FG announces dates for NABTEB, JSS3 and SS3 NECO examinations | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

The Federal Government has released a comprehensive schedule for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations organised by the National Examination Council for SS3 pupils which will commence on October 5 and end on November 18, 2020.

After a meeting with the chief executives of examination bodies in the country, Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, announced the examination dates; declaring that the National Business and Technical Examination Board examinations will also start on September 21 and end on October 15, 2020.

Additionally, the National Common Entrance Examination into Unity Colleges is slated for October 17, 2020 and the Basic Education Certificate Examinations for JSS 3 pupils, conducted by NECO, is scheduled for August 24 to end on September 7, 2020.

“Registration for the NECO (SSCE), which is ongoing, will end on the 10th of September, 2020 and there shall be no extension for the registration whatsoever. The National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS) examination will commence on Wednesday, 23rd September, and end by 17th October, 2020.” Nwajiuba’s statement read. 

Gunmen open fire on Borno government’s convoy

The convoy of the Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum, was attacked at Baga, a prominent town in the state by unknown bandits. The incident occurred on Wednesday while the governor was on his way to some internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the northern part of Borno.

In a Facebook post, the governor’s aide, Mohammed Mai Bukar, assured Nigerians of the governor’s safety saying,  “To Our Concerned citizens H.E Prof. Zulum and His Entourage are all fine and there was no casualties. Thanks!”

This is the second known attack on the convoy of Zulum within a year, the first one involving the reported murder of over 60 persons and the abduction of over 100 people. 

Ric Hassani, to create original music for David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey’s film

Nigerian singer, Ric Hassani, says he would be providing the original soundtrack for David Oyelowo’s directorial debut in the movie, ‘The Water Man.’

The Water Man movie is produced by famous philanthropist, Oprah Winfrey, and is currently in post-production.

This superb announcement comes a year after Hassani sold out a show in Honduras; depicting the singer’s sporadic rise in the music scene. 

World Bank Approves $500m to Boost Girl Education in 7 States

The World Bank Board of Directors has approved a $500m credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (ADILE), to promote secondary school education and empowerment for adolescent girls in the seven states of Kano, Kebbi, Kaduna, Katsina, Borno, Plateau and Ekiti.

The incentive seeks to build over 5,500 junior secondary school classrooms and 3,300 classrooms for senior secondary school, as well as to improve 2,786 junior secondary and 1,914 senior secondary schools with safe, accessible and inclusive infrastructure. The adolescent girls in these states will receive life skills and digital literacy training to help them thrive in the digital economy.

The World Bank Country Director for Nigeria, Shubham Chaudhuri, said in a statement on Wednesday,

“There is no better investment to accelerate Nigeria’s human capital development than to significantly boost girls’ education. The AGILE project will enable Nigeria to make progress in improving access and quality of education for girls, especially in northern Nigeria.”

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