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FG Gives Update On Dates For Reopening Of Schools

The Lagos State Ministry of Education has distanced itself from an academic calendar indicating school resumption in the state.

The ministry’s Education Quality Assurance, OEQA, unit called on people of the state to disregard the resumption time table circulating on social media.

The purported 2020/2021 academic calendar, states that the first term of the session would start September 21, 2020 and end December 18, 2020.

The academic calendar also stated that January 11, 2021 and May 3, 2021, as the start dates for the second term.

Reacting, the Public Affairs Officer, OEQA, Mr. Emmanuel Olaniran, disclosed that the timetable did not emanate from the ministry.

A statement by Olaniran reads: “The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology enjoins all stakeholders and members of the public to take note of the details of the academic calendar.

“Full academic programme should commence on the first day of each term. All public holidays are to be observed as may be directed by Federal/State government. All public and private schools are to adhere strictly to the school calendar.”

“Please be informed that the academic calendar above did not emanate from the Office of Education Quality Assurance (OEQA). Kindly disregard.”

Recall that the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu had yesterday announced dates for resumption of schools, amid COVID-19 outbreak .

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U.I, LASU Makes List Of Six Nigerian Varsities In Times Higher Education’s Top 1000+

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The University of Ibadan (UI) has overtaken Covenant University (CU) as Nigeria’s best institution in the 2021 Times Higher Education’s (THE) rankings.

In 2019, Covenant University had retained its position as the best in Nigeria, according to THE’s 2020 report for the world university rankings.

This was after CU usurped UI in 2018.

However, in the 2021 rankings released on Wednesday, UI rose to the 401- 500 band while CU witnessed a drop from 2018’s 636 position to remain at top 1000.

Second on the list is the Lagos State University (LASU), which was placed between 501 and 600, while the University of Lagos (UNILAG) ranked between 601–800.

Also on the list is the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), and the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), both of which ranked on a figure exceeding 1000.

Below are the six Nigerian universities that made the list:

UI (401 – 500)

LASU (501 – 600)

UNILAG (601- 800)

Covenant University (801 – 1000)

UNN (1001+)

OAU (1001+)

THE had realised its rankings using 13 “carefully calibrated” performance indicators to provide comparisons “trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.”

The University of Oxford claims top spot for the 5th consecutive year while the University of Cambridge dropped three places and was ranked at sixth in the world.

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Below is the top 10 universities in the world — with last year’s position in brackets.

(1) Oxford University (UK)

(4) Stanford University (US)

(7) Harvard University (US)

(2) California Institute of Technology (US)

(5) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US)

(3) Cambridge University (UK)

(13) University of California, Berkeley (US)

(8) Yale University (US)

(6) Princeton University (US)

(9) University of Chicago (US)

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