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Anambra reads riot act to Schools, returning students over COVID -19

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Anambra State government says they are prepared for the resumption of Schools as directed by the Federal government, but says only Senior Secondary class three will return.

In the government’s riot act to students, teachers and management, the government declared that those that had filled the forms would resume classes, while others who have not would wait.

These were announced at the weekend, by the State Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof Kate Omenugha.

She said:v

“Only SS3 Students in approved Public, Private and Mission schools are to resume in the State.

“Borders are to return on Tuesday 4th August 2020, while classes will resume for boarders and day students on Wednesday 5th August 2020.

“However, schools that HAVE NOT complied with the COVID-19 protocols in schools and have not filled the schools’ readiness for resumption form are to delay reopening until they do so.

“They are given between 3rd- 7th August 2020 to comply. The names of schools that are up to date are to be seen on our website. The list will be updated daily. The safety of our children must be protected.

“Schools are requested to start immediately to prepare students for the upcoming WAEC examination that comes up from 17th August 2020.

“Students in schools that take only NABTEB examination are to resume on 7th September 2020, as NABTED examinations start from 21st September 2020.

“Students boarders who are able to go to school from home, are advised to do so.

“Students who are in the boarding schools need to fill the re-entry clearance forms to enable us track their movement history.

“All schools should have only one point of entrance into the school. This is for proper monitoring and health checks.

“All students’ temperature must be checked with infrared thermometer on a daily basis before they are allowed entry into the school.

“The COVID-19 task force of schools must work together to ensure that all COVID-19 protocols are observed by the students.

“No student shall be allowed into the school without properly putting on a face mask,” Anambra government said

Meanwhile, some of the parents and teachers were not comfortable with the re-opening of Schools as announced, as they fear the safety of their wards and Students

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One of the parents, Mrs Ngozi Ezike said reopening the Schools now was risking the lives of the innocent children, adding that the best option in such situation was to make mass promotions in the country for a new academic session

Also, one of the teachers in a private school in the State, who pleaded anonymity, said the resumption of Schools by the government was just a sign of wickedness.

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The female teacher said the proprietors of the schools and the Mission schools had been in the forefront of such ‘devilish ‘ act for their selfish motives.

But one of the parents whose three children were in public school, Mr Chinedu Omasi, commended the Federal government for heeding to the voice of reason in reopening the Schools.

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He lamented that the children had not been reading at home since the outbreak of the pandemic, adding that what they had been doing was to eat and watch television.

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Man, 27, drowns in Kano pond

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A statement signed by Malam Saidu Mohammed, Public Relations Officer of the Kano State Fire Service, indicated that Salisu died Friday morning.

“We received a distress call from one Malam Shehu at about 8.22 a.m., that Salisu’s body was found floating in a pond.

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“On receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team to the scene at about 8.29 a.m.

“The team could only rescue the corpse which was taken to Sanusi General Hospital,” the statement said, adding that the cause of the death was being investigated.

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Obaseki celebrates Daisy Danjuma at 68

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In a statement on Friday in Benin, Obaseki said Sen. Danjuma, who is a Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had excelled exceedingly in numerous endeavors and continued to remain a shining inspiration for many in the state and beyond.

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“I congratulate Sen. Daisy Danjuma as she marks her 68th birthday.

“A worthy daughter and ambassador of the state, she has made an indelible impact in different spheres of life, championing developmental programs and ensuring credible representation of Edo people.

“As Senator representing Edo South Senatorial District, she served the people creditably and continues to champion the development of the people and empowerment of vulnerable groups.

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“An amazon of no mean repute, we celebrate her resolve and commitment to development and pray that God grants her more fruitful years,” he prayed.

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Naked German man chases wild boar that stole his laptop (photos)

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A German nudist was sunbathing naked at the Teufelssee in West Berlin when a wild boar picked up the yellow bag containing his laptop and the man gave chase.

The photographer who captured the drama, Adele Landauer, shared it on Facebook with the permission of the naked man.

In the photos, the naked man is seen chasing the boar and her two piglets while fellow sunbathers looked on in amusement.

“Nature strikes back,” wrote Adele Landauer, a personal coach, on Facebook. “I showed the man the photos, he laughed heartily and gave me permission to make them public.”

The man was sunbathing naked at the Teufelssee in West Berlin, a popular and perfectly legal practice in the German capital as part of what is known as FKK, or Freikörperkultur (free body culture).

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The wild boar had apparently spotted a pizza being eaten by other bathers so it seized a yellow bag containing the man’s laptop, probably believing it to contain food.

When the man noticed what was going on, he chased the animal into the undergrowth.

“Because the bag contained his laptop, he gave it his all, even though he was in his birthday suit,” explained Landauer.

The boar’s flight was slowed by a cardboard box in its path. The man clapped his hands and hit the ground with the stick, prompting the boar to drop the laptop and the man took his bag back.

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Another witness said:

“When he returned from the forest, everyone applauded him.”

Derek Ehlert, Berlin’s ombudsman for wild animals, told local media that such incidents had become increasingly common, and that foxes had also become regular visitors to Berlin’s lakeside resorts.

“We urge people not to panic in such a case,” he said. “We have so far had no injuries – the animals are quite used to humans.”

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