Educational

Lagos Ministry disowns school resumption calendar

The Education Quality Assurance (OEQA) unit of the Lagos State Ministry of Education has warned the public to disregard a resumption time table flying around the social media.   The time-table claims to be the 2020/2021 academic calendar, states that the first term of the session would start September 21, 2020 and end December 18, 2020 though Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu ...

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SSCE/NECO fixes registration deadline for Sept 10

The National Examination Council (NECO) on Monday fixed Sept. 10 as the deadline for the registration of schools and examination candidates for the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).   A statement by the Registrar/Chief Executive of the council, Prof. Godswill Obioma in Abuja said the examination body would not be subject to extension of the deadline as approved by ...

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LASU students to resume in batches – VC

Students of the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, are to resume in batches beginning from September, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, SAN, disclosed this on Monday.   Speaking on a radio interview monitored in Lagos, he explained that 400, 500 and 600 levels students would resume first before other levels of students would come onboard. The 400, 500 and ...

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COVID-19: Pupils could be sent home for joke coughing or sneezing as schools introduce strict new guidelines

Pupils who pretend to cough at UK schools  could be sent home when the new term starts this week.   At least two schools have warned students they will be excluded if they cough or sneeze deliberately at someone else. Jerome Scafe, an associate principal at Ark Alexandra Academy in Hastings, East Sussex, sent a letter to parents outlining ‘coronavirus ...

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Primary, Secondary schools to re-open 21 September in Lagos

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered full resumption of tertiary institutions across Lagos State on Monday, September 14, after about six months shutdown occasioned by the outbreak of ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.   Sanwo-Olu, however, fixed a tentative resumption date for primary and secondary schools on September 21. As part of precautionary measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, the governor had, ...

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JUST IN: Sanwo-Olu orders reopening of tertiary institutions Sept 14

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, has directed all tertiary institutions under the state government to reopen.   The institutions were shut indefinitely in March to check the spread of COVID-19. But at a briefing on Saturday, the governor asked them to reopen but said secondary schools should remain shut. Only SS3 students participating in the ongoing West Africa Senior School ...

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Ondo varsity announces reduction in tuition fees

Authorities of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, (AAUA) Ondo State has announced the downward review of the tuition fees of its students.   A circular, dated August 26, 2020, issued by the institution’s Acting Registrar and Secretary to the Governing Council, Mr Opeoluwa Akinfenwa said that the governing council of the institution has approved the reduction. Akinfenwa said the ...

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Exam script of COVID-19 candidates will be kept in special bank – WAEC

Head, West African Examination Council (WAEC), Mr Patrick Areghan, has given updates on candidates infected with the COVID-19.   Areghan advised students battling COVID-19 and writing the ongoing examinations not to panic, saying the virus is not a death sentence. Areghan said this on Wednesday during a monitoring visit to Federal Government Boys College, Apo, Abuja adding that no student ...

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Zimbabwe makes it illegal for schools to expel pregnant girls

Zimbabwe has made it illegal for schools to expel pupils who get pregnant, a measure women’s rights campaigners said would help tackle gender inequality in the classroom and stop many girls from dropping out of school.   A legal amendment announced last week seeks to reinforce a 1999 guideline that was patchily implemented, and comes as school closures due to ...

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UNILAG Senate picks Professor Folasade Ogunsola as acting VC

  The Senate of the University of Lagos has elected Prof. Folasade Ogunsola as its Acting Vice-Chancellor. The senate gathered this morning August 24 to elect an acting VC.   The Presidency over the weekend asked the Chancellor of the University, Wale Babalola, and the immediate past Vice-Chancellor,  Professor Toyin Ogundipe, to step aside over the crisis rocking the institution. ...

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WAEC arrests supervisors who revealed questions to candidates before exams

Head of National Office, West Africa Examination Council, Patrick Areghan, said the body arrested some of its supervisors who revealed questions to candidates before the commencement of the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination.   Areghan, who spoke during a monitoring exercise to some schools in Yaba, Lagos State, also told students taking WASSCE to shun examination malpractice and rely ...

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WAEC: Imo public schools charging students N2,000 per subject to allow cheating during exam

Some public secondary schools in Imo State are reportedly charging students N2,000 per subject to provide them with answers to questions in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination, SaharaReporters claim in a new report.The school owners met with students before the commencement of the examination where they informed them that they would provide the answers if each student ...

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”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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