FG Okays Reopening Of Universities •As NUC releases new directives to Vice-Chancellors

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has released new directives to Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian universities for the safe reopening of schools.   This followed a significant decline in the number of recorded cases of COVID-19 in the country. The NUC directive was contained in a memo addressed to the Vice-Chancellors, signed by its Director,  Executive Secretary’s Office, Chris Maiyaki, obtained by journalists in Abuja on Tuesday. The commission directed Universities to conclude their resumption arrangements in line with the guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, as well as other…

School Resumption: SUBEB Boss expresses satisfaction with compliance at Ogbomoso

The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance to Covid-19 rules by schools in Ogbomosho. Speaking during a tour of schools in Ogbomoso today, Dr. Nureni Adeniran noted that the compliance level at Ogbomoso was highly impressive. The tour was a follow up to the statewide compliance monitoring tour the SUBEB Boss began yesterday, in Ibadan. “Impressively, at Ogbomoso, most schools complied with the Covid-19 regulations for public schools”, he said. Schools visited included: Mosunmaje Methodist Basic School,…

Schools’ Resumption: Oyo Govt. warns public schools against non-compliance

The Oyo State Government has warned Headteachers of Public primary schools in the State against non-compliance with COVID-19 safety guidelines. The state government had also queried some schools who refused to comply with extant guidelines for resumption of schools in Oyo State. The Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran gave the warning today during a state-wide monitoring of schools in Ibadan. Recall that Oyo State Government trained 2,454 Head-teachers on Safe resumption of schools in Oyo State in the penultimate week. During the compliance monitoring,…

Let fairness prevail in selection of UI Vice-Chancellor – The Gaskiya Group (TGG)

The Gaskiya Group (TGG) has been watching with great concern the ugly trend that is emerging in the on-going process of selection of a new vice-chancellor in the University of Ibadan. As stakeholders concerned with sustaining the rising profile of the University, we are afraid of this  trend which in theory can be described as that of ‘ *ordination’ and ‘predestination* ’: a situation in which a particular candidate has already been ordained and predestined to occupy the office of the Vice- Chancellor, by some cabals in the University, even…

FG-ASUU Impasse Becoming Too Expensive To Ignore By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

If ASUU remains adamant and the Federal government sticks to its guns, is this how we will all watch until these public institutions totally collapse? I pity Nigerian youths. The only thing they are probably enjoying in Nigeria today is this free university education, although I don’t know how sustainable this can be if we are really serious about good university education .If only Nigerians are fully aware of the damage being done to the nation’s tertiary education sector, especially its universities, with this impasse in negotiations between the Federal…

Why finding it right in education ‘ll translate to all round development-Gov Sule

Nasarawa State Governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, has said that with education being pivotal to development, getting it right in the sector, will lead the state to finding its bearing in all its development aspirations. Engr. Sule stated this while inaugurating an all important committee on education sector development plan, at the Government House, on Wednesday. While describing the event as a watershed in the determination of his administration to uplift the state to a new level of development, the Governor stressed that also informed the decision of the state government…

Post Covid-19: UBEC trains Kwara Head Teachers, JSS Principals 

Post Covid-19: UBEC trains Kwara Head Teachers, JSS Principals The Kwara state Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Fatimah Bisola Ahmed has charged Primary School Head Teachers and Junior Secondary School Principals to make sure Students and Teachers adhere strictly to Covid-19  guidelines as directed by Nigeria Control Disease Centre on school re-opening in order to flatten transmission curve of the pandemic. The Commissioner, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, made this known during a workshop on…

UI VC RACE: Group calls for unbiased electoral umpire for selection process 

The Campaign for Academic Freedom and Excellence (CAFE) has expressed its keen interest in the process for selection of a Vice Chancellor for Nigerian premier University, the University of Ibadan. The group in a statement signed by its Coordinator,Ayanlola Ayanteju said:.  “We are concerned about the controversies that trailed the recently concluded congregational election. We acknowledge efforts made to have a free and fair selection process with the adoption of the e-voting method. ” However we wish to use this medium to make some suggestions which we hope will assist…

Gov AbdulRazaq appoints Babatunde as Secretary ,Kwara TESCOM

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the appointment of Alhaji AbdulRahaman Ameen Babatunde as the new Secretary of the Kwara State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM). Babatunde was prior to his appointment a Director in the Kwara State Civil Service. According to a statement late Tuesday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Rafiu Ajakaye,the appointment is with immediate effect

Breaking: Buhari approves reopening of all schools

The Federal Government has okayed the reopening of all schools as the nation goes into the next phase of the Coronavirus Disease. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, disclosed this on Thursday during the body’s briefing. The briefing came after the PTF submitted its Seventh Report to President Muhammadu Buhari, with the Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, saying all the proposals by the team were approved by the President. Aliyu, who spoke during a briefing at the Nnamdi…