Education

Sex-for-marks scandal: OAU staff unions disown lecturer

The two academic unions in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, have disowned Bisi Olaleye, a lecturer enmeshed in a sex-for-marks scandal. The two unions are the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the breakaway Congress University Academics (CONUA). PREMIUM TIMES exposed how Mr Olaleye of the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Administration, was […]

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2020 UTME: JAMB withdraws licence from centres for charging exorbitant fee

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has withdrawn licences from 11 Computer-Based Centres (CBTs) for charging candidates unreasonably high amount in the ongoing 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME). The Registrar of the board, Ishaq Oloyede, said this in Abuja on Tuesday at an interactive session with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps […]

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JAMB threatens to sanction e-PIN outlets over fraud, arrests five agents

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has threatened to sanction its e-PIN outlet agents found involved in fraudulent practices. This came as it arrested four agents for allegedly selling ePINS for the ongoing 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME and Direct Entry, DE, registrations above the stipulated amount. The board, in a statement, yesterday, […]

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JAMB suspends use of NIN for 2020 UTME/DE

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Saturday, said it had suspended the use of the National Identity Number (NIN), for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The Registrar of the board, Prof. Ishak Oloyede, disclosed this to newsmen during a press conference at the board’s Headquarters in Abuja. He said that the […]

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NIMC to register UTME candidates in Abuja, Lagos, Kano on Saturday

Candidates for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in Abuja, Lagos and Kano will get another opportunity to obtain the National Identification Number on Saturday. Possession of the NIN is a mandatory requirement for participation in the examination, which would start on Monday. The National Identity Management Commission announced on its twitter handle on Friday that […]

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‘Nigerian universities dropping in international ratings’

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has revealed why Nigerian universities fail in global rankings. The NUC which spoke through its Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed in Abuja on Monday during an interactive session with journalists said that the demographics of the universities in Nigeria reveal a preponderance of over localisation and over indigenisation. Rasheed further […]