Educational

”What’s the point?” – Singer Simi questions the essence of formal education when people rarely use what they were taught in school

Singer and songwriter, Simi has questioned while formal education is still important as many who go to school come out, forget what they were taught and “end up doing something else with their lives.”   According to her, the “educational system is so sh**.” She added that people have “potential and talent” but do not tap them because they spend ...

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Ghana opens tertiary schools next week for final year students

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana said late Sunday that tertiary schools will reopen on Aug. 24 for students who have yet to complete the academic year.   The government will put in place necessary preventive measures to allow students to return to school safely, Akufo-Addo said during his 15th Covid-19 national address. “Government, through the Ministry of Education ...

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UNILAG: Drama as workers, Senate reject VC’s removal

The Senate of the University of Lagos on Thursday gave its backing to Vice Chancellor Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, whose sack was announced by the Governing Council on Tuesday.   Unions in the university  —  the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) and the Non-Academic Staff ...

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Osun Government reverts to 6-3-3-4 education system

Osun State Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode has disclosed that Osun state will revert to the 6-3-3-4 educational system.   The decision was taken following recommendations of the Education Review White Paper on the restructuring and remodification of some education policies. Egbemode said the government would ensure recommendations were implemented to derive gains from the policies. ...

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I remain UNILAG vice-chancellor, Ogundipe insists

Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe has insisted that he remains the vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG).   This is coming after Ogundipe’s removal was announced during the meeting of the Governing Council of the institution which held at the National Universities Commission (NUC) building in Abuja today. Seven members voted for the removal of Ogundipe while four voted against. One ...

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School principal who failed to receive Fayemi during visit suspended

Students in Senior Secondary Schools Three in Ekiti State resumed on Monday for the commencement of West African Senior School Certificate Examinations. The state government on Monday announced the suspension of a school principal who was not available in the school on Sunday when the governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, visited some schools in the state on the level of compliance ...

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NECO releases date, guidelines for 2020 exams

The National Examinations Council has released the date and guidelines for the conduct of its 2020 examinations. This was contained in a press statement titled, “Making the Conduct Of Public Examinations Work in the COVID-19 Era”, by the NECO Registrar/Chief Executive Officer, Prof Godswill Obioma, on Tuesday. The statement read in part, “NECO SSCE will take place on Monday 5th ...

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JAMB shifts 2020 admissions’ date to September

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has shifted the commencement of 2020 admissions into tertiary institutions to September. To this end, the board said post- Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post-UTME) screening for the 2020 admission processes will now begin not earlier than 7 September 2020 in universities, polytechnics and colleges of education in the country. The Board said the ...

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More Than 97,000 Children Tests Positive For Coronavirus In Just Two Weeks As US Schools Re-open

Ninety-seven thousand US children tested positive for coronavirus in the second half of July – weeks before schools and universities reopen. The figures, taken from the American Academy of Pediatrics from July 16 to 30, come as the country tops five million cases – 338,000 of which are children – and over 162,000 deaths. As some schools re-open for face-to-face ...

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WASSCE: Ghanaian students riot over strict invigilation

Some Ghanaian students taking the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) have rioted over the strict invigilation during the tests. According to news agency report, some agitated WASSCE candidates at the Tweneboa Kodua Senior High School (SHS) in south Ghana’s Ashanti Region vandalized schools on the basis that invigilators were being “too strict” during the exams on Monday. Similarly, ...

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JSS 3 students to resume on Monday in Lagos

The Lagos State Government has directed Junior Secondary School (JSS) 3 students who are registered for National Examination Council (NECO) Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to resume on Monday. Recall that an earlier pronouncement issued by the state had directed SS3 and Technical Studies (TEC3) Students to resume on Aug. 3, to enable them revise and sit for their forthcoming ...

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Chairmanship election of the Nigerian Medical Association, Enugu turns BLOODY [Photos]

The chairmanship election of the Nigerian Medical Association, Enugu branch yesterday evening turned bloody as thugs invaded the venue and scatted the whole process. The thugs are believed to have been hired by a faction of the body.   Members of the association who gathered at the Michael Okpara square for the election suffered serious injuries inflicted on them by ...

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FG begin construction of N64bn UNIMAID fence to ward off Boko Haram attacks

The Federal Government has begun the construction of the 27.3-kilometre perimeter fence for the University of Maiduguri to check incessant attacks by Boko Haram terrorists. The project, which is valued at N64bn, is to stop the terrorists who have been penetrating the North-East part of the institution’s campus. Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities in UNIMAID, Dr Dani Mamman, who ...

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School Reopening: Ogun begins mandatory COVID-19, malaria tests for SS3 students

As part of the protocols for school resumption, the Ogun State government has announced that COVID-19 and malaria tests will be mandatory for returning boarding students. The state had earlier fixed resumption of SS3 students for August 4, months after a nationwide halt of academic activities necessitated by COVID-19. The decision is a resolve to allow the students to prepare ...

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Kogi state to also reopen schools in August

The Kogi State Government has said schools in the State will reopen for exit students on Monday, 10th August. This was made known by the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Wemi Jones in Lokoja after a stakeholders meeting on Tuesday. The stakeholders at the meeting included members of unions like ASUSS, NAPPS ANCOPPS, PTA, and STETSCOM. According to ...

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Osun also announces school resumption date

The Osun State Government has ordered teachers in the state to resume on Tuesday, August 4, while final year students to resume on Thursday, August 6. The West Africa School Certificate Examinations (WAEC) are expected to commence on August 17. The Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, made announced the guidelines for the partial reopening of schools to ...

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2020 WAEC starts August 17 in Nigeria

The 2020 West African Examination Council (WAEC) will commence on August 17, the Federal Government has declared. To this end, it asked secondary schools to reopen on August 4, 2020 for students in exit classes to sit for the exams. The government said students will have two weeks to prepare for WAEC. These were parts of decisions taken at the ...

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60-year-old UTME candidate who wants to study Pharmacy raises concern over score

A 60-year-old man who wrote the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME to read Pharmacy, has raised concern over his inability to achieve his dream due to low score. The man, Mr Gabriel Olarenwaju Akinyemi, who wrote the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB’s UTME, scored an aggregate of 161. The Indigene of Ekiti, who sat for the examination at ...

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Lagos schools to resume August 4

In accordance with the decision of state governors in the South-West geopolitical zone to reopen schools, primary and secondary schools in Lagos State are set to reopen on August 3, this year. However, only learners in primary six, junior secondary school 3, and senior secondary school 3 are to resume. This, it was gathered, followed a meeting held on Thursday ...

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South African schools to close for a month amid spike in COVID-19 cases

South Africa’s public schools will close again for a month from Monday to limit the spread of coronavirus as the country grapples with surging infections, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday. The country has now recorded 408,052 coronavirus cases, the fifth-highest in the world. More than 6,000 people have died from the virus. Rising infections have caused concern among teaching ...

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COVID-19: FG Mulls Alternatives On WAEC, Schools Re-Opening

The Nigerian Government on Thursday said final year secondary school students may have to sit for the General Certificate of Education (GCE) in November if there is no shift in the timetable of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination(WASSCE) The Minister of State, Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while answering questions at the 52nd joint national briefing of ...

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