the country stay closed as part of measures to combat the outbreak of
coronavirus. Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education, echoed this in a circular
signed by Sonny Echono, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Education. He
cautioned against the resumption of schools at all levels, stressing that they
Pandemic,” the Minister urged Nigerians to ignore fake news making the rounds
on resumption of schools.
FME/PSE/HE/1041/C 1/Vol.1/137 of 19th March, 2020, this is to confirm that all
schools shall remain closed as we monitor developments on the containment of
and other operational exigencies as may be determined by the chief executive of
‘fake news’ on the subject matter in the social media as the situation is under
constant review and any decision on the resumption shall be conveyed through
the appropriate channels.
Secretaries, National Universities Commission, NUC; National Board for
Technical Education, NBTE; National Commission for Colleges of Education, NCCE,
and the Director, Basic and Secondary Education, BSE.
government had placed a ban on social gathering. The directive had led to the
closure of schools across the country.