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JAMB direct entry change of course and Institution for 2016 has commenced

This is to inform 2016 Direct Entry candidates that the Joint Admission And Matriculation Board has enabled the portal for change of course and institution.

Candidates who want to effect change changes on their courses and/or institution can proceed to the portal by

clicking here

Ensure you follow the instructions as stated on the portal.
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The Polytechnic Ibadan admission screening 2016 (UTME) announced

This is to inform candidates for Admission into the National Diploma (ND) programme of the polytechnic Ibadan for the 2016/2017 academic session that the admission screening registration has commenced.

Eligibility All candidates who chose The Polytechnic Ibadan as their choice and scored the required cut-off mark in the last UTME.

Method of Application Interested and qualified candidates are to visit the application portal Click on “Start Application Now” under “Post-UTME ND” and proceed to complete your application.

Application fee is ₦2,200.

Application Deadline Application Deadline is September 16th, 2016.
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Lautech students appeal to Aregbesola, Ajimobi to reopen institution

Some group of students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso and Osogbo campuses have appealed to Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State and his Oyo State counterpart, Abiola Ajimobi, to reopen the institution.

The convener of the group, Eze Raymond, made the call on Friday in Osogbo in statement made available to newsmen. Raymond described the closure of the university due to nonpayment of salaries of the lecturers as “unfortunate”.

He appealed to stakeholders in the education sector to prevail on the two governors to reopen the university.

Raymond also appealed to Governor Aregbesola to pay the 12 months salary arrears government owed the lecturers. He appealed to Governor Ajimobi to settle the six months salary arrears Oyo State Government owed the lecturers. He urged the governors to pay the Earned Academic Allowance of the lecturers, which they claimed was paid last in 2012.

Raymond said: “We urge the two governors to settle our lecturers to enable our university reopen for the harmattan semester examination. “Programme that should ordinarily complete in five years is being delayed to seven years due to incessant strike occasioned by the inability of the government to pay workers salary. “We appeal to all stakeholders in the education sector to intervene.

“We also appeal to the two governors to come together and find urgent solution to the issues that led to the closure of the university.” The university is jointly owned and financed by Osun and Oyo State Governments.
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OAU Appoints Prof. Anthony Adebolu Elujoba As Acting Vice Chancellor

The Senate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has appointed Prof. Anthony Adebolu Elujoba, a Professor of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy as the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University.

Professor Elujoba has served as the Head of Department of Pharmacognosy, Dean Faculty of Pharmacy, Chairman Committee of Deans, Chairman Faculty Post Graduate Committee/ Board of Studies, Research and Selection Committee, member Faculty Review Panel, Senate Representative on OAU Teaching Hospital Management Board, Member Management Board of Natural History Museum and Post Graduate Board and Dean’s Representative, Faculty of Technology. He is also the President of the African AIDS Research Network, Nigerian Chapter and a Member, Board of Trustees of the Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN).

It was gathered that Prof. Elujoba won the Senate election with 201 votes ahead of Prof. Lamikanra, also from the Faculty of Pharmacy, who had 5 votes. President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to make the official announcement of Elujoba as the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the institution.
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Oau admission screening (UTME/DE) 2016: eligibility, screening and registration details

Candidates who made Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife their first choice in the 2016 UTME/DE and scored 200 and above are hereby informed to log on to Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife website ( or to participate in the screening exercise effective from July 15, 2016.

Candidates who are awaiting results are also eligible to apply for the screening. Such candidates will be allowed to upload their results when they are released only if they applied within the specified period. To commence the on-line screening, candidates are required to log on to University eportal and click on 2016 ADMISSION SCREENING-UTME/DE APPLICANTS using their JAMB Registration Numbers to download RRR (Remita Retrieval Reference) and use it to pay for EPORTAL Access Charges for ICT Development (as paid by all regular students utilising OAU EPORTAL platform) to upload necessary data and N= 1,500 screening charge on Remita platform which accepts cash payment via branch of any bank or master card.

Applicants for the Screening Exercise will be required to do the following on the University EPORTAL: 1. Update JAMB data

2. Upload Results (i.e WAEC, NECO, JUPEB, ND, NCE etc)

3. Upload scanned copy of credentials

4. Upload passport photograph (if not available)

5. Print Admission Screening Report Closing Date for screening of UTME candidate is 20th July, 2016.

Closing date for screening of Direct Entry is 30th July, 2016. Note: Candidates are required to bring copies of the Admission Screening Report on resumption if admitted.
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Nabteb gce Registration 2016 Has Commenced

Nabteb gce Registration 2016 Has Commenced Registration for the November/December Private examination (GCE) of the National Business And Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) has commenced.

PURCHASE OF REGISTRATION PINs: Registration PINs for the above named examinations, primarily for private candidates are available for purchase at the branches of the following banks: First Bank, United Bank for Africa, Zenith Bank, Unity Bank, Fidelity Bank, Enterprise Bank and Skye Bank. Candidates can also visit any approved NABTEB examination centre or any of the following NABTEB offices for assistance:

i. NABTEB Zonal Offices in Abuja, Kaduna, Yola, Osogbo, Enugu and Benin City.

ii. NABTEB Liaison Offices at Abuja and Lagos, and State Offices Nationwide.

iii. NABTEB National Headquarters, Ikpoba Hill, Benin City.

EXAMINATION FEES: Candidates intending to enrol for NBC/NTC or General Education Subjects must obtain a Registration PIN at the cost of N10,000.00 per candidate, while registration for ANBC/ANTC will attract N12,000.00 per candidate. The above fees cover examination fees, result checking, biometric registration, e-learning and information VCD. In addition, candidates are to pay N250.00 bank charges. Late registration will attract additional N5,000.00 per candidate.

REGISTRATION PERIOD: Registration has already commenced and will end on 30th September, 2016.

HOW TO REGISTER: Candidates should visit to log on with the PIN.

Candidates are advised to carefully study the Entry Guide, Examination Structure, Time-Table, List of Centres and Trades available at each Centre, as well as other relevant instructions.

NOTE: Except for General Education Candidates, all other candidates are allowed to enrol for any number of subjects they want to enter for, but this must be on TRADE basis.

GENERAL INFORMATION: * Candidates who wish to offer any Trade that is not included in this advertisement may wish to enrol through a Technical / Commercial College in the 2016 May/June examination series.

* Only reputable and standard Cyber Cafes are strongly recommended for use as the Board will not be liable for registration errors committed by the candidates.

* Only good quality coloured passport photographs with Red background with a dimension of 2cm x 1.5cm will be accepted. Candidates are advised to upload quality passport photograph.

* Biometric registration is compulsory for all candidates
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ABUAD 1st Batch Post-UTME Result 2016 Released

This is to inform candidates who participated in the 1st Batch Admission Screening Exercise of Afe Babalola University, Ado-ekiti for the 2016/2017 academic session that the result of the screening has been released.

How To Check Your Result -Visit -Enter your JAMB Reg Number in the space provided. -Click on “Check Result” to access your result.
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JAMB Releases New Admission Criteria For Next Session

In separate meetings with representatives of universities, polytechnics and colleges of Education, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, recently revealed the criteria for next session’s admission. Here are the details: Federal Universities Ratio: 60: 40 (SCIENCES / ARTS)

A. CONVENTIONAL INSTITUTIONS (Universities and Colleges of Education) Sciences (60) : Arts/Social Sciences (40)

B. SPECIALIZED UNIVERSITIES (Technology, Agriculture, etc) Sciences (100%)

C. POLYTECHNICS/COLLEGES OF TECHNOLOGY Science Related (70) : Arts Related (30) UTME/DIRECT ENTRY: 9 : 1 That is: – 90% for UTME – 10% for DE However, if the 10% for DE is not utilized, it may be added to the UTME quota. Private Universities: Ratio: 60 : 40 (SCIENCES / ARTS)

A. CONVENTIONAL INSTITUTIONS (Universities and Colleges of Education) Sciences (60) : Arts/Social Sciences (40)

B. SPECIALIZED UNIVERSITIES – Sciences, Technology, Agriculture, etc (Not less than 80%) – Others (Not more than 20%)


– Science/Technology Related (70) : Arts Related (30) UTME/DIRECT ENTRY RATIO: 9 : 1 That is:

– 90% for UTME – 10% for DE ISSUES TO NOTE – The list of candidates that have scored above the minimum cut-off mark, and are NOT admitted may be forwarded to other institutions that need them for consideration. Especially their Second (2nd) Choice institutions of preferences.

Assess your admission chance Assess your admission chance The rules: 1. Screening of candidates shall be for those offered Provisional AdmissionsONLY.

2. No written examination to be conducted.

3. Verification of Course Requirements (O levels or A levels).

4. Verification of valid JAMB results by checking i.Online Result Slip ii.Printout iii.Provisional Admission Letter iv.Photo Album v.Check list vi.Biometrics vii. Before a candidate can seat be considered for screening, he/she must have been given provisional admission by Jamb. viii. Institutions are free to source from other Course(s) to compensate for SHORTFALL in any of the criteria. The point system: This is the most critical part of the process. Jamb’s provisional admission no longer makes much sense this year, your points tally will decide your faith.

The points are evenly spread out between your O’level and Jamb results to provide a level playing field for all. In the first case, any candidate who submits only one result which contains his/her relevant subjects already has 10 points, the exam could be NECO, WAEC, GCE etc, but any candidate who has 2 sittings only gets 3 points. So this means that aspirants with only one result are at an advantage but only just.

The next point grades fall into the O’level grades. Each grades has it’s equivalent point, A=6 marks, B=4 marks, C=3 marks, so the better your grades the better your chances.

The next point is the UTME scores. Each score range has its equivalent point which can be summarized thus, 180-200=20-23 marks, 200-250=24-33 points, 251-300=34-43, 300-400=44-60 points. Each categories contains 5 Jamb results per point added, for example a candidate with 180-185 gets 20points, a candidate with 186-190 gets 21 points etc.

Points system for DE will be released soon. – It then comes down to the fact that fees will still be charged for screening, it depends on the school as well.

– Catchment and ELDS will still be used!
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Post-UTME: Nans demands refund for admission seekers

The National Association of Nigerian Students has asked tertiary institutions which have collected fees for post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination test from admission seekers to refund the applicants.

The Deputy Coordinator of NANS in the South-West, Mr. Saheed Afolabi, said this in an interview with our correspondent in Osogbo, Osun State capital, on Saturday.

The association said students were in support of the decision by the Federal Government to scrap post-UTME, saying institutions which have gone ahead to conduct the test after the order of the government should refund the applicants.

The NANS leader stated that students would storm any recalcitrant institution and ensure the fees were refunded by force. He said, “We thank the Federal Ministry of Education and the Minister of Education, Mr. Adamu Adamu, for taking the bold step by canceling post-UTME.

Many tertiary institutions have turned the poor students and their parents into a source of making money. “They know they have space for 1,500 students but they would collect money from 20,000 admission seekers to make money, which they eventually embezzled.

But thank God this has been stopped. “However, there are still some institutions which have gone ahead to collect money from admission seekers; these ones should pay the students back their money, otherwise we will mobilise students to such schools and force them to make refund.
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BUK Supplementary Part-time Admission List 2015/2016 Released

The management of Bayero University, Kano (BUK) has released Supplementary admission list for 2015/2016 session.

The names of admitted candidates are contained on the attached pdf document; NOTE: registration for Part-Time applicants will be starting on Monday 18th July 2016.
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UNIBEN Diploma Programme Admission 2016/2017 Announced

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into diploma Programmes of the University of Benin for the 2016/2017 Session.

All the Programmes are on Part-Time basis. OBJECTIVES These Programmes are aimed at providing avenues for qualified candidates who cannot enroll in the Full-Time programmes (through JAMB) programmes for one reason or the other to upgrade themselves and acquire Degree qualifications from the University of Benin.

To qualify for the Examinations into the various part-time degree programmes, candidates must satisfy the following general and specific requirements for admission.

LECTURE PERIODS Lectures shall take place from Monday to Friday between the hours of 2.00 and 6.00pm. INDUSTRAL TRAINING Students must undertake and pass a three-month industrial training period between the first and second years of the programme.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS  Credit in Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry and any other subject at GCE/WASE/SSCE/NABTEB/NECO  City and Guilds (Part 1) in any area of Engineering  A qualification equivalent to any of the above.

METHOD OF APPLICATION Candidates should visit the website, then click on waeup portal and click on Application to initiate the online application process by printing application fee slip of the sum of N10,000.00 (Ten Thousand Naira) and then proceed to any Commercial Bank of their choice to make the payment through Interswitch platform. Thereafter, candidates are expected to go back to the same website to complete their application online. Candidates should ensure that forms are clearly filled with all information required on or before 30th July, 2016. Any application Form not properly filled will not be treated. Application Deadline Closing date of application is 30th July, 2016.
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Osun Poly Iree 1st Semester Examination For Full-time ND2 Students Announced

First Semester Examinations for ND2 Full Time students of Osun State Polytechnic Iree commences Monday, 4th July, 2016. Consequently, affected students are to ensure that they pay their school fees for the current academic session as defaulters will not be allowed to sit for the examination.

In addition, a penalty of N10,000 shall thereafter be imposed on all defaulters. Wishing you a successful examination.
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KWASU Updates Admission List For 2016/2017

The management of Kwara state University has updated the ealier released 1st Batch of admitted candidates for 2016/2017 academic session. That means more names have been included in the list. Candidates are to follow the instructions below to check their admission status and proceed to make the necessary fees.

How To Check Your Admission Status Candidates are to visit

1. Click on Login under POST-UTME Candidates

2. Provide your JAMB Registration Number and your Surname (as provided during registration) as Username and Password respectively

3. View you Admission Status and continue to payment

4. All newly admitted students MUST note that the following fees are COMPULSORY:

i. Acceptance Fee ii. School Fee iii. Hostel Accommodation Fee iv. Departmental Fee v. Handbook Fee vi. Guidance and Counselling Fee vii. Matriculation Gown Fee viii. Change of Institution Fee (for candidates who did not make KWASU their first or second choice).

5. Admitted students MUST pay ALL their Fees within TWO WEEKS after admission has been given. Failure to pay will lead to the withdrawal of admission.

6. Note that all payments are to be made online from your registration/student’s portal.

7. You are required to download and complete the screening form placed on the University’s website. The completed screening form should be taken along with the original and photocopies of your Results and Certificates of State/Local Government Citizenship to your College Officer for Admission Clearance.
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FG Insists No More Post-UTME, Directs That Money Paid By Candidates Be Refunded

The Minister of Education, Mr. Adamu Adamu, on Monday, emphasized again that tertiary institutions should stop the conduct of Post-UTME.

He directed those who have already advertised the exercise under any guise to retrace their steps immediately or face appropriate sanction.

He equally directed that all tertiary institutions who before now have conducted the exercise to return the money paid by candidates as the exercise stands annulled.

The minister made this known through the Deputy Director (Press and Public Relations) in the ministry, Mr. Ben Bem Goong and instructed that the National Universities Commission and appropriate departments in the ministry communicate this directive to relevant agencies and institutions to ensure strict compliance.

According to him, the screening that will be recognized is such one that involves only the verification of certificates of the candidates, JAMB scores, and any other physical examination to ensure that such candidates are not cultists. Such screening should be at no cost to the parents or students and should be done upon resumption in order to avoid unnecessary travels in search of admission. The minister will tomorrow meet with Vice chancellors, rectors and provosts as well as other stake holders to work out modalities for the conduct of admission screening.
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NYSC Finally Announces Date For 2016 Batch ‘A’ Stream 2 Orientation Course

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), on Monday, announced that the orientation course for 2016 Batch ‘A’ stream 2 for prospective corps members will begin on Monday, June 13, 2016. This was disclosed in a statement by the scheme.

The statement: The Management of the National Youth Service Corps wishes to inform all prospective Corps members that the President, Commander-in-chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved and released funds to the Scheme to hold its planned Orientation course.

Consequently, Management of the Scheme has scheduled the 2016 Batch A Stream 11 Orientation course to commence from MONDAY 13th JUNE to WEDNESDAY 29th JUNE 2016 Nationwide. Prospective Corps members are expected to log on to the NYSC Portal to commence printing of their Call-up letters from TUESDAY, 7th JUNE 2016 by 12 noon as the earlier printed Call-up letters are now invalid. While those who did not subscribe for online printing should start collection of Call-up letters from THURSDAY 9th JUNE from their various institutions of graduation.

Management also wishes to thank all stakeholders in exercising patience for this new date and wishes all prospective Corps members a hitch free orientation exercise.

It will be recalled that the scheme had earlier postponed the orientation course due to unavailability of funds.
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UNILAG Plans BIG For Students’ Welfare

Deputy Dean I, Students’ Affairs of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Dr. Karo Ogbinaka, on Monday assured students of the institution that their accommodation problems would soon be over.

Deputy Dean who disclosed this in an interview with the newsmen in Lagos said that the university management was taking necessary steps to ensure the comfort and improvement in the welfare of the students.

He noted that all the halls awarded in 2015 had reached an advanced stage and would be completed soon, adding that El-Kanemi Hall was undergoing a total reconstruction as it was being converted from wooden bungalow structures to concrete ensuite type.

According to him, the ongoing renovation and reconstruction of projects involving two major halls for male undergraduate students, Shodeinde, and El Kanemi Halls, were being carried out by the Federal Government. His words: “I want to state that work on the projects has indeed been ongoing, but I cannot state specifically when it will be completed.

“Most specifically, work at the Shodeinde Hall has reached an advanced stage and we are expecting a speedy completion in order to cushion the effects of accommodation challenge on campus. “These two projects are part of the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ struggle of the NEEDS assessment. “The Shodeinde Hall, for example, is being reconstructed with the state-of-the-art facilities that will comprise separate toilets and bathrooms en-suite,’’ he added. He, however, urged the Federal Government to put pressure on the contractors handling the projects so as to speed up efforts to ensure that all the projects are delivered and put to good use on time.
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2016 NYSC Batch A (Stream II) Orientation To Commence Next Week

Statement shared via their official Twitter handle..

The NYSC Management wishes to inform all prospective Corps members that President Buhari has approved and released funds to the Scheme to hold its planned Orientation course.

Consequently, Management of the Scheme has scheduled the 2016 Batch A Stream II Orientation course to commence from Monday 13th June to Wednesday 29th June 2016 Nationwide.

Prospective Corps members are expected to log on to d NYSC Portal to commence printing of their Call-up letters from TUESDAY (7/6/16) by 12noon as the Call-up letters printed earlier are now invalid.
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LAUTECH Suspends All Student Union Activities Until Further Notice

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH suspends all student union activities until further notice.

This is to inform all the students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) that the management of the institution at an emergency meeting of the Expanded Management Committee held on Monday, June 6, 2016, a decision was taken to the effect that all Student Union activities be suspended with immediate effect and until further notice.

Management has also set up an investigation panel to examine all aspects of the 2016 Student Union election in all its ramifications.

All students are to note this for compliance.
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Breaking News!! Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Gets New VC

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife has appointed Professor Ayobami Taofeek Salami as the new vice chancellor of the institution.

A Professor of Ecology and Environmental studies, Ayo Salami was the immediate past Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the OAU .

He was the Director of Ecology and Environmental studies at OAU. An OAU alumni Ayo Salami graduated with a B.Sc degree 2nd Class Upper division from (then) University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) in 1986 before he bagging an M.Sc degree from same institution in 1989 .269 × 228
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Breaking News!! University Post-UTME Has Been Scrapped

The Federal Government has scrapped the conduct of post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) for candidates seeking admission into higher institution across the country.

Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, said this on Thursday in Abuja after declaring open the 2016 Combined Policy Meeting on Admissions to Universities, Polytechnics and other institutions.

Minister Adamu expressed confidence in the examination conducted by JAMB and added that there was no need for other examination to be conducted by universities after JAMB.

He said: “As far as I am concerned the nation has confidence in what JAMB is doing.

The universities should not be holding another examination and if the universities have any complain against JAMB let them bring it and then we address it. “If JAMB is qualified enough to conduct tests and they have conducted test then there will be no need to conduct another test for students to gain admission.”

The Minister also asked the JAMB to stop extra charges on several categories of changes on admissions such as the change of course, change of school and others.

Meanwhile, the JAMB has pegged the cut – off mark for admission for 2016 at 180. The 180 benchmark, applies to all universities and higher institutions in the country, including polytechnics, colleges of education, and others.
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