Suspension of schools’ resumption applies to all educational institutions in Edo – Govt

Edo State Government has said that the suspension of schools’ resumption is applicable to all educational institutions in the state. The government noted that the directive would be reviewed on February 1, 2021, when the outcome of efforts to check the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state would be evaluated. Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., who disclosed this in a statement, said the state government is taking drastic measures to limit the spread of the virus and protect lives and livelihoods in the state. According to…

Buhari welcome release of kidnapped students

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed release of kidnapped students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, describing their safe return as a big relief to their families, the entire country and international community. In a short remark shortly after their release was announced, President Buhari expressed the nation’s appreciation for the steps taken by all involved to make their release possible. President Buhari specifically cited what he called the “spirit of partnership and the collaborative efforts of the government of Katsina, Zamfara and military leading to the release.’’ He…

Kankara school attack: IGP orders revamp of security around schools

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) M.A. Adamu, has ordered the deployment of additional operational and investigative assets to support the ongoing search and rescue operations in Kankara and its environs in Katsina State. The deployment is sequel to the unfortunate attack on Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State by heavily armed men on 11th December, 2020 which left some of the students missing. The deployment, which includes personnel from the Police Tactical Squads and crack detectives from the Force Intelligence Bureau, will provide investigative support to the Katsina…

Edo University, Iyamho now Edo University, Uzairue

Edo State House of Assembly has effected change in the name of Edo University, Iyamho, now to be known as Edo University, Uzairue. The development was sequel to a letter from the State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, fowarding fifteen copies of the bill for a law to amend Edo State University Law number 4, 2020, to the House for consideration and amendment.             The House  resolved into the committee of a whole for the purpose of amendment of the Edo University Law where it considered the…

Edo Poly rolls out water distiller, waste recycling equipment, seeks partners on commercialisation

In furtherance of Governor Godwin Obaseki’s charge for state-owned institutions to become self-reliant, the Edo State Polytechnic, Usen, has manufactured equipment for water distillation and recycling plastic waste as part of efforts to drive the institution’s industry linkages and develop local content. Rector of the institution, Prof. Abiodun Falodun, who disclosed this in a chat with journalists, noted that there has been a deliberate effort to build the capacity of staff and students in the institution to respond to the industrial needs of the society. According to him, “We have…

UNIBEN’s flipflop with Post-UTME causes candidates’ fate to hang in the balance

The fate of the over 3,500 post-UTME candidates who sat for the examination in the University of Benin, UNIBEN, on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, hangs in the balance as the ineptitude of the management of the school has caused the candidates sleepless nights. The first time in about 50 years that the institution is going through such horrible experience. As it is now the possibility of the candidates getting admission may be a ruse courtesy of what can be described as the shambolic approach of the university’s management towards the…

Edo College of Education readies to commence new academic session

Edo State College of Education in Abudu, Orhionmwon Local Government Area, which was revamped by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration, is preparing to begin a new academic session. The governor recently announced that the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) has given approval for the establishment of the Edo State College of Education, with three campuses in Abudu, Igueben and Afuze, catering for the state’s three senatorial districts. The Abudu campus is expected to serve as a Special Training Centre for teachers in the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (EDOBEST) programme and open up new opportunities for development and…

Television Day: Obaseki harps on educational broadcasting to tackle COVID-19 myths

Edo Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has tasked broadcasters to leverage the power of television to combat the myths and alternative facts that have dogged the campaign against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, noting that only factual information from credible sources can help in combating the pandemic. The governor, in a statement, in commemoration of World Television Day marked by the United Nations (UN), said it was imperative for media outlets to leverage the credibility of their media to push out factual information in a world that is battling with the adverse…

Seplat promises host communities better days ahead

The Banquet Hall of Imaguero College, Benin, was agog on Thursday, November 18th, 2020, when Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc held the 9th edition of its annual PEARLs (Preparing Exceptional and Responsible Leaders) Quiz Competition. The epoch event was also spiced with cultural displays plus scintillating and choreographed dance steps by the students who thrilled the audience made up of top personalities from Edo and the neighbouring Delta State endlessly. In her welcome address, the General Manager, External Affairs and Communications, Chioma Nwachuku, said that the company know the value…

Edo College of Agriculture to takeoff first quarter 2021, Obaseki reassures

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said the restructured Edo State College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, with three campuses in Iguoriakhi, Agenebode and Uromi, will admit its first set of students early in 2021. The governor, in a statement, noted that all is set for the takeoff of the school, adding that the government is at the verge of completing the recruitment of fresh staff to commence academic activity at the institution. According to the governor, “For the Post-Covid-19 economy, our focus would be to resuscitate businesses, sustain…