Showing posts with label EDUCATION. Show all posts
Showing posts with label EDUCATION. Show all posts

Monday, May 13, 2019

UNILAG Principal Officers To Know Fate This Week

The Government Council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has fixed an emergency meeting this week to discuss about the ongoing contentious report of its committee on the finances of…

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JAMB: 2019 UTME Best Candidate Not Eligible For Admission

15-year-old Ekele Franklin from Imo state who emerged as the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) best candidate scoring 347 marks may not gain admission into any Nigerian University despite…

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15-Year-Old Ekele Franklin Emerges Best Student In 2019 UTME

Fifteen year old, Ekele Franklin from Imo state was announced as the overall best candidate in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) conducted in April, 2019 by the Joint…

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ASUU Blames Government For Interference In Kwara State University

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of the Kwara State University (KWASU) has blamed the state government for interfering in the institution’s affairs, which has led to the forced…

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Updated: JAMB Releases 2019 UTME Results of 1.7m Candidates

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has finally released the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination results of 1,792,719 candidates out of 1,886,508 that sat for the examination. The JAMB Registrar,…

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) Basic Studies Programme Supplementary Admission Form for 2018/2019 Session

The management of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) invites suitably qualified candidates to its basic studies programme admission for the 2018/2019 academic session.

UNIPORT Basic Studies Programme Area of Study and Admission Requirements.

Candidates should possess WASSC/SSCE/NECO/NABTEB Ordinary Level with credit passes in at least 5 relevant subjects. See Table below for further details.
• Chemical
• Electrical
• Electronic
• Mechatronic
• Gas
• Mechanical
• Petroleum
• Civil
• Environmental
English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and any other Science subject e.g. Biology, Technical Drawing, Further Mathematics and Agric. Science
English Language, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
Health Sciences
• Medicine & Surgery
• Anatomy
• Nursing
• Physiology
English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
English Language, Biology, Physics and Chemistry,
• Dentistry
English Language, Mathematics Biology, Physics and Chemistry,
English Language, Biology, Chemistry & any one of Physics or Mathematics
Pharmaceutical Sciences
• Pharmacy
English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry,
English Language, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry
• Animal and Environmental Biology (AEB)
English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
English Language, Biology & any two of Chemistry , Physics or Mathematics
• Biochemistry
* Microbiology
English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
English Language, Biology, Chemistry & any one of Physics or Mathematics
• Geology
English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology,
English Language & any three of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics
• Computer Science
• Maths/Computer/Pure Maths
English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology
English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
• Maths/Statistics
• Statistics
English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any one of Biology, Geography, Economics.
English Language, Mathematics, and any two of Physics, Chemistry, Economics
• Physics
English Language, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology.
English Language, Mathematics, Physics and one of Chemistry or Biology
• Plant Science and Biotechnology (PSB)
English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology
English Language, Biology , Chemistry and one other Science subject
• Pure and Industrial Chemistry (PIC)
English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Biology
English Language, Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry
• Agric. Econs. & Extension,
• Animal Science
• Crop & Soil Science
• Fisheries
• Forestry & Wildlife Mgt.
English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Agric. Science or any one of Physics, Geography or Economics.
English Language, Chemistry, Biology or Agric.
Science & any one from Mathematics, Physics, Geography or Economics
COURSE DURATION: The Programme is for a period of one year (one academic session).

How to Apply for UNIPORT Basic Studies Admission.

Application is online, Logon to and follow the instructions; a fee of Fifteen Thousand Naira (N15, 000.00), excluding Bank charges is required. Payment can be made at designated Banks nationwide. The names on candidates’ O’ Level Certificates must be the same as what is filled online. Any false information given automatically disqualifies the applicant.
Deadline: Sunday 25th November, 2018.

UNIPORT Basic Studies Supplementary Admission Screening Exercise.

The Screening Test will be Computer-Based and shall be conducted on Tuesday 27th November, 2018.
Venue: ICTC, University Park (Abuja Campus), University of Port Harcourt.
Candidates are required to come with the following and be at the Venue by 7.00am
Materials Needed for the Screening Exercise
  • A clear copy of Photo card printed online
  • Biro, HB pencil, eraser
  • Non – Programmable Calculator
NOTE: All candidates who did not submit their scores or failed to turn up for the examination held on 9th October 2018 are encouraged to sit for the suplementary examination scheduled for Tuesday 27th November, 2018.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

BREAKING: ASUU Starts Uncertain Across the country Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has requested its individuals the nation over to initiate an inconclusive modern activity. 

This pursued a gathering of pioneers of the association on Sunday at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, the Ondo State capital.

The National President of ASUU, Professor Abiodun Ogunyemi, told columnists that the association took the choice because of the poor subsidizing of colleges in the nation.

He thusly coordinated all individuals from the association crosswise over different colleges to pull back their administrations, focusing on that the strike would be add up to and inconclusive.

Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Admission Status Checking Portal for UTME & DE Candidates 2018 & Past Years

The management of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has opened the portal for checking of admission status for all years. Checking of admission status on JAMB portal is totally FREE!
As a matter of fact, some schools may not even publish list of admitted candidates on their own portal or notice board. So for candidates that applied for admission in such schools, the only way to know when they have been offered admission is to check their admission status on JAMB Admission Status Checking Portal.

How to Check JAMB Admission Status.

In case you don’t have an account with JAMB (especially candidates from 2016 downward), you will have to create one to be able to check your admission status. 
If you already have a JAMB profile, just jump to the five (5) simple steps outlined below on how to check JAMB admission status:
  • STEP 1: Go to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) E-facility portal at
  • STEP 2: Login to your Jamb profile with your username and password.
  • STEP 3: After successfully logging in, scroll down then locate and click the ‘Check Admission Status‘ tab.
  • STEP 4: Select your Exam year and Enter your registration number in the required columns.
  • STEP 5: Finally, click on ‘Check Admission Status‘ to access your admission status.
Have you been offered admission? If yes, follow the link below to accept or reject your admission offer:
NB: Successfully admitted candidates are advised to ensure that they indicate the acceptance or rejection of admission online and timely to enable the processing of their admission.
It is important to note also that candidates who have been offered admission are to equally print their admission letter after accepting the admission, as they will likely need this during clearance and registration in the school that they have been admitted.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates who used “awaiting result” during their registration are to upload their O’Level result on JAMB portal so that their institution of choice will be able to process their admission. 
Not offered admission yet? Keep checking the JAMB website for your admission status. Note that the Admission List will be published in batches on JAMB portal as they are processed.

WAEC Introduces ‘Walk-In’ Candidates, Allows Registration 24 Hours Before Paper

The examination board that conducts the West African Senior School Certificate Examination in West African countries, has made a new revelation.
In a press statement by Demianus Ojijeogu, and made available to journalists on Sunday, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it will soon conduct the first series of the West African Senior School certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates.
According to PREMIUM TIMES, spokesperson of the examination council, who signed the statement, also said the examination will be conducted between January and February, 2019.
According to the statement, registration started October 8 and will end December 28, 2018.
The registration procedure has been designed to accommodate biometric features that will be used for validation at the examination centre.
“After obtaining the registration pin, candidates should log on to,” it said.
The council also said there is provision for “walk–in” candidates and candidates with special needs.
“Walk –in candidates, who wish to write the examination after the close of entries may be accommodated provided they register less than 24 hours to the scheduled time of the paper they intend to write,” the statement said.
The walk-in candidates’ fee is N25, 000.
The statement said the special needs’ candidates will also register online but “they must state clearly their disabilities: blind, low vision, spastic, speech etc.
The statement said:-
“Candidates must conclude registration within two weeks of first access to the website during registration period”.
WAEC said candidates are expected to pay a registration fee of N13, 950 and a commission of N500 to banks and accredited agents.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

JUST IN!!! JAMB Announces Admission Offer To 200,000 UTME Candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), says about 200,000 candidates have been offered admission by the board, for the 2018/2019 academic session.
Over 1.6 million candidates wrote JAMB-organised 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The Head, Media and Information of the JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos, said that the admission took effect after the board’s policy meeting in June in Gbongan, Osun state.
According to him, the exercise is done through the Central Admission Process (CAP), an automated process to eliminate all human interference.
“We have so far offered not less than 200,000 first choice admissions to candidates.
“To this effect therefore, we are urging candidates to go to our site and check their admission status and those who have been offered such admission should quickly indicate by accepting and printing such offer, as failure to do so will automatically mean the candidate is no longer interested.
“And therefore, the board may see all such offers as rejected and would have no option than to mop them up and give it to other interested candidates.
“Candidates are to accept or reject all offers not later than Oct.16 as that is when all offers of admissions of first choice will close.
“After that, we will commence admission exercise for the second choice of candidates,” Benjamin said.
He added that the admission process has been made easy as it is clear on the board’s official website, all what the candidates need to know about their admission status and process.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

ASUU Urges Osun, Oyo Govts To Bailout LAUTECH

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Sokoto Zone, has urged Osun and Oyo state governments to hasten measures that would bail out Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho from its deplorable condition.

The ASUU Zonal Coordinator, Mr. Jamilu Shehu, who made the call on Friday at a news conference in Katsina, said the call became imperative because the condition was affecting academic activities.

“’LAUTECH is an institution jointly owned by Osun and Oyo state governments.

“Since 2013, the university has been grossly underfunded due to non-release of funds by the two state governments.

“Consequently, the staff of the university are owed 10 months salary arrears and are currently being paid net salary, while their promotion arrears from 2013 to 2017 have yet to be paid.

“The infrastructure in the university is also in a sorry state,’’ he said.

The coordinator said that the university’s Governing Council was left with no option than to rely on the Internally Generated Revenue to finance its expenditure.

Shehu also said that the underfunding by the two states had resulted in the increase in tuition fees from N100,000 to N300,000.

The coordinator recalled that the union and two governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which the governments failed to implement in spite of 10 months strike.

“For proper funding and management, we advised that the institution can be ceded to one of the states.

“The two states should without any delay, commence full implementation of the agreements already signed,’’ he said.

He urged traditional and religious leaders, elder statesmen, media, parents, student organizations and civil societies to intervene so as to salvage the institution.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

SHOCKING: FG Considering Extra Year Of Studies For Graduates Before NYSC

Federal Government is considering a major policy change to its tertiary education that would see graduates go for an extra year of studies.

Anthony Anwukah, the Minister of State for Education, disclosed this on Tuesday at a two-day retreat for governing councils of federal universities in Abuja. .

He said this was being considered because many university graduates were not good enough to be employed by industries. He said the proposal was similar to the extra year currently being undertaken by law and medical students. .

Anwukah added that the university system has let Nigeria down in the country’s quest for industrial development. He said the universities have failed to produce graduates that meet the needs of the industries.

Guys, Is Extra Year the Best Solution?

Good News! NYSC Increases Corps Members Transport Allowance

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced the increase in transport and local allowances of corps members during orientation programmes.

This was disclosed in a statement by Director Press and Publications department of the scheme, Mrs Adenike Adeyemi.

Adeyemi said 2018 Batch ‘A’ corps members lauded the increase when the Director General of the NYSC, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure visited the Ebonyi State Orientation Camp.

“The transport allowance for each corps member has been increased from N1,500 to N1,800, while the local allowance is now N1,400 up from N1,000.

“Kazaure said the increase was in line with the Federal Government’s approved minimum wage for Civil Servants,” Adeyemi added.

Nigerian Police Recruits To Write JAMB Before Enlistment Into The Force

In a bid to ensure credibility and transparency in the choice of those who serves the Nigerian nation as Police officer, the force have introduced a new policy that will ensure police recruits of the ongoing police recruitment that shall be commencing May 7 to write the joint Admission and Matriculation boards examination before enlistment.

This was made known by the force public relations officer, ACP. Jimoh Moshood during a press conference issued on Saturday 5th of May, 2018. The IGP was using the opportunity to warn police commissioners and senior officers deployed for the recruitment purpose.

Read the statement below:

Date: 5th May, 2018




· Screening to commence on 7th May, 2018 in all the Thirty Six (36) State commands and the FCT

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, NPM, mni, represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Training and Development, DIG Emmanuel Inyang psc(+)mni has addressed Commissioners of Police and other Senior Officers nominated to serve as Heads of Police Recruitment Screening Committee in the Thirty Seven Commands of the Federation and warned them to be thorough and above board and ensure that the screening exercise which will commence with effect from Monday 7th May, 2018 is smooth, hitch free and devoid of any form of corrupt practice.

2. He further warned the Officers that will be participating in the screening exercise to remain impartial and ensure transparency. For the first time, successful candidates, after the physical screening, will undergo a written aptitude test to be conducted by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to ensure transparency and get the best out of the candidates.

3. Furthermore, Medical Examination will be conducted for each candidate in the following areas before final selection:-

(a) Visual Assessment which covers far and near visual acuity, binocular vision, colour vision, visual field testing and pathology.

(b) General medical test which covers blood pressure, sugar, body mass index, hepatitis b and c, HIV screening, Tuberculosis, antigen in serum and pregnancy test (for women only).

(c) Psychological evolution of the candidates which covers psychological interview, personality and integrity as well as drug screening.

4. The Inspector General of Police also directed that the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Training and Development should embark on monitoring and assessment of the exercise throughout the Thirty Six (36) States and the FCT to ensure that the exercise is carried out in line with best practices.

5. Candidates are advised to be of good conduct throughout the exercise. Candidates and members of the general public should report any improper practice through the following phone numbers:

08076036011, 08037036257, 08034360919, 08037855951, 08065823054, 08036753589


Friday, May 4, 2018

UNILAG Produces First Set Of Graduates In Chinese

The University of Lagos has produced the first set graduates in the Chinese undergraduate programme of the university.
This is according the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe on Wednesday at a press briefing ahead of the 49th Convocation Ceremony. recalls that the university admitted its first set of students to study Chinese in the 2013/2014 session. Their completion of the programme in the 2016/2017 session makes them also the first set of graduates in Chinese from a Nigerian university.
Chinese was introduced as a programme in the Department of Linguistics, African and Asian Studies (LAAS) after about four years of running the Confucius Institute in the same university.
Confucius Institute was jointly established by the University of Lagos and the Beijing Institute of Technology in China in 2009. It still runs diploma programmes in Chinese under UNILAG’s Faculty of Arts towards promoting Chinese language and culture.
Of all the graduates produced for the session, four who studied Chinese had First Class honours.
A further breakdown of the graduate figures shows that 12,638 graduating students would be awarded their degrees, diplomas and certificates.
Out of these, 53.9% were first degrees or diploma holders while 46.1% are for postgraduate degrees.
“The figures demonstrate the University’s drive to enhance postgraduate education in Nigeria through research,” Professor Ogundipe said.
Out of the undergraduate products, 245 are in the first class division, 1892 are in the Second Class Upper Division, and 2959 are in the Second Class Lower Division.
Also, 1227 had Third Class, 93 had pass degrees while 400 had degrees or diplomas that were not classified.
The Professor of Botany also announced that Mrs Mutiat Bolanle Ibrahim from the Department of Pharmacognosy emerged the overall Best PhD Thesis.
Also, three best graduating students emerged. They are Matthew Jeffrey Jude of the Department of Biochemistry, Roy-Larinde Bosun Abbas of the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and Babawale Oludare Emmanuel of the Department of Chemistry, all with a Commutative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.97.
At the convocation ceremonies, one professor would be awarded emeritus professorship while four others would be given distinguished professorship.
“As part of our culture of celebrating academics who have rendered meritorious services to this community and the nation by making a positive impact in their various fields and areas of expertise, we shall be conferring a well-deserved honour of Emeritus Professorship on Professor Mabel Modupe Ogunlesi, formerly of the Department of Chemistry and the former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics & Research) between 2007-2012,” the VC said.
The four professors to be honoured with distinguished professorship are Professor Herbert A.B. Coker of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Professor Ayodeji Olukoju of the Department of History and Strategic Studies, Professor Taiwo Osipitan of the Department of Public Law and Professor Onatolu Olukoya of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology/Biology.
Among activities during the week long 2016/2017 convocation ceremonies is the Investiture Ceremony for the 12th UNILAG VC, Ogundipe as well as an Exhibition at the Senate Building Car Park on Tuesday, 8th May, 2018.
On the same day, the Convocation Lecture titled “Inclusion: The Path to a New Nation” would be delivered by the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode at the J.F. Ade Ajayi Auditorium.
Between Wednesday, 9th May and Friday, 11th May, 2018, the graduation ceremonies would hold.
The first day is expected to feature the graduation of graduating students in the Faculties of Arts, Education, Environmental Sciences, Science and Social Sciences.
On the second day, those in the Faculties of Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Dental Sciences, Management Sciences, Engineering, Law, Pharmacy and the Distance Learning Institute would be graduating.
For the final day of the Ceremonies, graduating students of the School of Postgraduate Studies would be awarded their degrees while those to be conferred distinguished and emeritus professorship would be honoured.

Monday, April 16, 2018

NYSC Gives Update On Printing Of Call-Up Letters

The management of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, on Sunday informed prospective corps members that call-up letters for 2018 Batch A has not been released.
DAILY POST recalls that the scheme had extended the registration of the Batch A prospective Corps members.
The scheme on its official Twitter Page, however, said prospective corps members would be notified to print their call-up letter on their dash board.
The statement read, ”This is to Inform 2018 Batch “A” PCMs that posting has not yet been released.
”You will be notified on your dashboard when released, then you will be enabled to print your Call-up letters.”

Jambites, Get In Here ➨ See The Possible Post-UTME Screening Cut-off Marks For All Institutions 2018

Last year, all institutions, following the directive from JAMB fixed their Post-UTME Screening Cut-off marks.
These cut-off marks were decided by the Senate and management of the various schools.
There is high possibility that most of the schools (if not all) will use the same cut-off marks for this year’s admission.
Below are the possible Post-UTME screening cut-off marks for all Universities, Polytechnics. Monotechnics, College of Education in the 2018/2019 Session.
Can’t find your Institution’s cut-off mark?
Click HERE to see yours.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

‘I Will Stay True To My Calling Till I Die’ ; Nigeria’s Longest Serving Teacher (Photos)

John Chukwuemeka Nwafor who hails from Ogbaku in Mbaitoli Local Council of Imo State recently celebrated 60 years of active service in the classroom.
The teacher has been a primary school teacher for 60 years now, becoming the oldest primary school teacher in the country.
He has taught and still teaches Mathematics and Physical Education, in many schools, both public and private. He taught some of today’s personalities in Nigeria and others sojourning in other countries, including a former Super Eagles player and PSG defender, Godwin Opkara.
As an athlete in the 1960s, winning many trophies, he was nick-named by his fans and admirers as ‘404’, and he equally functioned as games master in many of the schools he has taught.
He said this to mark the great achievement;
What I’m celebrating today is the God’s-given privilege to discover my vocation early on and to stay true to it.
The blessings I count in this 60 years celebration are as numerous as the faces of over 6,000 children I have had the opportunity to instruct.
Today, when I look back at the reason I chose to dedicate myself to teaching, I feel fulfilled.
I am glad I have spent 60 years of my life impacting knowledge, values & true north principles to children who have gone to achieve success in different fields of endeavor.
It’s incredible how time flies. It seems like yesterday when I first stepped into the classroom as a teacher on 1st January, 1958. 1 was only 18.
Looking back, I can say with all gratitude to God, it’s been 60 years of staying true to my calling: 60 years of shaping destinies and molding the beginning of numerous professionals: 60 years of teaching over 6,000 Nigerian kids.
May God continue to strengthen me as I stay true to my calling till I die.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Why Final Batch Of 2018 UTME Results Is Delayed – JAMB Reveals

The Head of Information, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has opened up on why no other results had been released after the first batch of over 300,000 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), on Tuesday, March 20.
JAMB’s Head of Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, confirmed that the Board held a crucial meeting, on Monday, over the results and that some results were to be released after the meeting or today.
Benjamin also disclosed that no other results had been released after the first batch of over 300,000 results.
“The Board is working diligently to ensure that the results are processed and posted on the board’s website soonest.
The Board was delaying some of the results because each has to undergo total scrutiny before being posted on its website to avoid cancellations later.
“Modalities were being put in place to ensure all the results are transparent and accurate.
Tuesday’s result will be the second batch of the recently concluded UTME, which a total of 1,662,762 candidates registered for,” Benjamin said.
He added that it had cancelled UTME results of Computer-based test centres where CCTV cameras showed malpractices.
There had been tension and panic among candidates, as they have not been able to access their results over one week since they wrote the exams.
The 2018 UTME, which started on Friday, March 9, 2018, was written by over 1.6 million candidates.
The exam ended on Saturday, March 17, 2018.