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FG Orders Unity Schools to Re-open Oct 12

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FG Orders Unity Schools to Re-open Oct 12

The Federal Government has announced that all Unity Schools in Nigeria should resume with effect from October 12, 2020.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed this during a press conference in Abuja on Friday.

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According to the Minister, Unity schools across the country, are at liberty to fix resumption dates and ensure adequate safety measures.

Adamu added that the conclusion was drawn after consultations with Presidential Task Force(PTF) on COVID-19. He also warned that schools who fail to adhere to outlined COVID-19 safety protocols, risk closure if there is an outbreak from such institutions.

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FCT Teachers Refuse to Accept Students Over Minimum Wage

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Teachers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have refused pupils who resumed school for the first time since the COVID-19.

Teachers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have refused pupils who resumed school for the first time since the COVID-19.

The teachers under the Supervision of the FCT Council of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, said the Area Council Chairmen in the territory have refused to implement the National minimum wage and payment of arrears.

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In September, chairman of the union, Stephen Knabayi, had directed members not to resume work whenever schools reopened.

He said while the Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has commenced payment of the new minimum wage, the six Area Councils in the territory saddled with payment of primary school teachers have refused to budge.

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BREAKING: Schools in FCT to Resume on Sunday

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Schools in FCT to Resume on Sunday

The Federal government has announced that Schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja are to reopen on Sunday, October 11th.

Boarding students are expected to resume on Sunday while academic activities will begin on Monday.

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The FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Bello made the announcement while briefing journalists in Abuja, on Thursday.

Bello said that the guidelines for the reopening of the schools will soon be released and the academic calendar will cover the third term that was left due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He added that the FCT did not record any case during the reopening of schools for exit classes and is optimistic that officials and pupils will ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols once the schools reopen.

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Obaseki Approves Resumption of Primary, Secondary Schools

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Obaseki Approves Resumption of Primary, Secondary Schools

The Governor of Edo state Godwin Obaseki has approved the resumption of primary and secondary schools in the state for the 2020/21 academic session on Monday sept 28.

The Commissioner for Education, Jimoh Ijegbai, said this in a statement on Tuesday that the State Governor, has approved the resumption date.

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He said in order to observe the social/physical distancing safety protocol in the classrooms, secondary schools were to operate according to the following schedule: JSS 1-3 between 8am -11am, while SSS 1-3 would be between 12pm-3pm.

The commissioner said parents and guardians were expected to provide face masks for their wards in order to curb the spread of COVID-19.

He went further to say that School Heads and Authorities are to follow strictly the COVID-19 safety protocols and also collect copies of the 2020/21 academic calendar from the office of the Chief Inspectors of Education in the 18 Local Government Areas of the state.

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