Malpractice: More than 10,000 candidates caught in Anambra, says JAMB

The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) says more than 10,000 candidates caught for examination malpractices in the on-going UTME in Anambra  have been handed over to appropriate authority. Mrs Lynda Nwachukwu, the Coordinator of the board in Anambra, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Saturday. NAN reports that the all computer-based testing (CBT) mode 2017 UTME, which started on May 13 in 642 centres nationwide, ended on May 20. Nwachukwu said that the examination, which took place in 28 centres in the state, was…

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UTME: JAMB may drop fingerprint for accreditation next year –Oloyede

Towards addressing malpractices and particularly impersonation, the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, has revealed that the examination body may dump the use of finger printing for accreditation in its subsequent examinations, saying new technologies have evolved that would address that. Speaking on Thursday during his visit to JKK Computer Based Test (CBT) centre in Lagos, for on-the-spot assessment of the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), Oloyede described Nigerians as being criminally innovative. He said as proactive as JAMB was in its preparation…

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FUNAAB crisis deepens as unions hold rival sendoff for VC

SSANU celebrates exit with akara, NASU kicks The crisis rocking the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) took a dramatic turn on Tuesday as rival industrial unions disagreed over the suspension of the embattled Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof Olusola Oyewole. Amidst tight security on the campus, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) held separate rallies to antagonise and support the vice chancellor respectively. While SSANU organised a “valedictory programme” to celebrate the exit of Oyewole, the…

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FG, varsities on collision course over VCs’ suspension

˜FG: Suspension is a routine administrative procedure ˜Whistleblowers: It’s a welcome development The Nigerian university system is on a fresh collision course with the Federal Government over the last Thursday suspension of the Vice-Chancellors, who are currently facing trial over allegation of fraud and financial recklessness levelled against them by some individuals in the universities. The affected vice-chancellors are those of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Prof. Adebiyi Daramola and the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Prof. Olusola Oyewole. There had been agitations from the university workers’…

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SUBEB vows to fix Benue schools

The Chairman of Benue State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Philip Tachin has expressed the determination of Governor Samuel Ortom’s administration to tackle the challenges in the primary education sub-sector, such as lack of adequate qualified teachers and the dearth of basic infrastructure. Tachin gave the assurance while addressing journalists at the end of inspection of some ongoing primary school projects in Guma and Gwer East Local Government Areas of the state. He, however, noted that the facelift of primary schools through renovation and construction of new classrooms was…

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Stakeholders challenge OAU VC on stability, peace on campus

…as Ooni lauds council for transparency Almost one year after the plans of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) to get a substantive Vice-Chancellor was scuttled by protracted opposition and protest against the appointment of Prof. Ayobami Salami by some sections of the workers’ unions, a new vicechancellor has appointed for the institution. A major step to restore normalcy was unfolded last week with the appointment of a substantive Vice-Chancellor for the 55-year-old university to replace the Acting Vice- Chancellor, Prof. Anthony Elujoba, who was named the vice-chancellor in acting capacity…

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Internet addiction and its required attention

Internet addition, otherwise called online addiction or internet addiction disorder, is a potent problem that is increasing becoming part of our daily lives. Unlike what obtains in some parts of the developed world where such problems are given systematic support and special intervention, little or nothing is being done about it here in Nigeria. Internet addiction operates in a variety of ways. Its forms include cybersex addiction, cyberrelationship addiction, net compulsion, information overload and computer addiction. You are likely to find people, especially the youth, around you that have these…

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