Minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba says the students who first tested positive for COVID-19 during the ongoing 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination have now tested negative and have been discharged. Nwajiuba said the students have returned to classes after receiving treatment. He said all of them have now tested negative for the new Coronavirus.
He said Gombe State had four of the students. Kwara had one. Nwajiuba said all the ones in Bayelsa have also tested negative and have been discharged.
Malawi Government Shut Schools Ahead Of Poll Ruling
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.
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.
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.
Malawi information minister has called for calm, saying the government has put in place measures to ensure all citizens are safe.
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.
Makinde Approves N500 Million Subvention For LAUTECH
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.
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