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President Buhari’s govt lacks political will to fight corruption – Femi Falana

Human Rights Lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration lacks the political will needed to fight corruption.

JAMB reduces application fees for foreign-based candidates

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has slashed down application fees for foreign-based candidates from $150 to $20 per candidate.

JAMB fixes March 9 to 17 for 2018 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in 2018 will hold from March 9 to March 17 in about 620 computer-based test centres nationwide.

JAMB disburses N28.8 million for prison examination centres

The sum of N28.8 million has been disbursed to provide computer sets that would allow prison candidates sit for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, and Direct Entry, DE, the registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede, has said.

JAMB announces date for 2018 UTME

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the date for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

JAMB fixes dates for 2018 examination

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board said on Wednesday morning that the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in 2018 would hold on March 9 to March 17, 2018.

JAMB counsels applicants to study brochure before applying for examinations

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Tuesday called on intending applicants to ensure they get acquainted with the 2018 brochure before applying for the examinations.

JAMB meets ‘critical stakeholders’ to review UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will meet with “critical” stakeholders in education on Wednesday to appraise the general conduct of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

APC cleaning up PDP’s Augean years – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed, says the Mohammadu Buhari-led Administration of the All Progressive Congress, APC is cleaning up rot of the the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP years of misrule and warned against returning the party back to power in 2019.

Nigerians must earn from productivity, not rent – Governor Aregbesola

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has identified unearned income from rent, rather than productivity, as the major challenge facing Nigeria in terms of its economic development.

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.

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