Education

Anambra To Introduce Covid-19 Education In School Curriculum

Raymond Ozoji, Awka As part of efforts to fight the coronavirus infection to a standstill, the Anambra State Government has announced its intention to include covid-19 education as a subject area in school curriculum. The state Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof. Kate Azuka Omenugha, who disclosed this to NewsProbe at the secretariat complex Awka, said that the aim of the ...

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School Buildings Need More Space To Safely Reopen

A teacher drops by her idled classroom. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Samantha Keppler, University of Michigan and Karen Smilowitz, Northwestern University When COVID-19 first arose, the battle cry was “flatten the curve.” As states make plans to reopen, get ready for another important strategy: “de-densify.” Simply put, to make it safer to go to schools, restaurants and other places where people ...

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IPPIS: FG Pays Dead ASUU Members, Ex-Lecturers 2 Months Withheld Salaries

The use of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) to pay lecturers in 43 federal universities their two months withheld salaries has revealed certain discrepancies, which the Federal Government claimed the new platform was meant to detect and correct. Some branch chairmen of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) disclosed that the use of the union rejected IPPIS ...

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IPPIS: ASUU Faults Payment To Lecturers Without Biometrics

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Thursday said the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation used the controversial Integrated Payment and Personnel Information System platform to pay the salaries of university lecturers, without capturing their biometrics and other information. ASUU argued that such step by the Federal Government confirmed its suspicion that the IPPIS was fraudulent and unfit ...

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Don’t Reopen Varsities, FG Warns Vice-Chancellors

The Federal Ministry of Education has ordered vice chancellors to maintain the closure of federal, state and private universities in order to keep students and university communities safe from coronavirus. The National Universities Commission gave the directive through a circular by the Director, Directorate of the Executive Secretary’s Office, Chris Maiyaki. The circular read, “Vice chancellors will please recall that ...

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Varsity Lecturers Receive Two-Month Withheld Salaries

The Federal Government on Friday paid university lecturers in 43 federal universities the contentious two months withheld salaries for February and March. Some branch chairmen and a zonal coordinator of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) confirmed to Sunday Sun that members received bank alert on Friday with anomalies in the payment. The payment of the withheld salaries came after ...

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We Have Not Cancelled 2020 School Certificate Exams – WAEC

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it has not cancelled the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination for school candidates. In a statement on Sunday, the Head of National Office, WAEC, Nigeria, Mr Patrick Areghan, urged Nigerians to disregard the fake publication circulating on social media. He added that the examination body only announced a postponement until normalcy ...

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COVID-19: NECO Denies Postponing 2020 SSCE, BECE Exams

The National Examinations Council has said it has not postponed the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination and Basic Education Certificate Examination due to the coronavirus pandemic. The council said it was studying the prevailing situation in the country and would postpone the exams if there was any need. Both the SSCE and BECE usually take place around May and June ...

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Lagos Denies Reports On Minimum Age For Admission Into JSS1

The Lagos state government has denied reports making the round especially on social media concerning minimum age for admission into junior secondary schools in the state. According to a statement issued on Tuesday by the Office of the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo no decision has been made on the issue yet. The commissioner said the issue, which is ...

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Travails Of Brilliant Young Lady Frustrated Into Shoe-Making By JAMB

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Nwanna Happiness Chidiebere dared to trade where men have dominant bearing – shoe making. The 22-year-old Happiness is from Umuayom Village Awka, Awka South Local government area, Anambra state. At a distance, she cuts a picture of a no nonsense person, intelligent and hardworking. An encounter with her confirmed the above qualities and more. She is not only ...

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