24 Mar

A valedictory Lecture to celebrate the retirement of Prof. (Mrs) Chief Elizabeth Ijose Ifidon of the Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Education is scheduled to be delivered on 15th April, 2021. The titled of the lecture is: Headship of the University Library System, And Professorship of Library and Information Science Department: Two Sides of the Same Coin – A Valedictory Speech

PROFILE OF THE VALEDICTORY LECTURER -
PROFESSOR/MRS./CHIEF ELIZABETH IJOSE IFIDON
BLS (ABU), MLS (UI), PhD (DELSU), CLN, FNLA, MNIM

PROTOCOL
Mr. Chairman, Sir!!! Please permit me to stand on already established Protocol. Please also allow me to break an age-long tradition which forbids the disclosure of a lady’s age in public.

PROFILE
Professor/ Mrs./Chief Elizabeth Ijose Ifidion was born on 15th April, 1956 to the family of Late Mr. P.E Eboigbe and Mrs. H.E Eboigbe of Ogboka quarters in Sakponba Road, Benin- City, Edo State. After successfully completing her primary and secondary school Education in Benin-City between 1963 and 1974, she attended the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria for her Diploma in Library Science (1976-1978) and then her Bachelor of Library Science (BLS) Degree/Graduate Certificate in Education from 1980-1983 emerging in flying colours with a sound Second Class (Upper Division). 1990 saw her at the University of Ibadan (UI) where she read for, and obtained her clean Master of Library Science (MLS) Degree in 1991. Due to her quest to drink deep from the fountain of knowledge, she applied for, and was admitted to Delta State University, Abraka for her doctoral programme in Library and Information Science. This she obtained in 2006 with an Executive Diploma in Computer Science. She sealed her academic qualifications with Certified Librarianship of Nigeria (CLN) of the Librarian’s Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN) in 1978 and the highest professional award of Fellowship by the Nigerian Library Association (FNLA) in 2017.

Her working career started between 1974 and 1978 when she was initially employed as a booking clerk in the defunct Bendel Line and later as Library Assistant in Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi. After obtaining her Diploma in Library Science qualification, she had a brief stint as Library Officer in the Institute of Agricultural Research (IAR), ABU, Zaria between July and October 1978. By November 1978, sherelocated to Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri and she remained there until September, 1980. During this period, she established the Polytechnic Library. This earned her a well – deserved promotion to the post of Higher Library Officer in 1981 and study leave with pay to simultaneously pursue her Bachelor of Library Science and Graduate Certificate in Education Programme in ABU. Between 1983 and 1984, she was in the former Bendel State University (now Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma) for her National Youth Service. thereafter, she was appointed as Librarian II in 1984. Between 1984 and 2004, not only did she rise within the ranks to the post of University Librarian, she also had the opportunities to spend one Sabbatical year (1997-1998) in Delta State University and another Sabbatical year (2015-2016) in Imo State University, Owerri.

On the whole, she has five university traditions (ABU, University of Ibadan, Ambrose Alli University, Imo State University, and Delta State University). These do not include her study visits during seminars and conferences in other foreign countries such as Austria, France, South Africa and United Kingdom.

After a rare feat of two terms of five years each as a University Librarian, she moved to the Department of Library and Information Science in AAU as a Professor sequel to due processes including favourable external assessments. Before her present voluntary retirement at the age of 65, she had headed the Department of Library and Information Science for two years (2016-2018.)
Professor/Mrs./Chief is an avid researcher, publisher and administrator. She has published either singly or jointly 5 books, 10 chapters in books and 30 articles in national and international journals. She has also supervised several projects and research works.

Aside from her normal university functions, she has taken active part in numerous co-curricular activities-Chairman, Committee of University Librarians of Nigerian Universities (CULNU), Editor/Editor-In-Chief of several journals, Member, Association of Woman Academics, external assessor and external examiner, Hall Warden and Hall Mistress, Vice-Chancellor’s nominee on Committees, Councilor and Member of the Nigerian Library Association, President, Owan Daughters and Wives’ Association, Ekpoma, Member, Nigerian Institute of Management, Financial Secretary, Grail Movement of Nigeria, to mention only a few.

Professor /Mrs./Chief Ifidon is happily married with biological, step, foster and academic children and grand children.
Mr. Chairman, Sir, this is the woman, Professor /Mrs./Chief Elizabeth Ijose Ifidon, BLS (ABU), MLS, (UI), PhD (DELSU), FNLA, CLN, MNIM whom I am presenting to you to deliver her valedictory lecture titled Headship of University Library System and Professorship of Library and Information Science Department: Two Sides of the Same Coin.

First Edo-born female University Librarian,
First female University Librarian in AAU,
A service- oriented librarian
An astute administrator,
A team player who gets along with everybody,
A humane and yet high-quality lecturer,
A good blender of theory and practice,
A successful house wife and a happy mother and grand mother

We congratulate Prof. (Mrs) Chief Elizabeth Ijose Ifidon and her family on this great occasion.


Above is for the information of the University community and the general public.

Edward U. Aihevba,  FCAI
Deputy Registrar, Information/Publi

24 Mar

The University Management has directed that as students return to the campus after nine months of lockdown, they should observe the Covid-19 guidelines as follows;

  1. All staff and students should come to campus with their own facemasks, and put them on at all times.
  2. All staff and students should come to campus with enough of their own hand sanitizers which they should have handy for use at intervals.
  1. Staff and students, as much as possible should practice social distancing.
  1. Staff and students should endeavour to make use of the soap and water, strategically located at the offices, Departments, Faculties, auditoria and hostels, for the washing of their hands at regular intervals.
  1. Anybody experiencing even the slightest symptoms of fever, coughing, nasal congestion or difficulty in breathing should immediately visit the health centre.

Take responsibility! Stay safe!!


Above is for the information of the University community and the general public.

Edward U. Aihevba,  FCAI
Deputy Registrar, Information/Publi

24 Mar

The Dean, Faculty of Education, Prof. I.O.C Adomeh, on behalf of the Faculty Board, cordially invites the University community and the general public to a Valedictory Lecture.

to be delivered by:
Prof. (Mrs) Elizabeth Ijose Ifidon,
Professor of Library Science.

The titled of the lecture is:

Headship Of The University Library System, And Professorship Of Library And Information Science Department: Two Sides Of The Same Coin – A Valedictory Speech.

Under the Distinguished chairmanship of:

Prof. Ignatius A. Onimawo
Vice-Chancellor, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.

Date: Thursday April 15t,h , 2021
Venue: Chris Oyakhilomen Auditorium
Time: 12:00 Noon

Come and let us celebrate this erudite Professor.
Come one! Come all!!


Above is for the information of the University community and the general public.

Edward U. Aihevba,  FCAI
Deputy Registrar, Information/Publi

30 Jan

1. ALL returning students of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, their parents and guardians are hereby reminded that the University will still re-open for academic activities on MONDAY, 1ST FEBRUARY, 2021 as earlier scheduled.

2. The students are also reminded that 1st - 5th February, 2021 will be used for REVISION. This is to be followed by COMPULSORY TESTS in all the Faculties from 8th - 12th February, 2021. They are further reminded that no student will be allowed to participate in the Tests without producing evidence of payment of school fees.

3. On behalf of the University Management, I wish to assure our students that the University has put in place all the necessary measures in compliance with COVID-19 protocols. On their own part, our students are hereby enjoined to regularly wear their face masks in addition to always be in possession of hand sanitizers.

The Vice-Chancellor, on behalf of the University Management, prays for journey mercies for all our returning students and wishes them s successful stay in the University.

5. Please, remember: NO FACE MASK, NO PARTICIPATION IN ANY UNIVERSITY ACTIVITIES.

 

(Signed)

C.M. Adamaigbo, KSC, MANUPA
Registrar


Above is for the information of the University community and the general public.

Edward U. Aihevba,  FCAI
Deputy Registrar, Information/Publi

25 Dec

In keeping with the directive of Edo state Government on Covid-19 requiring all schools to be closed until 18th January, 2021, the University Management has directed that the University should resume for lectures on the 18th January, 2021. The academic calendar earlier released, will be adjusted accordingly.

All students should note that online activities remain open, for payment of fees, registration of courses and online interaction with lecturers.

It should be emphasized that only students who have paid fees and registered their courses can access any benefit of studentship, which include online teaching and interactions with lecturers. In view of the above, students who are yet to pay fees and register their courses are advised to do so without delay.

Please be assured of the compliments and good wishes of the University Management for the yuletide season.


Above is for the information of the University community and the general public.

Edward U. Aihevba, FPISM, FNISM, FCAI MANUPA
Deputy Registrar, Information/Public Relations Officer

15 Dec

Senate at its emergency meeting held on Monday, 14th December 2020 approved resumption of academic activities in Ambrose All University, Ekpoma as follows:

A.   RESUMPTION OF ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES FOR 2019/2020 ACADEMIC SESSION

Tuesday 15th December, 2020                              Registration for old students continues

Sunday, 20th December, 2020                               Interaction between students and staff online begins

Saturday 26th December, 2020                              Registration for old students ends

Saturday, 26th December, 2020                             All old students come into halls of residence

Monday, 28th– Tuesday 29thDecember, 2020        Revision for First Semester lectures

Wednesday, 30th December, 2020                         Mid-Semester Tests for old students

Monday 11th January, 2021                                    First Semester examinations begin with GST and ENT courses

Saturday, 6th February, 2021                                  First Semester examinations end

Monday, 8th February, 2021                                    Second Semester Lectures begin

Monday, 22ndFebruary, 2021                                  Mid-Semester Tests for old students

Monday, 8th March, 2021                                        Second Semester Examinations begin with GST and ENT courses

Wednesday, 31st March, 2021                                Second Semester examinations end.

B.   RESUMPTION FOR 2020/2021 ACADEMIC SESSION FOR FRESH STUDENTS

 Monday, 8th February, 2021                                   Fresh students come into halls of residence

Tuesday, 9th February, 2021                                  Registration for fresh students begins

Tuesday, 9th February, 2021                                  Orientation for fresh students begins

Tuesday, 16th February, 2021                                Matriculation for 100 Level students

Monday, 22nd February, 2021                               First Semester lectures for fresh students begin

Monday, 12th April, 2021                                       First semester lectures for old students begin

Monday, 10th – Wednesday, 13th May, 2021        Mid-Semester Tests for all students

Saturday, 29th May, 2021                                      First Semester Lectures end

Tuesday, 1st June, 2021                                       First Semester examinations begin with GST and ENT courses

Wednesday, 30th June, 2021                                First Semester examinations end.

B     R      E      A     K

Sunday, 11th July, 2021                                         All students come into halls of residence

Monday, 12th July, 2021                                        Second Semester Lectures begin

Friday, 27th – 31st August, 2021                           Mid-Semester Tests for ALL students

Thursday, 30th September, 2021                          Second Semester Lectures end

Monday, 4th October, 2021                                   Second Semester examinations begin with GST and ENT Courses

Sunday, 31st October, 2021                                  Second Semester examinations end

Monday 6th – Thursday 10th December, 2021      Faculty Board of Examiners meet to consider results

Wednesday 15th – Friday 17th December, 2021   Meetings of Senate to consider results/End of Academic Session

 

(Signed)
C.M. Adamaigbo, KSC, MANUPA
Registrar


Above is for the information of the University community and the general public.

Edward U. Aihevba,  FCAI
Deputy Registrar, Information/Public Relations Officer.

15 Oct

The attention of the University Management has been drawn to a frivolous, mischievous, false and highly embarrassing post making the rounds on social media.

The publication has the heading Corruption: AAU VC, Council Chairman trade Accusations – THISDAY LIVE….www.google.com.

A publication under this heading was earlier published in This Day Newspaper.  A rejoinder has already been published by the same ThisDay newspaper on Friday October 9th, 2020 to the effect that AAU VC and Chairman of Council are not at loggerheads as reported.

However, an unscrupulous person has gone ahead to include five paragraphs of totally untrue matter and posted on social media as if they were published by ThisDay.  The University Management hereby refutes this publication as frivolous, mischievous and totally false.

  1. Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma is not set to remove its Vice Chancellor over fraud. The Vice Chancellor is not involved in any fraud rather the vice Chancellor has achieved massive development and repositioning for which he is being applauded.
  2. The University Council has not suspended anybody in recent time.
  3. The University does not advertise names of staff facing any disciplinary committee and therefore the information is totally incorrect.
  4. Neither the Executive Governor nor the Governing Council has issued Prof. Onimawo any queries as reported. A visitation panel has been set up by the Executive Governor and the terms of reference cover a wide range of issues aimed at positioning the University to cope and maintain first class standard, after the COVID 19.

The setting up of the visitation panel has nothing to do with resumption for academic work, after COVID 19 lockdown. As soon as the appropriate supervising bodies give the go-ahead, school will resume, and this is expected to happen very soon.

The University Community and the general public are hereby advised to disregard this virulent false and embarrassing post in the social media.

Mischief makers, detractors and enemies of the University must realize that their campaign of calumny against the University has failed.  AAU, Ekpoma remains a spectacular success story and nothing can change all the evidence of dramatic progress and development in the past four years.

 


Above is for the information of all Academic staff in the College of Medicine.

Edward U. Aihevba, FPISM, FNISM, FCAI MANUPA
Deputy Registrar, Information/Public Relations Officer