NECO postpones exam over #EndSARS protests

NECO postpones exam over #EndSARS protests

The National Examination Council postponed Paper I Computer Studies Practical’s scheduled for Monday, October 19, 2020, until November 16. This was contained in a statement by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division, NECO, Azeez Sani. Sani said the decision was taken because of the ongoing #ENDSARS protests, affecting the human and vehicular movement. He explained that the protest had affected the supply of examination materials. The statement read, “This is to inform the general public and especially candidates that the National Examinations Council (NECO) has been constrained to reschedule…

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Why Buhari Approves New Salary Structure For Teachers

Why Buhari Approves New Salary Structure For Teachers

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a new special salary scale for teachers in basic and secondary schools, including provisions for rural posting allowance, science teachers allowance, and peculiar allowance. He also approved a special pension scheme that would enable the teaching profession to retain its experienced talents, and also extended teachers’ retirement age to 65 years and teaching service years to 40. The president also reintroduced bursary awards to students in universities and colleges of education with an assurance of automatic employment upon graduation. He also directed the Tertiary Education…

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ASUU Dismisses FG Directive To Reopen Varsities Oct 12

“All these games of arm- twisting, intimidation, and manipulation will not take them far and that is why we want Nigerians to prevail on the AGF to stop this attack on our members.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has dismissed the Federal Government’s directive that all educational institutions in the country should resume on Monday, October 12. The National President of ASUU, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, in a telephone interview, said the Federal Government was not sincere about negotiations with the union, adding that lecturers would not resume on an empty stomach. Ogunyemi specifically took a swipe at the Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, for violating a directive of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), that lecturers’ salaries…

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Unity Schools To Reopen On October 12

Unity Schools To Reopen On Oct. 12

The Federal Government has ordered unity schools in the country, earlier closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to reopen on October 12th, 2020. Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, announced the reopening of the learning centres in Abuja, during a news conference and explained that the decision was reached after due consultations with stakeholders and the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19. The Minister explained that with the level of preparations put in place to test and the flattening of the infection curve, the government has come to the conclusion that…

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First Bank Partners LSETF To Offer Funding At Affractive Interest Rate To Low Cost Private Schools In Lagos State

First Bank Partners LSETF To Offer Funding At Affractive Interest Rate To Low Cost Private Schools In Lagos State

His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Executive Governor, Lagos State; (Middle); Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, Chief Executive Officer, First Bank of Nigeria Limited (second right); Honorable Jude Emeka Idimogu, Chairman, House Committee on Wealth Creation, Lagos State House of Assembly (right); Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke, Honourable Commissioner, Wealth Creation, Lagos State (second left) and Mrs. Tatiana Monsalli-Nouri, member, Board of Trustees, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) – represented Mrs. Bola Adesola, Chairperson, Board of Trustees (BoT), LSETF (left) at the launch of the LSETF-FirstEdu Loan, to cushion the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on…

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WAEC To Release 2020 SSCE Results In 45 Days

WAEC To Release 2020 SSCE Results

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has said that it has a 45-day timeline from its last paper to release the results of the 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) Examination. This indicates that the results will be released by late October. The council told one of our correspondents on Saturday that it would keep to 45 days after the last paper was written to release the results and work to meet the deadline. This is just as the Lagos State Ministry of Education through the State Examinations Board stated…

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Sterling Bank Offers Scholarship For Secondary School Leavers In a Work-Study Arrangement

Sterling Bank to separate Non-Interest Banking arm, adopts holding structure

Sterling Bank Plc has continued to set the pace by creating valuable opportunities for different categories of citizens. In a continued effort to secure a knowledge-based future that is diverse, Sterling Bank recently launched the “Grow With Sterling Initiative”. The initiative which finds its roots in one aspect of the Sterling HEART Sectors- Education, seeks to contribute to the educational development of young secondary school leavers. Understanding that an investment in knowledge pays the best interests, the bank recently signed an agreement with Washington DC-based Nexford University by sponsoring secondary school leavers…

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14 million Nigerian children deprived of education – Punch

deprived children

The recent reminder by former President Olusegun Obasanjo that 14 million Nigerian children are deprived of educational opportunities is an indictment of the country’s political leadership. Put in context, this figure is more than the population of Guinea (13 million); Rwanda (12.9 million), and Tunisia (11.8 million). Reversing this trend should be a top priority for the federal and state governments. Generally, gender discrimination, disasters and armed conflict, language challenges, household poverty, child labor, child marriage, and factors related to disability are some of the main barriers that keep children…

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Lagos Plans Reopening Schools JSS3, SS2 To Resume Sept 21

#EndSARS: Gov. Sanwo-Olu Denies Sponsor Thugs To Attack Protesters

The Lagos State Government has announced the plans for both public and private schools’ resumption in the state after the lockdown of schools as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Head, Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mr. Kayode Abayomi, in a statement, quoted the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, as saying the state would adopt a phased approach in reopening the public schools. “This phased approach to opening will enable public schools to meet COVID-19 social distance rules and safety protocols and will help us watch…

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Heritage Bank Partner FAMO To Support 300 Private School Teachers, SMEs

Heritage Bank Partner FAMO

As part of efforts to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 on the education sector, Heritage Bank Plc in partnership with the Honourable Fatima Mohammed (FAMO) foundation has provided succor to over 300 affected private schools teachers and small-medium enterprises (SMEs). The challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, have continued in the shutdown of schools for months leaving the private school teachers without any means of livelihood and no source of income. To this effect, in alleviating the challenges, Heritage Bank and its partner supported over 300 Private School Teachers and…

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