Anambra Bans Mini Skirt In Schools
With schools fastly approaching resumption day Tuesday, the Anambra State government has banned the wearing of short skirts by female students in schools across the state.
The state commissioner for education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, said the ban is for both public and private schools in the state.
The commissioner, who met with education secretaries of public and mission schools at the weekend at the Anambra State Universal Basic Education Board (ASUBEB), described such a mode of dressing as morally wrong.
The Commissioner said, “A student should look smart, well-groomed, project positive vibes and not be indecently dressed for school.”
She condemned the wearing of mini-length uniforms to schools, stating that it was morally wrong and unacceptable to the standards desired for children of the State.
She said the acceptable length for uniforms in the State remained knee length and not above the knee as was fast becoming the fashion.
The Commissioner charged the education secretaries to ensure schools would comply with the directives and salvage the future of the students of the State.
She charged the participants to infuse the right morals and discipline in students so that they would grow to be of good behaviour and conduct
UNICAL Bans Short Skirts, Frayed Jeans, Sleeveless Dresses, Others On Campus
The Service Compact with All Nigerian Directorate of the University of Calabar has banned indecent dressing among students and staff of the university forthwith.
The director of SERVICOM, Prof. Patrick Egaga, announced the ban in a statement issued on Friday in Calabar.
He said that the directorate had noticed with grave concern the increase and proliferation of indecent, provocative and unofficial dressing, mostly by students and some female staff of the institution.
“Specifically, short skirts or gowns, above the knee, open backs, crop tops, braless tops and gowns, spaghetti finger, sleeveless tops, handless gowns, bikinis, see-through, transparent, apparels and revealing contours are no longer tolerated on campus.
“Others are handless gowns, bum short revealing laps, slit skirts, body hugs, V-necks exposing breasts, tubes, strip-less, rag jeans, shorts above the knee, sleeveless shirts, singlets, lingerie, sagged trousers and others.
He stated that all of those would no longer be allowed on campus with effect from Tuesday, May 2, 2023 and consequently, any student or staff member clad in the regalia or paraphernalia mentioned would be denied effective access into any of the university facilities or be appropriately sanctioned.
“A combined security and administrative task force will be constituted to monitor compliance,” he said.
He said that female students and staff are enjoined to imitate the dressing culture of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Florence Obi, and her deputies.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, he also called on the male students and staff to model the dressing pattern of the university’s Council Chairman, Gen. Martin Luther-Agwai (retd.), and the Registrar, Mr Gabriel Egbe.
JAMB Resumes 2023 Direct Entry Registration
Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has resumed the 2023 Direct Entry (DE) registration exercise.
JAMB had announced the suspension of its ongoing 2023 Direct Entry registrations on February 21 to enable the deployment of certain measures, designed to better serve prospective candidates.
The registrar of JAMB, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, who made this known at a press briefing yesterday in Abuja, said the DE registration would come to a close on 28th April, 2023.
He lamented the high level of the forgery of A-Level certificates used for the registration, saying that the Board has introduced new guidelines to checkmate such acts.
Oloyede said, “You will recall that the Board commenced the 2023 Direct Entry registration on Monday, 20th February, 2023, but had to immediately suspend it following the discovery of the plethora of devices and machinations to circumvent and compromise the standard of A ‘level qualifications required from DE candidates.
“Recall that recent joint operations of the Federal Ministry of Education and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on DE qualifications brought to light some of these unsavoury and nefarious activities.
“Bayero University, Kano (BUK) has also consistently brought to the fore the high rate of forgery of A’Level qualifications for DE.
For instance, it was discovered that, in previous years, some candidates used unacceptable and forged A’ level certificates/qualifications to register for Direct Entry and eventually got admitted. For example, of the 148 candidates verified by BUK, only six were found to be genuine. By implication 142 of the results were forged.
“The board, concerned stakeholders and institutions are working assiduously to detect such and the ones already found, are being dealt with according to the provisions of the law.
“In order to further checkmate the anomaly and to also prevent recurrence of such irregularity, the Board has decided that the 2023 DE registrations will not only be restricted to JAMB (Professional Test Centres (PTCs) but will also be done under strict supervision.
“The Board has provided additional guidelines to all DE registration outlets (JAMB-owned centres), Officers of the Board and candidates on the 2023 Direct Entry registration exercise.
“At the point of registration, all candidates must fill in the registration/matriculation number of the previous school attended where the qualification was obtained; Subject(s) of qualification and awarding institution actually attended.”
Oloyede said the Board would only accept 13 qualifications/certificates for the 2023 Direct Entry registration exercise, which include first degree, university diploma, Higher National Diploma (HND), Ordinary National Diploma /National Diploma (OND/ND) and Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE), amongst others.
He, however, said that the 127 candidates who had earlier registered for the 2023 DE before the exercise was suspended, would be requested to return to the registration centres and update their application.
The JAMB boss also revealed that the Data Bank put in place to address challenges associated with the A ’level qualifications has now been renamed Nigeria Post-secondary Education Data System (NIPEDS).
On the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), Oloyede said JAMB has introduced new measures in the conduct of the exam and called for understanding.
He said, “The board has instituted some measures which are to be deployed during the 2023 UTME exercise. Despite the fact that the innovations have been tested and certified, it is not unlikely that some hiccups might spring up when the new technology is deployed live and nationwide. We therefore solicit your support and understanding as we promptly address any unforeseen circumstances.
JAMB Suspends 2023 Direct Entry Registration
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has announced suspension of its ongoing 2023 Direct Entry registrations.
The board in a statement by its Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Fabian Benjamin, explained that the registration which commenced on Monday, February 20, was suspended with effect from Tuesday, February 21, 2023.
The suspension, according to a statement issued by JAMB on Tuesday, is to enable the deployment of certain measures, which are designed to better serve prospective candidates.
The statement said, “A new date and fresh registration procedure, which will include the upload of JAMB Admission Letter in the case of OND and NCE, admission letter issued by universities in the case of university diploma, and admission letter issued by A’ Level examination bodies (IJMBE, JUPEB, etc.), would be announced in due course so that candidates could proceed to JAMB offices nationwide to register.”
It was earlier reported that JAMB had commenced the DE registration on Monday, February 20, 2023, and had slated it to end on Thursday, April 20, 2023.
“Candidates are also to note that only JAMB offices are approved to register them for Direct Entry,” the statement added.