Education

JAMB may not reduce 2018 UTME fee, says registrar

The Registrar of   Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Is-haq Oloyede says the board may not review downward the fee for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in 2018. Oloyede told newsmen on Thursday in Ilorin  that the board had initially thought of reducing the fee  for UTME  in 2018. The ...

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UNN to conduct 2017 post-UTME on Tuesday

University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is to conduct the 2017 post-University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) from Oct. 3 to Oct. 9, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Prof. Charles Igwe, has said. Igwe made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Nsukka, Enugu State, on Friday, saying measures had been put in ...

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WAEC readopts electronic marking system for exams

The West African Examinations Council International Office (WIO) in Lagos, says it was set to re-introduce electronic marking for its tests. The Head of the Office, Mr Adelowo Maliki, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Lagos on Monday. According to him, the marking before now was done with ...

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Buhari’s wife grants scholarship to 60 orphans in Daura

By Aminu Musawa, Katsina Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Hajia Aisha has given scholarship awards to 60 orphans in primary school in Daura, Katsina State. Buhari, who launched the scholarship scheme in Daura on Monday, said the scholarship would cover the six-year primary school education of the beneficiaries. She said ...

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Buhari appoints Abdulkareem as new VC of Unilorin

Professor Suleiman Ageh AbdulKareem has been appointed the new Vice-Chancellor of University of Ilorin. The new appointee who is billed to succeed the outgoing occupant, Professor Abduganiyu Ambali is a Professor of Chemical Engineering. He was also the Vice-Chancellor of Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Nigeria. He graduated from University of Detroit ...

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Polytechnic lecturers reject new JAMB cut-off mark

By Seun Ayoola, Lagos The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) says the new cut-off mark for admission into universities, polytechnics, monotechnics and colleges of education will affect the standard of education. President of the union, Mr Usman Dutse, told on newsmen on Friday in Lagos that the union did ...

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FG lifts ban on post-UTME screening by varsities

The Federal Government has lifted the ban on the controversial examinations usually organised by universities in Nigeria for admission seekers after the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME). The Federal Government had last year ordered the scrapping of post-UTME for candidates. Speaking in an exclusive interview with The Guardian in Abuja ...

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Borno sets up 2 boarding schools for orphans of insurgency

Borno State Government on Saturday said it had constructed two model boarding primary schools to cater for the needs of children orphaned by the activities of insurgent sect, Boko Haram. Commissioner of Education, Musa Kubo, told newsmen in Maiduguri on Saturday that the school projects, located at Ngomeri-Barwee and 303 ...

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Education activist Malala Yousafzai to study at Oxford

Pakistani children’s education activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, has decided to take up her studies at Britain’s Oxford University. “So, excited to go to Oxford!!” she tweeted on Thursday, announcing that she had been accepted. The university confirmed Yousafzai’s plans to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Yousafzai ...

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Education minister assures on early resolution ASUU crisis

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, on Thursday said ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may be called off within one week. The minister stated this at a meeting with the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFund in Abuja. He ...

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