Education ministry debunks June 1st resumption rumours

Federal Ministry of Education headquarters in Abuja

The Federal Ministry of Education in Nigeria has maintained that no date has been fixed yet for the resumption of schools across the country.

It had since 23rd March ordered closure of all basic, secondary and tertiary institutions in the country to face to face academic activities indefinitely in a bid to limit the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

As a result, all students were ordered to go home, as no school’s health facility will be responsible for the treatment of students during the period.

A viral report circulating on the internet claimed that the Federal Government of Nigeria has given order that all schools to resume back to their academic activities on 1st June, irrespective of what happens concerning the global pandemic outbreak.

However, in a statement over the weekend, the federal government, described such reports as “fake news”.

In line with it previous statements, it maintained that there is no specific date yet for the resumption of schools nationwide.

In the event of any changes, it said this will be communicated by the Federal Government.

It called for abidance with health guidelines set by the authorities.

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