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Gov Makinde orders reopening of colleges, public, private schools in Oyo State

Gov Makinde orders reopening of colleges, public, private schools in Oyo State

EDUCATION, NEWS
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has approved the resumption dates for public and private primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the state. Commissioner for Education, Barrister Olasukanmi Olaleye, made the announcement in a statement on Tuesday. Olaleye in the statement said that schools will now operate morning and afternoon shifting for pupils and students of primary and secondary schools. He noted that it is mandatory for all Schools, public and private to constitute COVID-19-19 Task Force to be headed by Heads of Schools with two members of staff. He added that the Governor has also approved the re-opening of the state-owned tertiary institutions and private institutions. Olaleye added that regular academic activities of tertiary institutions are to comm...
Just In: Prof. Florence Obi emerges UNICAL’s first female VC

Just In: Prof. Florence Obi emerges UNICAL’s first female VC

EDUCATION
Ada Wodu, Calabar Professor Florence Obi of the Faculty of Education has broken a 45-year jinx by emerging the first female Vice-Chancellor-elect of the University of Calabar, Cross River State. She 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 of Obi on Friday, congratulated her for emerging the first female Vice-Chancellor of the 45-year-old institution. Nwaogu described Obi as “an astute educational icon” and prayed for the success of her tenure as Vice-Chancellor of UNICAL. “You can see the tranquility in this governing council. What w
Nigeria set to establish accident investigations training school

Nigeria set to establish accident investigations training school

EDUCATION
The Federal Executive Council has approved plans to establish the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Training School in the country. The AIB Commissioner, Mr Akin Olateru, confirmed the development at the monthly Gateway Forum organised by the League of Airports and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC), in Lagos on Saturday. Olateru noted that it would partner with the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) in Zaria, on the training of aviators. He further stated that the institution would enable AIB, which had not been charging money for its services, to earn money by training people from both Africa and outside the continent. The commissioner explained that it had drawn up a curriculum from Cranfield University, Singapore Aviation Training Institute, as it planned to ...
Ganduje Approves N257m Scholarship Fees Of 43 Kano Students Studying In Egypt

Ganduje Approves N257m Scholarship Fees Of 43 Kano Students Studying In Egypt

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Mr Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday in Kano.⁣Anwar said the students were sponsored by the state government to pursue various programmes of study at Al-Mansoura and OCTOBER 6 Universities in Egypt.⁣⁣“Gov. Ganduje has approved the released of N209 million for the payment of outstanding tuition and maintenance fees of students at Al-Mansoura University.⁣⁣‎“The governor also approved N48 million being outstanding tuition and maintenance fees in respect of the six sponsored students of OCTOBER 6 University, Egypt,” he said.⁣⁣Anwar noted that the governor also pardoned the students in spite of their involvement in politics.⁣⁣“The 37 students studying at Al Mansoura, wrote an apology letter to the governor, regretting that
NYSC: Buhari gives directive on reopening of orientation camps

NYSC: Buhari gives directive on reopening of orientation camps

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The Nigerian Government has ordered the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, to commence preparation for the reopening of its orientation camps across the country. This was disclosed by Sani Aliyu, National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, on Thursday. Speaking during the task force daily briefing in Abuja, Aliyu said NYSC should ensure measure to ensure safety against COVID-19 is put in place. He also disclosed that the government was working out measures to ensure there is no outbreak of the virus in the various orientation camps. “For the National Youth Service Corps, the NYSC is to consolidate on safety measures currently being put in place and start preparing for the reopening of orientation camps when educational institutions open “We are in
We Have paid $5.9m to 197 Stranded scholarship beneficiaries – NDDC

We Have paid $5.9m to 197 Stranded scholarship beneficiaries – NDDC

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Charles Odili, the NDDC director of corporate affairs, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday. The confirmation of payment comes three weeks after the scholars hit the streets of UK to protest non-payment of their tuition fees, after which President Muhammadu Buhari had issued a one-week ultimatum to the commission to pay the scholarship beneficiaries. Pondei, NDDC Acting Director Odili, who gave a breakdown of those who had received payment as 43 PhD scholars and 154 MSc students, added that the delay in payment was as a result of the death of Ibanga Etang, the acting executive director, finance and administration at the time. Etang died of COVID-19 complications in May 2020. “In keeping with our commitment to funding the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, F
I’m Waiting To Hear From God On Church Reopening – T.B Joshua

I’m Waiting To Hear From God On Church Reopening – T.B Joshua

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As churches reopen on Sunday 9th August in Lagos State, the General Overseer of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet TB Joshua has said he needs to hear from God before reopening SCOAN services. Joshua made this known on Wednesday while responding to the announcement by the Lagos State Government for churches to reopen on August 9. In a bid to curtail the spread of COVID-19, the Nigerian government had placed a ban on religious gatherings in March 2020. The ban was, however, relaxed on June 2, but Lagos State, the epicentre of coronavirus had withheld the ban on the religious gathering. T.B Joshua, speaking via SCOAN’s Emmanuel TV, applauded Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s decision to reopen places of worship. He, however, told his members that as soon as
FG gives update on reopening of 104 Unity Colleges across Nigeria

FG gives update on reopening of 104 Unity Colleges across Nigeria

EDUCATION
The Minister of Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, on Monday gave an update on the reopening of schools. Nwajiuba disclosed that all the 104 Unity Colleges across the country are ready to reopening for the final year classes. He said this during the daily briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 in Abuja. According to Nwajiuba: “All the 104 Unity Colleges are ready to open their gates to exit classes tomorrow, August 4, 2020.” Federal government had shutdown schools in Nigeria, following the outbreak of COVID-19. However, the Federal Ministry of Education had on July 27 announced that exiting classes of secondary schools will resume on August 4th. In a statement signed by its Director Press and Public Relation, Ben Ben Goong, the Ministry had explained that t
Lagos State Govt announces dates for reopening of Churches, Mosques

Lagos State Govt announces dates for reopening of Churches, Mosques

EDUCATION
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced that worship centres in the state will reopen on Friday, August 7. Sanwo-Olu confirmed this during a media briefing on Saturday. While churches and mosques will be allowed to reopen, nightclubs will remain shut. The Governor also increased public gatherings capacity from 20 to 50 people. Restaurants in the state can now operate eat-in services from Friday, August 14. Sanwo-Olu also confirmed that exit students in the state will resume on Monday, August 3.
Nigerian Govt Has No Right To Tell Us The Number Of Hours To Worship – Pst Chris

Nigerian Govt Has No Right To Tell Us The Number Of Hours To Worship – Pst Chris

EDUCATION
Founder, Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has warned the Federal Government to stay away from the affairs of the church, saying it has no right to tell churches the number of hours to worship in their assemblies. The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 had said churches should only worship on Sunday for one or two hours. Oyakhilome, during a broadcast to members of his churches said Christians would serve God the way He wanted them to and not as somebody wanted. “We can serve God as he wants us to, not as somebody says we should. I am appalled that some people have the audacity to tell us how many hours we can spend in church. How dare you?” He asked: “What in the world do you think you are? Your time is short. You cannot tell God’s people how long they can spe