The resolution followed the adoption of a motion sponsored by Senator Umaru Kurfi (Katsina Central). Kurfi described the recurring mass failure in the country since 2009 as embarrassing. “In 2011 May/June WAEC, only 86,612 out of the 1,540,250 candidates that participated in the examinations got credit in mathematics and English language. “Also in 2011 May/June WAEC, only 86,612 out of 1,540,250 candidates that participated in the examinations got credits in Mathematics and English Language. “In 2012 May/June WAEC, only 649,159 out of 1,672,224 candidates that wrote the examinations which represents just 38.81 per cent got 5 credits and above including in the core subjects of Mathematics and English language. “In 2013 WAEC, only 29.17 per cent candidates actually p
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has re-echoed its call on West African Examination Council (WAEC) to adjust its time-table to leave out Fridays. Urging the body to accommodate candidates of all faiths, it warned WAEC against igniting crisis by reviewing its schedule of the examination which starts from Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018. Professor Ishaq Akintola, MURIC Director, in a statement on Tuesday, said this in reaction to WAEC Director of Public Affairs, who argued that Electronics and Social Studies, which the examination body fixed for the Jumat period on Fridays were not for Nigeria but Ghana. But Akintola stated that the argument was escapist, lame, therefore, untenable. “Is WAEC telling us that there are no Muslims in Ghana? As a regional examination bod
The newly-formed unit called the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU), Oloyede, said is a product of his anti-corruption reforms aimed at accountability and transparency in the management of government finances. He revealed this during the induction of members of the anti-Corruption unit (ACTU) which was conducted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). The JAMB boss in a statement by the ICPC said the unit was established based on the numerous corruption matters been handled, a situation he said was beginning to have adverse effect on his other responsibilities. Professor Oloyede also assured the ACTU members of unfettered support promising that he would not hesitate to spend his personal money to facilitate their work if the...
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said Wednesday it had commenced plans for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry due to take place from March 9 to 17. Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB’s Registrar disclosed this at a Critical Stakeholders Meeting on Plans and Modalities for the Sale and Registration of 2018 UTME Application. Oloyede said that the proposed sale of application would commence on Nov. 22 and end Jan. 22, 2018, spanning two months as against one month in 2017 for the exercise. “In proposing these dates, management has taken into consideration the dates of other public examinations namely, WAEC, NECO. “Having examined that all logistics are put in place for a smooth exercise, management would strictly adhere