Just In: Katsina deploys dogs to protect schools against bandits

Katsina State Government says it will deploy dogs to complement security arrangements to secure boarding schools in the State. The State’s Commissioner for Education, Dr. Badamasi Charanchi, disclosed this on Saturday. Recall that last year, bandits invaded Government Science College, Kankara and abducted 342 students, a development that forced the State government to close all boarding schools for months. The State governor, Aminu Bello Masari, said he had re-enforced the security architecture before re-opening the boarding schools. “We were advised to deploy these dogs at each school because they have…

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JAMB cancels use of e-mail for UTME registration

The use of emails is no longer required for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced. This announcement was made by Prof Ishaq Oloyede while addressing newsmen in Abuja. Oloyede said consequently, candidates will have the following options to access their profile during or after registration. “As from Thursday, 15th April, 2021, candidates will no longer be required to provide any email address during registration.” “The use of Mobile APP on the candidates’ phone and on the…

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Breaking! JAMB voids admissions offered by UniAbuja, others

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB), has disowned admissions being offered by the University of Abuja and few others, alleging that the admissions were being offered by the institutions outside the Central Admissions Processing System, (CAPS). The examination board warned candidates against accepting the offers. The board, in a statement, Tuesday evening by its Head, Public Affaires and Protocols, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, insisted “that such admissions that have not been proposed, approved nor accepted on the Central Admissions Processing System are null and void and as such, asking hapless…

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Hijab controversy: Kwara govt. announces date for commencement of classes in 10 affected schools, others

Kwara State government has said that the 2020/2021 Third Term academic session for the 10 schools affected in the recent hijaab controversy in the state will commence on Monday, April 12, 2021. In a statement by the permanent secretary, the state ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, the government informed parents/guardians and teachers that the reopening is part of the government’s efforts to bring the students in these affected schools up to speed in whatever they may have missed when their schools were shut. “This is…

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JAMB shifts registration for 2021 UTME, DE

…As WAEC Debunks May/June 2021 WASSCE postponement, announces reschedule The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has shifted the commencement of registration for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry to a later date. A statement issued by the Boards Head of Media and Protocol, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, in Abuja, said the delay follows the exam body’s effort to ensure that candidates have access to its registration app for the 2021 UTME/DE and also finalise work on its pin vending process before the take-off of the exercise. The…

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20 private universities get provisional licenses

The Federal Government yesterday presented provisional licenses to the 20 new private universities earlier approved by the Federal Executive Council, (FEC). This brings the total number of private universities to 99. The Federal Executive Council had in February approved the establishment of 20 new private universities. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said the approval for the establishment of the universities is a testament to the continued partnership of the Federal Government with the private sector towards widening access and quality of university education in Nigeria. The approved universities are,…

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“Kaduna school abduction: Bandits released us on their own will” – Freed student debunks Army’s claim

One of the abducted students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Mando, Kaduna State, has narrated how they were released from captivity. Recall that the Nigerian Army had claimed that its troops “recovered five of the students” who spent over three weeks in captivity. In a statement it issued on Tuesday, the  Army Spokesman,  Brig. Gen. Yerima Mohammed, unveiled the identities of the “recovered students”, and showered encomiums on the troops. “The rescued students are currently receiving medical attention in a military facility in Kaduna. The GOC 1 Division,…

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‘WASSCE will not hold in May/June’ – WAEC

…Gives reason The West African Examinations Council, (WAEC), yesterday said its 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, (WASSCE), for school candidates, earlier scheduled for May/June, may not hold. The Council’s Head of National Office, Patrick Areghan, gave the hint while announcing the release of results of the 2021 first series of the WASSCE for private candidates yesterday in Lagos. Areghan said the effect of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is still much felt in the education sector. He noted that the entire education calendar has been distorted, therefore, it may…

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Lagos to build more schools, upgrade skill centres, others for school dropouts

The Lagos State government has announced plans to build more alternative schools across the state for people who may have dropped out of school due to early pregnancy, child trafficking, lack of parental care and others, to have the opportunity to return to school for further education. This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Education, Barr. Tokunbo Wahab, during a chat with journalists in Ikeja. This initiative would empower the beneficiaries socially and economically so that they can contribute to the development of society…

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Kano: Reps member demands citing of Federal Polytechnic in Garko during public hearing

A House of Representatives member, representing Wudil/Garko Federal constituency in Kano State, Engineer Muh’d Ali on Wednesday defended his demand for the citing of Federal Polytechnic in Garko, Kano State, at the first public hearing in respect of a Bill proposed for its establishment. Addressing newsmen after the public hearing, he explained that what prompted him to sponsor the Bill is that, “Garko is at a disadvantage in terms of location of tertiary institutions in Kano State”. He further said that, “As at now, Kano State doesn’t have any Federal Polytechnic,…

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