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Kano government distributes instructional materials to schools

The Kano State Government, says it has begun the distribution of instructional materials worth over N1.5 billion to primary and junior secondary schools in the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.

Northern states may reopen schools before October 30 – commissioners

The Commissioners of Education in the 19 Northern States, say they may reopen schools before October 30, but subject to approval of their respective state governors.

Ekiti trains 2,000 school administrators on virus protocol

The Ekiti State Government says it has trained no fewer than two thousands public school administrators on COVID-19 protocols, ahead of full resumption of schools in the state.

Benue schools to resume September 21 – official

The Commissioner for Education, Dennis Ityavyar, a professor, told journalists on Wednesday in Makurdi that both public and private primary, secondary and tertiary institutions would resume on that day.

TRCN to clamp down on unqualified teachers nationwide

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) will soon begin clamp down on unqualified teachers in public and private schools nationwide.

President Buhari: It’ll be dangerous to go back to fuel subsidy era

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned that it would be economically dangerous for Nigeria to go back to the era of fuel subsidy, citing grave financial cost and a return to the era of long fuel queues as certain results.

Kwara seeks N7.1 billion loan to access UBEC funds for basic education

The Kwara Executive Cabinet has granted approval for the government to seek a N7.1billion loan facility from a bank as counterpart fund to access over N14 billion outstanding Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) funds.

Kwara set to access 2014-2019 UBEC funds

Kwara State government is set to invest at least N14billion in its basic education sector, with the cabinet on Friday approving for the state to take a N7.1billion facility to access the six-year backlog of outstanding UBEC funds.

Senate passes Nigerian Army university bill

The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to give legal backing to the establishment of the Nigerian Army University, Biu, Borno State.

Ekiti to borrow N3 billion to pay UBEC counterpart fund

In an effort to benefit from the 2019/2020 projects of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), the Ekiti State government has approved the borrowing of a sum of N3 billion to pay for the counterpart funding to be able to access the fund.

Nigerian government urged to increase allocations to UBEC for public schools renovation

The Team Lead, Eduplana, Oriyomi Ogunwale, has urged the Federal Government to increase allocations to the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) for renovation projects in public schools.

Nigeria: Our online learning based on NERDC approved curriculum

THE Federal Government has clarified that the online learning programme introduced for schools in response to COVID-19 pandemic is based on the approved curriculum by the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC).

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.

Nigeria: WAEC, NECO remain postponed indefinitely

The Nigerian government has reiterated the indefinite postponement of this year’s West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and the National Examinations Council (NECO) due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

Bauchi records 85 per cent increase in pupils, students enrolment

Bauchi State Universal Basic Education Board (BASUBEB) says the state has recorded about 85 per cent increase in enrollment of pupils in primary and Junior Secondary schools.

Senate moves to establish national agric fund

Moves by the Senate to establish the National Agricultural Development Fund to provide finance to support strategic aspect of agricultural development in Nigeria.

SERAP asks Senate president to drop bill to give ‘repentant terrorists’ foreign education

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the Senate President Dr Ahmad Lawan, urging him to use his leadership position to “ensure that the bill that would allow ‘repentant Boko Haram terrorists’ opportunities to access public funds to enjoy foreign education is immediately dropped, and to sponsor bills that would ensure access to justice and reparation for the victims of Boko Haram terrorist group.”

Plateau SUBEB opens bid for 130 projects

The Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) on Friday opened bid for the award of contracts for the execution of 130 projects accross the 17 local government areas of the state.

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