President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate appointment of Brigadier General Mohammed Fada as the new Director-General (DG) of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). According to reports, Fada is expected to resume on Wednesday and was briefed on Tuesday by the outgoing DG, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim, who served for two tenures.
The Head of Public Affairs and Protocol of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Dr. Fabian Benjamin has announced the release of the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME) in a press statement issued on 14th May 20222. Inline to the statement, to check the 2022 UTME result, all a candidate is required is to send UTMERESULT to 55019 using the same phone number the candidate had used in registration and the result will be replied as a text message to the same phone number, as this is the only avenue for checking this year result as the Board has not uploaded it on its website yet.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities to consider the plight of students and call off the ongoing strike. The President also urged students in Nigeria’s public tertiary institutions to exercise patience as the government strives to address the nagging issues in the nation’s university system within the ambit of the resources available.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have rejected the appeal by the federal government (FG) to resume duties while negotiations are ongoing. President Buhari had on Thursday, pleaded with the ASUU and other industry-based unions to go back to work when he spoke at the National Productivity Day Celebration held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. ASUU had, on Monday 9th of May 2021, extended its roll-over strike which started on February 14 by another 12 weeks, and other unions like the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational Institutions (NASU), and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) has since joined the industrial action.