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Governor Sani Bello Receives Freed Kagara Schoolboys And Their Teachers
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Governor Sani Bello Receives Freed Kagara Schoolboys And Their Teachers

The freed Kagara schoolboys and their teachers have met with the state governor, Abubakar Bello, at the state government house in Minna, the state capital. The state governor said the state government is working to identify the root cause of banditry in the state. He also disclosed that one of the abductees is in the hospital being treated for excessive exhaustion.
Four Reportedly Killed, 11 Kidnapped as Bandits Return to Kagara Community
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Four Reportedly Killed, 11 Kidnapped as Bandits Return to Kagara Community

At least four persons have reportedly been killed in fresh attacks in Kagara community in Niger State. This attack comes after the 27 students and three teachers of the Government Science College in Kagara abducted by suspected bandits last Wednesday, February 17, regained their freedom in the early hours of today, February 27. According to DailyTrust, the bandits attacked Gidan Adamu, near Yakila, headquarters of Gunna district and Gidan Wamban Karaku community where 11 persons which include seven women were abducted. The bandits were said to have rustled a large number of cows and also kidnapped the Imam of Madaka district in Rubo village.
Abia State Government Begs Teachers To Call Off Strike
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Abia State Government Begs Teachers To Call Off Strike

Abia state government has urged teachers in the state to resume classes, by March 1, 2020, saying that it had paid one million Naira between December 2020 and January 2021, to settle arrears of salaries, owed teachers in the state Teachers in the state had gone on an indefinite strike to press home the demand for the payment of arrears of salaries owed them. Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, who disclosed this in a statement, explained that the government is committed to the payment of the outstanding arrears of salaries and urged the teachers to reciprocate the gesture by resuming duties on March 1. Okiyi Kalu further explained that the government is also set to pay the Teachers’ Salary Structure, TSS, before the end of the week. In his words; “The Abia ...
Niger State Government Confirms it is Holding Direct Negotiation with Kagara Schoolboys’ Abductors
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Niger State Government Confirms it is Holding Direct Negotiation with Kagara Schoolboys’ Abductors

The Niger State government says it is negotiating directly with the abductors of 27 students of the Government Science College, Kagara, their teachers and family members, for their release. The Secretary to the State Government, Ahmed Matane, made this known during an interview with Thisday. Bandits dressed in Military uniforms stormed the school on February 17, killing one student and abducting 27 others. During the interview, the SSG said there is no time fixed for the abductees to be released because negotiation is still ongoing with the bandits who abducted them. “If anyone tells you he knows when the schoolboys will be released that person is lying; it may be today or tomorrow; nobody can say; we are still negotiating.”he said Matane added that during the negotiations, ...
Kidnapped Kagara Students And Teachers Released
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Kidnapped Kagara Students And Teachers Released

The 42 persons abducted by bandits in Government Science College Kagara, Niger State have regained freedom. The abductees include 27 students, 3 staff and 12 members of their family. Sources said the abductees, who were at a different location from the kidnapped passengers, are also on their way to Minna. The abducted passengers were said to be in Minna but yet to get to the Government House to meet Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello, who will receive them officially.  
Names Of Kidnapped GSS Kagara Students And Teachers Released By Niger State Government
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Names Of Kidnapped GSS Kagara Students And Teachers Released By Niger State Government

The names of the abducted pupils and teachers of Government Science College, Kagara have been released. MCI had reported bandits invaded Government Science College Kagara and abducted 27 students, 3 teachers, two non teaching staff and 9 family members of the staff staying in the quarters on Wednesday morning. The names of the abducted teachers are: Hannatu Philip, Lawal Abdullahi and Dodo Fodio while the non teaching staff are Mohammed Musa and Faiza Mohammed. The abducted family members are: Christiana Adama, Faith Adama, Maimuna Suleman, Nura Isah, Ahmad Isah, Khadizat Isah, Mohammed Mohammed, Aisha Isah and Saratu Isah. The students are: Jamilu Isah, Shem Joshua, Abbas Abdullahi, Isah Abdullahi, Ezekeil Danladi, Haliru Shuibu, Mamuda Suleman, Danzakar Dauda, Abdulsamad ...
Rivers Teachers Lament Five Years Unpaid Salaries
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Rivers Teachers Lament Five Years Unpaid Salaries

Teachers of Primary and secondary schools in Rivers State Government-owned tertiary institutions have cried out over the non-payment of their salaries running into five years. The affected teachers are from the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education Demonstration Secondary School, Ndele, Rivers state University International Secondary and Staff School, Port Harcourt, and the Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic Comprehensive Secondary School, Bori. The teachers numbering over 250 at a joint media briefing with the Rivers State Civil Society Organization in Port Harcourt alleged that their salaries were stopped on the 18th of February 2016 by the state government. They claimed that a government directive was issued that names of the affected teachers be expunged from the state government ...
Yoruba, Hausa Teachers Needed In The US
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Yoruba, Hausa Teachers Needed In The US

The US Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria has announced that the services of Yoruba and Hausa teachers are needed in the United States. According to the Public Affairs Section of the US Mission Nigeria which made the announcement on its website, applications from qualified Nigerians wishing to teach Hausa or Yoruba languages and cultures to American students in US universities and colleges opened February 1 and will end on June 1. The applications are being requested under the mission’s Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Programme (FLTA). The FLTA programme, the mission explains, is designed to offer young foreign teachers an opportunity to teach Yoruba language and culture to American students in universities and colleges. The programme also gives an opportunity for partici...
FEC Approves Bill To Increase Retirement Age And Years Of Service For Teachers
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FEC Approves Bill To Increase Retirement Age And Years Of Service For Teachers

A new bill to increase the retirement age of teachers across the country was on Wednesday approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC). The bill seeks to increase the retirement age of teachers from 60 to 65 years and also increase the possible years of service from 35 to 40 years. The bill will now be sent to the parliament for the proper legislative process before it can become law, the education minister, Adamu Adamu, told journalists in Abuja after the FEC meeting. The ‘Harmonized Retirement Age for Teachers in Nigeria Bill 2020’ , seeks to give legal backing to new measures by the Muhammadu Buhari administration to enhance teaching in the country. “This memo that was approved for the Ministry of Education is a giant step towards what we set out to do last year, with...
Only First Class & 2:1 Graduates Will Be Employed As Teachers – FG
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Only First Class & 2:1 Graduates Will Be Employed As Teachers – FG

THE federal government said Saturday that only professional teachers with First Class certificates will be employed beginning from next year, 2021. The government which said it would also consider people with 2.1 qualifications, explained that the measure was part of its renewed efforts to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Nigerian schools. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echonu made this known during a monitoring exercise of the Professional Qualifying Examination,PQE, organised by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria,TRCN. No fewer than 17, 602 teachers from across 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), are expected to participate in the examinations. Addressing newsmen, Echono who stressed that the decision...
DSS Shuts Abuja School, Sacks 140 Teachers Over Request For Better Welfare
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DSS Shuts Abuja School, Sacks 140 Teachers Over Request For Better Welfare

For demanding better conditions of service and regularisation of their appointment, the Department of State Services has sacked 140 teachers and other staff members of its Community Staff Schools, Asokoro, Abuja. The service also shut down the institution and directed the 1,800 pupils in the nursery/primary and secondary classes to stay at home for two weeks. One of our correspondents, who visited the school on Wednesday, was informed by a private security guard at the gate that all the pupils had been sent away pending the engagement of new teachers by the authorities. Findings indicate that the primary school commenced pupil enrolment in 1992/93, while the secondary classes took off in 1998. Trouble began when the teachers demanded the regularisation of their appointment ...
Buhari Approves Special Salary For Teachers
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Buhari Approves Special Salary For Teachers

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a special salary scale for teachers across the country. The approval coincided with commemoration of the World Teachers Day on October 5. He also increased the number of years of service from 35 to 40. Buhari stated these in Abuja on Monday during celebration of the 2020 World Teachers Day. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who represented Buhari, said the new salary scheme is to motivate teachers for greater productivity and effectiveness.
Teachers’ Day: Fayemi Commends Teachers For Contributions To Nation Building
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Teachers’ Day: Fayemi Commends Teachers For Contributions To Nation Building

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has described teachers as major stakeholders in the drive towards nation building, adding that government policies in education sector cannot succeed without the unflinching support and cooperation of teachers. Dr Fayemi stated this at the 2020 World Teacher’s Day celebration, in Ado-Ekiti on Monday. He urged the teachers to brace up for the tasks of rebuilding the school system which had been under lockdown in the last six months. The Governor spoke just as the Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Mr Samuel Olugbesan and Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS) Mr Sola Adigun, in separate presentations, commended the Governor for his giant strides in the education sector. They cited introduction of free and...
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 ...
5666 Teachers Sacked By Abia State Government
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5666 Teachers Sacked By Abia State Government

The Abia State Governor, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, Ph.D. has received the Report of the Committee on the supposed employments without waiver at the Secondary Education Management Board (SEMB). The Governor has equally noted the submissions of the Committee to the effect that out of the 5,853 people said to have been employed between 2018 to 2020, Only 187 people were employed with waiver, leaving 5,666 people as employed without waiver. The Governor has consequently directed as follows: That the Suspended Executive Secretary of Secondary Education Management Board (SEMB), Mr. Lawrence Ogbonna, be retired compulsorily with immediate effect.That, in case, any of the 5,666 people employed without waiver, was asked to start work by anybody, such a person should stop forthwith, havin...
Akeredolu Announces Recruitment Of 1000 Teachers In Ondo
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Akeredolu Announces Recruitment Of 1000 Teachers In Ondo

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has announced the kick off of the recruitment of one thousand (1000) teachers in the state. Governor Akeredolu who made the announcement via his twitter account, said two hundred (200) vacancies are for candidates with Bachelors in Education(B.ED), while eight hundred (800) are for NCE holders. He further urge interested applicants to reach out to SUBEB at https://ondosubeb.com/contact-us/ In his tweet "Today we announced that we will begin the recruitment of of 1,000 teachers with B.ED & NCE qualifications. Two hundred vacancies are for candidates with B.ED, while 800 are for NCE holders. Interested applicants should reach out to SUBEB at https://ondosubeb.com/contact-us/"
Kogi govt Gives Clarification on Reopening Schools
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Kogi govt Gives Clarification on Reopening Schools

<img class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" style="max-width: 100%; display: block !important;" role="presentation" src="data:;base64," alt="" aria-hidden="true" /> The Kogi State government has made clarification on a directive making the rounds that schools in the State should immediately reopen. Reports emerged on Monday, particularly on social media, that the government has directed schools principals and teachers to resume on Monday, 15th June 2020. However the Executive Chairman, Kogi State Science, Technical Education and Teaching Service Commission (STETSCOM), Mrs. Cecilia Cook denied the report, describing the rumour as the handiwork of mischief makers. Speaking through the Information Officer, Mr. Onighaye Talabi, she said that the c...
Lockdown: We Are Hungry – Private Schools Teachers Cry Out
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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...
Israel Shuts Schools As Pupils & Teachers Contract COVID-19 After Reopening
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Israel Shuts Schools As Pupils & Teachers Contract COVID-19 After Reopening

Nine schools across the country were closed on Wednesday after pupils there contracted COVID-19. The Ministry of Education reported that 2,000 pupils and staff members were placed in quarantine or told to self-isolate, bringing the total number of people under quarantine in connection to schools to 6,831. According to the ministry, there are currently 244 pupils and staff with confirmed COVID-19. Three schools in Tel Aviv – Hatarden, Hagalil and Keshet – closed their doors and will move to a remote teaching mode by Friday, after one pupil in each of these schools was found to be sick with the coronavirus. Two high schools in Bat Yam – Milton and Shazar – were closed after three people were found to be sick with COVID-19. All pupils in these schools have been placed under quarantine. One...
Teacher Aid Nigeria & Schoolinka Provide Relief Funds to Teachers
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Teacher Aid Nigeria & Schoolinka Provide Relief Funds to Teachers

Teachers are one of the most important elements in education that should not be neglected in any way. However, in the wake of the COVID 19 Pandemic, most teachers have not been receiving salaries and have found it difficult to meet their basic needs and that of their families. At this time, teachers need to be encouraged, catered for and most importantly, given access to relief funds and items to fend for their families. To this end, Teacher Aid Nigeria came up with an intervention project in partnership with Schoolinka to provide relief funds to teachers and for the past weeks, teachers have been able to access relief funds and food items for themselves and their families. In order to reach more teachers, they hope to get donations from the general public. If you know...
Obiano Directs Anambra Teachers To Resume On Monday
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Obiano Directs Anambra Teachers To Resume On Monday

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has directed all workers in the state to resume work on Monday, May 4. The workers were ordered home by the state government about a month ago as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus. But in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, obtained by our correspondent on Thursday, the workers were asked to be on their duty posts on Monday. The statement included teachers amongst the category of workers that would resume work on Monday but stressed that primary and secondary school pupils in the area would remain at home. The statement read in part, “The Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, has directed that civil and public servants in the state, including primary and secondary school teache...
Fear of sack grips teachers in Kaduna as COVID-19 spread persists
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Fear of sack grips teachers in Kaduna as COVID-19 spread persists

Fear of job loss has grips private school teachers in Kaduna State as school owners may not cope with payment of salaries due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Some teachers, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kaduna, said if the lockdown persisted, private school owners might be forced to lay-off some staff so as to remain in business after the restriction. Mrs Irene Bukola, a teacher at Excell Model School, Narayi, told NAN that many private schools depended on school fees to pay their staff. “If the lockdown takes longer time, the owners will deem it necessary to downsize their workforce. “It is not a good feeling when you know you may possibly lose your job, especially when you know that’s your major source of income. “Parents, by now ought to be making...
Moment Governor Matawalle Forced Principal and Teachers to Eat Poor Food they Serve Sudents
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Moment Governor Matawalle Forced Principal and Teachers to Eat Poor Food they Serve Sudents

A video which captured moment Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle forced the Principal and Teachers of Government Science Secondary School and Government Girls’ Secondary School Gusau, to eat the substandard food they serve students has gone viral on social media. The visibly angry Zamfara State Governor who expressed dissatisfaction with the poor food students of the school are being served in spite of huge amount of money being spent by the government for the program, further directed that “henceforth, the principals and the feeding officers throughout the state must eat the same food they cook for their students or be dismissed”.   Matawalle added; “You must henceforth eat your food with your students and I will keep you on watch so that those who violate the orde...
Kano State Bans Begging, Employs 8,000 Teachers
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Kano State Bans Begging, Employs 8,000 Teachers

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Tuesday ban begging in the state. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said the action is to fully consolidate the free and compulsory primary and secondary schools education of the state with a clear integration of the Almajiri system to the policy and by way of addressing the lingering problem of the social menace of begging. He made this known during the launching of Basic Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) and Distribution of Offer of Appointment to 7,500 volunteer teachers, held at Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofar Mata, Tuesday. A statement issued on Tuesday by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abba Anwar and forwarded to Solacebase said Ganduje explained that “This policy of free and compulsory basic and secondary education go...
Student Flogged Mercilessly For Identifying As A Marlian
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Student Flogged Mercilessly For Identifying As A Marlian

A Nigerian student has shared photos on Instagram showing marks he allegedly sustained after being flogged by his teachers for identfying as a Marlian - a term used to describe followers/fans of singer, Naira Marley. . The student  wrote: "What we get for calling ourselves marlians.....my school thinks marlian is a cult that do not wear belt and the girls do not wear bra and pants Monday Wednesday and Friday.... Please tag @nairamarley  so this statement can be debunked naira Marley has to make a video to tell the world that he is a disciplined person so all this can be reduced''.
Kwara Warns Against Preaching In Public Schools
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Kwara Warns Against Preaching In Public Schools

Kwara State Government yesterday warned principals and head teachers of public schools against allowing any religious organisations to preach during the morning assembly in all schools in the state. The development, according to THISDAY checks, might not be unconnected with the recent reported invasion of some religious organisations in some public schools to preach to students during morning assembly in the state. However, in a statement issued in Ilorin and signed by the state Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Fatimoh Ahmed, however, directed the principals and head teachers to conduct their prayers silently on the morning assembly in public schools in the state. According to the statement, “It has come to the notice of the Kwara State Governmen...
Makinde Ties Oyo Teachers Promotion To Students’ Performance In External Exams
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Makinde Ties Oyo Teachers Promotion To Students’ Performance In External Exams

Oyo State Government has declared that public school teachers would henceforth be promoted and honoured according to their diligence and efficiency, as reflected in the overall performance of their students in external examinations. This was contained in a press statement by the Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Wasiu Olatunbosun, on Wednesday. The statement noted that the declaration was announced by the Chairman, Oyo State Post-primary Schools Teaching Service Commission at an Interactive session with School Managers, Saki zone, Oke Ogun. He said, “The promotion of teachers will no more be ‘business as usual’ as the Governor Seyi Makinde administration has concluded plans to award excellency, based on measures of efficient and productive input by teachers to make their...
Three teachers killed, one Abducted as Al Shabaab Terrorists Attack Primary School in Garissa, Kenya
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Three teachers killed, one Abducted as Al Shabaab Terrorists Attack Primary School in Garissa, Kenya

Three primary school teachers were killed and another abducted on Monday, in Garissa as Al Shabaab militants intensified an offensive, mainly targeting towns along the border with Somalia. The latest incident occurred at 2am, when the militants attacked Kamuthe primary school in Garissa, shot the three teachers and walked away with the fourth. It was gathered that a female nurse survived the attack, likely due to her gender, before the attackers proceeded to destroy a communication mast. A child was also wounded by a stray bullet. “They also set ablaze a police post,” one senior officer said. "They have killed three teachers and our officers are pursuing them. They went away with another teacher.” A witness said   A brief statement from Police Headquarters ...
Pupils Drug Teachers To Cheat During Exams
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Pupils Drug Teachers To Cheat During Exams

A JUNIOR secondary school pupil has shocked a gathering of educationists in Alausa with a revelation. The boy told the audience how fellow pupils drugged their teachers to cheat during examinations. A parent also said she was severely distressed by her neighbour’s child drug abuse. These were the revelation at the seminar organised by the Conference of Private Schools Associations in Lagos State (COPSAIL). The event held at the Adeyemi Bero auditorium, Alausa on Monday. Its theme was “Danger of Illicit Use of Hard Drugs Among our Youths.” During the questions and answers session, the courageous boy stepped out to ask a question. He said: “How do we solve a situation whereby fellow pupils drugged our teacher in order to cheat during examinations?” The boy said once t...
Sani Uba Decries Mass Failure, Poor Quality Of Teachers In Country
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Sani Uba Decries Mass Failure, Poor Quality Of Teachers In Country

Senator Sani, Uba representing Kaduna Central, has expressed his concern over the poor quality of teachers in the country, stating that schools no longer employ teachers who had acquired teacher formal training qualification(s). The Kaduna Senator made this assertion on Wednesday’s Senate plenary during the presentation of the second reading of bill sponsored by himself titled “A Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of the Federal College of Education Giwa, Kaduna State and for other related matter thereof,2019 (SB.121) “. Sani, during his presentation noted that the mass failures recorded in WAEC,UTME and other public examinations was a result of the deficit in the quality of teachers in schools in the country. He said “The statistics is very scary with the popul...
22 States Haven’t Recruited Teachers In 10 Years – NUT
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22 States Haven’t Recruited Teachers In 10 Years – NUT

Twenty-two states have not recruited teachers for primary or secondary schools in the last five to 10 years, data from the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) have shown. The figures showed that some states last recruited primary and secondary school teachers in 2002. For example, Taraba, Niger, Adamawa, Ondo, Ogun and Delta states last held teachers recruitment for primary and secondary schools in 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2010. Other states where teacher recruitment has not taken place for over five years include Benue (2008), for primary and secondary; Nasarawa (2010), primary school; Bayelsa (2012); Ebonyi (2012); Rivers (2013), primary and secondary and Oyo (2014). The last recruitment of teachers for primary and secondary schools in Kogi was in 2011, the data showed. ...
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu Says Teachers To Get Free 1GB Data
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Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu Says Teachers To Get Free 1GB Data

Minister of Education Adamu Adamu has said that public schools teachers would be given 1GB (Gigabyte) data free to enable them to access and browse the internet always. Speaking at the occasion marking the World Teachers Day Celebration on Saturday in Abuja the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, who represented the Minister of Education said the ministry was working with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and other stakeholders to provide at least 1GB of data free to each public school teacher to browse the internet in order obtain materials for education of pupils and students. He revealed that government was also working to obtain life insurance policy for all public school teachers and that families of all insured teachers would be given benefits ...
Saraki Shares Powerful Message In Celebration Of World Teachers Day
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Saraki Shares Powerful Message In Celebration Of World Teachers Day

The former Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has taken time out to appreciate teachers on the occasion of World Teachers' Day. In a message on his official twitter handle on Saturday, October 5, Saraki said teachers are the next most important influence in life after the creator and parents. He described teachers as great builders and real mentors, saying they mould great leaders and guide the top professionals. Saraki remembered his French teacher in Kings College, who according to him, truly cared about her students and was so passionate about their success in life. He said she was someone who wanted to do more for her students, not just to impart knowledge. World Teachers' Day is celebrated on October 5 every year. The United Nations had in 1994 declared October 5 of every year as Wo...
We‘ll Recruit Teachers To Strengthen Lagos Education – Sanwo Olu
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We‘ll Recruit Teachers To Strengthen Lagos Education – Sanwo Olu

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said on Tuesday his administration would soon be hiring trained teachers to strengthen quality education in its schools. The governor said his administration would spare no effort to expand quality teaching to pupils in all state-owned schools. Eyes Of Lagos gathered that, The revelation came following the governor’s directive to the Ministry of Education to recruit trained teaching personnel and provide vital resources that would strengthen quality education across government’s schools. Sanwo-Olu spoke at the inauguration of three key projects in Ajah, Eti-Osa Local Council Development Area (LCDA). The projects include the 110-bed Maternal and Child Centre (MCC), a 12-block classroom junior secondary school and a rehabilitated Primary H...
NUT Kicks Against Direct Allocation Of Funds To LGs
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NUT Kicks Against Direct Allocation Of Funds To LGs

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has said that the plan by the federal government to give direct allocation of funds to local governments in the country could inflict a lot of sufferings on teachers who are the major employees of the local governments. The NUT said the direct allocation of funds to local governments will also pose a lot of challenges to teachers especially in areas of payment of salaries and other allowances. The Niger State chapter of the union raised the objection to the policy in Minna on Wednesday in a communiqué issued after the State Wing Executive Council (SWEC) meeting held at the Teachers House in the Niger State capital. “The SWEC in session express serious concern at the recent approval granted by the federal government on the direct allocation of local go...
FG Announces Plans To Employ All Qualified And Licenced Teachers In The Country
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FG Announces Plans To Employ All Qualified And Licenced Teachers In The Country

Sonny Echono, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education has confirmed that every qualified and licensed teacher would be employed as part of efforts to rid the system of unqualified teachers. He said this while monitoring the May Diet of the Teachers Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) organized by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) in Abuja on Saturday. “We are dead serious about implementing the policy and we are also working very hard to ensure that we also are ready. The first thing that is going to happen is that TRCN and NTI are compiling a database of qualified teachers, those that have been certified, those who have taken this examination who are unemployed. “And we are going to do it and even segregate them state by state and make them availabl...
Famous Dancer, Kaffy Reveals How Motherhood Helped Her Overcome Depression
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Famous Dancer, Kaffy Reveals How Motherhood Helped Her Overcome Depression

From humble beginnings, Kafayat Shafau-Ameh aka Kaffy has risen to be one of Africa’s most popular dancers. Having carved a place for herself when she got listed in the Guinness Book of World Records, Kaffy is now poised to give back to the society. In this chat, she opens up on her blossoming career, motherhood and plans for her forthcoming three-day event, The Dance Workshop and Conference (DWC 2019). Tell us about growing up? It was bittersweet. We were three kids with our mother but we had other brothers and sisters. I come from a family that was not doing badly when we started, because we were not poor. But when my parents divorced, things really got bad and we were hopping from one parent to the other, and that really affected me educationally. At some point, I resorted t...
Teachers Commences Unrestricted strike in Oyo State
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Teachers Commences Unrestricted strike in Oyo State

The Oyo State wing of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) on monday commenced an indefinite strike due to delay in payment of salaries of primary school teachers and other requests. The union said the strike became necessary due to the inability of the state government to meet its demands. DAILY POST recalls that NUT had last week, issued a 72-hour ultimatum to the Oyo State Government to clear and settle the backlogs of salaries owed its members. The union, while lamenting over unpaid salaries of primary school teachers, gave the state government 72 hours notice or go on indefinite strike if the situation is not reversed. NUT Chairman, Comrade Z.T Adedoyin and Secretary, Comrade N.M. Abdullahi, in a joint statement issued after a meeting of the union, lamented over comple...
EFCC Arrests Kwara Lawmaker Over Alleged N4m Fraud
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EFCC Arrests Kwara Lawmaker Over Alleged N4m Fraud

It was said that the legislator was arrested over alleged cheating, obtaining by false pretence and money laundering involving about N4 million. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ilorin Zonal Office, says it has arrested a member of the Kwara House of Assembly (name withheld), for alleged N4 million fraud. The commission’s Zonal Head, Mr Isyaku Sharu, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Thursday. Sharu said that the legislator was arrested over alleged cheating, obtaining by false pretence and money laundering involving about N4 million. He said that the lawmaker had sometimes in 2015 sold some plots of land to six retired teachers, prior to his political ambition. “The lawmaker also issued receipts to the land b...
Enugu Govt Approves Recruitment Of Additional 1,500 Teachers
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Enugu Govt Approves Recruitment Of Additional 1,500 Teachers

The administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has approved and directed the Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board (ENSUBEB) to recruit additional 1,500 primary school teachers to enhance basic education in the state. The administration also approved the sum of N252,456,917.67 (two hundred and fifty two million, four hundred and fifty six thousand, nine hundred and seventeen naira, sixty seven kobo) for the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) to pursue the re-accreditation of the institution’s courses whose prior accreditation had expired. Briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council’s meeting, the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uche Eze, disclosed that the basic requirement for the recruitment is National Certificate of Educati...
We Didn’t See Adeleke In Exam Hall- Witnesses Tells Court.
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We Didn’t See Adeleke In Exam Hall- Witnesses Tells Court.

Two witnesses in the ongoing trial of Sen. Ademola Adeleke on a seven-count amended charge bordering on examination malpractice on Wednesday told the Federal High Court Abuja that they did not see the senator in the examination hall. The witnesses, Mr. Emmanuel Adesola and Enoch Adigun, both teachers, while being led in evidence by the prosecutor Mr. Simon Lough, told the court that they invigilated examinations at Ojo -Aro Community Grammar School in Osun State in 2017. Adesola told the court that when he got to school, he asked for the school album but was told it was not ready. According to him, “I could not identify any student without the school album since it was my first time there so the principal and the register helped me to identify them as I used the list I had to call the...
Chinese School Awards 30 Best Students With Fresh Fish For  Performing Well in Exams
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Chinese School Awards 30 Best Students With Fresh Fish For Performing Well in Exams

A rural middle school in south China presented their top pupils with an unusual award for doing well in their exams. The school located in the Xindong village in Fujian province presented a total of 30 top students with fresh fish last Monday for their excellent academic performance so that their families could enjoy a good meal during Chinese New Year, according to reports in China. In a statement by the vice-principal of Nan'an Jiudu Middle School, he said teachers decided to offer fresh fish as an award this year as it was a symbol of luck and was 'most practical'. The vice-headmaster surnamed Lin, told Beijing News that: 'We wanted to wish our students the best in the coming year and to reward them for doing well in their exams,' Mr Lin said. 'We also want parents ...
FAB-5 Football Initiative Celebrates with Pupils, Teachers
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FAB-5 Football Initiative Celebrates with Pupils, Teachers

FAB-5 Initiative, organisers of the popular five-a-side football challenge which started since 2012, in the spirit of the season, celebrated with parents, teachers and the general public to a fun fair day at the Funfactory Lekki Phase 1. In its continued bid to “promote education through sport/recreation for a sustainable future”, children were entertained with educative games, rides and goodies from the Santa’s grotto. According to the Project Director, Dare Amokeodo, “This will also usher in the 2019 Edition of the initiative slated for Q1/Q2 which promises to be a bumper package with the inclusion of new and exciting elements.” Partners of this initiative are; Access Bank, Indomie Noodles, Fryda Nigeria and Pet-Bamok & Company.
Adekunle Gold’s Dad Appointed As Permanent Secretary In Lagos
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Adekunle Gold’s Dad Appointed As Permanent Secretary In Lagos

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has appointed singer Adekunle Gold’s dad, Mr Adeyemi Kosoko as Tutor General/Permanent Secretary for Education in Lagos State. The singer took to his social media page today to share the news moments after the swearing in ceremony was held at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja. He wrote: I CRIED TODAY Growing up, I watched my dad worked so hard for too little. Teachers weren’t big earners. But my dad, with the help of my mum, provided everything all 4 of us needed – maybe not wanted, but definitely needed. I remember when my dad went to Uniben for his first degree. My sisters and I were very young, and communication with him was pretty much impossible, because it was before the era of cellphones. We only saw him when he had school breaks. He finished...
THE IMO STATE OF MY DREAM
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THE IMO STATE OF MY DREAM

Emeka Ihedioha lists what he will do differently if elected governor of Imo State According to the 2010 UNESCO survey, more than half the people of Imo State above the age of eight can read and write. This not only confirms the fact that our people are traditionally sophisticated, intelligent, enterprising and industrious, it also explains why they are ever prepared to help government fast track development through self-help projects encapsulated in the spirit of “Igwebuike”. It is therefore no surprise that a great number of our people in the Diaspora are highly educated professionals, particularly in the medical and engineering sectors. These men and women are also ever prepared to make valuable contributions to the development process in the state. But only if and when the enviro...
Edo Govt set to Commence Refurbishment of Public Schools
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Edo Govt set to Commence Refurbishment of Public Schools

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has disclosed his administration’s resolve to commence refurbishment of public schools in the state, urging for support and cooperation of the school-based management committees. He disclosed this during training for school-based management committee of Emotan Primary School in Benin City, Edo State, yesterday. Obaseki said that government will work in agreement with the committee, communities and other relevant stakeholders on the refurbishment of schools, noting that, “President Muhammadu Buhari through the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has provided enough fund to embark on this purpose. Massive revamp will commence in the state soon.” The governor said the School-Based Management Committees will include members of the ...
Nigeria Loses $6bn from ‘Corrupt’ Oil Deal Linked to Fraud
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Nigeria Loses $6bn from ‘Corrupt’ Oil Deal Linked to Fraud

A court in Milan is considering charges of corruption against Eni and Shell in a controversial oil deal that led to Nigeria losing an estimated $6 billion. The campaign group Global Witness has calculated the OPL 245 deal in 2011 deprived Nigeria of double its annual education and healthcare budget. Eni and Shell are accused of knowing the money they paid to Nigeria would be used for bribes. The Italian and Anglo-Dutch energy giants deny any wrongdoing. This unfolding scandal, which is being played out in an Italian court, has involved former MI6 officers, the FBI, a former President of Nigeria, as well as current and former senior executives at the two oil companies. Global Witness has spent years investigating the deal which gave Shell and Eni the rights to explore OPL...