Monday, September 24, 2018

Tag "Schools"

    Benue shuts 2,219 schools over ‘poor standards’

Benue shuts 2,219 schools over ‘poor standards’

The Benue state government says it has closed down 2,219 secondary schools in the state over poor standards.Dannis Ityavyar, the state commissioner for education, science and technology, disclosed this on Tuesday in Makurdi, the state capital.He was fielding questions from members of the house of assembly, who sought explanations over the dwindling standards of education in the state — the [...]

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    Ebonyi schools shut down over Lassa fever outbreak

Ebonyi schools shut down over Lassa fever outbreak

The Ebonyi government on Thursday ordered the closure of all public and private schools to check the spread of Lassa fever that broke out in the state.John Eke, the commissioner for education, told NAN that the closure was part of proactive steps taken to contain the spread of the disease in the state.According to him, the government embarked on the [...]

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    Panic in south-east as parents withdraw children from schools over monkeypox

Panic in south-east as parents withdraw children from schools over monkeypox

Panic-stricken parents and guardians thronged primary and secondary schools in the south-east states on Wednesday to pick-up their wards following the rumour that the Nigerian army was injecting viruses into school children.The development was triggered by a false report published by an online medium.The report alleged that the Nigerian army was forcefully vaccinating pupils against the monkeypox disease through its [...]

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    Abia schools reopen after delayed resumption

Abia schools reopen after delayed resumption

Schools in Abia state have resumed for the 2017/2018 academic session after a week-long crisis in the state led to the extension of the holidays.The schools were to resume on September 18 but had to wait an extra week as a result of the security situation in the state.There had been a breach of security in Abia, following a face-off [...]

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    Schools, airports, offices shut as Hurricane cripples Houston

Schools, airports, offices shut as Hurricane cripples Houston

Schools, airports and office buildings in Houston, a city in the US state of Texas, were ordered shut on Monday as scores of roads turned into rivers and chest-high water filled neighborhoods in the low-lying city.This is as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey, the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years.Flooding paralysed the country’s fourth [...]

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    Southern Kaduna students pass vote of no confidence in el-Rufai

Southern Kaduna students pass vote of no confidence in el-Rufai

The southern Kaduna youth and students forum (SKYSFOM) says a total of 3,753 students in the zone have passed a vote of no confidence in Nasir el-Rufai, the state governor.A statement issued on Monday by Galadima Jesse, SKYSFORM president, said the no confidence votes are as a result of the refusal of the government to reopen schools closed in the [...]

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    It’s ‘223 students to one toilet’ in Kano public schools

It’s ‘223 students to one toilet’ in Kano public schools

The Kano state government has expressed concern over poor state of infrastructural facilities in public schools.Speaking at a workshop organised by the ministry for local government and community development, Hafiz Abubakar, the deputy governor said the report of a survey showed that an estimated number of 223 students are sharing only one toilet in government-owned schools across the state.He described [...]

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    Hope rises for return of History to schools by September 2017

Hope rises for return of History to schools by September 2017

Ismail Junaidu, executive secretary, Nigerian Educational Research Development Council (NERDC), on Monday said that subject, history, would be reintroduced in primary and secondary school curricula from September 2017.Junaidu made the disclosure in an interview with NAN in Abuja.“Hopefully by next academic session, all things being equal, we should start implementing the policy. This is what the country is yearning for," [...]

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    Borno to construct schools for children orphaned by Boko Haram

Borno to construct schools for children orphaned by Boko Haram

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, says his administration awarded a N1.6 billion contract for the construction of nine mega primary schools in the state. Shettima told NAN the gesture was also aimed at providing access to education for over 49,000 children orphaned by the Boko Haram crisis in the state.“We have awarded contracts for the construction of nine mega primary [...]

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    Beg me before I open your schools, Ajimobi tells Oyo pupils

Beg me before I open your schools, Ajimobi tells Oyo pupils

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, has requested for a letter of apology from schools whose pupils took part in a protest against government’s proposed education initiative — else their schools will remain locked.Abiodun Jimoh, the chairman, National Parents Teachers Association of Nigeria(NAPTAN), Oyo state chapter, said this in Ibadan on Thursday after a meeting with the governor.On June 6, pupils [...]

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    100  ‘illegal schools’ uncovered in Britain

100 ‘illegal schools’ uncovered in Britain

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    THE QUESTION: Are low-cost private schools the solution to Lagos’ education problems?

THE QUESTION: Are low-cost private schools the solution to Lagos’ education problems?

Lateef Jakande, the first civilian governor of Lagos state is regarded as an icon of good public education in the state, after the order of Obafemi Awolowo’s free education. As far back as 1979, Lagos state had an education deficiency that led Jakande to construct the much-maligned makeshift classrooms, which his critics branded “chicken pens”.Despite criticism, Jakande went on to build at [...]

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