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Teachers’ Day: “I’d Like To Apologize To Every Teacher I Ever Had”

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Hollywood sitcom star, Tony Danza after spending a year teaching 10th grade English at Northeast High School in Philadelphia, realized how difficult it is to get children to focus amid the distractions they face today and realize the importance of getting a good education. Based on his experience, he recently published a book he titled “I’d Like To Apologize To Every Teacher I Ever Had”

In an op-ed for USA Today, Danza writes,
“In the midst of a tough economy and continuous budget cutting, how do we send a message to students that being in school and making the most of their time there is important?”

“I hoping the book not only talks about the great moments that we have but it also talks about issues,” he says.

“Issues that are faced in education now a days and how important it is that we educate our kids so that they can compete with the rest of the world.”

According to Danza, much of today’s students’ failure comes from the student’s lack of interest in school rather than the teacher’s level of commitment. He noted that we need to stop blaming our teachers for everything in the classroom.

In Nigeria, parents, government, and even students all blame teachers for their failure in exams. What about those days when people like Afe Babalola had to offer courses through correspondence and they read on their own at home?

Tony Danza continues, “…Teachers have no problem being held accountable by parents. In fact, they crave parent involvement,” he says, adding that it is the parent’s job to encourage success in school and talk to their children about the importance of a good education.”

It’s becoming usual for Danza to finish with the following words whenever he talks about his book;
“And lastly I really would like to apologize to every teacher I’ve ever had.”

Maybe you also need to look back and apologize to your teachers. Honestly, they are never given as much as they deserve in appreciation and gratification.

Happy Teachers’ day!

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NECO Postpones 2020 Exams Indefinitely

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NECO Postpones 2020 Exams Indefinitely
NECO Postpones 2020 Exams Indefinitely

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The National Examinations Council (NECO) on Sunday announced the suspension of the ongoing Senior Secondary Schools Certificate Examinations (SSCE) indefinitely.

This was made known in a statement by NECO’s Head, Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani.

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The examination body explained that the action was taken due to the closure of schools and the curfew imposed by some state governors to safeguard lives occasioned by the #EndSARS protests.

“Arising from that meeting, the Governing Board resolved that the 2020 SSCE (Internal) be postponed indefinitely in view of the current security challenges, occasioned by the #ENDSARS protests, which disrupted the smooth conduct of the examinations in some parts of the country,” the statement partly read.

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#EndSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Schools In Lagos

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#EndSARS Protest: Sanwo-Olu Orders Closure Of Schools In Lagos

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The Lagos State Government led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the closure of public and private schools indefinitely in the state.

The closure of schools in Lagos was announced in a press statement on Monday by the state’s Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi.

Also Read: #EndSARS protesters break into Lagos International Airport (Videos)

The statement which was titled, ‘Lagos directs students to stay at home’, quoted Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, the Commissioner for Education, as saying that the schools were shut down over “tension generated by the anti-SARS protests.”

This is coming at a time #EndSARS protests against police brutality and bad governance by Nigerian youths grounded academic activities in some schools in the state on Monday.

“A new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible.”

 

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NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest

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NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest

NECO Shifts Exam Over #EndSARS Protest

The National Examination Council, NECO, has announced the rescheduled of one of the practical examinations supposed to hold in October till the next month.

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday, October 18, by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division for the Nigerian exam body, Mr. Azeez Sani.

He announced that the Paper I Computer Studies Practicals examination which was supposed to be taken on Monday, October 19 is now delayed till November 16, 2020.

Also Read: Buhari Appoints Professor Godswill Obioma As New NECO Registrar

Sani revealed that the postponement is a result of the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country, particularly the blockage of movement of transport at the entrance gate into Benin City, the Edo state capital.

He noted further that the truck conveying NECO examination materials had left its take-off point two days earlier to deliver to some states but has been held up in the ‘blockage.

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