Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ebola: All schools in Nigeria should remain closed till October 13 - FG

The Federal Government have ordered that all primary and secondary schools in the country should resume on October 13, 2014 (about a month extension of normal school resumption date) because of the outbreak of Ebola in the country.

"All primary and secondary schools both public and private are to remain closed until Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, which is the new resumption date for all schools throughout the federation," the Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau, announced yesterday after a meeting in Abuja, with Commissioners for Education from all the 36 states.

"This is to ensure that adequate measures are put in place before the students report back to school," Mr. Shekarau said.

Mr. Shekarau said the meeting also agreed that all Ministries of Education should immediately organise health training for at least two staff in each public and private school.

The schools must ensure the trainings are provided by appropriate health personnel on how to handle any suspected case of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, he said. The trainings must be concluded not later than September 15.

The minister also directed all the state ministries to establish a Working and Monitoring Team and also appoint a designated Desk Officer on Ebola. The officers must report on daily basis to the commissioners on situation in the schools not later than Sept. 1.

In further measures to curb a deadly virus that has killed five in Nigeria since July, Mr. Shekarau also ordered the immediate suspension of ongoing summer classes conducted by some private schools.

Mr. Shekarau also advised all tertiary institutions to suspend exchange of staff and students' programmes, visits, and major international seminars and workshops until further notice.

1 comment:

  1. what shit is this ,fuck this ebola outbreak ,on my day


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