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Heritage Bank identifies importance of reformed education system

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Against the backdrop of reduced federal government revenue and consequent reduction in federal investment in the education sector, Heritage Bank Plc has indicated the urgency for reformed educational system in the interest of youths’ future.

Mrs. Kehinde Wole- Olomojobi, Group Treasury of Heritage Bank disclosed this at an educational stakeholders’ summit recently in Lagos, on the theme – “Our Children Safety, Everyone’s Business.”

According to her, the school of the future would aim at developing a more well -rounded, wholly educated individual members of the society who would combine the necessary academic curriculum with extra-curricular activities to develop balance between the different sections of life.

She noted that as technology continued to advance at rocket pace and the gap in the world’s knowledge distribution continues to contract, it was necessary to reform the school system to develop a modern, fit-for-purpose school system.

Olomojobi in her paper titled “managing the school of the future in the face of dwindling resources,” observed that the school of the future would effectively play a significant role in building culture and morality in students while offering notable flexibility in managing the learning process.

She opined that the school of the future will leverage on strategic partnerships with industry and government catering to development of proficiency and skills needed to develop individuals well equipped to meet the needs of the modern global world.

The bank executive who was addressing participants at the summit also remarked that managing the school of the future would require three critical skills: passion for the vision, inspirational leadership and conflict resolution skills.

Olomojobi remarked that the school of the future would be a “safe, secure, flexible one which has effectively adapted technological tools to its learning process and which offers its diverse students a personalized learning process needed to fill any gaps in their unique backgrounds.”

She also said the school of the future would have an efficient accountability system, developed critical parent-teacher synergy that would be well aligned with today’s(and tomorrow’s) industries and offers an extended range of services for both its students and its community.

The Bank’s Treasurer further listed some of the challenges facing the current Nigeria’s educational sector as limited use of technology and visual aids in the teaching process and recent hike in insecurity leading to kidnapping of students.

Others are singular approach to learning which is rather strait jacketed and appeared to apply the same teaching tools and materials for all students regardless of cognitive and personality differences as well as cognitive focus which is heavily weighted in favour of cognitive intelligence at the expense of other important areas such as emotional intelligence among others.

Other important personalities who presented papers at the summit included the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, Mrs. Ronke Odeleye, Director, School Safety, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Wale Olaoye, Managing Director/CEO, Halogen Security Company Limited and Mrs. Remi Olutimehin, CEO, Rightmove Consulting/Convener Education Stakeholders’ Summit 2017

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Police Deploy More Personnel To Seaports In Lagos Over Nigerian Students, NANS’ Protest

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Following the ASUU strike that has kept university students across the nation at home for over seven months, NANS declared “Occupy The Airport” nationwide protest.

The Nigeria Police Force has announced that it has deployed personnel to adequately secure seaports across the nation following a threat by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to shut down commercial activities at the nation’s busiest seaports ¬¬¬¬¬¬- the Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports in protest over the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Following the ASUU strike that has kept university students across the nation at home for over seven months, NANS declared “Occupy The Airport” nationwide protest.
The aggrieved students who protested on Monday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport also reportedly threatened to ground commercial activities at the Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports in Lagos State.
Disclosing the security beef up to Daily Trust, the Commissioner of Police in charge of Western Port Authority Command, Jonathan Towuru, said security was tightened around the Western Ports to avoid any breakdown of law and order although the student body did not show up as threatened.
The commissioner said, “People went about their businesses while operations at the terminals went on seamlessly, without any hindrance. But if the students eventually turn up, we will engage them in discussions. I must say that they conducted themselves well on Monday at the airport even though you still saw police monitoring the protest.”

 

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Evans The Billionaire Kidnapper Bags 21 Year Imprisonment

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Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Special Offences Court on Monday sentenced kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, and his co-defendant, Victor Aduba, to 21 years imprisonment for kidnapping one Sylvanus Hafia.

They were accused of conspiring and kidnapping Sylvanus Ahanonu Hafia at about 5:30 pm on June 23, 2014, at Kara Street, Amuwo Odofin in Lagos and were alleged to have captured and detained Hafia and demanded a ransom of $2m.

But they pleaded not guilty to the four charges.

The judge held that the sentence would serve as a deterrent to other aspiring kidnappers

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Poverty, Hunger in the Country, Okowa Blames APC

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…says Delta healthcare will curb medical tourism

Delta State Governor and Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ifeanyi Okowa, weekend, said that poor management of the nation’s economy by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) caused the rising hunger and poverty in the country.

He stated this at an empowerment programme for the people of Ika Federal Constituency at Boji-Boji Owa, Ika North Council by the member representing the constituency at the House of Representatives, Mr. Victor Nwokolo.

The governor, who commended Nwokolo for his gesture, described the event as “empowerment programme with a difference. He said Nigeria was troubled because people were hungry and out of job due to mismanagement of the nation’s economy.

He added that even students were having lots of challenges because their parents could not meet their needs owing to the level of poverty resulting from ineptitude of the APC-led Federal Government.

He, therefore, urged Nigerians to support the PDP, saying it was the only party with clear understanding of the nation’s challenges and had clear solution to rescue the nation.

Earlier, Nwokolo said his motive for the empowerment was to restore hope to the hopeless amid rising hunger and poverty in the land.

MEANWHILE, Okowa, also at the different forum, said the huge investment being made by his administration in the health sector was to improve healthcare delivery and reduce medical tourism in the country.

He disclosed this in an interview with journalists shortly after inspecting facilities at the Advanced Diagnostic Medical Centre and Mother and Child Hospital, Owa-Alero in Ika Council of the state.

He said the twin medical facilities would, on completion, reduce medical tourism as it would provide first-class medical services to people who would have sought medical treatment abroad.

“I am glad we have gotten to this stage. I had high hopes that by today, we would have inaugurated these projects.

“The equipment are fully on site and we are trying to get things fully sorted out and I am sure that in the next one month, it should be ready and opened to the public for use.

“The two projects are obviously very important. The Mother and Child, as it is so stated, is supposed to take care of every illness concerning our women and children,” he said.

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