Education

Igbinedion varsity teaching hospital sacks 54 workers

Igbinedion varsity teaching hospital sacks 54 workers

Fifty four workers of Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital IUTH, Okada, Edo State, have been served sacked letters by the institution, following the ravaging coronavirus pandemic and the dwindling Internal Generated Revenue of the institution. According to one of the sacked workers (name withheld) who spoke with The Punch, he said out of 240 workers, almost…

JAMB remits N7bn to FG for 2020 UTME

JAMB remits N7bn to FG for 2020 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has made a remittance of N7bn to the Federal Government, saying the amount is part of the excess funds generated in 2020, particularly from the March and April Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. The board said on Sunday that it made “an interim remittance of N3.5bn to the Federal Government’s…

LASG warns private schools against third term resumption

LASG warns private schools against third term resumption

The Lagos State Ministry of Education has warned private schools in the state to shun the idea of resuming for the third term academic session until the lockdown period is over. Recall that the state government had on March 18 ordered public and private schools in the state to close down from March 23, as…

Undergraduate commits suicide over SARS harassment

Undergraduate commits suicide over SARS harassment

An undergraduate of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Seyi Akinade, has reportedly committed suicide.   The victim, in a lengthy post on Twitter before his death, said he could no longer live with the continuous harassment by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, which he claimed led to his decision to kill himself.   His stepbrother,…

FG postpones WASSCE, NECO indefinitely

FG postpones WASSCE, NECO indefinitely

The Federal Ministry of Education on Tuesday announced the indefinite postponement of the 2020 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and the National Examinations Council slated for May and June. The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, who spoke at the daily Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja, noted that 15 states…

No reopening of schools yet, FG tells Nigerians

No reopening of schools yet, FG tells Nigerians

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The Federal Ministry of Education has urged Nigerians to disregard some false news making the rounds that the Federal Government had directed the reopening of schools. The ministry’s Director of Press, Ben Goong, said on Sunday that there was no such directive from the minister, Adamu Adamu, as everyone had been instructed…

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