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By Offor Godwin

Two Hundred Students have benefitted from the I.G Aguowo Health and Academic Foundation.

Those benefitting will have their education sponsored from basic one to university level.

The event was held at the Retreat Center, Okpuno, Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

I.G Aguowo Health and Academic Foundation commenced in 2019 with a focus on helping young and less privileged in the society.

Between December 2019 and March 2020, several people have mobilized who amongst them became major trustees of the foundation and led by the founder, they have moved to action and began basic implementation of certain ideas that have so far brought relief to several individuals and beneficiaries.

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Speaking at the occasion, the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Reverend Paulinus Ezeokafor commended the initiative and asked the progenitor to extend the same gesture to the very poor and vulnerable in the society.

Bishop Ezeokafor advised people who have wealth, to emulate Mr. Onyeka Aguowo, advising the Foundation to target the poor who are living below standard.

The benefactor, Mr. Aguowo pointed out that the mission of the foundation is to provide quality health care and education services to the less privileged, stressing that their involvement span across Health, Academic and local community support through hospital donations, endowment to less privileged, donation of fund, items, among others.

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I.G Aguowo Health and Academic Foundation Empowers Two Hundred Students With Scholarships

He congratulated the beneficiaries and stressed that he holds girl-child education as a priority, promising to do more interventions.

Speaking onbehalf of the beneficiaries, Miss Mitchele Ileagu expressed appreciation to their benefactor describing it as a lifetime golden opportunity to Foster their Academic pursuit and achieve their life dreams and goals.

Miss Ileagu recalled that the effort of the foundation has made it possible for the less privileged people who dropped out of school as a result of financial constraints, to go back through scholarship, assuring that they will not fail.

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The event attracted the Traditional Ruler of Nibo, Eze Michael Ngene, his Umuawulu counterpart, Igwe Joel Egwuonwu, among others.

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Killing, kidnapping of teachers threaten education in Nigeria – ASUSS

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The Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools(ASUSS), has expressed regret over incessant killings, kidnappings and harassment of teachers and students across the country, saying the sordid scenarios were affecting the teachers’ productivities adversely.

Despite the situation, ASUSS lauded the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, for employing 7,600 teachers, commending Kano and Adamawa, for legislating on extension members’ retirement to 65 years.

The ASUSS’ CWC said this in a communique issued after its meeting in Kaduna on Wednesday and made available to newsmen by its National President, Samuel Omaji and Secretary-General, Sola Adigun, who doubles as the Chairman of ASUSS in Ekiti State.

The communique reads: “We appreciate the governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, for the recruitment of 7,600 teachers into its 9,000 Secondary School Tutors. This is laudable as it is geared towards quality and functional education.

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“We commend the government of Kano State for redeploying 11,000 trained teachers in its MDAs to schools to boost teaching and learning. The commendations also go to Oyo, Lagos and Delta States, for the up-to-date promotion of teachers”.

In spite of the above incentives to teaching, ASUSS frowned at the insecurity across the country, particularly, incessant attacks on schools, leading to the killing and kidnapping of teachers and students for ransoms.

“That the prevailing insecurity transcends ethnicity and politics; and for the umpteenth time, the union calls on governments at all levels to be sincere in handling security issues as it is their fundamental responsibility”.

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Killing, kidnapping of teachers threaten education in Nigeria – ASUSS

“ASUSS vehemently frowns at the recent harassment of teachers by students and parents; case studies were Plateau State where a student stabbed a teacher to death and Ekiti State where a police officer came to his child’s school with a team of three other policemen to harass the school principal and the teachers, while the police authority has refused to act on ASUSS complaints”.

It added further that its members are incurably committed to its objectives of raising future leaders and shall vigorously pursue them for meaningful and robust development of education in Nigeria.

ASUSS urged the National Assembly to expedite action on the bills to energise better welfare packages for teachers, saying dilly-dallying on the passage doesn’t correlate with the position maintained by President Muhammadu Buhari

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It stated: ” Other state governments should emulate Kano and Adamawa States that have gone ahead to legislate on elongation of service for their teachers with immediate implementation of same.

“That the leadership of the union is ready to organize all Secondary schools tutors, to scientifically pursue better welfare, improved terms and conditions of services, to enhance the dignity of members”.

ASUSS called on all other states that have allegedly denied teachers their privileges, rights and regular emoluments to do the right thing to alleviate the burdens and pains on members.

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Abia Poly Students Protest Over Non Accreditation, Rape Of Three By Police

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Students of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, yesterday brought academic activities to a standstill as they took over the Aba-Owerri road in protest over the alleged rape of three female students of the institution by policemen attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), in Aba.

This is even as the students also protested the non-accreditation of the Civil Engineering department of the institution.

Some of the placards displayed during the protest include; “Say no to rape”’, “Sell this school and give us our money back”, among others.

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Abia Poly Students Protest Over Non Accreditation, Rape Of Three By Police

The students of the Department of Civil Engineering lamented that they were being given certificates bearing Department of Building upon graduation and urged the Abia State government and the management of the polytechnic to expedite action to accredit the department to enable them to graduate with certificates bearing Civil Engineering.

On the alleged rape of students by RRS operatives, the students stated that three female students, residing at a Lodge, near the Aba North council headquarters, were raped and taken to an undisclosed hospital in the area. The students lamented that some personnel of the RRS team had been sexually assaulting them at their lodge.

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While addressing the protesting students, the Rector of the Polytechnic, Prof. Kalu Osonwa, explained that he got information that the RRS men were assaulting students.

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FG bans SS1, SS2 students from participating in WASSCE, NECO, NABTEB

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The Federal Government has stopped students in Senior Secondary School one and two from participating in external West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE; the National Examination Council, NECO; and National Business and Technical Examinations Board, NABTEB.

The development was contained in a circular issued to principals of federal unity schools by the Federal Ministry of Education.

The circular was signed by the ministry’s Director, Senior Secondary Education, Hajia Binta Abdulkadir, and confirmed by the Director of Press and Public Relations, Ben Bem Goong, on Friday.

The circular read, “The ministry’s attention has been drawn to the flagrant disregard to its directive on (the) writing of external examinations such as NABTEB (NTC and NBC), WASSCE, NECO (SSCE) by SS1 and SS2 students.

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FG bans SS1, SS2 students from participating in WASSCE, NECO, NABTEB

“Students who are involved in the practice find it difficult to settle down on serious studies. They become unruly and distract other students from achieving their goals.

“Any student caught to have written any of the above examinations in SS1 or SS2 classes will be expelled from the college. All students must write these examinations after they have been duly registered for the examination by the college.

“All students of Federal Unity College should adhere strictly to the content of this circular. And Principals are advised to bring the content of this circular to the knowledge of all parents of the college.”

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