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2018 UTME: JAMB speaks on admission cut-off marks

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has spoken on the purported cut-off marks being circulated in some section of the media.

The board’s Head of Media and Information Department, Dr Fabian Benjamin debunked the report saying no cut-off mark whether for programmes or institutions had been released by JAMB

 

Benjamin announced that cut off marks would be disclosed sometime in June after policy meeting.

He warned that any institution that begins admission process before the policy meeting would be acting illegally and that it would attract consequences

 

In a statement, Benjamin said “we want to seize this medium to debunk such rumours as they are malicious and wicked as they are designed to defraud innocent Nigerians, especially parents and guardians as well as other stakeholders.

“No cut-off marks will ever be decided upon without the usual policy meeting which has been scheduled to hold sometime in June and which is to be chaired by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.

Until that is done, every other thing that is being paraded as cut-off mark is fictitious and therefore, the public is hereby warned not to fall prey to these fraudsters.

“In the same vein, any institution that has commenced any form of admission without the official cut-off mark as would be decided upon at the June policy meeting is doing so illegally.”

I Have Thought About Suicide; Frustrated Lecturer Renounces Nigerian Citizenship. Photo

A lecturer at the department of ceramics and glass technology, Akanu Ibiam federal polytechnic, Afikpo, Ebonyi state, Victor Koreyo has written to President Muhammadu Buhari to approve his renunciation of Nigerian citizenship. Koreyo said he arrived at the decision following what he described as eight years of frustration.

Koreyo said he was demoted for a period of eight years by the management of the institution.

He alleged that since 2010 till date, the institutions had refused to approve his application for staff development opportunity because of “ethnic politics” in the school.

“I love to continue as citizen of this great nation on earth. But since I do not have the financial power or connection to challenge the rector to obey the federal government’s directives in my favour, I decided to take this peaceful action,” he said.

“I believe this peaceful action and step of honour will prevent the rector from killing me by premeditated frustration of my constitutional rights to social justice as the citizen of Nigeria. I have nursed this feeling of suicide to end these eight years of frustration by the rector and officials of the Akanu Ibiam polytechnic division of tertiary education department of the federal ministry of education.

“And have decided the renunciation of my citizenship by birth will be the best way to peacefully end my quest for social justice at the ministry of education and finally resign from federal public service of Nigeria.”

Robbery; Nigerian Crime Buster, Abba Kyari Arrives Offa Town With His Team. Photos

Abba Kyari, an Assistant Commissioner of Police and head of the Nigerian Police Intelligence Response Team has arrived Offa town in Kwara state after the horrific armed robbery attack on several banks in the area on 5th April, 2018. The crime buster arrived the town with his team for assessment.

Meanwhile, Police operatives have reportedly arrested twelve (12) additional suspects in connection with the Offa banks robbery which left many dead and scores injured in Kwara state. The police also recovered handsets, Ipads and SIM cards belonging to victims of the robbery.

The suspects are;

Adegoke Shogo 29yrs – Arrested in Offa

ii) Kayode Opadokun 35yrs – Arrested in Offa

iii) Kazeem Abdulrasheed 36yrs – Arrested in Offa

iv) Azeez Abdullahi 27yrs – Arrested in Offa

v) Alexander Reuben 39yrs – Arrested on the 11th April, 2018 in Lagos

vi) Jimoh Isa 28yrs – Arrested on the 11th April, 2018 in Lagos

vii) Azeez Salawudeen 20yrs – Arrested in Offa and victim’s phone and sim cards recovered from him

viii) Adewale Popoola 22yrs – Arrested in Offa and victim’s phone and sim cards recovered from him

ix) Adetoyese Muftau 23yrs – Arrested in Ibadan, Oyo State

x) Aminu Ibrahim 18yrs – Arrested in Ilorin

xi) Richard Buba Terry 23yrs – Arrested in Ilorin

xii) Peter Jaba Kuunfa 25yrs – Arrested in Ilorin

These three (3) last suspects in whose possession another Beretta pistol and Fourteen (14) rounds of live ammunition were recovered.

Consequent on the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM, mni, deployment of high-powered Police Investigation Team, Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), Three (3) units of Police Mobile Force (PMF) and Anti-Robbery equipment to Kwara State to carryout discreet investigation into the banks robbery, prevent further attacks and bring perpetrators to justice; the high-powered Police Investigation Team deployed in synergy with the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department have arrested the Twelve (12) above mentioned Armed Robbers directly involved in the Banks Robbery and attack on a Police Station in Offa, Kwara State.

The Police teams engaged in massive raids of identified criminal spots/flashpoints, stop and search operations, visibility and confidence building patrols, intelligence gathering which led to the arrest of the suspects. Some of the arrest also involved serious exchange of gun fire between the Police and the suspects in their various hideouts.

The following are the suspects arrested and have admitted to the various criminal roles they played in the banks robbery attacks and are also assisting Police investigation into the incident.

i) Adegoke Shogo 29yrs Native of Offa Kwara State, he was arrested in Offa after the bank robbery and the attack on the Police Station. He is drug baron and also an Indian Hemp dealer in Offa Kwara State. According to intelligence gathered from cultivated and reliable informant, he is alleged to be one of the sponsors of the robbery attack and the Police Station in Offa. He has made useful statements to the roles he played in the armed robbery.

ii) Kayode Opadokun 35yrs Native of Offa Kwara State, He was found out to have been released from Prison Three (3) months ago after Serving only 8months of his sentence years for Armed Robbery, Notorious Armed Robber and confirmed Gang member of the Offa Bank Robbers. A Barrette pistol and six (6) rounds of live ammunition was recovered from him. He has admitted to the criminal roles he played in the Offa Banks robbery.

iii) Kazeem Abdulrasheed 36yrs Native of Offa Kwara State, A Gang member from whom a Victim’s phone was found. He was arrested in Offa.

iv) Azeez Abdullahi 27yrs Native of Offa Kwara State, Gang member from whom a Victim’s Phone and SIM Cards were recovered.

v) Alexander Reuben 39yrs Native of Isoko LGA Delta state, He is a Notorious, Deadly and Hardened Bank robber from whom GMPGs, Rocket launchers and Several Rifles were recovered in 2015, He was released from Prison in December 2017. He was arrested on the 11th April, 2018 in Lagos.

vi) Jimoh Isa 28yrs Native of Okene Kogi State indicted by Technical intelligence generated on the Bank Robbers. He was arrested on the 11th April, 2018 in Lagos.

Three000 (3) suspects namely Azeez Salawudeen 20yrs, Adewale Popoola 22yrs and Adetoyese Muftau 23yrs from whom Two (2) phones and SIM cards belonging to victims were recovered have also made confessional statements admitting to the various roles they played in the commission of the crime.

(i) Aminu Ibrahim 18yrs – Arrested in Ilorin,

ii) Richard Buba Terry 23yrs and

iii) Peter Jaba Kuunfa 25yrs

These three (3) suspects in whose possession another Beretta pistol and Fourteen (14) rounds of live ammunitions were recovered were arrested in connection with the Offa bank robbery. They have previously been investigated and charged to court for armed robbery and cultism. They have made confessional statements admitting to the various criminal roles they played in the recent bank robbery in Offa.

All the suspects during investigation confessed to the various criminal roles they played in the commission of the crime, however, investigation is being intensified to arrest other suspects still at large and bring them to justice.

NYSC Members Now To Be Posted To Farms — Coordinator

New Date Announced As Faculty Of Education IMSU Re-Schedules Election

 

Barely two months and still counting after the indefinite postponement of Imsu SUG election, the faculty of Education has followed suit after being agog with electoral activities that will see new set of leaders who will steer the affairs of ‘ESAN’ (Education Students Association Of Nigeria), Imsu Elijah, the wireless informant discovered.

OAU Vice-Chancellor Finally Speaks On $ex For Mark Scandal (Photo,Video)

Wife & Church Members Of OAU Professor & Pastor React To His $ex For Mark Scandal

Soldiers take over Abia Polytechnic as lecturers embark on indefinite strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, Abia State polytechnic, Aba chapter on Monday resumed indefinite strike following eleven months of unpaid salaries by the management of the institution

The lecturers, who were brandishing placards with different inscriptions, such as “No To Eboh”, “OVI sack Eboh Now”, With Eboh, No Negotiation”, called for the sack of the rector of the polytechnic, Professor Ezionye Eboh over his insensitivity to the plight of the polytechnic lecturers.

The union said that they would only call off the strike when their salaries and wages were paid.

At the polytechnic gate were heavily armed soldiers who were dispatched to the school to forestall any breakdown of law and order.

Efforts to reach the Chairman of ASUP, Engr. Godswill Uma was unsuccessful.

OAU Reacts To Its Lecturer’s $ex-For-Mark Scandal

Abia Born Business Man/ Philanthropist Chief Alex Mascot Gives Scholarship To 50 Students(Photos)

Lecturer Demands For 5 Rounds Of Sex Before Passing Student, School Reacts.

An alleged private telephone conversation between one Pastor Richard Akindele, a professor of management and accounting at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and a female undergraduate has been leaked.In the audio, the student repeatedly addressed the other person in the conversation as ‘Prof. Akindele’, who, later, protested: ‘stop calling my name!’

Several students and staff told Premiumtimes that the male voice was that of Akindele. It was also gathered that the lady is a final year student, who failed a course taught by Akindele. Several efforts to get the lecturer’s reaction were unsuccessful on Monday. .A senior academic staff in the accounting department, who volunteered to speak, revealed that Akindele was “caught three years ago” for engaging in the sex-for-mark practice.

The leaked conversation suggests the student had refused the lecturer’s initial sex demand to upgrade her. .It appeared, in the audio, that the student deliberately called the lecturer again, to play along, record him and have hard evidence against him.

The following dialogue occurred in the audio:

Student: I was really seeing my period Professor Akindele.

Lecturer: Stop mentioning my name. And now nko?.

Student: I am not on my period now.

Lecturer: Your boyfriend has done it yesterday?

Student: Is it every time that someone will be doing with the boyfriend? Is it every time you do it with your wife?

Lecturer: Yes

Student: It’s a lie, not possible. So what’s the plan now?

Lecturer: Let’s have the first one today and then we will do another one tomorrow. Is our agreement not five times?

Student: Is it B that you want to give me or C? Why would it be five times you will knack me?

Lecturer: That’s what I will do.

Student: Prof, you know what? Let me fail it. I can’t do it five times. For what nah? No worry. Thank you, sir

Lecturer: You are welcome.

When contacted, Abiodun Olanrewaju, the spokesperson for OAU said: “The university is aware and we are setting up machinery to critically look at the issue to determine the veracity, otherwise there won’t be conclusion.”…. [Swipe to listen to all]….

Sani Abacha’s Wife Present As Her Youngest Son Graduates From University. Photos

The youngest son of late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, Mustapha, has graduated from the Maryam Abacha American University (MAAUN), Maradi in Niger Republic. He graduated alongside 480 other students from various colleges in the University.

The Wife of the late Head of State, and Chairperson of MAAUN’s Board of Trustees, Hajiya Maryam Abacha, urged the graduands to be good ambassadors of the institution.

She wished them brighter future.

The Pro-Chancellor of the university and former Governor of Sokoto State, Sen. Aliyu Wammako, promised to sustain the tempo of development in the university. Wammako attributed the achievements of the university to its commitment to education development.

Sad : IMSU Final Year Student Shot Dead By Unknown Gunmen On Her Birthday(Photos)

‘I Will Stay True To My Calling Till I Die’ Biafran Longest Serving Teacher. (Photos)

John Chukwuemeka Nwafor who hails from Ogbaku in Mbaitoli Local Council of Imo State – recently celebrated 60 years of active service in the classroom. The teacher has been a primary school teacher for 60 years now, becoming the oldest primary school teacher in the country.

He has taught and still teaches Mathematics and Physical Education, in many schools, both public and private. He taught some of today’s personalities in Nigeria and others sojourning in other countries, including a former Super Eagles player and PSG defender, Godwin Opkara.

As an athlete in the 1960s, winning many trophies, he was nick-named by his fans and admirers as ‘404’, and he equally functioned as games master in many of the schools he has taught.

He said this to mark the great achievement;

What I’m celebrating today is the God’s-given privilege to discover my vocation early on and to stay true to it. The blessings I count in this 60 years celebration are as numerous as the faces of over 6,000 children I have had the opportunity to instruct.

Today, when I look back at the reason I chose to dedicate myself to teaching, I feel fulfilled. I am glad I have spent 60 years of my life impacting knowledge, values & true north principles to children who have gone to achieve success in different fields of endeavor.

It’s incredible how time flies. It seems like yesterday when I first stepped into the classroom as a teacher on 1st January, 1958. 1 was only 18.

Looking back, I can say with all gratitude to God, it’s been 60 years of staying true to my calling: 60 years of shaping destinies and molding the beginning of numerous professionals: 60 years of teaching over 6,000 Nigerian kids.

May God continue to strengthen me as I stay true to my calling till I die.

 

PHOTOS: Former Sokoto Governor, Attahiru Bafarawa At Son’s Graduation In London

Former Sokoto state governor, Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa, and his family were in London to attend the graduation ceremony of their son, Abubakar Bafarawa. See photos below

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WAEC Bows To Pressure, Adjusts Timetable To Enable Muslims Observe Juma’at

Crisis Rocks UNICAL As One Student Is Shot Dead

Stray Bullets Kill UNILAG Final Year Student And Staff In Lagos (Photo)

18-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide Over JAMB UTME Score In Delta State

SSANU, NAAT, NASU Suspend Three Months Strike

Sad : Two ABSU Final Year Students Drown Two Days To Their Final Exams (Photos)

Are You A Jambite? “The Results Are Fake”: JAMB Speaks On Release Of UTME 2018 Results

NANS threatens mass action over EKSU strike, warns Fayose

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, South West Zone D, has called on Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State to attend to the demands of the striking workers of Ekiti State University, EKSU, Ado Ekiti to enable them return to work.

In a statement, in Ado Ekiti yesterday, the students threatened a complete shut down of the state capital should the governor fail to do the needful.

In the statement by NANS Zone D Coordinator, Lukman Adebisi Adekitan and Treasurer, Ayodeji Ilesanmi Amoran, NANS lamented that the current disruption in the academic calendar of the institution “will automatically become impossible for them to participate in the NYSC mobilisation process.”

The students also demanded reduction in school fees in the state-owned tertiary institutions, namely EKSU, College of Education, Ikere Ekiti and College of Health Technology, Ijero-Ekiti and called for outright stoppage of “acceptance fees” in the institutions.

NANS said: “An acceptance fee is a fraud. We are against N50,000 and N100,000 acceptance fees in EKSU; N50,000 in College of Health Technology, Ijero and N35,000 in College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti.

“Acceptance fee is against the masses. We also demand immediate resumption of academic activities in our striking institutions in Ekiti State.”

NANS vowed not to accept the “nonchalant attitude shown by the state government to the sector particularly the tertiary institutions in the state.”

BIAFRA: Nigeria Is A Fails Country, First Class Graduate Cant Find A Job

Nnamdi Kanu the leader of IPOB once said “quoting verbatim”

Nigeria Education should  be boycut”  after spending 3years in Pre-nursery and nursery, 6 years in primary school,6years in secondary,4years in tertiary and one in NYSC only to be jobless at the end of the day, is that not rubbish and waste of resources and invaluable time?

Award-winning first class graduate can’t find a job years after graduation

 

Here is a case of a first class graduate that couldnt find a job after graduation .

She is calm, meticulous and brilliant. You could see these traits in Sakinat Mojisola Ahmad as the reporter engaged her in a conversation in Lagos. Her accent, fluency, cerebral expressions, the breezy flow of her profound thoughts explained why she ruled supreme over her peers in her university days.

 

The 26-year-old lady, who hails from Oyo State, also exudes confidence and sharp memory, which she displayed during the hour-long chat with Daily Sun. But the first class honours graduate of Water Resources Management and Agrometeorology-Hydrology from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State (FUNAAB), says she is hungry to mentor younger ones. She wants to be a teacher.

When Ahmad left her department in 2015 as the best graduating student with a grade point average (GPA) of 4.61, she saw a bright future and her hopes were high. There was a standing ovation for her when the school’s senate echoed her name for special recognition. Her bank account details were even collected by the senate, though she was not told the specific sum she was to receive. She was the talk of the town among her classmates and many of them wished they were as brilliant and lucky as she was.

As a result of her academic prowess and feat, she foresaw automatic employment by her university after graduation. But that didn’t come to pass. She explained that the job opportunity had been truncated few years before she graduated due to some leadership issues that engulfed the institution. But five months down the line, after the school collected her account number, nothing has been heard from the management.

A letter signed by the institution’s deputy registrar, Directorate of Academic Affairs, Examinations and Records, K.A. Adenekan, read in part: “I have the pleasure to inform you that you were one of the graduating students who made first class honours during the 2014/2015 session.

“Consequently, senate has approved that you be awarded the ‘Senate Annual Prize’ for the first class honours graduating student in the Department of Water Resources and Agrometeorology (Hydrology option), at the 23rd, 24th and 25th convocation ceremonies scheduled for October 20, 2017.”

Ahmad said she hated sitting at home doing nothing and wasting every passing day. Having taught National Diploma (ND 2) students during her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) year at the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, she said she was eager to return to the classroom to continue what she loves doing best, teaching.

“While l was in school, l enjoyed teaching my classmates and most of them confessed to me that they understood my tutorial sessions better than those of the lecturers who took the courses. I have never had any problem communicating with people. I represented my university at different debate competitions and at other public speaking platforms.

“I feel happy and fulfilled imparting knowledge to people. During my NYSC days, I taught my students agroclimatology and soil and water conservation (practical), and the students were excited,” she said.

Perhaps the passion for teaching runs in her family. Her father, she said, retired as a primary school teacher. She praised the man for his diligence and unflinching commitment while he served in Kogi State.

Suicide: ABSU Students to Protest Against Gov Ikpeazu Over Death of Colleague (Photos)

ABIA state University students have vowed to carry out a mass demonstration against the Abia State governor Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu over the unfortunate death of a student of the University Wilson Chukwudi recently.

BREAKING!!! ABSU Student Commits Suicide After Gov. Ikpeazu Sacked Them from Exam (Photos)

An ABSU student identified as Willson Chukwudi has reportedly taken his own life.

According to online reports, Chukwudi took his own life due to his inability to graduate from school for over two years. 

Muslim students ‘attack’ Buhari over NASU strike

The Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, MSSN has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for his alleged silence about university workers’ strike.

The university workers’ strike has led to the disruption of academic activities in some Federal Universities

However, in a statement during the weekend which was released by its National President, Dr Saheed Ashafa, the Muslim students’ group accused the presidency of ignoring the workers.

The statement read in part:
“The presidency is not giving priority to the strike action and it is sending a bad perception about this administration.

“In the first place, the strike is avoidable and needless. It is unpalatable to the hearing that a country like Nigeria still pays low attention to workers’ welfare.

“The poor attention and undue silence of the Federal Government over the ongoing strike embarked upon by members of NASU, SSANU and NAAT are condemnable and highly demoralizing.

“It is understandable that children of majority of those leading the education agencies and ministries that should engage the striking workers are studying abroad, but that should not mean that the sons and daughters of the Nigerian masses should be made to suffer for developing interest in education.

“It is understandable that children of majority of those leading the education agencies and ministries that should engage the striking workers are studying abroad, but that should not mean that the sons and daughters of the Nigerian masses should be made to suffer for developing interest in education.

“As we speak, some of our universities smell and stink, others have their libraries, health centres, powerhouses and other strategic facilities shut down. Students now live on university campuses like they are in the jungle.

“This is pathetic and must be urgently addressed. We will not get the best from our workers if we continue to treat them like slaves; their commitment to work will be vacuous.”

Governor Gaidam Offers Jobs To 38 YSU First Class Graduates

2018 UTME: Candidates blast JAMB, kick against exam date

Scores of young Nigerians yesterday kicked against the date for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to be conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

The candidates displayed placards with various inscriptions such as; “Admissions are yet to close, why conducting another UTME now?”; “JAMB isn’t for revenue generation, stop milking our parents,” “2017 UTME held in May, why March in 2018?”, “2018 admissions not transparent”.

They said many of them, who had hoped to be admitted by various institutions during the 2017/2018 academic calendar year, just found out this week that they were not admitted and that less than one month cannot be enough to prepare for another examination.

Addressing the press during the protest, National President of the Association of Tutorial School Operators (ATSO), Dotun Sodunke, said if allowed to hold as scheduled, Nigeria would experience another round of mass failure.

Sodunke added that institutions like the University of Benin, Yaba College of Technology, among others, just released admission list on Wednesday, and that the students who had applied to such institutions would not concentrate on preparation for another examination.

He said; “The new head of JAMB needs to be called to order. He should not be carried away by the euphoria of revenue generation. The future of this country depends on these children.

“JAMB is sure that if you conduct the exam early, many candidates would fail, and they would come back to register again next year. This is so because their children don’t school here.

“Admissions are yet to be concluded, yet you are fixing date for another one. Who does that? The introduction of the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) is also a fraud. You would be admitted on JAMB portal and on CAPS page it would deny you admission.

“Everything is done in secrecy as we don’t even know which schools are organizing post-UTME and which ones are not. Every institution is doing what it wants. Things must not go on like this.”

Reacting, JAMB spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, explained that there was yet no basis for the postponement.

Benjamin said; “We need to place the interest of this country above selfish interest. The candidates are not the ones staging protest but the tutorial centres operators, and parents must intervene to rein them in”, New Telegraph quoted him as saying.

“They are doing this because they want to keep the candidates at their centres till May so that they can get more money from them. Things are not done that way.

“JAMB is not alone in this business. All stakeholders in Nigeria’s education sector have realised that our calendar must be organised and firm as we experience abroad, and it must start somewhere.

“Even if heaven will fall, the new government wants to ensure that academic calendar starts every August, and that is why all admissions will be concluded by August this year. So if these candidates are affected, we apologise to them, it is for their good and the good of the nation.”

Students shut down school, injure teachers, over transferred principal

At least five teachers, including a vice principal, were allegedly injured when students of Zappa Secondary School, Asaba, Delta State, embarked on a spontaneous protest over the transfer of the school principal by State authorities.

The teachers are said to have sustained injuries while attempting to stop the protesting students from going outside the gate, an effort that proved futile.

The enraged students allegedly pulled down the school gate, injuring the teachers in the process.

They are also said to have shut down the school and vowed to keep it locked up, saying that there would be no learning or academic activities until their transferred principal is redeployed.

Chanting war songs and bearing placards, one of the protesting said said “we will thwart every effort of any new principal sent to to us. If it is not our principal that we know, it will be no other principal.”

The situation caused pandemonium in Asaba metropolis, as the protesting students marched through the streets of the state capital to West-End Mixed Secondary School where they claimed their principal had been deployed.

At West-End, students of the school prevented their entry.

But for the timely intervention of security operatives, there would have been bloodshed as students of both institutions were agitating to engage in physical attacks.

Contacted, the state Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chiedu Ebie, condemned the action of the students, insisting that they do not have the right to take the law into their hands.

“What do you think? Do they have a right to do that? I went to the school yesterday. I had the opportunity of meeting with the prefect of the school,” the Commissioner said.