Category: Education

2018 UTME: JAMB speaks on admission cut-off marks

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has spoken on the purported cut-off marks being circulated in some section of the media. The board’s Head of Media and Information Department, Dr Fabian Benjamin debunked the report saying no cut-off mark whether for programmes or institutions had been released by JAMB. Benjamin announced that cut off…

NYSC: 6 corps members to repeat service year in Bauchi

About six members of the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, would have their service years extended for flouting the service scheme laws. Bauchi state Coordinator of the scheme, Agolayan James disclosed this in Bauchi during the passing out parade of 2017 batch A corps members The state Coordinator added that the management’s decision to honour…

NYSC: Corps members to be posted to farms – Coordinator

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, says it will include farming and crop production as part of the one year primary assignment for corps members from the next service year. The NYSC FCT Coordinator, Bello Ballama said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Abuja on Thursday. He said that…

WAEC: Senate to investigate mass failure

The Senate has directed its Committee on Education (Basic and Secondary), to interact with the Minister of Education to identify the causes of mass failure in the Senior Secondary Examination conducted by the West African Examination Council (WAEC). The resolution followed the adoption of a motion sponsored by Senator Umaru Kurfi (Katsina Central). Kurfi described…

JAMB: 330 blind candidates sit for 2018 UTME

About 330 visually-impaired candidates, yesterday, sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, in Lagos, Kano, Abuja, Enugu and Benin centres. The National Coordinator, JAMB Equal Opportunity Group, Prof. Peter Okebukola, who disclosed this at the University of Lagos, UNILAG, on Monday, said the group was responsible for administering the 2018 UTME to prisoners and…

JAMB speaks on delay in final batch of 2018 UTME results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is expected to release the second batch of the results for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) today, Tuesday, March 20. The board’s Head of Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, confirmed to Nigerian Tribune that the Board held a crucial meeting on Monday over the results and that…

NYSC releases registration instructions for 2018 Batch A

The management of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has released instructions for 2018 Batch A prospective corps members. The Scheme disclosed this in a statement on its official social media pages. The statement read “This is to inform all 2018 Batch “A” PCMs that Online Registration begins on 26th March, 2018 and ends on…

NYSC speaks on Corps member crushed to death by train

The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) in Lagos State has confirmed the death of a corps member, Nneka Odili, who was crushed to death by a train along the Ikeja axis rail line. We recalls that efforts to drag the corps member back when an oncoming train was approaching proved abortive as she was busy pressing…

Workers accuse UNIOSUN’s V.C of financial impropriety, administrative deficiency

A cross section of workers from Osun State University, under the auspices of Joint Action Committee(JAC) which comprises all non-teaching staff have accused the Vice-chancellor of the university, Prof. Labode Popoola of financial mismanagement and lack of administrative acumen. In a press release signed by the Chairman of SSANU/JAC, Comrade Lekan Adiat, that of NASU,…

Less than 2,000 candidates registered for UTME in Borno

The Chief Examiner Officer of Joint Admissions Matriculations Board (JAMB) in Borno, Babagana Gutti, has said only 1,700 candidates registered for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in Borno state. Gutti told journalists in Maiduguri on Friday that the candidates would participate in the conduct of Computer Based Test (CBT) in eight designated centres in…

Auchi Poly rusticates 62 students, expels 18 others over certificate forgery, social vices

The Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo, on Friday said it expelled 18 students and rusticated 62 others for various misconducts in the 2016/2017 academic session. The Rector of the institution, Dr. Sanusi Jimah, made this known at the 36th matriculation of the 2017/2018 students in Auchi. Jimah said the institution had zero tolerance for social vices…

JAMB reveals what candidates must do to know their centres

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has stated that candidates for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, should not be complaining of not knowing their examination centres when they have not gone to print their slip. The JAMB spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, told DAILY POST on Thursday that, “the slip contains their centres, the…

NANS threatens mass action over EKSU strike, warns Fayose

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, South West Zone D, has called on Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State to attend to the demands of the striking workers of Ekiti State University, EKSU, Ado Ekiti to enable them return to work. In a statement, in Ado Ekiti yesterday, the students threatened a complete shut…

Teacher rewarded with standing fan

A teacher who walks 42km to school has been rewarded with a standing fan, in appreciation of his dedicated service. Awudu Kombian, who teaches at Warvi D/A Primary School, Ghana, received the gift at the parade to mark Ghana’s 61st Independence, which held on Tuesday. Apart from travelling such a long distance, Kombian was the…

CBT centre operators beg for time as UTME 2018 begins Friday

The operators of Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres, have appealed to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), to give them a reasonable timeline to factor in its technical capacity in readiness for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), which begins this Friday. Speaking under the aegis of The CBT Centre Proprietors Association of Nigeria, they…

JAMB Lists 16 Prohibited Items For Candidates As UTME Kicks Off On Friday

The Joint Admission Matriculation Board has again fired warning to about 1.6 million candidates who are expected to write the examination in 602 centres across the country from Friday. A document obtained by PREMIUM Times and signed by the JAMB registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, warned its candidates of ahead of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)…

Jamb strange snake: Clark, Philomina Chieshe confesses, reveals who collected N36m

The JAMB official, Philomina Chieshe, who weeks back claimed that the board’s N36 million was swallowed by a strange snake has retracted her statement. Chieshe, who works as a clerk at the JAMB office in Markurdi, Benue state, had initially told JAMB auditors that a, “mysterious snake” swallowed the money gotten from the sale of JAMB scratch…

JAMB: How to check for your UTME 2018 centres

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has begun publishing centres for candidates of this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). “I have received my centre. I will be writing at Social Sciences Department in UNILAG this Friday by 3pm,” a student told us on Tuesday morning. Barring any last minute changes, this year’s examinations…

Aliko Dangote Open Business School In Kano

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote yesterday commissioned the N1.2 billion Business school he built inside the Bayero University campus, Kano state yesterday March 3rd. The Business school which will serve as an incubation centre for entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial development in the country, comprises of lecture theatres, libraries, offices and cafeterias among others and was unveiled…

2018 UTME Exams to begin on Friday, March 9th

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has directed candidates for the 2018 UTME to start printing their UTME Exams notification slip from tomorrow.   When will 2018 JAMB UTME Exams Start? The board’s Head of Media and Information Department, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said arrangements had been concluded for the successful conduct of the exam…

Why boarding school system should be suspended in North – NBA President, Mahmoud

The National President, Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Mr. Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN) has called for the immediate suspension of boarding schools in the northern parts of the country until a time safety of the students, especially girls can be guaranteed. Mahmoud made the call yesterday in Ilorin, Kwara state capital while delivering his speech at the…