NECO Releases 2018 Examination Results

National Examinations Council, NECO, has released the June/July 2018 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations, SSCE, with 71 percent of the candidates making five credits and above, inclu-ding English Language and Mathematics. Similarly, 90.5 percent scored five credits and above, irrespective of English language and Mathematics. A statement by NECO’s Acting Registrar/Chief Executive of the Council, Alhaji Abubakar Gana, also revealed a decrease in examination malpractices. Gana said about 9,000 of the candidates that registered for the examinations did not sit for the papers, noting that “1,041,536 registered for the examination,…

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WAEC releases results, 50% of candidates pass Maths, English

West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the result for the 2018 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) where a total of 786, 016 students, representing 49.98 per cent, obtained credits in five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics. In this category were 389,655 males and 396,361 females, representing 47.32 and 52.92 per cent, respectively. The Head of the Nigerian National Office (HNO) of the council, Mr Olu Adenipekun, who disclosed this to reporters in Lagos, said there had been a decline in this year’s candidates’ performance by 10 per cent…

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Adamawa government lauds Fidelity Bank for CSR projects

  Mohammed Jibrila Bindow, Adamawa State governor, has commended Fidelity Bank Plc for supporting the development of education in the state and across the country through its sustainable Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. The Governor, who spoke during the handover ceremony of the newly constructed block of classrooms to the management of Kwarhi B’ Primary, at Mubi, in Hong Local Government Area (LGA), noted that the project was significant as it would go a long way to provide an appropriate learning environment for children in the community. Bindow, who was…

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WAEC Set To Release 2018/2019 Results

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Council Head of Public Affairs, Damianus Ojijeogu during an interview on Saturday disclosed that the results of the 2018 WASSCE for School Candidates will be released in 45 days. The council, he said, was satisfied with the conduct of the just concluded examination for school candidates nationwide. The WASSCE for school candidates commenced on March 27, 2018 and was concluded on May 15, 2018. Below was the speech made by WAEC “We are indeed happy that the examination was conducted in a hitch-free manner.…

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Decade Old Story Wins GTBank’s Dusty Manuscript Contest

A manuscript written almost ten years ago has been selected as the winner of the Dusty Manuscript Contest; a Prize organized for budding Nigerian writers. Written by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson, the winning manuscript, titled Devil’s Pawn clinched the top prize ahead of The Orchid Protocol by Onoche Emeka Onyekwena and The Other Side of Truth by Nneoma Anieto, which came first and second runner-up respectively. Organized in partnership with Kachifo Ltd. and Okadabooks, the Dusty Manuscript Contest is the latest in a long line of GTBank’s YouREAD initiatives aimed at…

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Prof sacked over sex-for-mark scandal

Prof. Richard Akindele, who was accused of demanding sex to upgrade the mark of a female postgraduate student, Monica Osagie, has been dismissed by the Governing Council of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. Osagie was a postgraduate student in the Department of Management and Accounting and was said to have completed her programme in 2018. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, announced the verdict of the council at a press conference at the university on Wednesday. The council, led by its Chairman, Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, had held…

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Workers fault Osun poly rector’s doctorate

Dr Akinola Olaolu, the Acting Rector, Igbajo Polytechnic, Igbajo, Osun State, is currently being questioned on his doctorate. It was alleged that, there were complaints over his style of leadership in the polytechnic, and that his claim to a doctorate is being called into question as workers of the institution claimed that there was nothing to suggest that he had a PhD. There had been a clash between students of the institution and policemen from the Osun State Police Command, leading to over 20 students being reportedly hospitalised. Since the…

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Buhari Government Worst In Education Funding – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has warned that the stifling of education funding under the Muhammadu Buhari government is preparing the country for a greater future doom. It stated that the nonchalant attitude of the Buhari-led government to education appears to be the worst in the history of Nigeria with about 7 percent allocation to Education. Chairman, University of Ibadan branch of ASUU, Dr. Deji Omole, who stated this on Monday in an interview with journalists, noted that the failure to vote enough money to public varsity education…

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Union Bank CEO, Other Executives Tutor over 3000 Students on Financial Literacy

Union Bank recently tutored over 3000 students from 30 secondary schools across the Country as part of activities to mark this year’s Global Money Week and Financial Literacy Day (FLD) based on the theme ‘Money Matters Matter’. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Bank, Emeka Emuwa accompanied by the Executive Director, Commercial Banking Adekunle Sonola led the team to African Church Grammar School, Abeokuta where they tutored the students on the basics of money, savings, gaining employment and becoming entrepreneurs. The Bank’s Head, Corporate Strategy and Innovation, Lola Cardoso…

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The GTCrea8 Convention for Undergraduates Holds March 8

Foremost African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, is set to hold the maiden edition of the GTCrea8 Convention for Undergraduates, on Wednesday, March 8, 2018 at the University of Lagos, Akoka. The one day convention, which is free to attend, will bring together undergraduates from universities across Nigeria who are passionate about technology, digital media, fashion, and more to connect with peers as well as role models in their areas of interests. To participate in the event, interested undergraduates are advised to register, FOR FREE, at gtcrea8.com/convention2018. As a…

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