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The school year in Iran began on Saturday after a near six-month shutdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, with parents voicing concerns despite authorities pledging to enforce health protocols.

New school year begins in Iran amidst concerns, criticism

Some 15 million pupils in the Islamic republic returned to class, mostly remotely, as the country continues to battle its Covid-19 outbreak, the deadliest in the Middle East with over 22,000 killed and more than 384,000 infected since the first cases were confirmed in February.

India begins college entrance examinations in amid virus fears

India’s highly competitive engineering and medical college entrance examinations – in which some 2.5 million students are participating, began on Tuesday amid protests and fear over a rise in COVID-19 cases.
The governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has removed Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor of the school.

Prof. Ogundipe: I remain UNILAG vice-chancellor

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has rejected the news of his removal as the university’s head by its governing council.
The governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has removed Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor of the school.

UNILAG governing council removes Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as vice chancellor

The governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has removed Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor of the school.

UNILAG management drags governing council meeting to Abuja

A month after it postponed indefinitely a special governing council meeting earlier scheduled to hold between July 13 and 15, the management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, has fixed an emergency meeting of the council for August 12 to 14.
In a statement, Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe reported the testing of 3,197 samples in 24 hours, raising the total number of tests carried out in the country to 279,612.

Kenya reports over 1,000 coronavirus recoveries as cases reach 26,436

Kenya's coronavirus cases jumped by 599 on Sunday to reach 26,436, following the testing of 4,420 samples in 24 hours.
Zambia President Edgar Lungu has sacked a Cabinet minister for appearing in a leaked nude video that went viral on social media.

Zambia’s education minister sacked over viral sex video

Zambia President Edgar Lungu has sacked a Cabinet minister for appearing in a leaked nude video that went viral on social media.

Afe Babalola: WASSCE cancellation may breed frustration, criminality

Legal luminary and the founder of Afe Babalola University, Chief Afe Babalola, said on Tuesday that cancellation of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination by the Nigerian authorities was capable of breeding frustration and promoting criminality among the 1.5 million who registered for it.
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Afenifere decries Nigerian government’s decision on WAEC exams

Pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has kicked against Federal Government’s decision to withdraw Nigerian students from writing this year’s examinations conducted by West African Examination Council (WAEC), on account of ravaging COVID-19, describing such move as amounting to the country being burdened with a disintegrated government, while calling for a rethink to make sure affected students do not lose a whole session.
Carlos Alberto Decotelli was the first black person to be appointed to the government of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

Brazil education minister resigns over plagiarism, CV ‘lies’

Brazil’s education minister resigned Tuesday only five days after he was appointed, amid accusations that he lied over his academic record.
French schools have registered over 70 COVID-19 cases since some of them were allowed to reopen last week, French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer said on Monday.

Over 70 new coronavirus cases recorded in French schools within week of reopening

French schools have registered over 70 COVID-19 cases since some of them were allowed to reopen last week, French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer said on Monday.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate wants ex-Minister Akinjide immortalized

The Senate has called for the immortalization of Nigeria’s former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Richard Akinjide.

Nigeria: No reopening of schools yet

The Federal Ministry of Education has appealed to Nigerians to ignore reports in circulation that claim the Education Minister, Adamu Adamu, has directed the reopening of schools.
Coronavirus- A person wearing a face mask. David Mercado-Reuters

Coronavirus: Sri Lanka closes schools

The Sri Lankan Government on Thursday brought forward the school holidays and shut all schools with immediate effect as a precaution to prevent the spread of coronavirus, an official said.

House of Reps wants probe into allocations for education

The House of Representatives has called for a proper investigation into the utilisation of funds released for Nigeria’s education sector in 2019. The house committee on basic education and services said this during a visit...
Israel’s 120-seat parliament

Israeli parliament set to dissolve itself, heads into third elections

With only hours to go until the final deadline to form a government in Israel runs out, chances of a third election within a year looked all but unavoidable on Wednesday as lawmakers continue to deadlock.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Governments vote N10 billion to take out-of-school kids from streets

Federal and state governments have earmarked N10 billion to remove 10.2 million out-of-school children from the streets in the next five years.

Minister dies after falling from balcony

Vietnam’s deputy minister of education died on Thursday morning after falling from the eighth floor of his office, the ministry said.

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Labour insists on reversal of fuel price, electricity tariff hike

The organised labour Thursday insisted that the Federal Government should revert back to the old prices of petrol and electricity tariff, if not the strike will stand.
Governor Douye Diri has expressed worry over the development, following the lifting of the ban on interstate travel.

Bayelsa election: Governor Diri, INEC ask appeal court to reverse tribunal’s judgment

Governor Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State on Thursday in Abuja asked the Court of Appeal to reverse the decision of the Bayelsa Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which nullified the November 16, 2019 governorship poll in the state.
Sequel to the collapse of a school building in Ejigbo in the early hours of Saturday, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has directed the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to carry out integrity tests on both public and private schools with buildings of 3 floors and above.

Lagos seeks monthly payment of house rent for residents

The Lagos State Government has called on stakeholders in real estate sector to work out modalities for residents to pay house rents on monthly basis instead of yearly.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC recovers N4.16 billion debt owed Nigerian government by lottery companies

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered at least N4.16 billion out of the debt owed the federal government by lottery companies.
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Chelsea agree personal terms with Declan Rice

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