JAMB Moves To Stop Illegal Admission

By Winifred Ogbebo, Abuja The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced its intention to stop  the regularization of all forms of illegal admissions conducted by tertiary institutions from this year. JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede said this during this year’s meeting on Admissions Exercise for the Innovative Enterprise Institutions in Abuja. According to him, any admission done under the table would not be regularized, warning candidates and tertiary institutions to desist from engaging in any form of illegal admission. The registrar said: “Illegal admission used to go on and we are saying part of our effort is to make sure we put a stop to illegal admission. “Illegal admission in terms of people not even taking the unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME) at all not to talk of scoring zero. “Illegal admission by even admitting people who do not have the requisite ordinary level (O level) because before now JAMB does not have...
BY ISAIAH BENJAMIN  Kaduna State Government said it had awarded contracts for the rehabilitation of 457 primary and secondary schools under its emergency intervention from 2016 to date. The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology Professor Andrew Nok disclosed this at the distribution of 250 chairs to Government Girls Secondary School, Tudun Nupawa in Kaduna yesterday. Nok, who was represented by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Adamu Mansur, said 360 schools had been renovated so far, while others were at various stages of completion. He said the effort became necessary to improve learning environment for better output. The commissioner said the state government was committed towards an improved quality of teaching and learning in public schools to enable them compete favourably with private schools. According to the commissioner, over 90,000 chairs have been distributed to various schools in the state. “When the current administration took over the governance of the state, our schools were dilapidated; students...
Education in some communities in Okpella, Esatko East Local Government area of Edo State, recently, received a life-line from the activities of Idofe Anamero Foundation, powered by the oil magnate, Managing Director of Gulf Treasure Oil and Danco Investment. Experts at the epoch making event agreed that, if only all or majority of well-meaning Nigerians emulates Mr. Dekeri Anamero or large hearted people like him are entrusted with political leadership. Emameh Gabriel who was at the commissioning ceremony for LEADERSHIP gauged the mood of beneficiaries. The late anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, once referred to education as the most powerful weapon which can be used to change the world. This fact notwithstanding, education in Nigeria, in the last few decades has suffered untold neglect or was not given due attention. Though, the current and the immediate past governments in Edo State are throwing everything to the works, to ensure that the fortune...
…To Remove Illegal Buildings On School Land From Dec. 1 By Patrick Ochoga The Edo State Government has read the riot act to principals of public schools who have been collecting illegal fees from students for the purchase of uniforms and other items. The government also gave a December 1 deadline to owners of illegal buildings and structures on the premises or lands of public schools, to vacate such premises. A statement issued by the Commissioner for Education, Hon. Dr. Christopher Adesotu, explained that “the only fees approved by the Edo State government for the purchase of school uniforms are as follows: Junior Secondary School Students – ₦3,500 only and Senior Secondary School Students – ₦4,000 only.” Adesotu said that “any payment requested outside the stated amounts is illegal and the principals involved will face severe sanctions.” He advised parents to adhere to the approved levies for uniforms and report any request for additional fees promptly to the Hon....
By Michael Oche, Abuja The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educationaal and Associated Institutions (NASU), has insisted on continuing with it strike action unless the Federal government  urgently meet their demands. The Union accused the Federal Government of refusing to demonstrate commitment to adequate funding of tertiary education in the country, describing the situation as very unfortunate. Speaking yesterday in Abuja at the National Executive Council meeting, Comrade Chris Any, the National President of the union said the union  is determined to continue with the strike for as long as Government remains unconcerned He said, “We equally call on the Federal Government to without waste of time respond positively to all the demands of the unions with a view to ensuring that the strike ends without any further delay. We are however determined to continue with the struggle for as long as Government remains unconcerned. “We are using this medium of the meeting of our...

Alhuda-Huda College Honours Minister

By Aliyu Yusuf, Zaria The 1976 set of Alhuda-Huda College , Zaria   Old Boys Association , yesterday  honours  ,Malam Suleman Hassan  on his new appointment as Minister of State for Works and Housing of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The  occasion  that took place at the  college  assembly hall , was attended by prominent  members of the old boys association  and  other well    meaning   Nigerians Speaking at the occasion , Kaduna State governor, Mal Nasir el-Rufai  reiterated that education will continue to be a key priority of his administration. el-Rufai, who spokes through the commissioner of Education ,Science and Technology, Professor Andrew Nok, congratulated the 1976 set for having one of their own appointed to serve as a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He said the:” College is among the  numerous schools that benefited from Kaduna State government programme of total renovation to boost education in the state, and the nation at...
By Taiwo Ogunmola-Omilani The management of Lagos State University has warned some staff of the University who have been dismissed by the Governing Council to stay away from campus. This was contained in a statement issued by the information department of the institution. The university in the statement said, “We received credible reports to the effect that some erstwhile Staff of the University who have been dismissed by the University Governing Council, for one form of misconduct or the other have been coming into the University premises, intent on initiating violence and breakdown of Law and Order on the peaceful Campus. “The University Authority hereby reiterates that all individuals who have been dismissed should stay away from the premises of Lagos State University henceforth. "The advice is already contained in their Letters of Dismissal, which were not only delivered to them through their respective Deans/Departmental Heads, but were also sent to their E-mail Addresses...
BY ANDY ASEMOTA, Katsina - Katsina State recorded 55 per cent success in West African Examination Council (WAEC) result this year as against about 10 per cent recorded by the state in previous years. The state governor, Aminu Bello Masari, made this known at the weekend when he received the state chapter of Awareness for Good Leadership, Peace and Development Association led by its grand patron, Senator Abba Ali, in Government House Katsina. Masari, who said the success involves a commitment to huge investment in the education sector since the inception of his administration, lamented that the sector fell into deplorable state over the years. He revealed that the education sector topped his priorities since 2015 in order to reverse the ugly scenario inherited by his administration. On the report of the group on the government’s policies and programmes, Masari cautioned officials and consultants supervising the government’s projects to guard against poor execution, adding...
By Jerry Emmanson, Abuja - The first 100 students  to enroll into  Nacabs Polytechnic, Akwanga near Abuja for national diploma courses in the 2017/2018 academic session are most likely to benefit from the blanket scholarship the institution has offered to prospective students this year. Nacabs Polytechnic, which prides itself as one of the foremost indigenous private tertiary institutions in north central Nigeria, explained that the first 100 students to gain admission into the school will enjoy the full scholarship covering 100% tuition fees as its contribution to the task of promoting renewed youth interest in education and excellence in the academic sector. Founder/Proprietor of the polytechnic, Mr. M. D. Abuluya,who, disclosed in an interview in Abuja pointed out that the gesture was designed to cushion the effect of the economic recession on poor families and communities struggling with poverty as well as encourage youths to develop interest in higher education to pursue...
The Lagos State University (LASU) Governing Council has dismissed 15 Academic Staff, including the Chairman and Vice Chairman of Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) of the institution, over various malpractices. The dismissed LASU-ASUU Chairman and Vice Chairman were Dr Isaac Oyewunmi and Dr Adebowale Adeyemi-Suenu. LASU spokesman Ademola Adekoya, said in Lagos on Friday that the institution also dismissed two non-academician staff and demoted two others. Adekoya said that the decision to dismiss the staff was taken at LASU 115th Governing Council Meeting on on Thursday. “Pursuant thereto, the Governing Council with immediate effect dismissed 15 members of the academic staff, two members of non-academic staff, and sanctioned two others for different acts of misconduct Oyewunmi was dismissed for demanding N50, 000 from students while Adeyemi-Suenu was sacked for “unilaterally altered the results of 12 students already advised to withdraw by Senate’’ Adekoya said the council established that Oyewunmi demanded N50, 000 from 2003 modular...