World Teachers’ Day: “My Administration Will Continue To Prioritise Teachers’ Welfare, Capacity Development” – Gombe Governor

As teachers in Gombe State join their counterparts the world over to commemorate the 2021 Teachers Day, the State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, says his administration recognizes the pivotal role of teachers and the teaching profession in societal development and will therefore ensure their proper training, welfare and provision of requisite infrastructure to encourage performance and productivity. In a goodwill message to mark this year’s World Teachers Day, Governor Inuwa acknowledged their immeasurable contributions and sacrifices to societal development through imparting knowledge and shaping the future of the pupils and…

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Media Practitioners brainstorm on obstacles to girl education in Kaduna

Over 30 media practitioners in Kaduna State are brainstorming on girl education and obstacles with aim to finding means to filling the gaps and removing the obstacles. Speaking at the event holding in Zaria, Co-Chair of Open Government Partnership, Hadiza Umar said the media are part and parcel of partnership, engage, reform and learn, to have a seamless relationship with, take advantage of to identify, disseminate challenges on girl education. The Chief Executive of Kaduna Open Radio and Jalad Media, Joshua James said the Open Government Development Partnership OGDP has led to…

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FG increases teachers’ salaries, elongates service year to 40

The Federal Government has confirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval of salary increment for teachers across the nation. Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba announced that teachers will begin to enjoy increased pay from January 2022. The official made the disclosure on Thursday in Abuja at a symposium organised by the Ministry of Education. The event was part of activities to mark the forthcoming 2021 World Teachers Day. Nwajiuba, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Sonny Echono said work is being concluded on the enhanced salary structure. The government announced other…

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Kaduna Poly Alumni association cries against selling of institution’s staff quarters

The National Secretary, Kaduna Polytechnic Alumni Association, Aminu Haruna Maipompo, has appealed to the federal government to shelve the plan of selling some of the staff quarters of the institution. The National Secretary of the Association, who is also the National Organizing Secretary of the Northern Youth Council of Nigeria, (NYCN), observed that selling the quarters would affect the reputation of the school. “Kaduna Polytechnic’s name and reputation are not just in the number of students and staff it has, but also in the number of assets particularly staff quarters…

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Insecurity: 1 million school children afraid to return to school following resumption – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund, (UNICEF), has said at least one million, among more than 37 school children in Nigeria, are afraid to return to school as schools resume. The fears by the children to return to schools, the agency said, is a result of insecurity in the country, especially abductions that had taken place in various schools in some parts so far. UNICEF, in a statement issued yesterday by its Representative in Nigeria, Peter Hawkins, said it was “joining in a global ‘digital freeze’ on 16 September to protest…

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Presidential visitation panel nails UNILAG VC for fraud, clears Babalakin

Following a fierce disagreement between the then Governing Council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG),  the visitation panel set up by President Muhammed Buhari, the institution and the management finally submitted its report on September 7 to the Federal Government, with an indictment of the Vice-Chancellor (VC), Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe. Although yet to be officially released, the report examined the affairs of the university and issues that led to the crisis and concluded that all the allegations made by the then Dr. Wale Babalakin-led Governing Council against Ogundipe were substantiated by…

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Sit-at-home-order: IPOB gunmen chase away students writing WAEC in Imo

Some unknown gunmen from the banned Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB),  have chased away students of Comprehensive Secondary, Nkume, in Njaba local government area of Imo State. The students were chased away from writing their West African Examination Council, (WAEC) English Language examination going on across the federation as well as the entire West African nations. When contacted, the Imo State Police Command Public Relations Officer, CSP Michael Abatham, to confirm the incident, his phone could not be reached. However, a social commentator and community leader, Chief Nnakwe Iwuegbulem, thanked the Imo…

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Insecurity: Gov Fintiri orders indefinite closure of Adamawa schools

Adamawa State governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, has directed the closure of 30 boarding schools across the State. The governor gave the order following heightened insecurity concerns in the State and the young age of the students. He said the order, which takes effect from September 6, 2021, would affect 30 out of the state’s 34 boarding junior secondary schools. Fintiri’s directive was contained in a statement by the state’s Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Wilbina Jackson. The statement reads: “30 boarding junior secondary schools out of the 34 schools…

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19 yr-old candidate handed over to Police after suing JAMB for N1bn over UTME score

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB) says the 19-year-old candidate, who sued the Board over his exam score has been handed over to the Police. The Board’s Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, while briefing newsmen in Abuja yesterday, said the candidate, Chinedu John tampered with the result the Board issued to him. Oloyede said John claimed he scored 380 in the examination conducted in June but was surprised to receive 265 from the board after the results were released. According to him, after ‘altering’ his UTME score, the candidate’s father,…

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Just In: JAMB cancels UTME cut-off marks

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB), has cancelled the traditional national cut-off marks for admissions into Universities, Polytechnics, and Colleges of Education in the country. This means that institutions are now at liberty to set their minimum benchmark for admissions into their various institutions as approved, on Tuesday, at the 2021 policy meeting on administrations to tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The policy meeting which was held virtually was presided over by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education Arc.…

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