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JAMB Scraps Use of EMAIL For 2021 Registration

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has scrapped the use of email for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration processes.

Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, who made this known while addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday evening, said email will only be requested at the successful completion of registration exercise by candidates to access information on the examinations.

Oloyede said: “As from Thursday, 15th April, 2021, candidates will no longer be required to provide any email address during registration. Consequently, candidates will have the following options to access their profile during or after registration.

“Mobile App on the candidate’s phone. On the 55019 option (being designed) for example admission status checking, acceptance of admission, etc on their profile.

“Printing of examination slip (Notification) or Result notification slip or ticketing can be done anywhere using the candidates JAMB registration number only.

“At the conclusion of the 2021 UTME/DE Registration exercise, candidates will provide their email addresses only after the 2021 UTME/DE registration exercise has been declared closed by JAMB through Mobile APP on his/her registered phone and sending the word email (space then the email address) on his /her registered phone to 55019.

“The email is typed twice for correctness (Email addresses will be entered twice for validation and prevention of typographical errors,” Oloyede added.

The JAMB boss further said that the new system is to ensure candidate’s information were not exposed to dubious cyber cafe operators and other criminal elements who in the course of UTME/DE registration steal email passwords to perpetrate fraud.

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Security threats: Nasarawa govt. orders immediate closure of both public, private schools

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Nasarawa State Government has ordered for the immediate closure of both public and private schools, as a proactive step to safeguard the lives of students from across the state.

This follows on the heels of security threats across the country, particularly at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), with government already in possession of reports suggesting likely security threats in communities within the state, bordering the FCT, such as Gitata and Umaisha.

The decision to order for the closure of schools across the state, was part of the resolution arrived at during an expanded state executive council meeting, which took place at the Government House, on Wednesday.

Briefing journalists shortly after the council meeting, state Commissioner for Education, Hajiya Fatu Jimaita Sabo, disclosed that, having considered and reviewed the current situation in the country, especially regarding the security threats in the FCT, the state government decided to close both public and private schools in the state with immediate effect.

Hajiya Sabo said this has become necessary considering the proximity of the state to the FCT, as well as the resolve of the government to ensure that schools in Nasarawa State, operate within a safe environment.

She however explained that the directives excludes the exit classes that are already writing their final examinations, especially in secondary schools.

While announcing that her ministry will, in due course, issue a circular to that effect, the education commissioner however appealed to parents not to panic, adding that Nasarawa State is safe but that the decision was taken as a proactive step to safeguard the lives of both pupils and students across the state.

Hajiya Sabo equally appealed to principals and heads of respective schools, to also ensure the schools are closed in an orderly manner, especially that there is no threat to any life or property presently in Nasarawa State.

“We are appealing to parents not to panic. We all know that Nasarawa State is safe but this decision was taken as a proactive measure to ensure that our children are safe and continue to remain safe. That is for those within the state and those that came from other states to study here.

“We want to also appeal to our principals and heads of respective schools, to also ensure that while we are closing these schools, we do it in an orderly manner. There’s no threat to any life or property as at now in Nasarawa State. And as I mentioned, it’s just part of government’s proactive measure. We are all aware, that His Excellency, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has always prioritized security and safety of lives and property in Nasarawa State,” she stated.

The commissioner emphasized that, the decision is one of the measures that has been taken to ensure that the administration continue to maintain a safe environment within Nasarawa State.

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Proposal for 186 New Universities Unrealistic, ASUU Tells NASS

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BREAKING: ASUU Declares Indefinite Strike Nationwide*

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The National Executive Committee of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has ended its two-day meeting at the University of Lagos, Akoka, with a final decision to proceed on an indefinite strike.

The strike takes effect from Monday, February 14, 2022.

ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, on Sunday, said the strike was against their wish but they had to put the interest of the union first.

He said, ” I announce to you with a heavy heart the commencement of a nationwide strike starting from 14th February till our needs are met.”

The union had expressed grievances over the failure of the Federal Government to fulfill some of the agreements it made as far back as 2009. ASUU had on November 15, 2021 given the Federal Government a three-week ultimatum over the failure to meet the demands.

The lecturers threatened to embark on another round of industrial action following the alleged “government’s unfaithfulness” in the implementation of the Memorandum of Action it signed with the union, leading to the suspension of the 2020 strike action.

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al Executive Council meeting at the University of Abuja on November 13 and 14, ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, lamented that despite meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, on October 14, 2021, on issues, including funding for revitalisation of public universities, earned academic allowances, University Transparency Accountability Solution, promotion arrears, renegotiation of 2009 ASUU-FGN agreement, and the inconsistencies in Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system payment, none of its demands had been met.

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