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FG orders closure of tertiary institutions, unity schools nationwide

Valentine Chinyem

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The federal government has ordered closure of tertiary institutions across the nation as a measure to check coronavirus.

Sonny Echono, permanent secretary of the ministry of education, disclosed this on Thursday.

“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,” he said.

The permanent secretary said the ministry would monitor development as total closure might be ordered at any moment.

“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 hand washing facilities among others, adding that students should strictly adhere to the principles and best practices of good hygiene.

“Adamu Adamu directed the principals to immediately report any suspicious case to the nearest health authorities, emphasising that nothing should be taken for granted at this delicate time of the global pandemic.”