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Edo Government Suspends 28 Principals Over Exam Malpractice

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Edo Government Suspends 28 Principals Over Exam Malpractice

Edo state government has suspended 28 principals of public senior secondary schools over their involvement in examination malpractices in the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations.

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Commissioner for Education, Emmanuel Agbale, in a memo to the Edo State permanent secretary, Ministry of Education, said the decision to suspend the affected principals followed a report by the West African Examinations Council (Waec) cancelling the results of affected candidates, and de-recognising the schools for a period of two years, with effect from next year.

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Agbale has ordered that 28 private secondary schools be queried on the matter.

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Gabon Government Closes Schools After Grant Protests

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Gabon Government Closes Schools After Grant Protests

Gabon authorities have announced on Thursday a nationwide suspension of classes following high school students protest over plans to cut university grants.

Education Minister, Michel M’essonne said in a statement the decision is to calm the situation and listen to the public.

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In late march, a draft decree reduced access to state grants for aspiring university students, setting age limits for access to funds, and requiring applicants to reach at least 12 points out of a maximum of 20 mark in the school certificate examination.

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Organizations representing high school students called on pupils to demonstrate peacefully on Monday, as the new term began, and to stay on the streets on subsequent days.

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Thousands of youngsters demonstrated in a number of towns, including hundreds in their school uniforms.

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Government Suspends Headmistress Of Girl Sent Home From School In Viral Video

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Government Suspends Headmistress Of Girl Sent Home From School In Viral Video

One can only wonder how a little primary school girl would feel when sent home for not paying examination levy.  Would little Success Adegor even know what “examination levy” means?

Well, that is exactly what a headmistress did in a primary school in Sapele, Delta State.

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The story went viral on social media, and now, the headmistress, Vero Igbigwe of Okotie-Eboh Primary School One, has been suspended.

Commissioner for Education, Barriter Chidu Ebie visited the school and interviewed the headmistress whom he said couldn’t connect in her answers, especially since primary and secondary school education in the state is totally free. The commissioner said the head teacher had no right to impose any levy.

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One good thing came out of the commissioner’s visit to the school though.  Seeing the dilapidated state of the school’s infrastructure, the state government has decided to carry out a phased renovation and upgrade of the facilities beginning with Okotie-Eboh primary school.

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JAMB Fixes April 11 For 2019 UTME

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JAMB Fixes April 11 For 2019 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has fixed April 11 as the new date for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination for which nearly two million candidates nationwide are expected to sit.

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JAMB Head of Public Affairs, Dr Fabian Benjamin, says candidates were expected to begin the printing of this year’s UTME notification slips in early April.

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The board also says it had fixed Monday, April 1 as the new date for mock examination, a week later than originally scheduled.

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