Akeredolu’s govt to stop free secondary school education in Ondo

Akeredolu’s govt to stop free secondary school education in Ondo

Indications emerged on Sunday that the Ondo State government is set to discontinue free education at the Secondary Schools level across the state. The decision was contained in a communique issued by the over 2,000 stakeholders who converged on the International Culture and Events Center (DOME), Akure, for a two-day education summit in the state. Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who declared the event opened last Thursday, had assured the participants of the summit that the government will enforce any decision taken at the end of the summit. He urged participants to…

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Back to school health check: Packed lunches

Back to school health check: Packed lunches

September is here, summer is over and it’s time to go back to school. Doubtless parents up and down the country have spent the past few days frantically buying uniform, seeking out sports kit and stocking up on stationery essentials – but amongst all start-of-term madness, have you given thought to your children’s packed lunches? Starting or returning to school places all sorts of social, emotional, and mental stresses on children, and nutrition plays a vital role in helping them face up to the day-to-day demands of school life with strength and confidence….

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Kids, are you overworked at school? Here’s how you can cope with the stress

Kids, are you overworked at school? Here’s how you can cope with the stress

Between homework, schoolwork, exams and test anxiety, post-school activities and bullying, kids can be super stressed out, but now, a team of researchers has outlined which coping strategies work best. The study’s lead author Bruce Compas said that learning effective ways to manage stress is especially important for children. “Chronic stress is bad for adults, but it is particularly troublesome for children, because among many other effects, it can cause long-term problems with complex thinking and memory skills, attention, learning and behaviour,” Compas said. For the purposes of the study,…

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DU’s summer school helps poor students realise dreams of higher education

DU’s summer school helps poor students realise dreams of higher education

Delhi University’s pre-entrance summer school is a boon for poor students, who want to pursue higher education. The university provides free coaching to students belonging to the economically weaker sections, SC/ST, OBC (non-creamy layer), minorities and persons with disabilities (PwD) to prepare them for the postgraduate admissions tests. This year, the university is holding free classes in five disciplines – English, Law, Mathematics, Physics and Zoology. The coaching, designed as a two-week course, started on June 7. The classes will end on June 19. The entrance exams for postgraduate courses…

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CBSE Class 12 Board results: Son scores 82% in school where father worked on daily wages

CBSE Class 12 Board results: Son scores 82% in school where father worked on daily wages

LUCKNOW: The story of daily wager’s son, Ashok Yadav, is a tale of human grit, determination, sweat and glory. Ashok’s father, Rajesh, works as a marble mason on daily wages. The young man has secured 82% aggregate and 93% in a much-loved subject, physics, in the CBSE Class 12 Board Exams. Destiny took Yadav to St Anjani’s Public School in Rajajipuram, Lucknow, where he studied in a one-room house without electricity, which till sometime back had no drinking water facility. He was admitted to the school after its founder-director MD…

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Mumbai parents win fight against fee hike, civic body asks school to roll back its decision

Mumbai parents win fight against fee hike, civic body asks school to roll back its decision

Parents of those studying in Turner Orchids, the International School in Koparkhairne on the outskirts of Mumbai have managed a small victory. Taking note of their complaint, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has ordered the school to roll back its fee hike. The parents, in their complaint, said the school has asked parents to pay Rs10,000 (for Class 6 and 7) and Rs15,000 (for Class 8) for the upcoming academic year (2017-18) under the Orchids Careers Foundation Programme (OCFP), in addition to their regular fees. The parents claimed the…

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Delhi Government Orders Three-Day School Shutdown Over Smog

Delhi Government Orders Three-Day School Shutdown Over Smog

Schools in the Indian capital will be closed for the next three days, the Delhi state government said Sunday, as the city struggles with one of the worst spells of air pollution in recent years. “Emergency measures are needed to solve this problem together,” state chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said. “All construction and demolition in the city will be banned for next five days. All schools will be closed for the next three days in Delhi,” he added. Thick smog has blanketed the capital for days, with local and central…

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