Fintiri Commissions NUT’s Petro-Gas Station in Yola

  By Emmanuel Samuel, Yola The Executive Governor of Adamawa State, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has commissioned the first PETRO-GAS Filling Station built by the Nigeria Union of Teacher’s (NUT) Adamawa State Wing, along Mubi Road Yola, Adamawa State Capital. Governor Fintiri, who commended the NUT in the State for the laudable project, said the venture was timely as it will boost its sources of revenue going by the dwindling economic resources in the country. While commending the NUT on Wednesday at the commissioning ceremony to flag off the…

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Kano Formally Abolishes Almajiri System Of Education

  Kano state government has formally abolished the traditional Almajiri system of education in the state after completing arrangements to enroll all repatriated almajirai to Kano from other states into conventional educational system. At a COVID-19 media briefing, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje confirmed that over 1000 almajirai have so far been received from various states of the northern region. It would be recalled the State had earlier reportedly evacuated about 1,172 almajirai to their states of origin. More recently, these almajirai, all about 2000 of them where quarantine for two weeks…

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May 27: We Must Continue To Offer Our Children The Best, Atiku Urges Nigerians

  Former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has felicitated with children on the occasion of the Children’s Day marked world-over on May the 27th. In a tweet on Wednesday, Atiku noted that the future would be determined by the impact we create in the lives of our children today. He, therefore, urged Nigerians to continue to fine-tune the environment to offer our children the best, particularly in education. The future would be determined by the impact we…

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COVID-19: FG Considers Morning, Evening Classes For Students Ahead Of Reopening Of Schools

  The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has said that the Federal Government is considering sectionalising classes for primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions in the country ahead of the reopening of schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, stated this on Wednesday during a briefing by the Task Force in Abuja. He also debunked reports that schools are set to reopen on June 8. According to him, they are all false. “Until we are sure that these children can go to school, return safely…

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COVID-19: Lagos Govt Gives Update on Reopening of Schools

  The Lagos State government has said that it does not have the authority to unilaterally order the reopening of schools in the State. The state Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo made this known during an online programme, ‘Covinspiration show,’ moderated by a United Nations (UN) Youth Ambassador, Dayo Israel in Lagos, while giving scorecard of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration within the last one year. Adefisayo disclosed that the State government was meeting with officials of the Federal Ministry of Education to draw up guidelines ahead of reopening of…

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Lagos Preparing Modalities for Reopening of Schools -Adefisayo

  The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo, has said the state was preparing modalities for reopening of schools , noting that it was still considering the safety of the children. Adefisayo who spoke to journalists at the inauguration of the school feeding programme, in Lagos, said the state was already making efforts to achieve this, adding that once the federal government gives directives, it will obey it. According to her, “Nobody is happy about schools closure, we want the schools to open as soon as possible. It’s…

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Buhari Appoints Prof. Obioma as NECO Registrar

  Barely two days after removing Professor Charles Uwakwe as the Registrar of the National Examination Council NECO, President Muhammadu Buhari, has appointed Professor Godswill Obioma, as the new Registrar/Chief Executive officer of the examination body. Professor Obioma on Friday assumed duties at the Minna headquarters of the Council. According to a statement made available to newsmen in Minna on Friday by Head Information and Public Relations of NECO, Mr Azeez Sani, Professor Obioma’s appointment was contained in a letter dated 15th May, 2020 with Reference No: FME/PS/396/C1/1/134 and signed…

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Buhari Fires NECO Registrar, 4 Others

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved the termination of the appointment of Prof. Charles Uwakwe as the Registrar of the National Examinations Council, NECO. Also, four management staff of the Council were dismissed from Service for various offences. Mr Azeez Sani, Head, Information and Public Relations Division of the Council made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday. He said Uwakwe, the Chief Executive of the commission was accused of violating the Public Procurement Act (2007) and pursuant to PSR 030402 and part 1…

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LASG Debunks Social Media Report on Third Term Resumption

The Lagos State Ministry of Education has debunked a social media report alleging that a decision had been purportedly reached with an unnamed “Honourable Commissioner for Basic Education” regarding a new set of guidelines for schools resumption in the State. A release issued today by Mr. Kayode Abayomi, Head of the Public Affairs Unit in the Ministry, refuted the claim that such a decision has been reached, insisting that the write-up did not emanate from the State Ministry of Education and should be disregarded. He pointed out that there is…

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