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COVID-19 pandemic: FG Gives Update On Reopening Of Schools


The Federal Government has warned that all schools across the country shall remain closed as part of efforts to tackle the spread of coronavirus, debunking rumours spreading on social media.

Minister of Education, Adamu  Adamu, gave the  directive in a circular signed by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Sonny Echono.

Adamu warned against resumption of schools at all level, stressing that all schools are to remain closed.

In the circular entitled:

“Management of Coronavirus Pandemic"

The circular reads:

“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.

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