The Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Education has ordered immediate closure of tertiary institutions, secondary and primary schools nationwide following the outbreak of Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, in the country and as part of measures to contain the spread the deadly virus.
The Permanent Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Sonny Echono, confirmed the development.
According to a communique issued on Thursday, Arc Sonny Echono who gave the order on behalf of the Education Minister, Adamu Adamu, also noted that all 104 Unity Schools in the country should close on the 26th of March, 2020 as a proactive step aimed at preventing the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus.
The Minister asked all the Principals of the Unity Colleges to fast track the on-going 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 sanitizers, and hand washing facilities among others, adding that students should strictly adhere to the principles and best practices of good hygiene.
Adamu Adamu also directed the Principals to immediately report any suspicious case to the nearest health authorities, emphasizing that nothing should be taken for granted at this delicate time of the global pandemic.
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