National Examinations Council has fixed new dates for the examination after candidates have pleaded to be given more time to complete their registration process for the 2020 SSCE (External).
The council also promised to come out with measures that would be put in place to protect candidates and exam officials from contracting COVID-19 while sitting for the exam.
A statement by Head, Information and Public Relations Division of the board, Azeez Sani, said the examination, which was earlier scheduled to commence on Monday, February 1, 2021, and end on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, would now start on Monday, February 8, 2021, and end on Wednesday, March 8, 2021.
The council asked candidates, who missed some papers during the 2020 SSCE (Internal) due to the EndSARS protests in some states, to take note of the new dates and report for the examination accordingly at their various examination centres to be designated.
UNN ASUU directs members to withhold results over unpaid salaries
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) chapter, has directed its members to withhold examination results of students in protest over eight months unpaid salaries by Federal Government.
BREAKING: ASUU members receive full salary for November, arrears withheld
Lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities have received full salaries for the month of November 2022.
A senior member of the union at the Bayero University Kano revealed this in a chat with journalists in Abuja.
He said, “Some of our members have started receiving salaries and I can confirm to you that we received our full salaries for the month of November. However, the arrears are still withheld.”
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It was learnt that the eight-month arrears remained withheld by the Federal Government.
The FG had refused to pay the striking lecturers for the eight months which the union embarked on strike.
The lecturers in October 2022 received a half pay, according to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.
FEC okays mother tongue for teaching in primary schools
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the use of mother tongue as a compulsory medium of instruction in primary schools in the country.
Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, disclosed this to State House correspondents after the week’s council meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said the mother tongue would be used exclusively for the first six years of education and combined with the English language from Junior Secondary School.
Adamu said though the policy had officially taken effect, it could only be fully implemented when government develops instructional materials and qualified teachers are available.
He said the mother tongue to be used in each school would be the dominant language spoken by the community where it is located.
Adamu said the government was determined to preserve the cultures of the people and their peculiar idiosyncrasies.
He lamented that so much had been lost due to the extinction of some local languages.
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