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Lagos State Shut Schools Over #EndSARS Protest

The Lagos State Government has directed all pupils/students in public and private schools to stay at home following the tension generated by the anti-SARS protests. Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, who issued the directive today, said the safety of the pupils/students, parents and all staff working in schools is paramount at this critical period. …

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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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463 million children can’t access virtual schooling worldwide- UN

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and widespread school closures, at least one-third of students affected around the world lack access to virtual schooling, according to a UN study released Wednesday.AFP reported that in all, an estimated 463 million children lack the equipment or electronic access to pursue distance learning, said the report from UNICEF. “The sheer number …

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Candidates with COVID-19 are writing exams at isolation centers– WAEC

Head, West African Examination Council (WAEC), Mr Patrick Areghan, has given updates on candidates infected with the COVID-19. Areghan advised students battling COVID-19 and writing the ongoing examinations not to panic, saying the virus is not a death sentence. Areghan  speaking on Wednesday during a monitoring visit to Federal Government Boys College, Apo, Abuja stressed that …

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Nigeria: Lagos University Vice-Chancellor stands removed- Pro Chancellor.

The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council, of the University of Lagos, Dr Wale Babalakin, has restated that said the Council followed due process in the removal of the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe. He equally stressed that also efforts at present to keep him in the office are fruitless as the VC has been removed. …

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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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Finally Nigeria announces August 4 as reopening date for exit classes

After weeks of going back and forth The Nigerian Government announced this Monday  that exit classes of secondary schools are to resume on August 4th, 2020. The announcement was made by the Federal Ministry of Education through a press statement that was signed by its Director for Press and Public Relations, Ben Goong. According to …

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