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COVID-19: Fed. Poly Ede Senior Staff Club donates food items to residents IMG 20200521 WA0046 225x300
Senior Staff Club in Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun state, otherwise called ‘Concerned and Socially Responsible Staff,’ has
COVID-19: Fed. Poly Ede Senior Staff Club donates food items to residents IMG 20200521 WA0049
. The beneficiaries receiving the food items.

donated food items to aged residents of Ede town in a bid to ameliorate sufferings caused by restriction meant to prevent spread of coronavirus in the state.

The food items worth over N1 million were given to the beneficiaries, who are mostly elderly men and women, as parts of corporate social responsibility of the workers to the residents of the host community of the institution.
Speaking with newsmen, the coordinator of the group, Dr Samson Oluga, said restriction of movement had caused untold hardship on many residents.
He said the donation was meant to cushion the effects.
Olasunkanmi said, “We have realised that the lockdown imposed by the government to curb of the spread of coronavirus has brought negative impact on the  people,  especially the daily income earners.
“Many of them cannot feed themselves and members of their family because they don’t have any other means of livelihood, if they don’t go out to work daily.
“So, the gesture is part of our corporate social responsibility. Our members felt it is right to reach out to people by providing food items for them.
“We really appreciate our members for their selflessness. They have been responsible and responsive towards this cause. We are reaching out to these people who are most vulnerable within the Institution’s environment.”
He further explained that some ex students of the institution also contributed towards the cause, adding that the first set of beneficiaries were the aged and pregnant women.
He then assured that the second phase of the distribution would cater for other categories of the vulnerable residing within Ede town.
In his remarks, the Rector of the institution Dr. John Adekolawole, who was represented by the Deputy Rector Administration, Alhaji Isiaka Adelabu, commended residents for the hospitality extended to the staff of the institution.
The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Sola Lawal, in his address, also commended the beneficiaries for comporting themselves in an orderly manner.
He also lauded senior staff of the institution that donated the items, stressing that the gesture would assist government in providing for the needs of the people during the period they were asked to stay at home.

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Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic, ASUP, Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro Chapter, Mr America Akpituren was weekend, killed in a ghastly motor accident.
It was gathered that Akpituren, who drove in a Toyota Highlander jeep, died at about Sunday afternoon after he collided with a heavy-duty vehicle along the Ogwashi-Uku/Asaba expressway.
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Delta Polytechnic, Mr Boniface Ogarayen confirmed the death of the ASUP chairman, describing it as sad and painful.
Until his death, the deceased was a lecturer at the Department of Civil Engineering Department in the polytechnic and a notable unionist.
In another news,the Anambra and Delta Governments are currently holding talks to check the influx of people, seeking to cross the Niger Bridge in defiance of the presidential order restricting inter-state movements.

Mr C-Don Adinuba, Anambra Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Onitsha on Monday.
Adinuba was commenting on the barricade built on the bridge on the orders of Gov. Willie Obiano at the Asaba-end of the bridge.
The iron barricade was reportedly pulled down at the weekend by youths in Delta

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STRONG indications emerged, yesterday, that officials of the Federal and Lagos State governments are working out guidelines for re-opening of schools, which closure was precipitated by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
This came as the Lagos State Government hinted that there are plans to employ no fewer than 2,000 more teachers in its public primary schools.
Similarly, the state government, through the Office of Education Quality Assurance, has designed an initiative, tagged: ‘Read-Aloud, Lagos’, to create and stimulate the interest of school children in reading books.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo disclosed this during an online show, Covinspiration show, moderated by a United Nations Youth Ambassador, Dayo Isreal, while giving scorecard of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration within the 360 days.
On the possible re-opening of schools, Adefisayo said: “Like other sectors already approved by the Federal Government to reopen, the state government is meeting with officials of the Federal Ministry of Education to design guidelines that must be adopted before the schools will be re-opened.
“We are watching the behaviour of the pandemic to see what happens next and we are working with the Federal government on the re-opening of the schools in the country as soon as possible.
“This is not a decision that any state can unilaterally take on its own. If we are certain that the children are safe, we will reopen the schools for learning to resume.
“We are already working with the Federal Ministry of Education and they are working with National Center for Disease Control, NCDC, on the guidelines that could be adopted when the need arises for the schools to reopen.
“After the protocol is completed and health officials assured us that the coast is clear, we will give the schools some days to adjust their premises in accordance with the guidelines on commencement of academic activities.”
On the recruitment plan of teachers, Adefisayo said: “We have concluded the recruitment of 1,000 secondary school teachers. And we are currently working on the recruitment of 2,000 teachers for public primary schools.
“We are looking at employing teachers every quarter because the rate of retirement of teachers is very high in Lagos. The administration has granted the ministry permission to replace retired teachers.
“Aside from recruitment, we have spent a lot on the training of current teachers to improve their teaching skills in classrooms. And this COVID-19 period was the time when we were able to do a lot of things in the education sector of Lagos state.”
On Read Aloud Initiative, the Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Mrs. Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, said: “As an education quality assurance person, I was moved by the conviction that children perform better when they are led in the act of reading by someone else.”
Therefore, Reading-Aloud is expected to be the most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success.

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