Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Top 3 types of Relationships a student should avoid

Universities are hotbeds for all kinds of relationships, from everlasting true love through to awkward one-night stands.

Arriving at uni straight from an all-girls grammar school, I was completely delighted with the sheer number of acne-ridden, testosterone-overloaded boys on offer.
But I've learned a few things along the way. Relationships at uni are important; they make you grow up a lot quicker than any amount of separating whites from colours will do. However, there are some kinds of relationships that you should steer clear of, because they tend to make you forget why you ever went to uni in the first place.
So freshers and students, I offer you my list of things (and people) not to do; third-years, hold your heads (and aching hearts) in shame if you've ever made these mistakes.

1. Relationship with your lecturer
It's understandable that you'd be attracted to the person imparting wisdom and learning to you on a weekly basis. There are all too many occasions for attraction to blossom; seminars where everyone else is too hungover to turn up, or the aptly named "personal" tutorials.
Relationships between faculty members and students are pretty common, and rarely prohibited by universities.
But (and I write this as the daughter of a student-staff relationship) most relationships you have at uni aren't going to end happily ever after. Most likely, if you get into a relationship with your tutor or lecturer, it will implode at some point, and you'll have to endure the awkwardness and pain of forced contact with an ex who still holds the position of power over you that was so attractive in the first place.
Or, worse, you'll just hit on a lecturer when drunk on free departmental wine, be rejected, and have to spend the next three years studiously avoiding them, and never ever taking any of their modules.

2. Relationship with your flatmate
This, thankfully, isn't a mistake I've made, much as I've tried. However, Katie, a friend from home, started seeing a flatmate at the beginning of this year. "We first got together on a night out, and then discovered that we both liked each other." It's a common situation.  

But, as Katie testifies, things can get rough. "I ended things, which is when the problems began. He still liked me, and even a few months later, he'd get really angry if I got with any other guys. I'd go to the kitchen to get breakfast, and he'd be waiting to tell me off."

Having a relationship with someone you already live with escalates everything; you can get close really quickly, but that makes it harder if you then split up. Katie says: "Don't do it – or at least wait until the summer if you want anything to happen."


3. Relationship with a sabbatical officer

Sabbatical officers are students who take a year off between or directly after their studies to take on key positions in the student union. Relationships between students and sabbs might not immediately seem particularly ill-advised, and you do get a kind of second-hand power rush from dating someone vaguely important. But when it ends, and there's a cardboard cutout of your ex that creepily guards the entrance to your uni, it becomes peculiarly painful. As are all the emails, the weird pictures of them dressed up in a novelty reindeer costume, and the realisation that it's very hard to get over someone when they're around all the time.

Source : The Guardian
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UNIBEN Direct Entry Screening



The University of Benin hereby invites all candidates who applied for admission into the University as first choice for the 2016 Direct Entry (DE) admission to visit the University of Benin Student management Website: for details of the procedure for the pre-Admission Screening exercise.

Application for the Pre-Admission Screening Exercise will commence on Monday 26th September 2016 and will close at 12.00 Midnight on Tuesday 4th October 2016.

Eligibility Candidates must have: Obtained at least five (5) credit passes at GCE O/L, SSCE, NECO or their equivalent. The subjects must include English Language, and Mathematics (for courses for which a credit in Mathematics is required) as well as three other relevant subjects as not more than two sittings, except for the MB.BS degree for which only one sitting is required.

National Diploma, Higher National Diploma, University Diploma, University Degrees, HSC/GCE A/L, JUPEB or other recognized equivalent in relevant subjects.

Eligible candidates should visit the University website to complete the Application online.
The University will charge a fee of #2,500.00 (Two Thousand Five Hundred Naira) only for this screening exercise. PLEASE NOTE: Only candidates who applied through JAMB for DIRECT ENTRY Admission and chose the University of Benin as First Choice are eligible for this Screening Exercise.

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Monday, 26 September 2016



There is no gainsaying that; where we are today as a nation has
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Saturday, 24 September 2016

The Faculty of Law - UNIBEN


How about we get straight to business?
The Faculty of Law (FOL) was founded in 1981. It is made up of The Dean's office and four Academic departments, each under a Head of Department (HOD). The four departments are; Business Law (BUL), Public Law (PUL), Private and Property law (PPL), Jurisprudence and International law (JIL). For administrate convenience, the departments were assigned to students as follows; 100l-PPL, 200L-BUL, 300L-PUL, 400L-JIL, 500l- deans office..
The faculty has a dress code which should be followed strictly. For the learned male students, Black Suits (jacket optional), A white long sleeved shirts, black tie (bow tie is prohibited), black socks and black shoes else you can kiss the day bye. For the learned female students, A white blouse, black skirt covering the knees, Black suits (jacket optional) and black shoes. Only moderate jewellery (earrings and watches) are to be worn. 
FOL has 3 lecture theatres (LTs) and some classes in d main building. The 100l class is in d main building while other levels use the LTs with an exception of 400l and 500l who are assigned to their own classes.
The faculty has a library which was built by Alumni Association. It is stocked with a variety of “carefully” chosen domestic and foreign text books, magazines, journals, law reports and other periodicals sufficient for the 21st century research and teaching requirement (I know right? I just described what a typical library should be like). It is open to law students and academic staffs only. You must be on your FOL regalia before you are allowed into d library, but from 4pm, you can be allowed in without the black and white which some pained set of people(Engineering boys) often call UNIFORM.
The Faculty’s main building is conducive and free from noise. It has small classes where one can conveniently read if the library is not ideal. The main building also has some hidden, airy and cool place not usually visited by “others” and one can read without distraction or disturbance and Yes! the beautiful view!!!
FOL also has a Jural Court which is the judicial arm of d Law Student Association (LAWSA), it deals with judicial functions. The court has a Chief Judge ( a member of d 500l constituency) and other judges which are from other Constituencies. The Jural Court interprets LAWSA's constitution and ensures that all organs and functions are done within the Constitution of the Association. The court also tries mock cases; Students are shared into different chambers in their first year, and these chambers have a Chamber Head who oversees his members. Competitions are done between various chambers. This helps to increase and strengthen advocacy among aspiring lawyers and improve skills, confidence, articulation and boldness.
The Jural Court is open to all Law students who are interested in advocacy. The court trains its counsels, harness their skills and equip them for competition with different schools. And so far, The FACULTY OF LAW, UNIBEN has excelled. We have represented Nigeria in the United States for the JESSUP moot competition of the International Law Student Association in Washington DC (2014). Other competitions include 2013 Seriake Dickson Moot and Mock competition held in Bayelsa and recently; Nwofor Moot Court Competition 2015 which was held at Nnamdi Azikiwe University where we emerged winner.
FOL also has a Christian arm known as CLASFON (Christian Law Student Fellowship of Nigeria). This fellowship which is open to all Christian Law students is non-denominational and it grooms a new legal profession anchored on Christ. It increases the fear of God in aspiring lawyers and by so doing gets to affect the legal Profession in the future. A new family is found here as there's unity and love no matter your constituency (level). It teaches trains, give tutorials to its freshers (learned freshers), advice, guide and lead them well. It holds meetings on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Through this platform, you get to meet senior colleagues who would help you in times of need. CLASFON also holds a national conference where all d CLASFONites in d country gather at a chosen school where seminars are given, advices are handed out and new friends and relationships (winks) are made. The recent one was held in Benue state and it is really, CLASFON is a family you would want to be in.
Faculty of Law is a beautiful place to be in and you should be proud to be a student of the greatest of the faculties, just so you know, I personally made this piece a long one because I know only LAW students would read carefully. There are many interesting things and occasions awaiting you. I wouldn’t say there's not much work to do in the aspect of studying, there is much work to be done, cases to be read and reported, journals to be referred to, essays to be written and night classes to be slept in. But don’t let that deter you, as there is no department that is easy. In all you do, put God first for he was, he is and he will be God. Stay anchored to him.

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Top 20 Major causes of failure


1.     Unfavourable brain power (may seek masterminds)
2.     Lack of well defined purpose (One Definite goal)
3.     Lack of ambition to aim above mediocrity
4.     Insufficient education (whereby education is defined as goal achieving without violating the rights of others, then if you get paid, you get it for what you do/applied education of what you know persistently, not for what you merely know).
5.     Lack of self-discipline (self-mastery, self-control)
6.     Ill-health (as a effect of over-eating, lack of exercises)
7.     Unfavourable environment, especially in childhood
8.     Procrastination (Start where you stand, there is no right time to start, tools may come along your road)
9.     Lack of persistence (Good starter, may not be good finisher, failure cannot cope with persistence, but there is no substitute for persistence)
10.                        Negative personality (will not induce cooperation of masterminds, who are in power to assist you towards your desired goals)
11.                        Lack of control of sexual urge (Controlled this powerful energy and channelled to positive )
12.                        Uncontrolled desire for something for nothing (the gambling instinct)
13.                        Lack of a well-defined power of decision ( reach your decision fast and keep it long, unlike the mass doing it the other way around, take long and change fast)
14.                        One or more of the basic fears
15.                        Wrong selection of your intimate partner (Unhappiness destroys ambitions)
16.                         Over-caution (may result in taking what is left by others who made their decision in-time, as bad as under-caution and therefore missing opportunities)
17.                        Wrong selection of associates in business (we emulate inspiration and  those we associate with closely)
18.                        Superstition and  prejudice (a form of  fear and sign of ignorance, man who succeeds always keep open minds and are afraid of nothing)
19.                        Wrong selection of a vocation (like what  you whole-heartily do and vice versa)
20.                        Lack of concentration of effort ( concentrate on  one definite chief aim)
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Friday, 23 September 2016

Soft Unibern Fresher - A Throwback


        Two things scared me the most, being pursued by a lion and having too many bags to carry while traveling. I had spent four months at home knowing that I wasn’t going to write JAMB again (thanks to 2013 ASUU strike and JAMB official site). I told every of my relations I could tell that I was resuming school and as God would have it, they congratulated me financially with of course, some amount of money. So I was practically a financially loaded fresher - soft!

        Then it happened, the time to resume came and my Mum went to the market to buy kitchen utensils, garri, rice, beans and all other food stuffs you could think about. At the end of the day, I had about three big “Ghana Must go Bags” to carry to school. The thought of people in school seeing me with these bags freaked me out so I successfully dodged this supposed burden and as a soft dude, I resumed school with my fake Gucci Bag filled up with new clothes, shoes and books.

        On getting to school, I saw people with big bags and I had no idea what they were going to do with it. In short I saw a girl that came to school with 8bags and all I did was shake my head for her because of the stress she was in, not knowing that at the end of the semester, na me people go pity.

        Blue meadows in the morning, Buka 6 in the afternoon, Blessed in the evening and Mishai/Indomie joint at midnight, I didn’t just go there alone but with my friends. I didn’t know what happened but the Money Finished (-_-). Up till today, I still wonder how I finished that huge amount of money.
Cut the long story short, I went home during the first semester holiday and my Mum couldn’t recognize me. Three days to resumption, I personally went to the ABOKI’s kiosk close to my house to buy 4 big “Hunger Must Go” bags. I learnt the hard way that being a soft fresher[sic] didn’t mean having the money to spend, it was about knowing how to survive. Garri is the way!
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