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Students, socially distanced, attend a flag-raising ceremony at a secondary school in Bangkok. AFP

Thailand reopens schools, nightclubs, others

Mask-wearing pupils catching up with friends at one Bangkok high school were quickly told to spread out as they headed back to lessons on Wednesday after months of distance learning due to coronavirus restrictions.
Thousands of Nigerian students abroad are currently faced with serious challenges on account of the coronavirus pandemic and the growing possibility that the disease could be around for much longer.

Nigerian students laments cost of tuition in UK

Thousands of Nigerian students abroad are currently faced with serious challenges on account of the coronavirus pandemic and the growing possibility that the disease could be around for much longer.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says schools will remain closed until a vaccine for the novel coronavirus is ready.

Philippines president wants schools closed until vaccine is ready

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says schools will remain closed until a vaccine for the novel coronavirus is ready.
Against the backdrop of e-learning adopted by some schools, occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic and the attendant closure of schools, some parents and pupils on Thursday appraised the effectiveness of e-learning.

Parents, pupils examine effectiveness of e-learning

Against the backdrop of e-learning adopted by some schools, occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic and the attendant closure of schools, some parents and pupils on Thursday appraised the effectiveness of e-learning.
Independence-minded Taiwan residents and politicians are in an uproar after officials at a university forced a professor to apologize to his class for saying he is from the ROC (Republic of China), using Taiwan’s official name.

Classroom incident deepens tensions between China, Taiwan

Independence-minded Taiwan residents and politicians are in an uproar after officials at a university forced a professor to apologize to his class for saying he is from the ROC (Republic of China), using Taiwan’s official name.

NCDMB chief bemoans impact of coronavirus on oil, gas industry trainings

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has advised companies handling trainings in the Nigerian oil and gas industry to reposition themselves.
People ride bicycles in New York's Times Square on April 29, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic.

US federal coronavirus guidelines ‘fading out’ as focus turns to reopening

The Donald Trump administration is not planning to extend federal coronavirus social distancing guidelines that expire Thursday, instead focusing on working with states to reopen the country.
The Minister of State for Education, Honourable Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made this known when FLL national championship winners emerged recently.

Nigeria launches free e-learning portals for primary, secondary school students

Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka c, who announced this on Friday in Abuja during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, said all students in Nigeria have been granted free access to following e-learning portals; the schoolgate.ng and the mobileclassroom.com.ng App.
The Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof. Segun Ajiboye, made this known in Ibadan on Wednesday while speaking with newsmen.

Nigeria begins nationwide crackdown on unlicensed teachers

The Federal Government is set to begin the enforcement and monitoring of compliance with its directive to ensure only qualified and professionals teach in both public and private schools.
The students were told to undress after a used sanitary napkin was found in a garden outside Sahjanand Girls Institute, where they are banned from the hostel when they are having their periods.

Indian students stripped for menstruation checks amid Valentine Day’s celebration

Scores of women students staged a protest outside an Indian college saying they were forced to strip to check if they were menstruating.
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 06: Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan speaks to press following a shooting on the Pensacola Naval Air Base on December 06, 2019 in Pensacola, Florida. The second shooting on a U.S. Naval Base in a week has left three dead plus the suspect and seven people wounded. Josh Brasted/Getty Images/AFP / Josh Brasted / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Gunman at US military base showed mass shooting videos at party

The Saudi military student who carried out a deadly shooting spree at a US naval base showed videos of mass shootings at a dinner party the night before the attack, US media reported Saturday.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that the State Government is in the process of acquiring an estimated 32,000 hectares of farmland for rice cultivation in seven states.

Lagos government committed to closing learning gaps in schools

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has reiterated the commitment of his administration to close learning gaps between public and private schools for effective delivery of qualitative and quantitative education. =

Gunmen storm Delta school, kidnap siblings

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Monday struck at Issele-Azagba near Asaba, Delta State and whisked away two children from a private school.

UniJos to start physiotherapy, radiography programmes – provost

Prof. Simon Yiltok, Provost, College of Health Sciences, University of Jos, says the college is considering starting two new programmes – physiotherapy and radiography.

Sierra Leone school defies state ban on pregnant girls in class

When Mariatu Sesay realized she was pregnant at 14, one thing scared her more than the social isolation she felt in the classroom: Sierra Leonean law banned her from attending school at all because she was expecting.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Minister: Out-of-School children’s figure drops

The Federal Government says the number of Out-of-School (OSC) Children in the country has reduced from 13.2 million to 10.2million, following various interventions of the government and development partners.
This handout picture taken and released on March 18, 2019 by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) shows damages in Beira, Mozambique, in the aftermath of the passage of the cyclone Idai. – A cyclone that ripped across Mozambique and Zimbabwe has killed at least 162 people with scores more missing and caused “massive and horrifying” destruction in the Mozambican city of Beira, authorities and the Red Cross said on March 18, 2019. (Photo by Déborah NGUYEN / WFP / AFP) /

‘Women, babies trapped in trees’ after deadly Mozambique storm

Rescue workers in Mozambique are racing against time to save hundreds of people clinging onto roofs and trees around the devastated city of Beira, days after a powerful cyclone triggered flash floods, submerging entire villages and wiping out communities across southeastern Africa.

Idiat Adebule: Qualitative education requires concerted efforts

The deputy governor of Lagos state, Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule, has enjoined all stakeholders in education sector to collaborate with government to take education to enviable height in the state.

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Four dead after explosion in Turkish fireworks factory

Four people were killed and around 100 injured in an explosion that rocked a fireworks factory in northwestern Turkey on Friday, the Turkish health minister said.
The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, has cleared the air over the alleged hostility between him and his boss, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

Ondo deputy governor gives governor 21 days ultimatum to transmit power to him

The embattled deputy governor of Ondo State, Hon Agboola Ajayi, at the weekend gave Governor Rotimi Akeredolu 21 days to transmit power to him as acting governor.
Super Eagles midfielder Etebo Oghenekaro started on the bench as Getafe secured hard fought 2 – 1 win over Real Sociedad on Monday.

LaLiga: Bordalas rules out Oghenekaro Etebo for Getafe’s trip to Osasuna

Oghenekaro Etebo will still not be available to play for Getafe when they visit Osasuna on Sunday in the LaLiga, manager Jose Bordalas has confirmed.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano approves N2 billion inland dry port projects

Kano State executive council has approved the sum ofN2.3 billion for the provision of critical infrastructure at the proposed site for the development of Inland Dry Port at Zawachiki in Kumbotso local government area of the state.
At least four bodies have been recovered after a boat capsized in Lagos on Friday, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has said.

Five dead, two missing as boat capsizes in Lagos

Five persons were confirmed dead in the early hours of Saturday, while two passengers were declared missing after a commercial boat enroute Ikorodu area of Lagos capsized.