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Teacher’s Day: Obaseki commends Edo teachers for resilience, commitment to human development



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The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has hailed teachers in the state for their resilience and commitment to human development, which is exemplified in their seamless adoption of the technology-driven pedagogy now operational in over 840 schools covered by the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (EdoBEST) programme in the state.

The governor, who spoke in commemoration of World Teachers’ Day, specially thanked teachers in the state for their unwavering support during the just concluded governorship election in the state, noting that he would continue to prioritise their welfare, professional growth and emplace a favourable work-life balance to drive productivity.

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According to him, “I am delighted to celebrate with teachers in Edo State as we mark World Teachers’ Day. It must be noted that in the entirety of my first term in office, I took special interest in teachers and worked assiduously with them to redirect the course of public education in Edo State, with the introduction of the EdoBEST programme. We had initial hiccups, but today, we are all the better for the key reforms and policy choices made.

“We now have a public primary school system that is the envy of the world, with different governments sending down delegations to understudy what we have done. We are proud of our teachers and would continue to seek more rewarding and uplifting ways to reward them for the successes we have recorded.”

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Expressing appreciation to the teachers for their support during the election, he said, “I will not fail to specially thank the wonderful teachers in Edo State who showed uncommon courage during the elections, contributing their own quota to ensuring that we emerged victorious. This, indeed, showed that the teachers are committed to human development, which is a key focus of my administration.

“We would continue to prioritise initiatives that would ensure that our people become the best versions of themselves through well-packaged capacity building programmes. Such packages would be extended to other levels of our education system and also to different arms of the state’s civil and public service to sustain the gains made thus far.”

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#ENSA_FULokoja Honored Koton-Karfe Lawmaker, Hon Tanko Okofi As Ambassador Of Egbura Nation.



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The lawmaker being decorated with his new tittle Ambassador of Egbura Nation.

A serving Koton-Karfe Lawmaker on Friday conferred with honored as an Ambassador of Egbura Kingdom by Egbura National Students Association (ENSA) Federal University, Lokoja (FUL) chapter.

Comr. Umar Abdulsalam, President of the association in a remark commended the lawmaker for all his good works particularly efforts geared towards assisting students within and outside his constituency.

The Egbura higher students body acknowledged Hon. Tanko for his tireless support to students, youths and women of his constituency.

The event took place at his official residence Legislative quarters, Gadumo Lokoja, Kogi State.

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“ENSA Federal University Lokoja decided to honored Hon. Tanko as an AMBASSADOR OF EGBURA Kingdom  in view of his numerous contribution to Youths, Women and Students in Egbura Nation”

The lawmaker, Hon. Mohammed Abubakar Tanko Okofi, (APC) Kogi/Koton-Karfe constituency while appreciating the Egbura Students thanked them for the honored accorded him, saying the gesture will spur him to do more for his people.

The Leadership of ENSA FULokoja chapter.

“I don’t know the parameters the association used in selecting me owing to fact that I have never met you people. I thanked the association for finding me worthy for the honour”.

He charge the Egbura Students body to take their study serious and continues to be good ambassadors of Egbura Nation.

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Nasarawa To Begin Payment Of Salaries To Newly Engaged Teachers, – Education Commissioner Says



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Hajiya Fatu, Education Commissioner Nasarawa State

The Commissioner, Nasarawa State Ministry of Education, Hajiya. Fatu Jemaita Sabo, says on Wednesday that the state government would commence the payment of salaries of 2,250 newly employed teachers this month.

The Commissioner said was to ensure optimal productivity, enhance standard of education and to improve on the lives of the newly employed teachers.

Sabo disclosed this when the ministry appeared before the House Committee on Education to assess their 2020 budget performance in Lafia on Wednesday.

The commissioner said  that Gov. Abdullahi Sule’s administration has given topmost priority to the education sector for improved standard of education through its various educational policies and programmes.

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When asked on when tertiary institutions are resuming in the state, the commissioner revealed that education and empowerment sub- committee on COVID-19 and leadership of the tertiary institutions in the state have already met with the state task force committee on COVID-19 and all presentations and proposals on resumption have been made and presented to the deputy governor.

She added that the ministry is awaiting directive from the state government and hopely in the next one to two weeks, higher institutions in the state will resume.

Responding, Hon Daniel Ogazi, the Chairman of the committee said that the invitation extended to the ministry was to assess their 2020 budget performance.

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Ogazi (APC-Kokona East) said that the committee  would continue to give the ministry and the state government the necessary support in order to ensure better and improved standard of education in the state.

” We will continue to do our best in ensuring quality and improved standard of education in the state,” he said.

The committee commended Gov. Abdullahi Sule for ensuring prompt payment of salaries of civil servants  in the state and make a similar case for tertiary institutions  in the state.

It would be reported that issue of delay in salaries of lecturers of tertiary institutions in the state was also brought forward and the need for state government to expedite the process of taking over their payments was also extensively discussed.

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Meantime, the management of Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic, Lafia appeared before the committee for the school’s 2020 budget performance assessment.

Mrs Justina Kotso, the Rector of the Polytechnic, who was represented by Engr. Obande Jonathan, Dean of Studies appealed to the state government for prompt payment of salaries and gratituties of lecturers.

Also, Alhaji Abdullahi Abu Galadima, the Chairman, Nasarawa State Teachers Service Commission along side other members of the commission  also appeared before the committee for the commission’s 2020 budget performance assessment where the committee expressed happiness with their performance.

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Barr. Tanko Describes Education As Panacea To Defeat Illiteracy, Receives ENSA FULokoja.



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Yahaya Idris, Lokoja.

The Egbira National Students Association, ENSA, Federal University Lokoja chapter has been described as next crop of leadership in Nigeria which the nation will be looking up to in near future.

President of the Egbira National Students Association (ENSA) Comrade Umar Abdulsalam has led other members of the Association on a congratulatory visit to the newly appointed Chairman, Kogi State Civil Service Commission, Alhaji Hon. Barr. Muhammed Tanko Musa Osuku.

Umar said they were in his office to rejoice with him, pray and wish him well to succeed in office just as he has done credibly in his previous office.

He said its only the Almighty Allah that ordained power to who he is so please with and has destine some things to happened the way they are right now.

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“Mr. Chairman, we are here to felicitate with over what the Almighty Allah has done for you”

“We pray to Allah to grant you sound health, long life and prosperity so that you will continue to use your good office for the benefits of your good people and humanity in general”.

“We are also here to familiarize with you and your good office in area of support in quest of our academic pursuit

The Chairman, Kogi State Civil Service Commission, Hon. Alhaji Barr. Muhammed Tanko Musa Osuku, on Wednesday received entire leadership of Egbira National Students Association at his officer Lokoja, Kogi State.

The Chairman said their decisions to visit, congratulate and wish him well is highly commendable owing to the fact that students are the next leaders.

While thanking the Egbira students body for coming to identify with him, saying his appointment was made possible by His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, Executive Governor of Kogi State and hence to gives glory to Almighty Allah.

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Barr. Tanko said if he was not their own they won’t even think of coming to visit him and on the basis of that cordial relationships he is grateful for their visit.

Barr. Tanko who is a former Administrator of Kogi Local Government Council, one time Senior Special Assistant for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs to the Executive Governor of Kogi State.

Speaking further, Barr. Tanko said their demands is incumbent on him and others leaders to ensure some of their needs especially all that has to do with academic pursuit are provided as part of support to enable them concentrate on their ongoing study at the University.

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He took them down memory lane which he said as a students then they were also paying courtesy visit to some of their leaders through various organization, unionism, group and tribal group among others with aimed to brainstorming and seeking their advises on way forward geared sustainability of their study.

However, he said as they’re doing that there should be a subsidiary to the main agenda which is a education they’re pursuing.

“I am convince and happy by your introduction which clearly shows that you have gone far in the University”

“You know the University is a society for academic excellence, having found yourself there, you have surmounted all available levels starting from day one to your present and remaining days in the University”.

“My prayer for all of you is that you will come out be certificated, inshallah, he said.


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