The Federal Ministry of Education on Monday announced that secondary schools for exit classes will resume on August 4th.
This was announced in a statement signed by its Director Press and Public Relation, Ben Goong.
Ben Goong said the decision was reached at a virtual consultative meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education of the 36 states, the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, the proprietors of private schools and the Chief Executive of examination bodies.
According to Ben Gooong, SS3 students will have two weeks within which to prepare for the West African Examinations (WAEC) examination.
The Imo State police command has arrested a man, Goodluck Ogbuji, 28 and his wife Benita Ogbuji, 26 for allegedly inflicting severe injuries on their eight old son for buying N100 worth of Akara (bean cake), instead of N50 in Umudagu Mbieri, Imo State.
According to the Imo State police command, they made the arrest after they were led by two journalists, Chidiebube Okeoma and Harriet Ijeomo to the couple’s residence at Umudagu Mbieri in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state.
The arrest of the couple was sequel to a social media post which showed pictures of the severe injuries inflicted on Wisdom.
The Journalists who took photos of the injured boy upon arrival at the residence, said Wisdom has been out of school since 2019 and has be suffering physical abuse from his parents.
Okeoma narrating the story, said;
“We got information that a couple dehumanised and almost killed their houseboy because he bought bean cake of N100 instead of N50. We made inquiries through social media and we got their house address. We mobilised policemen to the place in the early hours of Thursday and got the wicked couple arrested and rescued the child”
“They have been detained at the Orji Police Division, while the boy is being taken care of by the policemen. The level of injuries inflicted on the boy is wicked. We are seeking justice for the child. We want the couple to be prosecuted. The boy has been out of school since 2019.”