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No COVID-19 infection in unity colleges – Ministry

The Federal Ministry of Education has said that there is no COVID-19 infection or suspected case in any of the unity colleges in the country.…

The Federal Ministry of Education has said that there is no COVID-19 infection or suspected case in any of the unity colleges in the country.

The Permanent Secretary, Arc. Sonny Echono, stated this on Friday while on a monitoring tour of the ongoing WAEC examinations in FCT schools, a statement signed by the Director of Press & Public Relations, Ben Bem Goong, said.

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“Reports reaching me from our 104 unity colleges in the last couple of days indicate that there has been no suspected case of COVID-19 infection in any of the colleges,” Echono said.

Some WASSCE candidates in Gombe, Akwa Ibom, Kwara and Bayelsa states had reportedly tested positive to COVID-19.

While commending the principals of unity colleges over the sound implementation of COVID-19 protocols, the permanent secretary urged all school authorities to keep to the strict enforcement of COVID-19 protocols in their areas of jurisdiction.

According to Echono, the safety record achieved with the exit classes will determine the next step to take with the rest of the classes with regard to the reopening date.