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  • 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.

  • PAU Alumna Appointed Vice Chair of the Board of the United Nations Global Compact

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    The Secretary-General of the United Nations has confirmed that Lagos Business School Alumna, Ms Bola Adesola, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Standard Chartered Nigeria, will serve as one of the two Vice-Chairs of the Board of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. Mr Paul Polman of the Netherlands, Chief Executive Officer of Unilever, will serve as the other Vice-Chair.

    According to a statement issued on the 20th of April, Ms. Adesola and Mr. Polman succeed out-going United Nations Global Compact Board Vice-Chair, Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Former Chairman of Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies and of Anglo American plc.

    Both Ms. Adesola and Mr. Polman have served on the Board of the United Nations Global Compact previously, and will bring to the position a wealth of experience in the private sector, in the corporate sustainability space and specifically with the United Nations Global Compact itself.

    Ms. Adesola has served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Ltd since 2011. She has over 25 years of banking experience, including at First Bank of Nigeria and at Citibank. Ms. Adesola is an alumna of both Lagos Business School and Harvard Business School, as well as having obtained a law degree from the University of Buckingham.

    The statement concluded by saying “as Chair of the Board of the United Nations Global Compact, the Secretary-General looks forward to working closely with Ms. Adesola and Mr. Polman, along with United Nations Global Compact Executive Director, Lise Kingo, as they lead the United Nations Global Compact, the entry point for business within the broader United Nations system”.

  • ICAN: PAU Graduates to Write Only the Final Stage

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    Graduates of PAU’s Accounting Programme will now need to write only the final stage of accreditation exams of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). This is the import of a formal communication from the Registrar/Chief Executive of ICAN, Mr John I. Evbodaghe, notifying the University of the approval of the Mutual Cooperation Agreement with Tertiary Institutions (MCATI) Scheme between the University and ICAN by the body’s Governing Council.

    As reported earlier, known as ICAN-MCATI, this is the higher of two accreditations awarded by ICAN (the other is known as Basic Accreditation). The key difference is that graduates of departments who have the basic accreditation are exempt from 7 out of the 16 ICAN courses while graduates of departments who have the ICAN-MCATI are exempt from 11 out of the 16 ICAN courses. This means students on graduation only have to write the final set of ICAN exams to earn the prestigious charter. Less than 4% of eligible Nigerian institutions have this accreditation.

    Additionally, this accreditation is a license the students can leverage to gain subject exemptions when writing the professional examinations of ACCA (UK), ICAEW (England & Wales) and so many offshore accounting professional bodies who mostly rely on ICAN certification before granting subject exemptions to accounting graduates. The difference between ICAN accredited institutions and non-ICAN accredited institutions is quite significant in terms of length of time spent to become a professional accountant, cost associated with non-exempt subjects which students from ICAN accredited institutions will not be examined again in and other psychological factors.

    The formal signing ceremony of the agreement is expected in the coming weeks.