JAMB denies report on reduction of UTME scores

sThe Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has described as fake, a trending report that scores of candidates who sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) are being reduced. The board in a statement signed by Fabian Benjamin, its head of media and publicity, and made available to NAN on Monday in Abuja, said […]

JAMB: No results released yet

Warns against fraudsters The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said it has not released any result yet, warning candidates and their parents to be wary of fraudsters. It said it would reach out to candidates through their telephones as soon as all the results of the 2019 UTME were ratified. Over 1.8 million […]

NECO postpones entrance exams into unity schools

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has postponed the 2019 National Common Entrance Examination into unity schools to 27 April, 2019. A statement from NECO’s head of informal and public relations, Azeez Sani, said the examination which was initially scheduled for 13 April, was re-scheduled to give states with low registration of candidates the opportunity to […]

NSCDC deploys 39 officers to man UTME centres in Niger

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Niger Command, has deployed 39 personnel to provide security for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in different parts of the state. Mr Phillip Ayuba, Corps Commandant in the state made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Tuesday. He said the security would be […]

JAMB records 4.01 % drop in applications received in 2018 – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) recorded a  4.01 per cent drop  in the applications received in 2018. The NBS, in its JAMB Applications and Admitted Candidates by State and Gender within Faculty Data (2017-2018) posted on its website, stated that applications received in 2018 were 1.65 […]

Islamic Development Bank offers $523,823 technical assistance to Nigerian govt

The Federal Government has signed a $523,823 technical assistant agreement grant with the Islamic Development Bank, ISDB, Group, in Marrakesh, Morocco. The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed in a statement by the explained that the TA agreement grants would be used to address capacity building/equipment and logistics upgrade in the Hajj Commission and for the […]

U.S willing to admit more Nigerian students

By Isaac Aregbesola The U.S Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs has said the country was willing to admit more Nigerian students to its over 1000 community colleges. Mr. Mathew Washburn, Programme Officer, EducationUSA, U.S. Department of State, said at the Foreign Press Centre International Reporting Tour of the U.S. Community Colleges […]

Nigerian students contribute $42b to US economy

The U. S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) says Nigerians and other international students contributed $42.4 billion to the U. S. economy in 2017/2018 session. A senior official of the Bureau, who spoke on condition of anonymity, announced this during the Tour of the U.S. Community Colleges and Workforce Development […]

Sodomised student at deaf’s school will get justice – Minister vows

By Funmilayo Adeyemi The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has promised to ensure that justice was served in the case of a student of the FCT School for the Deaf, Imran Kunan, who was allegedly sodomised. Adamu stated this on Tuesday in Abuja, during the ministry’s 11th Ministerial briefing. He said a petition was […]