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Lagos State Government Orders Closure of Schools by Friday, December 18

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Lagos State Government on Thursday, ordered all private and public schools in the state to vacate by Friday, December 18, 2020.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Ministry of Education, Abiola Seriki-Ayeni

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The Statement read: “The 2020/2021 first term academic session for public and private schools comes to an end on Friday, 18th December 2020”.

“The Lagos State Government has directed public and private schools in the state to vacate on Friday 18th December 2020.

“Therefore, all public and private schools below tertiary level in the state are to close for the Christmas and New Year holiday on that day.

“Schools are to resume back on Monday 4th January, 2021 in compliance with the Lagos State harmonized academic calendar.

“It is important to note that boarders are to resume on Sunday 3rd January, 2021 while academic activities commences immediately.”

She also advised parents to ensure strict adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols at home while all school proprietors and school administrators are enjoined to also ensure compliance to COVID-19 safety protocols when schools resume.

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Freed Bethel Students to Write Ongoing NECO Examination

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Freed Bethel Students to Write Ongoing NECO Examination

The Kaduna State Government said it will ensure that the freed students of the Bethel Baptist High School write the ongoing National Examinations Council (NECO) examinations.

A statement issued by the state Commissioner for Education, Shehu Mohammed, on Tuesday, said the state government was working with the council to ensure that those who registered write their examination at the nearest centre.

He also assured that the state government would do the needful to ensure the safe release of those children who were still being held by the kidnappers.

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Recall that the kidnappers on July 5, 2021 invaded the Bethel Baptist High School, Maraban Damishi, in Chikun Local Government Area of the state and abducted the students.

The 28 students were released by the kidnappers on Sunday while a few others had earlier regained their freedom and another four escaped from the bandits’ hideout on Monday.

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JAMB Suspends use of USSD Code to Check UTME Results, Issues New Directive

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JAMB Suspends use of USSD Code to Check UTME Results, Issues New Directive

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has suspended the use of USSD code to check the just released results of 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

JAMB which made this known in a statement issued by its spokesman, Dr Fabian Benjamin, on Saturday, said candidates are now expected to visit the Board’s website to access their results.

The exam body said the new results checking process was necessitated by the current challenges associated with the USSD code.

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It reads : “It has come to the attention of the Board that the result checking on USSD code 55019 is saddled with some challenges. Consequently, the Board hereby directs all candidates to visit JAMB portal to check for their 2021 UTME result. Each candidate is to follow this simple steps.

(a) Visit https://www.jamb.gov.ng
(b) On the menu bar, click on efacility
(c) On the page that shows up, click on UTME 2021 Main Results Notification Slip
(d) Enter your registration number and click the button Check My Result

“Candidates can check their results from anywhere there is internet access, checking by USSD code 55019 is suspended”.

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TETFUND Chief, Bogoro, Inaugurates Projects at UniJos

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TETFUND Chief, Bogoro, Inaugurates Projects at UniJos

Prof Suleiman Bogoro, the Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), has inaugurated completed projects at the University of Jos.

During the Inauguration on Thursday, Bogoro thanked the management of the university for the feat achieved and described it as a “wonderful initiative”.

He said the projects, in addition to adding value and changing the face of the university, will enhance teaching and learning, adding that the projects will address the infrastructure shortage the university has faced in the past.

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He further disclosed that with the news projects, the university stands a chance of competing with its peers anywhere in the world.

The vice chancellor, Sebastian Maimako whose tenure expires in few days commended the contractors of the projects for executing them within specifications. He also thanked members of staff of the university for their support, commitment and dedication to duty, and urged them to keep the flag flying.

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