Kogi schools will remain open amidst COVID-19 upsurge

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Kogi State Government said it is not planning to shutdown schools as the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic continues in the country.

This is the Federal Government had recommended the closure of schools to curtail the spread of the pandemic.

In response, some state governments have announced ban on public gatherings.

Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology, Mr Wemi Jones stated the position of the Kogi State government in a chat with journalists shortly after presenting food items and cash to Officials of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at Ayede Bunu in Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area.

Jones said the first wave of COVID-19 brought a lot of set back to the state’s education sector despite the fact that Kogi is “Corona Virus free”.

But records from the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) stated otherwise. The state is recorded to officially have five cases, the least in the country as at Monday, 28th December, 2020.

He said the state cannot afford to jeopardise education in Kogi State, hence the plan not to close down schools again.

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