Nigeria’s Federal Government has ordered immediate closure of tertiary institutions, secondary and primary schools across the country following the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country and as part of measures to limit the spread of the virus.
Sonny Echono, the permanent secretary of the ministry of education made this known in a statement on Thursday.
It read in part, “We have directed all higher institutions to close this weekend. Unity Schools that have completed their exams are to close immediately. Others are to hurry and close the latest on 26th March.
The Government also ordered the closure of all 104 unity schools across the country.
“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,” The Director of Press Ministry of education, Ben Goong said this 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.