The Federal Government has informed that all schools across the country shall remain closed as part of efforts to tackle the spread of coronavirus. Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education’s directive was contained in a circular signed by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Sonny Echono. The Minister warned against the resumption of schools at all level, stressing that they remained closed. The Minister implored Nigerians to ignore the fake news going around on the resumption of schools.
“Further to our earlier circular, FME/PSE/HE/1041/C 1/Vol.1/137 of 19th March, 2020, this is to confirm that all schools shall remain closed as we monitor developments on the containment of COVID-19. “This is without prejudice to officers on essential services and other operational exigencies as may be determined by the chief executive of each institution. “All chief executives and other stakeholders are to ignore ‘fake news’ on the subject matter in the social media as the situation is under constant review and any decision on the resumption shall be conveyed through the appropriate channels” . The Education Ministry sent the circular to the Executive Secretaries, National Universities Commission, NUC; National Board for Technical Education, NBTE; National Commission for Colleges of Education, NCCE, and the Director, Basic and Secondary Education, BSE. Following the outbreak of COVID-19 in Nigeria, the federal government placed a ban on all social gathering. This directive led to the closure of schools across the country. As at Sunday night, Nigeria has a total of 4399 confirmed COVID-19 cases.
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