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JAMB conducts UTME in eight countries

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JAMB boss speaks on UTME scores, cut-off marks, admission

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has recorded a huge success in the conduct of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) in eight countries.
The countries include UK, Cameroon, Benin Republic, Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa.
The board’s Head of Media and Information Department, Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos.
According to him, not less than 297 foreign candidates participated in the 2018 UTME in the countries conducted on Saturday, April 14, under the supervision of some foreign nationals, who came to understudy the process.
Mr Benjamin said the foreigners were elated by what they saw that an African country could achieve and sustain such a feat.
“The examination was conducted yesterday in not less than eight foreign countries under the watch of some foreign nationals.
“As usual, it was well attended and very successful. All resources to ensure the smooth conduct of the examination were readily deployed by the board.
“We are indeed happy to have achieved yet another feat especially as we had people who came around to observe and understudy the process.
“They were happy as well as impressed with what they saw on ground. We know it can only be better because we have the capacity and all it takes to move this country to the next level,” he said.
“Again, we are not just conducting the examination in these countries because of the number of candidates that indicate interest but because we also want to showcase Nigeria’s giant strides in technological advancement on the global scene.”
Meanwhile, JAMB has distanced itself from a purported cutoff mark being circulated in some sections of the media, saying it did not emanate from the board.
Mr Benjamin said no such cutoff mark, whether for programmes or institutions had been released by JAMB as was being speculated.
“We want to seize this medium to debunk such rumours as they are malicious and wicked as they are designed to defraud innocent Nigerians, especially parents and guardians as well as other stakeholders.
“No cutoff marks will ever be decided upon without the usual policy meeting which has been scheduled to hold sometime in June and which is to be chaired by the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.
“Until that is done, every other thing that is being paraded as cutoff mark is fictitious and therefore, the public is hereby warned not to fall prey to these fraudsters.
“In the same vein, any institution that has commenced any form of admission without the official cutoff mark as would be decided upon at the June policy meeting is doing so illegally,” Mr Benjamin warned.
He said as a board, the management would continue to uphold standards and due process to protect the integrity of its examinations and process.

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NYSC announces date for Batch B, Stream 1 corps members orientation

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has confirmed July 24 for the commencement of orientation course for prospective Stream 1, Batch ‘B’ corps members nationwide.
The spokesperson of the agency, Adenike Adeyemi, disclosed this in a press statement Wednesday.
She said the orientation course for the batch will hold from July 24 to August 13.
According to the statement, the Director-General of the Scheme, Suleiman Kazaure, disclosed the information at a pre-orientation meeting of the NYSC Management with state coordinators and Camp Commandants in Abuja on Tuesday.
According to the spokesperson, Mr Kazaure said details regarding the conduct of the stream II edition of the orientation course would be released later.
The Director-General urged the coordinators to communicate policy issues discussed at the meeting to camp officials for effective conduct of the programme.
He also directed the coordinators to pay adequate attention to issues of security and general welfare of corps members, noting they must ensure strict compliance with the Management’s directives on healthcare, feeding, accommodation and camp sanitation, amongst others.
He also urged them to step up efforts at sensitising state governments and other stakeholders on their statutory responsibilities to NYSC, especially in the provision and upgrading of camp facilities.
The NYSC scheme was created in 1973 to reconstruct, reconcile and rebuild the country after the Nigerian civil war.
According to the NYSC, the purpose of the scheme is primarily to inculcate in Nigerian youth the spirit of selfless service to the community, and to emphasise the spirit of oneness and brotherhood of all Nigerians, irrespective of cultural or social background.

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Why Kemi Adeosun’s ‘exemption certificate’ is fake — Ex-NYSC Director

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A retired Director of Mobilisation at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Anthony Ani, has cited reasons why the purported ‘Certificate of Exemption’ owned by Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, is not genuine and “wouldn’t have emanated from the NYSC”.
Mrs Adeosun became enmeshed in an embarrassing forgery scandal after this newspaper
exclusively reported that she skipped Nigeria’s mandatory national youth service youth
and then proceeded to procure a fake certificate to cover her tracks.
Authorities at the NYSC, who appears to be plotting a cover-up of the scandal, on Monday issued a rather vague press statement distancing itself from the certificate paraded by Mrs Adeosun, but at the same time claiming it was investigating the source of the document.
Mrs Adeosun is yet to respond to the issues raised, over 100 hours after the story broke.
PREMIUM TIMES reported on Tuesday that the NYSC issued the statement after top government officials desperate to cover-up the embattled minister. pressured its Director General, Suleiman Kazaure.
Mr Ani, who appeared on
Channels Television’s breakfast show, Sunrise Daily, said the certificate has footprints of a fake NYSC certificate.
He insisted that there was no way the NYSC would issue Certificate of Exemption to anyone who graduated before 30 years of age.
The retired director also faulted the supposed process of application for Certificate of Exemption that NYSC claimed Mrs Adeosun did.
He said applying for any certificate from NYSC is alien to the Corps, explaining that prospective corps members only present their credentials.
“You don’t apply for either NYSC certificate or NYSC certificate of national service or certificate of exemption, you present yourself for mobilisation. The system will determine whether you are to be exempted or you are not to be exempted,” he explained.
Answering another question, Mr Ani insisted that “[by] the NYSC procedure, you don’t apply for exemption and expect a certificate. You make yourself available [for mobilisation], when you are mobilised, those who are to be exempted are exempted and those who are to be deployed are deployed.”

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5 Important Things To Take Note Of When Registering For Post UTME 2018

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Important things to take note when registering for your post UTME
The time we all waited for, has come.
It is no longer news that different schools like UNN, UNIPORT, OOU, UNIBEN and others, have released their Post UTME form. So, what does this tells you?
You can answer that yourself.
Before I focus on the topic of this post, i will love to advise you (aspirants) to take your time and read on tips to pass your post UTME and some other important info on this blog.
Also you can get a post UTME compiled past questions from us for free, all you have to do is to comment your email address on this blog and i will send the pdf format as soon as possible.
Now back to the topic of the post, “Important things to take note when registering for post UTME “.
Alot of students make mistakes whenever they are registering for post UTME online. This post will shed more light on the mistakes and corrections to them.
1. Your Name Must Be Spelt Correctly-
This is the number one and most common mistake made by aspirants when registering for post UTME. Spelling your name wrongly might be a very big problem on the day of your exam. Post UTME is not like JAMB where you can correct your mistake after you have successfully registered. So you have to be very careful when registering online.
2. Use the same name you used in your birth cert. , WAEC , JAMB –
I have seen occasions where an aspirant use , for example, “Olaniyi Adeola Gloria” in the WAEC registration and later use , for example, ” Olaniyi Adeola Bukola” in the JAMB registration .
This will be a very big problem to you either during your post UTME registration or during registration after being admitted. Also, you should arrange the name in the same way it was arranged in your birth cert. and other vital documents.
3. Input Your Correct O’level Result –
This shouldn’t be a new thing to aspirants , although it might be intentional or a mistake, either both sides, it is a big offence. Alot of UNILORIN newly admitted students who were caught in the act were sent home after being admitted. I know you don’t want to be in that same situation, then do the right thing.
4. Online payment during registration of post UTME-
This is sometimes, a big problem to the aspirants who are registering for the post UTME online because you will be asked to pay some fee for the registration. I will advise you to do this in a cybercafe where you know is safe, don’t take the risk of paying online with your smartphone.
I have received complains from aspirants in the past about not receiving RRR pin after the money have been deducted from your bank account, allowing to pay twice. I know you don’t want that, do you?
and the most important part;
5. Read the instructions before registering online-
I will advise you to read the guidelines before registering so as to avoid any form of mistakes that can cost you your chance of being admitted this year. Be careful.
In conclusion, never allow anyone to register for you in your absence, make sure you are there to access any error before the registration is being submitted.
You have any question to ask? Then comment below and I will reply you as soon as possible.

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