JUST IN: Low registration: NECO reschedules 2023 common entrance exams
The National Examinations Council on Wednesday announced that it rescheduled the 2023 National Common Entrance Examinations to give states with low number of registrants the opportunity to register more candidates.
In a statement issued in Niger State, the examination body noted that the NCCE examination for admission into Federal Unity Colleges would now hold on Saturday 3rd June 2023 instead of Saturday, April 29, 2023 as earlier scheduled.
The statement partly read, “The Examination was rescheduled to give states with low registration of candidates the opportunity to register their candidates for the examination.
“All candidates, parents, guardians, schools and relevant stakeholders are therefore enjoined to take note of the new date for the examination. The registration of candidates will continue till the new date of the examination”.
Court remands four for exam malpractice in Ondo
A Federal High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State has remanded four persons for impersonation and examination malpractices in the examination conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB.The suspects have been identified as Timilehin Akinwale, Olayinka Mustapha, Peter Okereke, and Feranmi Adesuyi.The first three defendants; Akinwale, Mustapha and Okereke committed the offence of impersonation on February 15, 2023, during the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination at a Computer-Based Test centre located at Aina Awaw International College, Ilu Abo, Akure.Adesuyi on the other hand, committed the said offence on April 28 at Amable Nigeria Limited CBT Centre in Owo, during the 2023 JAMB examination.The police prosecutor, Moses Osimhen said the offences were contrary to Section 3(3)(c) of the Examination Malpractices Act, Cap E15, LFN, 2004 and punishable under the same section. The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.While the prosecutor prayed the court to remand the suspects pending the date for the hearing, the defendants’ counsel, Clement Falana and Austin Agbounghale, pleaded for the court to grant their clients bail. According to them, the offences committed by the defendants were bailable.The presiding judge, Justice T. B. Adegoke, granted the prosecutor’s plea. Adegoke who ordered that the suspects be remanded at the Olokuta Custodial Centre, adjourned the case till July 12, 2023, for hearing.
Buhari is Passionate about NYSC and Youths – Aisha
The First Lady, Aisha Buhari has revealed that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is passionate about youth development. She added that her husband holds in high esteem the contributions of Nigerian youths to nation-building through the NYSC. The first lady disclosed this at the flag-off of medical outreaches under the NYSC Health Initiative For Rural Dwellers held in commemoration of the scheme’s 50th anniversary. She also urged Nigerians to support the activities of corps members to ensure they continue to make an enormous impact on the local economy and rural dwellers. “Mr President is particularly passionate about the NYSC. His support for the Scheme is driven by his belief in one Nigeria, and sincere appreciation of the contributions of these young men and women. To this effect, the First Family always treats corps members serving in Daura, Katsina State, to presidential receptions during Sallah festivities. “While I join millions of Nigerians in celebrating the NYSC at 50, I call on the management of the scheme as well as the corps members not to relent in their efforts in promoting unity of the country by providing quality service delivery to the Nation irrespective of State or place of service. “I have noted with great satisfaction, the giant strides of the Scheme through the provision of health care to Nigerians.” Speaking further, she said “The introduction of the HIRD programme has largely been successful. As part of my Office’s appreciation, the donation of a well-equipped mobile clinic to the Scheme is to enhance the success of the Corps Medical team. I am sure that this facility would continuously assist in this respect. “I am optimistic that the commemoration of the five decades of NYSC’s existence, coupled with the introduction of the HIRD outreach, will further validate the argument for the continued relevance of the Scheme.” In his remarks, the NYSC Director-General, Brig Gen Yusha’u Ahmed, said NYSC had been helping in the development of Nigeria. “The Scheme has long been a catalyst of our socio-cultural, political, and economic development. “Like other developing countries, Nigeria faces challenges in its health sector, but concerted efforts are being made by various stakeholders, including the NYSC, with a view to making the system more functional.”
Buhari Appoints new Rector for Bida Poly
Dr Baba Haruna has been appointed as the Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Bida. President Muhammadu Buhari gave the approval in a letter signed by the Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu, and made available to newsmen in Bida on Wednesday. The appointment, which took effect on May 2, is for five years.“I write to convey to you the approval of Mr President, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, for your appointment as Rector of Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State.“The terms and conditions of service, including remuneration and fringe benefits, shall be as approved for Rectors of Federal Polytechnic,” he added. Buhari congratulated the new rector and wished him a most successful tenure in office. Until his appointment, Haruna was the Director, Quality Assurance at the polytechnic.
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