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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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.…

Three months into strike action, university workers set for nationwide protest

About three months after they embarked on a strike, the non-teaching staff of Nigerian universities are set for a nationwide protest. The protest which is tagged "peaceful rally", will take place on March 8. The spokesperson of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Abdussobur Salaam, said this in…

SWEARING-IN CEREMONY FOR NYSC 2017 BATCH A MEMBERS IN ABUJA

NYSC announces registration date for 2018 Batch ‘A’

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has fixed March 26 for the commencement of online registration of 2018 Batch 'A' corps members nationwide. The NYSC announced this on its Facebook page on Wednesday. . The management of the scheme said the registration will end on April 8. According to NYSC,…

UPDATE: #DapchiGirls: Nigerian govt releases names, details of 110 kidnapped schoolgirls

The federal government on Tuesday provided the names and details of the 110 girls missing after Boko Haram attacked Dapchi in Yobe State. Residents of the community and staff of the school had told PREMIUM TIMES the girls were kidnapped by the terrorists last week Monday during the attack. Parents…

JAMB: Why some applicants could not write mock UTME – Oloyede

Out of the 258,000 candidates that applied for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME mock examination, only 211,000 candidates took part in the test on Monday, the JAMB registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, has said. This was due to insufficient space to accommodate interested students in some of the computer-based centres…

A cross-section of candidates writing JAMB Exams

JAMB begins mock examination, warns candidates against cheating

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) will commence the 2018 UTME Mock Examination this Monday as scheduled. According to the board, a total of 245,753 of the 1,652,795 candidates that registered for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) are expected to write the test. Meanwhile, the registrar of…

University of Ibadan (UI)

University of Ibadan gets new Registrar

The Governing Council of the University of Ibadan has approved the appointment of Olubunmi Faluyi as the new registrar of the institution. The spokesperson of the institution, Olatunji Oladejo, confirmed the development to PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday afternoon. According to Mr. Oladejo, the new registrar will be the 13th of…

FCT Minister, Muhammed Bello

Nigerian govt approves N2.2 billion for Abuja road upgrade

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N2.2 billion for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Bill Clinton Airport Drive in the Federal Capital Territory. The Council also approved N273 million for the procurement of 'field materials' for the FCT Water Board in its quest to provide potable water in…

Nigerian pupils preparing to write an exam [Photo: The News Nigeria]

Compulsory Education: Bayelsa threatens parents with imprisonment

The Bayelsa State Executive Council has threatened to arrest and prosecute any parent who refuses to send his or her child to school to acquire formal education. The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said this in a press statement on Wednesday. According to the statement, the decision came…

Stop tagging ethnic groups as criminals, Sultan pleads with Nigerians

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar, has appealed to Nigerians to desist from tagging members of ethnic groups different from their own as criminals. The traditional ruler, who is also the President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, made the appeal on Wednesday in Abuja at the launch…

Why we asked 747 teachers to go — Plateau govt

The Plateau State government has denied firing 747 primary school teachers, saying they were "retired to full financial benefits". The government said the 747 teachers were asked to go because they lacked the requisite National Certificate Education (NCE) to teach in public schools as prescribed by the federal government. A…

JAMB Headquarters

EXCLUSIVE: JAMB official blames Boko Haram for missing funds, another says poverty ‘stole’ N7million

The Yobe State Coordinator of the Joint Admission Matriculation Board, Sanusi Atose, has blamed the ongoing Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria's North-East for his inability to account for N613,000 belonging to the board. JAMB had summoned Mr. Atose to Abuja to appear before an administrative panel led by Registrar Ishaq…

Another JAMB official ‘steals’ N23 million, gives strange defence

A few days after the bizarre report that a snake 'swallowed' about N36 million from the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board's vault in Benue State, another state co-ordinator of the board in Nassarawa state has come up with a rather strange story to back an alleged fraud. This time, JAMB…

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

2018 UTME registration: JAMB gives final 24-hour extension to some candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has announced the conclusion of registration for the 2018 UTME. The spokesperson of the board, Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in a press statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday afternoon . However, according to Mr. Benjamin, candidates who paid and obtained pins…

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

JAMB reacts to ‘money-swallowing snake’ report

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has reacted to a bizarre report trending of a snake swallowing N36 million from the vault of one of its state branches. The board said the case was that of pure criminality and fraud on the part of one of its staff. Nigerians…

Adamu Adamu

Education minister inspects JAMB centres ahead of 2018 UTME

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has commenced the inspection of Computer Based Test, CBT centres to ascertain their readiness for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME. The minister, while inspecting the Digital Bridge and the Global Distance Learning centres in Abuja on Friday told journalists that he was…

Non-teaching university staff vow to persist with two months strike

Over two months after they embarked on a strike, non-teaching staff of Nigerian federal universities have vowed not to return to work until the federal government addresses their grievances. The chairman of the the Joint Action Committee, JAC, of the workers' unions, Samson Ugwoke, stated this position in a phone…

A cross-section of candidates writing JAMB Exams

JAMB extends deadline for registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has announced the extension of registration for 2018 UTME till February 11, 2018. The spokesperson of the board, Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in a press statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday evening. The board had said in December that the sale…

Nigerian government initiative increases school enrolment in Plateau – Official

The Nigerian government initiative on development of school facilities across the country has led to Plateau State witnessing a 3.1 per cent increase in school enrolment, an official has said. The Chairman of Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board, PSUBEB, Mathew Sule, made this known in Jos during an advocacy…

FCTA relaxes curfew on Bwari as normalcy returns

The minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Muhammad Bello, has relaxed the 6 p.m. – 6 a.m. curfew imposed in Bwari town as a result of the Christmas Day mayhem in the town to 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. In a statement issued on Friday, the minister said the…

Adamu Adamu

Nigerian govt promises educational support to deportees

The Nigerian government has said it would provide educational support to victims of human trafficking who recently returned to the country. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, gave the assurance while exchanging views on rehabilitation strategies of deported illegal migrants with the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki in his office…

President-Muhammadu-Buhari speaking

Buhari, Edo governor discuss human trafficking, Libyan returnees

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday hosted the governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, at the presidential villa Abuja where they discussed human trafficking and what to do with Nigerians who were recently rescued from slavery in Libya. Shortly after emerging from the meeting, Mr. Obaseki, in a brief chat with…