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NYSC: 13 Corps members To Repeat Service Year In Taraba

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says thirteen Corps members are to repeat their mandatory National Service year in Taraba State.

Mr. Anthony Nzoka, state Coordinator of the scheme disclosed this during the winding up and passing out parade ceremony of the 2021 Batch A Stream II corps members that was held at the Trade Fair Complex in the state capital, Jalingo.

Nzoka noted that the service year of the affected corps members was extended for various disciplinary issues.

While acknowledging their performance, the state Coordinator explained that during their service year, the commitment, resilience, focus, and loyalty the corps members exhibited have culminated in the feat they have achieved and wished them well in their future endeavors.

“I urge you to develop the fear of God, have faith in him, and follow his divine leading. Do not sacrifice your age-long convictions, beliefs, integrity, and honesty at the altar of get-rich-quick schemes and social vices. Remember that hard work always pays. Nzoka advised.

Governor Darius Ishaku in an address called on the corps members to carry on with the spirit of selfless service, hard work, and patriotism they have displayed thus far.

Represented by the Director of Administration at the state ministry of youth and sports development, Mr. Joshua Luka, Ishaku said “I am particularly impressed with the fascinating and heartwarming reports of the community development projects you executed as groups and individuals which have contributed to the development of Taraba State.”

On his part, the Acting Chairman of the NYSC Governing Board who is also the Permanent Secretary, Taraba state ministry of youth and sports development, Pharmacist Zacheria Philip that was represented by Mrs. Jamila Ibrahim a Director in the ministry testified that the NYSC scheme has continued to deliver on its mandate by complementing the far-reaching community development programs of the Rescue Agenda of Governor Darius Ishaku.

Our Correspondent reports that 621 corps members have passed out of which 7 received a state Honours Award including Awofade Christianah from Oyo state, Fiito Barikaana from Imo, and Michael Dan Zaria from Kaduna state among others.

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Fintiri Commended As Adamawa Records Rising Performance In 2022 WASSCE

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By Muhammad B Muhammad

78 percent of candidates that sat for 2022 west Africa examination council in adamawa state have scored 5 credits including core subjects; mathematics and English language.

Press secretary to the governor, Mr Humwashi Wonosikou revealed this while briefing newsmen on the success story of adamawa candidates in the just released WASSCE results.

He disclosed that 78 percent from 43,254 candidates in 418 senior secondary schools sat for the examination in the state.

He said the achievements recorded will not only put the students on the right track of their educational pursuit but has proved that the functional educational policy of Governor Fintiri is yielding positive result.

He maintained that in 2022 WASSCE alone, government has expended 780, 201,600 million naira to settle the payment for 43, 254 candidates in the state, a development that makes adamawa to be proud of its educational development.

Humwashi further said government will continue to priotise educational sector through its laudable policies and programmes such as free education, feeding and enrollment of out of school children with a view to sharpening the minds of the younger generation and make them productive members of the society.

The press secretary therefore urged parents and caregivers to continue to supporting government in its laudable and people oriented programmes for a prosfer society.

Wonosikou commended Governor Fintiri for the giant strides so far recorded by his administration especially in the education sector, describing it the right step in the right direction.

He noted that Governor Fintiri has written his name in gold by this policy of payment of final exams fees for students of secondary schools and awarding students of higher institutions of learning, scholarships.

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JUST IN: WAEC Releases 2022 May/June WASSCE Results

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The West African Examinations Council, WAEC has released the results of the recently concluded 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations, (WASSCE).

Speaking on Monday at WAEC office, Yaba, the Head of Nigeria Office, WAEC, Mr Patrick Areghan, said, “The results are being uploaded on the results website. Candidates who sat the examination and who have fulfilled their financial obligations to the Council can access their results on the Council’s results website within the next twelve hour

“Copies of the Result Listing will be sent to schools shortly. I need not restate the fact that the results of candidates who are sponsored by states indebted to the Council will not be released now until they pay up. We appeal to them to do so to enable the affected schools/candidates access their results.”

He added that some schools failed to upload their students’ Continuous Assessment Scores Capturing System at the stipulated time and many failed to meet registration deadlines, to the extent that some schools ended up not presenting their students for the examination.

“Yet, some who registered their students off-line failed to upload their entries! This showed unacceptable level of nonchalance. Again, others failed to meet deadlines due to criminal ‘shopping’ for candidates. By the time they realised it, the window had closed,” he said.

According to him, the results were released 45 days after the last paper.

DAILY POST reports that the examination held for six weeks from May 16 to June 23, 2022.

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Buhari Appoints Dr Degereji As New Provost FCE Yola

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Mohammed Usman Degereji as the new Provost of the Federal College of Education (FCE), Yola.

The College officially announced the appointment in a press statement signed by its Principal Information Officer, Bashiru Abdullahi and made available today in Yola.

The Statement disclosed that the appointment of Dr. Degereji was for an initial period of 4-years and with effect from 20th June, 2022.

It noted that prior to his appointment, Dr. Degereji had diligently served the institution in key strategic leadership positions which include being: Acting Deputy Provost, Dean of School of Science Education, Director and Head of Department.

Dr. Muhammed Usman Degereji, a Chief Lecturer in the department physics of same institution, displayed his versatility as a leader by successfully serving as the pioneer Director of the College Centre of Excellence as well as the Science Research Centre of the institution.

Until his appointment, he served as the Coordinator of the World Bank/Adamawa State assisted programme for the provision of education for the Out of School Children under the auspices of Better Education Service Delivery for All.

He was awarded a Bachelor of Science (Physics) from the University of Maiduguri and Masters degree in Engineering on Electrical Power System from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi.

The new Provost holds a Doctorate degree from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom with specialization in Energy Physics. (BESDA).

Dr. Degereji is a member of several national and international professional bodies including NIM, WEC, IOP, NIO to mention a few.

The Provost is happily married with children, the statement said.

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