Initiative lifts 200 pupils’ learning with school materials, bags

  The challenge of lack of relevant instructional and school materials facing pupils and schools in public primary schools in Afin-Akoko, an agrarian community in Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State have become a thing of the past. This is as the pupils and schools have become beneficiaries of this year’s annual back to school programme, tagged: “Afin Education Initiative for Public Primary Schools,” a pet project instituted by Mr. Yomi Olukoju. Under the yearly programme, instructional and school materials such as notebooks, writing materials school bags, as…

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Renewed hopes as schools reopen

After more than two months of holiday, public and private schools reopen for academic activities in Abuja. DEBORAH OCHENI captures the current mood   In Nigeria, both private and public schools re-open every September for a new academic session. Expectedly, the month brings an increase in family budgets as parents enrol their children in schools at the commencement of a new academic session. Though many parents are relieved that the holiday is over, a number of them are worried about the high cost of getting their children back to school.…

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PHOTOS: Pupils macheted to death in Borno, Teacher, Female pupil injured

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Two male pupils were killed, while a teacher and a female pupil were injured when Gaji Adamu suspected to madman entered Jafi Primary School Kwaya Kusar of Kwaya local government area of Borno state were macheted.  “He entered a class and began attacking pupils. He hacked two boys to death, aged about five and seven,” he told AFP by telephone. A third victim — an eight-year-old girl — died on the way to a hospital in neighbouring Gombe state, he added. The teacher managed to raise the alarm after she…

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USAID donates school furniture to vulnerable pupils

An international development partner, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has donated 250 pairs of school furniture (chairs and desks) to orphans and vulnerable children at St. Peter’s and St. Philomena’s Primary School in Buruku and Adogo communities in Benue State. Senior Programme Manager of Sustainable Mechanism for Improving Livelihoods and Households Empowerment (SMILE), Mr. Sunday Udom, the implementing partners in the project, told newsmen in a statement issued in Jos, Plateau State capital, that the gesture was to cushion the hardship facing orphans and children ravaged by…

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