Friday, October 30, 2020

Ondo State govt. warns against reopening of schools to curtail spread of Covid-19

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Ondo State Government says it has not directed or permitted the re-opening of primary and tertiary institutions, public or private, in the state while Secondary Schools have been permitted to open for only SSS 3 and JSS 3 students.

This directive is in line with its objective of strengthening public safety, protecting the lives of residents and further mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

The Chairman of inter- Ministerial Committee on Covid19, Professor Adesegun Fatusi who made the plea in Akure, noted that the Government is very keen to see students return to classes, but in a safe, serene and secured environment.

He noted that the government would not tolerate any illegal act of re-opening schools contrary to the government’s directive, and encouraged parents to ensure that their children and wards continue to stay at home until the government directs otherwise.