Our Reporter, Bauchi
The Rector, Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, Arch. Sanusi Gumau, said that the institution’s affiliation with Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, to run some degree programmes was to increase youths’ access to quality education in the state.
The Rector stated this in Bauchi on Friday, during the matriculation of the newly admitted degree students for the 2021/2022 academic year.
According to him, presently, the polytechnic entered a nine degree programmes with the university, five of which he said were under the School of environmental while the remaining four were under engineering.
He listed the programmes under the School of environmental to include; Architectural Technology, Building Technology, Quantity Survey and Technology, Survey and Geo-Informatics and Estate Management.
Gumau explained that the programmes under engineering are Agriculture and Bio- environmental, Electrical and Electronics, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
“This affiliation with respect to this federal polytechnic and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University is done specifically to give more avenues for our youth’s teeming population in order to have access to education for those who have the basic requirements.
“This is the fundamental reason why we have this synergy between the university and us.
“In order to give room for our students who are Polytechnic graduates to further their education, we also have affiliation with the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna in the engineering programme.
“With this kind of affiliation, you can give an avenue for a teeming population to get quality education. I am happy with this kind of synergy,” he said.
The Rector reminded the students that they would only graduate if they are found worthy in character and learning, hoping for them to be good ambassadors of the university.
Also speaking, the Vice Chancellor, ATBU, Prof. Muhammad AbdulAzeez warned the students that the institution has zero tolerance to all kinds of vices.
Represented by Prof. Mansur Malumfashi, Chairman, Central Screening Committee, ATBU, the Rector said “anti-social behaviors such as cultism, examination mal-practice, sexual harassment, drug abuse, among others are not only frowned at but prohibited.
“Our duty here is not only to give you access to knowledge, but also to help in molding your character so that you become responsible citizens of our nation.
“Those who are too arrogant to conform will be shown the way out, because ATBU and Federal Polytechnic share things in common”.
How To Check 2022 UTME Results -JAMB
Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board released the results of the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination on Saturday.
Head, Public Affairs and Protocol in JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, advised candidates to send UTMERESULT in one word to 55019 to have their results checked.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, he stated that JAMB had not uploaded the results on its website, urging candidates to check their results using the SMS code.
He said, “To check the 2022 UTME result, all a candidate needs to do is to simply send UTMERESULT to 55019 using the same phone number that he or she used for registration.
“The result will be sent as a response to the candidate’s text message. This is the only process of checking the 2022 UTME results for now as the board has not uploaded it on its website for obvious reasons.
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“In addition, candidates are forewarned that they would, as usual, receive all kinds of messages from desperate fraudsters on how to check their results different from the aforementioned one.
“Hence, JAMB urges all candidates to ignore all such messages on how to check their 2022 UTME results as they are all products of deceit aimed at misleading them.”
Benjamin stressed that JAMB adopted the user-friendly and simplified process of checking UTME results through the use of SMS to adhere to the ease of doing business protocol of the government.
He added that the process was simplified to preclude the unconscionable exploitation of candidates by shylock business centres and cyber cafes which often took advantage of hapless candidates.
The 2022 UTME began on May 6 and would end on May 16.
JAMB Releases 2022 UTME Results
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has released results of the just concluded 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
The examination body, which also outlined the process to check the results, made this known in a statement signed by its Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Fabian Benjamin, on Saturday in Abuja.
The statement made available to The PUNCH read: “To check the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination result, all a candidate needs to do is to simply send UTMERESULT to 55019 using the same phone number that he/she had used for registration and the result would be returned as a text message.
“This is the only process of checking the 2022 UTME results for now as the Board has not uploaded it on its website for obvious reasons.
“In addition, candidates are forewarned that they would, as usual, receive all kinds of messages from desperate fraudsters on how to check their results different from the aforementioned one. Hence, the Board urges all candidates to ignore all such messages on how to check their 2022 UTME results as they are all products of deceit aimed at misleading them.
“The Board, in line with its desire to adhere to the ease of doing business protocol of the government, has emplaced this user-friendly and simplified process of checking UTME results.
“Furthermore, this simplified process would also serve to preclude the unconscionable exploitation of candidates by shylock business centres and cybercafés, which often take advantage of hapless candidates.
“The 2022 UTME began on Friday, 6th May, 2022 and ended on Friday 13th May, 2022.”
ASUU Bows To Pressure, Considers Suspending Strike
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, may suspend its ongoing industrial action soon, DAILY POST learnt.
A member of the union, who spoke with our correspondent on condition of anonymity, said the striking lecturers are currently considering suspending the three months strike.
According to him, the suspension may last for just three months, saying that negotiations with the Federal Government would continue during the grace period.
He said the failure of the government to meet the demands of ASUU within the three months would lead to an indefinite strike.
This is coming a few hours after President Muhammadu Buhari appealed to the union to consider the suffering of students and call off the strike.
The union commenced a warning strike on February 14 over the inability of the Federal Government to meet its demands and implement some agreements the two parties entered into previously.
The industrial action was on Monday, May 9, extended by another 12 weeks, which is expected to elapse on August 9.
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