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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

August 04, 2020

See Authentic WAEC 2020 Examination Timetable Released By Them

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released the timetable for the 2020 WASSCE.

See timetable:





Saturday, July 11, 2020

July 11, 2020

WASSCE: House Of Reps Asks FG To Rescind Decision

Agency Reporter
The House Committee on Basic Education and Services on Friday said the 2020 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) should not be cancelled in Nigeria.

The Chairman of the committee, Julius Ihonvbere (APC-Edo), made the committee’s position known in a statement in Abuja.

Mr Ihonvbere, a professor, said the committee was amazed at the announcement by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, where he stated that Nigerian students would not be participating in the 2020 WASSCE.

The lawmaker said the minister did not inform the country if the position was in agreement with other West African leaders or in consultation with the examination bodies, the state governments and other stakeholders in the education sector.

Mr Ihonvbere said he recalled that the minister of state for education had on several occasions during live press conferences by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, assured Nigerians that all steps were being taken to ensure full compliance with all COVID-19 protocols in schools.

“This sudden policy reversal is not good for the country; it is bound to create further confusion in the education sector, create disappointment and suspicion among parents, and frustrate the students.

“It would show our development partners and Nigerians that the distortions and disarticulations in the sector are only getting worse.

“The reversal also shows that our policy makers may just be adopting a laid-back approach to the need to confront the novel coronavirus rather than taking proactive and creative steps to manage and contain it,” he said.

The lawmaker disagreed with the minister, saying that a reconsideration was urgently needed to save the educational system in the country.

“Nigeria is not the only country expected to write the examination in the midst of COVID-19; Nigeria should insist that the examination be based exclusively on the already covered syllabus of schools.

“The Federal Ministry should not chicken out of its responsibilities, but take charge, provide policy direction, engage the states and other stakeholders.

“We recommend that WAEC quadruple its invigilators and use all classrooms and event centres to conduct the examination and comply with COVID-19 protocols.

“The Ministry of Science and Technology as well as the Ministries of Environment and Health should immediately work out an agenda to fumigate all classrooms, provide handwashing buckets with soap and water, and facemasks to all students.

“Students should come from home, write the paper and disperse immediately,” he said.

He urged President Muhammadu Buhari to direct all ministers to return to their states to work with the governors to ensure smooth implementation of the policy and conduct of the examination.

According to the legislator, “we are parents just like the minister and no Nigerian parent would want to delay, distort, even terminate the progress of any child.”

He said that the committee was convinced that if the recommendations were implemented, the WASSCE could be conducted with ease and with no repercussions.

(NAN)


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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

July 08, 2020

Breaking: FG Stops 2020 WAEC Exams In Unity Schools, Suspends Resumption Of Schools





The Federal Government had suspended the planned resumption of federal schools and has also stopped students from participating in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations earlier scheduled for August 4 to September 5.

Nigerian Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, stated this to State House Correspondents at the end of a meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by the President Muhammadu Buhari.

The minister also said federal schools would remain closed until it is safe to reopen them.

He also enjoined state governments that have announced school resumption plans to rescind the decision.

Adamu frowned at West African Examinations Council for fixing the exams, saying the body could not determine the resumption date of schools for Nigeria.

He said he would prefer that Nigerian students lose an academic year rather than to expose them to heath dangers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Recall that WAEC had fixed the 2020 Senior School Examination to hold from August 4, 2020.


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Monday, July 6, 2020

July 06, 2020

About 16,039 Nigerian Students Studying In USA To Be Deported If... (See Why)

About 16,039 Nigerian students studying in the United States of America and other international students  pursuing various degrees will have to leave the country or risk deportation if their universities switch to online-only courses.

In 2019, Nigeria was ranked top with the highest number of students from Africa studying in the US. According to Rachel Canty, Deputy Director, Student and Exchange Visitor Programme, U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement, there are about 16,039 students studying in the U.S as of 2019.

But on Monday, July 6, 2020, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a news release that students who fall under certain visas "may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States," adding, "The U.S. Department of State will not issue visas to students enrolled in schools and/or programs that are fully online for the fall semester nor will U.S. Customs and Border Protection permit these students to enter the United States."

The move may affect thousands of foreign students who come to the United States to attend universities or participate in training programs, as well as non-academic or vocational studies.

Universities in US are beginning to make the decision to transition to online courses as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. At Harvard, for example, all course instruction will be delivered online, including for students living on campus. For international students, that opens the door to them having to leave the US.

The agency suggested that students currently enrolled in the US consider other measures, like transferring to schools with in-person instruction. There's an exception for universities using a hybrid model, such as a mix of online and in-person classes.

Visa requirements for students have always been strict and coming to the US to take online-only courses has been prohibited.

"These are not some fly-by-night universities, these aren't scams, these are legit universities who would normally have in-person curricula but for coronavirus," said Theresa Cardinal Brown, director of immigration and cross-border policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center. 

"The bigger issue is some of these countries have travel restrictions on and they can't go home, so what do they do then?" she added. "It's a conundrum for a lot of students."


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July 06, 2020

FG Announces Date For 2020 WAEC Examination

The Nigerian government has announced the date for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination.

The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, stated this on Monday at a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.
He said the examination will hold from August 4th to September 5th 2020.
Nwajiuba said, “From the 4th of August to the 5th of September. Parents, please take note.
“Last week, the PTF chairman announced that school facilities will be available for those who want to go into revision classes.
“As soon as we conclude WAEC, we will take up the NABTEB and NECO exams.
“The idea is that we have a month from now till then. Those who can and those who are willing, the states who are willing should make their schools available for their children to revise.
“We’ve done the most we can to talk with our representatives at WAEC and this afternoon, we confirmed dates allotted for the exams will be from the 4th of August through to the 5th of September.
“Local timings will be published.
“From tomorrow, this is what we are taking into our concluding stakeholder meetings with NCDC, Nigerian Union of Teachers, everybody will be at the stakeholders meeting tomorrow and this date is what we are going to look at.
“We will be asking that those who are not prepared yet should please go and prepare.
“We are continuing with registration for NECO. For those who have not concluded registration along those lines, this is the time to update and get your registration done.”

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Friday, July 3, 2020

July 03, 2020

CRUTECH 2020/2021 First Choice Post UTME Registration Has Been Fixed (See Deadline)





The management of Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) has announced the date for the commencement of registration of 2020/2021 Post UTME for first choice candidates.

In a statement signed by the Registrar of the institution, the date for commencement of registration has been fixed for 6th July, 2020.

The statement reads:

"It is hereby announced for the information of prospective candidates (Both UTME and Direct Entry) who made Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) their First Choice and scored 160 and above in the 2020 UTME Examination, that the Online Registration for admissions into the 2020/2021 Academic Session will commence on 6th of July, 2020.

To access the Online Application Form, candidates are required to pay the sum of two thousand (N2,000.00) naira Screening Fee, payable online with either Master/Visa/Verve ATM Card or in any commercial bank through Remita via the School online application Portal.

PROCEDURE FOR REGISTRATION


To register, applicants should:
Log on to crutech.edu.ng and click on thePostUTME link at the top left of the website.
Follow the instructions on the Online Application Portal to complete the form.
Print out the Application Slip after a successful registration.

SCREENING METHOD

Screening will be done online, candidates are therefore expected to scan and upload the following documents during registration:
2020 UTME Result Slip
Passport Photograph
O’level Result(s)
WAEC/NECO/NABTEB Scratch Card(s) details as applicable
Sc/HND/ND/NCE Certificate (Direct Entry Candidates Only)
Birth Certificate
Certificate of origin

Note:
Only candidates who scored 160 and above and choose CRUTECH as their First Choice in the 2020 UTME Examination are eligible for the Screening.
Candidates are not required to appear physically for the screening and therefore not expected to travel to Calabar.

Candidates should therefore ensure that:
All the above stated documents are scanned and uploaded properly.
The phone number and scratch card(s) details provided are correct.

Help Lines: 08055920291; 08151118002; 08066462239; 08037539136



Wednesday, July 1, 2020

July 01, 2020

UCTH School Of Nursing Admission Form Is Out (Click To See Full Requirements, Closing Date)

The University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) School of Nursing is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for admission into Basic Nursing Training for the 2020/2021 academic session. 



Admission Requirements

  • Intending candidates must possess FIVE (5) Credits in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at not more than 2 sittings from SSCE or NECO. 
  • Only candidates aged between 17-30 years by November, 2020 are eligible to apply.

Duration of Training: 

  • Three (3) Years


Method of Application:

Application forms are obtainable from the Office of the Principal, School of Nursing, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Moore Road, Calabar from Monday June, 29 – Friday, August 7 2020 (subject to availability).

A non-refundable fee of N15,000 should be paid into University of Calabar Teaching Hospital Collection Account at Ekondo Microfinance Bank along Muritala Mohammed Highway, Account No. 1100757926. Thereafter the teller is exchanged for an official receipt will then be presented to the Principal, School of Nursing UCTH along Moore Road for collection of Application form. NO ONLINE PAYMENT PLEASE.


Closing Date for Submission of Application Forms

Completed application forms with photocopies of relevant documents are to reach the office of the Principal not later than Wednesday 12th August, 2020. 


Selection Examination

Entrance Examination:

Entrance examination will hold on Saturday 15th August, 2020 at 8:00am prompt 

Venue: School Premises along Moore Road, Calabar

Candidate should bring along writing materials for the examination. No phones please


Oral Interview

Oral Interview for successful candidates will hold in UCTH Permanent site on a Date that will be communicated to candidates that pass the written examination only. 

For further information, please contact: 

The Principal 
School of Nursing, UCTH Moore Road, Calabar
Tel: 08073339580


Signed:
Mrs. Arit F. Ironbar 
Principal 
For: Chief Medical Director.



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