Ebola: FG Suspends Pry, Secondary Schools Resumption Date

Federal Government suspends both private and public primary and secondary schools resumption date to 13th October, 2014.

Update: Primary, Secondary Schools to Reopen September 22


The Federal Government has directed all primary and secondary schools, both public and private  to remain closed until Monday, 13th October, 2014, which is the new school resumption date for all schools throughout the federation. This is to ensure that adequate preventive measures are put in place before the students report back to school.

Minister of education Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau said “ All state ministries of education are to immediately organize and ensure that at least two staff in each school, both public and private, are trained by appropriate health workers on how to handle any suspected case of Ebola and also embark on immediate sensitization of all teaching and non-teaching staff in all schools on preventive measures. This training of staff must be concluded not later than 15th September, 2014.”

He further directed: “ All state ministries of education should establish a working and monitoring team for effective supervision of school activities before and after opening of schools. Each state ministry of education should appoint a designated desk officer not later than 1st September, 2014, who should also receive appropriate training and who must report on daily basis to the honourable commissioner on situation in the schools. The names of such desk officers, their phone numbers and e-mail addresses should be communicated to the headquarters of the Federal Ministry of Education not later than 1st September, 2014.

The Federal Government also directed all states government to sanction any private or public school that doesn’t comply with the directives.

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