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JAMB Records Nosedive In Revenue Due To NIN Requirement

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said it recorded nosedive in the revenue from the 2021 form sales for its Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examinations (UTME) and the Direct Entry (DE) due to the National Identification Number (NIN) requirement.

As reported under the financial inflow column of the board’s weekly bulletins for April and May 2021, JAMB generated N5,887,628,900 from the sale of forms for the 2021 UTME/DE.

The figure realised is lower than the N6,563,086,710 the board generated from the same forms in 2020.

Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s press director, said the NIN requirement made it impossible for some prospective candidates to register, leading to the reduction in the number of registered candidates and the proceeds generated from sales of forms.

“Last year, we had over two million candidates who registered for the examinations, both the UTME and DE,” Benjamin said.

“But this year, we are talking about between 1.3 million and 1.4 million. We know factors such as the introduction of the NIN to the registration process were responsible.

“From the information on ground, the NIN did not make lots of candidates register and you know before now we have been having cases of multiple registrations and that was why we brought in the NIN.”

JAMB’s 2021 registration had started on April 10 and ended on May 29, 2021. The board had stated that it would only give an extension to a few candidates who encountered certain hurdles in their registration process.

At least 1,338,687 candidates registered for the UTME in 2021 while 75,328 registered for the DE exam.

The figures realised are in sharp contrast with the estimated total of over two million registered candidates recorded in 2020.

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“SSS1, SSS2 Students Won’t Be Allowed To Take WASSCE, NECO, NABTEB” – FG

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The students in Senior Secondary School one and two will not be allowed to take West African Senior School Certificate Examination, the National Examination Council, and National Business and Technical Examinations Board, the Federal Government has said.

This was contained in a circular issued by the Federal Ministry of Education to pricipals of federal unity schools.

It was titled In the circular with no: FME/DBSE/US/DOC/III/16 and signed by the ministry’s Director Senior Secondary Education, Hajia Binta Abdulkadir.

The circular was confirmed by the Director of Press and Public Relations, Ben Bem Goong, on Friday.

In the circular, the government threatened to expel any SSS One and Two students who take the exams.

This, the education ministry, said would help to maintain decorum and boost standards of education in schools.

The circular read, “The ministry’s attention has been drawn to the flagrant disregard to its directive on (the) writing of external examinations such as NABTEB (NTC and NBC), WASSCE, NECO (SSCE) by SS1 and SS2 students.

“Students who are involved in the practice find it difficult to settle down on serious studies. They become unruly and distract other students from achieving their goals.

“Any student caught to have written any of the above examinations in SS1 or SS2 classes will be expelled from the college. All students must write these examinations after they have been duly registered for the examination by the college.

“All students of Federal Unity College should adhere strictly to the content of this circular. And Principals are advised to bring the content of this circular to the knowledge of all parents of the college”.

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Ondo University To Rusticate Indecently Dressed Students With Nose Rings, Braids Others

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Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State on Thursday said students who dressed indecently or with nose rings or braided hair will be rusticated.
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The authority of the institution, which gave the stern warning in a circular, disclosed that failure to comply with the directive would attract rustication from the school for a semester.

The circular with with reference number AD/ REG//CIR/58/VOL. VI/309 was signed by the registrar of the school, Olugbenga Arajulu .


According to the circular, indecent dressing that would no longer be allowed on campus include, “wearing of skimpy skirts and blouses; leaving cleavages open by female students; and wearing of braids or dreadlocks, earrings, nose rings, tattered jeans, sagging etc by some male students.

“Any student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, who violates the above Senate decision on indecent dressing is deemed to have committed a misconduct and he/she shall be sanctioned accordingly. Please be guided.”

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Auchi Poly Student Commits Suicide Over ‘Incorrect Spelling’

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A 23-year-old National Diploma student of the Department of Public Administration, Auchi Polytechnic, identified as Solomon Oboh was found dangling from the ceiling of his room weekend.

Grassroots.ng understands that Solomon had felt humiliated by his inability to spell the words, “computer technology” correctly in the presence of his classmates. He was said to have left for home after class, and was later found dead in his room in the evening of the same day.

The student who was described as a very quiet boy who doesn’t go out and takes his academics very seriously, left a suicide note behind with instruction that his mobile phone should be given to his girlfriend and coursemate, Sandra, whom he begged for forgiveness in the note.

The polytechnic spokesman, Mr. Mustapha Oshiobugie, who confirmed the incident, said he was yet to be briefed on the details.

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