THE West African Examinations Council, WAEC, will today, release the results of this year’s April/May West African Senior School Certificate Examinations, WASSCE.
Management of West African Examinations Council (WAEC) yesterday disowned a ‘fake’ online recruitment website trending on Facebook and other social media.
He said WAEC is a reputable organisation which operates in accordance with time-tested norms and prescribed procedures, whose hallmarks are integrity, transparency and openness.
“We, hereby, state categorically that there is no recruitment exercise currently going on or being carried out by WAEC Nigeria. The advertisement did not emanate from us, neither did we authorise any agent to do so on our behalf.
“The advertisement on the so called recruitment exercise is simply the handiwork of fraudsters, who are out to dupe gullible and unsuspecting job seekers and the public,.
“Applicants and the public are, hereby, advised to disregard the purported advertisement and avoid falling into the hands of scammers who are out to make money from gullible and discerning individuals,’’ Ojijeogu said.
Christian schools in Nigeria under the aegis of the Association of Christian Schools in Nigeria (ACSN) have threatened to withdraw from examinations conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).
They said this in reaction to recent decision to disqualify their schools from participating in the supervision of the forthcoming WAEC examinations on grounds of malpractices.
President of the association, Dr. Ekaete Ettang, on Thursday in Jos, expressed shock that WAEC would take such a decision to stigmatise teachers from Christian schools as cheats in spite of the credibility the teachers had maintained over time.
Ettang told newsmen: “Following the recent decision by the WAEC to disqualify Christian schools teachers from participating in the supervision of the forthcoming WAEC examinations on grounds of malpractices, while still using some of our schools as custodian centres, we the members of the ACSN met on March 21, 2018 at St John’s College, Jos, Plateau State, and we call on WAEC and Ministries of Education to provide statistics to show the trends in the examination malpractices across the schools which forms the basis for their decision.
“The Christian schools demand that laws and legislations that prohibit teachers from Christian schools from supervising WAEC examinations be made available as they have been participating in this process over the years based on written communications that are on records.
”As a group, we say the stigmatisation of teachers from Christian schools as cheats is most unfortunate and unacceptable to us and we therefore demand that WAEC reverses this decision forthwith and tenders a public apology to the Christian schools for this misrepresentation. If WAEC does not reverse this decision and planned implementation, all Christian schools would boycott future WAEC examinations.
“The association has agreed that WAEC should be involving all stakeholders in the planning, conduct of exams, resolving all the issues affecting the process, as well as in the final decisions on related matters, for ownership and collective wisdom, ACSN is willing to make positive contribution as key stakeholders in this regard.
“Given the historical contribution of Christian education towards Nigeria educational system and development of the society, disqualifying Christian teachers from supervising WAEC contradicts what we rightfully deserve and which has done irreparable damage to our reputation, character, integrity and identity as a group.
“In view of this, ACSN demand that WAEC cancels the order and reverts to status quo where credible teachers from Christian schools in Nigeria were involved in the supervision of WAEC examinations as failure to do so all Christian schools nation-wide will withdraw from future WAEC examinations.”
Following the release of 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), 15-year-old Ajibola Oluwatosin Olumayowa has emerged ‘best candidate’ so far.
DAILY POST recalls that Corona Secondary School student Ibukun Oduntan reportedly had the highest score with 344 marks when results were being released.
However, Taidob College Asero Estate, Abeokuta, Ogun State on Wednesday told DAILY POST that its student , Ajibola Oluwatosin Olumayowa emerged with the highest score of 349.
A statement signed by one, Dare Adedotun stated that, ”Ajibola Oluwatosin from Egdbado North, Ogun State recorded 78 in the Use of English, 94 in Mathematics, 88 in Physics and 89 in Chemistry.
Also, a 16 year-old JAMB candidate from Ethiope East in Delta state, Oghotomo Ogheneruno Goddowell was initially considered to have scored the highest score of 321, in the Use of English, Physics, chemistry and biology.
Meanwhile, as it stands, Oluwamayowa’s 349 is believed to be the highest score in the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Examination Board (JAMB) has said that the results for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) are ready.
The board spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, made this disclosure while featuring on RockCity 101.9FM’s program, Day Break Show, yesterday in Abeokuta.
Benjamin, however, stated that they will be delayed, as there was need to preview them before they would be eventually released.
“Once a candidate clicks submit, the result is ready but we wait to preview the results before releasing so we don’t cancel results later. You can detect malpractice even after exams,” he said.
Benjamin also hinted that there are plans for the examination to be written from candidates’ homes in future.
“We are thinking of open book examinations or allowing them write the examination from their houses. Once we get the required technology, we can do it,” he declared.
On challenges facing the board, particularly in the ongoing UTME, the JAMB spokesman said: “at any point if there is an issue, we find a way to solve it to ensure all candidates write the UTME with convenience.”
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has called for media support to ensure transparency in the conduct of the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.
Dr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head of Media, made the call on Thursday during a courtesy call on Mr Bayo Onanuga, the Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
Benjamin said the Computer-based Test (CBT) examination was scheduled to begin nationwide on March 9 and would last till March 19.
He said that the Media was doing a wonderful job in terms of dissemination of news, especially in realisation of the Federal Government’s change agenda.
Benjamin said “We are starting our UTME tomorrow and in our policy of inclusiveness, we want to carry people along, because we want to run a transparent system and we have nothing to hide.
“We invite all Nigerians, particularly the media to participate and see what we are doing; examination is all about trust, so we are opening the platform for everybody to see what we do.
“We believe that if people know what is done and how to go about it, they will have confidence in the outcome, particularly in conduct of public examination.’’
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has begun publishing centres for candidates of this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
“I have received my centre. I will be writing at Social Sciences Department in UNILAG this Friday by 3pm,” a student told DAILY POST on Tuesday morning.
Barring any last minute changes, this year’s examinations will begin on Friday.
It is scheduled to hold from March 9 to March 17.
Candidates who have applied can check on www.jamb.org.ng and follow these steps:
1.Visit the JAMB UTME Slip Printing page on the e-Facility portal via the link here: www.jamb.org.ng/PrintExamslip/PrintExaminationSlip
2. Enter your Reg Number or your registered e-mail address,
3.Click on the “Print Examination Slip” on the page to access your examination slip.
4.Note: Please allow popup for this site from your browser.
The board is also sending the information by email, but they will be delivered in batches.
Candidates have been warned not to go to their respective centres with prohibited items such as telephones, wristwatches, pens and other devices.
Lagos governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday ordered public and private school principals in the state that students should sing the National Anthem in Yoruba Language daily.
Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, relayed the directive at a meeting with Principals and Head Teachers of public schools in Lagos.
She said that Yoruba Language would also be made a compulsory subject for students.
Adebule said that Wednesdays had been declared ‘Yoruba Speaking Day’ in schools, with all teaching and learning activities from assembly period to closing being done in Yoruba.
”Governor Ambode wants me to pass this message to you, that henceforth, Yoruba language be made compulsory in both private and public schools.
”The National Anthem must be sung in Yoruba on a daily basis too.
“The Egbe Akomolede has done the translation and we will send the copies of the Yoruba version to your schools by Monday so you can begin to teach the students.
”I have also met with the owners of private schools and we have relayed this directive to them.
”We are also considering translating the textbooks of other subjects into Yoruba Language because I believe that when students are taught in their mother language, learning will be easy and their level of performance will improve.
”The state government is passionate about this Law, so we do not lose our language, culture and heritage,” she said.
Adebule said the Ministry of Education was doing an assessment to ascertain the number of Yoruba teachers that would be required to effectively teach the language in public schools.
She appealed to the school managers to cooperate with the government to drive and ensure the effective implementation of the Yoruba Language Preservation and Promotion Law.
Lanre Ogunyemi, Chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Education, said the development would be beneficial to the younger generation and generations unborn.
”In Finland, you must pass the Finnish Language before you are offered admission into high institutions. Same is done in Germany, China and other developed countries.
”We need to adopt such to drive development and foster national unity. I beg you all to key into this law and make it work, ” Ogunyemi said.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested and grilled a JAMB official based in Makurdi, Philomina Chieshe, who claimed that a snake swallowed N36m.
The money was part of the proceeds of the sale of scratch cards.
Detectives at the commission told newsmen that Chieshe revealed that the money was collected in instalments from her by her Coordinator, Mr. Samuel Umoru.
In one of the statements she volunteered to the EFCC, Chieshe who is a clerk in the Makurdi office of JAMB, was said to have revealed that the coordinator usually asked her to withdraw proceeds of the sale of the cards from her account in two banks.
In the statement she made to the EFCC under oath, Chieshe said, “This money that I withdraw, the coordinator used it for the office and some time for himself.”
She claimed that she had been warning Umaru that it was wrong to use the money for miscellaneous expenses in the office or for private purposes but he would not listen.
Some of the withdrawals which she claimed were at the behest of the coordinator included the N340,000 withdrawn on May 5 and 26, 2014 with an ATM card.
She also disclosed that she used her ATM card to withdraw N120,000 for the coordinator between June 17 and 18, 2014.
Chieshe added, “He instructed me to withdraw the sum of N640,000 using my card between June 30, 2014 and July 7, 2014.”
It was learnt that Umaru had also been arrested and questioned about claims by Chieshe.
An EFCC told Punch said, “The interesting aspect of the disclosure is that Chieshe’s statement was obtained long before the snake and naira swallowing testimony became public knowledge.
“She was first quizzed on February 16, 2017 and made additional statements on April 7, 2017 , May 30, 2017 and June 28, 2017.
“In all her statements before the EFCC, there was no mention of any episode of any snake and the disappearance of monies in her care.”
The EFCC also quizzed another JAMB official, Tanko Labaran, the clerk in Nasarawa State office of the board who could not account for scratch cards worth N23m.
The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced date of registration for 2018 Batch A, stream 1 and 2 Corps members.
The information was contained in the recently updated NYSC Mobilization Time-Table For 2018 Batch A corps members.
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The management of the scheme said the online registration will hold on 26 March, 2018.
See the full and complete NYSC Mobilization Time-Table For 2018 Batch A corps members as posted on the NYSC official portal below:
NYSC Mobilization Time-Table For 2018 Batch A
S/N Event Date
1. 2018 Batch ‘A’ Pre-Mobilization Workshop 5th – 9th March 2018
2. Briefing/Sensitization of Final year students/prospective corps Members. 5th March – 16th April 2018
3. Display of list of all approved programmes for institutions on NYSC portal for cross checking and feedback 9th – 13th March 2018
4. Collation of Prospective Corps Members’ Data by Corps Producing Institutions CPIs 9th – 13th March 2018
5. Submission/Uploading of Senate/Academic Board Approved Results for Full/Part-Time Graduates and Revalidation Lists by CPIs 19th – 24th March 2018
6. On-line Registration by Foreign and locally Trained Nigerian Graduates 26th March – 8th April 2018
7. Deployment and Printing of Call-up Letters by ICT Department 9th – 11th April, 2018
8. Notification/On-line Printing of Call-up Letters/Delivery of Call-up letters to Institutions (stream I) 12th – 15th April, 2018
9. On-line Printing of Deployment Disposition by Corps Producing Institutions (CPIs) 12th – 16th April, 2018
10. 2018 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course (Stream I and II)