Following the outcome of the referendum meeting held Sunday afternoon in Abuja by the union leaders, the Academic staff Union of Universities has declared an indefinite strike from Monday 14th August 2017. This the Union leader says is to persuade the Federal government to meet their demands. This came after several branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have voted overwhelmingly for members in both federal and state universities to embark on an indefinite strike to press home the implementation of their demands.
ASUU branches nationwide on Friday held a referendum in line with an earlier directive by the National Executive Council (NEC) to vote whether the strike will be indefinite strike, one month strike, one week warning and no strike.

The meeting of ASUU NEC is currently ongoing at the union’s secretariat at Abuja to deliberate on the outcome of the referendum conducted by the branches.
Feelers from the NEC meeting indicate that several of the branches including the University of Lagos (UNILAG), University of Ibadan (UI) and Lagos State University (LASU) voted for an indefinite industrial action.

One of ASUU Zonal Coordinators told our Correspondent that his zone voted overwhelmingly for strike and that the outcome of the referendum conducted on Friday will be collated to enable the union take a position.

Among issues in contention includes, federal government breach of the 2009 FG/ASUU Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed agreement on financing grant to state universities, conditions of service, non implementation of Earned Academic Allowance (EAA) and re -negotiation of the agreement.

Other outstanding issues are non provision of revitalization funds to public universities, non release of NUPEMCO operational licence, payment of half salaries to members and government owing universities outstanding N880 billion in intervention fund.


The Chevening Secretariat is now accepting applications for 2017/2018 Chevening Scholarships and some Chevening Fellowships via www.chevening.org/apply from 8 August until 8 November 2017.

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship offers financial support to study for a master’s degree at any UK university and the opportunity to become part of an influential global network of 46,000 alumni.

The call for new applicants follows the selection of some 1,800 scholars who won an award to study at a UK university this year.

These scholarships represent a significant investment from the UK Government to develop the next cohort of global leaders.

Speaking of the opening of the new application window, the Director of the Chevening Secretariat, Michael Scott-Kline, said: ‘Those who step forward to apply for a Chevening Scholarship are already demonstrating the kind of ambitious forward-thinking that typifies Chevening Scholars. The potential rewards for applying are unquantifiable. Not only do scholars receive a first-rate UK education which can open doors in their respective careers, they also join a strong global network — a network they will draw on and contribute to for the rest of their lives.'

Once succesfully selected, Chevening Scholars arrive in the UK where they experience the best Britain has to offer academically, culturally, and socially.

‘Scholars can choose almost any master's course at any UK university,' Louise Thomson, Programme Manager at the Chevening Secretariat said. 'As well as an unparalleled academic experience, scholars enjoy exclusive access to year-round opportunities to familiarise them with the UK, its history, institutions, customs, and people.'

'Recent scholars have taken in breath-taking views of the UK, experienced Britain’s heritage and history through its stately homes and castles, discussed international policy at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and interacted with high profile academics, politicians, and even royals at a range of academic, cultural, and social events. Whether they're inside a lecture theatre or not, scholars are constantly learning.’

Applicants are reminded to check that they are eligible, and are urged to start applying for their courses as early as possible. The deadline for all Chevening Scholarships applications is 12:00 GMT on 8 November 2017, and the selection timeline is available publicly.

Michael Scott-Kline, Director the Secretariat, concluded saying: 'Applying – or encouraging a friend to apply – may turn out to be the best decision you ever make. Everyone who has ever benefitted from being a Chevening Scholar has one thing in common — they had the ambition to simply apply.'


University teachers are set for another strike over the controversial 2009 agreement they reached with the Federal Government among other issues.



A meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of ASUU will hold today in Abuja ahead of the action.

Yesterday, all chapters of the union nationwide held a congress as directed by its national body to decide whether or not to go ahead with the planned strike.

The options given to them are: Whether it should be total and indefinite strike, one month strike, one week notice, and no strike at all.

This followed the directive sent to branches by ASUU National President Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi as he was mandated by the NEC meeting held at the Nasarawa State University (NSU).

Chairman ASUU-Lagos State University (LASU) Dr Isaac Akinloye Oyewunmi said yesterday that the chapter resolved in favour of “total and indefinite strike”.

In August last year, the union threatened strike over thengovernment’s failure to implement the 2009 agreement.

According to the reports gathered by Eyes Of Lagos, Coordinator of ASUU (Lagos Zone) Prof Olusoji Sowande, said the union was tired because efforts to get the agreement honoured were fruitless.

The union listed some of the unresolved issues as: Breach of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the 2009 FG/ASUU Agreement on financing of state universities; breach of the conditions of service; refusal to honour the Earned Academic Allowance (EAA) and re -negotiation of the agreement.

In January, ASUU staged a one-week warning strike.

Union officials said the Federal Government is owing universities over N880 billion in intervention fund.

Other issues according to ASUU oficials are: The Federal Government’s foot-dragging over ‘funds for the revitilisation of public universities, non-release of NUPEMCO operational licence, non-payment of earned academic allowances, payment of fractions/non-payment of salaries, retired professors and their salaries and university staff schools’.

The official said ASUU explored all channels to make the Federal Government see reasons but said: “It seems the Federal Government is more concerned with buying exotic vehicles for the National Assembly while public education and lecturers continue to suffer owing to dilapidated infrastructure.”

He said the union was angry at the failure of the Federal Government to release the operational licence for the union’s pension managers after collecting N1 billion since two years ago.

“Till date the government is owing the intervention funds to the tune of N880 billion. When we approached them for licensing of Nigerian Universities Pension Management Company (NUPEMCO), they asked us to go and bring registration fee, which is supposed to be N150million. Till date, we have paid government N1 billion and our money has been with them for two years and they are not saying anything.

None of this pension administrators can fulfill the University Miscellaneous Act which says university professors must retire with their full money. The money must have been invested and yielding interest for somebody. We are demanding our licence and funding of public universities.”



The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said it will announce the cut-off points for the 2017 admission exercise on Monday, August 21, 2017.

It also said the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, had given the Board approval to hold the policy committee meeting on 2017 admission.
In a statement issued yesterday in Abuja, the Board said the meeting would kick-start the 2017 admission exercise.

“This year, the Board has sent candidates who scored 100 and above in their JAMB examination to the institutions in its flexible admission policy for institutions to determine the suitability of the candidates in compliance with all laid down rules and regulations as determined by the proprietors of the institutions and approved by Senate of the various schools.
‘The Board will ensure that criterion set by Senate are strictly adhered to by the institutions’ admission officers and no shifting of goal-post in the middle of the admission exercise. This is to guarantee fairness and equity to all candidates,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, the Registrar of the Board during the foundation laying ceremony for a 500 capacity twin CBT centre in Osogbo, Osun State, advised all CBT centre owners to ensure that their centres are up to date as the Board would not compromise on the 2018 accreditation exercise.



The minister of education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said on Tuesday, August 1, that three of four new universities to be built by the federal government were for the Army, Navy and Maritime. According to Adamu, the projects were kicking off soon.

Daily Trust reported that the announcement was made at the Progressive Governors Forum on Policy Synergy held in Birnin Kebbi.

He also explained that the setting up of the universities was in line with the policy of the present administration to boost education in all spheres.

However, he said that the administration needed N4.2 trillion to fund the country’s education sector, and appealed to state governments to pay their counterpart funds to access their funds.
Nigerian Bottling Company Limited, member of the Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (CCHBC) – anchor bottler for Coca-Cola with the franchise to bottle Coca-Cola products in 28 countries. We bottle Coca-Cola products in Nigeria, offering iconic non-alcoholic beverages such as: Coca-Cola, Fanta , Sprite, Schweppes and Limca in the sparkling beverage category; and 5 Alive and Eva in the still beverage category.

https://www.graduatejobsng.com/nigerian-bottling-company-nbc-graduate-management-trainee-program-2017/In line with our mission of enriching the lives of our local communities, we train and equip youths with employable skills in vocational areas, who will subsequently contribute to Nigeria’s capacity development. Thus, applications are invited for the vacant position below:

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Full List of N-Power device collection centres and their locations

Lagos state:

Address: Ikeja Service Centre 1 Opebi Road, Ikeja, Lagos State

Ogun state

Address: Abeokuta Connect 7 Lalubu Street, Oke-Ilewo,

Abeokuta Ogun

Oyo state

Address: Ibadan Service Centre Mobil Roundabout, Ring Road, Ibadan, Oyo

Kwara State

Address: 24,Ahmadu Bello Way, Ilorin, Kwara- State Kwara

Ondo State

Address: 47 Oba Adesida Road ,Ricabin House Akure, Ondo

Osun State

Address: Plot 456 Iwo Road By FAN MILK , Osogbo Osun

Ekiti State

Address: Ado-Ekiti PNN House Mr Biggs , Ado-Ekiti

Jigawa State

Address: Beside Asmau House, Sani Abacha Way, Dutse.

Katsina State

Address: Shop MH2, Ground Floor, Madugu House, Dustin-Ma Road, Kwaya, Katsina. Katsina

Kebbi State

Address: 3, Jos Road, Opposite Access Bank, GRA Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State.

Zamfara State

Address: AP filling station along Zaria Road, Gusau, Zamfara State

Kano State

Address: Kano Service Centre 2 Civic centre, (Behind Kano post office), Kano

Sokoto State

Address: Sokoto Service Centre 6, Sultan Abubakar Rd, Opp. Women Centre for Continuing Education

Plateau State

Address: Jos 1B Ibrahim Taiwo Rd, Jos Plateau

Borno State

Address: Maiduguri Western Roundabout, Baga Road, Maiduguri Borno

Yobe State

Address: Maiduguri road Opposite A.A. BAFFA & SONS FILLING STATION Damaturu Yobe

Gombe State

Address: No 1 Bauchi road, opposite Oasis bakery, Gombe

Bauchi State

Address: 4 Ahmadu Bello Way, Opposite unity park, Bauchi

Adamawa State

Address: No 42 Ahmadu Bello Way Opposite NTA Jimeta– Yola Adamawa

Taraba State

Address: Lenyol Investment Ltd. Off Taraba Motel Road,G.R.A Jalingo Taraba State Taraba

Abuja FCT

Address: Abuja Regional Office & Service centre Plot 2784, Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama, Abuja FCT

Kaduna State

Address: Kaduna Service Centre Bank Road, Off Ahmadu Bello Way, Kaduna Kaduna

Enugu State

Address: Enugu Service Centre 34 Zik Avenue, Enugu

Delta State

Address: Asaba Service Centre Km. 129, Benin – Asaba Expressway, Asaba, Delta. Delta

Imo State

Address: Owerri 116 Wetheral Road, Owerri Imo

Anambra State

Address: Nnewi 15 Nnewi – Onitsha road, Nnewi Anambra

Ebonyi State

Address: Abakaliki Connect 38 Ogoja Road opposite FCMB and Bank PHB, Abakaliki Ebonyi

Edo State

Address: Benin 89 Akpakpava Road Benin City Edo

Rivers State

Address: Port Harcourt Regional Office & Service Centre 330 Aba road, Port Harcourt, Rivers Rivers
Reminder: All these N-Power device collection centres except Lagos State has not be verified.


Guinness Nigeria Plc is a major market for Diageo: Guinness Nigeria operates in the unique and fast growing alcohol industry of over 15mhl beer potential. It is the only company that does Total Beverage Alcohol (TBA) in Nigeria. It’s an on trade dominated market but with a fast growing off trade channel.

HORECA Manager 

Job Type: Full Time 
Qualification: BA/BSc/HND 
Experience: 3 years
Location: Lagos
Job Field: Sales / Marketing / Business Development 
AutoReqId: 57557BR
Location: Lagos
Function: Sales
Type of Job: Employee
Level: 6A
Reports To: Reserve Sales Manager

Context/Scope
GNPLC is a major market for Diageo: Guinness Nigeria operates in the unique and fast growing alcohol industry. It is the only company that does Total Beverage Alcohol (TBA) in Nigeria. It’s an on trade dominated market but with a fast growing off trade channel.
The Diageo Sales vision is to become the best performing most trusted and respected Consumer Packaged Goods in the world and in every market we operate. Our goal is to be ‘winning at the moment of choice’, winning big and beating the competition.
This along with putting the consumer at the heart of everything we do, will deliver sustained, mutual growth for our brands, categories, customers and partners.
A key contributor to the success of the GNPLC strategic plan is an effective & efficient field sales force developed to demonstrating industry leadership in both volume driving & brand building for beer and spirit categories.

Purpose of the Role

Executional Excellence
Identify and manage brand distribution (listing) opportunities as defined for the fiscal for all Reserve brands.
Event co-ordination of experiential events to build Reserve brands’ equity
Reserve brand sales driver implementation in defined outlet base.

Outlet calling
Activity plan development support
Maintain, monitor, and regularly evaluate pricing and contracts (local or global) with customers so as to provide products and services that meet standards of quality, timeliness and cost.
Development & management of consumer databases through administrative and reporting activity

Complexity:
The business has a challenging growth & innovation agenda.
The trading environment is dynamic with customer and consumer trends changing all the time.
Increased competitor entrants.
Our major customers expect a high level of consumer insight, strong category management techniques, powerful commercial propositions and a deep understanding of how their business operates

Leadership Responsibilities:
Finger On Pulse- Ability to identify emerging trends on area and communicate that knowledge to key contacts within team and Head Office.
Living The Values -The face of the brand in the eyes of the customer, consumer and media. Proud to represent the brand and Diageo.
Capture Space - Ruthless in ensuring that all QDVPPP (Quality. Distribution. Visibility. Pricing. Persuasion. PR) objectives are met with customer base.
Managing For Value Baseline - aware of financial principles and applies them within own role.
On Premise Leadership Baseline - able to build professional, credible relationships with on-trade partners and develop profitable programs.
Top Accountabilities
In conjunction with the Regional and Local Marketing identify, develop and manage local marketing activities including locally based brand opportunities.
Deliver and execute special events in a way which provides positive and sophisticated brand experiences for our consumers and customers in the HORECA (Hotel/Restaurant/Café) Channel.

Qualifications and Experience
Graduate Calibre with 3 years minimum working experience
Marketing qualification ideal
Good communication skills - written and verbal
Commercial experience and understanding, preferably within FMCG environment.
Understanding of the total alcoholic drinks market
Full clean driving license.
Hotel - F&B management experience advantageous.
On Trade experience (either retail or supplier) advantageous

Method of Application
Interested and qualified? Go to Guinness Nigeria Plc career website on https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&jobid=2498759&partnerid=11729&siteid=208&type=mail#jobDetails=undefined To apply
First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) is Nigeria’s largest financial services institution by total assets and gross earnings. With more than 10 million customer accounts, FirstBank has over 750 branches providing a comprehensive range of retail and corporate financial services. The Bank has international presence through its subsidiaries, FBN Bank (UK) Limited in London and Paris, FBNBank DRC, FBNBank Ghana, FBNBank Gambia, FBNBank Guinea, FBNBank Sierra-Leone and FBNBank Senegal, as well as its Representative Offices in Johannesburg, Beijing and Abu Dhabi.

First Bank Management Associate Programme (FMAP - EXTERNAL)

Job TypeFull Time  
QualificationBA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA  
LocationLagos
Job FieldGraduate Jobs  
 
Job Number: 1700001A
Location: Head Office, Lagos

Job Description

FirstBank recently launched a Management Associate Programme, a 24-month fast-track comprehensive developmental programme, which is targeted at young, dynamic, self-motivated and highly driven individuals who are desirous to be part of the next generation of leaders in the Bank.
The programme is intended to consciously integrate leadership into the Bank’s culture, as well as build a pipeline of highly resourceful and talented individuals who will be groomed to drive the Bank’s vision of being Africa’s Bank of first choice. 
The Bank is therefore seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates with the right skills set and excellent leadership potential. 
Such individuals must possess acute thinking skills, financial and methodical skills, as well as distinctive ability to communicate effectively and synthesize ideas, information and data to aid decision making.
Upon completion of the programme, successful candidates (Management Associates) will be promoted to Assistant Manager grade, irrespective of their grades at the point of entry. 
Such individuals will be tagged as High-Potential staff (HiPos) in the Bank and will enjoy regular promotion subject to consistent high performance ratings in the yearly appraisal exercise.
Cross-country posting and secondment opportunities will be offered to such staff across the FirstBank network to provide them global exposure and network.
Qualifications

Not more than 30 years old
Maximum of 3 years’ work experience in a structured organization, preferably financial services sector or global consulting firm
Minimum of Second Class Upper division in any discipline from a recognised University
In addition to the above, candidates must have a post-graduate degree (minimum Master’s degree) from a reputable university; OR
Relevant professional qualifications such as ACCA, ACA, CPA, CFA.

Method of Application
https://firstbanknigeria.taleo.net/careersection/fbnex/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700001A&lang=en#.WXsSzzlu0Nc.twitter


The West African Examination Council has advised candidates who are not satisfied with the marking of their result to apply for remarking.

The Examination council gave the counsel while responding to @LawalKunle who wanted his sister’s result remarked.

The twitter user asked, “How do I call for a remark. My sister made all her results except physics D7 and she’s very sure of herself.”

And in response, WAEC wrote, “Let her school apply for her.
“It must be received 60 days after the release of the results & there is a fee.”


Students of Uniport demonstrates peacefully, calling on the Federal Govt to come to their aid against the "NO SCHOOL FEES/ NO RESULT policy implemented by the Vice-chancellor without consent of the students.

Appealing in their numbers for re-opening of the portal which have been shut down despite letters and appeal from the students.

The current situation is that the first semester exam scripts of students who were unable to pay were not marked and currently have no result.
HOD's have even been advised by the school authorities to compel their students to pick deferment forms which ends tomorrow at the cost of #15000.

This issue has caused breakdown of students..As they call on Federal Govt and well meaning Nigerians to come to their aid


Trinitate International School is an educational institution built on a solid foundation of commitment and excellence in line with trend and time. The school is located in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Trinitate Advanced College (TAC) commences September, 2017.
TAC is currently seeking for qualified, experienced and motivated individuals to fill the position below:

Job Title: Literature-in-English Lecturer
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Master’s degree from a reputable Tertiary Institution.
Minimum of five (5) years relevant post-graduation experience
Must have taught in a similar institution
Computer literate
Good communication skills.

Job Title: Fine Art Lecturer
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Master’s degree from a reputable Tertiary Institution.
Minimum of five (5) years relevant post-graduation experience
Must have taught in a similar institution
Computer literate
Good communication skills.

Job Title: Director of Studies
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Master’s degree from a reputable Tertiary Institution
Relevant professional qualification
Minimum of ten (10) years relevant post-graduation experience
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Computer literate
At least 40 years old

Job Title: Accountant
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Qualifications, Experience and Skills

HND/Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
Chartered accountant
Minimum of four (4) years experience in similar employment
Conversant with Microsoft packages.

Job Title: Mathematics Lecturer
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Master’s degree from a reputable Tertiary Institution.
Minimum of five (5) years relevant post-graduation experience
Must have taught in a similar institution
Computer literate
Good communication skills.

Job Title: Economics and Statistics Lecturer
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Master’s degree from a reputable Tertiary Institution.
Minimum of five (5) years relevant post-graduation experience
Must have taught in a similar institution
Computer literate
Good communication skills.

Job Title: Computer Science Lecturer
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Master’s degree from a reputable Tertiary Institution.
Minimum of five (5) years relevant post-graduation experience
Must have taught in a similar institution
Computer literate
Good communication skills.

Job Title: Philosophy Lecturer
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Master’s degree from a reputable Tertiary Institution.
Minimum of five (5) years relevant post-graduation experience
Must have taught in a similar institution
Computer literate
Good communication skills.

Job Title: Psychology Lecturer
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Master’s degree from a reputable Tertiary Institution.
Minimum of five (5) years relevant post-graduation experience
Must have taught in a similar institution
Computer literate
Good communication skills.

Job Title: Religious Studies Lecturer
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Master’s degree from a reputable Tertiary Institution.
Minimum of five (5) years relevant post-graduation experience
Must have taught in a similar institution
Computer literate
Good communication skills.

Job Title: Technical Drawing Lecturer
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Master’s degree from a reputable Tertiary Institution.
Minimum of five (5) years relevant post-graduation experience
Must have taught in a similar institution
Computer literate
Good communication skills.

Job Title: Geography Lecturer
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Master’s degree from a reputable Tertiary Institution.
Minimum of five (5) years relevant post-graduation experience
Must have taught in a similar institution
Computer literate
Good communication skills.

Job Title: Government Lecturer
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Master’s degree from a reputable Tertiary Institution.
Minimum of five (5) years relevant post-graduation experience
Must have taught in a similar institution
Computer literate
Good communication skills.

Job Title: Biology Lecturer
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Master’s degree from a reputable Tertiary Institution.
Minimum of five (5) years relevant post-graduation experience
Must have taught in a similar institution
Computer literate
Good communication skills.

Job Title: Physics Lecturer
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Master’s degree from a reputable Tertiary Institution.
Minimum of five (5) years relevant post-graduation experience
Must have taught in a similar institution
Computer literate
Good communication skills.

Job Title: Chemistry Lecturer
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Master’s degree from a reputable Tertiary Institution.
Minimum of five (5) years relevant post-graduation experience
Must have taught in a similar institution
Computer literate
Good communication skills.

Job Title: Health Science & Human Biology Lecturer
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Master’s degree from a reputable Tertiary Institution.
Minimum of five (5) years relevant post-graduation experience
Must have taught in a similar institution
Computer literate
Good communication skills.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their detailed CV’s to: registra.trinitate@yahoo.com

Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Application Deadline: 3rd August, 2017.


The Nigerian youth service corp has finally announced the date for the 2017 Batch A Stream II Orientation Course.Visit official web page for more details





In what is clearly its best result in the last 10 years, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) on Monday in Lagos announced a 59.22 percent pass rate in the 2017 May/June West African Senior School Examinations (WASSCE).

This result is a huge leap from the poorest result of 2008 record of 13.76 pass rate in the number of candidates with pass in five subjects including English Language and Mathematics and three other subjects.

In view of this, the 2017 result may signal a complete departure from the era of mass failure that characterises the performance of Nigerian candidates in the regional examination.

Olu Adenipekun, Head of the National Office (HNO), addressing newsmen at the WAEC office in Yaba Lagos said a total of 923,486 candidates representing 59.22 percent obtained minimum of credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.

According to him, there is a slight improvement in the performance of candidates that sat for the examination as percentage of candidates in this category in WASSCE for 2015 and 2016 were 38.68 percent and 52.97 percent, respectively.

A look at the result in the last 10 years showed that candidates that sat for the examination between 2007 and 2011 had a pass rate of 25.54, 13.76, 25.99, 24.98, and 30.70 percent, respectively.

In what appeared to be the period of marked improvement by candidates from Nigeria, the periods from 2012 recorded slight improved and took a leap in 2016.

The results of the examination from 2012 to 2015 showed that the number of candidates that wrote the terminal examination as a prerequisite for admission into tertiary education and scored five credits in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics and three other subjects had pass rates of 38.81, 31.28 and 38.68 percentages, respectively.

However, it recorded a clear break from the past as the 2016 diet recorded a complete leap with 878,040 of the 1,552,758 students who sat for the May/June exams. Candidates representing 52.97 percent obtained credits in five subjects and above, including English language and Mathematics.

Speaking further on the 2017 result he said a total of 1,567,016 candidates registered for the examination out of which 1,550,162 candidates sat for the examination, adding that out of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination 1,471,151 which represent 94.36 percent have their results fully processed and released.

Olanipekun added that 95,734 candidates representing 5.64 percent had a few of their subjects still being processed due to errors traceable to the candidates in the course of registration or writing the examination.

However, he said the results of 214,952 candidates representing 13.79 percent are still being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractices.

He added that the cases are being investigated and reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate committee of the council in due course for consideration, stressing that the committee’s decision will be communicated to the affected candidates through their schools.

He also said with the upgrade of the council’s ICT facilities, particularly, the recently commissioned HP Converged System, a private cloud, the capacity of the Council’s ICT has now been enhanced.

“With the progressive review of our processes and procedures backed with the determination of the entire workforce of the council in Nigeria to serve the Nigerian child better and faster, the early release of the results of the WASSCE for school certificate 2017 has been made possible.

Speaking further on the breakdown of the results, Olanipekun said 1,357,193 candidates representing 87.05 percent obtained credits and above in four subjects, while 1,243,772 candidates representing 79.77 percent obtained credits and above in five subjects and 1,084,214 candidates representing 69.54 percent obtained credits and above in six subjects.


Some protesting members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic , Moshood Abiola Polytechnic , Abeokuta chapter, had to go diabolical in order to agitate against the alleged directive by the Technical Committee set up by the Ogun State government to upgrade the institution to a university status.

They had alleged that the committee which is saddled with the task of overseeing the transition of MAPOLY to Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology , headed by Prof . Peter Okebukola , had issued a directive ordering the sack of over 250 lecturers in the institution to turn in their resignation letters and reapply .

Some fetish items were seen at the entrance gate to the school which was shut down by protesting lecturers.








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