VICE CHANCELLOR, BSU LEADS STAFF TO PARTICIPATE IN AFRICA CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP IN MAURITIUS

VICE CHANCELLOR, BSU LEADS STAFF TO PARTICIPATE IN AFRICA CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP IN MAURITIUS

The Vice Chancellor, Benue State University, Professor Tor Joe Iorapuu is leading the Benue State University team to participate in the maiden Africa Centres of Excellence International Partnership Workshop holding at the International Mauritius Resort Balaclava Fort, Mauritius. The workshop with the theme, “Building Pathways Towards Sustainability through Collaborative Research and Innovation” is a gathering of about 400 higher education stakeholders from Africa, Europe and other continents.

As outcome of the strategic collaboration between the Association of African Universities (AAU), Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), World Bank, French Development Agency (AFD), French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU), the workshop is aimed at creating the needed platform for forging of new partnerships, reinforcing the existing ones, interaction with the private sector and deepening of strategies towards strengthening the sustainability of the ACE initiative.

In his address to the participants at the workshop, the Secretary General of the AAU, Professor Olusola Oyewole applauded the successes achieved under the ACE programme. He noted that the ACE initiative has greatly contributed to the growth and transformation of Africa’s higher education sector. Professor Oyewole called on development partners, industry, governments and other key players to “increase investments in the ACE model and various key initiatives, to advance higher education in Africa to generate the critical mass of human resource required to champion the targets of key blueprints such as the African Union’s Agenda, 2063, the global sustainability goals, and the continental education strategy for Africa”.

At the event, the Director/Centre Leader, Centre for Food Technology and Research, Professor Barnabas A. Ikyô presented key successes of the ACE1 and ACE impact projects on behalf of the Agricultural/Food Centres in West and Central Africa. There were many high-level interactions led by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Iorapuu with hope of fostering partnerships that will sustain and deepen the achievements at CEFTER.

The BSU team participating at the workshop is comprised of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Tor Joe Iorapuu, Director/Centre Leader, CEFTER-BSU, Professor Barnabas A, Ikyor, Deputy Centre Leader, CEFTER-BSU, Professor Ogbene Igbum and the Coordinator, BSU Technology Transfer Office (TTO), Dr. Sylvester J. Gemanam.

KOREAN UNIVERSITIES TO PROCESS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR BSU STAFF AND GRADUATES THROUGH CEFTER

KOREAN UNIVERSITIES TO PROCESS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR BSU STAFF AND GRADUATES THROUGH CEFTER

The Centre for Food Technology and Research, Benue State University (CEFTER-BSU) announces the approval of the Ministry of Education, Republic of Korea to grant priority scholarships for qualified students from partner universities engaged in World Bank projects for the 2024/2025 academic year.

The scholarship will provide the following: 1. One-year Korean language training and funding for tuition. 2. Monthly allowance. 3. Medical insurance and 4. Round-trip airfare.

CEFTER-BSU as one of the benefiting partner universities engaged in World Bank projects encourages staff and graduates of the Benue State University to leverage on this opportunity to enrol for their M.Sc. and PhD programmes in reputable universities in the Republic of Korea. Interested applicants are to contact Mr. Shishi Solomon Sesugh, Admission Office, CEFTER Complex, New GRA, Makurdi, Benue State – Nigeria or phone: 234835859107 for details immediately.

Dr Benjamin Ejuwa Ogbu

Communications Officer, CEFTER

24 – 03 – 2024

 

List of Korean Universities eligible for application (GKS R&D Program)

 

※ http://www.studyinkorea.go.kr (Scholarships – GKS Notice)

※ The application schedule can be changed, so please check it on each university’s website.

 

Field

University

Department

Medium of Instruction

Application Schedule

(Application and Submission of the required documents)

 

Website

1

Digital

Gyeongsang National University

AI Convergence Engineering

Korean/

English

19 Feb. 9:00~

1 Apr. 18:00(KST)

https://www.gnu.ac.kr/international/na/ntt/selectNttInfo.do?mi=8211&bbsId=2737&nttSn=2220984

2

Seoul National University of Science and Technology

Data Science

Korean/

English

1 Mar. 9:00~

1 Apr. 18:00(KST)

https://global.seoultech.ac.kr/index.jsp

3

Applied Artificial Intelligence

Korean/

English

4

Chonnam National University

Department of Artificial Intelligence Convergence

Korean/

English

26 Feb. 9:00~

1 Apr. 18:00(KST)

www.international.jnu.ac.kr

5

Department of Data Science

Korean 100%

6

Bio Technology

Kyungpook National University

Food Science & Biotechnology

(Major in Food Biotechnology)

Korean 100%

16 Feb. 9:00~

1 Apr. 18:00(KST)

en.knu.ac.kr

7

Food Science & Biotechnology

(Major in Food Application Technology)

Korean 100%

8

Gyeongsang National University

Biosystems Engineering

Korean/

English

19 Feb. 9:00 ~

1 Apr. 18:00(KST)

https://www.gnu.ac.kr/international/na/ntt/selectNttInfo.do?mi=8211&bbsId=2737&nttSn=2220984

9

Medical

Keimyung University

Pharmacy

Korean

/English

26 Feb. 9:00 ~

2 Apr. 18:00(KST)

https://newcms.kmu.ac.kr/kmugs/1626/subview.do

10

Sungkyunkwan University

Intelligent Precision Healthcare Convergence

English 100%

26 Feb. 9:00 ~

1 Apr. 18:00(KST)

admission-global.skku.edu

11

Medicine

(Biomedical Science)

Korean/

English

12

Biomedical Engineering

English 100%

13

INJE University

Digital Anti-aging Health Care

Korean/

English

15 Feb. 9:00 ~

12 Apr. 18:00(KST)

https://oia.inje.ac.kr/

14

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Department of Bio and Brain Engineering

English 100%

7 Mar. 9:00 ~

28 Mar. 18:00(KST)

https://admission.kaist.ac.kr/intl-graduate

15

Engineering

Kunsan National University

Division of Electronic Information Engineering (Telecom. & Radio Communication Engineering)

Korean/

English

28 Feb. 9:00 ~

12 Apr. 18:00(KST)

https://inter.kunsan.ac.kr/

16

Department of Chemical Engineering

Korean/

English

17

Kyungpook National University

Convergence & Fusion System Engineering

Korean 100%

16 Feb. 9:00~

1 Apr. 18:00(KST)

en.knu.ac.kr

18

Gyeongsang National University

Mechanical Convergence Engineering

Korean 100%

19 Feb. 9:00 ~

1 Apr. 18:00(KST)

https://www.gnu.ac.kr/international/na/ntt/selectNttInfo.do?mi=8211&bbsId=2737&nttSn=2220984

19

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Design)

Korean/

English

20

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Aerospace Engineering)

Korean/

English

21

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Korean/

English

22

Energy and Mechanical Engineering

Korean/

English

23

Electronic Engineering

Korean 100%

24

Materials Engineering and Convergence Technology

Korean/

English

25

Kookmin University

Electronics Engineering

Korean 100%

4 Mar. 9:00 ~

1 Apr. 18:00(KST)

www.iat.kookmin.ac.kr

26

Seoul National University of Science and Technology

Materials Science and Engineering

Korean/

English

1 Mar. 9:00~

1 Apr. 18:00(KST)

https://global.seoultech.ac.kr/index.jsp

27

Semiconductor Engineering

Korean/

English

28

Sunchon National University

Advanced Components and Materials Engineering

Korean 100%

13 Mar. 9:00~

12 Apr. 18:00(KST)

https://global.seoultech.ac.kr/index.jsp

29

Yonsei University

Computer Engineering

Korean/

English

11 Mar. 9:00~

22 Mar. 18:00(KST)

https://graduate.yonsei.ac.kr/graduate_en/admission/kgsp_schedule.do

30

Intelligence Semiconductor Engineering

31

INJE University

Nanoscience and Engineering

Korean/

English

15 Feb. 9:00 ~

12 Apr. 18:00(KST)

https://oia.inje.ac.kr/

32

Chonnam National University

Mechanical Engineering

Korean/

English

26 Feb. 9:00 ~

1 Apr. 18:00(KST)

www.international.jnu.ac.kr

33

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Korean/

English

34

Electrical Engineering

Korean/

English

35

Jeju National University

Faculty of Applied Energy System

(Electronic Engineering)

Korean / English

11 Mar. 9:00 ~

5 Apr. 18:00(KST)

https://intl.jejunu.ac.kr/2015/bbs/board.php?bo_table=notice&wr_id=788

36

Computer Engineering

Korean / English

37

Jeonbuk National University

Software Engineering

Korean / English

5 Mar. 9:00 ~

5 Apr. 18:00(KST)

https://www.jbnu.ac.kr/kor/?menuID=139&sfv=subject&subject=gks&mode=view&no=55716

38

Healthcare Engineering

Korean 100%

39

Electronic Engineering

Korean / English

40

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

(KAIST)

Cho Chun Shik Graduate School of Mobility

English 100%

7 Mar. 9:00 ~

28 Mar. 18:00(KST)

https://admission.kaist.ac.kr/intl-graduate

41

Department of Aerospace Engineering

English 100%

42

Division of Future Vehicle

English 100%

43

School of Computing

English 100%

44

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

English 100%

45

Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

English 100%

46

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

English 100%

47

Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering

English 100%

48

Graduate School of Culture Technology

English 100%

49

Korea University of Technology and Education

School of Mechanical Engineering

Korean/

English

14 Mar. 9:00 ~

16 Apr. 18:00(KST)

https://www.koreatech.ac.kr/menu.es?mid=a20301030000

50

School of Computer Science and Engineering

Korean/

English

51

School of Energy, Materials & Chemical Engineering

Korean/

English

52

Pukyong National University

Dept. of Intelligent Robot Engineering

Korean 100%

12 Mar. 9:00 ~

1 Apr. 18:00(KST)

https://www.pknu.ac.kr/main/163?action=view&no=714662&cd=10001

53

Dept. of Industry 4.0 Convergence Bionics Engineering

Korean / English

54

Pusan National University

School of Mechanical Engineering

Korean / English

7 Mar. 9:00 ~

2 Apr. 18:00(KST)

https://international.pusan.ac.kr

55

Dept. of Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Korean / English

56

Dept. of Cogno-Mechatronics Engineering

Korean / English

57

University of Ulsan

Mechanical Engineering

Korean / English

15 Mar. 9:00 ~

1 Apr. 18:00(KST)

https://global.ulsan.ac.kr/en/Main.do

58

Industrial Management Engineering

Korean / English

59

Electricity Electronics & Computer Engineering

Korean / English

60

Chemical Engineering

English

61

Yonsei University

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Korean 100%

11 Mar. 9:00~

22 Mar. 18:00(KST)

https://graduate.yonsei.ac.kr/graduate_en/admission/kgsp_schedule.do

62

Natural Science

Chungnam National University

Physics

Korean / English

4 Mar. 9:00~

29 Mar. 18:00(KST)

https://plus.cnu.ac.kr/html/en/

63

Food Science & Technology

Korean / English

64

Jeonbuk National University

Chemistry

Korean / English

5 Mar. 9:00~

5 Apr. 18:00(KST)

https://www.jbnu.ac.kr/kor/?menuID=139&sfv=subject&subject=gks&mode=view&no=55716

65

Kyungpook National University

Mathematics

Korean/

English

16 Feb. 9:00~

1 Apr. 18:00(KST)

en.knu.ac.kr

66

Wood & paper Science

Korean 100%

67

Gyeongsang National University

Applied Life Science

Korean/English

19 Feb. 9:00 ~

1 Apr. 18:00(KST)

https://www.gnu.ac.kr/international/na/ntt/selectNttInfo.do?mi=8211&bbsId=2737&nttSn=2220984

68

Chemistry

Korean 100%

69

Sunchon National University

Animal Science and Technology

Korean 100%

13 Mar. 9:00~

12 Apr. 18:00(KST)

https://global.seoultech.ac.kr/index.jsp

70

Pharmacy

Korean 100%

71

Sungkyunkwan University

Energy Science

Korean/

English

26 Feb. 9:00 ~

1 Apr. 18:00(KST)

admission-global.skku.edu

72

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

(KAIST)

Department of Physics

English 100%

7 Mar. 9:00 ~

28 Mar. 18:00(KST)

https://admission.kaist.ac.kr/intl-graduate

73

Department of Mathematical Sciences

English 100%

74

Department of Chemistry

English 100%

75

Yonsei University

Medical Sciences

Korean 100%

11 Mar. 9:00~

22 Mar. 18:00(KST)

https://graduate.yonsei.ac.kr/graduate_en/admission/kgsp_schedule.do

76

Computational Science and Engineering

Korean 100%

77

Chemistry

Korean 100%

78

University of Ulsan

Physics

English

15 Mar. 9:00 ~

1 Apr. 18:00(KST)

https://global.ulsan.ac.kr/en/Main.do

Total

20

78

CEFTER BSU PARTNERS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TRAINING FOR STAFF

CEFTER BSU PARTNERS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER TRAINING FOR STAFF

The Benue State University Technology Transfer Office (TTO) in collaboration with the Centre for Food Technology and Research (CEFTER) and National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) have organized a two-day workshop on Intellectual Property Protection and Related Issues for academic staff of the institution.

Declaring the training opened, the Vice Chancellor, Benue State University (BSU), Professor Tor Joe Iorapuu represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics, Professor Simeon Terver Ubwa noted that the establishment of TTO at the BSU aligns with the Federal Government for establishing the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) to facilitate global transformation through technology and industry revolution. According to him, the BSUTTO is expected to build an effective working relationship with CEFTER and the Centre for Entrepreneurship to facilitate the promotion and management of the University’s Intellectual Property Portfolio, Patents, Designs, Copyrights, Momoranda of Understanding and Trademarks for research commercialization.

The Vice Chancellor acknowledged that “we are truly proud of CEFTER for placing our university on the global research map through the creativity and innovation it is bringing to bear in the processing of different varieties of food products”. While charging staff to get the right and profitable research knowledge, he noted that the commercialization of CEFTER’s research findings led to the establishment of a food processing factory where gluten-free high quality cassava flour biscuits are produced and revenue is generated.

In her remarks, the Acting Director General/CEO, NATOP, Dr. (Mrs) Idoreyin Imiyoho represented by the Director, Technology Acquisition, Research and Commercialization (TARC), Mrs. Caroline Anie-Osuagwu commended the University Management for taking an important step towards enhancing the culture of research innovation and collaboration for development. She charged staff to quickly key into it so as to protect and gain value for their research outputs.

The Director/Centre Leader, CEFTER-BSU, Prof. Barnabas Ikyo lauded the initiative for training staff on technology transfer and assured that CEFTER will continue to encourage researchers to utilize and commercialize their research results.

The two-day training treated relevant topics including framework for managing intellectual property in tertiary institution, formulating intellectual property policy for research purposes, patent database and search techniques, drafting of patent specification among others.

CEFTER-BSU LAUNCHES GRADUATE TRACER AND PRE-TRANSCRIPT APPLICATION PLATFORMS

CEFTER-BSU LAUNCHES GRADUATE TRACER AND PRE-TRANSCRIPT APPLICATION PLATFORMS

The Centre for Food Technology and Research (CEFTER), Benue State University has launched the first phase of Benue State University Alumni Platform commencing with graduates from CEFTER. The launch of the Graduate Tracer and Pre-Application Platforms will enable those who graduated from CEFTER to easily create their profiles using their valid academic details for seamless preparation of the transcripts.

The Director/Centre Leader, Prof. Barnabas Ikyo stated that the online transcript pre-application will henceforth alleviate the difficulties been experienced by transcript applicants in the university. He assured that the BSU Alumni Platform will soon be upscaled to cover other faculties of the university.

Dr. Benjamin Ejuwa Ogbu

Communications Officer

01/03/2024

View link:  https://alumni.cefterbsu.edu.ng/

Transcript Pre-Application

CALL FOR SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY MS.c AND Ph.D IN FOOD CHEMISTRY AT CEFTER BSU FOR 2024/2025 SESSION

CALL FOR SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY MS.c AND Ph.D IN FOOD CHEMISTRY AT CEFTER BSU FOR 2024/2025 SESSION

This is notify the general public that application for Admission into MS.c and Ph.D Scholarship for two of CEFTER programmes (M.Sc. & PhD Food Chemistry) in the Department of Chemistry is now on. The Scholarship is called the DAAD In-Country/In-Region funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and aims at university staff in the first line, without neglecting the public sector demand of academically trained personnel.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates from Nigeria and other African Countries for funding and admissions in the 2024 cohort of the Scholarship commencing from October 2024 at the Benue State University Centre for Food Technology and Research (CEFTER). Online application for admission has commenced.The deadline for Scholarship application for funding  is 23rd November, 2023. The application can be assessed on both CEFTER BSU portal or directly on DAAD portal.

Method of Application

  • Applicants are to check the CEFTER BSU website and identify their possible supervisors

  • Candidate should interact with their prospective supervisor to produce a research proposal  to be  uploaded during the application process.

  • Applicants should, apply for admission at Benue State University.

  • Applicants are to visit the CEFTER website https://www.cefterbsu.edu.ng/requirement.php (Method of Application). Scroll towards the end of the page, “click here to start application process” and complete some pre-registration information (Please note the application number generated in the pre-form and your password).

  • Candidates are required to complete their biodata and academic information and upload all relevant documents in the application form. (NB: If admitted, all documents shall be physically      vetted at the University before enrolment on the programme).

Applicants must apply for the scholarship separately via the DAAD portal. Applicants are asked to log into the DAAD portal, register themselves and submit a DAAD application. DAAD’s Deadline: November 23, 2023.

Note:

Applicants should visit DAAD portal for necessary and processing of their applications. Applications submitted through other channels or to other authorities will not be considered. The DAAD portal closes at 24.00 hrs. Central European Time (CET or CEST) on the last application day.

Click the Link to apply on DAAD Portal:  https://www2.daad.de/deutschland/stipendium/datenbank/en/21148-scholarship-database/?daad=&detail=10000486&intention=&origin=&page=1&q=surplace&status=&subjectGrps=

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

1.   M.Sc. Food Chemistry:

Admission into the M.Sc. programme of the Department is based on a minimum qualification of second class (honours) upper division with a CGPA of not less than 3.5 on a 5 – point scale. Holders of the Benue State University degree or a degree from any other university recognized by the Senate of the Benue State University in chemistry/related disciplines shall be eligible for admission.

In addition to the requirements above, a candidate seeking admission into the Programme MUST have O’ level credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and two other science subjects. Candidates can only be admitted for Master’s degree, if their transcripts for certificates are received at Postgraduate school at the time of consideration of application for admission.

2.  Ph.D. Food Chemistry:

Admission shall be opened to candidates who have a minimum of an M.Sc. Degree in Food Chemistry and in any relevant area with a minimum CGPA of 3.50 on a 5-point scale from Benue State University or its equivalent from any other institution recognized by the Senate of Benue State University. Candidates who have deficiencies at their Master’s level or who wish to pursue PhD in areas other than those they did their Master’s would be made to make up such deficiencies along with the doctoral courses. Candidates can only be admitted for doctorate degree, if their transcripts for certificates are received at Postgraduate school at the time of consideration of application for admission.

For inquiries related to the general admission for the programmes at Benue State University, contact Dr. Sylvester Adejo (Deputy Director, Research & Collaboration, CEFTER), E-Mail: sadejo@bsum.edu.ng

Announcer

CEFTER Management

BSU APPOINTS COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER FOR CEFTER

NEWS RELEASE

BSU APPOINTS COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER FOR CEFTER

The Vice Chancellor, Benue State University, Professor Tor Joe Iorapuu has approved the appointment of Dr. Benjamin Ejuwa Ogbu as Communications Officer of the Centre for Food Technology and Research (CEFTER), Benue State University, Makurdi for a period of two (2) years with effect from 13th September, 2023.

The new CEFTER Communications Officer, Dr. Ogbu who is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Benue State University, Makurdi will lead Corporate Communications team, drive the CEFTER penetration, strategic communications initiatives and stakeholder management. He is a member of reputable bodies including, Association of Communication Scholars and Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN), African Council for Communication Education (ACCE), International Communication Association, African Chapter (ICA, Africa), Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) among others.

The CEFTER Leader, Dr. Barnabas Achakpa Ikyo expresses delight on his inclusion in the team and enjoins Dr. Ogbu to use his wealth of experience in public communication to enhance the growth and development of the Centre. The Centre Leader also enjoins CEFTER Management and staff to support the new Communications Officer to enable him make valuable contributions to the project.

Signed:

Management

GRANT AWARD TO STARTUP INNOVATORS

The Centre for Food Technology and Research (CEFTER) has selected a number of eleven (11) startup innovators to benefit from their startup grant scheme. The selection was done through two competitive processes. The innovators will receive both technical and financial support within the next three months to upscale their products. They were awarded the sum of Six Hundred thousand Naira each (#600,000) by the Vice Chancellor on Thursday 18th May 2023 at the Benue State University Senate Chambers.

The first ten (10) beneficiaries were selected through the “Agro Hack Challenge”. This program was done in partnership with the UNDP (Through the Benue Agribusiness Innovation Hub – BAI Hub) and the First City Monument Bank (FCMB). The Challenge pulled over one thousand applications from all over Nigeria with solutions that were centered on controlling food loss, food processing, fabrication of equipment and promoting globally recognized agricultural processes.

The additional one (1) Startup innovator was a result of a strict competition judged by a startup committee that was made up of experts in Entrepreneurship and innovation.

The selected startups are currently undergoing a three (3) months incubation (booth camp) during which they will interact with experts in different fields for technical support and undergo some training on market research, product development, testing and validation, business model canvas, business competency, financial modelling, legalities, team and leadership development, and innovator business branding.

Joint Research Partnership Scheme launched by the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich UK and the Centre for Food Technology and Research (CEFTER), Benue State University Nigeria.

Joint Research Partnership Scheme launched by the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich UK and the Centre for Food Technology and Research (CEFTER), Benue State University Nigeria.

Barnabas Ikyo – Director, CEFTER and Sheryl Hendriks- Director, NRI

Following successful teaching collaboration over the last five years, the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich and the Centre for Food Technology and Research (CEFTER) Benue State University have agreed to expand their collaboration in research. The new research partnership scheme will operate through an internal competition with funds contributed by both partners. The funds will be used to support innovative research directions, generate data and produce outputs that lead to expanded future collaborative research opportunities.

NRI and CEFTER will each contribute £50,000 for the academic year 2023/2024 to grow research excellence and future research revenues through their partnership. The aim is to fund a minimum of five projects. NRI’s funding for this joint research scheme is drawn from its Food and Nutrition Security Initiative (FaNSI) Programme, while funds from CEFTER are drawn from the World Bank funded Africa Centre of Excellence project. The funding from each partner will be used to cover their own associated staff time and research costs, e.g. travel.

For NRI, this initiative aligns with Greenwich University’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Sub- strategy whose priorities include: conducting world leading, rigorous, impactful/creative research through sector leading knowledge exchange addressing local, national and international challenges and teaching and learning informed by research, practice and knowledge exchange.

For CEFTER-BSU, funding aligns with the core objectives of the Africa Centers of Excellence for Development Impact project, which include: carrying out world leading, rigorous, impactful/creative research, sector based knowledge exchange addressing local, regional and international challenges, production of quality research that will lead to control of postharvest losses, and production of high quality joint publications from student based academic research in partnerships with regional and international academics.

The research scheme will support applications that show potential for success in the following research areas: termite control, innovations in low cost postharvest technologies for smallholder farmers and food processors, nutritional profiling of indigenous foods recommended for diabetic patients, packaging and transportation of tropical fruits and national food supply forecasting, including import and export deficits for rice and cassava and quantification of citrus and cassava produce in Benue State, Nigeria.

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT!!

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT!!

  1. CEFTER Innovation Competition organizers have announced the first two winners of the competition as follows:
    1. Mhambe Sesugh Solomon and
    2. Sefa Veronica Aondowase
  2. Consequent upon this announcement, the said winners are requested to immediately proceed to CEFTER Office Complex New GRA Makurdi with valid means of identification for an interface with the organizers.
  3. Kindly treat as urgent

For further enquires, call:

+2348096475251

+2348039779727

+2348054557652

 

CEFTER TRAINS NON ACADEMIC STAFF OF BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY, MAKURDI

CEFTER TRAINS NON ACADEMIC STAFF OF BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY, MAKURDI

By Jacob Shagbaor Suemo

Benue State University Centre for Food Technology and Research In collaboration with the Benue state University Consultancy Services Unit recently organized a week long training workshop for all nonacademic staff of Benue State University Makurdi.

Declaring the workshop opened, Centre Leader and Director CEFTER Dr. Barnabas Ikyo said the training workshop was a capacity busting workshop for nonacademic staff of the University. Dr Ikyo emphasised that the activity is part of the Centre’s contributions towards enhancing  administrative competencies and inculcating globally acceptable work ethics in nonacademic staff members of the university.

The Centre leader therefore called on participants to take the training seriously because it holds a lot of promise on their job performance metrics going forward.

The Centre Leader assured that the persons assembled to drive the training were well acclaimed experts in their respective fields who would do justice to the theme of the workshop satisfactorily.

Earlier in his comment at the opening ceremony, the Director Consultancy Services, Benue State University Makardi, Dr. Ben Ayaka explained that the nonacademic staff of the University have been categorized already into specific groups according to the kind of services they render to the university and as such they would be trained in batches.

The Director Consult said participants would be taking turns at the training based on the categories articulated and communicated to them accordingly.

 Consequently, Staff of CEFTER were the last to be trained with amazing testimonies of how the workshop has strengthened their individual capacities to deliver on their statutory obligations at their respective duty posts.

Some of the participants who spoke to CEFTER News Desk,  Mr shiishi Solomon, Mr. Jacob Anza, Mr. Bill, Dr. Ayabam, Mr. Labeh, Mr. Aku and Miss Kumawuese in their respective responses  all appreciated the organizers of the training workshop for the opportunity given them to participate in the training adding that the exercise exposed them to so many aspects of their professional careers particularly as it concerns, work ethics, administrative integrity, acceptable official  culture and essential work etiquettes.

CEFTER Communication desk office gathered that only highly skilled professionals( resource persons) were assembled within and outside the state to handle specific subjects at the training and they all did well in their individual delivery capacities.

Highlights of the occasion were the heated interactive sessions at the workshop, group pictures, lunch and certificates.

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