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Oyo: Akande-Sadipe pays second tranche of N25M to indigent students

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The Federal lawmaker representing Oluyole Federal Constituency and Chairperson House of Representative Committee on Diaspora, Hon. Tolu Akande-Sadipe has paid the second tranche of her 25-million naira TASK scholarship.

This payment is the second tranche of the year 2019/2020 session for twenty (20) indigent students drawn from communities across the federal Constituency.

Hon. Akande-Sadipe in a bid to fulfil her campaign promises launched the N25 Million Naira scholarship immediately after her election to the 9th Assembly.

According to a statement signed by her Media aide, Olamilekan Olusada, the lawmaker affirmed that the beneficiaries were selected on merit and each student was graded with a cumulative average of their academic standings and entry essay.

Recall that December, 2019, Hon. Akande – Sadipe flagged off the N25 Million Naira scholarship scheme at her constituency office, where the first set of beneficiaries were awarded dummy cheques.

Sadipe disclosed that payments to beneficiaries were deposited to each recipient’s bank account which covers the balance of their tuition fee and incidental expenses for the 2019/2020 academic year.

In addition to this, she has also initiated steps to commence the request for applications for new set of beneficiaries for the 2020/2021 academic year.

“The reason I believe so passionately in providing opportunities such as this, is that education has the potential to transform our nation, thereby creating progress and growth. Every citizen is a pillar of the nation and every nation rests on billions of such pillars. The more educated the pillars are, the stronger the nation’s foundation would be.

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“It’s my desire that few of you someday may become legislators like me or even the Governor of Oyo State. Stay focused and committed, the sky is the limit”, the lawmaker said.

One of the beneficiaries, Mr. Olalere Ololade appreciated the lawmaker through his twitter handle: @granitolamide saying, “Good Afternoon everyone on this platform. My sincere appreciation and gratitude goes to Honourable Tolulope Akande Sadipe K for fulfilling her promise she made when she awarded us scholarship worth #100,000 on Dec 1, 2019, I have received the #100,000 for the first year of the scholarship scheme.”

“I was surprised when I saw the credit alert on the phone because I don’t believe it, I’m short of words but I pray May Almighty Allah in HIS mercy Continue to be with you throughout your days And May He make you Continue in fulfilling all the promises that you made during your campaign. Once again, I really appreciate your efforts Ma. God Bless you and your crew”.

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COVID-19: Adamawa threatens to shutdown schools for reopening without approval

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The Adamawa State Government on Tuesday threatened to shut down primary schools in the state for reopening without approval.

The state Commissioner for Education, Wilbina Jackson, made this known during a meeting with the state chapter of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools in Yola.

Jackson emphasized that the COVID-19 guidelines must be followed by all stakeholders to prevent the spread of the virus in the state.

According to her, “The National Policy on education did not state that primary six should write Common Entrance, that is what we explained to them.

“It is all about automatic promotion, no one is demoted. So that is not an excuse as far as we are concerned. We are here to obey guidelines according to the Federal Ministry of Education on COVID-19″.

The Commissioner further explained that the government has not approved the reopening of primary schools nor the conduct of common entrance examinations in the state.

She condemned the situation where officials sent by the ministry to monitor compliance of schools in line with the COVID-19 guidelines were prevented from doing so.

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UI announces date for 2020/2021 post – UTME screening

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In preparations for the admission of candidates for the 2020/2021 admission exercise, the premiere University of Ibadan (UI) has announced that it website will be open from Monday, 07 September, 2020 to Friday , 16 October, 2020 for the commencement of the process.

The Registrar of the institution, Mrs. Olubunmi Faluyi in a statement,  “This is to inform candidates who made the University of Ibadan their institution of first choice and scored 200 and above in the 2020 UTME that the University website will be open from Monday, 07 September, 2020 to Friday, 16 October, 2020”.

She stressed that Instructions for the registration would be available on the admission portal @ https://www.admission.ui.edu.ng from Monday 07 September 2020, urging candidates to pay attention to the instructions.

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Oyo govt. announces shift in common entrance, placement exams dates

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Oyo State government on Tuesday, announced a shift in the Common Entrance examination into its schools of science from Wednesday 19th August to Tuesday 1st, September, 2020.

The shift, according to the State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, signed by the Commissioner, Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye was because of a clash of the examination date with the ongoing West African School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), in which students were expected to write Economics and Agricultural Science in their year 2020 West African Examination Council (WAEC).

Also, the date of the screening test for placement of pupils in terminal classes in public and private primary schools into Junior Secondary School 1(JSS1) in Oyo State has been shifted from Thursday 20th August 2020 to Saturday 22nd August, 2020 due to another clash of the date of the exercise with another WAEC subject.

“All parents and guidance are advised to note these changes and prepare their wards for the exercise at the stipulated periods with strict compliance with the State’s covid-19 protocols,” the Commissioner advised.

 

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