Osun government warns schools against sales of uniform

Osun State Government has sounded a note of warning to primary and Secondary Schools not to sell or distribute uniforms to students in their domain as the reversal to old uniforms is set to take effect from the  2020/2021 academic session. Egbemode said: “The Council decided that no school authority or principal is allowed to assume the duty of selling or distributing uniforms to students. It is not the monopoly or exclusive preserve of any school or individual to do so. “The Council has established this commerce-driven guideline to provide an avenue for businesses within the State to receive a boost during this period. “The Ministry of Education had earlier done a systematic stakeholders’ engagement with Parent’s Forum, Old Students’ Association and School Authorities, and these guidelines have been properly communicated. “The government expects schools to revert to their traditional uniforms at the resumption of the 2020/2021 academic session on Monday, November 16, 2020. To accommodate any form of logistical setbacks, the government also approved a two-week window for the full implementation of the reversal, which means that by Tuesday, December 1, 2020, the reversal should have been fully implemented. “The government enjoined all parents to embrace the State’s commerce-driven guideline by patronising traders and businesses within the State for the educational consumables of their children and wards. “The government also commended the gesture of Old Students’Associations that have taken it upon themselves to support their Alma Mater with uniforms, and also work with the government for the smooth return of the pride and honour of their schools”, Egbemode added.

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BREAKING: Lagos schools reopen on Monday

The Lagos State Government has approved the re-opening of all classes in government and private schools across the state from Monday, November 2, 2020. The Lagos state government said that  boarders in government schools are to resume on Sunday, November 1. Due to the #EndSARS protest, schools in the state were shut on October 19, 2020, following safety concerns after hoodlums hijacked the #ENDSARS protest.

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Greensprings Tasks Parents On Frequent Children Engagement On Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020 was celebrated on Saturday, October 10, and to mark the day, Greensprings School’s Head of Counselling Services, Ms Chinelo Nkennor, has appealed to parents to watch out for red signals by creating time, engaging and listening more to their children. She said that mental health has already become a serious issue in our society before the lockdown, and staying at home for six months has made things worse. “Because of the situation we found ourselves in 2020, we have been forced to stay back at home for several months. ”While many adults understand the situation and maintain a healthy mental health condition, that can’t be said of children because of their vulnerability. ”So, to ensure children’s mental health doesn’t suffer now that schools have reopened and life is gradually getting back to normal, parents need to allow children to express themselves more. ”By engaging children in open and honest discussions, parents can quickly identify red flags that will serve as pointers to know if their children are not in the right state of mind, hence giving them the opportunity to probe further and determine the root cause of their situation,” she advised. “Parents should learn to listen to their children with empathy. When their children speak to them about the challenges they are experiencing, parents shouldn’t shut them down or judge them. ”Instead, they should put themselves in the shoes of the children and work together to resolve any issue as unresolved issues may likely affect their mental health,” she added. Nkennor also talked about the importance of parents being empathetic, she asked parents not to quick to judge or condemn their children. She said that children should be allowed to take on more responsibilities as long as it’s age-appropriate. She said that children should be assigned tasks and house chores while ensuring all safety measures are in place. She revealed that doing these would help them build soft skills, which would help them to[…]

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Lagos Has Fully Approved New Reopening Of Primary And Secondary Schools.

Lagos State Government has announced the reopening of all remaining classes in both public and private schools in the state beginning from Monday, October 19, 2020. Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, Commissioner for Education in the state, announced this in a statement on Monday. The statement reads, “The physical resumption which is for 2020/2021 academic session will now include pupils in pre-primary i.e, daycare, kindergarten and nursery schools. “All public and private schools are strongly advised to put safety first by adhering to the COVID-19 safety protocols and hygiene guidelines as instructed by the State Government through the Ministry of Education. “The Office of Education Quality Assurance will continue to monitor and evaluate schools preparedness. The necessary resumption protocols must be adhered to and cleared “satisfactory” by the OEQA.”

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World Teachers’ Day: Buhari raises service year from 35 to 40, retirement age 60 to 65, approves unique salary scale for teachers and reintroduced bursary award to educational students in universities.

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a unique salary scale and new retirement age for teachers. On Monday, the president’s gesture was announced by Mallam Adamu Adamu, the Minister Of Education, was in commemoration of the World Teachers Day. Buhari increased the number of service years for the teachers from 35 to 40. The President, at the 2020 World Teachers Day celebration in Abuja, explained that the implementation of the new teachers’ salary scheme was to encourage the teachers in delivering better services. The unique salary scale, the president said, is for basic and secondary school teachers. The president also increased the retirement age of teachers from 60 to 65, and the number of service years from 35 to 40. These were parts of ongoing moves by the government to revitalize and reposition the teaching profession in the country, by introducing what he described as “fundamental and far-reaching changes.” according to the President. The president also went further to say that a review of teachers’ development policies had revealed big gaps in quantity and quality of teachers at all levels of the nation’s education system. Also, the status and statute of teachers were currently at their lowest ebb. In his exact words, “Government notes the emergency situation in our educational system with particular reference to the dearth of qualified and dedicated teachers to enhance the quality of teaching and learning at all levels of our educational system. “To address these challenge yes and set our country on the path of industrialization where our educational system will produce the needed skills and manpower, I have approved to the following; “The reintroduction of bursary award to education students in Universities and College of Education with assurance of automatic employment upon graduation, payment of stipends to Bachelor of Education students as well as granting them automatic employment after graduation is now a government policy. “The Tertiary Education Fund (TETFUND) will now fund teaching practice in Universities and Colleges of Education, special salary scale for[…]

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