FG Postpones WAEC, NECO Exams Indefinitely

The Federal Government has announced the indefinite postponement of this year’s West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and the National Examinations Council because of the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic. The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this at the daily Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja on Tuesday. Both examinations were slated for May and June 2020. The minister said that 15 states had already commenced electronic learning for pupils on their local television and radio channels following the stay-at-home orders of the federal and several…

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JAMB Releases 2019 Provisional Admission List

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, has published the 2019 provisional matriculation list of admitted candidates on the official website of the board. The board disclosed this in its weekly bulletin made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja. The board also advised candidates who were yet to accept their offers of admission on the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) to do so or risk forfeiting the admission. According to the board, the list of fully-admitted candidates in all the tertiary institutions in the country is hereby published…

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COVID-19: NBTE Orders Polytechnics To Shut Down

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has ordered a nationwide shutdown of both private and public polytechnics as well as Technical Vocational Institutes as part of measures to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Executive Secretary of NBTE, Dr Masa’udu Kazaure, gave the directive in a circular dated March 20, 2020, noting that the closure intended to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus. Tribune Online gathered that most polytechnics in the country are in the middle of semester examination, but Dr Kazaure recalled that the Federal…

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Coronavirus: WAEC Postpones 2020 Examination

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Friday, announced that it has postponed the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates, 2020 indefinitely. This was confirmed in a statement by WAEC Head of National Office, Mr. Patrick Ehidiamen Areghan, on Friday. He said the examination was postponed because of the deadly coronavirus.  The exam was scheduled to commence on April 6, 2020. “This is as a result of the impact of the novel and deadly coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and the serious implications it has for the conduct…

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Coronavirus: NUC Orders Closure Of Universities

 The National Universities Commission, NUC, has ordered the closure of all universities in Nigeria the country over coronavirus. The action, according to the universities’ regulatory body, was intended to prevent further spread of disease which has recorded 12 cases so far in the country. NUC’s Deputy Executive Secretary, Suleiman-Ramon Yusuf, said in a circular, Friday. “As part of the measures to contain and prevent the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) throughout the country, approval has been granted for the closure of all schools,” The circular said the school closure will commence…

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FG Orders Closure Of Tertiary Institutions, Unity Schools Nationwide

The federal government has ordered closure of tertiary institutions and unity schools across the nation as a measure to check coronavirus. Sonny Echono, permanent secretary of the ministry of education, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. “We have directed all higher institutions to close this weekend. Unity Schools that have completed their exams are to close immediately. Others are to hurry and close the latest on 26th March,” he said in a statement. The federal government has also directed the principals of unity colleges nationwide to shut down. “The…

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COVID-19: Anambra Bans Public Gatherings, Gives Directives To Schools, Markets

The government of Anambra State has banned all public gatherings in the state. The announcement was contained in a statement on Thursday by Willie Obiano, the state governor, as part of measures to stop Coronavirus from entering the state and spreading. While the state ordered all tertiary institutions to proceed on compulsory vacation, it also dished out different directives to markets, secondary and primary schools. From March 20, all universities must proceed on vacation while public gatherings cease from Monday, March 23. The statement entitled “Anambra State Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) public health advisory by…

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2020 UTME: JAMB Makes Clarification On Cancellation Of Result

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has refuted claims that the results of its 2020 UTME taken on Saturday, March 14 and Monday, March 16 had been cancelled. Recall that the board on Monday released results of 312,000 candidates who sat for the exam on Saturday. However, candidates who were not able to check yesterday and those who wrote yesterday, have been unable to access their results. Reacting to viral reports on result cancellation, Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in an interview with the News Agency of…

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Coronavirus: Kwara Shuts Down Schools Indefinitely From Monday

Kwara state government has announced the closure of all schools, both public and private operating in the state indefinitely as from next week Monday, March 23, 2020. The decision was taken in order to discourage the possible contamination of the dreaded Coronavirus among residents in the state. The Chief press secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye said this in a press statement he made available to pressmen in Ilorin last night. The statement reads, “Good evening gentlemen. “I can confirm that Kwara State will be shutting down schools from Monday,…

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Lagos Government To Shut Down Schools Over Coronavirus Fear

According to the Commissioner for Education in Lagos, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, the move became necessary to prevent pupils and teachers from contracting the virus. As part of preventive measures against the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Lagos State Government has announced that it will close down all public and private schools in the state from Monday, March 23, 2020. According to the Commissioner for Education in Lagos,  Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, the move became necessary to prevent pupils and teachers from contracting the virus.  The state government admonished parents to…

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