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Unity Schools: 92,591 Candidates Write 2020 NCEE in 639 Centres

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By John Onah, Abuja

A total of 92,591candidates, at the weekend wrote the 2019/2020 Common Entrance Examination of National Examination Council NECO in 639 centres across the country for admission into unity schools.

With the above number of candidates,  the Registrar of NECO, Professor Godswill Obioma, disclosed that Lagos state led with 26,006 , FCT 9,763 , Anambra 6,440, Imo State 4781, Enugu State 4457, Delta State, 2,929, Niger State, 2766, Oyo State 2,258,Ogun State 2,600, ,Kaduna 1197 candidates among others.

Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who led top officials of both the Ministry and NECO on monitoring of the examination, expressed satisfaction with the conduct of examinations and said he was elated over the compliance of the examination centres and candidates to COVID-19 guidelines and protocols.

Adamu disclosed that, the federal government had taken note of areas of improvement in planning for future examinations.

The Minister assured that the results of the common entrance examination will soon be released for commencement of the first term, saying such development would bridge the gaps in studies created by pandemic following the closure of schools.

On his part, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry Education, Arch. Sonny Echono said the current carrying capacity of the 104 federal government colleges is 30,000.

According to him, government had established six new colleges towards providing access as well as enhancing available spaces for intending candidates.

Echono commended the significant improvement in the number of registered candidates from Zamfara State which is 1,742, stating that this is the highest from the state since its creation.

He revealed that the state registered only 100 candidates highest in the past but has joined the league of states who registers the highest numbers of candidates based on the state of origins.

The Registrar of NECO, Professor Godswill Obioma, disclosed that over 280 internal monitors were recruited and were operative nationwide, to monitor the NECO entrance exams.

 “26,006 candidates registered for the exams in Lagos state, 9,763 in FCT-Abuja, Anambra 6,440, Imo State 4781, Enugu State 4457,Delta State, 2,929, Niger State, 2766, Oyo State 2,258,Ogun State 2,600, ,Kaduna 1197 candidates”

Among the candidates are 44,041 male candidates and 48,550 female candidates, 22 visually impaired candidates also sat for the entrance exams across Nigeria.

The Council stated that it witnessed an upsurge in numbers of candidates who registered for the entrance exams, saying for the 2018/2019 session, 75,000 pupils sat the exams, explaining that the upsurge is due to an increase in awareness campaign made across the country by the council.

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Nigerian Students Are Facing Excruciating Hardship-Enyinstede

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Nigerian Association Of Science Students, Comrade Henry Enyinstede has cried out over the economic crisis in Nigeria, which is affecting the Nigerian students.

Enyinstede, who stated this in a press statement yesterday, said students are also struggling to go for lectures because of the high cost of transport.

He lamented that this can possibly lead to their poor academic performance.

According to him, despite the oil earnings, the Nigerian economy finds it difficult to experience an improved life style rather the economy get tough every seconds of the day and this has placed a terrible scar on the Nigerian Students.

 

“The High cost of tuition fees across varsities and other tertiary institutions has rendered the Nigerian Students helpless and hopeless because the Students union are bought over like hot pot of porridge by school Management and are dancing to their tones instead of seeking for justice.

 

“Tuitions are increased annually in some tertiary Institutions and the increment is horrific. Even the price of Joint Matriculation Board (JAMB) and Institutions Post JAMB forms has been increased and this price increment of registration form has and it’s dashing the of hope of Aspiring Nigerian Students.

“The Nigerian Students are enormously hit by the current economic crisis as 90 percent of Students rely solely on parents and family members for source of livelihood and as a result proper spending plan must be adopted and as at that they still find it difficult to feed at least once a day because of the outrageous price of foodstuffs and goods which the sellers blamed on the removal of oil subside.

“Students struggles to go for lectures because of the high cost of transport and this can possibly lead to their poor academic performance,” he said.

He further said Nigeria is one of the World’s resource rich economies but continue to be ravaged by poverty.

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UNIZIK, Group Partner on use of Mother Tongue to Promote Science Curriculum

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The Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) and an Igbo sociocultural organisation, the Odinala Cultural Heritage Foundation (OCHIE Igbo), have partnered on the use of mother tongue to promote science curriculum in the region.

Mr Caleb Onwe, the National Publicity Secretary of OCHIE Igbo, made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

Onwe said UNIZIK, through its Vice Chancellor, Prof.

Charles Esimone, had approved March 15 for the unveiling of the OCHIE-Igbo STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Project Committees in partnership with the university.

He said the proposed OCHIE Igbo STEM School (Igbo Silicone Valley) would be sited in UNIZIK and would take off on a virtual note targeting to enroll Igbo children from all parts of the world.

“Over the years, educationists, researchers and curriculum development experts have argued that children perform better when taught in their mother tongue.

“The efficacy of the above claim lies with the inroads and quantum of converts which the missionaries made in Igboland on their arrival.

“Therefore, the target of the OCHIE Igbo STEM Project is to raise a generation of Igbo children that can innovate, conceive, invent and interpret phenomena in Igbo language.

“This way, the educational barriers and challenges associated with the learning sciences in our primary and secondary schools would be a thing of the past,” Onwe said

He said three committees would be inaugurated on March 15 at the university.

“The Coordination Committee is led by Prof. Joseph Ikechebelu, Deputy Vice Chancellor in Charge of Administration, with Okoro Chinedum Benedict as the committee’s Co Chairman.

“The Curriculum Development Committee is led by Prof. Lilian Akudolu of the Faculty of Education.

“Igbo Translation Committee is led by Prof. Thecla Udemmadu of the Department of Igbo,”” he concluded.(NAN)

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Osun Govt. to Recruit 5,000 Teachers

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The Osun government has approved the recruitment of 5,000 teachers and 250 education officers to fill the existing vacancies in the teaching service in the state.

This is contained in a statement signed by Olawale Rasheed, Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Ademola Adeleke on Wednesday in Osogbo.

He said that the approval for the recruitment of teachers was sequel to the conclusion of the need assessment conducted by the government in 2023.

He said the council directed the Ministry of Education to fast track the process of recruiting qualified and competent hands to enhance teaching and learning.

According to him, the council has also approved the release of N1.

3 billion for the immediate rehabilitation of Ora Igbomina water works in Ifedayo Local Government area. (NAN)

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