JAMB Forms Now On Sale

By Akinwale Kasali After much anxiety from prospective applicants for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board said, on Monday, that it would begin the sale of forms for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination on Monday 20th March,2017. The Board said the sale of forms will close on Wednesday 19th April, 2017 while examination holds 6th to 20th May, 2017. In series of tweets via its handle @JAMBHQ, the organisation said the registration fee for UTME 2017 is N5, 500. Share on: WhatsApp

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JAMB Scraps Awaiting Result

By Akinwale Kasali The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has dashed the hope of many candidates aspiring to write this year’s JAMB, while awaiting the O’Level results. JAMB, yesterday announced that students will no longer be able to secure admission into higher institutions while awaiting the O’level results. The body said this was part of its restructuring in preparation for the 2017 UTME higher institution examination. This means that candidates must sit and obtain their results of either the West African Examination Council School examination, WAEC, or the National…

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Yabatech lecturers demand half a million from poor students, parents says

By Akinwale Kasali Some lecturers at Nigerian first high institution, Yaba College of Technology, (YABATECH) are demanding close to half a million from poor students in exchange for high grades, some parents told The Source this morning. YABATECH, established in 1948 is Nigeria’s first higher institution. The parents interviewed by the magazine accused some of the lecturers of asking each finalyear student to pay amounts ranging from 10,000 to 40,000 each as a condition to be awarded high grades by the lecturers. One parent specifically said alecturer in the Public…

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Boiling University

Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta is engulfed in crisis By Anita Emegha The once peaceful  Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), for weeks has been on intense heat following violent protest by students over the institutions insensitivity to incessant attacks and robbery by hoodlums at the hostels, which eventually led to the abrupt closure of the university during the week. During the protest which according to the students was supposed to be a peaceful to draw the attention of the Ogun state Police Command, Commissioner of Police to  but ended…

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Pains Of Unity Schools

Federal government sends out signal to students in unity schools of an increase in school fees amidst reaction from Parents By Chibuike Osuji Parents who claim their offsprings are getting the best in Unity Schools are no longer going to find it easy. This is because President Muhammadu Buhari led government has increased the school fees by 300 per cent. The federal government established the unity colleges to make education affordable and accessible to less privileged people. But this laudable objective. The schools were established by the then Yakubu Gowon…

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JAMB Albatross

Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is in the eyes of the storm following students’ complaints trailing this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) By Prisca Onuegbu A large number of candidates who recently wrote the Unified Tertiary Matriculation  Examination (UTME), gathered at the Lagos state House of Assembly, on Tuesday to protest the inconsistency in their results as released by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), controversy and deluge of complaints have been trailing  the scrapping of JAMB and resignation of its boss,  Dibu Ojerinde, a Professor. The…

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Ajimobi’s Volte Face

Pupils in Oyo State

Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s educational policy somersault creates disquiet in the state By Femi Oluokun In the 2014 West African Examinations Council, WAEC results, Oyo state performed poorly. The state came a distant 24th out of the 36 states, therefore failing to meet the national average, which was 31.29 per cent in the WAEC results. This abysmal failure means that only 19 per cent had five credits and above including English and Mathematics, while about 71% of students did not pass the exams with five credits including Maths and English. Irked…

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