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Lagos primary schools to close tomorrow, resume 20 January

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Public primary schools in Lagos State will close Friday, 6 December 2019 and resume 20 January 2019, a statement has said.

The closure/holiday comes one week earlier than scheduled for the first term to allow for intensive training of about 4,000 teachers to implement the government’s new technology education management system, EkoEXCEL (Excellence in Child Education and Learning), from next term.

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The EkoEXCEL initiative would be piloted in 300 of the 1016 schools.

Speaking on the new initiative, the Education Commissioner, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo said:

“EkoExcel will launch a pilot consisting of 300 Schools across all the 20 LGs and 37 LCDAs and aims at training over 4000 teachers in the first phase starting on Monday, December 9, 2019.”

She added that the aim of the project is to improve learning outcomes for over 500,000 pupils, while over14, 000 teachers, including the would ultimately be covered by the training.

“EkoExcel (Excellence in Child Education and Learning) is an education reform programme that is poised to developing more highly skilled teachers; by training, supporting and motivating existing government teachers to succeed in their classrooms,” she said.

 

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FCES Oyo Alumni Association drags ex-president to EFCC over alleged fraud

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The National Alumni Association of the Federal College of Education (Special) in Oyo, Oyo State has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate and prosecute her erstwhile National President, Dr. M.A Oladimeji, for fraud.

According to a copy of the letter made available to the press, the National Executive Council of the association alleged that Oladimeji without carrying along other members of the executive produced new receipts for the association and distributed same with fraudulent intent.

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He was also alleged to have made unapproved withdrawals from the association’s account with Heritage Bank, Plc.

The association pleaded with EFCC to investigate the case to retrieve all money withdrawn and prosecute the accused if found guilty.

The Federal College of Education (Special) is the only college of special education in the Sub Saharan Africa and has produced many special education teachers.

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Gabriel Akinyemi, the 60-year-old JAMB candidate who plans to study Pharmacy at UNILAG

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A 60-year-old man who wrote the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations [UTME] to read Pharmacy, has raised concern over his inability to achieve his dream due to low score.

The man, Mr Gabriel Olarenwaju Akinyemi, who wrote the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board [JAMB’s] UTME, scored an aggregate of 161.

The Indigene of Ekiti sat for the examination at Mater Christi centre in Igede-Ekiti, Ekiti State. He chose the University of Lagos [UNILAG] to pursue his preferred course of study.

He reportedly resigned his appointment as Court Registrar at the Ekiti State Judiciary in 2017 to pursue his educational goals after taking the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination [SSCE] at the Christ Boys’ Secondary School, Ado-Ekiti

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JAMB, which revealed this in its weekly news bulletin it released Sunday night, said Akinyemi was not happy with what he scored.

He was said to have first aroused public interest when he presented himself for registration at the UTME/DE 2020 Registration exercise in January at the Ekiti State Office, Ado-Ekiti.

According to the board, the sexagenarian had at the venue of the registration told the bewildered staff of the board and co-UTME candidates, his dreams of obtaining a first-degree certificate in spite of his age.

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Akinyemi who lived at Obafemi Awolowo Academy, Fajuyi, Ado-Ekiti, was said to have made another historic appearance shortly after at the State Office to make enquiries in furtherance of his ambition.

He poured encomiums on the current leadership of JAMB for the transformations effected in the Board’s operational processes while also commending the Board for all the safety and containment efforts at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“While speaking with the Ekiti State Coordinator, Mr Abdulhakeem Abdulhameed, Akinyemi said his lifelong ambition had been to obtain a degree certificate hence his determination to the UTME this time around,” the bulletin read.

He said:

“In my youthful days, I had a passion to study but my parents were very poor and they could not sponsor my education. So, I stopped after primary school education.

“However, as a result of my determination to acquire knowledge, I decided to further my education first by obtaining my ‘O’ level result, which I passed with flying colours and now my next objective the first degree without which my hunger would not be satiated.”

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Olusegun Agagu Varsity’s students resist alleged forceful endorsement of Gov Akeredolu

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Students of Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa, Ondo State, on Saturday said it would resist any attempt to force them to endorse Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s second term bid.

The Newsmen reports that this followed a clash between leaders of the OAUSTECH Students’ Union Government (SUG) and members of Aketi Support Group (ASG) on Friday in Okitipupa over endorsement of Akeredolu.

The students union President of OAUSTECH, Mr. Damilola Okunomo, told reporters that members of the ASG had planned to forcefully coopt students of the institution to endorse Akeredolu.

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Okunomo alleged that the ASG was trying to do that by using the institution’s gate and logo to take pictures to imply that students of the institution had endorsed Akeredolu.

According to him, the ASG was here to coopt us forcefully to endorse Akeredolu, as they came to our gate and took pictures, which implied that we have endorsed the governor’s second term bid.

“This, however, led to a clash, as we resisted such an attempt; our tuition fees were hiked from N80,000 to N200,000 and above, no electricity, we lacked security and do not have hostels too.

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“Let it be on record that until all our yearnings as students are met, we will continue to resist any attempt to force students of this institution to endorse Akeredolu,” Okunomo said.

He, however, said that he and some students sustained varying degrees of injuries as a result of the clash.

In a swift reaction, Olanrewaju Akeredolu, Co-ordinator of the group, denied the allegation, saying that there was no clash or any attempt to force the students to endorse the governor.

Akeredolu alleged that some touts wanted to hijack the group’s peaceful tour to drum support for the governor, and this forced our members to immediately leave the area.

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According to him, we are working for the second term bid of the governor, and we took our tour to Okitipupa where we shared palliatives like rice, soaps, and others to residents, including some students.

“The executives of OAUSTECH led by Okunomo accosted us; we even gave them some palliatives, but later they started asking us questions, which we explained to them,” he said.

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