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WAEC releases 2023 results

Despite challenges of insecurity and cash policy, over 91% of candidates’ results were released 44 days after the examination ended.

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WAEC has released the WASSCE results for 2023.

Despite challenges of insecurity and cash policy, over 91% of candidates’ results were released 44 days after the examination ended.

This was made possible through technological innovation. Mr. Patrick Areghan, WAEC’s Head of Nigeria Office, gave this information at a briefing on Monday at the body’s national office in Yaba, Lagos.

His word: “Gentlemen of the media, with joy in my heart and gratitude to God Almighty, I, on behalf of the Registrar to Council, the Management and Staff of the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, Nigeria, welcome you to this press briefing to announce the release of the results of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, for school candidates, 2023 in Nigeria.

“Out of a total of 1,613,733 candidates that sat for the examination, the results of 262,803 candidates are being withheld due to reports of cases of examination malpractice.”

Mr. Areghan explained that out of the total of 1,613,733 candidates that sat the examination, 1,361,608 candidates, representing 84.38%, obtained credit and above in a minimum of any five subjects, with or without English Language and/ or Mathematics.

He added that 1,287,920 candidates, representing 79.81%, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

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Again, AOA reach pays school fees, distributes educational materials to indigent students in Ilorin

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A non-governmental organization AOA Reach has announced its sponsorship of 30 underprivileged students in Ilorin.

According to Sho Pen Online Reports, this marks the second time the foundation has stepped forward to cover the school fees of indigent students.

Also, the foundation has generously provided educational materials to support 100 students, including exercise books, pens, uniforms and socks.

These beneficiaries are students of Shaaba Primary School in Ilorin.

The initiative tagged’Education for Every Child,’ also witnessed the foundation enrolling three children into Shaaba Primary School, furthering their commitment to educational access.

While expressing gratitude to all donors who have supported their initiatives, AOA Reach has pledged to continue rolling out programs aimed at benefiting the less privileged in society.”

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FG Reconstitutes Governing Councils of Public Tertiary Institutions

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The federal government has approved the reconstitution of governing councils for public tertiary institutions.

Folasade Boriowo, the media head at the federal ministry of education, confirmed this to TheCable on Saturday.

In June 2023, the National Universities Commission (NUC) dissolved the councils of all federal universities based on a presidential directive.

This directive also impacted the governing boards of government-funded parastatals, agencies, and institutions in the education sector.

The decision halted administrative processes in public tertiary institutions, requiring universities, colleges of education, and federal polytechnics to seek ministerial approval for tasks previously managed by their governing boards or councils.

After 11 months of persistent advocacy from education stakeholders, the governing councils have been reconstituted.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) was among the voices urging for reinstatement, citing that the lack of governing councils led to increased cases of “illegality and flagrant violation” of institutional autonomy in public universities.

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FG Sets May 24 to Launch Student Loan Portal

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The Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND) has scheduled May 24 for the launch of its student loan portal.

Akintunde Sawyerr, the fund’s managing director, announced this in a statement on Thursday.

Sawyerr highlighted that the portal’s opening is a significant step towards the current administration’s objective of promoting accessible and inclusive education.

“Students can now apply for loans to pursue their academic goals without financial barriers through the portal,” the statement reads.

“The portal offers a user-friendly interface for students to conveniently submit their loan applications.

“We urge all eligible students to seize this opportunity to invest in their future and contribute to our nation’s growth and development.

“Students can access the portal at www.nelf.gov.ng to start their applications.”

In June 2023, President Bola Tinubu enacted a student loan policy to provide interest-free loans to needy students.

The scheme was initially scheduled to start between September and October 2023, but its implementation faced multiple delays.

The policy faced significant criticism for its stringent requirements, which many stakeholders argued would make the scheme inaccessible.

In March 2024, the president requested the national assembly to repeal and re-enact the law.

On April 3, Tinubu re-enacted the policy, effectively repealing the old law and introducing a new version.

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Sa’adatu Kawu tours Kwara South Schools, urges Parental Involvement in Education

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Kwara State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu, embarked on a supervisory visit to schools in Kwara South Senatorial District, praising schools and students who achieved outstanding results in the recent JAMB exams.

During her visit to schools in Irepodun, Offa, and Oyun LGAs, the Commissioner oversaw the conduct of the 2024 May/June Examinations, encouraging students to stay focused and wishing them success. She also assessed the implementation of the KwaraLearn program in public primary schools, interacting with learners and educators to gauge its effectiveness.

Hajia Sa’adatu expressed gratitude to Governor Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq for his commitment to enhancing Kwara’s education sector and for the opportunity to serve the state. She emphasized the importance of parental involvement in education during a meeting with PTA members at St. Paul LGEA School in Omu-Aran, acknowledging the vital role parents play in their children’s academic success.

The visit concluded with appreciation from parents, teachers, and students, commending both Governor AbdulRazaq and Commissioner Kawu for their dedication to improving education in Kwara State and wishing them continued success.

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Foundation pays school fees of indigent students in Ilorin

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As part of its effort to make education available to all, a charitable organization, AOA Reach has covered the school fees for 20 indigent students.

These students attend Government Day Secondary School, Gaa Akanbi, in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State.

AOA Reach’s founder, Abdullahi Abdulkodir, said this gesture aligns with the foundation’s mission to support education and to ensure that even those from poorer backgrounds have access to education.

He noted that the foundation has more educational programs in the works that will benefit those in need.

The school’s principal, teachers, and the parents of the students who received the assistance expressed their sincere gratitude to AOA Reach for this act of kindness, wishing the foundation continued success in its endeavors. 

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Kwara Education Commissioner Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu inspects ongoing school projects

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The Kwara State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajiya Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu, recently completed a comprehensive dual inspection to promote education and infrastructure growth throughout the state.

During her inspection exercise, the Kwara commissioner visited; Isale Maliki LGEA in Ilorin East, Eruda LGEA in Ilorin West, Abata Shubanul Secondary School in Ilorin West, St Michael Primary School in Ilorin South, Ago Oja Secondary School in Asa LG, and Gaa Odota Secondary School in Ilorin West.

These schools have seen ongoing development projects under the administration of Governor AbdulRazaq.

While interacting with students during her visit, the Commissioner highlighted the importance of dedication to their studies and reassured them of the government’s ongoing support for their education. She reiterated the AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq administration’s commitment to improving education quality in Kwara State.

Furthermore, the Commissioner evaluated the service delivery of KwaraLearn across these schools to ensure that the program meets the changing needs of both students and educators.

On their parts, School principals and headmasters expressed their appreciation for the Governor’s focus on infrastructure development and the implementation of KwaraLearn, noting the program’s positive impact on the state’s educational landscape.

 

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