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Coronavirus: FG orders closure of schools

The Federal Government, on Thursday ordered the closure of all the 104 Unity Schools in the country from March 26 in order to prevent the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus.

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Sonny Echono who gave the order through the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said all the Principals of the Unity Colleges should fast track the on-going second term examinations and close until further notice.

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This was announced in a statement by Mr Ben Goong, Director, Press and Public Relations in Abuja, on Thursday.

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.
“Students should strictly adhere to the principles and best practices of good hygiene.”

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He also directed the Principals to immediately report any suspicious case to the nearest health authorities, emphasising that nothing should be taken for granted at this delicate time of the global pandemic.

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