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Sokoto State Govt. Facilitate Payments Of Exam Fees, Offers Scholarship To All Indigenous Students

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Sokoto state Deputy Governor Hon. Manir Muhammad Dan’iya has revealed that the incumbent administration has been committed to paying statutory examination fees of indigenous students and those resident in various communities in the state.

Equally, the Deputy Governor said that all the two categories of students who are eligible are awarded scholarships to enable them further their education either at home or abroad.

A statement issue on Thursday by Aminu Abdullahi Abubakar, Director of Press to Sokoto State Deputy Governor, says the gestures are geared towards boosting education at all levels in the state, Dan’Iya told the executive members of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria chapter of the Sokoto State Student Association who paid him a courtesy visit.

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The Deputy Governor, who was conferred with an award of excellence as ‘Promoter Of Tambuwal’s Agenda on Education For All in Sokoto,’ said education has been having a large chunk of the state’s annual budget since 2015.

“This shows how committed our Governor is to the upliftment of education in the state, where school fees and scholarships are free to Sokoto Indigenes from basic to tertiary levels.”

The Deputy Governor said: “all these are in addition to the building of schools for basic and tertiary education across the state, just as overseas scholarships grants are paid up to Ph.d level for the state indigenes.

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He admonished the students to re-dedicate themselves to their studies in order to complement the efforts of their parents and governments, both of who plough huge amounts of money into their education.

He also dedicated the award presented to him to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal who he described as the ‘Champion of Education’ in the State.

Speaking earlier, the President of the ABU Zaria chapter of the Sokoto State Student Association, Comrade Tambari Kasim Waziri said Tambuwal’s administration has done a lot in the education sector in Sokoto.

Describing the Deputy Governor as a strong promoter of Tambuwal’s drive in education, Tambari said this was why the association decided to honor him.

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“We are living witnesses to Governor Tambuwal’s zeal in promoting education in Sokoto while other state governments no longer pay school fees or grant scholarships to their indigenes.

 

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Beneficiaries Of Corrupt System Of Old School Fees Structure At Isa Mustapha Agawai Polytechnic, Lafia Instigated The Recent Protest – Says SUG President

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Comrade Musa Umar Aboki, is the President, Student Union Government (SUG) of Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic, Lafia, Nasarawa State
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Beneficiaries Of Corrupt System Of Old School Fees Structure At Isa Mustapha Agawai Polytechnic, Lafia Instigated The Recent Protest – Says SUG President.

Comrade Musa Umar Aboki, is the President, Student Union Government (SUG) of Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic, Lafia, Nasarawa State

Comrade Musa Umar Aboki, is the President, Student Union Government (SUG) of Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic, Lafia, Nasarawa State

More revelations has continue to emerge into what too, k place during the wanton destruction of valuable property at the State Citadel, Comrade Musa Umar Aboki, is the President, Student Union Government (SUG) of Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic, Lafia, Nasarawa State, has alleged that those benefiting from previous analogue system of payment of school fees were those that instigated the students protest in the institution on 11th March, 2021.

Comrade Umar Aboki revealed this on Tuesday  in Lafia when the officials of the union appeared before the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Education investigating students protest at the institution.

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The SUG president while condemning the act, urged the committee to deal with any persons no matter how highly place he/she was if found wanting should be dealt with as to serve as deterrent to others and for the overall development of the education sector in the state.

“I want to commend you for investigating the students protest as we have also condemned the act in its totality.

“We were suspecting that some people who were benefiting with the old ( analogue)  method of school fees payment instigated the students protest.

“They were not happy when the new management of the school introduced new portal for students registration and payment of school fees.

“As the new portal blocked linkages and checkmate corruption as before now some  students school fees goes into individuals hands, ” he said.

Umar Aboki dismissed allegations that the school management closed school fees portal and increased school fees which led to the protest.

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“On 11th March, 2021, the school portal was working as some students were paying school fees when the protest was going on and as  I am speaking, the portal is presently working

” We don’t know why some students protested ,” he said.

The SUG President commended the school management under the leadership of Dr Justina Kotso for providing purposeful and inclusive leadership as well as carrying students along in her scheme of things.

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Earlier, Hon Daniel Ogazi, the Chairman, House Committee on Education said that the committee decided to invite them in order to get first-hand information that would assist it in carrying out its investigation.

” We have invited you to testify on the students protest of 11th March, 2021 which destroyed properties worth millions of Naira at the institution.

” Tell us  what you know about the students protest  in order to unravel the immediate and remote causes the protest,” he said.

Oga Ogazi (APC-Kokona East)  said that the committee would come up  with its findings at the end of the day in order to punish perpetrators of the protest.

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The chairman advised students to always remain calm and respect constituted authorities by  respecting  the school rules and regulations in the interest of peace and for the overall development of the education sector.

Also appeared before the committee were Mr Arinya Ogbole, the Embattled Chairman of Alumni of the institution and Jamilu Abubakar, the former Caretaker Committee Chairman of the polytechnic Alumni where the committee chairman blamed them  for incitng the public against the management of the polytechnic through their posting in the social media and other utterances.

Mr Gambo Kigbu, one of the presidential candidate of the Alumni of the institution tendered more documents to the committee on how Jamilu Abubakar is inciting the public against the management of the institution.

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On his part, Mr Hudu Suraj, a staff of the institution while defending himself before the committee told them that he did not have any problem with the rector but was on the rector’s office to tell her about what Jamilu Abubakar was posting in social media about the school.

Also appeared before the committee was the DPO of Ombi 1, Lafia Officer, A. Aliyu with his men.

The committee reinvited Jamilu Abubakar to appear before the committee Tomorrow,Thursday, May 6th, 2021  by 9am .

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Parents Lauds FCT Minister For Approving Payment Of Teachers Minimum Wage.

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Parents Lauds FCT Minister For Approving Payment Of Teachers Minimum Wage.
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Parents Lauds FCT Minister For Approving Payment Of Teachers Minimum Wage.

By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.

Chairman of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA), in the FCT, Alhaji Usman Abubakar, has commended the minister of the FCT, Muhammad Musa Bello, for approving payment of the new national minimum wage for primary school teachers in the territory.

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Abubakar, who made the commendation while speaking with newsmen in Gwagwalada yesterday, said the approval of the payment of the minimum wage has doused tension among the primary school teachers in FCT.

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He noted that approval for payment of the teachers minimum wage will also encourage the teachers to be more dedicated in discharge of their duties, saying parents will continue to support the teachers course in ensuring pupils get quality education.

The PTA chairman, also commended the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in the FCT for their struggle for welfare of the primary school teachers in the territory, saying the union’s struggle over a year without any rancour with FCT adminstration.

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“The Parents Teachers Association (PTA) also wished to commend the FCT NUT for their peaceful approach towards seeing that the welfare of teachers especially the new minimum wage is realized,” he said.

Minister of FCT, Muhammad Musa Bello

Minister of FCT, Muhammad Musa Bello

He therefore appealed to the minister to ensure that the payment of the new national minimum wage takes off on May, 2021 as promised to avoid the union resuming their strike action.

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Approves Payment Of Area Councils Staff, Teachers Minimum Wage.

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FCT Minister Approves Payment Of Area Councils Staff, Teachers Minimum Wage.

 

By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.

Minsiter of state for FCT, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has approved the payment of the new national minimum wage for area councils staff and primary school teachers across the territory which takes effect from May, 2021.

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The approval for payment of the new minimum wage, was contained in a letter from the director of human resources of the FCDA, Mohammed Bashir, intimating the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), of the Minister’s approval, a copy of the letter was obtained by our reporter through the NUT Acting Secretary, Comrade I. Jethro, at the teachers house in Gwagwalada, on Friday.

Chairman of the FCT wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Comrade Stephen Knabayi

Chairman of the FCT wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Comrade Stephen Knabayi

“I am directed to inform you that the ministerial committee constituted by the FCT admistration to carry out the above mentioned excercise had concluded the assignment and forwarded the report accordingly”.

“Thus, it is gratifying to note that after due consideration, the Administration has approved of payment of the new national minimum wage to LEA teachers and area council staff with effect from May, 2021,” the letter said.

Global Times Nigeria, had reported that the FCT minister of state, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, had on January, 2021, urged both the NULGE and NUT to carry out screening of area council staff and teachers across to enable the administration know its staff strength.

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The screening was carried out both NULGE and the NUT where 17, 000 teachers were screened during the excercise in February, 2021 while a ministerial committee later submitted its report.

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Meanwhile, the union has said that it has suspended proposed resumption of its strike action slated for Monday, May, 3, 2021, if the FCT admistration failed to commence payment of the minimum wage for primary school teachers in the territory.

Minister of state for FCT, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu

Minister of state for FCT, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu

The acting secretary of the FCT NUT, Comrade Margerete I. Jethro, stated this while speaking with newsmen shortly at the end the emergency meeting of the State Wing Executive Committee (SWEC) of the union in Gwagwalada, on Saturday.

She said union decision to put the resumption of the strike action on hold was as a result of the renewed assurances and letter of commitment by the FCT admistration to ensure implementation of the minimum wage is sustained.

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“And in the event that the FCTA management reneged o its promise, that the union will be compelled to reconvene by the end of May, 2021 to take appropriate labour action,” she said.

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