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Insecurity: ‘We ‘re not sure of when schools will reopen’- Niger govt.

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Niger state government has declared that it is not sure of when the boarding schools that were shut down will reopen as a result of the insecurity ravaging the state.

The state Commissioner for Education, Hon Hannatu Jibrin, stated this during the reunion and handing over of the kidnapped Kagara students to their families on Sunday.

The Commissioner explained that the government is meeting with parents, teachers and other stakeholders to come up with a template for the reopening of the schools.

In her words, “The security challenge facing this state is huge and we have to ensure things are put in proper place before we will think of reopening the school. I can’t say when they will go back to school or when it will be reopened but we will ensure that the SS3 students are kept in touch with, to see how we will manage them so that they won’t miss anything and still write the final examination. Schools and students are delicate, but we are talking to the parents and other stakeholders to come up with a template for the reopening of the school”.

Speaking further, the commissioner encouraged the students not to be discouraged by their experience stressing that they should go back to the society as better people and identify a path to see how they can get out of the trauma caused by their abduction.

Also commenting , the Director-General of the Child’s Right Agency in the state, Hajia Mariam Kolo, who has been at the forefront of counselling of the students to get them out of the trauma described what they went through as indeed a harrowing experience.

Mariam, however said she was happy with the students’ response to  their counselling.

She also stated that the agency has done its best and that there would be a follow up on the students adding that the feedback from them will determine what steps would be taken next.

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UI fixes Post-UTME CBT screening, gives details

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Management of the University of Ibadan (UI) has informed prospective candidates who have registered for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) that the screening which will be Computer Based Test (CBT), will start on Tuesday, 06 April to Saturday, 10 April, 2021.

The Registrar of the university, Olubunmi O. Faluyi, who made this known in a statement on Friday, also added that information on the Date, Time and Venue will be communicated via a photo card to each candidate through the University Admission Portal.

The statement further noted that candidates are requested to print the PHOTOCARD and bring along to the venue of the screening.

“A CBT access fee of N1,000.00 will be paid for the screening.

“Enquiries can be directed to the following Desk Officers: Mr. L. O. Abu – 08071183955; Mr. A. Kolade – 08067557709”, the statement said.

 

 

 

 

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F -Lounge and Bar Organises Lalale Friday Special Nite

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Juju maestro, Wale Thompson, is set to entertain fans this Friday, 26th of March 2021. The special nite is organized by F Lounge and Bar, in conjunction with Wathom Music and Entertainment at Fola Mart, Felele Junction, Idi Odo, Challenge, Ibadan from 7.00pm till early hours.

It will be recalled that Wale Thompson’s hit track, Lalele Friday was the Friday night anthem for clubbers, rocking the music scene in the late ’90s and still lives momentum each time its played.

Thompson started his musical career at the tender age of 14 with his father’s band as a guitarist and later form his own band in 1988. He has ever since been a force to reckon with in the juju hi-life music circle.

“Enjoy “Lalale Friday special nite with your favourite meal, drinks and decadent snack, with Wale Thompson electrifying the atmosphere with good music,” the management of F Lounge and Bar with Wathom Music and Entertainment assured.

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Kwara Hijab Crisis: Teachers locked out, as Christians sing at school entrance

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Some churches in Kwara state have refused to reopen the schools following the directive of the state government to the 10 schools at the center of the controversy over the use of the hijab

The affected schools are C&S College, Sabo-Oke; St. Anthony’s Secondary School, Offa Road; ECWA School, Oja Iya; Surulere Baptist Secondary School, and Bishop Smith Secondary School, Agba Dam.

Others are CAC Secondary School, Asa Dam road; St. Barnabas Secondary School, Sabo-Oke; St. John School Maraba; St. Williams Secondary School, Taiwo Isale, and St. James Secondary School, Maraba.

According to the information scooped from Channels Television  Christian faithful were seen gathered in front of Cherubim and Seraphim school, singing and dancing.

Also a load of sand is seen in front of the gate to prevent both teachers and pupils from gaining entrance.

At Saint Anthony School, the teachers reportedly turned up as directed by the government, they were seen gathered in groups discussing the situation.

Security operatives later intervened and forced opened gates of both schools.

The situation at Baptist School, Surulere, where crisis broke out two days ago was however peaceful as teachers gathered in groups inside the school.

 

The State Government had on Thursday directed principals, teachers, and staff of the schools to reopen.

According to the government, the resumption became necessary in order to prepare the final year students for their external examinations.

It warned that any staff that fails to report to duty will face the full wrath of the law as it will not condone any act of insubordination.

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