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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board () has withdrawn licences from 11 centres for charging candidates exorbitant amount in the ongoing 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) registration.

Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar of the board, made this known in Abuja on Tuesday, at an interactive session with stakeholders.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the stakeholders comprises – the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), banks, E-transact, Digital Partner , Interswitch and other service providers.

Oloyede said that the proliferation of tutorial centres was a major concern as most of the centres engaged in fraud and corruption, during registrations and examinations.

Oloyede said that charging above the stipulated N4,700 for the 2020 UTME registration was illegitimate and would only destroy the nation; as it was an act of fraud and corruption.

He said that the exorbitant amount could have negative effects on the nation as well as having effects in destroying the system.

“Many people make illegitimate money from the and we will be destroying the nation, if we don’t get things right.

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“Prior to 2018, we sell form for N5,000; but the federal government considers so many things and felt the money was much and in 2018, Muhammadu decided that the cost should be slashed; which brought the cost to N3,500.

” Also, prior to this time, there were unscrupulous people selling as high as N10,000. We now democratised the sale of the forms, to make it available so that it will not be possible for those selling to hoard the forms.

“We felt the banks are overcrowded so we decided to expand the sales outlet, to bring in money operators to cover all the registered banks.

“The effects of the expansion is that some people are still penetrating the banks, thereby increasing the cost of the sale of form, ” he said.

Oloyede said that the board was magnanimous enough to pay the sum of N210 as commission for each of the forms sold, to about 2 million candidates nationwide, saying extorting the candidates was unjust.

He added that the board was working closely with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), to ensure that any agent who sold above the prescribed fee was brought to book.

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He, therefore, called on NSCDC to assist in arresting any erring centre while also calling on candidates to report any centre involved in the act, to commandants in their various states.

He also said that the board, in a bid to eradicate the problems and as well as to ensure tracking, had directed its agents selling forms to ensure they have the National Identity Number (NIN).

The registrar listed some of the centres whose licences were withdrawn as: Federal Polytechnics, Mubi; Adamawa; Adazi-Nnukwu ICT/CBT for selling forms at N5,000, Emkenlyn , Nnaemeka Secondary Anambra.

Others were: New Kings and Queens Bayelsa, for selling at N5,500; Brightfield Secondary School Delta, for selling between N6,000 and N8,000; A-Pagen Consolidated Port Harcourt, for selling at N5,000 and Influential School Port Harcourt, for selling at N6,000.

NAN also reports that the cost of the registration is N3,500, cost of materials is N500 and N700 for the CBT centres; totalling N4,700.
Meanwhile, the Commandant General, NSCDC, Mr Abdullahi Muhammadu, urged the board to limit the tutorial centres in the country, while making sure that lists of certified tutorial centres were revealed to reduce infractions, as it relates to examinations.

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Muhammadu also called on commandants in the various states, to make integrity their watchword, in order not to betray the confidence the board have in them as well as Nigerians.


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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FPE Alumni Organizes Peaceful Meeting To Settle Management/ Various Unions Differences






Dated:*28TH SEPTEMBER, 2020


Protocols duly observe as I salute all our members all around the globe. It is my pleasure to today the development with respect to above stated subject.

Immediately the attention of the NEC was called to the crisis, we swung into actions. Preliminary findings were carried out and that resulted into inviting players for a peace talk. These players include but not limited to the school management as headed by the Rector, the Polytechnic Unions, representatives of the host community (Ede Descendants and FEYDA), the religious leaders, etc
The peace meeting which had in attendance two (2) members of the BOT and the NEC members was held at the Conference Hall in the Administrative Building of the Polytechnic on Saturday 26th September, 2020 with every invited bodies/individuals present except The Rector who sent his representatives and the SSANIP who declined the invitation.

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The gathering which lasted well over four hours was able to reveal many pertinent issues and ways forward were proposed.
Explanations/clarifications were given on contending issues like alleged misappropriation of funds, staff victimization, academic related issues, etc. Emotions rose, purgation was done all in true bid to get a peaceful resolution.

After all these were done, warring parties were unanimous in ensuring that all matters be resolved fairly and rightly. As the meeting closed the following are some of the resolutions reached

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👉All efforts be made to resolve lingering crisis internally

👉 Granting press statements that could incite anyone further should be stopped;

👉The Alumni NEC and the BOT should make further efforts to meet the SSANIP and The Rector;

👉The host community continues to partner other relevant bodies or individuals in ensuring peaceful coexistence

👉 Any form of harassment, humiliation, threat, and or intimidation of anyone should be stopped or desist from immediately

In view of the above and in a bid to completely settle the crisis, the Alumni NEC and the BOT as the representatives of the entire Alumni Association members will continue to do all it can to bring peace and sustain that peace without compromising the standard and quality of education in the school.


A comprehensive report and communique will be released after all that needed to be done has been achieved in not too distant future.

Babalola O.Abayomi
National PRO
+234 8035 676 746

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WAEC to release 2020 SSSCE results late October




The West African Examinations Council has said that it has a 45 -day timeline from its last paper to release the results of the 2020 Senior Secondary Certificate . This indicates that the results should be released by late October.
The council told one of our correspondents on Saturday that it would keep to 45 days after the last paper was written to release the results and to meet the deadline .
This is just as the Lagos State Ministry of Education through the State Examinations Board stated that from 2021 , entrance examinations into the Lagos State Model Colleges and Upgraded Junior Secondary Schools would be done through the Computer -Based Testing .
The West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination was taken between August 17 , 2020 and Saturday , September 12 , which means that the council would release the results latest by October 27 – 45 days after .
The Head of Public Affairs, WAEC , Demianus Ojijeogu , in a text message to one of our correspondents on Saturday , said , “ Before the outbreak of COVID -19 , we usually released it 45 days after the last paper on the timetable must have been taken . We are working on meeting that timeline .”
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Commissioner for Education , Mrs Folashade Adefisayo , said on Saturday at the launch of the CBT at the State Examination Board headquarters that the entrance exercises would be conducted through CBT from 2021 .
Only 210 pupils seeking admission into Lagos State Model Colleges and Upgraded Junior Secondary Schools in the state opted for CBT in 2020 .
Adefisayo, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education , Mrs Abosede Adelaja , said , “ The examination will be strictly CBT by next year since the world is a global village . Moreover , you need to add and embrace modern technologies.The parents of the candidates who opted for CBT will get the results of their children within 24 hours after the examination . Education remains the veritable tool to attain greatness as it helps to prepare for individual life ’s challenges .”
She noted that only 47 pupils were slated for the inaugural exam while the remaining 163 pupils would take theirs from Monday , September 28 , to Wednesday , September 30 , 2020 , at the Lagos State Examinations Board .

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