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Oyo Govt Imposes N20, 000, N15,000 Fees For Transfer Of Pupils To State Public Schools

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has imposed the sum of Twenty Thousand Naira (N20,000) as the fee for forms, to transfer pupils from outside the country into the State public schools.

The Governor has also directed that transfer of pupils from other states of the federation such as Lagos, Rivers and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja into the state public schools will cost the sum of Fifteen Thousand Naira (N15,000).

Makinde made this declaration via a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, a copy of which was made available on Wednesday. He said that his government-imposed fees on the transfer of students from private to government-owned schools, in order to offset administration procedures.

Makinde in the statement informed that the costs of forms for prospective students seeking transfer from private to public school would be determined by the part of the country such candidate was coming from.

The statement added that forms for transfer from outside Nigeria is N20,000.00, form for transfer from major cities across the country including Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt is N15, 000, other states of the federation is N10,000 while transfer within the state is N7,500.00.

He said, “The Government of Oyo State has announced that it was pleased to discover that measures taken thus far in the implementation of the free education policy have started yielding fruits.

The huge number of parents applying to register their wards in the state’s public primary and secondary schools is a clear evidence that the free education policy of the administration is well received by the people.

We are particularly pleased that a number of parents have been besieging the Oyo State Ministry of Education in the past few weeks to make inquiries on steps to be taken to transfer their wards from private schools to public schools.

“The huge turnout of parents and guardians seeking transfer for their wards to our public schools in view of the free education policy of Governor Makinde’s administration, has, therefore, necessitated the introduction of some administrative measures which are meant to control admission and safeguard illegality in the admission process.

“Some costs have, therefore, been introduced to offset administration procedures as approved by the administration. The cost of obtaining forms for transfer of pupils/students to Oyo State public schools are stated as follows: “Inter-state; from major cities across the country including Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt-N15,000 (Fifteen thousand Naira);

Other states of the federation-N10,000 (Ten Thousand Naira); “Those seeking transfer from within Oyo State-N7,500.00 (seven thousand five hundred Naira; “Transfer from outside Nigeria-N20,000.00 (Twenty thousand Naira).

“As we have started before now, the policy of the state government is to promote free education in line with its desire to uplift the standards and enhance excellence in educational pursuits.

“In line with the current administration’s four-point service agenda, Education, Health, Security and Economic expansion via agriculture value chain have been so designated as the major pillars. The administration hereby assures the people of its commitment to implement the agenda for the good of all in Oyo State.

Let us also place on record that the decision to implement the charges listed above is not aimed at constraining the people, but to ensure standardization in the process of transferring pupils and students from private to public schools.

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Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa To Sponsor 100 Students In University

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Captain of the senior national team of Nigeria Ahmed Musa has decided to pay the tuition fee of hundred students at Skyline University Kano after he was named as ambassador to the university.

The 26 year old became the first sportsman to be named an ambassador by the school based in the state where he made his mark ‎as a teenager playing for Nigeria Professional Football League ( NPFL) side Kano Pillars.

In reaction to the gesture by the school, Musa announced on his instagram handle that he will be sponsoring hundred students to school in the institution as a believer in the importance of education in rebuilding Nigeria.

” I am a great believer in the importance of education hence my excitement in joining this great team to promote the vision of becoming anything you want to be in life as long as you can dream it”, he posted on Instagram.

” So, I am pleased to let you know that I would be sponsoring 100 students at this university (Skyline University). Yes! 100. Details to follow shortly “, he concluded in the post written on Wednesday evening.

The cost of sponsoring a student till graduation at the school is worth 5 million Naira in tuition fee and Musa plans to bear the cost of it all for a hundred students as his way of giving back to the society.

Already he is involved in several charity works, one of which is the popular sharing of food items, cash and provision of free medical services whenever he is in Nigeria for holidays. A practice he started since he was with Russian side CSKA Moscow.

Now playing for Saudi Arabia side Al-Nassr, Musa reportedly earns $270,000‎ a week, a huge increase from what he was earning at English Premier League side Leicester City and also makes him the highest earning Nigerian footballer.

So far he hasn’t enjoyed the best of season in Saudi Arabia with injuries limiting to just few games, and that has also cost him his spot in the senior national team of Nigeria as he began his role as substantive captain of the team by sitting on the bench in the last two games of the team.

Musa played as a substitute in the 2-1 win over Benin Republic and also in the 4-2 win over Lesotho in the recent AFCON 2021 Qualifiers but according to coach Gernot Rohr is largely due to the fact that he is just returning from injury.

In Musa’s absence the trio of Samuel Chukwueze, Samuel Kalu and Victor Osimhen have form a deadly combination in attack that produced four of the six goals Nigeria scored in their last two games. Moses Simon has also impressed when played in place of the three players mentioned above. Despite that Rohr insist that Musa’s spot in the team is not under threat.

He (Musa) is our captain so we have to treat him as the leader. He is not at the best level to start games but everybody knows his quality and what he brings to the team. We are hopeful that very soon he will reach full fitness and play a role in helping us achieve our set targets for the year”, Rohr said

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Fear Grips Ekiti Varsity Workers Over Alleged Plot To Sack Staff

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There is palpable fear in Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti as the university management was alleged of making underground moves to sack over 500 staff of the institution.

The Nation gathered that the staff are those employed by the immediate past Vice Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele during his tenure. It was also learnt that some professors and workers who were unduly promoted during that time might be demoted over allegation that academic due process was not strictly adhered to in their elevations.

One of the affected staff who spoke on condition of anonymity told The Nation that the new management, chaired by Pro- Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Prof Bamitale Omole, had consistently been complaining that over bloated workforce exists in the university and that prompt action must be taken to correct it.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, EKSU chapter, had in September threatened to embark on strike owing to inability to pay their salaries and other benefits

The ASUU chairman, Dr Kayode Arogundade, disclosed that the monthly wage bill of the university had increased from N380 million to over N502 million, while the monthly subvention from government stood at N260 million, leaving the university to grapple hard to make up for the N262m shortfall internally.

The source, who was employed as an academic staff said: “I can confirm to you authoritatively that efforts are at the top gear by the university management to issue out sack letters to over 500 staff because of complains that the university was overstaffed.

We have been notified and anytime from now, the letters of disengagement will be distributed and this has been creating panic and tension in the university,” he said. In a swift reaction, the EKSU’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Bode Olofinmuagun, said the management has no plan to sack or demote any worker.

There is no tension on campus over sack issue; I am on campus as I speak with you. The university is peaceful and I am not aware of any such plan,” he said.

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9-Year-Old Boy Sets To Become World Youngest Graduate

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A Nine year-old boy is set to go into the Guinness world records as the youngest person to complete a degree programme in electrical engineering .

Laurent Simons will next month complete the degree programme at Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) in the Netherlands.

He will replace Michael Kearney as the World’s Youngest Graduate. Kearney graduated from University of South Alabama at the age of ten. He studied anthropology.

The younger genius is half Belgian and half Dutch.

According to a report by The Telegraph, Laurent has an IQ of at least 145. In fact, the prodigy managed to complete his high school studies at the mere age of eight in just 18 months.

Reportedly, he even became the youngest-ever university student when he joined the graduation course earlier this year.

Laurent’s father, Alexander Simons told CNN that the nine-year-old plans to get enrolled for a PhD program in electrical engineering and along with that he wants to pursue a degree in medicine.

He further revealed that many prestigious universities around the world want to enroll Laurent.

While there are many options to consider, Laurent’s parents want to find a balance. They told CNN, “We don’t want him to get too serious. He does whatever he likes. We need to find a balance between being a child and his talents.”

The Education Director of electrical engineering at TUE, Sjoerd Hulshof said in a statement “Laurent is the fastest student we have ever had here. Not only is he hyper-intelligent but also a very sympathetic boy.”

Laurent’s mother, Lydia told CNN that it was his grandparents who first noticed that he was special. “They noticed something very special about Laurent,” she said

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