JAMB announces date for 2022 UTME, D/Entry registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB), has announced the date of registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and the Direct Entry (D/E) examination. The examination body revealed this in its weekly bulletin released by its Director of Public Relations, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, on Monday, in Abuja. JAMB, in its timeline of events attached to the weekly bulletin, disclosed that the registration will commence by February 12, 2022. It also disclosed that the mock examination would be held on the 20th April 2022, while UTME holds from 20th…

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Just In! JAMB announces date for 2022 UTME, D/E registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB), has announced the date of registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and the Direct Entry (D/E) examination. The examination body, revealed this in its weekly bulletin released by its Director of Public Relations, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, on Monday, in Abuja. JAMB, in its timeline of events attached to the weekly bulletin, disclosed that the registration will commence by February 12, 2022. It also disclosed that the mock examination would be held on the 20th April 2022, While UTME holds from 20th…

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In deference to Sultan, Kukah, others, ASUU extends strike notice deadline to February

Following the intervention of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC), the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), has said that it will wait till February for the outcome of the mediatory talks between the federal government and the religious body. The 50-member NIREC, under the Co-chairmanship of the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, and the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, is also backed by the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Bishop Mathew Kukah, among other Christian and Muslim…

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Nigeria has only 100,000 lecturers for 2.1 million varsity students – NUC

The National Universities Commission, (NUC), has said that 100,000 academic staff members were attending to 2.1 million students in Nigerian universities. The NUC disclosed this in its latest bulletin, which was made available to newsmen, in Abuja. The Commission also stated that universities should be isolated from the Federal Government’s circular on new employment owing to the shortage of lecturers. The Deputy Executive Secretary, Administration, NUC, Chris Maiyaki, who was quoted in the bulletin, explained that the Commission was supervising over 200 universities, consisting of 48 belonging to the Federal…

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Kaduna: Public schools to operate only 4 working days – State Govt.

As schools resume for the 2021/2022 academic session, the Kaduna State government has directed all public schools in the State to operate only four working days a week, between Monday to Thursday instead of the usual five working days. The directive was given yesterday, by the State’s Commissioner for Education, Halima Lawal, in a notice for school resumption for the second term of the 2021/2022 academic session. As a result, the commissioner explained that the 2021/2022 academic calendar would be adjusted to ensure coverage of the curriculum for the academic…

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Kaduna: Public schools to operate only 4 working days – State Govt.

As schools resume for the 2021/2022 academic session, the Kaduna State Government has directed all public schools in the State to operate only four working days a week, between Monday to Thursday instead of the usual five working days. The directive was given by the state Commissioner for Education, Halima Lawal, in a notice for school resumption for the second term of the 2021/2022 academic session. As a result, the commissioner explained that the 2021/2022 academic calendar would be adjusted to ensure coverage of the curriculum for the academic session.…

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Lagos: Govt. threatens to seal schools over failure to resume today

The Lagos State government has said it will seal schools that fail to comply with the stipulated academic calendar in the State. The government, through the Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, said compilation of the names of schools that refused to comply with the directive of the state’s Ministry of Education that private and public schools should resume on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, was being done and ‘disciplinary actions will be taken’ forthwith. Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, in a statement on Saturday, reiterated that part of the mandate of…

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‘Hold FG responsible if poly lecturers resume strike’, ASUP warns

…Demands release of approved N15bn revitalisation fund The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) says the Federal Government should be held accountable if polytechnic lecturers nationwide resume the suspended industrial action. ASUP, in an issued statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Abdullahi Yalwa, said members at the 16th National Delegates Conference, (NDC), resolved that if the union resumes its suspended strike, the government should be held responsible. Yalwa said the NDC, which was held at Asaba, Delta State, reviewed the progress made by the union in its engagements with…

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Nigeria’s education system is on life support — ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), has submitted that Nigeria’s education system is on life support and may soon die if caution is not applied. The Chairperson of ASUU, Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Dr. Christopher Echereobia, made the submission at a tripartite event held by the union at the institution, The three-in-one event had the valedictory congress of the union, recognition of retirees and award of scholarship to indigent and brilliant students of the university. Echereobia said ASUU has remained the lifeline of the education system in…

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Court has stopped exams for teachers — NUT tells el-Rufa’i

…Alleges govt. arrests 2 teachers to instill fear The Nigeria Union Of Teachers, (NUT), Kaduna State chapter, has said its members will not write the state government planned competency test for primary school teachers. The NUT said two of its members were arrested, allegedly by the state government so as to instill fear in the teachers. The teacher’s union said asking teachers to write such exams is illegal and against examination ethics. In a statement jointly signed by chairman and secretary of the teachers’ umbrella body, Comrade Ibrahim Dalhatu and…

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