Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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    Sierra Leone: We need doctors, teachers from Nigeria

Sierra Leone: We need doctors, teachers from Nigeria

Allie Kabba, Sierra Leone’s minister of foreign affairs, has requested Nigeria’s assistance in energy, education and health sectors.Kabba made the call on Wednesday in Abuja when he visited his Nigerian counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama.He said the new government in Sierra Leone was voted on the basis of its manifesto and is committed to providing disciplined leadership.Kabba said the provision of quality [...]

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    Soyinka to youth: Get involved in politics and stop bothering old people

Soyinka to youth: Get involved in politics and stop bothering old people

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, has called on Nigerian youth to mobilise themselves and get representatives in politics.Speaking with journalists after delivering a lecture at the convocation ceremony of the Elizade University, Ondo state, on Thursday, Soyinka asked the youth to be wary of the “failure” of the previous generation.He also advised them against making mistakes of those “pretending” they have [...]

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    Anambra to sack teachers who can’t recite state’s values 

Anambra to sack teachers who can’t recite state’s values 

The Anambra government says it will sack teachers who are unable to recite the state's shared values.Kate Omenugha, the commissioner for education, said this on Tuesday while speaking at a training programme organised for teachers in the state.Omenugha expressed disappointment over the inability of some of the teachers at the various training centres to recite the values.“If you can’t recite [...]

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    El-Rufai: Some of the new teachers we employed couldn’t write letter

El-Rufai: Some of the new teachers we employed couldn’t write letter

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says some teachers that were being recruited in the state could not write their acceptance letters.He said after the state sacked 21,780 teachers that “failed” a competency test it organised, some of the new ones were discovered to be unqualified.El-Rufai was speaking at a roundtable discussion on governance, organised in Abuja on Thursday.The decision [...]

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    No amount of resistance will reverse teachers’ sack, el-Rufai insists

No amount of resistance will reverse teachers’ sack, el-Rufai insists

Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna governor, says there is no amount of resistance that will make the state government rescind its decision to sack 21,780 teachers.The government has received backlash from some Nigerians since its decision to fire the teachers said to have failed a competency test it organised.On Thursday, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) protested the decision in the state, days [...]

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    Master’s degree holders apply for primary school job in Kaduna

Master’s degree holders apply for primary school job in Kaduna

The Kaduna state government, on Wednesday, began screening of 43,806 applicants for 25,000 teaching positions in its primary schools, with MSc degree holders being among the applicants.The list of applicants pasted on the notice board at Rimi College, Kaduna, one of the examination centres, showed that two applicants held MSc degrees in biochemistry and water resources.The examination of the applicants [...]

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    Kaduna disengages 4,042 workers

Kaduna disengages 4,042 workers

The Kaduna state government has disengaged over 4,000 workers.Jafaru Sani, commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, said the affected workers were from the state's local service commission.Sani said while 3,159 of the affected workers were retired, the others were laid off.He said the measure is part of efforts of the state government to renew public service in the state and [...]

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    Protesting pupils are victims of bad teachers, says el-Rufai

Protesting pupils are victims of bad teachers, says el-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says "unqualified teachers" are using pupils for "illegal protests".Recently, some pupils took to the streets to protest the state executive council's approval to sack the primary four teachers who failed competency test.A total of 21,780 primary school teachers in the state had reportedly failed the examination administered to test their competence in October.In a statement, [...]

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    NUT: Deceased, retired personnel passed teachers’ test

NUT: Deceased, retired personnel passed teachers’ test

Deceased and retired teachers, messengers and security personnel were listed among “teachers” that passed the test conducted for primary school teachers in Kaduna state, according to the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT). [...]

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    Kaduna finalises plan to replace teachers who failed primary four test

Kaduna finalises plan to replace teachers who failed primary four test

Kaduna state executive council has approved the outcome of the primary four teachers’ competency test and directed immediate process for recruiting 25,000 teachers to replace those who failed the examination.A total of 21,780 primary school teachers in the state had reportedly failed the examination administered to test their competence in October.The names of the 11,220 out of the 33,000 primary [...]

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    Africa needs 11m teachers, doctors to avert disaster, says UN

Africa needs 11m teachers, doctors to avert disaster, says UN

Africa needs 11 million more doctors, nurses and teachers by 2030 to prevent a “social and economic disaster” that could propel millions to migrate, the UN said on Thursday.It said the 11 million were needed to help the continent cope with a booming population, with the number of children set to increase by 170 million to 750 million in the [...]

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    31% of teachers in Sokoto ‘not qualified but can be trained’

31% of teachers in Sokoto ‘not qualified but can be trained’

A committee set up by the Sokoto state government says thirty-one per cent of public school teachers in the state are not qualified to be teachers.The committee, set up to proffer solutions to challenges confronting the education sector in the state, also said 73 per cent of the teachers lacked computer skills.Shadi Sabeh, chairman of the committee's needs assessment sub-committee, [...]

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    21,780 teachers fail primary four test in Kaduna

21,780 teachers fail primary four test in Kaduna

A total 21,780 teachers in Kaduna state have reportedly failed the primary four examination administered to test their competence.Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, said the teachers were required to pass at least 75% of the test but that two-third of the total number of the teachers failed.He said a new set of 25,000 primary school teachers would be employed " as parts of the [...]

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    FG to weed out unregistered teachers before the end of 2017

FG to weed out unregistered teachers before the end of 2017

Olusegun Ajiboye, registrar of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), says teachers without professional certificates will be removed from classrooms by the end of the year.Ajiboye, who spoke in Ibadan on Tuesday, said the rule was in line with the government’s effort at removing quackery from the teaching profession.Explaining the relevance of professionalism to the education sector, Ajiboye said, [...]

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    Students beg Amosun to pay teachers to enable them return to school

Students beg Amosun to pay teachers to enable them return to school

Some students in public primary and secondary schools in Ogun on Thursday called on Ibikunle Amosun, governor of the state, to attend to the demands of striking workers in the state.The students, who spoke in Abeokuta, capital of the state, described the strike as "very unfortunate".Samson Asade, an SSS 2 student of African Church Grammar School, Abeokuta, called for early [...]

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    Bayelsa schools remain closed weeks after scheduled resumption

Bayelsa schools remain closed weeks after scheduled resumption

Bayelsa state primary and secondary schools are currently closed over the state government's failure to settle seven months salary arrears of teachers.The 2016/2017 academic year is yet to commence, three weeks after it should have started. [...]

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