Connect with us

Education

JAMB denies releasing 2019 UTME results

Published

on

Spread the love

JAMB denies releasing 2019 UTME results

Warns candidates against fraudsters

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it would reach out to candidates through their telephones as soon as the results of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) are ratified.The board’s head, Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos yesterday.

According to him, candidates should not be carried away by misleading information in some sections of the media, especially the social media.The 2019 UTME was conducted nationwide from April 11 to 18 for over 1.8 million candidates.“The board wants to distance itself from such rumours about releasing the results of candidates of the just-concluded UTME and steps to check these results as being speculated.

“Candidates should disregard this information, as it is not true. It is not emanating from the board.“No result has been released yet. Yes, the results are all ready, but we are yet to release them because they are still being ratified.“The board is carrying out all the checks and balances regarding these results by viewing the CCTV cameras as well as attending to all findings brought before it while the examination lasted.

“The release of the result will be publicised as soon as we are through with all the board has set out to achieve.“Candidates should not bother themselves going to any cybercafe to check any result. Our result check has been standardised. We will forward the results to the respective telephone numbers of those candidates who are deserving of it,” he said.He added that the board was intensifying efforts to ensure that results of deserving candidates were released by next week.

Benjamin further explained that it was not also true that the board was deducting marks from candidates with proven cases of examination malpractice.According to him, once the board establishes evidence of any form of examination malpractice, it will cancel the result of such candidate outright, rather than deduct marks.

“If we establish any case of infraction or examination malpractice being carried out in any centre, such centre is shut down and the entire results of candidates who wrote in that centre from the commencement of the examination, which is April 11, to the end will automatically be cancelled.

“Affected candidates are rescheduled immediately for the examination in another centre, as was the case in some centres in Abia,” he said.He added that the board made several arrests of persons caught trying to undermine the integrity of the examination and process, while it lasted, just like it shut down centres that fell short of standard.

Culled from the Guardian

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Education

Dream for Kabba varsity inches close to reality, as bill scales second reading

Published

on

By

Spread the love

Dream for Kabba varsity inches close to reality, as bill scales second reading

Hope rises for the establishment of full fledged Federal University of Agric Kabba as bill seeking to give it legal backing scaled second reading on the floor of the senate during plenary on Wednesday. 
The piece of legislation sponsored by Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC – Kogi West), among others seeks to develop and enable the institution to offer academic and professional programs; and train agriculturists with capabilities of exploiting existing Agro infrastructure and improve on it to develop new ones. 

The bill after scaling second reading was referred to the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, chaired by Senator Ahmad Baba-Kaita (APC – Katsina North). 

Continue Reading

Education

Kogi Poly inaugurates 7 committees for hostels renovation

Published

on

By

Spread the love

Kogi Poly inaugurates 7 committees for hostels renovation

By Friday Idachaba

Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Dr Salisu Usman Ogbo has inaugurated seven committees to handle renovation of students’ hostels to address the acute shortage of campus accommodation in the institution.

Inaugurating the committees on Tuesday in Lokoja, the Rector said the management had embarked on the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the dilapidated hostel blocks as part of efforts to reposition the instruction for academic and all-round excellence..

He said the renovation of the hostels was sequel to approval by the state government for the Polytechnic to access a credit facility of about N268 million from Zenith Bank PLC.

Ogbo said that as one of the pioneer students of the institution, on assumption of of duty as Rector on 7th April, this year, he set up a committee on 13th of April with recommendation for it to adopt Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.

In line with the directive, he said that the committee approached Zenith Bank to access a N350 million facility for the renovation projects and sought approval of the State Government.

The Governor subsequently approved the sum of N268 million and urged that direct labour model be deployed rather than contract award.

The Rector pointed out that the governor’s approval would put an end to the suffering, humiliation, harrassment, robbery and incessant attacks on off-campus students by landlords, hoodlums and cultists.

Ogbo held that the Polytechnic had highly committed and competent experts to handle the renovation projects to turn the sorry story of students’ accommodation in the institution to a thing of the past.

The Rector said that execution of the projects would run simultaneously and assured of the completion of the hostel projects within one month.

The work of the committees, according to him, Includes: structural and engineering works, roofings, fencing, construction of drainages and painting amongst others.

He pointed that the student body was represented on each of the seven committees saying, “Our students must be involved in this project to see what is happening.”

On the recent discovery of Exam Magic Centres and arrest of some students, the Rector said “The Police are handling the case. A young man admitted that they had been printing our answer booklets and receipts.

“I apologize to members of staff who were wrongly accused but this notwithstanding, one or two persons found to have been involved will surely face our laws.

“Instead of punishing an innocent person unjustly, I will allow a criminal to go free. I urge lecturers and staff who fraternize with bad students to refrain to avoid being drawn into the mud with them”, he advised.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the committees inaugurated include: Male Hostel 1-2 blocks; Mary Ajayi Hostel 1-4; London Hostel 3 – 4; London Hostel 1 – 2; Afakariya 1, 2 & 3 Hostel; Wada Hostel 1 and 2 and the Central Monitoring Committee headed by the Rector himself. (NAN)

FDJ/

Continue Reading

Education

Hope for Universities reopening rises as ASUU/FG align towards agreement 

Published

on

By

Spread the love

Hope for Universities reopening rises as ASUU/FG align towards agreement

The impasse between the academic staff Union of Universities and the Federal Government may be gradually coming to fruitful end as Friday meeting offered some hope for reopening of the Ivory towers soon.

This was as Government has agreed to make some concessions to university lecturers (ASUU).
The Government offered N65 billion to Nigerian universities to address some of the lecturers’ demands.
The government also agreed to pay the lecturers their outstanding salaries using an older payment platform, GIFMIS, different from the controversial IPPIS.
The N65 billion is meant to address the issue of earned allowances and ”revitalisation of universities”.
The minister of labour, Chris Ngige, who gave a breakdown of the N65 billion after a meeting between both parties,
said the Accountant General of the Federation has offered to release N40 billion “or in the alternative, N35 billion to be shared by all the registered trade unions in the universities after providing necessary evidence of having earned the allowance.”
“The FG reiterated that her offer of N40 billion or N35 billion, whichever is accepted by ASUU, was for all the universities’ unions.
ASUU had proposed that N40 billion be paid immediately for all unions,” he said.

According to the minister, both parties held fruitful discussions and “government moved from their initial N20 billion for revitalization fund and 30 billion is now for earned allowances in the university system.”
“We have moved and brought on the table N15 extra billion and by that, a proposal in one basket for N25 billion Revitalization and N40 billion Earned Allowances for all the unions in the universities,” he said.
“While the second basket offer is the issue of revitalization getting N30 billion and Earned Allowances getting N35 billion. So the offer has been made, it is in this document and ASUU is supposed to come back to the government with acceptance on either or one of the offers,” he said.
He said the government has shifted its position as demanded by ASUU on the funds for the revitalization of public universities and the earned academic allowances; as well as on the payment of outstanding salary arrears.

Continue Reading

Trending