Monday, 29 April 2013

JAMB Releases Tactics To Deal With Those Involved In Exam Malpractice

JAMB Just Released The Tactics they will Use In Finding Out Those Involved In Exams Malpractice in the Just concluded UTME Exam!!!

According the JAMB, they stored the paper types of each student that participated in the just concluded UTME Exam in their Database...

Unlike other years where students can just change their paper type and go away with it, This Year, JAMB will mark your papers according to the paper type they stored in their database for you...

This implies that if your original type was "Paper Type U" and You changed to "Paper Type I" They wont Mark your paper with they type you provided rather they will mark your paper according to paper type U...

Monday, 22 April 2013

WAEC To Cancel The Results of Exam Cheats

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) will henceforth cancel the entire results of any candidates who cheat in more than one subject.

In a communiqué it issued at the end of the council’s 55th Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) meeting, the council said it had become necessary to review its rules on examination malpractice.

The communiqué was signed by the WAEC Deputy Director (Public Affairs), Mr Yusuf Ari, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos.

The meeting held from April 15 to April 17 in Lagos.

The council said that it observed with concerns the indictment of some candidates for malpractice in more than one subject in the November/December, 2012 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

“In order to check the ugly trend, the committee subsequently decided that the sanction in the council’s rules and regulations should be reviewed.

“It is clear that there is an urgent need to review the rule on such cases from cancellation of subject result to cancellation of entire results,” it said.

It noted that collusion and irregular activities, inside and outside the examination hall, were the most prevalent forms of examination malpractice.

It said that monitoring by members of staff of the council and other stakeholders and recent innovations were exposing examination cheats.

“Members believed that if the principal of a school decides that examination malpractice should not be allowed in his or her school, incidences of malpractice will be very minimal,’’ it said.

WAEC said that the NEC endorsed posting of WASSCE irregularities, special and clemency cases on the council’swebsite.

It said that it had been alerted of the existence of a rogue website where false questions and answers were posted daily to defraud candidates during examinations, adding that it had neutralised the activities of those operators.

It warned candidates to jettison such website.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

ALERT: Must Read For All UNN Aspirants!!!!

NOTE: This write up was not made, in any way, to freak or scare you; on the contrary, it is meant to adequately prepare you for the big task ahead.

So, put your mind at rest and follow these simple guidelines in order to give you leverage even as you achieve success in up-coming UNN Post UTME.

Besides, no undergraduate within the University of Nigeria has a better head than you do. Now, let’s roll!

First of all, let me give you a brief info about the University. The University of Nigeria, commonly referred to as UNN, is a federal university located at Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. Founded in 1955 and formally opened on October 7, 1960, the University of Nigeria has four campuses – Nsukka,Enugu and Ituku-Ozalla – located in Enugu State and one in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria. The main campus of the University is located on 871 hectares of hilly savannah in the town of Nsukka,about eighty kilometers north of Enugu, and enjoys a very pleasant and healthy climate. The University, with a motto ‘To restore the dignity of man’ has been a very successful ivory tower, and has produced important personalities in elevatedpositions in Nigeria. The likes of Chinua Achebe, Dora Akunyili, Chimanda Adichie amongst others are alumnus of this great institution. Before I digress, let’s get to the main points;

1) Leave For Nsukka In Time:
I mean in time, not on time, I hope you know the difference from your Use of English. It’s importantyou be in the School at least two days before the exam especially for those coming from far places like Lagos. As a result of the mammoth crowd coming for this exam, there is bound to be heavy traffic in certain cities around Nsukka. Before now, this exam had been co-hosted/conducted both at Nsukka and Enugu (UNEC) campuses of the University, but this time, all the candidates will have to head to Nsukka, the only venue for this year. Also, statistics shows that over 50,000 candidates will be coming for the exams, that is abreak down from over 60,000 that made UNN their first or second choice and scored 200 or above in the JAMB UTME. Note that a total of 128,776 candidates chose UNN as either their first choice or second choice course in the 2011/2012 JAMB UTME. Official statistics from JAMB is available here. Another point is that there are only about 3 major transport companies (Peace, Ifesinachi, and Globis) that plythe Nsukka route. The points I made above is justto give you a glimpse of what to expect when you decide to come to Nsukka a day before the exam or even on the exam day. Please come ahead of time

2) Transportation in School:
The only means of transportation within the school is via the school’s services known as UNN shuttle (This is clearly written on the shuttles buses and taxis available within and outside the campus). It takes students both in and out of the campus. These shuttles give one a great deal of convenience and a feeling of safety. They have, as their destination, a park in the town, which is very close to Peace Mass Transit park (i.e, in front of the popular Ogige market at Nsukka). It can as well stop you anywhere you wish inside the campus or anywhere within its route. There are also other smaller routes inside the school like the Flat (Zik’s flat) route. The summary of the transport fares is as follows
-Town (Park) to campus:
N 20 by shuttle bus
N 40 by shuttle taxi (mainly V W Golf car)
-Campus to Town (Park):
N 30 by shuttle bus
N 40 by shuttle taxi
-Anywhere within the Campus is N30.

It’s not advisable to ask for lift that day, pay for your transport fares. However, it is more painful not to know anyone or anything about the schoolbefore coming. Guess what? You’re at advantage for having gone through this. Ladies, as the most ‘endangered’ specie, we would say, “OPEN YOUR EYES.” We have our reasons; find out as you read on.

3) Ask for Help If Need be
When you need help in any way like locating a particular place in the school, ask for it, don’t pretend. Once it’s your first time of being to the School, whoever sees you would know, you can’t hide it. Just look for good and innocent looking student (although appearance can be deceptive) and ask for what you want. UNN students are friendly and generous; there’ll always be somebody ready to help.

In the past, the school provided accommodation for Post UME candidates who are required to pay N500 for the accommodation, and I believe same will be applicable this year. If you prefer a private accommodation, there are few hotels andlodgings in Nsukka, some of which are CEC( the school owned lodging), New & Old Hotel Carolina (outside, but close to the school), Milipat, Conis hotels. These few hotels & lodgings will surely bein hot demands. If you plan on staying with a friend, make sure you contact him or her ahead of time. However, most accommodation problems are been mitigated by the different campus fellowship bodies who will always be available with their buses, helping stranded candidates get an accommodation, and locate their different locations. Though you may have toleave your own faith or fellowship when you are finally admitted into the University as you‘ll get constant SMSs, calls, visits, and pestering to join their fellowship.

b) Don’t worry about what to eat:
Yes, it’s funny but I know some mummy pikins will actually be thinking about this. There is a variety of food to eat in Nsukka, the most popularbeing OKPA, a popular pudding eaten and enjoyed by many in Enugu state. It’s eaten like peanuts here, and I bet you‘ll enjoy it (although some of them can be REALLY pepperish). There are also other native Nsukka foods like aghara agha Ji, aghara agha ede, aghara agha oka. Don’task me how they taste, just taste and see for yourself, lol. You‘ll also get the usual general foods you see in other parts of the country.

5) Come with all the requirements:
You are required to bring the following for the screening exercise:
(i) A copy of ONLINE form duly completed, bearingthe passport-sized photograph.
(ii)JAMB slip
(iii)HB Pencil and Eraser.

Do not go to the exam halls with your mobile phone as you‘ll be forced to drop it outside the hall, and who knows what will happen to it before you could come out to pick it. Information on the halls for the screening will be made available at the P.R.O. office in the campus and will also be available on this site a day before the exam.

6) Come for the exam prepared:
It’s almost impossible to prepare too much. Read extensively and within the JAMB curriculum. In the battle field, no enemy is less important. Do not look down on any question during the exam. Attack each of them like a soldier that is fighting with his last breath. However, DO NOT CHEAT! DO NOT INVOLVE YOUR SELF IN EXAM MALPRACTICE, UNN does not tolerate that. It’s a serious offence here!

7) Have an Alternative Phone Number Other than MTN:
It is important that you have an alternative phone number other than MTN with which you can contact whoever you‘ll stay with when you come to the school or with which you can be contacted easily as time has shown that MTN network in Nsukka most times go down whenever there is a big event like the post UME especially in the evenings.

8)Beware of scammers:
You have to be very careful ‘cos there will be wolves in sheep’s clothing. These fraudsters, whoof course are not bonafide students of the University will be targeting gullible Post Ume candidates with offers of Admission runs, Accommodation (both free and paid), especially to Post ume girls. Don’t ask me why they prefer offering the accommodation to girls ‘cos I don’t know. They will always come as friends. You just have to be wise.

9) You are Secured!!
Once you are inside the University of Nigeria, your security is guaranteed. The university has a vibrant security department with a rapid response unit. You don’t have to panic. So whenever you find yourself in trouble, just raise an alarm and be sure you‘ll get a rapid response.

- Source

JAMB to Provide Writing Material at Exam Venues Nationwide!!!

Following complains from students ofnot being provided the appropriate writing materials for previous UTME, JAMB has taken the bold step of independently distributing the materials at respective examination venues of candidates.
As at the time of composing this information, the required writing materialsare currently being distributed to various exam centres nationwide.

The materials to be provided by JAMB includes;
- A simple Calculator
- A pencil, Eraser and Sharpener.

During registration, candidates expressed worry over the non distribution of these materials at the registration point.

Candidates are also hereby advised that they should also go to the centre with their own (extra) writing materials as listed above.


Source - VNTI

Change Of Date For JAMB UTME CBT Candidates – Confirm yours today!

We can confirm that the Computer Based Examination for most CBT candidates have been moved further down the month.

All candidates who fall into the CBT category are advised to recheck their exam dates and re-print their photo-cards from their registration point or the official JAMB website.

Though there are slight changes to date for CBT, the Pen and Paper Test (PPT) version is left unchanged and will hold on 27th April, 2013.
How To Recheck or Reprint your Photocard (UTME 2013 Candidates only)

1. Visit the official portal by clicking here.
2. On the page that loads up, scroll to the section that is labelled “Re-Print Slip”
3. Enter your JAMB registration number in the space provided and click “Re-Print”.
4. Your photocard and exam date will be made available to you.
5. If your exam date or any detail is different from the previous photocardyou had, then you will need to reprint it using your printer or at a business centre or cyber cafe.

If you are a CBT candidate, recheck, confirm and print your photocard, it does not cost you anything, then use the comment box provided below thispage to let us know your previous exam date and the new exam date, if it has changed. Share your worries too.

Source- VNTI

Friday, 5 April 2013

JAMB Announces 2013 UTME CBT & PPT Examination dates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board hasannounced the dates for the JAMB 2013 UTME CBTand PPT examination for the 2013/2013 JAMB UTME.

All candidates who registered the JAMB 2013 UTME PPT and CBT examinations have been scheduled to write their JAMB 2013 UTME on the various dates;

JAMB 2013 UTME PPT Examination date : 27 th April, 2013

JAMB 2013 UTME CBT Examination dates : 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 26th of April, 2013.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

This Year's JAMB Examination Might Be The Last In Nigeria

ABUJA—The Federal Government is scrapping the National Examinations Council, NECO, and the National Poverty Eradication Programme, NAPEP among othergovernment agencies. It is also divesting theJoint Admissions and Matriculations Board ofpowers to conduct examinations into tertiary institutions in the country.

The government is taking the decision in order to streamline agencies of government and reduce the cost of governance.

The decision, Vanguard gathered is part of the recommendations of the Steve OronsayePanel Report on the reform of government agencies and ministries.

The Oronsaye Committee Recommendations
Mr Oronsaye who was the former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation recommended the abolition of 38 agencies, merger of 52 and reversal of 14 to departments in ministries.

According to the white paper, which was drafted by a committee headed by the Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board would be divested of the powers to conduct matriculation examinations into tertiary institutions while universities would be allowed to conduct their entrance examinations to students.

Although the JAMB would not be scrapped, itwould be a mere administrative structure that would set standard for minimum requirements on how the various universities would conduct entrance examinations.

JAMB to be re-modelled
JAMB will be modelled along same line with the body in the United States of America which sets standards for admissions into institutions of higher learning.

Other decisions taken by government on the Oronsaye committee include the scrapping of the National Examinations Council, NECO, the National Poverty Eradication Programme, NAPEP, and the National Complaints commission.

The report seen by Vanguard , recommended that the functions of NECO would be assumed by the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, which will also take over the structures of NECO nationwide.

In order to make up for the deluge of students who sit for the external examinations of Neco, WAEC would be expected to conduct two external examinations, one in January and another inNovember for external students while still running its internal examination programmes for secondary school students.

Under the proposal, the National Poverty Eradication Programme would be replaced by an agency called National Agency for Job Creation and Empowerment (NAJCE) while the National Complaints Commission will be merged with the National Human Rights Commission.

The Government rejected the recommendation urgung the scrapping of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission and the Ministry of Police Affairs, saying it would be counter productive.

A member of the committee told Vanguard that the decision was preparatory to government’s plans to overhaul major sectors in the country.
“JAMB will be divested of the admission provision.

It will no longer conduct examinations but will be a clearing house. Every school will admit its students.

“Neco will be scrapped and its infrastructure will be merged with that of the West AfricanExamination Council (waec).

“Universities will be allowed to set their standards but jamb will set the minimum standard for admission into all tertiary institutions” the source said.

Several efforts to reach the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity failed as he did not pick his phones as at the time of this report.

It will be recalled that the Oronsaye report stated that the average cost of governance in Nigeria is believed to rank among the highest in the world.

Oronsaye said in his report that “there are 541 Government Parastatals, Commissions and Agencies (statutory and non-statutory).

“Going by the recommendations of the Committee, the figure of statutory agencies is being proposed for reduction to 161 from the current figure of 263.

“The Committee believes that if the cost of governance must be brought down, then both the Legislature and Judiciary must make spirited efforts at reducing their running costs…”

Source: Vanguardngr