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NIMC Releases Fresh Email For JAMB Applicants To Fix NIN Challenges

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has released a fresh email address for the prospective candidates of 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to fix their NIN problems. Exclusive for JAMB candidates In an update on the social media platforms of NIMC – the body in charge of NIN – instructed all prospective candidates of […]

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From Poly to Varsity, List of Polytechnics Upgraded To Universities

Due to marginalization of graduates of Polytechnics in Nigeria, there is an upsurge of upgrading Polytechnics in the country to University status by the Federal and State Governments. For instance, the College of Education, Ilesa, Osun State was upgraded to a university in 2022 which is now known as the University of Ilesa. Colleges of

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Guidelines To Calculate GPA In Polytechnics (With Sample)

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) released a new grading system for polytechnics in Nigeria during the 2019/2020 academic session. The new grading system is known as the Standardized Unified Grading System, that is what most Nigerian polytechnics use today. Standardized Unified Grading System for Polytechnics in Nigeria Here is the grading system, letter grade, and

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Step-by-Step CGPA Calculation Guide for Nigerian Universities (With Example)

To calculate your GPA for the first semester, multiply the grade point obtained in each course by the number of units assigned to the specific course, the sum of which is divided by the total number of credit units taken for a semester. For example, if your GPA after adding points, you arrive at 101

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23 Educationally Less Developed States in Nigeria (ELDS)

Out of 23 Educationally Less Developed States (ELDS) in Nigeria, 19 states from the Northern region fall under the list while only four states are found in the Southern part of the country. What is Educationally Less Developed States Policy About? The policy was formulated with the aim of granting special preference to candidates from some parts of Nigeria who

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Restructured New Courses in Nigerian Universities: Complete List and Key Highlights

There are now over 200 restructured and new courses in Nigerian universities, following the implementation of 70% of the Core Curriculum Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS) by the National Universities Commission (NUC). NUC is one of the agencies supervised by the Federal Ministry of Education, whose mandate is to promote quality higher education in Nigeria. The implementation

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How Many State Polytechnics Are in Nigeria?

There are 49 state polytechnics in Nigeria. The first and oldest state-owned polytechnic in Nigeria is the Institute of Management and Technology popularly known as IMT located in Enugu which was established in 1965. Management of state polytechnics in Nigeria As stated in our previous post, ownership of polytechnic lies in federal, state, and private hands. Management of

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What Is a Polytechnic?

A polytechnic is specifically designed to teach and offer real-world practical training to individuals for them to be useful in all facets of economic and managerial activities. Polytechnics offer entry-level employment skills to their students to function as technicians, technologists, higher technicians, and professionals in their chosen fields. In Nigeria, a certificate of operation of a polytechnic

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Unveiling the Full List of 40 Federal Polytechnics in Nigeria

There are 40 Federal Polytechnics in Nigeria. It was 29 until the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari created an additional 11 between May 2015 to May 2023. So, a federal polytechnic in Nigeria is established by the central government and is majorly supervised by the Federal Ministry of Education except in special cases where a

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