Thursday, September 18, 2014
ONDO STATE GOVERNOR, DR OLUSEGUN MIMIKO HAS BEEN SELECTED AMONG OTHER PROMINENT ONDO STATE INDIGENEs FOR 2013/2014 NATIONAL HONOURS.
GOVERNOR MIMIKO WILL BE CONFERRED WITH COMMANDER OF THE ORDER OF NIGER (CON) AT THE CEREMONY TO HOLD ON THE 29TH THIS MONTH at the international conference center abuja.
OTHER HONOUREES FROM THE STATE ARE THE CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE PRESIDENT, RETIRED BRIG. GEN DEINDE AROGBOFA, (CFR) HIS ELDER BROTHER, BASHORUN SEINDE AROGBOFA, (OFR) THE OSEMAWE OF ONDO KINGDOM AND CHAIRMAN COUNCIL OF OBAS AND TRADITIONAL RULERS, OBA DR. VICTOR KILADEJO (CFR).
ALSO ON THE LIST ARE THE OLUGBO OF UGBOLAND, OBA FREDRICK AKINRUITAN (CON), PROF. NIYI AKINNASO. (MFR), MR JIMOH IBRAHIM, (CFR)AND NOLLYHOOD DIVA, OMOTOLA JOLADE EKEHIDE, (MFR),ONDO STATE COMMONWEALTH GOLD MEDALISTS AMINAT ADENIYI AND ODUNAYO ADEKUOROYE (MON)
The Kwara State government has directed primary and secondary schools to resume on Monday.
The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) had directed itsmembers not to resume, until their demands on the control of the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) were met.
The Commissioner for Education, Saka Onimago, asked all schools to provide basic hygiene materials, such as washing bowls, soap and towels.
Onimago, in a statement, directed two teachers from each school to undergo training on Ebola prevention, adding that the programme would begin as soon as the federal ministries of Health and Education provide the necessary facilities.
He said the new school fees of N750 per term had been fixed for senior secondary schools, N500 for junior secondary and N250 for primary schools.
Also, the Ondo State government has directed all public and private schools to resume on Monday.
Commissioner for Information Kayode Akinmade, in a statement, said the government has made provision for the safe return of pupils to their schools.
He said the state has lined up activities to sensitise the public, headteachers and teachers on how to prevent the disease.
The statement said scanners would be distributed to schools for early detection of contagious diseases.
The statement said meeting and sensitisation are on-going among education and health officials as well as stakeholders in the primary and secondary education system.
Akinmade said government has also brought in a disinfection expert from the United Kingdom to train in the prevention of the disease.
But in Niger State, the government has fixed October 10 for the resumption for all schools.
The government said the new date was informed by the Eid-el-Kabirfestival expected to hold in the first week of October.
The new date was announced when Governor Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu received a delegation of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and National Examinations Council (NECO) in his office yesterday.
Aliyu said mostpupils would want to celebrate the festival with their parents, hence the September 22 date will not work.
"Most of the children will want to witness the slaughtering of rams and participate in other post-Sallah festivities," Aliyu said.
He said fixing the resumption date for Friday would enable pupils in boarding schools to tidy their surroundings for classes to begin on Monday.