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Govt deregisters all private schools in Plateau

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The Plateau State government has deregistered all private schools operating in the State saying unscrupulous activities of some of the schools are impacting negatively on education in the State.

The government asked that those with proper certification should approach the relevant office to get approval for operation ahead of the September resumption of schools for the 2022/2023 academic session.

The State Commissioner for Secondary Education, Elizabeth Wapmuk, who made the government’s position known at a press conference in Jos, warned parents against registering their ward(s) in illegal schools saying they would not be allowed to sit for all approved federal and State governments’ examinations.

According to her, “This is to inform the general public that the operating licenses of all operating private nursery, pre-primary, primary, junior secondary and senior secondary schools in Plateau state are hereby deregistered with effect from 28th July, 2022.

“The order means that all private schools in the state will have to revalidate their certification. This is as the result of the following: The quality assurance mandate requires all private schools to renew their operating license after every five years but unfortunately, private schools’ licenses in Plateau state have not been renewed for so many decades.

“Dependable records reveal that there are over 5,000 private schools operating without licenses in Plateau state. 85% of 485 private schools granted licenses have compromised their standards. 90% of the private schools do not adhere to Government policies and mandates.

“Many of the private schools use secondary school graduates to teach instead of the minimum Nigeria Certificate in Education, NCE or Degree certificates that should be duly registered with Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria, TRCN.”

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She added, “Reliable reports showed that some of the private schools have concealed their premises to avoid routine inspection serving as hideout for criminal activities. The proliferation of unregistered/illegal private schools in the State has robbed the State of the potential impact on education.

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“Consequently, the Ministry of Education has resolved to fast-tract the revalidation process as follow: All private schools that initially have license(s) will submit to the Ministry of Education while new ones will be issued after certifying the reviewed Federal and Plateau State Quality Assurance Procedures for establishing private schools.

“Revalidation committees have been put in place to revalidate all private schools in the State. In this regard, all private schools should proceed to their respective Zonal offices of Education closest to them with all relevant documents to revalidate their schools with effect from Monday, 8th august, 2022.

“Only schools that certify the revalidation exercise will be allowed to resume next academic session, 2022/2023 in September, 2022. List of schools that are cleared would be published in national dailies.

“Parents should note that if they send their ward(s) to schools that are not duly certified, they run the risk of being barred from participating in any federal or State examinations, including the First School Leaving Certificate examinations, Basic Education Certificates Examinations, Senior School Certificate Examinations.

“The exercise is to check the proliferation of illegal private schools and to support those that operate within the ambits of the law with the aim of achieving quality education for all.”

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Prof Ezeokonkwo emerges acting VC of UNN

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 •New UNN VC, Prof Romanus Ezeokonkwo
Prof Romanus Ezeokonkwo, the incumbent Deputy Vice-chancellor, Administration at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has been elected as the Acting Vice-chancellor of the university.

Chief Okwun Omeaku, the Public Relations Officer of the university made the disclosure in a statement issued at the end of the 422nd session of the Senate in Nsukka on Friday.

He said that Ezeokonkwo won by 200 votes in the election conducted by the senate at its session on Friday.

According to him, Ezeokonkwo defeated Prof Johnson Urama, Deputy Vice-chancellor Academic UNN and Prof Daniel Nwachukwu, the Deputy Vice-chancellor, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus (UNEC).

“Ezeokonkwo scored 200 votes to defeat Urama and Nwachukwu who scored 180 and 25 votes respectiviely,” he said.

The PRO noted that the position of the vice chancellor became vacant following the end of the tenure of Prof Charles Igwe, whose five year-tenure would end on June 10.

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Maduka University Enugu announces school fees structure For 2024/2025 session

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Maduka University Enugu has announced the registration for admission for the 2024/2025 academic session.

The university has also released its fee structure for the new academic year, which offers a range of programmes across various schools.

The announcement follows the recent release of the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
Our cut-off mark is the minimum approved by JAMB for 2024/2025 academic session.

Prospective students can apply for admission into Maduka University’s undergraduate programs in the Schools of Business and Social Sciences, Computing and Engineering, Health Sciences, Pharmacy, and Law.

The university’s fee structure is designed to be at quality and affordability in mind.

The fee structure for various programmes is as follows:

School of Computing:

Computer Science: N690,000.00
Cyber Security: N690,000.00
Software Engineering: N690,000.00

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School of Business and Social Sciences:
Accounting: N650,000.00
Economics: N650,000.00
Mass Communication: N650,000.00
International Relations: N650,000.00
Transport Management: N650,000.00

School of Engineering:

Civil Engineering: N690,000.00
Mechanical Engineering: N690,000.00
Mechatronics Engineering: N690,000.00
Computer Engineering: N690,000.00
Electrical & Electronics Engineering: N690,000.00

School of Health Sciences:
Medicine & Surgery: N3,100,000.00
Public Health: N690,000.00
Anatomy: N690,000.00
Physiology: N690,000.00
Radiography: N690,000.00
Biochemistry: N690,000.00
Nursing: N1,100,000.00
Medical Laboratory Science: N690,000.00
Physiotherapy: N690,000.00

School of Pharmacy:
Pharmacy N1,100,000.00

School of Law:
Law N1,100,000

IJMBE & JUPEB: N650,000

These fees cover a full academic session, including a standard N80,000 hostel accommodation and N20,000 for health care.

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For students who did not take the JAMB Examination, Maduka University offers admission opportunities through the Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination (IJMBE).

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Application form: N5,000.00
Acceptance fee: N50,000.00 (non-refundable)
Feeding: Pay as you eat
IJMBE & JUPEB students pay once, while others may pay in two instalments of 60/40%
NO OTHER CHARGES / FEES

Prospective students are encouraged to contact Maduka University for more information when necessary.

Phone:
Rose – 08055091802 or Henry- 09157893107

Admission Forms: admissions.madukauniversity.edu.ng

Email:
admission@madukauniversity.edu.ng

 

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Enugu to host groundbreaking NgEducators International Model UN Conference

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Enugu State is poised to host the inaugural NgEducators International Model United Nations Conference, a significant event being organized by the Enugu State Ministry of Education under the visionary leadership of His Excellency Dr. Peter Mbah.

This landmark conference will function as a creative simulation of the United Nations General Assembly, as Nigerian students representative drawn from all over the country will be featured as international diplomatic delegates.

Under the theme “Development of Education in Developing Countries,” the event will not only be a watershed moment for Educational discourse and innovation but aims to draft resolutions for the future of education in Nigeria through simulated plenary sessions, networking, and collaborative workshops.

The weeklong itinerary begins with a Welcome Reception on June 3rd at the Old Government Lodge, Enugu, followed by the grand inauguration at Okpara Square and the launch of Enugu Smart Green Schools in Owo. Intense Model UN Plenary Sessions and a meeting of Nigerian State Commissioners of Education will occur at the Old Government Lodge.

The conference concludes with an awards ceremony on June 7th and a reflective valedictory session on June 8th.

Notable speakers include Vice President H.E. Kasim Shettima, Governor Dr. Peter Mbah, Minister of Education Prof. Tahir Mamman, UBEC Executive Secretary Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, Ambassador (Dr.) Tivlumun Innocent Ahure, and Prof. Ndubueze Mbah. They will inspire delegates and underline the event’s essence.

The Enugu State Commissioner for Education Prof. Ndubueze Mbah highlights the alignment of this conference with Governor Mbah’s ambitious plan to transform education in Enugu State.

According to him, Central to this vision is constructing 260 ‘Smart Green Schools’ equipped with internet, computers, interactive whiteboards, 3-D printing, augmented reality, robotics, and artificial intelligence, aiming to cultivate a future-ready workforce.

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This conference, part of the UN’s ‘Our Common Agenda,’ seeks to raise resolutions that accelerate progress towards SDG 4 in developing countries. By bringing together global, national, and local education stakeholders, it promises impactful discussions to reshape education. Enugu State stands on the cusp of an educational renaissance and hosting this event, demonstrates her commitment to initiating and fostering a culture of educational innovation and excellence, preparing students to thrive in an increasingly complex world.

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