COVID-19: Nasarawa government orders closure of all schools

In compliance with the directive of the federal government to safeguard lives over the widespread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nasarawa State Government has directed the closure of all public schools in the state.

State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology,  Hajiya Fati Jimaita Sabo, gave the orders, at an emergency meeting with Directors, Chief Evaluation Officers and Association of Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), on Thursday.

According to a statement issued by the ministry, on Friday, the Commissioner directed all school principals across secondary schools in the state, to hasten and complete ongoing examination latest Thursday, 26.

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Students are to proceed on vacation until further notice.

The statement issued by the education ministry reads: “Following the growing concern and gradual spread of coronavirus popularly known as COVID -19, the State Ministry of Education Science and Technology, has directed principals of public secondary schools in the  state to  complete their second term examination latest Thursday 26 of March 2020, and proceed for the vacation.”

This is coming on the heels of recent reports indicating that five members of a family in Keffi, have been quarantined at the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, suspected to have contracted the disease.

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