The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that it has delisted 25 computer-based test centres from the list of more than 800 earlier scheduled to take part in the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) which kicked off nationwide on Saturday. The examination body said the action is to ensure strict adherence to regulatory standards amongst its partners.
The decision, according to the examination body, followed the centres’ non-compliance to the laid-down procedures and the difficulties encountered by candidates posted to the centres to sit the examination on Saturday.
In a statement issued on Saturday evening by JAMB and signed by its head of public affairs and protocol, Fabian Benjamin, the examination body noted that candidates posted to any of the affected centres would be rescheduled.
“The following centres which failed during the conduct of the 2021 UTME on Saturday, June 19, 2021, are hereby delisted. Candidates posted to any of these centres are required to await further directives by checking their profile, email addresses and SMS on their registered phone for a new date,” JAMB said.
The list of the affected centres as released by the examination body revealed that they are spread across 11 states of the federation and the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
While six centres were delisted in Lagos, four are affected in Kaduna State and three in Edo State.
Abuja, Ondo and Plateau had two centres each while Benue, Delta, Imo, Nasarawa, Osun, and Oyo had one centre each.
In Lagos, the affected centres are Massino Computer CBT, Itoga, Badagry; IP Soft Technologies Ltd. Apapa, Lagos State; Institute of Criminal Justice and Criminology Administration, Festac Town; Sweet Valley Educational Services, Ikotun; Certified Institution of Shipping, Magbon, Badagry, and Al-Miyzan Schools CBT Centre, Ikotun.
The affected centres in Kaduna State are; Bethel Baptist High School, Kujama; Zabib College, Unguwar Dosa; St. Albert Institute, Kafanchan, and Skolak Resources Ltd.
At the FCT, both the Government Secondary School, Garki, and GEF Systems Ltd located at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN), Dutse Junction, were affected.
The Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji, and King Emmanuel College ICT Centre, Ore, are affected in Ondo State while the Plateau State University, Bokkos, and St Augustine’s Academy, Langtang, were affected in Plateau State.
Others include Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu (Osun); Federal College on Education (Special), (Oyo); Aunty Alice Schools, Mararaba (Nasarawa); Harry Pass Polytechnic CBT Centre, Gboko, (Benue), and Izisco Obos Institute of Maritime Studies and Technology, Warri (Delta).
Meanwhile, some independent observers who monitored the conduct of the examination in some CBT centres across the country on Saturday, have narrated their experiences.
PREMIUM TIMES had earlier reported the cancellation of an examination at one of the centres in Lagos on Saturday evening.
One of the monitors, who does not want to be quoted as he has no permission to speak to journalists, reported the mixed reactions among candidates and parents from some of the centres visited in Abuja.
In the account shared with this newspaper, the source wrote; “I visited the centres at Christ the King College and Christ Academy, both in Gwagwalada, Abuja.
“The exam went well at Christ Academy where I spent a lot of time. But there were technical issues in the beginning. As the exam launched (according to the JAMB technical officer at the venue, Ibrahim Balogun), 33 computer systems crashed, leaving some candidates stranded.
“Twenty-five (25) backup computers were immediately deployed. But that still didn’t solve the whole problem. Eight candidates were left unable to write the exam. Fatima Hafiz, the BVR Officer at the venue, said the names of the affected candidates were forwarded to JAMB headquarters so they could be rescheduled for sessions at a later date.
“Apart from this, there were initial network issues and IPI conflicts (multiple computer systems sharing one IPI address). But those problems were soon resolved.
“The second session at the centre was smoother. Although there was still a shortage of computers (following the crash described above) stranded candidates were able to write theirs after some other candidates finished early.”
The centres are:
- BENUE STATE HARRY PASS POLYTECHNIC CBT CENTRE, OFF GBOKO AMELADU ROAD, ALONG ORTESE MARKET AFTER CDM ACADEMY, GBOKO, BENUE STATE
- DELTA STATE IZISCO OBOS INSTITUTE OF MARITIME STUDIES AND TECHNOLOGY, 2 IGBESIVWE STREET, OFF OKERE-UGBORIKOKO ROAD, WARRI. DELTA STATE
- EDO STATE OSENI ELAMAH ICT INSTITUTE, 39, POLY ROAD, AUCHI, EDO STATE
- EDO STATE GIVITEC CBT CENTRE, 192, MURTALA MOHAMMED WAY, BY EKIOSA MARKET, BENIN- CITY, EDO STATE
- EDO STATE KINGS POLYTECHNIC, UBIAJA, EDO STATE
- FCT, ABUJA GEF SYSTEMS LTD, PUBLIC SERVICE INSTITUTE OF NIGERIA, (PSIN) DUTSE JUNCTION, KUBWA EXPRESS WAY, ABUJA, FCT
- IMO STATE ORU EAST CBT CENTRE (FOE ICT) ORU EAST LGA HEADQUARTERS OMUMA, IMO STATE
- KADUNA STATE BETHEL BAPTIST HIGH SCHOOL, KM 6 KACHIA ROAD, MARMARA DAMISHI, KUJAMA, KADUNA STATE
- KADUNA STATE ZABIB COLLEGE NO 11 UMAR ABDULLAHI TSAURI ROAD, UNGUWAR DOSA, KADUNA
- KADUNA STATE ST. ALBERT INSTITUTE, FADAN-KAGOMA, KAFANCHAN, KADUNA STATE
- LAGOS STATE MASSINO COMPUTER CBT, 35 ASSEMBLY HALL ROAD, BY LIMCA B/STOP, ITOGA BADAGRY, LAGOS STATE
- LAGOS STATE IP SOFT TECHNOLOGIES LTD.36, MOBIL ROAD BESIDE ASHANTI BARRACKS APAPA, LAGOS STATE
- LAGOS STATE INSTITUTE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY ADMINSTRATION. 7TH AVE. OPPOSITR K CLOSE, ALAKIGA B/STOP FESTAC TOWN LAGOS STATE
- LAGOS STATE SWEET VALLEY EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, MIKE ANISON CLOSE, OFF AYENI STR, 2ND JUNCTION, GOVERNOR’S ROAD, IKOTUN, LAGOS STATE
- LAGOS STATE CERTIFIED INSTITUTION OF SHIPPING, CISN B/STOP, NEAR MAGBON BADAGRY, LAGOS
- LAGOS STATE AL-MIYZAN SCHOOLS CBT CENTRE, AL-MIYZAN CLOSE, ADAMS ESTATE, IKOTUN, LAGOS STATE
- NASARAWA STATE AUNTY ALICE SCHOOLS, 48 AUNTY ALICE SCHOOL ROAD, MARARABA, KARU LGA, NASARAWA STATE
- ONDO STATE THE FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, ALONG ONDO-IPETU, IJESHA ROAD, ILE-OLUJI, ONDO STATE.
- ONDO STATE KING EMMANUEL COLLEGE ICT CENTRE, 34-40 KING EMMANUEL STREET, SHOWBOY RD, ORE, ONDO STATE
- OSUN STATE ODUDUWA UNIVERSITY, OPPOSITE IFE-IBADAN EXPRESSWAY ROUNDABOUT, IPETUMODU, OSUN STATE
- OYO STATE FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (SPECIAL), E-LIBRARY, CENTRE 1, OYO, OYO STATE
- PLATEAU STATE PLATEAU STATE UNIVERSITY BOKKOS, BUTURA VET, BOKKOS. PLATEAU STATE
- PLATEAU STATE ST AUGUSTINE’S ACADEMY, SOLOMON LAR WAY, BEFORE SATURDAY MARKET JUNCTION, LANGTANG, PLATEAU STATE
- KADUNA STATE SKOLAK RESOURCES LTD, BZ 3 SARDAUNA CRESCENT OFF JUNCTION ROAD, KADUNA, KADUNA STATE
- FCT, ABUJA GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL TUNDUN WADA, AREA 10, GARKI, ABUJA
Benin Republic court declines extradition of Sunday Igboho to Nigeria, orders him to remain in cell
The Court D’Appal of Cotonou has ordered Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, to be kept in prison custody pending further investigation.
The court, however, declined the extradition of Igboho to Nigeria.
The court, which was expected to start hearing the case at 10:00am, barred reporters and supporters of Igboho who besieged the premises. The hearing commenced at about 5:00pm.
Supporters of Igboho were dispersed from the premises of the court later in the evening, prompting fears that he might be deported to Nigeria.
The government of Nigeria had accused Igboho of trafficking in arms, inciting violence to disrupt public peace, and agitating for secession. It also sought his extradition to Nigeria.
Igboho and his wife, Ropo, were arrested at the Cardinal Bernardin International Airport, Cotonou, last Monday while trying to catch a flight to Germany.
However, Ropo, who is a German citizen was set free by the court on Thursday while the self-styled agitator was remanded in the custody of Brigade Criminelle in Cotonou.
Igboho was placed on the wanted list on July 1 by the Department of State Services after its operatives raided his Soka residence in Ibadan, killing two of his aides. They arrested 12 others during the operation.
Buhari arrives London to see his doctors and for summit
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived London partly to see his doctors and also to participate in the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021 to 2025.
His aircraft landed at Stansted International Airport, London at about 11:20pm (local time) with the temperature at 22 degrees celsius.
According to the President’s spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, the summit would be co-hosted by the Prime Minister of the UK, Boris Johnson, and the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta.
According to him, the summit will bring together Heads of State and Government as well as stakeholders and youth leaders, and provide a platform for partners to chart a way forward toward transforming education systems in partner countries through exchange of best practices.
“It will also offer the opportunity for leaders to make 5-year pledges to support GPE’s work to help transform education systems in up to 90 countries and territories.
“Deliberations at the Summit will focus on: ‘The Power of Education –A Conversation between Global Champions’; ‘Transforming Education for Girls’; ‘Financing for Impact and Recovery’; and ‘What Now? Priorities for Transforming Education in the Coming Five Years’, among others,’’ Adesina stated.
He said the Nigerian leader would also hold a bilateral meeting with the British prime minister.
After the Summit, Adesina said, Buhari will spend a few days to keep a scheduled medical appointment.
“He is due back by second week of August 2021,’’ he said
Here’s what happens to your body when you stop having sex for a long time
Dry spells happen to a lot of people and it’s normal. When it comes to abstaining from sex, there are some physical consequences but most of them are as a result of not getting the health benefits that sex can offer.
Here’s what happens to your body when you stop having sex for a while.
1. Harder to get an erection
No sex for a long time in men can lead to a higher risk of developing erectile dysfunction due to a drop in testosterone level.
2. Less lubrication in women
Women in this situation may experience vaginal dryness since lack of sex and orgasms lowers the levels of estrogen – the hormone responsible for lubrication. Also, no sex for a long time can lead to problems getting aroused or reaching an orgasm. Regular sex or masturbation can keep the tissues in your vagina healthy by improving blood flow.
3. Cardiovascular health
It’s not just about sex being a form of exercise but also about the fact that sexual intercourse helps keep your estrogen and progesterone levels in balance, which can lower your risk of heart disease.
4. Increase in stress and anxiety level
Sex releases endorphins and the hormone oxytocin into the body which reduces stress and anxiety. Unless you get yourself involved in a lot of different activities that can help you reduce your stress, this will all be pent up in your system.
5. Poor Immune system
The body gets a boost from sex as endorphins are released. People who have regular sex have a high IgA, an antibody that shows how tough our immune system is. Stopping sex for a long period affects your immune system and you tend to get the flu easily.
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