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ASUU To Sponsor ‘Bring Back Your Children Bill’

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Mr Victor Osodoke, National President, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has revealed that the union was working round the clock to sponsor a Bill titled ‘Bring Back Your Children’ at the National Assembly.

Osodoke, who revealed this in Bauchi on Thursday, during a One-Day State of the Nation Summit organized by ASUU, Bauchi zone, said that the bill, when passed, would force all the leaders in the country to bring back their children studying abroad to Nigerian schools.

He explained that the reason behind the bill was that when the children of influential personalities in the country are schooling in Nigeria, the education system would be in a better position and more attention would be given to it.

He said Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), students’ unions and academics would be mobilised to the National Assembly for the passage of the bill.

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“Today, the leaders of this country and those who control our wealth have completely abandoned education.

“Today, this country is reaping the work of our abandoning education and what do they do as an alternative?

“They have created avenue for themselves in such a way that haven abandoned and killed our education, they look for somewhere else where people invested in education to send their children, their wards and relations.

“We are having one proposition we have put forward. We are going to storm the National Assembly with a Bill.

“That Bill will be titled Bring back your children and we are going to mobilise the students, the NGOs and all of us will storm the National Assembly and we will ensure that that Bill is passed.

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“Their children must be in Nigerian schools whether primary, Secondary, university or colleges of education. When the bill is out, we’ll mobilize the students’ unions, the academics and the NGOs,” he said.

The ASUU president also lamented the level of insecurity in Nigeria, calling on all and sundry to work together in order to solve the problems.

Osodoke, who further lamented that things had gotten to a state where nobody seemed to be safe, said most of his colleagues were now afraid to travel by the roads.

He added that any country that abandoned education would be creating insecurity for itself as education is considered the bedrock of development of any society.

“Any country that abandons education is creating insecurity and that’s exactly where we are today.

“Many of our colleagues are now afraid to travel by road. Many people are even afraid to visit their children at schools while some are afraid to send their children to schools.

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“We have gotten to a stage where nobody is safe whether you are going by the road, by air, by sea or by train. You are all aware that recently, the bandits almost derailed a train.

“All of us need to work hard to change these trajectories,” he stated.

The president further commended the zonal coordinator of the union for organizing what he referred as one of the best from the zone in a very long time

ASUU Bauchi zone consists of six universities of Plateau State University, Bokkos, University of Jos, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi.

Others included; Bauchi state University, Gadau, Federal University, Kashere, Gombe state and Gombe state University.

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JAMB Introduces Two Other Subjects For UTME

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said it is introducing two new science subjects for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

The Registrar of JAMB, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, stated this on Saturday in Abuja.

The subjects are Physical Health Education and Computer Science.

“We are asking and sensitising the public, particularly the students, who are to take the exam, that these are two science subjects that will be added to their choice to widen opportunities for candidates to be able to access tertiary education,” Oloyede stated.

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The registrar also noted that the board would soon clear the backlog of illegal admissions conducted by tertiary institutions in the country.

He said the move was to ensure that students, who were improperly admitted, but had the minimum qualifications, were rescued.

JAMB had recently uncovered 706,189 illegal admissions by universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and other related institutions.

“We want to continue the campaign to discourage those who are committing such illegal action to stop doing so,” Oloyede said.

JAMB Introduces Two Other Subjects For UTME

While noting that a cashless registration system was adopted for 2022 UTME, Oloyede said JAMB would also prohibit computer-based test centres from selling e-PINs to guard against extortion of candidates.

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He stated, “It is known that many CBT centres, despite supervision, still manage to exploit candidates.

“We want to put a stop to that; we have intensified monitoring, but part of what we are doing is to ensure that we protect the students against this extortion.

“We will ensure that anybody who wants to sell ePIN will not be a CBT centre operator. Once you are a CBT centre operator, you have lost the right to sell ePIN, so that we can hold the ePIN sellers responsible for what they do.”

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5-Year-Old Hanifa Abubakar Kidnapped On Her Way Home From School In Kano (Photos)

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Suspected kidnappers have abducted a 5-year-old girl identified as Hanifa Abubakar, at Kawaji, in Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano State.

It was gathered that the pupil was abducted by the kidnappers who came in a commercial tricycle.

According to Daily Nigerian, the incident occurred at 5pm, on Saturday, December 4, when she and other neighbourhood children were returning from an Islamic school.

“The distance from her home to the Islamiyya school is not far. So children normally trek to the school in group on their own,” said her uncle, Suraj Zubair.

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According the account of some children who witnessed the incident, the kidnappers offered to hitchhike them to their home.

After dropping them off, they then asked Hanifa to enter again for an extra ride, and then zoomed off with her.

“I want to use this medium to call on those who have any useful information about the whereabouts of Hanifa to contact the nearest police station or call this number: 08032668195.” her uncle appealed.

5-Year-Old Hanifa Abubakar Kidnapped On Her Way Home From School In Kano

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Schoolmate Of Sylvester Oromoni Reveals How He Was Tortured By Senior Students

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“Hello tamara

Sly got beat up on Saturday 27th of November by the boys that was named and the ring leader was Favor, Aslem and Micheal is more of a follower.

I was in the room the day they came in
Sly was on his bed and we were just talking and playing in our hostel room as usual after we clean. At about evening time the senior boys came in and senior Favor switched of the light they were holding their belt with them
They were not 5 but 6 senior boys but I don’t know who exactly was part of the beating but I know senior Edwin was there for sure.

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They beat him up and he fell from his bunk and after they were done they called us back to the room and aslem said the school rules piss him off and if we snitch the way sly did them would do even worse to us. Sly was still on the ground and favor kicked his head again before they left.

In the morning on Sunday sly was on his bed and he complained that he couldn’t walk so the senior called us to their room and said if we snitch they would know and that if they ask us what is wrong we should say he played football.

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The dorm master knew there was a beating that occurred so I don’t understand why they are lying on the internet that he wasn’t aware.

Even the following morning sly went to the sick bay and it was obvious he was beaten and because no football can break bones and moreover that week we didn’t have or play football or sport activities.

I tried to explain to the principal what happened but they keep shutting us up and saying he was playing football even before sly uncle came to pick him up me and me and my friend told our dorm master mr amed what really happened but they didn’t want to listen to us
I can’t sleep so I decided to speak the truth everything sly said before he died were the truth.

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We didn’t know he was dead till we were sent home and picked by our parents
They told us he was getting withdraw from the school

This is not the first case that has happen in Dowen they always hid and cover it up the junior student are not always protected by the teachers or principal if we report annoymously they would make us suffer for reporting.”

Schoolmate Of Sylvester Oromoni Reveals How He Was Tortured By Senior Students

Schoolmate Of Sylvester Oromoni Reveals How He Was Tortured By Senior Students

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