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UNILAG releases cut-off marks for 2023/2024 admission. See details…

THE management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka on Friday September 15, released the admission cut-off marks for the 2023/2024 academic session.

A breakdown revealed that Medicine and Surgery has the highest cut-off mark of 84, followed by Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science 81 and Law 76.

Aside from the merit cut-off marks, UNILAG also came out with catchment cut-off marks for six states; Lagos, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo and Ogun.

Cut-off for the Faculty of Education showed that Creative Art 67, English Language 70, History and Strategic Studies 71, Philosophy 68, and Chinese 68.

The university cut-off marks for College of Medicine are Physiotherapy 75, Radiography 76, Medical Lab Science 77, Physiology 76, Dentistry 80, Nursing 78 and Pharmacy 77.

For the Faculty of Education, the marks are Education Business 67, Education English 68, Education History 65, Education CS 66, Health Education 61, Adult Education 62 and Education Technology 65.

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Under the Faculty of Engineering, the cut-off marks are Chemical Engineering 77, Civil Engineering 77, Elect and Elect Engineering 79, Met and Geo Engineering 71 and Systems Engineering 79.

The cut-off marks for Faculty of Environment Sciences include Architecture 78, Building 69, Urban and Regional Planning 64 and Estate Management 64.

The Faculty of Management Sciences cut-off marks are Accounting 76, Banking and Finance 70, Business Administration 70, Taxation 71, IRPM 67 and Insurance 69.

For the Faculty of Science, the released cut-off marks are Industrial Mathematics 74, Microbiology 72, Geology 71, Cell Biology 72, Chemistry 68, Geophysics 69 and Statistics 69.

The released cut-off marks for the Faculty of Social Sciences include Economics 72, Mass Communication 73, Psychology 72, Social Work 68, Sociology 68 and Economics and Development Studies 69.

The university management also allocated different cut-off marks for the six catchment states while Sustainable Procurement and Social Standards Center of Excellence 69.

UNILAG releases cut-off marks for 2023/2024 admission. See details…

(The Sun)

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UI students protest increase in tuition fee, others

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UI students protest increase in tuition fee, others

Students of the University of Ibadan on Wednesday protested against an increase in school fees and other issues.

The protest which started as early as 8am paralysed academic and other socio-economic activities of the school.

The protesters moving in large numbers blocked all the entrances to the institution.

No one was allowed into the school. They also moved from one faculty to another to ensure that academic activities did not hold.

The students warned that no video recording of the protest must be done by anyone.

They said the school management had not been fair to them.

A few months ago, the school increased school frees from 65,000 to N230,000 and N412,000 for the 2023/2024 academic session.

The students said they were not asking for a reduction, but outright removal of the increment, and that those who had already paid should immediately be refunded the excess.

One of the protesting students said, “We are protesting against injustice and insensitivity of the school authorities to our plight.”

“Can you imagine the authorities saying they will be shedding power henceforth, which means there are days we will be in darkness. How do they expect us to study?

“Secondly, they have hiked school fees astronomically to an unimaginable proportion. Do they want us to abandon our studies? Our parents are saying there is no money. Even feeding is difficult and we are still trying to wriggle out of this; they are bringing hike in tuition fees. We cannot take this any longer. Enough is enough.

“The third issue is the victimization of some of our colleagues who protested last time. The police have arrested them and up till now, they are still being detained for saying no to injustice. They are hurting us and they don’t want us to complain.”

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FG denies plans to hand over public varsities to private investors

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FG denies plans to hand over public varsities to private investors

The Federal Government has said there was no plan to hand over government-owned tertiary institutions, particularly the universities, to private investors.

The Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, made the clarification at the second quarterly engagement of the ministry with the heads of units and chief executive officers of parastatals and agencies under the ministry.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), had accused the Federal Government of plans to hand over the federal universities to investors through public private partnership.

“There is no plan to sell off universities to investors,” he said,  noting that the policy of the government allowed for transnational education.

According to him, transnational education is a policy on what this government is doing to open up tertiary education by taking people from the rest of the world to come and invest in the tertiary system. “Some people are carrying information that the Federal Government is selling off to private investors its universities. This is an absolute lie and completely false.

“This government believes in our public institutions. However, as we all know, this government has reforms that the country needs.

“The private sector will play a major role in the provision of tertiary education as there are more private universities in Nigeria than public universities combined.

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“What this government has done is to open up the tertiary education level, in particular, the universities for global competitiveness.”

The minister stressed the need to allow those who operate universities at the international level to come into the country and set up institutions either for themselves or in collaboration with our local universities. He said this was in no way to sell its institutions, noting that guidelines on transnational education had been in place.

Mamman said the country must take a cue from what is obtainable in the other climes, so as to benefit from the advantage of transnational education.

“In other parts of the world, like Asia, they have benefited immensely from having international institutions in those countries.

“They have taken standards to those countries and also for the exchange and bringing money to those countries,” he said.

He further said engagement with the heads of agencies as parastatals was to review the progress, challenges, and reaffirm the commitment towards the educational landscape of the country.

Minister of State for Education, Dr. Tanko Sununu, in his submissions, noted the importance of the quarterly review meeting, adding that education must be earned by character, knowledge, and skills.

“We must champion a campaign that would produce graduates that would survive and fit into the 2024 century. This is also the direction of the African Union as the year is declared a year of education so that we can have an education that can guarantee experiences in lifelong learning for Nigerians to take its rightful place in the comity of nations.”

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BREAKING: NECO releases 2024 examination results for Unity schools

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BREAKING: NECO releases 2024 examination results for Unity schools

The Federal Government has released the 2024 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE) results for admissions into JSS1 of the Federal Unity Colleges.

The Minister of State for Education, Dr Yusuf Sununu, who announced the results at a news conference in Abuja on Tuesday, said one candidate scored the highest mark of 203 in the examination.

Sununu said that of the 71,291 candidates who registered for the exams, 66,931 sat for the examination, while 4,360 were absent.

“Out of the maximum obtainable score of 210, one candidate obtained the highest score of 203, while 13 candidates obtained the lowest score of one.

“This year, an unprecedented number of 52 candidates (two candidates from Lagos State and 50 candidates from Rivers State) were involved in examination malpractice.

“For the examination conducted for the Federal Government Academy (FGA), 2,649 candidates registered for the examination, 2,336 candidates sat for the examination, while 313 candidates were absent.

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“The highest score for this examination is 180 while the lowest is five,” he said.

The minister said that the admission criteria for selection of qualified candidates into Federal Unity Colleges remained the same.

According to him, admission requirements are 60 per cent merit, 30 per cent equality of state and 10 per cent exigency.

He therefore charged the Senior Secondary Education Department in the ministry to ensure that all admission processes were concluded timely, and it should be done in line with the above criteria.

“As you are all aware, it is a common knowledge that our Federal Unity Colleges have become the first port of call for most parents in the country.

“I want to assure all Nigerian parents that government will continue to do her best to improve on infrastructural development, feeding and teacher quality for effective teaching and learning in our colleges,” he added.

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