Archive for October, 2010

08133004000

October 27, 2010

An unusual topic! you can be excused if you say that. Mistake: might also sound permissible but “Alert” will most likely score the highest grade. Put a call through to this number and you will get the usual auto response created by hard ware and signal traffic from mobile equipments when the base stations are either congested or could not communicate. It could have been shorter but survival and innovation in the midst of all odds has always been the mark of successful entrepreneurs in Nigeria, especially if you tilt towards the social side. It could have been any network, choice was based on product availability at time of purchase not necessarily reach, colour or loyalty.

08133004000 is not just a phone number, it is a mouth piece for Nigerian education community,  talking into encompassing sound equipment called www.campusdailyonline.com . To the average internet citizens of the world, it is an eye into the minds of our tertiary institutions and in future they will hope it never stops working. While using it is a simple process, reading it is simpler. The interface slides down continuously, 160 characters of gossip, fresh news rolling in from all the campuses around Nigeria. All the user needs to do is simple “go about their normal businesses” like security agents will always advice, and as soon as you see anything that catches your attention on campus, you feel you want to celebrate or rant to the fullest but you don’t want to form a scene, you can make your rant more efficient by simply converting all your excitement into 160 characters and send to 08133004000. Then turn on your internet on your mobile and read same story immediately. The school logo is automatically linked if the contributors affix the unique school codes to his/her message.

The entries come in and are published raw as they come, but there also exist 24-7 dedicated monitors who will not allow profanity, libel or messages that may disturb public peace to be rolled into the spin. And for your pocket, it remains almost the same because you get charged same rates as usual sms you send to other numbers. This was carefully thought out considering the fact that the student community will not be able to pay the usual revenue driven rates by platforms such as this. User friendliness and ease of access was paramount in the minds of the team at Campus Daily Online while developing this amazing product. We expect a couple of modifications and improvements in future but this will be communicated through direct interactions.

Another interesting feature of Social Gist is that contributors are also prompted by the moderators to start discussions on a particular topic; heating up at the moment is the ongoing industrial actions across institutions of higher learning in Nigeria.

NO SIGN UP!!!!!  JUST SEND IT!!!  08133004000

Another first from Campus Daily Online, Nigeria premiere educational news portal

MTN Nigeria Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship 2010

October 11, 2010

The MTN Nigeria Foundation will provide financial support to eligible Science & Technology students in accredited educational public universities, polytechnics and colleges of education across the six geo-political zones in Nigeria which will cover tuition, book allowance and stipend (pocket allowance).
The scholarship award is worth N200, 000.00 (Two hundred thousand Naira only) per student for the duration of an academic year and is paid at the beginning of each academic session.
The scholarship maybe renewable provided recipients maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.5 or its equivalent (second class upper/upper credit).

ELIGIBILTY
. Candidates must be full time undergraduates in 200 level/2nd year in public universities, colleges of education as well as polytechnics in Nigeria.
. Applicants from universities and colleges of education must have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) score of 3.5 or its equivalent (2:1), while applicants from polytechnics must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (upper credit) and currently undergoing industrial training at the time of applying.

DISCIPLINES TO BE CONSIDERED
1. Accountancy
2. Agricultural Science
3. Architecture
4. Communication Technology
5. Computer and Electronics
6. Computer and Information Science
7. Computer and Mathematics
8. Computer Engineering
9. Computer Science
10. Electrical Engineering
11. Electronics and Computer Technology
12. Electronics Engineering 13. Engineering Physics
14. Industrial Mathematics
15. Industrial Physics
16. Information Technology
17. Mathematics
18. Mechanical Engineering
19. Physics Electronics
20. Physics Engineering
21. Physics/ Computational Modeling
22. Pure/ Applied Physics
23. Statistics and Computer Science

NOTES AND INSTRUCTIONS:
Please read these notes and instructions carefully before completing this form. Be sure that you read every section and that the information you provide is accurate.
1) Only qualified candidates need apply.
2) Incomplete applications will be disregarded and cancelled.
3) Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, October 13th 2010.
4) Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for a written test.
5) Candidates are advised to visit the website regularly for information.
6) Names of successful candidates will be published in National Dailies and on the website.
7) Scholarship will be allocated on a yet to be announced date to successful candidates.
Successful applicants will be informed of the other terms and conditions of the Scholarship.

To apply for the MTN scholarship visit: http://mtnonline.com/index.php/scholarship