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UNILAG 51st convocation to begin June 30

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The University of Lagos has set aside June 30 to July 9 for activities to mark its 51st convocation ceremony (2019).

A statement issued on Thursday by Nonye Oguama, principal assistant registrar at the corporate affairs department of the institution said a pre-convocation news conference fixed for June 30 would herald activities lined up for the ceremony.

It said that there would be a rehearsal for hooding ceremonies on July 1 at the School of Post Graduate Studies, various faculties and the Distance Learning Institute (DLI).

The statement added that Friday, July 2, had been set aside for the convocation ceremonies, special Jumat Service, while a Thanksgiving Service would hold on July 4.

According to the statement, there will be an Opening of Exhibition and Commissioning of projects that will be preceded by a convocation lecture on Monday July 5.

It also stated, “On Tuesday July 6, there will be a congregation for the award of first degree, diploma certificates and prizes to graduating students of the Faculties of Education, Social Sciences, Arts, Environmental Sciences and Sciences.

“The congregation for the award of first degrees, diploma, certificates and prizes to graduating students of the Faculties of Law, Engineering, Management Sciences, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences Dental Science, Pharmacy and DLI will come up on Wednesday, July 7.

“That for the Post Graduate Degrees and Masters will also hold on the same day.”

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Senate okays Abeokuta for Nigeria’s medicine varsity

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The Senate has approved a bill seeking the establishment of the University of Medicine and Medical Sciences in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

It will be the second university dedicated to medicine and medical sciences in Nigeria. There is a University of Medical Sciences in Ondo.

The bill for the university’s establishment, which was sponsored by Senator Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun Central, was on Wednesday presented for the third reading and was unanimously passed without dissenting voices.

The former Ogun State governor was said to have donated 170 hectares of land as the permanent site for the proposed university.

Spokesman for the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Abeokuta, Segun Orisajo, said in a statement, said, “With this latest development, the bill had successfully passed its major hurdle as it awaits a concurrence by the House of Representatives, which is a mere formality.”

Orisajo said the establishment of the university was the vision of former FMC Medical Director, Prof Adewale Musa-Olomu.

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JAMB hammers six more centres for poor performance

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has delisted six more centres following their poor performance in the conduct of the second day of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

JAMB had delisted 24 centres after the first day of the UTME on Saturday for same reason.

Head, Protocol and Public Affairs, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in a statement, adding that 464,834 candidates wrote the UTME on Monday, the second day of the examination.

He gave the delisted centres as Dayspring Christian College, Opete, Delta state, Fountain of Knowledge INTL Academy CBT centre, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Twelve Apostles College, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State and Lead British International School, Gwarimpa, Abuja.

Others are Zaria Academy, Zaria, Kaduna State and Muhammed Kamaldeen CBT Centre, along FGC ogidi Ilorin, Kwara State.

Benjamin also said the candidates who were unable to register during the allowable time for registration despite the extension had been directed to visit designated centres to be registered and scheduled for the 2021 UTME.

They were also directed to print their examination notification slip for their schedule for the examination.

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JAMB candidates of 24 delisted centres get new schedule

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has asked candidates scheduled to take the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in 24 delisted centres to print new examination notification slips.

JAMB’s Head of Protocol and Public Affairs, Fabian Benjamin, gave the instruction in a statement obtained on Monday.

He asked the candidates to start printing their notifications from Sunday, 20th, 2021 for their new schedule date and time.

“This applies only to centres delisted. You will recall that 24 centres were delisted for performing below the tolerable limit of the Board, while over 40 others were put on the watchlist,” the statement read.

JAMB on Saturday announced the delisting of 24 centres over failure to conduct the 2021 examination.

The 2021 UMTE was meant to be conducted in 777 designated centres across the country before the delisting of 24 centres.

 

Over 1.3 million candidates registered to take part in the examination.

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