NUNS kicks against JAMB ‘extortion,’ says body wants to impress Buhari
The National Union of Nigerian Students, (NUNS), yesterday, said the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is extorting ordinary Nigerians to impress President Muhammadu Buhari. The union kicked against exorbitant charges levied on admission seekers into higher institutions, saying the regulatory body is derailing the change mantra of the president, part of which includes making education affordable to the citizens. At a press conference organised by NUNS in Kaduna, its…
2019 elections will not affect JAMB exams, says Registrar
The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has said that the 2019 general elections would not affect the board’s 2019/2020 examination.
Army university to commence admission in 2018
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai ,says the Army University is expected to commence academic activities before the end of the year. Buratai made this known during an interactive session with media executives in Abuja on Thursday. He said that the university would run courses in the sciences and humanities and that admission…
Between JAMB and the realities of unused admission slots
Every Nigerian youth wants to go to a university. It is every parent’s dream that their children graduate from a good university to ensure that they have a better life than theirs. That is a progressive situation except that the snag is everyone is facing the same direction: they want to attend the same tertiary institutions.
No plan to reduce JAMB UTME form fee, says registrar
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that there is no plan to review downward the fee of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) form from the current N7,500.
ASUU cautions JAMB against exploiting Nigerians
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has cautioned the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to stop exploiting Nigerians in its drive to remit impressive revenues to Federal Government’s coffers. ASUU President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, who stated this in an interview with The Guardian in Abuja, accused JAMB of profiting from exploiting Nigerian students…
JAMB denies bias in lowering cut-off points for admission
• ‘90% of varsities didn’t accept less than180 in 2017’ The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has denied the allegation that its plan to reduce cut-off points for admission into tertiary institutions is meant to favour certain parts of the country, especially areas where candidates have problem of scoring low marks. The minimum cut-off…
JAMB remits N7.8bn as examination surplus
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has remitted another N7.8 billion to the Federal Government. The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos. According to him, the board has planned to remit the amount as surplus to…
FG dismisses poverty report on Nigeria, okays purchase of JAMB CBT centre, free trade zones
The Federal Government yesterday faulted the recent World Poverty Clock report by Brookings Institute, which estimated that 87 million Nigerians were currently living in extreme poverty.Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah....
Don’t charge more than N2,000 for post-UTME, FG warns tertiary institutions
The Federal Government on Tuesday warned that it would sanction any tertiary institution which charges more than N2,000 for Post-UTME.