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ASUU Strike: Students May Return To Classes Soon – Adamu Adamu

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ASUU Strike: Students Will Return To Classes Soon - Adamu Adamu

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has confirmed on Sunday that students may return to classes this week.

The minister says the dispute between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities has finally been resolved.

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Adamu says the academic unions and the federal government have virtually reached an agreement on all issues.

The minister also confirmed the federal government has released money to settle outstanding allowances and shortfalls. Disbursement would be done by the office of the auditor general of the federation.

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Adamu says NBTE has been directed to strengthen regulatory mechanism of the state polytechnics.

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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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FEC Approves Four Private Universities

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FEC Approves Four Private Universities

Nigeria is about to get four more new private universities.  The Federal Executive Council has approved on Wednesday, the establishment of those universities in the country.

This was announced by the Minister Of Education, Adamu Adamu, while briefing journalists at the state house at the end of the first FEC meeting for the year.

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The new universities are greenfield University Kaduna, Dominion University, Ibadan Oyo State, Trinity University Ogun State and Westland University in Iwo, Osun State.

He said the approvals were given because all the four universities have met the criteria for establishing a university following a visitation by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

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These latest approvals bring the total number of private universities in the country to 73.

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School Girls’ Genital Cutting And Pregnancy Test Are Demeaning – Kenyan Teachers

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School Girls' Genital Cutting And Pregnancy Test Are Demeaning - Kenyan Teachers

Kenyan teachers in Narok County have said they would disregard a directive to perform tests on school girls for female genital cutting and pregnancy.  The directive was given by commissioner George Natembeya for all upper primary and secondary school girls.

County Secretary General of the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers, Charles Ng’eno, says the tests are demeaning and are a violation of the girls’ rights.   He also says the directive does not fall under their mandate, and so, teachers should ignore it.

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Ng’eno says the directives is in bad faith and it infringes on the rights of learners.

The commissioner has insisted that pregnancy and FGM tests would be conducted on all girls as schools reopened on Thursday, but Kuppet Secretary General, Charles Ng’eno says it is impossible to undo a cut that has been done.  He suggests stopping the cuts before they happen.

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More than two hundred school girls, between ten and nineteen years of age, from eight primary and secondary institutions, dropped out of school last year as a result of pregnancies.  More than sixty girls failed to sit for their national examinations for the same reason.

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