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Presidential Cmte On Covid-19 Holds Zonal Town Hall Meeting In Yola



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By Muhammad B Muhammad

The Presidential Steering Committee On Covid-19 in collaboration with National Primary Health Care Development Agency has organised Northeast town hall meeting over Covid-19 vaccine in the Banquet Hall, Government House, Yola on Tuesday.

The meeting had in attendance Governors and stakeholders from the six states in the zone.

It has deliberated on issues inline with the principle of community engagement towards empowering people with correct information on the Covid-19 vaccine.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State commended the Presidential committee on Covid-19 for organising the town hall meeting as according to him would enlighten the people in the Northeast on the need to get vaccinated.

Fintiri lauded staff of the Adamawa State Primary Health Development Agency, vaccination teams as well as strategic and traditional leaders in Adamawa bfor their effort towards containing the coronavirus pandemic.

Represented by Deputy Governor Chief Crowther Seth, Governor Fintiri revealed that over 33,000 people have received the first Covid-19 vaccine in Adamawa and called on the citizenry to avail themselves to get vaccinated as the second vaccination has commenced.

In his keynote address, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) who is the Chairman Presidential Committee on Covid-19 observed that there is still course for concern in the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

The SGF who was represented by the Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammed Mahmud Abubakar called on the state governments and community leaders in the Northeast zone to mobilize people to come out and receive the second jab of the Covid-19 vaccine.

The Minister of Health, Doctor Osagie Ehanire said since the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic in February 2019 in Nigeria, the federal government has been proactive towards containing the virus which has so far claimed over 2000 lives in the country.

In his goodwill message, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, the Minister of State for Education disclosed that if the 2 million teachers in the country will get vaccinated would help to containing the spread of the virus especially in schools across Nigeria.

The Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Doctor Faisal Shuaib commended Adamawa for having the highest number of people coming out to receive Covid-19 vaccine in the country and revealed plans to start producing the vaccine in Africa.

The Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Doctor Chikwe Ikpeazu stressed that the Covid-19 vaccine can save lives and called on people to join hands with the organization towards fighting the pandemic.

The World Health Organization (WHO) Country Representative, Doctor Walter Kazadi Mulombo assured the organization’s support towards vaccinating ten percent of every population in countries including Nigeria by the end of September this year.

Earlier in his welcome remarks, Lamido Adamawa Doctor Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Mustafa, represented by the Galadima Adamawa, Alhaji Mustafa Aminu appreciated all stakeholders, development partners and health workers for their collaboration in the fight against Covid-19 in the country.

There were drama presentation, technical session, questions and answers as well as goodwill messages from the governors of Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe states.

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NUC Approves 43 Academic Programmes For Federal University Kashere




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By Tom Garba, Yola

National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved all 43 academic programs presented for certification during the October/November 2023 accreditation exercise of Federal University Kashere.

This development was made known in a press release signed by the University’s public relations officer, Mrs Janet Ibrahim Ezekiel and presented to this medium today.

NUC approval document with the reference number NUC/ES/412/VOL.14/327, which was addressed to Prof. Umaru A. Pate, Vice Chancellor of the university with the caption, “Result of the October/November 2023 Accreditation of Academic Programmes in Nigerian Universities.

This indicated that in line with the provision of section 10 (1) of the Education (National Minimum Standard and Establishment of Institutions) Act CAP E3. Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, the commission organized the Accreditation of academic programs at the Federal University of Kashere in October/November and accredited all 43 academic status

Among the programs listed were postgraduate programs presented for accreditation, as well as some existing undergraduate programs presented for re-accreditation, and others were newly established programs presented for initial accreditation, all of which were approved, with no programs denied accreditation.

According to the results, out of the 43 programs offered, all four (4) postgraduate programs received accreditation status, 32 undergraduate programs received full accreditation, and 7 other undergraduate programs received interim accreditation status.

” It is important to note that any Postgraduate Programme with Accredited Status and Undergraduate Programme with Full Accreditation will remain valid for five (5) years after which they will be presented for re-accreditation, whereas those with Interim Accreditation Status will be valid for two (2) years before being re-accredited.

“You may be aware that the Federal University of Kashere offers 98 academic programs, 49 at the postgraduate and undergraduate levels. It is also worth noting that all 49 Postgraduate Programmes have been authorized and recognized; 42 Undergraduate Programmes have Full Accreditation Status, while the remaining seven (7) Undergraduate Programmes have Interim Accreditation Status.” The statement said

In response to the latest development, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Umaru A. Pate, thanked Allah for the good conclusion and congratulated all staff participating in the accreditation process, calling it a communal achievement. While promising to work toward solidifying the achievement, the Vice Chancellor also requested additional cooperation from the entire University personnel in his efforts to convert the University into a true fortress of learning.

It should be noted that the Vice Chancellor, upon taking office on February 11, 2021, pledged to strengthen the University’s academic standards and quality assurance as one of his administration’s six priorities, as seen by the outcomes of this accrediting exercise.

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Cleric Advocates Educational Reform In Nigeria, Berates Change In National Anthem




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Reverend Father Maurice Kwairanga, the Parish Priest of Saint Charles Lwanga Catholic Church, Ngurore is emphasizing the need for educational reform in Nigeria, rather than just changing the national anthem.

He believes that the energy spent on changing the anthem could have been better spent addressing the issues in the education system, such as decay in public schools and institutions.

The priest said this during a mass to commemorate Saint Charles Lwanga Day and also unveiled a learning institute to address the decaying standard of education across the country.

He said it is worrisome that structures in public schools are now death traps, and unqualified teachers are now mentors of the younger generation.

He said the church has taken the initiative to establish a new school, Saint Charles Lwanga Nursery, primary school, and college, to contribute to improving education in the country.

“We will build a world-class school in this part of Nigeria. As a church, we might not have the funds at the moment, but we have the will to do it. The Saint Charles Lwanga Nursery and Primary will have all the modern teaching equipment and qualified teachers, unlike what is obtainable in the public schools”

His message highlights the importance of prioritizing education to drive meaningful change and development in Nigeria.

As a church leader, he lent his voice in calling for patriotic Nigerians to invest in education by supporting initiatives that will strengthen the sector and improve the standard of education.

Highlights of the Saint Charles Lwanga Day in Ngurore were traditional dances from different communities.

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Gov Fintiri Mourns As Ndatam Wesley Fwa Dies At 85




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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has mourned the passing of late Baba Ndatam Wesley Fwa, at the age of 85.

Governor Fintiri in company of his Deputy Prof Kaletapwa George Farauta, and other Government officials joined mourners at the family compound of the deceased who died after an illness.

Governor Fintiri described death of Wesley Fwa as a great lose not only to his family but, the entire Mbula Chiefdom and the state as a whole.

He revealed that the deceased’s wealth of experience will be sorely missed especially at a critical time in history of the state and country and urged the family to take solace in God and emulate the lifestyle of their late father and brother.

The Governor extended his condolences on behalf of his family and the government and prayed to God to rest the soul of baba Wesley in peace.

Responding on behalf of the family, brother of the deceased, Mr Al’ajibi Fwa, appreciated the Governor and his cabinet for identifying with the Fwa family in their moment of sorrow and wish him well.

Late Baba Prince Ndatam Wesley Fwa, died at Absolute Care Hospital and left behind 6 children, grand children and great grand children. 

Prominent among the deceased children is the former Demsa LGA Chairman, Wenakan Wesley Fwa.


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