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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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WAEC to release 2020 SSSCE results next week

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WAEC release results

The West African Examinations Council has said the results of the 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination would be released next week.

The results were supposed to be out today but the examination body said the postponement was due to the violence and arson in the country which affected some of its offices and some of its operations nationwide.

The unrest experienced in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests against police brutality had forced governments to impose curfew in their respective states.

“WASSCE SC 2020 Results Release Date: Dear candidates, the Council had planned to release the results today in fulfilment of our Project 45 but due to the curfew imposed last week, it had to be postponed till next week.

“The exact date will be made known soon,” @waecnigeria tweeted on Wednesday.

When contacted, the Head of Public Affairs, WAEC Nigeria, Demianus Ojijeogu, confirmed the development

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National Examinations Council Postpones SSCE Exams Indefinitely

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National Examination Council Postpones SSCE Exams Indefinitely

Following the ongoing #EndSARS protest across the country, the National Examinations Council, (NECO) has postponed the ongoing Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations,(SSCE) indefinitely.

This is the third postponement of the ongoing examinations within two weeks.

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The governing board of the council has at its special meeting held on Thursday, 22nd October 2020 reviewed the on-going 2020 ssce (internal) nationwide and concluded that it is no longer safe to continue with the examinations due to the insecurity in most parts of the country.

The council had in a press release last Wednesday rescheduled some papers of the 2020 on-going  SSCE.

The board in its meeting held last Thursday however resolved to postpone the examinations indefinitely.

The council in the statement signed by its head, information and public relations division, Azeez Sani said it regretted any inconveniences the postponement may cause its esteemed stakeholders.

It added that the council has taken the decision in order to maintain the integrity and security of its examination procedures for the seamless conduct of the council’s examination now and in the future.

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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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