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Over Coronavirus, Federal Government Ordered Immediate Closure of Public School Nationwide




The Federal Government of Nigeria has ordered immediate closure of all tertiary institution,  secondary and primary school nationwide over the rapid spread of Coronavirus pandemic. 



   This directive was released on Thursday in Abuja through the Federal  Ministry of Education. The directive was made as part of the move to curb the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country has ordered the immediate closure of tertiary institutions, secondary and primary schools nationwide over the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country as it was confirmed by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr Sonny Echono yesterday in Abuja.




Sequel to this,  the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu noted that,  all principals of 104 unity schools to fast-track 4th thier ongoing second term examination and close shop until further notice.  

The ministry’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Mr Ben Goong, in the statement, said, The Federal Government has ordered the closure of all the 104 unity schools in the country on  March 26, 2020 as a proactive step aimed at preventing the spread of the dreaded coronavirus.



“Giving the order today through the Permanent Secretary, the minister said all the principals of the unity colleges should fast track the ongoing second term examinations and close shop until further notice.
“In the meantime, the minister said the management of all the unity colleges should immediately activate the necessary emergency procedures and processes such as the provision of alcohol-based sanitisers and hand washing facilities among others, adding that students should strictly adhere to the principles and best practices of good hygiene."



Source: Tori

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