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Lagos State Announces Students resumption date as 21st of September.

Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, has confirmed that only current JSS3 and SS2 students, will resume school on September 21, as announced. The Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo has confirmed that public schools are to resume on the 21st of September beginning with the current JSS3 and SS2 students. In a statement issued …

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Nigeria: Lagos announces resumption dates for schools in the state.

After six months of closure, schools in Lagos state will be allowed to reopen effective September 21, 2020. This announcement was made by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu during his regular briefing on the state’s COVID-19 situation  last Saturday. Speaking, the governor said tertiary institutions would reopen from September 14, 2020 while primary and secondary …

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Two days to resumption, Lagos State yet to decontaminate 70 per cent of schools

Despite claims that the Government of Lagos would be fumigating public secondary schools, in preparation for the immediate partial resumption of terminal class students, visits to most public schools reveal no fumigation has been carried out. It could be recalled that The Permanent Secretary, Office of Environmental Services, Mrs Aderonke Odeneye, had said in a …

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Nigerian students scamper for ” expo” following reports of WAEC questions “leakages” in Ghana

Returning final year students in Nigerian are scurrying all over for opportunities to “help themselves” following rumours that the  West African School Certificate examination starting in less than two weeks is flying all over the streets of Ghana. Across various WhatsApp groups created to enhance learning, discussions on how those with links in Ghana can facilitates …

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Nigerian university poised to hold online matriculation ceremony

It seems current COVID 19 pandemic is eliciting new lines of thinking in all areas as  OSUN State University in western Nigeria  will  on  May 13 hold its 13th matriculation online. This is probably the first online matriculation ceremony by a conventional university in west Africa. Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Labode Popoola said: “It is an academic tradition that …

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Nigerian Lecturers begins indefinite strike over failed pact

Just as their two weeks warning strike ended, The Academic Staff Union of Universities in Nigeria, last  Monday, declared a total and indefinite strike over the failure of the Federal Government to keep to the 2019 Memorandum of Action and over the lingering crisis on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System. The union’s National President, …

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Coronavirus: WAEC postpones examination Indefinitely

The 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination has been postponed indefinitely. The West African Examinations Council made this known in a statement on Friday. The statement quoted WAEC Nigeria’s Head of National Office, Mr. Patrick Areghan, as saying that the examination scheduled to begin April 6, 2020, was postponed as a result of coronavirus …

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Nigerian Writer, Chimamanda Adichie battles Plagiarism allegations.

Best-selling author, Chimamanda Adichie, has refuted a strong allegation that she plagiarised her Orange prize-winning book, ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ from the author of ‘Sade,’ Anne Giwa-Amu. Ms Giwa-Amu had, in a YouTube video on Sunday, called out on Ms Adichie for ‘copying’ her novel ‘Sade’ to produce ‘Half of a Yellow Sun,’ saying that “it’s …

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NYSC camps shut down over fear of Coronavirus

The National Youth Service Corps has asked corps members currently in orientation camps across the country to vacate the camps over coronavirus fears. The virus has killed over 7000 persons globally and three cases have been confirmed in Nigeria, although no death has been recorded. Lagos camp was closed on Wednesday morning and all corps …

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Nigerian Varsity Teachers want Govt to Declare State of Emergency On Education

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in Nigeria last week urged the Nigerian government to, as a matter of urgency, declare a five-year state of emergency in the education sector by allocating 26 per cent of its annual budget to the sector. The union claimed that the allocation of 26 per cent of federal …

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