Sunday, 26 February 2017

JAMB Explains Why Candidates Can No Longer Apply To Two Public Universities

The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed why it restricted candidates from choosing two public universities during the 2017 online registration.

Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, told PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday that the choice of public universities was restricted to one but candidates can choose as many colleges of education and polytechnics as they want.

The new measure by the board means that candidates may select a public university and a private university, but not two public universities.

The new update was revealed by JAMB via its official twitter handle @JambHQ on Friday.

It reads: “candidates can select NCE as their choice up to three times I.e 1st choice, 2nd choice and 3rd choice.

“But they are not allowed to select two public universities as choices. If candidates select a public university as their degree awarding choices, they are allowed to select a private university as another choice.”

Mr. Benjamin told PREMIUM TIMES that the Board took the restrictions because candidates hardly get admissions into their second and third choice universities.

“Yes we restricted the choice to one but candidates can choose as many colleges or polytechnics,” he said.

“We discovered it was of no use choosing a university as second choice when in actual sense they can’t even accommodate their first choices,” the JAMB official said.

Candidates have however cried foul over this new information as they lamented that the board is indirectly enforcing the choice of private university on them.

The candidates also lamented due to the huge sum paid as school fees in private universities stating that they are not affordable by most Nigerian parents.

“The fees nko? Jamb go help the students pay the fees for the private universities? You can’t force somebody to attend private universities,” a Twitter user, Robinson said.
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Saturday, 25 February 2017

7 Most Expensive Universities In Nigeria 2017

Recently, students of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) went on a protest over the increase of school fees. The protest degenerated and led to the shut down of the institution.

With the ongoing economic hardship in Nigeria, many are worried about the rising cost of education. What are the most expensive universities in Nigeria, in 2017?

7. Ajayi Crowther University (N200,000 - N695,000)

Ajayi Crowther university is a private university located in Oyo state Nigeria. The religious studies facuty of the school pays as much as N200, 000, while the faculty of law pays between N670,000 and N695,000.

6. Covenant University (N790,000 - N814,000)

Covenant University is located in Ota, Ogun state, Nigeria. It is a private Christian university, affiliated with Living Faith Church Worldwide.

The architecture and engineering programmes are among the most expensive with their fees running into N814,000 or even more.

5. Afe Babalola University (N700,000 - N1,500,000)

Afe Babalola University is a non-profit private university located in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. It was founded by the lawyer and philanthropist, Afe Babalola, in 2009.

The students of the management and business faculty of the institution pay as much as N1, 577,000.

4. American University of Nigeria (N400,000 - N1,590,000)

American University of Nigeria is a private university in northeastern Nigeria that offers American style higher education programs at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.

The tuition fees of the institution ranges from N400,000 - N1, 590,000.

3. Bowen University (N470,000 - N1,850,000)

Bowen University is a private Nigerian university owned and operated by the Nigerian Baptist Convention.

The faculty of Agriculture students pay as much as N530,000, while the students of medicine pay around N1,850,000.

2. Babcock University (N300,000 - 3,000,000)

Babcock University is a private Christian co-educational Nigerian university owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria.

Most of the faculties pay between N300,000 and N480,000, but the medical faculty students pay as much as N3,160,000.

1. Igbinedion University (N600,000 - 3,000,000)

Igbinedion University Okada, established in 1999, is regarded by some as the premier private university in Nigeria. Located at Okada in Okada, a town near Benin City, Edo state.

Computer science and Nursing students, pay about N600,000 and N700,000 while medicine students pay N3,000,000 which includes tuition, accommodation and other charges.
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JAMB Cancels The Selection Of Two Public Universities During 2017 Registration

The Joint Admission Matriculation Board [JAMB] in a bid to highlight the major pre-registration tips to candidates has disclosed that there is no more room for candidates to select two public university during online registration starting from 2017.


The board noted that If a candidate wishes to select a public University as their degree awarding choice, then they are only allowed to select a private University as another choice.

This information was disclosed via the official twitter handle of the board.

See tweet below:

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6 First Class as UNIABUJA Graduates 12,711 Students

No fewer than 12,711 students will receive their first degree certificates during the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) 21st Convocation ceremony scheduled to hold on Saturday, 25th February, 2017.
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In his speech at the pre-convocation media conference, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Michael Adikwu, said that six of the graduating students bagged First Class degrees.

He further stated that another 644 students got Second Class Upper while a total of 6,187 graduands made Second Class Lower. Also 5,830 graduating students are in the Third Class category and 44 got Pass degrees.

Adikwu said the University has now made the convocation an annual event according to standard practice, saying students must be graduated every year unless there is a distortion in academic calendar.

The VC also disclosed that honorary doctorate degrees would be conferred on two eminent Nigerians and a foreigner for their immense contribution to the development of education and economy of the nation.

The honorary doctorate awardees are: Emir of Kano, His Highness Muhammad Sanusi 11, a retired Federal Permanent Secretary and an active politician, Chief Michael Okibe Onoja and a German, Professor Peter Proksch.

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JAMB UTME Pre-Registration Tips For 2017 Candidates

Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB releases pre-registration tips for candidates preparing for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released some pre-registration tips for candidates preparing to write the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) via its Twitter handle @jambhq.


1. Candidates 10 fingers will be captured for biometrics. So get your fingers ready

2. Candidates are expected to have a valid email address.This will be used to create individual profiles on the portal.

3. Candidates Please request to have a personal profile created for you. DO NOT allow the centres to use their profiles for you. You can create your 2017 UTME profile on It is a free service. Don’t be swindled.

4. Candidates will also be required to get their O’Level results ready, as they will be uploading these during the registration.

5. Candidates with awaiting results will be allowed to register as it was being done. They will not be uploading any result.

6. Candidates now have the option of selecting different exam years and exam type when combining their O’Level results.

7. Candidates now have the option of choosing two 1st Degree institution, and any two of ND, NCE or IEI.

8. Candidates can also make their choices to be four IEI or 3 NCE and 1 of ND or Degree.

9. There will be no sales of scratch cards for the registration. Mode of payment will be communicated to you soon.

10. Cyber cafés will not be allowed to render services on behalf of JAMB. So please visit ONLY JAMB accredited centres.

JAMB will provide simplified steps to ease registration to the public soon. This promises to be a seamless exercise.
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Thursday, 23 February 2017

Babcock University Has Conducted 100 Open Heart Surgeries - Vice Chancellor

The President/Vice-Chancellor, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Prof. Ademola Tayo, has said that no less than 100 open heart surgeries have been done in the school’s Tristate Cardiovascular Centre. He adds that the institution hoped to stem medical tourism with the feats.

Tayo said this on Monday during a briefing to announce the receipt of the 2016 Best Brand Award (Education Category), by the university during the World Branding Awards held in Kingston Palace, London.

The VC, who noted that the university received full accreditation for all the academic programmes presented to the National Universities Commission and the Adventist Accreditation Association, added that the Benjamin Carson Snr. College of Health and Medical Sciences got $20,000 from two members of the Adventist Accreditation Association.

He said, “Our success rate is very high because our staff subscribe to our core values of excellence and professionalism. All our doctors are resident here and we do not go on strike. Our medical students have international exposure and they are going to India for rotation. All our programmes are packaged with professional flavours. The aim is to stop medical tourism and showcase the best of our expertise.’’

In his address, the Senior Vice President, Management Sciences, Prof. Sunday Owolabi, said no student of the university had dropped out for lack of funds. He added that the school had internal mechanism to ensure that students do not truncate their academics in the event of the death of their sponsors.

He said, “We have many programmes to make sure that no student drops out of the university because of funds. About 18 sponsors died last year and the Parents Consultative Forum took over the payment of the tuition of the affected students. Students can work in the school community during summer and get paid. We have a flexible payment plan and if there is any school that is so cheap for the quality we offer, that school is Babcock University.’’
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FUTO Senate Releases Official Statement, School To Resume On Monday


The Management of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) wishes to make the following statement concerning the violent demonstration and wanton destruction of University property which occurred on Friday, February 17, 2017.

1) The University, like all Federal Universities in the country, does not charge tuition fees for undergraduate students. Only fees for municipal and other services are charged.

2) There was no increase in the service fees payable, except for seven thousand naira (N7,000.00) only upwards adjustment in the ICT fee for ongoing upgrade, which was done after mutual understanding between the University Management and the Students Union Government (SUG).

3) There is no approved fee for course registration and any staff found involved in collection of money for course registration will be liable for collection of illegal fees and will face appropriate disciplinary measures.

4) There is general apathy among Students of the University to paying fees for services. Less than twenty percent (20%) of returning (old) Students have paid their service fees twelve (12) weeks into the 2016/2017 Harmattan Semester.

5) There is very strong indication that the demonstration was planned and executed from outside the mainstream of the Students' body and without the perpetrators employing various legitimate avenues of drawing attention of the University authority to any perceived grievance.

6) To prevent further breach of peace and breakdown of law and order, the University Senate has directed that the Students should vacate the campus and proceed on a one week break.

Signed ;
J. U Nnabuihe

Announcer ;
Comr. Rotr. Uzoho Chuka
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YabaTech ND Part-Time Freshers Verification And Screening Dates – 2016/17

Yaba College of Technology, YABATECH ND Part-Time verification and screening schedule for 2016/2017 freshers has been released. Newly-admitted Part-time students of YABATECH are hereby notified of this development.

This is to inform the general public and students who have just been admitted into various YabaTech programmes that the schedule and dates for Freshers Verification & Screening have been released as follows.
YabaTech ND Part-Time Freshers Verification & Screening

YabaTech ND Part-Time New Students Verification & Screening Schedule – 2016/2017

Below is the full schedule;



We wish you the very best!!!
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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

LAUTECH Lecturers Return To Class After 9 Months

Lecturers of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Tuesday, suspended their nine months strike.

The strike was called off by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU after receiving a letter of commitment on how Oyo and Osun state governments intend to fund the university.

The chairman, Biodun Olaniran, said the decision was informed after appraisal of the current situation on campus.


He however said the union would not hesitate to return to strike if the government fails again on the promise of funding the school.

“After consideration of all issues, we have decided to immediately suspend the strike and return to work with immediate effect,” he said.
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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

NECO Nov/Dec 2016 Examination Results Have Been Released

Report reaching us has it that the National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the results of the November/December 2016 Senior School Certificate Examinations.

The Registrar and Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Charles Uwakwe, who disclosed this today in Minna also revealed that the results were released exactly 60 days after the exams.

“A total of 47,941 candidates registered, out of which 47,118 sat for the exams and the number of candidates with five credits, including Mathematics and English Language, put at 28,530 (60.55%).” He stated.

He advised candidates to access their results on the NECO website:, using their Examination Registration Number and scratch cards.

To check, Visit

-Select Examination Type (i.e Nov/Dec)

-Select year of examination (i.e. 2016)

-Enter your card PIN number

-Enter your Examination Number

-Click on “Check My Result” button and wait for the result to come up on the screen
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