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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has withdrawn licences from 11 centres for charging candidates exorbitant amount in the ongoing 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) registration.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

“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.

He, therefore, called on NSCDC to assist in arresting any erring centre while also calling on candidates to 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 School 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.

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.

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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 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, 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 () 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 (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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