JAMB approves cut-off marks for Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has approved cut-off marks for 2019/2020 admission into tertiary institutions in the country. The decision was taken during the 19th policy meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions in Nigeria on Tuesday in Gbongan, Osun State. During the meeting, 160 was approved as minimum score for admission seekers into public universities while 140 was approved for private universities. The policy meeting, which was presided by JAMB registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, also approved 120 cut-off marks for public polytechnics and 110 for private polytechnics for admission…

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Nuhu Bamali polytechnic Zaria expels 60 for exams malpractice

The authorities of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Kaduna State on Thursday said it had expelled 60 students for examination malpractice in 2017/2018 academic session. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the students were expelled in first and second semester of 2017/2018 session. Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr Mohammed Kabir-Abdullahi made the disclosure at the matriculation ceremony of 5,813 students for 2018/2019 academic session. He explained that only 5,813 students registered out of 15,114 students that gained admission as at the closure of the registration on April 24. Kabir-Abdullahi…

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One person registered 64 times to ghost-write UMTE for 64 candidates – JAMB

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said a candidate that registered 64 times at different locations was among 100 persons arrested nationwide for examination malpractices at just concluded 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The Board alleged that the candidate registered 64 times in a bid to “ghost write” examination for 64 candidates since the exercise lasted for seven days, with an average of three shifts per day, per center. The examination body said the arrest of the culprit was made possible by the comprehensive and mandatory identity checks conducted…

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Convocation: 103 Students Bag First Class at National Open University

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) on Saturday graduated 20, 799 students for the 2019 with 103 of them getting First Class honours in various academic disciplines. NOUN’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdalla Adamu, disclosed this during the institution’s convocation ceremony, which held in Abuja. According to him, the university has the highest single graduation of students in a single year in Nigeria, urging them to be good ambassadors in the society. “The massive increase in the number of graduands this year is a clear indication of increasing confidence reposed by Nigerians.…

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We’ll Soon Start Jailing Parents Who Refuse to Enroll Children in School – FG

The Federal Government has warned parents and guardians that henceforth anyone who denies his or child access to basic education will be sent to jail for breaching the right of the child to education. This is coming on the heels of the revelation that over N350 billion has been spent by the Federal Government in the implementation of Universal Basic Education (UBE) in the last four years. Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who made this known on Monday at a news conference, said it was a criminal act for…

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NOUN Matriculates 17,000 Students for 2019 Academic Session

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), on Saturday matriculated no fewer than 17,000 new students for the 2019 Academic Session. The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Abdalla Adamu, disclosed this during the matriculation ceremony at the institution’s headquarters in Abuja. Adamu, who was represented by the Center Director, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Special Study Center, Prof. Ibikunle Tijani, urged the students to conduct themselves properly throughout their studies. He said the exercise was part of the 18th matriculation ceremony which took place at the 78 study…

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Why 27m Nigerian Children Are Not Doing Well In School – Reports

Reports show that Nigeria is home to over 11 million malnourished children and 17 million others who are stunted. The 2018 National Nutrition and Health Survey (NNHS) shows that acute malnutrition levels have remained at 19.9 per cent, 3.5 percent higher than the global estimate of 15 percent. According to the Report, hunger is biting Nigerians hard and children are the worse for it. “Today, malnutrition contributes to the death of 500,000 children under the age of five annually”, it stated. Findings have revealed that the silent but obvious crisis is…

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Exams Shift: JAMB Proposes Change in Exams Date

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board ( JAMB ) has changed the  affixed dates for the conduct of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations. The management of the board have convened to decide a new date for the examinations. More details shortly……

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Elections: Schools to Observe Compulsory Mid – Term Break- FG

In view of the approaching elections ,the Federal Ministry of Education has made arrangements for mid-term break for all the citadel of learnings nationwide. At the meeting with the Ministry of Education today, it was agreed that schools will have 2 “half term breaks” to cover both the presidential and gubernatorial elections: First break from February 13th – February 18th. Classes resume on Tuesday, February 19th. Boarders return on the evening of February 18th. Second “half-term break” from February 28th – March 4th. Classes resume on Tuesday, March 5th. Boarders…

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Buhari Reappoints Dogara’s Cousin, Suleiman Bogoro As TETFUND Boss

The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, as the Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), recalls that Bogoro was Executive Secretary between April 2014 and February 2016, but Prof. Bichi Baffa was appointed to replace him. Mr Ben Goong, Deputy Director, Information, Ministry of Education, in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja, said the appointment of Bogoro is with immediate effect. He said the reinstatement was also with the same terms and conditions as it were…

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FG, ASUU Resume Negotiations Today

The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, says ASUU will suspend its 10-week-old strike if the Federal Government agrees to release   N50bn to  revitalise public universities  and N20bn  to pay lecturers  their  allowances in their meeting on Monday. The union resumes its negotiation with the Federal Government, and Ogunyemi insists they body will not shift  its ground unless the government makes a commitment to release the money. However, he said ASUU had lost confidence in the government since it failed to honour  previous agreements. Ogunyemi, who spoke with reporters in…

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FG Settles With ASUU, Releases N15.4bn To Cover Funding In Public Universities

[Ishaku Yohanna] The Nigerian government has reached an agreement with striking university lecturers, raising the possibility of ending the teachers’ prolonged industrial action. The national president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Biodun Ogunyemi, said the National Executive Committee of the union will review its decisions based on the new commitment by the federal government. He said the strike could only be called off or not after the NEC meeting. He did not say when the meeting will hold. The lecturers have been on strike since November 4 to…

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