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We have failed, Buhari speaks on Education in Nigeria

We have failed, Buhari speaks on Education in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari openly confessed, yesterday, that his government had not done enough to raise the standard of education in Nigeria to an expected level....

Patience Jonathan drags Magu to court, demands N2bn in damages

Patience Jonathan drags Magu to court, demands N2bn in damages

Wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, has dragged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before the Federal High Court in Abuja, demanding...

The Senate on Thursday set conditions for the 2018 budget. The Upper Chamber approved that if Nigeria would have a January to December

Senate gives Federal Government conditions for 2018 Budget

The Senate on Thursday set conditions for the 2018 budget. The Upper Chamber approved that if Nigeria would have a January to December budget cycle in 2018, the Federal...

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed the dates for the Presidential and National Assembly elections

2019: More parties would be registered in November – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that more parties will soon be registered. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this during a...

Kachikwu's letter is a big blow to Buhari's administration - Osuntokun

Kachikwu’s letter is a big blow to Buhari’s administration – Osuntokun

Akin Osuntokun, former Political Adviser to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, has described the letter written by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe...

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari and his cabal, are stealing funds from the Nigeria

Buhari is going to use NNPC loot to fund 2019 campaign – FFK

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari and his cabal, are stealing funds from the Nigeria National Petroleum...

The House of Representatives has threatened to push for the scrap of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) It also mandated its Committee on Tertiary Education and Services to investigate the circumstances surrounding the reduction of JAMB cut-off mark. This followed a motion by Rep Hassan Saleh (Benue-APC) on the “Need to Investigate the Reduction in the Cut-off Marks for Admissions into Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria’’ at plenary on Tuesday. Saleh expressed concern that the new policy was bound to lower the standard and quality of education from the tertiary institutions. According to him, many candidates who perform poorly in Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) can secure admission through nepotism, bribery and corruption while many other candidates who perform excellently can be denied admission. Saleh said that in spite of the fact that more than 500,000 candidates scored above 200 marks, representing 50 percent of the total mark, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) reduced cut-off mark to 120. He said that the cut-off mark represented only 30 percent of the total examination mark of 400, adding that 100 marks fixed for Polytechnics and Colleges of Education was 25 percent of the total mark. On their parts, Reps. Henry Archibong, Rita Orji and Abubakar Chika called for the scraping of JAMB and the UTME. They stated that lowering cut-off marks for admission into tertiary institutions was a signal that the Board had outlived its usefulness. The lawmakers also accused JAMB of buckling under pressure from privately owned universities, many of whom were seeking to increase the number of yearly admissions into their schools. Rep. Abubakar Chika (Niger-APC), a former lecturer at the Polytechnic, said it was highly disappointing that JAMB could succumb to pressure from private institutions, which he alleged had long pushed for cut-off marks to be lowered. “Let me even open up, this decision was taken because of private universities. They usually need to admit the children of the rich, who are not ready to work hard,’’ he said. Rep. Afe Oluwookere (Ondo-APC) described the new policy as “highly detrimental’’ to the country’s push for economic growth and development.

Cut-Off Reduction: We would scrap JAMB, House of Reps threatens

The House of Representatives has threatened to push for the scrap of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) It also mandated its Committee on Tertiary...

Constitutional lawyer, Mike Ahamba (SAN), has criticized the National Assembly, for not initiating impeachment proceedings against presidents

Operation Python Dance: Buhari should have been impeached – Ahamba

Constitutional lawyer, Mike Ahamba (SAN), has criticized the National Assembly, for not initiating impeachment proceedings against presidents who have deployed troops in...

2019: Fayose's presidential campaign is illegal - INEC

2019: Fayose’s presidential campaign is illegal – INEC

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has warned politicians and political parties to stop campaign, ahead of the...

The Management of Dangote Group on Monday, debunked a story alleging that the company will benefit 10-year tax holiday after constructing

10-yr Tax Holiday: This is falsehood, Dangote denies claims

The Management of Dangote Group on Monday, debunked a story alleging that the company will benefit 10-year tax holiday after constructing 35km Apapa to Oworonshoki...