BY MARY KUYE
The Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja has ordered the immediate closure of all tertiary institutions nationwide due to the devastating effects of the coronavirus..
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, stated this on Thursday.
He said: “We have directed all higher institutions to close this weekend. Also, Unity Schools that have completed their exams are to close immediately. Others are to hurry and close the latest on 26th March.
“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.
“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 handwashing facilities among others, adding that students should strictly adhere to the principles and best practices of good hygiene.”
The principals were directed to immediately report any suspicious case to the nearest health authorities.