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Osun flags off distribution of instructional materials, sports equipment to schools

From Clement Adeyi, Osogbo

The Osun State Government on Tuesday flagged off the distribution of multi-million naira worth of instructional materials, sporting equipment, mattresses and their accessories to eight special schools as well as other conventional public primary and junior schools across the state for students’ use.

Honourable Israel Famurewa, the Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), the education agency that organised the event, disclosed that the gesture had been a priority of the government in view of the need to boost teaching and learning activities, give the pupils in the school for special needs a sense of belonging and to bequeath quality education to the younger generation.

While explaining part of the rationale behind the materials and the distribution, Famurewa noted that ‘the materials and equipment, including the availability of highly motivated and competent teachers with pedagogical skills and effective school leaders, will definitely lead to

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A noose was found in the stall of a Black NASCAR driver — just hours after Confederate flags flew over the track at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama

Bubba Wallace said in a statement that Sunday's act of hatred "serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society."
Bubba Wallace said in a statement that Sunday’s act of hatred “serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society.”

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  • NASCAR announced Sunday that it had found a noose in the garage stall of one of its drivers competing at the Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega County, Alabama.

  • The stall belonged to Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver currently competing in NASCAR’s Cup Series.

  • NASCAR condemned the “heinous act” in a statement on Sunday and resolved “to make the sport open and welcoming to all.”

  • In his own statement, Wallace said Sunday’s act of hatred “serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society.” 

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NASCAR announced Sunday that a noose had been found in the garage stall of the 43 team at the Talladega Superspeedway.

The

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