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COVID-19: FG says no approval for resumption of schools yet

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COVID-19: FG says no approval for resumption of schools yet

The federal government has said it has not yet given approval for the resumption of schools across the country.

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 made the clarification on Thursday, July 2, when addressing the controversy surrounding the resumption of schools, Channels TV reported. 

The PTF chairman, Boss Mustapha, said only students in critical classes were permitted to resume for revision Source: UGC.

The PTF chairman, Boss Mustapha, speaking at the COVID-19 briefing in Abuja explained that only critical examination classes will be allowed to resume for those who need revision ahead of the exams. 

“For the avoidance of doubts, schools have not resumed. Only critical examination classes will be allowed to resume for those who need revision before examinations,” he said.

“As we have informed you, the Federal Ministry of Education will consult further with stakeholders before issuing guidelines that will lead to full resumption.”

He urged parents to ensure that their children take full advantage of electronic platforms provided for learning.

Mustapha emphasised that students in critical classes were only permitted to resume for revision before the commencement of their examinations.


He said the approval has been misunderstood and given different interpretations by Nigerians.

Meanwhile, the coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, has given more update on the federal government’s decision on the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC).

Aliyu noted that the WAEC timetable is not determined by Nigeria and the government does not want a spill-over in the country’s academic calendar. 

Speaking during an interview with Channels Television on Wednesday, July 1, he noted that any serious spill-over in the nation’s academic calendar will affect graduating students.

“We have a large number of students that are in their exit year. They need to move on. We have exams that are not specific only to Nigeria but in West Africa, WAEC for instance.

“We need to find a way to safely get these students to do their exams and exit, otherwise we will have a serious spill-over when it comes to education. “COVID will go away eventually.

It may take a year or longer, but what we don’t want is to have such a significant impact on our educational programme where children are unable to move at home where there is no mobility,” he said.

The PTF had announced that schools will be reopened nationwide for graduating students with immediate effect.

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Exited Npower Volunteers Will Be Paid As Soon As FEC Approve Budget – NSIP Spoke Person

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We Will Pay Disengaged Npower Volunteers June, July outstanding stipends (backlog) As Soon As FEC Approve Budget – NSIP Spoke Person (We have no reason holding your stipends, there is no fund available at the moment)

According to the statement made by NSIP spoke-person, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, which means that there is no money at hand to pay disengaged volunteers, volunteers have to wait, pending when the Federal Executive Council Approve the fund presented to her as regards to stipends.


The spoke man as assured all disengaged volunteers, not to worry over the matter, as soon as FEC approves the budget presented to them, payment will be initiated.

“We have no reason holding your stipends, there is no fund available at the moment, as soon as the FEC approves the Budget we gave them, we will settle all affected volunteers” Illia added.

When asked when will FEC approves the budget, she tactically dodged the questions, declined to tell the audience of the time, funds will be approved FEC sat virtually this week, but no money release to this effect, we hope when next week comes, something will be said about it at FEC meeting.

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Download WAEC 2020 Timetable PDF: We are pleased to inform the general public especially those are hoping to seat for the 2020 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination that the Board has officially released WAEC 2020 Timetable and is available for download.

Final International Timetable for the Conduct of WASSCE for School Candidates, 2020

The West African Examinations Council has released the timetable for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination.


It is will be noted that the Federal Government has earlier announced that graduating student will resume August 4 and WASSCE will begin August 17, 2020, through September 2020.

According to the timetable published by WAEC, the examination will begin on Monday, August 17, 2020, and end on Saturday, September 2020.

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WAEC 2020 Timetable PDF: The board advise candidates to obey the rules and regulations guiding the conduct of the examination by avoiding all forms of exam malpractice and obeying all COVID-19 guidelines that WAEC has put in place.

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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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