these individuals ensures that the concerns and interests of the Student community are adequately represented and addressed.

The Student Union remains committed to working closely with the relevant authorities and influential figures to address the power supply and security concerns. Together, we shall strive to create a safer and more prosperous student environment that prioritizes the well-being and satisfaction of its residents.
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SAFETY MEASURES FOR STUDENTS DURING EXAMINATION PERIOD

The Student Union in collaboration with the University Management is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all students, especially during the examination period. As such, we urge all students to take extra precautions to stay safe and secure while on campus.

It is essential for students to walk in illuminated areas and be aware of their surroundings at all times. Avoid walking alone at night and, if possible, walk in groups. Also, keep your mobile phones charged and readily accessible in case of an emergency.

Similarly, the University Management has taken several measures to improve safety on campus. Bushes and foliage around campus have been trimmed to improve visibility and reduce hiding spots for potential threats. Security officials are also on patrol 24/7 to ensure the safety of students and prevent any security breaches.

We encourage all students to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the security officials. The University Management, in collaboration with the Student Union, remains committed to ensuring that all students have a safe and secure environment to carry out their academic pursuits.

Stay safe and focused on your studies.

Thank you.
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VIRTUAL LECTURER EVALUATION PLATFORM

This is to inform students of the Better-By-Far Varsity that the Quality Assurance Unit of the University of Ilorin has announced the launch of a virtual lecturer evaluation platform. The platform is designed to measure the job delivery of lecturers and provide useful feedback to enhance teaching and learning outcomes.

This virtual means of evaluation provides ease of communication and anonymity for students who wish to rate lecturers' performance. The platform conceals the identity of students who provide feedback, thus ensuring honest and objective evaluations.

To access the platform, students are required to follow the link provided: https://www.unilorin.edu.ng/lecturers-evaluation/

Here, they can drop their ratings and leave it for the management to utilize. The management intends to use the results to identify areas for improvement and provide necessary support for the lecturers.

The Quality Assurance Unit encourages all students to utilize this opportunity to provide constructive feedback and contribute to the improvement of the quality of teaching and learning at the University of Ilorin.

We are confident that this platform will go a long way in improving the quality of education at the University of Ilorin, and we appreciate the cooperation of all students and lecturers in this initiative.
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BEST WISHES TO UNILORITES IN THEIR EXAMINATIONS

The entire Central Executive Council of the Students' Union wishes all students of the Better-By-Far Varsity the best of luck in their examinations scheduled to commence today. We believe that with hard work, dedication, commitment and prayer, every student can excel in their academic pursuits.

We would also like to urge all students to maintain orderliness and civility at the CBT centres during the examinations. The Union recognizes the importance of the examination and the potential stress it can bring, but encourages all students to remain calm and focused.

The Union acknowledges the efforts made by the school management in providing a conducive environment for students to excel in their academic pursuits. We, therefore, call on all students to do their part in maintaining orderliness and civility during the examinations.

In a similar vein, we would also like to encourage students to take advantage of the resources available to them, most especially the 24/7 operation of the school library in order to prepare adequately for the exams. The Union reminds students to adhere strictly to the rules and regulations governing the conduct of examinations and most especially, shun examination malpractice.

Thank you and all the best.
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NOTICE ON SCHOOL LIBRARY OPENING HOURS

We are delighted to inform you that the school library is now accessible round the clock from tomorrow Monday, May 8th to cater for your academic needs for the forthcoming examinations. Whether you prefer to study early in the morning or late at night, the library is well-equipped to provide you with access to various resources and assistance all through the examination period.

In our recent conversation with the University Librarian, we have been reliably informed that the University Library has taken all necessary steps to ensure that the library premises are well-maintained, and the environment is safe and conducive for your studying. In conjunction with the Department of Works also, they have also made arrangements to ensure the library toilets are in good shape to accommodate all and sundry.

We urge you to make the best use of the extended library hours and take advantage of the resources and services provided. Be rest assured that we will continue to strive to make academics easier for students on campus.

Thank you for your attention.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON PORTAL ISSUES

This is an important information to all students still encountering issues via the University portal.

We understand that some students are still facing challenges with the portal, and we appreciate your patience as we work to resolve these issues. To ensure a quick and efficient resolution of these issues, we kindly ask that students experiencing portal difficulties complete the form below as soon as possible.

https://forms.gle/XoV8WsqsttXREhAq9

We understand the importance of prompt resolution of these issues, and we assure all students that alongside the school management, we are working tirelessly to ensure that all problems are resolved quickly.

We encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity to inform us of any issues they are experiencing. By doing so, we can quickly identify and address these issues, ensuring that every student's needs are met.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
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FAJI TOBILOBA RESUMES OFFICE

We are pleased to announce that Faji Tobiloba has resumed activities as the Executive President of the Students' Union.

In his words "The past few days have been turbulent, confusing, yet it has charted a clearer and a more lucid pathway and direction in our governance.
In the journey of leadership, obstacles are inevitable what matters most is staying true and handling the problems that comes with the obstacles.

Dearest Unilorites, realize that my duty of service to you has become a thick part of me, and my separation from duty was an opportunity to sit back and develop strategies on how to better serve you. I assure you that the events of the past weeks is only an opportunity to serve you better.

I must send my appreciation to members of the Central Executive Council, especially the Vice-president for stemming the tides of leadership while I was away. My appreciation also goes to every other organ of our dearest Union, I say thank you all.

I'll close on the note that, the time for play is over, it is time to prove our worth as examination is upon us. We must all play our part to achieve our dream of a better tomorrow. Put in the work, study hard, pray sincerely and shun examination malpractice."

We would like to take this opportunity to remind all students that the Students' Union plays a critical role in the university system, and we encourage all students to support their elected representatives as they work towards making positive contributions to the student experience.

We welcome the Executive President of the Students' Union back to office. We trust that he will continue to work diligently and responsibly in the best interest of the students.
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COHS CBT & HOSTEL UPDATE

This is to inform students of College of Health Sciences that a Marco Polo bus will be made available to transport students from the College of Health Sciences to the CBT center on Monday morning. Further details regarding the bus schedule will be communicated at a later time.

Furthermore, regarding the issue of power supply during weekends at Old College, we are pleased to announce that the generator will be operational for the next three weekends, starting from tomorrow, May 6th, during the course of exams. The generator will be powered from 6 pm to 10 pm every evening to provide reliable electricity for students during this critical time.

We hope this information is helpful, and we wish all students the best of luck in their upcoming exams. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us. Thank you.
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RELEASE OF FINAL TIMETABLE FOR THE 2021/2022 HARMATTAN SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS

The University of Ilorin has released the final timetable for the 2021/2022 Harmattan Semester Examinations.

Students can access the final timetable for all faculties on the Union's website.

We encourage all students to review the timetable carefully and take note of important dates for each schedule. Any questions or concerns regarding the timetable should be directed to the relevant faculty or academic department.

As we approach the end of the academic semester, we would like to remind all students to make the most of the remaining days to stay focused on their academic goals. We wish all students the best of luck in their exams and other academic pursuits.
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FACILITATION OF BOREHOLE AT LAGOS MALE HOSTEL

As a responsible and responsive union, we take pride in prioritizing the welfare and interests of Unilorites, the students of the University of Ilorin. With this in mind, we have taken steps to facilitate the installation of a borehole at the Lagos Male Hostel, one of the many facilities that house the students on campus.

Through the Grassroot Aid Initiative, we have identified the need for a reliable source of clean water at the hostel and have worked diligently to make it a reality. Today, we are pleased to report that an assessment of the site has been conducted, marking an important milestone in the project's progress.

We recognize the importance of access to safe and clean drinking water, particularly in a communal setting like a hostel. Therefore, we have taken a proactive approach to address this critical need and ensure the well-being of our fellow students.

We are grateful for the support of our partners and Student Affairs Unit that have contributed to this effort, and we look forward to the commencement of construction work, which is expected to begin shortly. We will continue to provide updates on the project's progress and remain committed to serving the best interests of Unilorites.
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IMPORTANT UPDATE: TRANSPORTATION FARE FOR OFF-CAMPUS ROUTES

Modern Unilorites,

In furtherance of our ongoing efforts and deliberation on review of transport costs on our campus routes, we have arrived at a new pricing agreement for destinations leading to Offa Garage, Post Office and Challenge.

The new pricing is as follows:

1. Transport fare from School Park to Post Office, Offa Garage & Challenge- From #250 to #200 (18-sitter Bus only with a sitting arrangement of 4-4-4-2)

2. Transport fare from School Park to Post Office, Offa Garage & Challenge - From #300 to #250 (Cars only with a sitting arrangement of 3-3-2)

Students are encouraged to kindly note the new prices and adhere strictly to them as the new pricing is with immediate effect, from today, Thursday 4th May, 2023.

More importantly, we will like to appreciate all the important union stakeholders and Student Affairs Unit that took part in the negotiation.

As a responsive union, enthusiastic about the welfare of its members, please be rest assured that we are definitely working round the clock to ease the stress of students and also making conscious efforts towards making our lives on campus as easy as possible.
Thank you.
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APPRECIATION MESSAGE

The Leadership of the Union on behalf of the University Management would like to use this medium to appreciate every Unilorites who took out time to attend the Public Lecture on Entrepreneurship held yesterday at the University Auditorium.

We would also like to express our gratitude to the guest speaker Mrs. Kafilat Araoye, the Managing Director of Lotus Bank for her insightful and informative presentation. Her expertise and experience in the field has no doubt provided valuable insights and perspectives that will benefit the students in their academic and professional pursuits.

Interested students can access the Vice Chancellor's Address and the Guest speaker's presentation via the links below

Guest Speaker's Presentation
https://www.unilorin.edu.ng/uilwebsite/forms/Entrepreneurshipskillsneededtothriveinthe21stCenturyFinal.pdf

Vice-Chancellor's Presentation
https://www.unilorin.edu.ng/uilwebsite/forms/VC-ADDRESS-TEC-LECTURE.pdf
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REVIEW OF KOROPE TRANSPORT FARE ON CAMPUS

As a responsive Union, enthusiastic about the welfare of her members, the Leadership of the Union, Student Affairs Unit, Senate Council and some executive members of the Campus Korope Drivers held an extensive meeting today, 3rd May, 2023, to review the price of transport fare on campus.

In the aftermath of the meeting, we are pleased to announce a reduction in the transportation fare for Korope buses from ₦150 to ₦130 with a sitting arrangement of 3-3-2 effective from tomorrow, 4th May, 2023.

We understand that transportation costs can be a significant burden on students and as such, this decision was made following extensive discussions with the Korope drivers on campus and the need to alleviate the financial burden on students.

We recognize the hard work and dedication of the Student Affairs Unit and we are grateful for their contributions to the smooth running of the University.

The reduced transportation fare of ₦130 per trip will apply on all routes between the University Terminus to the School Park.

The Union will like to reassure all members of its commitment to their welfare and will continue to engage with relevant stakeholders to provide quality services that meet their needs. Thank you.
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INVITATION TO PUBLIC LECTURE ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP

This is to invite all students to the Public Lecture on Entrepreneurship tagged "Entrepreneurship skills needed to thrive in the 21st Century" as organized by the University of Ilorin Technical and Entrepreneurship Centre in collaboration with Lotus Bank Plc. The lecture will be held at the University Auditorium on Wednesday, 3rd May, 2023, starting by 10:00 am.

The lecture is aimed at providing attendees with valuable insights into the world of entrepreneurship, including the skills and traits needed to succeed in today's highly competitive business environment.

The guest speaker for the event is none other than Mrs Kafilat Araoye, the Managing Director of Lotus Bank. Her extensive experience in the banking industry has allowed her to gather an array of skills that she will be sharing with attendees on how to become successful entrepreneurs in today's world.

The event will also be hosted by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Wahab Egbewole, SAN and the Director of TEC, Prof. P. O. Adeoye. Attendees can expect a stimulating and inspiring lecture that will encourage and motivate them to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.

This event is a must-attend for anyone who is interested in entrepreneurship and wants to learn from one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the banking industry.

N.B: Refreshments and souvenirs will be made available for all attendees.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE ON PRIVATE HOSTELS

As a responsive union that seeks to address the pertinent issues that concerns the welfare and living standards of hostelites within the University community, we have created a channel where all students from each private hostel can join and give live reports to the Students' Union official for immediate action.

As we are all aware that the Union is a collective institution and our goals must be achieved with joint efforts, we would need two students each from every private hostel to volunteer to join the group so they can serve as correspondents to relay yearnings and situations within their respective hostels.
Individuals who are interested in joining the group should message this number:

Arowolo (For private hostels in Main Campus: http://wa.me/2348103475327

OG SNEH (For private hostels in College of Health Sciences: http://wa.me/2348164669707
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2021/2022 PROVISIONAL HARMATTAN SEMESTER EXAMINATION TIMETABLE

This is to inform you that the University has officially released its Provisional Harmattan Semester Examination Timetable. As earlier announced, the examination is scheduled to commence on Monday 8th May, 2023.

Students are encouraged to go through the timetable and adequately prepare for the examination as we await the final timetable scheduled to be released on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 .

Kindly find the attached timetables for all faculties on the website. Thank you.
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POWER OUTAGE AT MAIN CAMPUS AND COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

The power outage experienced on campus for the past 24 hours is not without notice.

As earlier reported yesterday, there is no fault whatsoever within the University distribution lines but rather from the main supply of IBEDC.

Upon further inquiries today coupled with a visit to the Department of Works, it has been confirmed that work is currently ongoing to rectify the situation. Although there is no specific time frame as to when power will be restored, please be rest assured that power will be restored as soon as it is practically possible.

With regards to power supply at New College, provisions are being made to purchase new stock of diesel in order to power the main generating sets. Hostelites residing in the school hostels at New College should also be informed that provision for a temporary set to pump water is being made to provide water in the meantime while repairs of the original hostel generator is already ongoing.

We apologize for these inconveniences as we duly understand the importance of power and water supply at this crucial time of the semester. Please be rest assured that we are closely monitoring the situation and will see to its resolution. Thank you.
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