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FIRSTBANK: EDUCATION CHALLENGES FACING PARENTS

The CEO of FirstBank Dr. Adesola Adeduntan has announced that the Bank in partnership with government and other stakeholders is extending its attention to immediate needs in our society in the face of the widespread COVID-19 by putting in place complementary efforts in education to support students and minimize the disruption to education resulting from schools’ closure. This is following the activation of the Bank’s Business Continuity Process and subsequent deployment of safety initiatives and measures implemented across its business outlets nationwide, to help flatten the curve and ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff customers and other stakeholders.Dr Adeduntan explained that many parents are concerned about children and wards whose education is truncated by the current crisis and are particularly worried about keeping children at home idle as all schools from primary through to tertiary institutions are closed across the nation. Emphasising the urgent need to ensure that our…

plans to reopen schools will not be done in two weeks as rumoured

The Federal Government has disclosed that there are plans to reopen schools nationwide soon, however, this will not be done in two weeks as being rumoured. This was made known by the minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 news conference in Abuja following rumours that the Federal Government would reopen schools in the next two weeks.The Federal Government had ordered the indefinite closure of educational institutions nationwide as part of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.The Minister said the schools would be reopened when the safety of the school children could be guaranteed. He said the government is being careful as not to endanger the lives of the school children and further spread of the coronavirus in the society.He added that his ministry is working with other relevant stakeholders and agencies of government to put necessary measures in place that would guarantee the safety of children before the…

Regulatory Relief Order to Support Economic Recovery

I have taken sweeping action to control the spread of the virus in the United States, including by suspending entry of certain foreign nationals who present a risk of transmitting the virus; implementing policies to accelerate acquisition of personal protective equipment and bring new diagnostic capabilities to laboratories; and pressing forward rapidly in the search for effective treatments and vaccines.  Our States, tribes, territories, local communities, health authorities, hospitals, doctors and nurses, manufacturers, and critical infrastructure workers have all performed heroic service on the front lines battling COVID-19.  Executive departments and agencies (agencies), under my leadership, have helped them by taking hundreds of administrative actions since March, many of which provided flexibility regarding burdensome requirements that stood in the way of implementing the most effective strategies to stop the virus’s spread.The virus has attacked our Nation’s economy as well as …

Students Should Make Use Of This Period To Learn Productive Things

Students can take this time to learn a new set of skills that will help improve their CVs, help them to get better jobs, and earn more as well as possibly serve as an added advantage to them in the nearest future.The truth is that no skill or knowledge is a waste. Whatever you learn today may be all you will need to seize an opportunity that will turn your life around for good tomorrow.The internet gives everyone the opportunity to learn anything- anything at all. So you do not need to step out of your house to learn something that will be gainful to you tomorrow and the interesting thing is that you can learn most of these things for FREE if you are determined and focused.This post will highlight productive things every student should learn and do during this lockdown to improve the course of their lives ...Learn a language: This is a skill that you can add to your CV as well. It can even open up new avenues in your career later on. For those that will like to further their studies a…

Nigerians from Dubai safely arrive in Lagos

The returnees landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.The Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa confirmed the development on Twitter. She said all the 256 returnees tested negative for coronavirus before boarding from Dubai.
She tweeted, “Welcome home! NCDC officials addressing stranded Nigerian returnees from Dubai. They will be proceeding to a location for compulsory isolation. All 256 tested negative for COVID 19 before boarding from Dubai.”Minister of Foreign Affairs, Godwin Onyeama also confirmed the development via his Twitter handle. Meanwhile, the Federal Government had earlier said all the evacuees would be quarantined for 14 days on their return to Nigeria.