Aug 22, 2017

Jamb 2017 Cut Off mark For Admission is Out

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Tuesday, pegged minimum national Cut off Marks for Admissions into Universities in Nigeria at 120.
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Cut off Marks for Polytechnics and Colleges of Education were pegged at100, while Innovative Enterprising Institute was pegged at 110. But Institutions are at liberty to go beyond the benchmarks for Admission exercise, according to JAMB.
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These Decisions were taken at the 2017 Combined Policy Meetings on Admissions into Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria, held in Abuja.
The Registrar of the Board, Ishaq Oloyede said a Central Admission Processing System, CAPs, would be used to streamline admission processes among Institutions , while it addresses challenges associated with formal approach.
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Oloyede also said that Institutions could conduct dual mode system which involves both manual and the newly introduced system CAPs.
He advocated for dynamic educational policy as related to Admissions.

According to him, “All over the world there is agitation for dynamic educational policy. JAMB only admits for National Diploma not Higher National Diploma so why should we use the same requirement for ND and BSc that is unreasonable parity.
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“We should not be sentimental in fixing our cut off mark, we need not over dramatise issue of cut off mark”.
He lamented that candidates’ applications to study Agriculture is very low while applications to medicine, Health Sciences increased.
The Minister of Education Adamu Adamu, has also formerly announced lift on the ban of the conduct of Post-UTME as a prerequisite for admission into tertiary education.

He explained that government had erroneously banned universities from conducting the exam.
He noted that banning of Post-UTME lead to a lot of irregularities by candidates and some institutions.
The minister explained that with the lifting of the ban on the conduct of the examination, institutions are now at liberty to conduct, while adding that fee must the examination should not exceed N2000.
He explained that the 2016 admission process was a huge success, while expressing optimism that that government is working assiduously to make that of 2017 better.

Adamu noted that government is also making efforts to expand access and ensure equality in education sector.
He expressed optimism that a substantial amount of candidates who sat for the 2017 UTME would be gain admission into tertiary institution.
Over 1.6million candidates applied for degree courses, over 17000 for ND as well as NCE.

 

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Aug 20, 2017

'How I Succeeded': Chinecherem Cynthia Who Had All 9'As In WAEC Reveals

Chinecherem Cynthia Ali achieved fit deemed nearly impossible for teenagers of her level.
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The beautiful and bright student of Shalom Academy, who hails from Nsukka, Enugu state trended over the internet with her historic success at the 2015/2016 West African Senior School Certificate Examination where she bagged all “As.”
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In this interview with the Punch, she revealed the secrets to her success, part of which were her dedication to studies and distance away from material things like technology gadgets that get students of the new age of focus.
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When asked, “you became the first pupil in your school to earn A grade in all the subjects you sat for in WASSCE. What motivated you to achieve the feat?”
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She answered: “While I was in school, my priority was to make a wonderful result. I had clarity of purpose in what I wanted to achieve. My elder brother was the chief motivator. He made six As in his WASSCE last year. He told me I could do better than he did. He planted that goal to surpass his feat in me. Whenever I had a problem with my studies, he was always around to help me out. He practically taught me the techniques to excel in the subjects. He prepared my mind about the syllabus in SS3, who the teachers were and what would enable me to get the best from each of them.
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“He told me I needed to put in extra efforts in whatever I was doing. On my first day in school, when I got to SS1, my chemistry teacher called me and told me certain things about my goal. He told me no one had ever made nine As in the school. He said he heard an inner voice that I could break the record. I was just laughing when he told me. I had a note which I titled, “My future WASSCE results.”
“I wrote down my results on the note, filling As across all the subjects I was to sit for. I prayed to God to help me achieve the goal. My friends who saw the note said I was going crazy. But I told God to help me. Another teacher that helped me a great deal was my biology teacher. She prepared a study timetable for me to follow. She told me to study at least two hours at a stretch. The two teachers (chemistry and biology) told me my goal was achievable.”
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How To Score High In Post UTME Screening Examination

Score High in Post UTME Screening Examination …

Are you a university aspirant who has fulfilled the first admission procedure by passing the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) exams and now preparing for the upcoming Post UTME exam?
Score High in Post UTME Screening Examination

The battle isn’t over yet; you still need to overcome the next stage which is to pass the Post UME/Pre-admission screening to be fully admitted as a bonafide student of any of the universities in Nigeria.
The case isn’t always with passing jamb; it is in passing the post UME exam designed by the University of your Choice. Now, this is a guide on how to pass Post UTME exam/Screening test in any university of your choice hassle free.

1. GO THROUGH THE EXAM SYLLABLES: Most students don’t read until the exam is fast approaching before they start cracking the hard kernel, you are not helping yourself. Waiting till two months to examination is an announced failure, no offence though. There are people who will start studying two weeks to exams and make it but please don’t try it; you may be surprised it doesn’t work out for you that way.

Besides, topics in the syllables are usually much and you need to go through them thoroughly to assimilate them bit by bit. Except you are an immediate high school lever, you know your brain is still fresh but if you’ve been home for a year or two, you need to go through the syllables, studying all the topics at least two to three times before the examination date. Do that when you still have time. Waiting till exams date is fast approaching puts you in a hurry, you won’t be able to concentrate on a particular topic and you’ll want to jump to the next because there is no time.
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2. GET PAST QUESTIONS : It is quintessential of a visionary student that you dig in and get a compiled copy of the university’s past question and answers. This is very important as it helps to widen your thinking faculty, exposing the scope and procedure by which examinations are set and how to answer the questions without getting confused by the technicality of the question and the way they are being set.
This is also essential as past questions is usually like an expo helping you understand the angle from which questions might come from, though some questions are usually repeated, it is important to read all through noting vital points. You can get the past questions downloaded into your phones as these days, paper copies are fast diminishing but you can still go for it if you wish to.
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3. KNOW THE SCHOOL’S CUT OFF MARK: Before you even apply for post UME, you should make sure your score marches or is above the university’s cut off mark before you apply. Some universities’ cut off mark is usually 200 like UNN, UI and other institutions while others are from 180. You need to be sure with your score; you can apply for post UME and stand a chance of gaining admission.
If you are not sure, you are advised to get a change of course/institution form before the deadline. Have handful knowledge about the school so you know what you’ll expect to see and won’t be frightened when you do.
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4. APPLY FOR POST UME/PRE ADMISSION SCREENING : When applying, keep your options clear and focused on what you want and go for it. Get to know the venue for your exam/screening and keep your examination date at the back of your mind or on a special journal so you don’t forget because if you miss your date, that is immediate failure, no turning back.
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5. ON YOUR EXAM DATE : You are advised to arrive early on your screening date. If you live far from the exam town, you are expected to arrive your exam town before the date, lodge somewhere safe and prepare for the exam. When you arrive early, it’ll grant you time to locate your hall and get settled.
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6. FOCUS ON THE EXAM :
In the examination hall, make it your business to focus, disregard any thing that may distract you. Do not be involved in malpractice because if the caught, the consequence will be awful. Be thorough and read the questions repeatedly understanding each before answering and don’t be in a haste to submit, go through your work again to correct the errors before submitting.

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GET ADMISSION! GO FOR SCREENING!!
MATRICULATE AND MAKE US PROUD!!!

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You’ve got all it takes to make it; time, the brain, your books and most importantly, God. Go for it. Good luck.

Aug 19, 2017

See Countries With Highest Annual Enrollment Of Nigerian Students

Nigerians spends over N1.5 trillion on students studying abroad, the Exam Ethics International, a non-governmental organisation, has said.
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Research shows that, annually, Ghana, UK, USA gets N338 billion of Nigerian students’ funds.
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Data below sourced from UNESCO and represents 2015 enrollment of Nigerians in foreign countries
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1) United Kingdom: 17,973 students
2) Ghana: 13,919
3) United States of America: 10,674
4) Benin republic: 5,000(Estimated)
5) Malaysia: 4,943
6) Saudi Arabia: 1,915

Private Universities In Nigeria And Their Current Tuition Fees

Tuition fees of major private universities in Nigeria. The tuition fees are all 2016/2017 and should give school seekers an idea of what to expect for 2017/2018. The universities are grouped by their religious affiliations(if any).

Secular Private Universities
Christopher University( 400,000.00)
Oduduwa university(175,000 - 250,000)
Afebabalola University(652,000.00 - 1.9M)
Baze Uni(2.250,000 - 2.5M), Acc/meal=900k
American University of Nigeria(3.9 M)
Igbinedion university(605,000.00-3 million)
Elizade University(395,000 - 465,000)
Adeleke university(599,000 - 830,000)
Ritman Ikot university (350,000)
Lead City University(300,000 - 560,000)
Nile University(1.7M - 5.2M)

Islamic Universities
Crescent university(508,000-683,000.00)
Al hikmah(200,500-700,000.00)
Fountain University(341,000.00)
Summit university(360-375,000.00)

Christian Universities (Pentecostal)
Landmark university(556,000 - 669,000)
Covenant university(790,000 - 814,000)
Anchor university(600,000 - 700,000)
Redeemers university(773,000 -803,000)
Mountain top university(450,000 - 520,000)
Benson Idahosa University(398,000 - 1.5M)

Christian Universities(Orthodox)
Crawford Universitu (501,000 - 536,000)
Bingham University(630,000 - 895,000)
Babcock University(901,000 - 3 million)
Bowen University(318,000 - 1.5 million)
Ajayi Crowther University(338,000 - 800,000)
Joseph Ayo Babalola uni(476,000 - 700,000)

Christian Universities(Catholic affiliated)
Veritas University(540,000 - 590,000)
Madonna University(300,000-450,000)(Med-1.5 Mill..)
Godfrey Okoye University(211,000 - 370,000)

91-Year-Old Woman Becomes Oldest University Graduate

A 91-year-old woman became the oldest person to graduate from university in Thailand on Wednesday, receiving her bachelor’s degree from King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

Escorted by her family, Kimlun Jinakul travelled more than 700 km from the northern province of Phayao to Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, near Bangkok, to receive her bachelor’s degree in human ecology.

“It has always been my dream to continue my studies,” Kimlun told local TV station Thai PBS.
She said that she had finished junior high school but couldn’t continue her education at the time because her family couldn’t finance it.

Kimlun said: “When I was young, I actually received good grades.
“I have always enjoyed reading. I even bought manuals to educate myself so I could help my children with their homework.”

Kimlun said she became inspired to continue her formal studies in 2011, once her children and grandchildren had received university educations and found decent jobs.
“It’s never too late to study,” she said.
“She is a very determined person,” said Bhum Juasiripakdee, one of Kimlun’s grandchildren.

“We all support her while making sure she remains in good health.”
The university said Kimlun had not received any special treatment in terms of grading.

In fact, she failed half of her courses and had to retake examinations several times.
“The university provided me with a lot of conveniences,” Kimlun said.

“They allocated rooms on the ground floor for me so I did not have to climb the stairs.”
The university is the first in Thailand to offer distance learning to elderly people.
Almost 200 people older than 60 have enrolled.

ASUU Strike: FG To Disburse N23bn To ASUU Next Week

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has disclosed that the Federal Government has made arrangement to release the sum of N23 billion to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

He made this known while speaking on Tuesday before the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, led by Senator Jibrin Barau.
According to him, plans are on ground to honour the agreement between the FG and ASUU.

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He stated that the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, had already approved a total N53bn for the union so far, adding that the balance of N23bn would be released on Monday when the striking lecturers would receive the cheque.

He however said, “We didn’t agree with ASUU on their request that TSA should be taken out. I told them that it is not possible because it is a new policy and government is not going to change it for anyone.

“Concerning their salary short fall, we said the reason springs from universities employing people without proper authority.

“For instance, a university can just decide to go and recruit 50 people without notifying IPPIS. So, what they are going to get is the money they got last month, which will not be sufficient for them. We have told them that institutions should, henceforth, stop doing that and they accepted.
The Minister finally Said that he is optimistic that the strike will be called of within then next one week maximum.