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UTME 2020: NAPTAN, Candidates Applaud JAMB For NIN Usage Suspended

UTME 2020: NAPTAN, Candidates Applaud JAMB For NIN Usage Suspended

Education
The National Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN) has applauded the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for suspending the use of the National Identification Number (NIN) for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). It is reported that the board which had announced that it would commence the sales of its registration forms on Monday, Jan. 13 to Feb. 17, said there was no going back on the use of NIN by prospective candidates. The Registrar of the board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, had at a news conference on Saturday in Abuja, sited the difficulty in obtaining the NIN as the major reason for the suspension. ALSO READ: 2020 UTME: JAMB Suspends The Use Of National Identity Number Oloyede stated that candidates can now register without a NIN for th...
2020 UTME: JAMB Suspends The Use Of National Identity Number

2020 UTME: JAMB Suspends The Use Of National Identity Number

Education
JAMB suspends NIN requirement On Saturday, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) suspended the use of the National Identification Number for registration for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME. This is coming after the board had been heavily criticized over its new NIN policy.  The registrar of JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede, made this known while speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Saturday. ALSO READ: JAMB Releases Date For 2020 UTME According to him, the decision was made to provide more time for candidates to get their national identification numbers. Oloyede also stated that the suspension was to address the technical challenges experienced at some centres, adding that the exam body will consider the use of NIMC for 2021 exams. ALSO READ: UTME 2020: JAM
Students’ Union Not A Vehicle For Intimidation – Ibadan Poly Rector Warns SUG

Students’ Union Not A Vehicle For Intimidation – Ibadan Poly Rector Warns SUG

Education
On Friday, Ibadan Polytechnic Rector, Professor Kazeem Adebiyi, declared that students’ union is not a vehicle to intimidate fellow students and members of the public. Kazeem Adebiyi made this declaration while speaking during the swearing in ceremony of the Students’ Union executives and Students’ Representative Council held at the North Campus Assembly Hall of the institution. The Rector in his remarks, charged the newly elected Students’ Union Executives in the institution to eschew political vendetta, internal wrangling and destructive youthful exuberance, which can tarnish the image of the institution. ALSO READ: Buhari Called On Governors To Take Necessary Actions Improve Access To Quality Education In Their States He said, “It is imperative to note that Students’ Union is no
JAMB Releases Date For 2020 UTME

JAMB Releases Date For 2020 UTME

Education
JAMB releases date for 2020 UTME   The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, JAMB have said it would be holding the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination between March 14 and April 4. It noted that an optional mock examination for candidates takes place on February 18, 2020. ALSO READ: UTME 2020: JAMB Issues Strong Warning Over Use Of NIN For Registration The JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, stated this at a stakeholders’ meeting on Monday in Abuja, where he met with Commissioners for Education from the 36 states. The Registrar said the registration for the UTME would start on January 13 and end on February 17.
UTME 2020: JAMB Stops States Usual N100m Allocation

UTME 2020: JAMB Stops States Usual N100m Allocation

Education
On Wednesday, after the two-days meeting, the Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, said the board would no longer give the usual N100 million to its state offices. Prof. Ishaq Oloyede made the disclosure at the opening of a two-day meeting with Computer Based Test (CBT) centres, Technical Advisors, Service Providers such as MTN, Airtel, Galaxy Backbone and other stakeholders. According to the information gathered, reports states that the meeting was held at Kongo Conference Hotel, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. ALSO READ: UTME 2020: JAMB Issues Strong Warning Over Use Of NIN For Registration Ishaq Oloyede said: “You may recollect that since 2016, we do give at least N100m to state offices for one thing or the other. We want to tell yo
UTME 2020: JAMB Issues Strong Warning Over Use Of NIN For Registration

UTME 2020: JAMB Issues Strong Warning Over Use Of NIN For Registration

Education
Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has advised candidates to get NIM Number and not to pay money to any of its staff for any services. Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has affirm that no matter the amount of attacks on the decision of using the National Identity Management Number (NIM) for the conduct of its exams (UTME 2020), that it will not change anything. This is coming after the report that JAMB has taken decision to use NIM during the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Ishaq Oloyede, the board’s registrar, said this on Wednesday, during a meeting with CBT centres, technical advisors, and service providers at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna state. ALSO READ: Reps Divided Over Stopping Of Post UTME/JAMB Screening E
Buhari Called On Governors To Take Necessary Actions Improve Access To Quality Education In Their States

Buhari Called On Governors To Take Necessary Actions Improve Access To Quality Education In Their States

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Still on the Vision 20:2030: Ministry of Education Assures Quality Education, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday called on governors to take necessary actions to improve access to quality education in their states. President Muhammadu Buhari, represented by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, made the call in Abuja at the National Launch and presentation of the 2018 National Personnel Audit (NPA), Report. The report reaching us is that the document was put together by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), with efforts from other stakeholders. He said that the call to the states became necessary so as to close the gaps identified in the report and also to find lasting solutions to the problems of education in the country. According to him, the NPA is key to ...
FUTA Student Designs Drone, As 153 Bags First Class During 31st Convocation

FUTA Student Designs Drone, As 153 Bags First Class During 31st Convocation

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Oluwaseyi Falola, a student of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in Federal University of Technology, Akure, (FUTA)  has designed a unique Heliosat (Drone) in flight. The FUTA- Heliosat according to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Development, Prof. Philip Oguntade “is not the normal Drone device. It is much more it is actually a mini satellite with the additional advantage of landing on water while its sensors pick information and send directly to a ground station. Oguntade said this at a media briefing to herald the university’s 31st convocation ceremonies on December 20 and 21, this year. ALSO READ: I.U.O. 17th convocation: Jonathan Warns Politicians To Stop Killing Innocent People For Power 153 students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, (FUTA) bagged First Cl
IPPIS: ASUU In South East Insists Enrollment Will Erode University Autonomy

IPPIS: ASUU In South East Insists Enrollment Will Erode University Autonomy

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in the South East has insisted that enrollment of its members into the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) will erode autonomy of universities. The ASUU leaders, who spoke to the newsmen, in separate interviews, said they were in total support of the position of the national leadership of the union. Dr Egwu Ogugua, ASUU chairman of Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike, Ikwo (AE-FUNAI), Ebonyi pointed out that members of the union were committed to the collective struggle. “We have recorded 100 per cent compliance to ASUU National Executive Council (NEC) and the ASUU AE-FUNAI Congress resolution to reject the forceful migration to IPPIS. “We are committed to the struggle and no member of the branch has shown up
FG Assures Qualified Teachers Of Good Welfare And Incentives

FG Assures Qualified Teachers Of Good Welfare And Incentives

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has assured qualified teachers of improved working conditions for optimum productivity. Mr Sonny Echono, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, disclosed this in an interview with journalists, after monitoring the Computer-Based Test (CBT) Teachers Professional Qualification Examination (PQE), in Abuja on Saturday. The reports reaching us is that the PQE was introduced in 2017 for teachers. Only those who passed the written examination are certified qualified to teach in the country. Echono said that the Federal Government was looking at ensuring a strong foundation for education, stressing that ensuring quality teachers was the starting point. “We must have committed and qualified teachers; we also want to ensure that the teachi
WAEC Releases Nov/Dec 2019 Results

WAEC Releases Nov/Dec 2019 Results

Education
On Friday, the West African Examination Council (WAEC), released results of candidates that sat for the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination in Nigeria. The results of 9,457 candidates was withheld the Examination body. We earlier reported that WAEC Workers issues strike warning Oct. 14 The Head of National Office in Nigeria, WAEC, Olu Adenipekun, announced the release of the results on Friday at a media conference in Lagos. According to him, a total of 94, 884 candidates sat the examination, out of which, 33, 304 (representing 35.10%) obtained credits and above in at least five mandatory subjects, including English Language and Mathematics. 35. 64% of the total candidates who sat for the same exam last year had a similar result, indicating a slight fall. Mo
JAMB Plans To Create New Platform For Candidates Who Are Denied Admission

JAMB Plans To Create New Platform For Candidates Who Are Denied Admission

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will create a platform that will enable candidates who scored 250 and above know why they are denied placements in their respective schools of choice. On Wednesday in Lagos, Dr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, made this open in an interview. We brought a report Reps is Divided Over Stopping Of Post UTME/JAMB Screening Examinations on the 6th of Nov. 2019. According to him, the development is to further engender transparency and equity as well ensure that candidates do not fall prey to fraudsters who may claim to be in a position to influence their placements if they (candidates), can meet their terms. “The board is urging all candidates to have faith in the system as they need not beg, pay or patron
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