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JAMB chief urges universities to reserve admission space for international students

West African universities should produce graduates who will meet the needs of the entire sub-region, as differences in education systems constitute a challenge of trans-border research, JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, says.
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SGF Boss Mustapha sets up National Peace Commission panel

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, on Monday, inaugurated a committee on the establishment of a National Peace Commission (NPC).

JAMB exempts blind, deaf, prison inmates, others from post-UTME test

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has exempted blind, deaf candidates and prison inmates from writing the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) test to be conducted by various institutions.

JAMB chief Is-haq Oloyede fires back at critics

Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, on Monday, took critics of the examinations body to the cleaners, saying the body was not set up to generate money for the Federal Government, neither was it meant to waste its money.

37,000 police applicants nationwide take JAMB exams

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Friday conducted a recruitment examination for about 37,000 police applicants across the country into the Nigeria Police Force.

Don’t expect funding from federal government – Minister tells private universities

The federal government has asked private universities in the country to seek ways of funding themselves, saying it would not look their directions in funding.

Candidates laud smooth take off of 2018 JAMB UTME

The 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination has commenced on a smooth note in most of the Computer-Based Centres (CBT) monitored on Friday in Abuja.

UTME: JAMB directs candidates to website for details

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has advised candidates for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations yet to receive their examination details to visit its website for such information.

UTME candidates call for transparency in admission process

Some Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates in FCT are optimistic that the 2018 exercise would end in their favour, having prepared well ahead.

Imo, Oyo, Osun top JAMB candidates list

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says Imo State, for the third year running, topped the number of applications for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) with 92,890 candidates.

IMF lauds Nigeria’s strong recovery in foreign exchange reserves

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday welcomed Nigeria’s exit from economic recession and lauded its strong recovery in foreign exchange reserves.

UTME: JAMB vows to fight malpractice, cautions against fraudsters

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said on Wednesday that measures had been put in place to fight all forms of examination malpractice in its 2018 examinations scheduled to commence on Friday, March 9.

JAMB records decreased number of registered candidates in 2018

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Wednesday said it recorded a decrease in the number of registered candidates for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations in 2018.

JAMB registrar calls on Nigerians to invest in CBT centers

The Registrar of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof Is-haq Oloyede, has called on Nigerians to invest money in Computer Based Test (CBT) centers so as aid the inclusion of all candidates who had indicated interest in writing the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Mock exams.

Sultan to Nigerians: Stop tagging other ethnic groups as criminals

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has appealed to Nigerians to desist from tagging members of ethnic groups different from their own as criminals.

To NatGeo: A story idea on Nigerian animals

In Makurdi, one Ms. Philomena Chieshe who has now been suspended, allegedly could not account for the said N36 million, being part-proceeds from the sale of forms for students seeking university admissions. When interrogated, she reportedly said her maid had confessed to the missing money having been taken by a mystery snake.

JAMB: Suspects in mystery snake saga already placed on interdiction

The management of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said all its staff involved in the case of the mysterious snake that allegedly swallowed N36 million belonging to the examination body have been placed on interdiction pending the outcome of the ongoing investigations on the matter.

JAMB to collaborate with EFCC to fight corruption

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will collaborate effectively with the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) in the fight against corruption.

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