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Lagos Explains New Resumption Dates For Primary School



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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.

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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.

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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.

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Malawi Government Shut Schools Ahead Of Poll Ruling




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Some boarding schools and businesses in Malawi have shut their doors as court verdict on the country`s disputed election is expected next week.

A number of schools have sent students home ahead of the ruling for fears of potential violence and disruption that could follow.

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Leading bus companies have also issued notices saying that there will be no services on the day of the judgement because there may be violence in the aftermath of the ruling.

Opposition parties sued the incumbent president Peter Mutharika who narrowly won the presidential election. They are challenging his re-election in the poll held in May last year.

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Mutharika`s victory unleashed nationwide demonstrations demanding the sacking of the electoral commission chief and lawsuits.

The constitutional court said in a notice, the ruling will be delivered on Monday in the capital Lilongwe.

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Malawi information minister has called for calm, saying the government has put in place measures to ensure all citizens are safe.

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Makinde Approves N500 Million Subvention For LAUTECH




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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.

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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.

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FG Laments Sexual Harassment, UNIPORT Unveils Preventive Policy




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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.”

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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.

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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.

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University of Port Harcourt Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ndowa Lale said the institution frowns at sexual misconduct and was taking steps to tackle the menace.

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