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‘Why Ekiti won’t cancel laptops in schools’
The Nation (Sunday, May 19, 2013): Posted by: Sulaiman Salawudeen
EKITI state government said despite observed irregularities it would continue the laptop per student policy instituted in its secondary schools in 2012.
The administration of Governor Kayode Fayemi last year distributed 30,000 net-book laptop computers to students out of 100,000 targeted.
The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Kehinde Ojo, spoke at the weekend at a stakeholders meeting organised by Purples Consult in Ado-Ekiti, capital of the state. More....
Ado Poly postpones convocation over ASUP, SNANIP strike
National Mirror (Saturday, May 18, 2013): ABIODUN NEJO
The Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti has postponed its 16th convocation ceremony earlier slated for May 25, 2013. The postponement follows the protracted nationwide strike embarked upon by members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) and members of the Senior Staff Association Nigerian Polytechnic (SSANIP).
Rector of the institution, Mrs Theresa Akande said the governing council, management and leadership of the two unions agreed at a meeting on Thursday that it was necessary to reschedule the convocation in the interest of peace and security. More....
Search for Supreme Court Justice’s abducted wife, daughter shifts to Ekiti, Ondo
The Nation (Saturday, May 18, 2013): Posted by: Yusuf Alli, Managing Editor, Northern Operation
The search for the wife of a Supreme Court Justice, Mrs. Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour, yesterday shifted to Ondo and Ekiti states.
The victim, who is the wife of Justice Bode Rhodes-Vivour, was kidnapped penultimate Friday with her daughter and a driver near Benin in Edo State.
The expansion of the search for the three hostages followed tracking signals that the kidnappers have relocated to some swamps along the two neighbouring states. More....
Strike forces poly to postpone convocation
Punch (Saturday, May 18, 2013): by Femi Makinde, Ado Ekiti
The Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti has postponed its 16th convocation schedule to hold on May 25 due to the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics.
The Rector, Mrs. Taiwo Akande, announced the postponement at a news conference she addressed in Ado Ekiti on Friday.
Although the strike was called at the national level by the two unions, the rector said the Governing Council of the polytechnic arrived at the decision to postpone the convocation after a meeting with the local chapters of the unions failed to yield a positive result. More....
Governors’ Forum hails Ekiti, Anambra for completing Peer Review
The Nation (Friday, May 17, 2013): Posted by: Rilwan
Ekiti and Anambra states are the only two states that have completed the Peer Review Exercise, the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) has said.
Its Director-General, Mr Bayo Okauru, spoke at the ongoing Second Nigeria Governors’ Forum (Southwest) Governance Share Fair at the Hotel Bellissimo, Lekki, Lagos.
He said the Governance Share Fair will create the right atmosphere for peer learning among states by enabling them to share good practices, showcase reform and achievements as well as develop areas of collaboration and further networking. More....
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