Justify the Payment of Your WAEC Fees with Good Results, Olabimtan charges Ondo Students

I received with nostalgia the news of the payment of #360m WAEC fees for all the students in the public secondary schools in Ondo State by the Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN. This is highly commendable. This further underscored the importance Mr Governor attached to qualitative education which Ondo State is known for. I congratulate the students and their parents. The parents in particular are relieved of financial burdens that would have emanated from paying the WAEC fees of their children by themselves. I urge the 25, 736 Students…

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UTME registration forms for 2021/2022 ready soon

UTME and Direct Entry (DE) registration forms for 2021/2022 and Direct Entry (DE), will soon go on sale. The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) made this known in its latest bulletin. It said it has concluded all arrangements to commence the sale. It asked candidates for both the DE and the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to watch out for an announcement not later than March 24. According to JAMB, the 2021 exercise was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The board, therefore, warned that any ongoing sale of…

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WAEC releases result of 2020 NOV/DEC Examination

The West African Examination Council, WAEC, has released results for the 2020 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination for private candidates. Mr Patrick Areghan, Head of National Office, WAEC, announced this during a news conference in Lagos State. Areghan said a total of 66,375 candidates registered for the examination which took place between Monday, November 23rd 2020 and Tuesday, December 22nd 2020. Areghan said the examination was conducted under strict COVID-19 protocols and that out of the total number of candidates, 61,111, representing 99.35% have their results fully processed…

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3 LASU Students Tests Positive For Covid-19

The Management of the Lagos State University has shut down all hostels at the College of Medicine, LASUCOM, as three students have tested positive for Coronavirus disease. In a release by the Coordinator, Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations, Lagos State University, Ademola Adekoya, the institution said roommates of the students who tested positive and their associates are being tested. “In addition, stakeholders are also informed that: Roommates of the three students who tested positive and their associates are being tested; the College already isolated the affected three (3)…

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Date Of Resumption Has Not Changed – FG

The federal government has debunked reports making rounds that it has put on hold the January 18, 2021 resumption of schools due to the second wave of COVID-19. Contrary to the report across some media platforms that the Federal Government has postponed school resumption from January 18 indefinitely, the PTF explained that though it is meeting several stakeholders on schools re-opening, the government has not shifted the resumption date. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, had earlier explained that government may review the date but that the decision had not…

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SSANU And NASU Commence A 3-Day National Protest

The Joint Action Committee of Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has commenced a three-day national protest. The protest was due to the Federal Government failure to implement the agreements reached with the National body of the unions in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on October 18, last year. The protesters in Abuja comprising members occupied the main gate of UNIABUJA Main Campus, the members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), Federal University Lokoja (FUL), Kogi State, on Tuesday also…

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Schools Resumption Threatened By Increase In Covid-19 Infection

Resumption of schools on Monday is threatened by the rising COVID-19 infections last December, while some states reopened schools last week. Others reopened on Monday. Some public higher institutions are emulating the private universities in conducting online teaching as a way to continue with their programmes without the danger of COVID-19. The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has also blamed re-opening of schools, businesses and religious centres without compliance with safety measures for increasing number of infections. Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation…

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Workers Shut Down Ibadan Poly Over Unpaid Minimum Wage

Workers at the Polytechnic Ibadan on Monday shut the institution down over non-payment of the federal government approved minimum wage in the institution. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the workers unions comprise the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics. Speaking with NAN in Ibadan, Biodun Abegunde, the Chairman Senior Staff Association Nigeria Polytechnics, The Polytechnic, Ibadan chapter, said that the action was necessitated due to non implementation of minimum wage. “The unions are agitating for the implementation of the minimum wage…

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Prof. Oyedamola Oke Emerges Acting Vice Chancellor OF LASU

Professor Oyedamola Oke is now the acting Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University. Before his appointment, he was the Deputy VC Administration of the school. The Acting Head, LASU Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations, Mr Adekoya Martins, on Saturday in Lago said Oke emerged as the DVC (Administration) following an election held by the University’s Senate members on Friday. He defeated the Deputy VC (Academics), Prof Wahab Elias, by 61 votes to 51 at Today’s emergency Senate meeting attended by 113 professors.

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Jamb Opens Portal For 2020/2021 Admission

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has opened its portal for institutions to upload names of shortlisted applicants for the 2020/2021 admission. The board said opening the portal gives institutions access to upload names of shortlisted applicants for the 2020/2021 admissions. Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, said this in an interview in Abuja. When asked if the CAPS has been opened for the conduct of this year’s admission, the registrar said: “Of course, long ago. Any institution, not just public that wants to is already uploading.” He also…

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