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We have now zero-tolerance for cultism ― FCEE Provost warns matriculants

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By Ikechukwu Odu, Nsukka

The Provost, Federal School of Schooling, Eha-Amufu, FCEE, Dr Pauline Ngozi Ikwuegbu, yesterday warned 1000 college students who matriculated into the establishment to eschew cultism, examination malpractices and different vices to keep away from being rusticated by the administration of the establishment.

FCEE, throughout its 26th matriculation ceremony enrolled 600 college students into programs in Nigeria Certificates in Schooling, NCE. The School which is in affiliation with the College of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, additionally supplied admissions to 400 college students in diploma programmes.

Addressing the brand new college students on the matriculation area at Eha-Amufu, in Isi-Uzo Native Authorities Space of Enugu State, Dr Ikwuegbu, instructed the freshers that partaking in vices would distract them from reaching tutorial excellence. She additionally enjoined them to make their mother and father and guardians proud by being studious with a view to attain enviable tutorial heights in society.

She additionally mentioned ” You can’t attempt for excellence in case you are not disciplined. The School is ruled by guidelines and laws and there are procedures for partaking in varied actions. I, due to this fact, urge you all to fastidiously learn the principles and laws and observe the procedures accordingly. I guarantee you that for those who do that, your days within the School shall be stuffed with bliss. All types of cultism, examination malpractices, use of narcotics and different vices aren’t tolerated on this establishment. Defaulters will likely be severely handled.

“Nonetheless, I want to remind all matriculants that your main intention in coming to this School is to undergo your chosen tutorial programme and graduate with flying colors. Get pleasure from your freedom however use it responsibly.”

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The Provost additionally mentioned that the establishment is ready for the welfare of the scholars, including that the Administration has launched into huge building of latest buildings, renovation of previous ones and revisiting of deserted lecture theatres to offer them befitting facelifts.

Whereas saying that the establishment boasts of dedicated instructing and non-teaching workers who’re devoted in making ready the scholars for his or her vibrant future, she additionally added that the School was on the verge of signing a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU with a financial institution to be sited within the establishment.

In his deal with, the Vice-Chancellor of UNN, Prof. Arizechukwu Igwe, whereas congratulating the brand new college students mentioned that UNN continues to command a number one place in tutorial excellence globally as a result of her dedication to influence issue researches.

The Vice-Chancellor who was represented by the Dean, College of Schooling, UNN, Prof. Joshua Umeifekwem, whereas urging the brand new college students to work arduous to earn their levels from the establishment, mentioned the certificates are given to solely those that are discovered worthy in character and studying.

He additionally mentioned “Any pupil caught indulging in secret cult actions could be expelled and handed over to the police for prosecution. You need to not additionally contain yourselves in cybercrimes as UNN has zero-tolerance for such unlawful actions.”

Among the contemporary college students who spoke to Vanguard about their matriculation into the establishment expressed happiness and pledged to be law-abiding. Endurance Odo, of Physics Schooling Division, mentioned the admission was a dream come true for her, including that she would put extra efforts in her research to graduate with glorious grades and make her mother and father proud.

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Different matriculants, together with Jennifer Mbachu, of Biology and Built-in Science Schooling Division, and Henry Iteze, of Igbo Schooling Division, equally expressed their pleasure on their admissions which they mentioned was long-awaited as a result of lockdown occasioned by coronavirus pandemic. Iteze nevertheless, bemoaned the shortage of water provide within the campus and pleaded with the administration to treatment the state of affairs.

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Tens of hundreds skip India’s vaccine drive launch

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India on Monday stepped up efforts to bolster belief in coronavirus vaccines after it was revealed that almost a 3rd of these invited to get jabs on the launch of a nationwide drive failed to show up.

The federal government has launched one of many world’s most bold vaccine programmes, aiming to innoculate 300 million of the 1.three billion inhabitants by July.

Within the first two days of the drive, which began Saturday, the federal government mentioned 224,000 of 300,000 deliberate vaccinations have been carried out.

Within the capital New Delhi, solely 53 per cent of individuals got here ahead for jabs, in response to a well being official.

“These are preliminary days and we perceive individuals are ready to see how the process pans out and the way different vaccines fare,” mentioned Suneela Garg, a member of the coronavirus activity power for the capital.

“These numbers will go up as confidence is strengthened. And for that, we have now to sort out misinformation.”

The Hindu newspaper reported that within the southern state of Tamil Nadu, the turnout was solely 16 per cent.

At a neighborhood well being centre in Rohtak district within the northern state of Haryana, solely 29 out of 100 folks anticipated confirmed up, a health care provider there informed AFP.

“Individuals are very scared. We are able to’t power anybody to take the vaccine, it’s voluntary,” mentioned the physician, talking on situation of anonymity.

With public doubt in regards to the medication spreading on social media, Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan modified his Twitter profile header to say “VACCINES WORK”.

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“From the very starting, we have now warned folks to not be fearful about this misinformation that’s being unfold,” Vardhan informed media.

India has the world’s second-largest variety of coronavirus circumstances, virtually 10.5 million.

It has up to now authorised two vaccines to be used, one in all which is but to finish its scientific trials.

Media reported that one hospital worker who had a vaccine shot within the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday died a day later after complaining of chest congestion and breathlessness.

Native well being authorities have insisted that the demise was unrelated to the vaccine, nevertheless.

The federal government mentioned that over the primary two days of vaccinations 447 folks had reported adversarial signs.

[AFP]

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Faculties in FCT, environs resume with COVID-19 adherence

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As educational actions commenced nationwide on Monday, colleges within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and its environs resumed with strict adherence to the Federal Authorities pointers on Coronavirus (COVID-19) security protocols.

The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) correspondents who monitored the resumption in Abuja, report that among the colleges visited complied with the set pointers to forestall the unfold of the virus.

On the Authorities Senior Secondary College (GSS) Tudun Wada, FCT, hand sanitizers, water and cleaning soap have been positioned on the entrance of the varsity for using the scholars.

College students and lecturers have been additionally seen observing the rules by carrying their face masks and likewise adhered to bodily distancing.

The Principal of the varsity, Mr Joseph Akor, expressed satisfaction with the extent of compliance among the many college students.

Akor stated that there was little to be accomplished as the scholars have been already conscious of the risks of not complying with the rules.

He, nevertheless, stated that the problem the varsity was presently dealing with was the non availability of water, noting that water was important to stopping the virus.

“We are going to wish to commend the federal government and likewise an NGO named Energy Ahead for offering us with hand sanitizers and face masks.

“Although the hand sanitizers didn’t go spherical the scholars, what we did was to offer the sanitizers to every class prefect, who will then be certain that all college students get to make use of earlier than coming into into the school rooms.

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“The key problem we have now is lack of potable water provide ensuing from the dry season. We would like the federal government to help us by means of the water board to get water to the varsity.”

Akor was, nevertheless, grateful to God that for the reason that creation of the pandemic, the varsity had not recorded any case of the virus.

Additionally, Mrs Ebunoluwa Adebayo, Head Trainer, Native Schooling Authority (LEA) College, Aleyita, on airport highway, recommended the Federal Authorities for the choice taken on college resumption.

Adebayo added that the choice had ignited the hopes of the scholars, lecturers and oldsters.

She stated that the varsity on its half had additionally taken proactive measures to curb the unfold of the virus by changing college meeting with class meeting to cut back mass gathering.

“The federal government in its knowledge has tried to ensure issues are in place to make sure easy resumption by fumigating the varsity.

“We even have additionally supported this effort by offering hand sanitisers, liquid cleaning soap and buckets in varied lecture rooms.

“The scholars got here of their giant quantity and we have now an instruction that there ought to be no meeting to look at social distancing in order to not unfold the virus,” she stated.

She, nevertheless, pleaded with the federal government to assist the varsity with the availability of mattresses within the case of fast response in isolating any college students seen exhibiting the signs of the COVID-19.

Present Salihu and Future Ejoga, LEA Aleyita pupils instructed NAN that they have been able to abide by the COVID-19 pointers to maintain secure always to keep away from spreading the virus.

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Equally, Mr Michael Edoh, Principal, Junior Secondary College (JSS), Kurudu, Abuja, stated that each one was set to kick begin educational actions within the college.

Edoh instructed NAN that the varsity was presently present process fumigation and cleansing of desks and cabinets whereas additionally participating college students within the clearing of the atmosphere.

He pressured the necessity to repeatedly emphasise whole compliance with the COVID-19 protocols to the scholars.

In response to him, the federal government has tried however the colleges would wish to do extra in order that security will probably be assured.

Additionally, Winner Daniel and Favour Olise, college students of JSS Kurudu thanked the Federal Authorities for the choice in opening the colleges whereas pledging to look at the rules laid down to forestall the unfold of the virus.

The Head Trainer of a non-public college in Lokogoma, who most well-liked anonymity, stated that a lot of the dad and mom didn’t enable their kids to renew as a result of concern that they may contract the virus.

Mrs Hadiza Abdullahi, a dad or mum, instructed NAN that till she was certain that the colleges have been secure sufficient earlier than she may enable her three kids to return to high school.

Mr Ademilekan Oloyede, additionally a dad or mum, urged the federal government to warning colleges proprietors from rising college charges, including that there have been so many challenges dad and mom have been dealing with within the New Yr.

“A lot of the personal colleges are rising college charges to make up for the shortfall skilled through the lockdown.

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“It’s not our fault as dad and mom, issues are arduous all over the place, if the personal colleges usually are not cautioned, I’m afraid, there may be going to be extra out-of-school kids on our streets,” he stated. (NAN)

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Court docket confirms re-election of Touadera as CAR president

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President Faustin-Archange Touadera of CAR. BBC Photograph

The Constitutional Court docket of the Central African Republic on Monday confirmed the re-election of President Faustin-Archange Touadera.

In response to ultimate outcomes introduced by the Constitutional Court docket, Touadera received his second time period with 53.16 per cent of the Dec. 27 balloting.

On Jan. 4, authorities introduced preliminary outcomes of the vote, saying Touadera received 53.92 per cent, however his opponents demanded that the Constitutional Court docket cancel the poll, claiming “huge fraud’’ and low voter turnout.

The ballot was held below threats from armed teams, which fashioned a brand new alliance, often called the Coalition of Patriots for Change, and launched assaults within the provinces, vowing to “march on Bangui,’’ the capital.

The federal government accused former president Francois Bozize of instigating the unrest to aim a coup. (Xinhua/NAN)

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