The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has approved August 21 for tertiary institutions to commence first and second choice admission for the 2020/2021 session.
This was contained in the 2020 admission guidelines signed by JAMB’s Registrar, Is-haq Oloyede, on Sunday
The board warned institutions not to bypass the Central Admission Processing System CAPS), through which admissions must be conducted.
“The 1st and 2nd Choices Admission-Exercise be conducted for all institutions from 21st August 2020 to a later date that would be determined by the Federal Ministry of Education and communicated to all the institutions.
“All applications for admissions to First Degree, National Diploma, National Innovation Diploma and the Nigeria Certificate in Education into Full Time, Distance Learning, Part-Time, Outreach, Sandwich, etc, must be processed ONLY through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB),” the statement read in part.
Last month, JAMB approved 160 and above as 2020 national minimum cut-off mark for admission into public universities. he board also approved 140 as minimum UTME score for admission into private universities.
Christian impregnates Muslem girl, flees for safety
By Oge Onyeanusi, Onitsha
The alleged fleeing of Ezejiofor Daniel Chukwuma, a christian, to an unknown destination for safety of his dear life after impregnating a moslem girl while serving his mandatory one year National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, scheme in Sokoto state, is now a source of worry to his christian parents. Chief and Mrs Sylvester Ezejiofor, CHRYSORA MEDIA reports.
Born in 18th December 1990, Ezejiofor Daniel Chukwuma, after attending his primary and post-primary education, proceeded to the Abia state Polytechnic, (2009-2014) and obtained certificate in Accountancy.
Narrating the ordeal his parents and the entire family are going through for not setting their eyes on him since he escaped, the elder brother, Ezejiofor Joel Chukwuka, told newsmen in Onitsha, Anambra
state, that, “during Ezejiofor Daniel Chukwuma’s days at Abia State Polytechnic he was a successful businessman and married to Mrs Ukoh Lovelyn and they were blessed with two children, Okose Alexander Chukwuma, born 06/03/2015 and Okose Stephen Chukwuma born 25/12/2017, before his wife was killed by suspected armed robbers”.
“His friendship with a moslem girl that he later impregnated started when he was posted to Magama hundu, Runjin Sambo Wamakko Local Government Area, Sokoto state.
His life as a christian became threatened by parents of the girl who were supported by muslim youths, a political chieftain, Aliyu Magatakada Wamakko and a Senator, for impregnating a moslem girl”.
“Noticing danger, Ezejiofor Daniel Chukwuma, fled the area and was declared wanted after he was reported to the security operatives to have impregnated a moslem girl and ran away to an unknown destination”.
“He was trailed to his base in the Southeast by angry moslems who got his belongings destroyed and parents grilled to disclose his where-abouts but to no avail as they did not know where he fled to”.
Among his properties estimated into millions of naira they destroyed included, shops, cars and house. They threaten to prosecute us but our major problem now is that since he fled from his NYSC Sokoto state post, we have not set our eyes on him till date and our parents are having nightmare over his condition, as we do not know if he is dead or alive”, he stated.
Kaduna varsity promotes 20 lecturers, dismisses one over ‘sexual harassment’
The Kaduna State University (KASU), has promoted 12 lecturers to the rank of Professor and eight others to the rank of Associate Professor.
The University also terminated the appointment of Dr Idowu Abbas of the Geography Department, over alleged sexual harassment.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Abdullahi Ashafa, announced this in a statement in Kaduna on Friday.
Ashafa identified the lecturers promoted to the rank of Professors as Dr Helen Andow, Professor of Entrepreneurship Management; Dr Upah Butari, Professor of English Language; and Dr Suleiman Suleiman, Professor of Arabic Grammar.
Also promoted are Dr Muhammad Bello, Professor of Accounting and Finance; Dr Sadiq Abdu, Professor of Solid State and Computational Physics; and Dr Dickson Dyaji, Professor of Religious Studies.
Others are Dr Audee Giwa, Professor of Comparative Literature; Dr Usman Yusuf, Professor of Economics; Dr Zainab Dabo, Professor of Finance and Management; and Dr Benjamin Gugon, Professor of Accounting.
Equally elevated to the rank of professor are Dr Zakari Ladan, Professor of Organic Chemistry; and Dr Muhammad Sani Abubakar, Professor of Molecular Physics and Renewable Energy.
“Those promoted to the rank of Associate Professor are Dr Monday Audu, Dr Saidu Abdulkadir, Dr Daniel Hyuk, Dr Solomon Aboh, Dr Maryam Abdu, Dr Lubabatu Kwanbo, Dr Peter Anthony and Dr Salisu Salisu,” he said.
On the dismissal, Ashafa said that the university’s Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee, chaired by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), investigated the alleged sexual harassment against the lecturer.
He said that the report was presented at the 217th Management Meeting of the institution he chaired on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Muhammad Tanko, on Jan. 12.
He said that the management dismissed Abbas from the service of the university and directed that all students under his supervision be reassigned to a descent lecturer in the department.
“According to the report, Abbas confessed in his testimony to have touched and hugged a female student he was supervising her project from behind against her will, when she went to his office to discuss her project.
“His testimonies also revealed other nasty and randy misbehaviour he exhibited to the student.
“This gross misconduct violated Section 8.7 Paragraph (f) of the Administrative and Academic Regulations in Kaduna State University.
“The regulations state that ‘victimization/harassment of student through examination mark is punishable by dismissal and/or termination of appointment,” he said.
The deputy vice chancellor described Abbas’ earlier resignation as “null and void.”
All efforts of newsmen to reach Abbas for comment proved abortive as he did not pick his calls nor replied to the text message sent to him.
Colleges Remove Honorary Degree Awarded To Trump
Following the attack on the United States Capitol, several colleges have rescinded the honorary degrees they awarded to President Donald Trump.
Some schools including the Middlebury College also took away degrees awarded to Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, while other schools are facing pressure to do the same, a sign of how institutions and businesses are responding to the January 6 Washington riot that led to the president’s impeachment.
According to Forbes, the board of trustees at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania already voted to rescind the honorary degree it awarded to Trump in 1988.
Hours later, the board of trustees for Wagner University in New York followed suit, voting to strip Trump of the honorary degree it awarded the president in 2004.
University of Pennsylvania alumni are pressuring the school to strip Trump of his bachelor’s degree, which the president earned in 1968, by threatening to withhold donations, though it is much more difficult for a college to revoke an earned degree.
Other schools in line include the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Citadel University and Liberty University.
In a violent insurrection, the rioters stormed past outnumbered police, rampaged through and ransacked the building, and interrupted Congress as it was certifying Joe Biden’s election victory.
Vice-President Mike Pence, who was presiding over the vote, as well as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other lawmakers, were forced to take shelter. Five people died during the unrest including a US Capitol Police officer.
Political leaders across all continents have condemned Trump’s action, with many accusing him of dragging one of the world’s most respected and resilient democracy in the mud.
Silicon Valley companies including Facebook and Twitter have also banned the outgoing president who leaves the White House on January 20.
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