After a stakeholders' meeting yesterday Saturday at the nation's capital, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced a new date to conduct the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The United States (US) Mission in Nigeria has announced that it would prioritize visa applications by Nigerians planning to resume academic studies in the US by September 2021. This was disclosed in a statement on Friday titled, "US Announces Priority Appointments for Student Visa Applicants." The document which was signed by the US Mission Country Consular Coordinator, Susan Tuller read in part: "As we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our staff and customers, processing student visas remains a high priority for the US Mission in Nigeria.
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has announced that it will no longer require the use of email for the processing of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) registrations. Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar made the announcement while addressing newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja, saying the development will take effect from Thursday, April 15, 2021. He added that email addresses will only be requested at the successful completion of the registration by candidates to access their profile as well as information on the examination during or after the UTME exercise.
The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, on Friday, said despite the challenges facing the nation, the unity of Nigeria should not be trivialized. Ibrahim, who spoke during a two-day training program for corps members on citizenship, conflict resolution, and nation-building by Lux Terra Network and Advocacy Group in Abuja, however, noted that poor governance was the bane of any society.
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has announced that the 2021 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), will take place between August 16 and September 30. WAEC spoken Demianus Ojijeogu, in a statement, said the exams earlier scheduled for May/June, will now hold between August and September 30. He added that the international timetable for the conduct of the examination would be released in due course.