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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

March 15, 2022

UCTH School Of Nursing Admission Form For 2022/2023 Is Out (See Requirements, Deadline)



Admission Into 2022/2023 Academic Session

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the School of Nursing, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar for Basic Nursing Training.

Admission Requirements

Intending candidates must posses FIVE (5) CREDITS IN ENGLISH



Only candidates aged between 17-35 years by November, 2022 are eligible to apply.



Application forms are obtainable from the Office of the Principal, School of

Nursing, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Moore Road, Calabar from

Monday March, 14th - Friday, May 6th 2022 (Subject to availability).

 A non refundable fee of N16,500 should be paid into UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR TEACHING HOSPITAL SCHOOL FEES/CHARGES ACCOUNT NUMBER (1000187508) through REMITA drawn at any commercial bank. Thereafter, the Remita printout/teller is

exchanged for an official receipt at the UCTH Treasury, Permanent site. The official receipt will then be presented to the Principal, School of Nursing, UCTH along Moore Road for collection of Application form. 



Completed Application Forms with Photocopies of relevant documents are to reach the office of the Principal not later than Friday 6th May, 2022


ENTRANCE EXAMINATION: Entrance Examination will hold on Saturday 14th May, 2022 at 8:00am prompt.

VENUE: School of Nursing Premises, Moore Road, and UCTH Permanent Site, Calabar.

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

Friday, January 21, 2022

January 21, 2022

UNICAL Releases First Semester Exams Timetable For 2020/2021

The management of the University Of Calabar (UNICAL) Central Time Table Committee has released the first-semester examination timetable for the 2020/2021 academic session.

According to the timetable:

No examination will be administered to students who did not register for courses online

Education Faculties examinations are scheduled between 26th January and 5th February 2022.

GSS examinations will hold between Monday February 7th and Wednesday February 16th 2022.

Final Year examinations may be scheduled in the mornings during this period and students with repeat GSS courses can be admitted to take GSS immediately after their departmental courses same day.
Examinations for all programmes and levels, except CES, are scheduled between Thursday 17th February and Saturday 26th February, 2022.

Examinations for CES programmes are scheduled to run from Monday 28th February and end Saturday 5th March 2022.

Monday, January 17, 2022

January 17, 2022

University Of Calabar Admission Into Postgraduate Programmes For 2021/2022 Session Is Out (See Requirements, Deadline)


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into post graduate programmes in the 2021/2022 academic year leading to the award of Post Graduate Diploma, Masters and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees of the University of Calabar, GRASSROOT REPORTERS has gathered.


Courses may be offered full-time or part-time. All programmes begin with course work and end with a project for Post Graduate Diploma, MBA, MPA and MPAS or thesis for Master's and dissertation for Ph.D degrees. 

1. Duration of Programme: For full-time studies the Post Graduate Diploma lasts for two (2) semesters, The Masters degrees last for 4 semesters; and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programmes last for 6 semesters. 


For part-time programmes, the Masters degrees last for 6 semesters, the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph D) lasts for 10 semesters. 

Note that PGD programmes run on full-time basis only. 

2. Requirements for Admission: Candidates are required to have a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 5-point scale and 2.50 on a 4-point scale for Master's programmes and 3.50 on a 5-point scale and 3.00 on a 4-point scale for the Ph.D programmes. A Third class degree pass and above is required for PGD programmes. However, candidates with HND can as well apply. Candidates with Master's degree from universities recognized by University of Calabar senate may credit the relevant courses towards the Ph.D programme, provided that the quality of the grade is acceptable to the Postgraduate School. 

Note: Filling of forms - Surnames first, First name next, Middle name last. 

There will be no changes made after submission of application forms online. Therefore candidates must think through before submission as any change will attract a fee. This is to prevent multiple applications. The titles Mr, Miss or Mrs may be used but not Rev(Dr). Chief. etc. Programmes applied for should be Ph.D, M.A, M.Ed. M.Sc, MPH, LLM, Masters/PhD and PGD. No extension of application after 31st of March 2022. The website will be shut down on 31st of March 2022.


Interested candidates are to first log on to our website: or click here to access and download the prospectus for the complete description of available courses. Thereafter, candidates are required to pay a non-refundable fee of 25,000.00 at any bank nationwide via E-Transact platform for Postgraduate School application form 2021/2022 academic session. A printout with a unique PIN will be issued at the bank. 

Candidates will then enter their unique PIN and their mobile phone numbers on to access the form. Follow the steps by providing your data as prompted and ensure that your form is submitted. 

YOU ARE TO PRINT OUT A COPY OF YOUR FORM AND CONCEPT NOTE, BY CLICKING ON PRINT button after submission. Please bring a copy of the printed form to the venue on the day of the screening. Process Flow of E-Scratch Card for UNICAL Postgraduate Application 

Walk into any bank across the federation and make payment on E-Transact platform to purchase Postgraduate School application form for 2021/2022 academic session. 

Make a payment of 25,000 and obtain the payment slip. 

Go online to 

Log on with the generated pin on the payment slip to fill the Postgraduate form.


As part of the application, candidates are expected to submit a CONCEPT NOTE of 2 pages maximum for Ph.D programmes and one (1) page maximum for Master's programmes. The concept note will be typed online in a space provided in the form and printed out for submission to the department. The concept note is a MINI SUMMARY OF RESEARCH PROPOSAL highlighting what candidates intend to research on when admitted. It will have to cover the following: 

Statement of the problem 

Relevance of study to self and society 

Aim(s) of the study  



 Brief theoretical background

Note: Candidates who fail to send their concept notes online along with their application forms will not be allowed to take part in the oral interview. 


Candidates are to ensure that their academic transcripts are forwarded by their previous institutions through courier service to the Academic Secretary, Postgraduate School, University of Calabar, P.M.B. 1115, Calabar, Cross River State, ON OR BEFORE THE DEADLINE INDICATED BELOW. ALL TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE RECEIVED IN POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL ON OR BEFORE THE SCREENING DAY. 

Candidates whose transcripts are not received in the Graduate School by APRIL 15, 2022, shall NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION. 

There will be no room for awaiting results (all applicants whose results have not been approved by the Postgraduate School Board/University Senate will not be considered for admission). 


Admission Screening Day 

All candidates are also expected to take part in the admission screening exercise which takes place on Friday 8th April, 2022 for MBA. MPAS, and all PGD candidates While Saturday 9th April, 2022 is for Masters and Ph.D candidates.

The screening test will be a Computer Based Test as follows: 

Part A - Computer based test involving (Use of English Language, Logic, Mathematics, ICT and General Knowledge); 

Part B - Oral interview in the respective departments based on subject area/concept note for Ph.D and Masters candidates.

There shall be No oral interview for MBA, MPAS and all PGD programmes. 

Mock examination for Computer fluency is on Wednesday and Thursday 6th and 7th April 2022. 


The website for submission of application will be shut down on the 31st of March 2022. 


Programmes leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma, Masters. and Ph.D degrees are available in the under-listed Departments. For details of each programme and specific requirements, click to visit 

Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management: Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, Animal Science; Crop Science; Forestry and Wildlife Resource Management, Soil Science, Fisheries and Aquaculture 

Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences, Nursing Science, Physiotherapy; Public Health, Radiography and Radiological Sciences. 

Faculty of Arts and Social Science Education: Continuing education and Developmental studies; Environmental Education; Arts Education; Social Science Education: Library and Information Science Education 

Faculty of Arts English and Literary Studies: History and International Studies; Linguistics and Nigerian Languages; Modem Languages and Translation Studies, Philosophy; Religious and Cultural Studies; Theatre and Media Studies. 

Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences: Pathology; Clinical Pathology; Haemathology; Microbiology and Parasitology: and Pharmacology and Therapeutics 

Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences: Anatomical Sciences; Biochemistry; Pharmacology; Physiology; Human Nutrition and Dietetic 

Faculty of Biological Sciences: Genetics & Biotechnology, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Plant and Ecological Studies, Microbiology, Zoology and Environmental Biology. 

Faculty of Clinical Sciences: Internal Medicine; Surgery; Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Paediatrics; Otorhinolarygology; Ophthalmology; Anaesthesiology; Family Medicine; Community Medicine: Urology; Radiology; Orthopaedics Traumatology; and Psychiatry


Faculty of Dentistry: Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery; Preventive dentistry; Restorative Dentistry; Oral Pathology/Oral Medicine; and Clinical Dental Health 

Faculty of Educational Foundation Studies: Educational Foundations; Guidance and Counseling: Educational management; Curriculum and Teaching; Special Education


Faculty of Environmental Science: Geography and Environmental Science 

Faculty of Law: Law 

Faculty of Management Sciences: Accounting, Banking and Finance; Business Management; Marketing, Public Administration. 

Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences: Medical Parasitology and Entomology; Clinical Chemistry and Immunology; bacteriology, Mycology and Virology; Histopathology and Cytology and Haematology and Blood transfusion Science.


Faculty of Oceanography: Biological Oceanography; Chemical Oceanography; Geological Oceanography and Physical Oceanography; Mariculture and marine Fisheries Resources. 

Faculty of Physical Sciences: Computer Science; Geology; Mathematics; Physics; Pure and Applied Chemistry; Statistics. 

Faculty of Social Sciences: Economics; Political Science; Social Work; Sociology. 

Faculty of Vocational and Science Education: Human Kinetics and Health Education; Science Education: Vocational Education. 

Institute of Education: PGD Education (PGDE), PGD Environmental Education (PGDEE), PGD Human Kinetics (PGDHK), PGD Special Education (PGDSE), PGD Library and Information (PGDLIS) 

Institute of Oceanography: PGD Fisheries and Aquaculture; PGD Coastal Zone Management; PGD Marine Ecology, Toxicology & Pollution Studies 

Institute of Public Policy and Administration: PGD Public Administration (PGDPA); PGD Peace Studies and Conflict Management (PGDPSCM); Policy and Administrative Studies (MPAS) 

National Water Resources Capacity Building Network Centre. 


Admission I Available Programmes: 

08037936924:08035529894; 08037341182 

Issues with Online Forms: 

08183626190, 08064439182, 07064215158 E-Mail: [email protected] and Also call the number on the last page of the Faculty publication for inquiry. All calls must be between 9.00a.m. and 4.00p.m.


Mr. Gabriel O. Egbe, fcai

Registrar, University of Calabar 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

January 12, 2022

UNICAL Supplementary Aptitude Test Form For 2021/2022 Session Is On Sale

The University of Calabar has announced the sales of form for its supplementary admission for 2021/2022 academic session. 

A statement by the university read:


We make this announcement for the benefit of all candidates (excluding those seeking admission into Medicine, Law, Pharmacy, Nursing and Dentistry) who scored 130 and above . in the Joint Admissions & Matriculation Examination and who have chosen University of Calabar as their First Choice in their application for admission into the University for the 2021/2022 academic session. The screening test will be on the 26th January and 27th January, 2022.. 

Opening of Portal/Registration

Registration will start from Monday, January 10th, 2022 when the portal will open for that purpose.

Please note that the portal will however be shut down at 12.00 mid night on Sunday, January 23rd, 2022.


The following options are available:

E-tranzact option:

This option is available in all commercial banks nationwide. At the bank your are required to pay and obtain an E-transact PIN. With the PIN log into the portal and click on the UTME Admission Screening link then follow the instructions on the portal after login.

Buy Post-UTME Pin Online option:

This option gives access to purchase Post-UTME pin from the portal. Click Buy Post-UTME Pin Online to purchase the Post-UTME pin online. Login with the TRANSACTION ID as the PIN into the portal.

On obtaining the printout from the bank or online, proceed as follows:

  LOG ON TO and click on the UTME Admission Screening link

  On the home page, enter your correct JAMB Registration Number in the box provided

  Enter the scratch card pin in the box provided

  Click on login and follow the online instructions.

  Confirm your entries and CLICK ON SUBMIT

  Print out the completed form.


Aptitude Test = ₦2,000.


Candidates are required to come with their original UTME result slips showing candidate’s photograph;

The Post UTME exercise is Computer Based Test (CBT)

Special candidate with any form of disability should please indicate during registration.


a.) Impersonation is a serious offence and anyone caught will be handed over to the Law Enforcement Agents and may be liable to up to 5 years imprisonment

b.) Any candidate who fails to take part in the screening exercise automatically loses his or her chance of being considered for admission.

c.) Early commencement of registration is advised to avoid congestion in the dying hours.

d.) Candidates are advised to check the Portal from Monday, January 24th, 2022 for their venue and time of the CBT. Candidates are strictly advised to ensure that their correct phone numbers are provided while filling the form online as the University will communicate with them directly.

Monday, January 10, 2022

January 10, 2022

FG Sets Date For Inauguration Of Governing Board Of Federal Polytechnic, Ugep, 13 Others

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu is set inaugurate the governing councils of eight federal polytechnics and six colleges of education which were recently established by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government.

A statement signed by the Director of Information, Press and Public Relations at the Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, said the minister would inaugurate the governing councils alongside the Board of the National Senior Secondary Education Commission (NSSEC) on January 18 and 20, 2022, respectively.

“This is to strengthen governance and administration in the institutions and render their performance more responsive to the expectations of the present administration”, the statement said.

It however listed the new institutions as Federal Polytechnic, Ayede, Oyo State; Federal Polytechnic, Ohodo, Enugu State; Federal Polytechnic, Shendan, Plateau State; Federal Polytechnic Ugep, Cross River State; Federal Polytechnic, Monguno, Borno State; Federal Polytechnic, Wannue, Benue State; Federal Polytechnic, Daura, Katsina State; and Federal Polytechnic Kaltungo, Gombe State. Others are Federal College of Education, Gidan Madi, Sokoto State; Federal College of Education, Jamaare, Bauchi State; Federal College of Education, Odugbo, Benue State; Federal College of Education, Isu, Ebonyi State; Federal College of Education, Iwo, Osun State; and Federal College of Education, Ekiadolor, Edo State.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

December 15, 2021

UNICAL Releases 2021/2022 Post UTME Aptitude Test

 The University of Calabar has released the result of its recently conducted 2021/2022 Post UTME Aptitude Test result, GRASSROOT REPORTERS reports.

Candidates can now check their 2021/2022 UNICAL Post-UTME C.B.T Result online with their JAMB Reg Number and POST-UTME RESULT PIN


Log on to

Click here to check

Click on the UTME ADMISSION SCREENING on the Menu bar.

Select Check UTME Result menu on the dropdown.

Enter your JAMB REG Number and PIN in the space provided.

Then click Login for result.

Friday, December 10, 2021

December 10, 2021

Most Agreements Reached With ASUU Were Under Duress - FG


The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, on Thursday said most of the agreements reached with the Academic Staff Union of Universities were under duress.

Echono stated this during a retreat organised by the governing council of the University of Abuja.

ASUU and the Federal Government have constantly been engaged in tussles over the latter’s failure to meet some of the demands put forward by ASUU.

Echono said, “I have heard so much about the fact that the government has failed to honour the agreements with ASUU. I have a different view about that because most of these agreements are imperfect.

“If somebody comes to my house and puts a gun to my head, I might agree to everything because those agreements are signed under duress. If you want to introduce obligations or responsibilities on their part, they will insist you cannot.”

Meanwhile sources on Thursday told our correspondent that ASUU would decide whether to go on strike or not following the end of its scheduled zonal conferences on December 15, 2021.

In a document obtained by The PUNCH, it was gathered that the meetings would take place between December 9 and December 15 in Abuja, Nsukka, Ibadan, Yola, Benin, Akure, Lagos, Bauchi, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Calabar, Sokoto and Kano.

The source added that the decision to go on strike would depend on the outcome of the zonal press briefings.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

December 08, 2021

AkwaPoly Suspends Registrar Over Alleged Gross Misconduct


By Lovina Anthony

The Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua, has suspended its Registrar, Dr. Mary Ndah, over alleged gross misconduct.

In a statement signed by the institution’s Deputy Registrar, Public Relations, Gloria Udoudum and made available to journalists in Uyo, the Governing Council approved the suspension during its 10th regular meeting on December 7, 2021.

She said the suspension was after the report of the Committee on the Review of the Issuance of Statement of Results/Certificates for supposed graduands of the Defunct Distance Learning Centres of the institution from 2009-2013.

She noted that a prima facie case of serious misconduct was already established against her.

The council resolved that the embattled Registrar will forfeit her salaries while the investigations last.

“It is considered necessary in public interest that she be prohibited from carrying on her duties and enjoying the salaries thereof forthwith, pending the outcome of the Investigation Committee that has been set up by the Governing Council,” the statement said.

However, the council has approved Mr Ini Ebong, who is the next most senior Deputy Registrar of the polytechnic to oversee the duties of the Registrar/Secretary to the Council till further notice.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

December 07, 2021

Good News For Delta State Students As Governor Approves N434m Bursary For 2020/2021 Session


The Delta State Government has approved the release of N434 million for the payment of the 2020/2021 Students’ Special Assistance Scheme, otherwise known as bursary, for students of the state origin in tertiary institutions across the country. 

Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, disclosed this in a post exco briefing presided over by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Tuesday, in Asaba. 

He said the continuous payment of the bursary to Delta State students despite the economic hardship in the country was a further demonstration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s commitment to the human capital development of the state. 

Aniagwu also disclosed that Exco approved the commencement 2021/2022 cycle for Job Creation Bureau with 650 Deltans expected to benefit from the 7th cycle. 


“Exco approved the establishment of a technical college in Kiagbodo, in Burutu Local Government Area. 

“We also approved the construction of administrative building for the College of Health Sciences, Oghara and the remodeling of the Library of the Clinical Science Building. 

“Others include approval for the rehabilitation of Orogun Road in Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state and approval for the connection of additional government offices to the Independent Power Plant (IPP) to enable the state maximise the benefit of the power plant. 

“Also Exco approved the transfer of Institute of Continuing Education from the Ministry of Higher Education to the Ministry of Secondary Education where it ought to be. 

“At today’s Exco we also urged all workers and Commissioners in the new secretariat to be of good conduct and to ensure that cars are not parked at unapproved areas,” he added. 

On Sylvester Oromoni’s case in Lagos, Aniagwu said the state government remained committed to ensuring justice for the family in line with Governor Okowa’s earlier statement on the matter. 

“Recall that the Governor had made a statement to the effect that we will collaborate with the Lagos State Government to ensure that justice is delivered,” he stated.

December 07, 2021

Nigerian Bags His 2nd PhD After 3 Masters, 3 Bachelor’s Degrees


A Nigerian, Temitayo Bello, has bagged his second PhD after completing three different bachelor’s degrees and three different masters’ degrees.

Bello bagged his second PhD from the University of Ibadan (UI) having completed a thesis in Energy Law.

He had got a Bachelor’s Degree (B.Sc) in Economics, Banking and Finance, and a Bachelor of Law (LL.B), and continued the journey till his second doctorate. He is a certified Barrister as well as a Solicitor in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

His son, Titilola Bello, announced his father’s new exceptional feat through Linkedin, telling the world his dad had bagged a second PhD in Energy Law after acquiring a PhD in International Law and Diplomacy and several other great qualifications.

“Join me in celebrating my dad, Temitayo Bello, who just bagged his second PhD in Energy Law from the prestigious University of Ibadan.

“This is just an addition to the existing PhD in International Law and Diplomacy, Masters in Law (LLM), M.Sc. Economics, M.Sc. Banking and Finance, M.Sc. Computer Science, L.L.B (Law), B.L (Law), B.Sc. Economics, B.Sc. Banking and Finance, PGD Computer Science.” Titilola said.

“He also has 5 certifications from World Intellectual Property Organisation – WIPO,” he said.

Temitayo Bello got all his academic degrees from the University of London, University of Lagos, University of Ibadan, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Babcock University, and Ogun State University. 


Thursday, November 25, 2021

November 25, 2021


JAMB addressed some unethical and unacceptable practices by Computer-Based Testing (CBT) Centres. And the review of their registration process has shown some unethical and unacceptable practices by Computer-Based Testing (CBT) Centres. These centres are allowed to collect only Seven Hundred Naira (#700.00) as registration charges but they use the opportunity to engage in conduct unbecoming, including extortion, during the exercise.

In order to put a stop to such extortion, they propose to make UTME registration henceforth cashless. 
In other words, JAMB will now be collecting the approved N700.00 registration fee on behalf of the CBT Centres along with its UTME registration fees and then remit what is due to each registration centre to its bank account on a weekly basis or any timeframe acceptable to the centre owners.

Friday, November 19, 2021

November 19, 2021

CRUTECH (UNICROSS) First Choice Post UTME Date & Registration Procedure


It is hereby announced for the information of prospective candidates (Both UTME and Direct Entry) who made Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH) as  their First Choice and scored 130 and above in the 2021 UTME Examination, that the Online Registration for admissions into the 2021/2022 Academic Session that the online registration will commence on Monday 22nd November, 2021.

To access the online Application Form, candidates are required to pay the sum of two thousand (N2,000)  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.


1. To regster, applcants should logon onto and click on the POST UTME link at the top left of the webiite

2. Follow the instructions on the Online Application Portal to complete the form

3) Print out the Application Slip after a successful registration.


Screening will be done online, candidates are therefore expected to scan and upload the following documents during registration:

1. 2021 UTME Result Slip

2. Passport Photograph

3. O'level Result (s)

4. WAEC/NECO/NABTEB Scratch Card details as applicable.

5. BSc/HND/ND/NCE Certificate (Direct Entry Candidates Only)

6. Birth Certificate

7. Certificate of origin


Only candidates who scored 130 and above and chose CRUTECH as their First Choice in the 2021 UTME Examination are eligible for the Screening.

Candidates are not expected to appear physically for the Screening and therefore not expected to travel to Calabar.

Saturday, November 13, 2021

November 13, 2021

Nigerians Are Competitive Abroad Due To Good Education From Home – Buhari

By Soonest Nathaniel  

President Buhari addresses other world leaders during the Opening ceremony of the Paris Peace Forum in France on 11th Nov 2021.


President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigerians all over the world are very competitive, noting that they acquired the trait from home where the citizens have been properly educated and immersed in business rudiments.

The President stated this on Friday when he met with the Minister of State Foreign Affairs of United Arab Emirates (UAE), His Excellency Shaikh Shakboot Alnahyan, at the sidelines of the Paris Peace Forum.

According to a statement by his special media aide, Femi Adesina, President Buhari described his countrymen and women as “competitive both at home and abroad,” and urged them to always abide by the rules of their host countries.

Said the President: “Nigerians are all over the place, very competitive. And the competitiveness starts from home, where they have acquired good education, gone into businesses, and then take all that abroad.”

He encouraged Nigerians in Diaspora to “subject themselves to the rules and standards of the country in which they live either as working class, or doing businesses.”

He welcomed the offer by UAE to partner with Nigeria in the areas of renewable energy, agriculture, infrastructure logistics, and provision of vaccines to further control the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minister Shakboot Alnahyan said his country “thinks very highly “of President Buhari’s leadership, noting that he was striving to “build a better future for generations to come.”

He said there were lots of Nigerians in his country, “who add much value,” assuring that the headwinds of the recent past in the relationship “are now behind us.

We want to secure, deepen and strengthen the association for the future. We have a lot in common. We may be taking small steps, but they are leading somewhere.”

On proposed investments in Nigeria, Alnahyan said it would be a win-win situation, “which would bring hope and opportunities for people in both countries. We want to come and add quality and value.”

He equally commended the Nigerian government for its robust tackling of violent extremism.

November 13, 2021

US Student Visa Applications Begin Nov 24

Adelani Adepegba

The United States Mission in Nigeria will open visa applications for students with effect from November 24.

The Mission said it would be expanding operations to better serve the student population in the country through a special procedure for those who need to renew the student visas to continue their course of study, and a series of dedicated interview days for prospective new students.

The mission in a statement on Friday explained that an individual may be eligible for a priority student visa interview slot if the applicant is a prospective student seeking an F1 visa appointment and if he has not been refused an F1 visa in the past six months.

Interested applicants are expected to submit required documents as soon as possible to take advantage of the limited opportunity.

The statement titled, ‘US student visa surge begins November 24, 2021,’ said requests for appointment reschedule would not be accommodated in order to schedule as many qualified and interested students as possible.

For students in Abuja, the surge days was fixed for December 8, 15, and January 12.

The mission said, “These surge days will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To make an appointment in Abuja, visit and review the criteria and instructions to request an emergency student visa interview, and prepare the below documents: A completed DS-160; an approved I-20 ; receipt for your I-901 SEVIS fee; a GTBank (MRV) receipt for your visa fee; a scan of the biopage of your current valid passport and your passport photograph meeting these requirements.

“Lagos student surge days will take place on November 24, December 8, and 15. These surge days will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To make an appointment in Lagos, you should e-mail all the documents to [email protected]

To be eligible for a special application procedure, the embassy added that such “must be renewing a student visa that is still valid or has expired within the past 24 months and are renewing your visa either to continue participation in the same major course of study even if at a different institution or attend the same institution even if in a different major course of study.”

The applicants are required to present a passport containing the expired student visa, if that passport is expired, adding that a current valid passport and full transcript are also required.

Abuja applicants were directed to log on to and follow the instructions to complete their visa application while Lagos applicants were required to bring all the requirements to the US consulate at 12:30-1:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, between November 25 and January 5.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

November 03, 2021

ICPC, DSS Arrest 48 Lecturers, Security Officers, ICT Specialists Over Leakage Of JUPEB Examinations

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Department of State Services (DSS) have arrested 48 individuals for their alleged illegalities in the conducts of the Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB).

The joint operation tagged ‘Operation Combo’ conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, led to the arrests of lecturers, security officers, workers and students from some of the participating universities in the exam.

Operation Combo was simultaneously carried out by the operatives of ICPC and DSS in seven states after extensive monitoring of tutorial schools allegedly known for notoriously compromising JUPEB examinations. This has led to the arrest of the President of Tutorial School Owners (ATSO).

The operation, a consequence of sustained period of surveillance and undercover investigations spanning several weeks, led to multiple arrests of suspects including parents of candidates of the exam.

Also arrested were lecturers and others involved in examination malpractices and other illegalities in the participating institutions.

The suspects were arrested from Wellspring University, Benin, Edo State; Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun State and Crown-Hill University, Ilorin, Kwara State. Again the raid of tutorial centres by operatives in McPherson and Precious Cornerstone universities in Ibadan and Ilara-Epe, in Oyo State respectively, led to more arrests of suspects.

Credible intelligence gathered during the operations showed active connivance of the parents of the students and the management of the universities.

Three current Vice-Chancellors have been invited by ICPC for their roles in the unchecked and massive malpractices reported.

It was revealed that syndicated social media platforms were created by the facilitators for leaking questions and circulating answers to students for a fee during examinations.

Investigation also revealed that candidates, who are mostly minors, allegedly paid between N350,000 to N500,000 each to the suspects in the various tutorial schools to engage in the illegalities.

The cartel, in connivance with the coordinators of the examination centres and other management staff of the institutions, deliberately allowed security lapses to enable the candidates go into examination halls with smart-phones and other electronic devices to send question papers to waiting groups online and subsequently, receive answers to questions thereby engaging in massive malpractices.

Some of the suspects arrested have been granted administrative bail while investigation is on-going.

JUPEB is an advanced level educational examination that qualifies its candidate for admission into 200 level in any Nigerian and foreign universities through direct entry. It is coordinated by the University of Lagos and has up to 10 accredited universities.

Friday, October 15, 2021

October 15, 2021

UNICAL Pegs Admission Cutoff Mark For 2021/2022 Session At 150, Sets Date For Aptitude Test

 The University of Calabar has pegged its cutoff mark for admission into the institution for 2021/2022 academic at 150 and above.

The was contained in a release by the University on Friday.

The statement reads:


We make this announcement for the benefit of all candidates who scored 150 and above in the Joint Admissions & Matriculation Examination and who have chosen University of Calabar as their First Choice in their application for admission into the University for the 2021/2022 academic session. 

The First Choice aptitude test exercise has been scheduled to take place from Monday, November 22nd to Friday, November 26th, 2021.

Opening of Portal/Registration

Registration will start from Tuesday, Oct 19th, 2021 when the portal will open for that purpose. Please note that the portal will however be shut down at 12.00 mid night on Monday, November 15th, 2021.

October 15, 2021

Federal Government Reaches Agreement With Asuu On Payment Of Salaries

THE Federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have resolved that payment of the next tranche of the arrears of earned allowances would be paid on or before the end of October.

The government said it would also ensure that issues of promotion arrears and inconsistencies in the implementation of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) as it affects the university lecturers are sorted out and payment made on or before the end of this month.

Monday, October 11, 2021

October 11, 2021

Final Year LASU Student Commit Suicide Over Failure To Pay Fees

A final-year student of the Lagos State University simply identified as Adeola has committed suicide.

Adeola reportedly took her life on Thursday by ingesting a poisonous substance, reports Sahara Reporters.

According to sources at the institution, Adeola was depressed following her inability to pay her school fees which prevented her from taking her final examination.

A student said: “A final-year student of Lagos State University drank Sniper yesterday. The student committed suicide because she couldn't afford to pay her school fee which stopped her from taking her final paper.

“Her name is Adeola, a sandwich student.”

Meanwhile, the victim had notified those on her contact list prior to the time she committed the suicide. She was said to have written on her Whatsapp status:

“If you love me, let me know because today may be the last chance for you. When I'm gone you won't be able to tell me you love me.”

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

October 05, 2021

FG To Give All Undergraduate, NCE Students N150k, N100k Every Year

The Federal Government has announced the reintroduction of bursary in universities and colleges of education across the country, with N150,000 and N100,000 earmarked for each undergraduate and NCE student, respectively, per session.

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said this in his keynote address delivered at the 2021 World Teachers Day celebration in Abuja, Tuesday.

Adamu said the reintroduction of the bursary was part of the resolutions of the National Implementation Committee constituted by the government following President Muhammdu Buhari’s pronouncement in repositioning the nation’s education sector and the teaching profession in particular, during 2020 World Teachers Day celebration.

He added that the ministry would liaise with the 36 states’ education ministries, including the FCT Education Board, with a view to effecting the new scheme.

They would identify the respective courses of study required by each state, while “beneficiaries must attend public institutions only and sign a bond to serve their state for five years on graduation.”

“The fund would be sourced from UBEC, TETFund and managed by the Federal Scholarship Board.”

Adamu said his ministry “shall collaborate with agencies like NTI, TRCN, CPN, NUC, NCCE, UBEC, PTDF, TETFund, and non-governmental organisations to organise trainings in pedagogy and information and communication technology for academic and non-academic staff.”

He disclosed that “UBEC, TETFund and PTDF would assist in funding the annual training.”

“Government would partner with developers/recognised institutions like Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Federal Government Staff Housing Loans Board, FGSLB, FME Staff Welfare, and NUT to finance affordable homes for teachers on build-operate-and-transfer basis.”

Friday, September 24, 2021

September 24, 2021

SS 1, SS 2 Students Banned From Writing WASSCE, NECO, NABTEB Exams In Nigeria

The Federal Government has banned students in Senior Secondary School one and two from taking from applying for and taking external West African Senior School Certificate Examination, the National Examination Council, and National Business and Technical Examinations Board.

This was contained in a circular issued by the Federal Ministry of Education to principals of federal unity schools.

It was titled In the circular with no: FME/DBSE/US/DOC/III/16 and signed by the ministry’s Director Senior Secondary Education, Hajia Binta Abdulkadir.

The circular was confirmed by the Director of Press and Public Relations, Ben Bem Goong, on Friday.

The government threatened to expel any SSS One and Two students who take the exams.

This, the education ministry, said would help to maintain decorum and boost standards of education in schools.

The circular read, “The ministry’s attention has been drawn to the flagrant disregard to its directive on (the) writing of external examinations such as NABTEB (NTC and NBC), WASSCE, NECO (SSCE) by SS1 and SS2 students.

“Students who are involved in the practice find it difficult to settle down on serious studies. They become unruly and distract other students from achieving their goals.

“Any student caught to have written any of the above examinations in SS1 or SS2 classes will be expelled from the college. All students must write these examinations after they have been duly registered for the examination by the college.

“All students of Federal Unity College should adhere strictly to the content of this circular. And Principals are advised to bring the content of this circular to the knowledge of all parents of the college.”