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FG Orders Unity Schools to Re-open Oct 12

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FG Orders Unity Schools to Re-open Oct 12

The Federal Government has announced that all Unity Schools in Nigeria should resume with effect from October 12, 2020.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed this during a press conference in Abuja on Friday.

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According to the Minister, Unity schools across the country, are at liberty to fix resumption dates and ensure adequate safety measures.

Adamu added that the conclusion was drawn after consultations with Presidential Task Force(PTF) on COVID-19. He also warned that schools who fail to adhere to outlined COVID-19 safety protocols, risk closure if there is an outbreak from such institutions.

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F.G. Bans SSS1, SSS2 Students from Taking WASSCE, NECO, NABTEB

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F.G. Bans SSS1, SSS2 Students from Taking WASSCE, NECO, NABTEB

The Federal Government has banned students in Senior Secondary School one and two from applying for and taking external West African Senior School Certificate Examination, the National Examination Council, and National Business and Technical Examinations Board.

This was revealed to AMILOADED in a circular issued by the Federal Ministry of Education to principals of federal unity schools.

It was titled in the circular with no: FME/DBSE/US/DOC/III/16 and signed by the ministry’s Director Senior Secondary Education, Hajia Binta Abdulkadir. The circular was confirmed by the Director of Press and Public Relations, Ben Bem Goong, on Friday.

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The government threatened to expel any SSS One and Two students who take the exams. This, the education ministry, said would help to maintain decorum and boost standards of education in schools.

Further mentioned that all students must write these examinations after they have been duly registered for the examination by the college.

Recall that students of Federal Unity College should adhere strictly to the content of this circular. And Principals are advised to bring the content of this circular to the knowledge of all parents of the college.

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Freed Bethel Students to Write Ongoing NECO Examination

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Freed Bethel Students to Write Ongoing NECO Examination

The Kaduna State Government said it will ensure that the freed students of the Bethel Baptist High School write the ongoing National Examinations Council (NECO) examinations.

A statement issued by the state Commissioner for Education, Shehu Mohammed, on Tuesday, said the state government was working with the council to ensure that those who registered write their examination at the nearest centre.

He also assured that the state government would do the needful to ensure the safe release of those children who were still being held by the kidnappers.

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Recall that the kidnappers on July 5, 2021 invaded the Bethel Baptist High School, Maraban Damishi, in Chikun Local Government Area of the state and abducted the students.

The 28 students were released by the kidnappers on Sunday while a few others had earlier regained their freedom and another four escaped from the bandits’ hideout on Monday.

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JAMB Suspends use of USSD Code to Check UTME Results, Issues New Directive

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JAMB Suspends use of USSD Code to Check UTME Results, Issues New Directive

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has suspended the use of USSD code to check the just released results of 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

JAMB which made this known in a statement issued by its spokesman, Dr Fabian Benjamin, on Saturday, said candidates are now expected to visit the Board’s website to access their results.

The exam body said the new results checking process was necessitated by the current challenges associated with the USSD code.

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It reads : “It has come to the attention of the Board that the result checking on USSD code 55019 is saddled with some challenges. Consequently, the Board hereby directs all candidates to visit JAMB portal to check for their 2021 UTME result. Each candidate is to follow this simple steps.

(a) Visit https://www.jamb.gov.ng
(b) On the menu bar, click on efacility
(c) On the page that shows up, click on UTME 2021 Main Results Notification Slip
(d) Enter your registration number and click the button Check My Result

“Candidates can check their results from anywhere there is internet access, checking by USSD code 55019 is suspended”.

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