The Ladoke Akintola University of Techology, Lautech, in Ogbomoso, Oyo state, is receiving half a billion naira subvention from the state to cater for workforce demands. The infusion was approved by governor Seyi Makinde who said the state would devote one fifth of its budget to education next year.
He tacked on a condition to the funding, that the school submit a written agreement to his office on how it plans to disburse the money.
Makinde says he would inaugurate a committee in the state that will work with its Osun State counterpart, on how to resolve the university’s crisis. He said one of his election promises would be fulfilled, to find a lasting solution to the LAUTECH crisis. The institution is jointly owned by Oyo and Osun states.
Lagos Explains New Resumption Dates For Primary School
The Lagos State government says it has had to change the closing and resumption dates for public primary schools so it could implement an extensive retraining of teachers and prepare them for the new 2020 term.
In a statement, information and strategy commissioner, Gbenga Omotoso said the new dates would not affect closing and resumption dates for private schools and government public secondary schools.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has promised to invest heavily in capacity training for public servants. Especially teachers, to make them realize the government’s vision for a technologically-driven education system.
FG Laments Sexual Harassment, UNIPORT Unveils Preventive Policy
Sex-for-grades. That is a subject that has taken up a great deal of talk time in the country lately. And the Federal Government has contributed its widow’s mite to the debate. It has told female students, “Stop going to lecturers unnecessarily.”
The Federal Government says it is embarrassed by increased allegations of sexual misconduct in the country’s tertiary institutions.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu gave the advice to female students during the formal presentation of Sexual Harassment Policy Document by the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) on Tuesday at the National Assembly in Abuja.
This document’s release follows the recent BBC Sex-For-Grades television expose on Nigerian Universities.
The Minister urged students to take their studies seriously to avoid undue exposure to sexual predators.
University of Port Harcourt Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ndowa Lale said the institution frowns at sexual misconduct and was taking steps to tackle the menace.
2020 UTME: JAMB Issues Strong Warning To Candidates On Payment For Services
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has advised candidates to pay directly into the Treasury Single Account (TSA) for any of its services. It strongly discourages payments to any of its staff.
This action follows allegation that some JAMB workers in Lagos were extorting N2000 from students who were filing documentation with them.
In a statement on its twitter handle on Thursday, the board said any candidate involved in any financial transaction with its staff should immediately notify JAMB and provide necessary information so necessary action could be taken.
The board had earlier told candidates for the 2020 UTME to get their data captured at any national identity management commission’s office. JAMB says registering for the National Identification Number is a prerequisite to writing the 2020 examination.
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