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Bristol Short Story Prize 2020 (Over £2000 Prize money)

The Bristol Short Story Prize is an international writing competition based in Bristol, UK, which aims to publish great short stories and promote the stories and writers as much as possible.  Discovering previously unpublished writers is central to their aims and they are absolutely committed to celebrating the short story genre and making it accessible and available to as wide an audience as we can.

The Bristol Short Story Prize is an international writing competition founded by the editors of the quarterly cultural magazine Bristol Review of Books in 2007.

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Prizes for 2020 are: 1st prize-£1000, 2nd prize -£500, 3rd prize -£250. Each of the 17 remaining shortlisted writers will receive £100. An additional prize of £100, The Sansom Award, in recognition of the contribution to Bristol publishing of John and Angela Sansom, will be presented to the highest placed story by a Bristol writer. If no story by a Bristol writer is selected for the 2020 Bristol Short Story Prize longlist, Bristol Short Story Prize reserves the right not to present the Sansom Award.


ELIGIBILITY

  • Entrants must be over 16 years old on the closing date, April 30th 2020.
  • The maximum length of submissions is 4,000 words (does not include title), there is no minimum length. Stories can be on any theme or subject and are welcome in any style including graphic, verse or genre-based (Crime, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Historical, Romance, Children’s etc..) .
  • The 2020 Bristol Short Story Prize is open to all published and unpublished writers. There is no geographical restriction on entry – the 2020 Bristol Short Story Prize is open to everyone
  • Authors may enter as many stories as they like. There is an entry fee of £9 for each story submitted to the 2020 Bristol Short Story Prize.
  • Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been previously published, in print or online (including self-published, ebook, magazines, journals, websites, blogs, social network sites), or broadcast or won a prize in another writing competition on or before October 10th 2020.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

  • Applicant are to click on the link below
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  • Fill in the necessary details
  • Complete the application form  
  • Summit your application form

DEADLINE: April 30 2020

To apply and for more information visit here

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The Ihechukwu Madubuike Institute of Technology (IMIT) Current Job Vacancy [5 Positions]

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The Ihechukwu Madubuike Institute of Technology (IMIT), a Private Digital Polytechnic sponsored by a former Minister of Education, is located at Isuochi, in Abia State, South East of Nigeria, in an excellent teaching and learning environment with functional laboratories to empower innovation for self-reliance. Applications are invited for the positions below:

Job Title: Quality Control Officer
Location: Abia

Job Description / Requirement

  • The Candidates shall possess Higher National Diploma (HND) in Science Laboratory Technology with options in Biochemistry / MicroBiology.
  • He/She will be responsible for Laboratory test and Quality Control of the Products.

Job Title: Water Production Officer
Location: Abia

Job Description / Requirements

  • The Candidate will be responsible for the production of packaged water including Lineon bags according to NAFDAC regulations and Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) and must possess a minimum of National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with 10 years of versatile working experience in packaged water factory.

Job Title: Factory Worker
Location: Abia

Requirement


  • Candidates must possess FSLC OR SSCE and shall work in the Water factory.

Job Title: Driver
Location: Abia

Requirement

  • Candidates must possess FSLC OR SSCE with a minimum of 3 years experience.

Job Title: College Principal
Location: Abia

Job Description / Requirements

  • The Candidate, not above 45 years, will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Staff Secondary School based on international standards.
  • He/She must possess a B.ED. or M.ED. with a membership of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria and a minimum of 10 years of versatile teaching experience.

To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should address their Letters of Application to the “Registrar, Ihechukwu Madubuike Institute of Technology, Nkwaogu Aguda, Isuochi – Abia State” with a copy of updated CV and mail to: [email protected] using the “Job Title” as the subject of the mail.

Application Deadline:  30th August, 2020.

Note: Only Shortlisted applicants shall be invited for an interview

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Kaduna govt reveals when schools ‘ll resume ahead WAEC exam

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Kaduna state Senior Secondary School (SSS3) students are expected to resume next Monday August 10, 2020 in preparation for their West African Examination Council (WAEC) examination scheduled to start August 17.

A statement signed by the Kaduna state Commissioner for Education, Dr Shehu Usman Mohammed, Monday said the one week interval between the date of announcement and the date of resumption was to enable all the affected public and private schools prepare their Covid-19 protocol to ensure the safety of students and staff from the pandemic.

“Kaduna state government has approved Monday, 10th  August, 2020, as the resumption date for the Senior Secondary School (SSS)3 students that are expected to begin their West African Senior School Certificate Examination slated for 17th August,  2020.

“In compliance with the announcement of the Federal Ministry of Education, which advised students to resume from August 4, 2020, Kaduna state Ministry of Education is directing all principals to make arrangements to receive  SS3 boarding students on 9th and day students on August 10, 2020.

“All administrators of public and private schools are to note that the one-week period starting from today, is meant to allow them to  prepare adequately and to put COVID-19 guidelines in place.

“No school, whether public or private, is allowed to open before the 10th of August, 2020. Principals are to ensure compliance to agreed guidelines, which include reduced hours of work/revision to 4 hours per shift, strict social distancing both in the classes, laboratories, libraries and hostels, consistency of temperature monitoring and handling any suspected case of COVID 19 to the health authorities.


“Private secondary schools are expected to report their readiness to the Kaduna State Schools’ Quality Assurance Authority, using an appropriate checklist and obtaining  a written ‘’no objection to open’’ on clean bill of  health.

“On the other hand, heads of higher institutions, principals of public schools are to report to the relevant department in the Ministry of Education. Furthermore, parents are advised to ensure proper arrangements for safe transportation of their children to and from schools.”

Dr Shehu Mohammed further stated that, the state government was doing everything possible to decontaminate and disinfect public schools, including higher institutions, provide hand washing facilities, arrange for temperature monitoring of both staff and students, provide facemasks for staff and students in public institutions, as well as provide hand sanitizers.

“Parents are advised to equip their children with extra facemasks and 100ml hand sanitizers for use during their trip to and from schools. Appropriate resumption dates for other examinations and for the rest of the classes, including the SS1, SS2 and JSS 1-3, as well as primary schools will be announced in due course.

“The Ministry is encouraging schools to continue the e-learning education programme using the google classrooms, radio and television stations and other online applications until full normalcy is returned to the academic environment. 

“The Ministry is using this opportunity to commend all partners in the education sector, Non-Governmental Organizations, Parents Teachers Associations, proprietors of private schools, old students associations and the press for their continued support and understanding.”

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UK School Employes a 10-year-old Nigerian Girl as Coding Instructor

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UK School Employes a 10-year-old Nigerian Girl as Coding Instructor

A 10-year-old Nigerian girl identified as Emmanuella Mayaki, has gone viral after she was recently hired by a school in the United Kingdom to be a coding instructor.

Emmanuella was selected by the school management for the job because of her extraordinary skill and knowledge for coding. She received the job at the Southfield Primary School in Coventry, England, as the after school coding club teacher and will be responsible for teaching other kids her age about the basics of coding including HTML and CSS.


According to Emmanuella, her passion for technology started at age 7 and by age 9, she had already obtained a diploma with a speciality in multiple software programs including Advanced PowerPoint, Desktop Publishing, and Advanced Excel. She also has an Academy App on Google Play store for coding and graphics.

Let give a thumbs up for her!

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