Uniuyo Celebrates International Women’s Day 2015


The Centre for Gender Studies (CGS), University of Uyo, in collaboration with the Conference of University of Uyo Organisations will be celebrating the International Women’s Day 2015 from 6th to 8th March, 2015 beginning at 10 a.m. everyday. The theme of the celebration is “Make it Happen!” A keynote will be given on this theme by Mrs. Folorunso Alakija, the Group Managing Director of the Rose of Sharon Group/Executive Vice Chairman of Famfa Oil Ltd; in addition to a symposium on the thematic areas related to this topic. The meeting will provide a forum for celebrating womanhood. It shall also...

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UNIUYO Students’ Support Scheme Inauguration


The Management of the University of Uyo has over time observed that there is a large number of indigent students who are otherwise bright, sometimes academically outstanding, but whose low socio-economic status renders them incapable of supporting themselves through their studies in the University. There is a great need to salvage such students from waste for lack of funds. To do this, Management has conceptualized a scheme tagged “The Hope Scheme”, designed to see to it that no student of the University of Uyo with a promising academic prospect is allowed to waste and unable to graduate for reasons of...

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IMLD2014 message from the UN Secretary General


"International Mother Language Day celebrates linguistic and cultural diversity alongside multilingualism as a force for peace and sustainable development. As we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals while mapping out a post-2015 sustainable development agenda, this diversity can encourage dialogue, mutual understanding, innovation and creativity. This in turn can help us build more just and inclusive societies. As the late President Nelson Mandela once said, "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart". The theme of this year’s...

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Language and Bricks


The United Nations set aside a day to celebrate linguistic and cultural diversity. This was motivated by the killing of four students in Bangladesh in 1952 for their campaign to use their mother tongue, Bangali, as the official language. Since 1999, following UNESCO’s proclamation of February 21st as the International Mother Language Day, the idea has been to sensitize public opinion towards mother tongue use on this day.  The celebration also promotes mutual respect based on love of one’s mother tongue. It was in this spirit that we celebrated the 2013 edition of linguistic diversity all over the world with the theme:...

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