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US Education Secretary vows to reopen schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Sunday that she intends to have American schools open for in-person classes this fall, and insisted that this can be done safely despite concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. “Parents are expecting that this fall their kids are going to have a full-time experience with their learning, and we need to follow through on that […]

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Sexual Harassment Bill is against male lecturers, says ASUU President

The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Professor Biodun Ogunyemi has said the recently passed bill on sexual harassmen by the Senate is targeted at male university lecturers He added that the bill also labels university lecturers as criminals and potential criminals. Prof. Ogunyemi stated this at the weekend during a townhall […]

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WAEC cancellation, not in Nigeria’s interest – Atiku

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has advised the Federal Government to reconsider its position on the cancellation of this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). Atiku in a statement, said government’s cancellation of the examination unilaterally is not in the best of Nigeria. “At a time of the global COVID-19 pandemic, it is […]

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Hong Kong to suspend all schools due to spike in coronavirus cases

  Hong Kong is set to announce the suspension of all schools after a spike in locally transmitted coronavirus cases that has fuelled fears of a renewed community spread in the city, the South China Morning Post reported on Friday. The newspaper cited a medical source as saying that at least 30 more people had […]

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Closing schools ‘greater public health risk’ than reopening, says top US health official

  Keeping schools closed in the coming academic year is a greater risk to children’s health than reopening them, even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday. Redfield said the guidelines the CDC has given on operating schools during the pandemic are designed […]

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Schools in Kenya to remain closed till Jan. 2021

  The Kenyan Government has said all schools will remain closed until January 2021 due to rising cases of COVID-19 in the country. Final year exams, usually written in October and November, have also been cancelled. George Magoha, Kenya’s Education Minister, said students would repeat a year as schools had closed in mid-March, three months […]

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Aderinto formally joins race to become 13th UI VC

Immediate past Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) University of Ibadan, Professor Adeyinka Abideen Aderinto, on Tuesday formally joined the race to become the 13th Vice Chancellor of the premier university. Aderinto, currently Head, Department of Sociology, is believed to be one of the strong candidates likely to succeed incumbent Vice Chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka, at the […]

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Give us PPEs before opening schools, NUT tells Ogun govt

Public school teachers in Ogun State Tuesday demanded the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), infrared thermometers and hand sanitizers, among others, as conditions for reopening of schools in the state. The state’s Chairman of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Comrade Titilope Adebanjo, gave the conditions while speaking with reporters at the union’s secretariat in […]

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Post-COVID-19: Group offers tips for private schools

As the country contemplates re-opening of the education sector shut down at the wake of the over Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic lockdown and in view of the attendant challenges posed on schools, a group of school principals, under the aegis of the African Principals Conference Initiatives (APCI), a non-governmental organisation, has offered some tips […]

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Stakeholders kick over reopening of schools

MIXED-FEELINGS   For the umpteenth time, there is palpable anxiety among stakeholders over directive by the Federal Government for reopening of schools. Though, many stakeholders have kicked against the move, some described it as a welcome development   ˜Proposal to reopen schools from the pit of hell –Parents   ˜ASUU, NLC caution govt on schools’ […]