Tag: Public schools

Kaduna State Government has directed all public schools in the state to operate only four working days a week

The Kaduna State Government has directed all public schools in the state to operate only four working days a week, between Monday to Thursday instead of the usual five working days. The directive was given by the state Commissioner for Education, Halima Lawal, in a notice for school resumption for[Read More…]

Kaduna bans hosting of wedding events in public school premises

The Kaduna State Government has banned all social events,  weddings, shows and entertainment in public school premises. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Dr Yusuf Saleh, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna. Saleh said that the move was to protect school infrastructure[Read More…]

Public Schools In Bayelsa State Remain Closed Over 7 Months Salary Arrears

Public primary and secondary schools in Bayelsa have yet to resume for the 2016/2017 session because of the failure of the state government to settle their seven months salary arrears. The teachers embarked on a strike at the end of the 2015/2016 long vacation which ended in the first week[Read More…]

NUT Shuts Down Public Schools In Abuja

by Deji Abiodun Public schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), were early Monday morning shut down following the strike embarked upon by the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), FCT chapter. In a statement made available to the Nation, the leadership of the union ordered the closure of schools with[Read More…]

Tolu Ogunlesi: Jideonwo’s Manifesto For All Generations

I spent an afternoon last week at the ZODML Library in Ikoyi, Lagos with teenage pupils (JS 1 and JS 2) from two public schools, discussing ‘Conquest and Conviviality’, a book of fiction I wrote for a young adult audience in 2008. It was an interesting afternoon, and it reminded[Read More…]

Boko Haram: Public Schools Closed Indefinitely In Borno State Nigeria

MAIDUGURI (AFP) – Public secondary schools in northeast Borno state have been closed indefinitely following deadly attacks blamed on Boko Haram Islamists, teachers and parents said Saturday. The closure reportedly affects 85 secondary schools, catering to some 120,000 students across the troubled state, a stronghold of the militant sect waging[Read More…]

Edo Competency Test: Teachers Union Call For a Boycott

NAN The competency test ordered by Edo government for teachers in public schools recorded low turn-out, as many teachers refused to participate in the exercise held on Saturday. The test was scheduled to hold simultaneously in the three senatorial districts of the state. When a correspondent visited the University of[Read More…]