Educational

WAEC exams to kick off on Aug 4, says minister

The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has fixed August 4, 2020, as commencement for this year’s examination, according to Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, minister of state for education. At the presidential task force on COVID-19 briefing on Monday, Nwajiuba said the examination will end on September 5. According to the minister, after WAEC examination, that of the National Examination Council (NECO) and ...

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Gov. Ugwuanyi offers tortured girl Chinonye Nnadi full scholarship

Help has come the way of 10 year-old Chinonye Nneoma Nnadi who was tortured by her guardians, Ifeoma Ozougwu and her husband, Jude Ozougwu. Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu, has approved the award of scholarship, up to university level, to the little girl. A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, Gov. Ugwuanyi directed the state scholarship board ...

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JUST IN: August 3 is school resumption date for Pry 6, JSS 3, SSS 3 in Lagos

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the resumption of both public and private schools beginning from August 3, 2020, after over three months of lockdown due to outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. Sanwo-Olu announced this while giving an update on the COVID-19 situation report in the stare, held at Lagos House, Marina, Lagos. According to the Sanwo-Olu, Senior Secondary 3 and Technical ...

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Girl, 6, kicked out of Arkansas daycare after wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’, racial justice shirts

A mother in Russellville, Ark., claimed that her six-year-old daughter was banned from a daycare because she wore a shirt that said, “Black Lives Matter.” Journei Brockman has attended daycare at “His Kids Preschool” for six months, according to area outlet FOX 16. She was told last Friday she could not return. Brockman’s mother, Deval Brockman, told the outlet her ...

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Sanwo-Olu seals 10 private schools over breach of COVID-19 rules

The Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led government of Lagos State on Friday, sealed-off ten private schools for violating the COVID-19 lockdown rules. This was revealed by the Lagos State Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, following massive monitoring of private schools by the state Monitoring and Investigation team. Ayeni disclosed that the team which she led had visited ...

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It’s suicidal to reopen schools now – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday kicked against the reopening of schools by the Federal Government amid the covid-19 pandemic. The union argued that the government must make resources available in order for schools to meet proposed conditions by the Federal Ministry of Education. ASUU National President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, made this position known on Monday while speaking ...

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Nigerians pay N152b tuition in UK

Study in-uk.com notes that undergraduate fees for international students from outside the EU begin at around £10,000 per year. At the postgraduate level, they start at around £12,000, and if you wish to study medicine or MBA, you may have to pay about £32,000 per year. The average living cost for international students is £12,180 per year. This can be ...

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COVID-19: 1.3 million UTME candidates can’t seek admission over delayed WAEC, NECO exams

No fewer than 1,300,000 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidates may lose their admission into universities and polytechnics in 2020 over the delay in the Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the category of candidates who used awaiting results to sit the 2020 UTME, which held between March 14 and March 22 – a few weeks ...

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Stella Damasus’ daughter graduates from high school

Congratulations are in order for Nigerian actress Stella Damasus Ademinokan as her second daughter Angelica Aboderin graduates from high school. The proud mum of two girls shared on her page, the good news with pictures of her look alike baby girl rocking her graduation gown. Stella wrote: My beautiful daughter @angelicatooni graduated high school today. I am such a proud ...

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Half a million children return to school in Senegal

Half a million Senegalese schoolchildren returned to class on Thursday, under instructions to wear face masks and keep a distance from each other, after three months of absence. The government in the West Africa state shut schools in mid-March in a bid to curb coronavirus infections. It initially intended to open them again on June 5, but delayed the decision ...

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FG submits school reopening proposal to National Assembly

The Federal Ministry of Education has presented to the National Assembly a detailed proposal on its plan to reopen schools across the country. The Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, stated this on Tuesday when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education. He was in the upper chamber to brief the federal lawmakers about ...

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FG blasts Makinde for planning to re-open schools in Oyo

Oyo State government’s decision to reopen schools from June 29 is insensitive, the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba said on Monday. He warned that such decision if taken could raise Covid-19 infection figures in the state. As of 10pm on Monday, Oyo ranked fourth on the table with 621 active cases from the 912 infections figures, confirmed in ...

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Embattled Ilaro polytechnic SUG president threatens to commit suicide

The embattled Students’ Union Government (SUG) President of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro (FPI), Ogun state, Adegboye Emmanuel Olatunji who was arrested by men of the state police command for alleged cultism on February 9, 2020 has threatened to commit suicide. Olatunji who was arrested alongside Olarewaju Taiwo in a suicide letter he posted on his Facebook account with the name: ...

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Malala Yousafzai graduates from Oxford University

The celebrated activist Malala Yousafzai has completed her degree at the University of Oxford. The 22-year-old posted a photo of herself covered in colourful squares and what looks like cream cake in a celebratory post early this morning. The youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate also shared a snap of her and her family posing with balloons and a large cake ...

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Fani Kayode advises men on how to keep a lady

The former minister wrote this on his website, saying it works and that has being his SECRET! Read o, lol. Ladies are like race horses: they must be mastered, tamed, trained, exercised and regularly serviced. They are like race cars: their engine must be revved at least twice a day. They are like precious jewels and rare gems: they must ...

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Kourtney Kardashian vows to ‘teach kids about white privilege’

Kourtney Kardashian has promised to teach her children about ‘white privilege’ amid mounting race protests. The 41-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has said that it is her “responsibility” to have ‘honest conversations’ with her kids about racial equality, even if it makes them “uncomfortable.” As her brother-in-law Kanye West joins protests in Chicago, after donating $2 million to ...

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Fresh fear as two children test positive for coronavirus days after primary school reopened

Two children have tested positive for coronavirus just days after primary schools reopened. St Paul’s Church of England Primary School in Wibsey,  Bradford, has written to parents to advise them on the need to self-isolate if they have come into contact with the two pupils, who are siblings. In a letter to parents on Wednesday, headteacher Cath Palmer reassured parents ...

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Nigerian university begins second semester examination online

Best examination so far! Lol, if you know, you know, chai, lucky students, lol. The Vice-Chancellor of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, Professor Joshua Ogunwole, has said the institution has commenced second-semester examination for students through the school online platform. Professor Ogunwole noted that the Second Semester examination of 2019/2020 will be phased saying that the first phase which is ...

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Reopening schools: FG considers morning, afternoon classes

As the nation continues its fight against Covid-19, the Federal Government has disclosed that it is thinking of sectionalising classes for primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions in the country ahead of school reopening amid the pandemic. This disclosure was made by the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba on Wednesday during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on ...

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Naira Marley fixes online concert for Saturday May 30th

Mad o! Naira Marley has fixed an online concert for Saturday May 30th to entertain his fans. He was prevented from making his debut at the popular music and culture festival, Gidi Fest in April, due to the coronavirus pandemic and now a free online concert for Marlian Day has been scheduled for Saturday, May 30. According to a statement ...

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3 things you can do to make your penis bigger

From p.e.n.i.s extenders to pills claiming to increase the girth of manhood, there are a multitude of things being sold. Many men worry about their penis being too small, but research shows that most are normal and they don’t need to worry. Regardless, their penis size is something most guys have probably thought about at some point. But face it, ...

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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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‘Your virtual matriculation is a scam’- ASUU slams Osun State University Vice-Chancellor

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Saturday described the virtual matriculation organised by the Vice-Chancellor of Osun State University, Professor Labode Popoola as a scam. Dailypost gathered that Osun State University recently conducted a virtual matriculation exercise attended by only principal officers of the institution led by the Vice-Chancellor. But, ASUU while reacting, lashed out at the Vice-Chancellor. ...

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