Higher Institutions in Delta to Resume in Phases as From Oct 2

By Nkechi Odumosor ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Government has confirmed that academy activities of tertiary institution across the state should be reopen from 2 Oct 2020, following months of closure to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Commissioner for Higher Education Delta State, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare, said that students will resume in phases in complying with the new protocols in respect of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. The commissioner said that the resumption date does not apply to Federal tertiary institution in the state, and also urge the…

Delta Education Commissioner Cautions Against Illegal Collection of Levies

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, has called on Local Education Authority Secretaries, Chief Inspectors of Education (CIEs) and the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) to collaborate with the Ministry towards tackling illegal collection of levies in schools Mr. Ukah, who made the call today Thursday, September 17, 2020, when the Executive members of the NUT, Delta State Chapter, paid him a courtesy visit, said that all hands must be on deck to change the narratives. The Commissioner, who urged teachers…

Ukah Pledges Ministry’s Synergy With Scout Council To Enhance Moral Behaviour, Discipline Among Students

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, has pledged his Ministry’s partnership with the State Scout Council towards promoting good behaviour and moral discipline among students in schools in the state. Ukah, who stated this in his office in Asaba when the Caretaker Committee, Delta State Scout Council led by its chairman, Comrade Mike Okeme, paid him a courtesy call, said that extra-curricular activities such as Man’ O War and Scout Movement, among others, would help to build not only the academic but moral and…

Primary 6 Pupils In Delta State To Resume Academic Activities On Wednesday, Sept. 16 … As All Primary School Teachers Ordered Back To Work on Monday, Sept. 14

ASABA/Nigeria: Primary schools in Delta State are to resume academic activities as primary six pupils have been asked to resume school on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. In the same vein, all primary school teachers in the state have been ordered to resume duties on Monday, September 14, 2020. The state Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, in a statement in Asaba Friday, 11 September, 2020, after a comprehensive meeting with relevant stakeholders, said that the reopening is in line with the decision of the state government, in…

Projects Designed To Consolidated On Stronger Delta Initiative- Housing Commissioner

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Commissioner for Housing, Chief Festus Ochonogor, has said, projects being executed by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration were designed to consolidate on the stronger Delta initiative. Speaking on Thursday after inspecting some housing projects in the state, Chief Ochonogor stated that Governor Okowa’s commitment to providing housing facilities for key government functionaries was a clear evidence that his administration is not paying lip service to sustainable development in the state. Some of the projects inspected include, the office complex/residential apartments for the Secretary to the State Government and…

Elekeokwuri Promises Enhanced Quality Of Teaching And Learning In Ika North East

AGBOR/Nigeria: The Member Representing Ika North East in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon Anthony Elekeokwuri has distributed school furnitures to some selected Secondary and Primary schools in Ika North East local government area. Hon Elekeokwuri said the gesture was part of efforts of the state government towards enhanced quality of teaching and learning in schools across the state. The Lawmaker who is the Chairman, House Committee on Public Accounts, said the school furniture project was executed in collaboration with the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC.…

JS 3 Students In Delta State To Resume Academic Activities Tuesday, Sept 8

ASABA/Nigeria: Students in JS 3 in public secondary schools in Delta State are to resume academic activities tomorrow, September 8, 2020. The state Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, in a statement in Asaba yesterday, said the resumption is in line with the state government’s programme on phased reopening of schools beginning with certificate classes. Mr. Ukah stated that the JS 3 students are to immediately begin revision lessons for their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) organized by the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education scheduled to begin…

New Academic Year: Delta Advise Parents and Guardians to Disregard News Circulating in Social Media

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education has asked parents and guardians to disregard the 20/21 academic calendar circulating in the social media, purported to have emanated from the ministry. The Commissioner in the ministry, Mr. Patrick Ukah, in a statement in Asaba today, Thursday September 3, 2020, Mr. Ukah disclosed that the ministry has not taken a decision on the 2020/2021 academic calendar, stressing that based on its programme on phased reopening of schools beginning with certificate classes, only JS 3 students are expected to resume school…

Ukah Commends Okowa for Prioritising Educational Growth, Development of Children

ASABA/Nigeria: Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, has commended the state Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, for providing an enabling environment for the educational growth and development of children in the state. Mr. Ukah, who made the commendation in Asaba on Tuesday, September while receiving a set of books for primary school pupils, titled: ‘Global Goals for Sustainable Development’, donated to his ministry to distribute to schools by the office of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), said that the ministry under his watch would continue…

ASUU Vows To Continue Strike As Some Tertiary Institutions Plans Reopen

By Mark Erabor BENIN-CITY/Nigeria: The Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), Benin zone, has vowed to continue with the ongoing strike even as some Universities plan to open the gates of it’s Citadel of learning to students. This was made known at a press briefing by (ASSU) over it’s long standing against federal government’s Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System, (IPPIS) for Nigerian Universities to the union’s preferred University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS). The zonal coordinator if ASUU, Prof. Fred I. Esumeh, made the stand of the union known…