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Staff of the Institute undergo census, evaluation
Staff of the Institute had between June 9 and June 11, undergone evaluation and census exercise aimed at fishing out ghost workers.
TB reports that during the exercise each staff was given forms containing myriad questions to answer.
The questions ranged from those aimed at capturing each individual’s names, department, duties and possible suggestions on ways of improvement on the job.
It would be recalled that the same exercise had taken place in the Zonal and State offices across the country.
TB reports that the exercise at the Institute’s Headquarters was covered by five evaluators.

Those evaluators included Alhaji Mahmud Usman, who handled FOSS; Mr. Obioha Ogbuka who was in charge of Academic Services Department and Mr. S.B. Omotunwase who evaluated the Registry Department.

Mrs. Zainab G. Aliyu, oversaw the execution of the exercise at the Finance and Administration Department.
The execution of the exercise at the Directorate Department and STUP was supervised by Malam Bako Umar.
A Memo to that effect, dated June 9, issued and signed by Mrs. Safiya Balarabe, the Acting Registrar, informed  all staff that  anybody  who failed to be evaluated risked being declared a ``ghost worker. ‘’

Call for Papers on the 24th ICDE World Conference
The 24th World Conference of International Council on Distance Education (ICDE) comes up from October 2-5, 2011, in Bali, Indonesia.
The confab would focus on issues from organising distance education to the role of Open Distance Learning (ODL) in building the knowledge-based society.
TB quotes ICDE website as saying that the Conference would provide a forum for sharing ideas on redefining the role and strategies of ODL in promoting cross-nation human capacity building.

Beyond the main theme, which is titled ``Expanding Horizons-New Approaches to open and Distance Learning (ODL),” the sub-themes