Report: FG Shut Down Schools Nationwide Over Coronavirus In Nigeria

Report: FG Shut Down Schools Nationwide Over Coronavirus In Nigeria


The Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the immediate closure of tertiary institutions and unity schools across the state as a measure to halt coronavirus in Nigeria.

 e360hub naija reports that the permanent secretary of the ministry of education, Sonny Echono, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday night, March 19.

“We have directed all higher institutions to shut down this weekend. Unity Schools that have completed their exams are to shut immediately. Others are to hurry and close the latest on 26th March,” he said in a statement.

 The statement said the federal government has also directed the principals of unity colleges nationwide to clean up.

 “The Centralized has ordered the closure of all the 104 Unity Schools within the country on the 26th of March, 2020 as a proactive step aimed toward preventing the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus,” Ben Goong, director of press within the ministry of education, said in a statement.

“Giving the order today through the Permanent Secretary, Arc Sonny Echono, Education Minister, Adamu Adamu, said all the Principals of the Unity Colleges should hasten the on-going second term examinations and shut shop until further notice.

“In the meantime, the Minister said the management of all the Unity Colleges should immediately activate the mandatory emergency procedures and processes like as the supply of alcohol-based sanitizers, and handwashing facilities among others, adding that students should strictly adhere to the principles and best practices of excellent hygiene.”.

e360hubs naija reports that the statement said the principals were directed to right away report any suspicious case to the closest health authorities.

Meanwhile, Nigeria currently has 12 active coronavirus cases within the West African country. The federal government has taken many measures to forestall the spread of the disease.
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