Wednesday, 24 February 2016

NSUK Weekly Bulletin: Exam Success Tips


By Akinrele OluwaToyin Deborah

Exam time has come again in Nasarawa state University. Already, 300 and 400 level students are done with theirs while 200 and 100 are set to face the all important test that will define their academic prowess.

As defining and important as exam is, it has been seen by many students as one of the most challenging period in their academic life. It is on this note that these basic essentials, as will be outlined below, are highlighted to NSUK students on how to study better in order to attain an excellent result.

There are several reasons why students can't achieve good results some of which includes:

Bad sleeping habits: having a good night sleep has been scientifically proven to make an individual happy and relaxed. Sleeping well also improves a whole lot of things such as energy level, memory concentration and help relieve from stress. There is simply no better way to prepare for an examination than a solid eight hours of sleeping. Therefore, instead spending your time chatting, clubbing or doing things irrelevant during exam, my advise is that you get enough sleep and then read afterwards.

Practice Past questions: ensure that you practice past exam question papers because it will help to guide you and may show you exactly what to expect. In some cases you may even see questions repeated from previous exams.

Do not worry too much about exams: as patronizing as this may sound, worrying is a waste of energy. Time spent in telling everyone about how terrified you are about an exam does not help at all. Instead relax your mind by going for a run or any other form of exercise. You may also want to take a step back and simply get down to work by picking up your book and read.

Do not procrastinate: procrastination is one of the leading factor that causes massive failure in the life of many students. When you keep postponing your activities, especially reading, you have just taken the easiest way to woeful failure.

Follow instructions during exams: not following instructions in the exam hall is dangerous. You should take the first few minutes to read instructions as failure to adhere to them will certainly earn you regrets, if disobeyed. Make sure you know the number of questions to be answered, time allocated,etc.

Also make sure you do not involve yourself in exam malparactice. It is not only the easiest way to get yourself into trouble but also to be expelled from the university.

Other ways to excel in exams are participating in discussion classes, tutorials and many more.

If these steps are followed by students during exam, it is unlikely that he will have any regrets because when the results are out, he will not be afraid to visit the notice board to check his result.

•Oluwa Toyin Deborah, is a 200-Level Mass Communication Student, NSUK

Monday, 22 February 2016

How to Get Your MatricNumber 2015/2016

This is in response to all the new students. So many of you have been asking of how to write your exams without Matriculation Number. In this post, i am going to show you how to check and get your Martic Numbers.

Note that only those that have paid their school fees, verified their payments, printed their student information form, course form and exam card can be given Matriculation Numbers.

Now, how to get your Matric Number. This can be gotten on your Course Form or Exam Card. This is the reason why i said you must pay your school fees before getting your Matric Number.
Open and view the picture attached to this post to see how and where to locate your Matriculation Number on your course form or Exams Card.
Note: that those that wrote Exams today Were asked to use that as their Matric Number.

For those of your that have paid your school fees, you can come to us for your school fees payment verification and then printing of your Students Information Form,  Course Forms and Exam card.

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Nasarawa State Labour Strike: Civil Servants Resume Work Today

By Rabiu Omaku

The organized labour in Nasarawa state has called-off it strike action following the intervention of selected Elders Intervention Group. The chairman of Nigeria Labour
Congress Abdullahi Adeka gave the hint during a press briefing in Lafia on Saturday. He called on civil servants in the state to resume work with immediate effect, the
organized labour commended workers for conducting themselves during the strike period,
Adeka also applauded the state Government for her foresight for the roundtable talk.
The agreements signed include;

Government shall as always pay salary using the usual template
That the implementation of CONMESS as it is, is receiving attention by the state Government.
That the head of service, organized labour and Intervention group be constituted to submit it report within two months.
That a committee on the 500 Housing Units consisting of members of organized labour be
set up.
The organized labour should urge the state Government to constitute members of the state
Civil Service Commission. Labour also urged the state Government to liaise with Skye bank to submit the report of screening exercise.
The state Government should ensure the payment of full salary to Local Government
workers; the state Government shall keep Local Government salary in case of shortage till next month is paid; Council chairmen should as matter of urgency suspend the proposed Council screening exercise; Approved the payment of
salary by Local Government Education Authority while the disbursement would be made by
Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board
That Government should process all promotions from January but without benefit due to
economic crunch.
All increment from 2007 to date are waived.
Government should address omission of names of civil servants.
State Government should ascertain the numbers of pensioners in the state.
Implementation committee be set up at the point of agreement.
On the autonomy of tertiary institutions, Government should redirect them to do that on
or before 31/01/2016.
Release of N20m for retirees amongst other treaties.
The head of service, Joseph Ancho lauded the organized labour and Nasarwa state civil
servants for their patient during the strike action.
He assured that no worker in the state would be molested in one way or the other.
The chairman Elders Intervention Group, Ahmed Uthman (Sardannan keana) Commended the state Government for her understanding, He also hail the organized labour for the agreement reached.

Members of the Elders Intervention Group include
1.Ahmed Uthman as the chairman
2.Abdullahi Adamu-retired permanent secretary
3.Justice Badamasi Maina
4.Justice Ahmed Ubangari
5.Hussaini Zanuwa Akwanga
6.Anthony Sani-spokesperson of ACF
7.Dauda Kigbu
8.Jonah Ogbole
9.Anthony Yamusa
10.A.B Tanko.

Source: UniversalReporters


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Friday, 19 February 2016

Airtel Launches 3GB For N1,000 Data Plan For All Devices

Yet Another one! Airtel NG decided to release yet another fresh data plan which gives you 3GB for N1,000.

that this is different from their existing Blackberry plan of N1,000 3GB which only works on Blackberry devices. This is kind of new and you don’t need to worry about eligibility stuff because even a new born baby is eligible to subscribe to this plan.
This plan will last you for 30 days.

How Can I Subscribe for this plan?
Its simple and easy… Just dial *431# and you are good to go.

To check your balance, dial *140#.

Does it work on all devices?
Yes, it works on all device.

Now you have an option to either go for Glo 3GB for N1k or Airtel 3GB for 1K. make your
Indeed Airtel is the smart phone network and it's gradually becoming the student's network.  Enjoy.
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Thursday, 18 February 2016

JAMB Releases Dates And Schedules For 2016/2017 Exams

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has announced that this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination will begin on February 29. PUNCH reports that JAMB’s Head of Public Relations, Dr. Fabian Benjamin made the disclosure on Tuesday. He said that the board would use about 500 Internet-complaint centres in the country for the Computer-based Test.

The examination, he added, would hold in seven other centres outside Nigeria.
According to him, the centres are in the United Kingdom, Ghana, Cameroon, Republic of Benin, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Ethiopia.
“Candidates are urged to print their
examination notification from Thursday, February 18, 2016 for the schedules of their examination. The notification contains their date, time of examination and venue.

Candidates are to adhere strictly by theses chedules, as there will be no rescheduling of any examination if a candidate misses his/her date or time of examination.”
“They are to be in their various centres 30minutes before their time. Again candidates are advised to check their schedules properly as JAMB will not condone any excuse in the event of candidate missing his or her time and date of examination.
“Candidates are to also note that they can visit us at our Cyber Cafe located at the faculty of Arts (NSUK) to print their slip.

For enquiries call 08036335647

Source: PUNCH


Wednesday, 17 February 2016

NSUK ASUU: We Give You 3 Weeks to Meet Our Demands.

By Ofim Kelechi Ofim, Philip Clement Shimnom, Simon Markus Yila & Ikpe Monday

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Nasarawa State University Chapter has decided to give the university authority a 3-week ultimatum starting from 14th of February to meet its demand or embark on "total and indefinite strike.

A statement issued at the end of ASUU National Executive Council NEC meeting at the Usman Danfodio University Sokoto on 14 February 2016 and rectified by NSUK branch at its congress meeting on 16th of February, 2016, "NEC gave the branch permission to embark on a total and indefinite strike action effective three weeks from February 14, 2016 if all interventions going on fail to address the outstanding issues".

This extension may not be unconnected with the intervention of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Education and other stakeholders, who prevailed on ASUU executives of the university to give government and the university management some time to comply with the demands of ASUU.

In one of the resolutions reached with the union in order to avert the strike, NSHA committee on Education led by by Hon. Daniel Ogazi, both parties resolved that the state government and the administration of the university will "release the sum of one hundred million Naira (100,000,000) each which will represent 22% of the 45% and subsequent modalities will be worked out to implement other outstanding issues".

The Assembly also agreed to re-negotiate with the state government and upwardly review the monthly subvention coming to the university.
It also resolved to prevail on the university council to implement the content of the white paper of the visitation panel.

In their congress held on February 16, 2016 at the Assembly Hall of the university, ASUU agreed to shelve the planned industrial action, at least for three weeks, within which the university and the state government are expected to comply with much of the agreement.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Read the Final Resolution on NSUK ASUU Strike.

Finally on the impending ASUU strike NSUK Chapter.

The National Executive Committee of ASUU at its meeting at Usman Danfodiyo University Sokoto between Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th February, 2016 “…considered the request by the Branch (NSUK ASUU) to embark on a total and indefinite strike action effective three weeks from February 14, 2016 if all the interventions going on fail to address the outstanding issues”.

Below is the document containing the resolution that is required to be met three weeks from February 14, 2016. therefore, if the requirements contained on the document below are not me in the next three week, the union will embark on an idefinite strike starting from 7th March, 2016.


Friday, 12 February 2016

NSUK Touch A Life Campaign

By Divinelove Udorji.

How would you feel if you were forcefully separated from your loved ones? How would you feel if your only source of livelihood, shelter, food and clothing were forcefully or suddenly taken away from you as a result of some natural disaster or insurgency? Angry, depressed and frustrated I guess, that's the same way innocent citizens who have been internally displaced by the ongoing Boko Haram insurgents, communal clashes and natural disasters are currently feeling.

As at April 2015, Internally Displaced Monitoring Centre estimated that over 1,538,982 people were forced to flee their homes in north-eastern Nigeria and are living in internal displacement. This figure however includes those displaced as a result of brutal attacks by the Islamist armed group Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria, the government-led counter insurgency operations against the group, ongoing inter-communal clashes and natural hazard-induced disasters. With over 1,538,982 Internal Displaced Camps in Plateau, Nasarawa, Abuja, Kano, Kaduna, Maiduguri and several other northern states.

Over the years, the growing number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria is becoming alarming. The NSUK Change A Life Campaign was originated by Zainab Mundi, a humanitarian, philanthropist and a mass communication student of Nasarawa State University in Nigeria. The campaign was born out of the desperate need to touch the lives of those who have been internally displaced by the ongoing crisis in north-eastern Nigeria. With the sheer purpose of uplifting the plights of our fellow country men, women and children who have been deprived of their fundamental human rights. These insurgents have subjected innocent Nigerians to a poor, overcrowded and unconducive environment in this Internally Displaced Camps with little health care facilities, no educational facility and rarely any meal to eat daily. These are citizens who had very happy lives, beautiful homes, occupations and shelter to call their own.

So many of them have been forcefully separated from their loved ones as a result of the merciless killings by thes insurgents.


* NSUK Touch A Life Campaign is not after financial gains for personal purpose, every donation made is immediate channelled to the Internally Displaced Camp in Abuja Nigeria

* We do not accept monetary donations only gift items.

* It is a non-racial, non-religious volunteer group, therefore it is open to both christians, muslims and traditionalists alike.

* It is open to both students and workers.

Toiletries, food stuffs, groceries (used or new), school books, clothing (new and old), diapers, sanitary wears etc.

Drop off point is at Mass Communication Complex, Faculty of social science, Nasarawa State Univeristy, Keffi. For further enquiries, you can reach NSUK Touch A Life through the following contacts: 08140962021, 08135710076, 08060541101, 07069094989, 08034739496, 07030863308. You can also reach us via our facebook page at

The greatest good that will be done to displaced persons, is by contributing your quota to their betterment.

Promote a better life today by offering your quota........

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Strike! Strike!! Strike!!! Everywhere: Water Scarcity Hits Keffi Residents.

Water Scarcity Hits Keffi Residents.
By Simon, Markus (Motion)

Acute water scarcity has hit Keffi local government of Nasarawa State, and its neighboring LGAs as a result of a strike action embarked by the state’s water board.

The problem has been attributed to the inability of the state government to respond to the request of the state water board in respect to payment of their salaries.

The strike which has been on for almost two weeks has led to a severe water scarcity in keffi which accommodates the state university and its students,  the scarcity has left students and residents scrambling for alternative clean water sources for their daily usage.

Some of the areas worst affected by the scarcity include Akwanga, Angwan Lambu, BCG, High Court, G.R.A, Dadin Kowa and environs.

This scarcity is coming at a time when students are writing their examinations and it can be seen as a set back to these students as they constantly have to spend longs hours sourcing for clean water which would have been utilized for their study.

A student/resident of Angwan Lambu, says  most of them  in the area now rely on commercial borehole operators  and water vendors popularly called ‘Mai Ruwa’ for their daily water supply.

Another lamented that 'we spend valuable time looking for water. their are only two boreholes in this part of high court (Phase 1) and all the student in this area rely on these boreholes for clean water. Most of the time the queue there is some time else and often results into fights'.

Some of them who spoke to Nsuk Guide blamed the state government for the scarcity. They said this is not the first time they are facing such situation, and wondered why government cannot find a lasting solution to the situation.

Only few houses are privileged enough to have boreholes within them,  and  are slightly immune from the problem. But lack of electricity to pump water becomes a problem.

It has also been reported here that the Academic Staff Union Of University (ASUU) NSUK chapter have already concluded plans to embark on an indefinite strike action awaiting the go ahead from the National Executive Committee (NEC) of ASUU, for the union to proceed because of the refusal of the Nasarawa State government and the university management to implement the agreement reached with the union.

Meanwhile, NSUK Guide will soon bring you the reaction of the state government as effort is already afloat to contact the General Manager of the Nasarawa State Water Board.

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