Ebola: FG Orders All Schools Shut Till October 13

As efforts continue to reduce the spread of Ebola Virus Disease to the barest minimum in Nigeria, the Federal Government has directed all schools, private and public to reopen on Monday, October 13, 2014 for the new academic session.
The decision was reached after a meeting of representatives of the Federal Government and all the 36 state commissioners of education as well as the FCT education secretariat.
In the collaborative meeting which had senior officials of the Federal Ministry of Health, state commissioners of health and the FCT Education secretariat in attendance, some preventive measures were concluded on in order to ensure the well being of all students in schools all across the federation before the schools resume.
Minister for Education, Ibrahim Shekarau who briefed journalists on Tuesday said “all primary and secondary schools, both public and private, are to remain closed until Monday, 13th, October, 2014 which is the new school resumption date for all schools throughout the federation. This is to ensure that adequate preventive measures are put in place before students report back to school.”
Meanwhile, earlier on Tuesday, the Minister for Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu had disclosed that Nigeria has only one case of Ebola remaining and as such, the country has successfully prevented further spread of the disease.

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