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NAPTAN C’RIVER STATE CHAPTER PROPOSES SETTING UP OF COMPUTER LAB IN 267 PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE STATE

The National Parent Teacher Association of Nigeria, NAPTAN, Cross River State Chapter said it has proposed the setting up of a Computer Lab in each of the 267 public schools across the state, in order to equip Secondary School leavers with the needed knowledge for Computer Based Tests, CBTs.

The State NAPTAN Chairman, Professor Boniface Odey, who disclosed this on Tuesday, when the Special Adviser to the governor on Education paid him a courtesy visit in Calabar, noted that each computer lab will have 50 computers, a generator, solar systems and a PTA teacher.

While noting that NAPTAN is presently carrying out the perimeter fencing of public schools in the State and building additional classroom blocks, Professor Odey, further pleaded with the state government to help put up CCTV cameras in all schools for security purposes.

Earlier, the Special Adviser to the Cross River State governor on Education, Castro Ezama who expressed gratitude to NAPTAN for complementing the role of government, also noted that there is a high level of moral decadence amongst school children.

PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA GUILD OF EDITORS CHARGES JUDICIARY TO BE PROACTIVE

The President of the Nigeria Guild of Editors Mustapha Isah has called on the Nigerian judiciary sector to be proactive, in ensuring that Nigerians get justice whenever their human rights are trampled upon to serve as deterrent to others.

Isah made the call while reacting in an interview to the recent ECOWAS Court judgment, ordering the Federal Government to pay journalist Agba Jalingo the sum of 30 million naira as compensation, for the ill-treatment and torture he experienced while in detention in Calabar.

Also speaking, Legal Practitioner and Rights Advocate, Liborous Oshoma, charged Nigerian journalists to always seek to reveal the truth in their news reportage without fear.

DURODOLA REACTS TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S DECISION TO MONITOR WHATSAPP

Following the federal government’s decision to earmark 4.8 billion naira for the National Intelligence Agency to monitor encrypted messaging application, WhatsApp, and a satellite telephone, Thuraya, a Leadership Coach and Broadcast Journalist, Funke-Treasure Durodola says it is a gross violation of Nigerian’s human rights.

Durodola who revealed this in a chat with our correspondent on Wednesday, said a lot of people use Whatsapp because it guarantees confidentiality.

The Multiple Award winning Journalist, however, charged the federal government to focus on addressing pressing needs in the country.

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