5 July 2010

Nigeria: Varsity to Run IJNB Programme in New-Bussa

Minna — Management of Ibrahim Badamasi University (IBBU), Lapai, Niger State, has concluded plans to run Interim Joint Matriculation Examination Board (IJMB) at the out campus in New-Bussa as part of efforts to reposition the multi-campus of the state-owned university.

The four Schools of Remedial and General Studies (SRGS) located in the three geo-political zones of the state have been restructured to improve on their academic performances for easy admission into universities of their choice in the country.

The move, according to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibrahim Kolo, is to give room for quality education as he added that those interested in an all female schooling environment can apply to get the best in quality education.

Kolo, while speaking at the valedictory session for the pioneer students of School of Remedial and General Studies, New-Bussa, also explained that the institution has made it mandatory for the Tergina campus to function as an all female campus.

His words: "New-Bussa would now run pure Interim Joint Management Examination Board, which will now commence in October, 2010 to prepare students who will be admitted to 200 levels at the end of the programme.

"The School of Remedial and General Studies in Tegina will be for females, while that of Ibeto would be for both male and females whereby students admitted to the centre will be trained to remedy their O/levels deficiencies to pave way for them to be admitted in the university."

He said in Minna that the institution was determined to scale up the quality of education, adding that it targets at giving all students in the out campuses the opportunity to compete favourably with their contemporaries anywhere in the country.

Kolo expressed appreciation to the Borgu Emirate Education Foundation (BEEF) for the partnership role towards the development of education, assuring that IBBU will offer provisional admission to students of the emirate with minimum cut-off of UTME admission.

Emir of Borgu, Alhaji Halilu Dantoro, represented by Alhaji Salhada Bala, pledged the emirate's continued support to education, while also stressing the urgent need for the upgrading of basic infrastructures for the smooth take-off of the centre.

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