With the growing concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus COVID-19, the Nasarawa State Government has ordered the closure of all public schools to prevent outbreak of the virus.
The orders were given by the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hajiya Fati Jimaita Sabo, at an emergency meeting with Directors, Chief Evaluation Officers and Association of Nigeria Conference of Principals of Seconadry Schools (ANCOPSS), on Thursday.
According to a statement issued by the ministry, the Commissioner directed all school principals across secondary schools in the state, to hasten and complete ongoing examination latest Thursday, 26.
Students are to proceed on vacation until further notice.
The statement issued by the education ministry reads: “Following the growing concern and gradual spread of Coronavirus popularly known as COVID19, the State Ministry of Education Science and Technology, has directed principals of public secondary Schools in the state to complete their second term examination latest Thursday 26 of March 2020, and proceed for vacation.”
Nasarawa State recorded its first suspected case of the COVID-19 yesterday (March 19).