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Bauchi Students Want ICT Centres In Secondary Schools

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The Students of Government Day Secondary School Shadawanka Barrack Bauchi have called on the state government to establish Information and Communication Technology (ICT) centers in secondary schools across the state.

They made the call at the Digital Skills and Gender based Violence, (GBV) Outreach, organised by Switch Media funded by OXFAM to commemorate international day of girl child on Thursday in Bauchi.

Mr Mustapha Maina , Student said with the spread of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), gaining momentum across the globe,

“There is need for government to make ICT compulsory in all tiers of education, for the students to communicate effectively anywhere they go

“We are calling on the government to support schools by establishing ICT centers in secondary schools for students to learn digital skills before graduation,” Maina said.

Miss Bright Aniagboso , student, stressed the need for the government to make the use of ICT facilities compulsory in schools for teaching and learning.

The secondary schools need computers and ICT equipment to learn about the digital skills to become self-reliant after graduating.

“If students graduate with additional Technology skills it empowers us. Government jobs are not readily available,” she said.

She noted that in spite of its potential in the development of IT education, not many schools had extensively adopted ICT facilities for teaching and learning.

Aniagboso however urged the government to provide security in their schools to save them from the menace of Gender based Violence.

On his Part, Mr Jang Ajemasu told the students with digital Skills and knowledge would assist to develop the nation making use of their experience and advancement in IT technology.

He advised that secondary school students should be encouraged using ICT in communicating, teaching and learning in classrooms.

“These will facilitate their learning skills, knowledge and experience in information technology,” he said.

Ajemasu explained that Digital Skills has the potential to accelerate, enrich and deepen skills to motivate and engage students and to help relate school experience to work practices.

He noted that digital Skills can improve students’ connectivity in businesses, employment, and employers buying and selling globally.

Speaking also Mrs Mary Ann Emmanuel Civil Society Organization (CSO ) told the students that technology applications can help curb Gender based violence (GBV)

“It empowers women and girls to be gainfully employed and independent, adding that technology can also be a pivotal tool for girls to become campaigners and activist.,” She said.

On her part Mrs Alonge Deborah , Teacher and activist charged the students to imbibe the culture of togetherness and foster peace among themselve.

She urged the students to rise in the fight against gender based violence and embrace the digital Skills and viable knowledge.

ICT helps students to become competent and confident users who can use the basic knowledge and skills acquired to assist them in their daily lives.

“It is also supposed to prepare students for the world of tomorrow. It aims to help learners to have an open and flexible mind.

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Former Perm Sec Commissions 4.6km Damare Road, Lauds Fintiri’s Achievements

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A retired federal permanent secretary and elder statesman Alhaji Ahidjo Bamanga has lauded Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for his outstanding achievements in 3 years which have uplifted the status of the state

He was speaking during the commissioning of 4.6km ATV Damare road in Girei local government area.

Speaking shortly before the commissioning Alhaji Bamanga applauded the Governor for his commitment towards changing the fortunes of the state.

The elder statesman described Governor Fintiri as a committed, result oriented and great achiever who has salvaged the state from the shackles of underdevelopment urging all Adamawa people to support him for continuity.

Earlier Governor Fintiri said the 4.6km road is part of the landmark achievements in the deliveries of the urban renewal campaign of his administration.

The Governor said government has developed a two way approach to infrastructural strides which is urban renewal and rural infrastructure and community development and it will not rest on its oars till it achieves that.

He proudly noted that Adamawa is wearing a beautiful look and has fast become an investment hub for investors.

While pledging to continue to flag off and commission projects till the end of his tenure he reiterated his resolve to ensure that no one is left behind and nothing is left untouched.

Commissioner of works and energy development, Adamu Atiku
said the 4.6km ATV Damare road is strategic and important as it has ameliorated the plight of commuters and opened up the area for development.

There were goodwill messages from the District Head of Girei, Dr Ibrahim Ahmed Mustapha, and chairman Girei Local Government Council Judah Amisa and Baba Salam.

High points of the event was a display of three hearty cheers from corp members who are major beneficiaries of the road which leads to the NYSC orientation camp Damare.

The Governor while inspecting the road had a stopover at the NYSC camp and was cheerfully welcomed by the corp members.

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Accountability: Nat’l Lottery Trust Fund Emerges 2nd Best Compliant Agency In Nigeria

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Dr Bello Maigari, the Executive Secretary , National Lottery Trust Fund, has said that the Agency emerged the second best accountability compliant in Federal Government Agency’s Anti Corruption and Transparency Units ( ACTU) in 2021.

Dr Bello Maigari made the agency’s stand clear in a statement issued on Monday and signed by Muhammad Auwal Adam, Media and Puɓlications unit of the Trust Fund.

Dr. Maigari equally stated that the agency was the fourth best compliant among the government MDA in efficiency and transparency in the workplace.

“In less than Three years of the constitution of the Unit, the agency scored 84.45% to emerge the second best compliant in agency category in Nigeria and the fourth best compliant MDA with systems and processes put in place to promote efficiency and transparency in the workplace”. Maigari said.

According to Dr. Maigari, the success is attributed to the efforts put by the agency’s Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU).

The Executive Secretary stated that the development equally followed the high standards of transparency and accountability collectively exhibited by the management and staff of the agency.

Similarly, Federal Government has lauded the National Lottery Trust Fund for gigantic intervention in National Sports Development and urged other government MDAs to emulate.

According to Dr Bello Maigari, the commendation followed the giant intervention so far made by the agency in promoting nation’s sport.

He said that over N574m worth of sports equipment procured by the National Lottery Trust Fund and distributed to over 2000 selected public primary schools across the country.

He noted that the significance of the intervention would go along way in promoting good causes and sport Development among Nigerian Youths.//

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Ishaka Dedan Reelected As Adamawa NUJ Chair

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The Adamawa state Council of the Nigeria union of Journalists, NUJ Saturday held its election which saw the emergence of Ishaka Donald Dedan as the Chairman for the second term.

This was announced by the Chairman, Electoral Committee of the twenty twenty two election, Comrade Bashir Liman at the N UJ’s Secretariat, Press Centre Yola.

The returned Chairman, Comrade Ishaka Donald Dedan polled one hundred and ten votes to defeat his rival Comrade Kate Aliyuda who polled seventy two votes.

Meanwhile, Comrade Fidelis Jockthan polled one hundred and twenty votes to clinch the position of Secretary defeating his closest rival Jonathan Filibus who polled seventy three votes.

The office of the treasurer was won by Joy Diamond Leka with one hundred and sixteen votes beating her rival Felicia Amos who polled thirty seven.

Other positions of Auditor and Assistant Secretary were unopposed.

The newly elected leaders were administered oath of office by Barrister Sunday Wugira.

In an inaugural speech, the Vice Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalist, North East zone, Comrade Zare Baba charged the new executive to carry every body along and eschew bigotry and favoritism.

In an acceptance and victory speech, the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Comrade Ishaka Donald Dedan who thanked God for the victory pledged to play an open door policy.

Comrade Dedan who solicited prayers and support of the members urged them to advise them where necessary.

Speaking, the Permanent Secretary ministry of information, Barrister Isuwa Misali who congratulated the new executives to work together towards forging the union forward.

Other speakers at the event who presented their good will messages include NUT state Chairman, Comrade Rodney Nathan, representative of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN Adamawa state Chapter and Radio Television Theatre and Art Workers Union, RATTAWU.

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