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Dr Joan Osa Oviawe, Chairman, Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), says the state has spent over N6 billion on infrastructure provision for its public primary schools in the last three years.
Kogi Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Wemi Jones, says it is now an offence in the state for a child of school age not to be in school or seen hawking during school hour.
The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Edo State Wing, has defied today (Monday)’s resumption order of Governor Godwin Obaseki by asking parents and guardians to keep their children and wards from public primary schools.
Teachers under the Edo State branch of the Nigeria Union of Teachers on Friday said they would not call off their ongoing strike following a ‘no work, no pay’ policy announced by the state government ahead of the resumption of schools on February 1.
Ganduje said the closure of schools amid COVID-19 prevalence, in the second wave phase, could cause another tragedy of taking the society back again, while the devastating virus keeps following students and/or pupils to their homes.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has explained that the over N7.6 billion counterpart paid to the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has yielded 1,200 infrastructural projects in public schools in the last 27 months of his administration.
The Federal Government, yesterday, said that the economic and social implications may make it difficult for it to impose another lock-down in the country.
The Institute of Education, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, on Monday began a five-day training to develop the managerial capacities of 500 head teachers and other officials on basic education in Kaduna State.
The United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) has appealed to the Abia state government, parents and school authorities in the state to ensure that their children and wards adhere strictly to all COVID-19 protocols in order to avoid the ugly experience of getting another round of Covid-19.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Katsina State, has mobilised 270,000 girl-child to enroll in primary schools in the state.
The Osun State government has ordered public schools, whose names were changed as a result of the reclassification of schools by the immediate past administration to revert to their old names.
Gombe State Government has inaugurated a 10-man committee on the reopening of schools for graduating pupils and students across the state as directed by the PTF on COVID-19.
The Niger state government said that it had trained 5, 428 teachers and facilitators under the Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA).
Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.
Edo State Government has lauded a facebook group, Igbanke Unity Forum (IUF), for its continuous donations to schools in the community.
The Federal Government’s National Home Grown School Feeding Programme will commence in the Federal Capital Territory in January, with a target to feed 120,300 pupils.
Kaduna State Government has conducted a training exercise for 5, 834 primary school teachers on improving reading and writing ability of pupils within the last two months.
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