Following the blackout on Campus amidst their ongoing exams, students of the Obafemi Awolowo Univerity, OAU have taken their time to maximise the ray of light from the ATM to prepare.
NIGERIA NEWS gathered that this is seemingly not the first time the occurrence is taking place as it is a tradition when there is a power outage on campus.
Recall that the ATM stand does not depend on the external source of power as it has its own inbuilt battery which emits light rays from the ATM machine. In which the students maximized.
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See WAEC’s latest advice to its certificate holders
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has advised people in possession of its certificates to guard them well, as it will not re-issue on account of misplacement, fire, flood or theft.
This was stated by the council’s Head of National Office, Olu Adenipekun, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
According to him, the advice became necessary as lots of people have been approaching the council at various times for a re-issue of the lost certificates.
“Let me make it clear that in the real sense of it, our certificates are issued only once, irrespective of who is involved or the circumstance that led to the misplacement, and that remains the truth of the matter.
“We do not issue our West African Senior School Certificates Examination (WASSCE) twice.
“But, if we have such cases of theft, fire, flood and others, as it concerns these certificates, yes, in reaction to our operational environment, we can consider the issuance of an ‘attestation certificate,” he stated.
He further revealed that the council had met five years ago and took the decision, saying no examination body issues two of its certificates to a single candidate in one examination.
“But, if a candidate should experience such losses through fire, flood or theft and can provide all the necessary proofs required to that effect, that will show such things actually happened to his or her certificate, there are certain steps such candidates are expected to take before approaching the council for further action,” he said.
The WAEC chief explained that after all such processes had been satisfactorily concluded then, the council would consider the issuance of “Attestation Certificate”.
UTME 2019: UI Sets Cut Off Mark Beyond JAMB Proposed Cut Off Mark
The University of Ibadan, UI, has recently made it known to only make use of 200 as admission cut off mark for the academic session, 2018/2019, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
The NIGERIA NEWS reports the Joint Admission Matriculation Board, JAMB cut off mark to be 160 for Federal Universities and 140 for both State and Private Universities but it seems UI are keen on not making use of the JAMB cut off mark, thereby setting cut off mark to be 200.
According to a report issued via the Vice Chancellor office, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, the reports reads:
“For the avoidance of doubts in the minds of our prospective admission seekers, their parents and guardians, our alumni and alumnae and the general public, the minimum mark for any course at the University of Ibadan, and all its Affiliated Institutions, remains 200 out of the maximum of 400.
“This has been the position of the Senate of the University since the matriculation examinations into Nigerian Universities commenced in 1978.”
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