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Basic Education: Commissioner Emphasises Periodic Training of Teachers

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The Enugu State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uche Eze, has stressed the need for constant and periodic training of teachers toward the development of basic education system in the state. The commissioner said this in an interview in Enugu on Wednesday.

He said that the training would expose teachers to the various teaching techniques and skills. Eze added that the government would soon send teachers to the Nigeria Teachers Institute (NTI) for retraining so as to improve their knowledge and skill, in conformity with modern day realities. He also stressed the need to motivate teachers in order to enhance their efficiency, boost their moral and enthrone competition among them.

He noted that “it is widely said that any system without reward will not bring out the best among the manpower that make up the system. “Government must pay attention to rewarding teachers as this will encourage them in the task of impacting knowledge to our children. “The issue of welfare packages to teachers, especially those in basic education can never be overemphasized.” The commissioner said that the state government had concluded arrangements for prompt payment of teachers’ salaries and allowances so as to avoid incessant industrial action that characterised basic education in some parts of the country.

Eze also said that the state government would ensure that those due for promotion were elevated immediately without delay and their retirement should not be delayed in any form. “This will go a long way in encouraging those that are still in active service to restore sanity in our basic education system,” he said. He pointed out that one of the greatest problems facing basic education was inadequate funding, adding that currently, the federal and state governments had been collaborating with the Universal Basic Education Board to fund schools through counterpart fund.

He said that the local government areas had been providing educational materials like chalk, pen, pencil, writing materials and some science text books for various schools. Eze emphasised the need for efficient management of funds and support provided by these government agencies in order to improve the standard and quality of teaching in the country. According to him, heads of basic education boards should be held responsible for any misappropriation of fund and support provided by government. Government on its own part, should evolve appropriate measures to monitor and sanction erring school heads to serve as deterrent to others.

Source: Vanguard

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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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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.

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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

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.

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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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