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Oyo Releases Calendar For Schools Resumption 

The Oyo State, on Monday, announced September 21, 2020 as the beginning of the 2020/2021 academic session for primary and secondary schools in the state. It will be recalled that the new calendar was approved on July 21 at a meeting of the State Executive Council, to guide resumption of schools and other associated educational activities in the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected educational activities around the world. A statement by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barr. Olasunkanmi Olaleye, indicated that the first term of the…

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Education From States 

Makinde Hosts TETFUND Boss, Says Oyo’s Focus On Educational Devt Solid

…Commends Bogoro For Being Apolitical, As UI, LAUTECH Vcs, Others Laud TETFUND Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has declared that the state under his watch would continue to make education its primary focus, notwithstanding the growing developmental concerns in other sectors. The governor, who was speaking at a dinner held  in honour of the Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Fund (TETFUND), Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, said that his focus on free and qualitative education would remain unchanged, just as he remained committed to the task of…

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Gov Sanwo-Olu Promises 20 Cars To Deserving Teachers

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has pledged to give 20 cars to deserving teachers across the six education districts in the state. Sanwo-Olu made the promise on Wednesday during the virtual training of the teachers tagged ”Eko Educators Webinar Performance Series 3.3”. He said that his administration was committed to rewarding excellent service delivery in Lagos State Post-Primary Teaching Service. According to him, teachers are key change agents who will be remembered for shaping future generation of leaders. He urged them to embrace technology in improving the quality of…

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Group To Award 500 Dollars Grant To Teachers In Africa

Canada-based social enterprise, 1 Million Teachers, (1MT), has said that 10 grants of 500 dollars each would be awarded to teachers across Africa. Chairman of the Advisory Board of 1MT in Nigeria, Muhammad Sanusi II, stated this in a statement in Lagos on Monday. Sanusi said that the grant was to support low-cost but high impact and scalable projects that enhanced learning in communities. The pet project, Sanusi II Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Challenge, is an annual social responsibility initiative with awards of 10 grants of 500 dollars each to…

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Franktalk: UNILAG: Ivory Tower or Tower of Babel?

If anyone had doubted the ability of our egg-heads in this country to put up a fight whenever they think a particular issue is not in their favour, their swift reactions to the removal of the vice chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, on Wednesday, should be enough to make one  have a rethink. Hours before the university’s Governing Council, headed by Babawale Babalakin, issued the official statement on the removal of the VC, the academics seemed to be battle ready. One could deduce this from messages…

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JAMB To Review Commencement Date For 2020 Admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said that it is considering a new date for the commencement of the 2020 admission processes from the earlier announced date of August 22, 2020. In a statement on Sunday, the board’s spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, said the board would    be meeting with all tertiary institutions on Monday, August 10, to brainstorm on the possibility of shifting the commencement of admission to a date that would better “accommodate the vagaries of COVID-19 pandemic.” The statement reads, “As a responsible organisation whose mantra is equity…

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Sanwo–Olu Appoints Elias Others Into Governing Councils For Lagos Tertiary Institutions

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has approved the appointment of Chairmen and Governing Council members for four State-owned Tertiary Institutions: Lagos State University (LASU), Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED), Lagos State Polytechnic and Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED). In a statement signed by the Lagos State Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri- Okunola, the Governor said the tenure of Office of the newly appointed Governing Council members would take effect from 1st August 2020, following the expiration of the tenures of the former Governing Councils. The…

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FG Releases New Date For NECO, NABTEB, Other National Examinations

The Federal Government has released a comprehensive schedule for various National Examinations for exit classes. The examinations are to hold from August 17, 2020 to November 18, 2020. Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajuiba, made the announcement in Abuja after series of meetings with chief executives of examination bodies in the country. He said the West African Examinations Council, (WAEC-SSCE) will start on August 17, 2020 while the National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) examinations will start on September  21 and end on October 15, 2020. Other details of…

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Senate Passes Army Varsity Bill, Seeks Integration Of Almajiri Education

………Into Educational System The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to give legal backing to the establishment of the Nigerian Army University, Biu, Borno State. The passage of the bill followed a clause-by-clause consideration of the report of the Committee on Nigerian Army. Chairman of the Committee, Senator Ali Ndume (APC – Borno South) said the Committee, while undertaking legislative work on the bill, took into consideration “areas that are in conflict with other extant laws, those that have security implication and those that are ambiguous.” According to the lawmaker,…

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Enugu Gov Presents Vehicle, Prizes To School, Students For Outstanding Performance

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has presented a brand new bus to Model Secondary School, Nsukka, in recognition of the school’s outstanding performance in the 2019 President’s Teachers & Schools Excellence Award (PTSEA) of the Federal Ministry of Education. The state government also promoted the principal of the school, Mr. Obi Ezeugwuorie, to Principal Special Grade Level 17, for providing the desired leadership. It equally presented cash award and laptop computer to each of the five students from the state who performed creditably in the 2019 national educational competitions. According…

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