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FCT Minister, Bello appeals to teachers’ union to call off strike
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FCT Minister, Bello appeals to teachers’ union to call off strike

Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, the FCT Minister, has appealed to the FCT wing of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) to call off its ongoing strike, which currently affects primary schools managed by the Local Education Authorities (LEA) in the area councils. The Minister made this appeal following the FCT Security Committee meeting for the month of November on Thursday. Bello said that members of the FCT Security Committee also made similar appeals to the NUT to call off the strike, saying that the continuous industrial action was playing into the hands of elements determined to cripple the country. The Minister also said, “The bedrock of our education is the primary school system and we should not allow students to suffer for issues that really are not their fault. The Chairmen of ...
North Korean Govt ”sentences man to death” for smuggling copies of Netflix’s blockbuster series “Squid Game”
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North Korean Govt ”sentences man to death” for smuggling copies of Netflix’s blockbuster series “Squid Game”

A man has reportedly been sentenced to death in North Korea for smuggling copies of Netflix’s blockbuster series “Squid Game” into the country. According to Radio Free Asia (via Variety), authorities were led to the man after they caught high school students watching the series. The report states that “Squid Game” was smuggled into the country from China through the use of a USB flash drive. The smuggler faces death by firing squad, while the students involved in bringing “Squid Game” into school are facing prison sentences. Radio Free Asia reports: “A student who bought a drive received a life sentence, while six others who watched the show have been sentenced to five years hard labor, and teachers and school administrators have been fired and face banishment to work in remot...
Students and teachers of Federal Government College in Birnin Yauri freed after four months in captivit
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Students and teachers of Federal Government College in Birnin Yauri freed after four months in captivit

Bandits have finally freed twenty-eight students and two teachers of the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri in Kebbi state. The victims who were abducted four months ago by gunmen who overpowered security men on guard at the school located in the remote community in Kebbi State, were released on Wednesday October 20, by a notorious bandit identified as Dogo Gide. Though it was reported last week that the kidnap victims have been released, it was later gathered that they were not released as the mediators could not meet with the kingpin. However on Sunday October 17, two students and two teachers were brought out from the forests and received by security personnel and medics stationed at Kotonkoro town. Daily Trust reported that 28 students and two teachers have now been...
Kwara school: People condemning the teachers today are those who will gladly encourage their own children to participate in BBNaija’s shameful sex in public- MURIC
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Kwara school: People condemning the teachers today are those who will gladly encourage their own children to participate in BBNaija’s shameful sex in public- MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has called on Muslims in Kwara State and the general public to desist from jumping to conclusions on the viral video in which students of an Arabic school were severely beaten. Over the weekend, a video showing students of an Islamic school in Kwara state with marks all over their bodies made the rounds on social media. It was reported that the students were flogged mercilessly by their teachers for going to a club and taking alcohol. In a statement released today October 11, the director and founder of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola, said it doesn't subscribe to severe torture but the students needed to be punished for going against the teachings they received from their teachers. According to Akintola, the students needed to be punished so as to...
Ekiti has returned five schools to missionaries – Fayemi
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Ekiti has returned five schools to missionaries – Fayemi

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has disclosed that his government has in the last two years returned five public schools to missionaries for effective management. Fayemi, however, assured that his government would construct another five model colleges to replace those that had been returned and now being managed by private bodies. The governor spoke in Ado Ekiti on Friday while commissioning a model school named after an elder statesman and former Chairman, Standing Committee for the Creation of Ekiti State, Chief Deji Fasuan. Fayemi disclosed that the model school, built along Ado-Afao road, was named after Chief Fasuan to promote role modeling and imbue the younger generation with patriotic spirit exhibited by the beneficiary throughout his life. Speaking glow...
Video of teacher mocking student because he Carried sack bag
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Video of teacher mocking student because he Carried sack bag

A video making the rounds across social media has shown the moment some teachers of a yet-to-be known school were mocking an SS3 student for using rice sack as school bag. The boy known as Yusuf, was told to kneel down and the teachers subjected him to demeaning mockery. They laughed and insulted the boy while questioning him. A voice in the background explained that when he was brought to school, he was ashamed and did not want to come down from the car. Someone tried to remove the bag from his back but others discouraged the person from doing so and said that they would take the student to the principal like that. Nigerians have condemned the act and some have called for the teachers to be identified and laid off. WATCH THE VIDEO
Education in the North has always been a problem and it is getting worse with abduction of students — Lawan
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Education in the North has always been a problem and it is getting worse with abduction of students — Lawan

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has said that the abduction of students in the north of which the latest is the abduction of teachers and students from Federal Government College in Birnin Yauri, Kebbi State, is threatening education in the northern region of the country. Speaking at the first solo exhibition of paintings and photographs by Stephen, son of Senator Binos Dauda Yaroe (Adamawa South), Lawan said insecurity which is plaguing the country is a challenge that must be prioritised and tackled jointly by all tiers of government for results to be realised. He said;    “In northern Nigeria, education has always been a problem and it is making it worse with this kind of abduction of students either in Islamiya school or normal secondary school or even in tertiary insti...
Troops rescue more abducted Kebbi students and teacher
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Troops rescue more abducted Kebbi students and teacher

Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have rescued three more students of the Federal Government College Birnin Yawuri and one of the teachers who were abducted from their school premises by suspected bandits last week. A statement released today June 20 by the Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said the abductees were rescued at Makuku during search and rescue operations with one of the bandits killed. The statement reads “Troops of the Nigerian Army operating under the auspices of Operation HADARIN DAJI supported by Nigerian Air Force component have rescued more abductees of the FGC Birnin Yawuri. One teacher and three students were rescued yesterday at Makuku, in the ongoing search and rescue operations. The troops also killed one bandit and reco...
One of the abducted Kebbi students die as troops rescue 5
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One of the abducted Kebbi students die as troops rescue 5

One of the abducted students of Federal Government College Birnin Yauri in Kebbi State has died, following a rescue operation by Joint Taskforce Component of Operation Hadari Daji.   Deputy Force Commander of the Joint Taskforce in the North-West Zone, Air Commodore Abubakar AbdulKadir told newsmen that five others, comprising four students and a teacher have been rescued.   Abdulkadir who did not reveal the identity of the student that died or how it happened, said troops came in contact with the bandits in the early hours of today June 18, and engaged them in a gun duel which forced them to abandon five of the students and a teacher.   He said;   “In the early hours of this morning, we have come across the kidnappers. They came to our blocking ...
Unemployment: 21,000 job seekers jostle for 5,000 casual teaching positions in Ogun
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Unemployment: 21,000 job seekers jostle for 5,000 casual teaching positions in Ogun

At least, 21,000 unemployed youths are struggling to get a place as casual teachers for two years in Ogun State, DAILY POST reports. The justle for the teaching positions followed an announcement by the state government that it would recruit 5,000 casual teachers under the Ogun State Teaching Experience Acquisition Channel (Ogun TEACh). The new recruitment exercise came on board after the government cancelled the recruitment of 1,500 teachers, who were earlier shortlisted for the Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) teaching job. DAILY POST reported that the government’s decision to dump those recruited initially sparked outrage as the shortlisted applicants staged a protest in Abeokuta on March 30. Recall that the recruitment of 1,500 teachers began in 2019, but ...
Teaching Will Not Be A Thankless Job In Lagos – Sanwo-Olu
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Teaching Will Not Be A Thankless Job In Lagos – Sanwo-Olu

It was a defining moment for teachers in the Lagos State Education family on Tuesday. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu presented handsome rewards to teachers adjudged to have made quality impacts in the State’s teaching service. Thirteen teachers and school administrators got a brand new car each from the Governor at the Year 2020 Teachers’ Merit Award organised by the Ministry of Education. The awardees were part of the finalists nominated for the grand prize by the Screening Committee led by the chairperson of Association of Private Educators in Nigeria, Mrs. Lai Koiki. The merit award is an initiative of the Sanwo-Olu administration to reward teachers’ commitment and excellent service to boost delivery of quality education in the State. Over 3,700 applications were reviewed by t...
Gov Wike Burna Boy N10 million – Teachers Being Owed Salaries
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Gov Wike Burna Boy N10 million – Teachers Being Owed Salaries

Some angry Nigerians on Twitter have blasted Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state over an alleged N10 million gift to Burna Boy while teachers in the state are being owed salaries. The ‘African Giant’ crooner had recently snagged his first-ever Grammy win for ‘Twice As Tall,’ his 2020 album, and a concert was held to honour him for the feat and his heroics in the global music landscape. The governor however promised every artiste at the concert a sum of N10 million each. The development, which comes at a time when teachers in the state are protesting unpaid salaries, has sparked outrage on the microblogging platform. Several users have questioned the governor’s rationale for gifting the musicians millions when workers are being owed salaries. Some users, however, defended th...
Steps To Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine In Lagos, Phase 1 & List Of Those Eligible
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Steps To Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine In Lagos, Phase 1 & List Of Those Eligible

Lagos State Ministry Of Health tweets: ONLY Health workers, Personnel of the Security Agencies, the Judiciary, Teachers, Press & other frontline workers are eligible to take part in the first phase of the ongoing #COVID19 vaccination campaign in Lagos. Here��is how eligible persons can access the vaccine. STEPS TO GETTING THE COVID-19 VACCINE IN THE ONGOING PHASE 1 VACCINATION CAMPAIGN IN LAGOS STATE ELIGIBILITY • Healthcare workers, • Military, Police, other security • COVID-19 response team (RRT), agencies, • Ports of entry staff (air, • Petrol station workers, land, and seaports), •Teachers, • Laboratory network, • The Press and other frontline • Judiciary, workers. To Access The Vaccine: 1. You must fit into the Phase 1 eligibility list. 2. Proceed to register or e...
Bandits Kidnap Pupils And Teachers In Kaduna Primary School
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Bandits Kidnap Pupils And Teachers In Kaduna Primary School

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked UBE Primary School, Rama in the Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna state, abducting a yet-to-be ascertained number of pupils and teachers. SaharaReporters gathered that the gunmen who came on motorcycles arrived at the school around 9 am on Monday. The incident comes few days after bandits abducted 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka in the Igabi Local Government Area of the state. In February 2021, gunmen struck the Government Secondary School in Kagara, Niger State, abducting school pupils, teachers, and workers. Also on December 11, 2020, 344 secondary schoolboys were abducted from Kankara in Katsina, the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari, while he was there. In February 201...
Gunmen Abduct Teachers and Students in Edo State
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Gunmen Abduct Teachers and Students in Edo State

The National Institute of Construction Technology, Uromi in Esan Northeast Local Government Area of Edo State on Wednesday night, March 10, reportedly came under attack by unknown gunmen who also abducted yet-to-be-ascertained number of teachers and students. The kidnappers abducted the teachers and students after shooting sporadically. The Nation reported that the incident led to heightened tension in the area, as parents and guardians are storming the institute to ascertain the whereabouts of their children and wards. Edo state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bello Kontongs who confirmed the incident said he was awaiting the details from the commander of anti-kidnapping unit of the state’s police command.
Rivers State Teachers Protest Over 5 Years Unpaid Salaries
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Rivers State Teachers Protest Over 5 Years Unpaid Salaries

Teachers in Primary and Secondary Schools in Rivers State-owned tertiary institutions are currently protesting over non-payment of their salaries running into five years. The protesting teachers, numbering over 250, with placards and banners, alleged that they have lost about ten of their colleagues due to the hardship experienced within the period. The protesting teachers, who came out with their children, as well as sympathizers from the civil society organizations in the state, said they were from Primary and Secondary Schools in the Rivers State University, the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, and the Ken Saro–Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori. They wondered why Governor Nyesom Wike would give N500million to the Sokoto state government over a burnt market while refusing to pay...
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
Education

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
Education

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. ...

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