Education

TRAGEDY: Over 100 pupils trapped, feared killed in Lagos school Building collapse [SEE PHOTOS]

Updated NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that tragedy struck earlier today Wednesday March 13 as over 100 school pupils are feared killed following the collapse of Baden School in Lagos Island. The school situated at Itafaji Street, near Adeniji Adele was said to have caved in around 10:20am on Wednesday. The cause of the collapse was yet to be ascertained but The Nation gathered emergency responders have moved to the scene and were evacuating trapped victims. More Details shortly… [Read]

UTME 2019: JAMB bans ATM Cards, Watches, Key Holders, Other items at Exam Centres [READ MORE]

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has listed at least 19 items which it said remained prohibited for the over 1.8 million candidates taking the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. The board said in its weekly bulletin obtained by our correspondent on Monday that the items were prohibited during its examinations, warning that candidates who breached the directive would be disallowed from taking the UTME. The board said, “To ensure that our examinations meet best global practices, the board has prohibited the use of the following items during its exams. They are watches, pens or biros, mobile phones or similar electronic devices, spy reading glasses, calculators, hard disks or similar [Read]

Six Technical Skills You Need To Have Before You Graduate [A MUST READ]

Dear undergraduates, it’s no longer news that your university is not going to give you everything you need to get a job after graduation. So many educated people thought certificate doesn’t really count but what you’ve got in your head to project and to be productive to bring income or food to your table, NEWS FLAKES NG can authoritatively assert. And I hope you know that once you fulfill all the necessary requirements for the award of BSc degree, you’ll have to get yourself out of the institution and face the next struggle; and at that time, learning new skills might not be so easy. So, this is the best [Read]

UTME 2019: JAMB fixes Saturday, March 23 for mock examination

    The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has fixed Saturday, March 23,2019 for the conduct of the 2019 mock examination. JAMB Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in a statement Monday night, said “candidates are by this information,urged to begin the printing of their Mock Examination Notification slips from Wednesday 6th March 2019.” “The Board enjoined all candidates to jealously guard all their details pertaining to the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME/DE) Direct Entry. “The public should therefore note that the mock examination as its name implies, would not be used for any assessment process,”the statement said. It explained that “this year’s exercise is the third in [Read]

15-year old Girl Gets US scholarship after Scoring 9A’s in WAEC Subjects, 300+ in Jamb

  A – 15year-old girl, Ikeoluwa Abioye, has won several awards after scoring A1 in all her WAEC subjects with 305 in JAMB. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that she also got a full scholarship to study computer engineering in the US. According to a Twitter user who shared the information said: Let’s celebrate 15 yr old Ikeoluwa Abioye, a genius in the making👏👏 Scored : 9 A1 in WAEC including Maths English Further Maths Chemistry Physics Biology ICT Scored 305 in Jamb. [Read]

2019 UTME: JAMB Exam Slip Reprint Begins March 2 [READ MORE]

  JAMB has disclosed that the printing of 2019 JAMB Exam Slip would commence March 2nd, 2019; that is two weeks before the examination. The reprinted slips will bear candidates schedule for the examination: date, time and centre as well as other necessary information about the examination. According to the board, from March 2nd, candidates will have their slips placed on their profiles. However candidates who are unable to access their slips through their portal can visit the board’s service portal, on www.jamb.org.ng to print the slip. The board added that messages would as well be sent to candidates, informing them on when to reprint their e-slip. This processes will [Read]

JAMB postpones mock exams, says UTME may be rescheduled [READ MORE]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has postponed the mock examination of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination slated to start from Saturday, February 23, because of the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections. The board also said, on Wednesday, that it may reschedule the 2019 UTME if the country’s elections drag until the earlier fixed dates of Saturday, March 16, to Saturday, March 23. According to the new timetable released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, the Governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections slated for March 2 have been rescheduled to March 9, which fuels fears that the UTME slated for March 16 may [Read]

ELECTION POSTPONEMENT: Ogun Govt Directs Schools to Resume Monday February 18 [READ MORE]

By John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – Following the announcement of the postponement of the much publicised Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold today Saturday February 16, 2019 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Ogun State government has hereby directed all secondary and primary schools in the state to resume on Monday February 18, 2019 as against the earlier slated date of Tuesday February 19, NEWS FLAKES NG can authoritatively report. This was contained in a news release from the state’s ministry of Education, Science and Technology and undersigned by its Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Sefiu Rasheed. The release which now nullifies the earlier one however added that [Read]

BREAKING: ASUU Finally Calls-off Three – Month Old Strike, Reach Agreement With FG [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suspended its nationwide industrial action. National President of the union, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, announced this on Thursday during a press briefing at the Nigeria Labour Congress complex in Abuja. The striking lecturers took the decision after a meeting with representatives of the Federal Government led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige. The meeting came hours before Professor Ogunyemi announced the decision of ASUU to suspend the strike. It had in attendance leaders of the union and government representatives such as the [Read]

Strike: ASUU denies receiving N163bn from FG [READ MORE]

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Sunday denied receiving the sum of N 163bn from government in a bid to suspend the three -month -old strike. In a statement titled, ‘Re: N163bn released to ASUU: Putting the record straight,’ signed by the Ibadan zonal coordinator of the union, Dr Ade Adejumo , the union, said, “Once again , the attention of our union has been drawn to another piece of misinformation which gives the impression that ASUU collects money from government. “For umpteenth time , let it be known that our union is a patriotic organisation whose activities are driven by principled conviction [Read]

Meet Abudu Salah who scored 8A’s in 2018 WASSCE but now a ‘kayayo’ [READ MORE]

Abudu Salah’s aim is to become a nurse but she is yet to achieve that dream. Salah is a 22-year-old ‘kayayo’ in Accra. She passed the 2018 WASSCE with excellent results while others with great opportunities at their disposal failed and could not gain admission to the University. Sadly, she has not been able to further her education to become the nurse she wants to be. 3news.com first shared the touching story of the 22-year-old Abudu Salah who lives in a slum in Accra. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that She never allowed her situation to frustrate her hence she took to being a Kayayo thus a head porter to make [Read]

UTME: JAMB registers over 300,000 in one week [READ MORE]

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it has registered over 300, 000 candidates for its 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in one week. The Board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos State . Benjamin said that this was coming a week after the commencement of the registration exercise. NAN reports that the board commenced registration of candidates for 2019 all Computer Based Test on January 10 and it would close on February 21. [READ ALSO] 2019 JAMB REGISTRATION: How To Get E-pins [SEE SIMPLE STEPS HERE] According to him, the registration [Read]

2019 JAMB Registration: How to Get E-pins [SEE SIMPLE STEPS HERE]

  Here are the steps that would be required by all JAMB applicants, before commencing registration in any Accredited CBT Centre; 1. Each candidate will be registered with one mobile phone number only. The Cell phone number used to create the profile code is automatically tied to the Candidate’s name and will be used in all communications related to his/her 2019 Application/Examination. 2. Candidate sends his/her name [Surname, First Name & Middle Name (if any)] by text (SMS) to 55019. This should be maximum of 38 characters + 2 spaces between names = 40 characters in all. 3. A Profile Code is received by the candidate on the same telephone [Read]

ASUU Strike: FG approves over N35.4bn, to resume talks on Thursday, Strike May be Called-Off Next Week [READ MORE]

  ABUJA – Barring any last minutes change, academic activities may resume in public universities next week, as Federal Government has approved over N35.4 billion for the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). In a resolution reached Monday night between the Federal Government and the leadership of ASUU at the Conference Hall, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Abuja, the government announced that Federal Ministry of Finance and Accountant General of the Federation have confirmed payment of N15.389.940,335.71 billion to accommodate payment of shortfall in all institutions that are Presidential Initiative of Continuous Audit, PICA varied. The Minister of Labour and Employment who disclosed this at the end of the [Read]

WASSCE extends registration Date [READ MORE]

  The West African Examination Council, WASSCE, has extended its registration deadline for private candidates. WASSCE extended its registration for private candidates to January 11, 2019. The body made the disclosure in a post on its Twitter handle on Thursday. “ICYMI: The closing date for registration for the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2019-First Series has been extended to January 11, 2019,” WASSCE tweeted. [Read]