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Coronavirus: Benue closes schools indefinitely

Benue State Government has directed that all schools in the state be closed indefinitely from March 27 as a proactive measure against the pandemic Coronavirus. The state Commissioner for Education, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar, confirmed this in a telephone interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, in Makurdi. He said the government would not…

COVID-19: FG shuts Federal Tertiary Institutions, Unity Colleges

The Federal Government has directed heads of federal institutions and principals of Unity Colleges nationwide to as a matter of urgency close down the institutions in order to curtail the spread of the disease. So far, three hundred of the infected cases are found in African countries, many of which are either returnees from countries…

Coronavirus: LASU postpones convocation indefinitely

The 24th convocation ceremony of the Lagos State University (LASU) Ojo has been postponed indefinitely. The decision was in response to the rampaging coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19). It was taken at an emergency management meeting on Thursday. A source was quoted as saying: “Yes, that is the final decision. The management meeting is still on but…

School closure raises more questions in UK

If every day brings new measures to tackle coronavirus, it seems every announcement raises fresh questions about their practicalities in the United Kingdom. With GSCEs and A-Levels being cancelled following the order that schools close from tomorrow, universities are demanding clarity from ministers, the BBC reports. They say pupils should not miss out on university…

COVID 19: Kwara, Niger, 7 others to shut schools for 30 days

Governors of states in the Northwest geopolitical zone as well as Kwara and Niger States today met in Kaduna to review the security situation in their areas and to agree joint responses to the coronavirus pandemic. Present at the meeting were Governors Aminu Bello Masari (Katsina), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna)…

FG reaches agreement with striking lecturers

The Federal Government has reached an agreement with members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Addressing journalists on Monday evening after the meeting with the striking lecturers in Abuja, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said the majority of their demands have been met including the release of N15.4 billion for payment…

LASPOTECH’s best graduating student gets Sanwo-Olu’s job offer

 …Governor: ‘Polytechnic Certificates Not Inferior To University Degrees’  …Lagos Poly Graduates 16,315 At 27th Convocation With a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.93 on a scale of 4.0, Ms Nkechi Alexandra Kingsley – the overall best graduating student of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) – gets an automatic employment offer to work in the…

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