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JAMB Mock Exam 2018: 8 Things To Take Note Of During Jamb Mock Exam

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If you are among those that will be writing the exam, please do take it serious as you may likely pick one or two things that will help you in the main examination.

Also do not forget that other candidates that won’t be participating in the exam will depend on you for updates and relevant information concerning the conduct of the mock exam. So please take note of everything that is happening in your centre and keep us updated.

We have created LIVE UPDATES thread on that day, so you can let us know anything that is happening before the Mock exam begins or if there are any delays in the process.

While in the hall, please take note of everything but most importantly;
1. Check if there are CCTV Cameras
2. Check if the Computer systems are special in anyway
3. When you login to take an exam, check how the CBT environment is laid out.
4. Where is the time Located, Where are your Subject Navigation Located, Where are the Question Numbers Located, e.t.c.
5. Check if you can use both Keyboard and Mouse.
6. Check the time given for the exam
7. Check the number of questions given.
8. Finally check if there is any thing new with the whole process.

Ensure you arrive your centre at least 30 minutes before your scheduled time.

If you are going to the exam with any of the banned items, ensure you keep them some where safe outside the hall to avoid being punished or disqualified.

Lastly, do not forget to come back to Babaleftonline.com to share your experiences. There will be a thread for that after the mock exam.

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ASUU Warns UNIOSUN VC, Popoola To Stop Doing This To Its Members

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ibadan Zone, has warned the Vice-Chancellor of Osun State University, Osogbo, Professor Labode Popoola against harassing and threatening its members in the university.

ASUU issued this warning through a statement made available to DAILY POST by its Zonal Coordinator, Dr. Ade Adejumo, at the end of the zonal meeting held at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso on Monday.

Adejumo in the statement entitled, “ASUU warns UNIOSUN Vice Chancellor against harassment of members”, alleged Popoola of compelling members to break the strike and attempting to completely eradicate ASUU in UNIOSUN by compelling members to attend management, senate, principal officers and other statutory meetings during strike.

He said,

“Professor Popoola was alleged of compelling members to break the strike and attempting to completely eradicate ASUU in Uniosun through the following anti-union activities and hostile administrative policies among others:

“Compelling members to attend management, senate, principal officers and other statutory meetings during strike and holding the 7th convocation of the University between Monday 19th and Thursday 22nd November, 2018 without any waiver from ASUU. Implementation of the obnoxious “No work no pay“ rule in UNIOSUN even when the NUC had directed all Vice-Chancellors and Councils to stay action.

“Stoppage of deduction of the monthly check-off dues from the salaries of our members to the coffers of ASUU. Issuance of threat circulars to members, who are currently on lawful strike to commence uploading of the results of the 2017/2018 harmattan and rain semesters on the University’s RPMS.

“Directing members to resume academic activities when you are clearly aware that the strike is still actively on. Victimisation of the Branch Officers who were on lawful union’s assignment.

“The zonal body of the union, however, commended the branch officers and the entire members of ASUU-UNIOSUN for their resolve to fight for truth and justice towards ensuring that university education is adequately funded in Nigeria.

“No reasonable university administrator would force ASUU members to break this strike because dividends of such struggles have always ended up on the table of Vice-Chancellors; any attempt to strangulate the hen that lays the golden eggs is therefore hypocritical.”

Adejumo, while speaking further, urged the Vice Chancellor not to implement policies that are antithetical to the ASUU struggle.

“Vice-Chancellors, Professor Popoola inclusive are members of ASUU and should not be seen to implement policies that are antithetical to the to ASUU struggle.

“Now that the strike has entered the fifth week, ASUU enjoined all members at that branch to disregard any directive of the Vice-Chancellor that contravenes the strike bulletins 1-5 issued by the National Strike Coordinating Committee (NSCC) of the Union and sternly warned Professor Popoola to desist from harassing its members and to abide by the rules of the Union or risk being sanctioned.

“The union will soon come out with a full statement on the activities of Professor Labode Popoola, unbecoming of a University Vice-Chancellor, which include his militarised mode of administration and utter disregard for rights and privileges of members of staff.”

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UTME: JAMB Fixes January For Registration, Sales Of Forms

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has fixed January 2019 for the sales of its forms and registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

JAMB Governing Board Chairman Dr. Emmanuel Ndukwe stated this at an event to celebrate some workers of the board, who retired in Abuja.

He said the board picked next year for registration of UTME candidates because it wanted the reduction in the cost of selling its forms approved by the Federal Government to take effect.

Ndukwe explained that the reduction followed recommendations made by management and board of JAMB to the Federal Government because it was becoming difficult for some parents to raise the N5,000 being charged by the board.

Ndukwe, who hailed the government for approving the reduction, said it would affect the amount that JAMB would return to the Federal Government next year.

He said:-

“You are aware that the Federal Government has reduced the cost of JAMB forms from N5,000 to N3,500. But it is going to take effect from next year. Therefore, if we now starts selling the forms today, we will still sell at the cost of N5,000 because the approval does not cover for now. That is why we have shifted the sale of JAMB form to any day from first of January.

“It is a very good move from the Federal Government based on our recommendation. Even though we are returning money to the coffers of the Federal G0overnment, our primary objective is not just to make money because that money is coming from somewhere and it is difficult for some people to raise that money and pay for JAMB form even though JAMB form is among the cheapest in the whole world.”

It was also learnt that the board had so far offered admission to 470,000 students.

“As we were in the board meeting, admission were still going on. On the screen, we are seeing it. It is changing by the minute,” he said.

Ndukwe said the board will fully implement the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS).

“We are looking forward to the full implementation of CAPS. That is the best thing that will happen to education in Nigeria. If any child is qualified, central admission processing system will guarantee that that person is admitted. People should be patient and pray as we are implementing CAPS.”

 

 

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BREAKING NEWS! Academic Staff Union Of Polytechnics (ASUP) To Begin Strike On This Date

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The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has declared that it would begin an indefinite strike from Wednesday, 12th December. This is as the strike by university lecturers clocked a month today.

In a phone interview with EduCeleb.com on Tuesday, the National President of ASUP, Usman Dutse said that this had become imminent because the Federal Government had failed to meet the demands of the polytechnic lecturers.

Prior to this impending strike, the union had on 2nd October issued a 21 day ultimatum to the government before it extended it to November but did not eventually go strike.

But Mr Dutse said that the proposed strike later this December would be total and indefinite. This further emphasises the resolution of the 93rd National Executive Council meeting reached at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos last week.

“Government has failed to implement and fulfil agreements it reached with the union as contained in the memorandum of understanding signed,” he said.

EduCeleb.com recalls that after ASUP last went on strike in November 2017, the Federal government had reached an agreement to implement the recommendations of the 2014 NEEDS assessment for the strike to be suspended fifteen days after.

The agreement particularly highlighted the need for increased funding of polytechnics.

Dutse, however, gave other reasons too bordering on the roles of state governments and the National Assembly.

“The issue of the funding of the institutions has always been a major concern. After government conducted the NEEDS assessment in 2014, it promised to implement it. Years after, there is no designed roadmap to implement that.”

“The institutions are not funded. The states are even worse because state governments just establish schools without actually funding those schools. So, no infrastructure is in place,” he added.

He said that the bill meant to review the act on the establishment of polytechnics in the country was yet to be passed by the National Assembly, hoping that the strike would also help fast track its passage.

The ASUP president also alleged that some state governments were owing salaries for up to 14 months just as institutions victimise union leaders who voice out against what he termed injustice.

“We have states that are owing about 14 month salaries. Some owe eight months,” he said.

He gave instances of Abia, Benue, Ogun, Osun, Edo, Kogi as states owing up to as long as 14 months.

As for institutions where members were being victimised, he mentioned Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwuashi Uku; Osun State Polytechnic, Iree; and Adamawa State Polytechnic, Numan as instances.

Dutse also hoped that the strike would make government look into improving the condition of service and the payment.

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