Education

Multiple registrations: After JAMB, FG orders other exam bodies to sanitise process

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said on Saturday that the Federal Government had directed all examination bodies in the country to sanitise their registration process and curb multiple registrations as the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board embarked on. The minister said the recent Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination where lots of examination malpractices were uncovered revealed “a lot of rot in the education system” and the government must address the decay. Adamu stated this while opening the refurbished headquarters of JAMB in the Bwari area of Abuja, which reportedly cost about N45million. The minister, whose speech was read by the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, [Read]

Nigerian-born Tobechukwu Phillips shatters American school’s 125-year academic record

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a Nigerian -born teenager, Tobechukwu Phillips has shattered the 125 academic history of her high school in Texas, US. Phillips, a student of Alvin High School boasted a 6.9 GPA, after she earned A’s throughout her stay in the school. She emerged the first Black valedictorian in the school’s history. Alvin High School was originally established in 1894. African – American students were allowed to join the school in 1965 . Speaking to Because of Them We Can, Phillips said, “Maintaining the highest GPA in my class is a difficult task . It truly takes time management but more importantly acknowledging what you do it [Read]

Student films himself taking sniper with tea over JAMB result

A 22-year-old man, identified simply as Segun, is battling for his life at a general hospital in Ogun State after he drank insecticide know as sniper. Segun, who was not happy with his result, went on Twitter and expressed frustration at his repeated failure to secure admission into a tertiary institution despite several attempts. NEWSFLAKES NG gathered that the victim had scored  167 in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations. He lamented that in 2015 when he sat the exam, he scored 189, adding that when he tried again in 2016, he scored 202. The victim said when he attempted in 2017, he scored 233 and failed to get admission [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]

MAPOLY Rector Bags NANS Outstanding Leadership Award [READ MORE]

The Presidency of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has conferred the 2019 National Outstanding Leadership Award on the rector of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Dr. Samson Adeola Odedina as “The Most Students Friendly Head of Institution”. Dr. Samson Odedina, who was the guest speaker at the NANS OGUN Joint Campus Committee 2019 inauguration ceremony at the Federal College of Education in Abeokuta spoke on “The Roles of Nigerian Students in Restoring the Lost Glory of Nigeria”. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Odedina told the students leaders across higher institutions of learning in Nigeria to make advantageous connection with national potentials for stable economy, adequate security, entrepreneurship development among others [Read]

Tragedy As Reckless Driver Crushes FUTA Student To Death

A ‘hit and run’ driver on Wednesday crushed a student of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) to death. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the 100-level student identified as Israel Anuoluwapo, died after being rushed to the hospital. The development led to protest by FUTA students, who blocked the major Akure-Ilesa highway to prevent movement of vehicles. They also organised a long procession in honour of their departed colleague. The FUTA authorities, in a statement, raised the alarm over increasing rate of motor accidents on FUTA axis of the Akure-Ilesa road. The university also urged the Federal Road Safety Commission, (FRSC) Ondo State Command to intensify patrol on the [Read]

JUST IN: Ogun Govt inaugurates TASUED Governing Council [SEE PHOTOS]

  The Ogun State Governor and Visitor to the University, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, CON, FCA has charged members of the newly inaugurated Governing Council of Tai University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State to take Nigeria’s Premier and Preferred University of Education to enviable level and maintain the tempo of academic excellence. He gave the advice during the inauguration of the Governing Council of the Institution, with the belief that with the antecedent and wealth of experience of members, there is no doubt, appointees who are seasoned administrators and technocrats would not let the State down. “Assignments like this comes with huge challenges and responsibilities, ensure that the University is well [Read]

BREAKING: At last, JAMB Releases 2019 UTME Results [READ MORE]

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has assured candidates of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) that results would be ready from tomorrow Monday April 29. The Board’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Bwari. Benjamin said that screening of the results would soon be over and the result released. “We are still screening but hopefully, anytime next week, the results will be ready,” he said. [READ ALSO] AFRICAN DRUM FESTIVAL: Gov Amosun thrills Audience as he turns Profesional Fashion Model [SEE PHOTOS] Speaking also on the board’s readiness to screen results [Read]

MAPOLY Workers Lament, Chide Amosun govt Over Unpaid Salaries, Deductions

  The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics (SSANIP) Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta chapter have crippled academic activities in the institution over unpaid salaries and cooperative deductions by Governor Ibikunle Amosun. The organized unions in a separate communique issued on Friday in Abeokuta accused Ogun State government of owing them four months’ salary and unremitting their contributory pension scheme. According to NASU Chairman, Kola Sopade, the union is embarking on the strike action having stay off action on the notice given to the school management which lapse on Friday, 26th April, 2019. According to Sopade, NASU had explored all internal [Read]

TRAGEDY: OAU extra year student commits suicide over carry over courses

An extra year student of Obafemi Awolowo University, identified as Kolapo Olowoporoku has committed suicide after he failed some courses. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that Kolapo, a Computer Science student of the said school should have graduated in the 2016/2017 academic session but he remained on campus due to some outstanding courses (CVE & CSC 517) he had to pass before graduating. Kolapo Olowoporoku with Facebook username “Olowoporoku kay-pee Kolapo” was the class rep of his class and ought to have undergone the compulsory NYSC service currently with his course mates who had their convocation last year. The deceased took his outstanding courses in the last academic session 2017/2018 but [Read]

Ogun Assembly renames TASCE, OSCOHTECH, Gateway Polytechnic, Seeks Amosun’s Approval [READ MORE]

ABEOKUTA – The Ogun State House of Assembly on Tuesday April 23rd, 2019, passed three bills seeking to alter the nomenclature of some state-owned higher institutions.  NAN reports that those effected included Ogun State College of Health Technology, Ilese-Ijebu, Gateway Polytechnic, Igbesa and Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu- Ijebu. The passage of the amendment bills had resulted in the name change of Ogun State College of Health Technology, Ilese-Ijebu to Ogun State Polytechnic of Health and Allied Sciences, Ilese-Ijebu. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Gateway Polytechnic, Igbesa had been amended to reflect its new name as Ogun Institute of Technology, Igbesa, while the Tai Solarin College of Education(TASCE), [Read]

JAMB launches 10-year UTME probe, set to sanction exams, admission culprits

Heads are set to roll across the country as the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has launched a probe into the credentials of applicants dating back to 2009. This implies that persons who cheated the system to pass the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination to get into school and may have even graduated and participated in the National Youth Service Corps will be arrested and their certificates withdrawn. The Head, Media and Information of JAMB , Fabian Benjamin , said this during an interview with The PUNCH on Monday . Benjamin said the probe had begun and it would be completed in record time as JAMB has acquired software which would [Read]

President’s wife set to partner Sudan, Others to establish Muhammadu Buhari University [READ MORE]

Mrs Aisha Buhari, wife of the President, has expressed her plan to establish a private university to be known as “Muhammadu Buhari University”. She disclosed this on Saturday during a town hall meeting in Yola organized by her in collaboration with concern indigenes of Adamawa. Aisha, who did not however reveal when or where the university would be sited, explained that the university would be established in collaboration with partners from Sudan and Qatar. [READ ALSO] BOOM! INEC will make Guinness book of records for organising worst election in history – Buba Galadima [READ MORE] Aisha who lamented the challenges facing education and various sectors in the state, called for active [Read]