EDUCATION

JAMB releases guideline on the conduct of 2017 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has assured intending candidates that its 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), will be hitch-free. Speaking on behalf of the Exam Body, its Coordinator in Lagos State, Sunday Aladegbaye, said that there will ...

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Auchi Poly unions suspend strike

Labour unions at the Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo, on Monday announced the suspension of their indefinite strike embarked upon since Feb. 6. The unions — the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics (SSANIP) and ...

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JAMB spells out 2017 UTME application rules

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said it had concluded all restructuring, transformation, reforms and other preparation for the 2017 UTME and is now set to commence the sale of its application document in March, 2017. Fabian Benjamin, Head ...

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2017 UTME: JAMB explains why candidates can no longer apply for 2 public universities

The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has explained the reason it restricted candidates from choosing two public universities during the 2017 online registration. Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, said candidates can choose as many colleges of education ...

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CBN’s new FOREX guideline gives you $16,000 PTA per year, $15,000 per semester

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says every Nigerian, 18 years or older, is entitled to $4,000 per quarter of $16,000 per year for personal travel allowance (PTA) under the guidelines for the adjusted foreign exchange policy. On Monday, CBN ...

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Tertiary Trust Fund shares N213b to varsities, polytechnics

The federal government has approved the Tertiary Trust Fund (TETFund) 2016 intervention budget of N213.4billion, the highest ever  to be distributed to tertiary institutions. The Executive Secretary, TETFund, Dr Abdullahi Baffa disclosed this at a news briefing in Abuja on ...

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JAMB receives 11.7m applications in 6 years

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) data reflected that 11,703,709 applications were received between 2010 and 2016. A report on, “ JAMB Admitted Candidates by State and Gender within Faculty’’, released ...

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1.7m candidates to write 2017 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, says 1.7 million candidates are expected to sit for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Oloyede made the disclosure while fielding questions from journalists at the Information and Communication Technology Retreat organised for ...

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FG inaugurates committee to renegotiate 2009 agreement with ASUU

The Nigerian Government on Monday in Abuja inaugurated a committee to re-negotiate the 2009 FGN/ University Based Staff Unions Agreement. The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who performed the inauguration, said it was a demonstration of Federal Government’s commitment ...

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Nigerian becomes first black woman president of Harvard Law Review

A Nigerian named ImeIme Umana, has made history as the first black woman president of the Harvard Law Review, a prestigious legal journal in the United States. Ms. Umana, who is of Nigerian descent, but hails from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in ...

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