I no longer fear death – Don Jazzy speaks on losing mum

Ace music producer, Don Jazzy, has said that though it’s been months since his mother, Mrs Ajereh passed away, he’s still grieving.

He said people who have also lost their loved ones often advice him to grieve as long as he wants because it helps the healing process.

The Mavin Records boss, however, said that the situation has made him not to fear death anymore.

Speaking in an interview with music journalist, Joey Akan on Afrobeats Intelligence podcast, said he used to think about death often and had the belief that it would not come near him.

He also noted that it was hard to believe she died of cancer despite because she was full of life and abstaining from vices.

Don Jazzy noted that cancer just took his mother from him even though she neither smoked any substance nor drank alcohol.

Mrs. Ajereh passed away in July 2022.

On his part, Joey revealed that he lost his father and mother when he was 8 years old.

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In Education news, the Federal Government has said it is concerned about the low rate of convictions recorded in cases of examination malpractice.

Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Andrew Adejoh, made this known during a one-day sensitisation workshop on examination malpractice in Nigeria..

The workshop themed ‘The Role of Education Stakeholders in Tackling Malpractice in Nigeria,’ was organised by the National Examinations Council (NECO) in partnership with the National Assembly.

Adejoh, speaking through the Director of Special Duties, Education Ministry, Zubairu Abdullahi, said the government had introduced laws to curtail exam malpractices, but it does not seem to be effective.

He noted how the laws are yet to produce the desired result, saying; “The decree 20 of 1984 prescribing 21 years imprisonment upon conviction and the amended Examination Malpractice Act of 1991 which seek five-year jail term or a fine of N250, 000.

“The effectiveness of these measures is highly debatable, more so that not many have gone to jail because of examination malpractices. I suggest we look into our laws”.

The Permanent secretary, however, lauded NECO and other exam bodies for deploying technology to combat the threat, saying the move has recorded great success.

NECO Registrar, Professor Ibrahim Dantani Wushishi, who also spoke at the event, said malpractice, when it goes unchecked tends to discourage hard working students.

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