WASSCE: Will social distancing protocol reduce exam malpractice?
Schools have been asked to seat candidates two metres apart for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) to check the spread of the coronavirus disease. KOFOWOROLA BELO-OSAGIE and EMMA ELEKWA asked experts if the policy would reduce examination malpractice. The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates 2020
NUC advises varsities on academic excellence
The Director of Academic Planning, National Universities Commission, Dr Noel Saliu, has advised universities to constantly review their curriculum and use modern teaching methods. Saliu, at the virtual matriculation of Trinity University, Yaba, said varsities would do well when they employ quality teaching staff and put in place adequate facilities
‘Nigeria should seek out-of-season date for WASSCE’
Vice President, Industrial Global Union, Comrade Issa Aremu, has called on the Federal Government to negotiate an out-of-season date for West African Examinations Council’s (WAEC) Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE). He said there should be continuous dialogue by all stakeholders as steps are being taken to reopen schools, even as
Can schools meet new guidelines for resumption?
The Federal Ministry of Education has released the guidelines for reopening of schools post-COVID-19.The publication stipulates a long set of rules to be observed before and when schools reopen. KOFOWOROLA BELO-OSAGIE reports on the document and whether schools can meet the requirements. Last week’s news that Nigeria would not participate in the
COVID-19: Fed Govt pulls JSS 3, SSS 3 pupils out of WASSCE
•Environment not safe yet to sit for exams, says minister THE Federal Government on Wednesday pulled the brake on the preparation to reopen schools to enable pupils in Primary Six, Junior Secondary School (JSSIII) and Senior Secondary School (SSSIII) write their final examinations. Education Minister Mallam Adamu Adamu said SSSIII
Schools Must Create Isolation Centers, Equipped Clinics Before Reopening – FG
The Federal Ministry of Education has said that schools must create isolation spaces and have fully-equipped clinics before reopening. This was contained in the “Guidelines for schools and learning facilities reopening after COVID-19 pandemic closure”, submitted to the National Assembly. According to the guidelines, each school is “required to create temporary isolation
COVID-19: Protect children from child labour, now more than ever
World Day Against Child Labour 2020 focuses on the impact of crisis on child labour. The COVID-19 health pandemic and the resulting economic and labour market shock are having a huge impact on people’s lives and livelihoods. Unfortunately, children are often the first to suffer. The crisis can push millions of vulnerable
As Nigeria marks another Children’s Day, millions of out-of-school kids still roam streets
Though Nigeria will be marking this year’s Children’s Day on May 27, the country still grapples with the challenge of millions of out-of-school children. Nigeria has an estimated 13.2 million out-of-school children, the highest in the world. Even in the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria’s seat of power, children in many
GIFTS IN SPECIAL PACKAGES
For people who love gifts, it’s always a delight to wait in anticipation to see what one would be surprised with, right? Be it for marking a special celebration or perhaps out of the blues. Out of the blues, definitely breath-taking! And getting something you really desire, wow! Sweeps you
2020 March Teens Leadership Club Meeting-Raising Leaders!
We had our ‘Career day’ in the month of March. Our Teens were taught on how to choose a career (with focus on their strengths and passion) and pursue it. Our Teens excitedly took turns in their presentation in different groups, on their various career choices- their job descriptions and