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JAMB Fixes April 11 For 2019 UTME

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JAMB Fixes April 11 For 2019 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has fixed April 11 as the new date for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination for which nearly two million candidates nationwide are expected to sit.

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JAMB Head of Public Affairs, Dr Fabian Benjamin, says candidates were expected to begin the printing of this year’s UTME notification slips in early April.

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The board also says it had fixed Monday, April 1 as the new date for mock examination, a week later than originally scheduled.

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Government Suspends Headmistress Of Girl Sent Home From School In Viral Video

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Government Suspends Headmistress Of Girl Sent Home From School In Viral Video

One can only wonder how a little primary school girl would feel when sent home for not paying examination levy.  Would little Success Adegor even know what “examination levy” means?

Well, that is exactly what a headmistress did in a primary school in Sapele, Delta State.

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The story went viral on social media, and now, the headmistress, Vero Igbigwe of Okotie-Eboh Primary School One, has been suspended.

Commissioner for Education, Barriter Chidu Ebie visited the school and interviewed the headmistress whom he said couldn’t connect in her answers, especially since primary and secondary school education in the state is totally free. The commissioner said the head teacher had no right to impose any levy.

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One good thing came out of the commissioner’s visit to the school though.  Seeing the dilapidated state of the school’s infrastructure, the state government has decided to carry out a phased renovation and upgrade of the facilities beginning with Okotie-Eboh primary school.

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NOUN Applauds Signing Of Amendment Act

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NOUN Applauds Signing Of Amendment Act

The National Open University of Nigeria says the recent signing of its amendment act of 2018 will raise its profile to same level with all recognized universities in Nigeria.

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Pro-chancellor and Chairman of Council of the University, Professor Peter Okebukola, said this at a news conference on Thursday in Lagos.

Okebukola said the act, recently gazetted and published in December, will further strengthen the university to provide open ad distance learning opportunities to millions of Nigerians.

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Okebukola also announced that while 18,000 students will graduate this year at the university’s convocation to be held in March, 17,oo0 will be admitted into the university for the 2018/2019 academic session.

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ASUU Strike: Students May Return To Classes Soon – Adamu Adamu

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ASUU Strike: Students Will Return To Classes Soon - Adamu Adamu

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has confirmed on Sunday that students may return to classes this week.

The minister says the dispute between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities has finally been resolved.

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Adamu says the academic unions and the federal government have virtually reached an agreement on all issues.

The minister also confirmed the federal government has released money to settle outstanding allowances and shortfalls. Disbursement would be done by the office of the auditor general of the federation.

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Adamu says NBTE has been directed to strengthen regulatory mechanism of the state polytechnics.

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