The Kebbi State Government has approved the payment of remaining balance of more than N456 million to West African Examinations Council (WAEC) for the 2022 West African School Certificate Examination (WASC).
Dr Muhammadu Magawata-Aliero, Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education in the state, disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital on Monday.
He said: “The Kebbi State Government has approved the payment of N456,596,000 to West African Examinations Council (WAEC) for the 2022 West African School Certificate Examination (WASC).
“This is in addition to N100 million paid to WAEC in April 2022, being deposit, thus, bringing the total payment to N556.5 million.”
The Commissioner recalled that the state government sponsored 30,922 candidates for the 2022 WASC at a registration fee of N18,000 per candidate.
Magawata-Aliero added that government had also approved N2.6 million cost of materials and extra supervision. (NAN)
Eight Thousand bed LASU hostel ready for allocation – VC
The Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, says a section of an 8,000-bed students hostel in the Ojo Campus of the university has been completed and ready for allocation.
Olatunji-Bello made this known at a news conference with student-journalists and influencers, to mark the second anniversary of her assumption of office as LASU vice-chancellor.
The event held on Wednesday in Lagos.
She said that students would start getting hostel spaces from the next academic session.
“LASU management expresses its commitment to addressing concerns raised by students.
“I approved the provision of free transportation for students commuting between LASU Iba Gate and Iyana-School, morning and evening, daily.
“This is a measure to cushion the effects of fuel subsidy removal on the students,” she said.
The vice-chancellor said that she also approved extension of the second semester of the 2023/2024 academic session by two weeks.
“Examination will now commence mid of Nov. 2023,” Olatunji-Bello said.
She added that in response to overcrowding of classes, the institution had adopted hybrid (physical and online) mode of teaching for large classes.
“LASU is already making provision for facilities to support hybrid teaching.
“Also, work-study scheme is being implemented in the university; students can volunteer to work and get stipends at various centres in the university.
“There is a plan by the university to co-host the African Universities Games with the University of Lagos; the competition will come up later this year,” Olatunji-Bello said.
Jigawa Presents Employment Letters to 1000 Teachers
Governor Umar Namadi of Jigawa has presented provisional employment letters to 1000 graduates under the state J-Teach Programme, where university graduates are recruited on temporary basis to teach in Secondary Schools in the state.
Speaking at the ceremony, Namadi charged the teachers to work hard in order to justify the confidence reposed on them.
He said the recruitment was aimed at addressing dearth of teachers in the state.
The governor told the beneficiaries that their absorption into the civil service would be based on their performances and dedication to duty.
Namadi said that the programme would serve as a training ground for teachers who would be absorbed into the civil service based on their commitment.
“The recruitment of the temporary J-Teach teachers is based on the need of teachers in secondary schools across the state.
“And your recruitment is done based on merit and needs, I can boldly say none of my members of the state executive council will say this is his sister or brother.
“As J-Teach teachers you will be evaluated and those of you who have performed well will be given permanent and pensionable appointments,” Namadi said.
The governor said the beneficiaries would be posted to serve in their respective communities. (NAN)
NAUS Lauds Gov Sheriff Over Appointments Of Ex-students Leaders In Govt
The Comrade Marshall Uchenna Obaji led National Association of University Students (NAUS), has commended the Executive Governor of Delta State, Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori over the recent appointment of notable ex-students leaders to head the Student Affairs Directorates of the Delta State Government for the present dispensation.
The NAUS National Leadership noted that the appointment of prominent student leaders who have served the students movement with positive impacts, is an indication of the willingness of the Delta State Government to work with the interests of students and Youths of the state.
The students body spoke through the Director of TETFund Projects and Special Duties, Comr.Obichie Ogochukwu Favour in a statement released to the newsmen.
Favour stated ” On behalf of the National President Comrade Marshall Obaji and executives of the National Association of University Students NAUS, I extend commendations to the Executive Governor of Delta State over the appointment of prominent student leaders as leaders of the Student Affairs Directorate in the State, as Executive Assistant, Senior Special Assistant and Special Assistants to the State Government.
“The National leadership of NAUS receives the appointment of Dr. Ezekiel Okoh, Comrade Obaro Egagifo, Comrade Umukoro Mario Puzo, I and Comrade Okocha Ike as student advisors to the Governor, with happiness and good assurances.
“These individuals while as students, led and served with credits the students movement.
From their past activities for students welfare and development, the National Secretariat of NAUS has strong confidence in their abilities to deliver dividends of democracy to Delta State Students.
“On this note, Governor Sheriff Oborevwori deserves commendation for his befitting choice and selections.
In the statement, the NAUS Director of Special Duties also urged the appointees “to be good ambassadors of the Students Movement and Comrade community, working to deliver the trust reposed in them by the Governor, and perfect the lives and welfare of Delta State Students and others schooling in the state.
Favour further charged the students in the state to be ready to work with the government of Delta state for their benefit and advancement.
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