PARENTS KICK AS ONDO GOVT STOPS FREE TUITION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

The Ondo State Government says it will no longer pay school fees of secondary school pupils in the state, saying that parents should henceforth take up the responsibilities of the schoolchildren. It, however, said it would keep funding pupils in primary schools, adding that tertiary institutions in the state would have their tuition reviewed. This was contained in a communique issued on Sunday at the end of the 2017 Ondo State Education Summit in Akure, the state capital. The communique was signed by the Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry…

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100 NIGERIA STUDENTS FACE DEPORTATION IN UK OVER UNPAID SCHOLARSHIP

•High commission steps in More than 100 Nigerian students on scholarship in the United Kingdom universities could be deported home as early as this week except their fees are settled immediately, according to The Telegraph of London. The students are said to be sponsored by a regional agency and some of them are saddled with debts of up to £20,000. The name of the sponsor agency was not given in the report. The report described the students as “some of the Nigeria’s brightest undergraduates.” They have been told that they…

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GUARDS FOIL ATTEMPTED KIDNAP AT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GIRLS COLLEGE

Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia THE security guards attached to the Federal Government Girls College at Ubakala, near Umuahia, the Abia State capital, and some youths of the host community on Saturday foiled a kidnap attempt by some gunmen on the school’s premises. It was gathered that the gunmen, three in number, trailed two parents who went to visit their wards to the school, with the intention of kidnapping them. A source in the area told our correspondent that the gunmen, two males and one female, sneaked into the school at about…

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RECESSION: SEE WHAT BURATAI DID TO SCHOOL FEES IN ARMY COMMAND SCHOOLS, IT’S UNBELIEVABLE

From Molly Kilete, Abuja The Chief Of Army Staff(COAS), Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, has ordered the immediate review of the school fees of all Army command primary and secondary schools in the country. This he said is to ease the financial problems  faced by the army personnel in the education of their children and wards. Buratai, who made this known at the just concluded COAS second and third quarter conference held in Abuja, also said that the reduction of the school fees of children and wards of personnel would go a…

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FAYOSE GIVES N100M, CARS TO TEACHERS

Photo caption: Best primary School Teacher, Mrs. Grace Opeyemi, (SUBEB primary School Omuo Ekiti) with the Governor Mr. Ayodele Fayose, during the celebration of World Teachers Day in Ado Ekiti on Thursday. Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Thursday, gave out three new cars and donated N100m to teachers in the state. The occasion was the 2017 World Teachers Day celebration in Ado Ekiti, the state capital. READ ALSO: Lagos Police recover Indian hemp worth N20m in Mushin Fayose presented a brand new Hyundai Xcent cars to the…

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BREACH THE NEW YORUBA LANGUAGE BILL IN LAGOS SCHOOLS AND PAY 500,000 FINE, READ MORE ABOUT THE BILL

Yoruba language bill: Lagos schools risk N500, 000 fine, closure for non-compliance ON September 28, 2017 9:50 PM / IN Just Human , News / BY Adekunle Lagos – The Lagos State House of Assembly is proposing a fine of N500, 000 or closure of any school that flouts its proposed law on compulsory teaching and learning of Yoruba Language, when passed. “A Bill for a Law To Provide for the Preservation and Promotion of the Use of Yoruba Language and for Connected Purposes’’ before the House seeks to make…

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LAGOS SET UP TACTICAL GUARD TO COMBAT KIDNAPPING IN SCHOOLS

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said it had established Joint Tactic Squad comprising different security agencies to heighten safety of schools in the outskirts, riverine and other vulnerable areas. Mr Imohimi Edgal, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos said this while briefing newsmen after the state’s monthly Security Council Meeting chaired by Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode. ”The Council deliberated extensively about security of all our Model Colleges and other schools that are situated in vulnerable areas. “I have taken a tour of all the Model Colleges; all lapses observed have…

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BAYELSA TO CONVERT CIVIL SERVANTS TO TEACHERS

  The Bayelsa State Government has commenced a process of moving qualified civil servants from their ministries and agencies to the classrooms. Persons to be converted to teachers in primary and secondary schools were said to be those, whose qualifications and degrees were relevant to the teaching profession. The decision, it was gathered, was taken at the 79th session of the state Executive Council Committee meeting held in Yenagoa. Confirming the development, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Jonathan Obuebite, said the committee would be headed by the Deputy…

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SEE HOW LAGOS NOW PROTECT SCHOOLS FROM KIDNAPPERS

“The state government remains resolute in its commitment to ensure the safety of lives and property of residents and has already beefed up security in schools to prevent a re-occurrence,  “It is on record that the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration has invested massively on equipment and welfare of security personnel so as to ensure that the State remain safe for residents and investors. “This government has already taken giant steps to secure all our schools especially those in the suburbs and riverine areas and we are confident that the steps…

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BOKO HARAM: HIGHER INSTITUTIONS IN NORTH EAST NOW SPEND ALLOCATIONS ON SECURITY RATHER THAN RESEARCH

Faced by the continued threat of Boko Haram in Nigeria’s troubled North East region, tertiary institutions operating in the area confront more uncertainty after spending more than their budgetary allocations to provide additional security, writes Hindi Livinus In the last few years, the word North East has become very familiar with many Nigerians. Beyond being one of the geo-political zones of the country, the area has garnered more popularity through the most unlikely of way. An eight-year reign of terror by deadly Islamist sect – Boko Haram – which has…

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