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  •  A 44 year old man Adeyanju Olaitan was on Friday arraigned before an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrates Court over alleged rape Olaitan whose address was not given is facing a one count charge of rape The Prosecutor Insp Oriyomi Akinwale told the court that the defendant committed the offence sometime in the month of December 2019 in Osi Ekiti He alleged that the defendant who was a teacher at Osi community High School in Osi Ekiti engaged one SSS 3 student to agree and marry him to the detriment of her academic and psychological well being Akinwale said the offence contravened Section 6 1 of the Ekiti State Gender Based Violence Prohibition Law 2019 The prosecutor asked the court for adjournment to enable him forward the case file to office of Director of Public Prosecution DPP for legal advice The plea of the defendant was however not taken The Chief Magistrate Mr Adesoji Adegboye ordered that the defendant should be kept in the police custody pending issuance of legal advice from DPP He adjourned the case until March 2 for mention Edited By Remi Koleoso Tajudeen Atitebi
    Teacher, 44, arraigned over alleged rape of student
     A 44 year old man Adeyanju Olaitan was on Friday arraigned before an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrates Court over alleged rape Olaitan whose address was not given is facing a one count charge of rape The Prosecutor Insp Oriyomi Akinwale told the court that the defendant committed the offence sometime in the month of December 2019 in Osi Ekiti He alleged that the defendant who was a teacher at Osi community High School in Osi Ekiti engaged one SSS 3 student to agree and marry him to the detriment of her academic and psychological well being Akinwale said the offence contravened Section 6 1 of the Ekiti State Gender Based Violence Prohibition Law 2019 The prosecutor asked the court for adjournment to enable him forward the case file to office of Director of Public Prosecution DPP for legal advice The plea of the defendant was however not taken The Chief Magistrate Mr Adesoji Adegboye ordered that the defendant should be kept in the police custody pending issuance of legal advice from DPP He adjourned the case until March 2 for mention Edited By Remi Koleoso Tajudeen Atitebi
    Teacher, 44, arraigned over alleged rape of student
    Judiciary3 years ago

    Teacher, 44, arraigned over alleged rape of student

    A 44-year-old man, Adeyanju Olaitan, was on Friday arraigned before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged rape.

    Olaitan, whose address was not given, is facing a one count charge of rape.

    The Prosecutor, Insp. Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that the defendant committed the offence sometime in the month of December 2019 in Osi-Ekiti.

    He alleged that the defendant, who was a teacher at Osi community High School in Osi-Ekiti, engaged one SSS 3 student to agree and marry him to the detriment of her academic and psychological well being.

    Akinwale said the offence contravened Section 6 (1) of the Ekiti State Gender Based Violence (Prohibition) Law, 2019.

    The prosecutor asked the court for adjournment to enable him forward the case file to office of Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.

    The plea of the defendant was, however, not taken.

    The Chief Magistrate, Mr Adesoji Adegboye, ordered that the defendant should be kept in the police custody pending issuance of legal advice from DPP.

    He adjourned the case until March 2 for mention.


    Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Tajudeen Atitebi

  •  Mr John Aransiola an Education Counsellor with Irepodun Local Government Education Authority in Kwara says curriculum crisis is hindering the growth of the country s education sector Aransiola told the Nigeria News Agency on Tuesday in Omu Aran that the present 6 3 3 4 and 9 3 4 systems of education had been watered down and already faced with poor implementation According to him there is not much difference from the past systems of education Aransiola said the present curriculum was too overloaded with 13 subjects at the Lowest Basic 14 Middle Basic 16 at the JSS levels and over 20 Electives at the SSS level Too bookish curriculum devoid of any seriousness about science and technology Also without the necessary resources to teach them and other teaching aids leading to poor foundation in the education system The 2004 education policy stipulates that JSS students will be streamed into Senior Secondary Schools technical colleges out of school vocational training and apprenticeship This is not the case presently with our education system he said Aransiola said the present curriculum lacked the necessary resources for teaching science and technology including teachers education No sooner was the policy enacted that the government began to close some technical schools while those left became shadows of their past Teachers sent abroad for training came back to find no workshop to work with and with many unemployed due to change of government and priorities he said Aransiola lamented that formal education had been progressively shed of informal education unlike what was obtained in the past He said the curriculum was also being poorly handled by regulators as it laid more emphasis on how many credits students had at a given period not minding how they obtained such credits This is contrary to the good old days whereas the two work in synergy to produce good results and responsible students The curriculum is also plagued by crisis of teachers quantity and quality as teachers till date remains a major bridge between the curriculum and the students His or her knowledge skills attitude to work and life are the tools he or she brings into the school to make teaching and learning more effective Aransiola said Edited Bola Akingbehin Muhammad Suleiman Tola
    Curriculum crisis impedes Nigerian education system – Counsellor
     Mr John Aransiola an Education Counsellor with Irepodun Local Government Education Authority in Kwara says curriculum crisis is hindering the growth of the country s education sector Aransiola told the Nigeria News Agency on Tuesday in Omu Aran that the present 6 3 3 4 and 9 3 4 systems of education had been watered down and already faced with poor implementation According to him there is not much difference from the past systems of education Aransiola said the present curriculum was too overloaded with 13 subjects at the Lowest Basic 14 Middle Basic 16 at the JSS levels and over 20 Electives at the SSS level Too bookish curriculum devoid of any seriousness about science and technology Also without the necessary resources to teach them and other teaching aids leading to poor foundation in the education system The 2004 education policy stipulates that JSS students will be streamed into Senior Secondary Schools technical colleges out of school vocational training and apprenticeship This is not the case presently with our education system he said Aransiola said the present curriculum lacked the necessary resources for teaching science and technology including teachers education No sooner was the policy enacted that the government began to close some technical schools while those left became shadows of their past Teachers sent abroad for training came back to find no workshop to work with and with many unemployed due to change of government and priorities he said Aransiola lamented that formal education had been progressively shed of informal education unlike what was obtained in the past He said the curriculum was also being poorly handled by regulators as it laid more emphasis on how many credits students had at a given period not minding how they obtained such credits This is contrary to the good old days whereas the two work in synergy to produce good results and responsible students The curriculum is also plagued by crisis of teachers quantity and quality as teachers till date remains a major bridge between the curriculum and the students His or her knowledge skills attitude to work and life are the tools he or she brings into the school to make teaching and learning more effective Aransiola said Edited Bola Akingbehin Muhammad Suleiman Tola
    Curriculum crisis impedes Nigerian education system – Counsellor
    Education3 years ago

    Curriculum crisis impedes Nigerian education system – Counsellor

    Mr John Aransiola, an Education Counsellor with Irepodun Local Government Education Authority, in Kwara, says curriculum crisis is hindering the growth of the country’s education sector.

    Aransiola told the Nigeria News Agency on Tuesday in Omu-Aran that the present 6-3-3-4 and 9-3-4 systems of education had been watered down and already faced with poor implementation.

    According to him, there is not much difference from the past systems of education.

    Aransiola said the present curriculum was too overloaded with 13 subjects at the Lowest Basic, 14 Middle Basic, 16 at the JSS levels and over 20 Electives at the SSS level.

    “Too bookish curriculum, devoid of any seriousness about science and technology.

    “Also, without the necessary resources to teach them and other teaching aids, leading to poor foundation in the education system.

    “The 2004 education policy stipulates that JSS students will be streamed into Senior Secondary Schools, technical colleges, out-of-school vocational training and apprenticeship.

    “This is not the case presently with our education system,” he said.

    Aransiola said the present curriculum lacked the necessary resources for teaching science and technology including teachers education.

    “No sooner was the policy enacted that the government began to close some technical schools while those left became shadows of their past.

    “Teachers sent abroad for training came back to find no workshop to work with and with many unemployed due to change of government and priorities,” he said.

    Aransiola lamented that formal education had been progressively shed of informal education unlike what was obtained in the past.

    He said the curriculum was also being poorly handled by regulators as it laid more emphasis on how many credits students had at a given period not minding how they obtained such credits.

    “This is contrary to the good old days, whereas the two work in synergy to produce good results and responsible students.

    “The curriculum is also plagued by crisis of teachers’ quantity and quality as teachers till date remains a major bridge between the curriculum and the students.

    “His or her knowledge, skills, attitude to work, and life are the tools he or she brings into the school to make teaching and learning more effective,” Aransiola said.

    Edited Bola Akingbehin/Muhammad Suleiman Tola

  •  Wife of the President Aisha Buhari on Monday called for synergy among all security agencies to re strategize and re examine the security structure with a view to stem the rising cases of terrorism in Nigeria Mrs Buhari made the call at an international conference on state and security held at the Nigeria Defence Academy NDA Kaduna The conference was organised by the NDA Centre for Critical Thinking Teaching and Learning She stressed the need for government to look into the welfare of security personnel saying that it plays a vital role in the way and manner they carry out their mandate Security in Nigeria remains the biggest challenge it is high time to explore new strategies and approaches if care is not taken we will be expecting the worse of the security problems we are facing in Nigeria she said The president s wife urged Nigerians to remain vigilant and provide relevant information to security agencies to avert any potential threat to peace and security in the country All criminals are members of our society and they live in our midst parents have the responsibility of ensuring that we take exceptional interest in the development of our children she added Mrs Buhari commended the role played by women at ensuring safety of Nigerian children It is our responsibility as women to fast track our activities to make our families stronger We remain the pivots and motivators that must continue to moderate the bond of unity and affection in our various families she added Earlier the Commandant of NDA Maj Gen Jamil Sarham represented by his Deputy AVM Ibrahim Ali said the conference was organised to proffer solutions to the challenges of insecurity in Nigeria Nigeria News Agency reports that the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development Pauline Tallen the DGs of NYSC DICON and SSS as well as the Deputy Governor of Kaduna state Hadiza Balarabe among other stakeholders attended the conference Edited By Remi Koleoso Maharazu Ahmed
    Aisha Buhari calls for harmony, re-examining of security structure to stem terrorism in Nigeria
     Wife of the President Aisha Buhari on Monday called for synergy among all security agencies to re strategize and re examine the security structure with a view to stem the rising cases of terrorism in Nigeria Mrs Buhari made the call at an international conference on state and security held at the Nigeria Defence Academy NDA Kaduna The conference was organised by the NDA Centre for Critical Thinking Teaching and Learning She stressed the need for government to look into the welfare of security personnel saying that it plays a vital role in the way and manner they carry out their mandate Security in Nigeria remains the biggest challenge it is high time to explore new strategies and approaches if care is not taken we will be expecting the worse of the security problems we are facing in Nigeria she said The president s wife urged Nigerians to remain vigilant and provide relevant information to security agencies to avert any potential threat to peace and security in the country All criminals are members of our society and they live in our midst parents have the responsibility of ensuring that we take exceptional interest in the development of our children she added Mrs Buhari commended the role played by women at ensuring safety of Nigerian children It is our responsibility as women to fast track our activities to make our families stronger We remain the pivots and motivators that must continue to moderate the bond of unity and affection in our various families she added Earlier the Commandant of NDA Maj Gen Jamil Sarham represented by his Deputy AVM Ibrahim Ali said the conference was organised to proffer solutions to the challenges of insecurity in Nigeria Nigeria News Agency reports that the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development Pauline Tallen the DGs of NYSC DICON and SSS as well as the Deputy Governor of Kaduna state Hadiza Balarabe among other stakeholders attended the conference Edited By Remi Koleoso Maharazu Ahmed
    Aisha Buhari calls for harmony, re-examining of security structure to stem terrorism in Nigeria
    Defence/Security3 years ago

    Aisha Buhari calls for harmony, re-examining of security structure to stem terrorism in Nigeria

    Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, on Monday called for synergy among all security agencies, to re-strategize and re-examine the security structure with a view to stem the rising cases of terrorism in Nigeria.

    Mrs Buhari made the call at an international conference on state and security held at the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna.

    The conference was organised by the NDA Centre for Critical Thinking, Teaching and Learning.

    She stressed the need for government to look into the welfare of security personnel, saying that it plays a vital role in the way and manner they carry out their mandate.

    “Security in Nigeria remains the biggest challenge, it is high time to explore new strategies and approaches, if care is not taken, we will be expecting the worse of the security problems we are facing in Nigeria,” she said.

    The president’s wife urged Nigerians to remain vigilant and provide relevant information to security agencies to avert any potential threat to peace and security in the country.

    “All criminals are members of our society and they live in our midst, parents have the responsibility of ensuring that we take exceptional interest in the development of our children,”she added.

    Mrs Buhari commended the role played by women at ensuring safety of Nigerian children.

    “It is our responsibility as women to fast track our activities to make our families stronger.

    “We remain the pivots and motivators that must continue to moderate the bond of unity and affection in our various families,” she added.

    Earlier, the Commandant of NDA, Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarham, represented by his Deputy, AVM Ibrahim Ali, said the conference was organised to proffer solutions to the challenges of insecurity in Nigeria.

    Nigeria News Agency reports that the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen, the DGs of NYSC, DICON, and SSS, as well as the Deputy Governor of Kaduna state, Hadiza Balarabe, among other stakeholders attended the conference.


    Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Maharazu Ahmed

  •  The United Nations Children s Fund UNICEF has urged all stakeholders in the education sector to intensify efforts toward ensuring safe learning environment for the Nigerian children to achieve their great potentials Mr Muntaka Mukhtar UNICEF Education Specialist made the call on Tuesday in Katsina during a one day workshop on Dissemination of Research Findings on Impact of Violence in Schools on Girls Education in Nigeria The workshop was organized by the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB in collaboration with UNICEF Mukhtar further urged government at all levels to ensure adequate funding to support children education for better tomorrow saying that no nation can develop without investing in children education According to him stakeholders must continue to promote the rights and well being of all children so that they can achieve greatness in life Mukhtar noted that violence whether physical sexual or of any kind reduces children s opportunities for proper learning in schools He therefore stressed the need to ensure that schools are made safe for learning and the rights of children fully protected In his remarks the state Commissioner of Education Prof Badamasi Lawal disclosed that no fewer than 1 963 571 children were enrolled into primary schools in the state in 2019 Badamasi who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry Hajiya Halima Othman said that 1 004 743 of those enrolled were males while 958 823 were girls He further reveled that the Pupil Qualified Teacher Ratio PQTR in public primary schools stands at 91 1 Junior Secondary Schools 83 1 Senior Secondary Schools 55 1 According to him the Pupils Classroom Ratio PCR in primary schools is 143 1 JSS 84 1 SSS 67 1 He noted that the percentage of schools without source of water stands at 59 per cent for primary schools 15 per cent JSS and 16 per cent for SSS The commissioner revealed that the Pupils Toilet Ratio for primary schools stands at 183 1 JSS 98 1 and SSS has 69 1 He added that the percentage of schools without health facilities in the state stands at 28 per cent for primary schools JSS three per cent and for Senior Secondary Schools is two per cent Badamasi assured that the state government would continue to ensure adequate funding for education because of its for its importance to nation building In his remarks the Executive Chairman SUBEB Alhaji Lawal Buhari said that the state government was addressing issues of violence in schools and investing heavily in the of education sector Edited By Modupe Adeloye Maharazu Ahmed
    UNICEF urges stakeholders to ensure safe learning environment in Nigeria
     The United Nations Children s Fund UNICEF has urged all stakeholders in the education sector to intensify efforts toward ensuring safe learning environment for the Nigerian children to achieve their great potentials Mr Muntaka Mukhtar UNICEF Education Specialist made the call on Tuesday in Katsina during a one day workshop on Dissemination of Research Findings on Impact of Violence in Schools on Girls Education in Nigeria The workshop was organized by the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB in collaboration with UNICEF Mukhtar further urged government at all levels to ensure adequate funding to support children education for better tomorrow saying that no nation can develop without investing in children education According to him stakeholders must continue to promote the rights and well being of all children so that they can achieve greatness in life Mukhtar noted that violence whether physical sexual or of any kind reduces children s opportunities for proper learning in schools He therefore stressed the need to ensure that schools are made safe for learning and the rights of children fully protected In his remarks the state Commissioner of Education Prof Badamasi Lawal disclosed that no fewer than 1 963 571 children were enrolled into primary schools in the state in 2019 Badamasi who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry Hajiya Halima Othman said that 1 004 743 of those enrolled were males while 958 823 were girls He further reveled that the Pupil Qualified Teacher Ratio PQTR in public primary schools stands at 91 1 Junior Secondary Schools 83 1 Senior Secondary Schools 55 1 According to him the Pupils Classroom Ratio PCR in primary schools is 143 1 JSS 84 1 SSS 67 1 He noted that the percentage of schools without source of water stands at 59 per cent for primary schools 15 per cent JSS and 16 per cent for SSS The commissioner revealed that the Pupils Toilet Ratio for primary schools stands at 183 1 JSS 98 1 and SSS has 69 1 He added that the percentage of schools without health facilities in the state stands at 28 per cent for primary schools JSS three per cent and for Senior Secondary Schools is two per cent Badamasi assured that the state government would continue to ensure adequate funding for education because of its for its importance to nation building In his remarks the Executive Chairman SUBEB Alhaji Lawal Buhari said that the state government was addressing issues of violence in schools and investing heavily in the of education sector Edited By Modupe Adeloye Maharazu Ahmed
    UNICEF urges stakeholders to ensure safe learning environment in Nigeria
    Education3 years ago

    UNICEF urges stakeholders to ensure safe learning environment in Nigeria

    The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has urged all stakeholders in the education sector to intensify efforts toward ensuring safe learning environment for the Nigerian children to achieve their great potentials.

    Mr Muntaka Mukhtar, UNICEF Education Specialist, made the call on Tuesday in Katsina during a one-day workshop on Dissemination of Research Findings on Impact of Violence in Schools on Girls Education in Nigeria.

    The workshop was organized by the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in collaboration with UNICEF.

    Mukhtar further urged government at all levels to ensure adequate funding to support children education for better tomorrow, saying that no nation can develop without investing in children education.

    According to him,  stakeholders must continue to promote the rights and well being of all children, so that they can achieve greatness in life.

    Mukhtar noted that violence whether physical, sexual, or of any kind, reduces children’s opportunities  for proper learning in schools.

    He therefore stressed the need to ensure that schools are made safe for learning and the rights of children fully protected.

    In his remarks, the state Commissioner of Education, Prof. Badamasi Lawal, disclosed that no fewer than 1,963,571 children were enrolled into primary schools in the state in 2019.

    Badamasi, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Hajiya Halima Othman, said that 1,004,743 of those enrolled were males while 958,823 were girls.

    He further reveled that the Pupil-Qualified Teacher Ratio (PQTR) in public primary schools stands at: 91:1, Junior Secondary Schools, 83:1, Senior Secondary Schools: 55:1.

    According to him, the Pupils-Classroom Ratio (PCR) in primary schools is: 143:1, JSS,  84:1, SSS, 67:1.

    He noted that the percentage of schools without source of water stands at 59 per cent for primary schools, 15 per cent, JSS, and 16 per cent for SSS.

    The commissioner revealed that the Pupils-Toilet Ratio for primary schools, stands at: 183:1, JSS,  98:1, and SSS has 69:1.

    He added that the percentage of schools without health facilities in the state stands at 28 per cent for primary schools, JSS,  three per cent, and for Senior Secondary Schools is two per cent.

    Badamasi assured that the state government would continue to ensure adequate funding for education,  because of its for its importance to nation building.

    In his remarks, the Executive Chairman, SUBEB, Alhaji Lawal Buhari, said that the state government was addressing issues of violence in schools and investing heavily in the of education sector.


    Edited By: Modupe Adeloye/Maharazu Ahmed

  •  The National Orientation Agency NOA in Ebonyi has charged teachers educators and social workers to help in equipping their students with digital literacy skills in order to create a better internet society The State Director of the agency Dr Emma Abah gave the charge on Tuesday in Abakaliki at a ceremony to mark Safer Internet Day celebrated every February 11 The event which is celebrated in 141 countries has the theme Together for a Better Internet The day was designed to initiate a conversation about safety responsible use of technology and inspire young people to create a better internet for the future Abah further said that digital literacy skills would also help to develop the students critical thinking skills which would enable them to better navigate through the online world NOA has continued with its sensitisation and re orientation on the need to create safer cyberspace for everyone while all of us must contribute to this laudable programme The Chairman Secondary Education Board in the state Dr Elizabeth Ezeanyim commended stakeholders in the education sector and other participants at the programme Ezeanyim who was represented by Mr Roy Okwuoma a member of the board said that ecause there was no restriction and control of information with services available on network hence the need to promote safer online technology among children and young people was necessary The Principal Girls High School Azuiyiokwu Abakaliki Mrs Catherine Onwuegbuna said that frequent supervision and guiding children generally over internet use would limit and better cyberspace She said the school develop students on computer skills and web use We have students from senior classes of SSS 1 2 and 3 here for this programme because they are more indebt with the computer and internet They have an edge over some schools in the state because we expose them during computer lessons library and lab class while they belong to various computer clubs in the school Onwuegbuna said Mr Anthony Uguru Assistant Director NOA while speaking on the basis for internet safety and proficiency of cyber safety world noted that the United Nations Children s Fund UNICEF has identified one in three internet users globally are children For children digital technologies are the norm by which they connect socialise improve their skills and expand their horizons NOA enjoins internet users to enjoy this rights in a responsible manner It is important when considering the rights of children who are vulnerable and depend on adults to safeguard them Uguru said Miss Precious Ugbala and Praise Akuma both Senior Student of the school advised on the need for continuous public enlightenment for proper use of internet educating them beyond video and Facebook application Ugbala added that the awareness should concentrate on encouraging parents not to allow even their 18 years old children to misuse the Internet I believe that we suffer most times because we lack knowledge and we misuse it because we do not know the importance Miss Nancy Aja a Student offered suggestion on the need by parents not to allow younger ones to use the device as well as the Internet The event featured lectures on online safety tips by the Agency s ICT unit Also the programme featured presentation of internet synonyms by the students Edited By Saidu Adamu
    NOA to parents, teachers, educator others on digital Literacy skills
     The National Orientation Agency NOA in Ebonyi has charged teachers educators and social workers to help in equipping their students with digital literacy skills in order to create a better internet society The State Director of the agency Dr Emma Abah gave the charge on Tuesday in Abakaliki at a ceremony to mark Safer Internet Day celebrated every February 11 The event which is celebrated in 141 countries has the theme Together for a Better Internet The day was designed to initiate a conversation about safety responsible use of technology and inspire young people to create a better internet for the future Abah further said that digital literacy skills would also help to develop the students critical thinking skills which would enable them to better navigate through the online world NOA has continued with its sensitisation and re orientation on the need to create safer cyberspace for everyone while all of us must contribute to this laudable programme The Chairman Secondary Education Board in the state Dr Elizabeth Ezeanyim commended stakeholders in the education sector and other participants at the programme Ezeanyim who was represented by Mr Roy Okwuoma a member of the board said that ecause there was no restriction and control of information with services available on network hence the need to promote safer online technology among children and young people was necessary The Principal Girls High School Azuiyiokwu Abakaliki Mrs Catherine Onwuegbuna said that frequent supervision and guiding children generally over internet use would limit and better cyberspace She said the school develop students on computer skills and web use We have students from senior classes of SSS 1 2 and 3 here for this programme because they are more indebt with the computer and internet They have an edge over some schools in the state because we expose them during computer lessons library and lab class while they belong to various computer clubs in the school Onwuegbuna said Mr Anthony Uguru Assistant Director NOA while speaking on the basis for internet safety and proficiency of cyber safety world noted that the United Nations Children s Fund UNICEF has identified one in three internet users globally are children For children digital technologies are the norm by which they connect socialise improve their skills and expand their horizons NOA enjoins internet users to enjoy this rights in a responsible manner It is important when considering the rights of children who are vulnerable and depend on adults to safeguard them Uguru said Miss Precious Ugbala and Praise Akuma both Senior Student of the school advised on the need for continuous public enlightenment for proper use of internet educating them beyond video and Facebook application Ugbala added that the awareness should concentrate on encouraging parents not to allow even their 18 years old children to misuse the Internet I believe that we suffer most times because we lack knowledge and we misuse it because we do not know the importance Miss Nancy Aja a Student offered suggestion on the need by parents not to allow younger ones to use the device as well as the Internet The event featured lectures on online safety tips by the Agency s ICT unit Also the programme featured presentation of internet synonyms by the students Edited By Saidu Adamu
    NOA to parents, teachers, educator others on digital Literacy skills
    General news3 years ago

    NOA to parents, teachers, educator others on digital Literacy skills

    The National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Ebonyi has charged teachers, educators and social workers to help in equipping their students with digital literacy skills in order to create a better internet society. The State Director of the agency, Dr Emma Abah, gave the charge on Tuesday in Abakaliki at a ceremony to mark “Safer Internet Day”, celebrated every February 11. The event, which is celebrated in 141 countries, has the theme, “Together for a Better Internet.” The day was designed to initiate a conversation about safety, responsible use of technology and inspire young people to create a better internet for the future. Abah further said that digital literacy skills would also help to develop the students’ critical thinking skills, which would enable them to better navigate through the online world. “NOA has continued with its sensitisation and re-orientation on the need to create safer cyberspace for everyone, while all of us must contribute to this laudable programme. The Chairman, Secondary Education Board in the state, Dr Elizabeth Ezeanyim, commended stakeholders in the education sector and other participants at the programme. Ezeanyim, who was represented by Mr Roy Okwuoma, a member of the board, said that ecause there was no restriction and control of information with services available on network, hence the need to promote safer online technology among children and young people was necessary. The Principal, Girls High School, Azuiyiokwu, Abakaliki Mrs Catherine Onwuegbuna said that frequent supervision and guiding children generally over internet use would limit and better cyberspace. She said the school develop students on computer skills and web use. “We have students from senior classes of SSS 1, 2 and 3 here for this programme because they are more indebt with the computer and internet. “They have an edge over some schools in the state because we expose them during computer lessons, library and lab class while they belong to various computer clubs in the school,” Onwuegbuna said. Mr Anthony Uguru, Assistant Director NOA while speaking on the basis for internet safety and proficiency of cyber safety world, noted that the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has identified, one in three internet users globally are children. “For children, digital technologies are the norm by which they connect, socialise, improve their skills and expand their horizons. “NOA enjoins internet users to enjoy this rights in a responsible manner. It is important when considering the rights of children who are vulnerable and depend on adults to safeguard them,” Uguru said. Miss Precious Ugbala and Praise Akuma both Senior Student of the school, advised on the need for continuous public enlightenment for proper use of internet, educating them beyond video and Facebook application. Ugbala added that the awareness should concentrate on encouraging parents not to allow even their 18-years-old children to misuse the Internet. “I believe that we suffer most times because we lack knowledge and we misuse it because we do not know the importance. Miss Nancy Aja, a Student offered suggestion on the need by parents not to allow younger ones to use the device as well as the Internet. The event featured lectures on online safety tips by the Agency’s ICT unit. Also the programme featured presentation of internet synonyms by the students. Edited By: Saidu Adamu/

  •  The Emir of Nasarawa Alhaji Ibrahim Usman Jibril has lauded a member of the House of Representatives Abdulmumin Ari for paying WAEC fees for 2 428 indigent public secondary school students in his constituency totalling N33 9 million Usman Jibril gave the commendation on Tuesday while Ari representing Nasarawa Toto federal constituency and his entourage paid a courtesy visit to his palace in Nasarawa Nasarawa State The first class traditional ruler said that the gesture was noble considering the importance of education to societal development He also thanked the lawmaker for paying N100 000 to each of the 18 students from the constituency studying Nursing and Midwifery in order to reduce the burden of school fees on their parents guardians Usman Jibril who noted that the health and physical wellbeing of the people was critical to the development of the country said that every effort geared towards building human capacity in that direction deserved commendation I want to commend you for giving adequate attention to the education sector by paying WAEC fees of students of our constituency I also want to thank you for giving money to those studying Nursing and Midwifery in order to reduce the burden of school fees on their parents he said The royal father prayed and wished the lawmaker well in the discharge of his duties to his constituents Earlier Ari told the emir that the visit was to seek for his royal blessings and supports to enable him succeed in the task ahead I am also here to inform you that I have presented cheques of N33 992 000 to principals of public secondary schools of my constituency as SSCE fees for 2 428 SSS III students I have paid N14 000 each as part of my determination to assist their parents in the payment of the WAEC fees considering the importance of education to societal development In the 2019 session I also paid N100 000 each to the 18 students studying Nursing and Midwifery to complement their parents and government s investment in their education the lawmaker said He assured the monarch and the people of his constituency of his continued desire to fulfil his campaign promises through execution of people oriented programmes The Nigeria News Agency reports that Alhaji Iya Hassan Nasarawa West APC Zonal Chairman as well as Messrs Douglas Otaru and Isaiah Agah the state APC Publicity Secretary and Welfare Secretary respectively among others were on the lawmaker s entourage Edited by Isaac Ukpoju and Wale Sadeeq
    Emir lauds lawmaker for paying N33.9m WAEC fees for 2,428 students in Nasarawa
     The Emir of Nasarawa Alhaji Ibrahim Usman Jibril has lauded a member of the House of Representatives Abdulmumin Ari for paying WAEC fees for 2 428 indigent public secondary school students in his constituency totalling N33 9 million Usman Jibril gave the commendation on Tuesday while Ari representing Nasarawa Toto federal constituency and his entourage paid a courtesy visit to his palace in Nasarawa Nasarawa State The first class traditional ruler said that the gesture was noble considering the importance of education to societal development He also thanked the lawmaker for paying N100 000 to each of the 18 students from the constituency studying Nursing and Midwifery in order to reduce the burden of school fees on their parents guardians Usman Jibril who noted that the health and physical wellbeing of the people was critical to the development of the country said that every effort geared towards building human capacity in that direction deserved commendation I want to commend you for giving adequate attention to the education sector by paying WAEC fees of students of our constituency I also want to thank you for giving money to those studying Nursing and Midwifery in order to reduce the burden of school fees on their parents he said The royal father prayed and wished the lawmaker well in the discharge of his duties to his constituents Earlier Ari told the emir that the visit was to seek for his royal blessings and supports to enable him succeed in the task ahead I am also here to inform you that I have presented cheques of N33 992 000 to principals of public secondary schools of my constituency as SSCE fees for 2 428 SSS III students I have paid N14 000 each as part of my determination to assist their parents in the payment of the WAEC fees considering the importance of education to societal development In the 2019 session I also paid N100 000 each to the 18 students studying Nursing and Midwifery to complement their parents and government s investment in their education the lawmaker said He assured the monarch and the people of his constituency of his continued desire to fulfil his campaign promises through execution of people oriented programmes The Nigeria News Agency reports that Alhaji Iya Hassan Nasarawa West APC Zonal Chairman as well as Messrs Douglas Otaru and Isaiah Agah the state APC Publicity Secretary and Welfare Secretary respectively among others were on the lawmaker s entourage Edited by Isaac Ukpoju and Wale Sadeeq
    Emir lauds lawmaker for paying N33.9m WAEC fees for 2,428 students in Nasarawa
    General news3 years ago

    Emir lauds lawmaker for paying N33.9m WAEC fees for 2,428 students in Nasarawa

    The Emir of Nasarawa, Alhaji Ibrahim Usman-Jibril, has lauded a member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Ari for paying  WAEC fees for 2,428 indigent public secondary school students in his constituency, totalling N33.9 million.

    Usman-Jibril gave the commendation on Tuesday while Ari, representing Nasarawa/Toto federal constituency, and his entourage paid a courtesy visit to his palace in Nasarawa, Nasarawa State.

    The first class traditional ruler said that the gesture was noble, considering the importance of education to societal development.

    He also thanked the lawmaker for paying N100,000 to each of the 18 students from the constituency studying Nursing and Midwifery in order to reduce the burden of school fees on their parents/guardians.

    Usman-Jibril, who noted that the health and physical wellbeing of the people was critical to the development of the country, said that every effort geared towards building human capacity in that direction deserved commendation.

    “I want to commend you for giving adequate attention to the education sector by paying WAEC fees of students of our constituency.

    “I also want to thank you for giving money to those studying Nursing and Midwifery in order to reduce the burden of school fees on their parents,” he said.

    The royal father prayed and wished the lawmaker well in the discharge of his duties to his constituents.

    Earlier, Ari told the emir that the visit was to seek for his royal blessings and supports to enable him succeed in the task ahead.

    “I am also here to inform you that I have presented cheques of N33,992,000 to principals of public secondary schools of my constituency as SSCE fees for 2,428 SSS III students.

    “I have paid N14,000 each as part of my determination to assist their parents in the payment of the WAEC fees, considering the importance of education to societal development.

    “In the 2019 session, I also paid N100,000 each to the 18 students studying Nursing and Midwifery to complement their parents and government’s investment in their education, ” the lawmaker said.

    He assured the monarch and the people of his constituency of his continued desire to fulfil his campaign promises through execution of people-oriented programmes.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that Alhaji Iya Hassan, Nasarawa West APC Zonal Chairman as well as Messrs Douglas Otaru and Isaiah Agah, the state APC Publicity Secretary and Welfare Secretary respectively, among others were on the lawmaker’s entourage.

    Edited by: Isaac Ukpoju and ‘Wale Sadeeq

     

     

  •   The Oyo State Commissioner for Education Prof Daud Sangodoyin has said that the state government would encourage school competitions in 2020 to further boost education in the state He stated this while receiving members of a non governmental organisation Raising Girls Ambition RAGA who paid him a courtesy visit in his office on Monday in Ibadan Sangodoyin commended the organisers of the school competition for joining hands with government to develop the education sector Our focus as educationists and as a ministry is that we want to encourage school competitions in 2020 We want to thank the organisers for blending both the public and private schools together Three weeks ago we started intervention classes and we now have 1 000 compendium of past questions and answers in 10 subjects and we have started distributing it to SSS III students in both public and private schools across the state he said Sangodoyin stated that the Gov Seyi Makinde led administration s free education policy at both primary and secondary levels was aimed at making schooling attractive to pupils and students Even as far as our tertiary institutions are concerned we are also considering reduction of tuition fees and all other charges being paid by the students he said In her remarks Dr Adepeju Oti the Convener of RAGA said that the organisation s aim was to reward excellence by honouring the girls who competed in the RAGA 2019 essay debate and quiz competitions We want the public to know what we are doing and that we are doing it to bring about more partnership between us and the ministries starting with the ministry of education The ministry has been partnering with us since 2015 but we want more RAGA believes that for many parents in our society females have more or less become second class citizens Many people do not really provide adequately for their girls even schools are part of the network of repression she said Oti further said that the organisation was raising girls who would compete favourably with their male counterparts without discrimination and prejudice NAN reports that the event featured formal presentation of awards to deserving partners winners of various competitions and scholarship awardees at the recent RAGA 2019 international conference NAN also reports that students who participated and came first second and third in various competitions were to be presented prizes Among the schools given awards were Baptist Secondary School Liberty Road Command Day School Mokola Command Day School Apata Lead City International School Jericho and All Saints College all in Ibadan Edited by Wale Sadeeq
    Oyo govt. to encourage school competitions in 2020 – Commissioner 
      The Oyo State Commissioner for Education Prof Daud Sangodoyin has said that the state government would encourage school competitions in 2020 to further boost education in the state He stated this while receiving members of a non governmental organisation Raising Girls Ambition RAGA who paid him a courtesy visit in his office on Monday in Ibadan Sangodoyin commended the organisers of the school competition for joining hands with government to develop the education sector Our focus as educationists and as a ministry is that we want to encourage school competitions in 2020 We want to thank the organisers for blending both the public and private schools together Three weeks ago we started intervention classes and we now have 1 000 compendium of past questions and answers in 10 subjects and we have started distributing it to SSS III students in both public and private schools across the state he said Sangodoyin stated that the Gov Seyi Makinde led administration s free education policy at both primary and secondary levels was aimed at making schooling attractive to pupils and students Even as far as our tertiary institutions are concerned we are also considering reduction of tuition fees and all other charges being paid by the students he said In her remarks Dr Adepeju Oti the Convener of RAGA said that the organisation s aim was to reward excellence by honouring the girls who competed in the RAGA 2019 essay debate and quiz competitions We want the public to know what we are doing and that we are doing it to bring about more partnership between us and the ministries starting with the ministry of education The ministry has been partnering with us since 2015 but we want more RAGA believes that for many parents in our society females have more or less become second class citizens Many people do not really provide adequately for their girls even schools are part of the network of repression she said Oti further said that the organisation was raising girls who would compete favourably with their male counterparts without discrimination and prejudice NAN reports that the event featured formal presentation of awards to deserving partners winners of various competitions and scholarship awardees at the recent RAGA 2019 international conference NAN also reports that students who participated and came first second and third in various competitions were to be presented prizes Among the schools given awards were Baptist Secondary School Liberty Road Command Day School Mokola Command Day School Apata Lead City International School Jericho and All Saints College all in Ibadan Edited by Wale Sadeeq
    Oyo govt. to encourage school competitions in 2020 – Commissioner 
    Education3 years ago

    Oyo govt. to encourage school competitions in 2020 – Commissioner 

    The Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Daud Sangodoyin, has said that the state government would encourage school competitions in 2020 to further boost education in the state.

    He stated this while receiving members of a non-governmental organisation ‘Raising Girls Ambition’ (RAGA), who paid him a courtesy visit in his office on Monday in Ibadan.

    Sangodoyin commended the organisers of the school competition for joining hands with government to develop the education sector.

    “Our focus as educationists and as a ministry is that we want to encourage school competitions in 2020.

    “We want to thank the organisers for blending both the public and private schools together.

    “Three weeks ago, we started intervention classes and we now have 1,000 compendium of past questions and answers in 10 subjects and we have started distributing it to SSS III students in both public and private schools across the state,” he said.

    Sangodoyin stated that the Gov. Seyi Makinde-led administration’s free education policy at both primary and secondary levels was aimed at making schooling attractive to pupils and students.

    “Even as far as our tertiary institutions are concerned, we are also considering reduction of tuition fees and all other charges being paid by the students,” he said.

    In her remarks, Dr Adepeju Oti, the Convener of RAGA, said that the organisation’s aim was to reward excellence by honouring the girls who competed in the RAGA 2019 essay, debate and quiz competitions.

    “We want the public to know what we are doing and that we are doing it to bring about more partnership between us and the ministries, starting with the ministry of education.

    “The ministry has been partnering with us since 2015, but we want more.

    “RAGA believes that for many parents in our society, females have more or less become second class citizens.

    “Many people do not really provide adequately for their girls; even schools are part of the network of repression,” she said.

    Oti further said that the organisation was raising girls who would compete favourably with their male counterparts without discrimination and prejudice.

    NAN reports that the event featured formal presentation of awards to deserving partners, winners of various competitions and scholarship awardees at the recent RAGA 2019 international conference

    NAN also reports that students, who participated and came first, second and third in various competitions were to be presented prizes.

    Among the schools given awards were Baptist Secondary School, Liberty Road, Command Day School, Mokola, Command Day School, Apata, Lead City International School, Jericho, and All Saints College, all in Ibadan.

    Edited by ‘Wale Sadeeq

     

     

  •  The Adamawa Government is to pay the West African Examination Council WAEC and National Examination Council NECO examinations fees for all Senior Secondary School SSS students in the state Gov Ahmadu Fintiri made this promise while addressing the Peoples Democratic Party PDP supporters at a rally on Thursday in Yola The campaign rally was organised for the forthcoming Local Government poll slated for Dec 7 2019 The governor said his administration declared free primary and secondary education as both levels of education remained compulsory for every child in the state Government is going to pay WAEC and NECO examinations fees for our students who are sitting for the examinations I have directed the Commissioner for Education to meet with the coordinators of the examination bodies in the state for the modalities of registration and payment of the fees Also we have resumed fully for our boarding secondary schools feeding programme Fintiri said He told the party supporters that the PDP led administration in the state had granted full autonomy to all the 21 Local Government Areas as well as improved security provisions The governor said the state government had recently awarded the construction of 280 kilometres f roads in seven council areas and renovated many primary and secondary schools across the state Fintiri however called on the opposition to join hands with the PDP led administration to develop the state Edited amp Vetted By Kamal Tayo Oropo Yemi Idris Aduloju NAN
    Adamawa Govt. to pay WAEC, NECO exam fees 
     The Adamawa Government is to pay the West African Examination Council WAEC and National Examination Council NECO examinations fees for all Senior Secondary School SSS students in the state Gov Ahmadu Fintiri made this promise while addressing the Peoples Democratic Party PDP supporters at a rally on Thursday in Yola The campaign rally was organised for the forthcoming Local Government poll slated for Dec 7 2019 The governor said his administration declared free primary and secondary education as both levels of education remained compulsory for every child in the state Government is going to pay WAEC and NECO examinations fees for our students who are sitting for the examinations I have directed the Commissioner for Education to meet with the coordinators of the examination bodies in the state for the modalities of registration and payment of the fees Also we have resumed fully for our boarding secondary schools feeding programme Fintiri said He told the party supporters that the PDP led administration in the state had granted full autonomy to all the 21 Local Government Areas as well as improved security provisions The governor said the state government had recently awarded the construction of 280 kilometres f roads in seven council areas and renovated many primary and secondary schools across the state Fintiri however called on the opposition to join hands with the PDP led administration to develop the state Edited amp Vetted By Kamal Tayo Oropo Yemi Idris Aduloju NAN
    Adamawa Govt. to pay WAEC, NECO exam fees 
    General news3 years ago

    Adamawa Govt. to pay WAEC, NECO exam fees 

    The Adamawa Government, is to pay the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and National Examination Council (NECO) examinations fees for all Senior Secondary School (SSS) students in the state. Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri made this promise while addressing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters at a rally on Thursday in Yola. The campaign rally was organised for the forthcoming Local Government poll slated for Dec. 7, 2019. The governor said his administration declared free primary and secondary education, as both levels of education remained compulsory for every child in the state. “Government is going to pay WAEC and NECO examinations fees for our students, who are sitting for the examinations. “I have directed the Commissioner for Education to meet with the coordinators of the examination bodies in the state for the modalities of registration and payment of the fees. “Also, we have resumed fully for our boarding secondary schools feeding programme, ” Fintiri said. He told the party supporters that the PDP-led administration in the state had granted full autonomy to all the 21 Local Government Areas as well as improved security provisions. The governor said the state government had recently awarded the construction of 280 kilometres f roads in seven council areas and renovated many primary and secondary schools across the state. Fintiri, however, called on the opposition to join hands with the PDP-led administration to develop the state. Edited & Vetted By: Kamal Tayo Oropo/Yemi Idris-Aduloju
    (NAN)

  •  South Africa s beleaguered national carrier is being placed into business rescue giving the airline breathing room to radically restructure Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Thursday The government is contributing two billion rands 137 million to the effort to save South African Airways SAA as will the state owned company s existing lenders Gordhan said in a statement This should help prevent a disorderly collapse of the airline he said It must be clear that this is not a bailout Gordhan added This is the provision of financial assistance in order to facilitate a radical restructure Under South African law a business rescue is meant to facilitate the rehabilitation of a company that is financially distressed by allowing its temporary supervision by a so called business rescue practitioner a temporary moratorium on claims against it and the drawing up of a restructuring plan SAA has long faced financial difficulties In June its board of directors had announced that the flagship carrier needed an additional four billion rands to survive the current financial year The airline s board has approved the business rescue saying in a statement that this would create a better return for its creditors and shareholders The company is seeking to provide the best prospects for selected activities within the group to continue operating successfully SAA said The airline said it would soon issue details on a new provisional timetable This set of actions should provide confidence to customers of SAA to continue to use the airline Gordhan said Our desire is that the restructured airline will mark the beginning of a new era in South African aviation Edited amp Vetted By Fatima Sule Abdulfatah Babatunde NAN
    Rescue of South African Airways launched to avoid ‘collapse’
     South Africa s beleaguered national carrier is being placed into business rescue giving the airline breathing room to radically restructure Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Thursday The government is contributing two billion rands 137 million to the effort to save South African Airways SAA as will the state owned company s existing lenders Gordhan said in a statement This should help prevent a disorderly collapse of the airline he said It must be clear that this is not a bailout Gordhan added This is the provision of financial assistance in order to facilitate a radical restructure Under South African law a business rescue is meant to facilitate the rehabilitation of a company that is financially distressed by allowing its temporary supervision by a so called business rescue practitioner a temporary moratorium on claims against it and the drawing up of a restructuring plan SAA has long faced financial difficulties In June its board of directors had announced that the flagship carrier needed an additional four billion rands to survive the current financial year The airline s board has approved the business rescue saying in a statement that this would create a better return for its creditors and shareholders The company is seeking to provide the best prospects for selected activities within the group to continue operating successfully SAA said The airline said it would soon issue details on a new provisional timetable This set of actions should provide confidence to customers of SAA to continue to use the airline Gordhan said Our desire is that the restructured airline will mark the beginning of a new era in South African aviation Edited amp Vetted By Fatima Sule Abdulfatah Babatunde NAN
    Rescue of South African Airways launched to avoid ‘collapse’
    Foreign3 years ago

    Rescue of South African Airways launched to avoid ‘collapse’

    South Africa’s beleaguered national carrier is being placed into “business rescue”, giving the airline breathing room to radically restructure, Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan, said on Thursday.

    The government is contributing two billion rands ($137 million) to the effort to save South African Airways (SAA), as will the state-owned company’s existing lenders, Gordhan said in a statement.

    “This should help prevent a disorderly collapse of the airline,’’ he said.

    “It must be clear that this is not a bailout,’’ Gordhan added.

    “This is the provision of financial assistance in order to facilitate a radical restructure.’’

    Under South African law, a business rescue is meant to “facilitate the rehabilitation of a company that is financially distressed’’ by allowing its temporary supervision by a so-called business rescue practitioner, a temporary moratorium on claims against it and the drawing-up of a restructuring plan.

    SAA has long faced financial difficulties. In June, its board of directors had announced that the flagship carrier needed an additional four billion rands to survive the current financial year.

    The airline’s board has approved the business rescue, saying in a statement that this would “create a better return’’ for its creditors and shareholders.

    “The company is seeking to … provide the best prospects for selected activities within the group to continue operating successfully,’’ SAA said.

    The airline said it would soon issue details on a “new provisional timetable’’.

    “This set of actions should provide confidence to customers of SAA to continue to use the airline,’’ Gordhan said.

    “Our desire is that the restructured airline will mark the beginning of a new era in South African aviation.’’

    Edited & Vetted By: Fatima Sule/Abdulfatah Babatunde
    (NAN)

  •  Safer Internet Nigeria Team an NGO on Tuesday admonished youths and children on the positive use of internet to avoid vices that could ruin their lives and future careers Mbanan Mku the Digital Engagement Officer of the team said this on Tuesday during of the Safer Internet Day Celebration held in Abuja The event was organised by Safer Internet Nigeria Team in partnership with the National Films and Video Censors Board NFVCB with support from Google Safer Internet Day SID is a global event held across the world every Feb 6 to promote safe and more responsible use of the internet The 2018 theme is Create Connect and Share Respect A Better Internet Starts with you Mku said the aim of the event was to sensitise everyone especially young people on the responsible use of technology in line with cyber security According to her SID is a globally held event organised across the world every February to promote safe and more responsible use of the internet especially among children and young people The SID was birthed in Europe in 2004 and had spread to more than 100 countries across the world involving thousands of people promoting the safe use of the internet For the past four years the Safer Internet Nigeria team and NFVCB have consistently celebrated SID with close to 2 000 students in attendance From cyber building to social networking each year SID aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and chooses a theme reflecting present concerns She said for the first time since the celebration of SID in Nigeria trainings were simultaneously held in various schools across the 36 states to commemorate the event bringing the total participants to about 2 000 A representative from Google Mr Babatunde Olaifa said online safety was key to Google saying that was why Google was partnering with Safer Nigeria Team to promote the safer internet day He said there were tremendous benefits to be derived from the internet as research could be done and things about the culture and people could be learnt So we can t really block a child from going to the internet but what should be done is to guide them on the use It is our responsibility as parents to let our children know what to do while on internet and at Google one of the things we are concerned about is the safety of the use of the internet Google wants you to use the internet and at the same time we want you to be safe that is why we are celebrating the SID day he said Miss Fatima Yunusa a Nigerian Web Ranger Ambassador and an SSS 3 Student of Queens College Lagos urged students to use the internet in the right way adding that there were a lot of things the internet could do Yunusa said positive use of the internet had helped her to acquire a lot of knowledge She said the Web Ranger Team had a lot of programmes on safer internet and cyber bullying She said people should make up their minds on what would benefit them by using the internet positively The Nigeria News Agency reports that the event was attended by 150 students from both public and private schools across the Federal Capital Territory As part of the activities for the day students participated in breakout sessions which enabled them devise creative tools and content in promoting the safe use of the internet among their peers Some of the activities include drama graphic designing and debates Edited by Cecilia Odey Grace Yussuf
    NGO advises youths on responsible use of internet
     Safer Internet Nigeria Team an NGO on Tuesday admonished youths and children on the positive use of internet to avoid vices that could ruin their lives and future careers Mbanan Mku the Digital Engagement Officer of the team said this on Tuesday during of the Safer Internet Day Celebration held in Abuja The event was organised by Safer Internet Nigeria Team in partnership with the National Films and Video Censors Board NFVCB with support from Google Safer Internet Day SID is a global event held across the world every Feb 6 to promote safe and more responsible use of the internet The 2018 theme is Create Connect and Share Respect A Better Internet Starts with you Mku said the aim of the event was to sensitise everyone especially young people on the responsible use of technology in line with cyber security According to her SID is a globally held event organised across the world every February to promote safe and more responsible use of the internet especially among children and young people The SID was birthed in Europe in 2004 and had spread to more than 100 countries across the world involving thousands of people promoting the safe use of the internet For the past four years the Safer Internet Nigeria team and NFVCB have consistently celebrated SID with close to 2 000 students in attendance From cyber building to social networking each year SID aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and chooses a theme reflecting present concerns She said for the first time since the celebration of SID in Nigeria trainings were simultaneously held in various schools across the 36 states to commemorate the event bringing the total participants to about 2 000 A representative from Google Mr Babatunde Olaifa said online safety was key to Google saying that was why Google was partnering with Safer Nigeria Team to promote the safer internet day He said there were tremendous benefits to be derived from the internet as research could be done and things about the culture and people could be learnt So we can t really block a child from going to the internet but what should be done is to guide them on the use It is our responsibility as parents to let our children know what to do while on internet and at Google one of the things we are concerned about is the safety of the use of the internet Google wants you to use the internet and at the same time we want you to be safe that is why we are celebrating the SID day he said Miss Fatima Yunusa a Nigerian Web Ranger Ambassador and an SSS 3 Student of Queens College Lagos urged students to use the internet in the right way adding that there were a lot of things the internet could do Yunusa said positive use of the internet had helped her to acquire a lot of knowledge She said the Web Ranger Team had a lot of programmes on safer internet and cyber bullying She said people should make up their minds on what would benefit them by using the internet positively The Nigeria News Agency reports that the event was attended by 150 students from both public and private schools across the Federal Capital Territory As part of the activities for the day students participated in breakout sessions which enabled them devise creative tools and content in promoting the safe use of the internet among their peers Some of the activities include drama graphic designing and debates Edited by Cecilia Odey Grace Yussuf
    NGO advises youths on responsible use of internet
    Science & Technology5 years ago

    NGO advises youths on responsible use of internet

    Safer Internet Nigeria Team, an NGO on Tuesday admonished youths and children on the positive use of internet to avoid vices that could ruin their lives and future careers.

    Mbanan Mku, the Digital Engagement Officer of the team said this on Tuesday during of the Safer Internet Day Celebration held in Abuja.

    The event was organised by Safer Internet Nigeria Team in partnership with the National Films and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) with support from Google.

    Safer Internet Day (SID) is a global event held across the world every Feb. 6 to promote safe and more responsible use of the internet.

    The 2018 theme is: “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A Better Internet Starts with you”.

    Mku said the aim of the event was to sensitise everyone, especially young people on the responsible use of technology in line with cyber security.

    According to her, SID is a globally held event organised across the world every February to promote safe and more responsible use of the internet, especially among children and young people.

    The SID was birthed in Europe in 2004, and had spread to more than 100 countries across the world, involving thousands of people promoting the safe use of the internet.

    “For the past four years, the Safer Internet Nigeria team and NFVCB have consistently celebrated SID with close to 2,000 students in attendance.

    “From cyber building to social networking, each year, SID aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and chooses a theme reflecting present concerns.’’

    She said for the first time since the celebration of SID in Nigeria, trainings were simultaneously held in various schools across the 36 states to commemorate the event bringing the total participants to about 2,000.

    A representative from Google, Mr Babatunde Olaifa said  online safety was key to Google, saying that was why Google was partnering with Safer Nigeria Team to promote the safer internet day.

    He said there were tremendous benefits to be derived from the internet as research could be done and things about the culture and people could be learnt.

    “So we can’t really block a child from going to the internet but what should be done is to guide them on the use.

    “It is our responsibility as parents to let our children know what to do while on internet and at Google, one of the things we are concerned about is the safety of the use of the internet.

    “Google wants you to use the internet and at the same time, we want you to be safe, that is why we are celebrating the SID day,’’ he said.

    Miss Fatima Yunusa, a Nigerian Web Ranger Ambassador and an SSS 3 Student of Queens College Lagos, urged students to use the internet in the right way, adding that there were a lot of things the internet could do.

    Yunusa said positive use of the internet had helped her to acquire a lot of knowledge.

    She said the Web Ranger Team had a lot of programmes on safer internet and cyber bullying.

    She said people should make up their minds on what would benefit them by using the internet positively.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that the event was attended by 150 students from both public and private schools across the Federal Capital Territory.

    As part of the activities for the day, students participated in breakout sessions which enabled them devise creative tools and content in promoting the safe use of the internet among their peers.

    Some of the activities include drama, graphic designing and debates.

    Edited by: Cecilia Odey/Grace Yussuf

     

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