Reports reaching expomaster show that as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Government of Nigeria has directed heads of federal institutions and principals of Unity Colleges nationwide to shut down the schools and campuses.
Also, the Special Adviser on Education to the Lagos State governor, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, has said the tertiary institutions in the state might be closed over the scourge in order to curb or minimize the spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
Expomaster gathers that the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, told the Daily Sun that the decision to close down the schools was to protect and safeguard the lives of students and pupils from the deadly scourge.
Some state governments and the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have already closed down schools and the scheme itself in order to check and possibly minimize the spread of the deadly virus.
”We have directed all higher educational institutions to close this weekend.” Unity Schools that have completed their exams are to close immediately. Others are to hurry and close at the latest on March 26th, expomaster learned.
The permanent secretary said the ministry will monitor development as total closure might be ordered at any moment from now as the Coronavirus is planning on gaining ground in Nigeria.
According to the correspondent of expomaster.com.ng, it was noted that Mr. Wahab said the state government is accessing the situation and that by this Sunday, at the latest, a decision will be taken on whether to shut down the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Ijanikin, Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Epe and other state-owned institutions as well.
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