azeezat

Azeezat Adedigba is an education reporter at PREMIUM TIMES. She holds a degree in Mass communication from the University of Jos.  She loves music and arts.

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Govt takes step to secure Nigeria’s unity schools

Mike Okiro, a former Inspector General of Police and current chairman of the Police Service Commission, said youth have been severely affected by recurring violence and crises in the country.   Mr Okiro said this on Monday at the inauguration of the Committee on Security Education and an Awareness Campaign for Principals…

Some African countries admitting Nigerians into unaccredited courses — Ministry

The Nigerian government has accused African countries, especially Ghana, Togo and Cameroon, of admitting Nigerian students into unaccredited courses in medical sciences and engineering. The permanent secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Sunny Echono, made this known at the 33rd National Standing Committee meeting on evaluation and accreditation of…

UNILAG STUDENTS

Three government-run university scholarships Nigerian students can apply for

The federal government runs only three higher education scholarship schemes in Nigeria, the agency administering them has stated. According to the Nigerian Scholarship Board (NSB), the three scholarship schemes it runs for Nigerians are the Bilateral Education Agreement Awards, Nigerian Awards and Commonwealth Awards. Although there are many other scholarship…

File Photo: JAMB examination in a centre in Abuja

EXCLUSIVE: For Engineering, University admissions led by three states — JAMB data

For five consecutive years, three Nigerian states took an unmistakable lead in university JAMB admissions into courses leading to the award of degrees in Engineering, a PREMIUM TIMES analysis shows. The states are Oyo, Ogun and Osun. More than the other 33 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, the…

Buhari’s Visit: Air Passengers suffer as routes to Lagos airport blocked

Major routes leading to Muritala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos, were blocked on Thursday morning for President Muhammadu Buhari's visit. The action caused pain to travellers, with some walking about two kilometres to get to the airport so as not to miss their flight. When a PREMIUM TIMES reporter got to…

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Why we supported arrest, prosecution of our students – Nigerian university

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has provided reasons for allowing the police to drag five of its students to court. The university accused the students of assaulting and holding hostage one of its officials assigned to enforce an order evicting them from the hostels. The five students, Gbenga Olaniran, Oyedeji Samson,…

Adamu Adamu

Minister inaugurates governing boards of education agencies

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, on Thursday inaugurated board chairmen and members of 19 parastatals under the ministry. Mr. Adamu at the ceremony in Abuja said education is ''a major and tallest pillar'' needed in building a strong economy. The minister charged the chairmen to carry out their assignments…

Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Is’haq Oloyede

2018 UTME: Why JAMB is withholding results of over 100,000 candidates – Spokesperson

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has given insight into why it is withholding the results of 111,981 candidates who participated in this year's Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. The spokesperson for the Board, Fabian Benjamin, told PREMIUM TIMES the results of the affected candidates were earmarked for further screening over…

JAMB

JAMB releases UTME results of 1.5 million candidates

The examination body, JAMB, said it has released the results of 1.5 million (1,502,978) candidates who sat for the examination last week. In a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES by its spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, JAMB said the results of 112,331 candidates were yet to be released. Of this numbers, the…

Ishaq Akintola

Again, MURIC asks WAEC to remove exams from Friday prayer time

Despite the adjustment to the timetable for the 2018 May/June Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE), an Islamic group has expressed dissatisfaction with the West African Examination Council (WAEC) for still scheduling some exams for the period Muslims observe jumat prayer. WAEC had fixed the Chemistry exams for between 2:00…

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Islamic group rejects WAEC’s ‘adjusted’ timetable

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has rejected the amendment made to the timetable for the 2018 May/June Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE), saying it would only be satisfied if the Islamic Jumat prayer time is kept free throughout the examination. The West African Examination Council (WAEC) had fixed the…

Students writing exams used to illustrate the story, Civil society

WAEC bows to pressure, changes date of examination fixed for Jumat prayer time

Following public criticism, the West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) has changed the time for an examination initially fixed for the period Muslims go for Friday prayers. The council, in the timetable for 2018 May/June Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) had fixed chemistry paper from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.…

Muslims criticise WAEC over exams timetable

Muslims have criticised the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) for allowing part of its examination clash with the Friday Jummat prayer. In the timetable for 2018 May/June Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE), candidates will write Chemistry paper from 2pm to 5pm on Friday, April 20. The Muslim Friday prayers…

Why we suspended our strike for five weeks – NASU, NAAT, SSANU

The non-teaching staff of Nigerian universities have provided reasons for suspending their strike for five weeks. The staff, members of three unions, NASU, SSANU, and NAAT, announced the suspension of the three-month and 10 days old strike on Wednesday. Sam Ugwoke, the national president of the Joint Action Committee of…

NASU, NAAT, SSANU suspend nationwide strike

The non-teaching staff of Nigerian universities have suspended their strike. The staff, members of three unions, NASU, SSANU, and NAAT, announced the suspension of the three month and 10 days old strike on Wednesday. Samson Ugwoke, the national chairman of the Joint Action Committee of the three unions announced suspension…

UPDATED: 2018 UTME: JAMB, NSCDC parade three for exam malpractice

Operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have paraded three suspects arrested for alleged examination malpractice in the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The Commandant, NSCDC Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, Patrick Ukpen, paraded the suspects in Abuja on Tuesday He said two of the suspects…

JAMB

JAMB begins release of 2018 UTME examination results

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has begun to release the results of the ongoing 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The examination began on Friday and will end on March 17. The spokesperson of the board, Fabian Benjamin, confirmed the development to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday. He said…

Adamu Adamu

Commonwealth Day: Minister tasks Nigerian govt to invest in education

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, has challenged the federal government to invest heavily in the education sector. Mr. Dalung said this in Abuja on Monday in commemoration of the Commonwealth Day themed: "Towards a common Future." According to Mr Dalung, the search for national unity and…

National University Commission, NUC

UPDATED: NUC approves Zamfara university

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted approval for establishment of Zamfara State University,  Talata-Mafara, as the 162nd university in Nigeria. The Executive Secretary of NUC, Abubakar Rasheed, announced the approval during a meeting in Abuja with the governor of the state, Abdulaziz Yari, and his technical committee. According to…

A cross-section of candidates writing JAMB Exams

How candidates wrote JAMB tests in select Abuja, Ogun centres

The JAMB UTME examination took place smoothly in Ogun State and was well monitored by Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), without any hitches recorded. A visit to Saapade ICT polytechnic in Remo North/ Northeast Local Government Area of the state, which was one of the centres, showed that…

EXCLUSIVE: JAMB report reveals four Nigerian states leading in medical education for five years

With more universities opening across the country in the last decade, the number of students gaining admissions into specialised and competitive degree courses has steadily grown. But when it comes to Medicine, four states have dominated admission trends for at least five years, consistently trouncing the other 32 states and…

Striking university workers hold protest march in Abuja

After three months of staying away from work, non-teaching workers of Nigerian universities on Thursday gathered in Abuja for a protest march that ended with a rally at the National Assembly. The workers are protesting the refusal of government to address the issues over which they had been on strike…

A cross-section of candidates writing JAMB Exams

Why 2018 UTME results will not be released immediately – JAMB

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said it will not release the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results immediately, unlike it did in 2017. The examination is scheduled to begin on Friday, March 9, to March 17. The registrar of the board, Ishaq Oloyede, said this during a press conference titled…

FILE PHOTO: Cleared Candidates for JAMB Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) Computer Based Text writing their examination at a centre in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State on Monday (15/5/17). 02556/15/5/2017/Anthony Okpu/EO/ICE/NAN

16 items JAMB candidates must not take to exam venue (FULL LIST)

Ahead of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) which will begin on Friday, March 9 to March 17, the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has again warned candidates against bringing in prohibited items into the examination halls. In a document seen by PREMIUM TIMES and signed by the registrar of…

Post-UTME’s are illegal, stop them now, court rules

A Federal High Court, Abuja, has declared the post- Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (post-UTME) conducted by universities, polytechnics and colleges of education in Nigeria as illegal. The court ruled on the matter on March 22, 2017 but the judgment was only reported by The Guardian on Friday, March 2, 2018.…