NIS issued 3 million passports in 3 years –  Aregbesola 

June 21, 2022 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Minister of Interiors, Engr. Ogbeni, Rauf Aregbesola, Tuesday, cautioned officers and men of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) against “hoarding and extortions of the passports to create undue scarcity”. This was just as the Minister disclosed that a total of 3 million Passports were issued to Nigerians between 2019 to 2022 by the NIS. According to him, “last year Read More

NNPP condemns teachers’ sack in Kaduna 

June 21, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has expressed concern at the sack of over 2,000 teachers in Kaduna state for failing competency test, while tasking Governor Nasir el-Rufai to organise training and retraining instead of sending them to the saturated job market. In a statement signed by its gubernatorial candidate for Kaduna state, Sen. Suleiman Hunkuyi on Tuesday, NNPP said Read More

NYSC inaugurates 1790 corps members in Anambra, begs Soludo to address erosion menace

June 21, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Tuesday, deployed a total of 1790 corps members for 2022 Batch B, stream one exercise in Anambra State. The State Coordinator of NYSC, Mrs Blessing Ekene Iruma, who disclosed this during the swearing-in exercise held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe NYSC permanent orientation camp at Mbaukwu/Umuawulu, Awka South Local Government Area, explained that 1029 of Read More

Project cure: JAMB commences delivery of medical equipment

June 20, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board and Project CURE, a medical equipment donor agency, has started delivery of medical facilities to hospitals and healthcare centres, a process described as a much-needed boom to the health sector in the country.  This is against the backdrop of the donation of world-class medical equipment to selected health facilities in the country by Project Read More

2022: FG releases National Common Entrance Examination results 

June 20, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has announced the release of the 2022 results of the National Common Entrance Examination (NECO) held on May 7 into the 104 unity colleges across the country. Adamu, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr David Adejo, in Abuja, on Monday, said one Ajidapa Mariam, an indigene of Sokoto Read More

Competency test: Kaduna sacks NUT President, 2,356 other teachers 

June 19, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state government has confirmed that it has sacked 2,357 teachers in the state.Out of the number, 2,192 were eased out for failing to sit for a competency test and 165 for failing the said test, Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (KADSUBEB) has said. However, Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Kaduna state chapter, Ibrahim Dalhatu, told journalists Read More

‘Why Tinubu should pick Pauline Tallen as running mate’

June 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

Nigerians are clamouring for a female vice president to change the status quo of an all male leadership. ENE OSHABA looks at why Pauline Tallen best suits the APC flag bearer Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a vice presidential candidate. Since the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the All Progressive Party (APC) Presidential flag bearer after a much Read More

UTME: ASUU president goofed on admission process – JAMB

June 13, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said president of the Academic  Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, has shown clear ignorance of the admission process of universities and other higher institutions of learning in the country.  According to the statement presented to Blueprint Monday, by JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, Prof. Osodeke Read More

ASUU strike: Elder statesman heaps blame on education minister

June 11, 2022 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

An elder statesman, in Nasarawa state, Alhaji Isyaku Ibrahim, Saturday, blamed the prolonged and continuing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU ) on the alleged ineptitude and insincerity of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu. Alhaji Ibrahim who spoke in a chat with Journalists in Lafia, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the minister of Read More

TETFund waves sanction for lecturers who absconded with conference money

June 11, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Sonny Echono, has said the Fund will waive its planned sanction for polytechnic lecturers who collected money to attend a conference but absconded with the money. Echono, who stated this in Abuja Thursday, during a courtesy visit by association of heads of polytechnics and colleges of technology in Nigeria, said, “Many Read More

Strike: Edo government suspends ASUU, others in universities

June 8, 2022 Patrick Ahanor 0

Worried over the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Edo state government has suspended all union activities across all state-owned institutions of higher learning. This was just as the government specifically directed the management of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma to “implement a no-work-no-pay policy, declare vacant and advertise the position of any staff that refuses Read More

UBEC earmarks N2bn for National Personnel Audit

June 8, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

THE Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) Dr. Hamid Bobboyi said the commission has earmarked the sum of N2 billion for the conduct of its 2022 National Personnel Audit (NPA) even as he said the absence of credible data in basic education had impeded implementation of programmes of the sector for a long time. Dr Bobboyi, who spoke Read More

Anambra: Soludo cancels, reschedules failed teachers’ online recruitment exercise

June 7, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Anambra state governor, Professor Charles Soludo, Tuesday, cancelled and  rescheduled the last week’s statewide failed teachers recruitment exercise. The state had earlier slated last week Saturday, June 4, 2022 for electronic examination for shortlisted applicants on her 2022 teachers recruitment exercise. But the exercise was stalled by poor internet network issues. Soludo, who disclosed this in a statement by his Read More

2022 UTME: Link your email address at no cost, JAMB tells candidates

June 6, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAM) has directed allcandidates who had registered for the Unified Tertiary MatriculationExamination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) but have not linked theire-mail addresses with their profiles to visit any JAMB’s approvedComputer Based Test (CBT) centres to do so without delay as theprocess is entirely free.  This was contained in a statement from the Board’s Read More

After paying N12.6m examination fees, WAEC stops over 700 students from writing SSCE 

June 5, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Not less than 701 students were denied the chance of sitting for the ongoing 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination in Kaduna state after paying total sum of N12.61million WAEC fees. Blueprint investigations revealed that the students, from nine secondary schools in the state, five government and four private schools, were stopped from writing the exams because the uploading of their Read More

Cost of materials, Covid-19 responsible for slow pace of intervention projects  – TETFund

June 1, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has said that Cost of materials, Covid-19 and other disruptions were responsible for slow pace of intervention projects in the nation’s tertiary institutions. But the Fund said it has secured the commitment of the Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu, to make special provision in its future allocation to tackle the difficulties it is  experiencing Read More

2022: JAMB conducts UTME for foreign candidates

May 30, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said it has conducted the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination for foreign candidates. In a statement made available to Blueprint Monday, JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said the examination which took place in five out of the Board’s nine foreign centres was a complete success. The centres, where Read More

2022 SSCE: NECO extends registration 

May 30, 2022 Aideloje Ojo 0

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has extended the registration period of the 2022 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for school-based candidates to midnight of Monday June 20, 2022. The Head of Information and Public Relations Department of the council,  Azeez Sani, stated this in a statement in Minna on Monday.  He explained that the registration period was initially scheduled to Read More

ASUP suspends strike, tells members what to do

May 29, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has suspended its two-week warning strike. The Union has now asked members to resume duties in June.  According to a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the union, Abdullahi Yalwa, Saturday, “The two weeks definite strike of the Union will be rounding off on the 29th of May, 2022 as agreed by Read More

JAMB to phase out zero thin clients’ computers from UTME

May 23, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), said for effective delivery of its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) at the various CBT centres nationwide, it has concluded plans to phase out the use of zero thin client computers from the conduct of its UTME. This was contained in a statement by JAMB”s Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Read More

No plans to organise another 2022 UTME – JAMB

May 18, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned the general public, particularly candidates in the just-concluded 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), to be wary of the antics of fraudsters who are making false claims of errors in the scoring of candidates in the 2022 UTME. This was contained in a statement by JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs and Read More

UK, Nigeria sign £600,000 MoU on education grant

May 17, 2022 Ene Oshaba 0

The National Universities Commission (NUC) and the British Council Nigeria, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on a UK-Nigeria grant funded partnership worth £600,000, aimed at supporting systematic change in 20 institutions and organisations in Nigeria. The grant will be delivered through the Regional Higher Education programme, Innovation for African Universities (IAU) to enable TransNational Education (TNE) in Nigeria. Read More

TETFund inaugurates committee on thesis digitisation, targets 2 billion-page research materials

May 16, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

 The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Sonny Echono, has inaugurated the thesis digitisation project steering and coordinating committee. Inaugurating the committee Monday in Abuja, Echono said the project was necessitated by the need for a National Academic Research Repository (NARR)  given that numerous research outputs were lying dormant in libraries across tertiary institutions in the country.  Echono Read More

383 blind candidates sat for 2022 UTME – JAMB 

May 16, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) has said that over383 visually impaired candidates sat for the Unified TertiaryMatriculation Examination (UTME), even as it reassured stakeholdersof its determination to give equal opportunities to all candidates inthe just-concluded 2022 UTME. A statement from JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr FabianBenjam, to Blueprint, Sunday, said the blind candidates sat for the 2022 UTME Read More

2022 UTME: How to check JAMB results

May 15, 2022 Uji Abdullahii. Iliyasu 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the 2022 Unified Tertiary  Matriculation Examination (UTME) and has advised candidatees to send UTMERESULT as one word to 55019 to check their results,  using the same phone number that candidates had used for registration, after this the result would be returned as a text message.A press release made available to Blueprint Saturday by Read More