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Kwara Goes Tough On Illegal Examination Fees

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Kwara State Government has vowed to sanction any principal  who collects above the fees approved for external examinations.

Fidel Info reports that the decision to again outlaw any form of extortion is part of the ongoing reform agenda of the government to improve quality of education without imposing any hardship on the parents.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs Mary kemi Adeosun, made this known today at a meeting with the Principals of Senior Secondary Schools across the state during this year’s 2022 West African School Certificate Examination floating.

The Permanent Secretary was represented by the Director Curriculum and Assessment of the Ministry, Hajia Folashade Raji, at Saint Anthony Secondary School, Ilorin.

Adeosun gave the break down of the approved registration fees for WASSCE 2022/2023 thus: WAEC Charges N18,000, E – regisration Charges N1,050

Administrative Charges N1,100 and the total fees to be paid is N20,150.

She said the ministry will not tolerate extra charges from any principal apart from the one approved by the ministry of Education and Human Capital Development.

She also solicited the support of the Principals for the administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq who, she said, is wholeheartedly committed to the welfare of teachers and the citizens.

Speaking at the same event, the Executive Chairman of the Kwara State Teaching Service Commission, Mallam Bello Tauheed Abubakar, applauded Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for moving the education sector forward in the state.

Bello explained that the present monitoring embarked upon  by the ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, in conjunction with the Teaching Service Commission and Chairman Kwara State Universal Education Board, is to improve the sector.

In their contributions, the President of All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, Comrade Usman Abdulahi and the Chairman of Nigerian Union of Teachers, Kwara State Chapter, Comrade Bashir Oyewo, applauded Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for putting the right people to run the affairs of the  education sector in the state.

They  thanked the governor for revamping the sector through the rehabilitation and construction of schools across the three senatorial districts of the state, recruitment of qualified teachers to all primary and secondary schools across the state, prompt payment of salaries and training and retraining of teachers.

Other achievements of the governor, according to the stakeholders, include the promotion of teachers and free hand to select outstanding teachers for awards which has never happened  in the history of the state.

They promised to ensure improved productivity of teachers across the state.

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Kwara Govt Appoints Acting Provost For College Of Education, Ilorin

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Following due consultations with the Governing Council of the College of Education Ilorin, the Kwara State Government has approved the appointment of Dr Jawondo Ayinde Sheu as the Acting Provost of the College of Education, Ilorin with effect from Monday 23rd January 2023.

Fidel Info reports that the appointment was announced following the termination of appointment of the former Acting Provost Dr Jimoh Ahmed Ayinla with immediate effect.

Dr Jawondo Ayinde Sheu until his appointment was the Dean School of languages, College of Education Ilorin.

The Governing Council, entire Management, Staff and students of the College have been enjoined to give adequate support and cooperation to the newly appointed Acting Provost of the College.

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“We Never Blamed Kwara Govt For Transportation Challenges”- UNILORIN

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The University of Ilorin, Ilorin, has distanced itself from a report by a blog, Fact News NG, claiming that the school authorities blamed the Kwara State Government for transportation challenges faced by its students.

Fidel Info reports that in a statement by Kunle Akogun, Director, Corporate Affairs, UNILORIN said the claims in the report are the wild imagination of the author of the concocted story.

“The report, which is purportedly based on the press statement we issued on Monday, 10th January, 2023, is a mischievous misrepresentation of the letters and intent of that press statement,” the University said.

Findings by our medium show that students of the institution do not just start facing transportation challenges. The transport glitch predates the construction of the Tunde Idiagbon Flyover in Tanke.

“The content of our original press statement is very clear and there is nowhere in it that the state government is blamed for the transportation glitch on University Road. That insinuation is in the wild imagination of the author of the factnewsng.com’s concocted story,” the University spokesperson added.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the University of Ilorin, as a reputable academic institution, has nothing to do with the politics of Kwara State and nobody should hide under our genuine concern for the welfare and wellbeing of our students to pursue personal agenda.”

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UNILORIN Seeks Kwara State Govt Intervention On Transportation Disaster

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Management of the University of Ilorin, UNILORIN is seeking the intervention of the Kwara State Government over the persistent transportation problems that has plagued the federal Institution for years.

Fidel Info reports that the University is considering revisiting the idea of virtual lectures to help assuage the situation.

The Director of Corporate Affairs, University of Ilorin, Kunle Akogun disclosed this in a statement.

The statement read, “Management of the University of Ilorin is deeply concerned about the enormity of the transportation challenges currently being faced by our students.

“We want to assure all that measures are being put in place to ease this difficulty in the shortest possible time.

“The Management is currently engaging with the Kwara State Government on the need to conclude the Flyover construction on the Tipper Garage axis of the University Road timely and the provision of more strategic interventions to ease the burden of our students.

The management is also considering the possibility of reviving the virtual lecture option, especially for large classes, to reduce the necessity of having large number of students on the road at peak periods.

“Arrangements had already been concluded to bring in big buses for massive movement of students but they could not be deployed yet due to the Flyover construction on the University Road.

“The management, however, appeals to our better by far students to exercise patience while concerted efforts are being made to resolve the unfortunate transportation challenges.

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