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  • Pioneer Set of First Degree Holders Graduate

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    The fifteenth convocation ceremony of Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) for the award of degrees and diplomas which held on Saturday, 1st December, witnessed the graduation of her pioneer set of first degree graduands. 25 of them were awarded a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration, 19 a B.Sc. in Accounting and 25 a B.Sc. in Mass Communication. The event took place in the Honeywell Group Auditorium in the University’s Lekki Campus.

    The event began with a welcome address by the Pro-Chancellor of PAU, Mr Pascal G. Dozie C.O.N. who welcomed the graduands, their guests, members of the University community and other invited dignitaries. In his speech, he remarked on the necessity of an appropriate level of investment in universities in order to ensure the desired outcome of high quality education. He noted, among other things, that in Pan-Atlantic University … “the physical infrastructure & ambience plays a critical role in student performance”.

     

     

    The guest speaker, Prof. Pat Utomi, one of the very early faculty members of and members of the management team of the Lagos Business School, presented a speech titled “Does Education Matter?” Citing the works of a number of authorities on the subject such as the late Peter Drucker, Nobel laureate Angus Deaton and the Brazilian Educator Paulo Freire, he demonstrated how high quality tertiary education and research had been the most important issue underpinning the huge difference in growth between the West and Africa over the course of the last two centuries with a marked divergence in the standard of living across the 20th Century.  He concluded by saying “I trust you will go out there as values-driven leaders confident that the world is your oyster and you can shape it. … So go out there, make impact and seek immortality”.

     

    In between the two speakers, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof Juan Manuel Elegido took time to highlight some of the main events and developments during the last academic session. These included, the visit to the University by Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz, the Prelate of Opus Dei, the ranking for the first time of the Lagos Business School in the Executive MBA Ranking by the Economist where it ranked as the best in Africa and 48th globally, the achievement by the University’s accounting department of the higher of the two accreditations awarded by ICAN; this means that on graduation, students need only write 5 papers to earn the ICAN charter and the accreditation by the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) of the B.Sc. programme of the School of Media and Communication.

    The convocation also witnessed the award of 4 postgraduate diplomas, 117 MBAs, 48 M.Sc. degrees in media and communication, 1 MPhil in management and 3 PhDs including the first PhD from the School of Media and Communication.

  • PAU Announces the Appointment of Two New Professors

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    Pan-Atlantic University is delighted to announce that, following our rigorous process of evaluation and external review of publications, Pan-Atlantic University has now two new professors:

    1. Dr Onafowokan Oluyombo, HOD Accounting & Finance, School of Management and Social Sciences (SMSS), has been promoted to Full Professor – a distinction he well deserves for his publications and his contribution to Pan-Atlantic University.

    2. Dr Bright Eregha, who has just joined us in the Department of Economics, SMSS, has been appointed Full Professor in recognition of his professional achievements and his scholarship.

     

     

  • Vice-President Visits EDC for Nigeria Climate Innovation Centre Launch

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    On Friday 3rd August 2018, the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), Pan-Atlantic University welcomed the the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Osinbajo who was on a visit to EDC to launch the Nigeria Climate Innovation Centre (NCIC).

    The NCIC is part of a network of global CICs and is being spearheaded by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) with technical support from the World Bank Group (WBG).

    The NCIC is structured as an independent, locally owned and privately-run organisation and is currently housed at the Enterprise Development Centre of Pan-Atlantic University in the Lekki campus of the University.

     

    The Nigeria Climate Innovation Centre (NCIC) aims to support Nigerian entrepreneurs and SMEs in developing profitable and context-specific solutions to climate change, particularly the deployment of solar off-grid technologies.

     

    The NCIC provides holistic, country-driven support to accelerate the development, deployment and transfer of locally relevant climate and clean energy technologies. The NCIC will provide incubation, capacity building services and financing to Nigerian entrepreneurs and new ventures that are developing innovative solutions in Off-Grid Solar sector, Renewable Energy, Water/Waste Management and Agribusiness to address climate change challenges. But, particularly in this first year, the NCIC will be focused on supporting innovative businesses in the Off-Grid Solar sector.

  • Prelate of Opus Dei Visits PAU’s Main Campus

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    Monsignor Fernando Ocariz, Prelate of Opus Dei, today visited the main campus of the Pan-Atlantic University. He is in Nigeria for a week long pastoral visit from the 19th – 26th of July. During the visit to PAU, he met with members of the management of Pan-Atlantic University.

     

    Prior to that, he had blessed a new grotto of Our Lady of Perpetual Help on campus. He also visited the centre of extracurricular activities for men (Eleko Study Centre) as well as the construction site of the centre for women. In between the various stops, he chatted briefly with staff and students of the University many of whom were excited to welcome him to the campus.

     

    The founders of Pan-Atlantic University were inspired in beginning this educational project by the teachings of St Josemaria Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei. In addition, the Prelature of Opus Dei provides the spiritual and pastoral means necessary for the University to sustain and develop its Christian identity. The Prelature of Opus Dei takes responsibility for guaranteeing that all teaching, publishing and research activities in PAU are inspired by the Christian view of the person, the world and society, and seeks a coherent union between faith, thought and life.

    To find out more about Msgr Ocariz’ visit, please visit www.opusdei.ng.

  • Lagos Business School ranked top 50 in The Economist 2018 Executive MBA ranking

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    Lagos Business School (LBS) has been ranked among the top 50 business schools on The Economist magazine’s 2018 EMBA ranking. The LBS Executive MBA programme ranks as 48th best in the world out of 65 schools featured on the list published today.

    The Economist’s EMBA ranking is a bi-annual list of the best providers of the Executive MBA programme across the world, and they are categorised based on two broad measures: personal development/educational experience and career development.

    Being the only business school in Africa to feature in this year’s ranking, LBS was judged by the quality of its EMBA participants, their work experience, the number of industry sectors from which they applied, their career progression, the quality of faculty, percentage of faculty with a PhD, among other criteria.

    For the category judged on percentage increase on pre-EMBA salary on graduation, Lagos Business School interestingly occupies the 3rd position in the world. LBS EMBA graduates record a considerable increase in remuneration upon graduation from the programme

    Lagos Business School MBA Director, Dr Uchenna Uzo, described the achievement as proof that the School has not deviated from its mission to provide high potential professionals with world-class management education.

    Uzo added, “Our work here at LBS is being recognised across the globe, and we are committed to doing even more to transform business education and management practice in Africa and beyond by producing quality graduates who will change the status quo”.

    Other top institutions featured on the list are Yale School of Management, IE Business School and Arizona State University with whom Lagos Business School has just entered into a partnership for the International Accelerated Degree Programme (IADP).

    This latest achievement follows Lagos Business School’s recent feature on the Financial Times 2018 ranking of top business schools for the 12th consecutive year and its full-time MBA programme’s appearance on CEO Magazine’s Global MBA rankings as a Tier One programme.​

     

  • Ringier AG Global Executives Visit PAU

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    Global Executives of Swiss media group, Ringier AG visited PAU on Tuesday 15th May to interact with students of the School of Media and Communications’ masters programme. The Ringier team included
    Mr Michael Ringier, Chairman; Dr Uli Sigg, Deputy Chairman; Mr Marc Walder, Chief Executive Officer and Mr Robin Lingg, Head, Marketplaces.

    The team was in Nigeria the local teams on the current business of Ringier in Nigeria and Africa. Ringier businesses in Nigeria are Pulse, Ringier Digital Marketing (RDM), Jobberman, Private Property and Cheki.