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NNPC Picks Winner For Science Quiz Competition

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NNPC Picks Winner For Science Quiz Competition

NIGERIA NEWS reports that Master Okeke Tony of Spring of Life International School, Enugu, scored 75 points to win the 2019 Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Science quiz Competition in Abuja on Tuesday.

Igban Emmanuel of Ambassadors College, Ota, Ogun, took the second place with 65 points, while Alikah Joseph of Bosco Science Academy took the third position with 60 points.

The event which was the 16th edition of the competition.The competition started in 2000 but was limited to schools in the Niger Delta region.

In 2001, NNPC expanded the participation to all states in the federation.The major objective of the competition is to implement core elements of NNPC corporate social responsibility, promote science education and prepare students for promotional and qualifying examinations.

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It is also meant to build friendship among students, promote competitive spirit, engender national unity, among others.

The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, at the Grand Finale, said the winner of the competition would get N300,000 annually throughout his tertiary education period,.

Baru also said the second person would receive N250,000 annually and the third would get N200,000 annually.
He also announced that Edo State Government gave the student from the state one million naira.

Baru said that after evaluating the past 82 participants of the competition, the corporation noted that it was worth continuing following the success stories it had recorded.

” The report reveals that 50 per cent of the past winners of the quiz contest studied engineering, 40 per cent medical sciences and four per cent natural sciences.

“This gave a 94 per cent success rate of all participants continuing with the study of STEM fields.

“I feel humbled to report that all the past winners of the contest that are professionally engaged are doing very well,” he said.

Baru said that the competition had fulfilled the objectives of the founding fathers and would continue for the growth and development of the country.

He commended Gen. Yakubu Gowon for instituting the National Youth Service Corps Scheme, adding that it had served as model for other unifying projects.

” Growon laid the foundation of unwavering unity of the country and we will continue in that footstep, ” he said.
In his remark, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, commended the corporation for mounting the competition.

He urged the corporation to extend the competition to those offering arts subjects in school.

” I totally endorse the idea of including those studying art subjects in the competition, may be for two reasons, many of them make good wives.

“Secondly, they would also be encouraged considering how well those in sciences have done, ” he said.

He commended NNPC for tracking the performance of past winners of the competition, pointing out that such tracking showed how deeply committed the corporation was with the project as well as its contribution to the growth and development of the oil sector.

He advised participants and winners to utilise every opportunity the competition would provide to better their lives.

“Use the opportunity to build your character, personality and learn good process of competition for greatness in life, ” he said

Kachikwu further advised the participants to shun ethnicity and religious bigotry but to use the opportunity of the completion to be a strong force for national unity.

Two former military heads of state, Gen. Yakubu Gowon and Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar as well as Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo and Gov. Darius Ishyaku of Taraba, among other dignitaries attended the event.

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Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu Finally Speaks On 2019 JAMB Results

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Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu Finally Speaks On 2019 JAMB Results

During a briefing in JAMB headquaters complex in Bwari, Abuja, the Minister for Education, Mallam Adam Adamu praised the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB for showing absolute honesty, transparency and efficiency in executing its role to the Nigeria educational system, NIGERIA NEWS reports.

The Minister said the following on Saturday that, “There is no doubt about it, that the motto of the Board which is Service and Integrity had long visualised the current leadership of the organisation.

Mr. Adamu additionally said, “I, therefore, congratulate Dr Emmanuel Ndukwue, the Chairman of the Governing Board and his team for a wonderful job,’

The Minister, Adamu said that the effort JAMB had executed to curb examination malpractice through taking time to release the UTME result is worthwhile and it’s going to make the public aware that there is consequence for any sort of malpractices carried out even  after which they’ve successfully succeed in the act.

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The Minister also added that it is disheartening that the examination misconduct are more common among the young ones who are regarded to be the leader of tomorrow. He then said that the Ministry of Education are in supportive of the examination body in the quest to reduced the menace of examination misconduct.

He further added that JAMB have come to lay example for other examination body in the country, and that they are worth emulating. He urged that other examination body to also take the horn to reduce examination misconduct that has been of rampant things across the country.

As per the remodelling of the JAMB headquarter, the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede said that the project estimatedly cost 46 million naira.

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JAMB UTME results: JAMB 2019 top news today, May 18th

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JAMB 2019

Today, May 18 2019, NIGERIA NEWS have gathered the latest JAMB news. This includes the release of JAMB 2019 UTME exams.

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JAMB students can now check there UTME Results Online

Mr. Fabian Benjamin, the Head of JAMB’s Media and Information Unit, says that candidates can now check their results online. Find out how to Check your result online.

It is has been discovered that some students are having problems with checking their results through the SMS platform. Therefore, the exam board decided to open the portal for accessing the 2019 UTME score online.

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Mr Fabian said:

“Candidates can now check their results on the portal.

“They must first log into their profiles and then, click on ‘check UTME Examination Results”

JAMB reveals the number of Candidates that have checked their UTME Results

Following reports that some students could not check their result through SMS, the exam has decided to open up on the issue.

After a long delay, JAMB finally announced the release of the 2019 UTME Results on May 11, 2019.

Students were told to send ‘RESULTS’ to 55019 with the phone number used in registering the JAMB form.

Mr Fabian Benjamin who disprove the claims that some students are yet to see their results, said that over 1.5 Million students have gain access to their results.

How to Print Out JAMB 2019 UTME Results Online

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has opened its online portal for accessing the UTME 2019 Results.

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The Results which have taken a long time to be released was initially unavailable online. But now, It is opened for Printing out the result.

Here are 3 Ways to Print your result:

  • Click on JAMB RESULT PORTAL
  • Enter ONLY your Registration Number or E-Mail address used for JAMB Registration
  • Connect a Printer to Print Out the Result

Check out The 2019 UTME Result Breakdown

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