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Ondo Okays Reopening Of Universities

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The 2nd of November 2020 has been proposed as the earliest tentative date for the official re-opening of state-owned and private higher institutions in Ondo state.

The Precision NG reports that a document released on Monday by the covid-19 taskforce added that federal educational institutions should await further directive from the federal government before reopening.

The document stated in part:

“The proposal of an earliest TENTATIVE date for resumption is PRIMARILY a call to action for the leadership of tertiary institutions to make appropriate and adequate preparation that conforms to the public health guidelines for prevention of COVID-19 issued by the Ondo State government and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

“Before a School can formally announce its date for resumption, the school must first be certified as safe and compliant with the public health guidelines regarding COVID-19 prevention and receive a WRITTEN APPROVAL from the State government or its agency assigned with such responsibility. Schools must apply in writing to the Office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Health,” the document noted.

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WAEC Releases SSCE 2020 Results

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The address by the @waecnigeria Head of National Office, Patrick Areghan, to announce release of results of WASSCE SC, 2020 today at the WAEC National Office, Lagos.

Remember the smart identity card used during the exams? Well, the result checker pin and serial number contained on it are all that is needed.

1. Go to https://www.waecdirect.org. which is the WAEC result checking portal.

2. Enter your WAEC Examination Number in the required column.

3. Select your Examination Year

4. Select your Examination Type which is “school candidate result”.

6. Enter the Card PIN afterwards.

7. Finally, click “Submit” button to get your 2020 WAEC Result.

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5 Things That Will Happen Due To Lockdown In Nigeria- Opinion

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This lockdown is supposed to stop the spread of this virus. This would have been the case in a developed country. Where the entire country could be disinfected during the lockdown, people are provided with food and shelter etc.

But the the reverse will most likely be the case in Nigeria. Here are 5 things Nigeria will most likely achieve with the lockdown. 

1) basic esentials will be on the rice.

2) more jobs will be lost

3) Nigerians will become poorer

4) crime will increase

5) more Nigerians will die from other diseases like High Blood pressure, depression, malnutrition etc due to lack of access healthcare and emergency response. 

At some point violence and lawlessness will have a field day and people wont even care anymore if they are infected or not . This will lead to a wider spread.

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Covid-19: Google, YouTube Launches New Teaching Resources for Teachers and Students

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Google and YouTube have launched new resource pages to help teachers and families continue to educate students while they’re home from school due to the Covid-19 virus.

Google’s page, called Teach From Home, offers recommendations on how teachers can teach remotely using Google products. Right now, the page features ideas like doing a video call with a class using Hangouts or creating an online quiz using Google Forms.

The page will “continue to evolve,” according to Google. There’s also a “Teach from Home toolkit,” which has resources about how to teach remotely organized into a series of slides.

How to Access Google Teach From Home

Click here to access it

Teach from Home is currently only available in English, but the downloadable toolkits are available in Danish, German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Polish, and Google says more languages are “coming soon.”

Like Google, YouTube also has a resource which is called Learn@Home, It highlights the educational channels on YouTube which students can watch at home on the recommendation of their teachers. This page has categories for all age groups of children and adults.

YouTube will be partnering with a lot of educational institutes including the Khan Academy for their resource page. The service of ‘Learn@Home’ is also available currently in English but will soon be available in Korean, French, Japanese, French, Chinese, etc. the channels that are currently mentioned on the resource pages are Discovery Education, Crash Courses, PBS Kids, Cool School, and Sesame Street. But soon more channels will be highlighted too.

How do I Access Learn@Home?

Click here to access it

Google is also launching a $10 million Distance Learning Fund as part of the company’s $50 million contribution made through its philanthropic arm, Google.org, to COVID-19response efforts.

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