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Korea Collaborates With Kogi Poly To Boost Vocational, Technological Advancement.

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L-R: Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman and Mr WooChan Chang, the Country Director
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Idris Ahmed, Lokoja.

The Korea International Corporation Agency (KOICA) and the Nigeria Korea Friendly Institute (NKFI) are set to strengthen collaboration with Kogi State Polytechnic to boost vocational and advanced technological knowledge and increase youth employment opportunity in the country.

L-R: Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman, Mr WooChan Chang, the Country Director and other principal officers of the Institution

L-R: Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman, Mr WooChan Chang, the Country Director and other principal officers of the Institution

Mr WooChan Chang, the Country Director, who led the KOICA team to
the Polytechnic on Wednesday, disclosed that the partnership will also see the Korean agency and friendship institute engage teaching and non teaching staff of the institution on capacity training, ICT, construction engineering and automobile.

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Mr Chang confirmed the agency’s readiness to share human and material resources with the Polytechnic and also facilitate vocational training through the N.K.F.I with specialists coming from the Dong-Eui University in South Korea.

He said the collaboration with the Polytechnic was part of KOICA’s drive to support vocational education in Nigeria which has been extended to the Federal Ministry of Education and National Board of Technical Education (NBTE).

The team leader commended the management of the Polytechnic for providing support to the institute through security and promised the agency’s readiness to reciprocate the gesture.

Mr. Diana Kim, one of the leading lecturers who was also part of the KOICA team, said that the agency would kick start its second phase of programmes in earnest just as she called for support in the area of human and material resources from the Polytechnic to make it a success.

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Responding, the Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman, commended the KOICA for the mutually rewarding project and partnership which he believed would further place the institution on a higher pedestal. 00

Dr. Usman thanked the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, for sustaining the initiative of NKFI which was established by the previous administration.

L-R: Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman and Mr WooChan Chang, the Country Director

L-R: Rector of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman and Mr WooChan Chang, the Country Director

The Rector stressed the need for more vocational and technical education to tackle insecurities, poverty, unemployment and promote well being of people in Nigeria.

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Dr Usman also assured the Korean delegation that the Polytechnic would play active role in ensuring that their aims and objectives were achieved.

Other members of the team were Kwon Eun Jin, Office Administrator, Mavis Bujor Eta, Research Officer, Justina Ujah Omozokpia, a representative of Federal Ministry of Budget, Arome Gabriel Okewu, the Rector of NKFI and other Principal Officers of the institute.

Other Principal officers of the Polytechnic present at meeting were Dr. Kehinde Felix Lamidi, the Deputy Rector, Mr. Sunday Aiyeetan, the Registrar, Mr. Obadaki Obaro Adeika, the Bursar, Mrs. Ozohu O.M Audu, the Polytechnic Librarian and Engineer Adamu Ayni Abdullahi, the Director of Works and Services.

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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

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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