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Kaduna Schools To Remain Closed Till Further Notice – State Government
Education

Kaduna Schools To Remain Closed Till Further Notice – State Government

The Kaduna State Government has said that all public and private schools in the state remain closed till further notice. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs. Phoebe Yayi disclosed this in a statement on Monday. She said that only Kaduna Polytechnic and the National Open University were exempted because they requested for them to open for students to write exams only. The Permanent Secretary while stating that no definite date has been set aside for the reopening of schools in Kaduna state, explains that the decision became necessary because the situation is different in Kaduna State, as the state has had increases in the number of COVID-19 cases. “In Kaduna State, we have our own peculiar situation, before now, we had the news through the Social Media that, ...
Kano Threatens To Cancel Third Term If Private Schools Don’t Reduce Fees
Education

Kano Threatens To Cancel Third Term If Private Schools Don’t Reduce Fees

The Kano State Commissioner for Education, Muhammad Kiru, on Thursday, threatened to cancel the third term in the state if proprietors of private schools fail to reduce their school fees by at least 25 per cent before November 1, 2020 The Chief Public Relations Officer of the Ministry, Aliyu Yusuf, in a statement, said the state would be left with no other option than to cancel the third term of the 2019/2020 academic session if the proprietors fail to adhere to the directive of the state government , in the statement, explained that the decision of the Ministry became necessary in view of the ongoing difficult economic situation, following the lockdown due to the menace of COVID -19 which affected both the socio-economic position of the general public. Recall that the Kano St...
Lagos Public And Private Schools To Resume On Monday
Education

Lagos Public And Private Schools To Resume On Monday

The Lagos State Government has approved the re-opening of schools for all classes in public and private schools across the State beginning from Monday, 2nd of November, 2020 while boarders in public schools are to resume on Sunday, 1st of the same month. Disclosing this today, Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo said that this has been an unprecedented year with the recent happenings that have regrettably led to frequent closure of schools with attendant learning disruptions faced by all children. “We pray and hope that there will be no more disruptions in the academic calendar. However, the State Government will always regard the safety of pupils/students, parents and all staff as a matter of priority.” She stressed. “We recommend that when schools r...
FG Planning To Pay Private School Teachers, Artisans – Osinbajo
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FG Planning To Pay Private School Teachers, Artisans – Osinbajo

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, said on Thursday that the Federal Government was creating a “payroll support” for private schoolteachers and artisans to cushion the untoward economic effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on them. He added that the Federal Government had secured land in 11 states of the federation to build thousands of two-bedroom apartments for Nigerians at the cost of N2m each. He also declared that he was too busy to think about the 2023 elections. Osinbajo spoke at the ongoing 60th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association. He featured on the “state of the nation” session with the theme, “A stimulating exchange on the State of the Nation,” moderated by the Publisher of ThisDay newspaper, Mr Nduka Obaigbena. The vice president said ...
Lockdown: We Are Hungry – Private Schools Teachers Cry Out
Education

Lockdown: We Are Hungry – Private Schools Teachers Cry Out

Teachers of private schools have appealed to the government to assist them with palliatives, saying the prolonged closure of schools as part of measures to curtail the spread of COVID-19 is subjecting them to starvation. In a statement signed by their spokesman, Abdul-Ganiyy Raji, and made available to the Tribune Education in Kaduna, the private school teachers said it would be callous of the government to wait for owners and teachers of private schools to start dying of starvation before it comes to their aid. “We cannot afford to keep ignoring the welfare of private schools teachers. Private school teachers are now hungry. “We must remember that private schools survive primarily on earnings from their customers (parents) and we all know that schools have not collected third...
Lagos Bars Private Schools From Online Teaching
Education

Lagos Bars Private Schools From Online Teaching

The Lagos State Government has warned private school owners against resuming academic activities for the 2019/2020 session third term via online teaching. The Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, on Sunday said all schools in Lagos State remained closed and had not yet been opened for the third term. According to her, resumption by private schools is a strategy for ensuring that students continue to learn while the school calendar continues as planned. She reiterated that the third term resumption remained postponed until directives to the contrary. She said the state continued to offer free teaching on various media, especially radio and television. She said: “The State is presently on lockdown imposed by the Federal Government over the COVID-19 pandemic. “Most sch...
Lagos Gov. Approves Establishment Of 173 Private Schools
Education

Lagos Gov. Approves Establishment Of 173 Private Schools

The Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Education, has given approval for the establishment of 173 private schools across the state’s five divisions. The Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, made this known while issuing letters of approval to the beneficiaries in Ikeja. Adefisayo said in a statement released on Tuesday that the approval for the private schools was part of efforts to entrench inclusiveness in the education sector. She said that the present administration was willing to partner with critical stakeholders in the Private Education Sector, as a catalyst to take education in the state to the next level. “Despite the fact that the number of schools in Lagos, especially in the private sector, has increased tremendously, the yawning gap b...
Wike: “I Have To Step On Toes, To Make Rivers State Better”
Politics

Wike: “I Have To Step On Toes, To Make Rivers State Better”

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that he must “step on toes” to make the state better. Mr Wike said this on Monday evening during the submission of report by the Committee for Accreditation and Approval of Private Schools in Rivers at the Government House, Port Harcourt. The governor also said that he is yet to form his cabinet because he is seeking out people who would work with dedication and passion for the state. “I have not formed my cabinet because I am taking my time to monitor and look at people who would work with passion for Rivers State,” he said. “Politics is involved, but you must be ready to work for the state. That is why you see that there is a delay in the formation of the cabinet. No matter the criticism, I will do what is right. “We must wo...
JSS 3 Exam Fees: Private Schools Parents Besiege Lagos Exam Board For Refund
Education

JSS 3 Exam Fees: Private Schools Parents Besiege Lagos Exam Board For Refund

Parents and guardians of private secondary schools in Lagos State have besieged the Lagos State Examination board asking for a refund of the money paid in registering their wards for Junior Secondary School 3 (JSS 3) examination in the state. The Lagos State Government had on Wednesday told parents not to pay any money for the JSS 3 examination as the government had already paid for the examination. However, the government has clarified that the free payment was for public schools and not private schools in the state. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs. Adebunmi Adekanye clarified that the payment of examination fees by the present administration was only for JSS 3 State Public Secondary Schools students who would sit for the 2019 Basic Education Certificate Exami...
Ebonyi Govt To Clamp Down Unapproved Private Schools
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Ebonyi Govt To Clamp Down Unapproved Private Schools

Prof. John Eke, Ebonyi Commissioner for Education, says the government will close down any private school in the state operating without an approved licence. Eke who spoke on Monday in Abakaliki in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the planned closure was part of efforts to clean up the education sector. He said that the state government was committed to promoting qualitative education for the Ebonyi chil, and stressed that the Ministry of Education was compiling the list of such schools. He added that the fight against the existence of illegal and substandard schools in the state would be sustained in order to secure an enduring future for the children. The commissioner said it was criminal for anyone to establish and operate a school in the state withou...