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Professor Victor Osodeke Emerges New ASUU President

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Professor Victor Osodeke Emerges New ASUU President

The Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) has elected Prof. Victor Emmanuel Osodeke of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike in Abia State as its new president.

ASUU during its national delegates conference held in Awka, Anambra State, elected a new executive council to take over leadership of the union for two years after which they may be reelected.

Professor Chris Piwuna, a Consultant Psychiatrist and Associate Professor in the College of Medicine, University of Jos was also elected as the Vice President.

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Others elected were: Chris Piwuna, a Consultant Psychiatrist and Associate Professor in the College of Medicine, University of Jos as Vice President.

Others are Prof. Siji Sowande (Treasurer); Prof. Ade Adejumo (Financial Secretary); Dr. Austen Sado (Investment Secretary); Dr. Adamu Babayo (Internal Auditor) and Dr Stella-Maris Okey (Welfare Secretary).

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2021 UTME: JAMB Gives Update On Candidates with Incomplete Registration

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2021 UTME: JAMB Gives Update On Candidates with Incomplete Registration

Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has advised candidates whose registration process is incomplete to visit special centres to finish the process.

JAMB’s Head of Media Dr Fabian Benjamin gave the advice in a statement on Monday.

Benjamin said the advice affected only those who could not complete their registration during the earlier scheduled registration period.

He said only candidates whose names were compiled after giving reasons for the incomplete registration process and had been contacted “are expected to visit the centres”.

“At the end of the period originally scheduled for the 2021/2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registration on May 15, the registration period was extended.

“Another two weeks that elapsed on May 29, was given to accommodate candidates who, largely due to issues related with newly introduced pre-requisite of National Identification Number (NIN), could not register.

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“Additional extension of two weeks was made to compile the list of all prospective candidates who for any reason were unable to register.

“The candidates who have not registered but have secured the profile codes and initiated the registration process are expected to visit the specially designated registration centres to complete the registration on Tuesday, June 15.

“Designated registration centre for each candidate is being forwarded to them through the GSM text (SMS) messages and also available on the website of the Board (www.jamb.gov.ng) from 12 noon on Monday, June 14.

“The identification number on each form given to the candidates has been used to assign the candidates to their registration centres.

“Only candidates who have secured their profile codes are expected to visit the centres.

“Also, the names of the few who have not yet obtained their NIN or profile codes have been forwarded to NIMC and would be contacted as soon as they are cleared by NIMC.

“Each candidate posted to any non-JAMB owned CBT centre is expected to pay the registration fee of N1,000 to such CBT centre,” Benjamin said.

The 2021 UTME is scheduled to commence from June 19 to July 3.

The Registrar of the board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, however, disclosed the possibility of conducting a second UTME for candidates with genuine registration challenges.

Oloyede made disclosed this on Wednesday in Lagos while monitoring profiling of candidates with 2021 UTME registration challenges.

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Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic Shut Indefinitely After Bandits Attack

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Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic Shut Indefinitely After Bandits Attack

The management of Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic in Zaria, Kaduna State, has shut down all academic activities indefinitely.

It has also directed all students to vacate the school with immediate effect.

In a statement by the acting Registrar of the Polytechnic, Mahmoud Kwarbai, on Friday, the management said the decision was taken due to the tension that the attack generated amongst the students.

The directive however excludes IJMB students whose external examination by the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria will commence on Tuesday, June 15.

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This follows Thursday night attack on the institution by bandits who kidnapped eight students and two lecturers from their hostels and staff quarters.

Meanwhile the leadership of the National Association of Polytechnic Students NAPS, while reacting to the latest abduction, gave the Kaduna State government seven days’ ultimatum to secure the release of the staff and students, insisting that failure to comply might incur the wrath of Nigerian students in the state.

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Kaduna University Suspends Undergraduate Academic Activities Indefinitely

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Kaduna University Suspends Undergraduate Academic Activities Indefinitely

The Kaduna State University (KASU) on Tuesday, suspended academic activities for its undergraduate students indefinitely.

The Registrar of the School, Samuel Manshop, disclosed this in a statement in Kaduna.

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Manshop, who did not give reasons for the suspension, however, said academic activities would continue for postgraduate program, college of medicine, pharmaceutical sciences and part-time program.

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