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Ambrose Alli University rusticates 5 students for two semesters

The management of Ambrose Alli University, AAU, Ekpoma, Edo State has rusticated five students for a period of two semesters.

The rustication according to the school’s news bulletin was approved by the Acting Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Asomwan Sonnie Adagbonyin.

The bulletin titled ‘Special Release: Rustication’, dated February 23, 2024 was  signed by O.O Ohikhena, Deputy Registrar (Senate) on behalf of the Acting Registrar.

Ohikhena listed the rusticated students as Musa Abraham, Department of Sociology, Obhaluagbon Nosakhare David, Department of Civil Engineering, Ehizokhale Favour Abu, Department of Civil Engineering, Chukwuemeka Prosper Orevia, Department of Biochemistry and Omogui William.A.M, Department of History and International Studies.

He did not, however, give reasons for the rustication of the students.

He said the students were rusticated for two semesters with effect from the second semester of 2022/2023 academic session.

The Deputy Registrar (Senate), also added that the affected students’ results would be held for four semesters during the period of rustication and would be released after the second semester of 2024/2025 session.

The rustication letter read thus: “I am directed to inform you that the Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof A.S Adagbonyin, has, on behalf of Senate, and in exercise of the powers conferred him by the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma Law 1999 (as amended) and other regulations enabling him to act in that behalf, has approved that, the underlisted be rusticated for a period of two semesters.

“Accordingly, you are hereby rusticated for two semesters with effect from the second semester of 2022/2023 academic session

“For the avoidance of doubt, examinations taken and work done during the period of rustication should count since you were not on suspension.

“However, your results have to be withheld for four semesters of rustication, in which case, your results would be released after the second semester of 2024/2025 session.

“By copies of this letter, all relevant university organs and your sponsor are being informed for their information and necessary action.”

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Plateau varsity declares 2-day mourning, suspend exam over killing of student by gunmen

The management of Plateau University, Bokkos, has suspended ongoing examinations in the institution over the killing of a 200-level student.

Yakubu Ayuba, the registrar of the institution, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Jos, the state capital.

Gunmen had on Thursday night attacked Chikam, a neighbouring community at the university, killing the student, identified as Dading Jordan.

Ayuba said that the university had also declared a two-day mourning in honour of the slain student.

“The Vice-Chancellor and the entire management convey their condolences to the family of the deceased student, the student body and the university community.

“In view of this sad development, management has declared a two-day mourning period, from Friday, April 19, to Saturday, April 20.

“Accordingly, all the examinations earlier scheduled for Friday and Saturday are hereby suspended. While we call on our students to remain calm and law-abiding, we wish to urge the security agencies to beef up security around the university in order to secure staff and students,” he said.

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NECO re-schedules 2024 National common entrance examination

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has re-scheduled the 2024 National Common Entrance Examination into Federal Unity Colleges and the Entrance Examination into Federal Government Academy, Suleja, Niger State.

In a statement on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Council, Azeez Sani, said the common entrance examination earlier scheduled to hold on April, 20 2024, would now hold on June, 1 2024.

“Also, the Entrance Examination for Gifted and Talented Children into Federal Government Academy, Suleja earlier Scheduled to hold on 4th May, 2024 will now hold on 25th May, 2024.

“The rescheduling of the two examinations was due to low enrolment of candidates.

“All candidates, parents, guardians, schools and relevant stakeholders are therefore enjoined to take note of the new dates for the examinations,” the statement read.

The Council also noted that registration of candidates would continue till the new dates for the examinations.

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2024 UTME notification slip ready for printing – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has directed candidates, who registered for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) to print their notification slips for examination.
The board disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday by its Spokesperson, Dr Fabian Benjamin.
He said the 2024 UTME notification slip, which showed the date, venue and time of their examination, was ready for printing.
“All candidates, who have registered for the 2024 UTME scheduled to start on Friday, April 19, are urged to print their notification slips before the date.
“This is for them to know the date, venue and time of their respective examinations as well as some other vital information.
“To print the slip, candidates are to visit the JAMB website:; click on “2024 UTME Slip Printing”, input their registration number, then click on print.
“The slip can be printed anywhere provided there is an internet-enabled computer,” he said.
He added that to successfully sit the examination, candidates were advised to print on or before Friday, 19th April.
This he explained was to enable them locate the venue of their centre, to prevent lateness on their scheduled examination date.
Recall that the 2024 UTME is scheduled to start on Friday, April 19 and end on Monday, April 29.
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