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Ogun Govt to prosecute SS3 student and his parents for assaulting principal, teacher

A Senior Secondary School (SSS III) student of Agbara Grammar School, in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State and his parents, allegedly assaulted the Principal, Mr. Ajibola Olanrewaju and one of the teachers of the school.

It was gathered that the incident occurred on Wednesday, February 14 when the Principal reportedly seized Olawale’s uniform for allegedly behaving unruly and in a manner that constituted a lack of respect for constituted authority.

The principal was also said to have maintained that since Olawale had gone to register for the May/June West African Senior Secondary School Examinations in another private school, he had no business parading himself as a student of the school hence the decision to seize his uniform.

“Olawale would however not take this kindly as he went back home and stormed the school some minutes later with his parents,” a source told the publication.

All efforts to pacify and explain the situation of things to the parents failed as they started attacking the principal. It was in the course of this that the student, Olawale, slapped one of the teachers and tore his clothes.

The Ogun State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof Abayomi Arigbabu, confirmed the disturbing incident on Sunday, February 18, adding that the student and the parents would soon be made to answer for their act of misdemeanour before a competent court of law.

“Yes, I am aware of the incident. It is condemnable and such won’t be allowed in our school. I am in touch with the relevant authorities and I can tell you that the boy and his parents will be prosecuted,” the Commissioner stated.

“I learnt that the parents are already begging but I have insisted that they will get to court. It is a challenge that we had in the past when some of these parents were joining their children to attack the teachers but since one of the parents bagged six months of community service, the rubbish has stopped.

“So, for this one too, the state government will prosecute those involved, that is the only way to send signals to others that may want to travel this unpopular and crude way.”

The Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools, ASUSS, Ogun State, Comrade Seun Agbesanwa, while condemning the incident, urged the state government to ensure that appropriate sanctions were meted out to those involved in the invasion and alleged assault on both the teacher and principal of the school.

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NECO re-schedules 2024 National common entrance examination

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has re-scheduled the 2024 National Common Entrance Examination into Federal Unity Colleges and the Entrance Examination into Federal Government Academy, Suleja, Niger State.

In a statement on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Council, Azeez Sani, said the common entrance examination earlier scheduled to hold on April, 20 2024, would now hold on June, 1 2024.

“Also, the Entrance Examination for Gifted and Talented Children into Federal Government Academy, Suleja earlier Scheduled to hold on 4th May, 2024 will now hold on 25th May, 2024.

“The rescheduling of the two examinations was due to low enrolment of candidates.

“All candidates, parents, guardians, schools and relevant stakeholders are therefore enjoined to take note of the new dates for the examinations,” the statement read.

The Council also noted that registration of candidates would continue till the new dates for the examinations.

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2024 UTME notification slip ready for printing – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has directed candidates, who registered for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) to print their notification slips for examination.
The board disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday by its Spokesperson, Dr Fabian Benjamin.
He said the 2024 UTME notification slip, which showed the date, venue and time of their examination, was ready for printing.
“All candidates, who have registered for the 2024 UTME scheduled to start on Friday, April 19, are urged to print their notification slips before the date.
“This is for them to know the date, venue and time of their respective examinations as well as some other vital information.
“To print the slip, candidates are to visit the JAMB website: www.jamb.gov.ng; click on “2024 UTME Slip Printing”, input their registration number, then click on print.
“The slip can be printed anywhere provided there is an internet-enabled computer,” he said.
He added that to successfully sit the examination, candidates were advised to print on or before Friday, 19th April.
This he explained was to enable them locate the venue of their centre, to prevent lateness on their scheduled examination date.
Recall that the 2024 UTME is scheduled to start on Friday, April 19 and end on Monday, April 29.
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Tinubu appoints management team, education loan fund

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of the three qualified Nigerians to serve on the management team of the Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND).

A statement issued on Friday by Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity) said the appointment is in line with the president’s determination to secure Nigeria’s socio-economic future by ensuring sustainable higher education and critical skill development for all Nigerian students and the youth.

Those appointed are;

(1) Mr. Akintunde Sawyerr – Managing Director/CEO

(2) Mr. Frederick Oluwafemi Akinfala – Executive Director, Finance and Administration

(3) Mr. Mustapha Iyal – Executive Director, Operations

With the appointment of the management team, the President expects that the necessary apparatuses are expeditiously put in place for the effective take-off of this pivotal Fund for the immediate and lasting benefit of Nigerian students and families in all parts of the country.

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