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FG Sets to Substitute WASSCE for GCE

The federal government has disclosed plan to substitute West African Secondary School Certificate Examination for the General Certificate Examinations holding in November if the country fails to meet up with this year’s timetable. While disclosing this on Thursday July 23, 2020, Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, explained that the GCE is a private […]

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FG Issues Specific Guidelines, Deadline for School Reopening

The Federal Ministry of Education has given school owners up to 29th of July, 2020 to meet specific guidelines for the reopening of schools. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Director of Information, Ben Bem Goong. Goong stated that the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, had consulted with the Ministry

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Southwest Governors Ignore FG, Agree to Reopen Schools for WASSCE 2020

The Southwest States have agreed to reopen schools for SS3 students to participate in the West African School Certificate Examination next month. The joint decision of the six states is contrary to the position of most of the northern states. The Northern governors are fully in support of the FG’s decision to suspend school reopening

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NAPPS Assures FG of Readiness for WASSCE 2020

The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools has assured the Federal Government of the readiness of private schools to resume for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and other terminal examinations. The assurance followed the withdrawal of Nigeria’s participation in the sub-regional examination by the Federal Government over safety reasons. While disclosing

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FG Agrees to Pay Private School Teachers’ Salaries

The President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, Yomi Otubela, has announced the agreement signed by the Federal Government to pay the salaries of private school teachers that are being owed by their school management since the lockdown started in March. While disclosing on TVC on Monday July 13, 2020, Otubela stated

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WAEC Faults FG’s Suspension of 2020 WASSCE

The West African Examinations Council has faulted the suspension of the planned resumption of schools to prepare the candidates for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination. While disclosing this on Thursday July 9, 2020, the WAEC’s Head of Nigeria’s Office, Patrick Areghan, stated that the examination body was still reviewing the situation and

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Afenifere Faults School Closure, Urges FG to Dismiss Education Minister

The Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has faulted the decision of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu on schools reopening. While disclosing this on Thursday July 9, 2020, in Akure, the Secretary-General of the association, Sehinde Arogbofa, said the Nigerian Government should allow pupils go back to school. He urged the FG to sack the education

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WASSCE 2020: FG Excludes Nigerian Candidates

The Federal Government has announced that Nigerian candidates will not participate in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations earlier scheduled for August 4 to September 5. While disclosing this on Wednesday July 8, 2020, after the virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, said there is no date

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Schools Reopening: FG Sets to Disinfect Schools against Spread of Covid-19

The federal government has announced the commencement of the disinfection of schools against the spread of COVID-19. While disclosing this in Abuja at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday July 6, 2020, the Minister of Environment, Muhammad Mahmood, stated that the exercise was in preparation for the resumption of class

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School Reopening: PDP Commends FG for Adopting Oyo State Proposal

The Peoples Democratic Party has commended the Federal Government for adopting the proposal introduced by the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on school reopening. While disclosing this on Monday June 29, 2020, the PDP said the FG had done well by adopting Makinde’s proposals. The party, in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Engr.

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FG Approves Reopening of Schools, Urges Compliance with Preventive Measures

The Federal Government has approved the reopening of primary and secondary schools for graduating students and pupils – primary 6, JSS 3 and SS3. While disclosing this in Abuja on Monday June 29, 2020, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, stated that only those terminal classes are to

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ASUU Blames FG for Poor Ranking of Nigerian Universities

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has blamed the Federal Government for the poor ranking of Nigerian universities by the Center for World University Ranking. While disclosing this on Wednesday June 24, 2020, the Union stated that the failure of the Federal Government to heed its calls was responsible for the poor ranking. The Union

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FG Dissolves Governing Councils of UNIPORT, MNU

FG Dissolves Governing Councils of UNIPORT, MNU The Federal Government has dissolved the Governing Councils of the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State and the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, in Bayelsa State. This was disclosed in a statement by the Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Bem-Goong on Saturday May 30, 2020. According

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Lockdown: Private School Owners, Teachers Seek FG Assistance

Lockdown: Private School Owners, Teachers Seek FG Assistance Private school owners in the country have called on the federal government for assistance to cushion the economic effects of the lockdown. All schools across the country have been shut down since March, 2020, following the lockdown directive imposed by the Federal Government to curtail the spread

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FG Sets to Convert School Dormitories to Isolation Centres

The Federal Government has announced that hotels and schools will be converted to isolation and treatment centres for COVID-19 patients. This was disclosed on Thursday May 28, 2020, by the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire. He stated that if the existing centres across the country were overwhelmed, schools and hotels would be considered for

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School Reopening: FG Contemplates Morning, Afternoon Classes

The Federal Government has announced plan to consider morning and afternoon classes to reopen schools across the country. This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja. According to him, the government could not afford to take any costly risk,

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