JAMB Shifts Post-UTME Tests To Sept 7

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…withholds results as non-inmates sit for exams in prisons The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has shifted the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME) screening for the 2020 admission processes till September 7 in universities, polytechnics and colleges of education in the country. The board said the shift in the date of the admission process from the earlier announced Aug. 21 was to accommodate candidates who would be taking part in this year’s school-based Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE). Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the Board Registrar, made this known on Monday,…

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FG, ASUU Set To Resume Negotiations To End Strike

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Strong indications emerged at the weekend that the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will soon resume negotiations to end the four-month strike by lecturers. Both sides are making moves to restart discussions that were abandoned following the disagreement over the introduction of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel and Information System (IPPIS) in the university system and subsequent stoppage of salaries of non-compliant ASUU members. ASUU has also said its alternative payment platform, University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), was ready for verification and validation by…

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WAEC Releases Timetable For 2020 WASSCE

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The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released the timetable for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE. A statement issued by WAEC’s Head of Public Affairs, Demianus Ojijeogu, urged candidates to disregard other timetables in circulation. According to the statement, WAEC, Nigeria wished to inform its stakeholders-schools, parents, and candidate-that the Final International Timetable for the conduct of WASSCE for School Candidates, 2020 had been released. The Council noted that several versions of the examination timetable had been in circulation and enjoined the general public to disregard…

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NUC Prepares For Reopening Of Varsities

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The National Universities Commission (NUC) in Abuja on Tuesday said preparations were in top gear to reopen the nation’s universities after the forced closure due to COVID – 19 pandemic. The commission said it was collating data on the assessment of the level of preparedness by the various universities through their vice-chancellors to determine if the universities were safe for resumption to both academic and non-academic activities. The Deputy Executive Secretary of the NUC (Academics), Dr. Suleiman Ramon Yusuf, stated these during a briefing to showcase the contributions of Nigerian…

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FG spent N523.3m on school feeding during lockdown – Minister

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The Nigerian Government spent about N523.3 million on the school feeding program during the lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development (MHADMSD), Sadiya Farouq, disclosed this at the Presidential Taskforce briefing on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja. Farouk made the revelation against the rumours and speculations going around one of the key interventions of the government – the Home Grown School Feeding Programme. She said that the programmed was modified and implemented in three states following a March 29th Presidential directive. “It is…

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104 Unity Schools Set To Reopen For Exit Classes

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All the 104 Unity Colleges across the country are ready to open their gates to students in exit classes, the Federal Government has said. The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this in a statement on Monday by the Director of Press and Public Relations at the ministry, Ben Goong. Ahead of the reopening scheduled to begin on Tuesday, the minister announced the preparedness of the unity colleges at a meeting with Commissioners of Education of the 36 states of the Federation via the Zoom platform. He commended…

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Fed Govt Panics Over COVID-19 Transmission As Schools Reopen

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The Federal Government on Monday advised stakeholders in the education sector to ensure adherence to COVID-19 prevention protocols as schools open for exit classes. Secretary to the Government of the Federation and PTF Chairman Boss Mustapha said during a briefing in Abuja that all stakeholders must ensure strict compliance with precautionary measures. Mustapha said: “I wish to restate that the education sector is critical for the development of our children and our nation. “Reopening the sector is also a source of concern based on the fact that the school system…

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NECO Begins Oct 5, NABTEB Sept 21, While JSS 3 Starts On August 24, 2020 -FG

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The Federal Government has said the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) organized by the National Examination Council (NECO) for SS3 pupils will commence on October 5 and end on November 18, 2020. The government also said the National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) examinations will start on September 21 and end by October 15, 2020. Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajuiba, announced the dates at the end of a two-day meeting with Chief Executives of examination bodies in the country. In a statement by the Director of…

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Schools Reopen Aug 4 For Exit Classes As WASSCE Commences Aug 17

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The Federal Government, on Monday, announced that secondary schools would reopen on August 4 for exit classes only. Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong, in a statement in Abuja, said the decision was reached at a virtual consultative meeting between the ministry, commissioners of education of the 36 states, Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), proprietors of private schools, and chief executives of examination bodies. He said key stakeholders agreed that students in exit classes (SS3) should resume immediately after the Sallah break to enable…

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Governor Makinde Cancels 3rd Term For School Students In Oyo

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Promotion for students will be determined by continuous assessments in their first and second term results. The Oyo State Executive Council, headed by Governor Seyi Makinde, has canceled the third term of the 2019/2020 session for primary and secondary school students. The council approved a new academic calendar to guide the resumption of schools and other associated educational activities at a meeting in Oyo. Schools were shut down across Nigeria in March as part of measures to combat the spread of the highly infectious coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Even though many restrictions…

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