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JAMB adopts point system option for 2016 admissions

Minister of\ -Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu

…Approves payment of screening fees by students The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has announced the release of its guidelines for the 2016 admissions’ process. The method, described as the point system option, was adopted after an extensive one-week meeting JAMB had with universities and other tertiary institutions’ administrators  in the country. According to the guidelines contained in a statement ...

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FG scraps post UTME, admission cut-off now 180

JAMB candidates

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has announced the end of Post-UTME (Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination) and pegged tertiary admission cut-off at 180. Speaking at the 2016 policy meeting of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Adamu said tertiary institutions were free to screen applicants, but warned against subjecting them to a second examination process. “JAMB is one of the most ...

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Dangote will end fuel scarcity, says Lai

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Minister of Information and culture, Lai Mohammed says the problem of fuel scarcity will become a thing of the past in the country once the petroleum refinery being built by Aliko Dangote comes on board. According to Dangote Group, the refinery, which is targeting 650,000 barrels per day, will becone operatiknal by 2018. Speaking when he visited Rutam House, headquarters ...

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Lecturer placed on half-salary… for ‘rape’


A lecturer accused of rape at Bida Polytechnic, Niger state, has been placed on half-salary by the school authorities. The unnamed lecturer at the department of public administration was accused of raping a national diploma year one student. Punch reports that the lecturer was caught in the act and handed over to the police and is currently in custody pending completion of investigation. ...

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WAEC candidates have been cheating since creation 64 years ago – Official

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Saturday identified examination malpractice as a major challenge militating against its operations in its 64 years of existence. The council’s Head of Test Administration, Mrs Frances Iweha-Onukwu, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. According to her, the scourge is a canker worm that has eaten ...

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We make provision for only 400,000 UTME candidates – NUC

NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Julius Okojie

The National Universities Commission has said only 400,000 out of the 1.5 million candidates that  sit  the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination yearly  gain admission to Nigerian universities. The NUC Executive Secretary, Prof. Julius Okojie,  said  this when  Edo State Governor  Adams Oshiomhole  visited the commission on Wednesday in Abuja. Oshiomhole was at NUC to collect the Certificate of Recognition for ...

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Scrap JAMB now, ‘cheated’ candidates tell Buhari, N’Assembly

JAMB candidates

….Parents lament, reject UTME scores The protests and grumbling by  candidates who sat for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, organised by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, across the country continued Wednesday with a call on President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to immediately scrap the admission body. Some parents and candidates who have rejected the ...

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Why we compelled UNN students to pay N70,000 for laptops – Vice-Chancellor

Prof Benjamin Ozumba, VC UNN

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, Professor Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba has broken his silence over the controversies surrounding the imposition of N70,000 compulsory levy on students for the purchase of laptop computers. He said that the insistence by authorities of the university that new students must acquire laptop computers from the school authority at a price of N70,000 ...

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CSOs kick as FG sacks 13 University Vice Chancellors

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The Federal Government has sacked the Vice Chancellors of 12 Federal Universities that were established by the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan but ave no reason. Also affected by the sack is the Vice Chancellors of National Open University of Nigeria, Prof. Vincent Tenebe. Their sacks which was contained in a short statement signed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu ...

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“Hangry”,, 22 other new words added to Oxford Dictionaries

Oxford University Press has released 23 new words in its quarterly update of list of words in Oxford advanced learners dictionary. The words, released Thursday to the web version of the dictionary, include hangry, bants, manspreading and more. Awesomesauce: This is an adjective, used also informally in the US to mean extremely good; excellent. Bants: This implies playfully teasing or ...

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