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  1. Using digital devices at night affects the sleeping habits of students and damages their mental health, Australian educators warned on Friday. Liz Bobos, co-president of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Principals Association, said the trend is causing children to act like “device vampires” with disrupted sleep cycles that see them sleep through much of the school day. “We tuck our children into bed, we read them a story, we say goodnight and we assume that eyes are shut — but there’s no guarantee that happens,” Bobos told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) on Friday. She said that schools had reported an increase in referrals to psychologists but many youth mental health programmes did not treat children younger than 12. Sarah Blunden, director of the Australian Centre for Education in Sleep, said that the blue light emitted by mobile devices delays the release of melatonin, the hormone that regulates sleep, disrupting the body’s circadian rhythms, which regulate sleep cycles. She said: “because our circadian clock does have a distance to run, because we go to sleep later, we are alert later. “If you have a disrupted circadian clock, one that is delayed, but also one that is different day to day, you are more likely to have an emotional lability, that is, a much more volatile emotional state. “You’re more likely to be depressed or have waves of depression or anxiety.” Ms Bobos said schools and parents needed to coordinate to ensure children were using technology appropriately. “Schools have a huge role to play in teaching children … about creating balance in their life. “There are apps that parents can put on their own phone that don’t restrict children from accessing technology, but allow parents to know what apps their children are accessing, so parents can have a conversation with their kids. “There’s a real opportunity for parents to educate children there,” she said.
  2. To help the Nigerian education sector grow, it is important that we call out individuals who oppress in the system. Calling out universities and individuals won’t always cut it, as there are usually faces behind every oppressive regime – it is important that those oppressive faces are called out, shamed and sanctioned appropriately. Following the revelations of the disgraceful and unfortunate incidence where student were forcefully shaved, other Nigerian students from other universities have come out to tell their stories of oppression in their various universities. But unfortunately calling out the universities is not enough but doing so and publicly shaming individuals involved in such despicable act through the power of social media. The CU management has denied ever giving this individual the authority to carry out that despicable punishment of shaving students hair. This is Dr. Timothy Aneke the Dean Of Student Affairs of Covenant university who instructed the forceful shaving of students hair with an unsterilized clipper. He is a graduate of University Of Uyo(BSc), University of Ibadan(MSc) and Covenant University (PhD) and a former staff of Igbinedion University.
  3. Two final year Mass Communication students of the Benue State University were pictured writing their exam, today, in their wedding gowns. It was gathered that the exam, Com 402: Media Law and Ethics, was scheduled for today and it clashed with their weddings. And since the exam couldn’t be shifted, the two brides stormed the hall in their gowns.
  4. It seems this is a season of scandals between the school principal and their student. First stop, just a few weeks a video of a principal recorded by the principal himself humping one of his pupils on a wooden stool emerged from Ghana. It had led to a stool challenge by most Ghanaian which they shared on social media. The principal is said to be on the run now Now a South African principal has tendered his recognition letter after multiple videos of him humping several of his female pupils hit the internet. According to reports, The Gauteng Department of Education has confirmed that the principal of Reiger Park high school in Boksburg has handed in his resignation after videos and pictures of him having sex with pupils in his office emerged on social media. Such a shame The Gauteng Department of Education released a statement saying: “Our inquiry revealed that the said principal resigned in October 2017; and as such his last day was 15 January 2018. It must be noted that he is no longer in the employment of the department; however, we will report him to the South African Council of Educators (SACE) to be struck off the role with immediate effect”. They have also offered counseling to all students involved, helping parents to communicate with the police as necessary for a thorough investigation. The department made clear that they would not tolerate any accusations or acts of $exual misconduct at schools and aims to educate students as to their rights, encouraging them to speak up if they find themselves in a similar situation. They promised to act immediately to protect any person at schools if any accusation was made. Parents have also been asked to keep an eye out for any changes in behavior in their child or any suspicious signs. They are urging parents to make it clear to their children that they and their friends are each others keepers. The DA has ordered the commission of inquiry to investigate the extent of $exual abuse in Gauteng after 87 pupils were $exually abused by patrollers on Soweto schools
  5. A married PE teacher has been suspended having allegedly admitted romping with “several” students. Tiffany Eichler, 36, is under investigation in Canton, Ohio after she went to school officials when some of the pupils and parents reportedly blackmailed her. PE teacher Tiffany Eichler has been suspended after reportedly admitting to having romped with several pupils. She is barred from having contact with students or parents and prevented from being on school property. The mum-of-four is said to have told police about several instances of $exual behaviour with students, including $ex with one boy twice the same night – in the back of her car and the basement of his house. Police files implied Eichler may have given the lad a sexually transmitted disease and he later “reached out to her.” He apparently told Eichler he needed £130 ($180) for antibiotics and told her to leave the cash in a bag near his home. Eichler told cops she left £70 ($100) but he wanted more, including money for a sibling who had learned of their trysts in Canton, Ohio, US. The PE teacher also reportedly had $ex with a student in her office at McKinley Senior High School before sports practices, the police documents say. She also allegedly picked up a youngster near his home and took him to a park to have $ex during parent-teacher conferences. Several students are said to have told detectives their relationship with Eichler started on messaging apps such as Snapchat. The “reprehensible” behaviour started in January 2018, and ended on March 8. Police have not yet charged Eichler.Eichler “disclosed engaging in $exual conduct with multiple students,” when interviewed by investigators, according to files obtained by The Canton Repository. No charges have been brought against Eichler, who is on unpaid paid leave while the probe continues. Prosecutor Fred Scott said police were investigating several leads and evidence would be put before a grand jury.
  6. Dr Alfred Nganga Mutua is a Kenyan politician who is Current Machakos County. Mutua was the Kenyan government spokesman before resigning to run for the office of County Governor. In recent photos that emerged online, we saw the shoes he donated to Primary School Students in his County, and we decided to bring 'em to you. Check out the photos below ; These shoes should last the kids till University level I must say, so generous of the Governor.
  7. Kano state has recorded a gory accident, which saw 22 secondary school student dead. According to multiple reports, the students were going on an excursion to a radio station in Kano state, when they were involved in a fatal accident at Gaya local government area of the state yesterday February 13th. The accident, which occurred at about 11.00 a.m., involved a truck and the bus conveying the students from Misau local government, Bauchi to the radio station. Eyewitnesses say the bus collided with the truck as both were trying to avoid a pothole at Samia Uku village. The victims have been buried according to our Islamic injunction. The funeral prayers took place at emir's palace, Misau Emirate Council. May their souls rest in peace, Amen.
  8. Situation Report Live at Protest Ground in Benue State Shoot-On-Sight Order in Makurdi Round-about as Ortom arrive protest Ground: Nigerian Soldiers Shoot At Protesting Students- two killed three shot but still alive. Nigeria — Soldiers 72 Barack opened fire on Benue students. University students cut across the State are still protesting Continuously against the invasion by the Fulani herdsmen in TIV Land. More Information Coming soon.......
  9. The bodies of two students of Alex Secondary School, identified as Aniekan Harry (left in blue) and Uche Okoli (right in red) have been recovered after they got drowned in the Qua Iboe River in Akwa Ibom State. The SS2 students who sneaked out of their school on Thursday December 7th with six other students to go play football, went against their colleagues advice of swimming in the river. It was gathered that after the students couldn’t be found in the River, marine police officers around the River were alerted and a two day search for the victims began and recovered on Saturday December 9th. Akwa Ibom Police command PRO, DSP Bala Elkana, who confirmed the incident said the body of the late students have been deposited in the morgue.
  10. One hundred and thirty two graduates of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, have bagged first class degrees in their different courses. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, disclosed this on Friday at the 47th convocation of the university. Ozumba said the total number of graduates and diplomas stood at 7,830, saying: "In this 47th convocation of the UNN, 132 graduates bagged first class degrees." "I commend these first class graduates for their academic excellence,'' he sadded. However, Ozumba did not give the number of graduates who had second class, third class degrees or ordinary pass. The VC said the university, which had two convocations within one year, was a practical demonstration of his administration's resolve to improve the academic curriculum of the university. "Having a second convocation within one year shows an improvement on the university's curriculum as well as a timely release of the computer-based results in line with the best academic practices,'' he said. He said his administration would offer quality education and professional programme to build the university that would serve as intellectual and cultural centre for the promotion of new ideas and partnerships. In his remarks, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council, Mr. Micheal Olorunfemi, urged the graduating students to be good ambassadors of their alma-mater wherever they go. "Today is an occasion to celebrate the successes of our children and wards who devoted themselves to academic demands. "Today is a day to reward their devotions and sacrifices to academics. "I urge you graduates to be good ambassadors of your alma mater by doing what is right as well as contributing your quota to improving the university's standard." Miss Augusta Ofondu of the Department of Pharmacy was named the best graduating student on the occasion
  11. The authority of Osun State Polytechnic on Thursday, November 29, 2017 expelled 14 students from the school for protesting against the school registration deadline date. The school management accused the students of involving themselves in disruption of peace on Campus on Monday, 27th of November 2017 and organized, participated in the violent protest. When reacting to the incident, Ogunrinade Olaoluwa, popularly know as Comrade Dudu said “We didn’t face any disciplinary committee, they just conclude that we protested against the increments and newly introduced fee, a struggle that was led in collation of all HND 1 class governors” . He also made it known that Out of 15 departmental governors, 13 was suspended alongside him and the Students’ Union leaders in NANS, JCC vows to make sure that the expelled students get back to the campus by making using of the 3C’s formula of Aluta.

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