Thursday, March 19, 2020

COVID-19: FG closes all Tertiary institutions nationwide, unity schools - ITREALMS

The Federal Government (FG) has ordered the closure of all tertiary institutions (Universities, Polytechnics etc ) across the nation as a measure to check rise in coronavirus (COVID-19) spread, reports ITREALMS.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Mr. Sonny Echono, made this disclosure Thursday at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

As said by him, they have directed all higher institutions to close this weekend.

"We have directed all higher institutions to close this weekend,” he said.

Echono also said that Unity Schools that have completed their exams are to close immediately.

Others, he said, are to hurry and close latest on 26th March.

Meanwhile, 
ITREALMS gathered that the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has ordered a closure of the institution for three (3) weeks, and others are expected to follow suit.

Chuks Egbune/Editor


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