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JAMB Delists Additional 6 Centres In Abuja, Kaduna, Others
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has delisted additional six centres following their below par performance in the conduct of the second day of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
This is coming after the board had delisted 24 centres after the first day of the UTME on Saturday for same reason. Head, Protocol and Public Affairs, Dr. Fabian Benjamin who disclosed this in a statement said 464,834 candidates wrote UTME today (Monday) being the second day of the examination.
The delisted centres are Dayspring Christian College, Opete, Delta state, Fountain of Knowledge INTL Academy CBT centre, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Twelve Apostles College, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State and Lead British International School, Gwarimpa, Abuja. Others are Zaria Academy, Zaria, Kaduna State and Muhammed Kamaldeen CBT Centre, along FGC ogidi Ilorin, Kwara State
FG Plans Curriculum For Farmers, Pastoralists’ Education
The National Commission for Nomadic Education says it is planning to produce a curriculum guide for the education of pastoralists and migrant fisher-folk and farmers in four subjects: History, Islamic Religious Studies, Christian Religious Studies and National Values.
Speaking on Monday in Abuja at the beginning of a five-day workshop, the Executive Secretary of the commission, Prof. Bashir Usman, attributed the incessant cases of conflicts, insurgency, armed robbery, kidnapping, drugs abuse and rape in the society to the lack of understanding of the collective sense of history, moral values and social cohesion as a people.
Usman said Nigeria was in need of a solution to curb the rising spate of issues causing the current national security challenges. He said the National Council of Education had directed the re-introduction of certain subjects at the basic level and laid emphasis on the teaching of subjects such as history, Islamic Religious studies, Christian Religious studies and National Values comprising of Social Studies, Civic and Security Education.
Lawan: APC May Face Challenges After Buhari’s Exit
Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) may face challenges after the exit of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Lawan gave the warning on Monday night in a speech delivered to close the First Progressives Youth Conference 2021 which held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
He said the party must begin to plan ahead to sustain the goodwill and legacies of the present administration. He noted that by doing so, the party would be able to retain its appeal and nationalistic outlook beyond the 2023 general elections.
774,000 Jobs: FG Directs Banks To Pay Participants
The federal government on Monday directed banks to immediately pay all the participants of the Extended Special Public Works (ESPW) programme.
The banks include Fidelity, UBA, Heritage, Zenith, Access, FCMB and Yobe Micro Finance.
Daily Trust had on Thursday, June 17, exclusively reported that thousands of the participants were yet to be paid their stipend while others said they were paid only once. Others alleged that they were short-changed during table payment as they were not given up to N20,000.
Those Taking Up Arms Against Nigeria Will Face Justice – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has said the “criminal elements” carrying arms against the country would be brought to justice.
There is currently a high rate of insecurity in the country as kidnapping and killings are widespread.
Speaking at the maiden edition of the APC Progressive Youth Conference held at the International Conference Centre in Abuja, on Monday, Buhari said his administration is committed to tackling the security challenges bedeviling the nation. The president, who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, asked APC youths to work for a better future for themselves and the country.
Trouble Looms For Some Private Jet Owners As Customs Begins Crackdown
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has said it may detain unverified private aircraft after the 30 days importation verification deadline given to owners elapses on July 6.
At a briefing in Abuja on Monday, the Public Relations Officer of Customs, Deputy Comptroller Joseph Attah, said so far, only six owners of private aircraft have responded to the invitation since the verification window opened on June 7, 2021.
“The Service believes that owners of private aircraft are highly-placed individuals who would be willing to comply with extant laws of the land governing importation of the aircraft they own, this includes payments of all appropriate duties and taxes,” Attah said.
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