Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Jamb Utme Updated News especially for Prospective Unilorin Candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for admission into Nigeria Tertiary Institutions through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for the 2014/2015 academic session which shall be on Computer Based Test (CBT) with the option of Dual Based Test (DBT) and Paper Pencil Test (PPT)

For those who chose University of Ilorin as their Choice of Tertiary Institution, we implore you to be familiar with the requirements for your chosen course and be adequately prepared for the exercise in which you are expected to score high, (Above 200 or 220 will be preferable). You can check our previous posts to familiarise yourself with the requirements for your chosen course.

2.0 Registration Period

2.1  The registration period is 4th November, 2013 to 14th March, 2014 and the website closes on Tuesday, 25th March, 2014 (UPDATE: Registration to now end Sunday, March 9, 2014).

3.0 General Entry Requirements

3.1 The general entry requirements approved for admission into the First Degree, National Diploma (ND), National Innovation Diploma (NID), and Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) programmes in Universities, other Degree-Awarding Institutions, Monotechnics, Polytechnics, Innovation Enterprise Institutes and Colleges of Education are available in the Brochure which accompanies registration materials.
3.2 Please note that a matriculated student in any university is not eligible to sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) except those who are transferring from foreign Universities.
3.3 Entry by Direct Application (DE)
Applicants with one of the following qualifications may be considered for admission by Direct Entry:
  • A minimum of five (5) subjects passed at not more than two sittings with at least two at the Principal or Advanced level of the G.C.E. and the others, at credit level of the SSCE/GCE, NTC/NBC. No subject shall be counted at both Ordinary and Advanced levels.
  • Two passes at the IJMB Advanced Level Examination or Cambridge moderated Schools of Basic Studies Terminal Examination or Institute of Baccalaureate from recognized institutions with SSCE/GCE, NTS/NBC credits equivalent in three other subjects (SUBJECT TO UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS).
  • Passes in two major subjects in the NCE with S.S.C.E, NTC/NBC credits or equivalents in THREE other subjects (mainly for Education Courses). Education may be accepted as a third A’Level subject for those taking courses in Education.

4.0 Change of Courses and/or Institutions.

  • Change of course(s) and/or institutions shall be allowed by the Board after the release of results.
  • The fee for change of course(s) and/or institutions is N2,500.00 (Two Thousand, Five Hundred Naira only).

5.0 Date and Venue for the 2014 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination

  • The date for the conduct of the examination is Saturday, 5th April, 2014(now changed to 12th April, 2014) for Paper Pencil Test (PPT) and Dual Based Test (DBT). The date for Computer Based Test (CBT) will be announced later.
  • The venue of the examination will be at the candidates’ chosen town during on-line registration.

6.0 Registration Fees

6.1 Registration fee for the 2014 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination is Four Thousand Naira (N4,000) only payable in cash in any of the approved banks listed below:
  • Union Bank Plc
  • Zenith Bank Plc
  • Skye Bank Plc
6.2 Application documents can also be obtained from any of JAMB Offices across the country with Bank Draft addressed to THE REGISTRAR, JAMB and made payable in Abuja.

7.0 Registration Documents.

At the point of purchase of the e-registration scratch cards, the following documents shall be made available for collection by every candidate.
  • Writing Materials and Calculator. These should be kept and brought to the examination centre on the day of the examination.
  • Syllabus for the examination in soft copy.
  • Guidelines on admission (Brochure) in soft and hard copies, detailing list of Tertiary Institutions and available programmes of study.
7.1 Please note that the items listed above are at NO EXTRA cost to the candidates.

8.0 Registration Centres

  • The Board has obtained the list of accredited cyber-cafes throughout the country from the National Communication Commission (NCC).
  • All cyber-cafe owners who are interested in the UTME registration exercise should visit JAMB’s website for necessary documentation.
  • Documentation of cyber-cafes is compulsory as it is being introduced to prevent fraudulent practices that can jeopardise the interest of the candidates.
  • Candidates are advised to register at such cyber-cafés only for a fee not more than Seven Hundred Naira (N700.00).

9.0 General Information

  • The registration fee, once paid is not refundable.
  • Registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is On-line (via internet) and all applicants are advised to register by themselves. All required information must be provided.
  • Applicants are advised to read and understand the instructions on how to complete the on-line registration before visiting any cybercafé that has flatbed scanner or digital camera to handle passport photograph capture.
  • Candidates should study the guidelines on admission before registration.
  • Candidates who damage or lose their scratch cards before registration will have to purchase another scratch card.
  • Multiple entries are not allowed. Candidates who register more than once will have their entire results cancelled.
  • Candidates should note that their uploaded image or photograph will be embossed on their result slips and admission letters.
  • Candidates can access the Board’s website on www.jamb.org.ng for registration using the registration scratch card. Registration can be done on the website at anytime within the stipulated registration period through any of the accredited and authorised internet cafes.
  • Candidates are to note that irrespective of their choice of course of study or method of testing, they will also be tested on these two general books.
    • The Successors by Jerry Agada
    • The Potter’s Wheel by Chukwuemeka Ike
Candidates are to note that there will be no extension of the date of registration.

How to Login to Google Apps on Unilorin Website for Students

The University of Ilorin in it giant strides to Maintain its leadership as the BETTER BY FAR University in Nigeria especially in the area of I.T. Development has added yet another feather to its cap. Now All Students and Staff of the University community can now access the Google apps domain already added to the school website at www.unilorin.edu.ng .

We however noted that not all students have been able login due to ignorance of the standard procedures to enjoy the facilities put in place by the school. Very soon, as announced by the school management, students will be able to communicate directly with their lecturers via Google apps. Smartboards too will soon be in place to replace chalkboards or markerboards currently being used.

In light of that, we at UnilorinGist have put together the simple steps for login in to the Google Apps site.

Steps To Follow for Login in to Google Apps On Unilorin Portal

1. Visit www.unilorin.edu.ng and you will see something like this>>>>>
Then click on Login Students here and that will take you to the next page where you will now login in to the google apps site.









2. Now, how do you know your user name and password?
    It's simple. Your matric number is your username, but you will change the slash (/) to hypen (-)
    For example, 12/22ek089 will become 12-22ek089. Then your email will be 12-22ek089@students.unilorin.edu.ng Hope you get it?
    Now your password is the default password which is stdunilorin$2013 .
    You will then input that into the box containing email and password and the rest configuration is up to you.

Thanks.

You can ask any question related to this below in the comments. Have you been able to login? Are your login details correct or wrong?

Have a nice day.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

First semester's results are out 2013/14 session

The results of the just concluded first semester 2013/14 session are already coming out. You can now start checking the portal for your results Especially CBT exams. Courses such as
GNS 111, 211, 311
STA 203. and most of the computer based tests are out.

Written exams are also rumoured to be on the way.

Wishing you A's and B's.

Happy Second semester.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Unilorin Students Union Week BY Anifowoshe Titilope Legal Eagle

Photo: An insight into the coming Student Union Week - By Anifowoshe Titilope Legal Eagle ( secretary Social Comitee)
We work and study soo hard everyday every semester, Unilorites are known for their strength, zeal and endurance of hard, strong lectures and academic ways..
Lo and Behold!! , it's our time! , it's our turn! Here is an opportunity for every bonafide student of Unilorin to groove and have super dupa non stop Fun! ....Its d STUDENT UNION WEEK which will kick start on
Monday 24th March with everyone of us looking cute and professional in various sassy CORPORATE WEARS
On Tuesday 25th March we all are going to take a journey back to d days of Afro and buttcut.. it's d OLD SKOOL DAY
And on Wednesday we sure are goin to paint the whole of our better by far, quintessential campus with diplay of our various Clubs uniforms... cos it's JERSEY DAY...
Thursday 27th of March 2014 will sure be super dupa dope, cos d skies of unilorin will be so beautiful and marvellous with rainbows of our COLOUR RIOT attires!!
TGIF--- if you haven't resumed don't forget to bring your gele, Abe ti aja, dansiki or any of your lovely traditional wears cos Friday 28th of March will be far beyond Nigerian..its going to be FUNKY.. with LAGBAJA performing Live in Unilorin and all students dressed in their various cultural wears......
Wheeew... You sure would not miss this week for anything...It promises to be far beyond Supa Dope.!!!!
An insight into the coming Student Union Week - By Anifowoshe Titilope Legal Eagle ( secretary Social Comitee)
We work and study soo hard everyday every semester, Unilorites are known for their strength, zeal and endurance of hard, strong lectures and academic ways..
Lo and Behold!! , it's our time! , it's our turn! Here is an opportunity for every bonafide student of Unilorin to groove and have super dupa non stop Fun! ....Its d STUDENT UNION WEEK which will kick start on
Monday 24th March with everyone of us looking cute and professional in various sassy CORPORATE WEARS
On Tuesday 25th March we all are going to take a journey back to d days of Afro and buttcut.. it's d OLD SKOOL DAY
And on Wednesday we sure are goin to paint the whole of our better by far, quintessential campus with diplay of our various Clubs uniforms... cos it's JERSEY DAY...
Thursday 27th of March 2014 will sure be super dupa dope, cos d skies of unilorin will be so beautiful and marvellous with rainbows of our COLOUR RIOT attires!!
TGIF--- if you haven't resumed don't forget to bring your gele, Abe ti aja, dansiki or any of your lovely traditional wears cos Friday 28th of March will be far beyond Nigerian..its going to be FUNKY.. with LAGBAJA performing Live in Unilorin and all students dressed in their various cultural wears......
Wheeew... You sure would not miss this week for anything...It promises to be far beyond Supa Dope.!!!!

QUALITY REPRESENTATION WE ASK FOR BY AGBOOLA AFEES AKINOLA

Its here again. We were waiting anxiously for it and now its here. The semester we've always been waiting for, eagerly anticipating for the activities its gonna deliver to us. Many of us fear this semester more than we fear losing our life not for any reason more than the fact that this semester finally determines our achievement CGPA wise for the session but it is also the semester that finally nail the coffin of any first year student to either stay on campus or face the well dreaded 'Tanke'.
The rain semester is known to be filled with social, sporting, religious and obviously political activities while academic activities- lectures, tests, assignments- will be going on simultaneously regardless of the other activities. Some students view the earlier mentioned activities as distraction to academic pursuit and decide to face their lectures, tests and assignments while some believe that the activities are part and parcel of the academic programme so they give maximum attention and participation to them likewise. The other group of students combines both the academic and other activities successfully and still comes out victorious. This last group have learnt how to combine both very well giving each activity the required time and attention without causing harm to the others. This is also the semester where ambitions are born, killed, nurtured, changed, etc. Many people with long time ambition to contest for political offices may kill, nurture or change same while many overnight ambitions will also surface. But the fact that someone has been nurturing an ambition for a long time does not guarantee success at the poll likewise coming up with an overnight ambition does not lead to failure. All depends on destiny.
But what is most important to note is that many want to contest without having the rudiment of what the office entails. Some only want to be called the President when they cannot defend the rights of their students in the face of oppression, unethical policies and inconvenient management decisions. Some cannot even read their constitutional duties off hand. Abi what is the essence of a Secretary who does not know the meaning of the blue, red, black and green biros? Who cannot differentiate between correspondence, letter, memorandum, etc.? A Secretary, who cannot prepare a minute of the meeting. The Fin. Sec. without the knowledge of cash book, profit and loss account. Fin. Sec. that cannot distinguish between cheque and check. The Welfare Secretary that cannot cater for his/her own welfare not to talk of the welfare of others. Members of the executive that do not know their constitutional duties. How do you want them to perform and deliver? Most painful are the unqualified and unfit Honourables who go to the House just for personal gains, honours and ambitions. Some of them are in the House just to grind personal axe and display unwarranted ego. No knowledge of the constitution and a clear focus of what their Faculties and their Students want. But they all (the Executives and the Legislatures) do this to the detriment of unsuspecting students ( Unilorites) because the latter pay little or no attention to their activities. They believe that these people they've elected into power hold no responsibility to them than to occupy the offices they have voted them into.
The above notion must change. It is high time Unilorites realized that Unilorin is a microcosm of the bigger society Nigeria and it is this mentality of 'we don't care' that we transfer to the Nigerian political terrain. We should start voting into power the most qualified, intelligent and articulate candidates and not the most popular who will be redundant after all. Our potential contestants should also reassess themselves. You don't have to contest because people are contesting, because your friend is contesting or because they ask you to contest when in actual sense you know you won't deliver but if you eventually contest, win but fail to deliver, remember, people are watching and waiting.
To the greatness of Unilorin, Unilorites and Nigeria.
This is the self opinion of AGBOOLA AFEES AKINOLA
akaPROF

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Asuu still stubborn after FG threatens to Sack all its Members

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU still remains stubborn after the federal Government has threatened to sack all lecturers who are still bent on continuing the Strike which has lasted for about 5 months now. With some universities welcoming back lecturers and students despite the continued stance of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) that the strike is still on, the federal government has succeeded in breaking the ranks of the lecturers.
The government had, through the acting minister of education, Nyesom Wike, ordered universities to reopen and threatened to sack any lecturer that failed to report to work.
UNILORINGIST checks showed that the authorities of the University of Jos have directed lecturers to resume work immediately. The university’s registrar, Jilli Dandam, issued a statement, which reads in part: “The Pro Chancellor and Chairman of Council on behalf of the Governing Council has directed
that all academic staff of the University of Jos should return to their various departments, units and commence work immediately. Every head of department should publish lecture time-table for all academic programmes immediately.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that students and lecturers of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) on Monday returned to school following a directive by the school authorities.
The NAN correspondent who monitored the situation at the Enugu and Agbani campuses of the university reported that the students were in their various departments exchanging pleasantries and checking the notice boards while the lecturers held a meeting with the governing council of the university at the Agbani campus.
Similarly, when our correspondent visited the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State, the university had issued a directive for lecturers and students to return to classes.
The directive was contained in a press statement issued to journalists yesterday and signed by the registrar and secretary to the council of the school, Orje Ishghnor. According to the statement, the school had called off the strike based on the directive of the federal government.
Meanwhile the FUTO chapter of ASUU told the students to disregard the resumption notice by the school management, stating that its members would not go back to the class until their agreement between the federal government is met. This was contained in a communiqué issued to journalists and signed by the state chairman, Dr Ikenna Nwachukwu, and secretary, Dr F.M. Dike, yesterday in Owerri.
Also, lecturers of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and Osun State University have refused to report at their duty posts despite the FG’s directive that they should go back to work.
The chairman of the OAU chapter of ASUU, Professor Akinola Adegbola, told our correspondent at Ile-Ife that the threat by the federal government to sack lecturers who refused to resume for work was not new.
According to him, such threat was experienced during the regime of the late General Sani Abacha and the resultant effect is still fresh in the mind of Nigerians.

However; ASUU has maintained that FG cannot sack any of its members because of the continuing strike. but the threat has been made good in Federal University of technology, Owerri (FUTO) where Lecturers have already been relieved of their duties Its national president, Dr Nasir Fagge, said the union’s insistence on a validly endorsed memorandum of understanding (MoU) is because the union does not trust the government to keep its promise.
He said the threat by the minister will only compound the deepening, yet avoidable, crisis.
Speaking during a press conference yesterday in Abuja, Fagge said the union’s demand that the federal government release N200 billion before the strike is suspended is not a fresh one.
He said, “If you look at the government’s paper of November 6, 2013, it states that the federal government shall provide N200 billion in 2013.”
According to a letter written from the government to the union and signed by the permanent secretary, Ministry of Education, Dr Mac John Nwaobiala, and made available to journalists by Fagge, the government had promised to release the sum of N1.3 trillion in a space of six years.
The first instalment of N200 billion is to be paid by 2013 and further instalments of N220 billion to be paid in the next five years.
Explaining why ASUU insisted on a valid endorsed MoU, the ASUU president said, “The ongoing crisis was exacerbated when the secretary to the federal government announced to the public and ASUU that the 2012 memorandum of understanding (a document authorised by himself) was not binding on government since it was signed by a permanent secretary and was therefore a mere promise and a non-binding piece of paper.”
Speaking further on the threat to sack lecturers, he said, “The threat to sack all lecturers for exercising their right to strike was made in 1993 and 1996 by the Gen Babangida and Abacha regimes. It is unfortunate that close to 20 years of national life have not taught politicians and their government the simple lesson that the job of lecturers is bound by the university statutes, which stipulate conditions for employment, promotions and dismissal of lecturers at all levels.
“There are, at present, in Nigeria over 30, 000 academic staff, each of whom has certain rights that cannot be pronounced away by any government or minister. That a minister of education would pronounce a threat of mass sack of academic staff is a tragedy of huge proportion for Nigeria and Africa.”
He said further, “According to the Needs Assessment Reports, there are a total of 37, 504 teaching staff across all Nigerian universities; the majority of the universities are grossly understaffed; generally speaking, teaching staff distribution in the country, both by qualification and by rank, indicates that Nigeria’s university system is in crisis of manpower. Instead of having not less than 80 per cent of the academics with Ph.D, only about 43 per cent are PhD holders.”
Fagge urged Nigerians to prevail on government to do what is just and noble as its present approach will only compound the deepening yet avoidable crisis.

We are sincerely hoping that this crisis will soon be resolved and our colleagues welcomed back to recieve lectures in their respective institutions.