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El-Rufai Sacks 23 Education Secretaries, GM

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Kaduna state Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has on Tuesday, sacked education secretaries in the 23 local government areas of the state.

El-Rufai explained that there was a need to adjust personnel cost, and deepen reforms in the education sector in the state.

A statement issued on Tuesday by the Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, entitled, ‘KDSG removes GM, LG education secretaries,’ said the General Manager of Community and Social Development Agency (CSDA) has also been removed.

According to the statement, Mrs. Saude Amina Atoyebi has been appointed as the acting General Manager of CSDA, adding that “she will combine this responsibility with her role as head of the State Social Investment Office until a new GM is recruited through a competitive, advertised process.”

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State

“The most senior official in the Education Department of each LGA will act as Education Secretary until substantive appointments are announced,” the statement further said.

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The statement further added that Saude joined the government in 2015 and has served as Senior Special Assistant (Administration) to Governor El-Rufai, adding that she “was appointed in 2019 as State Focal Person on Social Investment.”‌

It added, “Saude began working for Mallam Nasir El-Rufai in 2012 as a researcher for his acclaimed budget series. She served as secretary of the Finance sub-committee of the 2015 Kaduna State Transition Committee before her appointment as the governor’s Personal Secretary and Senior Special Assistant, Administration.

“In these roles, she has provided support for the running of the Governor’s Office and has sometimes covered the duties of the Principal Private Secretary.

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“Saude graduated in Economics from ABU Zaria, close to her Wusasa roots, before taking a master’s degree in Advertising and Marketing from Coventry University, United Kingdom.

“She has attended the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Programme on Adaptive Leadership and the Agha Khan University’s Voice of Leadership programme,” the statement said

(Daily Post)

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FCTA: Minister Approves 65 Years Retirement Age For Teachers

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Representative of the FCT minister, Director for Human Resources Department (HRD) of the FCTA, Muhammad Bashir, FCT director of UBEB, Dr Hassan Sule presenting approval letter of 65 years retirement age for teachers to the FCT NUT Chairman, Comrade Stephen Knabayi in Abuja on Wednesday.
FCTA: Minister Approves 65 Years Retirement Age For Teachers
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By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.

The FCT minister, Muhammad Musa Bello, has approved the 65 years retirement age for teachers in the territory.

The director of Human Resources Department of the FCTA, Muhammad Bashir, presented a copy of the approval letter on behalf of the minister to the chairman of the FCT wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Comrade Stephen Knabayi, in Abuja on Wednesday.

The presentation which witnessed the present of the Director of the FCT Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB) Dr Hassan Sule and some senior staff of the board.

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According to the content of the approval letter, which our correspondent glanced through, stated that the FCT teachers will be now able retire at the age of 65 years.

The FCT administration, according to the letter has also set a limit of 40 years of service.

Our correspondent report that the development is on the backdrop of a bill sent to the national assembly by president Muhammadu Buhari on June, 2021.

However, the director of the FCT UBEB, Dr Hassan Sule, who confirmed the approval of 65 years retirement age and 40 years years of service for the teachers in the FCT, commended the FCT minister, Muhammad Musa Bello, for the approval.

Representative of the FCT minister, Director for Human Resources Department (HRD) of the FCTA, Muhammad Bashir, FCT director of UBEB, Dr Hassan Sule presenting approval letter of 65 years retirement age for teachers to the FCT NUT Chairman, Comrade Stephen Knabayi in Abuja on Wednesday.

Representative of the FCT minister, Director for Human Resources Department (HRD) of the FCTA, Muhammad Bashir, FCT director of UBEB, Dr Hassan Sule presenting approval letter of 65 years retirement age for teachers to the FCT NUT Chairman, Comrade Stephen Knabayi in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said the present FCT adminstration under the leadership of Muhammad Musa Bello, has been given the desire priority to the development of the education sector in the FCT, saying the minister had also commence payment of promotion arrears of the secondary school teachers for 2017 and 2018.

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Indian Doctor Raju Dinkar Sonavane Advocate For Technologically Base Society In Lokoja

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The Proprietor of Shiv India Institute of Management and Technology, Doctor Raju Dinkar Sonavane
The Proprietor of Shiv India Institute of Management and Technology, Doctor Raju Dinkar Sonavane
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The Proprietor of Shiv India Institute of Management and Technology, Doctor Raju Dinkar Sonavane

The Proprietor of Shiv India Institute of Management and Technology, Doctor Raju Dinkar Sonavane says a technologically based society could assist in solving contemporary issues affecting third world nation.

Doctor Sonavane stated this in a paper presentation during the celebration of the Kogi State Chapter of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS)’ day in Lokoja.

He said forty five percent of Indian’s economy is rested on information communication technology noting that the development has placed the nation on the world map in the aspect of security, information dissemination, medicine and other aspects of human endeavours.

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Doctor Sonavane said Nigeria needs more educated people to build a strong economy emphasising that the vast majority that are uneducated are easily manipulated in the aspect of choices and decisions that are germane to the growth and development of the nation.

He explained that SIIMT in Ghana has a robust package for prospective candidates including international students for transfer of knowledge.

According to him, the school is currently offering four years degree course in ICT noting that international students can access fifty percent scholarship, fifty percent cash back on Airfare on the first registration and appealed to NAPPS to facilitate the platform to attract more students.

The Proprietor of Shiv India Institute of Management and Technology, Doctor Raju Dinkar Sonavane

The Proprietor of Shiv India Institute of Management and Technology, Doctor Raju Dinkar Sonavane

While expressing appreciation to NAPPS for considering him during the award presentation, Doctor. Sonavane promised to maintain good relationship with NAPPS for mutual benefits.

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Unpaid Arrears: FCT Primary School Teachers Commences Indefinite strike, As Secondary school’s Teachers Resumes Classes

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Unpaid Arrears: FCT Primary School Teachers Commences Indefinite strike, As Secondary school's Teachers Resumes Classes
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By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.

As the five-day warning strike of the teachers in FCT elapsed, secondary schools teachers resume classes today, while primary school’s teachers will continue with the strike action over non-payment of their outstanding entitlements.

The chairman of the NUT FCT Comrade Stephen Knabayi, disclosed this to newsmen at the end of the union’s Emergency State Wing executives Council (SWEC) meeting at the teacher’s house in Gwagwalada, Abuja, on Wednesday, night.

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He said the union decided to direct the primary schools teachers to continue with the strike action due to lack of commitment by the six area councils chairmen to pay promotion arrears and other entitlements of their members.

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According to him, the union has examined the commitments and assurances of the FCT administration to effect the payment of the secondary school’s teachers in November and December, resolved to direct the secondary school’s teachers to resume classes across the FCT today (Thursday), being 25th November 2021.

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