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May 21, 2018

Claret Academy wins Sir James Foundation prize for Chemistry�

  Master Okoko Chimere Princewill of Claret Secondary School New Owerri has won this year’s Sir James Foundation award for excellence in Chemistry. The award is for the best SS3 Chemistry student in Catholic schools in Owerri Archdiocese. The test was part of the activities marking this year’s Catholic Education Week of Owerri Archdiocese. The runners up that received consolation prizes were, Ifeanyi Wisdom of Holy Ghost College Owerri and Igbokwe Chiedozie of Father Cloonan Memorial Secondary School Emekuku. The only girl Ibegbulam Emmanuella from Claret Academy Nekede that passed the exam was given a special token. Lady Pep. M….

JAMB releases criteria for admission into Nigerian universities

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says the point system copied from its website as criteria for admission into tertiary institutions in the country and currently circulating was a mere illustration. This is contained in a statement by the board’s Head, Media and Information, Fabian Benjamin, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos. It said that on the contrary, the Federal Government had approved the re-enforcement of admission guideline as recognised by law.According to the statement the admission of candidates into tertiary institutions will be based purely on three pillars namely: merit,…

Owerri Girls Sec. Schl: Excess freedom destroys – Chaplain warns graduating students

  A total of 180 final year students (SS3) recently (Saturday July 11, 2015) graduated from the Girls Secondary School Owerri, with a warning to shun excess freedom and idleness, which destroy, but instead engage themselves in worthwhile ventures in order to excel in the future. The Chaplain of the school, Rev. Fr. Henry Nwanguma gave the warning while delivering a homily at the Eucharistic celebration to mark the send-forth ceremony of the graduating class. He reminded them that they should not abandon their books since they were yet to receive the results of their WAEC and NECO examinations and…

How principals, school owners extort parents, WASCE candidates

  Many parents and candidates for the 2015 School Certificate examinations are paying exorbitant fees. There are indications that the May/June edition of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and the forthcoming June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) have become a goldmine to principals and school owners in various states. They are using both examinations to make huge cash. Investigations by our correspondent revealed that the principals and school proprietors cashed in on the school exams to milk candidates and their parents by charging fees far above what is stipulated by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and…

NECO Releases SSCE Result – As WAEC Introduces devices to tackle menace

A total of 52.29 percent of the candidates that sat for the June/July 2014 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) passed at credit level in five subjects including English and Mathematics. Announcing this in Minna, Niger State, Wednesday, September 10, 2014, the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Council, Professor Promise Okpala, said that 74.30 percent of the candidates made five credits and above. He further disclosed that 978, 886 sat for the examination, which conducted 76 subjects. Giving a breakdown of the result, Okpala said that of the 989, 622 candidates that wrote the examination 72.58 percent scored…

Again, Anambra comes first in WASSCE

– Success attributed to return of Mission Schools The education reforms embarked upon by Anambra State in the last couple of years has continued to yield results, as schools in the state emerged the overall best in the 2014 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), a repeat of the feat recorded last year. The official WAEC result made available to the media showed that Anambra State with 65.92 per cent, Abia State with 58.52 percent and Edo State 57.82 per cent came topmost. Nevertheless, eight of the 36 states in Nigeria recorded a score less than 10 per cent. …

Anambra to shutdown 486 special exam centres

No fewer than 486 magic examination centres identified in  Anambra State  are to be shutdown by the state government as part of official measures to curb examination malpractices in the education sector.The state Commissioner for Education, Prof Kate Omenugha, who gave the hint during the 10th anniversary of St. Joseph Academic Award for 2014, said these examination miracle centres had been aiding and abetting examination malpractices especially during West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and National Examination  Council (NECO) examinations.Prof Omenugha, while commending the founder of St. Joseph Academic Award, Mr. Bath Nwibe said the decision to shutdown the magic centres…

WAEC introduces 39 Subjects including Photography, Plumbing & Decorating

WAEC, The West African Examinations Council has introduced 39 subjects for its annual examinations. WAEC’s Acting Head, Test Development Division Olayinka Ajibade made the announcement in Lagos and revealed that the new subjects will commence in 2014′s May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination. According to Olayinka, the initiative is in accordance with the Nigerian Education Research and Development Council’s New Secondary School Curriculum. Computer Studies, Insurance, Store Management and Office Practice are four new subjects in the electives category in the new curriculum. 35 subjects are in the Trades category. They include Salesmanship, Photography, Painting and Decorating, Plumping and…

Free Education is not free Certificate!!!

Whether teachers are born or made depends on which teacher you meet. But Sir Andrew Ajaero is every inch a teacher only he’s from the old school. Mbaise-born and a principal for 20 years, Sir Andrew would not negotiate discipline with any school board neither would he spare the rod and spoil the child. Any offence will get the desired punishment – flogging included. But the veteran educator knows times have changed. Having gone to school before the war and started teaching after, he knows that tremendous changes have occurred both in and out of the classroom.  The man who…

Admission Into Our Institutions of Higher Learning Today

[The Misery Of The Candidates] Today, the modern man is beginning to see formal education as a desideratum to live a well-organised and improved life. He is now appreciating the concept and value of modern education. As a result, our various institutions of higher learning experience a very large number of candidates coming and struggling to buy aptitude test form, POST UTME form, Direct Entry form whatsoever. The misconducts, anomalies associated with the whole process are alarming, heart-rending and frustrating. Institution means a large important organisation that has a particular purpose, for example, a university, polytechnic, whatsoever. Admission is the…

Fallen standard of Education

When Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation gained political independence from Britain in October 1960, she inherited that high standard of education that makes Great Britain to thick among the comity of nations. Candidates from Nigeria wrote the London General Certificate of Education (GCE) examinations both at Ordinary and the Advanced levels and excelled.  They also did very well in the London Matriculation Examination.  When the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) came on board, our candidates maintained that high standard in the West African School Certificate (WASC) and Higher School Certificate (HSC) Examinations, which were in vogue before the outbreak of…

Extortion Rocks Junior School Cert Exam In Imo – Enraged Education Commissioner vows to punish culprits

A large scale extortion of candidates in the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (a.k.a. Junior WAEC) by those charged with the supervision of the examination in Imo State, has been exposed Following public outcry, especially by parents of students involved in the examinations, who were shocked they were being demanded between N200 to N500 each examination day for their children and wards to “settle” their supervisor, THE LEADER embarked on a fact-finding tour of parts of the state including Isiala Mbano, Onuimo, Ehime Mbano, Ideato North and Ideato South Local Government Areas and made telephone contacts with Orlu, Oru West,…