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UNICEF Says Over 300,000 Children Are Out of School in Borno State

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UNICEF Says Over 300,000 Children Are Out of School in Borno State

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has lamented that 330,389 students are out of school in troubled Borno State due to the Boko Haram’s crisis.

The United Nations agency, however, called on the State House of Assembly to expedite the passage of the Child Rights Act in order to protect the rights of the out-of-school conflict-affected children and others in the state.

The UNICEF Chief of Maiduguri Field Office, Ms. Phuong Nguyen, said this Wednesday during a public hearing on the Borno State Child Rights Domestication Act that was organized by the Ad-hoc Special Committee on Violence Against Persons, Justice and Judiciary on Domestication of Child Rights Act 2015.

Nguyen commended the lawmakers and the state government on the public hearing and expressed optimism that more states in the North-east would expedite processes to domesticate the Child Rights Acts (CRA).

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She added that when passed into law, UNICEF would work with stakeholders to make the law active for the protection of children in the state.

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JAMB Announces Date for 2022 UTME, DE Registration

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JAMB Announces Date for 2022 UTME, DE Registration

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Monday announced that the registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and The Direct Entry Examination will commence by February 12, 2022.

The board made this known in its weekly bulletin released by its director of public relations, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in Abuja.

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In the timeline of events attached to the bulletin, the board announced that the UTME/DE registration starts 12th February 2022 and ends 19th March 2022.

While mock examination holds on 20th April 2022. UTME holds from 20th to 30th April 2022.

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University Don Charged for Electoral Fraud

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University Don Charged for Electoral Fraud

Author : Eunice Johnson, Abuja

The renewed trial of Professor Ignatius Uduk, a lecturer at the University of Uyo, commenced Thursday at the Akwa Ibom State High Court 9 sitting in Uyo, the state capital.

Prof. Uduk, a Collation/Returning Officer in the March 9th, 2019 governorship and house of assembly elections in Essien Udim State Constituency, faces a three-count charge for publishing and announcing false electoral results.

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The case was filed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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Minister of Education Adamu, Adamu Laments Poor Management of Funds

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Minister of Education Adamu, Adamu Laments Poor Management of Funds

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said that poor management of funds has remain a major operational constraint in the country’s Education sector.

Adamu who stated this during the inauguration of the governing council of eight federal polytechnics and six colleges of Education in Abuja, called on the Councils of the institutions to think outside the box to generate more revenues and enlist the support of philanthropic organisations.

According to him, poor management of funds remains major operational constraint in the sector adding that the limited funds allocated by government should be judiciously utilised.

Adamu further stated that it was imperative that the governing councils know the limits of their powers and how best to avoid situations of conflict in discharging their duties.

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The minister said it was however important for the Chief Executive to brief the Governing Councils regularly on all procurement, as it was done on all financial and other matters.

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