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Reopening of six colleges for NABTEB Exams, Kano govt orders

The Kano State Government has ordered the immediate reopening of six technical colleges in the state due to the forthcoming NABTEB examinations.

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The Kano State Government has ordered the immediate reopening of six technical colleges in the state to enable their students in the exit class to participate in the forthcoming National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) examinations.

The Commissioner for Education, Sanusi Kiru, gave the order in a statement issued on Sunday in Kano by the Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Aliyu Yusuf.

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Mr Kiru noted that the directive was sequel to the approval granted to a memo he recently submitted to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

The commissioner said that the state government had ordered the immediate payment of the NABTEB examinations fees of all the SSS3 students in the technical schools.

He stated that the sum of N15.6 million had been earmarked for students’ feeding, while another N860,000 had been set aside for the upkeep of the respective colleges.

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According to him, such steps are to facilitate the smooth reopening of the schools.

Mr Kiru indicated that the government had provided all the required Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE’s) to all the students to ensure strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocols.

He directed the Executive Secretary of the Board to call on the directors and principals of the six affected colleges to reciprocate the gesture by doing what was expected of them.

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Prof. Odunayo Adebooye appoints as UNIOSUN fourth substantive VC

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The Governing Council of Osun State University has announced the appointment of the university’s fourth substantive vice-chancellor (VC), Professor Odunayo Clement Adebooye following the approval of the Visitor to the University, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.

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Prof. Odunayo Adebooye appoints as UNIOSUN fourth substantive VC

The Council Chairman, Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Ali, SAN while making the announcement thanked the Visitor for his consistent support which he said has made the university one of the fastest growing universities in the country.

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“I am happy that despite the controversies surrounding the appointment process, the Council was able to exert rigorous efforts and sacrifice in the appointment procedures, which culminated in the appointment of Professor Odunayo Clement Adebooye.

“We believe that he possesses the attributes to move the university forward and write a fresh chapter in the journey to achieve the dreams of the founding fathers of the university.”

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While thanking the Senate, management and the entire staff of the university for their sacrifice and selflessness, Ali urged them to maintain peace and cooperate with the new VC, the statement stressed.

Born on December 18, 1966 Prof Odunayo Clement Adebooye is a professor of Plant Physiology with an academic career spanning 26 years during which he served the UNIOSUN at various times as member of the Governing Council, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Provost/Dean, Director and Head of Department among others.

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At the international level, he had served as Ambassador Scientist for the German Government Humboldt Foundation, Secretary General of the African-German Network Excellence in Science (AGNES) and Regional Project Coordinator for the Government of Canada Projects in West Africa.

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AAU sacked four lectures due to gross misconduct

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Four lecturers with the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State have been relieved of their jobs over alleged misconduct, Naija News 247 gathered.

AAU sacked four lectures due to gross misconduct

Though there were not much details on the lecturer’s offences, the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Edward Aihevba, however, noted in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday that the lecturers were dismissed for gross misconduct.

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Naija News 247 understands the university management had acted upon the recommendation of a Special Intervention Team which considered a report of the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee.

The team at an emergency meeting held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, concluded that the lecturers be sacked.

The names of the lectures were not made public yet, Naija News 247 reports.

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Kaduna Announces Plan To Dismiss 233 Teachers Due To Fake Certificate

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Kaduna State has announced the plan to dismiss 233 teachers who presented fake certificates.

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Kaduna Announces Plan To Dismiss 233 Teachers Due To Fake Certificate

Alhaji Tijjahi Abdullahi, Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (KADSUBEB), stated this at a news briefing on Thursday.

The Chairman said as part of its responsibility to ensure that all teachers actually have the qualifications they presented, the Board launched a certificate verification exercise in April 2021.

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He said the major objective of the exercise was to ensure that teachers have the requisite credentials that constitute the basic qualifications for their employment.

He said the Board verified 451 certificates by contacting the institutions that awarded the certificates in which nine of the 13 institutions contacted responded.

“The responses from the institutions show that 233 teachers presented fake certificates. This represents 51% of the 451 certificates on which responses have been received from the awarding institutions. One institution disowned 212 of these 233 fake certificates.”

“The Board will dismiss the 233 teachers who presented these fake certificates, while their files will be forwarded to the Ministry of Justice to initiate prosecution for forgery,” he said.

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