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  •  The Ogun government says it will soon appoint and inaugurate Principals General for the four educational zones in the state Mrs Ronke Soyombo the Special Adviser to the Governor on Primary and Secondary Education stated this while presenting the achievements of the State Teaching Service Commission TESCOM before members of Ogun Assembly Committee on Education on Friday in Abeokuta Soyombo said that the decision was to further improve on the effective monitoring and administration of schools across the state She also called for lawmakers support for the smooth redistribution of teachers to achieve appreciable teacher students ratio The special adviser stated that the commission would reel out guidelines for the adoption of more community based schools with a view to ensuring conformity with the quality of infrastructure She noted that about 500 new community school teachers had been absorbed while 109 principals and eight zonal secretaries were inducted within the period under review Soyombo noted that the approval for the recruitment of 1 650 teachers was ongoing alongside the appointment of four principals general On the activities of the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB she stated that approval had been granted for the recruitment of 1 500 teachers to fill the existing vacancies in the public primary schools in the state According to the special adviser a total of 952 projects are ongoing in all public primary and junior secondary schools across the state Edited by Wale Sadeeq
    Education: Ogun to appoint 4 Principals-General soon – Abiodun’s aide
     The Ogun government says it will soon appoint and inaugurate Principals General for the four educational zones in the state Mrs Ronke Soyombo the Special Adviser to the Governor on Primary and Secondary Education stated this while presenting the achievements of the State Teaching Service Commission TESCOM before members of Ogun Assembly Committee on Education on Friday in Abeokuta Soyombo said that the decision was to further improve on the effective monitoring and administration of schools across the state She also called for lawmakers support for the smooth redistribution of teachers to achieve appreciable teacher students ratio The special adviser stated that the commission would reel out guidelines for the adoption of more community based schools with a view to ensuring conformity with the quality of infrastructure She noted that about 500 new community school teachers had been absorbed while 109 principals and eight zonal secretaries were inducted within the period under review Soyombo noted that the approval for the recruitment of 1 650 teachers was ongoing alongside the appointment of four principals general On the activities of the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB she stated that approval had been granted for the recruitment of 1 500 teachers to fill the existing vacancies in the public primary schools in the state According to the special adviser a total of 952 projects are ongoing in all public primary and junior secondary schools across the state Edited by Wale Sadeeq
    Education: Ogun to appoint 4 Principals-General soon – Abiodun’s aide
    General news2 years ago

    Education: Ogun to appoint 4 Principals-General soon – Abiodun’s aide

    The Ogun government says it will soon appoint and inaugurate Principals-General for the four educational zones in the state.

    Mrs Ronke Soyombo, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Primary and Secondary Education, stated this while presenting the achievements of the State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) before members of Ogun Assembly Committee on Education, on Friday in Abeokuta.

    Soyombo said that the decision was to further improve on the effective monitoring and administration of schools across the state.

    She also called for lawmakers’ support for the smooth redistribution of teachers to achieve appreciable teacher-students ratio.

    The special adviser stated that the commission would reel out guidelines for the adoption of more community-based schools, with a view to ensuring conformity with the quality of infrastructure.

    She noted that about 500 new community school teachers had been absorbed, while 109 principals and eight zonal secretaries were inducted within the period under review.

    Soyombo noted that the approval for the recruitment of 1,650 teachers was ongoing alongside the appointment of four principals-general.

    On the activities of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), she stated that approval had been granted for the recruitment of 1,500 teachers to fill the existing vacancies in the public primary schools in the state.

    According to the special adviser, a total of 952 projects are ongoing in all public primary and junior secondary schools across the state.

    Edited by ‘Wale Sadeeq

  •  The Ilorin Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC said it had interrogated Mr Salihu Idris Toyin the state Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers NUT over alleged N31 million salary fraud The anti corruption agency said this in a statement signed by its Head of Media and Publicity Mr Dele Oyewale and made available to News Agency of Nigeria in Ilorin on Friday Also interrogated in connection to the alleged fraud included the Permanent Secretary State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB Bayo Audu Onimago Director of Finance SUBEB Ahmed Husain Controller of Finance SUBEB Omole John and the state coordinator of NUT Tijani Idris The EFCC alleged that the suspects shared among themselves N31 million meant for the payment of salary of over 400 teachers working with the state SUBEB Oyewale said the state Chairman of NUT allegedly confessed to have paid N12 million into an account being operated by him and his accomplices According to him the money was actually not supposed to be deposited in the account but he withdrew it and gave it to SUBEB officials and they gave him N3 million to share among themselves He also received another credit alert of N19 million withdrew N4 million from it and used N1 5 million for clearing and inter locking of their quarters while the remaining N2 5 million is still with him he said EFCC spokesman said the NUT Chairman could not however provide receipt of transaction for the so called clearing and inter locking He said the commission would arraign the suspects at the conclusion of its investigation NAN recalls that the commission had on June 11 announced its discovery of about 1 000 ghost workers allegedly smuggled into the payroll of the state SUBEB Edited By Kevin Okunzuwa Felix Ajide NAN
    EFCC interrogates Kwara NUT chairman, others over alleged N31m salary fraud
     The Ilorin Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC said it had interrogated Mr Salihu Idris Toyin the state Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers NUT over alleged N31 million salary fraud The anti corruption agency said this in a statement signed by its Head of Media and Publicity Mr Dele Oyewale and made available to News Agency of Nigeria in Ilorin on Friday Also interrogated in connection to the alleged fraud included the Permanent Secretary State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB Bayo Audu Onimago Director of Finance SUBEB Ahmed Husain Controller of Finance SUBEB Omole John and the state coordinator of NUT Tijani Idris The EFCC alleged that the suspects shared among themselves N31 million meant for the payment of salary of over 400 teachers working with the state SUBEB Oyewale said the state Chairman of NUT allegedly confessed to have paid N12 million into an account being operated by him and his accomplices According to him the money was actually not supposed to be deposited in the account but he withdrew it and gave it to SUBEB officials and they gave him N3 million to share among themselves He also received another credit alert of N19 million withdrew N4 million from it and used N1 5 million for clearing and inter locking of their quarters while the remaining N2 5 million is still with him he said EFCC spokesman said the NUT Chairman could not however provide receipt of transaction for the so called clearing and inter locking He said the commission would arraign the suspects at the conclusion of its investigation NAN recalls that the commission had on June 11 announced its discovery of about 1 000 ghost workers allegedly smuggled into the payroll of the state SUBEB Edited By Kevin Okunzuwa Felix Ajide NAN
    EFCC interrogates Kwara NUT chairman, others over alleged N31m salary fraud
    Defence/Security2 years ago

    EFCC interrogates Kwara NUT chairman, others over alleged N31m salary fraud

    The Ilorin Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it had interrogated Mr Salihu Idris Toyin, the state Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), over alleged N31 million salary fraud.

    The anti corruption agency said this in a statement signed by its Head of Media and Publicity, Mr Dele Oyewale and made available to News Agency of Nigeria in Ilorin on Friday.

    Also interrogated in connection to the alleged fraud included the Permanent Secretary, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Bayo Audu Onimago, Director of Finance SUBEB, Ahmed Husain, Controller of Finance SUBEB, Omole John, and the state coordinator of NUT, Tijani Idris.

    The EFCC alleged that the suspects shared among themselves N31 million meant for the payment of salary of over 400 teachers working with the state SUBEB.

    Oyewale said the state Chairman of NUT allegedly confessed to have paid N12 million into an account being operated by him and his accomplices.

    According to him, the money was actually not supposed to be deposited in the account, but he withdrew it and gave it to SUBEB officials, and they gave him N3 million to share among themselves.

    “He also received another credit alert of N19 million, withdrew N4 million from it, and used N1.5 million for clearing and inter locking of their quarters, while the remaining N2.5 million is still with him,” he said.

    EFCC spokesman said the NUT Chairman could not,  however, provide receipt of transaction for the so called ” clearing and inter locking.

    He said the commission would arraign the suspects at the conclusion of its investigation.

    NAN recalls that the commission had on June 11, announced its discovery of about 1,000 ghost workers, allegedly smuggled into the payroll of the state SUBEB.


    Edited By: Kevin Okunzuwa/Felix Ajide (NAN)

     

  •  The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Education Science and Technology has expressed concern over disparities in the bill of quantities used in the award of schools projects across the state Mr Daniel Ogazi APC Kokona East Chairman of the Committee made the statatement on Thursday when he led other members for an inspection tour of the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB school projects in Keffi Local Government Area and Panda Development Area respectively Ogazi who is also the House Deputy Majority Leader said the committee observed that some projects of the same nature had different contract sums He said the committee would ensure that those contractors whose bills of quantities were high would be reviewed and would be made to return some funds He also promised that the committee would invite the consultant Canonic Associates to brief the committee on the disparities The chairman said the committee embarked on the visit to see things for themselves with a view to correcting any abnormalities if discovered We are inspecting these projects as part of our constitutional responsibilities in ensuring that standard jobs are done anything short of quality jobs will not be accepted by the committee he said He also said that the committee would right any wrongs in the award of schools contract in the state Ogazi urged headteachers youths and community leaders to take ownership of projects in their domain in order to ensure that standard works were done He called on the management of SUBEB to intensify efforts at supervising schools projects to ensure that good jobs were done by the contractors We are going to make all our observations to SUBEB for necessary action on erring contractors he said The deputy majority leader further assured the people of the state of the committee s readiness to inspect schoola projects and other projects to ensure accountability and transparency in execution of government projects in the state Some of the schools visited by the committee include Nur ud Deen primary school Keffi LGEA primary school Ahmadu Maikwato Keffi Islamiya primary school Keffi St Williams Primary school Keffi Model Science primary school Keffi Asasul Islam primary school Keffi Ibrahim Barde primary school Angwan Waje Keffi Yelwa 1 primary school Keffi and Yelwa 2 primary school Keffi Edited By Chioma Ugboma and Abdullahi Yusuf NAN
    Nasarawa assembly to address disparities in schools projects bill of quantities
     The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Education Science and Technology has expressed concern over disparities in the bill of quantities used in the award of schools projects across the state Mr Daniel Ogazi APC Kokona East Chairman of the Committee made the statatement on Thursday when he led other members for an inspection tour of the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB school projects in Keffi Local Government Area and Panda Development Area respectively Ogazi who is also the House Deputy Majority Leader said the committee observed that some projects of the same nature had different contract sums He said the committee would ensure that those contractors whose bills of quantities were high would be reviewed and would be made to return some funds He also promised that the committee would invite the consultant Canonic Associates to brief the committee on the disparities The chairman said the committee embarked on the visit to see things for themselves with a view to correcting any abnormalities if discovered We are inspecting these projects as part of our constitutional responsibilities in ensuring that standard jobs are done anything short of quality jobs will not be accepted by the committee he said He also said that the committee would right any wrongs in the award of schools contract in the state Ogazi urged headteachers youths and community leaders to take ownership of projects in their domain in order to ensure that standard works were done He called on the management of SUBEB to intensify efforts at supervising schools projects to ensure that good jobs were done by the contractors We are going to make all our observations to SUBEB for necessary action on erring contractors he said The deputy majority leader further assured the people of the state of the committee s readiness to inspect schoola projects and other projects to ensure accountability and transparency in execution of government projects in the state Some of the schools visited by the committee include Nur ud Deen primary school Keffi LGEA primary school Ahmadu Maikwato Keffi Islamiya primary school Keffi St Williams Primary school Keffi Model Science primary school Keffi Asasul Islam primary school Keffi Ibrahim Barde primary school Angwan Waje Keffi Yelwa 1 primary school Keffi and Yelwa 2 primary school Keffi Edited By Chioma Ugboma and Abdullahi Yusuf NAN
    Nasarawa assembly to address disparities in schools projects bill of quantities
    Education2 years ago

    Nasarawa assembly to address disparities in schools projects bill of quantities

    The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Education, Science and Technology, has expressed concern over disparities in the bill of quantities used in the award of schools projects across the state.

    Mr Daniel Ogazi (APC-Kokona East),  Chairman of the Committee,  made the statatement on Thursday when he led other members for an inspection tour of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) school projects in  Keffi Local Government Area and Panda Development  Area, respectively.

    Ogazi, who is also the House Deputy Majority Leader,  said  the committee observed that some projects of the same nature had different contract sums.

    He said  the  committee would ensure that those contractors whose bills of quantities were high would be reviewed and would be made to return some funds.

    He also promised that the committee would  invite the consultant, Canonic Associates, to brief the committee on the disparities.

    The chairman said the committee embarked on the visit to see things for themselves with a view to  correcting any abnormalities if discovered.

    ” We are inspecting these projects as part of our constitutional responsibilities in ensuring that standard jobs are done, anything short of quality jobs will not be accepted by the committee,”  he said.

    He also said that the committee would right any wrongs in the award of schools contract in the state.

    Ogazi urged headteachers, youths and community leaders to take ownership of projects in their domain in order to ensure that standard works were done.

    He called on the management of SUBEB to intensify efforts at supervising schools projects  to  ensure that good jobs were done by the contractors.

    ” We  are going to make all our observations to  SUBEB for necessary action on erring contractors, ” he said .

    The deputy majority leader further assured the people of the state of the committee’s readiness  to  inspect schoola projects and other projects to ensure accountability and transparency in execution of government projects in the state.

    Some of the schools visited by the committee include: Nur-ud-Deen primary school,Keffi, LGEA primary school Ahmadu Maikwato, Keffi, Islamiya primary school, Keffi, St Williams Primary school, Keffi, Model Science primary school, Keffi, Asasul Islam primary school, Keffi, Ibrahim Barde primary school, Angwan Waje, Keffi, Yelwa 1 primary school, Keffi and Yelwa 2 primary school, Keffi. 


    Edited By: Chioma Ugboma and Abdullahi Yusuf (NAN)

  •  The Zamfara Government says it has secured N1 billion intervention fund from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund Tetfund for the state owned university at Talata Mafara The Special Adviser to Gov Bello Matawalle on Media Communication and Public Enlightenment Alhaji Zailani Bappa made the disclosure to newsmen in Gusau on Thursday Bappa was responding to questions on the achievements recorded in the state by the Matawalle led administration in one year in office He noted that the People Demcratic Party PDP led administration inherited an uncompleted state university project in Talata Mafara Considering the importance of continuity in governance Matawalle decided to continue with the project Apart from securing the Tetfund intervention the government appointed management of the university and took other measures to have solid foundation of the institution Part of the present administration s achievements in education sector also included sponsoring 200 indigenes to study Medicine Paramedicals and Science courses in China India and Sudan he said He sais the state government also constructed 600 new classrooms across the state and was renovating 300 others in various primary schools Bappa added that furniture as well as other teaching and learning materials were provided to all the newly constructed classrooms and renovated ones across the state The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the state government recently recruited 600 teachers through the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB In its 2020 budget proposal the state government selected five secondary schools across the state for total renovation The renovation has since started with Government Girl s Unity Secondary School Kwatarkwashi The present administration introduced new programmes to improve secondary school feeding to ensure quality food is given to students in the state The state government also released N400 million for the release of WAEC and NECO results of secondary school leavers in the state Bappa said Edited By Kamal Tayo Oropo Ejike Obeta NAN
    Zamfara secures N1b Tetfund intervention for state-owned university
     The Zamfara Government says it has secured N1 billion intervention fund from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund Tetfund for the state owned university at Talata Mafara The Special Adviser to Gov Bello Matawalle on Media Communication and Public Enlightenment Alhaji Zailani Bappa made the disclosure to newsmen in Gusau on Thursday Bappa was responding to questions on the achievements recorded in the state by the Matawalle led administration in one year in office He noted that the People Demcratic Party PDP led administration inherited an uncompleted state university project in Talata Mafara Considering the importance of continuity in governance Matawalle decided to continue with the project Apart from securing the Tetfund intervention the government appointed management of the university and took other measures to have solid foundation of the institution Part of the present administration s achievements in education sector also included sponsoring 200 indigenes to study Medicine Paramedicals and Science courses in China India and Sudan he said He sais the state government also constructed 600 new classrooms across the state and was renovating 300 others in various primary schools Bappa added that furniture as well as other teaching and learning materials were provided to all the newly constructed classrooms and renovated ones across the state The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the state government recently recruited 600 teachers through the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB In its 2020 budget proposal the state government selected five secondary schools across the state for total renovation The renovation has since started with Government Girl s Unity Secondary School Kwatarkwashi The present administration introduced new programmes to improve secondary school feeding to ensure quality food is given to students in the state The state government also released N400 million for the release of WAEC and NECO results of secondary school leavers in the state Bappa said Edited By Kamal Tayo Oropo Ejike Obeta NAN
    Zamfara secures N1b Tetfund intervention for state-owned university
    General news2 years ago

    Zamfara secures N1b Tetfund intervention for state-owned university

    The Zamfara Government says it has secured N1 billion intervention fund from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (Tetfund) for the  state-owned university at Talata Mafara.

    The Special Adviser to Gov. Bello Matawalle on Media, Communication and Public Enlightenment, Alhaji Zailani Bappa, made the disclosure to newsmen in Gusau on Thursday.

    Bappa was responding to questions on the achievements recorded in the state by the Matawalle-led administration in one year in office.

    He noted that the People Demcratic Party (PDP)-led administration inherited an uncompleted state university project in Talata Mafara.

    “Considering the importance of continuity in governance, Matawalle decided to continue with the project.

    “Apart from securing the Tetfund intervention, the government appointed management of the university and took other measures to have solid foundation of the institution.

    “Part of the present administration’s achievements in education sector also included sponsoring 200 indigenes to study Medicine, Paramedicals and Science courses in China, India and Sudan,” he said.

    He sais the state government also constructed 600 new classrooms across the state and was renovating 300 others in various primary schools.

    Bappa added that furniture as well as other teaching and learning materials were provided to all the newly constructed classrooms and renovated ones across the state.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the state government recently recruited 600 teachers through the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).

    “In its 2020 budget proposal, the state government selected five secondary schools across the state for total renovation.

    “The renovation has since started with Government Girl’s Unity Secondary School, Kwatarkwashi.

    “The present administration introduced new programmes to improve secondary school feeding to ensure quality food is given to students in the state.

    “The state government also released N400 million for the release of WAEC and NECO results of secondary school leavers in the state,” Bappa said.



    Edited By: Kamal Tayo Oropo/Ejike Obeta (NAN)

  •  The Nasarawa State House of Assembly says it will not allow anyone to sabotage Gov Abdullahi Sule s efforts at improving the standard of education in the state Mr Daniel Ogazi APC Kokona East the Chairman of the Committee on Education Science and Technology said this when he led other members on an inspection tour of SUBEB school projects on Wednesday in Agwada Development Area of the state Ogazi also the Deputy Majority Leader of the Assembly lauded Sule for his administration s commitment to the development of the education sector According to him gone are the days you will just collect government money for contract without doing the job It will not be business as usual Our visit to schools is not to witch hunt anybody but to ensure that contractors deliver quality works We are also out to correct any abnormalities if discovered in project executions We also want to ensure that the ongoing construction and renovation of classrooms across the state are up to standards We will not accept any substandard work done by any contractor This committee will not fold its hands to watch contractors sabotage government s huge investment in the education sector We are also going to make all of our observations to the state Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB for the board s necessary action on erring contractors he said Ogazi however commended the contractor handling the construction of two classrooms at the Local Government Education Authority Karu Mada school for a job well done and urged him to sustain the tempo till completion He also advised contractors who are yet to complete their jobs according to specifications to do so or risk revocation The chairman advised communities to take ownership of school projects in their domains to ensure the durability The chairman of the committee assured of their readiness to collaborate with the Ministry of Education and the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB for improved standard of education The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some of the schools visited included LGEA pimary school at Tudu Angwan Gimba Angwan Pan Sango Barau Kar Baru Bokoko Apawu Kana and Endo Others were the LGEA primary schools at Igwo Agwada pilot Science primary school and Agbowa primary school Edited By Ifeyinwa Okonkwo Muhammad Suleiman Tola NAN
    Nasarawa Assembly drums suppirt for Gov. Sule’s education programmes
     The Nasarawa State House of Assembly says it will not allow anyone to sabotage Gov Abdullahi Sule s efforts at improving the standard of education in the state Mr Daniel Ogazi APC Kokona East the Chairman of the Committee on Education Science and Technology said this when he led other members on an inspection tour of SUBEB school projects on Wednesday in Agwada Development Area of the state Ogazi also the Deputy Majority Leader of the Assembly lauded Sule for his administration s commitment to the development of the education sector According to him gone are the days you will just collect government money for contract without doing the job It will not be business as usual Our visit to schools is not to witch hunt anybody but to ensure that contractors deliver quality works We are also out to correct any abnormalities if discovered in project executions We also want to ensure that the ongoing construction and renovation of classrooms across the state are up to standards We will not accept any substandard work done by any contractor This committee will not fold its hands to watch contractors sabotage government s huge investment in the education sector We are also going to make all of our observations to the state Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB for the board s necessary action on erring contractors he said Ogazi however commended the contractor handling the construction of two classrooms at the Local Government Education Authority Karu Mada school for a job well done and urged him to sustain the tempo till completion He also advised contractors who are yet to complete their jobs according to specifications to do so or risk revocation The chairman advised communities to take ownership of school projects in their domains to ensure the durability The chairman of the committee assured of their readiness to collaborate with the Ministry of Education and the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB for improved standard of education The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some of the schools visited included LGEA pimary school at Tudu Angwan Gimba Angwan Pan Sango Barau Kar Baru Bokoko Apawu Kana and Endo Others were the LGEA primary schools at Igwo Agwada pilot Science primary school and Agbowa primary school Edited By Ifeyinwa Okonkwo Muhammad Suleiman Tola NAN
    Nasarawa Assembly drums suppirt for Gov. Sule’s education programmes
    Education2 years ago

    Nasarawa Assembly drums suppirt for Gov. Sule’s education programmes

    The Nasarawa State House of Assembly says it will not allow anyone to sabotage Gov. Abdullahi Sule’s efforts at improving the standard of education in the state.

    Mr Daniel Ogazi (APC-Kokona East), the Chairman of the Committee on Education, Science and Technology, said this when he led other members on an inspection tour of SUBEB school projects on Wednesday in Agwada Development Area of the state.

    Ogazi, also the Deputy Majority Leader of the Assembly, lauded Sule for his administration’s commitment to the development of the education sector.

    According to him, “gone are the days you will just collect government money for contract without doing the job. It will not be business as usual”.

    “Our visit to schools is not to witch-hunt anybody but to ensure that contractors deliver quality works. We are also out to correct any abnormalities,if discovered in project executions.

    “We also want to ensure that the ongoing construction and renovation of classrooms across the state are up to standards. We will not accept any substandard work done by any contractor.

    “This committee will not fold its hands to watch contractors sabotage government’s huge investment in the education sector.

    “We are also going to make all of our observations to the state Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) for the board’s necessary action on erring contractors,” he said.

    Ogazi however commended the contractor handling the construction of two classrooms at the Local Government Education Authority Karu Mada school for a job well done and urged him to sustain the tempo till completion.

    He also advised contractors who are yet to complete their jobs according to specifications to do so or risk revocation.

    The chairman advised communities to take ownership of school projects in their domains to ensure the durability.

    The chairman of the committee assured of their readiness to collaborate with the Ministry of Education and the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) for improved standard of education.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some of the schools visited included LGEA pimary school at Tudu, Angwan Gimba, Angwan Pan, Sango Barau, Kar Baru, Bokoko, Apawu, Kana and Endo.

    Others were the LGEA primary schools at Igwo, Agwada pilot Science primary school and Agbowa primary school.



    Edited By: Ifeyinwa Okonkwo/Muhammad Suleiman Tola (NAN)

  •  The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Tuesday advised contractors who abandoned various primary school projects to return to site and complete their jobs or risk sanctions The Chairman of the House Committee on Education Science and Technology Mr Daniel Ogazi gave the advice during an inspection tour of the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB schools projects in Kokona Local Government Area of the state Ogazi APC Kokona East observed that some had abondoned projects located in remote areas after collecting public funds He decried the situation when he led other members of the committee during the assessment visit Ogazi who expressed dismay over the unoatriotic attitude of some contractors urged them to go back to their various sites to do the needful or face the consequences According to him the committee will make its observations especially in the areas of project abandonment and defects for improved standard of education He urged the contractor handling the construction of a block of classrooms at the LGEA Primary School Talkamin to roof the school immediately or incur the wrath of government The chairman also urged the contractors handling the construction of three classrooms at LGEA Primary School Tattara Mada to return to site in order to repair the leakages among other defects Ogazi who is also the Deputy Majority Leader of the House warned that the committee would not fold its hands and watch contractors sabotaging government huge investment in the education sector We are here to inspect the ongoing construction and renovation of classrooms in Kokona LGA This is to ensure that quality works are done in order to ensure their durability We are also out to correct any abnormalities if discovered in project executions in the interest of our children and for the overall development of the education sector he said Besides Ogazi enjoined contractors handling the construction and renovation of primary school projects across the state to adhere strictly to their contract specifications in order to ensure quality works were done He also advised communities to take ownership of the school projects in their domains so as to ensure durability The chairman restated the assembly s continued commitment to oversight function in the interest of the development of the state and the country at large Some of the schools visited included LGEA primary schools at Kampani Tattara Mada Angwan Takpa Garaku West Garaku Central Gurku Toni Dari and Arusu Others were LGEA primary schools Mangoro Talkamin Amba Kandele Sabon Ruwa Marke and Ajuye Edited By Chioma Ugboma Muhammad Suleiman Tola NAN
    Nasarawa Assembly wants school contractors back to site
     The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Tuesday advised contractors who abandoned various primary school projects to return to site and complete their jobs or risk sanctions The Chairman of the House Committee on Education Science and Technology Mr Daniel Ogazi gave the advice during an inspection tour of the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB schools projects in Kokona Local Government Area of the state Ogazi APC Kokona East observed that some had abondoned projects located in remote areas after collecting public funds He decried the situation when he led other members of the committee during the assessment visit Ogazi who expressed dismay over the unoatriotic attitude of some contractors urged them to go back to their various sites to do the needful or face the consequences According to him the committee will make its observations especially in the areas of project abandonment and defects for improved standard of education He urged the contractor handling the construction of a block of classrooms at the LGEA Primary School Talkamin to roof the school immediately or incur the wrath of government The chairman also urged the contractors handling the construction of three classrooms at LGEA Primary School Tattara Mada to return to site in order to repair the leakages among other defects Ogazi who is also the Deputy Majority Leader of the House warned that the committee would not fold its hands and watch contractors sabotaging government huge investment in the education sector We are here to inspect the ongoing construction and renovation of classrooms in Kokona LGA This is to ensure that quality works are done in order to ensure their durability We are also out to correct any abnormalities if discovered in project executions in the interest of our children and for the overall development of the education sector he said Besides Ogazi enjoined contractors handling the construction and renovation of primary school projects across the state to adhere strictly to their contract specifications in order to ensure quality works were done He also advised communities to take ownership of the school projects in their domains so as to ensure durability The chairman restated the assembly s continued commitment to oversight function in the interest of the development of the state and the country at large Some of the schools visited included LGEA primary schools at Kampani Tattara Mada Angwan Takpa Garaku West Garaku Central Gurku Toni Dari and Arusu Others were LGEA primary schools Mangoro Talkamin Amba Kandele Sabon Ruwa Marke and Ajuye Edited By Chioma Ugboma Muhammad Suleiman Tola NAN
    Nasarawa Assembly wants school contractors back to site
    Education2 years ago

    Nasarawa Assembly wants school contractors back to site

    The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Tuesday advised contractors who abandoned various primary school projects to return to site and complete their jobs or risk sanctions.

    The Chairman of the House Committee on Education, Science and Technology, Mr Daniel Ogazi, gave the advice during an inspection tour of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) schools projects in Kokona Local Government Area of the state.

    Ogazi (APC-Kokona East) observed that some had abondoned projects located in remote areas after collecting public funds.

    He decried the situation when he led other members of the committee during the assessment visit.

    Ogazi, who expressed dismay over the unoatriotic attitude of some contractors, urged them to go back to their various sites to do the needful or face the consequences.

    According to him, the committee will make its observations, especially in the areas of project abandonment and defects, for improved standard of education.

    He urged the contractor handling the construction of a block of classrooms at the LGEA Primary School Talkamin to roof the school immediately or incur the wrath of government.

    The chairman also urged the contractors handling the construction of three classrooms at LGEA Primary School Tattara Mada to return to site in order to repair the leakages, among other defects.

    Ogazi, who is also the Deputy Majority Leader of the House, warned that the committee would not fold its hands and watch contractors sabotaging government huge investment in the education sector.

    “We are here to inspect the ongoing construction and renovation of classrooms in Kokona LGA.

    “This is to ensure that quality works are done in order to ensure their durability.

    “We are also out to correct any abnormalities, if discovered, in project executions in the interest of our children and for the overall development of the education sector,” he said.

    Besides, Ogazi enjoined contractors handling the construction and renovation of primary school projects across the state to adhere strictly to their contract specifications in order to ensure quality works were done.

    He also advised communities to take ownership of the school projects in their domains so as to ensure durability.

    The chairman restated the assembly’s continued commitment to oversight function in the interest of the development of the state and the country at large.

    Some of the schools visited included LGEA primary schools at Kampani, Tattara Mada, Angwan Takpa, Garaku West, Garaku Central, Gurku Toni, Dari and Arusu,

    Others were LGEA primary schools Mangoro, Talkamin, Amba, Kandele, Sabon Ruwa, Marke, and Ajuye.


    Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Muhammad Suleiman Tola (NAN)

  •  Gov Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has congratulated a former Deputy Governor of the state Prof Modupe Adelabu who attained the age of 70 on Saturday Adelabu who is the Chairman of the National Board for Technical Education NBTE was deputy governor of Ekiti between May 8 2013 and Oct 15 2014 The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Yinka Oyebode in Ado Ekiti said Adelabu s attainment of the age of 70 in good health was a special grace and privilege from God He said that Adelabu s tenure as deputy governor was short but remarkable saying that she contributed immensely to governance and handled all assignments given her with passion and unwavering touch of excellence Fayemi described her as a seasoned scholar teacher of teachers and a very loyal and dependable deputy He also described the NBTE boss as an amazing woman brilliant policy maker saying she was an implementer par excellence a consummate politician and servant of the people The governor said Adelabu s scholarship had been recognised by prominent international agencies like the World Bank United Nations Development Programme UNDP United Nations Educational Cultural and Scientific Organisation UNESCO Department for International Development and Universal Basic Education Commission where she had served as a consultant Fayemi credited Adelabu for the massive turnaround of basic education in Ekiti especially in the areas of infrastructure manpower development of teachers procurement of instructional materials among others The governor recalled that she first served as the Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB He prayed that God would grant her long life good health and more years of selfless service to the state in particular and the country in general On behalf of the government and good people of Ekiti State I congratulate our amiable Prof Adelabu as she joins the club of the septuagenarians today I wish her many more blessed years in good health and prosperity the governor added Edited By Tayo Ikujuni Adeleye Ajayi NAN
    Gov. Fayemi felicitates with former Ekiti deputy gov at 70
     Gov Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has congratulated a former Deputy Governor of the state Prof Modupe Adelabu who attained the age of 70 on Saturday Adelabu who is the Chairman of the National Board for Technical Education NBTE was deputy governor of Ekiti between May 8 2013 and Oct 15 2014 The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Mr Yinka Oyebode in Ado Ekiti said Adelabu s attainment of the age of 70 in good health was a special grace and privilege from God He said that Adelabu s tenure as deputy governor was short but remarkable saying that she contributed immensely to governance and handled all assignments given her with passion and unwavering touch of excellence Fayemi described her as a seasoned scholar teacher of teachers and a very loyal and dependable deputy He also described the NBTE boss as an amazing woman brilliant policy maker saying she was an implementer par excellence a consummate politician and servant of the people The governor said Adelabu s scholarship had been recognised by prominent international agencies like the World Bank United Nations Development Programme UNDP United Nations Educational Cultural and Scientific Organisation UNESCO Department for International Development and Universal Basic Education Commission where she had served as a consultant Fayemi credited Adelabu for the massive turnaround of basic education in Ekiti especially in the areas of infrastructure manpower development of teachers procurement of instructional materials among others The governor recalled that she first served as the Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB He prayed that God would grant her long life good health and more years of selfless service to the state in particular and the country in general On behalf of the government and good people of Ekiti State I congratulate our amiable Prof Adelabu as she joins the club of the septuagenarians today I wish her many more blessed years in good health and prosperity the governor added Edited By Tayo Ikujuni Adeleye Ajayi NAN
    Gov. Fayemi felicitates with former Ekiti deputy gov at 70
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    Gov. Fayemi felicitates with former Ekiti deputy gov at 70

    Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, has congratulated a former Deputy Governor of the state, Prof. Modupe Adelabu, who attained the age of 70 on Saturday.

    Adelabu, who is the Chairman of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), was deputy governor of Ekiti between May 8, 2013 and Oct. 15, 2014.

    The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Yinka Oyebode in Ado Ekiti, said Adelabu’s attainment of the age of 70 in good health, was a special grace and privilege from God.

    He said that Adelabu’s tenure as deputy governor was short but remarkable, saying that she contributed immensely to governance and handled all assignments given her with passion and unwavering touch of excellence.

    Fayemi described her as a “seasoned scholar, teacher of teachers and a very loyal and dependable deputy”.

    He also described the NBTE boss as an amazing woman, brilliant policy maker, saying she was an “implementer par excellence, a consummate politician and servant of the people”.

    The governor said Adelabu’s scholarship had been recognised by prominent international agencies like the World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations, Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation (UNESCO), Department for International Development and Universal Basic Education Commission where she had served as a consultant.

    Fayemi credited Adelabu for the massive turnaround of basic education in Ekiti especially, in the areas of infrastructure, manpower development of teachers, procurement of instructional materials, among others.

    The governor recalled that she first served as the Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).

    He prayed that God would grant her long life, good health and more years of selfless service to the state in particular and the country in general.

    “On behalf of the government and good people of Ekiti State, I congratulate our amiable Prof. Adelabu as she joins the club of the septuagenarians today.

    ’’I wish her many more blessed years in good health and prosperity”, the governor added.



    Edited By: Tayo Ikujuni/Adeleye Ajayi (NAN)

     

  •  The Oyo State government on Sunday said it had received support for the state radio educational programme from a physically challenged man Olajide Jonathan to boost students participation Dr Nureni Adeniran the Executive Chairman State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan Adeniran said during the weekend Jonathan who he described as a man with a special need supported the ongoing government s learning on air broadcast for primary school pupils with some customised bags He said the gesture was to encourage pupils in the state to pay rapt attention to the radio broadcast put together by the board Adeniran quoted the donor a resident of Ifo in Ogun as commending the state government for taking learning to the doorsteps of the pupils in the state He however urged the government to take into cognisance pupils with special needs during this stay at home period Jonathan who expressed his desire to meet the SUBEB chairman soon said that his support for the basic education sector was borne out of pure love for the Gov Seyi Makinde led administration Receiving the gifts Adeniran said that they were testimonies to the wide reach of the broadcast adding that they would go a long way in encouraging basic school pupils in the state He noted that though the board initiated the idea of gifts about two weeks ago with cash prizes for the winners complementing such with beautifully customised bags would be an added advantage for the winners Adeniran said As far as we are concerned this is an immense contribution coming from Mr Olajide Jonathan We didn t expect that someone who neither resides in the state nor comes from the state would pick this kind of keen interest in our on air programme for pupils during this stay at home period The SUBEB chairman also commended the sacrifice and efforts of Jonathan who he said decided to leave other commitments to give to the state and its pupils such valuable gifts Adeniran however urged the pupils and their parents to abide by precautionary safety as prescribed by the State COVID 19 Task Force and the health professionals so that the spread of coronavirus could be halted Edited By Edwin Nwachukwu and NAN Wale Sadeeq
    COVID-19: Physically-challenged supports Oyo’s `learning-on-air’ programme
     The Oyo State government on Sunday said it had received support for the state radio educational programme from a physically challenged man Olajide Jonathan to boost students participation Dr Nureni Adeniran the Executive Chairman State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan Adeniran said during the weekend Jonathan who he described as a man with a special need supported the ongoing government s learning on air broadcast for primary school pupils with some customised bags He said the gesture was to encourage pupils in the state to pay rapt attention to the radio broadcast put together by the board Adeniran quoted the donor a resident of Ifo in Ogun as commending the state government for taking learning to the doorsteps of the pupils in the state He however urged the government to take into cognisance pupils with special needs during this stay at home period Jonathan who expressed his desire to meet the SUBEB chairman soon said that his support for the basic education sector was borne out of pure love for the Gov Seyi Makinde led administration Receiving the gifts Adeniran said that they were testimonies to the wide reach of the broadcast adding that they would go a long way in encouraging basic school pupils in the state He noted that though the board initiated the idea of gifts about two weeks ago with cash prizes for the winners complementing such with beautifully customised bags would be an added advantage for the winners Adeniran said As far as we are concerned this is an immense contribution coming from Mr Olajide Jonathan We didn t expect that someone who neither resides in the state nor comes from the state would pick this kind of keen interest in our on air programme for pupils during this stay at home period The SUBEB chairman also commended the sacrifice and efforts of Jonathan who he said decided to leave other commitments to give to the state and its pupils such valuable gifts Adeniran however urged the pupils and their parents to abide by precautionary safety as prescribed by the State COVID 19 Task Force and the health professionals so that the spread of coronavirus could be halted Edited By Edwin Nwachukwu and NAN Wale Sadeeq
    COVID-19: Physically-challenged supports Oyo’s `learning-on-air’ programme
    Education3 years ago

    COVID-19: Physically-challenged supports Oyo’s `learning-on-air’ programme

    The Oyo State government, on Sunday, said it had received support for the state radio educational programme from a physically-challenged man, Olajide Jonathan, to boost students’ participation.
    Dr Nureni Adeniran, the Executive Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan.
    Adeniran said during the weekend, Jonathan, who, he described as ‘a man with a special need’, supported the ongoing government’s ‘learning-on-air’ broadcast for primary school pupils with some customised bags.
    He said the gesture was to encourage pupils in the state to pay rapt attention to the radio broadcast put together by the board.
    Adeniran quoted the donor, a resident of Ifo in Ogun, as commending the state government for taking learning to the doorsteps of the pupils in the state.
    He, however, urged the government to take into cognisance pupils with special needs during this stay-at-home period.
    Jonathan, who expressed his desire to meet the SUBEB chairman soon, said that his support for the basic education sector was borne out of pure love for the Gov. Seyi Makinde-led administration.
    Receiving the gifts, Adeniran said that they were testimonies to the wide reach of the broadcast, adding that they would go a long way in encouraging basic school pupils in the state.
    He noted that though the board initiated the idea of gifts about two weeks ago, with cash prizes for the winners, complementing such with beautifully-customised bags would be an added advantage for the winners.
    Adeniran said: “As far as we are concerned, this is an immense contribution, coming from Mr Olajide Jonathan.
    “We didn’t expect that someone who neither resides in the state nor comes from the state would pick this kind of keen interest in our on-air programme for pupils during this stay-at-home period.”
    The SUBEB chairman also commended the sacrifice and efforts of Jonathan, who, he said, decided to leave other commitments to give to the state and its pupils such valuable gifts.
    Adeniran, however, urged the pupils and their parents to abide by precautionary safety as prescribed by the State COVID-19 Task Force and the health professionals so that the spread of coronavirus could be halted.


    Edited By: Edwin Nwachukwu and (NAN)‘Wale Sadeeq

  •  Gov Nasiru El Rufai of Kaduna State has approved the appointment of Mr Tijjani Abdullahi as the new Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB Abdullahi replaces the erstwhile chairman Abdullahi Sani who moves to the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs as pioneer Permanent Secretary A statement by the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Communications Mr Muyiwa Adekeye issued on Saturday in Kaduna said that the appointment was to ensure that the government delivered on its core priorities in the much altered and challenging circumstances created by the COVID 19 pandemic Tijjani Abdullahi was Special Adviser Planning to the President until May 2019 He was a Director at the Bureau of Public Enterprise where he briefly acted as Director General in 2003 He also served as Managing Director of Abuja Investment The statement further said that governor has also approved the appointment of Mohammed Lawal Aliyu as Deputy Clerk of the State Assembly and Hannatu Dalhat as Senior Special Assistant Intergovernmental Relations Lawal Aliyu was Director Legal Services in the Assembly before his elevation as Deputy Clerk while Dalhat was a staff of the Nigeria Office of the World Health Organisation Edited By Maharazu Ahmed NAN
    Kaduna Govt. appoints new SUBEB Chairman, 3 others
     Gov Nasiru El Rufai of Kaduna State has approved the appointment of Mr Tijjani Abdullahi as the new Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB Abdullahi replaces the erstwhile chairman Abdullahi Sani who moves to the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs as pioneer Permanent Secretary A statement by the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Communications Mr Muyiwa Adekeye issued on Saturday in Kaduna said that the appointment was to ensure that the government delivered on its core priorities in the much altered and challenging circumstances created by the COVID 19 pandemic Tijjani Abdullahi was Special Adviser Planning to the President until May 2019 He was a Director at the Bureau of Public Enterprise where he briefly acted as Director General in 2003 He also served as Managing Director of Abuja Investment The statement further said that governor has also approved the appointment of Mohammed Lawal Aliyu as Deputy Clerk of the State Assembly and Hannatu Dalhat as Senior Special Assistant Intergovernmental Relations Lawal Aliyu was Director Legal Services in the Assembly before his elevation as Deputy Clerk while Dalhat was a staff of the Nigeria Office of the World Health Organisation Edited By Maharazu Ahmed NAN
    Kaduna Govt. appoints new SUBEB Chairman, 3 others
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    Kaduna Govt. appoints new SUBEB Chairman, 3 others

    Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State has approved the  appointment of Mr Tijjani Abdullahi as the new Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).Abdullahi replaces the erstwhile chairman, Abdullahi Sani, who moves to the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs as pioneer Permanent Secretary.A statement by the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Communications, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, issued on Saturday in Kaduna, said that the appointment was to ensure that the government delivered on its core priorities in the much altered and challenging circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic.‘’Tijjani Abdullahi was Special Adviser, Planning to the President until May 2019. He was a Director at the Bureau of Public Enterprise where he briefly acted as Director General in 2003. He also served as Managing Director of Abuja Investment.”The statement further said that governor has also approved the appointment of Mohammed Lawal-Aliyu as  Deputy Clerk of  the State Assembly, and Hannatu Dalhat as  Senior Special Assistant, Intergovernmental Relations.Lawal-Aliyu was Director, Legal Services in the Assembly before his elevation as Deputy Clerk, while Dalhat was a staff of  the Nigeria Office of the World Health Organisation.Edited By: Maharazu Ahmed (NAN)

  •  United Nations Children s Fund UNICEF says it has initiated a radio Learning programme for students in Kano State Maulid Warfa Chief of UNICEF Field Office Kano stated this in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency on Sunday in Kano Warfa who is the UNICEF Officer in charge of Kano Jigawa and Katsina States said the UN agency was working in collaboration with the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB to develop radio and social media platforms teaching modules He said the programme was designed to facilitate continuation of academic activities hitherto disrupted by the Coronavirus pandemic and to encourage students to continue with their studies The Radio Teaching programme is a global reality not only in Nigeria but in many other countries when teachers and students could not get together in a classroom The message a teacher has to pass will be channelled through other medium such as radio television internet and social media platforms When kids are not going to school there is study going on online through radio television and internet devices as well as facebook and Whatsapp This is how the world is smartly innovating education through possible medium of instruction The programme will commence soon in Kano state he said Warfa added that the UN agency had also supported the state government in the production of 225 000 copies of Social Behavior Communication Change SBCC materials for distribution to communities He noted that the materials were designed to enhance awareness creation on dangers and precautionary measures of Coronavirus pandemic The UN official added that the agency in collaboration with the state government also developed an action plan to fast track distribution of the materials at the grassroots It is very effective the most critical things in this kind of disease is to give to the people the right message when people are sensitised they will be able to do the right thing We have come up with emergency preparedness response plan to ensure that we continue with what we are doing to respond to the crisis UNICEF has elaborate plans for Coronavirus in Kano Katsina and Jigawa states We will continue to support the states technically to enable them respond to the crisis with resources at our disposal he said According to him UNICEF is working in collaboration with federal and state governments to mitigate the effects of the pandemic in the areas of education malnutrition water and sanitation among others The UN agency had on April 1 sensitised 13 facilitators and mobilised community volunteers to educate the people on the dangers and preventive tips of Coronavirus in the state While lauding the efforts of the federal and Kano state governments towards preventing spread of the virus Warfa urged the people to adhere to medical advice practice hand washing and observe social distancing Edited By Chioma Ugboma Ali Baba Inuwa NAN
    Lockdown: UNICEF initiates radio learning programme in Kano state
     United Nations Children s Fund UNICEF says it has initiated a radio Learning programme for students in Kano State Maulid Warfa Chief of UNICEF Field Office Kano stated this in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency on Sunday in Kano Warfa who is the UNICEF Officer in charge of Kano Jigawa and Katsina States said the UN agency was working in collaboration with the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB to develop radio and social media platforms teaching modules He said the programme was designed to facilitate continuation of academic activities hitherto disrupted by the Coronavirus pandemic and to encourage students to continue with their studies The Radio Teaching programme is a global reality not only in Nigeria but in many other countries when teachers and students could not get together in a classroom The message a teacher has to pass will be channelled through other medium such as radio television internet and social media platforms When kids are not going to school there is study going on online through radio television and internet devices as well as facebook and Whatsapp This is how the world is smartly innovating education through possible medium of instruction The programme will commence soon in Kano state he said Warfa added that the UN agency had also supported the state government in the production of 225 000 copies of Social Behavior Communication Change SBCC materials for distribution to communities He noted that the materials were designed to enhance awareness creation on dangers and precautionary measures of Coronavirus pandemic The UN official added that the agency in collaboration with the state government also developed an action plan to fast track distribution of the materials at the grassroots It is very effective the most critical things in this kind of disease is to give to the people the right message when people are sensitised they will be able to do the right thing We have come up with emergency preparedness response plan to ensure that we continue with what we are doing to respond to the crisis UNICEF has elaborate plans for Coronavirus in Kano Katsina and Jigawa states We will continue to support the states technically to enable them respond to the crisis with resources at our disposal he said According to him UNICEF is working in collaboration with federal and state governments to mitigate the effects of the pandemic in the areas of education malnutrition water and sanitation among others The UN agency had on April 1 sensitised 13 facilitators and mobilised community volunteers to educate the people on the dangers and preventive tips of Coronavirus in the state While lauding the efforts of the federal and Kano state governments towards preventing spread of the virus Warfa urged the people to adhere to medical advice practice hand washing and observe social distancing Edited By Chioma Ugboma Ali Baba Inuwa NAN
    Lockdown: UNICEF initiates radio learning programme in Kano state
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    Lockdown: UNICEF initiates radio learning programme in Kano state

    United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it has initiated a radio Learning programme for students in Kano State. Maulid Warfa, Chief of UNICEF Field Office, Kano, stated this in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency , on Sunday in Kano.Warfa, who is the UNICEF Officer in charge of Kano, Jigawa and Katsina States, said the UN agency was working in collaboration with the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to develop radio and social media platforms teaching modules.He said the programme was designed to facilitate continuation of academic activities hitherto disrupted by the Coronavirus pandemic and to encourage students to continue with their studies.“The Radio Teaching programme is a global reality not only in Nigeria but in many other countries when teachers and students could not get together in a classroom.“The message a teacher has to pass will be channelled through other medium such as radio, television, internet and social media platforms.“When kids are not going to school; there is study going on online through radio, television and internet devices as well as facebook and Whatsapp.“This is how the world is smartly innovating education through possible medium of instruction. The programme will commence soon in Kano state,” he said.Warfa added that the UN agency had also supported the state government in the production of 225, 000 copies of Social Behavior Communication Change (SBCC) materials for distribution to communities.He noted that the materials were designed to enhance awareness creation on dangers and precautionary measures of Coronavirus pandemic.The UN official added that the agency in collaboration with the state government, also developed an action plan to fast track distribution of the materials at the grassroots.“It is very effective, the most critical things in this kind of disease is to give to the people, the right message, when people are sensitised, they will be able to do the right thing.“We have come up with emergency preparedness response plan to ensure that we continue with what we are doing to respond to the crisis.“UNICEF has elaborate plans for Coronavirus in Kano, Katsina and Jigawa states. We will continue to support the states technically to enable them respond to the crisis with resources at our disposal,” he said.According to him, UNICEF is working in collaboration with federal and state governments to mitigate the effects of the pandemic in the areas of education, malnutrition, water and sanitation, among others.The UN agency had on April 1, sensitised 13 facilitators and mobilised community volunteers to educate the people on the dangers and preventive tips of Coronavirus in the state.While lauding the efforts of the federal and Kano state governments towards preventing spread of the virus, Warfa urged the people to adhere to medical advice, practice hand washing and observe social distancing.Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Ali Baba-Inuwa (NAN)

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