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Saturday, July 30, 2011

All About Ahmadu Bello University Post ume Form is Now Out!!!

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) is the largest university in Nigeria and second largest in Africa, second only to Cairo University, Egypt. It is situated in Zaria. It was founded on October 4, 1962 as the University of Northern Nigeria.
Ahmadu Bello University operates two main campuses, Samaru and Kongo campus. The Samaru campus houses the administrative offices, sciences, social-sciences, arts and languages, education and research facilities. The Kongo campus hosts the Faculties of Law and Administration. The Faculty of Administration consists of Accounting, Business Administration, Local Government and Development Studies and Public Administration Departments. Additionally, the university is responsible for a variety of other institutions and programs at a number of other locations.
The university is named after the Sardauna of Sokoto, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, the first premier of Northern Nigeria.
The University runs a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs (but also offers Associate Degrees and other vocational and remedial programs). The university has a large medical program with its own teaching Hospital, the A.B.U. Teaching Hospital, which is one of the largest hospitals in Nigeria.

There have been information from close sources that ABU post ume form are out. So go and get your form and submit it in the school premises before it closes.Thanks for your reading.

Education Cannot Wait (OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM OF NOWADAYS) BY NASIR EL-RUFAI


As undergraduate students of Quantity Surveying at Ahmadu Bello University in the mid-1970s, one of our greatest sources of pride was not just the fact that ABU was the largest in Sub-Saharan Africa, but the only university in the whole world that offered honours degrees in QS. Our closest competitors were two polytechnics in the United Kingdom. The University of Reading joined the league much later. The quality of scholarship was highly rated; researchers and students from all over the world jostled for places. Only those who could not secure places in Nigeria went abroad for studies.
Today, a ranking of the top 8,000 Universities in the world done last year showed only 5 Nigerian Universities in the first 100 in Africa. Our top universities were: Ilorin (55th – Africa, 5,846th – World), Obafemi Awolowo (61st – Africa, 6,265th – World), Ibadan (63rd – Africa, 6,396th – World), Jos (74th – Africa, 7,000th, World) and University of Lagos (79th – Africa, 7,246th – World). What happened? Why and where did things go wrong? And how can we revive the most critical component in human capital development?

At independence, Nigeria’s 56 million people had 15,703 primary schools with a total enrolment of about 2,912,618 pupils. We had 883 Secondary Schools, 2 Federal Government Colleges, 315 Teacher Training Colleges and 29 Technical/Vocational Schools – all with a total enrolment of 169,019 students. We had one university college at Ibadan. By the time we became a republic in 1963, we had 4 Polytechnics and 5 Universities with a total of 2,445 undergraduate students.
In those days, Nigeria spent an average of 40 percent of her budget on education (compared to today’s 2 percent). The Old Western Region under Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s visionary leadership devoted 55% while the Northern Region under an equally committed leadership of Sir Ahmadu Bello spent 46% of its budget on education.
Things went relatively well until the civil war. By 1970, shortly after the war, a period designated for reconstruction by the Federal Government, a few things occurred, which subsequently opened the floodgates drowning education today. The Federal Government rolled out a national policy on education, which among other things introduced universal primary education, leading to the takeover of all primary and secondary schools previously owned by non-state actors, particularly missionaries. The period coincided with oil boom – and the misconception that throwing money around was the panacea to national development rather than sustained discipline and upholding standards. The educational sector, like all others also got infected by the “oil boom bug”.
By 1980, primary schools had increased to 36,683 with a total enrolment of 13, 760,030 pupils nationwide. Post-primary schools increased to 5,003 with a total enrolment of 2,366,833 while we had 42 Colleges of Education, 24 Polytechnics and 17 Universities with a total enrolment of 154,392 students. Public spending on education even then averaged about 25% of the budget or 7.5% of GDP, and the quality of education remained generally acceptable. It was also an era when the authorities tried to refocus educational policies within the purview of the constitution which placed education on concurrent list with responsibilities shared between the Federal, state and local governments.
The 1980s also witnessed a significant upsurge in the establishment of secondary and tertiary institutions. Within that decade at the onset of the 1990s, the population of the country had increased to about 80 million, and public expenditure on education had collapsed to about 8% of the national budget, or less than 1% of GDP. The establishment of new tertiary institutions was motivated by political considerations rather than qualitative development. Even at the post-primary school level, there was an incessant proliferation of secondary schools without due attention to quality of facilities, entrance standards and teacher-training.
When the oil money dried up in the mid-1980’s, and the introduction of IMF-like austerity program appropriately called SAP, funding to education was cut, quality suffered, good teachers fled and entire structure collapsed. The budgetary attitude to education is yet to recover from this reversal of fortunes. Since 2007, Nigeria spent an average of about 0.7% of GDP and about 3% of the budget on education – among the lowest 5 ranked countries in the world!
And so we are where we are today. The percentage of enrolment at all levels of education has increased, but the overall performance is down. The British Council/Harvard School of Public Health Next Generation Report describes the situation: “…three out of ten graduates of higher education are not working. A highly educated Nigerian is not significantly more likely to find work than one with no education at all. Many are also forced to accept jobs that do not use their qualifications to the fullest. Many educated men and women can only find marginal employment in sales, agriculture or manual labour….”
Compared to other African countries, Nigeria has a lot to do in providing accessible and qualitative education. Oil revenues may have bounced back, but we still have over eight million children out of primary school. According to a survey by the British Council, Nigeria was supposed to have 16 million students in secondary schools by 2008, but the number enrolled was 5.8 million, suggesting that only 36% of children of secondary age were in school. Out of 1.3 million candidates who wrote the unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in 2010, less than 10 percent secured admissions into Nigerian public universities!
On October 2, 2006 the then Education Minister and my sister Oby Ezekwesili raised the alarm about the then only 20% pass rates (including Math and English) of WAEC and NECO, the cabinet then thought things were so bad that with “We Can” reforms she proposed things would only get better! The reforms stalled under her successors, and the situation has expectedly worsened.
That universities no longer have faith in the results of JAMB and now insist on post-UME examinations mirrors the inconsistency in the sector, but nothing underscores the issue more than the 2009 secondary school examinations result released by WAEC and NECO. Both bodies showed that almost 98% of the candidates failed to clinch five credits, including English and Mathematics and only about 2% got five credits with English and Mathematics.
As present, Nigeria has about 117 Universities – owned by the Federal, some states as well as private individuals and organisations. Available data indicate that most are poorly equipped and grossly understaffed. According to the Consortium for Advanced Research Training (CARTA), instead of an academic staff requirement of 45,000 teaching staff, there are 33,000 – a shortfall of 12,000 academic staff in our universities. Worse still is the fact that about 12% of the existing manpower is aged and may soon be retiring, while the quality of replacements are falling.
At the primary level, there is proliferation of privately owned schools charging exorbitant fees but mostly lacking competent teaching staff and quality infrastructure. In a study by the World Bank in which attainment of education milestones in 22 countries in Africa were compared, pupils in Nigerian primary schools were rated lowest with national mean scores of 30% compared with 70% in Tunisia and 51% in very poor Mali. More worrisome is that the Nigerian girl-child is worse off, particularly in the northern states. Comparatively, while the average Nigerian teenage girl in the south (example, in Lagos) has the benefit of 10 years of early education, a similar teenage girl in northern Nigeria only has an average of one year! If the northern governors had invested more in education in the last decade, some of the current social and economic crises we face today in the region and the country as a whole, might have been averted.
True, Nigeria has been acknowledged by the World Economic Forum to have capacity for innovation (ranked 47th out of 133), our overall public expenditure on education which is about 3% of the current annual budget is abysmal, particularly when compared with about 40% at independence. Nigeria is placed 128th (WDI – 2009), 91st in Internet Access in Schools, 97th in Quality of Mathematics and Science Education,115th in overall Quality of Scientific research institutions, 90th in Networked Readiness Index, 102nd in percentage of Internet users, 117th in Broadband internet subscribers. (ITU – WTI, 2008 -2009)
Given that education is a tool for human capital development, how well and fast a nation develops is dependent on its literacy level. The accumulation of intellectual capital can help a nation strengthen its technology and become prosperous. Even though oil, gold and diamond may generate wealth for some countries, it is evident that they are no longer determinants of wealth – intellectual capital and technology rule the world. It is easy to neglect education because the consequences are not immediately felt. But if we bear in mind that the current decay are the results of policies of the mid-1970s and spending cuts of the late 1980s, it becomes imperative for Nigeria to urgently review and refocus educational policy, and spending priorities to ensure quality of output.
Apart from reviewing spending levels on education, we must enhance supervision to ensure strict adherence to standards at all levels. The states and local government areas must take up more responsibilities in educational development. More private sector participation should be encouraged with the right incentives – access to free land, single interest-long tenor loans, subsidised teacher training, etc! Political considerations should not be the yardstick in establishing tertiary institutions. Teachers’ education and welfare must be improved as priorities. At personal levels, those of us that have had the benefit of affordable and quality public education should all offer to teach voluntarily at the Nigerian university and public secondary school nearest to where we live. I have already done so. If we do not act now, consider what will happen in a generation, when today’s semi-literate students will be teachers and professors.
I will conclude with just three facts to reflect on: There are over 60 quality universities in the Boston area – about half of what we have in the whole country. The United States (with roughly twice Nigeria’s population) has a total of 5,758 higher education institutions, an average of 115 per state. One private university – Harvard has an annual budget that exceeds the 2011 FGN investment in education, and its endowment funds were worth $37 billion in 2008! As you read this, Nigeria’s total external reserves is about $33.5 billion. We have work to do. The earlier we start, particularly in the northern and other educationally-backward states, the better. And this will only start when all public officers and political office-holders are compelled by their oaths of office and terms of appointment to enrol all their children in public primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in Nigeria. That will be some really fresh air indeed.
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All About UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA -UNN- NSUKKA Post Ume 2011/2012 !!!

2011/2012 SCREENING EXERCISE FOR ADMISSIONS

The University of Nigeria, Nsukka hereby invites candidates who made her either their first or second choice in the 2011 Universities Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and scored 200 or above for screening.
The screening will be conducted only at the Nsukka campus of the University as follows:

DAY ONE

DATE: Thursday, August 18, 2011

Faculty of Dentistry
Faculty of Health Sciences & Technology
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

DAY  TWO

DATE: Friday, August 19, 2011  

Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Law
Faculty of the Social Sciences (including all candidates who applied for Public Admin. & Local Govt.)

DAY THREE

DATE: Saturday, August 20, 2011

Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Business Administration
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Environmental Studies (including all candidates who applied for Surveying & Geoinformatics)
Faculty of Physical Sciences      

ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION

  1. Eligible candidates should pay a processing fee of  One thousand Naira (N1,000) and obtain a scratch card for online pre-registration at any branch of
    First Bank of Nigeria Plc,
    Diamond Bank Plc, in the major cities of the Federation, and
    the University of Nigeria Micro-Finance Banks at Enugu and Nsukka.
  2. Online Pre-registration commences on Tuesday, August 02, 2011 and ends on Saturday, August 13, 2011.  Those who fail to register within this period will not be screened.
    With the scratch card, first choice candidates should access and complete the University of Nigeria 2011/2012 Post-UTME screening form online at www.unnportal.com. Second choice candidates should also complete the form online at the same website as the first choice candidates; however they must scan on the form, their recent passport-sized photographs with red background, showing the ears, no cap and no eye glasses.
    Note:
    (i)    Blurred scanned passport photograph will disqualify an applicant.
    (ii)    First choice candidates must not scan any passport photograph on their forms.
  3. All candidates are required to bring the following for the screening exercise:
    (i)A copy of ONLINE form duly completed, carrying the passport-sized photograph;
    (ii)2011/2012 JAMB slip
    (iii)HB Pencil and Eraser.
    No GSM handsets, calculators or any other extraneous materials should be brought into the screening halls.
    Information on the halls for the screening will be made available at the campus and on the University of Nigeria website, a day to the screening dates.

VISUALLY IMPAIRED CANDIDATES

Blind candidates who scored 180 and above should register online, but they are not invited to the screening exercise.

Candidates may also visit the University of Nigeria website, www.unn.edu.ng, for this information.

The details of the Screening Exercise for Direct Entry candidates would be announced later.

A. I. OKONTA. FCAI, FIIA

REGISTRAR



Babcock University Post Ume Is Out - CHECK YOUR STATUS HERE!!!

 -This is to inform all prospective students of Babcock University, who sat for the Babcock 2011/2012 post utme that the results has been released. Babcock therefore invite all her intending students to quickly visit the Babcock university official website to check their post utme result.

Notable on the Batch A admission list are some departments like Marketing, Agriculture, Social Work, Christian Religious Studies and Religious Studies which had less than 13 Candidates in each department. We are therefore expecting more lists and currently keeping track of the admission list, to inform you as the information is sent to us. For those on our SMS alerts, you will be the first to know.

click here to view the Babcock University "Batch A" Admission list now.!

POST UME SCAM ARE RAVAGING HOT!!! BEWARE - FUTO UME SCAM

Those warming up for post UME exams should be wary of the activities of the fraudsters who have gone as far as issuing screening forms of some universities on internet to prospective candidates for a fee.  Recently FUTO has discovered that screening forms of the universities are on sale on the internet and has refutted it.  Prospective candidates are advised to cross-check every iformation they receive in respect of the post UME from the universities of their choice before making any further move.  BEWARE OF FRAUDSTERS PLEASE.

Niger Delta University Disowns Sale of Post UME Test Forms



The management of Niger Delta University has said that the ongoing sale of Post UME  Test Forms in Port Harcourt and other parts of the country is without the knowledge of the University. The Registrar of the University Mr. Felix Oduboh said that the official sale of the forms (POST-UME FORM) is yet to commence and that members of the public is advised to disregard any agency or group engaged in ugly act as the University would not be responsible for any liability.

http://www.bayelsa.gov.ng/news/306-niger-delta-university-disowns-sale-of-post-ume-test-forms.html

Friday, July 29, 2011

All about Yabatech Post Ume 2011/2012 !!!

Are you still waiting for yaba college and technology postume? Then here is the lastest update.

• TO BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS, ALL APPLICANTS MUST FIRST CLICK THE APPLY LINK.
 • AFTER PAYMENT AT THE BANK, PROCEED TO LOGIN PAGE.
 • APPLICANTS ARE TO LOGIN WITH THEIR APPLICATION NUMBER AS USERNAME AND SURNAME AS PASSWORD.
 • IF AFTER LOGIN YOUR PAYMENT HAS NOT BEEN ACKNOWLEDGED,PLEASE CHECK BACK.
 • ALL COMPULSORY FIELDS MUST BE FILLED BEFORE EITHER SAVING OR SUBMITTING.
 • YOUR PASSPORT MUST BE .JPG, 120 * 120 PX(DIMENSION) AND 20KB IN SIZE.
 • ALL APPLICANTS WHO HAVE STARTEDTHE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM SHOULD USE -LOGIN- TO CONTINUE.
 • THIS SITE IS INTENDED FOR OnLine ND,HND,B.Sc.(Ed.) APPLICATION (FULL TIME & PART TIME).
More information will be provided later
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University Of Lagos (UNILAG) Post Ume 2011/2012 Section Is On!!!

SCREENING OF JAMB/UTME CANDIDATES FOR ADMISSION IN THE 2011/2012 ACADEMIC SESSION COMMENCES AUGUST 18, 2011

The University of Lagos Post-UTME Screening Exercise for Admission into ALL COURSES/PROGRAMMES for the 2011/2012 Academic Year will commence on August 18 and end on August 31, 2011.

The sale of revision questions (ONLINE REVISION QUESTIONS click here ) and registration for Post-UTME will start on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 and end  Friday, August 12, 2011. Candidates are to make payment to any branch of

1. BANK                                                   A/c No.

2. ECOBANK                                         1962000108
(BRANCHES: OJUELEGBA, WHARF APAPA, BROAD STREET 2, FESTAC, ALLEN AVENUE, SABO, UNILAG)


3. FIRST BANK                                      5242040000073
(BRANCHES: UNILAG, YABA, ADEKUNLE, JIBOWU, SHOMOLU, ILUPEJU, IFAKO-GBAGADA, BARIGA, KETU, ALAUSA)


5. INTERCONTINENTAL                           5000205409

6. UBA                                                1002772627
(BRANCHES: OYINGBO, HERBERT MACAULEY, ANTHONY, IFAKO GBAGADA)

7. UNION                                             0381040000644
(BRANCHES: YABA, EBUTE-METTA, HERBERT MACAULY, IDIARABA, SURULERE, LAWANSON)

6. WEMA BANK                                     1015416518
(BRANCHES: BARIGA, JIBOWU, LAWANSON, OYINGBO, MARYLAND, ISOLO, AJAO, VICTORIA ISLAND, LEKKI AJAH, IKORODU, OTTA, DOPEMU, OGBA, IKEJA AIRPORT, ALLEN AVENUE, OKOKO MAIKO, APAPA, BADAGRY, MARINA, EGBEDA, LAFENWA ABEOKUTA, ADESIDA RD. AKURE, MOKOLA, IBADAN)
for the collection of the revision questions at the banks.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Unilag Post UTME Exam Date Is Here


The University of Lagos Post UTME examinations will hold from 18th August - 31st August, 2011. See details at www.unilag.edu.ng, the website of the University of Lagos. 


DISCLAIMER:
PLEASE GO AHEAD AND MAKE SURE THE DATE IS FOR REAL AND TRUE. NOE ONE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR IGNORANCE. THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

unilag post jamb 2011 Update

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

2011/2012 Post UTME Screening Test For Candidates Of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) .



Nnamdi Azikiwe University has scheduled its 2011/2012 Post UTME Screening Exercise for candidates who choose the University as first choice.  Candidates who may not have made the University first choice but who wish to be considered for admission into degree programmes of the Enugu State College of Education (Technical) , Federal College of Education(Technical), Umunze and Pope John II Major Seminary, Okpuno (Philosophy), which are affiliate institutions of the University, may also apply. The dates are as outlined below
1.   Screening Exercise Dates:
      FRIDAY, 5TH- SATURDAY, 6TH AUGUST 2011
  1. A.   Friday, 5th August, 2011
S/N Faculty Venue
i. Arts (UNIZIK) Central Utility Hall
ii. Education (UNIZIK) Education/Bakassi
iii. Management Sciences Management Science / Science village
iv. Social Sciences Social Sciences complex
v. Law Law/Multipurpose Hall
vi. Enugu State College of Education (Enugu) Faculty of Agriculture
vii. Arts:  Pope John Paul II Major Seminary, Okpuno. Faculty of Agriculture
viii Federal College of Education, Umunze Faculty of Agriculture
B.   Saturday, 6th August, 2011
S/N Faculty Venue
i. Basic Medical Sciences Central Utility Building
ii. Health Sciences & Technology Social sciences, Auditorium, High school
iii. Agriculture -
iv. Physical Sciences Science Village
v. Pharmaceutical Sciences Multi- purpose hall, Faculty of Arts Lecture halls, Faculty of Law
vi Bio-Sciences Faculties of Engineering/ Agriculture
vii Engineering Faculty of Management Sciences
viii Environmental Sciences Environmental Sciences
2.   Eligibility
a.   Candidates must have made Nnamdi Azikiwe University their first choice.
b.   However, candidates who did not make the University first choice but wish to be considered for the degree awarding programmes of the Enugu State College of Education (Technical), Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze and Pope John Paul II Major Seminary, Okpuno are eligible to apply.
c.   The general cut-off mark is 200 except for Faculties/Departments indicated below:
i)    Faculties with UTME cut-off Mark of 200
Basic Medical Sciences
Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Health Sciences & Technology
Law
Management Sciences
Physical Sciences
Bio-sciences
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts
Department of English Language & Literature
Department of History & International Studies
ii)   Faculties with UTME cut-off mark of 180
Arts (except Departments of English & History)
Education
a.   Registration Procedure
a.   Registration shall start on Saturday, 30th July, 2011 and close on Thursday, 4th August, 2011. Ensure that you beat the dateline
b.   Candidates are to register online at the University’s portal my.unizik.edu.ng/postutme or go to www.unizik.edu.ng for the link to the above portal
c.    Candidates are to scan and upload to the portal their recent digital passport size photographs measuring not more than 200 x 150 mm showing both ears and no cap or eye glasses.  Blurred photographs shall disqualify the applicant.  Candidates are to print the completed online form for presentation on the day of the examination.
d.   The pin codes for registration can be obtained from branches of any of the following banks, on the payment of the sum of N1,000.00 (One Thousand Naira) only:
Diamond Bank
Fidelity Bank
First Bank
Intercontinental Bank
UBA
Spring Bank
Zenith Bank
The candidates should thereafter proceed to any cybercafé of their choice for the online registration.
e.   Candidates who did not make the University first choice but wish to be considered for the degree awarding programmes of the Enugu State College of Education (Technical), Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze or Pope John Paul II Seminary, Okpuno should register at Bursary Department of the University in Awka only with (2) passport photographs.
4.   Time and Requirements for the Screening Exercise
Accreditation of candidates commences at 9.00 a.m. each day.  Candidates are to report with:
a.   Two (2) copies of their online registration forms showing their photographs.
b.   HB pencil and eraser
c.    Photocopies of JAMB Slip showing their photographs and JAMB online Result (2) copies each.
5.   Restrictions
a.   No cell phones shall be allowed in the screening halls.
b.   Only bona fide candidates shall be allowed into the University.
c.    Parents and guardians are, therefore, strongly advised against attempting to enter the University Campus. Security shall be tight.
d.   Candidates who did not register online shall not be admitted for the screening exercise.
e.   The University will not be liable for any payment made with wrong JAMB registration number at the Bank;
f.   The University shall also not be liable to any fraudulent payments made anywhere that are not in line with the directives of the University.
Barrister C. C. Okeke
Registrar

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