NYSC to launch job portal

The National Youth Service Corps ( NYSC ) will soon launch a job portal that would help employers find corps members with requisite skills and qualifications that match their needs.

The Lagos State NYSC Coordinator, Prince Mohammed Momoh told The Nation in an interview yesterday at the Swearing in of 2,482 Batch B corps members that the portal had been approved by the NYSC Director-General, Brig-Gen Sule Kazaure, after a test run.

“We piloted a job portal in Lagos. After perfecting it, we have deployed it. It has been approved by the DG ansd should be launched in the course of the year,” he said.

Momoh thanked the Lagos State government for renovating the 2,500-bed capacity orientation camp located in Iyana- Ipaja, Lagos.
“We appealed to the Governor and he came to our aid. He mobilised a contractor to give us this renovation.

He not only re-painted the building but repaired the toilets and the electrification. Every part of the camp was touched,” he said.
In his speech, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, who was represented by the Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Mr Oluseye Oladejo, counseled the new corps members to take advantage of public funds to start businesses after being trained in camp.

“I enjoin you to pay special attention to the Skill Acquisition Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) initiative which is part of activities developed to empower and prepare you for life after service.

The Lagos State Government has established the Employment Trust Fund which provides financial support to Lagos State residents and National Youth Service Corps members serving in Lagos State and who have received camp and post-camp SAED training.

Through this fund, you stand to benefit from a start-up capital to ensure you become job creators and not job seekers upon the completion of your national assignment,” he said.

The oath of allegiance was administered on the corps members by the Chief Judge of Lagos, justice Opeyemi Oke represented by Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye.

Corps members who spoke with The Nation praised the facilities on the camp.

Jennifer Okpala, a Law graduate of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) said she was enjoying her time on camp.

“It has been fun meeting lots of people. The facilities are okay. I will say this is the best camp in Nigeria,” she said.

Jesufemi Ayodele, another Law graduate from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, said the officials were courteous to corps members.
“They treat us with respect,” he said.

UNILAG, UNN, OAU top law school results

Students at the University of Lagos, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Obafemi Awolowo University, have emerged tops in the just-concluded Bar Finals Examination.

This was contained in the analysis of performance by universities in the August 2017 Bar final examination results of the Nigerian Law School.

While six students at the UNILAG emerged with First Class honours, four emerged from UNN and three from OAU.

Two students each also emerged with first class grade from the universities of Ibadan, Uyo, Lagos State University, Osun State University, and Babcock University.

University of Ilorin, Igbinedion University, Ambrose Alli University, Afe Babalola University, and Adekunle Ajasin University also have a student each graduating with  first class.

Out of the 515 foreign students that participated in the examination, none graduated with a first class, 134 failed and 275 passed.

The analysis showed that 73 of the foreign students graduated with second class lower, 11 upper, while 19 had conditional pass. Three of the students were absent.

Apart from the 29 students that emerged with a first class grade from Nigerian universities, 211 also emerged with the second class upper grade, 1,046 emerged with second class lower grade, 33 were absent, 333 had conditional pass, and 3,000 had pass grade.

From the result analysis, a total of 1,272 out of the 5,924 students that sat the examination failed.

The result analysis also showed that 72 per cent of students who took the examination passed.

Based on the pass rate analysis, the University of Ilorin emerged first, with 94.9 per cent, followed by the UNILAG with 93.9 per cent and Osun State University which had a total pass rate of 91.8 per cent.

From the analysis, apart from the Usman Dan Fodio University and Madonna University, other universities have their pass rates to be above 50 per cent.

Steps by step guide on How to createJamb profile and get ePINS for 2018 UTME

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has published the Registration Steps and guidelines for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

These include how candidates are to create their JAMB Profile and obtain ePINs.

Prospective Candidates, Parents and all concerned stakeholders are advised to go through these guidelines to understand the registration process for 2018 UTME.

Please note that JAMB 2018 Registration has NOT commenced. It is expected to commence November 22nd, 2017. This piece of information is to guide you on what to do once the registration begins.

Profile creation from Home by Candidates Using Cellphones – Text (SMS)

1. Candidate Sends his/her Surname, First Name & Middle Name (where applicable). This should be maximum of 38 characters + 2 spaces between names = 40 characters in all to JAMB short code of 55019
2. One cell number (mobile number) can be used by one candidate only
3. A confirmation code of 10 characters is received by the candidate on the same telephone number which will be used to procure the ePIN

Profile self help in case of mistake / loss

  • To correct a mistake in candidate’s name, resend a text message (from the registered number) CORRECTSurname First name Middle name to 55019
  • To retrieve a lost confirmation code, resend a text message (from the registered number) RESEND to 55019 .

JAMB ePIN selling points

  • Participating Banks
  • Mobile Money Operators including eTranzact (Paga, Cellulant, Teasy Mobile e.t.c.)
  • Registered Microfinance Banks – (Ifesowapo, Regent, FUDMFB, Welfare MFB)
  • Online Payment – Remita & Interswitch (Switches)
  • POS (Citi-Serve)
  • ATM (Interswitch)
  • USSD (NIBSS & ERCAS) – for mobile (Internet/online) banking

Payment through banks including microfinance banks

Present confirmation code and pay by cash or card
ePIN is delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

Payment through POS (CITI-SERVE)

This is available at State Offices of JAMB + CBT Centres, Other POS Outlets & any CBT Centre that demands it

  • Present confirmation code & pay by card
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

Payment through mobile money operators, including eTranzact

  • This is available at CBT Centres & Other Agent Outlets
  • Present confirmation code & pay by cash
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

Payment Using Atm

This is available at all ATM outlets of participating Banks (Interswitch Channel)

  • Select Bill Payment & then pick JAMB
  • Enter confirmation code & pay
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

Online Payments Using Remita / Interswitch

  • Log on to JAMB website:
  • www.jamb.gov.ng
  • Click Registration
  • Enter confirmation Code
  • Select payment Method e.g. Interswitch or Remita
  • Make payment
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

Payments using USSD (NIBSS / ERCAS)

  • Dial USSD code (e.g. *565*6#)
  • Enter confirmation code
  • Select bank & follow the prompts to complete payment
  • ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number

Payment self help

  • If ePIN is not Received or Lost , send a text message from the registered telephone number “UTMEPIN” or “DEPIN” to 55019 for UTME or DE respectively
  • The ePIN would then be retrieved

What follows after payment

After successful payment & obtaining ePIN, candidate should proceed to any of the accredited CBT Centres to complete his/her own registration.

2018 JAMB registration process at CBT Centres

  • The candidate presents the ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for validation and completion of registration
  • Candidate is expected to pay not more than N700.00 as Service Charge to the CBT Centre
  • Provides biodata
  • Choice of institutions and programmes
  • UTME subjects
  • Picture capture (no passport photography
  • Biometric capture
  • Print Registration Slip using biometric authentication
  • Collect reading text & CD

Payment and Registration Flow

1. Use text to create profile from your phone (only one number per candidate)
2. Receive confirmation code in your phone
3. Buy form ePIN using the code in your phone
4. Register with your ePIN at any CBT Centre

If you would like to download this information on a PDF format, CLICK HERE

Step by step on how to get your original JAMB result easily

Now it is compulsory to have your original JAMB result in order to be able to write Post-UTME and also to complete your registration at the university after your admission. You can print the original JAMB result from the JAMB official site. Here is how to go about it.

The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has made it possible for everyone who sat for and passed JAMB exam to be able to print their original JAMB result statement from their official website. The original result document should have passport photograph attached to it. To print it, follow theese steps:

  • Visit www.jamb.org.ng/efacility/ on your laptop or computer. If you are a new user, you need to create a profile on the JAMB website first. You can do it by clicking “Create an account.” Once you have finished creating your account, you can log in with your email and password.
  • If you have an account already, just enter your login details (your email and your password) to log in.
  • Once you are logged in, you will see all the services available on the website.
  • Select the “Print Result Slip” service.
  • After selecting this service, a Transaction ID will be generated for you. You will need to write the Transaction ID somewhere because it will be useful for further actions and references concerning your transaction. A copy of the transaction ID will be sent to the email you were registered with.
  • If you want to pay with your card instantly, click on “Continue”. If you want to make your payment via other means such as cash at the bank, Quickteller or ATM, note your transaction ID, it will be required.
  • If you are paying with your card, enter your card details and click on “Pay” on the Interswitch Payment page.
  • Your payment status will be displayed in the “My Payment Section”. Also, you will be sent an email and an SMS containing your payment status with your transaction ID. Click on “Continue” to proceed.
  • Once your payment has been confirmed, you will be asked to provide your Year of Exam and JAMB Registration Number.
  • After entering these details, you can now print your original result slip as displayed on the screen.

You can do this by yourself or get someone to help you. We hope this information has been helpful to you. Share with others. Thank you.

JAMB shifts date for commencement of sale of UTME application forms

THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said it would not commence sale of 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME application forms on Wednesday, November 22,2017, as earlier scheduled.

This postponement was due to the delay in meeting agreed deadline by the publisher of the compulsory reading text meant for prospective candidates for the 2018 UTME.

According to information released by by JAMB Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said the ” publisher had promised to deliver all the texts for the 2018 candidates on or before the 7th of November, 2017.

As at the time this information was released, the publisher had not been able to provide the 1.8m copies required and this development painfully forced JAMB to shift the date from Wednesday 22nd November,2017 to a date to be announced soon.

However, candidates are advised to visit the Board’s website to familiarise themselves with the brochure before the commencement of the sale of the application documents.

Meanwhile, all reforms and the process of registration has been made very friendly and easy for candidates  Applying for the 2018 exercise. The new date when out will also the explain step by step process of obtaining the application e-pins and registration.

As you awaits the new date and the steps by step process of obtaining the application e-pins

13 Grammatical Mistakes That Instantly Reveal People’s Ignorance

13 Grammatical Mistakes That Instantly Reveal People’s Ignorance.English can be a tricky language sometimes whether you are a native speaker or you are taking it up as a second language. Its constant dynamic nature and change usually brings about grammatical mistakes and blunders that can sometimes show how ignorant a person can be.

You should not feel bad about yourself if you occasionally make such common grammatical blunders; everyone does too every now and then. As a means of helping you improve on your English language, we have highlighted 13 grammatical mistakes that reveals people’s ignorance. You be surprised at what made the list

 

Your and you’re

It is quite understandable that some persons make grammatical mistakes when it comes to these two words. They are homophones that means they sound similar.

How to use them

Your: this signifies possession of something or ownership of an item either by you or someone else

You’re: this is the contraction of you and are i.e. the short form of you and are gives you “you’re”

Wrong usage:

Your handsome

Can I take you’re pen?

Right usage:

You’re handsome

Can I take your pen?

Hint: replacing you’re with you are in your sentences would tell if your sentence is correct.

 

It’s and its

With it’s and its the ball is a little bit different in terms of their usage hence why persons normally make grammatical mistakes with them.

 

How to use them

It’s: this is the short form of it and is. It is the combination of both it and is

Its: this denotes possession i.e it shows something belongs to something that isn’t human.

Wrong usage:

Its raining outside

The dog look good with it’s neck collar

Right usage:

It’s raining outside

The dog looks good with its neck collar

Hint: replace it’s with it is in your sentence to see it sounds right

 

There/they’re/their

The 3 words all sound alike and can be mistakenly used interchangeably in the wrong placements.

How to use them:

There: it can be used to signify a place different from your current location and it is also use to make a statement

They’re: this is the combined form of they and are

Their: this signifies possession of something belonging to more than one person

Wrong usage:

Their coming here soon

We should get in touch with they’re coach

Can we see there recipe?

Right usage:

They’re coming here soon

We should get in touch with their coach

Can we see their place?

Hint: replace they’re with they are in your sentences to see if it sounds right

13 Grammatical Mistakes That Instantly Reveal People’s Ignorance

Fewer/less:

A common mistake that is often made leading to grammatical errors is the use of fewer and less. Most persons use less when they mean fewer and vise vasa.

How to use them

Fewer: this refers to items or things that can be counted individually

Less: this refers to commodities or items that cannot be counted individually. It is used mainly for uncountable nouns e.g. sand, air, water, grains etc.

Wrong usage:

There are less cookies in the jar

The can has fewer grains of rice in it

Right usage:

There are fewer cookies in the jar

The can has less grains of rice in it

Hint: if you can count it, use fewer. If you can’t count it use less

 

Amount/number

These two words can be misused because of their similarity leading to grammatical blunders.

How to use them:

Number: refers to items, things or commodities that can be counted individually

Amount: refers to items that cannot be counted individually e.g. sand, grains etc.

Wrong usage:

There is a large number of water in the tank

The amount of cups in the kitchen won’t be enough.

Right usage:

There is a large amount of water of water in the tank

The number of cups in the kitchen won’t be enough.

Hint: if you can count it, use number. If you can’t count it use amount.

 

To/too/two

The three words have similarity in their pronunciations. These similarities usually creates room for mistakes to be made.

How to use them:

Two: number 2

Too: means also

To: it can be used as a preposition or as an infinitive verb form

Wrong usage:

I am two weak

She brought to chairs

He would soon go too church

Right usage:

I am too weak

She brought two chairs

He would soon go to church

Hint: as long as it is a number, use two.

13 Grammatical Mistakes That Instantly Reveal People’s Ignorance

Were/where/we’re

Mistakes usually arise from these words because of the similarity of their pronunciations.

How to use them

Where: it is an adverb that helps to denote a place

We’re: is the combination of we are

Were: serves as the past tense of the verb to be

 

Wrong usage:

You we’re sad yesterday

Were we heading to?

Where going to be rich

 

Right usage:

You were sad yesterday

Where are we heading to?

We’re going to be rich

Hint: replace we’re with we are in your sentences to see if it sounds right

 

Than/then

The similarity in spelling and pronunciation usually creates grammatical errors

How to use them

Then: is used as an indication of two things following each other in time

Than: is used to make comparisons

Wrong usage:

She has a better accuracy then him

We will pick up the books first, than the clothes

Right usage:

She has a better accuracy than him

We will pick up the books first the clothes

Hint: when you want to make comparisons, use than

 

Irregardless/regardless

Technically irregardless isn’t an English word and should not be used in place of regardless. Instead of using irregardless, just save yourself the blunder by using regardless.

Wrong usage:

Irregardless of what happened, the turnout was still great

Right usage:

Regardless of what happened, the turnout was still great

Hint: there is no word like irregardless

13 Grammatical Mistakes That Instantly Reveal People’s Ignorance

Could of/could have

The phrase could of doesn’t really exist. Its apparent misuse might be because of the close pronunciation with “could have”.

Wrong usage:

I could of brought my umbrella

Right usage:

I could have brought my umbrella

Hint: there is no phrase like could of

Gone/went

The mistake that comes from the usage of these words is knowing which is the past tense and which is the past participle

How to use them

Gone: this is the past participle of the verb to go

Went: this is the past tense of the verb to go

Wrong usage:

I should have went to the supermarket

I gone there yesterday

Right usage:

I should have gone to the supermarket

I went there yesterday

Hint: once it is past tense, use went

 

Here and hear:

Two words with similar pronunciations but two different meanings. Using each interchangeably can lead to grammatical blunders

How to use them

Hear: to listen with your ear

Here: signifies a place or a particular spot you are positioned at

Wrong usage:

I am hear now

Can you here me?

Right usage:

I am here now

Can you hear me?

Hint: when it comes to listening, use hear

13 Grammatical Mistakes That Instantly Reveal People’s Ignorance

Whose/who’s:

Grammatical blunders are usually a common occurrence with these words as they have similar pronunciation.

How to use them:

Who’s: is the combination of who and is

Whose: is the possessive form of who

Wrong usage:

Whose the owner of this bag?

Who’s shoe is dis?

Right usage

Who’s the owner of this bag?

Whose shoe is this?

Hint: replace who’s with who is in your sentences to see if it sounds right

Be familiar with these 13 Grammatical MistakesThat Instantly Reveal People’s Ignorance  so you don’t look stupid to your friends and colleagues next time you speak or write in their presence

VACANCY- 750,000 Africans To Benefit From Ongoing Recruitment At UNICEF (October/November 2017) | Apply Now

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families round the world. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects.

More than 750,000 Africans will work with UNICEF, with approximately 85 per located in the field in 190 countries. Seven regional offices and over 124 country offices worldwide

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NOW OPEN- Canada Opens Application Portal For 1 Million Immigration Entry Level VISA Applications (2018-2020)

November 5, 2017 – Canada plans to welcome 980,000 new immigrants over the next three years under an ambitious 3-year Canada immigration plan announced by the federal government today.

Annual immigration levels will rise to as high as 360,000 by 2020 under the multi-year plan.

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen described the announcement as ‘historic’, as the government outlines its plan for the next three years, featuring managed increases across all categories.

In 2018, the immigration target will rise to 310,000, from the current 300,000 set for 2017.

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Jamb Fixed Date for 2018 UTME And Price For 2018 UTME Form

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has proposed a date for the 2018 examination.

The board proposed March 9 to 17 and said it is taking into cognisance dates of other public examinations.

The Registrar of the board, Ishaq Oloyede, said this during a meeting in Abuja on Wednesday with stakeholders on the plans and programmes for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, and Direct Entry, DE.

Mr. Oloyede said students who express interest will write mock examination from January 22 to 24.

“The mock examination is starting the same date the sales of form is ending.”

He said the price of the form will be N5000.

“Eye glasses are to be examined properly before candidates are allowed into the examination hall,” he said.

Details later…