NECO will maintain international standards in conducting exams – Prof Wushishi

By Moyosore Salami The Registrar and Chief executive of the National Examination Council (NECO), Prof Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, has said that the examination body will not run short of the internationally accepted standards in the conduct of its examination. Wushishi disclosed this during a 2-day workshop on quality assurance for some members of staff at the headquarters of NECO in Minna yesterday. He mentioned that NECO as a true and viable examination body must take its enviable height in line with global best practices through quality assurance. “The reputation and…

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Adamu Rasheed Inaugurates NUC Advisory Committee on Varsities’ Ranking

By Moyosore Salami The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, mni, MFR, FNAL, has constituted a National University Ranking Advisory Committee (NURAC) saddled with the task of working out the modalities and strategies for a yearly ranking of Nigerian Universities by the Commission, chaired by Prof. Peter Okebukola, OFR. Inaugurating the Committee, Prof. Rasheed revealed that the idea of the Advisory committee was conceived late last year following a meeting of the NUC Strategy Advisory Committee (STRADVCOM) which ruminated on building a strong quality assurance mechanism…

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ASUU strike: we are not ready to shift ground unless demands are met- Osodeke 

By Opeyemi Babalola  The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, has disclosed that the Union was not ready to shift ground unless the Federal Government meet their demands.  Osodeke made the disclosure at the ongoing meeting with the Minister for Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, in Abuja. At the meeting which was slated to start by 1 pm and eventually shifted to 2 pm by the minister, the union president blamed the Federal Government for the ongoing strike, alleging that apart from not implementing…

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JAMB announces dates for 2022 UTME/Direct Entry registration, examination

… Says NABTEB not acceptable as requirement for Direct Entry admissions By Opeyemi Babalola The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fixed April 20th to 30th, 2022 for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).The examination body in its weekly bulletin released by its Director of Public Relations, Dr Fabian Benjamin and made available to University Times International (UTI), disclosed that the registration will commence by February 12, 2022 and ends March 19, 2022 while Mock examination holds on 20th April, 2022.JAMB in another statement signed by the Director of…

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Presidency Hails UI Student for Winning International Award

By Moyosore Salami Samuel Anjolaoluwa Alabi, popularly known as Sàámú Onífọ́tò, a 200-level student at the Department of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Education, was announced as the winner of the Canon Young Champion of the Year Award, a category of the Global Good Awards, on the 22nd September 2021. Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, representing President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Youth Conference in Abuja, hailed the creative undergraduate of the country’s premier university. Osinbajo, in the opening speech of the event, which held on Monday, November…

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JUPEB Examination Leakage: ICPC invites three vice-chancellors, SSS arrests 48 lecturers

By Moyosore Salami Forty-eight lecturers and security officers have been arrested, and three vice-chancellors were invited by security agents for their roles in alleged illegalities in the conduct of the Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB). According to report, the suspects were arrested in an operation by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the State Security Service (SSS), covering seven states and tutorial schools known for compromising JUPEB examinations. A spokesperson for the ICPC, Azuka Ogugua, disclosed in a statement in Abuja, that the suspects…

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Crawford University announces date for 13th convocation

By Opeyemi Babalola Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun State, on Tuesday, announced 3rd of November as a day set aside for activities lined up for its 13th Convocation ceremony.The Vice-Chancellor of the private university, Professor Reuben Kolo, made the disclosure at the Pre- Convocation news conference held at the University.Professor Kolo announced that the event will kick off at 10 am at the Multipurpose Hall of the university on Wednesday, 3rd November, 2021. In a statement he made available to University Times International (UTI), he said during the occasion, there would…

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