Who would have thought John Dumelo Would have a soft spot for children,education and philanthropy?
Well, the Ghanaian actor, has donated school supplies such as pencils, chalks, erasers and exercise books to about 100 pupils of St. John Of God Catholic School in Cameroon, via his John Dumelo Foundation. The school which is close to where the actor was filming at Bonadikombo also got quite a sum of money(unspecified of course) to help towards the running of the school.
John Dumelo visited Cameroon right after his short trip to the US, and he was in the coastal town of Limbe where he shot a movie as well as part of his upcoming reality TV show. He promised to go back to help renovate the school building.
This is the second country aside Ghana that the actor would be donating supplies to, the first being Sierra Leone and now Cameroon.
According to John dumelo
,“I also started the John Dumelo Scholarship Scheme for university students starting with the University of Ghana last year. Hopefully more students will be included in this scheme in the coming academic years”.
And the amazing thing is that the funding of all his activities are from his personal pocket.
The University of Lagos,Lagos gets rAnked as the 16th in the recent ranking of Top 100
Universities and Colleges in Africa by the 4icu.org University Web Ranking.
University of NaIrobi aNd University of GhAnA were rAnked as 14th and 15th positions respectively.
The Nigerian Universities thAt made the list are:
University of Ilorin (39)
University of Ibadan (40)
Obafemi Awolowo University (42), University of Benin (45)
University of Port Harcourt (52) University of Agriculture, Abeokuta(64),
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (84) University of Jos (88).
The first on the list wAs the University of Cape Town,South Africa followed by University of Stellenbosch, South Africa while the first six universities on the list were all South African Universities.
The ranking according to 4icu.org, is based on web populArity and not on this ranking is based on web
4 International Colleges & Universities is an international higher education search engine and
directory reviewing accredited Universities and Colleges in the world. 4icu.org includes 11,000
Colleges and Universities, ranked by web popularity, in 200 countries.
The current ranking is based upon an algorithm including three unbiased and independent web
metrics extracted from three different search engines:
Google Page Rank
Alexan Traffic Rank
Majestic Seo Referring Domains
4icu.org does not rank the institutions or their programs by the quality of education or level of
services provided. In fact, a note on the website specifically states that the 4icu.org University Web
Ranking is ‘not an academic ranking and should not be adopted as the main criteria for selecting an
higher education organization where to study’.
MeAnwhile non Nigerian privAtE Universities made the list.
Minister of Youth Development, Alhaji Inuwa
Abdulkadir, said this at a news conference in Abuja
on Tuesday. Abdulkadir insisted that corps members
would be posted to Borno, Yobe and other troubled
His positing supersedes an earlier concession
granted to the affected corps members by the Director-General of the NYSC, Brig.-General Nnamdi Okore-Affia.
The DG, had in a statement on July 5 directed corps members posted to Yobe to proceed to Nasarawa
State, while those scheduled to have their orientation in Borno were directed to Benue State.
The minister argued that the issue of posting of corps members to states other than their states of
origin was enshrined in the relevant laws establishing the scheme.
Abdulkadir said any other form of concessional posting of corps members apart from the grounds of
health and marriage would require constitutional amendment.
On the resolution passed by the House of Representatives, he said the position of the ministry remained the position of the law.
The House had in a resolution said the NYSC should halt posting of corps members to troubled states.
The minister said, “Talking about the National Assembly’s resolution vis-a vis our position here. My
position is that of the law.
“The fundamental thing is that the NYSC is a constitutional issue; the constitution of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria, which is supreme.
“Of course, the NYSC initially was established through a military decree in 1973 because of its potential to the existence of Nigeria as a nation.
“And in pursuance of a deliberate policy to set up something that will always and continue to integrate
Nigerians and bring about harmony amongst Nigerians, among other things, the framers of the
1979 Constitution deemed it fit to make the NYSC law part of the constitution.
” So if you are going to make any amendment to the NYSC or alter anything, you have to alter the
constitution. That is the position.
“In that regard, posting of corps members to states, apart from their own, except in some special
circumstances, is governed by the law and must be adhered to.”
He recalled that many Nigerians died during the civil war.
The minister stated, “Don’t forget that a number of people went to the civil war. A number of Nigerians
went to the war front they were killed they left families.
“There are people who up till now who for no fault of theirs because by circumstances they were born
during the period of the war they were not armed they got incapacitated. They have disabilities and
they are living with those disabilities because of the war. This is a sacrifice to the nation.”
He criticised the protest by some corps members in Abuja, saying at the time of the protest the
protesters, who wore NYSC uniform, had not registered.
Abdulkadir said, “How did they even get uniforms to wear? If they are really mobilised to go and serve
where did they get the corpers’ uniform to come and
assemble before the office of the NYSC to say they are protesting that they want to go or will not go.”
Culled from THE PUNCH