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Tension As FCT Teachers Chase Out Pupils

Teachers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have chased away pupils who resumed after seven-month of COVID lockdown. The teachers under the aegis of the FCT Council of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), said Area Council Chairmen in the territory have refused to implement the national minimum wage as well as payment of arrears. When The Nation visited the ...

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Education Minister, Adamu Adamu, Flown Out Of The Country For Medical Treatment.

Nigeria’s minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has been flown out of the country to receive medical attention in a German hospital. The minister is said to be in a hospital in Berlin treating an widely believed to be related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was gathered that the trip to Germany is the minister’s third since the outbreak of ...

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Breaking News: Oyo Announces New School Resumption Dates

Barring last minute change, Oyo State Government has modified the resumption of schools slated for June 29. According to the new arrangement, only teachers are to resume on June 29th while students in terminal classes resume a week later. The Government had earlier directed all terminal classes including Primary Six (Pry 6), Junior Secondary School Three (JSS3) and Senior Secondary ...

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COVID-19: FG Considers Morning, Afternoon Classes For Schools

The Federal Government has disclosed that it’s considering reopening schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, disclosed that federal government was considering morning and afternoon classes when it reopens schools across the country. Nwajiuba made the disclosure while speaking at the daily press briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja. He explained ...

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Schools Will Reopen Soon But No Date ― FG

The Federal Government has disclosed that there are plans to soon reopen schools nationwide, saying, however, that this will not be done in two weeks as being speculated in some quarters. Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made the clarification on Thursday during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 news conference in Abuja following rumours making the round the ...

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Coronavirus: WAEC Postpones 2020 Examination

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Friday, announced that it has postponed the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates, 2020 indefinitely. This was confirmed in a statement by WAEC Head of National Office, Mr. Patrick Ehidiamen Areghan, on Friday. He said the examination was postponed because of the deadly coronavirus. The exam was scheduled to ...

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NUC Orders Closure Of All Universities Nationwide

National Universities Commission (NUC) on Friday ordered the closure of all universities in Nigeria to prevent further spread of coronavirus. “As part of the measures to contain and prevent the spread of the coronavirus (covid-19) throughout the country, approval has been granted for the closure of all schools,” NUC’s deputy executive secretary Suleiman-Ramon Yusuf said in a circular. Yusuf said ...

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ASUU Embarks On Strike Over 2019 Agreement With FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has embarked on a two-week warning strike. Biodun Ogunyemi, national president of the union, announced this at the end of the national executive council meeting at Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT). According to ASUU, the action, which begins on Monday, is to compel the federal government to implement its 2019 ...

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Osun: Excavating The Ruins Of The Oranminran Years

A major and consequential event took place last week in the quiet state of Osun which students of politics, power and government should take more than passing interest in. The State governor, Gboyega Oyetola, last Monday assented the recommendations of a panel set up to review some of the policies of his predecessor and boss, Rauf Aregbesola, who is now the ...

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Unilag Ex-lecturer Jailed 21 Years For Raping Admission Seeker

An Ikeja High Court on Thursday sentenced a former part-time lecturer in the University of Lagos, Akin Baruwa, to 21 years’ imprisonment for raping an 18-year-old admission seeker. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the judge, Josephine Oyefeso, while sentencing 45-year-old Baruwa, described his actions as heinous. Mrs Oyefeso held that the sentence should serve as a deterrent ...

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