Coronavirus: FG Shuts Down Federal Tertiary Institutions, Unity Colleges

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As part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Government has directed heads of Federal educational institutions and principals of Unity Colleges nationwide to shut down.

Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono revealed that the decision to close down the schools was to protect and safeguard the lives of students/pupils from the deadly scourge.

Already some state governments have closed down schools within their states while the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) also suspended the camp exercise of the scheme to check the spread of the virus.

Echono said: ”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 permanent secretary said the ministry will monitor development as total closure might be ordered at any moment.

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