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First Class Graduate Who Wrote Jamb Six Times Dies After Completing NYSC Programme

Simon Godwin Idoko, the young man, who graduated with First Class degree in Pure and Applied Chemistry from the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto State is dead. It was gathered that Idoko died on Monday at the age of 29 few days after completing his National Youth Service Corps, NYSC. Idoko was attached to the Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu State, where he served as his Place of Primary Assignment (PPA) in the Chemistry Department as graduate assistant. The real cause of his death is still sketchy at the moment but sources said his burial is ongoing in his country home, Udaburu Owukpa in Ogbadibo LGA of Benue State. Speaking on the [Read]

2019 UTME: 80 UTME Candidates Facing Trial For Exam Fraud

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said that no fewer than 80 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidates nationwide are undergoing prosecution for various cases of malpractice and fraud in the 2019 examination. The JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, stated this in a meeting with journalists in Abuja on Thursday. He added that apart from the 80 standing trial, a number of candidates had been jailed for malpractices in the last two months. He did not specify the number of those jailed. The registrar noted that although the board spent a lot of money on the ongoing prosecution, it was worth it so that the examination system in the country [Read]

2020 UTME: JAMB Reveals New Method Of Registration

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says starting from 2020, candidates will register for its examinations with their National Identity Management Number (NIM) to solve the challenges of multiple registration. Dr. Fabian Benjamin, Head of Media of the board made this known at a one-day capacity building workshop organised by the National Examination Council (NECO) for education correspondents in Keffi, Nasarawa on Friday. Benjamin, who spoke on the topic: “Understanding Reporting in the 21st Century”, said the development would be facilitated through partnership with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). According to him, experience has shown that malpractice in the conduct of public examination, especially the UTME, actually begins [Read]

Disgruntled UTME candidates tackle JAMB over alleged lapses

Some candidates, who took the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, have carpeted the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board for the alleged lapses in the conduct of this year’s exam as well as the results. JAMB conducted the 2019 UTME between April 11 and 18 in about 698 Computer-Based Test centres, with 1.8million candidates sitting the exam. The results were released on May 11. But many candidates have yet to receive their results amid reports of computer failure, biometric issues and allegations of impersonation. One of the candidates, Haruna Musa, who spoke with our correspondent on Friday, said her computer suddenly turned off during the exam and that she got 19 [Read]

2019 UTME: Simi Reacts To New 160 Cut Off Mark

Few Days ago, JAMB officials revealed that they had approved 160 as cut-off mark for admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The decision was made at a meeting held in Osun State, Southwest Nigeria. In a swift reaction, Nigerian singer, Simi faulted the current educational system being practiced in the country which she believes has killed off lots of talents. According to her, lots of talents are dying because the country has made many believe that one can only attain success if he or she follows a certain path. She tweeted: I feel like the current method of education is faulty. Ppl have different strengths – but we were raised [Read]

JUST IN: JAMB Announces Cut-off Marks for 2019 Admissions [READ MORE]

  The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Tuesday approved 160 and above as this year’s national minimum cut-off mark for admission into public universities. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the decision was reached at the 19th Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria which held at the Bola Babalakin Auditorium, Gbongan, Osun State. According to the Nation, the board also approved 140 as minimum UTME score for admission into private universities and 110 for admission into private polytechnics.   [Read]

JAMB to Announce New Cut – off Marks for 2019/2020 Admissions Tuesday

The Cut – off marks for the 2019/2020 admission will on Tuesday be fixed by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) at a policy meeting with stakeholders at Gbongan, Osun State. Dropping the hint in a statement yesterday in Abuja, JAMB’s Head of Information Dr. Fabian Benjamin said the official cut-off marks would announced at the end of the policy meeting. He advised candidates to disregard any cut-off mark being peddled by fraudsters, describing it as “fake.” Benjamin said: “The clarification became necessary following speculations that the board had fixed the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) cut-off marks. “It is pertinent to note that the heads of institutions [Read]

2019 UTME: JAMB Speaks On Cut-Off Marks

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has not published the national and general minimum cut-off marks for placement of candidates into the nation’s tertiary institutions as was being speculated in some quarters. The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos. According to him, there is no truth behind such speculations, adding that some persons, whom he described as fraudulent elements were behind the development with a ploy to defraud innocent Nigerians especially the candidates. Benjamin said the cut-off marks could only be arrived at with the inputs of critical stakeholders [Read]

JAMB Conducts Fresh Exams (See Reasons)

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Monday, conducted a supplementary Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for 490 candidates, whose Computer-Based Test centres were earlier suspended for malpractices and other infractions. The UTME was held in JAMB CBT centre in Kogo, Abuja, JAMB Bayelsa State office, Yenagoa and JAMB National Headquarters in Bwari, Abuja. The board said in its weekly bulletin, that “it was expedient to suspend all examinations at centres earlier earmarked for the candidates based on the lack of capacity of the centres and involvement in examination infractions. “The board has conducted a supplementary examination for 490 candidates, who could not take their rescheduled examination. The candidates [Read]

EFCC Arraigns Woman Who Blamed Snake Over JAMB’s Missing N36 Million

EFCC will on Friday, May 31, 2019, arraign the controversial official of the JAMB, Philomina Chieshe who claimed that the missing N36 million JAMB proceeds in her custody was swallowed by a snake in Benue State JAMB office. Chieshe will be arraigned alongside five others, namely: Samuel Umoru, Yakubu Jekada, Daniel Agbo, Priscilla Ogunsola, and Aliyu Yakubu before Justice Peter Afen of a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Abuja. Chieshe became notorious when she made an outlandish claim that a mysterious snake swallowed about N36million cash arising from sale of e-JAMB cards in the state. The controversial JAMB official is being prosecuted by the EFCC on an eight-count charge, [Read]

15-Yr-Old Ekene Franklin Who Scored Highest in UTME Gets N14m Ghanaian University Scholarship

– Ekene Franklin Ezeunala, the candidate who scored the highest score in the 2019 UTME, has been offered a scholarship by a Ghanaian university – Academic City College, a private university in Accra, has offered him a scholarship worth N14m – The announcement of the scholarship was made by the College Senior Admissions Manager at a workshop held in Lagos A private university in Accra, Ghana, named Academic City College has offered scholarship worth $40,000 (an equivalent of N14m) to the candidate who scored 347 in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Ekene Franklin Ezeunala who had the highest score in UTME was awarded the scholarship during a workshop [Read]

15-Yr-Old Ekele Franklin Breaks JAMB Highest Score Record, But Won’t Get Admission [READ MORE]

Ekele Franklin, a 15-year-old boy, has emerged the overall best candidate for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted between April 11 and 15. Ishaq Oloyede, registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), disclosed this at a news conference while announcing the release of the 2019 UTME results on Saturday. Having chosen the University of Lagos (UNILAG) as his first choice, the Imo state candidate had a cumulative score of 347. However, there are unconfirmed reports that Franklin may not be admitted on account of his age. Franklin was closely followed by Emmanuel Chidiebube, a 16-year-old boy from Abia state, who had a cumulative score of 346, [Read]

UTME 2019: JAMB Set To Release Results On Saturday, Parade Fraudulent Staff

Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board ( JAMB ), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, on Friday said the board would release the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Board on Saturday. He said the board would give details of the results to reporters on the same day. The 2019 UTME was conducted between April 11 – 18 this year. He said: “We had a meeting on Friday. And so, we are releasing our results tomorrow.” Meanwhile, the board on Friday paraded one of its staff caught collecting N25, 000 from an admission seeker in 2018. Adamu Martin, a jamb worker attached to the Information Technology Service, was said to have promised an unnamed candidate [Read]

UTME 2019: Continued Delays in Release Of Results Causing ‘Tension, Panic’, Candidates Appeal to JAMB

Some 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) candidates have appealed to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to release their results. The candidates spoke in separate interviews with newsmen on Sunday in Bwari. The 2019 UTME commenced on April 11 to April 18 with 1.8 million registered candidates. The board has repeatedly said that it would take its time to screen the results because of the several infractions discovered during the exercise. Madueke John, a candidate said that the long wait for the results has held some of the candidates back, while also causing a lot of tension. “With everything we are hearing from JAMB and other media reports [Read]