Showing posts with label education. Show all posts
Showing posts with label education. Show all posts

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Bowen University Beats 14 Institutions To Win Computer Programming Contest.

Bowen University Beats 14 Institutions To Win Computer Programming Contest.

Bowen University Beats 14 Institutions To Win Computer Programming Contest.

Bowen University Emerges Overall Winner In Computer Programming Contest

A group of three students from the Osun State based private institution, Bowen University, on Friday emerged the overall winner of the 2019 Nigeria Universities Programming Contest (NUCPC), after slugging it out with 15 other teams.

Bowen University is a private institution owned by the Baptist Church and run by the Nigerian Baptist Convention.
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FreshReporters News understood that the winning team will at the next level of the contest represent Nigeria with three others that came second, third and fourth in the upcomming Africa and Arab Collegiate Programming Championship (ACPC).

Earlier, Prof. Stephen Onah, the Director/Chief Executive of the National Mathematical Centre (NMC), in a speech at the closing ceremony in Sheda, Kwali Area Council, congratulated all the participants, saying that everyone was a winner.
Bowen University Emerges Overall Winner In Computer Programming Contest
Participants at the 2019 NUCPC, organised by NMC
“For many reasons, this contest in itself is not an all comers contest. Its goal was to select the best from different universities. Before you came, you were among the top persons within your departments.

“You have been ranked as the best three in each of the levels, so no one is the least intelligent among you.”

Onah also said that in order to sustain and encourage the learning of computer programming, the Centre had collaborated with other relevant stakeholders to create clubs in the schools.
According to him, this will help the Centre to “catch them young” through different intellectual activities like debates and competitions, among others.

“This annual Nigeria Universities Programming Contest (NUCPC) for the 16 teams from Nigerian universities is in fulfillment of the mandate of NMC,” he added.

Similarly, Mrs. Oluchi Bamidele, the Coordinator, Computer Science Programme of NMC, said that the aim of the contest was to discover young talents in Computer Science/IT in the universities across the country.

“The contest also seeks to foster creativity, teamwork and innovation in building new software programmes and enable students to test their abilities to perform under pressure,’’ he said.
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According to her, each university presented a minimum of one team and a maximum of three teams with each team comprising three members.

She said that the participants at the contest were undergraduate students, who had had less than five years of undergraduate studies before the competition.

Also speaking, Mr Mohamed Fouad, the Executive Director, ACPC, expressed satisfaction at the conduct of the participants and encouraged them to study harder so as to compete favourably globally.

Fouad said that the NUCPC was the most prestigious national programming contest.

“I’m very happy to see these bright students participating in the competition. This is the first time we are conducting this competition internationally.

“The conduct here is better than many other countries we have visited, considering the fact that this is the first time the country is hosting it.

“However, the students need to train hard, they need to train more and more, because internationally, they need to solve between 3,000 and 5,000 problems before we go to their final rounds.
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“This is their first experience in this type of competition, so they need to try harder to reach the international level,” he reiterated.

He also said that the team from the Africa and Arab Collegiate Programming Championship had concluded plans to conduct free online training for the teams that qualified for the next level.

Kindly wish them success!

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

VP Osinbanjo: We Need Institution That Will Produce Cutting Edge AI Applications

VP Osinbanjo: We Need Institution That Will Produce Cutting Edge AI Applications

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria needs an institution that will produce cutting edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications for education, business, medicine, security among others.
VP Osinbanjo: We Need Institution That Will Produce Cutting Edge AI Applications
VP Osinbajo, Federal Republic Of Nigeria

Osinbajo expressed this view in his keynote address at the First Board Meeting/Fund Raising dinner in aid of the establishment of the Nigerian University of Technology and Management (NUTM) on Wednesday in Lagos.

He said that once in the life of a nation or community a vision emerged to do something truly extraordinary; something truly game-changing and  capable of decisively impacting the development of a nation.

“I think we are at such a moment here today; we gather to give life to an elite school of Science and Technology.

“Indeed, there must be an institution whose sole objective is to inspire innovation, inventions and research that address the most crucial problems of the nation and the world.

“How do we solve peculiar African health challenges such as Sickle cell Anaemia, fibroids and cancers?

“Clearly we need an institution able to provide the atmosphere to invent agricultural inputs that will guarantee the huge yields per acreage or volumes in dairy and livestock to meet the food security needs of a country headed for the third position in population size in a few short years.

“An institution that will produce cutting edge AI applications for education, business medicine, and security.

“ One that can design the educational innovation required to train millions of children in or out of classrooms all across the country and provide the techniques for delivering opportunities in technology on scale.’’

Osinbajo said that Nigeria must  produce world class economists, managers of commerce in a world increasingly disrupted by technology and innovation.

He said the nation must convert its best young minds to creative thinkers, innovators in science, technology, the economy, commerce and public finance.

According to him, Nigeria already has several tertiary institutions of science and technology and management sciences all over the country but NUTM comes with a difference.

“But what is proposed is an Institution intentionally created as a world class centre for the training of the best Nigerian minds and talents.

“The institution must also engage the best academics and scholars, locally and internationally.

“This is not an institution that we have seen the likes before locally; the comparators are the deliberate creation of thinkers in the public and private sectors like ourselves all around the world.
“The vision is clear but the key of course is funding.

“ As is the case with comparable institutions all over the world, the NUTM must have considerable resources to support high quality research.

“The implications of this are vast; to excite research NUTM ought to be able to attract to residence Nobel laureates and international leaders of thought and innovation; that will cost money,’’ he said.

He said a remarkable thing about the initiative was that the people behind it were all people who had been successful in creating high-quality institutions in other fields whether it be in the private or public sector.

The vice president  pledged Federal Government’s commitment to ensuring that  the initiative succeeded as it was not just a project  but a vital national resource.

On his part, NUTM board member, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, said the aspiration was to build a world-class university in Nigeria that would provide such academic excellence and rigour that would be globally competitive.

The immediate past Minister of Trade and Investment said that the proposed institution would play a central role in repositioning Nigeria and Africa for competitiveness in the 21st century.

“It will provide top-tier education for our children and unlock the many benefits that the ecosystem of a world-class school will produce.
“This university will specialise in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and is positioned to be a landmark centre of excellence that will serve not only Nigeria, but also Africa and beyond,” he said.

In a presentation, NUTM board member, Dr Pramath Sinha, said that the institution would leverage learnings from young institutions in countries like India and would focus on research and innovation.

He said that NUTM would target to be among top 50 young universities in the world.

NAN
Nigerian Emerges 2nd Best In 2019 Commonwealth Essay Competition

Nigerian Emerges 2nd Best In 2019 Commonwealth Essay Competition

Nigerian Emerges 2nd Best In 2019 Commonwealth Essay Competition
A 17-year-old Nigerian student, Nnemdi Ozoemena, has emerged the runner-up in the senior category of the 2019 Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition.

Mr Blackson Bayewumi, Country Director of the Royal Commonwealth Society in Nigeria and Chairman Nigeria Conversation, said this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.

Bayewumi said that the Federal Ministry of Education had on March 11, inaugurated the competition in Abuja on behalf of the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS) Nigeria during commemoration of the Commonwealth Day.

According to him, the Royal Commonwealth Society in Nigeria inaugurated the Essay Competition in Lagos on Feb. 20, 2019 and that the competition was held all over the 53 member countries of the Commonwealth.

Ozoemena emerged runner-up courtesy of her literary piece chosen from more than 11,000 entries from across the five regions of the Commonwealth.

“She wrote about “Hello” a tale of two young people struggling with issues in their society and who do not feel truly appreciated for whom they are told through direct messages on Twitter.

“From different countries, backgrounds they find common ground and become friends; the One Final Panel Judge described the piece as ‘shop window of how youth are speaking to each other today’.

“Ozoemena will be invited to attend an Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace where the Duchess of Cornwall will present them with their certificates on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen,” he said.

Bayewumi said that Ozoemena came closely behind a 15-year-old Canadian, Beached Wang, in the senior category.

He added that Veronica Shen, 13, from Singapore emerged winner in the junior category while 12-year-old Ghanaian, Elise Jensen, emerged runner-up.

He, however, said that the senior category was for people between the ages of 14 years and 18 years, while the junior category was for those who were 13 years old and below.

Bayewumi said that notable authors would read extracts from the winning pieces at the ceremony as part of a week of cultural and educational activities in London, UK.

He explained that the 2019 competition titled “Connected Commonwealth” required applications on how the contestants could use cultural, technological, and environmental connections for positive change across the Commonwealth.

Topics for the competition provided room for young people to write on ways that Commonwealth potentials could be used to strengthen the vast and varied links between citizens.

“It is important to conclude that Nigerian young people have the competence, capacities, capabilities, and intelligence to compete globally and excel if given the opportunity and the right environment.

“While few Nigerian youths indulge themselves in crime, there are millions others making the nation proud in academics, sports, science and technology, entertainment, and other dignifying human endeavours,” he said.

He said that a pan-Commonwealth body consisting of more than 100 volunteer judges across 40 different countries assessed the entries for the competition.

Bayewumi also said that the judges commented on the skill and talent shown by any of the young writers, with entries described as ‘massively memorable’ and ‘very powerful’.

The competition is the oldest international schools’ writing competition organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society founded in 1868, as network of individuals and organisations to improve prospects of Commonwealth citizens across the world.

The society seeks to promote Commonwealth societal values through youth empowerment, education and advocacy.

NAN

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Meet Emmanuella Mayaki: 10-Year-Old Nigerian Genius Who Got Teaching Appointment At UK School

Meet Emmanuella Mayaki: 10-Year-Old Nigerian Genius Who Got Teaching Appointment At UK School

Emmanuella Mayaki, a 10-year old kid, has been offered a teaching appointment for making some technological changes to an Artificial Intelligence project.
Meet Emmanuella Mayaki: 10-Year-Old Nigerian Genius Who Got Teaching Appointment At UK School

Emmanuella is proficient in all main Microsoft programs and has even launched a website of her own - Vanguard reports

After the after-school club at the Southfields Primary School, Coventry, England realised her technological skill set and her passion for work, it offered the 10-year-old the opportunity to teach so she could show others the amazing things she can do.

Martin Benbeidge, one of the instructors at the school, said Emmanuella is not only the school’s star, but has superior skill and passion for sharing knowledge.

Despite what she has been able to achieve at such tender age, the 10-year old is not slowing down as she hopes to learn more programming languages like Prolong and Lisp as soon as possible, a move which would aide her further knowledge of Java and Python Coder.

The little girl said she wants the Nigerian government to put up infrastructure that would allow kids in the country to learn some computer skills and be able to code too.

The girl when describing what she does, she said....“I want to become a machine learning engineer because I have experience in programming and my job is to program a machine to perform specific tasks. My knowledge of modern software such as Eclipse, which I use to program Java applications, is also part of the reasons I want to be a machine learning engineer”.

She also added during the interview that she has wanted to teach children because she believes technology is the future, saying technology learning at a tender age will create a better society.
Meet Emmanuella Mayaki: 10-Year-Old Nigerian Genius Who Got Teaching Appointment At UK School

“In the code club, I am teaching HTML and CSS, also Graphics because if you build a website you need some graphics to add on to the page. In the Club, there are currently about nine pupils. 
Hopefully, the club will increase its members in September,” she said.

She also advised all Nigerian kids that it is not too early to start, saying age is not a barrier. She said it is wrong for parents to keep computers away from their six or seven year olds fearing that they may spoil them.

“I think it’s wrong for parents not to allow a child that is up to six or seven years to go near their computer, fearing that they will spoil it because part of what helped me was privilege of accessibility. 

“Today, my Academy App among others is already on Google play store where I pass on knowledge of coding and graphics. I remember at age seven, I set a target to become a professional web designer and analyst at age nine, and I have accomplished it,” she said.

VANGUARD/LEGIT

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Gov. Udom Calls For Restructuring Of The Educational System To Meet Current Realities.

Gov. Udom Calls For Restructuring Of The Educational System To Meet Current Realities.

Gov. Udom Calls For Restructuring Of The Educational System To Meet Current Realities.

Gov. Udom Emmanuel has called on relevant authorities in the nation’s education sector to review the educational system to meet current realities.

The governor made the call while addressing participants at the concluding session of the 1st Akwa Ibom State Education Summit and Exhibitions.

He maintained that education must be tailored towards producing entrepreneurs and craftsmen in vocations that will add value to the society, adding that Akwa was already making moves to achieve that.

“I am looking at a situation where certain categories of skilled labour are produced here and when the need arises for their services such craftsmen would be fetched here”, he stated.

Governor Udom further disclosed that ten indigenes of Akwa Ibom state are to be enrolled for studies in textile engineering in a Europe based institution come September, 2020.

“Yesterday, officials of an  institution in Europe watched this programme live and communicated to me, saying that by September next year, they will grant scholarship to ten Akwa Ibom citizens to study Textile Engineering,” he said.

He noted with displeasure that lack of capacity building has been the major problem in the society, saying “the problem in Nigeria is not unemployment but capacity building, if we can build our capacity, certificate will not be an issue”.

The governor hinted that arrangements have been completed for the establishment of Computer Laboratories in at least 10 schools, one in each of the 10 Federal Constituencies of the state.

He explained that the Modular Classrooms built in  Primary Schools within the Uyo urban are technologically designed to fast track communication with schools in the remote areas, pointing out that the technology will simplify learning as knowledge will be transferred with the in-built facilities.

Earlier while delivering a lecture the Chief Human Resources Officer, Dangote Worldwide, Logos State, Mr. Usen Udoh, advocated a change in teaching method and curriculum of studies .

Mr Udoh whose lecture was titled: “knowledge as a Bedrock for Entrepreneurship, Job  And Wealth Creation”, said that 21st century education adopts problem identification method and ability to solve such problems, rather than training on grammar qualification.

He said  emphasis is on skilled based education and that internship and industrial experience are preferred to theoretical experience as employers do not look at certificate but qualifications that can solve problems.

He however called on the organisers of the summit to come up with educational roadmap that will transcend different administrations in
the State.

For a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Uyo, Prof. Akaneren Essien, he identified appropriate funding of education as key to functional education, maintaining that there exist a nexus between capacity building and funding of education.

Prof. Essien pointed out that poor or improper funding and implementation of projects in the  educational system could have poor effects on student’s performance.

He therefore called for collaborative funding of education, which he explained, covers funding from family, Parent Teachers Association , Corporate bodies, Government, Alumni Associations etc. in order to achieve the desired results.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Unilag Students Invent Flood Level Caution Device To Save Road Users

Unilag Students Invent Flood Level Caution Device To Save Road Users

Three University of Lagos students have invented a vehicular road advance electronic flood level caution device for detection of water levels on major roads.
Unilag Students Invent Flood Level Caution Device To Save Road Users
FreshReporters News gathered that the inventors are postgraduate students of the Physics Department of the university.

One of the researchers, Mr Olufemi Ilori, told our source on the sideline of its exhibition in Lagos that the device, already patented, was to detect water levels on major roads and raise alarm to warn the public on the inherent danger to road users.

FreshReporters News reports that the device is among research products showcased at the ongoing 14th University of Lagos Annual Research Conference and Fair.

The International Conference of the Humanities and Science which began on Wednesday had the theme: “Automation and Artificial Intelligence: Opportunities for 21st Research and Development’’.

Ilorin said: “It took the three of us – myself, Dr Raheem Isiaka and the lead researcher, Dr Uzoma Oduah – about one year to come up with this device after several failed attempts.

“This device is basically to save lives, as many people sometimes get caught unawares.

“We had to come up with this device which is to be installed where it is needed. It is for detection of rising water levels on the road, forewarn you on the need to use alternate routes and thereby avert flood hazards.’’

Ilori said that flood disaster risks would be reduced by installing the device especially in cities.

He said that there were negotiations already with the Lagos State Government on installing the device on major roads.

According to him, the applied technology of rising water detection is cheap, reliable, efficient and durable, and covers wider road networks when installed on street lights.

We have many challenges in the country, and the way to solve the challenges is through solution-driven research.

“If we go into research without coming out with solutions to problems, then that is no research,” he said.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Trump Boosts Bills To Teach His Favorite Book — The Bible — In Public Schools

Trump Boosts Bills To Teach His Favorite Book — The Bible — In Public Schools

Trump boosts bills to teach his favorite book — the Bible — in public schools
President Trump signaled his support on Monday for state bills that would allow public schools to teach courses in the Bible, which he once proclaimed was his favorite book.

Trump’s tweet came minutes after “Fox & Friends” aired a segment Monday morning on pending legislation in six states — Florida, Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Virginia and West Virginia — that would allow Bible literacy courses to become a part of a public school education.

“Nothing beats the Bible,” Trump famously said on the campaign trail in 2015 — not even “The Art of the Deal.”

The Christian activists who crafted the template for inserting the Bible into public school curricula celebrated the president’s endorsement of the idea.

“We were excited to see it happen,” Steven Fitschen, president of the National Legal Foundation, told Yahoo News. “The model bill that we were involved with is for the state level, but we were excited to see him use his bully pulpit, so to speak.”

Fitschen said the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation — a nonprofit group formed by former Virginia Republican Congressman J. Randy Forbes to promote “restoring Judeo-Christian principles” — hired him to help draft the text of legislation that could withstand First Amendment challenges to teaching the Bible in schools.

“We looked at what was already in existence and tried to craft a model bill so we could eliminate any constitutional problems, so there could be a course that taught about Islam or Buddhism or any other religion. Many other schools already have comparative religion courses,” Fitschen said. “The reason we centered in on the Bible, the Old Testament and the New Testament, is the history of the country, how much of our idiom and our political framework, all these things that were biblically derived because of the historical situation with many of the early colonists.”

The American Civil Liberties Union blasted both the attempt to infuse Bible literacy courses in public schools and Trump’s support of it. Its concern is that, notwithstanding Fitschen’s self-proclaimed commitment to religious neutrality, in practice the courses could, at least in some states, amount to a form of Christian evangelism.

“Yet again, President Trump is exploiting religious divisions to score political points. Public school Bible courses are rarely taught neutrally and objectively as required by the Constitution,” Daniel Mach, director of the ACLU Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief, told Yahoo News in an email. “Instead, these courses usually resemble Sunday school classes that blatantly violate students’ and parents’ First Amendment rights. Religious education is best left to families and faith communities, not public school officials.”

Just as the pro-business American Legislative Exchange Council crafts model bills that can be adapted and introduced in states across the country, the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation’s blueprint for inserting the Bible into public schools follows a similar starter-kit approach.

“We don’t get involved with the legislative battles,” Fitschen said. “Instead what we do is we put together model bills that we think would work in any of the 50 states, and it’s up on the foundation website.”

While bills following the foundation’s template failed to pass in Alabama, Iowa and West Virginia last year, Kentucky passed its version, House Bill 128, in 2017, over objections from the ACLU, and it was signed into law by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.

Supporters of Bible literacy classes say the text is being taught as a historical and cultural document, but the ACLU contends that including it in the curriculum is a way to promote religion.

In several of these classes, teachers are using the Bible to impart religious life lessons and actively inculcate Christianity,” the ACLU of Kentucky wrote in a letter last year to schools seeking clarity on how the text would be presented to students.

Bills written by pro-religious groups that seek to influence the public school curriculum are not uncommon in the U.S. A new Florida measure authored by the Florida Citizens Alliance and sponsored in the state’s Legislature by Republican Rep. Dennis Baxley seeks to require public schools to teach alternatives to climate change and evolution.

A September poll from the Public Religion Research Institute found Trump’s approval rating from white evangelicals holding firm at 71 percent, and Monday’s tweet probably won’t change that.

A course in Biblical literacy might have helped Trump, who once mistakenly referred to one of the New Testament books as “Two Corinthians” instead of “Second Corinthians” — embarrassingly, at a speech at the evangelical Liberty University.

On its website, the National Legal Foundation says its mission is to “prayerfully create and implement innovative strategies that, through decisive action, will cause America’s public policy and legal system to support and facilitate God’s purpose for her.”

Both the NLF and the CPCF view their goal of seeing Bible literacy taught in schools in all 50 states as a longterm project.

“I expect in some the states where it has failed they’ll try again,” Fitschen said.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Bauchi Varsity Students Reportedly Killed As Bridge Collapses

Bauchi Varsity Students Reportedly Killed As Bridge Collapses

Some students of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi State have reportedly been killed following the collapse of a bridge in the University on Monday.
Bauchi Varsity Students Reportedly Killed As Bridge Collapses

The collapse of the bridge was as a result of a heavy downpour in the state which lasted for several hours.

The exact number of casualties was sketchy as of the time of filing this report as some sources within the school said two students were carried away by the flood while some said three and some even put the number at four with several others missing.

A source said, “I learnt that eight students have been killed, many others are missing. One corpse was found around the Nigerian Air force Base (over 5 kilometres away), many are still missing.”

According to another source within the institution said, “The bridge linking the classes with the hostels collapsed as a result of yesterday’s (Monday) torrential rain while students were returning to the hostels”.

Another student who pleaded anonymity said the incident happened between 11:30 p.m. and 12:00 a.m.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

What's Actually Wrong With The Letter From Senior Staff Of ABU That Is Trending Online?

What's Actually Wrong With The Letter From Senior Staff Of ABU That Is Trending Online?



The attached, is a letter written by a senior staff of School Post Graduate studies (Diploma), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, that has been trending in the social media.

Can You Figure Out What's Wrong In The Letter From Senior Staff Of ABU That Is Trending Online

The letter, dated and signed by one Mohammed D. Nasir, the course coordinator, in favour of a youth Corp’s member, infact has a lot to tell the world that something is really wrong with our education system.


A course coordinator in the “almighty” Ahmadu Bello University, appending his signature to a badly written letter, without reading or really read it, yet despatched same as having been rightly written?
Please, read this letter and let’s hear your opinion on same.



See letter below:

Can You Figure Out What's Wrong In The Letter From Senior Staff Of ABU That Is Trending Online

(Gistreel)

Saturday, June 22, 2019

FUTO Post-UTME/DE 2019: Cut-off Mark, Screening Dates, Eligibility and Registration Details

FUTO Post-UTME/DE 2019: Cut-off Mark, Screening Dates, Eligibility and Registration Details

FUTO Post-UTME/DE 2019: Cut-off Mark, Screening Dates, Eligibility and Registration Details
FUTO Post-UTME/DE sales of form, cut-off mark, cost, eligibility, screening dates, deadline and registration details for the 2019/2020 Academic Session have been announced. Cut-off mark is 180. Cost is N2000. Deadline is July 12th, 2019. Screening will hold July 15th - 19th for UTME candidates and July 20th for Direct Entry candidates. See full details below...

Candidates who choose Federal University of Technology, Owerri as First Choice University in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) are hereby invited to apply for an aptitude test. The following conditions apply:


  • UTME Candidate must have scored a minimum of 180 in their UTME.
  • Direct Entry candidates must be holders of OND/HND/First Degree and A’ Level in relevant discipline and subjects.
Those who did not choose FUTO as First Choice University but scored a minimum of 180 can also apply on the condition that they visit the JAMB website for a change of Institution.

Application commences on Friday, June 21, 2019, and closes on Friday, July 12, 2019

Duration of the Aptitude Test

The Aptitude Test will hold as stated below. Candidates are advised to ensure they get the official FUTO Post-UTME Past questions and Answers in order to prepare adequately for the screening exercse. Visit our source to get yours.


  • Monday, July 15, 2019 – Friday, July 19, 2019 – Screening for UTME candidates.
  • Saturday, July 20, 2019 – Screening for DE candidates.

The specific time and date for the individual candidate would be communicated in due course


Method of Application

To apply, follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Visit the University website: futo.edu.ng
  2. Click on Prospective students.
  3. Click on the link; “2019/2020 POST-UTME/Direct Entry Application”.
  4. Enter your JAMB Registration Number to generate Payment Invoice containing the Remita Retrieval Reference Number (RRR).
  5. Proceed to any Bank with the payment invoice OR simply pay with your ATM Card.
  6. Return to the Application page and enter your JAMB Registration number again.
  7. Proceed with the completion of the form.
  8. Correctly enter your O’Level results.
  9. Confirm your entries.
  10. Submit your application.
  11. Print out your acknowledgement slip.
  12. Await further communication from the University.

"Eligible candidates would be required to pay a processing fee of Two Thousand Naira (N2,000.00)."

Note:


  1. You must enter a valid mobile number and e-mail address for further communications.
  2. Candidates are advised to upload their O’level results on JAMB Portal 0n or before August 31, 2019.
  3. Those who fail to register within the period WILL NOT be qualified for the Aptitude Test.
  4. Any candidate who fails to successfully submit his application online would automatically lose his/her chance of being considered for admission.


FOR DIRECT ENTRY CANDIDATES: In addition to 1-4 above;

  • Kindly ensure that your academic transcript reaches the Registrar, Federal University of Technology, Owerri on/before Friday, August 30, 2019.
  • Any candidate who fails to submit his/her academic transcript would not be considered for admission.

For support, contact:
E-Mail:       ict@futo.edu.ng
Hotline:     08139833300

Source: Myschool.ng

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Harvard Revokes Teenager's Admission Over Racist Comment He Made At 16

Harvard Revokes Teenager's Admission Over Racist Comment He Made At 16

Harvard Revokes Teenager's Admission Over Racist Comment He Made At 16
An 18 year-old teenager who got admitted to Havard has lost his admission after a racist comment he made when he was 16 surfaced.

Kyle Kashuv who is one of the survivors of the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that left 17 students and teachers dead,  made some racist comments few months before the massacre in Parkland, Florida and the comments recently resurfaced and cost him dearly.

Kyle, a gun rights activist, was admitted to Harvard earlier this year but his admission has been rescinded after the screenshots of him using racial slurs surfaced.
 Kyle's classmates had accused him of repeatedly using the N-word.
Harvard Revokes Teenager's Admission Over Racist Comment He Made At 16
After his admission was revoked, Kyle took to Twitter to explain his previous remarks.

See his tweets below.....

Harvard Revokes Teenager's Admission Over Racist Comment He Made At 16

Harvard Revokes Teenager's Admission Over Racist Comment He Made At 16

Harvard Revokes Teenager's Admission Over Racist Comment He Made At 16

Harvard Revokes Teenager's Admission Over Racist Comment He Made At 16

Harvard Revokes Teenager's Admission Over Racist Comment He Made At 16

Harvard Revokes Teenager's Admission Over Racist Comment He Made At 16


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Our Own Cut-Off Mark Remains 200 – Uni. Ibadan

Our Own Cut-Off Mark Remains 200 – Uni. Ibadan

2019 Jamb Cutoff Mark For University of Ibadan (UI) Admission


The management of the University of Ibadan (UI) has insisted that the institutions cut-off mark remains 200.

Cut-Off Mark Remains 200 – Uni. Ibadan


This is coming after the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and stakeholders of tertiary institutions agreed on a benchmark of 160.

University of Ibadan (UI), on its part, has said the institution will have nothing to do with the national minimum cut-off mark.


“For the avoidance of doubts in the minds of our prospective admission seekers, their parents and guardians, our alumni ans alumnae and the general public, the minimum mark for any course at the University of Ibadan, and all its affiliared institutions, remains 200 out of the minimum of the maximum of 400.


“This has been the position of the Senate of the University since the matriculation examinations into Nigerian Universities commenced in 1978,” Prof. Idowu Olayinka, VC, UI stated.

(Campusbiz)

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

JAMB Releases Cut-off Marks For The 2019 UTME Admission

JAMB Releases Cut-off Marks For The 2019 UTME Admission

JAMB Releases Cut-off Marks For The 2019 UTME Admission


The 19th Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria has approved 160 and above as the national minimum cutoff mark for admission into state and federal Universities for the year 2019.

The decision was taken as a meeting held at Bola Babalakin Auditorium, Gbongan, Osun State today Tuesday June 11th.

It was also agreed that the minimum UTME score for admission into private Universities should be 140.

120 UTME score was approved for polytechnics while 110 score was approved as the least score for admission into private polytechnic.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

UTME: We've Not Released Any General Minimum Cut-off Marks Yet

UTME: We've Not Released Any General Minimum Cut-off Marks Yet

UTME: We've Not Released Any General Minimum Cut-off Marks Yet
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has not published the national and general minimum cut-off marks for placement of candidates into the nation’s tertiary institutions as being speculated in some quarters.

 The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview yesterday in Lagos.
There is no truth behind such speculations, he said adding that fraudulent elements were behind the development with a ploy to defraud innocent Nigerians, especially the candidates.
Benjamin said the cut-off marks could only be arrived at with the inputs of critical stakeholders in the education sector sheduled for days ahead.

“We want to seize this opportunity to caution the public especially candidates, not to allow themselves to be swindled by these desperate individuals that are peddling this rumour.

“The board is yet to come up with any cut-off mark for placements into the various tertiary institutions across the country. The cut-off marks cannot be decided upon without the input of critical stakeholders of the education sector at an elaborate policy meeting,” he said.

Benjamin explained that the next policy meeting would be holding on Tuesday, June 11, at Gbongan in Osun. The spokesman noted that already, preparations for the meeting had been concluded, adding that officials of the Ministry of Education were expected to attend.
According to him, other key stakeholders were also expected to grace the occasion, to determine the national cut-off mark. He said that it was only after this had been achieved that the candidates would be availed of the cut-off marks of the various tertiary institutions across the country.

The cut-off marks are the minimum expectation for every institution and that does not mean by attaining such cut-off mark, it therefore means an automatic placement into schools of first choice. “We therefore want to appeal to the general public, especially the candidates not to fall prey to fraudsters. 

The board will continue to provide information to the public on its processes and activities at every stage,” Benjamin assured. Over 1.8 million candidates had registered for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)
(NAN)

Thursday, May 30, 2019

EFCC Arrests Woman, 5 Others Who Claim Snake Swallowed Jamb’s N35m

EFCC Arrests Woman, 5 Others Who Claim Snake Swallowed Jamb’s N35m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC arraigns woman, 5 others who claim snake swallowed JAMB ’s N35 million.

EFCC arraigns woman, 5 others who claim snake swallowed JAMB’s N35m
EFCC will tomorrow arraign controversial official of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Philomena along with the other five officials of JAMB in the matter are Samuel Umoru, Yakubu Jekada, Daniel Agbo, Priscilla Ogunsola, and Aliyu Yakubu.

Philomena, who is a JAMB official in Benue State, became popular when she made an outlandish claim that a mysterious snake swallowed about N35 million cash arising from sale of e-JAMB cards in the state.

EFCC is prosecuting the controversial JAMB official on an eight-count charge, following her refusal to provide the management of JAMB the true information on the financial status of JAMB e-cards supplied to the Benue Zonal office between 2014 and 2016.

 An EFCC investigator, who probed her and seven other heads of JAMB offices nationwide, where widespread stealing took place, noted that instead of Philomena rendering account on the said N35 million, being the shortfall of unremitted e-JAMB cards in connivance with other officials, she claimed that a mysterious snake swallowed the money.

Philomena ought to know that the shortfall in the unremitted e-JAMB cards, which she claimed disappeared as a result of manipulation from the kingdom of darkness, is false and untenable before the law.

“The shameful action of the suspect breaches Section 139 (a) of the Penal Code Law,” the officer said.

One of the charges in case No. CR/339/19 filed before the FCT High Court and dated May 17, 2019 reads:

That you, Samuel Sale Umoru and Philomena Chieshe between August 2014 and July 2016 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court conspired among yourselves to misappropriate funds belonging to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, an agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria and you, therefore, committed an offence contrary to Section 97 (2) of the Penal Code Law”.

“That you, Samuel Sale Umoru and Philomena Chieshe between August 2014 and July 2016 in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court while being state coordinator and clerical officer of the state office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, committed criminal breach of trust in respect of the said properties and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable by Section 315 of the Penal Code Law.

“That you, Samuel Sale Umoru and Philomena Chieshe between August 2014 and July 2016 in Abuja and Benue State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable court while being state coordinator and clerical officer of the state office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, an agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria and you, therefore, committed an offence contrary to Section 308 of the Penal Code Law and punishable under Section 309 of the same law. – Lailasnews reports
Education For All : Gov. Ganduje Declares Free & Compulsory Education

Education For All : Gov. Ganduje Declares Free & Compulsory Education

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has declared free primary and secondary education for school age children in the state.‎
Second term:Gov. Ganduje declares free, compulsory education
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has declared free primary and secondary education for school age children in the state.‎

He made the declaration in his acceptance speech, shortly after being sworn in as Kano State Governor for second term in Kano on Wednesday.

He promised free and compulsory basic education for all schoolage children in Kano.

According to him, tertiary education for Kano indigenes will also be subsidised, as government consolidates on the achievements so far recorded in healthcare delivery.

Ganduje said he would establish new company known as “Kano State Small Town Water Supply Agency” to carter for the water needs of communities in rural areas.

He also promised to boost agriculture and reiterated his administration’s policy of zero tolerance to corruption.

Freshreporters News understands that the governor was sworn in by the Chief Judge of Kano State, Justice Nuradeen Sagir Umar, alongside his Deputy, Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna.

The inauguration  was witnessed by prominent personalities, including National Assembly members-elect from the state, top government officials, as well as traditional rulers and  members of the business community. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

UTME: ICPC partners JAMB, Launches Probe Into Malpractices

UTME: ICPC partners JAMB, Launches Probe Into Malpractices

Investigations has begun by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) into alleged malpractices during the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted across the country.

A member of Board of the commission, Mrs Olubukola Balogun, made this known in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday.

She said that the commission was investigating the alleged malpractice by candidates, who were sometimes aided by their parents and professional examination writers.

According to her, the commission is doing a lot to investigate the matter.

“We have the mandate for investigation, prosecution and prevention.

“We are putting everything together for JAMB. I can assure you that we will get there.
“The commission is going to know what happened and how we can prevent it in the future,” she said.

Balogun said that anyone found culpable would be prosecuted, insisting that “those that err, after our investigation, we are going to prosecute’’.

Describing examination malpractice as “an act of corruption’’, the board member said that such activity would not be allowed to thrive in the country’s education system.

“There is a lot of corruption everywhere; therefore, we have to go back to the drawing board and we have to all come together for this fight against the scourge,” she said.

Recall, it had reported that JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, had at an event revealed that some desperate parents were in the habit of paying up to 10 persons to sit for the examination for just one child of theirs.

“You will discover that such a candidate who goes to university with his or her picture is not the same as the one who wrote the UTME, neither was he nor she the one who wrote the WASSCE.

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“So, what is going to happen is for us to find a way of ensuring more synergy between the assessment bodies and the institutions, in such a way that all sharp practices are nipped into the bud.

“We are also looking at building mega CBT centres for our examinations but this we cannot also achieve alone.

“We will also encourage genuine private investors who will now be the body that will accredit its own sub groups, just as we will also bring in the Computer Registration Council of Nigeria,” Oloyede said. (NAN)

Sunday, May 26, 2019

UBEC Executive Secretary Says Only 57 % Of 1.5m Basic Education Teachers Are Qualified

UBEC Executive Secretary Says Only 57 % Of 1.5m Basic Education Teachers Are Qualified

UBEC Executive Secretary Says 57 % Of 1.5m Basic Education Teachers Are Qualified
The Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education Commission, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi has revealed that only 57 per cent of the nation’s basic education teachers are qualified.

Bobboyi also said that there was an increase from 841,716 in 2008 to 1.5 million in 2018 in the population of the teachers.

Bobboyi disclosed this in Kaduna on Saturday, in a paper entitled, “State of Basic Education in Nigeria: Prospect and Challenges”.

The paper was presented at the ongoing two-day policy retreat with the theme, “The State of Basic Education in Kaduna State: Prospects and Challenges”, organised by the state’s Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.

The UBEC boss said that the percentage represented a decline from 76 per cent in 2008 to 57 per cent in 2018.

He said that in spite of the huge investment in the sector, basic education was still characterised by poor learning outcomes, unqualified teachers and acute infrastructure deficit among others.

He also expressed concern over the increasing rate of enrollment in basic schools, which he said was not proportional to the available infrastructure and funding.

“For example, enrolment in pre-primary school (Early Child Care Development Education) has increased from 2.1 million in 2006 to 2.7 million in 2010 and skyrocketed to 7.2 million in 2018, representing 167 per cent increase.

“Also, enrolment in primary schools, which declined from 24.2 million in 2006 to 21.9 million in 2010, equally increased to 27.9 million in 2018, indicating a 27 per cent increase.

“The story was no different in Junior Secretary schools where enrolment also increased from 3.6 million in 2006 to 4.6 million in 2010 and further increased to 6.8 million in 2018, representing 49 per cent increase.

He also said that enrollment in public primary schools constituted 83 per cent in contrast with 17 per cent in private primary schools.

(NAN)
NDA New Entrance Exam Date For 71st Regular Course Admission

NDA New Entrance Exam Date For 71st Regular Course Admission

NDA new Entrance Exam date for the 71st regular course admission, 2019/2020 has been announced.
NDA New Entrance Exam Date For 71st Regular Course Admission

According to the management of the Academy, Saturday 8  June 2019 has been fixed as the new date for the  NDA Screening Test.

The screening test will hold simultaneously across different centres nationwide.

In the light of this, candidates who duly applied to the Nigerian Defence Academy and successfully scored minimum of 180 (One Hundred and Eighty) in UTME  are advised to visit application portal on the NDA website www.rcapplications.nda.edu.ng to select the examination centre of their choice and print out their examination card.

Please note that only those with duly printed Examination Card will be admitted into the various centres for the test.

Once again, the Academy wishes to thank the general public for the patience and usual cooperation.

Abubakar Abdullahi

Major

Academy Public Relations Officer

23 May 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

New NYSC DG : I Will Rather Die Than Lose One Corp Member

New NYSC DG : I Will Rather Die Than Lose One Corp Member

The new NYSC DG, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has shown a good heart for the job before him stating that he is ready to sacrifice his life to make sure that no corps member is lost during the cause of their service for the nation.

Mr. Ibrahim made this known on Wednesday at the NYSC Zonal Office in Akure during a visit to the staff and corps members.

The new NYSC DG also told corps members to keep be securuty conscious and to keeo themselves abreast of what was happening in their environment.
New Nysc DG : I Will Rather Die Than Lose One Corp Member

The DG also urged the corps members to take advantage of the entrepreneurial programmes put in place by the scheme instead of going on frivolous travels.

Read his statement in part:
“I will prefer to die than losing a corps member. Keep yourself abreast of what is happening in your country, and make a difference as a corps member.

“I want to rejig our skills acquisition programme. If you take it seriously, we have partners that are ready to lend you money. I am very passionate about the scheme and my corps members.

“I came for a youth programme, so I decided to visit you my ‘children’. What will you be remembered for when you leave this place? Try as much as possible to keep your records clean,” he said.