The Federal Government has shut down all Nigerian tertiary, secondary and primary schools across the nation to avoid the spread of coronavirus.
Nigeria now has 12 cases of coronavirus.
Speaking with Punch Newspaper in a telephone interview, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, confirmed the closure.
“The Federal Government has ordered the closure of all the 104 Unity Schools in the country on the 26th of March, 2020 as a proactive step aimed at preventing the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus,” Ben Goong, director of press in 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 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.”
Many public institutions have been shut across nation following this menace.
Details coming soon…