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Over 1.57m Candidates Write WASSCE In 19,000 Centers

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Over 1.57 million candidates are sitting for the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations WASSCE in 19,000 centers across the country.

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono disclosed this while monitoring the conduct of the WASSCE in Federal Government Girls College, Bwari and Government Girls Secondary School, Dutse, both in the Federal Capital Territory,(FCT) Abuja.

Echono who expressed satisfaction over  the conduct of the examination, revealed that apart from the disruptions witnessed in the South-east, where some candidates were stopped by some hoodlums from writing the exam, the conduct of the 2021 WASSCE remains peaceful.

“We are very pleased that all around the country, exams are going on peacefully. We have a total of over 19,000 exams centres across the country over 1.57miillion candidates registered for their exams and beside the disruptions we had on Sept 13th in the southeast where some of our candidates were stopped from doing the exams, it is a peaceful and stressful examination,” he said.

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Echono however assured that candidates who missed the exam in the South East due to the disruptions, will be given another opportunity to write the examination.

He added  that the ministry did not encounter challenges in preparing students for the examinations aside from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Echino further said that although some schools were closed in states due to the COVID-19 pandemic, alternative arrangements were made especially for exit classes to take the examination.

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While speaking on the issue of  examination malpractice, the permanent secretary stated that cases of examination malpractices would be collated at the end of the examination adding that the culprits will be brought to book.

He said that the ministry was collaborating with relevant examination bodies and Non-Government Organisations to fish out candidates involved in examination malpractices.

“This is because we have a lot of miscreants who are perpetrating and deceiving people. We are going to undertake a general overhaul for all those offering so-called services to candidates.

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“We didn’t see much of malpractices in internal examinations like this because these are students who are already in school,” he said.

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Girl-Child: APWEN Set To Conduct Quiz Competition In Kogi

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The chairperson of the Association of Women Engineers of Nigeria Kogi State Chapter Engr Mrs Joan Oguche has disclosed that the Association is set to conduct inter School Competition in Kogi State.

Engr Joan Made this revelation in Lokoja while addressing Press Men noting that the essence of this Science Quiz competition targetted Girl-Child is to encourage their participation in Science subjects which will in turn boost their confidence to study Engineering Courses at the Tertiary level.

“what we are pursuing is to ensure we encourage Girl-child to pick up Science Subjects at the Secondary School Level with the intention of choosing Engineering as a career”.

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Oguche further said that the fear of studying Science Subjects has reduced the number of women in Engineering Profession in Nigeria relating that She will use her tenure as the current Chairperson of APWEN in Kogi State to stage Campaigns that will increase the interest of a girl-child in Engineering Profession in Nigeria.

“We have mapped out strategies such as going to schools to give Career talks to Girl-child, we have also created platforms with parents in various Schools in Kogi State where we can encourage them to convince their children and wards to develop interest in Science Subjects that could enable them go for Engineering Courses at the Higher Institution of Learning”

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She finally appealed to all the parents and teachers of Schools like Crowder Memorial College, Bishop Delis Secondary School, Government Science Seondary Shcool, Muslims Commuity Secondary School, Government Day Secondary School, Government Secondary School Serikin Numa and other public schools within Lokoja Metropolis to avail their girls for the Science Quiz competetion slated to hold in Lokoja at the NIWA Coference Hall on Monday 16th of August, 2021 adding that educational materials Such as Laptos, Science Books, Mathsets, Calculators and other science learning materials shall be distributed to students that perform well.

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2021 UTME: JAMB Releases Result

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the results of candidates who sat in more than 720 CBT centres for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination conducted between Saturday, 19th and Tuesday, 22 June 2021.A press statement signed by the Board’s spokesperson,

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Dr Fabian Benjamin urged concerned candidates to check their result by sending UTMERESULT to 55019 through the GSM number they used to obtain profile code for UTME registration and their results would be relayed to them.

The statement added that the results for subsequent days would be released daily.

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According to the statement, the Board  expressed satisfaction that the utilisation of National Identification Number (NIN) has helped in curbing examination malpractices as the exam has recorded the least incidence of irregularities since the inception of the CBT examinations in Nigeria. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

“Nevertheless, the Board would still review all the CCTV footages and other technical gadgets for detection of possible examination misconducts.”Extremely comparatively few results are being withheld for further investigation.”

In addition, the Board would not hesitate to withdraw the results of any candidate subsequently found to have committed any form of examination misconduct,” the statement said.

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Lagos APC Lawmaker Distributes 300 JAMB Forms To Youths

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Mr Abiodun Tobun, a lawmaker representing Epe Constituency 1 in the Lagos State House of Assembly, has obtained Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) forms for 300 youths in Epe.

Tobun, the All Progressive Congress (APC) lawmaker, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Epe, on Friday.

He said that this was the sixth edition of the distribution of free JAMB forms to youths in the Epe community.

“The beneficiaries for this year were more than the previous edition and they were drawn across Epe Constituency.

“Education is the bedrock of development of any community or society and I believe once the youths are built educationally, the nation is also built,’’ he said.

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The lawmaker said that his priority was to build a better society by developing the youths through education.

“I give out the free JAMB forms to the youths because I want to encourage them to grow mentally, spiritually and economically.

“With such development, we can have the respite that we have built a safe, secured and prosperous environment.’’

He also said that he has many programmes toward empowering farmers, fishermen and people with disabilities.

“The idea is to give back to the community that made me what I am today.

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“My constituency people believe in my quality representation, hence, this encourages me to do more by giving back to the people,’’ he told NAN.

Tobun also used the opportunity to wish all Muslim faithful, Ramadan Kareem and prayed that “may the peace of Allah be upon every one of us’’.

He urged the fasting Muslim to remember Epe, Lagos state and Nigeria in their prayers.

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Prince Abdulrahman Obaje is a Media and ICT Consultant, Journalist, online marketer, social media strategist, Mathematician and Computer Scientist based in Abuja, Nigeria. He is the Founder and the Publisher of The Informavores!. You can reach me on +234 805 939 5252 or send i-witness report directly to me on news@informavores.com.ng.

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