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COVID-19 : Education minister resorts to online meeting

By Felix Khanoba

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu on Friday held an online management meeting with directors and chief executives of parastatals under the ministry.

The online meeting, which is said to be in compliance with the Federal Government’s directive on social distancing to guard against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), is the first in the history of the ministry.

A terse statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by the Ministry on Friday said over fifty persons took part in the meeting, which was made possible by a platform created by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

The statement said the online platform would be expanded to accommodate over 1,000 persons in subsequent meetings.

“Education Minister Adamu Adamu today held his first on-line management meeting with Directors and Chief Executives of parastatals under his supervision, courtesy of an on-line platform created by JAMB’s registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede.

“Over fifty people took part in the online meeting. It is expected that the platform will be expanded to accommodate over 1000 people in the next meeting. All of these are measures being taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

“The meeting which lasted for about an hour has been adjourned until further notice,” the statement said.

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