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JAMB releases’ first week exams outcomes

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By Dayo Adesulu & Elizabeth Uwandu

It was blended reactions amongst candidates that sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, final week, when the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, partly launched outcomes of the examination.

Whereas many candidates whose outcomes had been launched are rejoicing, different candidates who had been denied registration described the JAMB Registrar’s motion as harsh.

Vanguard, whereas monitoring the UTME noticed that not like earlier years the place candidates’ outcomes had been launched instantly they left the examination corridor, on this case, the outcomes had been launched three days after.

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JAMB candidates

Our supply disclosed that the choice of JAMB to not launch the outcomes instantly was to allow Board undergo its CCTV and establish these concerned in examination malpractice.

In the meantime, a go to by Vanguard to Sururele and Lawanson authorized JAMB Pc-Primarily based Take a look at, CBT centres in Lagos State, confirmed college students expressing delight as they trooped out from examination halls.

Higher than 2017

Based on Chioma Igwe who wrote her examination at Data Ware Expertise Restricted, one of many authorized CBT centres in Lawanson, this 12 months’s UTME was higher in all ramifications in comparison with final 12 months’s, owing to the truth that the servers had been purposeful. For her, the questions had been a lot simpler and the officers had been extra coordinated.

Her phrases: “If JAMB final 12 months was near this 12 months’s examination by way of performance of the servers; the questions set and the conducive atmosphere, I wouldn’t have failed.

“ This 12 months’s JAMB is a large success as my centre began on time and all of the servers had been working and the atmosphere conducive. I even completed my questions earlier than the cease time,“ stated an elated Igwe.

Corroborating Igwe’s declare of the examination being hitch-free, 17- year-old Joshua Abayomi additionally of the identical centre stated: “ I used to be extra at peace writing at this time’s JAMB as all the pieces was on level, regardless of the calculations I did as a science scholar.

Based on him, from the questions, to the conducive atmosphere, all was nice. I wish to consider that if JAMB had all the time been performed this manner, we’d don’t have any complaints supplied we, the candidates, put together adequately,” he pressured.

Additionally, at Reliance S&T Restricted,   one of many registered authorized JAMB CBT centres at Surulere, it was a hit story.

Mrs Adebambo who introduced her daughter to the centre stated her daughter got here out completely happy as she was in a position to full her examination with out disruption of the server in comparison with final 12 months’s.

“You possibly can see my daughter,  she could be very completely happy to do that JAMB as this server labored nicely and the questions very simple,” added the joyous mom.

Reacting to the acclaimed success of this 12 months’s JAMB, Mr James Owolabi, one of many coordinators at KnowledgeWare centre stated success of the examination was as a result of over all coordination of the JAMB authorities and the obedience to  laid down guidelines and rules by the centres.

Involved mother and father

Nevertheless, involved mother and father whose youngsters had been denied the 2018 UTME registration as a result of JAMB shut their portal early, lamented their wards’ denial to take a seat for the exams, including that it could value them one other 12 months.

Admission Evaluation

Statistics present that within the 2017 UTME, a complete of roughly 1,700,000 candidates took the examination, out of the 1,700,000 candidates, the mixed admission capability of all increased establishments in Nigeria may solely admit roughly 700,000 candidates.

The above knowledge implies that 1,000,000 candidates for the 2017 UTME weren’t admitted ultimately.

Most of these candidates who scored above the JAMB stipulated admission cut-off of 120 had been nonetheless hopeful of securing admission into one establishment or the opposite up until January 25, when JAMB ordered all establishments to attract the curtain on their admission processes. Some establishments even went past that date, maintaining some candidates hopeful past January 25.

The implication is that just about a million (1,000000) candidates solely realised their hope of admission had been dashed by the final week in January.

This additional implies that just about a million (1,000000) candidates who’re nonetheless fascinated with tertiary schooling began speeding to get registered for the 2018 UTME by early February.

Barrister Moronfolu Adetunji, Mrs Adebowale Rukayat, Dr. Josephine Robert and Chief Emmanuel Eromosele of their reactions took a swipe at JAMB for closing its registration portal for the UTME 2018 on the 11th of February.

Adetunji stated: ”Logically, about a million candidates had solely 14 days to register for the examination. It might be the eighth or ninth surprise of the fashionable world if this may be achieved in Nigeria the place UTME registration is restricted to solely JAMB handpicked CBT facilities that would not register 700,000 candidates in two months.

“It’s then affordable to say that so many aspiring candidates had been denied the chance of registering as on the stipulated deadline. Their solely sin is that they’re Nigerians and they’re subsequently subjected to the whims and caprices of JAMB and its all-knowing and omnipotent registrar.

Extra pathetic is the case of these unlucky candidates who by stroke of luck, had been in a position to register earlier than the deadline and had been requested to get able to take the examination by March 9, barely a month after realising they wouldn’t be admitted within the 2017 admission course of. It’s actually a hell to be a Nigerian.

“Would they’ve been making ready to put in writing one other UTME in 2018 whereas nonetheless hoping to safe admission within the 2017 course of? Is it then truthful to topic them to a different spherical of failure after accumulating N6,200 from their impoverished mother and father?”

Reacting to the JAMB Registrar’s excuse, Dr Josephine Robert stated: “Allow us to look at the excuse given by JAMB why it can’t postpone the examination:

They need admission processes to be concluded by August.

The query is “Is three months after UTME (June, July and August) not sufficient for the establishments to conclude admission processes, assuming UTME is written in Might?

“Which different nation of the world other than Nigeria would candidates go blindly into the admission process? Why can’t establishments disclose their admission standards even earlier than registration for UTME in a given 12 months in order that candidates would know ab-initio whether or not to decide on a specific faculty/course or not? Can we even know the establishments that will conduct post-UTME this 12 months and people who wouldn’t? Why is it so troublesome for JAMB to compel the faculties to reveal their admission insurance policies overtly? Is it as a result of JAMB is in cahoots with the tertiary establishments in fleecing the hapless candidates and their poor mother and father of their hard-earned cash? I pity the Nigerian candidates.

“Which different examination physique forces candidates to pay closely for each mistake made throughout registration, even earlier than the deadline?

Why is JAMB alongside its registrar, bent on killing Nigerians financially on the altar of earning profits for presidency? Is JAMB now Nigerian Customized Service or Federal Inland Income Service (FIRS)?

The Buhari administration is attempting laborious to place meals on individuals’s desk whereas JAMB is hell bent on taking the meals away. It’s a disgrace that we will be this thoughtless on this nation.

“If we determine to remain silent on this mind-numbing problem just because it doesn’t have an effect on us at this time, who would cry for us and with us if it impacts us tomorrow?”

 

 

 




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When ex-students rescue alma mater with N.7m chairs/tables

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BY JIMITOTA ONOYUME
WARRI—KOKO, headquarters of Warri North Native Authorities Space was agog final Friday when Iwerre School Outdated College students Affiliation, ICOSA, donated chairs and tables valued at about N700,000 to the college.

*The chairs donated by outdated college students

An elated Principal of the college, Mrs Iyabo Enukpere  in her tackle mentioned seats had been a part of the key problem within the faculty, noting that at a time college students had been sitting on naked ground, a state of affairs that compelled her to succeed in out to a number of corporations and organisations for help.

She thanked the outdated college students for coming again to offer to their secondary faculty, urging them to do extra.

Mrs Enukpere additionally enjoined  them to assist press for extra lecturers to be posted to the college, stressing that  the college in the intervening time, wanted  lecturers in some science topic areas and Authorities.

“We admire what you could have finished for us. I admitted college students into SS1 at a time there have been no seats. I went to Complete and a number of other different corporations round to beg for seats. To crown all of it, you could have given us seats, we’re grateful.

“We’ll at all times ask for extra.   Authorities is doing its greatest. We’ll need you to help the efforts of presidency to maintain the glory of the college. We don’t have sufficient instructing workers. Till authorities closes this hole, association will be made for lecturers to help the college,” she mentioned

Interim Nationwide President of the physique, Mr. Eyinsan Esiegbuya throughout the presentation assured that the outdated college students would proceed to help the expansion of the college and appealed to outdated college students but to determine with the physique to come back ahead.

He mentioned the college turned out its first graduates in 1973/74, including that as outdated college students, they had been impressed with the sanitary situation of the college after they got here in for the donation.

Esiegbuya appealed to the scholars to shun any temptation to take pleasure in acts of cultism and urged them to take their research significantly.

He additional promised that the outdated college students would take steps to see how they’d redress challenges of instructing workers and associated issues within the faculty.

He mentioned the outdated college students had been already working to make sure that the golden jubilee of the college by 2020 can be properly celebrated.

“We perceive the present challenges with shortages of educational workers in key topics like arithmetic and sciences thereby leaving the college laboratory and tools to moths, cobwebs and mud with dire impacts on scholar educational efficiency. We will try to attract  authorities consideration to the college in these areas that want authorities’s consideration,” he mentioned.

The scholars later did a particular dance for the outdated college students, thanking them for his or her help.




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2018 UTME: JAMB urges candidates to patiently await outcomes as exams finish

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has urged its 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates to patiently await the outcomes of the simply concluded examinations.

Candidates writing JAMB UTME.

The Head of Media of the Board, Dr Fabian Benjamin, acknowledged this in an interview with the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja.

He stated the board was working diligently to make sure that the outcomes are processed and posted on the board’s web site soonest.

Benjamin stated that modalities had been being put in place to make sure all the outcomes are clear and correct.

He reiterated that the board was delaying among the outcomes as a result of every has to bear complete scrutiny earlier than being posted on its web site to keep away from cancellations later.

In line with him, among the outcomes can be prepared by Monday, March 19.

He additionally assured that each one technical difficulties encountered to entry the web site had been being addressed.

Quite a lot of candidates, who sat for the examinations earlier, had been but to obtain their outcomes.

Whereas some stated that they obtained the reply of “your outcomes aren’t prepared but”, others complained that the location says “you didn’t register for this examinations.’’

The examination, which was scheduled to finish on Saturday, March 17, ended on Friday, March 16. (NAN)




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FG to energy varsities with photo voltaic vitality – Osinbajo

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*Will full main tasks within the sector, VP provides
*African Growth Financial institution to assist Transmission Firm of Nigeria, Jigawa Photo voltaic mission with $410m, $1.5m respectively

VICE President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN has mentioned that ‘regardless of the sectoral challenges, the Buhari administration will full main tasks that can enhance the facility sector within the nation and in addition implement a plan that can present photo voltaic vitality in a lot of universities within the nation.

Prof. Osinbajo said this Friday on the Presidential Villa, Abuja, when he acquired a delegation from the African Growth Financial institution (AfDB) led by the financial institution’s Vice President for Energy, Vitality, Local weather Change & Inexperienced Progress Advanced, Mr. Amadou Hott.

The Vice President famous that the Buhari administration, by numerous tasks, is making extra efforts to make sure there’s improved energy provide nationwide.

One in all such tasks, Prof. Osinbajo famous, was the Federal Authorities’s Energising Schooling Programme (EEP), which is a key part of its Financial Restoration and Progress Plan (ERGP) and Energy Sector Reform Programme (PSRP).

The mission, which is being carried out by the Rural Electrification Company (REA), is anticipated to energy Federal Universities and Educating Hospitals with Photo voltaic vitality.

The primary section of the mission will embrace 9 federal universities and one instructing hospital.

The Vice President mentioned it was an necessary mission for presidency as it will “enhance common satisfaction and create an environment the place educational actions can thrive and go undisturbed.”

Whereas noting that the Federal Authorities has made budgetary allocation to fund the mission in a few of the federal universities, the Vice President mentioned the Financial institution’s assist would even be welcome.

“As (the President of AfDB) Adesina would at all times say, “Mild up and energy Africa”, I might say it’s good to gentle up Nigeria additionally,” he mentioned.

Prof. Osinbajo thanked the AfDB for the nice assist it’s giving the TCN transmission mission and within the coaching of its engineers, including that the Federal Authorities would at all times be able to assist the financial institution in finishing up its initiatives within the nation.

The AfDB is supporting the coaching of 300 engineers from the Transmission Firm of Nigeria (TCN) by a programme with the Nationwide Energy Coaching Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN).

In the identical vein, the Vice President mentioned the Federal Authorities welcomed the AfDB’s assist for photo voltaic Impartial Energy Initiatives (IPP) within the nation.

The Financial institution famous that it will assist photo voltaic IPPs within the nation by completely different tasks.

In his remarks, the AfDB VP mentioned the financial institution has a programme to assist the photo voltaic mission within the nation with $477m, and one other $150m for different tasks.

He mentioned, “We’re on the verge of approving grant cash of $1.5m to assist the Jigawa photo voltaic mission, a brand new initiative of as much as 1,000 MW; the primary section can be 100MW. We’ve agreed to assist the Transmission Firm of Nigeria (TCN) with a complete of $410m for crucial transmission mission, which was initially $200m. We expect to have this approval by September relying on the research and different work that must be performed.”

Hott additional mentioned the AfDB plans to supply $300m to assist the Federal Authorities’s energy sector restoration programme; or the FG’s deliberate funding in energy distribution firms to allow them to unlock 2,000MW of stranded energy.

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and different senior authorities officers have been in attendance on the assembly.




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