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School children and teacher shot dead at school before ‘explosion’ rocks building

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School children and teacher shot dead at school before ‘explosion’ rocks building

Six children and one teacher have been killed in a school shooting after two gunmen opened fire in Kazan, south west Russia.

Twelve other people have been admitted to the hospital and 20 ambulance teams were dispatched to the school.

Emergency services have rushed to the scene and a 17-year-old boy has since been arrested in relation to the shooting. Footage appears to show the boy being arrested on the steps of the school.

The second gunman, said to be on the third floor and holding up to seven children hostage, has been killed, local sources told RT.

School children and teacher shot dead at school before ?explosion? rocks building

Shortly after the shooting began, an explosion rocked the school while students were inside.

They said: “There was an explosion in the school building, we can see heavy smoke.”

Horrifying footage has emerged from the scene, showing students fleeing by jumping out of the school’s windows.

School children and teacher shot dead at school before ?explosion? rocks building

School children and teacher shot dead at school before ?explosion? rocks building

School shootings are relatively rare in Russia.

Though, in 2004, 334 people died during the Beslan hostage crisis – thought to be the deadliest school shooting in modern history.

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Okowa lauds TETFund for contributing to educational development

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By Gistflash

June 16, 2021

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, on Wednesday, lauded Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) for its role in the growth and development of tertiary education in the country.

The governor gave the commendation while receiving the Chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Tertiary Education and Services, Aminu Suleiman, and other members at Government House, Asaba.

Okowa said that he was proud of the outstanding contributions of TETFund to funding of research and infrastructure developments in higher institutions across the country.

While describing the National Assembly as an important organ of government, he commended it for enactment of laws and its oversight functions which, he said, had engendered advancement in education in the country.

“As it stands in this country, the more the National Assembly actually goes out on oversight functions, the more likely we are going to have better institutions.

“There is no doubt that through various laws passed by our nation and the Act establishing TETFund, a lot has been done in tertiary institutions.

“But, I still think that generally as a country, we must begin to look very closely into the funding and research of our tertiary institutions more than we are doing at the moment.

“This will help in the development of the mind and the higher institutions, and will also help in trying to bring us to compete with other universities across the world,” Okowa said.

He said that his administration had upgraded three higher institutions in the state to universities, stressing that the development was informed by the yearnings of the people of the state for higher education.

“I am glad that you have talked about Federal University of Technology, Asaba.

“I believe that with the facilities at the Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba, the Federal Government will not be spending more to get the university running.

“It’s just a question of upgrading the Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba. They have enough structures and a good number of lecturers also,’’ he said.

On his administration’s entrepreneurial programmes, Okowa said until “we begin to grow youth entrepreneurs in skill acquisition and agriculture, we may not be able to sustain the peace being built at the moment.”

He urged members of the National Assembly to play their roles to keep the country united and give hope to the people, especially in this trying period, saying that the legislature was a very important part of the polity.

Earlier, Suleiman said that his team was in the state in continuation of its oversight functions.

He said that one of the responsibilities of the legislature was to perform oversight on the state of institutions of higher learning to enable them discharge their duties, with regards to appropriation.

Suleiman commended Okowa for his commitment, honesty and dedication to duty, which, he said, had led to massive road construction across the state.

He also lauded the governor for his administration’s youth empowerment programme, leading to sustained peace in the state.

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UNICEF, SUBEB train 58 on schools management in Adamawa

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June 15, 2021

The Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Adamawa in collaboration with UNICEF Bauchi field office has begun  a five days training for 58 master trainers on School Based Management Committee (SBMC) in Adamawa.

Speaking during the training,  Mr Joel Jatum, Education Consultant UNICEF said that the master trainers were drawn from the Local Government Education Authority (LGEA),  Federal College of Education (FCE), Yola and College of Education (COE) Hong.

According to him, the master trainers are going to train 100 SBMC’s established in Fufore, Guyuk, Hong, Michika, Mubi North and Mubi South Local Government Area.

“The objective of the training is to prepare Mater trainers that will train SBMC’s in the 100 schools to steer their participation in school management and governance.

“This is because government and partners can not meet the increasing need of the schools; Therefore community and stakeholders have to take responsibility in providing quality education for the children”, he said.

Jatum further said that, UNICEF would support the 100 SBMC’s with grant for the implementation of their school improvement plan for safe learning environment and other projects.

Mrs Wilbina Jackson, Commissioner for Education commended the effort of UNICEF for the development of education in the state.

She urged the master trainers to pay attention to be able to train other members of SBMC’s in the befitting LGAs.

Jackson assured that the monitoring team would effectively monitor the step down training that will start on June 21 to 25
In his remarks, Dr Salihi Ateequ, Board Chairman SUBEB represented by Board member II,  Mr Adiel Kurda charged the participants to ensure they understand the training.

He advised them to ask relevant questions  for clarification in areas they do not understand to enable them  pass on the message successful

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Democracy Day: NABTEB reschedules Chemistry, Literature

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June 12, 2021

The National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) has rescheduled Chemistry and Literature in English papers in the 2021 NBC/NTC Examinations.

 

The subjects were earlier scheduled for Monday (June 14).

The board made the announcement in a statement signed by its Registrar, Prof. Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe, on Saturday in Abuja.

Isiugo-Abanihe said the decision was due to Federal Government’s declaration of Monday public holiday to mark 2021 Democracy Day.

“The National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) has announced  rescheduling of two papers in the upcoming 2021 NBC/NTC Examinations earlier fixed for Monday, June 14, 2021.

”This is due to the declaration of Monday, June 14, as public holiday by the Federal Government to mark this year’s Democracy Day.

”The affected papers will now hold on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

“Consequently, all NABTEB state and zonal coordinators have been directed to inform all supervisors, proprietors and other stakeholders in their states and zones.”

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