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Only 157,631 Candidates Indicated Interest In Mock UTME —JAMB

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board said candidates who are yet to receive notification for its mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination may not have indicated interest at the point of registration. The Head, Media and Information of the board, Dr Fabian Benjamin, made the clarification in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos. NAN reports that, of about ... Read More »

Govt Must Go Beyond Funding For Better Education — Edun

How will you rate the country’s education sector? The education system in Nigeria has worsened since independence. While growing up, someone with a primary six certificate could teach. Graduates today are half baked and some of them cannot communicate well in English. The quota system which is being used in the country is horrible. It guarantees admission for poorly performed ... Read More »

Pupils Design App To Curb Underage Smoking

Three pupils, Oluwatunmise Ayeni, Rotimi Adegbiyi and Egie Akede, all in Senior Secondary School one at Dansol High School, have designed the ‘RET Vape Selling App’, an application that can be used to end underage smoking. Designed as part of the requirements to participate in the 2019 Conrad Foundation’s Spirit of Innovation Challenge, the application has taken the pupils to ... Read More »

50 FCT Teachers To Participate In French Language Competition

The Institut francais du Nigeria, says 50 secondary school teachers from the FCT will participate in its maiden ‘dictee’ competition to ascertain their level of understanding of the language. Dictee in French is dictation and it’s similar to the spelling bee competition. Mr Benoit Billy, the Linguistic Attache for the French Embassy told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at ... Read More »

What Can Be Done About Poorly Performing Universities

Why are Nigeria’s universities in such a sorry state? Some would say it has to do with just one word – money. Sadly this is part of the reason. But not entirely. Nigeria’s universities have been under-funded for decades. Like a talented but under-achieving football team, they fail to achieve goals because the country hasn’t invested enough in their structure, their ... Read More »

JAMB Partners Security Agencies On Cyber Crime, Malpractices

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has partnered security operatives and agencies to curb cyber crimes and eliminate modern cheating methods used by fraudulent candidates sitting for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. The board reiterated that the 2019 UTME slated for between April 11 and 18 would be sat for by 1,886,008 registered candidates. The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, ... Read More »

NOUN Apologises To Obasanjo Over Salary Controversy

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has tendered an unreserved apology to the former President Olusegun Obasanjo, over a news report that he was taking on the payroll of the university as a facilitator. The university further made it clear that the elder statesman had accepted to be rendering free services to the university in the same capacity. The ... Read More »

FG Begins Curriculum Dev’t For Internet Safety Schools

The Federal Government has begun development of a curriculum on internet safety for primary and secondary schools. The curriculum is intended to provide safety guides for primary and secondary school children who are not only very passionate in the use of the internet, but also very much naive and ignorant of the ills and dangers associated with its use. The development, ... Read More »

Crescent University To Hold 13th Founder’s Day

The 13th Founder’s Day of Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun State, has been scheduled to hold on Friday on the university campus. A Professor of Laws from School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom, Mashood Adebayo Baderin, will be delivering the Founder’s Day Lecture titled: “Integrity in leadership: A moral compass for societal development”. The 13th Founder’s ... Read More »

NOUN Reveals Obasanjo’s Annual Salary As Lecturer

The National Open University, NOUN, has disclosed what former President Olusegun Obasanjo earns as a supervisor in the institution. Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Abdalla Adamu disclosed that as a supervisor of NOUN in Abeokuta Study Centre in Ogun State, Obasanjo earns N40, 000 annually. Speaking at a Press briefing on Tuesday in Abuja, Adamu also disclosed that the ... Read More »