The Joint Admissions And Matriculation Board (JAMB) is set use more CCTV devices during Examinations.
This was made known by Prof. Is’haq Oloyede who is the Registrar of the body.
He made this known whilst at the International Summit on Examination Malpractice on Friday in Lagos.
The devices were deployed for the first time during the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination Prof. Oloyede stated.
The body would continue to make grounds in its quest for integrity, equity, and quality.
The summit, organised by the West African Examinations Council, has as its theme: “Examination Malpractice; the Contemporary Realities and Antidotes”.
“There will be no compromise whatsoever. Without the deployment of the CCTV, one will just be making a mockery of the Computer Based Test.
“This device has ensured that even if a cheating candidate was not caught during the examination, such candidate will be caught after the examination.
“We will continue to ensure that with education, one can achieve everything and without it, one can achieve nothing.
“It therefore goes to tell you that each one of us, must strive to achieve what is good, giving the significance of life and living,” he said.
The problem that is examination malpractice, is not particular to Nigeria alone referring to it as a global problem.
“I have statistics with me which shows that what we have here in Nigeria, as far as examination malpractice is concerned, is a child’s play when compared to what is happening in other climes.
“Today with the aid of technological devices for cheating, such as smart watches and others, the phenomenon is becoming alarming.
“But in our own case, as these children are getting wiser, we too are getting ahead of them.
“In fact, it is in line with this kind of development that the board has concluded arrangements to create centres for examination malpractice devices for future examinations,” he said.
Florida Atlantic University Cancels Graduation Ceremony Following A Threat
The Florida Atlantic University’s Boca Raton Campus, cancels its graduation ceremony, following a threatening note stuck to a mirror in a women’s bathroom.
A staff member of the Florida Atlantic University, FAU, found the small sticky note containing a “credible threat” at about 4:15 p.m. in the business building – Sean Brammer, the chief of FAU police reports.
He went on to say:
“It was a threat specific to our graduation tonight. It would hurt the investigation if I told you the specifics of the note. We took it seriously and canceled the ceremony.”
The university made the announcement of the cancelation via Twitter shortly before the ceremony was scheduled to begin. The Tweet reads, “The Student Union is being evacuated due to what law enforcement considers a credible threat.”
The evening ceremony was scheduled as the third commencement of the day with 462 students, mostly science majors ready to participate. Two other ceremonies were successfully carried out without a hitch at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m on Tuesday.
OAU Addresses Withdrawal Of Accreditation For Law, Dentistry…
Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile Ife, speaks on the withdrawal of accreditation of some of its courses by the National University Commission, NUC.
The NUC had reportedly withdrawn the accreditation for Law, Dentistry, Fine Arts, Botany and Family Nutrition at the OAU. Thus, causing JAMB to ask aspirant who chose the school to change their course or institution. The Public Relations Officer of the university, Abiodun Olanrewaju has released a statement addressing the situation.
Read the statement below:
UPDATE ON ADMISSION INTO SOME PROGRAMMES FOR 2018/2019
The Management of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is aware of the directive by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) that the 2018/2019 candidates who applied to study Law, Dentistry, Fine and Applied Arts, Botany and Family Nutrition and Consumer Sciences should either change course or university, due to non-accreditation by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
The general accreditation exercise was conducted across all universities in December 2017 and the non-accreditation of some programmes cut across all universities and is not peculiar to OAU.
There are 106 programmes in the University of which the five mentioned above have issues with accreditation. Although all these programmes actually had interim status during the last exercise, they were denied accreditation because of the existing NUC regulation which does not allow for back to back interim status.
The University Management is working assiduously to address the issues raised by the NUC. It, therefore, has no doubt that the affected programmes will be restored hopefully in the forthcoming accreditation exercise slated for November 2018. We hereby use this medium to officially appreciate the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) for the prompt release of funds to upgrade the existing structures and facilities in the University.
We appreciate the concern of all stakeholders, particularly parents/guardians and prospective students on this development and plead for their understanding.
The Management will continue to do all within its power to uphold and build upon the academic excellence for which the University is known.
Akinwunmi Ambode Approves Recruitment Of Additional 1,200 Teachers
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, approves the recruitment of additional 1,200 teachers for the Junior and Senior Secondary schools in the state.
The Deputy Director of Public Affairs at the State Ministry of Education, Adesegun Ogundeji, makes the reveal in a statement on Friday. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had earlier promised that his administration would employ more teachers in public schools to meet up with the manpower required to cover all public schools across the state.
The Deputy Governor of the state, Mrs. Idiat Adebule, confirms 1,200 teachers is an addition to the 1,000 teachers the governor had earlier approved for recruitment into primary schools in the state.
Mrs. Adebule, says guidelines for the application would be released soon in accordance with the Civil Service Rules. She highlighted hopes that the development would further aid teaching and learning in the public schools.
The deputy governor further attributes this progress to the government efforts towards improving infrastructure and welfare of teaching and non-teaching staff in its service.