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JAMB bans use of wristwatches, pens in UTME centres

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has banned the use of wristwatches and pens during its 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

JAMB delists 72 CBT centres over attempted rape, extortion

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has said it delisted about 72 designated CBT centres for engaging in various acts of misconduct during the 2017 Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examinations held in different parts of the country.

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau named among most powerful Muslims

President Muhammadu Buhari, the Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Saad; and Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, have again been listed among the most powerful Muslims in the world.

We establish more tertiary institutions to address education imbalance – Governor Dankwambo

Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State, on Friday, said the establishment of additional tertiary institutions in the state was aimed at addressing education imbalance between Gombe and other states in the country.

JAMB begins construction of 500-seat CBT centre in Benin

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Friday laid the foundation stone for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board’s 500-seat Computer-Based Test centre in Benin.

House of Reps to investigate JAMB remittances to federation account from 2007

The House of Representatives has mandated its Committee on Basic Education and Services to conduct an investigation into the finances of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, from 2007 till date.

Scoring higher than the cut-off mark does not guarantee admission – JAMB

The Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has said the board would not consider any candidate without O’level or A level requirement this year.

Only 30% UTME candidates will be admitted this year – NUC

The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, has said that only 30 per cent out of the 1.7 million candidates who wrote the unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME) will be admitted this year.

JAMB plans deployment of malpractice device for future examination

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says the deployment of the CCTV device during JAMB examinations had come to stay to tackle examination malpractice.

JAMB adopts CCTV to monitor exams

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) would continue to deploy CCTV devices during its examinations, the Registrar, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede, has said.

We’ll fix cut-off mark at 120 – Caleb University

Caleb University in Imota, Lagos State, says its cut-off mark for admission in the 2017/2018 academic session will be 120 as stipulated by Joint Admission Matriculation Board.

JAMB may not reduce 2018 UTME fee – Ishaq Oloyede

Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, the Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), says the board may not review downward the fee for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in 2018.

JAMB chief Ishaq Oloyede blames private varsities for poor graduates

Professor Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), over the weekend, came hard on stakeholders in the nation’s education sector alleging that the inexperience of proprietors of private universities was responsible for the production of poor quality graduates in the country.

Post-UTME: Minister asks JAMB to compile list of schools charging above N2,000 for sanction

Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has directed the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, to compile list of institutions charging above N2,000 in the ongoing post-UTME for sanction.

Post UTME not cancelled – Adamu Adamu

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has urged higher institutions and the general public to disregard social media reports that he has cancelled Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME).

Vice-chancellors not exclusive rights of professors – Don

Prof. Jonah Onuoha has suggested that professorship as criteria for the appointment of university vice-chancellors should be discarded.

Tourism to be introduced as subject in schools – ministry

Mrs Patricia Narai, Deputy Director, Domestic Tourism in the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture said plans have been concluded to introduce tourism as a subject at the senior secondary school level.

Post-UTME: 13,500 students jostle for 3,500 admission spaces in FUTA

The Federal University of Technology, Akure, says it will only admit 3,500 out of the 13,500 candidates that wrote the Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination in the institution.

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Delta doctor abducted by gunmen in government hospital

Gunmen have abducted a resident doctor identified simply as Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete at Central Hospital, Ojobo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.

Panic in Imo community as ‘herdsmen’ kill security operative

There is palpable fear in Umuanuma community in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State as suspected herdsmen murder a private security operative, Mr Hycinth Ikegwu, at about 6 am on Sunday while returning from work with his motorcycle.