2020 UTME cut-off marks not ready –JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said it has not yet fixed the cut-off marks for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination. It described the cut-off marks being circulated on the Internet as fake. The board stated this in its weekly bulletin obtained by our correspondent on Sunday. It stated that the 2020 UTME […]

An award-winning teacher with 12 years of experience explains why she isn’t homeschooling her kids during the coronavirus pandemic

Christine Tyler Schools across the US have closed temporarily to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, leaving about 30 million children to learn from home. Many parents say that it’s unrealistic to be expected to balance working, managing the home, and also educating their children.  Christine Tyler, a middle school teacher, is one of those parents. […]

2 UNILAG Medical Laboratory Students Rewarded For Outstanding Performance

TWO graduating students of the Medical Laboratory Science Department of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, were each rewarded with N100,000 each for outstanding performance Wednesday last week. The award was sponsored by EL-LAB Limited, an indigenous medical laboratory based in Lagos. The two awardees, Mr David Eragbai Ilevbare and Victoria Oluwaseyi Idowu, were […]

2020 UTME: We’re reviewing CCTV footage, offenders to forfeit results – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board said it is reviewing the Closed Circuit Television footage of its centres nationwide to discover possible cases of examination misconduct during the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination. The board said it would not hesitate to release more names of offenders after reviewing the CCTV footage. It stated, “The Board […]

WAEC postpones exams

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has postponed the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates, 2020 indefinitely. In a statement, WAEC Nigeria’s Head of National Office, Mr. Patrick Ehidiamen Areghan, said the examination scheduled to begin April 6, 2020 in member countries, was postponed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

COVID-19: NYSC suspends biometric clearance, CDS

The National Youth Service Corps(NYSC) has suspended group bio-metric clearance for corps members because of the deadly coronavirus. The scheme also suspended the weekly  Community Development Service meetings of corps members because of the disease. The NYSC noted that these are proactive measures aimed at containing the spread of Coronavirus among corps members. The Director-General, […]

Poly lecturers give FG 15-day strike notice

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics on Thursday gave the Federal Government 15 days ultimatum for it to honour all pending agreements reached with it or risk industrial action. Addressing the press after the union’s 97th National Executive Committee meeting at the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State, ASUP President, Anderson Ezeibe, said members would embark […]

UTME ends next week, not April 4, says JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has adjusted the dates of the completion of the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination, saying the exercise would end “in the early days of next week” as against Saturday, April 4, on the schedule. JAMB said the move was to address the public panic over the coronavirus scare whereby […]

COVID-19: FG orders closure of unity schools

The federal government has ordered the closure of all the 104 Unity Schools in the country from March 26 as a proactive step aimed at preventing the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus. (COVID-19). The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, who gave the order, said all the principals of the Unity Colleges should fast […]