COVID-19: Edo, Kaduna govts suspend school resumption | Dailytrust

COVID-19: Edo, Kaduna govts suspend school resumption

The Edo and Kaduna state governments have said that the suspension of schools’ resumption is applicable to all educational institutions in the two states.

The Edo State Government in a statement by Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, weekend, said the directive would be reviewed on February 1, 2021, when the outcome of efforts to check the spread of the COVID-19 in the state would be evaluated.

“The Edo State Government hereby announced that the suspension of schools’ resumption is applicable to all educational institutions in Edo State, from pre-school up to tertiary institutions.

Also, the Kaduna State Government while differed with the Federal Government over school resumption on Monday said all schools within the state, including federal institutions remain closed.

The State Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education, Phoebe Sukai Yayi, disclosed this on Sunday at a news briefing.

She said the ministry is still monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will make a pronouncement regarding the situation in due course.

She said the only two federal institutions that will be allowed to open on Monday 18th were Kaduna Polytechnic and National Open University (NOUN) who requested the ministry to allow them write examinations for their students.

As for Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (ABU), she said the ministry was yet to receive any communication from the institution thus the university must remain closed like other schools in the state.