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Just In: NECO releases 2020 SSCE results

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The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the internal Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) results with a two per cent increase of candidates who made five credits and above in all subjects.

The Council also derecognised 12 schools for their involvement in mass cheating and whole school cases of malpractice.

The Registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma, announced these at the NECO Headquarters in Minna.

He said the schools derecognized include four schools in Adamawa, two in kaduna, two in Kastina, Two in Niger, one in Taraba and one in FCT.

He said that 24 supervisors were blacklisted for various offences ranging from poor supervision, aiding and abetting, connivance with non candidates to write answers on chalkboards.

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New Retirement Age For Teachers Approved By FEC

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a bill extending the retirement age for teachers in the country from 60 years to 65 years.

The FEC, during its first meeting of the year 2021, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, approved the bill; Harmonized Retirement Age for Teachers Bill, 2021, to be sent to the National Assembly for its consideration and possible approval.

The bill also seeks to give legal backing to new measures by the current administration to enhance the teaching profession in the country.

If approved by the lawmakers, the retirement age of teachers will move from 60 years to 65 while the years of service will also move from 35 to 40.

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Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this to correspondents at the end of the council meeting, said some highlights of the bill include the introduction of bursary award, special rural posting allowances and other measures to attract the best brains to the profession.

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UNIZIK Medical Graduate Gets 12 Awards At Induction

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Winifred Ugochinyere Hyacinth, a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, UNIZIK, bagged multiple awards at the induction ceremony of medical graduates into the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, IgbereTV reports.

Dr. Winifred won 12 out of the 14 awards including the award for best student in 2nd, 3rd,4th and 5th MBBS. She also emerged the overall best graduating student.

Other awards include Prof. Emele prize for best student in Pathology, Prof. Joseph Ikechebelu prize for best student in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dr. Dozie Ikedife medal for the overall best student, Dr. Echee Adinma prize for best student in Community Medicine, and best female student, Prof. Emejulu prize for the best student in Surgery, among others.

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Winifred took to Twitter on Monday, January 18, to share how she made her mother proud with the feat.

She wrote:

“Made my momma so proud she cried!
Mission accomplished”

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Sanwo-Olu: Decision To Open Schools Is Not “Cast In Stone”, Reviews Continue

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Governor of Lagos State, Mr Sanwo-olu gives updates on the situation in the State especially on the 2nd Wave, this is the first Covid19 address for the Year 2021.

SCHOOLS : Governor Sanwo-olu says the decision to open schools was a very difficult one and that the office of the office of quality assurance in the Ministry of Education will continue to monitor the situation for the long term development pupils.

SHOCKING STATS ON SCHOOLS: Governor Sanwo-olu says from the First Wave till now when schools were closed at first .. 24,000 children have not come back to to school in Lagos State.. says decision is also not cast in stone and reviews continue.

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OXYGEN UPDATE: Governor Sanwo-olu says [b]a new oxygen plant will be in LASUTH Ikeja which will produce 200 cylinders per day and another one at Gbagada General Hospital which has the same capacity as the one in Yaba IDH.

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