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C’ River SUBEB distributes 60,000 desks to primary schools

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Odey said this on Wednesday in Calabar when he flagged off the distribution of 600 tables and 600 chairs under the 2018 UBE intervention fund to primary school teachers in the state.

He said: “We have been doing a lot in terms of infrastructural development for pupils with the construction and rehabilitation of over 500 school projects and provision of over 60,000 sitting facilities.”

He said that the board was concerned about the welfare of teachers, adding that the provision of tables and chairs was necessary to create conducive environment for teaching.

We want to ensure that while we are providing a conducive learning environment for pupils, we also create a comfortable environment for our teachers who are very strategic in providing basic education,” he stated.

The executive chairman further promised that ensuring conducive learning and teaching condition for pupils and teachers would continue to be a top priority of the board.

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15 states to benefit from COVID-19 education incentive – NEC

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The National Economic Council (NEC) says 15 states have qualified to benefit from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) funding for education as part of measures to cushion the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the sector.


Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State disclosed this while virtually briefing State House correspondents after the virtual NEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday.

The virtual NEC meeting was anchored from the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

“I am very pleased to announce that the Federal Government has put in place some financial incentives to assist the states in implementing the education COVID-19 plan.

“Selected states are to benefit from the COVID-19 GPE global partnership for education funding; those that are above the national average from at least two of three criteria.

“The states that have qualified are Abia, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Ebonyi, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Kano, Nassarawa, Niger, Plateau, Sokoto and Zamfara.

“These are the states that made two of the three criteria for GPE funding; this is the grant from the World Bank and other donors.’’

He said the Federal Ministry of Education presented to NEC a broad overview of the education sector and how the education of Nigerian students in the COVID-19 era could continue.

El-Rufai said that the Ministry of Education approved the closure of schools and tertiary institutions on March 19 before a formal lockdown was announced.

“Some actions taken so far to mitigate the learning loss among children are the education sector COVID-19 strategy and National Education Sector COVID-19 Response Plan in collaboration with parastatals, development partners, public health experts, and the Nigerian education group.

“The Federal Government also constituted a ministerial task force on COVID-19.

“The primary objectives of the COVID-19 education response plan are to ensure that all children continue learning through access to the best remote learning programmes and appropriate for each context to meet the needs of each child, including the most vulnerable.

“ Some may have access to the internet, but the poorest can get their lessons over the radio; some through television.

“So, the whole plethora of platforms was made available so that no one is left behind.’’

He said that the federal and state governments were working towards ensuring a safe opening up of the educational system.

The governor said, first, capacity must be built for teachers for ongoing development and deployment of technology in teaching.

According to him, teaching with digital technology is new and requires a lot of training as well as providing technical assistance in selection and delivery of online digital content and offline learning resources among others.

“Some of the measures to arrest the potential growth in the number of out of school children, arising from the situation we had before the pandemic and during the pandemic are as follows:

“Disbursement of the Federal Government of Nigeria, UBE intervention funds to states on equality basis to states.

“This is to enable them to implement tangible state based priority projects, including the building of schools or additional classrooms, renovations, rehabilitations, procurement of furniture and equipment etc with focus on enrolling more pupils or having more flexibility to do shifts.

“The Almajiri integrated Quaranic teaching school programmes to mainstream the Almajiri boys into basic education and eradicate the out-of-school children syndrome in northern Nigeria.

“Open schooling, which is principally aimed at reducing the number of out-of-school children in the country, among others, ‘’ he said.

El-Rufai said that, going forward, there should be a national training programme to equip all university lecturers in delivering blended learning.

The governor said that NEC also recommended accelerating and strengthening the management of an electronic digital identity management system for all Nigerians.

El-Rufai explained that such digital identity would aid easy enrolment, retention and completion of learners at all levels as well as curb fraud, forgery and alteration of certificates.

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Benue schools to resume Sept. 21– Official

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The Benue State Government has approved Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 for the resumption of all schools in the state.


The Commissioner for Education, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar, told journalists on Wednesday in Makurdi that both public and private primary, secondary and tertiary institutions would resume on that day.

Ityavyar explained that the resumption was for first term of the 2020/2021 academic session, adding that the third term for other categories of pupils and students except JSS 3 and SSS 3 had been cancelled, including the payment of school fees.

“Let me emphasise on the issue of school fees so there is no confusion because if the third term is cancelled, school fees for the term are also cancelled.

“But in the case of JSS 3 and SSS 3, parents are expected to pay their third term fees. However, those who have not done third term, they don’t need to pay fees and this applies to private and public schools,’’ he said.

According to the Education Commissioner, it was the collective decision of stakeholders in the education sector in the state that all tertiary institutions be fumigated and COVID-19 protocols strictly observed.

He stated that parents are to provide face masks and hand sanitizers, while the school authorities provide hand washing facilities and monitor compliance with social distancing in terms of sitting arrangement.

Prof. Ityavyar also stated that schools with high population would have to operate morning and afternoon sessions to avoid congestion, adding that strict monitoring would be carried out to ensure compliance.

He said the first term would end on Dec. 18, 2020 while the second term of the 2020/2021 session would commence on Jan. 7, 2021 and end in March, of the same year.

Prof. Ityavyar commended the people of Benue for observing COVID-19 protocols.

He also urged Benue people with requisite qualifications to apply for the National Teachers Scheme under the Universal Basic Education Board, UBEC, adding that interested persons could contact SUBEB for details.

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UNICEF sensitises Kano stakeholders on schools reopening guidelines

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on Thursday urged Kano State Schools Based Management Committees (SBMC), to acquaint themselves with the schools reopening guidelines set out by the Federal Ministry of Education.


The UN agency made the call at a one-day orientation exercise on schools reopening guidelines designed to sensitise the SBMC on the guidelines in Kano.

The orientation exercise was organised by the UNICEF in collaboration with the Kano State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).

Dr Ogu Enemeka and Muntaka Mukhtar, UNICEF resource persons, said the exercise was designed to disseminate guidelines for the schools reopening and strengthen community engagement in ensuring safe reopening of the schools.

Enemeka called on the SBMC members to work towards encouraging participatory learning process in their respective communities.

Mukhtar also enjoined the committees to work toward promoting good hygiene, sanitation and adherence to COVID-19 protocols to make the school environment safe.

Also speaking, Tijjani Haladu-Baraya, the state’s Chairman of the SBMC, said the exercise was important towards promoting community engagement in the preparations for schools reopening processes.

Haladu-Baraya said the exercise was critical to prevent spread of the virus when the schools reopened.

“The orientation exercise avails the SBMC opportunity to prepare and be ready in ensuring compliance with necessary COVID-19 protocols and the guidelines set out by the Federal Ministry of Education to facilitate safe reopening of schools.

“We want the pupils to be safe and their safety is the safety of the community because once a child is infected he will transmit it to other members of the community,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the exercise was attended by officials of SUBEB, community leaders and members of the SBMC drawn from the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.

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School reopening: Kano Govt approves N3.2 b for school, classroom projects

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Kano State Government says it has earmarked N3. 2 billion for schools rehabilitation and construction of classrooms to ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols when the schools resume.


Dr Danlami Hayo, Executive Secretary, Kano State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), made this known while speaking with newsmen on the sideline of a one-day orientation exercise for School Base Management Committees (SBMC), on Thursday in Kano.

The orientation was organised by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Board to sensitise communities on schools reopening gidelines.

Hayo disclosed that the Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje had approved the amount to fast track school rehabilitation, construction of additional schools and classrooms as part of preparation to reopen schools in the state.

He said the gesture was imperative to encourage compliance with social distancing and COVID-19 guidelines outlined by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The added that the state government was not in a hurry to reopen schools without putting in place necessary facilities to protect pupils and teachers to stem further spread of the pandemic.

Danlami said: “The state government approved N3.2 billion for school rehabilitation, and why is it necessary to spend such huge amount of money?

“We know the population of Kano State and we know the pupils’ enrollment before the introduction of free and compulsory education programme is 1.5 million.

“After the implementation of the policy the enrollment increased to 3.5 million, and now there is outbreak of Coronavirus.

“The state government is spending to rehabilitate schools; we emphasised on construction of new classrooms and storey buildings in Kano metropolis where there is high population of pupils.

“Additional schools will be rehabilitated and new ones constructed in rural areas of the state.”

Hayo said that the state government had also expended over N100 million on procurement of hand sanitisers and other COVID-19 preventive kits for distribution to schools.

According him, the Board will train teachers on COVID-19 preventive tips to enable them protect themselves and their students to curb community transmission of the disease.

He added that the Board had also procured instructional materials and furniture for distribution to the schools while cars and motorcycles would be distributed to the teachers.

The Secretary reiterated government’s commitment to ensure prompt payment of salaries and improved welfare for teachers.

While commending UNICEF for organizing the orientation exercise, Hayo urged communities to protect school infrastructure and support government programmes to reinvigorate the education sector.

Also speaking, Tijjani Haladu-Baraya, the state Chairman of  SBMC, said the exercise was important towards promoting community engagement in the preparations for the schools reopening processes.

Haladu-Baraya described the exercise as critical toward preventing spread of the virus when the schools reopened.

“The orientation exercise avail the SBMC opportunity to prepare and get ready in ensuring compliance with necessary COVID-19 protocols and the guidelines set out by the Federal Ministry of Education to facilitate safe reopening of schools.

“We want the pupils to be safe and their safety is the safety of the community because once a child is infected, he will transmit the virus to other members of the community,” he said.

Dr Ogu Enemeka and Muntaka Mukhtar, UNICEF resource persons, said the exercise was designed to disseminate guidelines for schools reopening and strengthen community engagement in ensuring safe reopening of the schools.

Enemeka called on the SBMC members to work towards encouraging participatory learning processes in their respective communities.

Mukhtar also enjoined the committees to work toward promoting good hygiene, sanitation and adherence to COVID-19 protocols to make the school environment safe.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the exercise was attended by officials of SUBEB, community leaders and members of the SBMC drawn from the 44 local government areas of the state.

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