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F.G. Bans SSS1, SSS2 Students from Taking WASSCE, NECO, NABTEB

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F.G. Bans SSS1, SSS2 Students from Taking WASSCE, NECO, NABTEB

The Federal Government has banned students in Senior Secondary School one and two from applying for and taking external West African Senior School Certificate Examination, the National Examination Council, and National Business and Technical Examinations Board.

This was revealed to AMILOADED in a circular issued by the Federal Ministry of Education to principals of federal unity schools.

It was titled in the circular with no: FME/DBSE/US/DOC/III/16 and signed by the ministry’s Director Senior Secondary Education, Hajia Binta Abdulkadir. The circular was confirmed by the Director of Press and Public Relations, Ben Bem Goong, on Friday.

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The government threatened to expel any SSS One and Two students who take the exams. This, the education ministry, said would help to maintain decorum and boost standards of education in schools.

Further mentioned that all students must write these examinations after they have been duly registered for the examination by the college.

Recall that students of Federal Unity College should adhere strictly to the content of this circular. And Principals are advised to bring the content of this circular to the knowledge of all parents of the college.

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Federal Government Vows to Prosecute Attackers On Schools

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Federal Government Vows to Prosecute Attackers On Schools

The federal government says it is working with relevant stakeholders and partners to arrest and prosecute attackers on schools across the country.

Permanent secretary, ministry of education, architect sonny ECHONO disclosed this while briefing newsman on activities lined up for the forthcoming 4th international conference on safe schools declaration.

He noted that the federal government is also poised to making sure that victims of these attacks are adequately compensated.

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According to the permanent secretary, the safe schools declaration is a biennial event that gives stakeholders the opportunity to review progress and brainstorming on the way forward.

He added that the conference will build on previous conferences and galvanize support for the safe school declaration while noting that the Abuja safe schools declaration conference which is the first to be hosted in Africa will run from 25th to 27th October 2021 at the ECOWAS secretariat in Abuja,

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FG, ASUU agree on Payment of Salaries, Allowances’ Arrears

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FG, ASUU agree on Payment of Salaries, Allowances’ Arrears

The federal government and the academic staff union of universities (ASUU) have resolved that payment of the next tranche of the arrears of earned allowances would be paid on or before the end of October.

The government said it would also ensure that issues of promotion arrears and inconsistencies in the implementation of the integrated personnel and payroll information system (IPPIS) as it affects the university lecturers are sorted out and payment made on or before the end of this month.

This was disclosed by the minister of labor and employment, Senator Chris ngige on Thursday in Abuja during the meeting between the academic staff union of universities (ASUU)

Ngige earlier in his remarks, assured that the federal government would not abandon the public universities despite dwindling resources and reiterated the government’s readiness to work with ASUU and others interested in revamping the educational system.

The president of the academic staff union of universities, (ASUU) professor emmanuel osodeke speaking at the reconvened meeting with the federal government, commended the minister, Chris ngige for demonstrating an uncommon faith in the university system

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Professor osodeke asked the national assembly to enact a law that will make it mandatory for the public office holders to send their children to public schools in the country.

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FG Approves N75,000 Stipend for Education Undergraduates

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FG Approves N75,000 Stipend for Education Undergraduates

World teacher’s day

FG approves n75,000 stipends for education undergraduates

The federal government has approved the sum of n75,000 as a stipend per semester for students undergoing degree programs in education in public universities in Nigeria.

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This announcement was made at this year’s celebration of world teacher’s day in Abuja. Ncbn’s chiamaka enendu has more in this report.

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