Edo govt to shut-down unregistered, substandard private schools

As part of ongoing efforts to sanitize the educational system, the Edo State Government has announced that starting in August 2023, it will start cracking down on unregistered and unapproved schools in the state.

Rosaline Okosun, the state’s acting director general of quality assurance (QA) for the ministry of education, revealed this during a meeting with officials and owners of private schools in the region.

Okosun emphasized that the state government is intensifying monitoring of schools in the state, but added that this is not being done to engage in witch-hunts but rather to ensure quality and standards.

According to her, the state has 1,716 private schools registered, including 920 elementary and 796 secondary schools.

“We have more than these many schools in Edo, she remarked. We are here to work together to make sure that every private school in the state is registered because some are still awaiting registration. The state’s leadership is worried about students and how the educational system will help them. Therefore, things are no longer going as usual.


CIBN donate building to Olabisi Onabanjo University

As part of efforts to improve banking and finance education in the nation and to close the gap between theory and practice, academia and industry, the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria donated a building to the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye.

The building was one of seven model projects from the six geopolitical zones that were donated to various institutions, according to a statement released on Wednesday by the institute.

According to the report, the OOU was chosen because of its innovative status as the first tertiary institution to participate in the CIBN linkage program.

The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ashiru, and the President/Chairman of Council of CIBN, Ken Opara, unveiled the cutting-edge building, which serves as a lecture theater, demonstration classroom, and multipurpose center.

At the ceremony, the provost expressed his gratitude for the CIBN’s act of generosity and corporate responsibility.

This admirable act is consistent with the collaborative mindset that prevails in business and academia. Ashiru claimed that by collaborating, academia and business can close the gap between theoretical understanding and real-world application.

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