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COVID-19: Edo State Govt Warns Against Reopening Of Schools

Edo State Government, on Friday, said it has not authorised the reopening of schools for 3rd term academic activities amid COVID-19 crisis, warning that government will impose sanctions on schools that flouts the directive.

In a statement obtained by Campus Gist TV, Commissioner for Education, Hon. (Barr) Jimoh Ijegbai, said government did not authorise the reopening of public or private schools, including certificate classes.

The statement read in part; “It has come to the attention of the Edo State Government that some schools in Edo State have reopened and some are planning to reopen for the 3rd term academic session.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the state government has not authorised schools whether public or private, even the certificate classes to reopen under the present circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“A date of resumption will be communicated to all stakeholders after modalities have been put in place to ensure the safety of our children and wards.”

The commissioner urged school proprietors to be guided by the state government’s directive, warning that adequate sanctions will be meted out on any school that flouts the directive.

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COVID-19: UNIBEN shuts health centre for fumigation

The University of Benin will on Saturday, June 27 shut its health centre for fumigation, to check the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

This was disclosed in a statement made available to Campus Gist on Friday, signed by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Benedicta Ehanire, Ph.D.

Ehanire, however, said services at the health centre will resume fully on Wednesday July 1, five days after its temporary suspension.

She said, “As part of proactive measures to check the ravaging COVID-19, the Health Centre has announced that services will be suspended temporarily for five days starting from Saturday 27th June to Wednesday 1st July, 2020.

“This is for fumigation to be carried out in line with the Federal Government’s guidelines. During this period and after, the medical helplines should continue to be deployed by members of the University community.”

The UNIBEN Public Relations Officer listed the helplines to include 08163104400, 08022911100, 08023367827, 08023404414, 08033885998 and 080233081568.

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