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  •  Mr Abdulkareem Bala the new Permanent Secretary Political Affairs office of the Secretary to the Government of Nasarawa State SSG has urged civil servants to embrace team work Bala gave the advice on Monday in Lafia while speaking with newsmen after a visit by his Alma Mater GSS Gindiri Jos He said that team work unity and peaceful co existence would promote optimal productivity and speedy development in the civil service and the country The permanent secretary also pledged his commitment to the development of civil service the state and the country at large I want to appreciate you for rejoicing with me over my appointment I want to thank Gov Abdullahi Sule for appointing me as Permanent Secretary he said Bala advised civil servants to be committed to their responsibilities and be transparent while discharging their duties He called for unity and peaceful co existence among ethnic nationalities in the country He said that no society achieves meaningful progress and development without unity and peace Let s all be agent of peace considering the importance of peace to human and societal development he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    New Perm Sec. tasks civil servants on team work
     Mr Abdulkareem Bala the new Permanent Secretary Political Affairs office of the Secretary to the Government of Nasarawa State SSG has urged civil servants to embrace team work Bala gave the advice on Monday in Lafia while speaking with newsmen after a visit by his Alma Mater GSS Gindiri Jos He said that team work unity and peaceful co existence would promote optimal productivity and speedy development in the civil service and the country The permanent secretary also pledged his commitment to the development of civil service the state and the country at large I want to appreciate you for rejoicing with me over my appointment I want to thank Gov Abdullahi Sule for appointing me as Permanent Secretary he said Bala advised civil servants to be committed to their responsibilities and be transparent while discharging their duties He called for unity and peaceful co existence among ethnic nationalities in the country He said that no society achieves meaningful progress and development without unity and peace Let s all be agent of peace considering the importance of peace to human and societal development he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    New Perm Sec. tasks civil servants on team work
    General news3 weeks ago

    New Perm Sec. tasks civil servants on team work

    Mr Abdulkareem Bala, the new Permanent Secretary, Political Affairs, office of the Secretary to the Government of Nasarawa State (SSG), has urged civil servants to embrace team work.  

    Bala gave the advice on Monday in Lafia while speaking with newsmen after a visit by his Alma Mater, GSS Gindiri, Jos.   He said that team work, unity and peaceful co-existence, would promote optimal productivity and speedy development in the civil service and the country.    

    The permanent secretary also pledged his commitment to the development of civil service, the state and the country at large.  

    “I want to appreciate you for rejoicing with me over my appointment.

    I want to thank Gov. Abdullahi Sule for appointing me as Permanent Secretary,” he said.    

    Bala advised civil servants to be committed to their responsibilities and be transparent while discharging their duties.  

    He called for unity and peaceful co-existence among ethnic nationalities in the country.    

    He said that no society achieves meaningful progress and development without unity and peace.    

    “Let’s all be agent of peace considering the importance of peace to human and societal development,” he said.


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  •  Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have shot to death a teacher in Government Science Secondary School Nassarawa Eggon Nasarawa State Mr Auta Nasela A staff member of the school who preferred anonymity told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday that the attack occurred at about 8 00 pm on Saturday He said that the gunmen gained entrance into the school premises and went straight to the residence of the deceased demanding for money The source added that the deceased ran to his neighbour s apartment but was pursued and shot by one of the gunmen He said that another staff member of the school Mr Timothy Malle was also shot but survived the attack adding that he was rushed to hospital for medical attention Confirming the incident DSP Ramhan Nansel Police Public Relations Officer PPRO in the state said the incident was a case of armed robbery Yesterday around 8 45 pm a distress call was received from GSS Nassarawa Eggon that hoodlums invaded the residence of one Auta Nasela When they gained entrance they started demanding for money but the man escaped to his neighbour s house but one of the hoodlums followed him and shot him He was rushed to the General Hospital Nassarawa Eggon by the police but unfortunately died while receiving treatment Nansel added The PPRO said that the police has since commenced investigation into the matter with a view to arrest and bring the perpetrators to book He called on members of the public to always avail the police with information about criminal elements for necessary action NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gunmen invade school, kill teacher in Nasarawa 
     Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have shot to death a teacher in Government Science Secondary School Nassarawa Eggon Nasarawa State Mr Auta Nasela A staff member of the school who preferred anonymity told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday that the attack occurred at about 8 00 pm on Saturday He said that the gunmen gained entrance into the school premises and went straight to the residence of the deceased demanding for money The source added that the deceased ran to his neighbour s apartment but was pursued and shot by one of the gunmen He said that another staff member of the school Mr Timothy Malle was also shot but survived the attack adding that he was rushed to hospital for medical attention Confirming the incident DSP Ramhan Nansel Police Public Relations Officer PPRO in the state said the incident was a case of armed robbery Yesterday around 8 45 pm a distress call was received from GSS Nassarawa Eggon that hoodlums invaded the residence of one Auta Nasela When they gained entrance they started demanding for money but the man escaped to his neighbour s house but one of the hoodlums followed him and shot him He was rushed to the General Hospital Nassarawa Eggon by the police but unfortunately died while receiving treatment Nansel added The PPRO said that the police has since commenced investigation into the matter with a view to arrest and bring the perpetrators to book He called on members of the public to always avail the police with information about criminal elements for necessary action NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gunmen invade school, kill teacher in Nasarawa 
    Defence/Security2 months ago

    Gunmen invade school, kill teacher in Nasarawa 

    Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have shot to death a teacher in Government Science Secondary School Nassarawa-Eggon, Nasarawa State, Mr Auta Nasela.

    A staff member of the school who preferred anonymity told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday that the attack occurred at about 8:00 pm on Saturday.

    He said that the gunmen gained entrance into the school premises and went straight to the residence of the deceased, demanding for money.

    The source added that the deceased ran to his neighbour’s apartment, but was pursued and shot by one of the gunmen.

    He said that another staff member of the school, Mr Timothy Malle was also shot but survived the attack, adding that he was rushed to hospital for medical attention.

    Confirming the incident, DSP Ramhan Nansel, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, said the incident was a case of armed robbery.

    “Yesterday around 8:45 pm, a distress call was received from GSS Nassarawa-Eggon that hoodlums invaded the residence of one Auta Nasela.

    “When they gained entrance, they started demanding for money but the man escaped to his neighbour’s house, but one of the hoodlums followed him and shot him.

    “He was rushed to the General Hospital Nassarawa-Eggon by the police, but unfortunately died while receiving treatment,” Nansel added.

    The PPRO said that the police has since commenced investigation into the matter with a view to arrest and bring the perpetrators to book.

    He called on members of the public to always avail the police with information about criminal elements for necessary action.  


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  •  Prof Sulyman Abdulkareem the Vice Chancellor of University of Ilorin Unilorin has urged members of Old Boys Association Government Secondary School GSS Ilorin to build the right motivations among students of the institution Abdulkareem represented by Prof Musa Yakubu the Dean of Student Affairs of the institution gave the charge while delivering his address as the Guest Speaker during the Prize Giving Day ceremony of the school on Tuesday He stressed the need for them to contribute and share the values they imbibed at GSS Ilorin to restore the past glory of its usual radiating academic excellence and not to sit aloof According to him the success is about struggle just as the motto of the school persistently ingrains it in the minds of its students Manjada Wajada in Arabic meaning No Struggle No Success Abdulkareem added that true success entails having a positive mental attitude persistent struggles against difficulties setbacks and moments in the pursuit for success True success entails having a positive mental attitude persistent struggles against difficulties setbacks and moments in the pursuit for success he said Abdlukareem also the Chairman of the Committee of Vice Chancellors in Nigeria CVCN expressed gratitude to National Executives of the Old Boys Association led by the National President Alhaji Mohammed Adebayo and the entire management team of the school I am just one of the multitudes of great boys that our great school produced and moulded as models and enviable references Any old boy present at the occasion could have been a better speaker because of the manifestations of the heritage of the academic excellence and character formation known with our school he said He appreciated the national executives of the association for initiating such event adding that though every other school organises prize award ceremony annually that of the school has a greater and nobler purpose NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Unilorin V-C tasks alumni on support for alma mater
     Prof Sulyman Abdulkareem the Vice Chancellor of University of Ilorin Unilorin has urged members of Old Boys Association Government Secondary School GSS Ilorin to build the right motivations among students of the institution Abdulkareem represented by Prof Musa Yakubu the Dean of Student Affairs of the institution gave the charge while delivering his address as the Guest Speaker during the Prize Giving Day ceremony of the school on Tuesday He stressed the need for them to contribute and share the values they imbibed at GSS Ilorin to restore the past glory of its usual radiating academic excellence and not to sit aloof According to him the success is about struggle just as the motto of the school persistently ingrains it in the minds of its students Manjada Wajada in Arabic meaning No Struggle No Success Abdulkareem added that true success entails having a positive mental attitude persistent struggles against difficulties setbacks and moments in the pursuit for success True success entails having a positive mental attitude persistent struggles against difficulties setbacks and moments in the pursuit for success he said Abdlukareem also the Chairman of the Committee of Vice Chancellors in Nigeria CVCN expressed gratitude to National Executives of the Old Boys Association led by the National President Alhaji Mohammed Adebayo and the entire management team of the school I am just one of the multitudes of great boys that our great school produced and moulded as models and enviable references Any old boy present at the occasion could have been a better speaker because of the manifestations of the heritage of the academic excellence and character formation known with our school he said He appreciated the national executives of the association for initiating such event adding that though every other school organises prize award ceremony annually that of the school has a greater and nobler purpose NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Unilorin V-C tasks alumni on support for alma mater
    General news2 months ago

    Unilorin V-C tasks alumni on support for alma mater

    Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, the Vice-Chancellor of University of Ilorin (Unilorin), has urged members of Old Boys Association, Government Secondary School (GSS), Ilorin, to build the right motivations among students of the institution.

    Abdulkareem, represented by Prof. Musa Yakubu, the Dean of Student Affairs, of the institution gave the charge while delivering his address as the Guest Speaker during the Prize Giving Day ceremony of the school on Tuesday.

    He stressed the need for them to contribute and share the values they imbibed at GSS Ilorin to restore the past glory of its usual radiating academic excellence and not to sit aloof.

    According to him, the success is about struggle just as the motto of the school persistently ingrains it in the minds of its students: “Manjada Wajada” in Arabic, meaning “No Struggle, No Success”.

    Abdulkareem added that true success entails having a positive mental attitude, persistent struggles against difficulties, setbacks and moments in the pursuit for success.

    “True success entails having a positive mental attitude, persistent struggles against difficulties, setbacks and moments in the pursuit for success,” he said.

    Abdlukareem, also the Chairman of the Committee of Vice Chancellors in Nigeria (CVCN), expressed gratitude to National Executives of the Old Boys Association, led by the National President, Alhaji Mohammed Adebayo, and the entire management team of the school.

    “I am just one of the multitudes of great boys that our great school produced and moulded as models and enviable references.

    “Any old boy present at the occasion could have been a better speaker because of the manifestations of the heritage of the academic excellence and character formation known with our school,” he said.

    He appreciated the national executives of the association for initiating such event, adding that though every other school organises prize award ceremony annually, that of the school has a greater and nobler purpose.

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  •  The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC says the deadline for the Continuous Voters Registration CVR exercise remains July 31 and those who register more than once would not get their PVCs The Resident Electoral Commissioner INEC FCT Alhaji Yahaya Bello made this known at a news conference on the commission s state of preparedness for the 2023 general elections on CVR PVC validity and collection in Abuja Bello said that all CVR activities except the collection of already printed PVCs would be suspended on Sunday July 31 adding that the commission increased the closing hours to 5pm daily including Saturdays and Sundays According to him this was done to accommodate the reawaking of those who now realised that they need their PVCs at the last hour of the programme that has been ongoing for over a year He said The number of people who registered and whose registration has been invalidated is becoming alarming a lot of people have registered in one or two registration centres They will get nothing by doing so whatever their intentions were because at the end of the day they will be declared as people without PVC at all Any double or triple registration is null and void we will go through our machines after these exercise and clean our register so that we can come up with the list of people who genuinely are going to in 2023 So let me appeal to people that they should always tell our staff at registration centres exactly what they want to do whether they have never registered before they have lost their cards or it is defaced or they want transfer from one place to another Bello urged them not to register afresh because it would not help them He appealed to residents to patronise centres close to their locations adding that there was no need for people in the suburbs to come all the way to INEC s office in Area 10 He said that the commission on Monday July 25 began special registration for Persons With Disabilities at the designated CVR centres to ensure inclusivity explain that both PWDs and other Nigerian could use the under listed centres The CVR centres remains City Centre Diplomatic Park Area 1 Gwarinpa GSS Life Camp Wuse GSS Zone 3 Kabusa Primary School and Lugbe Primary School Others are Giwa Gwagwa Primary School GUI Gosa Primary School Karshi Karshi Development Centre Orozo Orozo Primary School The rest are Nyanya G S S Nyanya Kubwa L E A Primary School Kubwa Dutse Aljaji L E A Primary School Dutse L E A Primary School Dawaki L E A and Primary School Mpape he said Bello said that the commission had made an arrangement with a Civil Society Orgainsations CSOs to make PVC collection easier for citizens at the end of the CVR exercise using SMS to reach them at their nearest locations He added that those who participated in the CVR would get their PVCs by October The REC said that the commission had investigated the claim by residents that its staff were charging them money before registering them He said that the commission found out that the claim was false because the people involved were not staff of the commission but those who claimed to be volunteering and the issue had been addressed He said that INEC was working to ensure that anything that would mitigate the 2023 elections is taken care of Bello said that the 2023 general elections would be much more better than previous elections conducted so far in the country He appealed to politicians electorate and other stakeholders to cooperate with INEC to make it work NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CVR: INEC insists on July 31 deadlines, says double registration invalid  
     The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC says the deadline for the Continuous Voters Registration CVR exercise remains July 31 and those who register more than once would not get their PVCs The Resident Electoral Commissioner INEC FCT Alhaji Yahaya Bello made this known at a news conference on the commission s state of preparedness for the 2023 general elections on CVR PVC validity and collection in Abuja Bello said that all CVR activities except the collection of already printed PVCs would be suspended on Sunday July 31 adding that the commission increased the closing hours to 5pm daily including Saturdays and Sundays According to him this was done to accommodate the reawaking of those who now realised that they need their PVCs at the last hour of the programme that has been ongoing for over a year He said The number of people who registered and whose registration has been invalidated is becoming alarming a lot of people have registered in one or two registration centres They will get nothing by doing so whatever their intentions were because at the end of the day they will be declared as people without PVC at all Any double or triple registration is null and void we will go through our machines after these exercise and clean our register so that we can come up with the list of people who genuinely are going to in 2023 So let me appeal to people that they should always tell our staff at registration centres exactly what they want to do whether they have never registered before they have lost their cards or it is defaced or they want transfer from one place to another Bello urged them not to register afresh because it would not help them He appealed to residents to patronise centres close to their locations adding that there was no need for people in the suburbs to come all the way to INEC s office in Area 10 He said that the commission on Monday July 25 began special registration for Persons With Disabilities at the designated CVR centres to ensure inclusivity explain that both PWDs and other Nigerian could use the under listed centres The CVR centres remains City Centre Diplomatic Park Area 1 Gwarinpa GSS Life Camp Wuse GSS Zone 3 Kabusa Primary School and Lugbe Primary School Others are Giwa Gwagwa Primary School GUI Gosa Primary School Karshi Karshi Development Centre Orozo Orozo Primary School The rest are Nyanya G S S Nyanya Kubwa L E A Primary School Kubwa Dutse Aljaji L E A Primary School Dutse L E A Primary School Dawaki L E A and Primary School Mpape he said Bello said that the commission had made an arrangement with a Civil Society Orgainsations CSOs to make PVC collection easier for citizens at the end of the CVR exercise using SMS to reach them at their nearest locations He added that those who participated in the CVR would get their PVCs by October The REC said that the commission had investigated the claim by residents that its staff were charging them money before registering them He said that the commission found out that the claim was false because the people involved were not staff of the commission but those who claimed to be volunteering and the issue had been addressed He said that INEC was working to ensure that anything that would mitigate the 2023 elections is taken care of Bello said that the 2023 general elections would be much more better than previous elections conducted so far in the country He appealed to politicians electorate and other stakeholders to cooperate with INEC to make it work NewsSourceCredit NAN
    CVR: INEC insists on July 31 deadlines, says double registration invalid  
    General news2 months ago

    CVR: INEC insists on July 31 deadlines, says double registration invalid  

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the deadline for the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise remains July 31, and those who register more than once would not get their PVCs. The Resident Electoral Commissioner, INEC FCT, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, made this known at a news conference on the commission’s state of preparedness for the 2023 general elections, on CVR,PVC validity and  collection in Abuja.

    Bello said that all CVR activities except the collection of already printed PVCs would be suspended on Sunday July 31, adding that the commission increased the closing hours to 5pm daily including Saturdays and Sundays.

    According to him, this was done to accommodate the reawaking of those who now realised that they need their PVCs at the last hour of the programme that has been ongoing for over a year.

    He said, “The number of people who registered and whose registration has been invalidated is becoming alarming; a lot of people have registered in one or two registration centres.

    “They will get nothing by doing so whatever their intentions were, because at the end of the day, they will be declared as people without PVC at all.

    “Any double or triple registration is null and void, we will go through our machines after these exercise and clean our register so that we can come up with the list of people who genuinely are going to in 2023.

    “So let me appeal to people that  they should always tell our staff at registration centres exactly what they want to do ,whether they have never registered before ,they have lost their cards ,or it is defaced, or they want transfer from one place to another.’’ Bello urged them not to register afresh because it would not help them .

    He appealed to residents to patronise  centres close to their locations, adding that there was no need for people in the suburbs to come all the way to INEC’s office in Area 10.

    He said that the commission on Monday July 25, began special registration for Persons With Disabilities at the designated CVR centres to ensure inclusivity explain that both PWDs and other Nigerian could use the under listed centres.

    “The  CVR centres  remains : City Centre -Diplomatic Park, Area 1 , Gwarinpa GSS Life Camp, Wuse GSS Zone 3 , Kabusa Primary School and Lugbe Primary School.

    “Others are  Giwa – Gwagwa Primary School,  GUI -Gosa Primary School, Karshi- Karshi Development Centre,  Orozo – Orozo Primary School.

    “The rest are:  Nyanya – G.S.S Nyanya ,  Kubwa- L.E.A Primary School Kubwa,  Dutse-Aljaji – L.E.A Primary School Dutse, L.E.A Primary School, Dawaki L.E.A and Primary School, Mpape,” he said Bello said that the commission had made an arrangement with a Civil Society Orgainsations (CSOs) to make PVC collection easier for citizens at the end of the CVR exercise, using SMS to reach them at their nearest locations.

    He added that those who participated in the CVR would get their  PVCs by October.

    The REC said that the commission had investigated the claim by residents that its staff were charging them money before registering them.

    He said that the commission found out that the claim was false because the people involved were not staff of the commission, but those who claimed to be volunteering and the issue had been addressed.

    He said that INEC was working to ensure that anything that would mitigate the 2023 elections is taken care of.

    Bello said that the 2023 general elections would be much more better than previous elections conducted so far in the country.

    He appealed to politicians, electorate and other stakeholders to cooperate with INEC to make it work

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  A lawmaker Mr Danladi Jatau has donated 100 bags of cement for construction of more classrooms at Government Secondary School GSS Kofar Gwari in Kokona Local Government Area Nasarawa State Jatau who represents Kokona West Constituency in the state assembly made the donation on Wednesday at a meeting with APC stakeholders in Kofar Gwari I want to donate 100 bags of cement for the building of more classrooms in GSS Kofar Gwari as no society will achieve meaningful progress without sound education The donation is part of my continued commitment to contribute positively to the development of the education sector in the state I also want to give assurance of my continued readiness to key into good policies and programmes that will have direct bearing on your lives and the lives of others he said Jatau who is the Chairman of the assembly s Committee on Public Complaints Petition and Security sought continued support of members of his constituency to enable him to deliver on his mandate I want to call on you and other people of our constituency to continue to support me and Gov Abdullahi Sule to succeed beyond 2023 This is to enable you to enjoy more dividends of democracy he said The lawmaker urged the people and the entire state residents to be their brothers keepers and live in peace The Chairman of Kokona Local Government Area Mr Awalu Adamu lauded the lawmaker for the gesture Adamu said that the lawmaker had demonstrated purposeful leadership in the state legislature NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lawmaker donates 100 bags of cement to Nasarawa school
     A lawmaker Mr Danladi Jatau has donated 100 bags of cement for construction of more classrooms at Government Secondary School GSS Kofar Gwari in Kokona Local Government Area Nasarawa State Jatau who represents Kokona West Constituency in the state assembly made the donation on Wednesday at a meeting with APC stakeholders in Kofar Gwari I want to donate 100 bags of cement for the building of more classrooms in GSS Kofar Gwari as no society will achieve meaningful progress without sound education The donation is part of my continued commitment to contribute positively to the development of the education sector in the state I also want to give assurance of my continued readiness to key into good policies and programmes that will have direct bearing on your lives and the lives of others he said Jatau who is the Chairman of the assembly s Committee on Public Complaints Petition and Security sought continued support of members of his constituency to enable him to deliver on his mandate I want to call on you and other people of our constituency to continue to support me and Gov Abdullahi Sule to succeed beyond 2023 This is to enable you to enjoy more dividends of democracy he said The lawmaker urged the people and the entire state residents to be their brothers keepers and live in peace The Chairman of Kokona Local Government Area Mr Awalu Adamu lauded the lawmaker for the gesture Adamu said that the lawmaker had demonstrated purposeful leadership in the state legislature NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Lawmaker donates 100 bags of cement to Nasarawa school
    Education3 months ago

    Lawmaker donates 100 bags of cement to Nasarawa school

    A lawmaker, Mr Danladi Jatau, has donated 100 bags of cement for construction of more classrooms at Government Secondary School (GSS), Kofar Gwari in Kokona Local Government Area, Nasarawa State.

    Jatau, who represents Kokona West Constituency in the state assembly, made the donation on Wednesday at a meeting with APC stakeholders in Kofar Gwari.

    “I want to donate 100 bags of cement for the building of more classrooms in GSS Kofar Gwari, as no society will achieve meaningful progress without sound education.

    “The donation is part of my continued commitment to contribute positively to the development of the education sector in the state.

    “I also want to give assurance of my continued readiness to key into good policies and programmes that will have direct bearing on your lives and the lives of others,” he said.

    Jatau, who is the Chairman of the assembly’s Committee on Public Complaints, Petition and Security, sought continued support of members of his constituency to enable him to deliver on his mandate.

    “I want to call on you and other people of our constituency to continue to support me and Gov. Abdullahi Sule to succeed beyond 2023.

    ” This is to enable you to enjoy more dividends of democracy,” he said.

    The lawmaker urged the people and the entire state residents to be their brothers’ keepers and live in peace.

    The Chairman of Kokona Local Government Area, Mr Awalu Adamu,  lauded the lawmaker for the gesture.

    Adamu said that the lawmaker had demonstrated purposeful leadership in  the state legislature.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Set 2001 graduates of Government Secondary School GSS Kuje Abuja on Saturday donated study materials to their alma mater The Chairman Set 2001 Mr Zakari Ahmed while presenting the items on behalf of his mates said the gesture was in commemoration of the set s 21st anniversary of graduation Ahmed said that the community of former students was established to utilise the benefits of bond and social capital to contribute to nation building and give back to the school community that made them He said the group had in the past marked its anniversaries by supporting the students of GSS Kuje with over 500 customised exercise books He added that in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic the group reached out to Pasali and Shetiko communities in Kuje with food items where over 50 households benefited We equally visited an orphanage in Kuje where we donated food items and this year s anniversary we decided to support learning by donating 50 desks and chairs to the school Truth be told we are counting memories of long nights of studying for exams sports games jocks in our locker rooms and classes senior junior students mentorship teachers students mentorship Today our hearts are knitted with the euphoria of fulfillment that our hopes as students have been birthed into realities We are resolute in our resolve to procure comforts and conveniences that will create conducive learning environment provide career guide to students and offer the best representation of this school in all our duty posts Ahmed further called on the school management and other old students to create a forum where the school problems would be communicated so they could be attended to He expressed the group s gratitude to the principals teaching and non teaching staff whose collective resilience strewn dreams into realities We are transformed because of your commitment to impact in us the virtues of our various endeavours We are celebrated because you trained and instructed us Responding Dr Bello Gupa the Principal of GSS Kuje thanked the set on behalf of the school and FCT Secondary Education Board for the gesture adding that the school was in dire need of chairs Thank you very much set 2001 the truth is that we are short of chairs in fact we have been thinking of what to do about it Since I came we have made about 600 chairs and year in year out we keep on having shortage of seats Now you have come to our aid and I think from now till the end of the term our students will sit comfortably he said One of the teachers who taught set 2001 Mr Dugule Hacks thanked the group for the initiative noting that such acts complements government s effort towards providing conducive learning environment I want to say that I am proud to be part of a set like yours continue to do what you are doing continue to pray continue to stick together the almighty God will certainly bless you We want to appreciate you all for even remembering that we in our own little ways touched your lives we appreciate you for looking back to say that where you have been trained deserve much more Hacks advised youths to take the forefront in the affairs of the country by taking leadership positions and working hard for the good of the nation In his remarks Mr Ibrahim Abubakar Head boy set 2001 thanked the teachers for being so impactful adding that God had been faithful to set 2001 for 21 years About 21 years ago we thought that we were being punished by our teachers but looking behind we discovered that they molded us to become the best we are today he said Abubakar told the school to expect more of such gestures and also urged the students to emulate the good virtues of set 2001 The Head Girl of set 2001 Ms Grace Inuwa also appreciated the teachers for their commitment towards ensuring that her mates became great men and women You instilled in us character and the determination to succeed we realised that after the discipline comes the gift she said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that highlight of the event was the presentation of cash gifts to appreciate their teachers NewsSourceCredit NAN
    GSS Kuje set 2001donates study materials to alma mater
     Set 2001 graduates of Government Secondary School GSS Kuje Abuja on Saturday donated study materials to their alma mater The Chairman Set 2001 Mr Zakari Ahmed while presenting the items on behalf of his mates said the gesture was in commemoration of the set s 21st anniversary of graduation Ahmed said that the community of former students was established to utilise the benefits of bond and social capital to contribute to nation building and give back to the school community that made them He said the group had in the past marked its anniversaries by supporting the students of GSS Kuje with over 500 customised exercise books He added that in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic the group reached out to Pasali and Shetiko communities in Kuje with food items where over 50 households benefited We equally visited an orphanage in Kuje where we donated food items and this year s anniversary we decided to support learning by donating 50 desks and chairs to the school Truth be told we are counting memories of long nights of studying for exams sports games jocks in our locker rooms and classes senior junior students mentorship teachers students mentorship Today our hearts are knitted with the euphoria of fulfillment that our hopes as students have been birthed into realities We are resolute in our resolve to procure comforts and conveniences that will create conducive learning environment provide career guide to students and offer the best representation of this school in all our duty posts Ahmed further called on the school management and other old students to create a forum where the school problems would be communicated so they could be attended to He expressed the group s gratitude to the principals teaching and non teaching staff whose collective resilience strewn dreams into realities We are transformed because of your commitment to impact in us the virtues of our various endeavours We are celebrated because you trained and instructed us Responding Dr Bello Gupa the Principal of GSS Kuje thanked the set on behalf of the school and FCT Secondary Education Board for the gesture adding that the school was in dire need of chairs Thank you very much set 2001 the truth is that we are short of chairs in fact we have been thinking of what to do about it Since I came we have made about 600 chairs and year in year out we keep on having shortage of seats Now you have come to our aid and I think from now till the end of the term our students will sit comfortably he said One of the teachers who taught set 2001 Mr Dugule Hacks thanked the group for the initiative noting that such acts complements government s effort towards providing conducive learning environment I want to say that I am proud to be part of a set like yours continue to do what you are doing continue to pray continue to stick together the almighty God will certainly bless you We want to appreciate you all for even remembering that we in our own little ways touched your lives we appreciate you for looking back to say that where you have been trained deserve much more Hacks advised youths to take the forefront in the affairs of the country by taking leadership positions and working hard for the good of the nation In his remarks Mr Ibrahim Abubakar Head boy set 2001 thanked the teachers for being so impactful adding that God had been faithful to set 2001 for 21 years About 21 years ago we thought that we were being punished by our teachers but looking behind we discovered that they molded us to become the best we are today he said Abubakar told the school to expect more of such gestures and also urged the students to emulate the good virtues of set 2001 The Head Girl of set 2001 Ms Grace Inuwa also appreciated the teachers for their commitment towards ensuring that her mates became great men and women You instilled in us character and the determination to succeed we realised that after the discipline comes the gift she said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that highlight of the event was the presentation of cash gifts to appreciate their teachers NewsSourceCredit NAN
    GSS Kuje set 2001donates study materials to alma mater
    General news3 months ago

    GSS Kuje set 2001donates study materials to alma mater

    Set 2001 graduates of Government Secondary School (GSS) Kuje, Abuja, on Saturday donated  study materials to their alma mater.

    The Chairman, Set 2001, Mr Zakari Ahmed, while presenting the items on behalf of his mates, said the gesture was in commemoration of the set’s 21st anniversary of graduation.

    Ahmed said that the community of former students was established to utilise the benefits of bond and social capital to contribute to nation building and give back to the school community that made them.

    He said the group had in the past, marked its anniversaries by supporting the students of GSS Kuje with over 500 customised exercise books.

    He added that in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the group reached out to Pasali and Shetiko communities in Kuje with food items where over 50 households benefited.

    “We equally visited an orphanage in Kuje where we donated food items, and this year’s anniversary, we decided to support learning by donating 50 desks and chairs to the school.

    “Truth be told, we are counting memories of long nights of studying for exams, sports games, jocks in our locker rooms and classes, senior-junior students’ mentorship, teachers-students mentorship.

    “Today, our hearts are knitted with the euphoria of fulfillment that our hopes as students have been birthed into realities.

    “We are resolute in our resolve to procure comforts and conveniences that will create conducive learning environment; provide career guide to students and offer the best representation of this school in all our duty posts.’’

    Ahmed further called on the school management and other old students to create a forum where the school problems would be communicated so they could be attended to.

    He expressed the group’s gratitude to the principals, teaching and non-teaching staff, whose collective resilience strewn dreams into realities.

    “We are transformed because of your commitment to impact in us the virtues of our various endeavours. We are celebrated because you trained and instructed us.’’

    Responding, Dr Bello Gupa, the Principal of GSS Kuje, thanked the set on behalf of the school and FCT Secondary Education Board, for the gesture, adding that the school was in dire need of chairs.

    “Thank you very much set 2001, the truth is that we are short of chairs; in fact, we have been thinking of what to do about it.

    “Since I came, we have made about 600 chairs and year in year out, we keep on having shortage of seats.

    “Now you have come to our aid and I think from now till the end of the term, our students will sit comfortably,” he said

    One of the teachers who taught set 2001, Mr Dugule Hacks, thanked the group for the initiative, noting that such acts complements government’s effort towards providing conducive learning environment.

    “I want to say that I am proud to be part of a set like yours, continue to do what you are doing, continue to pray, continue to stick together; the almighty God will certainly bless you.

    “We want to appreciate you all, for even remembering that we, in our own little ways, touched your lives; we appreciate you for looking back to say that where you have been trained deserve much more.

    Hacks advised youths to take the forefront in the affairs of the country by taking leadership positions and working hard for the good of the nation.

    In his remarks, Mr Ibrahim Abubakar, Head boy, set 2001 thanked the teachers for being so impactful, adding that God had been faithful to set 2001 for 21 years.

    “About 21 years ago, we thought that we were being punished by our teachers but looking behind, we discovered that they molded us to become the best we are today,’’ he said.

    Abubakar told the school to expect more of such gestures and also urged the students to emulate the good virtues of set 2001.

    The Head Girl of set 2001, Ms Grace Inuwa, also appreciated the teachers for their commitment towards ensuring that her mates became great men and women.

    “You instilled in us character, and the determination to succeed, we realised that after the discipline comes the gift,’’ she said

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that highlight of the event was the presentation of cash gifts to appreciate their teachers.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Dr Olusola Oresanya Executive Director Chen Teen and Youth Development Initiative CTYDI a Non Governmental Organisation NGO has called for stakeholders collaboration in building resilience in children Oresanya made the call on Tuesday in Abuja at the 2022 Annual Abuja Schools Debate Tournament organised by CTYDI The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the tournament is the 5th in the series of the debate which featured schools from the private and government sides within the territory to debate on issues around resilience The theme for the debate tournament is Developing Resilience in Young People An Essential Tool for Survival in the 21st Century The executive director said that learning resilience during adolescence could make a real change to a young person s outcome and success in life She also said that there was need to infuse curriculum on lifelong skills in schools which would help children make good use of their time especially when they are idle According to her low resilience has been associated with an elevated incidence of suicidal behaviour development of mental health problems and poor general health status Abuja Schools Debate is a platform created to allow young people participate in the discourse of topical issues affecting them We also bring experts and professionals to address such issues In 2021 as the world was just recovering from the COVID 19 pandemic we focused on the theme Addressing the Effects of COVID 19 pandemic on Nigerian Adolescents and Youths And had schools compete on the topic The devastating effects of COVID 19 pandemic on Nigerian youths are manifestations of a failing system rather than the pandemic itself with Government Day Secondary School Wuse II winning the trophy Statistics show that about 64 million Nigerians are currently suffering from one mental illness or the other and Nigeria has Africa s highest caseload of depression and ranks 15th in the world in the frequency of suicide according to WHO she said Oresanya added that building resilience was a critical preventive tool against mental breakdown especially among adolescents She therefore said that there was need to raise awareness and generate a discourse on developing resilience in young people as a tool for survival in the 21st century She said that the schools government and relevant authorities had a role to play in achieving this On the face off between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU Oresanya appealed to students to make good use of their time in engaging in activities that would better their lives Also Mr Joseph Ike from the Milestone Rehabilitation Centre Kaduna who spoke on the topic Developing Resilience in Young People An Essential Tool for Survival in the 21st Century said children needed help on how to cope with exposure to change Ike said it was important for those involved in caring for raising and teaching young people about resilience as a developmental resource According to him every human being faces difficulties in life even young people in childhood and adolescent resilience is a capacity that can be built Assistant Director FCT Secondary Education Board Mr Itam Nneoyi said there was need for the society to encourage young adults due to the sequence of events happening in the society like depression suicide and the rest Nneoyi said that the board had a rich curriculum on resilience taught in schools which would help develop the students on ways of handling challenges of life The children need to be supported so that the resilience in them can be developed they should be encouraged by all means to ensure that the resilience is built in them We have a good curriculum with regards to resilience but the parents also must be there for their children to really help them come out of challenges he said Also Miss Anjolaoluwa Odomo a student of JC Best International School Abuja called on students to realise that they could come out of every challenge hence the need to build their resilience In the same vein David Aboko a student of Government Secondary School Kabusa commended the initiative stressing that resilience was a tool students needed to cope with the challenges of life NAN reports that seven schools such as JC Best International School Government Secondary School GSS Kabusa GSS Wuse II GSS Apo GSS Gwanrinpa Life gate Academy and Lela Blossom Schools participated in the debate Life gate Academy clinched the top position in the competition GSS Wuse took second while GSS Apo took the third position NAN
    NGO urges stakeholders’ collaboration to build resilience in children
     Dr Olusola Oresanya Executive Director Chen Teen and Youth Development Initiative CTYDI a Non Governmental Organisation NGO has called for stakeholders collaboration in building resilience in children Oresanya made the call on Tuesday in Abuja at the 2022 Annual Abuja Schools Debate Tournament organised by CTYDI The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the tournament is the 5th in the series of the debate which featured schools from the private and government sides within the territory to debate on issues around resilience The theme for the debate tournament is Developing Resilience in Young People An Essential Tool for Survival in the 21st Century The executive director said that learning resilience during adolescence could make a real change to a young person s outcome and success in life She also said that there was need to infuse curriculum on lifelong skills in schools which would help children make good use of their time especially when they are idle According to her low resilience has been associated with an elevated incidence of suicidal behaviour development of mental health problems and poor general health status Abuja Schools Debate is a platform created to allow young people participate in the discourse of topical issues affecting them We also bring experts and professionals to address such issues In 2021 as the world was just recovering from the COVID 19 pandemic we focused on the theme Addressing the Effects of COVID 19 pandemic on Nigerian Adolescents and Youths And had schools compete on the topic The devastating effects of COVID 19 pandemic on Nigerian youths are manifestations of a failing system rather than the pandemic itself with Government Day Secondary School Wuse II winning the trophy Statistics show that about 64 million Nigerians are currently suffering from one mental illness or the other and Nigeria has Africa s highest caseload of depression and ranks 15th in the world in the frequency of suicide according to WHO she said Oresanya added that building resilience was a critical preventive tool against mental breakdown especially among adolescents She therefore said that there was need to raise awareness and generate a discourse on developing resilience in young people as a tool for survival in the 21st century She said that the schools government and relevant authorities had a role to play in achieving this On the face off between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU Oresanya appealed to students to make good use of their time in engaging in activities that would better their lives Also Mr Joseph Ike from the Milestone Rehabilitation Centre Kaduna who spoke on the topic Developing Resilience in Young People An Essential Tool for Survival in the 21st Century said children needed help on how to cope with exposure to change Ike said it was important for those involved in caring for raising and teaching young people about resilience as a developmental resource According to him every human being faces difficulties in life even young people in childhood and adolescent resilience is a capacity that can be built Assistant Director FCT Secondary Education Board Mr Itam Nneoyi said there was need for the society to encourage young adults due to the sequence of events happening in the society like depression suicide and the rest Nneoyi said that the board had a rich curriculum on resilience taught in schools which would help develop the students on ways of handling challenges of life The children need to be supported so that the resilience in them can be developed they should be encouraged by all means to ensure that the resilience is built in them We have a good curriculum with regards to resilience but the parents also must be there for their children to really help them come out of challenges he said Also Miss Anjolaoluwa Odomo a student of JC Best International School Abuja called on students to realise that they could come out of every challenge hence the need to build their resilience In the same vein David Aboko a student of Government Secondary School Kabusa commended the initiative stressing that resilience was a tool students needed to cope with the challenges of life NAN reports that seven schools such as JC Best International School Government Secondary School GSS Kabusa GSS Wuse II GSS Apo GSS Gwanrinpa Life gate Academy and Lela Blossom Schools participated in the debate Life gate Academy clinched the top position in the competition GSS Wuse took second while GSS Apo took the third position NAN
    NGO urges stakeholders’ collaboration to build resilience in children
    General news4 months ago

    NGO urges stakeholders’ collaboration to build resilience in children

    Dr Olusola Oresanya, Executive Director, Chen Teen and Youth Development Initiative ((CTYDI)), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has called for stakeholders’ collaboration in building resilience in children.

    Oresanya made the call on Tuesday in Abuja at the 2022 Annual Abuja Schools Debate Tournament organised by CTYDI.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the tournament is the 5th in the series of the debate, which featured schools from the private and government sides, within the territory to debate on issues around resilience.

    The theme for the debate tournament is: ‘Developing Resilience in Young People: An Essential Tool for Survival in the 21st Century’.

    The executive director said that learning resilience during adolescence could make a real change to a young person’s outcome and success in life.

    She also said that there was need to infuse curriculum on lifelong skills in schools which would help children make good use of their time especially, when they are idle.

    According to her, low resilience has been associated with an elevated incidence of suicidal behaviour, development of mental health problems, and poor general health status.

    ” Abuja Schools Debate is a platform created to allow young people participate in the discourse of topical issues affecting them. We also bring experts and professionals to address such issues.

    “In 2021, as the world was just recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, we focused on the theme: Addressing the Effects of COVID-19 pandemic on Nigerian Adolescents and Youths’.

    ” And had schools compete on the topic: ‘The devastating effects of COVID-19 pandemic on Nigerian youths are manifestations of a failing system rather than the pandemic itself’ with Government Day Secondary School, Wuse II, winning the trophy.

    “Statistics show that about 64 million Nigerians are currently suffering from one mental illness or the other and Nigeria has Africa’s highest caseload of depression, and ranks 15th in the world, in the frequency of suicide, according to WHO,” she said.

    Oresanya added that building resilience was a critical preventive tool against mental breakdown, especially among adolescents.

    She, therefore, said that there was need to raise awareness and generate a discourse on developing resilience in young people as a tool for survival in the 21st century.

    She said that the schools, government and relevant authorities had a role to play in achieving this.

    On the face-off between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Oresanya appealed to students to make good use of their time in engaging in activities that would better their lives.

    Also, Mr Joseph Ike from the Milestone Rehabilitation Centre, Kaduna, who spoke on the topic: ‘Developing Resilience in Young People: An Essential Tool for Survival in the 21st Century’, said children needed help on how to cope with exposure to change.

    Ike said it was important for those involved in caring for, raising and teaching young people about resilience as a developmental resource.

    According to him, every human being faces difficulties in life, even young people in childhood and adolescent resilience is a capacity that can be built.

    Assistant Director, FCT Secondary Education Board, Mr Itam Nneoyi, said there was need for the society to encourage young adults due to the sequence of events happening in the society like depression, suicide and the rest.

    Nneoyi said that the board had a rich curriculum on resilience taught in schools which would help develop the students on ways of handling challenges of life.

    “The children need to be supported so that the resilience in them can be developed, they should be encouraged by all means to ensure that the resilience is built in them.

    “We have a good curriculum with regards to resilience but the parents also must be there for their children to really help them come out of challenges,” he said.

    Also, Miss Anjolaoluwa Odomo, a student of JC Best International School, Abuja, called on students to realise that they could come out of every challenge, hence the need to build their resilience.

    In the same vein, David Aboko, a student of Government Secondary School, Kabusa, commended the initiative stressing that resilience was a tool students needed to cope with the challenges of life.

    NAN reports that seven schools such as: JC Best International School, Government Secondary School (GSS) Kabusa, GSS Wuse II, GSS Apo, GSS Gwanrinpa, Life gate Academy, and Lela Blossom Schools participated in the debate.

    Life gate Academy clinched the top position in the competition, GSS Wuse took second while GSS Apo, took the third position.(

    (NAN)

  •  Some stakeholders in the education sector in the North East have called for more private sector investment in the sector to address the dearth of school infrastructure in the region The stakeholders comprising educationists teachers parents and government officials spoke while responding to a survey by the News Agency of Nigeria on school infrastructure in Bauchi Damaturu Dutse Gombe Maiduguri and Yola They said education is a critical sector that contributes to human capital development and sustainable future for the country which must not be overlooked The stakeholders called on the private sector to invest more in basic education through scholarships construction and rehabilitation of schools across the region They said the call was imperative to address infrastructure gaps caused by the wide scale vandalisation of schools ocassioned by decade long Boko Haram insurgency in the region Mr Iliyasu Musa a Bauchi based educationists said that most of the schools in the region lack classrooms offices laboratories and toilet facilities due to ravaging activities of the insurgents and vandals He said the dilapidated infrastructure in basic and post basic schools militated against effective delivery of quality education The academic don said that private sector investment would compliment government efforts towards the improvement of school infrastructure across the region The Federal Government in collaboration with states and development partners initiated viable school infrastructure development projects across the region Encouraging private sector investment in education will address school infrastructure deficit in the region he said To address the infrastructure gaps the Borno government has constructed 105 schools across the 20 local government areas of the state according to Mustapha Bukar Director School Management Ministry of Education He said that 45 Mega schools were designated out of the 105 newly constructed schools to cater for the children orphaned by Boko Haram insurgency While 65 others were established to decongest classrooms create enabling teaching and learning environment Newly constructed classroom blocks in Bauchi Additionally the Bauchi State Universal Education Board BASUBEB has distributed 10 000 units of funiture to basic and post basic schools under the 2019 intervention Mohammed Abdullahi Spokesman of the Board said some 790 units of magnetic white board and 489 recycling bins had been distributed to the schools to promote hygiene and sanitation Alhaji Musa Garba an official of the Parent Teachers Association PTA in the state expressed delight over the school infrastructure development projects He said the construction of new classrooms and rehabilitation of existing ones in most schools across the state would enhance access to quality education and commended the state government for the feat achieved Garba urged corporate organisations and individuals to compliment the gesture by investing in school infrastructure development In Yobe the state government says it has constructed 200 classroom blocks in its bid to provide conducive learning environment in schools across the state Some seven model primary and post basic schools had been established in major towns to decongest students population Classroom blocks in Gombe According to him the commission is constructing classroom blocks in schools across the 11 LGAs to augument efforts towards providing quality school infrastructure He said some 124 accommodation had been provided across 20 schools in the state NEDC has identified one school in each of the 11 LGAs to provide them with furniture school bags and writing materials It will also construct staff quarters in 20 boarding schools including GSS Gombe GGC Doma and GGS Kaltungo he said On his part Mr Khalifa Lawal Executive Secretary Education Endowments Fund EEF of the commission said that part of the mandate of the fund was to execute viable projects to address school infrastructure gaps in the region He said the Commission is current executing a number of classroom projects and provided instructional materials to schools in the region A NAN check in Dutse the Jigawa capital indicated that most of the schools in the area are in good condition Some of the schools visited included Jaudi Gadadun 744 Mobile Base Yadi Baure Madobi Takur Site Fagoji Galamawa Danmasara and Sakwaya NAN reports most of the schools were renovated new classrooms constructed and equipped with furniture Wasilu Umar Public Relations Officer in the state Ministry of Education said the state government has establised additional primary and junior secondary schools to decongest the existing ones He said the schools were also constructed to ensure conducive learning environment adding that 80 per cent of the schools in the state had been equipped with furniture However some parents have urged the wealthy individuals and corporate organisations to construct additional classrooms to decongest schools across the state Mr Abdulwahab Seed a parent said that the schools are in good condition the only problem is congestion Private sector involvement in the provision of more classrooms will help a lot The school where my children attend have challenge of congestion with about 70 children per class He said that private sector involvement would go a long to raise standard of education in the region NAN
    N/East stakeholders advocate private sector investment in education
     Some stakeholders in the education sector in the North East have called for more private sector investment in the sector to address the dearth of school infrastructure in the region The stakeholders comprising educationists teachers parents and government officials spoke while responding to a survey by the News Agency of Nigeria on school infrastructure in Bauchi Damaturu Dutse Gombe Maiduguri and Yola They said education is a critical sector that contributes to human capital development and sustainable future for the country which must not be overlooked The stakeholders called on the private sector to invest more in basic education through scholarships construction and rehabilitation of schools across the region They said the call was imperative to address infrastructure gaps caused by the wide scale vandalisation of schools ocassioned by decade long Boko Haram insurgency in the region Mr Iliyasu Musa a Bauchi based educationists said that most of the schools in the region lack classrooms offices laboratories and toilet facilities due to ravaging activities of the insurgents and vandals He said the dilapidated infrastructure in basic and post basic schools militated against effective delivery of quality education The academic don said that private sector investment would compliment government efforts towards the improvement of school infrastructure across the region The Federal Government in collaboration with states and development partners initiated viable school infrastructure development projects across the region Encouraging private sector investment in education will address school infrastructure deficit in the region he said To address the infrastructure gaps the Borno government has constructed 105 schools across the 20 local government areas of the state according to Mustapha Bukar Director School Management Ministry of Education He said that 45 Mega schools were designated out of the 105 newly constructed schools to cater for the children orphaned by Boko Haram insurgency While 65 others were established to decongest classrooms create enabling teaching and learning environment Newly constructed classroom blocks in Bauchi Additionally the Bauchi State Universal Education Board BASUBEB has distributed 10 000 units of funiture to basic and post basic schools under the 2019 intervention Mohammed Abdullahi Spokesman of the Board said some 790 units of magnetic white board and 489 recycling bins had been distributed to the schools to promote hygiene and sanitation Alhaji Musa Garba an official of the Parent Teachers Association PTA in the state expressed delight over the school infrastructure development projects He said the construction of new classrooms and rehabilitation of existing ones in most schools across the state would enhance access to quality education and commended the state government for the feat achieved Garba urged corporate organisations and individuals to compliment the gesture by investing in school infrastructure development In Yobe the state government says it has constructed 200 classroom blocks in its bid to provide conducive learning environment in schools across the state Some seven model primary and post basic schools had been established in major towns to decongest students population Classroom blocks in Gombe According to him the commission is constructing classroom blocks in schools across the 11 LGAs to augument efforts towards providing quality school infrastructure He said some 124 accommodation had been provided across 20 schools in the state NEDC has identified one school in each of the 11 LGAs to provide them with furniture school bags and writing materials It will also construct staff quarters in 20 boarding schools including GSS Gombe GGC Doma and GGS Kaltungo he said On his part Mr Khalifa Lawal Executive Secretary Education Endowments Fund EEF of the commission said that part of the mandate of the fund was to execute viable projects to address school infrastructure gaps in the region He said the Commission is current executing a number of classroom projects and provided instructional materials to schools in the region A NAN check in Dutse the Jigawa capital indicated that most of the schools in the area are in good condition Some of the schools visited included Jaudi Gadadun 744 Mobile Base Yadi Baure Madobi Takur Site Fagoji Galamawa Danmasara and Sakwaya NAN reports most of the schools were renovated new classrooms constructed and equipped with furniture Wasilu Umar Public Relations Officer in the state Ministry of Education said the state government has establised additional primary and junior secondary schools to decongest the existing ones He said the schools were also constructed to ensure conducive learning environment adding that 80 per cent of the schools in the state had been equipped with furniture However some parents have urged the wealthy individuals and corporate organisations to construct additional classrooms to decongest schools across the state Mr Abdulwahab Seed a parent said that the schools are in good condition the only problem is congestion Private sector involvement in the provision of more classrooms will help a lot The school where my children attend have challenge of congestion with about 70 children per class He said that private sector involvement would go a long to raise standard of education in the region NAN
    N/East stakeholders advocate private sector investment in education
    Education4 months ago

    N/East stakeholders advocate private sector investment in education

    Some stakeholders in the education sector in the North-East have called for more private sector investment in the sector to address the dearth of school infrastructure in the region.The stakeholders, comprising educationists, teachers, parents and government officials spoke while responding to a survey by the News Agency of Nigeria on school infrastructure in Bauchi, Damaturu, Dutse, Gombe, Maiduguri and Yola.They said education is a critical sector that contributes to human capital development and sustainable future for the country which must not be overlooked.The stakeholders called on the private sector to invest more in basic education through scholarships, construction and rehabilitation of schools across the region.They said the call was imperative to address infrastructure gaps caused by the wide scale vandalisation of schools  ocassioned by decade-long Boko Haram insurgency in the region.Mr Iliyasu Musa, a Bauchi-based educationists, said that most of the schools in the region lack classrooms, offices, laboratories and toilet facilities due to ravaging activities of the insurgents and vandals.He said the dilapidated infrastructure in basic and post basic schools militated against effective delivery of quality education.The academic don said that private sector investment would compliment government efforts towards the improvement of school infrastructure across the region.“The Federal Government in collaboration with states and development partners initiated viable school infrastructure development projects across the region.“Encouraging private sector investment in education will address school infrastructure deficit in the region,” he said.To address the infrastructure gaps, the Borno government has constructed 105 schools across the 20 local government areas of the state, according to Mustapha Bukar, Director, School Management, Ministry of Education.He said that 45 Mega schools were designated out of the 105 newly constructed schools to cater for the children orphaned by Boko Haram insurgency.While 65 others were established to decongest classrooms, create enabling teaching and learning environment.Newly constructed classroom blocks in BauchiAdditionally, the Bauchi State Universal Education Board (BASUBEB), has distributed 10,000 units of funiture to basic and post basic schools under the 2019 intervention.Mohammed Abdullahi, Spokesman of the Board, said some 790 units of magnetic white board and 489 recycling bins had been distributed to the schools to promote hygiene and sanitation.Alhaji Musa Garba, an official of the Parent Teachers Association (PTA) in the state, expressed delight over the school infrastructure development projects.He said the construction of new classrooms and rehabilitation of existing ones in most schools across the state would enhance access to quality education, and commended the state government for the feat achieved.Garba urged corporate organisations and individuals to compliment the gesture by investing in school infrastructure development.In Yobe; the state government says it has constructed 200 classroom blocks in its bid to provide conducive learning environment in schools across the state.Some seven model primary and post basic schools had been established in major towns to decongest students’ population.Classroom blocks in GombeAccording to him, the commission is constructing classroom blocks in schools across the 11 LGAs, to augument efforts towards providing quality school infrastructure.He said some 124 accommodation had been provided across 20 schools in the state.“NEDC has identified one school in each of the 11 LGAs to provide them with furniture, school bags and writing materials.“It will also construct staff quarters in 20 boarding schools including GSS Gombe, GGC Doma and GGS Kaltungo,” he said.On his part, Mr Khalifa Lawal, Executive Secretary Education Endowments Fund (EEF) of the commission, said that part of the mandate of the fund was to execute viable projects to address school infrastructure gaps in the region.He said the Commission is current executing a number of classroom projects and provided instructional materials to schools in the region.A NAN check in Dutse, the Jigawa capital, indicated that most of the schools in the area are in good condition.Some of the schools visited included Jaudi, Gadadun, 744 Mobile Base, Yadi, Baure, Madobi, Takur Site, Fagoji, Galamawa, Danmasara and Sakwaya.NAN reports most of the schools were renovated, new classrooms constructed and equipped with furniture.Wasilu Umar, Public Relations Officer in the state Ministry of Education, said the state government has establised additional primary and junior secondary schools to decongest the existing ones.He said the schools were also constructed to ensure conducive learning environment, adding that 80 per cent of the schools in the state had been equipped with furniture.However, some parents have urged the wealthy individuals and corporate organisations to construct additional classrooms to decongest schools across the state.Mr Abdulwahab Seed, a parent, said that, “the schools are in good condition, the only problem is congestion. Private sector involvement in the provision of more classrooms will help a lot.“The school where my children attend have challenge of congestion with about 70 children per class,”He said that private sector involvement would go a long to raise standard of education in the region. ((NAN)

  •  The World Bank has said that Green Social and Sustainable GSS bonds could contribute to Africa s sustainable economy Mr Jorge Calderon the Vice President and Treasurer World Bank Treasury said this at a virtual workshop on GSS Bond Market Development organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa UNECA The workshop was also organised in collaboration with the World Bank and the United Nations It aimed to build awareness and explore the potential issuance of GSS bonds in West Africa by sovereign government issuers or subnational entities According to europa pimpco com green bonds are devoted to financing new and existing projects or activities with positive environmental impacts Meanwhile a social bond s proceeds must finance or re finance social projects or activities that achieve positive social outcomes address a social issue Also sustainability bonds are issues where proceeds are used to finance or re finance a combination of green and social projects or activities These bonds can be issued by companies governments and municipalities as well as for assets and projects Calderon said Africa had great opportunities to tap into massive investor demand for sustainable assets There are many possibilities and Africa is endowed with natural renewable resources with creativity innovation and the potential to grow in a green and resilient way of course building the industries of the future The World Bank representative said that green and sustainable bonds as well as new innovative structures could help many countries in the region secure the scale of financing needed for the future Also speaking Dr Hanan Morsy the Deputy Executive Secretary ECA said the continent had the potential to turn its climate change challenges into development and investment opportunities Morsy said that Africa had abundant clean energy resources including its massive share of 40 per cent of solar radiation The deputy executive secretary noted that Africa s resources could close its chronic energy access deficit to industrialise and energise the African Continental Free Trade Area There is an urgent need to unlock financing for investment and energy infrastructure to provide Africans with affordable reliable and clean energy GSS bonds mean a new frontier for Africa and it can help us build a deeper resilient and sustainable financing for African countries She however said the potential for expanding the GSS bonds remained untapped globally Mr Jean Paul Adam the Director Climate Change and Natural Resource Management Division ECA said it was an opportunity for Africa to upscale large amounts of financing into the sectors that were currently left aside in global investments Adam also said that African countries currently represented less than one per cent of global green bond issuances One of the key goals of this workshop is also to identify needs that may be addressed For example through technical capacity building or through working on project pipelines as an example as to better match potential financing That is available on the global market or even within Africa and match that with projects that are available in Africa Whether through the nationally determined contributions which are extremely ambitious or through the improved livelihoods across the continent and ultimately contribute toward Africa s ability to attain a green recovery He further noted that the ability to mobilise predictable grant resources and concessional finances would be a key element in dealing with existing challenges He however pointed out that there was a space to be filled by the private sector and it would be where GSS bonds would play a critical role Discussions at the workshop were on the new market trend and practical experience from recent sovereign GSS bond issuers Other discussions were on requirements for GSS bond programmes the benefits and costs associated with issuing different types of GSS bonds and areas of potential ECA World Bank and other donor support NAN
    Green, sustainable bonds to contribute to Africa’s sustainable economy—World Bank
     The World Bank has said that Green Social and Sustainable GSS bonds could contribute to Africa s sustainable economy Mr Jorge Calderon the Vice President and Treasurer World Bank Treasury said this at a virtual workshop on GSS Bond Market Development organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa UNECA The workshop was also organised in collaboration with the World Bank and the United Nations It aimed to build awareness and explore the potential issuance of GSS bonds in West Africa by sovereign government issuers or subnational entities According to europa pimpco com green bonds are devoted to financing new and existing projects or activities with positive environmental impacts Meanwhile a social bond s proceeds must finance or re finance social projects or activities that achieve positive social outcomes address a social issue Also sustainability bonds are issues where proceeds are used to finance or re finance a combination of green and social projects or activities These bonds can be issued by companies governments and municipalities as well as for assets and projects Calderon said Africa had great opportunities to tap into massive investor demand for sustainable assets There are many possibilities and Africa is endowed with natural renewable resources with creativity innovation and the potential to grow in a green and resilient way of course building the industries of the future The World Bank representative said that green and sustainable bonds as well as new innovative structures could help many countries in the region secure the scale of financing needed for the future Also speaking Dr Hanan Morsy the Deputy Executive Secretary ECA said the continent had the potential to turn its climate change challenges into development and investment opportunities Morsy said that Africa had abundant clean energy resources including its massive share of 40 per cent of solar radiation The deputy executive secretary noted that Africa s resources could close its chronic energy access deficit to industrialise and energise the African Continental Free Trade Area There is an urgent need to unlock financing for investment and energy infrastructure to provide Africans with affordable reliable and clean energy GSS bonds mean a new frontier for Africa and it can help us build a deeper resilient and sustainable financing for African countries She however said the potential for expanding the GSS bonds remained untapped globally Mr Jean Paul Adam the Director Climate Change and Natural Resource Management Division ECA said it was an opportunity for Africa to upscale large amounts of financing into the sectors that were currently left aside in global investments Adam also said that African countries currently represented less than one per cent of global green bond issuances One of the key goals of this workshop is also to identify needs that may be addressed For example through technical capacity building or through working on project pipelines as an example as to better match potential financing That is available on the global market or even within Africa and match that with projects that are available in Africa Whether through the nationally determined contributions which are extremely ambitious or through the improved livelihoods across the continent and ultimately contribute toward Africa s ability to attain a green recovery He further noted that the ability to mobilise predictable grant resources and concessional finances would be a key element in dealing with existing challenges He however pointed out that there was a space to be filled by the private sector and it would be where GSS bonds would play a critical role Discussions at the workshop were on the new market trend and practical experience from recent sovereign GSS bond issuers Other discussions were on requirements for GSS bond programmes the benefits and costs associated with issuing different types of GSS bonds and areas of potential ECA World Bank and other donor support NAN
    Green, sustainable bonds to contribute to Africa’s sustainable economy—World Bank
    Economy4 months ago

    Green, sustainable bonds to contribute to Africa’s sustainable economy—World Bank

    The World Bank has said that Green, Social and Sustainable (GSS) bonds could contribute to Africa’s sustainable economy.

    Mr Jorge Calderon, the Vice President and Treasurer, World Bank Treasury said this at a virtual workshop on GSS Bond Market Development organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

    The workshop was also organised in collaboration with the World Bank and the United Nations.

    It aimed to build awareness and explore the potential issuance of GSS bonds in West Africa by sovereign government issuers or subnational entities.

    According to europa.pimpco.com, green bonds are devoted to financing new and existing projects or activities with positive environmental impacts.

    Meanwhile, a social bond’s proceeds must finance or re-finance social projects or activities that achieve positive social outcomes address a social issue.

    Also, sustainability bonds are issues where proceeds are used to finance or re-finance a combination of green and social projects or activities. 

    These bonds can be issued by companies, governments and municipalities, as well as for assets and projects.

    Calderon said Africa had great opportunities to tap into massive investor demand for sustainable assets. 

    “There are many possibilities and Africa is endowed with natural renewable resources with creativity, innovation and the potential to grow in a green and resilient way, of course, building the industries of the future.”

    The World Bank representative said that green and sustainable bonds as well as new innovative structures could help many countries in the region secure the scale of financing needed for the future.

    Also speaking, Dr Hanan Morsy, the Deputy Executive Secretary, ECA said the continent had the potential to turn its climate change challenges into development and investment opportunities. 

    Morsy said that Africa had abundant clean energy resources, including its massive share of 40 per cent of solar radiation. 

    The deputy executive secretary noted that Africa’s resources could close its “chronic energy access deficit to industrialise and energise the African Continental Free Trade Area”.

    “There is an urgent need to unlock financing for investment and energy infrastructure to provide Africans with affordable, reliable and clean energy.

    “GSS bonds mean a new frontier for Africa and it can help us build a deeper, resilient and sustainable financing for African countries.”

    She, however, said the potential for expanding the GSS bonds remained untapped globally. 

    Mr Jean-Paul Adam, the Director, Climate Change and Natural Resource Management Division, ECA said it was an opportunity for Africa to upscale large amounts of financing into the sectors that were currently left aside in global investments. 

    Adam also said that African countries currently represented less than one per cent of global green bond issuances.

    “One of the key goals of this workshop is also to identify needs that may be addressed. 

    “For example, through technical capacity building or through working on project pipelines as an example as to better match potential financing.

    “That is available on the global market or even within Africa and match that with projects that are available in Africa.

    “Whether through the nationally determined contributions, which are extremely ambitious, or through the improved livelihoods across the continent and ultimately contribute toward Africa’s ability to attain a green recovery.”

    He further noted that the ability to mobilise predictable grant resources and concessional finances would be a key element in dealing with existing challenges.

    He, however, pointed out that there was a space to be filled by the private sector and it would be where GSS bonds would play a critical role.

    Discussions at the workshop were on the new market trend and practical experience from recent sovereign GSS bond issuers.

    Other discussions were on requirements for GSS bond programmes, the benefits and costs associated with issuing different types of GSS bonds, and areas of potential ECA, World Bank and other donor support. (

    (NAN)

  •  Plan International an NGO has called for more girls participation in Information and Communication Technology ICT careers to foster a more dynamic technology sector and enhance innovation and productivity The Country Director Plan International Mr Charles Usie made the call in Abuja on Friday at an event to commemorate the 2022 Girls in ICT Day The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event featured debate and quiz competition amongst schools in the Federal Capital Territory FCT The topic of the discussion is tagged Is Technology a Critical Component of the Education of Students today The selected schools in the debate and quiz competition includes Light of Day School Kubwa Capville School Government Secondary School GSS Dutse GSS Garki GSS Wuse Zone 3 and Maitama Model School Usie represented by the Communication Advisor of the organisation Mr Yunus Abdulhamid said that the competition would spur conversation of girls in ICT Girls in ICT debate competition for young adolescent is to help spur conversation of girls in ICT Data indicates fewer female in ICT and science generally Also as you progress more girls drop out from related courses In today s world more women are found in all human endeavours like the pilots engineers architects medical doctors bankers and many more For us as a country to advance in what we do we need more participation of girls in ICT in our world today he said Usie also said that 50 per cent of the country s population were female hence the need for the government to pay critical attention on the girl child in the area of technology We can hardly survive in today s world without technology In Nigeria 50 per cent of our population is female and involving them in ICT will help to advance the country s development Any society who looks down on this group of people will definitely fail So we are saying that female must imbibe technology to really grow our country At Plan International we focus on the adolescent girls This does not mean the boys are not important they are because in our programmes for girls we also carry the boys along he said The Project Coordinator Plan International Mrs Mary Mbukpa called for monitoring of devices used by children from home Mbukpa called on the government to provide digitalised library and put in place a system where the girls don t have to go to other sites that would not be significant to their learning She also encouraged parents to ensure that they guide their children in the use of digital platforms We have had debate and quiz competition towards showing the good about ICT so it is important for young girls to begin to access ICT and also baring in mind that they need to be safe online Looking at our society the boys have access to different ICT platforms but we are very conservative in the way we build up our young girls We need to try to control a lot of things they do but we are looking at how girls can use the ICT to better their education she said One of the students Jamie David an SS1 student of GSS Wuse Zone 3 said there was need for girls to be given the opportunity to be able to have access to ICT David said this would be one of the ways to tackle gender inequality in our society We have to evolve as the world is evolving Technology has helped us in many ways it all depends on the choice of the technology Parents should look more into what the children does and not buy gadget for children who are not matured to use it she said Mr John Osigbemhe a Science Teacher in GSS Garki said that girls around the world were becoming more interested in ICT hence the need to encouraged Nigeria girls to utilised the power of ICT Osigbemhe added that stakeholders should help the children by putting in place restrictions on the use of technology and controlled by parents He said that there was a limit to what the school could do to curtail the gadget being used for all manners of social vices in the society NAN reports that Capville School clich d the first position GSS Wuse Zone 3 came second while GSS Garki and GSS Dutse came third in the debate category Also Maitama Model School clinched top Light of Day School came second and GSS Dutse came third in the quiz competition NAN reports that Plan International in partnership with Tech Her for Women in Technology an NGO would offer a six months online programme for ICT mentorship from June to December for best students in the competition NAN
    Group calls for more participation of girls in ICT careers
     Plan International an NGO has called for more girls participation in Information and Communication Technology ICT careers to foster a more dynamic technology sector and enhance innovation and productivity The Country Director Plan International Mr Charles Usie made the call in Abuja on Friday at an event to commemorate the 2022 Girls in ICT Day The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event featured debate and quiz competition amongst schools in the Federal Capital Territory FCT The topic of the discussion is tagged Is Technology a Critical Component of the Education of Students today The selected schools in the debate and quiz competition includes Light of Day School Kubwa Capville School Government Secondary School GSS Dutse GSS Garki GSS Wuse Zone 3 and Maitama Model School Usie represented by the Communication Advisor of the organisation Mr Yunus Abdulhamid said that the competition would spur conversation of girls in ICT Girls in ICT debate competition for young adolescent is to help spur conversation of girls in ICT Data indicates fewer female in ICT and science generally Also as you progress more girls drop out from related courses In today s world more women are found in all human endeavours like the pilots engineers architects medical doctors bankers and many more For us as a country to advance in what we do we need more participation of girls in ICT in our world today he said Usie also said that 50 per cent of the country s population were female hence the need for the government to pay critical attention on the girl child in the area of technology We can hardly survive in today s world without technology In Nigeria 50 per cent of our population is female and involving them in ICT will help to advance the country s development Any society who looks down on this group of people will definitely fail So we are saying that female must imbibe technology to really grow our country At Plan International we focus on the adolescent girls This does not mean the boys are not important they are because in our programmes for girls we also carry the boys along he said The Project Coordinator Plan International Mrs Mary Mbukpa called for monitoring of devices used by children from home Mbukpa called on the government to provide digitalised library and put in place a system where the girls don t have to go to other sites that would not be significant to their learning She also encouraged parents to ensure that they guide their children in the use of digital platforms We have had debate and quiz competition towards showing the good about ICT so it is important for young girls to begin to access ICT and also baring in mind that they need to be safe online Looking at our society the boys have access to different ICT platforms but we are very conservative in the way we build up our young girls We need to try to control a lot of things they do but we are looking at how girls can use the ICT to better their education she said One of the students Jamie David an SS1 student of GSS Wuse Zone 3 said there was need for girls to be given the opportunity to be able to have access to ICT David said this would be one of the ways to tackle gender inequality in our society We have to evolve as the world is evolving Technology has helped us in many ways it all depends on the choice of the technology Parents should look more into what the children does and not buy gadget for children who are not matured to use it she said Mr John Osigbemhe a Science Teacher in GSS Garki said that girls around the world were becoming more interested in ICT hence the need to encouraged Nigeria girls to utilised the power of ICT Osigbemhe added that stakeholders should help the children by putting in place restrictions on the use of technology and controlled by parents He said that there was a limit to what the school could do to curtail the gadget being used for all manners of social vices in the society NAN reports that Capville School clich d the first position GSS Wuse Zone 3 came second while GSS Garki and GSS Dutse came third in the debate category Also Maitama Model School clinched top Light of Day School came second and GSS Dutse came third in the quiz competition NAN reports that Plan International in partnership with Tech Her for Women in Technology an NGO would offer a six months online programme for ICT mentorship from June to December for best students in the competition NAN
    Group calls for more participation of girls in ICT careers
    General news4 months ago

    Group calls for more participation of girls in ICT careers

    Plan International, an NGO, has called for more girls participation in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) careers to foster a more dynamic technology sector and enhance innovation and productivity.
    The Country Director, Plan International, Mr Charles Usie, made the call in Abuja on Friday, at an event to commemorate the 2022 Girls in ICT Day.
    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event featured debate and quiz competition amongst schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
    The topic of the discussion is tagged “Is Technology a Critical Component of the Education of Students today”?
    The selected schools in the debate and quiz competition includes Light of Day School, Kubwa, Capville School, Government Secondary School (GSS) Dutse, GSS Garki, GSS Wuse Zone 3 and Maitama Model School.
    Usie, represented by the Communication Advisor of the organisation, Mr Yunus Abdulhamid, said that the competition would spur conversation of girls in ICT.
    “Girls in ICT debate competition for young adolescent is to help spur conversation of girls in ICT.
    ” Data indicates fewer female in ICT and science generally. Also, as you progress, more girls drop out from related courses.
    “In today’s world, more women are found in all human endeavours like the pilots, engineers, architects, medical doctors, bankers and many more.
    “For us as a country to advance in what we do, we need more participation of girls in ICT in our world today,” he said.
    Usie also said that 50 per cent of the country’s population were female, hence the need for the government to pay critical attention on the girl child in the area of technology.
    “We can hardly survive in today’s world without technology. In Nigeria, 50 per cent of our population is female and involving them in ICT will help to advance the country’s development.
    “Any society who looks down on this group of people will definitely fail. So, we are saying that female must imbibe technology to really grow our country.
    “At Plan International, we focus on the adolescent girls. This does not mean the boys are not important, they are because in our programmes for girls, we also carry the boys along,” he said.
    The Project Coordinator, Plan International, Mrs Mary Mbukpa, called for monitoring of devices used by children from home.
    Mbukpa called on the government to provide digitalised library and put in place a system where the girls don’t have to go to other sites that would not be significant to their learning.
    She also encouraged parents to ensure that they guide their children in the use of digital platforms
    “We have had debate and quiz competition towards showing the good about ICT, so it is important for young girls to begin to access ICT and also baring in mind that they need to be safe online.
    “Looking at our society, the boys have access to different ICT platforms but we are very conservative in the way we build up our young girls.
    “We need to try to control a lot of things they do but we are looking at how girls can use the ICT to better their education,” she said.
    One of the students, Jamie David, an SS1 student of GSS, Wuse Zone 3, said there was need for girls to be given the opportunity to be able to have access to ICT.
    David said this would be one of the ways to tackle gender inequality in our society.
    “We have to evolve as the world is evolving. Technology has helped us in many ways; it all depends on the choice of the technology.
    ” Parents should look more into what the children does and not buy gadget for children who are not matured to use it,” she said.
    Mr John Osigbemhe, a Science Teacher in GSS Garki said that girls around the world were becoming more interested in ICT, hence the need to encouraged Nigeria girls to utilised the power of ICT.
    Osigbemhe added that stakeholders should help the children by putting in place restrictions on the use of technology and controlled by parents.
    He said that there was a limit to what the school could do to curtail the gadget being used for all manners of social vices in the society.
    NAN reports that Capville School clichéd the first position, GSS Wuse Zone 3 came second while GSS Garki and GSS Dutse came third in the debate category.
    Also, Maitama Model School clinched top, Light of Day School came second and GSS Dutse came third in the quiz competition.
    NAN reports that Plan International in partnership with Tech Her for Women in Technology, an NGO, would offer a six months online programme for ICT mentorship from June to December for best students in the competition.


    (NAN)