Modupe Shode ‘the other Nightingale’ writes for Infinitylive

Modupe Jokotola Shode, a retired Deputy Director of Nursing Services, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), a Fellow of the West African College of Nursing will be joining the Editorial Board of National Infinity Magazine as a guest columnist Mrs. Shode, who retired from Lagos State Civil Service in 2017, holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Nursing Science from the National Open University of Nigeria, was dubbed the other Nightingale, during her active year in service, in recognition of her caring and display of uncommon…

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CIBN Registrar counsels Ecobank trainees

The Registrar/Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), ‘Seye Awojobi has called on graduands of Ecobank Nigeria Academy to make their word their bond to excel in the banking profession. The CIBN Registrar who gave this charge at the virtual graduation of the Ecobank Management Development Programme (EMDP) Batch 3 trainees in Lagos, emphasized integrity, honesty, trust as principal values to excel in their chosen career. He enjoined them to imbibe the ethics of the profession. The EMDP batch 3 comprises 16 graduates who were trained at the…

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Breaking: Bandits abduct female students in Kaduna

Some female students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in the Mando Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State have been abducted by gunmen. The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday, at about 3am. It was learnt that most affected were female students as their male counterparts were not taken away. The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the incident and said an investigation is ongoing.

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“Gov. Wike gave N500m to Sokoto but refused to pay our salary for five years” -Protesting Rivers Teachers

A group of teachers protesting the non-payment of their over salaries over the last five years have criticised Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike for donating N500m to Sokoto State Government over a burnt market rather than see to the welfare of its people. The protesting teachers, numbering over 250, with placards and banners, alleged that they have lost about ten of their colleagues due to the hardship experienced within the period. The protesting teachers, who came out with their children, as well as sympathizers from the civil society organizations in…

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Kidnapped Zamfara Schoolgirls released

The kidnapped schoolgirls of Government Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara State have been released and are currently in the palace of the Emir of Anka waiting for transportation to Gusau, the state capital. National Infinity had earlier reported that negotiations with the bandits who kidnapped the schoolgirls had reached a very advanced stage, and that “they may be in Gusau today.” The girls who were kidnapped on Friday were believed to have been taken to a forest by bandits who reportedly disguised as security personnel. A source said the girls…

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See full list of 20 FG approved new private universities

The Federal Government on Wednesday granted provisional licences to 20 new private universities to operate in Nigeria. The decision was taken at the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting. The minister said the approved universities would get their provisional licences from the National Universities Commission. He said they will operate with the provisional licences “for the next three years while monitoring and evaluation will go…

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FirstBank’s exciting solutions boost educational sector

First Bank of Nigeria Limited is supporting schools with an array of educational based products and solutions targeted at enabling the acquisition of various facilities to boost the continuous expansion and improvement of the educational sector. Parents are not left out, as the Bank has bespoke products which empower parents and guardians to meet the educational needs of their children. The Bank’s educational products and solutions include the FirstEdu Loan, Operational Vehicle Loan, Term Loans for constructing new sites and extension of existing sites, Personal Loan Against Salary (PLAS) and…

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OAU to resume February 8

The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife will resume academic activities on February 8, 2021. This was announced after the institution’s senate meeting on Tuesday. The Public Relations Officer of OAU, Abiodun Olarewaju, confirmed this to newsmen. In a subsequent press statement titled ‘resumption of academic activities for 2019/2020 academic session’, the institution also cancelled its 2020/2021 session. The statement read, “Consequent upon the directive of the Federal Government that schools should re-open, the Senate of Obafemi Awolowo University at its meeting held today (Tuesday), January 19, 2021, announced the following resumption…

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Gunmen in Police Uniform Kidnap Deeper Life Varsity Dep. VC

Prof. Johnson Fatokun, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Anchor University, Lagos, has been kidnapped. Anchor University is a faith-based university owned by the Deeper Christian Life Ministry. Fatokun had left Lagos on Sunday to drop off his two children who were schooling in the north. He was said to be returning on Monday when his vehicle was attacked by the gunmen in Nasarawa en route to the airport to return to Lagos. A source said the assailants were in police uniform. The source said, “The professor had dropped his son at…

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Unilag, Uniben announce resumption dates

Authorities of the University of Lagos have approved January 25 as the resumption date for academic activities just as the University of Benin announced January 30 as its own resumption date. Head of the Media Unit of the university, Mrs Olufadeke Akinleye, said the institution would commence online classes on the announced date due to the second wave of COVID-19. The Federal Government had approved January 18 for schools to reopen across the country. But branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities had said that varsities were not ready for reopening.…

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ASUU not sincere, we are ready to resume -Vice-Chancellors

Vice-Chancellors of some federal and state universities in Nigeria have expressed readiness to reopen schools. Though the Academic Staff Union of Universities had said that varsities were not ready for reopening, the VCs said they had planned to reopen their institutions as directed by the Federal Government. One of the VCs of a federal university in the South-West told our correspondent that it was wrong for ASUU to claim that there were no guidelines for reopening varsities. Apart from the scare arising from the second wave of COVID-19, another VC…

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Don’t postpone Varsities’ reopening -NANS

The President of National Association of Nigerian Students, Sunday Asefon has urged the Federal Government and members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities to resume academic activities at the nation’s public universities. The students’ body also ordered its chapters in all tertiary institutions to set up COVID-19 task force teams to enforce all guidelines outlined by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and ensure the safe reopening of schools. ASUU had on December 24, 2020, conditionally suspended its nine-month-long strike after a lot of foot-dragging by the union and…

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ASUU reject FG’s plan to reopen Varsities

Branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Sunday assessed COVID-19 protocols in the universities and said the institutions were not ready for safe reopening. The chapters of the union, in separate interviews with The PUNCH, commented on the directive of the  National Universities Commission that universities could resume on January 18, but must adhere to COVID-19 protocols in hostels and lecture halls. ASUU said although its members  were ready to start work, government had not put measures in place for safe reopening of the schools. ASUU’s concern came amid…

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JAMB reopens admission portal

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says its portal has been reopened for the 2020/2021 admissions. The board said opening the portal gives institutions access to upload names of shortlisted applicants for the 2020/2021 admissions. The spokesperson for JAMB, Fabian Benjamin, confirmed this in a telephone interview on Wednesday. When our correspondent visited the JAMB’s website on Wednesday, the portal had been opened. He quoted the Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, as saying that admission processes must go through the Central Admission Processing System for approval. “Of course, long…

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Breaking: ASUU suspends 9-month strike

The Academic Staff Union of University has suspended its nine-month-long industrial actions. National Infinity reports that the academic trade union body had embarked on an industrial action since March 2020. ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi, made the announcement during a briefing of the union in Abuja. He said the suspension of the strike takes effect from Thursday, December 24th, 2020. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, had earlier on Tuesday, assured Nigerians that the prolonged strike by the varsity lecturers would be called off before January 15.…

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LASG ask schools to vacate

The Lagos State Government has ordered public and private schools in the state to vacate on Friday. This was contained in a statement, on Thursday, titled ‘LASG directs schools to vacate on Friday, December 18, 2020’. In the statement, the Director General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Ministry of Education, Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, said, “the 2020/2021 first term academic session for public and private schools comes to an end on Friday 18th December, 2020”. “The Lagos States Government has directed public and private schools in the state to vacate on…

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Why we have not called off strike -ASUU

The President, Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, has said the body is collating consultation is ongoing as regards the union’s response to the government offer of last Friday. On Friday, the Federal Government agreed to exempt ASUU from the IPPIS and also increased the academic earned allowance to N70bn. These and some others issues were the major grouse between ASUU and the FG. Ogunyemi explained to The PUNCH that ASUU members across the country needed to determine the extent to which the government was planning to meet their demands.…

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Breaking: FG concedes to ASUU’s demands, offers N60bn funding, allowances

Respite came the way of government-owned university students as striking Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Federal Government came to the middle line with the government acceding to requests of the union. After protracted negotiations and foot-dragging, the Federal Government on Friday accepted the demand by the Academic Staff Union of Universities that they are exempted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System. The government also shifted grounds on a number of issues, reading out the communique at the end of a seven-hour negotiation with ASUU members in…

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ASUU alleges AGF Idris’ multi-billion naira fraudulent deals

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has asked the Accountant-General of the Federation, AGF, Ahmed Idris, to explain how he acquired some multi-billion naira properties in Kano State. The ASUU’s Bauchi zone coordinator, Prof. Lawan Abubakar, in a statement on Wednesday, sought the AGF’s explanation on how he bought Sokoto Hotel in Kano at the sum of N500million and ordered for its immediate demolition to build a multi-billion naira shopping mall. The union confirmed that the project is ongoing.The university lecturers also asked the AGF to account for the…

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Its wrong to reinstate UNILAG VC -Chairman Visitation Panel

The chairman of the Special Visitation Panel set up to probe the leadership crisis at the University of Lagos, Prof. Tukur Sa’ad, has faulted the reinstatement of Prof Toyin Ogundipe as the Vice Chancellor, saying he was skeptical about the integrity of the report. Sa’ad said he agreed to sign the report to avoid another crisis and in order to save the government from embarrassment but regretted that he had now been “stabbed on the back” by people he trusted. According to him, the recommendation that the VC should be…

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THE MAKING OF A CSR MASTERSTROKE: An X-ray of FirstBank’s yeoman effort to move 1m children to e-learning

The rabbit hole of uncertainty, confusion and fear that pupils and their parents fell into in the dying days of March when the country was in lockdown was best captured in a Saturday Sun feature of May 16, titled, “COVID-19: Troubles of e-Learning.”  The story catalogues the challenges that erupted out of the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the fears and frustrations brewed by the new abnormality foisted on the world, the pessimism that pervaded the globe from developed to underdeveloped countries and the possibilities that blew up in the aftermath…

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ASUU meet FG today, may end strike

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, will today (Thursday) meet with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities in a bid to end the over six months strike by the university lecturers. A statement by the Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations at the ministry, Mr Charles Akpan said Ngige would host a meeting with ASUU in Abuja. ASUU had embarked on an indefinite industrial action following its opposition to the government’s move to enforce the use of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information…

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COVID-19: FirstBank, LSETF partner to fund low-cost private schools

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider, has announced its partnership with Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) in a matching fund scheme.  The scheme aims to cushion the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on low-cost private schools by ensuring lending at an attractive interest rate. The programme will provide access to finance where participating schools can each be availed up to N5 million as well as capacity development, business and financial advisory. There will be monitoring and evaluation to ensure prompt loan repayment. To enjoy this funding opportunity,…

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“May his type never come our way again” –Rejoicing Unilag lecturers after Babalakin resigned

Lecturers of the University of Lagos rejoiced over the resignation of Dr Wale Babalakin (SAN) as the Chairman of the Governing Council and Pro-Chancellor of the institution. Speaking through the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, UNILAG branch, Dr Dele Ashiru, the lecturers described Babalakin’s exit as “a welcome development”. Ashiru, in an interview with The Punch, said, “It (Babalakin’s resignation) is a welcome development. We thank the visitor to our university, through the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, for putting an end to tyranny, authoritarianism, and dictatorship…

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Unical gets 1st female VC

A one time commissioner for Women Affairs in Cross River State, Professor Florence Obi, has broken a 45-year jinx to emerge as the first female Vice-Chancellor-elect of the University of Calabar, Cross River State. Obi of the faculty of education who is presently a Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of administration emerged top after a rigorous screening exercise involving 12 other candidates. Obi will take over from Prof. Zana Akpagu, whose tenure ends on November 30, 2020. The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council, UNICAL, Senator Nkechi Nwaogu, who announced the emergence…

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International Literacy Day 2020: FirstBank set the pace with innovative e-learning solutions

By Eche Munonye Covid-19 brought a huge challenge to education and literacy, First Bank of Nigeria Limited responded with a Rosetta stone of innovative e-learning initiatives that have far-reaching effects Since 1967 that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have been celebrating International Literacy Day to promote the importance of literacy and education, every September 8 had witnessed book gifting, book reading and related activities are undertaken by the UN body and its coalition of partners. But this year is a departure as such enshrined activities are…

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OGUN opens schools, staggers school hours

Ogun State Government has announced Monday, 21 September 2020 for the reopening of schools in the state for the first term of 2020/2021 session in addition to the earlier resumption of students in SS3 who are currently writing the West African School Certificate Examination.In a Press Statement issued in Abeokuta by Kunle Somorin, his Chief Press Secretary, Governor Dapo Abiodun announced that this second phase of the reopening of schools is extended to all classes in primary and secondary schools, Technical and Vocational Colleges, and Tertiary Institutions. However, as part…

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FG gives directive on schools’ reopening

The Federal Government has okayed the reopening of all schools as the nation goes into the next phase of the management of Coronavirus pandemic. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, disclosed this on Thursday during the body’s briefing. The briefing came after the PTF submitted its Seventh Report to President Muhammadu Buhari, with the Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, saying all the proposals by the team were approved by the President. Aliyu, who spoke during a briefing at…

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Applicants can now print Admission Letters, Others as JAMB lift embargo

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has lifted the suspension on the printing of admission letters, and inter-university transfers among others. The organisation said with the development, “all requests for printing of admission letters, inter-university transfers, condonement of illegitimate admissions and other processes for previous years which had been hitherto suspended would now be restored from Monday, August 31 2020.” The Head of Media and Public Relations in JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, made the announcement in a statement in Abuja on Sunday. He said, “To ensure that candidates who took…

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Sanwo-Olu opens Lagos Schools Sept.14

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered the reopening of tertiary institutions effective September 14 while primary and Secondary Schools will reopen on 21st. “I am pleased to announce that our tertiary institutions will be allowed to reopen from September 14, 2020, all our tertiary institutions,” the governor announced during a briefing on Saturday at the State House, Marina. Schools in the country had been shut in March as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease. But the Federal Government announced the resumption of graduating pupils…

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Heritage Bank’s “The Refinery,” CBN, 25 others receive CIBN’s Certificates of Accreditation

The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) yesterday official presented Certificates of Accreditation to Heritage Bank Plc Academy known as “The Refinery” and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Learning Centre. The Institute via a Zoom virtual platform also accredited more 25 Educational Training Service Providers (ETSP), which is in accordance with its role as the Accreditation Agency for the implementation of the Competency Framework released, as part of the strategy to redirect the banking industry towards the path of entrenching a sequenced competency development programme and build capacity…

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Why Unilag’s Acting VC stepped down

Citing Federal Government’s directive that the UNILAG Senate nominates an acting VC for the varsity, erstwhile Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Omololu Soyombo has stepped down from the office “with immediate effect”. The governing council led by the Pro-Chancellor, Dr Wale Babalakin, had appointed Soyombo last week after it sacked Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe. Soyombo, in a statement on Saturday, said it was necessary he did so because the government had directed the UNILAG Senate to nominate an acting VC for the varsity. “The news of the setting up of a Special Visitation Panel…

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Unilag’s Senate seek Babalakin’s removal as sacked VC goes to court

Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the embattled Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos got a boost in his attempt to reclaim the institution’s VC seat as the Senate of the University rejected the removal of the varsity’s Vice-Chancellor, by the Governing Council. The move came as the sacked Vice-Chancellor engaged the services of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome, to file a suit challenging his removal from office. His letter of instruction dated August 12, 2020 and addressed to Ozekhome was sighted by The Punch on Thursday. The institution’s top decision-making…

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Union Bank’s Edu360 partners Awari for ‘Next Robotics Legend’

The Next Robotics Legend is an initiative designed by Edu360, Union Bank’s education platform, in collaboration with Awarri, a pan-African technology company, to infuse Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) into the education of the Nigerian child. This stems from the realisation that the solutions to some of our most complicated problems as a nation lie in the education of our children today. This first-of-its-kind robotics training and competition for students aged 11 to 16 will focus on identifying and nurturing young potential inventors and creators who will receive necessary training…

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As Lagos Schools Re-open: See Gov. Sanwo-olu’s guidelines

As students in Senior Secondary School class three resume in Lagos on Monday, the Office of Education Quality Assurance has issued guidelines for re-opening of schools and urged owners to adhere to the guidelines, as reopening and assessment of schools will be simultaneously done. The Director-General, Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, stated this while briefing newsmen in Ikeja, Lagos. Seriki-Ayeni, who emphasized that school re-opening is centred on Senior Secondary School 3 students alone and not students in other classes, added that the released guidelines were in line with the Federal Government’s…

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Ogun to open Schools, Churches, Mosques, see details

The Ogun State Government has announced the tentative resumption of religious and academic activities, which had been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Dapo Abiodun, in his address on Wednesday evening, said Risk Assessment Forms have been made available to public and private schools to evaluate the readiness for the adoption of the federal government’s declaration to allow SS3 students resume on August 4 to prepare for Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) which is to begin on August 17. “A mandatory virtual training is also being organised for school staff…

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See Federal Government’s new dates for NECO, NABTEB

The Federal Government has said the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) organised by the National Examination Council (NECO) for SS3 pupils will commence on October 5 and end on November 18, 2020. The government also said the National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB) examinations will start on September 21 and end by October 15, 2020. Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajuiba, announced the dates at the end of a two-day meeting with Chief Executives of examination bodies in the country. In a statement on Wednesday by the…

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Schools to open Aug. 4 -FG

The Federal Government has asked schools in the country to reopen for graduating pupils effective August 4. It also announced that this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination would commence on August 17. This was contained in a statement signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong. In the statement titled, ‘Exit Classes To Reopen August 4th’, the ministry said the agreed dates were part of the resolution reached after a consultative meeting with the education commissioners of the 36 states of the…

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Firstbank convenes SMEconnect webinar, promotes growth of educational sector

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider, has announced the convening of a Business Clinic to promote the growth and sustainability of the educational sector, especially in the light of the coronavirus which is having an adverse effect on the operations of schools across the world. The event is scheduled to hold via Zoom platform by 11:00am on Thursday, 23 July 2020.   “Managing Your School through the Pandemic: Engagement and Retention Strategies,” is the topic of the event and will be discussed by experts, leading…

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Young Nigerian hero, Adjwoa Awe receives Princess Diana award

A 15-year-old Nigerian girl, Adjwoa Awe, has been honoured with The Diana Award for going above and beyond in their daily life to create and sustain positive change. The award was announced on Wednesday 1 July; during the 2020 Diana Awards Virtual Ceremony held to celebrate all the awardees amazing achievements and introduce them to the rest of the world. Awe is being recognized with the highest accolade a young person can achieve for social action or humanitarian efforts – The Diana Award. Established in memory of Diana, Princess of…

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FirstBank donates devices to Lagos State towards driving 1m students to e-learning

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider on Thursday, 11 June 2020, presented 20,000 units of e-learning devices to the Lagos State government at the State House in Marina, Lagos. The devices are planned for distribution to school children. With the gesture, the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the State had found a “real development partner” in FirstBank, noting that the intervention came at a time the Government was massively deploying technology to transform the conventional mode of teaching and learning. The presentation of these…

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PTF boss, Mustapha announces school reopening time

The Federal Government has said it would roll out the course of action for the reopening of schools in the country at a safe time. National Infinity reports that the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, stated this during a briefing on Wednesday in Abuja. Mustapha while congratulating children in the country on the occasion of this year’s Children’s Day urged stakeholders to begin to take steps that would aid the reopening of schools. He said, “I wish to inform Nigerians that the Federal Ministry of…

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Awo Varsity gets 100% accreditation after Law, Medical Science, 3 others scale through

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State has secured full accreditation for all its courses two years after the National Universities Commission withdrew accreditation for its Law, Dentistry, Science, Medical Science and Social Science programmes of the institution. According to the Public Relations Officer of the Varsity, Abiodun Olarewaju in a press statement on Wednesday, “The NUC, which has the statutory mandate to accredit academic programmes in all Nigerian Universities, has given full (100 per cent) accreditation to all the academic programmes being run by the Faculty of Law, Faculty of Dentistry,…

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Don’t open for 3rd term, LASG warns private schools

The Lagos State Ministry of Education has warned private schools in the state to shun the idea of resuming for the third term academic session until the lockdown period is over. Recall that the state government had on March 18 ordered public and private schools in the state to close down from March 23, as part of measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the state. The state Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, in a statement on Thursday, said all private and public schools in the state would…

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COVID19: FirstBank to provide e-learning facilities for students

The CEO of FirstBank Dr. Adesola Adeduntan has announced that the Bank in partnership with government and other stakeholders is extending its attention to immediate needs in our society in the face of the widespread COVID-19 by putting in place complementary efforts in education to support students and minimize the disruption to education resulting from schools’ closure.  This is following the activation of the Bank’s Business Continuity Process and subsequent deployment of safety initiatives and measures implemented across its business outlets nationwide, to help flatten the curve and ensure the…

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COVID19: Lagos shut down schools

As part of the preventive measures against the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Lagos State Government has announced the closing down of all public and private schools from Monday, March 23, 2020. According to a statement the state government, the move became necessary to prevent children and their teachers from getting more vulnerable to the pandemic. “It is important for parents to ensure that their children practise ‘social distancing’ while at home, wash their hands regularly or use hand sanitisers and observe high standards of personal hygiene. Children should…

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Oyetola thanks Buhari for scholarship to Osun indigene who emerged Best Nigerian Young Scientist

The Governor, State of Osun, Mr. Adegboyega Oyetola has appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for awarding Master Akintade Abdullahi, a student of Osogbo Grammar School, a full scholarship up to PhD level for emerging the overall best Young Nigerian Scientist of the Year.  Abdullahi achieved the feat having won the 1st position in the National Examination of the 774 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award, organised by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology.  Governor Oyetola, who personally congratulated the winner and his parents, expressed his appreciation to President Buhari while fielding…

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IPAC commends Oyetola over Osun education review

The leadership of the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) on Tuesday, said with the review of some education policies in the State of Osun, the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has given education a rebirth. IPAC commended the State government for demonstrating a high sense of commitment and courage to rejig some policies in the state’s education system. The Chairman of the Committee, Pastor Olatunji Popoola, who stated this during a courtesy call on the governor at his office in Abere, Osogbo maintained that the action was in fulfilment of Governor…

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Osun to dump Aregbeola’s single uniform, middle school

Osun state governor, Gboyega Oyetola is to reverse some policies of his predecessor, Rauf Aregbesola, especially in the educational sector as the Education Policy Review Roundtable Summit set up by the State Government to examine some policies introduced into the sector by the previous administration in the state had recommended the abolition of middle schools. The panel, led by the pioneer Registrar, National Business and Technical Education Board, Prof. Olu Aina, also recommended the reversal of single uniform policy. Middle schools, which have pupils in primary 5 and 6 alongside…

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Bayelsa Dep. Governor in certificate scam

Mr Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, is currently enmeshed in an allegation of forging an NYSC discharge certificate he allegedly presented as part of his documentation to the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC. But the embattled deputy governor has denied presenting a forged certificate of exemption of the National Youth Service Corps to the Independent National Electoral Commission. He had been accused of forging the certificate to aid his qualification as the then running mate of the Bayelsa State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in…

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