Schools close over dangerous air pollution

Schools in two cities in the Indonesian part of Borneo island will be closed for a week after smoke from forest fires caused air quality to hit “dangerous” levels, a local government official said on Sunday. Indonesia and neighboring countries in Southeast Asia are regularly hit by smoke from slash-and-burn clearances of forests for farms and palm oil plantations, but conditions this year have been the worst since 2015 due to an El Nino weather pattern causing an extended dry spell. The air pollution index in Palangka Raya, the capital…

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Stop posting non teaching grads to schools, Ajiboye tells NYSC DG

Sola Adeyemo, Ibadan Registrar and Chief Executive, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Professor Segun Ajiboye, has written to National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) Director General to stop posting graduates without education degrees to teach in schools. Ajiboye, who spoke with newsmen in Ibadan, on Monday, during a lecture he delivered on the 2019 International Youth Day themed: “Transforming Education”, confirmed the correspondence, lamenting that most of those posted to teach in the mandatory one year scheme do not have qualification to teach. Ajiboye noted that education system gets bastardized…

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We need 250,000 teachers annually to address shortage – TRCN

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), has said in order to address dearth of teachers being witnessed in primary and post primary schools, there was the need to employ 250,000 teachers annually. TRCN Registrar, Josiah Ajiboye who made this known yesterday in Abuja, revealed that Nigeria currently had over two million qualified and registered teachers in its public and private primary and post-primary schools as the Council had registered more than 500,000 qualified teachers since 2016 as part of effort to eliminate quackery in the teaching profession. He, however,…

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Lagos establishes six new primary schools

Lagos State government yesterday said it had approved the establishment of six new public primary schools under the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB). With the new schools, the total number of government primary schools in the state would now be 1,016 schools. Chairman of the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Ganiyu Sopeyin, who made this known in a statement, said the development was in line with the government’s policy on education. The schools are Community Primary School, Ibasa and Community Primary School, Ajewanwa in Ojo Local Government…

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Progress Schools mentor students on career choice

Parents and guardians have been advised not to impose their choice of career on their children and wards, but to allow them to freely make their choice of career and course of study. Rather than influence the children’s career choice, parents should only guide and support them to develop their choice of career. The advice was given during Professional/Career Day of Progress Schools, Oko-Oba in Ifako-Ijaiye Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, where professionals from diverse fields of endeavour assembled to mentor the students on how to choose  career…

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NBL restates need for career guidance in schools

Students have been advised to focus on their abilities and talents in order to take advantage of opportunities in their chosen careers. This was the message at a just concluded career guidance initiative of the Nigerian Breweries/Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund, tagged: ‘Beyond the School,’ which featured presentations by successful men and women to the audience, who were mainly students of public schools in Surulere, Lagos and its environ. A Senior Consultant with Thistle Praxis Consulting, Emilia Asim-Ita advised the participants on how to make a success of their career…

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Don, NGO seek review of inclusive curriculum in schools

The Founder of Excellence in Education (Oxford), a United Kingdom-based non-governmental organisation, Prof. Chris Imafidon, has called for the review of school curriculum, saying the inclusive curriculum for the children living with disabilities is faulty. This was as he advised parents of children living with Autism or Down syndrome not to abandon such children, but to value and adequately take care for them in order to harness inherent potentials in them. While reiterating that the country needed to update the curriculum, he said the government is still sleeping in terms…

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Furore over WAEC’s new examination diet

DISAGREEMENT Less than one week that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) unfolded plans to introduce a new diet for external candidates, key stakeholders have faulted the move, kicking that it would not see the light of the day   While Nigerian students and their parents are yet to recover from the confusion generated by this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), last week, introduced a new diet in its examinations, which has continued to generate debate among stakeholders. With the new diet,…

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Ogoni clean-up is all noise, says Niger Delta monarch

Chairman, Ogoni Council of Traditional Rulers, His Royal Highness, King Suanu Baridam, the Kasimene Bangha VII, yesterday said that the Ogoni cleanup exercise that was launched by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari in the Niger Delta, was all noise as there was no sign to suggest that the government was serious with the exercise. Already, reports said some concerned citizens in the region would be filing legal action against the Federal Government at an Abuja high court today. Also, our visit to the devastated communities revealed so much worries…

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