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Coronavirus: FG orders closure of 104 unity schools

By Felix Khanoba

The Federal Government has ordered the closure of all the 104 Federal Government Colleges (unity dchools) in the country to guard against the spread of the global epidemic-coronavirus.

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu made this known through the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr Sonny Echono, in Abuja on Thursday.

A statement made available to The AUTHORITY by Mr Ben Bem Goong, director of press and public relations, said the closure will take effect from 26 March, 2020 and called on principals to fast track the on-going second term examinations and close shop until further notice.

The minister also directed management of all the unity schools to immediately activate the necessary emergency procedures and processes such as the provision of alcohol based sanitizers, and hand washing facilities among others.

“The students should strictly adhere to the principles and best practices of good hygiene.

“Adamu Adamu directed the principals to immediately report any suspicious case to the nearest health authorities, emphasizing that nothing should be taken for granted at this delicate time of the global pandemic,” the statement added.

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