The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Friday denied rumour of deductions in candidates’ marks in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

It advised the candidates to disregard the rumour.

Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, says 1.7 million candidates are expected to sit for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The Federal Government has released N844 million and employed 11,775 cooks to start its one-meal per day programme to more than one million primary school pupils across seven states in the country.

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), is working to set up a website to handle complaints from its students, staff and clients, the institution’s  Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdalla Adamu, has said.

Eighty per cent of private schools in the country do not deserve to be licensed, says Mr Ike Onyechere, the Chairman, Exam Ethics Marshal International (EEMI), an NGO, emphasizing that most private schools operate without adequate facilities and structures.

According to him, such schools pose a threat to the lives of students and pupils enrolled in them.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), said it would embark on a one week warning strike over failure by the Federal Government to implement the 2009 Agreement and 2013 MoU.

ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, spoke on Monday at the University of Abuja during a  press conference organised by the union.