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Sunday, 31 July 2016

BREAKING NEWS: JAMB Officially Withdraws 2016 Admission List...Find Out Why

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has withdrawn the list of recommended candidates for admission earlier sent to universities and other tertiary institutions, it said in a statement on Sunday.

A statement by JAMB's head of media, Fabian Benjamin, reads:
“This is to ensure that the University Senate perform its statutory responsibility of conducting the selection of candidates and refer it to JAMB for confirmation in line with the admission criteria of merit, catchment and educationally disadvantaged states as directed by the Hon Minister of Education at the policy committee meeting.

“The earlier list was sent to help fast track the process of admission so as to allow other tiers of institutions also conduct their admission.

“Candidates should not panic because this is part of the process of the 2016 admission exercise. JAMB regrets any inconvenience this decision would have caused the tertiary institutions

“The Board regrets any inconvenience it’s proactive step would have caused the tertiary institutions.”

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Nigerian Army Recruitment 2016: The List Of Shortlisted Candidates For SSC And DSSC Is Out

The Nigerian army has announced that it has published the list of successful candidates for both the Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Course 23/2016 and Short Service Combatant (SSC) Course 44/2016 on two prominent National Newspapers.

According to a tweet from the account of the Nigerian Army (above), candidates are hereby advised to check (July 29, 2016) The Punch and Daily Trust newspapers.

Nigerian Army Recruitment 2016: List of Shortlisted Candidates For SSC and DSSC is Out
Nigerian Army Recruitment 2016: List of Shortlisted Candidates For SSC and DSSC is Out

In April 2016, the Army had, in a bid to strengthen the Force, commenced the recruitment of able men and women.
The application ended on July 13, 2016 and then the interview process was conducted last month.

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BREAKING: FG Scraps HNDs , Merges Polytechnics With Universities

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a comprehensive reform of Nigeria's tertiary education system, scrapping the award of the Higher National Diploma (HND) by the nation's polytechnics.

In effect, the award of the HND will be limited to only the students currently admitted for the programmes.
Also, all the programmes currently being run by the polytechnics, which are not technology-based, and which are about 70 per cent,
will be scrapped.

Under the new rule, the polytechnics will now become campuses of the proximate universities with the Vice Chancellors of those
universities appointing provosts for the polytechnics, subject to the ratification of the Universities Councils.

The polytechnics will now be limited to award of the National Diploma (ND) while those desirous of further education will be awarded
the Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) by the proximate university.

To kick-start the new policy, the nation's two most prominent polytechnics - Yaba College of Technology and Kaduna Polytechnic -
will henceforth be known as City University of Technology, Yaba and City University of Technology, Kaduna.

And to give legal teeth to these approvals, the FEC approved the submission of two Executive bills to the National Assembly for enactment into law.
With education being on the concurrent list, the states may wish to consolidate their tertiary institutions. But if they do not wish to follow the federal example, their programmes will continue to be regulated by the relevant agencies of the Federal Ministry of Education.
The first bill will concretise the setting up of the two city universities while the second will approve the preparation and consolidation
of all federal polytechnics and colleges of education as campuses of proximate universities.

The Ministry of Justice will do the preparation and submission of the two bills to the National Assembly.

Minister of Education, Mall. Adamu, told journalists after the weekly meeting of the council that under the reform measures, her ministry would, however, continue to licence private polytechnics and colleges of education for the award of qualification at ND and National Certificate in Education (NCE) levels.
She said: "There will be no more award of HND. 
After we have exhausted the current students under the programme, there will be no more award of HND. This means that there will be no fresh admission for HND programmes. And in addition, any programme that is not technical will be out of the polytechnics. About 70 per cent of polytechnic graduates are in the non-technical courses. It is going to be a rigorous implementation programme."

A ministerial committee to ensure the smooth implementation of all that is required for the take-off of the reform initiatives is to begin work immediately.
Mall. Adamu said: "The HND certificate will remain a legal tender in Nigeria and holders of such certificate will continue to be recognised as the equivalent of first degree holders without discriminatory remunerations and limit to progression in the work place.
The NCE certificate will be retained as the minimum teaching qualification at the basic level of education. Any higher qualifications by
these private or state-owned polytechnics will be only affiliation with a university. So, HND is no longer in existence, but existing HND will be respected and considered legal tender."

The council also approved the Federal Government's formal take-over of the Waziri Umaru Polytechnic, Birnin Kebbi, which will be the College of Technology campus of the Othman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, as well as the Hussein Adamu Polytechnic, Kazaure,
Bauchi, which will be a College of Technology of the proximate university in the state.

Also, the Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri, Imo State, has been taken over as a campus of the Federal University of
Technology, Owerri. 

A state that had never had any federal institution, like Bayelsa, is to have a College of Technology as a campus of the College of Technology of the University of Port Harcourt.

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26 Nigerian Universities Make List Of Top 100 Universities In Sub-Saharan Africa

26 Nigeria universities were able to snatch positions on the webometric top 100 universities in sub-Saharan Africa, the universities and their positions are as follows:
1. University of Ibadan, Ibadan. UI (1412)-13th
2. Covenant University, Ota. CU (1769)16th
3. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. OAU (2083)-20th
4. University of Lagos, Lagos. UNILAG (2303)-27th
5. University of Nigeria, Nsukka. UNN (2484)30th
6. University of Ilorin, Ilorin. UNILORIN (2654)-34th
7. University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. UNAAB (2717)37th
8. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. ABU (2782)39th
9. Federal University of Technology, Owerri. FUTO (2911)43rd

10. Federal University of Technology, Minna. FUTMINNA (3165)47th
11. University of Benin, Ugbowo. UNIBEN (3191)48th
12. University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt. UNIPORT (3281)49tj
13. Federal University of Technology, Akure. AKURE (3319)51st
14. Bayero University, Kano. BUK (3552)-58th
15. University of Uyo, Uyo. UNIUYO (3760)62th
16. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso. LAUTECH (3827)-63th
17. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. UNIZIK (3582)- 64th
18. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti. ABUAD (3910)-65tj
19. University of Jos, Jos. UNIJOS (4017)- 70th
20. Lagos State University, Ojo. LASU – 72nd
21. University of calabar-76th
22. Landmark university-86th
23. University of Maiduguri -87th
24. Michael okpara university of agriculture, Umudike- 93rd
25. Federal university, duste ma- 94th
26. Federal university, oye-ekiti – 97th

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