How Caleb Varsity got Graduates ready for 10th Convocation amidst COVID-19 lockdown – VC

  Caleb University has announced E. K Clark’s appointment as Chancellor   Caleb University, one of the privately owned institutions of higher learning in Nigeria, has revealed strategy it adopted to get graduates ready on schedule for the 10th Convocation amidst the lockdown for COVID-19. Stating this while announcing a date for its Convocation to be held virtually due to COVID-19, the University said in a statement; “While Covid-19 Pandemic ravaged earlier in the year, the school took a proactive step by providing E-learning, which enabled the students complete the…

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Adeola Yusuf secures Columbia Varsity Journalism School Symposium support

   Platforms Africa Convener attends Columbia Journalism Review “The New Journalism” Event Multiple award winning Nigerian Journalist, Adeola Yusuf, has secured a free ticket from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism to attend Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) symposium. Yusuf, the convener of Platforms Africa, who is a Thomson Reuters Foundation laureate and a one-time winner of Africa Investigative Journalism Conference Bursary, was given the free ticket to, alongside other A-list journalists across the World, attend the highly sought-after symposium themed; “The New Journalism: Rethinking the news in the wake…

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EXPENSIVE SHIT! Nigeria’s Delta Education College Provost builds two Toilets with N36m – Report

The Nigeria’s Delta State based Warri College of Education has allegedly constructed two toilets with N36 million. Sahara Reporters, which reported this, claimed that the provost used N36m to build two toilets in the institution funded by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund. “Speaking under the condition of anonymity, a Senior Staff reported that the provost concluded everything with the contractors before going into the bidding process. Warri College of Education is synonymous with corruption and other fraudulent practices’the report by Sahara Reporters read. “But even if you raise the alarm,…

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Nigeria’s Ogun State fixes September 21 for Primary, Secondary Schools’ reopening

  Nigeria’s Ogun State has announced Monday, 21 September, 2020 for the reopening of primary and secondary schools for the first term of 2020/2021 session. This, which is in addition to the earlier resumption of students in SS3 who are currently writing the West African School Certificate Examination, however come with new schedule of staggered time frame for academic activities. Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, in a statement signed his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, stated that the second phase of the reopening of schools is extended to all…

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Nigerian Schools, NYSC camps reopen in 30 days

The Nigerian Government has given the green light for schools administrators to begin the process for full reopening of schools and camps of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) across the country within the next 30 days. Recall that Lagos, epicentre of COVID-19 in the country has already announced September 14 and 21 as days gates of its schools would be thrown wide open for full academic session. National Government’s Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has, in the same vein, directed all schools across Nigeria and the National Youth…

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Prolonged Schools’ closure harmful, WHO, Unicef task Africa on safe reopening for learning

  The World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations children’s agency have tasked African governments to promote the safe reopening of schools during the coronavirus pandemic. They say prolonged closure of schools is harmful to students and want governments to invest in sanitation facilities to prevent the spread of coronavirus in learning institutions. The two organisations said students are being exposed to poor nutrition, teenage pregnancies and violence during this extended stay-at-home period, reports the BBC. Schools in Africa are a “safe haven” for children, according to the WHO Regional…

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UNILAG Governing Council, Senate issue conflicting orders on VC’s ‘sack’ as bickering degenerates

  The Governing Council of one of top universities in Nigeria, the University of Lagos, UNILAG, on Wednesday announced the removal of Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor of the institution. The Senate of the University, less than one hour after, declared that Ogundipe remained the VC of the University. Both the Governing Council and the  Senate made their positions known in two separate statements sent to newsmen. According to the statement from the Council, Professor Ogundipe was removed following the council’s meeting held at the headquarters of the National…

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NUC approves 5 new entry, PhD programs for Caleb University

  The National University Commission (NUC) has approved five new entry and PhD programs for Caleb University Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Nosa Owens-Ibie, who declared this during an interactive session with journalists at the main campus of the institution in Imota, Lagos Nigeria, maintained that all the progrmas being run by the Ivory Tower have also been long accredited by the NUC. “Asides from the fact that all of our programs are fully accredited, we now have five new entry and PhD programs. “One of them is Architecture.…

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Nigeria makes U-Turn, Opens Secondary Schools August 4

WAEC confirms Platforms Africa’s report, starts WASSCE August 17 Nigeria has made a U-Turn over closure of schools as it ordered the reopening of Secondary Schools from the 4th of August, 2020 for exit classes only. The country’s Ministry of Education, which made this known in a press statement shared on its Twitter handle, @NigEducation, confirmed a report by Platforms Africa about the rejection by West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) of a plea by the Nigerian government for it to shift the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). The…

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NO WAY! WAEC rejects Nigeria’s plea for Exam shift

  . Northern states consider GCE, Southwestern states in race to meet up with WASSCE     The West African Council Examinations Council (WAEC) has rejected a plea by Nigeria for a shift in the date and timetable for its West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE). The Nigeria’s Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, who said this, maintained that students in some states may be forced to sit for the General Certificate Examinations (GCE) holding in November, if their states fail to meet up with this year’s timetable…

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