Ebola: Kwara Postpones Schools' Resumption Indefinitely

Kwara State Government postponed the resumption of all primary (basic) and secondary schools in the state  indefinitely.

The State which had earlier directed schools to resume on Monday, September 22, 2014 in compliance with the Federal Government’s directive according to orders from the State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Alhaji Saka Onimago in a statement signed by the Ministry’s spokesman, Alhaji Fatai Dan Kazeem.

However, the state reversed its decision on Friday, postponing the resumption of all primary (basic) and secondary schools indefinitely.

The postponement was contained in a statement from the office of the Commissioner, according to an announcement aired on the state radio.

It affects both public and private schools, the statement said while the commissioner was quoted as saying a new resumption date would be announced soon.

The postponement was coming immediately after the state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) issued a statement that teachers in the state would not resume on September 22 as directed by the government.

The union said its members would only resume when all provisions to prevent Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) were made by government.

The union called on all stakeholders in the education sector to be proactive in tackling the Ebola disease, appealing to government at all levels to use qualified health personnel to train teachers to forestall the outbreak of EVD.