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Parents oppose plan to reopen Lagos schools

Some parents in Lagos State have kicked against the reopening of schools in view of the continued spread of the coronavirus in the country.

PTF: Nigeria working on guidelines for school reopening

The secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has on Wednesday said that the Federal Government would soon list out guidelines for the reopening of schools in the country.
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Amnesty: Boko Haram, Nigerian military ‘violate children’s rights’

Nigeria must urgently address its failure to protect and provide education to an entire generation of children in the Northeast, a region devastated by years of Boko Haram atrocities and gross violations by the military, Amnesty International warned today in a chilling new report.
The Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, said in a statement on Saturday, that the programmes would ensure that students were engaged during the period of school closure.

Lagos, federal governments working out guidelines for re-opening of schools

strong indications emerged, yesterday, that officials of the Federal and Lagos State governments are working out guidelines for re-opening of schools, which closure was precipitated by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo has warned parents against allowing their wards to patronize private tutorial centres during the period of schools closure.

Lagos sets to employ 2,000 primary school teachers

The Lagos State Government has concluded plans to employ no fewer than 2,000 more teachers in its public primary schools.
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.
The Department of Basic Education has outlined its plans for the reopening of South Africa’s schools as the country begins easing lockdown restrictions.

South Africa schools to re-open on June 1

South Africa’s schools will re-open on June 1, even though many are not equipped to do so without high risk of new Covid-19 infections.
Nigeria is now the 7th most stricken African country by the rampaging invisible coronavirus.

Ghana’s confirmed coronavirus cases top 6,000

The number of COVID-19 cases in Ghana reached 6,096 with 178 new infections confirmed, said the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Wednesday.
Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio and Prof Kemebradikumo Daniel Pondei, Acting Managing Director

Group accuses NDDC interim management committee of attempt to cover up ‘N40 billion fraud’

A civil society organisation, the Act for Positive Transformation Initiative, has accused the Interim Management Committee, (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) of making an attempt to cover up an alleged 40billion fraud in the commission.
The Commissioner for Education, Prof Nse Essien, announced the suspension when he led some management staff of the ministry and other stakeholders in the education sector to assess the situation, with a view to proffering a lasting solution.

Akwa Ibom to withdraw licence of schools resuming online

Akwa Ibom State Government said it has not authorised the resumption of schools, physically or virtually, for the 2019/2020 academic year.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Coronavirus: Turkey announces first nationwide lockdown

Turkey is to impose its first nationwide lockdown before Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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.
Seoul Educational Authorities on Monday announced guidelines for school operations, as the country prepares to reopen schools with new coronavirus infections slowing down.

Seoul issues guidelines for school reopening

Seoul Educational Authorities on Monday announced guidelines for school operations, as the country prepares to reopen schools with new coronavirus infections slowing down.
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.
China announced Thursday the suspension of all domestic football and postponed indefinitely the top-flight Chinese Super League (CSL) season in response to the deadly viral outbreak sweeping the country.

Swedish clubs accuse government of stopping them from playing football

Sweden’s elite football clubs have accused the country’s health authorities of banning them from carrying out their profession as frustration over the COVID-19 pandemic grows.
Macky Sall

Senegalese return to mosques after restrictions eased

Some Senegalese mosques opened their doors on Friday after the government eased coronavirus restrictions, but others judged the rate of infection too high and stayed shut.
The immediate past deputy governor of Gombe State, Mr. Charles Iliya, has surrendered some luxury vehicles in his possession to the committee constituted by the state governor Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, to recover government property improperly disposed by the past administration of Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo.

Gombe targets 66,000 households for palliative

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has stated that plans are on top gear to distribute palliative to about 400 thousand individuals in 66 thousand households to cushion the economic impact of restrictions enforced to contain the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.
In a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA alleged that some lawmakers were conniving with armed terrorists to introduce “satanic legislation.”

HURIWA: Nigerian government trying to feed ghost pupils

Civil Rights Advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria (HURIWA) has accused the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs of planning to feed ghost pupils as they plan to proceed with the School Feeding program even as schools have been on an emergency vacation due to COVID-19 lockdown for nearly two Months.

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