The State Government has said it has not directed nor permitted the reopening of primary and tertiary institutions, public or private, in the state.

Secondary schools, it noted, have been permitted to open for only Senior Secondary School 3 and Junior Secondary School Class 3.

It stated that the directive was in line with its objective of strengthening public safety, protecting the lives of residents, and further mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

 Chairman, Inter-Ministerial Committee on Covid-19, Professor Adesegun Fatusi, said both public and private schools had been ordered to comply fully with the government’s directive, to remain closed until the state government expressly permits such.

“The Government is very keen to see students return to classes, but in a safe, serene and secured environment. The government would not tolerate any illegal act of re-opening schools contrary to the government’s directive”.

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