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WAEC presents score card, explains improving WASSCE performance

By Dayo Adesulu FOR years, concerned stakeholders in the sector have consistently queried the steady decline in performance of candidates that sat for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). Many blamed students, teachers, parents, schools and WAEC. However, since 2015, there appears to have been steady improvements in …

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UTME Admission Screening: Good WASSCE result is key —Varsities

By Dayo Adesulu THE hope of many students seeking admission into Nigerian universities may be dashed if the admission screening in 2017 is based on students’ WASSCE results and Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) scores.  Recall that in 2016, the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, abolished post-UTME as a …

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Utomi, Tyoden, others advocate free, entrepreneurial education at UNESCO forum

New York – Prof. Sonni Tyoden, the Deputy Governor of Plateau, and Prof. Pat Utomi, have called for the review of schools’ curricula to ensure free, qualitative and entrepreneurial education. Undergraduates from Uniben work relentlessly to design, build and test an energy-efficient car called “Tuketuke” that will compete at Shell …

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FG Scraps Post-UTME, Sets cut-off mark at 180

The Federal Government has scrapped post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME, as a pre-condition to gaining admission into universities in the country. The government and stakeholders in education sector also pegged 180 as the cutoff mark for 2016 admission into universities, polytechnics and colleges of education to improve quality of education in …

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NNPC/Total National Merit Scholarship Scheme 2015/2016 List of Successful Candidates is OUT

Total Upstream Nigeria Limited (TUPNI), in pursuance of its Corporate Social Responsibility, is pleased to announce the offer of its 2015/2016 NNPC/TOTAL National Merit Scholarship awards to 824 successful students following their performance at the scholarship Selection Test conducted on Saturday December 5, 2015, at eleven (11) Centers across the …

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7 trapped as 3-storey building meant for Oko Poly students collapses

The polytechnic town of Oko in Orumba Local Government Area of Anambra State was shaken yesterday when a three-storey building under construction collapsed, trapping seven labourers. The building, located near the permanent site of the Federal Polytechnic Oko, belonged to a private developer at Nwagu village. An eyewitness told News …

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