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The federal government of has been given a 7-day ultimatum to abrogate admission acceptance fees into all tertiary institutions in the country to encourage learning.

Rights group, One Love Foundation said they decided to give the one week notice to the current government of the country and should the government failed, they will not also fail to seek redress in the court of law to put an end to the ugly scenario.

The group made this known in a statement issued to newsmen by its coordinator, Mr. Patrick Osagie Eholor, in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

The statement said they have been overwhelmed with the outcries of the poor masses whose academic pursuits have been truncated due to their inability to pay the thousands of money as acceptance fee before they could be admitted into the under the guise of professional admission.

“Our attention has been drawn to overwhelming protests and outcry from students, parents and the general public of Edo State and Nigeria in general in respect of oppressive and unbearable admission acceptance fees which newly admitted students are compelled to pay by the government in our various institutions.

“Investigations by our foundation indicate that these fees range between N40,000 to as much as N60,000 in some state per student. And that of some federal institution is even higher.

“These fees pose additional hardship and obstacles to tertiary aspiration of our well-meaning youths and parents whose enthusiastic votes brought the present administration to power.”

Mr. Eholor further accused the government of being insensitive to the plight of the commoners, adding that under this current administration, higher education has become the birth rights of the few rich in the nation.

“Subsequently, under the this administration, only a very slim minority of Nigeria citizens who are either successful industrialists or privileged commissioners, government appointees, anointed contractors, treasury looters, fraud and politicians with deep pockets have the right to give higher education to their children,” the statement added.

The statement further appealed to Nigerian government to hurt acceptance fees in all tertiary institutions throughout or be prepared for a legal action.

“Our foundation hereby stands with every Nigerians both parents and families to resist and reclaim the right of these future leaders to affordable and qualitative education.

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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 .

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 report 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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