Month: May 2018

JAMB: Rescheduled UTME to hold May 26

JAMB: Rescheduled UTME to hold May 26

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says the rescheduled Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) will take place May 26. Fabian Benjamin, JAMB spokesman, disclosed this on Sunday in an interview with NAN in Abuja. According to Benjamin, more than 12, 000 candidates are expected to sit for the mop-up examinations in few of its centres across the country. This category of ... »

UNN Student wins National Statistics Competition

UNN Student wins National Statistics Competition

The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has won the Nigeria Statistical Association (NSA) competition organised for undergraduates of statistics. Emmanuel Ugwu came overall best out of 60 final year students of statistics who participated in the competition held at National Mathematical Centre (NMC) on Friday in Abuja. NAN reports that 20 tertiary institutions participated in the competition. In hi... »

Corps members to get health insurance in 2018 budget – Senator Lanre Tejuosho

Corps members to get health insurance in 2018 budget – Senator Lanre Tejuosho

Lanre Tejuosho, senator representing Ogun central, says health insurance for members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has been included in the 2018 budget. He said this on Wednesday while contributing to a debate on a motion sponsored by Andrew Uchendu, senator representing Rivers east. Tejuosho explained that going by the one percent of the consolidated revenue fund earmarked by the nat... »

Two rich Nigerian youth battered fellow student with shisha pipe in UK

Two rich Nigerian youth battered fellow student with shisha pipe in UK

Two rich Nigerian youth battered a fellow student with a shisha pipe after getting into a quarrel over who has a richer father. According to Daily Mail, Elvis Ilonze attacked his childhood friend Prince Nnaji in the flat they co-habit in Brighton, East Sussex, UK. The flatmates who had known each other from Nigeria came at odds when Nnaji suggested that he had the richer father which prompted Ilon... »

Registration for WAEC GCE Begins today, Monday, May 14, 2018

Registration for WAEC GCE Begins today, Monday, May 14, 2018

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced that the second series of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates will begin soon. If you wish to write this exam, you’re expected to pay a registration fee of N13,950 and a commission of N500 to banks. The spokesperson of the exam body, Demianus Ojijeogu, made this known in a statement ... »

3 LAUTECH students to compete for $1m in London after winning Hult Prize Challenge

3 LAUTECH students to compete for $1m in London after winning Hult Prize Challenge

Team ‘Tech Farm Institute’ from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology has won the national level of Hult Prize competition held in Abuja and will now be competing for a grand prize of $1 million at the finals in London. Members of Team Farm Institute will be joining other national winners from top universities around the world for an 8-week-long training that will transform their ideas into sta... »

NABTEB Announces New Registration Procedure Effective November 2018

NABTEB Announces New Registration Procedure Effective November 2018

The management of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board has announced a new registration procedure effective 2018 November/December. GOOD NEWS: Effective Nov/Dec 2018 NABTEB Examinations : 1. Candidates shall make payment online, where they will choose their preferred Examination Centre. 2. Approved and registered Examination Centres (ECs) shall be uploaded on a new NABTEB website... »

Minister hints at mandatory extra year of studies for graduates

Minister hints at mandatory extra year of studies for graduates

The federal government may be considering a mandatory extra year of studies for Nigerian students before entering the labour market. Anthony Anwukah, minister of state for education, made this known at a two-day retreat for governing councils of federal universities in Abuja on Tuesday. The proposition came on the basis that higher institutions are not producing graduates qualified enough to be em... »