Archives for the Month: April 2015

Health-and-Fitness-1The week-long event which is designed to inform and educate Students and Staff on ‘Healthy Living’ and other related health and fitness issues featured; Aerobics, Sport Awareness, Football Matches between Academic Staff and non-Academic Staff, Health Talk on Malaria Prevention and Control, Abuse and Misuse of Drugs and Alcohol, Sexually Transmitted Diseases as well as Life Style, Diet and Eating Habit. It also featured an exciting question and answer session which was anchored by the Director of Campus Life, Rev. Laurie Idahosa.

The event which coincided with the second edition of the BIU Life Success training programme for final year students; also had motivational Speaker, Steve Harris speak on “Mastering the Business of Your Talent”. Also worthy of note was the presence of the National Blood Transfusion Service.

Climaxing the 2015 health and fitness week, was an exciting and dramatic cooking competition of mouthwatering African and Continental dishes, which saw students from Peace Hostel clinching the first position, while students from Bishop’s Court clinched second position. Others include; Overcomer’s, Virtue, Valor, Valor Extension, Peace Extension, Erudite, Spring Gate, Faith, Wisdom and Agape Hostels respectively.

This year’s health and fitness week had as its theme, “Take Care of Your Body and It Will Take Care of You”.

Steve Harris

Ever heard of the name, Steve Harris? Sounds familiar isn’t it?

The renowned motivational speaker was guest speaker at the second edition of Benson Idahosa University Life Success Training (LSC) programme designed for final year students.

Speaking on the topic, “Mastering the Business of Your Talent”, Steve Harris said”. “It’s not what you don’t have that limits you, but what you have, and do not know how to use”. Challenging the students to learn to use their God-given Unique Selling Point(USP) at all times, the two time college dropout whom through diligence, determination and hard work moved from being a failure to success, charged his final year audience to rise up and move up the ladder of success. According to him, life has a way of keeping one in a particular position, but added that, determination and persistence will get you up.

Continuing he said, “If your gift has not yet made room for you, make room for your gift”, adding that often times most people seeking for jobs tend to dress like suspect and expect people to treat them like prospect.

Answering questions from his overwhelming audience, Steve Harris ended with a call to the students to be focus- driven, stay in the right location and create value by ‘mastering yourself ‘.

“People have a way of putting you in a box, and make you look like the box”-Steve Harris.

DSC_0812In his opening address, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ernest B. Izevbigie said, the movement of the Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology to its Okha Campus represent the attainment of a mile stone in the history of the University, adding that the movement is in line with the National University Commission’s (NUC) mandate for every University to move to its Permanent Site in 15years. Decrying the nations over reliance on Oil to the neglect of Agriculture, the Vice Chancellor charged Staff and Students of the Faculty to take advantage of the available opportunity by unleashing their potentials and delving into large scale farming. Concluding, Prof. Izevbigie called on the host community to work in harmony with the University, adding that Okha community will experience an increased development and expansion of their land economically.

On his part, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sam Guobadia enjoined the Staff and Students of the Faculty to see themselves as occupying an enviable position, while calling on them to scale up their operations by making impact that would be felt throughout the nation.

In an interview with the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Sylvester Erewa, while expressing his appreciation to Management for making the Faculty’s movement to its Okha Campus possible after its commissioning in 2014, hinted that the movement is significant as the Faculty would do more in terms of farm practical, adding that they will take advantage of the land to expand their Agricultural produce. Some Students of the Faculty also expressed their appreciation to the University Management for making movement to Okha Campus a reality. They noted that it will encourage them to do more in terms of practical work.

Speaking on behalf of Okha II Community, the Odionwere, Pa Imasun, thanked the University Management for the movement of the Faculty to the Community, while pledging their support for the Institution.

Highpoint of the ceremony was a special class session of students receiving their first lecture with Prof. Molindo who asked questions on “Micro and Macro organism, the contribution of soil mineral”. One of his students stood up to answer the question to the admiration of all. That student turned out to be the Vice Chancellor himself, Prof. Ernest B. Izevbigie. The class ended with the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Orewa giving his closing remarks.

 

DSC_0812In his opening address, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ernest B. Izevbigie said, the movement of the Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology to its Okha Campus represent the attainment of a mile stone in the history of the University, adding that the movement is in line with the National University Commission’s (NUC) mandate for every University to move to its Permanent Site in 15years. Decrying the nations over reliance on Oil to the neglect of Agriculture, the Vice Chancellor charged Staff and Students of the Faculty to take advantage of the available opportunity by unleashing their potentials and delving into large scale farming. Concluding, Prof. Izevbigie called on the host community to work in harmony with the University, adding that Okha community will experience an increased development and expansion of their land economically.

On his part, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sam Guobadia enjoined the Staff and Students of the Faculty to see themselves as occupying an enviable position, while calling on them to scale up their operations by making impact that would be felt throughout the nation.

In an interview with the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Sylvester Erewa, while expressing his appreciation to Management for making the Faculty’s movement to its Okha Campus possible after its commissioning in 2014, hinted that the movement is significant as the Faculty would do more in terms of farm practical, adding that they will take advantage of the land to expand their Agricultural produce. Some Students of the Faculty also expressed their appreciation to the University Management for making movement to Okha Campus a reality. They noted that it will encourage them to do more in terms of practical work.

Speaking on behalf of Okha II Community, the Odionwere, Pa Imasun, thanked the University Management for the movement of the Faculty to the Community, while pledging their support for the Institution.

Highpoint of the ceremony was a special class session of students receiving their first lecture with Prof. Molindo who asked questions on “Micro and Macro organism, the contribution of soil mineral”. One of his students stood up to answer the question to the admiration of all. That student turned out to be the Vice Chancellor himself, Prof. Ernest B. Izevbigie. The class ended with the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Orewa giving his closing remarks.