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The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has lamented the poor state of across the states of the federation.

Mr Adeyemi Azeez, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the association made this known in a statement in Abuja on Saturday.

Azeez called on all governors of states (both new and returning) to immediately set up visitation panel to all higher institutions of learning.

Azeez noted that it was imperative to make the remark about the country’s educational sector after a general overview from all the states of the federation, NAN reports.

“As it is obvious that only a sincere, dedicated and purpose driven government at states level can bring a clear repositioning to the education sector.

“NANS calls on all governors of states (both new and returning) to as a matter of urgency and necessity, set up visitation panel to all higher institutions of learning.

“This will avail the government with detailed state of each campus and proffer realistically workable solutions to address the challenges,” he said.

He noted that the of NANS, Mr Danielson Akpan had also described as disheartening, a situation where education that was free and accessible in the days of today’s leaders, is now unaffordable to the sons and daughters of the poor.

He said that most classrooms, laboratories and libraries had become ill-equipped in recent times.

Azeez, however, commended Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun for declaring a state of emergency in the education sector of the state, during his inauguration speech on May 29.

The association, however, implored the to make his declaration a complete reality and not just a mere pronouncement.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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Ede Poly Holds 26th Matriculation Ceremony in Grand Style

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Federal Polytechnic witnessed a grandeur matriculation ceremony yesterday, 21st February, 2020. At the event, the school invoked the spirit of festivity as staff and students joined in euphoric mood.

In a customary practice of the school, Federal Polytechnic Ede rounded up her annual orientation programs to newly-admitted students with the Matriculation Ceremony. The event which took place on Friday was the 26th edition since the inception of the school.

Foremost, the matriculants marched into the School Pavilion which paid host to the event. The students were led in by Mrs. E. I. Babatope.

Thereafter, the moderator, Mr. Lawal, the School’s P.R.O. gave a welcome speech to honour parents and guardians that graced the occasion for their presence. During his speech, the SUL representatives led by Comr. Ajibade Quazeem entered the frame with an Aluta chorus. Some minutes later, the academic and non academic staff joined, ably led by the Rector, Dr. John Taiwo Adekolawole.

At this juncture, the moderator announced the program is being aired live on; Knowledge, Skills and Character Radio (98.1 FM), a new feat for the school. Recitation of the national and school anthems followed suit.

A special parade was displayed by Cadet Officers to welcome the Rector and his crew to the seat. Then, the amiable Rector declared the event open. All Deans were called to present matriculants from their faculties to affirm the matriculation oath. And the Polytechnic lawyer, Barr. N. J. O. Muhammad alongside Barr. Adeyombo was summoned to administer the matriculation oath to the students as the students pronounced after her.

The Rector gave his speech after another special parade led by Cadet Officer Michael Joseph. While delivering his lecture, he welcomed the freshers to the citadel of learning.

The Don said they should count themselves fortunate to have gained admission into the institution as “many are called but few are chosen”.

The Rector enjoined the students to endeavour to live in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Polytechnic.

He urged the students to tolerate each other and live peacefully among themselves.

The Rector urged the students to shun anti-social activities such as cultism, examination malpractice, and use of hard drugs. He advised them to study diligently towards achieving excellence.

He informed the audience of the latest development in the school as regards the addition of new departments.

Furthermore, he emphasised that there are two campuses; South and North campuses. He said provision has been made to convey students to South Campus. He also laid emphasis on extracurricular activities such as sports and entrepreneural courses within the campus referencing that; “all works and no play makes Jack a dull boy”.

To cap it all, he reiterated that Students should stay away from social vices and any suspicion to school authority. He implored the fresh students to shun cultism which may jeopardize their studentship and lead to their immediate expulsion. ”On no account should any student take law into his hands. Ignorance of law is not an excuse”, he said.

Finally, he encouraged students to be security-conscious and to make their grievances known through H.O.Ds and Deans.

Presentation of scholarship awards to best outstanding Students follows with golden handshake from the Rector. While the recitation of the school and national anthems served as a curtain-drawer.

 

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2020 UTME: No extension after Jan 17 as JAMB records highest registration ever

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Sunday, said there will be no extension of registration after Monday, January 17.

It also disclosed that nearly 2 million prospective candidates have registered for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the highest ever.

“There will be no extension for the registration of candidates for both the UTME and the Direct Entry (DE) as being speculated in some quarters”, Fabian Benjamin, Head of Media and Information, told NAN

“Registration for this year’s examination ends by 12 midnight of Feb. 17, and that will be it for this year.

“The board is pleased with the way the exercise has gone so far and with this, we have registered over 1.9 million candidates.

“This figure is the highest that the board has ever recorded in the history of its examination.

“We are happy that we keep improving every day in a bid to ensure effective management of our operations,” he stated.

The spokesman added that a total of 669 out of the 747 centres across the country will be used for the conduct of the computer-based test (CBT).

“One of the purposes of the mock examination is to test-run the facilities in these centres. Anyone of them that falls short of standard will automatically be delisted,” he said.

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