Rising cost of foodstuffs crippling FG’s school feeding program – Official

The rising inflationary rate resulting in the high cost of foodstuffs is affecting Federal Government’s National Home Grown School Feeding programme negatively. This assertion was made in Calabar yesterday, by the Programme Manager of the programme in Cross-Rivers State, Gab Okulaja, in an interview with newsmen. Okulaja appealed to the Federal Government to review the programme to take care of inflationary trends, as it planned to add five million beneficiaries to the existing nine million. “We have the challenge of increase in the prices of foodstuffs by as much as…

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FG appoints 43 traditional rulers as Varsity Chancellors

The Federal Government yesterday approved the appointment of 43 traditional rulers as Chancellors, and 27 other individuals as Pro-Chancellors of some federal universities and inter-university centres across the country. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this during a press briefing in Abuja, said that the decision was in line with the establishment of new universities and also to replace deceased chancellors. He said, “Mr. President has, following the establishment of additional universities, approved the appointment, reassignment of chancellors to 43 federal universities. The exercise is intended to also…

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Kano: Gov’t recalls 6,995 teachers from private, community schools

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has approved the recall of all the 6,995 teachers on the government payroll posted to private, community and voluntary schools in the State. According to a statement issued yesterday by the State’s Ministry of Education, the State governor has directed that the teachers will now be reposted to public primary, secondary and higher institutions of learning across the State that critically needs teachers. It further stated that Ganduje also approved a systematic review of the existing arrangement that suffice the posting of teachers to…

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Kano: Gov’t recalls 6,995 teachers from private, community schools

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has approved the recall of all the 6,995 teachers on the government payroll posted to private, community and voluntary schools in the State. According to a statement issued yesterday by the State’s Ministry of Education, the State governor has directed that the teachers will now be reposted to public primary, secondary and higher institutions of learning across the State that critically needs teachers. It further stated that Ganduje also approved a systematic review of the existing arrangement that suffice the posting of teachers to…

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2021 UTME: Only 0.06% of candidates scored 300 above ― JAMB Registrar

The Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, has disclosed that only 0.06 percent representing about 803 of the more than 1.3 million candidates who sat for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, (UTME), scored 300 and above. A total of 1,338,687 candidates registered for the 2021 UTME, which commenced nationwide from May 19, 2021 and ended on July 3. Oloyede, who appeared on a television programme at the weekend, admitted that candidates performed below expectation this year when compared to previous years for obvious reasons, especially…

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No fresh UTME for candidates – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB),  says it has not fixed another examination for any category of candidates on July 3 as being peddled in some quarters. The Board’s Head of Media and Protocol, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, told newsmen yesterday in Lagos that the report “is not correct”. Benjamin noted that almost all results of candidates, who sat for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, have since been released. According to him, JAMB has at no point thereafter, announced any form of another examination for any category of candidates.…

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Buhari’s State, Katsina has second highest number of out-of-school children, says Education Minister

The Minister of State for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has stated that Katsina State has the second-highest number of out-of-school children in Nigeria. Daura, an ancient town in Katsina state is the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking on Monday in Katsina, during the inauguration of the Better Education Service Delivery for All, (BESDA), a World Bank-assisted project, the minister said poor standards of education could affect the country’s ability to compete in the 21st-century global economy. Nwajiuba said the World Bank project will improve literacy and boost the standards of…

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JAMB suspends use of USSD code to check UTME results 

…Gives new instruction The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB), has announced the suspension of the use of USSD code to check the just-released results of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, (UTME). This is as a result of the current challenges being experienced with the use of the USSD code by the candidates. This was made known by JAMB in a statement issued by the Spokesman of the Board, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, yesterday. Benjamin, in the statement, said that candidates are now expected to visit JAMB’s website to access…

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JAMB releases 2021 UTME results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB) yesterday released results of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for candidates who wrote the test between last Saturday and Tuesday. The JAMB Head of Media, Fabian Benjamin, who disclosed this in an issued statement in Abuja, said the results for the subsequent tests would be released daily. He directed candidates to check their results by sending: “UTMERESULT” to 55019, through the GSM number used by each candidate to obtain profile code and UTME registration. Benjamin further said, “The Board notes with…

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Kaduna Varsity bans students from protesting school fees hike

The Kaduna State University, (KASU), yesterday banned its students from protesting against the hike in school fees in the institution. In a statement issued yesterday, the University Registrar, Samuel Manshop urged the parents of fresh and returning students of the 2020/2021 academic session to sign an undertaking that they will not allow the students to protest against the recent hike in tuition fees. The institution also asked parents to sign an expulsion undertaking on behalf of their children, promising that their wards will be of good character. According to the statement, “Parents…

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