- The Lagos state government on Thursday, June 4, said the decision to reopen schools will be taken in two weeks
- The Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made the disclosure during a press briefing
- Sanwo-Olu pointed out that the ministry of education would be involved in the decision on the reopening of schools
Students in Lagos state may soon resume academic activities as the state government on Thursday, June 4, said the decision to reopen schools will be taken in two weeks.
The Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made the disclosure during a press briefing.
He said the decision on the reopening of schools would be taken after a meeting is held with stakeholders in the education sector.
Legit.ng gathered that Sanwo-Olu pointed out that the ministry of education and Lagos state safety commission would both be involved in the decision on the reopening of schools.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian government has dismissed a report which claimed that the federal ministry of education announced July 20 as the date for the official resumption of schools across the country.
The ministry of education in a statement on Thursday, evening, June 4, said the purported report did not originate from any of its media handles.
According to the ministry, the official date for resumption of schools nationwide is yet to be confirmed.
The federal government had shut schools across the country following the outbreak of COVID-19.
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Still on education, with the recent spike in unapproved and fraudulent institutions in Nigeria, the Nigeria University Commission (NUC) has warned the general public against some institutions running unapproved Masters and other post-graduate programmes.
The commission, in a bulletin dated March 24, said it has updated its list of post-graduate award-winning institutions.
The NUC described parastatals and institutions awarding certificate in unapproved programmes as engaging in practices "antithetical to time -tested quality assurance best practices”
A bulletin from the office of the executive secretary of the commission announced the list of federal, state and private universities currently allowed to issue such certificates to students in Nigeria.
In another news report, Ogun state government has announced that the results of secondary school students will now be made public in a bid to create a "healthy competition" among students.
Governor Dapo Abiodun made the declaration through his special adviser on primary and secondary education, Ronke Soyombo, on Tuesday, June 2.
Speaking at a meeting with All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) in Abeokuta, Soyombo said the move will promote discipline, moral and academic excellence in the state.
The governor's aide further stressed that this will in a way restore the glory of Ogun state known for producing some of the vibrant men in the country.
Legit.ng gathered that the bulletin was released before the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.
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