JAMB Fixes Cut Off Mark for 2016 Examination

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and tertiary education stakeholders on Thursday in Abuja adopted 180 as the cut-off mark for 2016 admission into universities, polytechnics and colleges of education. The decision was reached at the 2016 Combined Policy Meeting on Admissions to Degree, Nigerian Certificate of Education (NCE) and National Diploma (ND) chaired… Continue reading JAMB Fixes Cut Off Mark for 2016 Examination

Ogun Scholar Emerges Best WAEC Candidate 2013

Oloruntoba Ogunfolaji of Sacred Heart Catholic College, Abeokuta, Ogun State has emerged the best scholar in the 2013 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC). He received WAEC’s prestigious National Distinction Award having scored A1 in all his subjects (English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agricultural Science, Geography and Yoruba Language) and gathered a… Continue reading Ogun Scholar Emerges Best WAEC Candidate 2013

Amosun’s Wife Lauded over 20 Best Students’ Leadership Training in UK

The Nigerian High Commission to the United Kingdom has commended the Wife of the Governor of Ogun State, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun over her 10-day leadership training programme for the 20 best secondary students in the 2012/2013 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination. Speaking while receiving the students accompanied by the wife of the governor… Continue reading Amosun’s Wife Lauded over 20 Best Students’ Leadership Training in UK

Amosun’s Wife Charges Students on Academic Excellence

Wife of the Governor of Ogun State, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun has charged students to always face their studies and put in their best at all times, saying there is a great reward for hard work. Speaking during the second edition of Public Unveiling of the 20 Best SS3 Students in 2012/2013 West African Examination Certificate from… Continue reading Amosun’s Wife Charges Students on Academic Excellence

WAEC Certificate Collection

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), is informing the general public, particularly candidates were are informed that certificates up to May/June  2012 West African Senior School Certificate  Examination (WASSCE) conducted by WAEC, have been printed and dispatched to schools for collection by candidates. Certificates up to November/December 2012 WASSCE diet, conducted by the Council, have… Continue reading WAEC Certificate Collection

West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) November/December 2013 Results Released

Today, gentlemen of the media, we are glad, as usual, to announce the release of the results of the November/December 2013 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private candidates. In the November/December 2013 WASSCE, a total of 308,217 candidates registered for the examination, out of which 299,784 candidates, consisting of 163,706 male and… Continue reading West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) November/December 2013 Results Released

Ogun Earmarks N1.4bn WAEC Fees, Unified Exam, Bursary, Other

The Ogun State Government said it had earmarked N1.4 billion for payment of examination fees for students sitting for the West African School Certificate in 2014. Mr Segun Odubela, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, made the disclosure in Abeokuta while defending the 2014 budget proposal of the ministry at the House of Assembly.… Continue reading Ogun Earmarks N1.4bn WAEC Fees, Unified Exam, Bursary, Other

JAMB Says no More Second Choice in UTME 2014

With 2014 fast approaching and a new academic session will begin especially for new universities, polytechnics and colleges of education, JAMB says there will be no more second choice for the UTME. What this means for candidates hoping to sit for the examination is that they are allowed to choose just one higher institution of… Continue reading JAMB Says no More Second Choice in UTME 2014

Ogun Scholars and Teacher Win LearnAfrican – NECO Excellence Award

At the second edition of the LearnAfrica – NECO Excellence Awards for achievers who distinguished themselves in the June/July 2013 National Examination Council (NECO) Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations, 16-year-old Funmilayo Olayinka of Charis International College, Oke-Ata, Abeokuta, Ogun State, emerged as the National overall best pupil. She scored distinction in all her subjects. For the… Continue reading Ogun Scholars and Teacher Win LearnAfrican – NECO Excellence Award

JAMB Increases CBT Centres to 256 for 2014/2015 Examination

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has designated 256 centres for the 2014/2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Computer Based Test (CBT) across the country. Mr Fabian Benjamin, the board’s Head of Public Relations, made the disclosure in a telephone interview  on Monday in Lagos. Benjamin said that the centres were increased… Continue reading JAMB Increases CBT Centres to 256 for 2014/2015 Examination

JAMB Introduces Reading Culture in Varsity Exam

The 2014 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) usually conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for students applying for first degree studies in Nigerian universities will include a test on the reading culture of applicants. A statement from JAMB Friday in Abuja to announce the early roll out the 2014 UTME application documents… Continue reading JAMB Introduces Reading Culture in Varsity Exam

WAEC’s deadline on collection of certificates: Things you need to know

LAST week, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) issued an ultimatum calling on owners of certificates in its keep to come for them latest by December. The deadline was necessitated by the congestion in the storage facilities of the Council for the hard copies.According to Mr Idowu Omoya, Deputy Registrar of the WAEC office in… Continue reading WAEC’s deadline on collection of certificates: Things you need to know

WAEC 2013: Candidates Record Improved Performance

Candidates for this year West African Examinations Council (WAEC) exams have recorded an improved performance against those of the last four years, LEADERSHIP investigation has revealed. According to the results released by the examination body, 70 per cent of the candidates that sat for the 2013 exam had credits in at least five subjects, a… Continue reading WAEC 2013: Candidates Record Improved Performance

WAEC extends SSCE registration

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has extended the normal entry registration period for the November/December 2013 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates to July 31. A statement signed by the council’s Deputy Director (Public Affairs), Mr. Yusuf Ari, noted that the late entry period is now from August 1 to… Continue reading WAEC extends SSCE registration

JAMB to build computer-based centres across Nigeria – Mark

As part of its efforts to curb the several headaches associated with the conduct of examinations into tertiary institutions, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, is set to fast track the building of Computer based testing centres across the country. One of the new centres is to be built in Otukpo, Benue State in… Continue reading JAMB to build computer-based centres across Nigeria – Mark

Over 1.5mn Students Sit for NECO Exams

The National Examinations Council (NECO), said over 1.5 million candidates are currently sitting for its senior school certificate examination nationwide. The examinations started on June 1. The Abuja NECO Coordinator, Mustapha Abdul, told newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday when he took the Board of Directors team led by its Chairman, Paddy Njoku, round some examination centres. The… Continue reading Over 1.5mn Students Sit for NECO Exams

Exams Stifle Independent Thinking – NTI Boss

Director-General of National Teachers Institute, Dr Aminu Sharehu, has called for a change in the present mode of examinations in schools towards allowing pupils to develop their thinking ability independently. Sharehu said that the present mode of examining students in Nigerian schools stifle independent thinking and is hampering transformation of the education sector. The director… Continue reading Exams Stifle Independent Thinking – NTI Boss

Reps Move to Upgrade Validity of JAMB Result to Three Years

A bill to amend the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Act yesterday scaled through second reading in the House of Representatives, which seeks to extend the validity of JAMB result from its present one year to three academic years. Rep Ibrahim Ebbo (PDP, Niger), who sponsored the bill said Nigerians mostly the poor have… Continue reading Reps Move to Upgrade Validity of JAMB Result to Three Years

JAMB to End ‘Regularisation’

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has urged all degree- awarding institutions in Nigeria to adhere strictly to admission rules and regulation so as to stop the regime of “admissions regularization”. JAMB registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, made this disclosure while speaking with Daily Trust recently in Abuja. He called for a the need to fine… Continue reading JAMB to End ‘Regularisation’

2013 UTME: The pains and gains of JAMB’s Computer-Based-Testing (CBT)

The conduct of the 2013 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) had admixture of pains and gains for both the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the candidates who sat for the examination. Clement Idoko writes on the conduct of the 2013 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, concluding that there is need for more infrastructural base… Continue reading 2013 UTME: The pains and gains of JAMB’s Computer-Based-Testing (CBT)

Foundation To Reward Best 3 NECO SSCE Candidates

AHEAD of 2013 June/July Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations conducted by the National Examinations Council, the LearnAfrica Education Development Foundation has advised candidates to shun all forms of examination malpractices. It promises to reward best candidates in the examination with gifts including cash awards. The Foundation, therefore urged them to study hard to pass their examinations… Continue reading Foundation To Reward Best 3 NECO SSCE Candidates

JAMB Takes Step Against Exam Malpractices

The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor ’Dibu Ojerinde Friday explained that the use of Computer Based Testing in Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) was aimed at checking examination malpractices in Nigeria. The don gave the reason while delivering a lecture entitled ‘Classical Test Theory (CTT) versus Item Response Theory (IRT): An evaluation… Continue reading JAMB Takes Step Against Exam Malpractices

Candidates Get JAMB CBT Results Same Day

Following  the  kick off of JAMB CBT examination on Saturday there are indications that candidates are now reaping some of the benefits CBT. The fact is the moment a candidate finishes his/her examination, his/her result is processed and available. It is however left to JAMB to determine when it would be released. Scanning through Online… Continue reading Candidates Get JAMB CBT Results Same Day

JAMB Releases Withheld Results, Begins CBT

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has finally released the results of candidates whose results were initially withheld over non-biometric verification even as 91, 610 candidates will commence the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME. Computer based Test in the 7 various designated centres, CBT from Saturday. Registrar and Chief Executive of  JAMB, Professor ‘Dibu… Continue reading JAMB Releases Withheld Results, Begins CBT

JAMB Releases 2013 UTME Results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the 2013 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results. The board, however, withheld 12,110 results for possible disciplinary action. The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, announced this at a news conference on the release of the results in Bwari, FCT, on Friday. The registrar said after… Continue reading JAMB Releases 2013 UTME Results

Minister Allays Fears as JAMB Holds UTME Nationwide

Despite the ongoing debate as to the relevance of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Saturday conducted the Pen and Paper Testing (PPT) aspect of this year’s UTME as planned throughout the country. The examination held as the  Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufai, saturday disclosed that she had no… Continue reading Minister Allays Fears as JAMB Holds UTME Nationwide

Malpractice – WAEC NEC Vows to Cancel Entire Results

The Examination Committee (NEC) of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has concluded that the sanction on the council’s rules and regulations for those indicted for malpractice in more than one subject should be reviewed from Cancellation of Subject Results (CSR) in only those subjects, to Cancellation of Entire Results (CER). This was resolved at… Continue reading Malpractice – WAEC NEC Vows to Cancel Entire Results

Over 1.7 Million Sit for JAMB UTME Saturday

Over 1.7million candidates will this Saturday sit for this year’s Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The examination will hold at the same time in 3,168 centres in 378 examination towns in the country and six foreign countries, including Accra in Ghana; Buea in Republic of Cameroon; Cotonou in Republic of… Continue reading Over 1.7 Million Sit for JAMB UTME Saturday