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Parents Laud Wike On Free Tuition In Rivers

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Some parents in Rivers State have applauded the Governor, Chief Ezebuwo  Nyesom Wike for abolishing the payment of all forms of fees and levies in all state owned primary and secondary schools.
Recall that Governor Wike recently announced the abolition of all fees and levies in all public primary and post primary schools in the state during a meeting with heads of primary, junior and senior secondary schools Universal Basic Education Board at Government House in Port Harcourt.
The announcement was greeted with excitement and commendation by many parents in the state with many education analysts  describing it as a pragmatic move by the state government to revive and strengthen the public schools in the state.
Speaking with The Tide in Port Harcourt, Mr Ndukwe Henmen described the government’s gesture as a boost to parents ,adding that the governor had through his action removed a huge financial burden on many  parents.
According to him many youths have dropped out from school in  the state  because of the inability of their parents to meet up with financial obligations required to train them at the secondary and primary schools level.
He averred that the abolishment of fees and levies in these public schools in the state would give opportunity for the poor and less privileged ones to attend both primary and secondary schools without hitches
Also speaking, Mrs Ngozi Chinwendu, a mother of four, opined that the government new  education policy has rekindled the hope of many parents towards the educational training of their children.
She stated that with the recent  introduction of no payment of any  kind of fees and levies in the state public schools, every parents and guardians were bound to send their children and wards to school.
In his own response, Mr Richard Ozioma posited that  the free tuition  fees policy of the state government would reposition the public schools and make them competitive with private schools in the state.
He thanked the state government for the new education policy and urged parents in the state to maximise the opportunity and ensure that they send their children to school.

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Unqualified Teachers’ll Exit Profession, Dec 31 – TRCN Registrar

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The Federal Government has directed that all unqualified teachers should be flushed out of schools by December 31, Prof. Segun Ajiboye, Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), said at the weekend.
Ajiboye stated this in Ibadan at the induction of no fewer than 200 education graduates of the University of Ibadan.
According to him, quacks teaching Nigerian children will be thrown out and replaced by qualified and certificated education graduates to mould sound future leaders for the country.
The registrar said that teachers must stand shoulder to shoulder with other professional groups in the knowledge-driven economy.
Administering the Oath of Practice on the inductees, Ajiboye reiterated that any teacher found wanting in the code of practice would be sanctioned.
He also said that Nigerian teachers now had a separate and unique career path with the recent approval of Teachers’ Career Path by the National Council on Education.
Ajiboye said “it is worthy to stress the importance of today’s induction ceremony in line with government directives.
“The Federal Government has directed that by 31st of December 2019 all unqualified people practicing the profession of teaching would be swept from the classroom and their place would be occupied by young and vibrant professional teacher like you.
“We need to appreciate the fact that education unlocks the door to modernisation but the teacher holds the key to that door.
“Teachers are the hub of any educational system and the major determinant of its quality.
“This is so because teachers are saddled with the responsibilities of translating educational policies into practice and programmes into actions.
“Therefore, my dear inductees you have a big role to play in changing the pendulum of affairs in your places of service.”

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RSG To Shut Down 437 Schools Over Non-Approval

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The Rivers State Government is to begin the shutting down of 437 schools which were denied accreditation for not meeting its guidelines on the operation of private primary and secondary schools in the state.
Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Education, Dr. Dagogo Adonye-Hart, disclosed this while briefing zonal directors of the ministry in Port Harcourt, last Friday.
Recall that the Committee for Accreditation and Approval of Private Schools chaired by Prof. Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele set up by Governor Nyesom Wike had submitted a comprehensive report to the State Government.
Adonye-Hart called on the zonal directors to give letters of non-accreditation to the proprietors of the affected schools and urged them not to make problem with any proprietor who failed to comply with the directive of government.
He explained that of the 2, 511 schools assessed by the ministry, 1,415 schools were accredited (approved), while 659 were given interim approval, adding that in line with government’s directive, the ministry has written to the West African School Certificate (WASC), the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and National Examination Council (NECO) not to do business with those unapproved schools.
“What we expect you to do, the zonal directors is to go with a letter, the letter will be in duplicate. Don’t make any trouble, don’t quarrel with anybody. Any school that proves stubborn report them to us; we know what to do.
“Serve them those letters, let them acknowledge receipt. Take the original and give back the acknowledged copy which you will bring back to the ministry, then we will seal the school.
“2, 511 schools were visited, 1,415 were accredited (approved). Then the ones that were given interim approval are 659, while 437 were denied approval. So we are going to be dealing with this 437 schools. We will swing into action and shut down the schools that were denied approval. That is basically why we are here today,” he stated
He, however, warned parents and guardians against sending their wards to any of the 437 schools that were denied approval, noting that they are not recognized by the State Government.
The Permanent Secretary called on parents to look out for the sticker from the ministry at the gate of schools attended by their children which he said is an indication that such school is not recognized by government.
“I want to also use this opportunity to talk to our parents and guardians that none of them should send any of their children or wards to these 437 schools because they are not recognized by the state.
“Parents, please don’t send your children to these schools. Once you go to the schools and see this sticker at their gate, make sure you withdraw your child, or your children or your wards from those schools,” Adonye-Hart advised.

 

By: Dennis Naku

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SSANIP Tasks RSCOHT Leadership On Members’ Welfare

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The National Trustee and South /South Coordinator of the Senior Staff  Association of Nigerian Polytechnics Godwin Ikhide, has charged the new leadership of the union at Rivers State College of Health Science and Management Technology, Rumueme, to develop  a road map that would  move the union forward and ensure that members’ welfare is prioritised
lkhide made this appeal while inaugurating a ten-man new executive of the union at the RSCOHT branch led by the chairman, Raymond Kaibe held at the college auditorium, in Port Harcourt recently.
He told the new executive of SSANIP that a lot was expected from them to achieve within the four months of their tenure, adding that the union was battling to implement full salary structure for members in the school as well as other polytechnics in the state.
According to him, the union was relatively new in the school which require double efforts from the new executive to hit the ground running in order to keep the flag flying in the institution.
“We are also battling to have the scheme of service here so we expect the new leadership to keep the union flag flying in this institution.
We must put in our best in our service in this college and discharge our duties according to our oath of office”, he stated.
Members include, Mrs  Jaja Justina ,Vice Chairman, Eresia Ogwe, Secretary, Nyejiwu Ambrose, Asst Sec, and Briggs D. Fabiawari, Treasurer.
Others are Sampson Ejii, PRO,Wigo Ndidi , Auditor, Chindah Chinenye , Fin Sec, Daba Jackreece  Trustee, while Emmanuel Nwala ,was elected as ex-offcio

Also speaking, the chairman of the electoral college for the election, Mr Wosa Sylvanus advised the new executive to close ranks and cultivate the spirit of transparency in the discharge of their duties and dealing with the school’s management and urged protect the interest of members where needed.

In his acceptance speech, the RSCOHT SSANIP helmsman , Raymond Kaibe promised that his administration would anchor on three keys of Kindness in areas of accountability ,Welfare and Social Contracts, adding that he will improve on the achievements of the past executive.

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