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

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.

Also ReadJamb Plans To Publish Names Of Popular Politicians Who Cheated During UTME

“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.

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 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


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.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Jamb Releases Results Of 1.7m Candidates, Blacklists 116 Centres For Malpractices

Jamb Releases Results Of 1.7m Candidates, Blacklists 116 Centres For Malpractices

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has released the results of 1,792,719 candidates out of the 1,886,508 who sat for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examinations in April.

Announcing the results in Abuja on Saturday, the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, said 34,120 results were withheld, including the results of 15,145 candidates which were being further clarified  as ‘identical twins and siblings.’

He explained further that 59,667 candidates were absent during the exams.
Oloyede stated, “A total of  1,826,839 sat for the UTME. Today, we are releasing the results of 1,792,719 candidates.
Some 34,120 results are being withheld, including the results of 15,145 candidates being further clarified  as identical twins and siblings.”

The board stated that the UTME, which was conducted between April 11 and 17, 2019 across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, was painstaking, describing it as a success story.

The JAMB registrar disclosed that 116 exam centres had been blacklisted, including a Computer-based Test centre in Akokwa in Delta State which bribed exam officers with N1.7m.

We have recovered the payment voucher and the concerned staff are being investigated,  but they claimed that they received the bribe because their lives were in danger,” Oloyede stated.

He noted that the exams recorded multiple registrations, pointing out that a candidate, for instance, registered 23 times for the examination.

Oloyede said, “A total of 116 centres have been de-listed or suspended. Out of this number, 18  have been sanctioned by the Governing Board of JAMB with suspension for between one and three years for registration-related misconduct.”

He directed candidates to send ‘RESULT’ to the short code, 55019, on their handsets, adding that they did not need to patronise a cyber cafe to check their results.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Jamb Plans To Publish Names Of Popular Politicians Who Cheated During UTME

Jamb Plans To Publish Names Of Popular Politicians Who Cheated During UTME

Jamb Announces Plan To Publish Names Of Prominent Politicians Who Cheated During Utme

"It has been discovered that some highly ranked politicans in Nigeria didn't actually sit for the UTME examination by themselves" : Jamb Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede said.

In a statement released on Friday at the 23rd annual seminar of the Nigerian Academy of Education. The Registrar said the outcome of its probe into examination fraud between 2009 and 2019 will shock many Nigerians.

Oloyede said although the board may not be able to punish the culprits because they have already left the system, it would go ahead to publish their names in order to shame them.

He also said the board has hired a Senior Advocate of Nigeria to conduct the prosecution of more than 100 persons caught in various malpractices during the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), which held between April 11 and 18, and who were arrested by security operatives across the country –  Lindaikejisblog reported

Freshreporters News understood that the registrar did not name the SAN leading the prosecution of the errant UTME candidates and professional examination fraudsters. He also did not state the day the 2019 UTME results would be released. Oloyede said the board was amused by the insinuation that its server had crashed. Such comments, he said, were amusing to members of the board.

"If I were to be punishing every staff of JAMB that is committing infractions, I will not focus on the assignment. I will be going from one disciplinary committee to the other and my attention will be diverted. And that is why I go for the shortest route: once you are caught to have committed one infraction, you will not be assigned with examination duties again. It is a privilege, which I can withdraw.

“If you are that bad that I don’t want to see your face around me, I will transfer you to another place. If we have to take disciplinary action against all of them, look at it, today, we have not less than 100 people in police cells across the country who were caught for examination malpractices.

“I have appointed a Senior Advocate of Nigeria who is a former Solicitor-General to help me oversee all these so that the suspects can be brought to book. And my Director of Legal asked me, what offences should we charge these people for; for multiple registration? And I said, why can’t we go to the Examination Malpractice Act?

“So, my problem has started with having to draft the charges, despite the fact that we have evidence against them. That is the beginning of the problem. I will now ask to be paying my staff to travel out of Abuja to be testifying in court as they are adjourning month after month the cases, and we will be wasting money and time on transport" the registrar said.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Unilag Graduates 77-Year-Old Woman

Unilag Graduates 77-Year-Old Woman

Unilag Graduates 77-Year-Old Woman

77-year-old woman graduates from UNILAG

A woman, 77, retiree was among the 1,008 students who graduated from the Faculty of Education. The University of Lagos, awarded first degree on Tuesday at the institution’s 2017/2018 Convocation Ceremonies.
The retiree, whose name wasn't revealed, said that the achievement was her dream come true.
During the interview she said, and I quote:

"I studied guidance and counselling and I am most grateful to God Almighty who made me to see this day. “ I will not like my name to be mentioned because I know where I am coming from and what I am protecting. “I am a retired officer. I have worked in a lot of countries around the world and also in Nigeria, where I finally retired,’’ 

WOW!!! Checkout UNILAG's Convocation Date & Total Number Of 1st Class Graduates

She added that she went for the degree programme because she did not want to sit at home after retirement. “You know when you retire like that, you will not want to stay at home and be dying slowly, she said.

Friday, March 29, 2019

WOW!! Checkout UNILAG's Convocation Date & Total Number Of 1st Class Graduates

WOW!! Checkout UNILAG's Convocation Date & Total Number Of 1st Class Graduates

Checkout UNILAG's Convocation Date And Total Number Of 1st Class Graduates

Unilag Reveals Date Of 2017/2018 Convocation Ceremonies, Number Of First Class Graduates

According to the University of Lagos - 12,811 students  will graduate from the  school   during its 50th convocation ceremonies from April 1 to 5.

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo  is expected to deliver the convocation lecture titled, ‘Nigeria Rising: The Path to Prosperity.

This was made known on Wednesday by the 12th Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, at a press conference  at  the Senate Building of the institution in  Akoka, Lagos.

 He said Chief Arthur Mbanefo would chair the convocation lecture on April 1.

Ogundipe  said, “A total of 12,811 students will receive their degrees, diplomas and certificates at this year’s convocation. Seven thousand four hundred six will receive first degrees or diplomas, while 5,405 will receive postgraduate degrees.

“I am proud to announce that 271 students would be awarded first-class degrees, with 56 are from the Faculty of Engineering.”

The  VC said  2,277 students would receive  second class upper degrees while  3,116  would get  second class lower degrees.

According to him,  1,197 will receive  third-class degrees and  131 graduating with  pass degrees.

271 UNILAG students bag first class

Read the full speech of the Vice chancellor below:
''The best graduating students with Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.96 at this year’s convocation are Joedicta Eke, from the Faculty of Pharmacy; Adeniyi Adeyeye, Department of Insurance, and Daniel Ogbechi, Department of Business Administration, both of the Faculty of Management Sciences.

“In the Postgraduate category, we will be awarding 150 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees, three of whom were under my supervision, 4, 771 Masters degrees and 484 Postgraduate diplomas.

“The best PhD Thesis in Science would be awarded to Ayodele Ajibade, of the Department of Metallurgical and Material Engineering, while Oyewole Oyebade of the Department of Philosophy, will receive best thesis award for Humanities.

“Ayodele Ajibade will also receive the overall best Thesis award,” he said.

According to Ogundipe, the university under his watch has pursued an uncompromising academic standard, local and global networks, innovative fundraising mechanism, transformational and transnational leadership as well as accountability in all university processes.

He said that with all of these, the university management was on the path to making the institution greater.

“The strong understanding that research was one of the core obligations of a university and the realisation that government or university could not singlehandedly fund research, management had in the last one year attempted to raise awareness about the need for our faculty members to apply and attract more research grants to the institution, especially through multi-disciplinary research.

“We have, however, strengthened our research centres and given them the mandate to pursue research that can attract grants from multi-national corporations and government agencies.

“To further advance research in our university, our Central Research Laboratory has been better equipped in the last one year through a donation of a Polyurethane Laboratory worth over N20 million,” he said.

Monday, March 25, 2019

See The 67 Professors Striving For The Post OF VC, University of Nigeria Nsukka

See The 67 Professors Striving For The Post OF VC, University of Nigeria Nsukka

See The 67 Professors Striving For The Post OF VC, University of Nigeria Nsukka

Upto 67 professors are striving to replace Vice Chancellor of University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) in June.

FreshReporters learnt that the incumbent Vice Chancellor, Professor Ben Ozumba, will be completing his tenure on the 14th of June therefore the post will be vacant.
Though the university management had few months past announced the vacancy for the post of Vice Chancellor, to be specific - six months to the end of the tenure of Professor Ozumba.

Meanwhile, one out of the 67 aspirants who had interest in the post will be selected by the Governing Council as the new Vice-Chancellor.
Among them are some key officers of the university and others are professors from outside the university's border.

Top ranking contenders for the post which include Professor Charles Igwe, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration and Professor (Mrs.) Edith Nwosu, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of University of Nigeria Enugu Campus (UNEC).
Then Others includes Professor Ken Oforkansi, who is the Chairman of Senate Ceremonials and Professor (Mrs.) Joy Ezeilo, who the Dean of Law Faculty in the institution.

Some professors in the university, who spoke with newsmen, said the new Vice-Chancellor may likely emerge from the four professors earlier mentioned in this report.

According to our sources, the DVC Administration, Professor Igwe, appears to be running on familiar turf, having been saddled with the day to day running of the university, in the absence of Professor Ozumba, who had a reputation of globetrotting.

However, the undoing of Igwe, a Professor of Agriculture, may the fact that he hails from Anambra State like the outgoing Vice Chancellor.

Although a very young Professor of Pharmacy, Oforkansi, who equally hails from Anambra State, may also be caught in the web of indigene-ship, like Igwe.

It was also gathered that the two female professors among the top contenders may not be having strong affinity of defeating some other candidates. Professor Ezeilo is said to hail from Anambra State but is married to an Enugu man while Professor Nwosu hails from Imo State.
According to a source who said; the incumbent Vice Chancellor still have his own preferred successor in his desire.

A prominent community leader and Special Assistant to the Enugu State Governor on Market Matters, while addressing the people, he stressed on the need for Nsukka to produce the next Vice-Chancellor of the University as the incumbent vice-chancellor Prof Benjamin Ozumba winds up his tenure June this year.

Nsukka can’t continue with minor appointments such as security staff and gardener jobs with towering degrees while other citizens from different parts of the country occupy vantage positions in the university which remains the only feasible industry in the zone since 1960.

“We have to go all out to achieve the dreams of having a Nsukka professor as the next vice chancellor of UNN for the first time,” he said.

He further said that there is a need for synergy and cooperation by Igbo Nsukka to see that the position does not elude the people of Nsukka at large.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

JAMB To Re-Confirm 2019 Mock And Main Exam Dates

JAMB To Re-Confirm 2019 Mock And Main Exam Dates

JAMB To Re-Confirm 2019 Mock And Main Exam Dates

The 2019 Jamb mock exam date has not yet been released.

We should be active here as it will be posted as soon as the date for both the mock and main exams will be released by the JAMB board.

Please disregard any information or rumour concerning the exam date. Continue to prepare while you await the date to be released soon as confirmed from JAMB.

Freshreporters hereby wish you all success in your Exams.

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