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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:

APTITUDE TEST FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING ADMISSION INTO THE UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR FOR THE 2021/2022 ACADEMIC SESSION


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.”



Thursday, August 5, 2021

August 05, 2021

PHOTOS: 2 Bankers Jailed In Calabar For Stealing Millions From Dead Customer's Account



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Uyo Zonal Command, has secured the conviction of two bank officials, Daniel Akpan Eno and Mbuk Idongesit before Justice Edem Ita Kufre of the Cross River State High Court, Calabar for conspiracy and theft of funds in the account of a deceased customer of a commercial bank.

The duo were convicted on Wednesday August 4, 2021 after pleading guilty to separate one count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy and fraudulent transfers. A third defendant, and alleged accomplice, Victor John Okon pleaded “not guilty”. His trial was adjourned till August 10, 2021 for consideration of bail application.

Justice Kufre convicted and sentenced Akpan to three months imprisonment with an option of fine of Fifty Thousand Naira (N50, 000.00), while Idongesit was sentenced to three months imprisonment with an option of Thirty Thousand Naira (N30, 000.00) fine.

The convicts’ journey to prison started on May 23, 2021 when Idongesit (alongside one Utibe George- currently at large) approached Akpan with the burial programme of one Godfried Godwin Osso, a deceased customer of the Bank, whom George(at large) claimed was his step - father, with a plot to steal from the deceased’s account.

On May 24, 2021, George concluded the deal with the convicts and also contacted a Teller (Victor Okon – the 3rd defendant) from another branch of the bank to ease access to the funds in the account of the deceased. A 50% sharing formula was agreed upon by the conspirators and the plot was executed.

The commission waded in following a petition from the bank, alleging suspicious dissipation of monies in the deceased account into the accounts of family members and acquaintances, from where they were diverted to personal use.

Investigation revealed that on June 19, 2019 Victor Okon connived with George Ifiok Utibe (at large) and received the sum of One Million Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N1, 500, 000.00). Daniel Akpan also benefited the sum of One Million and Forty Thousand Naira (N1, 040, 000.00) while Godwin Mbuk benefited the sum of One Hundred and Thirty Thousand Naira (N130, 000.00) only

The judge ordered the convicts remanded at the Nigerian Correctional facility until they pay their fines, while Victor was remanded at the Commission’s detention facility pending the hearing of his bail application.

Monday, July 26, 2021

July 26, 2021

Suspected Killer Of Iniubong Umoren, Akwa Ibom Job Seeker Pleads Guilty


 



Uduak Akpan, the suspected killer of job seeker Iniobong Umoren, on Monday, pleaded guilty to the murder charges leveled against him. Mr Akpan was arraigned at the State High Court in Uyo, alongside his father.

He pleaded guilty to murder but pleaded not guilty to the rape charges, according to Premium Times report.

News of Iniobong Umoren as missing started on Twitter by a friend, with username @UmohUduak1, who had initiated the search for her missing friend on April 29. A few days later, news of Ms Umoren’s death was confirmed by the same user.

At the time, police announced that they had arrested two suspects believed to have played a role in the disappearance of Ms Umoren.

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command further confirmed that it arrested Mr Uduak Akpan, disclosing that the suspect lured the victim to his house in the guise of offering her job.

The command said the suspect raped the victim in his house and killed her, discarding her remains in a shallow grave in his father’s compound.

Mr Akpan had recounted his tale during a press conference in May, narrating how he lured, attempted to rape the deceased and eventually murdered Ms Umoren using blunt trauma force after she had tried to defend herself.

Ms Umoren had announced on Twitter on April 27 that she was in need of a job. She had posted through her Twitter handle, @HinyHumoren.

Ms Umoren was confirmed dead on April 30 and buried on Friday at her hometown, Nung Ita, Ikot Essien in Oruk Anam Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

July 13, 2021

Senate Moves To Bar Candidates Not Up To 18 Years From Writing JAMB




The Senate Committee on Basic Education has said it would work towards amending the law establishing the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB to stop the board from admitting candidates below the age of 18 years.



This was disclosed on Monday by the Vice Chairman of the committee, Senator Akon Eyakenyi, during the committee’s oversight visit to JAMB.

According to the committee, age has a lot to do with learning ability, particularly in higher institutions.

Senator Akon Eyakenyi noted that education is very important in the development of the country stressing that the sector deserves to be given much attention.


The Senator described the JAMB as a bridge between the secondary and the university, stressing that the agency was a necessary vehicle for the delivery of quality and standard education in Nigeria.

“If the products from the secondary schools are not properly catered for to be assessed before turning them into the university definitely you will have a problem,” she said.







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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