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Schools in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, on Monday turned back their students who were not wearing face masks.

It was observed that though the students’ population was low on the first day of resumption of schools in the state, yet the few students and their teachers adhered to COVID-19 protocol.

At the Ilorin Grammar School, students who didn’t wear face mask were turned back at the gate of the school. Soap and water were placed at the entrance for students to wash their hands.

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The Principal of the school, Alhaji Toyin Abubakar said that the face mask supplied to the school by the government had been distributed to the students before the schools were closed in December. He said, “We are sending back the

students who are not with face mask back to their homes. The Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development has given us face masks which we have distributed to the students but some of them didn’t come with it. Even the government has asked us to come and collect another round of face mask today and we will also distribute them to our students.

Students turn out at Baboko Community Secondary School, Ilorin, on the first day of resumption was very low.

The few that resumed were seen cleaning the school premises and arranging some classes.

The Principal of the Senior section of the school, Mr Kadiri Mustapha said that some of the unused classes were being arranged for the students so that they would Observe the social distance protocol.

At Queen Elizabeth School, Ilorin, a girls boarding school, students were just resuming and they were coming in trickles.

The Principal of the school, Mrs Rachael Awolola said that some of the students arrived at the school on Sunday while others were just coming in.

She said that the students were with their face masks distributed to them by the school management.

“We are very lucky here because we don’t have many students, so we don’t have overcrowded classes. We have a maximum of 30 students per class”, she said.

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Heads Of Tertiary Institutions Fix June 15 As Deadline (JAMB)

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Heads Of Tertiary Institutions Fix June 15 As Deadline (JAMB)

All admissions in the nation’s tertiary institutions for the 2020/2021 Academic Session would end by 15th June, 2021.

According to Dr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head, Media and Information, ”The decision was collectively taken at a virtual meeting with Heads of Tertiary Institutions in the country on Wednesday, 24th February, 2021.”

In his remarks on the occasion, the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede, said the meeting with the institutions was aimed at knowing the level they had reached on the 2020/21 admissions scale,”he said. “According to him, the essence of the interactive meeting was to forestall an endless admission regime generated by the series of disruptions to daily life occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said the meeting would enable the Board to put necessary machinery in place for the 2021/2022 UTME/DE Registration Exercise,
The Registrar had earlier informed the gathering of eminent scholars that only 30% of institutions had started admissions into the 2020/2021 Academic Session. He stated there was the need to collectively decide when to close the 2020/2021 Admission Exercise. He added that the proposal was for Public Universities to end admissions four weeks ahead of Private Universities, the Polytechnics, Colleges of Education and IEIs.

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Meanwhile, the Board has urged all institutions to adhere strictly to all advisories issued to them on inter/intra-university transfers, foreign inter-university transfers and fresh foreign candidates, change of programmes and institutions and other essential processes related to admission in order to avoid unnecessary bickering that could endanger the future of innocent candidates and their subsequent mobilization for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). He added these advisories and procedures were to serve as guides for them on how to handle the various issues as they arose. The Registrar disclosed that transfer of candidates within institutions locally or internationally is an acceptable process as approved by the senate or council of the respective institutions but said that due process must be followed.

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Out Of School Children: FG Commences Alternate School Programme For 6.9m Children

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The federal government says it has commenced an Alternative School Programme (ASP) to tackle out of school children
The announcement of the commencement of the programme was made via series of tweets on the official Twitter handle of the President on Wednesday.
It would be recalled that in January, President Muhamadu Buhari inaugurated the 18-member Presidential Steering Committee on Alternate School Programme, ASP, co-chaired by the Ministers of Humanitarian Affairs and Education.

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Buhari said the programme will target delivering a limited scope of subjects – Mathematics, English Language, Basic Sciences and Social Studies to children with limited access.
“We have just commenced work on an Alternate School Programme (ASP) as a special education initiative targeting out-of-school children nationwide. We must and will ensure that no Nigerian child is left behind in terms of appropriate basic education. The tweets read.

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, approved the establishment of 20 private universities in the country.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu ,said the approved universities will get their provisional licenses from the National Universities Commission (NUC), which they will use for the next three years while monitoring and evaluation will go on.

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Some of the universities approved by the FEC are Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom State. Thomas Adewumi University, Oko-Irese, Kwara State, Maranathan University, Mgbidi, Imo State, Ave Maria University, Piyanko, Nasarawa State, and Al-Istiqama University, Sumaila, Kano State James Hope University, Lagos, Lagos State, Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano among others.
Nine of the private universities are located in North Central, three in South South, two in South East, five of them in North West and one in South West.

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