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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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